Reaction Unit SA crime report

2016-12-15 06:01

Two stabbed by community: Verulam -

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were dispatched to an informal settlement in Canelands after receiving reports of a stabbing on 4 December.

Upon arrival one person was found lying in a pathway. He had sustained a stab wound to his lower back. Paramedics stabilised him on the scene before transporting him to a local hospital. A second person who had also been stabbed was rushed privately to hospital.

It is alleged that the injured were stabbed by members of the community who accused them of being criminals.

Reaction officer knocked by drunk driver: Verulam –

A drunk driver was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa after he knocked into a reaction officer on Fairview Drive, Brindhaven during the early parts of Sunday morning on 5 December.

At approximately 12.30pm, officer Wesley Thompson was on patrol on Fairview Drive when the driver of a Kia Sorento veered into his lane and knocked him off his motorbike. The injured officer circulated the number plate of the vehicle which failed to stop on scene.

Officers noticed the vehicle travelling at a high speed towards Oaklands. Officers managed to cut the vehicle off and bring it to a stop. The driver, who is a resident of Redcliffe, was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and handed over to police for further investigation.

Thompson was treated for his injuries on scene before being transported to Umhlanga Hospital. He has suffered multiple fractures to his arm. He was scheduled to have surgery to his arm last week.

Drunk driver arrested after fleeing accident scene: Verulam –

A drunk driver who crashed into a vehicle that was fuelling up at a service station in Verulam on 5 December was arrested by members of Rusa after he fled the scene of the accident.

Officers were dispatched to the service station on Umdloti Beach Road after receiving a call from employees reporting the incident. Upon arrival it was established that a VW Polo entered the property at high speed and collided into a Toyota Corolla that was fuelling up. The driver of the VW Polo then abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene.

Staff provided officers with a description of the driver and while on patrol in the area officers noticed the man fleeing towards Waterloo. Officers stopped the driver and found him to be under the influence of alcohol. He was placed under arrest and handed over to authorities for further investigation. - Supplied.

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