Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-06-08 06:01

Driver crashes into vehicle and pedestrians: Verulam

TWO people were injured after being knocked down by the driver of an Opel Corsa bakkie on Tottenham Road in Ottawa on Monday, May 22.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from the public reporting the incident.

Upon arrival it was established that the driver of the Opel Corsa bakkie lost control of her vehicle, knocked into an Isuzu bakkie then crashed into two pedestrians.

The Opel Corsa bakkie then collided into the perimeter fence of a home before coming to a stop.

The driver of the Opel Corsa bakkie and the two pedestrians sustained moderate injuries. The injured were treated on scene before being transported to hospital

Taxi on fire: Verulam

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa responded to a taxi on fire on Ivy Street in Southridge, Verulam on Wednesday, May 24.

Upon arrival Rusa Members found that front of the Amandla taxi was on fire.

Attempts to extinguish the fire failed after the fire spread rapidly throughout the vehicle.

According to the driver, who was the only occupant in the taxi, his vehicle ran out of fuel on Ivy Street.

He then proceeded on foot to a nearby service station and filled five litres of fuel in a plastic container.

After putting the fuel in his vehicle the driver continued on his journey. A strong smell of fuel emanated and the driver decided to jump off the taxi while it was in motion.

The taxi then knocked into a fence before it burst into flames. The road was closed off while Reaction officers awaited the arrival of the eThekwini Fire and Rescue Services.

The driver suffered minor injuries resulting from the fall from the moving vehicle. The taxi was completely destroyed by the fire.

Car guard apprehended for shoplifting: Verulam

A car guard, who operates on the upper end of Wick Street, was apprehended by a Rusa security officer after he attempted to steal two extension cords from a supermarket in the Verulam CBD on the morning of May 24.

At approximately 8am members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the supermarket after receiving a call from an employee at the business stating that the suspect was resisting arrest and attempting to assault the Rusa security officer who had apprehended him.

Upon arrival it was established that the suspect had entered the store and behaved in a suspicious manner.

The security officer monitored his movements and realised that the suspect had stolen the extension cords valued at R500.

As the 23-year-old attempted to exit the store the security officer approached him. The suspect became violent and began assaulting the officer who managed to subdue him.

When Reaction officers questioned the suspect, he admitted that he is a heroin user and supported his drug habit with money earned from guarding vehicles and shoplifting.

The security officer received medical attention for his injuries that were sustained during the confrontation.

House break-in suspects fire at Rusa officers: Verulam

At approximately 7.30am on May 25, members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a home in Buxom Street in Everest Heights, Verulam after receiving reports of a house breaking in progress.

Upon arrival officers noticed three suspects fleeing from the back of the property into a dense bush. The suspects fired a volley of shots at the pursuing Rusa members.

Several backup officers converged on the area and conducted an extensive search of the bush.

One suspect was arrested, but was later released after he could not be positively identified.

The armed suspect still remains at large. The Reaction officers were not injured in the shooting.

Intoxicated policeman flees accident scene: Verulam

An off-duty policeman, suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, fled the scene of a collision in Parkgate, Verulam on Thursday, May 25.

At approximately 6pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called to the scene of the collision by residents in the area­.

Upon arrival a VW Polo was found to have collided into a taxi. The driver of the VW Polo abandoned his vehicle and fled to his home which was metres away from the scene.

Witnesses claimed that the policeman smelled of alcohol and was visibly unstable on his feet. He locked himself in his house and refused to allow anyone inside.

The South African Police were called out to the scene for further investigation.

Vehicles looted at collision scene: Verulam

Seven people were injured following a collision involving six vehicles on the R102 between the Verulam and Canelands intersection at approximately 12.45pm on Saturday, May 27.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from passing motorists and pedestrians reporting the incident.

Seven people sustained minor to moderate injuries and were treated on scene before being transported to hospital.

It is alleged that the driver of a VW Golf braked suddenly to avoid a pedestrian who ran across the north-bound lane resulting in the vehicles behind her colliding into her vehicle and each other.

A large group of onlookers gathered at the scene. A few individuals in the crowd attempted to loot valuables from the damaged vehicles while paramedics treated the injured.

Officers secured the valuables and removed those involved from the scene.

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