Plain police make many arrests

2015-04-30 14:44

A39-year-old man was shot and killed in Westridge.

Mitchell’s Plain police went to the scene of a murder in Kweper Close on Friday 17 April at 19:20, confirms police spokesperson Constable Zandile Marashula.

“On arrival the officers recovered the body of the 39-year-old man. He had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his body and was declared dead on the scene by the paramedics,” she says.

After swift action, officers followed up on information received and arrested a suspect.

In another case, the body of a 20-year-old woman was found in Strandfontein.

The Mitchell’s Plain police went to a murder scene in Lukannon Drive on Friday 17 April at 10:40, says Marashula.

“On arrival officers recovered the woman’s body. She had sustained multiple gunshot wounds all over her body and was declared dead on the scene by paramedics,” she says.

On the same day officers followed up on information which led to the arrest of a 41-year-old man, believed to be her boyfriend. He faces a charge of murder. The suspect appeared in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Crime prevention

The Mitchell’s Plain crime prevention unit was busy with stop and search duties on Friday 17 April when they received information at about 04:50 of illegal firearms being kept at a house in Botha Street, Eastridge, says cluster spokesperson Sergeant Cathy Meyer.

“The address was searched and two firearms – a 9mm Norinco and an SP 9mm – with 46 live rounds of ammunition were found. Three suspects aged 43, 24 and 25 were arrested,” she says.

Lentegeur Neighbourhood Watch members were on patrol on Saturday 18 April at 00:35 when they noticed a suspicious person walking in Pasteurhof, Woodlands.

“The members were given permission to search the 32-year-old man and found a Z88 9mm firearm in his possession. He was then taken to the Lentegeur police station,” Meyer says.

Seven tracing operations were conducted in the Mitchell’s Plain cluster that led to the arrest of 563 suspects for various crimes.

During the past week 79 houses were searched for drugs, whereby 219 suspects were arrested. Drugs confiscated during these operations include 129 heroin units, 563 packets of tik, 237 mandrax tablets and 647g of dagga.

The Mitchell’s Plain cluster police management would like to thank all community structures who joined the police service in combating crime.

Residents are further urged to remain vigilant and to contact their respective sector commanders with information on criminal activities.

Residents are also encouraged to join their respective community safety structures

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