Better police visibility gets positive results

2019-04-25 06:00

Lwandle police’s Easter Weekend operations yielded good results, as the men and women in blue were out in full force to nab those that break the law.

The police’s visibility ensured that a total of 19 people were arrested for various crimes in the Lwandle policing precinct. The police executed search warrants, conducted high-density patrols and visible policing as well as stop and searches.

Sergeant Mothokozisi Gama, Lwandle police spokesperson, said crime against women and children and domestic violence remains their main priority.

Gama said four suspects, aged between 22 and 39, were arrested when police responded to domestic violence cases.

They were arrested for malicious damage to property during domestic violence, assault common during domestic violence and assault with intention of committing grievous bodily harm (GBH).

“All the arrested suspects appeared yesterday (Wednesday, 24 April) at Strand Magistrates’ Court,” Gama said.

“To prevent drugs and alcohol abuse, which often results in assaults, child abuse and domestic violence, shebeens were searched and more than 105 660 litres of liquor were confiscated.

“Five people were arrested for dealing in liquor without a licence. These suspects between the ages of 32 and 47 were arrested and released on bail. They will appear today (Thursday) in the Strand Magistrates’ Court.”

Gama said another three suspects were arrested for house robbery that occurred on Saturday 20 April at Tyawe Street, Nomzamo, where five unknown suspects robbed the complainant of his plasma television set, USB, Mobicel cellphone, driver’s licence, passport and keys inside the house.

He said police, after investigating, managed to arrest three suspects between the age 23 and 39. They appeared on Tuesday 23 April at the Strand Magistrates’ Court.

Gama said another five suspects between age 20 and 28 were arrested, after they were searched and found with dangerous weapons in Lwandle.

Cases of possession of dangerous weapons were opened and they appeared on Tuesday morning 23 April at the Strand Magistrates’ Court.

Two suspects aged 31 to 33 were also arrested and charged for possession of drugs. Police spotted both suspects walking in Lwandle. They were stopped and searched and found to have mandrax pills in their possession.

Both suspects appeared on Tuesday 23 April in the Strand Magistrates’ Court.

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