Reaction Unit crime report

2018-01-18 06:00

DRUNK DRIVER PLOUGHS INTO STATIONARY VEHICLE - PHOENIX

A DRUNK driver was arrested after he crashed into a stationary vehicle in the early hours of the morning on New Year’s Day.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call from a member of the public who reported the incident.
Upon arrival it was established that the driver of a VW Golf 7 had parked his vehicle in the emergency lane and was assisting a relative to change two punctured tyres on his VW Polo when the Renault Kwid crashed into the stationary vehicle.
The driver of the Renault was arrested by police for driving under the influence of alcohol. No one was injured in the collision.

MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION: VERULAM

Two women were injured following an accident on the corner of Vincent Dickinson Road and the R102 in Verulam on New Year’s Day.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by other motorists requesting assistance for the injured.
Upon arrival a 46-year-old woman and an 18-year-girl were found to have suffered spinal injuries after the Ford Ranger bakkie they were travelling in crashed into a metal barrier.
The two were treated on scene by paramedics before being transported to hospital.

Circumstances surrounding the collision is yet to be established.

STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED: TONGAAT

A Toyota Conquest that was stolen from Gopalall Hurbans Road was recovered in Gandhinagar on Friday January 5. Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to Henrietta Street by a member of public reporting a suspicious vehicle.
Upon arrival officers recovered the Toyota Conquest that was stolen approximately two hours earlier.
According to a witness the vehicle was abandoned by a man who was seen being picked up by a Toyota Yaris.
Reaction Officers conducted an extensive search for the Toyota Yaris, however, no arrests were made.

VEHICLE OVERTURNS: KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - KZN

At approximately 4.50am of January 6 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to Mdloti Street in the vicinity of King Shaka International Airport after receiving reports of a motor vehicle accident

Upon arrival a Mazda Tonic was found lying on its roof. It was established that the driver was on his way to the airport to drop off his daughter, who was going to catch a flight to Johannesburg.
His vehicle overturned as he cornered a sharp bend. Both occupants in the vehicle were not injured and the daughter managed to catch her flight on time. The vehicle was extensively damaged in the accident.

SUSPECT ATTACKS GUARD: VERULAM

At approximately 8.30am on January 9 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were alerted to an assault in progress on Russom Street in Verulam.

The caller informed the Rusa Operations Centre that the suspect was in the process of stealing from the property when he was approached by a guard, who attempted to apprehend him.
The suspect assaulted the guard and fled the scene.
The caller provided a clothing description and the direction in which the suspect had fled.

While responding to the call reaction officers noticed a suspect matching the description provided.
In an attempt to evade arrest the suspect removed his T-shirt and attempted to blend in with pedestrians. Reaction officers pursued and apprehended him.

The 30-year-old Buffelsdraai, Redcliffe resident confirmed he was in the process of stealing tiles and scrap metal from the property when he was spotted by the guard.


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