Reaction Unit SA crime report

2016-09-29 06:00

Pedestrian killed: R102 - Verulam

A PEDESTRIAN was killed after being hit by the driver of a VW Polo on the R102 near the Canelands intersection.

At approximately 5.30pm on Monday 19 September members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from passing motorists reporting the incident.

Upon arrival the pedestrian showed no signs of life and was declared dead on the scene by paramedics.

The force of the impact caused both his legs to be amputated. Only one leg has been recovered.

The driver of the VW Polo was treated on scene for minor injuries while his two passengers were not injured.

Theft suspect dumped: Verulam

At approximately 4.45pm on Monday 19 September members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to a foot path on Buxon Street in Grange after a resident found an injured man lying face-down in the mud.

Upon arrival officers found the male bleeding from his hands and back.

Upon questioning the injured man, he informed officers that he had been assaulted by a family after they caught him stealing their clothes from the washing line at their Everest Heights home.

The family then whipped him and stabbed him before dumping him on the footpath.

The man refused medical treatment.

Three injured in taxi accident: Verulam

Three pupils suffered minor injuries when a minibus taxi rolled backwards and overturned when its brakes failed on Inanda Road near the Mount View Civic Centre.

At approximately 7.45am on Wednesday 21 September Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to an accident after several passing motorists witnessed a white Toyota Hiace had rolled backwards, crashed into a Toyota Fortuner and then somersaulted.

Upon arrival officers found that three of the eight pupils in the taxi had suffered injuries.

Paramedics treated the children and transported them to hospital.

According to the driver, he was traveling­ from Waterloo towards Trenance Park when the brakes failed.

Two minors and two adult occupants of the Toyota Fortuner were not injured.

House break-in: Tongaat

On Wednesday 21 September members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Amethyst Drive in Belgate, Tongaat after receiving reports of a house break-in, which had already occurred.

Upon arrival at the home officers found the driveway gate derailed and the house ransacked.

The suspects took TVs and jewellery before fleeing in a white Kia with an NJ registration. The windows on the vehicle were tinted.

Theft suspect arrested: Verulam

A suspect was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa for theft during the early hours of Saturday 24 September in the Verulam CBD.

At approximately 5.15am officers responded to business premises on Todd Street after receiving information of a suspect on the property.

Upon arrival a Rusa security officer, who was patrolling the area, managed to apprehend the suspect.

Sixteen plastic crates, which was stolen from the premises, were found in the suspect’s possession.

Officers placed the suspect under arrest before handing him over to authorities.

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