Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-05-11 06:01

Break-in suspect arrested: Verulam

A suspect wanted in connection with a business break-in was arrested near Coniston in Verulam by members of Reaction Unit South Africa on Tuesday, April 25.

At approximately 12 in the afternoon Reaction Unit officer Gordan Pillay received information that a suspect who had broken into a hardware business on Moss Street in the Verulam CBD was hiding in a bush near a sand pit in Coniston.

Acting on the information the officer proceeded to the location. When the suspect noticed the Rusa officer approaching he jumped into a river and attempted to flee, but was apprehended. After interviewing the 25-year-old Waterloo resident it was established that he and an accomplice broke into the business last night.

They had stolen items valued at approximately R6 000 which they sold for R60.

The profits from the sale of the stolen goods was used to purchase drugs.

Scorned motorist runs over woman: Verulam

A 29-year-woman was knocked down by an angry motorist in the Verulam CBD on Tuesday, April 25, after she verbally abused him for harassing her.

According to a witness, the woman and a man were walking on Thompson Lane in the CBD when a white unknown make of vehicle stopped next to the woman.

Three male occupants of the vehicle chatted briefly to the woman who became angry at their sexual advances. She then swore at the driver and walked away.

The driver then ask her male friend to stand away from the victim. He then drove his vehicle into her and fled.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa responded to the scene at approximately 7pm and found the hysterical female lying on an unlit road.

She suffered injuries to her right leg. Paramedics treated her and transported her to hospital.

Witnesses provided officers with a registration. The vehicle, a white Renault Megane was traced to a Oakford resident.

Officers went in search and the vehicle was located in a supermarket parking lot a short while later. The driver, an off duty policeman, denied any knowledge of the incident.

A criminal case is been investigated.

Mob justice for robbery suspect: Verulam

At approximately 7.30pm on April 26, members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Gazzard Road in Ottawa, Verulam after receiving reports of a robbery that occurred.

Upon arrival it was established that two suspects had robbed an individual of his Nokia C5 cellphone. Both suspects were armed with knives and fled the scene when they realised that they attracted the attention of onlookers.

The suspects fled into a dense bush and were pursued by a mob that managed to apprehend one suspect.

The crowd began assaulting the 21-year-old Amouti resident with cane knives and sticks while expressing their anger over the escalating crime rate in the area.

The victim did not want to charge the suspect criminally, forcing officers to release him.

14-year-old falls off moving bus: Verulam

A 14-year-old girl was killed after she fell out of a school bus on Robin Street in Dawncrest, Verulam on Wednesday, April 26.

At approximately 3pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from the public reporting the incident. Upon arrival the Grade 9 pupil was found to have sustained life threatening injuries and was declared dead on arrival by paramedics.

It was established that the Mountview Secondary pupil was travelling in a VW Caravelle with the sliding door open when she fell out and the vehicle drove over her.

W oman killed in collision: Inan da

One person was killed and three others were injured following a collision on Inanda Road in Inanda April 27.

At approximately 10am members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from passing motorists reporting the incident. Upon arrival a Tata truck was found to have collided with an Isuzu bakkie.

A 49-year-old woman, who was seated at the back of the bakkie, was ejected upon impact. She suffered life threatening injuries and was declared dead on arrival by paramedics. Two other occupants of the bakkie who were also ejected from the back of the vehicle suffered moderate injuries and were treated on scene before being transported to hospital.

It is alleged that both vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when they collided on a bend. The occupants of the Tata truck were not injured.

Elderly driver dragged while pushing vehicle: Verulam

At approximately 2pm on April 28, members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the corner of Todd and Palm Street in Verulam after receiving reports of a motor vehicle collision.

Upon arrival an Isuzu bakkie was found to have collided into a stationary vehicle. The 62-year-old driver sustained moderate injuries. He was treated on scene before being transported to hospital.

It was established that the Isuzu bakkie had broken down when the driver decided to push the vehicle to the side of the road while his nine-year-old grandson remained inside. As the vehicle began to speed up the elderly man was unable to jump back into the bakkie. The bakkie then veered off the road and crashed into an Isuzu bakkie that was parked on the pavement. The child was not injured in the collision.

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