Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-10-19 06:01

Policeman driven to RUSA office while hanging onto vehicle: Verulam

A woman had driven to Reaction Unit South Africa headquarters on Russom Street in Verulam with her boyfriend hanging onto the bonnet of her TATA Indicar after a domestic dispute on the morning of Saturday, September 30.

It was established that the couple were arguing on the previous night and when the female decided to leave her boyfriend’s house in the morning he refused and jumped onto her vehicle in an attempt to stop her. She then drove about 7km from Hazelmere to Verulam with her boyfriend, who is a policeman, hanging onto the vehicle. Reaction officers intervened and after counselling the couple they decided to go their separate ways. The warrant officer who was only dressed in his underwear and wrapped in a bath towel decided to walk back to Hazelmere while his girlfriend drove to work.

House break-in suspect arrested: Verulam

A 40 year old suspect was arrested by members of Rusa for a house break-in in Hillcrest Drive, Redcliffe on Sunday, October 1.

Reaction officers were dispatched to a house break-in in progress after receiving an anonymous tip off from a member of the public. Upon arrival officers noticed an African male fleeing from the property into a dense bush. RUSA members searched the bush and found the suspect hiding in a tree.

An LG LCD television that was stolen from the home was recovered metres away from where he had been arrested. Upon inspection of the home the security gate and front door were found to have been forced in.

The suspect, who resisted arrest, was injured during a scuffle with reaction officers. He was forcefully restrained and handed over to authorities for further investigation.

Theft suspect apprehended: Verulam

A suspect was apprehended after he attempted to steal used mechanical parts from a business on Groom Street in the Verulam CBD on Thursday, October 6.

Members of Rusa were called out to the scene and upon arrival it was established that the suspect attempted to steal a cylinder head from the rear of a workshop. The owner of the business and staff witnessed the theft in progress. They pursued and apprehended the suspect who was found in possession of the stolen cylinder head. The suspect is a habitual criminal and has been previously arrested by reaction officers for crimes relating to theft and possession of drugs.

Vehicle burns during test drive: Verulam

A 2004 blue VW Polo burst into flames after leaving a workshop in Verulam on Thursday, October 6. At approximately 10:33am members of Rusa were called out to the Inanda Road near Mountview after several motorists noticed a vehicle on fire.

Reaction officers arrived on scene and attempted to douse the flames. The Ethekweni Fire Department responded swiftly and extinguished the blaze. The vehicle was extensively damaged. According to the driver, he had just picked up the vehicle from a mechanic who worked on the vehicles injectors. Whilst test driving the car, he noticed smoke emanating from the hood. He then got off the vehicle to inspect and the car burst into flames. The driver was not injured.


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