Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-10-26 06:01


MEMBERS of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the north-bound lane of the R102 after receiving reports of a pedestrian being knocked down on Saturday, October 7.

Upon arrival a 22-year-old female was found to have sustained moderate injuries after she was run over by a Toyota Tazz as she was crossing the three-lane highway. The pedestrian was treated for her injuries before being transported to Osindisweni Hospital.

The driver of the Toyota Tazz was not injured.

Rice-laden truck overturns: King Shaka International

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the M65 outside the King Shaka International Airport after receiving reports of a truck that overturned on Saturday, October 7.

Upon arrival an Isuzu flat bed truck loaded with rice was found lying on its side. The driver sustained moderate injuries while two other occupants were not injured. The injured man was stabilised on scene before being transported to Osindisweni Hospital.

It is alleged that the driver failed to negotiate a sharp bend causing the truck to overturn.


An 18 year old suspect who suffered open wounds to his face whilst trying to gain entry into an outbuilding via a window was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa in Tongaat.

Reaction officers were called out to Coronation Road in Watsonia at 9:45am on Tuesday, October 10 after a resident reported that a suspect was seen on a property attempting to gain entry.

First responders were informed that the suspect had broken into the property on four previous occasions and had stolen cellphones, electronic items and other household goods. Officers noticed that a window pane had been broken and opened up the premises and found a suspect with open wounds to his face. Housebreaking implements were found in his possession.

According to the suspect, he sustained the injuries after he forced his head through a window and cut himself on the broken glass. He was placed under arrested and detained.


A house on Sunlark Drive in Oaklands, Verulam was extensively damaged after the boundary wall collapsed during heavy rains experienced in Durban and surrounding areas on Tuesday, October 10.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene by a resident reporting the incident. Upon arrival it was established that the boundary wall collapsed completely destroying two bedrooms. A 19 year old boy who was in one of the bedrooms at the time of the incident was not injured.


Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to an informal settlement in Canelands, Verulam after receiving several calls from the public reporting a shack on fire on Tuesday, October 10.

Upon arrival reaction officers established that residents within the informal settlement managed to extinguish the blaze.
The inside of the shack was extensively damaged.

Residents reported that the owner of the shack was at work when they noticed smoke emanating from inside the dwelling.

They broke down the door and noticed that the inside of the shack was already engulfed in flames.

With buckets of water they managed to bring the fire under control.

An illegal electricity connection is suspected of being the cause of the fire however this could not be confirmed.


Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a home on Meadowlands Road in Parkgate, Verulam after receiving reports of a house break-in on Friday, October 13.

Upon arrival the driveway gate was found derailed. The security gate and front door were forced open and the entire house was ransacked.

A 55” Sinotec TV, jewellery, cellphones, cash and a laptop was stolen.

According to the victim she had left residence for approximately 10 minutes and when she returned she found her home broken into.

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