Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-12-21 06:00


Two suspects who had stolen equipment valued in excess of R25 000 from a truck were arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa on Monday, December 4.

At approximately 8.15am a sub contractor for Telkom arrived at the Rusa offices and explained that he had parked his truck at a Park and Fly on Friday afternoon. When he went to pick up the truck he found that his tools had been stolen. The complainant had information regarding the suspects’ location and required assistance in apprehending them.

Reaction officers proceeded to a dense bush near a railway line in Temple Valley and found the two suspects sleeping inside a tent. Some of the stolen tools were recovered in the tent. The suspects confirmed they had stolen tools which consisted of spades, piks, hydraulic lifts, ladders, etc.

Most of the stolen goods were sold to random people at the Verulam taxi rank and were not recovered.


Two sisters aged 20 and 15 were injured after a Ford Ranger bakkie crashed into an outbuilding on Pricklepear Road in Waterloo - Verulam on Tuesday, 5 December.

At approximately 12.11pm members of Rusa were called out to the scene by residents in the area reporting the incident.

Upon arrival it was established that the two sisters were in the outbuilding when the bakkie crashed into it. They suffered moderate injuries from debris which fell onto them. Rusa medics treated the two for their injuries on scene before transporting them to Osindisweni Hospital.

According to witnesses the bakkie belonged to an individual who lived on the property. He died on Sunday. While making arrangements for the funeral a family member parked the bakkie at the top of the driveway. While seated in the driver’s seat the bakkie began to roll down the steep driveway.

The 24-year-old attempted to stop the vehicle without success when it crashed into the home. The outbuilding was extensively damaged.


A man is believed to have drowned after he was swept away by a river in Coniston, Verulam on Friday.

Members of Rusa were called out to the scene by a member of the public reporting the incident. Upon arrival he informed reaction officers that as he was about to cross the river he noticed a man being swept away.

He jumped into the water in an attempt to pull out the distressed man, but was swept away as well. He managed to grab onto overgrown grass and pulled himself to safety.

Reaction officers and Sergeant Clinton Odayar from the Umhlali SAPS K9 Search and Rescue Unit conducted and extensive search for the victim, however he could not be located. The identity if the victim has not been established at this stage


Two people were injured following a collision on the R102 near the King Shaka International Airport in Tongaat. Members of Rusa were called out to the scene by a passing motorist reporting a collision between a Nissan Hardbody bakkie and a MAN truck and trailer. Upon arrival two occupants of the bakkie were found to have been injured.

The driver of the bakkie was trapped in the vehicle and the jaws of life had to be used to free him from the wreck. Paramedics then stabilised the injured before transporting them to hospital. The driver of the truck was not injured. Circumstance surrounding the collision is yet to be established.


A 27-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he was run over by an unknown vehicle on the R102 near the Buffelsdale entrance in Tongaat on Saturday.

At approximately 4.40am a member of Rusa was on patrol in the vicinity when he noticed the injured man lying on the roadside. Paramedics were called to the scene and upon arrival found that the pedestrian had sustained head and spinal injury. He was stabilised in scene before being transported to Osindisweni Hospital.

The vehicle involved in the accident fled the scene without stopping.

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