Reaction Unit SA crime report

2018-02-08 06:00


At approximately 7.55pm on Sunday, January 21, members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were called out to a residence on Willow Close in Trenance Park after receiving reports of a house break-in. Upon arrival it was established that forced entry was gained via a bedroom window and the burglar bars were pushed in. The home was ransacked and several items, which included a Playstation, jewellery, cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash, were stolen.

It could not be established if the perpetrators had fled on foot.


At approximately 8.10pm on Sunday, January 21, members of Rusa were dispatched to Oakford Road near Dawnview Drive in Verulam after receiving reports of a motor vehicle collision.

Upon arrival it was established that a Renault Clio and a Toyota Tazz were travelling in the same direction when the Renault Clio collided into the back of the Toyota Tazz. The Toyota Tazz then spun resulting in the Renault Clio colliding into the side of the Toyota Tazz.

The occupants of both vehicles were not injured in the collision.


Two suspects who had stolen valuables from a property on Wattle Street in Trenance Park, Verulam, were apprehended after they attempted to sell the stolen goods to the victim’s relative last Tuesday.

Members of Rusa were called out to a property on Madrona Drive after the suspects approached the homeowner with the stolen goods. Upon arrival, the homeowner informed reaction officers that during the course of last night several items were stolen from his relative’s property. Today he was approached by the two suspects who attempted to sell him the stolen goods. The suspects were known to him and also live in the area. The victim was called to the scene and confirmed that the stolen items belonged to him.


A black mamba measuring approximately 1,5 metres in length was captured on a property on Jan Ross Drive in Fairbreeze, Tongaat, on Thursday.

Members of Rusa were called out to the scene by the homeowner who noticed the snake in her back yard after investigating a strange noise. Upon arrival, reaction officers found the snake behind a stack of tyres. Professional snake catcher Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett from Snakes In The City were called out and the snake was captured. The highly venomous snake will be released back into the wilderness away from people.


Members of Rusa were dispatched to Ireland Street in the Verulam CBD after receiving reports of a pedestrian being run over on Thursday night.

Upon arrival it was established that the 27-year-old attempted to run across the road when he was knocked down by the driver of a Mercedes Benz. The pedestrian was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. He sustained head and spinal injuries. He was treated on scene before being transported to Osindisweni Hospital. The driver of the Mercedes Benz was not injured in the accident.


At approximately 3.35am on Saturday morning, members of Rusa were called out to Hilltop Drive near Trenance Park in Verulam after receiving a call from a member of public requesting assistance for a man screaming for help near their home.

Upon arrival, reaction officers found a Toyota Tazz lying on its roof. The driver informed officers that he was in the process of dropping off an employee of a local pub when he noticed four suspicious men standing on the road. One suspect drew a firearm and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver sped up and lost control of the vehicle which overturned on the unpaved road. The occupants then fled to a nearby home for assistance. Reaction officers conducted a search for the suspect but no arrests were made. The occupants of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

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