Reaction Unit SA crime report

2018-03-22 06:01


A pedestrian was injured after she was run over by the driver of a Toyota Yaris while attempting to cross Oakford Road near Redcliffe in Verulam on March 4. Members of Reaction Unit SA were called out to the scene.

Upon arrival, medics treated her injuries before transporting her to Osindisweni Hospital, she is in a stable condition.


Members of Rusa were called to a home on Amaan Circle in Sanna township, after receiving reports of a house break-in on March 5. The homeowner found two men trying to break into her home. One of the suspects drew a knife and threatened to stab her if she screamed. Both men then removed their T-shirts and fled into dense bush. Reaction officers conducted an extensive search for the two but no arrests were made.


Members of Rusa were dispatched to Charnwood Drive in Riyadh, Verulam, after receiving reports of a house break-in, in progress on March 7. The caller described three suspects and said that one of them attempted to open a window to the home.

Multiple reaction officers were dispatched to the residence and upon arrival found the three men exiting the property. They claimed that they had entered the property seeking employment.

All three were in possession of backpacks that contained tools. The three were released due to the home owner not willing to pursue a case.


Brake failure and locked steering were blamed for an accident in Verulam last Thursday. At approx 3.45 pm, a motorist reported that he saw a minibus taxi veer off the road and roll down an embankment near the steel bridge on the Old Main Road in Verulam. Reaction officers and paramedics were despatched to the scene and found members of Verulam SAPS in attendance. Police and Rusa officers removed 18 passengers through a broken window. Two females suffered serious injuries and 11 others suffered minor injuries. A four-year-old child was among the injured. They were transported to hospitals. According to the driver, the Toyota Hilux minibus was travelling towards the CBD when the brakes failed. He tried to steer clear of oncoming traffic when the steering wheeled locked. He lost control and rolled down an embankment.


Eight people suffered injuries after two vehicles collided on the Umdloti Beach Road near the Verulam Testing Ground last Saturday.

At approx 5.12 pm, paramedics from Rusa were called out to the scene. Upon arrival medics found that a red VW Polo and a white VW Jetta collided while travelling in the same direction. Among the injured were four minors and an elderly woman. They were stabilised on scene and transported to Osindsweni, Umhlanga and eThekweni hospitals.


A Debonairs Pizza delivery biker escaped serious injury after he was run over by a white VW Polo in the Verulam CBD last Sunday. At approx 7.15 pm, Rusa received a call for assistance after a bystander on Ireland Street witnessed the accident. Upon arrival reaction officers found that the driver of the light motor vehicle and the delivery biker had not sustained injuries. According to the Polo driver, he attempted to avoid a minibus taxi and crashed into the biker.

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