Nine arrests in Highway area

2015-08-04 06:00

LOCAL police and the community working together proved successful as there were nine suspects arrested, including alleged trespassers, cable thieves and housebreakers in a six-day period in the Highway area.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said the arrests were made in Crestholme, Westville and New Germany.

“A pair of alleged cable thieves, a man and a woman, were arrested in New Germany in the early hours of Saturday after they allegedly cut the overhead power cable in Janine Road. They were handed over to the Pinetown SAPS who attended the scene of the crime.”

Jackson said later in the evening an alleged trespasser who appeared to be under the influence of alcohol was arrested on a property in Buckingham Terrace in Westville. He was released on a warning on instruction of the property owner.

In Crestholme at 5am on Friday Waterfall 3 Neighbourhood Watch members and an armed response officer, who responded to the scene, arrested two alleged trespassers on a property in Nzinga Drive.

“Hillcrest SAPS attended the scene of the crime. One of the suspects was injured and had to be taken to Kwadabeka Clinic for treatment,” he said.

In another incident later in the afternoon a shoplifter was apprehended in Livingstone Road. Pinetown SAPS attended the scene of the crime

“A business house break-in was averted in Pineside Road in New Germany when a worker on night shift noticed a gang in a silver RunX arrive at the gate premises and activated a panic button. The gang managed to derail the driveway gate, but fled when the worker sounded the alarm.’ he said.

However, Pinetown SAPS, who were patrolling the area, spotted them and gave chase and arrested two suspects,” he said.

Jackson said in other arrests an armed response officer had chased and arrested a housebreaker in Newbury Drive in New Germany, while a robber was arrested in Shepstone Road near New Germany Primary School after two men held up a pedestrian up at knife point and fled with his cellphone.

“One of our patrolling officers saw the incident take place in broad daylight and he and the victim then chased the robbers and the victim managed to arrest one of the men, who was then handed over to the Pinetown SAPS at the scene,” he said.

Jackson said the arrests showed that law-abiding citizens and law enforcers were fed up with high crime levels and are determined to bring criminals to book.

“We will continue to be vigilant and work closely with residents and the police to rid our neighbourhoods and business precincts of criminals, so people can feel safe in their homes and workplaces again,” he said.- Supplied

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