42 arrested in Wynberg

2015-07-21 06:00

In one week 42 people were arrested for various crimes, from theft to murder, in the Wynberg police cluster.

Captain Stephen Knapp, spokesperson of the Muizenberg police station, says the arrests between 6 and 12 July include one person arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon, three for outstanding warrants, three for assault, one for intimidation, one for breaking the Sea Fisheries Act and two for possession of a stolen car.

The other arrests include eight for possession of stolen goods, two for theft, three for domestic violence, two for murder and five for robbery.

Ten people were also arrested for possession of drugs.

Knapp says members of the Muizenberg crime prevention unit passed a well-known drug dealer in Church Street, Vrygrond one day when they noted a suspicious man who, on seeing the police, fled into a residence.

“The police officers gave chase and on apprehending the suspect found him to be in possession of 16 packets of tik. The suspect, a 41-year-old resident of Vrygrond, was arrested and detained at Muizenberg police station,” he says.

He appeared in the Muizenberg Magistrate’s Court on charges of possession of drugs the next day.

Other arrests made in the cluster include two for possession of drugs, one for theft, one for robbery with a weapon, one for housebreaking and theft, one for attempted theft out of a car, one for possession of a dangerous weapon and one for being drunk in public

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