Cops comb suburbs for criminals

2017-07-25 06:01
Officers gather together before an opearyion at saw a lot of people being arrested.

Officers gather together before an opearyion at saw a lot of people being arrested.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A policing cluster operation held with officers of different departments was determined a success as several people were arrested.

Diep River police spokesperson Sergeant Amanda Gordon says the operations had 14 police officers, 15 Traffic Services officers, 40, Law Enforcement officers, 64 neighbourhood watch members and 18 officers of private security companies.

They combed Mowbray, Ronde­bosch, ­Diep River and Kirstenhof.

Gordon says 32 warrants were executed by Traffic Services, six traffic arrests were made, 13 warnings were given and one person was arrested for possession of drugs in Mowbray.

Another person was arrested for possession of drugs and a firearm – a 9mm Taurus with eight live rounds – in Diep River. The firearm was confiscated after the owner could not produce a valid firearm licence.

“A total of 187 MaxID checks were performed during the operation. This is the system to verify if a person has a warrant of arrest on his name.

“Three people were positively identified as wanted on the system and were detained at Diep River Police Station. One suspect was wanted on a charge of stock theft, the second suspect was wanted on a charge of possession of stolen property and the third was wanted on a charge of theft,” she says.

Gordon adds that the operation was a success.

“The visibility of the officers was a deterrent for would-be criminals to commit a crime.

“Our office wishes to pass on our gratitude to all officers, reservists and external partners, such as neighbour watches, Law Enforcement, Traffic and security providers for their contribution and dedication in the fight against crime. Criminal activities will not be tolerated,” she says.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.