CRIME WRAP

2018-07-10 06:01

V Kensington: Police operations from Sunday 24 June to Saturday 7 July saw the arrest of at least 42 suspects for crimes such as theft, housebreaking and theft, assault, domestic violence, attempted, possession of a dangerous weapon, drunken driving, robbery, possession of a firearm, robbery, intimidation, malicious damage to property and various drug-related ones.

V Factreton: A shooting incident in Glider Crescent led to a case of attempted murder being opened at Kensington Police Station. Due to the tireless efforts of local detectives, a 24-year-old suspect was arrested, charged and appeared in court on Friday 6 July. Bail was opposed by the investigating officer and the suspect remains in custody.

V Kensington: On Tuesday 3 July at about 02:05, police arrested three suspected cable thieves. Metro Police acted on information received from the community and found the suspects loading a large piece of aluminium cable onto a white bakkie. Upon approach the suspects sped off but were caught in Hurricane Street, with the cable, spades and hacksaws.

V Kensington: In two operations, at least nine suspects were arrested for crimes including assault, malicious damage to property and contravention of a protection order. A total of six warrants of arrest were also issued for charges including failure to appear in court, domestic violence and theft of motor vehicle. Five suspects wanted for domestic violence and maintenance were arrested. An intelligence driven operation led to the arrest of two men, one on a warrant arrest for possession of unlicensed firearms. Two firearms were confiscated along with a 9mm pistol with a magazine and 19 live rounds as well as a .38 special with seven live rounds on the Tuesday 26 June.

V Kensington: Police officers arrested a 52-year-old man who allegedly defrauded a local transport company of close to R1m between 2013 and 2018. The suspect was arrested on Friday 29 June. The man is also wanted for fraud in an Athlone case.

V Kensington: Friday 29 June saw the start of Operation Squeeze in the Kensington/Factreton area, led by Cluster Commander Brigadier Lillian van Wyk. High density and visibility from various law enforcement agencies in partnership were done. The high visibility was welcomed by the community who gave shouts of cheer as police patrolled the streets and made their presence felt with stop and searches.

These led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man wanted on a warrant of arrest at Steenberg and Mitchell’s Plain on a charge of Murder. hThree men were also nabbed for dealing in drugs. Police want to reassure the community that their concerns from an the recent imbizo have been heard.

V Kensington: Notice: Local police request any organisation or individual interested in assisting and partnering with SAPS in a proactive crime prevention initative, to please contact Sergeant Angeline Grill on 021 594 7026/47 or Kensingtonsaps@saps.gov.za.

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