CRIME WRAP

2018-10-09 06:01

V Lotus River: Grassy Park police arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run incident that killed two people on Friday 27 September. According to Grassy Park police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith, officers were called out to an accident scene on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Strandfontein Road. “On arrival at the scene, officers found two people had been knocked down by [the driver of] a white Golf MK3, who jumped the robot and drove on without stopping. A six-year-old girl, from Strandfontein, died on scene. The second victim, aged 67, from Lotus River, was transported to hospital with serious injuries, but died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained,” says Kleinsmith. Police then tracked the licence plate, which was found at the scene of the accident, to a relative of the suspect in Hanover Park. A docket of culpable homicide was opened for investigation. Anyone with information can call Detective Sergeant Andrew Herman on 061 446 1499.

V Grassy Park: Local residents are invited to become victim support volunteers at the local police station. Applicants can participate in a screening process at the Grassy Park Police Station boardroom on the first floor. Applicants need to be between 35 and 60 and should also bring a copy of their ID. The closing date for applications is Thursday 18 October. “We need committed and passionate volunteers to come on board, and training will be provided to successful candidates. The requirements are good listening skills, commitment, emotionally stable and from the Grassy Park area,” police spokesperson Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith says. Contact Kleinsmith on 021 700 3905 during office hours or 071 604 8358.

V Lotus River: Grassy Park Police Station’s Serious and Violent Crimes Unit arrested a 20-year-old man on Tuesday 2 October. According to Grassy Park police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Wynitam Kleinsmith, the man was arrested in connection with the murder of Anthony Philander after investigators followed up all possible leads. Philander was shot and killed in Lotus River on Monday 24 September. Kleinsmith says the suspect is affiliated to a gang in Lotus River. Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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