CRIME WRAP

2019-01-22 06:00
The liquor confiscated by Grassy Park Police Station last week.

The liquor confiscated by Grassy Park Police Station last week.

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V Lotus River: A 22-year-old man from Lotus River was arrested on Wednesday 9 January for the illegal possession of an unlicensed firearm. According to Grassy Park police spokesperson, Captain Wynita Kleinsmith, the Crime Prevention Unit arrested the man after pursuing him in Pendoring Street. “Upon apprehending the suspect and searching his backpack, officers found a 9mm pistol, no rounds and one magazine [with the] serial number filed off,” Kleinsmith says. Recently appointed Grassy Park station commander Colonel Dawood Laing said police will put their focus on crime, heavily dependent on police action and presence, and he thanked the officers for their commitment and hard work in ensuring that illegal firearms are confiscated and off the streets. Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 0860 010 111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

V Ottery: Three suspects aged between 30 and 34 were arrested for hijacking in Lansdowne on Thursday 10 January. Grassy Park police spokesperson Captain Wynita Kleinsmith says officers on patrol in Ottery noticed a stationary white Toyota Corolla with two occupants inside, while a third occupant had been sent to get petrol as the car was out of fuel. The three men were then searched and were found with several Toyota keys in their possession. Officers then recalled a case of hijacking in Muizenberg which had been broadcast earlier, where the description fitted the suspects arrested. The suspects were then brought in for questioning, with one suspect informing police that the hijacked car had been parked at Swingers, a nightclub in Lansdowne. The car was found and brought to Grassy Park Police Station.

V Phumlani Village: A 42-year-old woman was arrested in Phumlani Village on Friday 11 January for selling alcohol without a liquor licence. Grassy Park police confiscated 250 litres of liquor, with an estimated value of R6000, at an illegal liquor outlet in Harrier Road, as well as an undisclosed amount of cash found at the premises. “Alcohol plays a role in a substantial number of domestic violence incidents, especially in the case of abusing partners. Often both partners have been drinking. Parents drinking often leads to child abuse and numerous other impacts of social ills, like kids diagnosed with foetal alcohol syndrome,” says Grassy Park police spokesperson, Captain Wynita Kleinsmith.

V Grassy Park: Grassy Park police seek the assistance of the community in locating Moegamath Petersen alias “Faces” in connection with a murder investigation. Residents are urged not to approach him as he is said to be very dangerous. Please call Detective Sergeant Clifton Slinger on 021 700 3950 or 074 389 6578 with information that will lead to the arrest of suspect.

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