CRIME WRAP

2019-02-05 06:20

V Grassy Park: Grassy Park police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the whereabouts of 17-year-old Keeshia Williams. Keeshia was last seen in Grassy Park on Monday 28 January wearing her school uniform (maroon school dress and jersey).She has dark brown eyes, short brown frizzy hair and is 1.7m tall. She lives with her guardian in Mile End Road, Diep River. Please call Detective-Constable Avril Abrahams on 021 700 3940 or 061 218 6556 with any information that will lead to Keeshia being found. The police are further appealing to the broader community to get involved in the reward system. This system allows any adult member of the community to become proactively involved in the prevention of crime. Crime and criminals can be reported and a reward could be received by the reporter. Anyone with information on crime can call Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

V New Horizon: Grassy Park police conducted a crime prevention operation in the area recently. Dubbed “Operation Clampdown”, Grassy Park police spokesperson, Captain Wynita Kleinsmith, said criminals in the area received a surprise element during last week’s operation. “Police units such as Law Enforcement, CPF and the local police formed part of this operation conducted in the Grassy Park precinct. This operation kicked off with Law Enforcement cleaning up the vagrants’ sleeping areas at Busy Corner, the post office and Lewis Stores. Crime hotspots and liquor places were targeted,” said Kleinsmith. Police searched several drug dens and people in Lotus River, Parkwood, New Horizon, Ottery and the broader Grassy Park area, with several arrests made on various charges over the weekend. A 46-year-old man was arrested at an unlicensed premise in Peppershrike Road, New Horizon, after a search warrant was executed and liquor was found on the premises. The suspect faces a charge of selling liquor without a valid licence. On Monday 28 January, the same residence was searched and the same suspect was arrested on a charge of selling liquor without a valid licence.

V Ottery: Grassy Park police arrested three men between the ages of 48 and 52 in Ottery on Saturday 26 January for transporting and being in possession of excessive amount of liquor without a licence.According to Grassy Park police spokesperson, Captain Wynita Kleinsmith, the men were found with an excessive amount of alcohol in their possession – 1128.080ml with an estimated value of R30000.“The three men will individually face charges of transporting of liquor without a licence,” said Kleinsmith.

V Ottery:A 15-year-old boy was arrested in Stephen Road on Saturday 26 January for the possession of an imitation firearm as well as possession of a dangerous weapon after knives were found in his possession. Grassy Park police spokesperson, Captain Wynita Kleinsmith, said officers chased the suspect after he was spotted running when he saw the marked police van.

V Parkwood: Police arrested two Parkwood men for murder and attempted murder respectively. Grassy Park police spokesperson, Captain Wynita Kleinsmith, said an 18-year-old suspect was arrested after a 36-year-old man was shot in Blackbird Avenue on Saturday 26 January. The other suspect, aged 27, was arrested after a man, aged 31, died in hospital after being stabbed in the chest by the suspect in Heath Road on Sunday 27 January.

V Pelican Park: A 35-year-old Pelican Park man is facing a charge of publication of child pornography after his wife made a case against him, accusing him of posting naked photos of her minor daughter on Sunday 27 January. The suspect, who is the stepfather of the daughter in question, appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday 28 January.Grassy Park Police Station commander, Colonel Dawood Laing, said the police will continue clamping down on crime and the perpetrators thereof.

Police will maintain their zero-tolerance approach in the combatting and investigation of crime. Strengthening the partnership between the community and the police is high on the agenda as it is contributing to the reduction of crime and the apprehension of perpetrators thereof. He further expressed his gratitude to other Law Enforcement agencies for their constant involvement in the fight against crime, and the community for playing their part in combatting crime. Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

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