Police nab over 30 suspects

2018-06-26 06:01
A prohibited firearm was among the items Metro Police recovered from a Factrecton residence on Friday 22 June.

A prohibited firearm was among the items Metro Police recovered from a Factrecton residence on Friday 22 June.

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Local police arrested no fewer than 35 suspects for various offences in the past week, from 14 to 20 June.

Charges ranged from domestic violence, theft, shoplifting and assault to drunken driving, possession of an unlicensed firearm, robbery, intimidation, malicious damage to property, possession of stolen property and a number of drug-related charges.

Spokesperson, Sergeant Angeline Grill, says tracing operations conducted by the detectives as well as the Tracing Unit saw the successful arrest of four suspects on warrants of arrest.

Three men were arrested on three charges – pointing of a firearm, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and theft.

Grill says police also successfully arrested a man for attempted murder on members of the Kensington Police Station.

Meanwhile, Metro Police officers arrested a father and son for possession of a prohibited firearm, ammunition and drugs in Kensington at 17:00 on Friday 22 June.

While on patrol in the area, officers received a tip-off about illegal drug activity at a residence in 14th Avenue, Factreton­.

They responded and searched the premises with the owner’s consent, says spokesperson, Sergeant Ruth Solomons.

The following items were found hidden in a dog kennel:

. 1 Taurus 9mm firearm with serial number filed off

. 37 9mm rounds4

. four 45mm auto rounds

. four hollow point 45mm auto rounds

. seven bankies of dagga­

. 15 dagga cigarettes

. nine dagga stoppe

. five mandrax halves

. one whole mandrax tablet­.

The suspects, aged 34 and 56, were detained at Kensington Police Station­.

Local police can also confirm the fatal shooting of two men in the bushes along 18th Avenue but say a murder case has been opened at the Goodwood Police Station. The case will be investigated there as it falls outside the jurisdiction of Kensington police.

Says Grill: “Kensington SAPS is aware of the criminal activities taking place as that part of the bush has become a crime hub and a matter of concern for Kensington SAPS as the Metal and Cable Theft Unit has made successful arrests for cable theft as well as possession of drugs out of that particular area. Interventions are being discussed on how to deal with this area and will soon be implemented.”

Grill also confirms a shooting incident in 12th Street, Kensington, on Friday 22 June at about 21:15, when three men aged – between 16 and 18 – were injured in a drive-by shooting while standing in the driveway of their home. The three were taken to hospital for treatment of their injuries.

A case of attempted murder has been opened for investigation. V Anyone with information is asked to call Warrant Officer Donovan de Vries on 021 594 7036 or 0860 10111.

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