Police operation

2019-03-19 06:00
Grassy Park Police conducted an extensive operation throughout the area last week.

Grassy Park Police conducted an extensive operation throughout the area last week.

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Grassy Park police reported 113 arrests in their precinct in the last week.

According to Grassy Park police spokesperson Captain Wynita Kleinsmith, criminals “received a surprise element” on Friday 8 March as a heavy police presence enveloped the area as officers conducted a crime prevention operation called “Operation clampdown”.

She adds the Community Police Forum (CPF) and the local police formed part of this operation conducted in the precinct.

The clamp-down kicked off with a joint operation with the traffic department in Ottery Road.

Several vehicles were stopped and searched, with R134 400 worth of fines being written out, two people arrested with a total of 25 warrants between them.

Crime hotspots were targeted. Several drug dens and people were searched in Parkwood, this led to the arrest of a 52-year-old man of Willow Road. He was found to be in possession of 61 stoppe and 33 bankies of dagga with an estimated value of R450.

“Officers were informed of a business break-in at Hyde Road Pharmacy Parkwood during the evening. Information was followed up and this led to the arrest, of an 18-year-old suspect in Parkwood, where the cash register of the premises was found.

“Grassy Park Police Station Commander Colonel Dawood Laing appeals to the community to “piemp” perpetrators of crime as they are robbing our communities of essential services. A desktop, computer box, pregnancy, drug and HIV kits and cash were not retrieved as of yet,” says Kleinsmith.

Other arrests include three for possession of imitation firearms and one for possession of a firearm, 31 for drugs as well as 22 arrests for common assault.

“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 reducing of crime and the apprehension of perpetrators thereof,” says Laing.

He further expresses his gratitude to other law enforcement agencies for their constant involvement in the fight against crime and the community for their part they play in combatting crime.

“The reward system proves to be fruitful. This system allows any adult member of the community

to become pro-actively involved in the prevention of crime. Crime and criminals can be reported and a reward could be received by the reporter.”

V Anyone with information on crime can call the police at 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop at 0860010111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.


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