‘Stand by tip-offs’ - cops

2017-03-21 06:02
The AFM Church in Parkwood hosted a special service for the police, other justice departments and social services in the area on Sunday 12 March to thank them. The service was organised by Jo-Anne Waites (right), pictured here with, from left, Sergeant Carmen Strauss, Constable Carol Strauss, Sergeant Jonica Isaacs and Lieutenant-Colonel Marlene Wales.

The AFM Church in Parkwood hosted a special service for the police, other justice departments and social services in the area on Sunday 12 March to thank them. The service was organised by Jo-Anne Waites (right), pictured here with, from left, Sergeant Carmen Strauss, Constable Carol Strauss, Sergeant Jonica Isaacs and Lieutenant-Colonel Marlene Wales.

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Police in Grassy Park have been creating awareness about safety issues to highlight Human Rights Day.

Grassy Park police spokesperson Constable Carol Strauss says that part of this initiative was hosting an imbizo in Parkwood on Thursday last week.

There station commander Colonel Shaun van Wyk highlighted some of the biggest problems in the area as well as the importance of working with the police.

“He explained that the police were aware of the problems in the area but that we could only react if the community was prepared to work with us,” Strauss says. “We also made the public understand that if they are prepared to stand by information that they give us, we will take action.

“It is important that we work with the community, know their feelings and concerns. With their information we can make Parkwood a better and safer place for all.”

Strauss adds that officers took to the streets with various roadblocks on Friday.

“This action was taken to make sure all motorists and their cars were legal, but also to hand out some safety tips to ensure their safety as part of our human rights awareness campaign.”

Police also conducted a raid in Pelican Park after receiving a tip-off. Alcohol was confiscated from an illegal shebeen.

“Our officers at Grassy Park thank the public for keeping us informed of criminal actions in their neighbourhoods and this information will lead to successful arrests.”

During routine patrols in the area on Sunday officers arrested a 45-year-old man for possession of a large quantity of drugs.

Officers were on patrol at 18:00 when they spotted a man driving a white Ford Fiesta. When he saw the police he sped away, but he was stopped in Ontong Road. He was arrested after the officers found tik and money in the car. Further investigation then led them to a house in Southfield where more tik and cocaine were hidden inside a garage. These drugs have an estimated street value of R120 000.

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