THE police are committed to turning the tide against crime by means of multidisciplinary operations and deploying sufficient members to intensify visibility in hot spot areas as concerted efforts to stop criminality. During last week, compliance inspections were conducted at various premises by where firearms, ammunition, liquor and second hand goods are sold in the Uitenhage Cluster. Over the past weekend, additional manpower within the police’s support service environment was deployed to assist with crime prevention duties in the same cluster. “Several successful operations were also conducted which yielded good results. A total of 186 suspects were arrested on charges ranging from attempted murder, house breaking and theft, robbery aggravating, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm to theft,” said Captain Gerda Swart, spokesperson of the SAPS Uitenhage Cluster. “Twenty-one (21) suspects were arrested for illegal possession of drugs. 75 Traffic related fines were issued, valued at R37 500 and one person was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of liquor.” During the same period, detectives arrested more than 48 suspects for crimes ranging from robbery, theft, contravention of protection orders, assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm and house breaking and theft. The police encourage the public to work with them in reducing crime and they appeal to the community to provide valuable information that will lead to the arrest of those involved in crime. Share information and support each other in the fight against crime by contacting Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211. The MySAPS app is also available for South African citizens to download on to their smartphones from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. #ZIZOJIKA IZINTO – Turning the tide against crime.