This information is extracted from the regular media releases issued by Hout Bay SAPS:
Unless otherwise stated, all media releases are issued by:
W/O Tanya Lesch
Communication Official/Social Crime Prevention
SAPS HOUT BAY
tel 021-7918660 / 78
29 November 2012:
House Robbery : Scott Estate
On Wednesday, 28th November 2012 at approx 03:30 the complainant was at home in Hout Bay, when she saw a suspect inside her home. The suspect grabbed her cellular phone from her, she tried to run away, but the suspect grabbed her foot, which caused her to fall. After this the suspect ran away. The suspect gained entrance to the house by forcing open the double doors with a screwdriver. Jewellery was also taken. No arrests have been made as yet. House Robbery : Bokkemans Kloof
On Thursday, 29 November 2012 at approx 00:25 the complainant was upstairs when he heard screaming coming from downstairs. Three guests entered his room followed by three male suspects. The suspects were wearing woollen caps and were armed with a knife and a panga. They demanded cash and cellular phones. One of the suspects forcefully removed one of the guests jewellery from her fingers. The following items were also taken: cellular phones, laptops, wallets, cash, jewellery, handbags and an ipod. No arrests have been made as yet. No one sustained injuries.
26 November 2012:
Successes for the Week:
Assault 6 arrests
Warrant of Arrests 2 arrests
Theft arrests 2
Dagga 2 arrests (2 stoppe dagga)
Mandrax arrest 1 (half a mandrax tablet)
House Breaking arrest 1
Sexual offences 1 arrest
Three arrests for closing of shebeens and liquor confiscated is estimated at 207litres
House Robbery in Victorskloof
On Monday, 26 November 2012 at approx 00:30 the complainant of Victorskloof area was woken up by a noise. When he went to check, he saw three suspects who had opened the sliding door to his house. The three male suspects demanded cash and cellular phones and threatened the complainant with a screwdriver. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash, jewellery, cameras and a laptop. No arrests have been made as yet.
23 November 2012: Body discovered on Hout Bay beach
On Friday morning, 23 November 20 12 at approx 05:30 a badly decomposed body of a male was discovered by a member of the public. SAPS were informed and an Inquest docket was opened. No clothing was visible. SAPS are following up information and comparing information on recent missing persons reported.
21 November 2012: ATTACK ON SAPS MEMBERS : HOUT BAY SAPS
On Wednesday, 21 November 2012 during the early hours of the morning, members of the Detective Hout Bay SAPS conducted a tracing operation. At approx 05:30 members visited an address in Hangberg. On their arrival the members saw a few men cleaning abalone outside a shack. When the Police were noticed by these men, they ran away. The members called for back-up. The community started to gather around the area, when more members arrived there were more than 30 community members. SAPS started to collect the abalone in the bags to take it to the vehicles and the members were stoned by the public that were in the area. Members of SAPS were injured by stones and bricks that were thrown at them. When members reached their vehicles, it was discovered that the tyres were slashed. Two flares were discharged in the direction of the members. Members had to leave the area for their own safety. Two members were injured. One member had injuries to her head and the front of her arms and another member had injuries to his knee and shoulder. 1533 Abalone, (mostly shucked abalone) were seized with the total value of R270 000.00. A case of Public Violence is under investigation. No arrests have been made as yet.
16 November 2012:
Business robbery: Spaza Shop
On Thursday, 15 November 2012 at approx. 11:30 two suspects, a man and woman, went into a Spaza Shop in Molokwane street, Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. Another two suspects entered the same shop. The first two suspects approached the employee of the Spaza shop and then took out a firearm and pointed it at the employee and fired a shot. The woman grabbed the cash, an amount of R1500 and all four suspects ran out of the shop. The employee was shot in his right upper arm and was transported to Victoria hospital. A case of Business Robbery was opened and under investigation. No arrests have been made as yet.
HOUSE ROBBERY: KENROCK ESTATE
On Thursday, 15 November 2012 at approx 00:10 the complainant and her husband were in their bedroom. The complainant saw one of the suspects and started to scream. The complainant’s husband grabbed a chair and threw it at one of the suspects. The complainant threw a vase at the other suspect, when he ran down the stairs. Both the victims sustained stab wounds, on their left arms, due to the encounter with the suspects. The paramedics were on the scene and the complainant received medical attention. The following items were taken, handbag with contents, laptop, camera and cellular phone. One of the suspects was wearing a balaclava and gloves and both were armed with knives, which they took from the kitchen.The suspects dug a hole under the electrical fencing of the estate and gained entry to the house by forcing the kitchen window open. No arrests have been made as yet.
7 November 2012:
Hout Bay SAPS would like to thank the community for their response after the murder of our two SAPS members, Cst P Nikani and Cst MG Nduku. The businesses that assisted in many ways, sent platters of food and the community, especially the schools that sent flowers, cards and letters. This gesture was highly appreciated and does not go unnoticed. This is proof of a good partnership and SAPS appreciate the support, love, care and interest during our tremendous loss. FESTIVE SEASON:
SAPS will have a zero tolerance on crime during the Festive Season. Patrols will increase during this period, especially on beaches, ATM and business areas. No liquor is allowed on the beaches. SAPS will concentrate on the closing of shebeens and drug outlets. Visitors safety is of utmost importance and will be a priority. Use of alcohol and visiting of liquor outlets leads to drunken driving, assaults and Domestic Violence. More law enforcement agencies will be visible during this period. BUSINESS ROBBERY:
On Tuesday, 2012-11-06 at approx 14:00 a business robbery took place at Anything Goes, Victoria Rd, Hout Bay. Two male suspects, one armed with a knife, robbed the employee at the store of R1 250 and fled the scene. SAPS followed up on information after visiting the scene and gained information which led to an arrest. The suspect will be charged for Business Robbery and will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Thursday, 2012-11-08.
15 October 2012:
On Friday, 12 October 2012, at approx 23:00 SAPS members were performing duties in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. Constable Mandisi Nduku and Constable Pindiwe Nikani were driving in Madiba Square, Imizamo Yethu when they were both shot in the head. Community members contacted the local Police station informing them about the shooting incident. Constable Nikani was declared dead on the scene and Constable Nduku was transported to Vincent Palotti Hospital. Constable Nduku was on life support, he passed away on Saturday morning.
An arrest was made on Sunday.
This office would like to thank the community, Paramedics, HBNW, Investigation Officers, Standby Officers, Provincial and Cluster Officers, Hout Bay SAPS members and volunteers who showed their commitment and dedication in assisting us during this devastating time.
These two members will be missed.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT OPERATION: HOUT BAY
On Thursday, 20 September 2012 from 06:00 till 11:00 an Illegal Immigrant Operation was conducted in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. The operation consisted of SAPS members from Hout Bay, Simons Town, Muizenberg and Cape Town and Simon’s Town Borderline. 52 Suspects were searched, which led to 12 arrests of Illegal Immigrants. The suspects were searched at the Robots in Victoria Rd, Valley Rd (opposite International School) and Disa River Rd.
During this operation one arrest was made for dealing in Tik, the suspect was in possession of 281 packets of Tik, the value is estimated at R8450-00. Another arrest was made for Possession of dagga, the suspect was found in possession of 12 stoppe dagga.
More of these operations, including drug outlets and shebeens will be conducted during the Festive Season.
HOUSE ROBBERY : HOUT BAY
On Friday, 21 September 2012 at approx. 00:20, an 80 year old man and his wife of Kronenzicht were woken up by three unknown males inside their bedroom. The suspects gained entry to the house through the lounge glass doors that were unlocked. The suspects were wearing balaclavas and gloves. The suspects were all armed with butchers knives and told the victims to keep quiet, the victims were tied up and were left inside the upstairs bedroom. The telephone wires were cut by the suspects. The suspects demanded the keys to the safe, two suspects went down stairs and one suspect stayed with the victims. The suspects forcefully removed the safe from the wall and went through the house and took jewellery and wedding gifts to the value of R2 million . After a while the suspects left and the complainant’s wife looked out the bathroom window and called for help when she noticed a gentlemen walking his dog, who then phoned SAPS. It was later discovered that the palisades to the premises were forced open. The fingerprints, photographers, Victim Support and various officers and members of SAPS attended to the scene. No arrests have been made as yet.
These are the arrests for the last week - 10th to 15th September 2012:
Assault – 5
Possession of suspected stolen property – 1
Drunken driving – 8
Warrant of Arrests – 6
Attempted House breaking – 1
Robbery – 1
Theft out of and from M/V – 3
Attempted murder – 2
Theft – 1
Possession of dagga 3 arrests:
1. One stop dagga
2. Forty parcels of dagga, 47 stoppe dagga,
3. One stop of dagga
On Wednesday, 12 September 2012, at approx 17:20 members of Hout Bay SAPS received a complaint of a robbery that took place in Whittlers Way, Hughenden area. On arrival, SAPS found a suspect, who was chased and caught after robbing a lady of her handbag. The complainant, however, was not at the scene and information will be followed up. There was R700 inside the bag and medication. The suspect was arrested and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on charges of robbery on Friday, 14 September 2012.
On Tuesday, 11 September 2012 at approx 18:45 a women was jogging in Manchester Street when one suspect grabbed her by the arm and the other suspect grabbed her i-pod and her hat. The value of the i-pod is estimated at R1700. No arrests were made as yet.
Robbery, Theft out of m/v, Theft from m/v:
On Wednesday, 12 September 2012, at approx 17:20 a complainant was taking his boss to Checkers. When he dropped his boss off, he stopped at the stop street at the entrance of Checkers and two males approached him, pulled him out of the vehicle and demanded money for operating a taxi. They took R300 cash from the complainant. The complainant went to SAPS to report the incident. When SAPS returned to the scene they found the vehicle parked at Checkers, with the key in the ignition. The speakers, radio and battery were stolen from the vehicle. Three arrests were made after the members enquired about the incident. The three suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Friday, 14 September 2012 on charges of robbery, theft out of m/v and theft from m/v.
VICTIM SUPPORT ROOM:
I would like to invite you to SAPS for an open day (to promote the Victim Support) in the Victim Support Room on Wednesday 19th September from 08:00 – 16:00 Also on Friday 21st at 11:00. SAPS will be handing over certificates to show our appreciation for our volunteers. If anyone is interested in becoming a VS volunteer, please visit us to obtain more information.
23 August 2012 - ROBBERY AND ASSAULT OF A MINOR:
On Tuesday, 21 August 2012 at approx 18:30 an eleven year old boy was riding his skateboard in the road when he was approached by an unknown male who assaulted him, took his skate board and ran away. No arrests have been made as yet. A case of Robbery and Assault was opened.
23 August 2012 - HOUSE ROBBERY:
On Tuesday, 21 August 2012 at approx 18:15 four male suspects entered a house in Penzance where the complainant and her daughter were at swimming lessons. The suspects told them to keep quiet. One of the suspects hit the 7 year old girl with his fist. The complainant then screamed for help. The suspects demanded valuables and grabbed a cellular phone and then jumped over a wall and ran away. No arrests have been made as yet. A case of House Robbery was opened.
7 August 2012 - HOUSE ROBBERIES, HOUT BAY
HOUSE ROBBERY: TARRAGONA
On Monday, the 6h of August 2012, at approx 04:30 the complainant and his wife were sleeping when they were woken by a noise inside their bedroom. The complainant saw two suspects, both wearing balaclavas. The complainant was ordered to stay in the room (“and Sleep”). After the suspects left the scene, the complainant saw that the following items were taken, ipad, ipod, two cellular phones, two cameras and cash. No arrests have been made as yet.
HOUSE ROBBERY: KENROCK
On Monday, the 6th of August 2012, at approx 00:15 the complainant was busy in his study when two male suspects entered. The suspects were wearing balaclavas and gloves. The complainant was threatened with a knife and asked where the safe was. The suspects then took a laptop, wallet and a camera and left the scene. No arrests have been made as yet.
HOUSE ROBBERY: NEEDLES WALK
On Saturday the 4th of August 2012, at approx 21:10 the complainant was watching television at home in Needles Walk when she heard her son screaming. The complainant went downstairs and saw three male suspects armed with a knife, hammer and a stick. The suspects forced her back into the room and then the suspects searched through the house. The following items were taken, cellular phone, laptop, cash, camera and jewellery, value unknown. No arrests have been made as yet.
21 July 2012 - MURDER : IMIZAMO YETHU, HOUT BAY
On Saturday, 21 July 2012, at approx 22:00, shift members from Hout Bay SAPS were stopped by the public. A victim, with a chest wound was lying in Aggett Road, Mandela Park. The victim was still breathing on the arrival of SAPS, however the victim passed away on the scene. It is alleged that the victim and the suspect were involved in an argument earlier when the victim was stabbed in the chest. The 31 year old suspect was arrested and appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate Court today (Tuesday) on charges of Murder.
20 July 2012 - HOUSE ROBBERY : HARBOUR HEIGHTS, HOUT BAY
On Friday, 20 July 2012 at approx 22:30, the complainant was at home with her 4 year old daughter when she heard someone trying to open the sliding door. She went closer because she was expecting her husband. While she was opening the door, two males pushed her inside and told her not to make a noise. She then ran and locked herself and her daughter inside the bedroom. The suspects searched the house and left. Her handbag containing her ID, passport and other belongings was taken. One of the suspects was handicapped and walked with a limp. No arrests have been made as yet.
Anyone with information to contact the Hout Bay SAPS on 021 791 8660
19 July 2012 - THANKS to those who assisted in a succcessful Nelson Mandela Day event
SAPS Hout Bay would like to thank all the role players who made this a fantastic day, for everyone wo took part, making it an enjoyable and successful event. The handing out of soup to patients at the two clinics in Hout Bay took place from 12:00 – 13:07 on Mandela Day, 18th of July 2012.
A special thanks goes out to Patrick McClauglin, from Rotary who made this happen by sponsoring money to buy the ingredients to make the soup, as well as oranges and rolls. Jenny from Tobi and her team came to the party as always and made the most delicious soup that was handed out to the patients, children and bystanders at the Clinic in the Hangberg area. Approx. 80 people were fed and children received oranges as well. The soup was handed out by volunteers and members of SAPS. Janet McKenna, the wife of the Chairperson of the CPF made delicious soup that fed about 50 patients and children at the Main Rd Clinic. The soup was handed out by members of SAPS.
I would also like to thank Colonel Swanepoel and Yvonne from Muizenberg Cluster who supported them in this initiative and visited during the event.
Rotary members also attended the handing out process and I would also like to thank Tammy Matthysen and her brother, Jono Matthysen who also assisted in handing out soup. - W/O Tanya Lesch. See Gallery >>
13 July 2012 - HOUSE ROBBERY : TARRAGONA ESTATE, HOUT BAY
On Friday, 13 July 2012 at approx 23:45 the complainant and his family were home sleeping when the complainant's wife woke up to see a suspect, wearing a balaclava, inside their bedroom. She started screaming and her husband woke up. The complainant then threw a blanket at the suspect who then threatened them with a screwdriver. The suspect left the room and the complainant followed him and found another suspect in the lounge area. They took three laptops, two cellular phones and an ipod. Value is estimated at R32 000. Entry to the house was gained by forcing the glass doors in the lounge. No injuries were sustained by anyone. No arrests has been made yet.
11 July 2012 - HOUSE ROBBERY : NORTHSHORE, HOUT BAY
On Wednesday, 11 July 2012 at approx 07:20 the complainant was busy on his laptop downstairs next to the entrance of the house, when he heard the sound of glass breaking. Two suspects entered his house, after throwing a stone through the glass front door. An encounter between one of the suspects and the complainant took place. The complainant was struck with a stone and was injured on both arms and his head. The complainant’s wife came downstairs and was also struck in the face by one of the suspects. The suspects tried to take the complainant's laptop, but did not succeed, because they could not remove the plug from the wall. After the suspects took a blue leather jacket, valued at R1000, they left the scene. A beanie and a torchbelonging to the suspects were left at the crime scene.
28 June 2012 - ROBBERY : SANDY BAY, HOUT BAY
On Thursday, 2012-06-28 at approx. 17:30 the complainant was walking his dogs on Sandy Bay beach when he was approached by three young men. One of the suspects was armed with a knife and pointed it at the complainant. The suspect told the complainant to be calm and asked for his bag and not to follow them. He asked for his car keys back, which were handed to him. When the suspects left, they threw stones at him. He was slightly injured on his hand. The complainant went back to his car where he met other people, who phoned SAPS. Cst Wentzel and Cst Mandisi NDuku responded to the complaint. ADT arrested one suspect and SAPS arrested two suspects who were positively identified by the complainant. The suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate court on charges of Robbery (other than a firearm). All stolen items were recovered by SAPS.
27 June 2012 - HOUSE ROBBERY : KENROCK ESTATE
On Wednesday, 2012-06-27 at approximately 02:15 a house robbery took place at Kenrock Estate. Two male suspects, between 20 and 25 jumped over the electrical fence and broke a downstairs bedroom window to gain entrance into the house. One suspect was armed with a large handmade knife and both were wearing balaclavas. The complainant's wife heard a noise downstairs so the complainant went downstairs and approached the two suspects in the kitchen area. The suspects warned the complainant not to make a noise and wanted to know where the safe and money was. The complainant then handed over a briefcase, containing cash to the amount of R20 000 and Kruger Rands. The suspects also took jewellery to the value of R50 000. No arrests have been made as yet. All leads are being followed up.
25 Jun 2012 - BUSINESS ROBBERY: HANBERG
On Monday 2012-06-25 at approx. 19:30 seven heavily armed male suspects entered the Bayview Supermarket in Hangberg. The aggressive suspects forcefully opened the unlocked doors and safety gates and demanded the money in the four tills inside the shop. The owner and 3 employees were busy cashing up the daily takings, the suspects took R70 000 cash, a cellular phone to the value of R5000 (belonging to the shop owner) and a big box containing cigarettes (value unknown). No shots were fired and no injuries sustained. The suspects split into two groups when they left the crime scene. No arrests have yet been made. Identity kits have been drawn up and all information is being followed up.
19 June 2012 - HOUSE ROBBERY : MOUNT RHODES
On Tuesday, 2012-06-19 at approx. 01:15 the complainant who was alone at home and in her study, heard the opening and banging of a window. The suspects then gained entry by forcing a window open. The complainant was confronted by two suspects, wearing balaclavas and gloves. The suspects were armed with screwdrivers and threatened the complainant and demanded cash and jewellery. The suspects took belongings to the value of R400 000, including a Laptop, camera equipment , jewellery and a cellular phone. No arrests have been made yet.
18 June 2012 - OVER VIEW OF CRIME FOR THE LAST WEEK: HOUT BAY SAPS
ROBBERY WITH A WEAPON OTHER THAN A FIREARM:
On Sunday, 2012-06-17 at approx. 14:35 the complainant was riding his bicycle in the Main Rd, Hout Bay when he was stopped by three males. One suspect grabbed him and threw him against the wall, they also threatened him with a knife. The suspects took his digital camera, Blackberry cellular phone and a bag and ran away. No arrests has been made yet. MURDER:
On Saturday, 2012-06-16 at approx. 16:00 SAPS members on patrol were stopped by the community in Imizamo Yethu informing the members of a stabbing incident. On their arrival at the scene in Molokwane street, they found a victim in the doorway of the shack. The brother of the deceased was arrested. It is alleged that the two brothers had a fight over R50. The suspect will appear on charges of Murder in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Monday 2012-06-18. COMMON ROBBERY:
On Friday, 2012-06-15 at approx. 22:30 the complainant from IY came from the shop in Donsiake area. He was accompanied by his girlfriend, when he was confronted by three males and they started searching through his pockets. They robbed him of cellular phone and cash R280. No suspects have been arrested yet. ATTEMPTED MURDER:
On Tuesday, 2012-06-12 during the night the members received a complaint in Molokwane Street IY. The complainant was inside his shop, when he heard a gun shot. When they went outside he saw three male suspects. He told the suspects to leave and one of them drew a firearm and shot him in the stomach. The three suspects were arrested over the weekend and charged with attempted murder. They will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Monday 2012-06-18.
On Friday, 2012-06-08 at approx 22:40 the complainant was at home in the Penzance area. Four suspects jumped over the fence and gained access to the house, by opening the sliding door with a knife. The owner saw the four suspects inside his kitchen and they attacked him. The complainant fetched his firearm and shot one of the suspects, trying to stop the attack. The suspect was injured in the upper left leg and then tried to run away. Two other suspects grabbed the complainant and took the firearm and stabbed him four times using a knife taken from the complainant's kitchen. The complainant was taken to hospital. The firearm was recovered and four arrests have been made and the suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on charges of House robbery. Two of the suspects were juveniles and were placed in a youth facility.
Theft out of motor vehicles is again very high in the Hout Bay area. SAPS asks residents and visitors to be more vigilant. Here are a few safety tips:
1. Do not leave any expensive items in your vehicle; cameras, clothing, gps, laptops, cellular phones etc.
2. Do not have any items visible in your vehicle.
3. Do lock your vehicle at all times, make sure that is locked.
4. Park your vehicle in or near a well lit area.
5. Do not park your car in a deserted area or far from other vehicles.
6. If you have a garage or safe parking area, rather park your vehicle there where it will be safer.
There was a business robbery yesterday in IY 2012-05-29 at approx 14:00 where five suspects entered a Somalian shop, one suspect armed with a firearm. The suspects took air time and cash to the value of R700. One arrest was made after the suspect was pointed out by the complainant. The suspect will appear in the Wynberg magistrate court tomorrow on charges of armed robbery.
SANDY BAY MUGGING:
On 2012-05-07 at approx 17:30 the complainant and a friend were at the Sandy Bay beach when they noticed three suspects armed with sticks. The complainant’s friend ran away. The complainant was assaulted by one of the suspects and sustained injuries on his lower back and his nose. The suspect took his sunglasses and ran away.
SAPS would like to inform the community of these incidents, even though SAPS do their utmost to secure and patrol these areas, incidents still occur. The information that has been received is that the suspects are young boys and operate in groups, they will not hesitate to attack their victims. There have been reports of theft and robberies on the Hout Bay beach as well with the same modus operandi, please take note that incidents were also reported where boys in school uniform were the perpetrators.
Do walk in groups, do not walk alone.
Do not walk in deserted areas, where you can be spotted alone.
Do not carry expensive items with you.
Do report incidents as soon as possible.
Keep a safe distance between you and a suspect.
Do not try to defend yourself, property can always be replaced.
Other Recent incidents:
On 2012-05-08 at approx 21:10 a Business Robbery occurred in Tambo Rd, Imizamo Yethu. The complainant came from the bathroom when he noticed two males running down the road. One of the suspects pointed a firearm at the complainant and searched him, they took his cellular phone, airtime and cigarettes.
On 2012-05-12 approx 10:30 a robbery occurred when the complainant was walking through a bushy area in IY and talking on her phone, when two males came from behind and grabbed her phone and handbag. No arrests have been made yet.
On 2012-05-12 at approx 20:00 an armed robbery occurred at a Somalian shop in Imizamo Yethu, when five suspects came into his shop, armed with four firearms. The one suspect demanded cash, they also took airtime and cellular phones. Value unknown. A firearm was recovered. No arrests have been made.
On 2012-05-12 at approx 20:30 an armed robbery occurred at a Somalian shop in Imizamo Yethu, when the complainant and his brother were inside the shop, when four suspects entered and hit the complainant over the head with a firearm and demanded cash. The value of items and cash that were taken is estimated at R2 400-00. A community member called the local Police Station and when SAPS arrived, Cst Moposela followed up information and arrested the suspect for armed robbery. He appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate Court today on charges of armed robbery.
Over the weekend:
Two arrests were made for possession of drugs (Dagga)
One arrest for drunken driving.
Both suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate Court today. (Monday 14 May)
SAPS would like to inform the community that the house breakings and theft out of motor vehicles are high in Beach Estate and Scott Estate. Be more vigilant and lock away items, and ensure that they are not visible inside your vehicle.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
ARREST FOR ABALONE : HOUT BAY SAPS
On Thursday morning, 2012-04-12 at approx. 06:00 a member from Hout Bay SAPS received information of a vehicle transporting abalone. The member followed up the information and noticed the white Nissan bakkie coming from the Hangberg area. They pulled the vehicle over at Victoria Rd, Hout Bay (Suikerbossie). The member and his passenger approached the bakkie and found that the back of the bakkie was covered with a black plastic sheet. The members informed the driver that it is abalone and that it is illegal, they arrested the 19 year old man from Grassy Park and brought him down to SAPS. There were 40 bags containing 2654 chucked abalone and they were confiscated. Street value is estimated at R1 000 000. The suspect will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Monday on charges under the Marine Living Resources Act.
19 February 2012:
SAFEKEEPING OF FIREARMS – A MESSAGE FROM SAPS
This office experiences continuous problems and enquiries regarding this issue, and SAPS would like to inform the community of the correct procedures according to the Act.
If any further enquiries are needed, please do not hesitate to contact the Designated Firearm Officer, Sgt Theresa Lockem at Hout Bay SAPS on 021 791 8660 or 021 791 9302.
The Firearms Control Act, Act 60 of 2000 (Chapter 16) Article 120 (8) states that a person is guilty of an offence if he or she:
(A) Fails to lock away his or her firearm or a firearm in his or her possession in a prescribed safe, strong-room or device for the safe-keeping when such firearm is not carried on his or her person or is not under his or her direct control.
(B) loses a firearm, or is otherwise dispossessed of a firearm owing to the person’s failure to:
(i) lock the firearm away in a prescribed safe, strong-room or device for the safekeeping of a firearm,
(ii) take reasonable steps to prevent the loss or theft of the firearm while the firearm was on his or her person or under his or her direct control, or
(iii) keep the keys to such safe, strong-room or device in safe custody.
16 February 2012:
Hout Bay SAPS
2 Shebeen operations were conducted - liquor was confiscated and 2 arrests were made
2 arrests for drugs were made - 3 stoppe, 3 tik bags, and half mandrax were confiscated
2 arrests for drugs - 1 x mandrax tablet,3 tik bags, crushed mandrax
Thursday, 16th of February
Roadblock was held - 18 arrests and fines issued, value of R6100
Wednesday, 15th of February
School search was conducted - 13 knives and lighters and cigarettes and a flair was voluntarily handed in
No arrests were made
1 drug arrest - 67 stoppe and 2 litre containing dagga
Thursday, 15th of February
Shebeen operation - One arrest and liquor confiscated Friday, 16th of February
Arrest for sexual assault
1 drug arrests
1 stop dagga
Friday, 16th of Frebruary
Roadblock - 4 arrests for Drunken driving
1 drug arrest
1 stop and 167 dagga plants
15 February 2012:
On Wednesday, 15 February 2012 at approx 08:30 to 09:45 a drug search was conducted at the Hout Bay High School. The school had experienced a few incidents in the last two weeks with students. The headmaster Mr Julies approached SAPS to conduct the drug search. During the search, five SAPS members and an extra two members from the Dog Unit and a Narcotic dog were utilized. Several knives, cigarettes, lighters, sharp objects and one flair were confiscated. The scholars were given the opportunity to hand in any dangerous weapon before the search. No arrests were made.
14 February 2012:
On Tuesday, 7th of February 2012 at approx. 16:30 the complainant was on her way home and passed the Disa River school in Mandela Park, when she was threatened by two males, armed with knives who took her handbag and ran away.
On Wednesday, 8th of February 2012 at approx. 18:40 the complainant came back from shopping in Well Way Hout Bay. He was threatened by two males, armed with a knife who demanded the complainant’s cellular phone and took his cash. SAPS members (from the Crime Prevention Unit) went to the scene and the suspects were found hiding in the bushes. Two suspects were arrested and the stolen property was recovered. The suspects’ ages were 36 and 15 and they appeared on Friday in the Wynberg Magistrate on charges of Robbery.
On Wednesday, 8th of February 2012 at approx 15:55 the complainant was on his way home when he was stopped by three males who forced him to hand over his cellular phone. The value of the cellular phone is estimated at R3000-00. A suspect was brought in for questioning.
On Wednesday, 8th of February 2012 at approx 16:45 a complainant was in a white taxi sedan at c/o Harbour Road and Albert Road, Hout Bay when the taxi slowed down and one of the passengers took a knife and instructed the complainant to hand over her money. The driver then stopped and the complainant was forced out of the taxi and the vehicle drove off. No registration number was obtained. The amount that was taken is R2000. No arrests have been made.
On Monday, 6th of February 2012 at approx. 05:20 the complainant who lives in Hout Bay Heights was sleeping when she was woken by the dogs barking. One suspect came through a small window, which was left open. The suspect then opened the door for the other suspect. The suspects took the complainant outside and hit the complainant on the head with an unknown object. The complainant’s laptop was stolen. SAPS followed up on information received, leading to two arrests.
On Tuesday, 7th of February 2012 between 23:00 and 08:30 there was a House breaking at Dunes Restaurant where a Panasonic flat screen television and two computer boxes were stolen. WO Buchner from the Crime Prevention Unit received information, he followed it up and arrested the two suspects, who were linked to the House Robbery (Heights on the 6th of Feb) and the Dunes incident. The television and the computer boxes were recovered.
On Saturday, 11th of February 2012 at approx. 01:30 the complainant was woken up by the alarm. Two male suspects were inside her bedroom. It is unknown if any weapon was used. Entrance was gained by forcing a door open. The suspects wore dark clothing. The suspects instructed her to take her rings off her fingers. The suspects took her jewellery, watch, cash (R400), cellular phone. No arrests were made.
Abalone: On Tuesday 2012-02-14 between 05:00 to 12:00 at Hout Bay area. Information was received regarding abalone in the Hangberg area, Hout Bay. Hout Bay station officers went to the scene and observed the situation. Approx 20 poachers were running through the mountain slopes in the Hangberg area, while carrying the abalone. Approx 10 POPS and 7 Hout Bay SAPS members were utilized to address this crime. A house was identified and was searched, but no abalone were found during the search. During the search a group of about 50 Rastas gathered illegally and started intimidating and attacked SAPS members. One arrest for Possession of 3 parcels of dagga was made. The Rastas stoned the members and SAPS retreated from the scene to safe guard the vehicles. Two members fired rubbber bullets to disperse the crowd that was coming towards the SAPS members. No injuries to SAPS members were reported or damage to state property. A case of Public Violence was opened. No arrests have been made yet.
Shooting Incident: On Tuesday, 14 February 2012 at approx 06:30 the members on duty received a complaint of a shooting incident in the Hangberg Area. On their arrival at the Fire Station in Hout Bay, SAPS were informed that a 39 year old male from Hangberg was dropped off at the fire station and had sustained a gunshot wound to the right shoulder. The victim was transported to Victoria Hospital and SAPS is investigating an Attempted Murder.
30 January 2012:
On Monday morning, 30 January 2012, between 07:00 and 09:00 a house break-in occurred in Llandudno. Shift members were informed by an informer that the stolen property was with a suspect in the Hangberg area. The 32 year old suspect, who is from the Congo, was contacted and when he arrived in a taxi, he was searched and arrested. He was still in possession of the stolen goods and was wearing a watch that was stolen earlier at the break-in. All the stolen goods were recovered, value estimated at R20 000-00. The property that was recovered includes, an I-pad, I-phone, cellular phone and jewellery. The suspect will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Wednesday on charges of house breaking and possession of stolen goods.
The SAPS members that were involved in this arrest:
Sgt Asanda Poswa
Cst Xolile Machece
Cst Malusi Nunu
Cst Josepth Pretorius
09 January 2012:
This office would like to send out an urgent warning to home owners, visitors and the general public.
Hout Bay has experienced a spate of house robberies over this festive season. SAPS urges the community to be more vigilant during 2012.
Homes are being watched, as are the movements of the owners, by the perpetrators. The victims often do not activate alarms, beams, do not lock the doors and they leave windows wide open, which creates an invitation for criminal activities. Even if you live in a private or secure estate, all precautions should be taken. In general, vehicle owners leave expensive items visible in their vehicles.
When beaches are visited, the public walk with cellular phones, cameras, jewellery, i-phones etc. When walking trails are used, we ask the community to walk in big groups and not to carry expensive items with them. Do not walk alone, even if you have large dogs with you.
We ask the community to report any suspicious activities, vehicles or people in their area.
04 January 2012: HOUSE ROBBERY (WELBEVIND)
On Wednesday, 04 January 2012 at approx 01:30 the complainant, (German Tourists) his wife and their three children were asleep when they were woken up by three suspects. The suspects wore balaclavas, gloves and were armed with knives. The suspects tied the complainant and his wife up and went through the house and took their belongings . The suspects gained entry by breaking a glass panel in the glass door. It took the complainant a long time to loosen the ropes that they were tied up with. The following items were taken, a camera, cellular phones, i-pad and jewellery. No injuries were sustained. No arrests were made.
HOUSE ROBBERY (KENROCK)
On Tuesday, 2012-01-03 at approx 22:30 the complainant and his wife were alone at home in their dining room. They were confronted by two males wearing gloves and balaclavas, they were armed with knives. The suspects gained entry through an open window in the bedroom. The one suspect pushed the complainants wife down to the floor and the other suspect took the complainant to the safe and told him to open it, the suspect then took the items inside the safe. The complainant was also injured by the suspects. The suspects tied the victims together and went through the house and took more of their belongings. The following items were taken, jewellery, cash and video camera. No arrests were made yet.
02 January 2012:Suspects arrested and belongings recovered on the beach
On Monday, 2nd of January 2012, (late afternoon) two ladies were robbed of their belongings by gun point on the Hout Bay beach. When the complainants reported the incident to Hout Bay SAPS, the members went to the beach after receiving a description of the two suspects. The Crime Prevention members spotted the two suspects and brought both suspects in for questioning. The suspects were still in possession of the stolen property and the metal toy pistol, which was used to commit the crime.
The two victims were very pleased that their belongings were recovered by SAPS. The two suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Wednesday, 4th of January 2012 on charges of robbery (with weapon).
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