Archives: SAPS Media Reports

This information is extracted from the regular media releases issued by Corporate Communication Hout Bay SAPS:
Unless otherwise stated, all media releases/corporate communications are issued by:
W/O Tanya Lesch
Corporate Communication
tel  021-791 8660 / 78
fax 021-791 8661
05 December 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Crime Update
There is at present a 'spike' in crime in Hout Bay.
In reaction SAPS have made the following arrests between 14 November and 03 December 2017
Assault GBH = 12
Housebreaking and theft = 14
Rape = 4
Domestic violence = 6
Possession of drugs = 6
Theft = 3
Attempted robbery = 2
Possession of dangerous weapon = 2
Robbery with weapon other than firearm = 8
Possession of housebreaking implements = 1
Possession of stolen property = 5
Common Robery = 3
Malicious damage to property = 5
Pointing a firearm = 1
Attempted murder = 1
Liquor Act = 2

14 November 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Recent Successes
On Tuesday 2017-11-13 from 23:00 till 06:00 members of Hout Bay CID had a tracing operation, which led to ten arrests. The focus of the operation was people of interest (wanted). These arrests included Robbery with a weapon other than a firearm, Robbery with a firearm, Violation of a protection order, Assault, Possession of drugs (Mandrax and dagga were confiscated). Four of the arrests were made for House breaking and theft. During the same day, 4 VCP’s were conducted, 18 people and 10 vehicles were searched, additional arrests were made. The suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Thursday on the mentioned charges

3 Aug 2017: Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication
South African Police Service
Media contact: Sergeant Leon Fortuin-SAPS Western Cape Media Centre
Tel: 021 417 7424 & 082 522 2618
During our continued efforts to create a safe and secure environment for the community in Hout Bay, crime operations were conducted by SAPS and other law enforcement agencies during the past week which proved successful. 
In a joint effort, SAPS and other law enforcement agencies were deployed in number to police the area. Various initiatives comprising searches, crime awareness campaigns, foot patrols, the tracing of wanted suspects and several operations including shebeen operations were conducted which led to a total of 174 arrests.
During these initiatives, a total of four arrests for murder, 30 for assault, 39 drug related arrests, 18 drunken driving, 18 possession of dangerous weapons were made and ten shebeens were closed down. 1493 suspects were searched and 681 vehicles were stopped and searched during 145 vehicle check points.
569 grams of dagga, 12 dagga plants, 3 mandrax powder and 23 mandrax tablets were confiscated during drug arrests. 304 traffic fines were issued to the value of R165 000. 471,690 litres of alcohol were confiscated during raids of 10 shebeens. 15 knives and one scissors were confiscated. One firearm and ammunition were confiscated during a vehicle search and the suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates court. Three suspects were arrested for possession of 2164 crayfish and 237 crayfish tails.  

27 July 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Recent Successes
On Wednesday, 2017-07-26 between 06:00 and 18:00 the following successes were reached by detectives, Vispol members and members from Stabilization unit. A vehicle checkpoint was held from 10:15 to 11:15 in Harbour rd, Hout Bay, during this roadblock a vehicle was searched and a 9 mm pistol and ammunition were found inside the vehicle. 3 arrests were made for possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition, the suspects aged between 24 and 32 years will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Friday. During the same VCP, one arrest of a 28 year old male was made for Possession of crayfish, where 34 under sized crayfish were confiscated. In total 23 arrests made for Assault, Possession of dagga, House breaking and illegal immigrants and other crimes. From 18:00 – 06:00 the same evening another nine arrests were executed for warrants of arrests and other crimes.

12 June 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Recent Successes
This last week many houses in Imizamo Yethu were raided for drugs. Mandrax, Tik and dagga were confiscated and CAS dockets opened. Shabeens were also raided and illegal alcohol confiscated
All illegal substances were taken out of Hout Bay and will be used as evidence in court

5 June 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Recent Successes
On Friday, 2nd June 2017 and Saturday, 3rd June 2017 crime prevention operations were conducted in Hout Bay where different role players were involved, which led to many arrests. A shebeen operation was executed where more than 500 litres of alcohol was confiscated and one arrest was made.
Seven drug arrests were made; loose dagga, 109 stoppe of Dagga, mandrax, tik and a tik lollie was confiscated as evidence. Fines to the value of R25 000 were issued. Eight drunken driving arrests were made.
16 February 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: REPORTING A CRIME TO SAPS
Have you ever wondered why SAPS are under-resourced? 
There are many reasons but the main one is UNDER-REPORTING OF CRIME TO SAPS.
Reporting crime is very important but unfortunately many people feel that it often isn’t worth the effort. 
Yes, it will take up some of your time, but it is also your duty to those around you to do so.
If you do not report your crime you are allowing the criminal continue to repeatedly commit the same crime but government will allocate resources to where crime is reported and where they feel it is most needed.
SAPS has provided us with a detailed description of how to report a crime and we list a few points that we feel are important below:
Condition/Service Description:
This service is provided to any person who is a victim of crime.
SAPS will open a case docket and investigate the crime, effecting arrests of suspects and presenting the case to courts for prosecution
When a person has been a victim of crime he/she can contact the police by dialling 10111 or visit their nearest police station. If a police official attends the crime scene he/she will obtain a statement from the complainant and witnesses, if possible.
The police official will then go to the police station and register the case in the SAPS Crime Administration System (CAS) and give the complainant the reference which is called a CAS number.
The complainant must ensure that he/she retains this CAS number as a reference for future enquiries regarding the criminal case.
If the complainant visits the local police station to report the crime he/she will be attended to in the Community Service Centre (CSC) by a police official
The police official will first interview and then take a statement from the complainant and register the reported crime into the CAS file.
The complainant will then be given a CAS number which must be used for all enquiries regarding the reported criminal case.
The completed case docket is then allocated to a police detective who will carry out the investigation and all enquiries can then be directed to this detective.
The detective in charge of the particular case will complete the investigation and present the docket to the relevant court for prosecution.
The complainant will be notified by the detective when he/she is to attend the court hearings.
There is no charge for this service.
On Friday, 10th February 2017 from 10:00 – 14:00 an integrated crime prevention operation between SAPS, Metro Police, Law Enforcement and Traffic was conducted in Hout bay.
The following successes were reached. Two arrests for possession of drugs, tik, nine packets of dagga and lose dagga were confiscated. Eleven dagga plants were handed in. Total of R76 000 of fines were issues in roadblocks and VCP’s. Eleven packets (220 cigarettes) of counterfeit cigarettes were found abandoned by the containers in Salamander Rd, Hangberg . The Graffiti Unit, 15 workers and 1 officer painted 648m2 of walls covered in Graffiti in Salamander Road, Hangberg. Four fines to the value of R2000 were issued in the Harbour for Informal trading.
8 February 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Successes for the week
SAPS Hout Bay have had some success this month. For February 2017 alone they have made 45 arrests of which 26 are drug related.
To maintain the momentum they need the assistance of the general public. If you are suspicious about your neighbours, relatives or friends, do you suspect they are involved in crime?:
If you have any information about criminals - be they murderers, rapists, robbers, hijackers, burglars, drug dealers, gangsters, child abusers, fraudsters, smash and grabbers or petty criminals, let 'Crimeline' know and they will get the police to act
1. SMS 32211: Please be specific! For example, if you have names, addresses, descriptions, etc. please provide them. SMSs are charged at R1.00 each. They promise not to pass on any of your details to the authorities.
2. Online: If you want to pass on information on this website, go to and complete the form
3. WhatsApp: Hout Bay SAPS own crime tipoff line @ 0717808601

24 January 2017 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: IY Patrols
SAPS and CPF acknowledge the good work done by IY NHW Patrollers in the fight against crime, and require them to operate within the law at all times.
The partnership between SAPS, CPF and patrollers will continue.
SAPS has NOT instructed the IY Patrollers to stop patrolling, and measures have been put in place for SAPS to assist with foot patrols over weekends 2 December 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: More Information on SAPS Reservists
28 November 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Accident on Chapmans Peak Drive
Early this morning the driver of a Silver Etios was driving on Chapmans Peak Drive, the security of Chapmans Peak spoke to the driver and called SAPS. The Police then followed the driver and when he noticed SAPS behind him, he drove off Chapmans Peak Drive. He was then airlifted and was transported to Groote Schuur Hospital with an ambulance
28 November 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: Business robbery
On Sunday, 27th of November 2016 at approx. 17:30 a business robbery occurred at Checkers, Hout Bay. The complainant, an employee of Checkers was busy inside the shop counting cash when he heard a knock on the door. Another employee went to open the door, when he was confronted by an unknown male, armed with a firearm and demanded him to open the door. Three suspects then entered the shop, one of the suspects placed cash into a bag and then left the crime scene afterwards. No injuries were sustained. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the shop. No arrests has been made as yet. Anyone with information to please contact Hout Bay SAPS on 021 791 8660 or crime stop 08600 10111.
26 November 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release:
On Friday, 25th of November 2016 from 10:00 members of Hout Bay SAPS embarked on a pamphlet drive to launch the 16 days of activism, crimes against women and children. The newly appointed Station Commander, Lt Col Nebhisi and members handed out pamphlets in Imizamo Yethu and at Checkers Hout Bay. During the pamphlet drive the officers and members engaged with the community and many questions were asked by the community and was answered by SAPS

22 November 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: FIRE IN IMIZAMO YETHU:
Last night, 21st of November 2016 at approx. 20:45 a fire broke out in Aggette Rd, Imizamo Yethu. The result was that 6 bungalows burnt down, we are not certain how many people were affected by the fire. There were two injuries, one female was treated for smoke inhalation and one male had a cut on his upper leg. They were both treated at the Fire Station and one went to Victoria Hospital. The cause of the fire was due to electrical cables. Two fire engines attended to the fire

SAPS invites members of the community that are energetic, intelligent, physically and mentally fit and that are dedicated with the desire to serving their country on a voluntary basis as Reservists, to assist SAPS in the fight against crime. Enquiries:  Capt Kriel - 021 417 7414 or The Recruitment Centre - 021 467 8492 or contact Contact WO Tanya Lesch at Hout Bay SAPS (see above) or email the CPF on for further details and application forms.

7 November 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release: SAPS SUCCESSES THIS LAST WEEK
On Monday, 6 November 2016 at 08:20 two arrests were made for Pointing of firearm. The complainant witnessed how two suspects robbed a male in Hangberg and she shouted at the suspects. The suspects then approached her and threatened her with a knife. The complainant’s husband came out to assist her and one of the suspects took out a firearm and pointed it at them. The victim’s husband then struck one of the suspects with a spade, the firearm fell on the ground. The suspects then fled the scene. SAPS were called out, they followed up on the information, which led to the arrests of the two suspects. The two suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Wednesday on charges of Pointing of a firearm.
Hout Bay CID members conducted two tracing operations during the last week, where the following arrests were made, on Tuesday 7 November 2016; 2 arrests for Assault common, four arrests for Warrant of arrests, Intimidation and dangerous weapon. During another tracing operation on Thursday, 10 November 2016 the following arrests were made by the 5 CID members, one arrest for Maintenance, one arrest for Assault common, one arrest for Assault GBH and one arrest for Intimidation.

22 October 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release:
On Friday, 21 October 2016 at 15:30 members of Hout Bay SAPS received a complaint regarding a kidnapping with a firearm. The members acted swiftly and responded to the complaint. At the address in Hangberg, Hout Bay SAPS shift members conducted a search for the suspect and the firearm, during the search they found drugs hidden in a plastic bag inside a bin in the kitchen. The following drugs were confiscated; 4 bank bags containing 194 Tik packets and a big bag containing 100 mx tablets. The owner of the house, a male aged 45 was arrested for possession of drugs. He is due to appear in the Wynberg magistrate court on Monday, 24 October 2016 on drug charges. A case of kidnapping will be opened at Hout Bay SAPS.

29 September 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release:
On Wednesday, 28 September 2016 at approx. 10:15 members of Hout Bay SAPS visited a Liquor premises in Hangberg. After the visit they spotted a brick house of which the sliding door and gate was open, through the window they noticed a silver tray with dagga seeds and empty packets with tik residue. They knocked and called the owner, went inside and questioned him. They searched the area and found 12 zolle, 2 compressed crystal meth (tik packets) and 12 packets of dagga, two abalone and an undisclosed amount of cash. Two males were arrested for possession of drugs. The two suspects aged 21 years old will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Thursday 2016-09-29 on the mentioned charges.

20 September 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Report:
On Thursday, 15 September 2016 at 18:00 a public meeting was held in Hangberg to address crime and other issues in the community. At this meeting it was decided that the community of Hangberg will assist SAPS in the fight of crime. On Friday and Saturday from 23:00 till 05:00 patrols were conducted in Hangberg, a group bigger than 100 people attended the patrol group. Members of Hout Bay SAPS made the following arrests; eight (8) arrests for possession of drugs and one arrest for dangerous weapon and one arrest for drunk and riotous behaviour. These patrols will continue to address the crime and improve the partnership between SAPS and the community.
See photo below of some of the Hangberg community members who attended the Imbizo and part of the drug haul on the weekend.

31 August 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Release:
Constable Lindile Mqoqi from Hout Bay SAPS was the investigating officer in both cases where two accused received sentences of 10 years and longer.
On 20th of June 2015 at 15:30 a robbery with a weapon other than a firearm case was opened at Hout Bay SAPS after two suspects, armed with knives approached 4 people hiking up Skoorsteenkop. The suspects demanded the belongings of the group, which included cellular phones and wallets. Information was followed up by members of SAPS and by means of tracing one of the cellular phone of the complainant. One arrest was made and the stolen property was recovered. Cst Mqoqi worked diligently on this case. On the 27th of July 2016 one accused was sentenced in Wynberg Regional court, 12 years imprisonment of which half is suspended for a period of 5 years.
On 27th of January 2015 at 04:00 a house robbery case was opened at Hout Bay SAPS, where the complainant was stabbed by one of the suspects. After the incident the Crime Prevention members of Hout Bay SAPS arrested one of the suspects, where he was hiding in the bushes near the crime scene. He was found in possession of the stolen property and a knife, the property was identified by the complainant. Bail was opposed successfully. An identity parade was conducted and witness statements were obtained. On the 20th of July 2016 one accused was sentenced in Wynberg Regional court to ten years imprisonment for housebreaking with intent to commit robbery and robbery with aggravating circumstances.
16 August 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Report:
Illegal Taxi gathering Consequences 
On Friday, 12 August 2016 the taxis of Hout Bay blocked the two entrances to Imizamo Yethu and the entrance to the Main Road Clinic. SAPS, Traffic and other role players assisted in addressing the crime. A case of Public violence, gatherings act and the road traffic act was opened and is investigated by the Cluster Task team. Two taxis were impounded and a case of Reckless and Negligent Driving was opened. The situation will be monitored by SAPS and Traffic.

17 June 2016 - Hout Bay SAPS: Media Report:
Warning - particularly for Beach Estate and Northshore areas.
A few cases of Theft from motor vehicle have been reported in the last few days.  Tyres and rims were stolen from vehicles in the Beach Estate area.  The prominent times were at night, between 19:00 and 21:00 and also between 03:00 and 06:30 in the mornings.
Safety tips to prevent this from happening:
  • Park your vehicle in the garage or behind your locked gate.
  • Put lock nuts on your rims.
  • Get involved in your area with NHW patrols
  • Report any suspicious people or activities in your area to SAPS and Watchcon.
More information:
The modus operandi of these crimes are;  crimes are committed by different groups that operate in the area and they are on foot and sometimes make use of vehicles, a white combi was reported to be involved committing the theft from motor vehicles. 
It is suggested that the patrols in the area be increased and also to assist your neighbouring areas when patrolling.

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