Newcastle 911 round off the May crime statistics

Members of the Newcastle 911 Community Policing Forum.

May 21:

– Members of 911 assisted SAPS with a case of kidnapping, after three young girls were kidnapped and the vehicle they were travelling in hijacked, near Madadeni. A Be On The Look Out (BOLO) was circulated with the description of the vehicle as well as information regarding the fact that there were children in the vehicle. Later on that day, the vehicle and the girls were found safe and unharmed.

– A light duty vehicle lost a wheel on the N11 near Mawela-wela, while a truck broke down on the N11 towards Ladysmith. Traffic offficials as well as tow-in services were requested to assist with both incidents.

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May 22:

– A suspicious vehicle was reported to be in the vicinity of a grant payout point in Madadeni. SAPS was contacted and attended to the complaint.

– Two women were allegedly spotted at a local school, questioning young children about their age and names and other personal details. SAPS was contacted to attend to the complaint.

– Three suspicious people were seen loitering in a neighbourhood for no apparent reason. SAPS was contacted.

May 23:

– Members reported a suspicious looking mane spying on houses in Drakensberg Road. A local security firm was informed and responded to the complaint.

– An armed robbery occurred at a store in the CBD, whereby 911 members responded to assist. A BOLO was circulated with the description of the suspects’ clothing as well as the getaway vehicle, which was believed to have used false number pates.

May 24:

– A suspicious looking vehicle was reported to have been parked in front of a retail store.

– Members reported a burst pipe on Drakensberg Road.

– A BOLO was circulated after it was believed that a vehicle traveling from Vryheid was headed towards Newcastle, carrying illegal firearms.

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May 25:

– A report was received of a burglar inside a resident’s garage in Siepress Street. Newcastle 911, SAPS and a local security firm responded to the call.

– A suspicious vehicle was reported to have been parked in Jade Street. A local security firm attended to the complaint, however, by then the vehicle had already left.

– An attempted residential burglary occurred in Elm Street in Arbor Park, with the suspect fleeing the scene on foot. A local security company and SAPS were contacted, but the suspect successfully managed to evade arrest.

– Members responded to a call of an armed robbery in progress at the corner of Church and Kirkland Streets. Upon arrival it was determined the complaint was ifalse, and the vehicle was accompanying people who were hijacked in another town.

– A suspicious vehicle carrying six men was seen travelling along Kirkland Street. Later on the same day, the men were spotted inside a shopping complex, appearing to scrutinise the stores and their contents.

– Members were informed of a stolen vehicle which was traveling towards KwaMathukhuza, just past Keyway Motors. The vehicle was tracked down and the suspect was arrested.

– 911 members worked with members of the SAPS K9 Unit and Crime Prevention members on a crime operation, which led to the recovery of various illegal drugs and the subsequent arrest of four suspects.

All cases remain subject to further police investigations.

A note from Newcastle 911 Management, Mornè Potgieter:

Potgieter is urging members of the public to volunteer any information regarding known criminals in their area.

“If you come forward, we promise to act on the information and use it to combat the crime in Newcastle, together with local security firms and the SAPS.”

Newcastle 911 is a community based forum, and all response members conduct patrols at their own costs, therefore the forum relies on public donations to maintain viability to continue to fight crime in Newcastle.

Any members of the public, business and other interested parties or persons who are willing to assist with any forms of sponsorship’s, can contact them via its Facebook page @Newcastle 911 Community Policing.

Potgieter is also urging members of the public to join the CPF, and to become a part of the crime fighting family, that is Newcastle 911.

All interested parties can contact Potgieter on 083 417 7454.

 

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Zianne Leibrandt

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