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ARREST AFTER SANDY BAY MUGGING:
On Wednesday, 5th of March 2014 at approximately 18:40 a couple from Germany were threatened by an unknown male, armed with a knife, who robbed them of their belongings near Rocket Road, Sandy Bay Hout Bay. SANPARK members chased the suspect, but he got away by disappearing into the bushes. SAPS was alerted and brought two suspects in for questioning, but they could not be linked to the case. SAPS then followed up more information that led to the searching of a house in Imizamo Yethu. During the search a camera and 2 cellular phones belonging to the complainant were recovered. More items including cellular phones, cash, bank cards and clothing were also confiscated and handed in. One suspect was arrested and detectives reported that the suspect could be linked to other robbery cases. The 23 year old suspect will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Monday 10th of March 2014 on charges of Possession of suspected stolen goods.
DRUG ARRESTS BY CPU MEMBERS : HOUT BAY SAPS
On Wednesday, 05 March 2014 at approximately 09:30 members of the CPU unit did a random search in Molokwane street, Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay and arrested a 32 year old man that was in Possession of 4 stoppe dagga. At approx. 11:40 the same day the CPU members received information regarding drugs and searched a house in Molofe street, Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay and found 35 packets of dagga, 2l ice cream containers with dagga seeds, a plastic bag with loose dagga and a money bag with dagga. One female age 25 years were arrested for Possession of dagga.
3 March 2014 - SAPS Media Release
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK: 24 FEB - 2 MAR 2014
During the week four arrests were made for drugs after searches were conducted. Found were a tik pipe, 13 stoppe of dagga, one bottle neck with dagga, one small packet of dagga.
Three arrests were made for drunk in public. Four warrants of arrests were executed for different crimes.
On Tuesday, 25th of February 2014 members of Marine Coastal Management, followed up information which led to two arrests for possession of crayfish, where a rubber duck, a boat engine, a trailer and 12 crayfish nets, and 284 crayfish tails. The two suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Friday, 28th of February 2014.
25 February 2014 - SAPS Media Release
On the 19th of February 2014 Jeremy de Koker was convicted to 6 years imprisonment for House breaking in Penzance area and House robbery in Beach Estate, Hout Bay. These occurred during 2011. D/Cst Geraldine Marais, the investigating officer inherited the dockets from another investigating officer and worked extremely hard on the dockets for two months to get it ready for trial. The 26 year old accused was arrested during October 2013 for another housebreaking case and had been in custody since then. The guilty conviction was due to the hard and dedicated work done by Hout Bay Detectives.
10 February 2014 - SAPS Media Release
SUCCESSESS FOR THE WEEK: 2 - 9 February 2014
On Friday, 7 February 2014 an operation was held in Hout Bay with Traffic department and a total of 9 arrests were made.
During the week 15 RTA were issued in the Hout Bay area to the value of R1500. Two members of Hout Bay SAPS made one arrest for Possession of 340 undersize crayfish. The CID made 7 arrests for assaults and Warrants of arrests, during two tracing operations. Members of Hout Bay SAPS conducted five Liquor operations and a total 334 735 ml of alcohol was confiscated. Seventeen arrests were made for possession of drugs, which included tik and dagga. 20 tik lollies, one dagga pipe, three parcels of dagga, 2 dagga zolle and 40 stoppe of dagga were confiscated. One suspect was arrested for possession of suspected stolen goods and one suspect was arrested for House break-in implements. Eleven arrests were made for drunk in public in Hangberg and Imizamo Yethu.
4 February 2014 - SAPS Media Releases
ARREST OF KNOWN SUSPECT : HOUT BAY SAPS
On Friday,31st of January 2014 at approx. 07:30 members of the CID branch went searching once again for a suspect that committed an attempted murder during October 2013 on a worker of SANPARKS near Sandy Bay. The members were on their way to the suspect’s mothers house when one of the detectives spotted him between the flats in Hangberg. The suspect ran away and two of the members followed him and saw him again in a yard of one of the neighbours. The SAPS member got hold of the suspect and then the suspect took a knife that he was hiding under the sleeve of his shirt. One of the other members shot a warning shot and then the suspect dropped the knife and started running again. When he ran away he fell with his head on the ground and injured himself. Shift members then also assisted with the arrest of the suspect.
The suspect has the following cases against him, Absconding and a warrant of arrest had been issued, when he did not adhere to his parole conditions, Attempted murder during October 2013 at Sandy Bay, Assault GBH x 2 cases, MI2P and an attack on SAPS members. On Monday,3rd of February 2014 the suspect appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate court on the mentioned charges and remains in custody.
This media release was received from Captain Angie Latchman, Claremont Cluster:
ARREST OF ERIC GOBA
Detectives from SAPS Claremont swooped on a residence in Langa in the early hours of Saturday morning, 1 February 2014 at about 04:00, where they arrested a forty one year old (41) male identified at “Eric Goba” aka “Eric The Conman”, who was being sought on several cases of theft and Assault which took in the areas of Constantia, Claremont, Rondebosch Wynberg and Mowbray.
His modus was approaching unsuspecting residents and requesting the use of an extension lead under the pretext of being employed to cut down trees . Once inside the yard, he then requests the use of a bathroom, and whilst the owner of the house is busy assisting with the setting up of the extension lead, he quickly scans the house and removes miscellaneous house hold items. The arrested suspect will be making a court appearance today, Monday 3 February 2014 at the Wynberg Magistrates Court.
Police are urging anyone who has fallen victim the hands of “Eric” to please make contact with the Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Quintin Matthee at SAPS Claremont on contact number 082 64 11115, or on Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
Hout Bay SAPS would like to add, that many victims fell prey to this suspect's criminal activities in the Hout Bay area and Hout Bay SAPS will investigate to see if the cases are linked. Read more SAPS Media Releases>>
4 February 2014 - Download the latest HBVEMS Newsletter
Hout Bay Volunteer Emergency Medical Service is a volunteer service providing medical support to the community of Hout Bay and the surrounds. Every weekend crews of 3 run up to 4 shifts, day and night, dealing with everything from car crashes to cardiac arrests, assaults to asthmatics. The service relies on private donations to continue its work. Their monthly newsletter aims to showcase some of the work of the service and to highlight interesting calls / events they have dealt with, as well as some information from lectures held at their monthly meetings. Download the December issue >>
29 December 2013 - Validate your HBNW Id Card for 2014!
It is a requirement under Clause 12 of the ‘Western Cape Provincial Constitution and Code of Conduct for Neighbourhood Watch Structures’ that we must ensure all neighbourhood watch identity cards are validated annually.
A couple of years ago, we introduced a simpler way of re-validating your HBNW membership cards. The option to have a new card made up (with a more recent photo) and pay the usual R10 is still in place. However, we also offer the option to have a validation sticker attached to your existing ID card.
Please call in at the WATCHCON OFFICE – Mainstream Centre, behind Wheeler’s Pharmacy – and get your 2014 validation sticker.
17 December 2013 - Calling All Cyclists!
Are you out and about often on the roads and tracks in and around our beautiful village? Do you know that by doing nothing more than stopping at the Watchcon office (to collect a HBNW Radio) before heading out on your cycle, you can do your Neighbourhood Watch Patrol, by being the additional 'eyes and ears' that are needed to increase our effectiveness in our proactive fight against crime.
Freddie Herbst has introduced an amazing initiative into Hout Bay Neighbourhood watch and would like you to assist. Email Freddie on Freddie@bigboom.co.za for more details and assist in keeping our beaches, roads and mountain tracks safe! Image: www.bicycling.co.za
Download a HBNW Debit Order Form
HBNW members (especially those whocannot patrol or help in any other way) here is your chance to contribute. It's time for everyone to do their bit and help fight crime in our beautiful valley. Download this Debit Order form, fill it in and email the completed form to email@example.com Or check our bank account details and set up a Debit Order or regular payment via Internet Banking. You can choose to donate to your area or to HBNW in general or for a special project. And there are NO prescribed amounts! Whatever suits your pocket!
Link to Suspicious/Wanted vehicles on BKMWatch website
Detectives have noted that many homeowners do not have copies of domestic workers/gardeners ID Documents, do not even know staff's real names and/or addresses. Please ensure that you have all the relevant information about staff in/around your homes and obtain references before employment.
SAPS have offered to do criminal background check on any new employees at the SAPS Station. Please contact Captain Bok at the CSC to make an appointment, bring the proposed employee along with a copy of the persons ID document to the CSC and a criminal record check can be done.
Many homes are observed to leave curtains open at night with TV's, laptops, iPods, phones, iPads laying in clear view of passers-by. Even a digital picture frame attracts criminals who think it is a laptop. The criminals in the valley are professionals and do homework before break-ins.
A commonly reported crime is a smash and grab where a criminal breaks/forces open a window, enters your house, grabs the item he has seen and disppears long before anyone can catch him.
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Daily Crime information (previously available on the HBNW Blog)
If you use a GPS don't put your home address in it. Put a nearby address (like a shop or a garage) so you can still get directions to your home area if you are returning from a strange place, but no one else would know exactly where you live, if your GPS were stolen. There are stories of people who have had a GPS stolen from their car, as well as house keys and remotes. With these items in their possession, and a knowledge of your home address, thieves can readily empty your house of all your valuables before you are even aware of the initial theft!
We welcome input from our members so please pass on your security tips and, where relevant, we will publish them and acknowledge the contributor. Read more tips>>