18 May 2013: Podcast of Anthony Chemaly's Interview on Republic Radio:
Here's the podcast of Saturday's Republic Radio's interview with HBNW chairperson, Anthony Chemaly. Great insights into the organisation and where it's going. Click here >>
15 May 2013: Latest SAPS Media Release:
The information below is as received from SAPS. HBNW does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the data, or information provided. HBNW provides this data to you, the member, for your interest and awareness. Any comments can be addressed directly to SAPS as per the contact information provided >>
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 at approx. 13:45 the owner of the house in Norman street, Hout Bay was alone at home when she heard noises coming from downstairs. She then notices a silver grey Toyota Corolla outside her premises. She thought it was someone she was knew and went downstairs to open the electrical gate and garage door. By the time she was downstairs, she was approached by 4-5 male suspects, armed with a crowbar and a metal pipe. The suspects forced her back into the garage and repeatedly told her to keep quiet. The suspects ages were estimated to be between of 25 – 35. The suspects were not wearing gloves or balaclavas. The suspects took her into the bathroom and wrapped a towel around her head and because she started retaliating and fighting back, another suspect wrapped a jersey around her neck. After a short while the suspects took her to her son’s bedroom, where they took a computer lead and tied her hands up behind her back. Two suspects stayed with her, while the others went through the house and took the following items; Television, laptop, i-pad, camera, cellular phone, handbag containing personal items to the value of R65 000-00. After the suspects fled the scene, the very traumatised victim went to the neighbours who cut her free and called for help. No arrests have been made as yet.
10 May 2013 - 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 April issue.
23 Apr 2013 - Certificate Handed over to Kal Kabemba after Arrest
On Sunday, 7th April at approx 20:00 Danisa Dumisa, a guard from Deep Blue Security was posted at Oakhurst
Farmpark. Danisa alerted the Deep Blue Control Room after noticing 2 suspicious males walking down Dorman
Way near Oakhurst. The supervisor then alerted Watchcon, who sent out a general alert to all SSPs and the Police.
Deep Blue and Sgt Asanda Poswa from Hout Bay SAPS reacted on the information received and arrested two
suspects who were in possession of a laptop, speakers and other items.
On Saturday 20th April at approx 18:30 another arrest was executed by a guard from Deep Blue Security when counterfeit money was offered as payment at the Oakhurst Spar, in Main Rd Hout Bay. After the suspect was
confronted he fled the scene and the guard followed him on foot. The suspect was arrested by Kal Kabemba at the corner of Main and Blue Valley Road.
These stories highlight the partnerships between SSPs, Hout Bay SAPS and Watchcon.
From Left to Right: Paul Psaros - Owner of Quik Spar, Firdy August – Deep Blue Security Operations Manager, Kal Kabemba – Deep Blue Security Guard, Cst Daniel Buyeye – Hout Bay SAPS, Reinier van den Bergh – Owner Deep Blue Security, Sgt Mlondolozi Mzekwa – Hout Bay SAPS
Photo taken by Stef Rogowski
23 Apr 2013: More SAPS Media Releases
On Tuesday, 22 April 2013 at approx 08:00 SAPS Sea Border Cape Town was patrolling at sea near Hangberg Hout Bay area and spotted an illegal rubber duck. A chase occurred between the SAPS vessel and the alleged poachers at sea. The suspects jumped off at Seal Island and the rubber duck was confiscated with diving equipment and 1 606 abalone. No arrests were made.
On Wednesday, 23 April 2013 early morning hours, SAPS and Marine Coastal had an operation and confiscated 2 523 crayfish tails and 5 under size crayfish. Five suspects were arrested for Contravening ACT 18 of 1998 Sec 44 (2) van Marine Living Resource Act. The boat confiscated. The suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court today.
TWO ARRESTS AFTER HOUSE ROBBERY
On Tuesday, 23 April 2013 at approx 02:00 two families from Durban who were on holiday, were confronted by three male suspects, after they entered a house in Albert Rd, Hout Bay. One suspect wore a balaclava. The suspects were very violent and there was an encounter outside the house between the suspects and the victims. One of the victims sustained injuries to both arms and bruises to his face and neck and his wife was also injured. An i-phone, laptop, handbag and many other items were stolen by the suspects. Stolen goods are estimated at approx R40 000.00 At approx. 04:00 the same morning, SAPS members, searched two suspicious males opposite the BP Garage in Main Rd Hout Bay and found an Apple Mac Book and a i-phone in their possession. Information and leads were followed up, the complainants of the House robbery pointed out the goods as their belongings. The two suspects were arrested for Possession of suspected stolen goods and will be linked to other cases. The suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Friday, 25 April 2013. Read more SAPS Media Releases >>
5 Apr 2013 - A Night at Riverside - Annual Dinner Dance
Friday 05 April saw members and friends of Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch donning their glad rags for the annual social dinner/dance. With the theme of Black and Bling, the evening, held in the beautiful Cape Dutch setting of Riverside Estates, turned out to be an elegant affair! Read more >>See our Gallery for all the pics>>
20 Mar 2013 - Remote Jamming
Security Message from ADT: There has recently been an increase in the reported number of ‘remote jamming’ incidents in Cape Town. Criminals are using electronic devices to disrupt the signal of remotes that activate the car alarm. It is possible to lessen the risk of your vehicle being targeted once you have parked. Read more>>
Need a passport photo for your Hout Bay Neighbourhood Watch ID Card? These are now available from Office National, 33 Victoria Road, Hout Bay.
19 Feb 2013 - Security Tip
Recently there have been a spate of incidents where laptops have been stolen from homes. This tip sent to us a while ago may be helpful. Read more>>
Remember to re-validate your HBNW membership card for 2013
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 identity cards are validated annually.
Please call in at the WATCHCON OFFICE in Mainstream Shopping Centre with your membership card and the Watchcon controller will attach a 2013 validation sticker to it. Find out more>>
Although the reported number of Incidents of Break Ins is still very high, the number is down from the high reached in March.The reported number of House Robberies is slightly down from last month whileTheft out of Vehicle incidents (TOOV)are at the same levels as last month and remain high.
There are still a high number of incidents recorded as "Intruders on Premises" and "Attempted Break Ins" but the number of incidents of "Theft" have reduced.
According to the latest report from SAPS most incidents are reported on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday with the hours between 12h00 and 00h00 being the most prominent times.
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Daily Crime information (previously available on the HBNW Blog)