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
Hout Bay Corporate Communication
SAPS HOUT BAY
tel 021-791 8660 / 78
fax 021-791 8661
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK: 9 - 18 December 2013
The following arrests were executed:
17 Possession of drugs
43 Drunk in public
One shebeen operation where 27 000 ml alcohol was confiscated
One suspect for House robbery
2 House breakings
1 Murder (see below)
1 Attempted murder
3 Possession of suspected stolen property
3 Fines for Road Traffic Act
4 Possession of dangerous weapon
The following drugs were confiscated:
2 bottle kop containing dagga
9 stoppe dagga
16 packets of tik
5 half mandrax tablets
One arrest was made where a house in Imizamo Yethu was searched and the following drugs were confiscated:
8 parcels of dagga (760g)
22 stoppe dagga
5 dagga cigarettes
27 bags of dagga (200g)
20 litre bucket with dagga (1600g)
20 litre bucket with loose dagga (5860g)
On the Monday, 9th of December 2013 at approx. 22:50 SAPS Hout Bay responded to an assault complaint in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. On their arrival they found a victim with multiple stab wounds to his body. Paramedics were called out, but the victim was declared dead on the scene. The suspect in the case handed himself over to SAPS. The 35 year old suspect appear on Wednesday, 11th of December 2013, in the Wynberg Magistrate court on charges of Murder. The knife was also confiscated.
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK: 2 - 8 December 2013
13 DRUG ARRESTS AND THE FOLLOWING DRUGS WERE CONFISCATED:
55 STOPPE DAGGA
ONE BAG OF DAGGA
ONE BAG OF TIK
ONE X HALF A MANDRAX TABLET
3 SHEBEEN OPERTATIONS WERE CONDUCTED
TWO ARRESTS WERE MADE FOR POSSESSION OF DANGEREOUS WEAPONS AND THE FOLLOWING WEAPONS WERE CONFISCATED:
TWO OKAPI KNIVES (WITH BROWN HANDLES)
BLACK HANDLED KNIFE
ONE ARREST WAS MADE FOR POSSESSION OF HOUSE BREAKING IMPLEMENTS
ONE RED AND GREY PLIERS WAS CONFISCATED
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK: 25 November - 2 December 2013
Thirteen drug arrests were made:
The following drugs were confiscated:
3 x packets of tik, one tik lollie with tik residue
3 packets of dagga, 51 x stoppe dagga, one parcel of dagga, one bottle neck with dagga, 17 dagga in rolled in white paper, 31 dagga bags, 24 dagga zolle
One shebeen operation was conducted, one arrest was made and 36 000 ml of alcohol was confiscated
The CID had one tracing operation and made 2 arrests, one for Assault GBH and one for Fraud
The following arrests were made:
Seven arrests for drunk in public
Six fines were issued to the value of more than R2000
On 29 November 2013, at approx. 02:30 a 23 year old male suspect from Imizamo Yehtu was arrested for House breaking and on further investigation he was also linked with a House robbery that occurred during November 2013 in Louisa way, Hout Bay. The suspect will appear on Monday, 02 December 2013 in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on charges of House breaking and House Robbery.
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK: 18 November 2013 to 24 November 2013
3 vehicles were searched and liquor was confiscated. Another shebeen operation was conducted, in total four arrests were made for the week.
70 Mandrax tablets and 18,2 grams of tik and a glass dagga pipe were confiscated, but no one was arrested.
1 packet of Tik, 2 gram of dagga,a bottle kop, a half a mandrax tablet, dagga in a packet - six arrests were made
Eight arrests were made for Drunk in public
One RTA was issued to the value of R500
Three arrests made for robbery other than a weapon
SAFETY TIPS OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON:
Hout Bay SAPS wants to bring it to the attention of the community and visitors once again that several incidents were reported where vehicles were broken into and expensive items, including laptops, cellular phones and clothing were stolen from the vehicles. During the last week two incidents of theft were reported where a beach bag and personal items were stolen while the complainants visited the beach. Housebreakings occurred where the community leave the curtains open during the night and this is an invitation for criminals to monitor movement inside the house and create an opportunity to commit crime.
THREE ARRESTS AND LIQUOR CONFISCATION: HOUT BAY SAPS
On Monday, 18 November 2013 between 11:00 – 12:00 members of the Hout Bay, Crime Prevention Unit stopped and searched three vehicles (bakkies) that transported liquor to various shebeens in Imizamo Yethu, in separate incidents. The drivers were arrested and liquor was confiscated. The liquor was taken to the Liquor storage facility in Belhar. A total of 1 688 820 ml of liquor was confiscated. (1.6kl of liquor). The three suspects were kept in custody and will appear on charges of the Western Cape Liquor Act 4/2008 in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 19th of November 2013. The Station Commander of Hout Bay SAPS, Lt Col Bongani Mtakati states, that Hout Bay SAPS will not tolerated illegal shebeens and operations of these nature will continue. A zero tolerance approach will continue.
These photos taken by W/O Tanya Lesch show SAPS members loading the liquor (above) and the liquor that was confiscated (left).
MEDIA RELEASE : 18 November 2013
19 drug arrests were made for the last week, the following drugs were confiscated:
three packets of tik, two zolle and 11,1/2 stoppe of dagga and five small bags of dagga
Three shebeen operations were conducted and three fines for operating without a licence
One tracing operation was done by CID and one arrest for a warrant of arrest was made
Two fines were issues for RTA to the value of R1000
Seven arrests for drunk in public were made
Two arrests were made for Attempted theft out of m/v:
On Friday, 15th of November 2013 at approx. 02:15 the complainant from Skaife street was sleeping when he was woken up by a noise outside his house. When he looked through the window, he saw two suspects and when he screamed at them, they ran away from his vehicle. The side window of his vehicle was smashed. He drove down the road and saw the same two suspects in a bakkie. When he confronted them they informed him that they are delivering newspapers. The two suspect were arrested and will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Monday, 18 November 2013 on charges of attempted theft out of motor vehicle
During stop and searches the follow arrests were made:
Three arrests for dangerous weapons, and two knives and a panga were confiscated.
One arrest was made for possession of housebreaking implements and a screwdriver was confiscated
MEDIA RELEASE : 12 November 2013
After numerous phone calls from the public, Hout Bay SAPS would like to report a family of about eight driving together in a Blue Ford Sierra in the Hout Bay, Constantia and Wynberg areas. The information received is that the vehicle is stationary at different places and members of teh family beg for petrol money. The information given to the community is that they are selling spices, but ran out of petrol and then people give them cash.The concern however is that they are spotted in different areas and have the same story every time.
On Monday 2013-11-2013 at approx. 15:00 another incident of Theft in Scott Estate was reported to Hout Bay SAPS where a male acted as a gardener of the neighbours. When he was let in by a woman who was alone at home, he had many stories and plans and when the woman gave him her phone to make a phone call he locked her up in a downstairs bedroom and left the scene. The description of the suspect is a neatly dressed African male, with a clean shaven head and well spoken.The reason the suspect was let into the property was that he was very convincing and had his facts right about the garden and the layout thereof.This is not the first incident that has been reported to SAPS and it also happens in other areas. We really urge the community to follow up information before opening the door or gate to a stranger.
SAFETY TIPS OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON:
It is the time of the year when Hout Bay will be flooded with visitors and holiday makers. Hout Bay SAPS would like to remind the community to take the necessary precautions regarding safety. It is very important to activate alarms every time you leave your house.We would not like to talk on behalf of security companies, but it has been brought to our attention that security companies do not pay out claims (if so stipulated in your contract) if the alarm is not activated.In other words if the alarm is not activated, the claim will not be successful. When you do have visitors inform them of the security issues in the area and it has been suggested that you give them a map of Hout Bay, to assist your visitors to find their way more easily around our valley.
WEEKLY SUCCESSES: 5 NOV - 11 NOV 2013
There were 75 B-Crime arrests, which included Drunk in public and riotous behaviour. Two arrests were made for Possession of suspected stolen goods. Goods were recovered by SAPS after information was received of a House breaking. Four arrests for possession of dangerous weapons, which means that suspects were searched and knives were found in their possession. Five shebeen operations were conducted and 22 Drug arrests were made. Tik, Dagga (match box, 2 zolle and a bottlekop with dagga) and Mandrax were confiscated. One arrest was made for Possession of House breaking implements, where a person was searched and a screwdriver was found in his possession. During a Detective tracing operation last week, 4 arrests were made for Assault and Maintenance.
Hout Bay SAPS would also like to add that there is one Post available for a SAPS member. You are advised to apply for posts within your province, close to your place of residence.
How to apply:
Complete an application form in your own handwriting. These application forms can be obtained from your nearest SAPS Recruitment office or the Human Resource Official at local Police Stations. Attach copies of your Id document, Drivers licence, Matric certificate, Additional qualifications, proof of residence. These applications forms must be hand delivered to your nearest Police station or to the Provincial Recruitments Centre, 1st floor, Customs House Building, Lower Heerengracht steet, Cape Town. Closing date 2013-11-25.
MEDIA RELEASE : 6 November 2013
ATTACK ON SAPS MEMBERS : HOUT BAY SAPS
On Wednesday, 06 November 2013 at approx 06:00 members of the CPU responded to a complaint , where suspects were involved in a House Breaking earlier the same morning, in Orange Street, Hout Bay. On SAPS arrival at the Kronendal Farm, Hout Bay members of the CPU arrested two suspects while the third suspect went inside the house. The SAPS members followed him and while entering the house, the third suspect started assaulting Sgt Mpateni with a stick. The suspect was then arrested. The stolen property, a Playstation 3, was recovered. A case of Assault was opened. Sgt Mpateni sustained slight injuries to his right arm. The three suspects will appear in Wynberg Court on Thursday, 07 November 2013 on charges of Suspected stolen goods and one of the suspects on a charge of Assault.
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK : 14 OCT – 20 OCT 2013
Arrests for the last week:
3 arrests for Assault Common, 3 arrests for B crimes (drunk in public), 2 arrests for Possession of house breaking implements and 2 arrests for House breaking and theft.
2 Arrests were made for shebeen related issues and 97,5 litres of alcohol were confiscated.
17 arrests for Drug related issues were made(14 dagga, 1 dealing in dagga, 1 tik and 1mandrax were made), 1118 gram dagga, 3 tik and 1 mandrax tablet were confiscated.
During VCP’s 13 fines were given for Road Traffic Act, to the value of R6100.
CONVICTION OF SEVEN YEARS FOR TWO ACCUSED:
During April 2013, a house breaking occurred where two families from Durban were on holiday and during their visit to Hout Bay, they were robbed of their belongings. A laptop, cellular phones and other items were stolen. Two suspects were arrested for Possession of suspected stolen goods, only a few hours after the break in. One of the suspects was released on bail and the other suspect was kept in Police custody. Detective/Cst Geraldine Marais was assigned to the two cases. She did her best to assist the complainant and the stolen goods that were found in the possession of the suspects were handed back to the complainants. Cst Marais linked the Possession case to the House breaking case and discussed the cases with the state prosecutor at Wynberg Regional Court. The complainants came all the way from Durban to attend the hearing. The complainants, Cst Geraldine Marais and the two members of Hout Bay SAPS, Cst Mondezi Duma and Cst Thembelani Liwani, the two arresting officers had to testify in court. All the hard work and effort that was put into these cases, by the investigating officer paid off when the two accused were convicted on 18 September 2013 of the crimes that were committed by them. The verdict for both accused were seven years, direct imprisonment.
On Thursday, 10th of October 2013 at approx 13:30 two employees of SAN Parks were in the Sandy Bay area near Rocket Rd when they saw a suspicious person in the area. They confronted the suspect and a struggle occurred between them. One SANParks employee was stabbed by the suspect, while the other employee was busy returning the illegal muscles found in the suspect's possession back into the sea. He then notified their office of the incident and they informed SAPS. The injured employee was airlifted to the hospital after he sustained multiple injuries all over his body. On Monday 14th of October 2013 a helicopter also assisted with the search and SAPS will continue the search. The injured person is in a stable condition. A case of Attempted murder has been opened and will be investigated.
MEDIA REPORT : 30 August 2013
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK:
During the last week two Tracing Operations were conducted by CID members.10 arrests were made for various crimes, which include House Breaking, Assaults, Assault GBH, Theft, MI2P, Theft and attempted Theft o/o mv.
Two arrests were made for possession of drugs and one arrest for dealing in drugs, 2 stoppe dagga, one Tik packet, 1 Mandrax tablet and one tik lollie were confiscated.
One arrest was made for Possession of dangerous weapon where a knife was confiscated.
Two arrests were made for possession of house breaking implements, two screwdrivers were confiscated.
On Friday, 30 August 2013 at approx 15:00 the members of Hout Bay SAPS arrested a 29 year old man for Possession of House breaking Implements. During a stop and search they found clothing, a screwdriver and a balaclava in his possession. He also has other cases pending and could be linked with other cases, including House Robbery and House breaking. He will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Monday, 2 September 2013.
On Friday, 30 August 2013 at approx 05:00 the members of Hout Bay SAPS arrested a 32 year old man for Theft and Possession of suspected stolen goods. He had the following items in his possession - 2 x drills and jigsaw. He will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Monday, 2 September 2013.
GRATITUDE: HOUT BAY SAPS - 26 August 2013
This office would like to thank you and the Neighbourhood Watch members for the continuing support given to SAPS Hout Bay over the last few weeks. With this commitment and involvement all the communities can only benefit on the long term and the dedication does not go unnoticed. Hout Bay SAPS needs this partnership in the fight against crime to make a difference. Please inform all role players of our gratitude.
Thanking you LT COL BM MTAKATI
Hout Bay SAPS
tel: 021-791 8660
fax: 021-791 8661
MEDIA REPORT : 23 August 2013
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK: HOUT BAY SAPS
During two shebeen operations, one on Tuesday, 20 August 2013, one arrest was made and 21,30L alcohol confiscated and during a second operation another arrest was made and 17,28 L alcohol was confiscated.
Two tracing operations were conducted by the CID members on Tuesday and Thursday from 14:00 to 22:00. Six arrests were made on Tuesday, 20 August 2013, for Assaults, Warrants of arrests, also for an Armed Robbery, which occurred when a Deep Blue security was robbed last week of his radio. Information was followed up, which led to the arrest and the radio was recovered. On Thursday, 22 August 2013, 8 arrests were made for Assaults, Thefts, House breaking and an Armed Robbery, which occurred earlier during the day at approx 13:40 at the Clinic in Mandela Park. The complainant was walking in the direction of the clinic when he was approached by two suspects, one armed with a toy gun. They demanded his cellular phone and cash (R600). The complainant went to SAPS Hout Bay to report this incident. Information was followed up, which led to an arrest of a 18 year old man of Imizamo Yethu.
During a Crime Prevention Operation starting on Thursday, 22 August 2013, 3 drug arrests were made and an arrest for Possession of suspected stolen goods, where a DVD player and a bag was confiscated from a suspect. The suspect will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Monday, 26 August 2013.
Drugs that were confiscated during drug arrests:
One stop dagga
Two packets of tik, one stop dagga and a lollie
Three stoppe dagga
MEDIA REPORT : 18 August 2013
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK 12 AUG - 18 AUG 2013 : HOUT BAY SAPS ARRESTS BY CID: HOUT BAY
Two tracing operations, Tuesday and Thursday from 14:00 – 22:00 were conducted by the CID with a total of 17 arrests.
2 X ACCUSED WERE SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IMPRISONMENT:
Two convictions of 3 years in prison were given to two accused, after they were convicted and found guilty of House Robbery. Both accused are from Imizamo Yethu and aged between 18 and 21. WO Oosthuizen was the investigation officer and deals with all similar cases. This incident occurred during June 2012 in Penzance area, Hout Bay. Three suspects, one armed with a knife, gained entry to the house by pushing the door open, after the complainan'ts wife heard a noise and investigated where it came from. One suspect stabbed the complainant several times in the chest during the encounter and left the scene with property.
During the weekend 8 B-crimes arrests were made for drunk in public and Urinating in the public. Six drug arrest were made during the last week; 146 stoppe dagga, 2 parcels of dagga, a checkers bag containing dagga, 3 stoppe dagga, 1 dagga zol and a bottle neck containing dagga, 1 packet of tik and one half a mandrax tablet were confiscated. During VPC’s 5 arrests for RTA were made and 11 fines were issued to the value of R5 500.
During the last week 6 shebeen operations were conducted by members of Hout Bay SAPS and CPU members, six arrests were made and 357,55 L of alcohol were confiscated.
On Friday, 16 of August 2013, at approx 23:30 the complainant went to a shebeen in Mandela Park to fetch a friend, where he got stabbed and robbed of his cellular phone, wallet, cash and compact discs. After the 22 year old suspect was pointed out by the complainant, he was arrested for Robbery aggravated. The suspect will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Monday, 19 August 2013 on charges of Robbery aggravated.
MEDIA REPORT : 15 August 2013
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEKEND: HOUT BAY SAPS
Over the weekend a total of 76 arrests were made for various cases. There were tracing operations of suspects and a Road Block operation, together with Traffic departments, which was held on the Thursday, 8th of August. These led to 21 arrests.These operations were conducted in the Hout Bay area by members of the VISPOL, Crime Prevention and Detectives. Shebeen operations were also conducted, liquor was confiscated from 5 shebeens and visitors to the shebeens were also searched. Hout Bay SAPS wants to emphasize that there will be a zero tolerance of shebeens in the area.
On Tuesday, 13th of August 2013 the detectives had a tracing operation where the Crime prevention members assisted. This led to 7 arrests - for crimes of Assaults, Warrants of Arrests, Theft and other crimes.
MEDIA REPORT : 8 August 2013
SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK : 1 – 8 AUG 2013
5 X Drunk in public and righteous behaviour
1 X MI2P ( Damage to property)
7 X Assault Common
1 X Assault GBH
14 X RTA (Road Traffic Act)
2 X Possession of Mandrax
10 X Possession of Dagga
1 X Dealing in Dagga
4 X Possession of dangerous weapon
1 X Possession of Tik
4 X Possession of suspected stolen goods
1 X Possession of House breaking implements
2 X Theft
4 X Business Robbery and Murder – a media report was forwarded
5 X Warrant of Arrest
1 X House Breaking and Theft
Total of 64 arrests
2 X Cellular phones – property of suspects
4 x knives – 4 arrests
1 x Yellow bicycle
8 x stoppe dagga – one arrest
11 x dagga stoppe – one arrest
4 x stoppe dagga – 4 arrests
30 x parcels of dagga, 10 kg dagga – one arrest
1 x half mandrax tablet – one arrest
7 x packets of tik, 2 x half mandrax tablet – one arrest
6 x stoppe dagga, 7 x packets of tik, 2 x half mandrax tablet - one arrest
1 x plastic bag of dagga, 1 x zoll of dagga, 1 x half mandrax tablet in foil – one arrest
MEDIA REPORT : 6 August 2013
Four Suspects Arrested
On Sunday, 2013-08-04 at approx. 20:00 two suspects entered a Somanlian shop, while another was waiting outside the shop in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. One suspect was armed with a hand gun. The suspects demanded cash and took the following items: cigarettes, airtime, groceries and toiletries to the value of approx. R2000-00. Before the suspects left the scene, a shot was fired and 33 year old, Ali Mohamed Mohamed was fatally injured. He was taken to the Fire Station in Hout Bay, where he was later declared dead.
On Monday, 2013-08-05 information was followed up by SAPS members, which led to 4 arrests. The suspects aged from 20 – 26 years. The firearm that was used in the Robbery and Murder of the Somalian was recovered, including a magazine and ammunition. The money was also recovered. The four suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 2013-08-07 on charges of Possession of firearm without a licence, Business robbery and Murder.
MEDIA REPORT : 15 July 2013
Two Suspects Arrested:
On Thursday, 11th of July at approx 10:20 a member of the HBNW saw a suspicious blue VW Jetta in Skaife Street. The member then alerted SAPS, who responded and tried to pull the vehicle over in Main Rd Hout Bay opposite the Police station. The driver of the VW Jetta pretended to stop but then attempted to knock over the SAPS member and chased off again. SAPS followed the VW Jetta which drove recklessly into Victoria Ave and then turned into Valley Rd. The driver of the VW Jetta turned into Welbevind Way, which is a cul-de-sac. The driver of the VW Jetta again tried to collide with the SAPS vehicle, but did not succeed. The four suspects jumped out of the VW Jetta, two of the suspects jumped over a fence and the other two suspects were apprehended by SAPS. After searching the vehicle, it was discovered that there were a double set of number plates on the vehicle. The vehicle was reported stolen in KZN during June 2013. A crowbar, hammer and a screwdriver were found inside the vehicle. The two suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Monday, 15 July 2013 on charges of Attempted Murder, Possession suspicious stolen goods and House breaking implements.
MEDIA REPORT : 18 June 2013
On Saturday, 15thof June 2013 at approx 15:30 a complainant and his wife went for a walk up Chapmans Peak Mountain, near East Fort. On their way down from their hike they were threatened by an unknown coloured male, who was armed with a knife. He took their jewellery. There was an encounter between the suspect and the victim, but the suspect then fled on foot. SAPS urges the community again not to walk with expensive jewellery, cameras or anything visible to attract opportunists and suspects. No arrests have been made as yet.
ROBBERY WITH FIREARM
On Sunday, 16thof June 2013 at approx 06:20 the complainant was delivering bread in Salmander Rd Hangberg, Hout Bay when he was confronted by four coloured males. One suspect was armed with a firearm and the others with knives. The suspects demanded cash and took his cellular phone. After robbing the victim the suspects fled on foot. The value is estimated at R500-00. No arrests have been made as yet.
On Sunday, 16thof June 2013 at approx 10:00 members on the day shift were patrolling in Sobukwe steet, Imizamo Yethu area, when they saw a crowd of people.A 35 year old Sam Budhala, a Zimbabwean was declared dead on the scene. It seemed as if the victim had been beaten. It is alleged that there was a fight earlier during the day between victim and the community. No arrests have been made as yet.
On Sunday, 16thof June 2013 at approx 02:30, Benny Magengelele a 23 year old African Male from Imizamo Yethu was transported to hospital and died in hospital after he was stabbed in his chest. One suspect was brought in for questioning, but has been released. No arrests have been made as yet. The incident took place in Mkhonto street, Imizamo Yethu.
MEDIA REPORT : 13 June 2013 SEVEN SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR ROBBERIES IN HOUT BAY:
On the 12 of June 2013 at approx. 00:00 TRT received information on firearms. They searched a house in Khayelitsha and arrested two suspects that provided them with information, which led them to Hout Bay. There another two suspects were arrested, and that led to another arrest. The last suspect was arrested after he pointed out the firearm where it was hidden in a nearby field in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. Three firearms were recovered, a 9 mm pistol, a gas pistol and a handmade firearm. The 9 mm pistol belongs to a resident of Imizamo Yethu who was robbed of his firearm in Willowvale during this year. Another two arrests were made yesterday. Some of the suspects could be linked to a recent case of Attempted Murder and two Business Robberies that had recently taken place in Hout Bay. The suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Friday, 14th of June 2013.
MEDIA REPORT : 10 June 2013
MURDER : IMIZAMO YETHU
On Saturday, the 8th of June 2013 at approx 19:10 in Modise Street, Imizamo Yethu an argument between young men started that led to the death of a 23 year old. 4 other victims were admitted to different hospitals. Anthony Angelo from Silangu street, passed away in an ambulance on his way to hospital. One victim is in Groote Schuur ICU with serious injuries to his stomach. A second victim is in the high care unit. Two other victims were treated at Victoria Hospital. They sustained stab wounds to their chests. Both have been released from hospital. SAPS are following up all leads. The suspects have been identified and will lead to arrests. A murder docket was opened.
MEDIA REPORT : 4 June 2013
On Sunday, 2013-06-02 at approx 04:20 the complainant, living in Penzance area was at home sleeping, when she was woken up by a noise .She noticed that dining room window was smashed, she saw two suspects climbing over her wall. The suspects also threw big rocks at the complainant, she sustained injuries to her chest. The suspects continued and threw rocks through the double door of the living room. Nothing was taken by the suspects. No arrests have been made as yet.
BUSINESS ROBBERY (MANDELA PARK)
On Sunday, 2013-06-02 at approx 18:00 the complainant was inside his shop. Three male suspects entered the Somalian shop in Goniwe Street, Mandela Park.They searched the owner and his friends, while another suspect stood by the door. The suspects demanded their cellular phones.One suspect was armed with a pellet gun and the other with a handgun, a few shots were fired with the pellet gun but no one was injured. The one suspect that was armed with the handgun went behind the counter and took cash, cigarettes and airtime to the value of R10 000. A case of business robbery was opened. No arrests have been made as yet.
According to a witness one of the suspects shot a bystander just after the business robbery. The witness and the injured person ran to SAPS to report the incident. On their way to SAPS the injured person collapsed. The injured person sustained three gunshot wounds to his upper stomach. He was transported to Victoria hospital and transferred to another hospital.His condition is serious. A case of attempted murder was opened. No arrests have been made as yet.
BUSINESS ROBBERY (MANDELA PARK)
On Monday, 2013-06-03 at approx 17:30 an employee who was inside a spaza shop in Molokwane Street, Mandela Park was approached by two male suspects, they closed the door. All the suspects were armed with firearms. The employee and his friends were searched and were pointed with firearms by the suspects. The one suspect demanded cash and hit the employee on his head and face with the firearm. The following items were taken by the suspects, airtime, cigarettes and cash (value unknown). A case of business robbery was opened. No arrests have been made as yet.
MEDIA REPORT : 15 May 2013
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.
Media Report - 26 April 2013:
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.
ARRESTS FOR THE WEEK : 16 TO 23 APRIL 2013
Theft of mv 1
House robbery 2
HB and theft 1
Attempted murder 1
Marine and Coastal 2
Possession of car break in equipment 1
Possession of suspected stolen goods 2
Road traffic act 2 fines
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.
17 April 2013 - SAPS SUCCESSES FOR THE WEEK:
6 arrests for drugs
106 Stoppe dagga
1 zol dagga
57 tik packets
2 bags of dagga and 50litre of drum
3 tik lollies
ARRESTS AT THE ATM:
On Tuesday, 16 April at approx 15:00 Warrant Officer Christopher Fortuin and Cst Lindile Mqoqi from the Detective Branch, Hout Bay SAPS went to Standard Bank to obtain video footage. Warrant Officer Fortuin was waiting outside the bank when he noticed an African Lady assisting a man at the ATM. He then noticed that she placed something, that looked like a bank card, in her back side pocket. The man was still struggling to get his ATM card from the machine. Warrant Officer Fortuin then approached the African lady and asked her to accompany him to the bank. Where he arranged someone to search her. He then heard a noise and when he checked, she placed the card under a keyboard at the kiosk where the search was done. When he checked with the complainant at the ATM the card that was in her possession, belonged to him. The female was then followed to her car, where she and an accomplice were arrested for theft. The complainant is from England. The suspects are from Nyanga. The two suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate Court on Thursday, 18 April 2013 on charges of Theft. SAPS urges the community to be more vigilant at the ATM’s and not accept assistance from strangers, to assure they do not fall victims of crime.
ARRESTS FOR HOUSE ROBBERY:
On Tuesday, 16 April 2013 at approx 17:35 the complainant of Madiba Square, Mandela Park was inside his dwelling when two male suspects armed with firearms pushed the door open and entered his house and demanded cash. The suspects took R400-00 cash, laptop, camera, two cellular phones all to the value of R10 200-00. Sergeant Asanda Poswa and other members followed up the information, the complainant pointed out the two suspects, which led to their arrests. The 25 and 23 year old suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Thursday, 18 April 2013 on charges of House Robbery.
Media Report - 17 April 2013:
On Saturday, 13 April 2013 at approx 02:30 the complainant from King Fisher Lane, Hangberg went to the kitchen after he heard noises. He was attacked and stabbed by an intruder while entering the kitchen. The suspect then escaped through the same window where he had entered earlier. A computer monitor to the value of R800-00 was stolen. The complainant received medical attention at Victoria Hospital. A case of house robbery was opened. No arrests have been made as yet.
Business Robbery and Attempted Murder
On Saturday, 13 April 2013 at approx. 18:00 a Somalian shop owner in Imizamo Yethu was attacked inside his shop by four unknown males. One suspect was armed with a knife and another suspect with a firearm. The suspects assaulted and stabbed the complainant and left the scene. They took cash and cigarettes to the value of R2000-00. The complainant sustained injuries to his head, neck, stomach and both arms. The complainant was transported to Victoria Hospital where he received medical attention, but has been released. No arrests have been made as yet.
On Tuesday, 16 April 2013 at approx. 05:00 the complainant from Kronenzicht, Hout Bay was sleeping when she and her sister felt a draft through the house. When the complainant checked she saw an intruder inside her kitchen. There was another suspect at the door and a third suspect armed with a panga. The suspects were chased off the premises by the manager . The suspects were dressed in hoodies and balaclavas. Three cellular phones to the value of R3000-00 were taken by the suspects. No arrests have been made as yet.
Anyone with information to please contact Hout Bay SAPS on 021-7918660.
Media Report - 2 April 2013:
CRIME AND ARRESTS FOR THE LAST WEEK : HOUT BAY SAPS
Arrests from 26 MARCH until to-day
1 REC AND NEG
2 HOUSE BREAKING
1 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT
2 WARRANT OF ARRESTS (DVA)
2 LIQUOR RELATED ACT (SHEBEENS)
On Friday, 29 March 2013 at approx 21:00 a 26 year old male victim was stabbed in Imizamo Yethu and died on his way to hospital. Two witnesses fetched the suspect from Samora Marchell and brought the suspect to Hout Bay SAPS. The 24 year old suspect was then arrested and charged with the murder. The suspect will appear today in the Wynberg Magistrate on charges of murder.
On 30 March 2013 at approx 15:15 a Somalian in Imizamo Yethu shop were robbed by three armed suspects. Airtime, cash and cigarettes were taken. The two employees of the shop were stabbed by one of the suspects. The suspects left a toygun inside the shop. The suspects were pointed out by two witnesses. Three arrests were made. Two of the three suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court tomorrow and the other suspect today on charges of Busniness robbery.
Media Report - 14 March 2013:
ARRESTS AFTER HOUSE ROBBERIES : HOUT BAY SAPS
After the increase of house robberies, Hout Bay SAPS and the Muizenberg Cluster planned extra operations during the last week to assist with combating and reducing of crime in Hout Bay. Members were deployed and extra patrols were conducted during
the nights and days. Three arrests were made during Thursday morning. The suspects had the following items in their possession , woollen gloves, balaclavas and other clothing items including sneakers. These items were confiscated and will be sent to forensics to be analysed. The suspects were in possession of suspected stolen goods, including ipod box, I pod shuffle, two bicycles. The suspects will also be linked to other House Robbery and business robbery cases. SAPS has also noted that it is more than one group operating in Hout Bay. The suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate on Monday.
Media Report - 12 March 2013:
HOUSE ROBBERIES IN HOUT BAY:
During the last week a few house robberies were reported to Hout Bay SAPS , where the complainants were threatened with knives or firearms, even one incident with a hammer. The suspects were wearing balaclavas and gloves in some incidents and demanded cash and cellular phones from the complainants. Other items including laptops, jewellery, cash and cameras were also taken. SAPS would like to emphasize that the community need to activate alarms and lock doors and safety gates, because of the increase in the number of incidents of this type of crime.
THEFT OF BICYCLES:
On Saturday, 9th of March 2013 during the night the complainant left three bicycles tied on the roof of his vehicle on his arrival in Hout Bay. The next morning he discovered that they were stolen. The value of the bicycles is estimated at R17 000.00.
In another incident on Sunday, 10th of March 2013 between 07:00 and 12:45 a bicycle was left inside a vehicle. The canopy of the bakkie was forced open and a mountain bike was stolen. The value is estimated at R34 000.00
Media Report - 4 March 2013:
On Saturday, 2nd of March 2013 at approx. 07:45 Hout Bay SAPS were alerted to a shooting incident in Salamander Rd, Hangberg. On the arrival of the members the public pointed out Arnold Thomas, 33 years old with a gunshot wound to his right leg and stomach. The victim provided the names of three suspects, which led to their arrests. The three suspects are also from Hangberg area. No firearms were recovered. The victim was transported to Groote Schuur hospital. The three suspects appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate court today on charges of Attempted Murder. It is alleged that the fight was between two gangs, the 26’s and 28’s about disrespecting the other group.
Media Reports - 1 March 2013:
On Wednesday, 2013-02-27 at approx 00:00 the complainant and his wife were in the sitting room in Tarragona area, when three unknown males entered the house and instructed the complainant not to move. They tried to remove jewellery off the woman’s hand. One of the suspects was armed with a knife and they were all wearing balaclavas. The suspects then went through the house and demanded that the complainant open the safe. The following items were taken, cash, foreign exchange, camera and an ipad. No one sustained any injuries. Value estimated at R122 000-00. HOUSE ROBERRY
On Wednesday, 2013-02-27 at approx 12:00 the owner of the house in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay was busy watching television when someone knocked on his door. After opening the door he saw two males outside. They asked him a few questions and one of the suspects suspect pulled a knife out of his pocket,.The other suspect then pulled out a screwdriver and threatened the complainant and took his wallet, cellular phone and an amplifier that was inside the house. No injuries were sustained. No arrests were made as yet. Value unknown.
Media Reports - 19 February 2013:
On Sunday, 17 February 2013 at approx 22:35 two males were fighting in Molokwane St, Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, after the suspect grabbed his ex-girlfriend and tried to drag her out of the house. A friend tried to assist her, but the suspect stabbed him in the chest with a knife. The 26 year old victim was declared dead by paramedics on the scene. A case of Murder was opened. The suspect is still at large.
SAPS would like to add, that there are daily searches for dangerous weapons in Hout Bay area, to prevent these kind of incidents. HOUT BAY SAPS SUCCESSES
On Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 22:45 shift members did a random search on a VW Golf in Victoria Rd Hout Bay and arrested a foreigner for Possession of drugs.During the search the members confiscated 6 packets of tik and 30 packets of cocaine, street value estimated at R15 000-00. The accused was released on a R1 000-00 bail, issued by Wynberg Court on Sunday, 17 February 2013.
On Thursday, 14 February 2013 three arrests were made for Theft out of Motor vehicle. Mainstream Shopping Centre recognised the three suspects after an incident that took place the previous week. A Silver Toyota Conquest was confiscated and the suspects will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate court on Tuesday, 26 February 2013.
On Monday, 18 February 2013 Hout Bay SAPS and two Narcotic dogs with their handlers executed a school search at Hout Bay High School. The students had the opportunity to hand in any weapons or drugs. This initiative is to prevent any incidents on school premises and to keep the school drug free and safe. Two knives and other small items were handed in. This exercise will be conducted on a regular basis to assist the schools in the area.
On Monday, 18 February 2013 members of Crime Prevention followed up information and searched a house in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. One television and one laptop was confiscated. This could lead to arrests.
SAPS would like to send out a warning to the community regarding Criminals that knock on doors of residents and inform them, that they are Gardeners and that the (so called) neighbour requests that they go into the premises to cut down or trim a tree or branches. This could lead to criminal activities. It is not safe for a stranger to enter your premises. Please phone your neighbour to confirm. Do not let any stranger enter your house, or do not even open the gate for strangers.
ATTEMPTED MURDER: OCEAN VIEW SAPS
On Monday, 18 February 2013 at approx 17:00 Cst Myaleni, 32 years old from Ocean View Police station was shot by her 30 year old boyfriend. She visited her boyfriend in Masiphumelele, Ocean View where they had an argument at the bungalow in the back of the yard. She then ran to the front house and locked the front door. The suspect shot at the door handle of the house. The sister of the suspect and Cst Myaleni ran outside, both were injured. Cst Myaleni was shot in the left shoulder and the sister of the suspect was shot in the hand. Both were taken to False Bay Hospital, but Cst Myaleni was transferred to Groote Schuur hospital. A vehicle that was parked on the other side of the road, was also damaged during the shooting. The suspect went to Ocean View Police Station and handed himself over to SAPS. The suspect used his private firearm. A case of attempted murder was opened.
28 January 2013: HOUSE ROBBERIESIN HOUT BAY
HOUSE ROBBERY : MOUNT RHODES
On Monday 2013-01-28 at approx 01:15 the complainant and his wife were sleeping when they were woken up from a noise and saw an unknown male suspect inside their bedroom. T he suspect was wearing a balaclava and had a big knife in his one hand. The suspect demanded money and took the following items; black bag containing cameras, jewellery, cash and credit cards. The suspect gained entry to the house, by jumping to the first level of the house and forcing open the window and burglar bars. The bedroom door was also forced open. No injuries and no arrests were made as yet. A case of house robbery was opened.
HOUSE ROBBERY : HUGHENDEN ESTATE
On Friday, 2013-01-26 at approx 22:30 the complainant and his wife were in the TV room, when two males entered the living room. One suspect was wearing a balaclava and gloves, both suspects were armed with screwdrivers. They took jewellery, cellular phones, two handbags, two laptops and cash. The suspects then fled the scene. The complainant sustained scratch marks and his wife’s hand was also bruised. No arrests were made as yet. A case of house robbery was opened
14 January 2013:
The Beach project was very successful. After the 15th of December 2012, no incidents on the beach were reported. There were also no incidents at Llandudno and Sandy Bay.
SAPS would like to thank the community and all role players that assisted in decreasing crime during this period. Maximum members from SAPS were deployed daily to combat crime.
Theft out of motor vehicles is still a problem. People still leave articles visible in their vehicles, which invites suspects to commit this type of crime.
Regular shebeen operations were conducted and will intensify. This is due to crimes being committed after visiting shebeens, such as assaults and domestic violence. Zero tolerance will continue regarding illegal operating of shebeens.