To ensure that offenders are brought to book, police in the Milnerton Cluster made 519 arrests during the week of 06 November 2017 to 12 November 2017. Arrests included murder, house robbery, attempted murder, rape, housebreaking and theft; dealing in liquor, assaults; theft, armed robbery, possession of drugs, common robbery, various traffic violations, sexual assault, to mention a few.
Here is information on a few of the successes and newsworthy incidents during this period:
On Tuesday, 07 November 2017 Malmesbury police received information about a person who is presumed to have cannabis in his possession. A description of the suspect was provided, and police started their search.
A person fitting the description was observed in Bokomo Road, Malmesbury. When the person observed the police vehicle, he turned around and walked in the opposite direction.
This behaviour heightened the police members’ suspicion and they approached the unknown male person.
Police officers could smell an odour resembling cannabis on the person and searched the man.
The officers found cannabis hidden underneath the man’s clothing, as well 100 mandrax tablets wrapped in tinfoil.
The 50-year-old suspect appeared in the Malmesbury Magistrate Court on Wednesday, 08 November 2017. He is remanded in custody until his next court appearance in December 2017.
A 50-year-old male suspect was arrested in Atlantis for illegally dealing in liquor on 09 November 2017 and police confiscated 127 litres of alcohol.
On 10 November 2017 a 27-year-old male suspect was arrested after a house robbery he committed on 29 October 2017 in Atlantis.
The Milnerton Cluster Commander, Major General Aneeqah Jordaan has the following message to the community: “With the festive season’s arrival, an appeal is made to everyone to not drink and drive; to adhere to the laws of this country. We need to speak out about abuse and report perpetrators of this crime. Remove valuables from your vehicles and make sure that your property is secure. When going away on holiday, report your empty house to your nearest police station, who will record it in the register and make regular patrols and visits to the home. Be safe.”
Report criminal activities to Crime Stop 08600 10111