2009 March

Arrest of suspect reported by resident

there was an arrest of a suspect at about 8-30pm on saturday 28 march,
who was found inside a guest house on the corner of prince street and
vredehoek lane - ADT saw the suspect, and called the police who
arrived in force - well done to everyone

The Good News 26 March 09

As recorded at the Crime Prevention Forum, 26 March:
The police reported success related to the following incidents:
stolen property: 9, robbery: 2, house break-ins: 3, shoplifting: 25, fraud: 7, assault: 10, drug related: 24, warrant of arrests: 59, drunkeness: 29, illegal immigrants: 43
Furthermore 3 vehicle previously reported as thefts were actually people too drunk to remember where they had parked.

Crime Report 26 March 09

CRIME REPORTED IN OUR AREA DURING THE LAST WEEK

20th Cnr Camp & Krynauw 6pm to 12pm Theft of vehicle
20th Rosmead 6am to 6pm House break in
20th Cnr Bellevue/Kloof 6am to 6pm House break in
21th De Lorentz 12pm to 6am Theft of vehicle
22th Wilkinson 12pm to 6am Theft out of vehicle – see further comment below
23th Park Road 12pm to 6am Robbery

Big improvement in our area and others.
Krynauw Street features again as does De Le Lorentz.

Information

Spoke to Robert Vogel of TBK watch. They have started patrols on Friday and Sat nights. Would be worthwhile going on one of these with him to learn the ropes.
His number is 021 447 6617.

Captain Stoffels who assists this area is also willing to take people on a night shift
2 people arrested for House break ins in our area.

Tamboerskloof

1x theft out of vehicle
Quieter this week

Devils Peak/Vredehoek

1xtheft out of vehicle
3xhouse break in
MUCH quieter

Table Mountain
 Zero.

Crime Report 19 March 09

CRIME REPORTED IN OUR AREA DURING THE LAST WEEK

12th Union Street 12.30 pm Robbery
13th Upper Orange 6pm to 12pm House Break In
14th Kloof 6pm to 12pm Theft of vehicle
14th Upper Orange 6am to 6pm Robbery – Person responsible arrested
14th Vine Street 6am to 6pm Theft out of
15th Kotze Street 12pm to 6am Robbery. Cell Phones/wallets/laptops
15th Krynauw Street 12pm to 6am Theft out of vehicle
15th Camp Street 12pm to 6am Theft out of vehicle
15th Hof street 12pm to 6am Theft of vehicle
16th Kloof 6am to 6pm Theft out of vehicle
16th Molteno Rd 6pm to 12pm House break in. Laptops/flatscreen.Suspect it is the builders. Fingerprints taken
17th Montrose ave 6am to 6pm Theft out of vehicle
18th Kloof st 6pm to 12pm Theft out of vehicle

Krynauw Street features again. Camp street incident was just around the corner outside Yindees Restaurant (sp) Pubs restaurants around that area. People leave stuff visible in their cars (albeit locked) – in this case a guy left leather jacket and camera.

Information

Watch out for a black BMW cruising around Kloof - stolen vehicle with 3x black male and 1x black female passenger.

Those with white or blue golf’s as well as Polos – be aware that information received that a Syndicate is looking for 15 of these.

We’ve received reports about a short-built black male with scars on his ace wearing white trainers and blue jeans. Knocks on people’s doorbells pretending to be looking for work- he is meanwhile checking whether anyone is home and then breaking into vehicles parking on the street. He then takes stuff and dumps it on erfs around the area and then collects at night.

Tamboerskloof

1x theft of vehicle
1x theft out of vehicle

Devils Peak/Vredehoek

3xtheft out of vehicle
2x theft of vehicle
6xhouse break in

steel driveway ramp stolen

On Thursday evening 19 March) at 23h30 my husband returned from his company agm to find that the 3 x 1.5 m, 6mm thick checkerplate solid steel driveway ramp had been stolen!
I reported it to Caledon Square in person, long story, but as husband had discovered the theft, he is supposed to report it, otherwise they will not accept that it had been stolen between 17h00 and 11h30 as I had only seen, with my own eyes, that it was missing the next morning!!!! He is too busy to spend time filling in statements etc.
MORE: On Saturday morning (21 March)discovered that 3 heavy cast iron pavement gutters/drains had been ripped out over night accross the road from me in Marmion Road. Can almost swear they were there on Friday morning, as due to our own ‘metal theft’.
AND EVEN MORE: On Sunday morning drove down Forest Road and noticed 3 more heavy cast iron pavement gutters/drains had been ripped out!
The gutters I not reported, was hoping to contact City Council Monday morning. I know there is a ‘Metal Theft Unit’ but can’t find it in directory. Do I contact the Cable Theft number???
(reported by an OH-Watch resident)

Crime Report 12 March 09

CRIME REPORTED IN OUR AREA DURING THE LAST WEEK

6th De Lorentz 6pm to 12pm Theft of vehicle
6th Hofmeyer Street 6pm to 12pm House break in
6th Upper Wandel Street 6am to 6pm Theft of vehicle
6th Bridle Road 6am to 6pm House break in
7th Summerseat Close 6pm to 12pm Theft out of vehicle
9th Bottom of Kloof 6am to 6pm House break in
9th Krynauw Street 6am to 6pm Theft out of vehicle
10th Bottom of Kloof 6am to 6pm Theft of vehicle
10th Cnr Upper Wandel/Curtis 6am to 6pm Theft of vehicle
10th Cnr Prince/Labounere 6am to 6pm Theft out of vehicle

See Map attached. 10 incidents - last week 9.

Owners comments: House has been empty for 12 months with no one there as previous guy changed his mind in terms of developing. Electrical and beetle guys came last week to do their checks for Transfer to take place and that weekend they get in and ripped out the ceiling and took the geysers. No evidence of forced entry.

De Lorentz road features in the past 4 weeks… as does krynauw and upper wandel although not to the same extent.

Tamboerskloof
2x house break in’s
2x theft out of vehicle
1xTheft of vehicle

Devils Peak/Vredehoek
4xtheft out of vehicle
2xhouse break in

Table Mountain
 None

Crime Report 5 March 09

CRIME REPORTED IN OUR AREA DURING THE LAST WEEK

27th Derwent Road 6am to 6pm House break in
27th Breda Street 12pm to 6am House break in
27th Upper Maynard Street 6am to 6pm Theft of vehicle
28th Hof Street 12pm to 6am Robbery
28th Belmont Street 6am to 6pm Theft of vehicle
1st Derwent Street 12pm to 6am House break in
2nd Prince Street 6pm to 12pm Theft of vehicle
4th Buxton Street 6am to 6pm Theft out of vehicle




Tamboerskloof
2x house break in’s
1x theft out of vehicle

Devils Peak/Vredehoek
3xtheft out of vehicle
1xthefot of vehicles

Table Mountain
 1xrobbery

TBK/Devils peak somewhat quieter. Our area busier!

ARRESTS – whole of CBD and all 6 Sectors
360 Arrests – those that I managed to decipher – 4 stolen property, 9 theft, 4 house break ins, 29 shoplifting, 43 drug related, 45 riotious behavior (?- must have been at a demonstration), 72 other. I have asked that they hand out an attachment showing what arrests and for what from next week onwards.

INFORMATION

Fencing near jackhammers/Mill street– no update as of yet.

Argus/Two Oceans – be prepared for the annual interruption and 45 000 riders.

Vagrants problem at the Castle – Mo reported that unless a formal complaint was made for trespassing there was nothing much they could do. Up to 60 people a night there. He mentioned that the army leased the property from the City Council and they had more than enough personnel on site to tell people where to go but they did nothing. Capt Keller (from Army and who attends all meetings) said he would look into it.

OTHER
Constable Knight mentioned that they had had a very good arrest with the person arrested being wanted for 52 outstanding cases

Jansen mentioned that he had given evidence during the week for a guy who had been arrested for house break ins. He got 12 days in jail…..

Constable Knight related a humorous story of a guy they arrested who claimed to be deaf and dumb and using sign language to explain himself – but soon found his voice once he was in the cell!