During October 2014, our GP/OKCID team continued with regular operations and made 13 good arrests, with the assistance of SAPS.
There was an increase in the number of noise complaints in both areas. The majority of the reported incidences were outside restaurants and bars in the Green Point area – which often happens at the start of summer. If you are out wining and dining in the area please keep noise levels to a minimum when you’re outside.
There were four incidences of cell phone theft in October – in most cases while people were walking on the streets with their valuables in plain site. Please avoid this at all costs.
There were also three car crashes reported this month, either due to reckless driving or drunk driving. Help us curb these numbers by wearing a seatbelt at all times, be mindful of other reckless drivers and take a taxi if you’ve been drinking.
Similarly to last month, residents are still parking their cars in badly lit areas with their valuables on display. These cars are an easy target for criminals. We keep a watchful eye on these vehicles, but can’t be everywhere at once, so please take valuables with you when you leave your car, or lock them in your boot.
Here is a summary of some of the incidences that occurred in Green Point and Oranje-Kloof in October:
In Green Point on 23 October, our GPCID officers apprehended suspects that had opened the boot of a vehicle. They caught three of the four suspects. Constable Sionso and Sizaul arrested the suspects and took them down to SAPS Sea Point.
On 24 October, our GPCID mobile 8 officers apprehended a suspect on the corner of Main and York Roads after he had robbed someone of their cell phone. The cell phone was recovered and the suspect was taken down to SAPS Sea Point and profiled by Constable Jordan.
On 19 October GPCID officer Dikwabe apprehended a suspect that had stolen a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses from a table at Manhattan. SAPS Constable van Reinsburg arrested the suspect.
In Oranje Kloof on 18 October, our OKCID officers received a phone call from 7-Eleven reporting that two cell phones had been stolen. The suspect was found by the OKCID team and handed over to Constable Madotyeni to be arrested.
On 10 October a Joint Crime Free Operation was conducted between the cut off bridge and the quarry. The operations was held in partnership with SAPS and the CCID. The area was cleared out, several arrests were made and officers patrolled the area looking for any other suspicious activity.
Summer is finally here. For residents of Cape Town, summer usually involves plenty of outdoor living and walking on the streets when the nights are warm. We ask that you remain alert and aware of your surroundings – walk in numbers and in well-lit areas.