18 incidents of crime were reported in October, of which 17 resulted in arrests being made! 4 arrests were for general theft; 3 for theft out of vehicles; and 3 for incidents of drinking and driving.
SAPS is planning to enforce a zero-tolerance policy, and your blood may not have an alcohol content of any more than 0.05%. This means that if you have had more than 350ml of beer, or more than a single tot of any spirit, you are likely to be over the limit. Please do not take chances, for the safety of yourself and your fellow South Africans.
Further arrests were made for being in possession of a dangerous weapon, being in possession of an illegal substance, for shoplifting, and for being in possession of possible stolen goods.
In October, we achieved 18 municipal services – a 200% increase from 6 in September. Municipal services are the actions we take to cleanse and uplift our areas and include (among other services) miscellaneous pothole repairs, line painting, signage, electricity outages, damage to infrastructure, water leaks, cleansing-related illegal dumping, and stolen bins.
We also had a 60% increase in the number of pro-active actions taken by our team (8 compared to 5 in September). A pro-active action is any direct interaction of one of our team members with a member of the public, for example, if we notice an unlocked car door/garage/gate/house door which could very likely attract unwanted attention, we will notify an individual about this.
Remember to keep our 24 patrol vehicle numbers on hand for assistance:
GP CID PATROL VEHICLE
082 214 3228
OK CID PATROL VEHICLE
082 217 1386