Burglaries down, petty thefts up
GRAAFF-REINET — Graaff-reinet was spared from notable serious crime incidents for the week of October 16 to 23 reports police spokesperson, W/O Gerrie van Rooyen.
There was a notable downward trend of burglaries in the town sector while burglaries were reported in Kappertjie Street in Asherville, Hibiscus Street in Santaville and Protea Street in Kroonvale. Petty thefts remain a problem and have been reported from all over the policing precinct.
The spare wheels of vehicles were stolen in the Pick n Pay parking area on Saturday, October 21, and in East Street in Kroonvale on the same day.
On the morning of Thursday, October 19, children walking in the mountainous area of Umasizakhe came across a skull that appeared to be that of a human. The remains were taken to the local mortuary where it was in fact identified as human remains. An inquest has been opened for further investigation.
The local Crime Prevention Unit under the command of Capt Niel Colyn dealt drug trafficking a major blow when the Unit conducted a search operation at a tavern in Du Plessis Street in Kroonvale on Thursday, October 19. The members uncovered a substantial amount of dagga and cash stashed inside the premises. It was also found that the owner failed to safeguard his personal firearm in accordance with the provisions of the Fire Arms Act. A 9mm pistol and 44 rounds of ammunition were confiscated. A 62-year-old man was arrested for the possession of dagga and firearm-related offences and appeared in the local magistrates’ court on Friday, October 20.
The local Crime Prevention Unit under the command of Capt Niel Colyn dealt drug traf cking a major blow this past weekend in Graaff-reinet.
The con scated drugs.