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GRAAFFREINET — The reporting period of November 27 to December 4 produced a cocktail of crimes in Graaffreinet reports police spokesperson, W/O Gerrie van Rooyen. Burglaries continue to top the stats with a total of eight cases reported during the week. Residential breakinns were reported at Reinet Park, Cypress Grove, Olivier Dippenaar Street, Snowdrop Street and Pantsy Street while businesses reported the same at Kwikka Likka in Market Square and Malva Street in Santaville. Theft out of motor vehicles remains a problem with incidents reported in Umasizakhe, Vink Street in Kroonvale and Dalhia Street in the same area.
On Monday, November 27, at a suspect was arrested in Plasket Street for being in possession of articles reasonably thought to be used for breaking into a house or vehicle.
It was a bad week for drunk drivers as no less than four suspects were bagged for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Marvin Lottering was arrested in Caledon Street on December 1, Anchebo Mehebo on December 2 in Church Street and Raywaan van Rensburg also in Church Street on Sunday, December 3.
A pedestrian was seriously injured after he was hit by a reversing vehicle in Main Road, Umasizakhe, on Sunday, December 3.
The driver, Charlie Tini was arrested on charges of Reckless and Drunk Driving and also appeared in the local Magistrates’ Court on Monday, December 4.
On Saturday evening, December 2, the 30-year-old Ivan Mafikeng succumbed to injuries he sustained after he was stabbed with a knife during a quarrel in Anemoon Street in Asherville.
The suspect, Alfredo Afrika, was arrested and appeared in court on Monday, December 4.
An inquest docket was registered after a 24-year-old man was found hanged in his residence at Henry Street in Umasizakhe on Sunday morning, December 3.
No foul play is suspected.
A case of Stock Theft was reported after a goat was found to have been slaughtered in Geluksdal in Asherville. A similar incident occurred in Nieu-bethesda after two sheep were found slaughtered at Lekoog on Friday, December 1.
W/O van Rooyen once again called upon residents to stay vigilant over the festive season and to report any suspicious incidents to the police.