Se­ver­al ar­res­ts ma­de by lo­cal po­li­ce

Graaff-Reinet Advertiser - - Voorblad -

A­BER­DEEN — Af­ter a qui­et spell with no hou­se­bre­a­kings, and on­ly two as­sault ca­ses and two ca­ses of con­tra­ven­ti­on of pro­tecti­on or­der, the A­ber­deen po­li­ce ha­ve had a bu­sy week t­his week, with se­ver­al ar­res­ts ma­de and ca­ses fi­na­li­sed in court.

Two sus­pects, age 23 and 25, we­re ar­res­ted on Ja­nu­a­ry 31 for a ca­se of hou­se­bre­a­king and theft that occur­red at the Ca­ra­van Park in to­wn on Ja­nu­a­ry 24 last y­e­ar. A ra­ke and a spa­de to the va­lue of R180 we­re sto­len from a sto­re­room af­ter the se­cu­ri­ty ga­te was for­ced o­pen.

Both sus­pects ap­pea­red in court on Fe­bru­a­ry 1, and the ca­se was pos­t­po­ned until March 1 for furt­her in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on. Both sus­pects ha­ve pre­vi­ous con­victi­ons for hou­se­bre­a­king and theft and theft ca­ses.

A 33-y­e­ar-old man was ar­res­ted on Ja­nu­a­ry 31 for hou­se­bre­a­king and theft that occur­red at a hou­se in De Voss S­treet, Lo­tus­vil­le.

The sus­pect for­ced o­pen a win­dow to gain en­try to the buil­ding. A Samsung te­le­vi­si­on to the va­lue of R4 000 was sto­len. T­his sus­pect al­so ap­pea­red in court on Fe­bru­a­ry 1, and his ca­se was al­so pos­t­po­ned until March 1 for furt­her in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on. The sus­pect has pre­vi­ous con­victi­ons for hou­se­bre­a­king and theft, theft and stock theft.

A 27-y­e­ar-old man was ar­res­ted on Fe­bru­a­ry 1 for a theft that occur­red at a hou­se in Zu­ma A­ve­nue, T­hem­ba­le­si­z­we. The door of the hou­se was o­pen, and the sus­pect wal­ked in and took a te­le­vi­si­on set, re­mo­te con­t­rol and po­wer ca­ble to the va­lue of R 2 800. The ca­se was pos­t­po­ned until March 1 for furt­her in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on. The sus­pect has no pre­vi­ous con­victi­ons.

A 32-y­e­ar-old man was ar­res­ted for hou­se­bre­a­king with the in­ten­ti­on to com­mit an of­fen­ce unkno­wn to the Pro­se­cu­tor, that hap­pe­ned on Fe­bru­a­ry 3 at a­bout 22:40 at De Voss s­treet, Lo­tus­vil­le.

The sus­pect bro­ke a win­dow to gain access, and the 85-y­e­ar-old la­dy who li­ves in the hou­se al­o­ne he­ard a noi­se and ca­me a­cross the sus­pect w­hen she went to see w­hat was hap­pe­ning.

T­he­re was a st­rug­gle be­t­ween them, and a neig­hbour, for­tu­na­te­ly, he­ard the scre­ams of the la­dy and cal­led the po­li­ce. Af­ter the quick re­spon­se of SAPS, the sus­pect was ar­res­ted on the sce­ne.

The ca­se has been pos­t­po­ned until Fe­bru­a­ry 8 for Le­gal Aid. The man has pre­vi­ous con­victi­ons for hou­se­bre­a­king and theft as well as theft.

Three men we­re sen­ten­ced on Fe­bru­a­ry 1 for pos­ses­si­on of dag­ga. Two of the men we­re ar­res­ted in Ku­du S­treet, Lo­tus­vil­le, 26-y­e­ar-old H­ein­drich Ja­er from Li­lie S­treet, Lo­tus­vil­le had 10 stops of dag­ga, and Le­on Bar­ries (24), of Hoff­man S­treet, had one stop. El­ton S­mith from T­han­ga­na S­treet, T­hem­ba­le­si­z­we, was stop­ped in G­rey S­treet, A­ber­deen, with one stop.

All three men we­re sen­ten­ced on Fe­bru­a­ry 1 for pos­ses­si­on of dag­ga, with a fi­ne of R300 or 30 days im­pri­son­ment, sus­pen­ded for one y­e­ar.

Two ma­le sus­pects rob­bed a shop in Mos­sie S­treet, Lo­tus­vil­le on Fe­bru­a­ry 3 at a­bout 03:30. One sus­pect thre­a­tened the o­w­ner with a kni­fe, and the men sto­le R 1500 in cash. The two men, a­ged 23 and 26, we­re ar­res­ted on Tu­es­day, Fe­bru­a­ry 6. The ca­se has been pos­t­po­ned until Fe­bru­a­ry 8 for a for­mal bail ap­pli­ca­ti­on on furt­her in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on.

Both men ha­ve pre­vi­ous con­victi­ons for hou­se­bre­a­king and theft ca­ses.

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