Response officers apprehend burglars
Last Monday afternoon a Red Guard response officer on patrol apprehended two suspects who were breaking into the former police offices in Ebden Street, operations manager Willie Reinecke told The Rep.
They were handed over to the police.
On Wednesday afternoon response officers were dispatched to a residence in Top Town where a woman working in the house claimed money had been stolen from her purse.
With the response officer’s assistance, the gardener admitted that he had stolen the money and given it back. The victim declined to open a criminal case.
On Thursday morning a response officer attended to a panic alarm at a business where he apprehended a suspect who had stolen several items of clothing.
The suspect was handed over to the police and the stolen items were returned to the store manager.At midday response officers attended to a panic alarm at a wholesalers.
They apprehended a suspect, who was fighting on site and had broken several items. The suspect was handed over to the police.
On Saturday night response officers on duty in Whittlesea witnessed a pedestrian being run over by a vehicle and the driver driving away.
They checked on the pedestrian who was lying in the street unconscious and asked the company’s 24-hour control room to contact an ambulance.
They then pursued the vehicle that had driven away and managed to stop it. The driver attempted to escape but was apprehended. He and the passengers were under the influence of alcohol. The driver was handed over to the police
Late on Sunday night a response officer attended to a panic alarm at a filling station where six suspects had seriously assaulted the petrol attendant on duty.
The response officer chased the fleeing suspects and managed to apprehend one, who was handed over to the police. – Rep reporter