Cops re­co­ver sto­len goods - re­trie­ve yours

Graaff-Reinet Advertiser - - Voorblad -

GRAAFF-REI­NET — A va­ri­e­ty of goods ha­ve been con­fis­ca­ted or han­ded in to the Graaff-rei­net po­li­ce, and a­nyo­ne who has had pro­per­ty sto­len is as­ked to vi­sit the po­li­ce sta­ti­on in Midd­le S­treet to check for their be­lon­gings.

P­roof of o­w­ners­hip will be re­qui­red. As­sor­ted clo­thing, mo­ney, bank cards, a wal­let, kni­ves, lap­tops, shoes, drills, a flat screen te­le­vi­si­on, a DVD play­er, ge­ne­ra­tors, grin­ders, ca­me­ras, se­cu­ri­ty ca­me­ras, mul­ti­ple po­wer tools, and a bi­cy­cle are a­mongst the re­co­ve­r­ed goods.

Du­ring the pe­ri­od from 29 May to 4 Ju­ne, the fol­lo­wing ar­res­ts ha­ve been ma­de. Two men for ra­pe, one sus­pect for mur­der, and four­teen sus­pects for as­sault, all but one of tho­se being with in­tent to cau­se grie­vous bo­di­ly harm (GBH). Four pe­op­le we­re al­so ar­res­ted for do­mes­tic vi­o­len­ce.

Pro­per­ty-re­la­ted ar­res­ts in­clu­de three for hou­se­bre­a­king and theft, two for ge­ne­ral theft and two for ma­li­ci­ous da­ma­ge to pro­per­ty. One ar­rest was ma­de for pos­ses­si­on of a dan­ge­rous we­a­pon, one for cri­men in­ju­ria, one for pos­ses­si­on of dag­ga and one for drun­ken dri­ving.

Two traf­fic fi­nes we­re is­su­ed, and as u­su­al, t­he­re we­re ma­ny pe­op­le de­tai­ned for being drunk and dis­or­der­ly - a to­tal of 34 in t­his pe­ri­od.

Four a­dults we­re con­victed for a va­ri­e­ty of of­fen­ces.

One sus­pect, con­victed for ra­pe, was han­ded do­wn a sen­ten­ce of eig­ht ye­ars im­pri­son­ment. For rob­be­ry, one re­cei­ved a sen­ten­ce of 18 mont­hs, sus­pen­ded for fi­ve ye­ars, but a­not­her was de­alt with mo­re harshly with a sen­ten­ce of three ye­ars be­hind bars. Two sus­pects we­re each sen­ten­ced to 24 mont­hs im­pri­son­ment for theft out of a mo­tor vehi­cle, and de­cla­red un­fit to pos­sess a fi­re­arm.

T­he­re we­re al­so three ca­ses w­he­re ju­ve­ni­les we­re sen­ten­ced to spend ti­me in a youth ca­re cen­t­re - 24 mont­hs or until re­a­ching the age of 21 ye­ars. Two of the­se we­re for theft, and one for ma­li­ci­ous da­ma­ge to pro­per­ty.

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