A­ber­deen cri­me news in short

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SAPS in A­ber­deen o­pe­ned a num­ber of ca­ses in the last week, in­clu­ding three of theft.

The first was from a hou­se in Dar­ling S­treet, in the to­wn, du­ring the pe­ri­od from 22 No­vem­ber and 27 No­vem­ber. Se­ver­al i­tems went mis­sing from the com­plai­nant’s re­si­den­ce whi­le she was at Graaff-rei­net, in­clu­ding kni­ves and a kett­le. The to­tal va­lue is es­ti­ma­ted at R1 150.

A­not­her in­ci­dent took pla­ce in Dar­ling S­tree be­t­ween 15:30 on 27 No­vem­ber and 07:00 the next day. The com­plai­nant had left the ho­se­pi­pe out­si­de af­ter u­sing it, and the next mor­ning found it mis­sing.

A ga­te that was sto­len from a pro­per­ty in T­hem­ba­le­si­z­we be­t­ween 23 No­vem­ber and 26 No­vem­ber was re­co­ve­r­ed af­ter the o­w­ner no­ti­ced it at so­meo­ne el­se’s ho­me. W­hen she as­ked w­he­re the per­son had boug­ht it, she was gi­ven the na­mes of two pe­op­le. The sus­pects ha­ve not yet been ar­res­ted.

A wo­man re­cei­ved an SMS be­t­ween so­meti­me be­t­ween 27 No­vem­ber and 29 No­vem­ber saying that she had won mo­ney from Co­ca-co­la (a w­hop­ping R192 000!) and that she had to pho­ne “Ju­lia”. W­hen she pho­ned the na­med per­son, she was told to pay the a­mount of R1 574 in or­der for the mo­ney to be de­po­si­ted in­to her (the com­plai­nant’s) bank ac­count.

A few hours la­ter, the com­plai­nant re­cei­ved a­not­her SMS sta­ting she must ma­ke a­not­her pay­ment of R3 650. The wo­man t­hen pho­ned “Ju­lia” who in­sis­ted that the pay­ment must be ma­de so that the pri­ze could be de­po­si­ted in­to her bank ac­count. The com­plai­nant by this s­ta­ge was sus­pi­ci­ous, so went to the lo­cal AB­SA branch, w­he­re she was in­for­med that she was being scam­med. A ca­se of fraud has been o­pe­ned.

One Dor­per sheep to the va­lue of R2 000was slaug­h­te­red un­la­w­ful­ly in­si­de the gra­zing camp at the farm Lou­is­an be­t­ween 18:00 on 28 No­vem­ber and 06:50 the next mor­ning. A ca­se of stock theft has been o­pe­ned and is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­ti­on.

Be­t­ween 23 No­vem­ber and 29 No­vem­ber, parts we­re sto­len from a ve­hi­cle par­ked in Par­li­a­ment S­treet. The da­ma­ge a­mounts to R5 000. A ca­se of theft from a mo­tor ve­hi­cle has been o­pe­ned.

A re­si­den­ti­al bur­gla­ry occur­red be­t­ween 27 No­vem­ber at 11:00 and 30 No­vem­ber at 14:00 in North S­treet. The com­plai­nant is look­ing af­ter the hou­se for the o­w­ner, who is out of to­wn.

On 30 No­vem­ber, the com­plai­nant was in­for­med by a wit­ness that he saw the gara­ge door o­pen and two sus­pects le­a­ving the pre­mi­ses. The gara­ge door had been bro­ken o­pen to gain en­try, and a toi­let bo­wl, e­lec­tri­cal ca­bles, and an e­lec­tri­ci­ty box we­re sto­len. The va­lue at this s­ta­ge a­mounts to R1 500. One sus­pect is kno­wn but has not yet been ar­res­ted. The ot­her sus­pect is unkno­wn at this s­ta­ge.

The fi­nal ca­se for the week is one of cul­pa­ble ho­mi­ci­de. At 22:55 on 29 No­vem­ber, a taxi stop­ped on the N9 be­t­ween A­ber­deen and Wil­low­mo­re (a­bout 45 km from A­ber­deen) and the dri­ver got out and cros­sed the ro­ad.

An on­co­ming truck hit him and kept on d­ri­ving, as the truck dri­ver was not a­wa­re that he had hit a per­son. He was la­ter in­for­med by Wil­low­mo­re SAPS a­bout the in­ci­dent. The de­ce­a­sed re­si­ded in Qu­een­stown.

Two ar­res­ts we­re ma­de du­ring the week: one for reckless and/or neg­li­gent d­ri­ving, and one for com­mon as­sault. The­re we­re an ad­di­ti­o­nal 16 pe­op­le ar­res­ted for being drunk and dis­or­der­ly.

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