Graaff-reinet crime news in short
The most serious case opened in Graaffreinet this past week was one of attempted murder.
The incident occurred in Asherville on Monday, 31 December, at 22:40. The victim was stabbed with a sharp instrument, and due to the seriousness of his injuries he was transported to Livingstone Hospital in Port Elizabeth. As the case is of a sensitive nature, no further information may be given at this stage.
One case of culpable homicide was also opened, after an accident on 6 January between Cradock and Graaffreinet. At about 11:00 a report was received that a vehicle had overturned. When the emergency services arrived, they confirmed that the driver and one passenger died at the scene of the accident. No further details of the deceased have been given.
What could have been a serious case of kidnapping on 5 January was thankfully resolved. A woman alleged that her 3-year-old son had been playing outside of her house in Lower Location, Umasizakhe, when he was taken without her permission. The child has since been returned to his mother.
There were four cases of malicious damage to property, where fencing was damaged, vehicle tyres slashed, and windows broken, in separate incidents.
Five cases of theft out of motor vehicles were opened, two at petrol stations and the others outside residential properties.
Property was stolen from storerooms, a garage and inside a house in four separate cases of residential burglary. A security gate was also stolen from business premises in the industrial area.
A man was assaulted in a house robbery in Kroonvale, and cash stolen.
An arrest was made after a man was assaulted and robbed of his cellphone in
An accident on 6 January between Graaffreinet and Cradock claimed two lives.