Operation Valley Lockdown

OPERATION VALLEY LOCKDOWN

Many thanks of appreciation to all who participated in the operations Friday evening 15/4/2016. During this period of the operation virtually NO incidents of crimes committed were reported.

Participants:

9 neighbourhood watches – 85 NW patrol vehicles with just under 150 volunteer NW patrollers

3 SAPS stations – Diepriver, Kirstenhof and Wynberg with full time and reservist members

Law Enforcement – 5 vehicles with 2 full time and 16 volunteer LE officers

Security Service Providers – ADT, BH Security, Chubb, Combat, Premier, Pro-Sec and Constantia Watch SRT

Successes:

Several VCPs (vehicle check points) done across the valley with in excess of R61,000 worth of traffic related fines issued plus many warnings

Several arrests were made for amongst others: Possession of Drugs; Possession of Presumed Stolen Property; Burglary and more. During the early morning hours after a hectic car and then foot chase, 5 suspects were arrested in our area after they had committed a burglary in Claremont. All stolen goods were recovered, and the car has been impounded. The suspects have been in our area several times and we have faith in our local detectives to start the linking processes.

One of the highlights of the evening was when all participants came together for half an hour outside the CVIC (Constantia Valley Information Centre – community radio and camera control room), to enjoy hot coffee and snacks provided by the various NWs. This was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to interact. A moving tribute to all participants was given by a Lt/Col from SAPS Wynberg Operations, where he complimented all for their enthusiasm, and again highlighted the importance of team work between all in the community. He extended a special word of thanks from SAPS to all community members, security companies and law enforcement for their sterling and ongoing assistance to SAPS.

Thank you again to all including the volunteers who arranged and served the coffees and snacks.

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