OFFICE OF THE STATION COMMANDER: DIEP RIVER SAPS
29th August 2019
DIEP RIVER–On 2019-08-29 at about 09:25 Constable Ashley Adonis and Constable Shu-Aib Boer were on duty performing crime prevention duties within the Diep River Sectors when they received a housebreaking in progress at a residential premises in Talent Road, Plumstead.
The members were then flagged by a member of the public who informed them that two male suspects were seen fleeing the scene with a large flat screen television. The members immediately then engaged with various partnerships such as the neighbourhood watches and security service providers and through a co-ordinated effort within the immediate vicinity managed to apprehend the suspects after an extensive chase.
The two male suspects, ages 16 and 18 years, were arrested and detained for charges of House Breaking and theft. Once charged, the suspects will appear at Wynberg Magistrate Court soon.
In a separate incident, the above members arrested later that day at approximately 10:30, two males and one female, aged 35, 41 and 44 years of age for Possession of Presumed Stolen Property.
A local security company in the Diep River area called for police assistance when an armed response officer spotted the three persons acting suspicious carrying a large heavy bag towards Steurhof Train Station.
Upon arrival, further investigation led by the members found that there was a large quantity of various copper pipes and fittings in the bag. No reasonable justification could be provided and the three were subsequently arrested. Charges of Possession of Presumed Stolen Property were opened against the suspects and will appear in Wynberg Magistrates Court once charged.
Diep River SAPS management would like to express their continued gratitude towards all role players such as the neighbourhood watches, security service providers and community abroad. Policing is about partnerships and we continue to strive in strengthening these partnerships in squeezing crime to zero.
Constable Zak Marais 0798940105
29th August 2019
Vigilance pays off
DIEP RIVER–On 2019-08-28 at about 23:15 members attached to Diep River SAPS arrested four male suspects, aged between 23 and 35 years, on charges of dealing in an undesirable dependence producing substance (dagga).
Members had received a tip-off of a suspicious vehicle, silver Toyota Tazz, travelling along main road Diep River. The members then stopped the vehicle and questioned the driver. The driver became nervous upon questioning and the vehicle was searched. A large black plastic bag was found inside the vehicle filled with dagga weighing at approximately 3kgs. The driver along with three passengers were arrested. The dagga has an estimated street value of +-R7000.00.
Diep River SAPS management would like to thank all role-players involved for their continued support and encourage members of the public to report any suspicious activity to SAPS on 10111.
Constable Zak Marais 079 894 0105