IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE – DATE: 2017-08-28
WESTERN CAPE: On 2017/08/26 from 18:00 – 02:00 a Crime Operation was held in the Diep River Precinct consisting of Six (6) SAPS Members, Twenty (20) Law Enforcement Members, Twenty (20) Neighbourhood Watch Members and Three (3) extra Security Companies Members.
During this operation a case of Attempted Murder and Drunken Driving was opened by Diep River SAPS members when they were conducting a routine VCP (Vehicle Check Point) in Constantia Main Road, Constantia. A grey in colour Mercedes vehicle with no front number plate was stopped but shortly thereafter decided to drive through the VCP colliding with two of the officers, one SAPS member and one Law Enforcement Official.
The vehicle was chased and stopped after colliding with One(1) SAPS and Two(2) Law Enforcement vehicles on the corner of Wetton Road and St Joseph Road, Landsdown. Both the suspect and Law Enforcement Official that was knocked had to be taken to Hospital for treatment due to injuries sustained. One male suspect aged 38 years was then arrested. The Law Enforcement Officer is in stable condition and already in recovery at home.
Detective Constable Ivan Sonnenberg is investigating the case. He can be contacted on (021) 710 7347.
Successes of the Operation were One (1) Arrest for Assault Common, One(1) arrest for Possession of Dagga (cannabis). Twenty two (22) persons where checked on MaxID (a system to verify if a person has a warrant of arrest on his/her name.)
The Operation was a success as there was little to no crime reported over the weekend.
This office would like to thank all role-players both internal and external, namely our Members, Reservists, Law Enforcement Permanent and Auxiliary, Neighbourhood Watches, and Security Providers for their dedication and contribution towards the fight against crime. This office would like to also wish the Law Enforcement Officer a speedy recovery.
Cst Z.D Marais
Sector 1 Commander / Corporate Communication
DIEP RIVER SAPS
Tel: 021 710 7314 / Cell: 079 894 0105
Fax2email: 086 481 1679/ 086 774 6441