366 arrests made by Mitchell’s Plain police

South African Police (SAPS)

366 arrests made by Mitchell’s Plain police

One week of police work yields 366 Arrests for various crimes in the Mitchell’s Plain Cluster.

The police in Mitchell’s Plain are determined to constantly clamp down on criminals in their area. Intensive patrols, the “stop and search’’ of suspicious persons and the regular raiding of houses identified as targets due to their owners contributing to the high crime rate caused by illegal firearms, drugs, stolen goods, wanted suspects and illegal shebeens, are the order of the day.

During the past week (Monday 13 to Friday 17 February) 285 suspects were arrested for drug related crimes and 99 drug houses were searched. The clamping down on 13 illegal shebeens resulted in the confiscation of a substantial amount of alcohol and one arrest on liquor related charges. Thirteen suspects will appear in court for the illegal possession of firearms, as 25 illegal firearms and ammunition were confiscated during the same period.

Crimes against women and children are a police priority and are addressed with dedication by members of SAPS. Fifteen suspects were arrested for crimes against women and children and 92 cases related to these crimes were reported. Police also arrested 52 wanted suspects during 11 tracing operations. Seven second hand goods premises were visited as well as 588 Spaza shops. Six fines to the value of R6 500 were issued for traffic violations within the Mitchell’s Plain Cluster. Four stolen vehicles were recovered and 235 people were tested by means of Morphotouch, yielding five positive results.

The Cluster Commander of Mitchell’s Plain, Major General Goss, commended the members for their dedication towards fighting crime. General Goss also mentioned that members under his command remain positive and will continue building trust in the community and work in partnerships towards a safer environment. Committed police members as well as community members have his full support in devising structured measures to reduce crime. All members of the community are urged to join the community structures in their respective places of residence. Anyone with information which can assist the police in their work can call Crime Stop at 0860010111 or their local police stations. All information will be treated as highly confidential.

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