Crime Report 14 - 20 June 2017
Dear KSS clients
Almost 99% of all fires are caused by human negligence. They are mostly caused by electrical faults or carelessness. Cigarettes, matches and lighters, candles, heating appliances and open braai fires can all cause fires if not carefully monitored. But it is not only human error that causes fires. Environmental factors such as changing weather patterns and urban spread increase the risk of fires, with the effects and level of damage often being felt more severely.
To prevent the loss of lives and property, everyone needs to be aware of the dangers of fire, especially during fire season this winter. Here are some tips to stay fire safe:
• Always extinguish fires and safely dispose of hot ash, coal and cigarettes.
• Ensure that your electrical appliances are correctly wired.
• Don’t overload power points and switch off appliances when not in use.
• Make sure gas appliances are correctly installed.
• Keep the area around your home clear of flammable materials (dry bush, scrub etc...)
• Never leave an open fire unattended (braai, in the fireplace at home, garden refuse etc...)
• Always make sure that you are alert in the kitchen when cooking and don’t leave the stove unattended.
• Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan.
• Clean the lint filter of your tumble dryer each and every time you use it.
• Take extra care when using heaters and electric blankets. Do not leave them on unattended.
• Always work in an open, cleared area when working with power tools.
• Buy a small fire extinguisher from a reputable dealer to keep in your home – note the correct way to use it and ensure that it has not expired.
• Familiarize yourself with emergency numbers in the event of a fire and medical emergency OR call the KSS 24/7 Control Room on 033 3305911.
Crime stats and incidents 14 – 20 June 2017
14-Jun-17 08:14 Oakleigh Drive (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction Unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the domestic worker had pressed panic, as she noticed two intruders trying to break in. The intruders fled when the alarm activated. The intruders did not gain access to premises. The client was advised. No need for SAPS.
16-Jun-17 06:50 Athlone Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who reported that there had been a break-in. A KSS Reaction Unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that access was gained through the garage door. Tools and a welding machine were stolen.
19-Jun-17 12:30 Business Old Main Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who reported that she noticed some items had been stolen from her handbag. A KSS Reaction Unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that SAPS took over the matter.
19-Jun-17 17:04 Rosebank Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client who reported that she had noticed an intruder remove the gate battery. A KSS Reaction Unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported there was no sign of the intruder as he had fled. No entry was gained to premises. The KSS Reaction Unit patrolled the area.
Have a safe week.