CPF Meeting Dates

  • The Howick CPF meetings are on the last Thursday of each month.
  • The Hilton CPF meetings are on the third Thursday of each month.
  • The Mpophomeni CPF meetings are on the first Thursday of each month.

Crime Report 7 - 13 June 2017

Dear KSS clients

There has been an increase in gas bottles being stolen. Please be aware and keep gas bottles in a safe, secure area.

Crime stats and incidents 7 – 13 June 2017
07-Jun-17 16:09 Residential Complex (Amber Av) (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client who requested medical assistance from Netcare 911, as one of her staff members was ill. The KSS Control Room dispatched Netcare 911 to site. The patient was transported to hospital.

07-Jun-17 23:00 Business (Tweedie) The KSS Control Room received a call from a KSS Reaction Officer who reported a fire in the vicinity of business premises. The KSS Control Room dispatched the Umgeni Fire Department and advised the client. The fire was extinguished.

09-Jun-17 13:15 Business Zeederberg Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS controller who reported a female had been caught stealing a bottle of alcohol. A KSS Reaction Unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a white Toyota (NP registration) was also involved in the incident, but drove away. The female was apprehended. The KSS Reaction Unit patrolled the area but there was no sign of the car. SAPS were advised.

10-Jun-17 03:11 Fairview Road (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received a message on a community group that glass had been heard shattering in the area. A KSS Reaction Unit was dispatched to investigate. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a PMB Security client had had a break-in. SAPS were advised. As per The KSS Reaction Officers, access was gained through glass door. Electronic items were stolen.

10-Jun-17 04:00 Monzali Drive (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received a call from a KSS Reaction Officer who reported that 3 drunk males had driven into a light pole. As per the KSS Reaction Officers, some electrical wires had been exposed. Eskom was advised. SAPS were also advised.

10-Jun-17 22:56 Bell Street (Howick) KSS Reaction Officers were patrolling the area when they noticed an intruder stealing a gas bottle from a business. The KSS Reaction Officers gave chase and apprehended the intruder. SAPS were dispatched and the gas bottle was given back to client. The intruder was handed over to SAPS.

11-Jun-17 05:01 Rosetta (Nottingham Road) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. Nsele Security was dispatched. The client then called in and stated not to worry as the tenants might have pressed panic by mistake, so to cancel the Armed Reaction. At 05:20 the client called back and asked to re-send the Reaction Officers. Nsele Control Room reported back to KSS stating that it is a positive break in. Electronic items were stolen. SAPS were dispatched.

12-Jun-17 01:42 Caversham Road (Lidgeton) The KSS Control Room received a call from a SA CAN controller who reported a break-in in progress. A Ballid Reaction Unit and SAPS were dispatched. The Ballid controller later reported that it was a negative and all was under control.

12-Jun-17 09:42 Business Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client who reported that over the weekend there have been a positive break in. Access was gained through pedestrian gate and gas bottles were stolen. Client advised no need to send out a KSS Reaction Unit. SAPS were advised.

13-Jun-17 12:38 Business (Main Road) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client who requested assistance. A KSS Reaction Unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that a customer was being difficult. SAPS were dispatched to assist. The customer left the premises.

Kind regards
Debbie

Crime Report 31 May - 7 June 2017

Dear KSS clients

The number of crime related incidents that occur, and then are NOT reported by the victims to SAPS, is cause for concern. Please report all crime to SAPS, no matter how petty it is.

Barking dogs
Now and again we get asked about dogs that bark incessantly. I found two useful websites (www.bernicejaffe.co.za and www.friendsofthedog.co.za) with some really user-friendly information. Invariably people like to have dogs as a security measure and deterrent, but if the dogs bark excessively, then very few neighbours will pay attention when the actual bark is due to a crime related incident. Here are some reasons for excessive barking:

   Lack of exercise: Insufficient activity is a very common reason for excessive barking. It’s about providing a variety of ongoing stimulation so that your dog doesn’t get bored.

   Lack of stimulation: When owners are away at work for extended periods of time and the dog is left without company, it just gets plain old bored.

   Excitability: Dogs love to bark when they play and often owners love to make their dogs bark. Out of respect for your neighbours, it’s prudent to limit this as much as possible.

   Attention: Dogs can be like children; if they feel you haven’t paid them enough attention they will become noisy until you attend to them.

   Separation anxiety: This is more common than owners would imagine and this condition is normally stress related.

   Protecting territory: Dogs that are left outside may feel it’s their responsibility to protect their (and by extension, your) property.
   Adapted from: http://www.bernicejaffe.co.za/barking.html

Crime stats and incidents 31 May – 7 June 2017
31-May-17 17:18 Oakleigh Drive (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client who reported his fence had been cut. An intruders shoe was found on the premises. Nothing was stolen. KSS Operations staff went out to investigate. The client advised no need for SAPS.

01-Jun-17 07:38 Geekie Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client who reported that on the evening of the 30-05-17 intruders had cut the fence. The clients dog chased the intruders. The intruders caused major injures to the dog, which was later put down. SAPS were not advised as per the client.

01-Jun-17 12:45 Business, Laurel Crescent (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client who requested assistance as there was an intruder stealing cable. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported the suspect had been apprehended. The suspect was handed over to SAPS.

02-Jun-17 07:05 Wear Avenue (Howick) The KSS Control room received a call from a client who reported there had been an attempted break-in. The garage door had been forced open. The client was unsure of what had been stolen. The client advised she would open a case with SAPS.

02-Jun-17 22:44 Violet Road (Howick West) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client who reported three intruders had jumped the fence into his property and then jumped into the neighbours property. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported the intruders had broken the window of a vehicle. Nothing was stolen. The area was patrolled by KSS.

02-Jun-17 23:30 Residential Estate, Elizabeth Drive (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received a call from a KSS on-site Security Officer who reported the fence had been cut. A patrol of the Estate had been done and there were no signs of any intruders. The client was advised.

03-Jun-17 21:23 Business, Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client who requested assistance, as their neighbour had advised that there was someone tampering with the gate. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported the gate motor had been damaged but no further entry was gained. SAPS were advised.

04-Jun-17 02:09 Business, Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation and a call from the premises requesting assistance, as there where people fighting. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers requested SAPS assistance. The men were apprehended and SAPS eventually took over.

05-Jun-17 11:31 Business, Tweedie Road (Tweedie) The KSS Control Room received a call from a KSS on-site Security Officer who requested assistance as he had apprehended a female trespassing on the property. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. No stolen items were found in her possession. The client and SAPS were advised.

07-Jun-17 07:15 Mare Street (Howick) The KSS Control room received a call from a non KSS client who requested a Security Officer for the evening, as a family member had had a positive break-in. KSS placed a Security Officer on-site.

07-Jun-17 09:30 Mare Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client who reported a vehicle had been stolen from the premises during the course of the night. The vehicle was a silver Suzuki. All KSS Reaction units were advised to be on the lookout for the vehicle. SAPS were advised. It was later confirmed that the vehicle had been recovered.

Have a safe weekend

Kind regards
Debbie

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