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 24 - 30 November 2017

Dear KSS Clients

Knight Security Solutions Operations staff and SAPS have been proactive and implemented a joint visible patrolling operation over the past month. This has seen a decrease in serious crime over the past 4 weeks. There is no other security company in the Midlands that cares more about you and your family’s safety and security than Knight Security Solutions. There is a lot to be said for 29 years of local knowledge and a hands on approach to community safety.

Additional KSS Control Room numbers
The KSS Control Room has the following additional numbers:
033 330 5915
033 330 3141
033 330 5918
033 330 2419

Safe City Project
I am currently seriously addressing proactive monitoring of our uMngeni Municipal area, through 24/7 monitored CCTV camera’s. Such Safe City projects are already established in cities like Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and towns like Dundee, Estcourt, Kokstad and Bergville to name a few in KZN. I have, along with SAPS (Howick, Hilton and Mpophomeni) and other community role-players, addressed our uMngeni Municipal Mayor as well as Municipal Manco. Watch this space as KSS and partners take proactive security monitoring in our municipal area to another level. The support from various role-players to date has been amazing as we strive to get this Project off the ground.

A reminder about personal safety and security
You need to take responsibility for your own safety and security. What emergency plan do you have in place? Do you have a secure property with an alarm, panic buttons and armed response? Do you have a family emergency plan should an incident occur (fire, robbery etc…)? Do you have local emergency contact numbers somewhere visible in your house? Do you have relevant emergency contact numbers on speed dial on your phone? Do you know your neighbours?

Please take cognizance of these points and try to make an effort to keep yourself and your family safer. Our KSS Control Room is able to assist or facilitate any emergency response. Call 033 330 5911 for emergency assistance.

Check your alarm systems
With the festive season approaching it is important to ensure that your alarm system is fully functional. Many people leave this to the last minute before they go away. Be proactive and check that your systems are working optimally. Please do not hesitate to contact KSS should you need a service done or upgrades made to your existing system. You can contact Gary on 0828947628 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Keshen on 0833935265 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Proactive community involvement
Thank you to those KSS clients in Miller Street (Howick) who raised concerns about the Graveyard. These concerns have been addressed by the Municipality and thanks also to Ward Counsellor, Janis Holmes, for making sure that a concerted effort is made to control the overgrowth.

Please also ensure that in your personal capacity, you clear your gardens and verges of excessive overgrowth. Bushes are ideal places to conceal people and stolen goods.

Crime statistics and Incidents 24 – 30 November 2017
24-Nov-17 09:18 Wilson Road (Merrivale Heights) A KSS Reaction Officer was advised by a client that he had apprehended a male trying to steal fence standards. KSS assisted the client and the suspect was detained. The KSS Control Room advised SAPS who arrived on site and arrested the suspect. A case was opened.

24-Nov-17 13:59 Geekie Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client reporting that an intruder was trying to break into the premises. As per client, he had chased the intruder towards the cemetery. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported they patrolled the area and additional patrols were done for the rest of the day.

25-Nov-17 01:50 Howick The KSS Control Room were advised by SA CAN that a Security Officer from another security company had shot his colleague and fled the scene. The KSS Armed Response Manager and Operations Assistant Manager were conducting patrols in the area and located the suspect and apprehended him. The suspect was handed over to SAPS.

25-Nov-17 14:30 Business (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call reporting that they had apprehended a suspect stealing clothing. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. SAPS took over the incident from KSS.

25-Nov-17 18:49 Edgar Isaacs Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room were advised by the client that when they arrived home they had noticed the cottage door had been forced open. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that electronic items had been stolen. Patrols of the area were conducted. SAPS took over the incident from KSS.

26-Nov-17 11:22 Farm (Curries Post Road) The KSS Control Room were advised that two tractor batteries had been stolen. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the batteries were recovered and the suspect apprehended. The incident was handed over to SAPS and a case opened.

26-Nov-17 21:10 Business (Main Street) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a male under the influence of alcohol causing a disturbance. SAPS took over the matter from KSS.

27-Nov-17 15:17 Gush Avenue (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised that an intruder was trying to steal a gas bottle from the premises. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the suspect was apprehended in Mare Street and handed over to SAPS.

28-Nov-17 00:39 Estate (Karkloof Road) The KSS Control Room received a call from SA CAN advising that a member needed medical assistance. ER24 and a KSS Reaction unit were dispatched. ER24 took over the matter.

28-Nov-17 08:44 Sunningdale Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched to site. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the domestic work advised that an intruder had jumped over the wall and stolen a pair of shoes. The KSS Reaction unit conducted patrols of the area. The client advised no need for SAPS.

28-Nov-17 09:40 Complex Plane Crescent (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised that a vehicle had been broken into. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The Reaction Officers reported that items had been stolen. SAPS took over the incident from KSS.

30-Nov-17 09:14 Sangster Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised that a man was seen jumping over the fence into the premises. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The suspect fled. Patrols were conducted in the area.

30-Nov-17 10:16 Devonshire Ave (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised that 3 men had run through the premises. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. There was no sign of the suspects on site. KSS patrolled the area and located the suspects in Columbia Road. Items were recovered but the suspects fled into the bush.

30-Nov-17 12:48 Campbell Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. Two suspects were apprehended trying to steal items from the premises. The suspects were handed over to SAPS.

30-Nov-17 13:44 Rosedene Road (Howick West) The KSS Control Room were advised of a break-in in progress. A KSS Reaction unit and KSS Operations Management were dispatched. Two vehicles were identified, one a navy blue VW Polo with registration NP 211746 and the other vehicle a silver with a NUM registration. The incident was handed over to SAPS.

30-Nov-17 17:15 Holiday Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room dispatched a KSS Reaction unit and SAPS to site. A positive break-in was reported. Electronic items were stolen. SAPS took over the incident.

Stay safe and have a good weekend.

Kind regards
Debbie

Crime Report 14 - 23 November 2017

Dear KSS Clients

Report all crime to SAPS – please
If you have an incident of a criminal nature, please report it to your local SAPS. We are aware that procedures may take time, but the SAPS Station Commanders are aware of community concerns when reporting crimes and have been addressing them with their staff. I am sure that we will all see an improvement in the various charge offices as SAPS officials take heed of our concerns. Please note that KSS cannot open a case for you – YOU need to report and open your own cases with SAPS.

Foot patrols
KSS staff are currently conducting random foot patrols in the Beacon Hill plantations (bush) area at night. Please contact the KSS office should you wish to check on personal in the area or report any suspicious activity in the area. KSS and SAPS are working jointly to ensure that this access route is not used by criminals. Report to the KSS control room on 033 3305911.

Operational reconfiguration
Please be advised that additional KSS Armed Reaction vehicles have been put on the ground in our operational areas. This means that our crews have been split up so that we can have more visibility and coverage. Our staff compliment remains the same per shift – just more vehicles on the ground.

Community Bobbies Patrol (CBP) Project (Howick North)
The CBP vehicle has been operational since October 2014 and has been actively patrolling in the Greendale Park, Eridene and Lakeview road areas for the last 3 years. Please note that I have listed the roads that the vehicle patrols below. We need as many community members from these areas to come on board for this not-for-profit project to safeguard our community. The CBP vehicle patrols 24 hours with an Armed Reaction Officer on board, who is also an extra set of eyes and ears on the road. PLEASE come on board and help us achieve our target of at least 350 community members to sustain the project. We are currently sitting on 199 members and KSS is supplementing the shortfall. Please email Elaine at the KSS offices for a membership form on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 033 3305911.

Road Name  
Albany Grove
Alexander Road
Amber Avenue
Andrew Street
Archbell Crescent
Athlone Avenue
Bell Road
Bevdon Road
Braemar Crescent
Buchanan Street
Celtis Road
Clarendon Road
Columbia Road
Cooper Crescent
Cornwall Street
Dalton Road
Davidson Street
Devon Street
Devonshire Avenue
Dicks Street
Doreen Street
Doveton Place
Drew Avenue
Duiker Street
Eridene Road
Essex Road
Firth Crescent
Fraser Street Gazala Road
Gush Avenue
Harvard Street
Hayfield Road
Holmes Lane
Hyslop Crescent
Ingwe Close
James Road
Jupiter Street
Lakeview Road
Lawton Road
Link Road
Ludgate Hill Street
Main Road
Mansfield Road
Mare Street
Memory lane
Miller Street
Monty Road
Moonwalk Road
Northumberland Avenue
Oakleigh Drive
Paddock Crescent
Park Road
Patterson Street
Philpott Street
Plane Crescent
Plant Road Polo Avenue
Rhodes Avenue
Ridge Road
Rietbuck Road
Riley Crescent
Rosebank Road
Rylands Road
Sangster Road
Sentinel Road
Shafton Road
Sunningdale Avenue
Surrey Lane
Symmonds Lane
Teviot Place
Theed Street
Tobruk Road
Trickett Lane
Tweedie Avenue
Umgeni Road
Victory Road
Wear Avenue
Willow Street
Windemere Place
Winston Road
Wirth Road
Woodburn Road
York Road

Crime Statistics and Incidents 14 – 23 November 2017 

14-Nov-17 10:16 Business Main Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room was advised by a client that a table and chairs had been stolen from the premises. As per the client, she was unsure when the incident took place. The client advised no need for a KSS Reaction unit or SAPS.

16-Nov-17 16:18 Truter Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room was advised by a client that a 9kg gas bottle and garden tools had been stolen from her premises. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported no sign of forced entry to the premises. The client was unsure when incident had taken place. As per the client, no need for SAPS.

16-Nov-17 20:11 Miller Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from a non-KSS client reporting that they had noticed a man with a torch in the cemetery. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the suspects had left and there was no sign of them. Extra patrols were done for the rest of the night.

16-Nov-17 20:11 Miller Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from a member of the public reporting that they had noticed a man with a torch in the cemetery. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the suspects had left and there was no sign of them. Extra patrols were done for the rest of the night.
It must be noted that additional calls from Miller Street residents (KSS clients) were also made to the KSS Control Room reporting activity in the cemetery. A subsequent follow-up has been made by KSS and municipal officials.

16-Nov-17 22:48 Main Road (Tweedie) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. The client was contacted and coded “all in order”. A few minutes later the client called back and reported he had heard some noises in his back yard. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported they found a lady hiding next to the fence. She stated that she had almost been raped and her handbag had been stolen. To get away from the criminals she had jumped over the fence. SAPS were dispatched to site and opened a case. The KSS Reaction unit patrolled the area, but there were no signs of the perpetrators. SAPS took over the incident from KSS.

17-Nov-17 10:31 Sangster Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised of a break-in at a non-KSS clients premises. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers confirmed a positive break-in. KSS Reaction Officers handed over to Chubb Security and SAPS.

17-Nov-17 10:20 Vear Road (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room were advised by a client that an intruder had gained access into her garage and stolen some electrical items. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. SAPS took over the incident from KSS.

17-Nov-17 10:35 Oakleigh Drive (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client reporting two males walking up and down the road looking into premises. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers patrolled the area.

17-Nov-17 13:11 Oakleigh Drive (Howick) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that intruders had gained access by jumping over the wall. The client confirmed 3 boxes had been stolen. SAPS were dispatched.

17-Nov-17 18:00 Residence (Karkloof) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client reporting they had just noticed jewellery had been stolen. A KSS Reaction unit, KSS Operations team and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported no sign of forced entry. The KSS Reaction Officers handed the incident over to SAPS.

17-Nov-17 20:58 Protea Road (Howick West) The KSS Control Room were notified that a suspects had been apprehended trying to steal items from a shop in the area. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers advised they took the suspect into custody until SAPS got to site.

17-Nov-17 22:05 Dick Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised by a client that her garden chairs had been stolen. The client advised no need for a KSS Reaction unit or SAPS.

18-Nov-17 00:22 Farm Curries Post Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the on-site KSS Security Officer reporting that suspects were on site trying to steal cattle. A KSS Reaction unit, KSS Inspector and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the intruders had fled. Patrols were conducted.

18-Nov-17 07:05 Polo Avenue (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised by the client that a gas bottle had been stolen from the premises. As per the client, SAPS were dispatched.

18-Nov-17 14:35 Farm (Karkloof Road) The KSS Control Room received a panic activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported a domestic dispute. SAPS were dispatched. KSS Reaction Officers handed the incident over to SAPS.

18-Nov-17 03:23 Farm Curries Post Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. The client was contacted and advised she had heard a loud noise. A Ballid Security Reaction unit was dispatched. The Ballid Reaction Officer reported a break-in. The lounge window was broken and burglar bars bent. SAPS were dispatched.

19-Nov-17 16:34 Edgar Isaacs (Merrivale) The KSS Control Room were advised by the resident that when they arrived home they noticed the front door had been broken. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Reaction Officers reported that the client was unsure of what had been stolen. SAPS took over the incident.

20-Nov-17 07:32 Business Main Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised by the client that over the weekend one of his batteries had been stolen from site. As per the client, no need for SAPS.

20-Nov-17 10:26 Business (Curries Post) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client requesting SAPS as he had noticed diesel theft on his premises. SAPS were dispatched.

22-Nov-17 19:25 Shopping Centre (Hilton) The KSS Control Room were advised that a white VW Polo (NR 31373) had been stolen from the parking lot. A KSS Reaction unit and SAPS were dispatched. SA CAN, Hilton Hawks and Hilton radio control were advised.

23-Nov-17 10:50 Sparks Road (Howick West) A KSS Reaction unit was patrolling in the area when the Reaction Officer heard a gunshot. The KSS Reaction Officer requested back-up and proceeded to patrol. Additional KSS units and SAPS were dispatched. A resident in the area advised the Reaction Officers that the suspect had fled into a vacant house. The suspect was located and apprehended by the KSS Officers. SAPS took over the incident.

23-Nov-17 12:47 Ridge Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched. A positive break-in to the outside shed was confirmed and gardening tools had been stolen. SAPS were advised.

23-Nov-17 13:52 Sparks Road (Howick West) The KSS Control Room received notification of an armed robbery in progress. Two silver VW Polo’s were used by the criminals. One VW polo had a NUF and the other a NKR registration. SAPS and SA CAN were advised. Patrols were conducted.

Have a safe weekend.

Kind regards
Debbie

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