Dear KSS Clients
“UMNGENI COMMUNITY SAFETY INITIATIVE (UCSI) NPC
Community information evening on the SNIPR camera mounted gantries being installed at the access / egress routes to our uMngeni Communities.
Date: Wed 15 May
Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Venue: Howick High School Hall
Open to ANYONE (business entities, estates, complexes, shopping centres, private households etc...) who lives or
works in the uMngeni Communities - Howick, Hilton, Merrivale, Merrivale Heights, Birnamwood, Howick West,
Mpophomeni, Kwa Mevana and all surrounding areas.
Come and support this amazing Community Safety Initiative and Not-for-Profit Company (NPC). Section 18A certificate, Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) and BBBEE Level 2.
Affiliation/membership forms will be available. Go to www.ucsi.org.za for more info.
The UCSI is endorsed by the uMngeni Municipality.
Look forward to seeing you there from:
UCSI Board of Directors”
Incident Summary (Crime and other)
There were 8 incidents in Howick. There were 2 incidents in Hilton.
Incidents 05 - 11 May 2019
05 May 2019 19:15 Plant Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised about a positive break-in. There was no alarm in the out building and the theft went undetected. The concrete wall was damaged and a bicycle was stolen. The client advised that they would report the incident to Howick SAPS.
06 May 2019 20:24 York Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from the client reporting an incident had taken place. A KSS Reaction Unit was dispatched to investigate. The KSS Reaction Officer reported that the client had fallen asleep in front of the TV. When she had woken up she noticed her cell phone, handbag and husband’s wallet were missing along with clothes from the washing line. Access was gained through a door that had been left open. The house was unalarmed at the time. Howick SAPS were advised.
07 May 2019 03:19 Willow Lane (Hilton) The KSS Control Room received an alarm activation. A KSS Reaction unit was dispatched and the KSS Officers reported that the door had been forced open with a crowbar. A KSS Officer then advised they had heard the dogs barking and started searching. Together with the Community Response team, 1 suspect with the crowbar and tools in his bag was apprehended. The other 2 suspects fled the scene. Access to the property was gained by cutting the back fence. The suspect and incident were handed over to Hilton SAPS and a case was opened.
07 May 2019 14:10 Dick Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised by the client that there had been an attempted break-in. A KSS Response unit was dispatched and the KSS Officers reported that a window had been broken and roller door opened. Nothing was stolen. The client advised no need for SAPS.
07 May 2019 15:39 Oakleigh Drive (Howick) A KSS Response unit was patrolling in the area when the resident advised him that their gate motor had been stolen. The KSS Control Room were advised and KSS conducted additional patrols in the area.
07 May 2019 15:59 Harvard Street (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised that 3 shoplifters had been apprehended. A KSS Response unit and Howick SAPS were dispatched. KSS Officers remained on scene until SAPS arrived and took over the incident from KSS.
08 May 2019 19:00 York Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room were advised that there had been items stolen from the residence. A KSS Response unit was dispatched and the KSS Officers advised that the garage door had been left open. KSS conducted patrols in the area. The client advised no need for SAPS.
11 May 2019 00:30 Old Howick Road (Hilton) The KSS Control Room were advised about a positive break-in. A KSS Response unit and Hilton SAPS were dispatched. The KSS Officers advised that the sliding doors had been smashed and another one forced open. 2 TV’s and a laptop were stolen. The incident was handed over to Hilton SAPS.
11 May 2019 09:13 Theed Street (Howick) KSS Management were advised that there was suspicious activity in Theed Street and there were a number of vehicles parked outside the property. The KSS Control Room were advised and a KSS Response unit was dispatched. KSS Officers advised that a bicycle had been stolen off the back of a vehicle. KSS Officers patrolled the area and along the river. SAPS were advised.
11 May 2019 16:40 Market Road (Howick) The KSS Control Room received a call from a client stating there was an intruder in the house. A KSS Response unit was dispatched. The KSS Officers reported that the suspect had gained entry by climbing over the fence and then bending the burglar guard to get into the house through a window. The intruder fled with small items. The client was unharmed. The client advised no need for SAPS.
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