This week has been a busy but great one. Sonya, Jimmy and Sean have started phase 1 of putting up the new Community Bobbies Patrol Boards in the Greendale Park and Eridene areas. This process will be done in three phases, based on budgeting.
Please be patient if your sign has not been put up yet. The signs are newly branded, very distinguishable, (predominantly red) and we are so proud to have started this community not-for-profit initiative with all of your support in the community.
Bobbies Merrivale / Merrivale Heights
All residents in Merrivale and Merrivale Heights interested in setting up the committee to steer the Community Bobbies Patrol Project in the area are to please email Sonya and we will set up a meeting in the next fortnight to formulate the plan moving forward. A lot of interest has been expressed and we have a really brilliant, novel proposal for the community.
Gear lock keys
A set of gear lock keys was found in York road earlier this week. Please collect from the KSS offices if they are yours.
There are numerous apps for smartphones that can keep you abreast of load shedding schedules. The one I have down loaded is called “Grid Watch”, but there others out there.
SA CAN My911 – Domestic free “please call me”
Thank you to SA CAN for assisting this KSS client. Remember, this is a free service for any community member to pass on to their domestic workers.
“I received a call from SA CAN and was told that our domestics are covered to and from work and even at their homes – if they have a problem, they should dial the “please call me” number, which I have given to my staff. Thank you for your help”.
The free number is 083 799 1916, simply instruct your staff to use this in case of any emergency and the Duty Manager will make contact with them.
Farm burglary in the Karkloof
A fuel injector pump form a tractor was stolen on Friday 17 April. The thieves knew what they were doing as they carefully removed the pump and had the correct tools with then to do so. There have also been reported cases of scrap metal being stolen in the area.
Crime stats 15 – 22 April 2015
15-04-2015 06h54 Business, Morling Street (Howick) - Client called in to report an attempted break-in. KSS investigated. SAPS advised. No items stolen.
15-04-2015 09h06 Business, Falls Road (Howick) - Client called in to advise of a positive break-in. Area not protected by alarm system. KSS investigated. SAPS advised. Items were stolen.
16-04-2015 14h45 Modder Road (Merrivale) – Panic received. KSS investigated. Client reported a suspect was cutting his water pipes. Suspect fled the scene and a bag with the suspect’s tools was recovered.
16-04-2015 18h50 Geekie Road (Merrivale) – Client called in and requested KSS’s assistance as he fell out of his wheelchair. KSS assisted.
17-04-2015 19h15 Business, Market Street (Howick) – Client called in and requested assistance as there was a man stuck on the fence. KSS investigated with SAPS. SAPS identified the male as a suspect they have been looking for. He was arrested.
18-04-2015 01h00 Business, Main Road (Tweedie) - KSS member requested for medical assistance to a KSS site as a staff member had been stabbed. KSS and medics responded.
19-04-2015 11h06, Valley View Road (Howick West) – Client called in to report a battery was stolen from his truck.
20-04-2015 08h30 Vear Road (Merrivale) – Client called in to report a motorbike was stolen from his premises. Area was not protected by beams or an alarm. SAPS advised.
20-04-2015 19h50 Harvard Street (Howick) – Client called in and requested KSS’s assistance as he heard a gunshot. KSS investigated and had found a fire cracker that had been thrown into the clients premises.
20-04-2015 16h56 Valley view Road (Howick West) – Client called in and requested KSS’s assistance as he heard his gate being rattled. KSS investigated and found a sofa at the client’s gate. Client reported it was not his and KSS removed it. Client later phoned back to report a friend had left the sofa for them.
20-04-2015 20h00 Columbia Road (Howick) – Client called in and reported a suspicious vehicle driving in the area. KSS investigated. Driver of the vehicle reported he was waiting for someone. SAPS arrived on scene and requested the man leave the area.
21-04-2015 09h35 Howick Falls (Howick) – A member of the public called in and requested assistance as there was a gentleman under the influence and in harm’s way. KSS, SA CAN, SAPS, ER24, Bobbies investigated and the issue was resolved.
22-04-2015 06h48 Residential estate Elizabeth Drive (Hilton) – Panic received. Client reported a positive break-in. KSS investigated. SAPS advised. Items were stolen.
22-04-2015 09h15 – Business, Boston Road (Bulwer) – Client reported a positive break-in. KSS investigated. SAPS advised. Items were stolen.
22-04-2015 09h30 Hayfields Road (Howick) – A member of the public called in to inform KSS that 2 nights ago she had an intruder on her premises.
22-04-2015 09h52 Business, Prospect Road (Howick West) – A Security Officer from another company requested assistance from KSS, as he was in pursuit of a suspect who attempted to break-in. KSS assisted. Suspect fled the scene.
22-04-2015 10h00 School, Devine Road (Howick West) – Staff member called in requesting medical assistance for a pupil. ER24 was dispatched. The pupil was stabilized and transported to hospital.