“On Wednesday 15 August the Ocean View police were patrolling the area when they spotted a suspicious man staring at them. He started to run and the police gave chase on foot. They caught him and when they searched Julies found 12 rounds of live ammunition in a sock in his possession,” says Sergeant Leon Fortuin, spokesperson for Ocean View police.
“There are still too many firearms in the area and the evidence of this is the amount of firearms that the police are recovering. Every firearm that we take off the street may have been used to kill more people in the community. The community should therefore not be afraid to come forward with any information they have regarding any illegal activities,” he says.
“No bail was granted and he’ll stay in custody until his next appearance. With his arrest and guilty charge, the Wynberg police cluster is giving the community of Ocean View their commitment to improve visibility and will search all persons found on the streets at night. We are trying to fight crime which threatens the safety and security of the community in all our crime operations,” says Sergeant Leon Fortuin, spokesperson for Ocean View police. According to him Overmeyer was arrested on Monday 13 August during a joint crime operation between the Wynberg cluster and the Ocean View police. “The police were patrolling the flats around Milky Way in Ocean View when they spotted two suspicious men standing next to Mimosa Court. The police searched them and found a .38 Special revolver, containing three live rounds of ammunition, in Overmeyer’s possession. He was apprehended and appeared on said charges,” says Fortuin. The community is requested to contact Ocean View police on 021 783 8300 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111, if they are aware of any illegal activities.