CRIME WRAP

V Ocean View: Three men – Elroy Tango (30), Michael Overmeyer (21), both from Ocean View, and Zavia Julies (25) from Lavender Hill – were found guilty in the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court in August for the illegal possession of firearms and/or ammunition. No bail was granted and they remain in custody after the court ruling. Elroy Tango (30) appeared on Tuesday 21 August and he was arrested on Monday 20 August. “The arrests were conducted after a joint venture between the Wynberg Crime Prevention Cluster and the Ocean View police. In Tango’s case the police were patrolling Lyra Way in Ocean View when they spotted four suspicious-looking men walking in the road. Tango started running and the police gave chase and caught him. When they searched him they found a firearm containing five live rounds of ammunition. He was arrested and is in custody,” Sergeant Leon Fortuin, spokesperson for Ocean View police, says.

V Ocean View: Zavia Julies (25) from Lavender Hill appeared in the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 16 August on charges relating to the illegal possession of ammunition, after he was caught in Ocean View. No bail was granted and he is in custody until his next appearance.
“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.

V Ocean View: Michael Overmeyer (21) of Ocean View was found guilty on charges of the illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition on Wednesday 15 August in the Simon’s Town Magistrate’s Court.
“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.