CRIME WRAP

V Parkwood: Grassy Park police arrested a 15-year-old boy in Parkwood last week for the possession of a firearm and ammunition. According to Grassy Park police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith, police officers were searching people when they heard a gunshot going off in the direction of Blackbird Avenue. “Officers observed a man, known to them, running with a firearm in his possession. The suspect dropped the firearm and a knife when he saw the police; the police picked them up and arrested him after the suspect ran into a nearby house,” she says. A black 9mm CZ pistol with serial number filed off, 11 live rounds of ammunition, two spent cartridges and one magazine were seized.

V Parkwood: Wednesday 22 August saw a 30-year-old man arrested in Parkwood after being found with illegal firearms and ammunition. Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith, says police officers noticed two men walking with firearms on the corner of Viljoen Road and Parkwood Avenue. After seeing the police van, the men started to run in different directions. Officers caught up to one suspect and found a silver and black 7.65mm pistol, with one magazine with seven rounds and six loose rounds in his possession. The serial number was tested and it was found that the firearm had previously been stolen in Kleinvlei and retrieved in Cloetesville, and belongs to someone in Mitchell’s Plain, who did not report the firearm stolen or lost.

V Parkwood: Grassy Park police officers arrested a 30-year-old suspect in Parkwood for robbery and possession of stolen goods on Wednesday 22 August. Police officers, who were en route back to the police station from Wynberg, were flagged down in Prince George Drive by a 14-year-old girl who pointed them in the direction of a man who was fleeing towards Parkwood. Police pursued the suspect into Parkers Walk, eventually finding him hiding on a roof. He was searched and found to have three cellphones, one of which belonged to the girl. “The suspect was brought back to the complainant, age 14, who identified her Hisense cellphone, and informed police officers that the suspect had approached her, scratched her in the face, taken her cellphone and ran,” says police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith. Anyone with information on crime can call the police on 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.