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Physical assault calls remain a concern<p>'The number of physical assault calls received by the PECC this past week is the highest for the weekends in June. This has become a worrying trend especially during month end weekends. Most of these cases involve some sort of weapon, which increases the level of violence and the possibility that someone will be injured. I urge communities and Neighbourhood Watches to assist our officers by reporting assault and domestic violence incidents. The number could be higher as victims often don't report it because of fear or intimidation. We all have a role to play – please report such incidents so that we can protect innocent residents,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>Metro Police officers arrested 64 suspects, of which 42 were for drug related charges, three for driving under the influence of alcohol and 19 others, which included contact, fire arm  and property related crime and domestic violence, amongst others. Officers also issued 2 720 fines.</p><p>On Thursday, 27 June 2024,<strong> </strong>officers were on patrol in Fawley Court, Lavender Hill, when they noticed a male person acting suspiciously when he saw the patrol vehicle. Officers searched the suspect and found 13 Mandrax tablets and a cash amount of R2 124,00 in his possession. The suspect, aged 40, was arrested for possession of drugs and transported to Steenberg South African Police Service(SAPS) for detention<strong>.</strong></p><p>During crime prevention patrols in Wynberg, Ottery and Steenberg on Friday, 28 June 2024, officers arrested seven suspects for the illegal possession of Mandrax, Tik and Heroin. All the suspects were detained at SAPS. </p><p>On Saturday, 29 June 2024, officers patrolled Bonnie Town's informal settlement in Wynberg after receiving  information of drug activities. During a search of one of the dwellings, they found five sachets of Tik and two Mandrax tablets. Two suspects, aged 42 and 44 were arrested for possession of drugs and detained at Wynberg SAPS.</p><p><strong>Law Enforcement   </strong></p><p>Law Enforcement officers conducted more than 540 enforcement patrols, during which 3 563 fines were issued and 122 suspects arrested. Of those arrested, LEAP officers accounted for 115 arrests of which 75 were for the  illegal possession and or trade in drugs.</p><p>On Sunday morning , 30 June 2024 officers on patrol in Cape Town CBD responded to a call about a possible hijacked vehicle on the corner of Victoria and Searle Streets, Woodstock. Upon arrival, the officers found a tracker company on scene apprehending four suspects. Officers  searched the vehicle and the four suspects. The tracker company confirmed that the vehicle was hijacked in Delft. The suspects were transported to Woodstock SAPS. </p><p><strong>Traffic Service </strong></p><p>Officers issued 50 620 fines for various traffic violations and arrested 32 suspects. Of those arrested, 25 were for driving under the influence of alcohol, two for reckless and negligent driving and five for various other transgressions, which included a stolen vehicle, false documentation and assault on an officer.</p><p>In addition, officers impounded 139 public transport vehicles and executed 1 361 warrants of arrest. </p><p><strong>Public Emergency Communication Centre </strong></p><p>The PECC recorded 1 761 calls this weekend, of which there were 175  reports of physical assault, which included 108 weapon related incidents.</p><p>Domestic violence reports remain a concern with 51 calls recorded.</p><p>Call agents also recorded 79 motor vehicle accidents, of which 20 pedestrians were involved.</p><p> </p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><br></p>2024-06-30T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#4bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec;L0|#04bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec|law enforcement;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#3fb74ec6-a1e2-4ead-a2fb-5de59d72de5b;L0|#03fb74ec6-a1e2-4ead-a2fb-5de59d72de5b|abuse;GP0|#46028cc0-d905-4d0d-b93d-2474492d4e36;L0|#046028cc0-d905-4d0d-b93d-2474492d4e36|Emergency call10


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