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Weekend behind bars for warrant dodger<p>The suspect was arrested along Main Road in St. James during patrols on Friday morning for 169 double warrants outstanding, with a monetary value of R158 100.</p><p>He was detained at Muizenberg SAPS and will appear in the Blue Down's Magistrate's Court today.</p><p>'The arrest is a timely reminder of our ongoing struggle with scofflaws who simply have no regard for the law. Beyond just the staggering value of the unpaid fines, one needs to realise that it represents transgressions like speeding, overloading and other driving offences that put lives at risk, and unnecessarily so.</p><p>'As we prepare to extend the rollout of automated number plate recognition technology, I want to warn scofflaws that it'll become increasingly more difficult to hide. The software will help us identify a range of things while in transit, from stolen vehicles to outstanding warrants and more, so I'd advise motorists to have their affairs in order,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p>The arrest comes just weeks after the Traffic Services arrested another person on the Top 100 list in Epping, with 275 warrants totalling R213 500. </p><p>A third person was arrested at his home in Hanover Park for 28 warrants totalling R22 600.</p><p>During general enforcement efforts over the past week, the Traffic Service recorded 45 822 transgressions, impounded 250 public transport vehicles and executed 1 617 warrants of arrest.</p><p>They made 58 arrests – 31 for driving under the influence, 12 for reckless and negligent driving and 15 others on various charges. </p><p>Law Enforcement officers made 172 arrests and issued 2 880 notices.</p><p>Their Metro Police counterparts made 21 arrests and issued 1 921 fines.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On Saturday, 3 June, Metro officers attached to the Anti-Economic Crime Task Team (AECTT) recovered dagga with an estimated street value in Lavender Hill after receiving a tip-off about illegal activities at a house in the area. A 53-year-old suspect was detained at Steenberg SAPS.</p><p>In Heideveld, K9 Khalesi sniffered out various quantities of dagga – the drugs were booked in at Manenberg SAPS as abandoned. </p> <p>The Public Emergency Communication Centre recorded 1 804 incidents over the weekend (Friday – Sunday).</p><p>The incidents included 112 cases of assault, 31 of domestic violence and 84 motor vehicle and pedestrian vehicle accidents. The accidents over the weekend accounted for just under 47% of all such incidents reported to the PECC for the entire week (180).<br></p><p> </p><p> <strong>End</strong></p><p> <br> </p>2023-06-04T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#85dc0252-c064-4369-b805-17e47cb6785d;L0|#085dc0252-c064-4369-b805-17e47cb6785d|Warrent Payments;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#4bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec;L0|#04bcb251f-1166-4a1c-8ee5-d33721046dec|law enforcement;GP0|#633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda;L0|#0633591e2-ed41-4816-9750-3d5f5090deda|illegal activity10

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