Over the first week of February the Green Point and Oranje-Kloof City Improvement District (GP/OKCID) has assisted SAPS with a number of arrests, clean-up operations and vehicle check points (VCPs).
The GP/OKCID assisted SAPS with a VCP on Wednesday 6 February, on the corner of Main and Wessels Roads. 25 vehicles, including 7 taxis, 15 cars and 3 motorcycles, were checked and drivers’ and vehicle licences were inspected and compared with outstanding warrants. During this time, general safety advice was also given to drivers.
Thursday 7 February 2013 was a particularly busy day – firstly the GP/OKCID assisted SAPS Warrant Officer Leonard Woolstencroft and Sergeant Garieda Knight with a clean-up operation on Hout Street and Buitengracht Street, where 11 vagrants were arrested taken down to the SAPS Central Police station in Buitenkant Street for public nuisance by-law contraventions.
Then in terms of arrests, a handbag was stolen from one of the tables at Manhattan restaurant. The suspect ran down Hudson Street into Somerset Road, towards St. Andrew Square where he was apprehended by a GP/OKCID employee and one of the waiters from Manhattan. The handbag was recovered and returned and SAPS Constable Isaacs arrested the suspect.
Later that day a man was robbed of his cell phone and wallet. The GP/OKCID found the stolen items in a drain and the two suspects were taken to SAPS for profiling.
Two days later, in the evening of Saturday, 9 February 2013 GP/OKCID staff on patrol noticed a suspect with dagga in her hand. With the help of SAPS Warrant Officer Woolstencroft the suspect was apprehended and arrested for possession of dagga.
Says GP/OKCID Chief Executive, Marc Truss “These arrests are testament to the fact that collaboration between the CIDs, SAPS and other organisations is the most effective way to make Green Point, Oranje-Kloof and surrounding areas attractive, safe places to live, work and play.”