News From Your Committee (and Crime Update)
COMMITTEE & CRIME NEWS IN BRIEF: Crime-free December; update on booms; house-breaking on Cassia Street; and city-wide clean up on Saturday!
1. The New Year has begun on a good note with a CRIME- FREE December. The Festive Season is known to be a crime hotspot and so we were fortunate to enjoy it without incident! This was largely the result of the second dedicated vehicle that was added to the area over this time (as opposed to the usual two foot patrols) – a strategy that appears to have been successful.
2. Two boom issues arose over December that have now been rectified. The first involved boom outages at both gates, as well as on Cassia Road, which have since been repaired. The second involved the removal of boom remotes from the guards on duty following reports that the right procedures were not being followed. All booms will now be opened manually!
3. A heads-up about a security incident on Cassia Avenue (Tuesday 16 January) – CSS Reaction officer, John Mphahlele, noticed an unknown male running out from the premises at approximately 15:15. On asking the resident, it was discovered that the suspect had attempted to break into the premises but was disturbed when the resident arrived home. Officer Mphahlele quickly pursued the suspect in his vehicle and apprehended him at the corner of Ballyclare and Outspan roads. He returned to the scene where the resident positively identified the suspect, who was then handed over to the Sandton SAPS. A huge thank you to the security officer concerned, John Mphahlele!
4. Don’t forget to take part in Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba’s monthly “A Re Sebetseng” drive to clean up the streets of Joburg on Saturday 20 January. Bring your gloves and black plastic bags (or pop into your local Pikitup depot where they will be freely available), and hit the streets or areas nearby that need attention!
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