A 53-year-old woman has been arrested and drugs worth 60-thousand-rand confiscated in Hanover Park. Metro Police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons, says they executed a search warrant with police at a premises in Donigel Court. Solomons says the woman resisted arrest and also tried to disperse of a bag of heroin. ”[…]
Metro police have warned criminals using imitation firearms to commit crimes that they could be charged as though they were in possession of a real weapon. The City’s Metro Police Department confiscated 25 firearms, 28 imitation firearms and 336 rounds of ammunition between July and November. In terms of the Firearms[…]
Anger is mounting in response to a video circulated on social media showing a Metro police officer allegedly using force during protest action with a Bonteheuwel resident on Wednesday. The residents in collaboration with the Bonteheuwel Ratepayers and Tenant Association (BRATA) embarked on a protest to highlight alleged corruption and[…]
A taxi driver’s quick thinking led to the arrest of a suspected robber in Tafelsig on Tuesday morning. Metro police officers, who were on patrol, were stooped by a local a taxi driver, who informed them that two men had robbed his passengers. Metro police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons said the[…]
A 25-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. This after Metro Police officers responded to suspicious behaviour by the individual on the corner of Zwakop and Thames Walk, Manenberg, last night. Metro Police spokesperson sergeant Ruth Solomons said the suspect[…]
To combat crime and gangsterism in Mitchells Plain, the City of Cape Town has allocated R65m to the SAPS to employ more metro police staff and an additional R60m for police vehicles, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith said on Monday. A stakeholder meeting, attended by MEC[…]
Metro Police officers have arrested a father and son for possession of a prohibited firearm, ammunition and drugs in Kensington at 17h00 on Thursday. Metro Police spokesperson, Ruth Solomons says the officers received a tip off about illegal drug activity at a residence in 14th Avenue, Factreton. Solomons says officers[…]
The City of Cape Town’s emergency, law enforcement and traffic services have been deployed in the central city and other popular destinations for the traditional New Year’s Eve mass celebrations. New Year’s Eve draws huge crowds to central Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront, beaches and places of entertainment. “As huge[…]
Robert Sobukwe Road on the Cape Flats has seemingly become a hotbed for criminal activity, with reports of attempted hijackings and smash-and-grab incidents making the rounds on social media. While Jakes Gerwel Drive between the Langa informal settlement and Bonteheuwel is commonly associated with crimes of this nature, with police[…]
By Melanie Sauer I spent my Friday evening in a police van. It is a Friday night I will never forget, but it is not what you think. As an Australian intern working at The Voice of the Cape radio station, I was offered the chance to attend a metro police[…]
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