On Saturday May 5, Nathaniel Morné Hendricks, 14, was walking to the shop with his cousins when he was killed by a stray bullet in Olive Street (“Another young life cut short”, Plainsman, May 9).
A woman was also injured on the right arm. Both victims were taken to hospital for medical treatment but Nathaniel was declared brain dead on Sunday.
The suspect faces a charge of murder and attempted murder. He is expected to appear in court soon.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Spencer Fillis, of Mitchell’s Plain SAPS’ Serious and Violent Crimes Unit, at 082 777 8076.
Mitchell’s Plain SAPS’ Crime Prevention Unit members arrested two men, aged 22 and 46, for drugs in Peugeot Crescent, Beacon Valley, after following up a complaint on Tuesday May 8 about drugs being kept at a premises there.
Upon arrival, police searched the premises and confiscated three big clear packets of tik. The drugs weighed 303g.
The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.
On the same day, Mitchell’s Plain SAPS’ Crime Prevention Unit members made another drug arrest in Netball Street, Beacon Valley, after being tipped off that drugs were also kept at a house in this street.
Police searched the premises and confiscated 249 mandrax tablets and crushed mandrax. Police arrested a 45-year-old gang member for possession of mandrax. The suspect is expected to appear in court soon.
Mitchell’s Plain acting station commander Colonel Jacobus Fredericks said they want to urge residents to report suspicious activities and that such information may be communicated anonymously on 08600 10111 or the SMS line 32211. All information will be treated as strictly confidential, he said.
The City of Cape Town’s social housing unit investigated complaints of drug activity in the City’s rental stock and arrested a woman in Herba Road, Woodlands, for possession of drugs.
Law enforcement officers visited a female tenant who on questioning appeared very nervous. A closer inspection of the drain on the property uncovered a few parcels of dagga. She was arrested and charged for possession of drugs.
Officers also arrested a 40-year-old man at Weltevreden electricity depot in Rocklands for damage of council property.
They noticed suspects crossing the road carrying car wheels and a battery which to the officer’s appeared to be stolen goods. When they approached the suspects, they fled as the officers recovered the stolen goods.
The unidentified owner is yet to collect the goods.