Arrests for drugs, booze and cable theft

Mitchell’s Plain police arrested a 31-year-old woman from Tafelsig for selling alcohol without a licence on Friday November 9.

Two cases of Black Label quarts, two cases of Castle Lager beers and four brown South African Brewery (SAB) crates were also confiscated by the designated SAPS liquor officers .

Station commander, Brigadier Cass Goolam, said police were working around the clock to prevent and combat crime.

“The unscrupulous and illegal sale of liquor to minors contributes to the domestic violence rates and other crimes,” he said.

He said they were building stronger relationships with the community as part of the partnership policing plan.

“We need our communities to support us and to take a stand against crime by reporting crime,” he said.

Anyone with information, and who wants to remain anonymous, can SMS 35395 or call 0860 10111.

A 35-year-old man faces charges of attempted theft after police caught him and two other men cutting cables on the railway line, at Kapteinsklip station, in Yellowwod Street, Tafelsig, on Thursday November 8, at 9.30pm.

The other two men managed to run away.

The police recovered 61 half-metre core signal cables, two metre core signal cables, four 13m telecoms cables, a hacksaw and a spade.

Captain Ian Williams, spokesman for the station, said the removal and theft of railway lines was a serious criminal offence.

“We are urging the communities to report such suspicions to the police and such information may be communicated anonymously,” he said.

Anyone with information can call 08600 10111 or SMS 32211. Police say all information will be kept confidential.

Following a tip off, the province’s Reaction Team arrested a 40-year-old man, in Wemmershoek Street, Tafelsig, on Friday November 9, at 9pm, for the alleged possession of drugs and ammunition.

Police found 171 whole mandrax tablets, 16 half mandrax tablets and a parcel of dagga as well as several rounds of ammunition, including 35 .38 special live rounds, 15 7.62 live rounds and a 9mm live round.