POLICE BEAT ~
Smithfield SAPS is once again without a Station Commander. Captain Jonathan Phakoe officially left the Station at the beginning of June. Warrant Officer Arthur Mphou is our acting station commander.
On a positive note, Rev Warrant Officer Phumelele Magxunyana was appointed Chaplain for the Smithfield Cluster. He beganhis new role in May.
Property crimes such as house breakings, malicious damage to property, theft (general) and business burglaries are the type of crimes that were recorded in June.
Assaults Common and GBH, riotous behaviour and domestic violence were also recorded.
The community must expect surprise visits from SAPS and other role players to stop or decrease the activities of addicts using substances in Smithfield.
Fire-arm licenses must be renewed well in advance of the expiry date to avoid disappointment. The process is slow. However, if you apply in time you will not be on the wrong side of the law.
Lastly, we appeal to the community to come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the Lewis Stores burglary. Plasma televisions and other appliances were stolen.
So far no arrests have been made. Let me remind the community that we pay for positive information and we guarantee that names and addresses will not be disclosed. Anyone with information should speak to WO Arthur Mphou or the detectives.
Compiled by Smithfield Corporate Communication
Enquiries: Sergeant Yanga Ngcukana
082 0463 940