Friday, 19 March 2021

Welkom: On Wednesday; 17 March 2021, members of the Welkom Public Order Reaction Team received information about a Theunissen theft case.

The information led the Reaction team to a house in Openheimer Park; Thabong. On arrival, the suspect fled and locked himself in the house and refused to open the door. Members gained entry through one of the open windows and found the suspect hiding in a wardrobe.

A 46 year old man was apprehended after a black card skimming device; white Samsung S4 cellphone; note books containing amounts taken from the bank cards; fake number plates and a black Huawei Y5, were found and seized.

The suspect was arrested and a case of Contravention of Electron Communication Act Section 86 was registered at Thabong for further investigation.

In another incident: Welkom POP Reaction Team on the 18 March 2021, followed up information about people selling drugs at a certain house in Hennenman. At the house, members arrested a 35 year old man for allegedly dealing in drugs.

One and half Mandrax pills were found in his possession, as well as cash. The SAPS members continued with the investigation which led them to a house in Riverside; Hennenman, where a 29 years old man was arrested after nine (9) full and 2 half mandrax tablets and cash were found in his possession.

SAPS Members also found a panga; butcher knife;  homemade knife and one Oukapi knife, hidden under the mattress. Both suspects were arrested and a case of dealing in drugs was registered for further investigation.

All suspects are expected to appear at court soon.