Thursday, 25 July 2019

Welkom: A fight took place where the suspect assaulted his girlfriend. This led to a case of Assault GBH been registered. Then information leaked that there are firearms and a member from Welkom Flying Warrant Officer Morne Cilliers, called back-up of Welkom K9 Unit.

While members were busy searching, three unlicensed firearms, a large quantity of ammunitions and a Police cap were found and seized. Members applauded for a job well done.

On the 22 July 2019, Warrant Officer Cilliers attached to Welkom Flying Squad followed up information that there was assault GBH that took place but nothing was done and the suspect was not yet arrested.

Then the member called for a back-up of members of Welkom K9 Unit , Constable Cobus van Wyk and Warrant Officer Anton Mynhardt drove to a house in Brandisi street; Flamingo Park, Welkom.

On their arrival, members asked for a permission to search and while they were busy, they realized that there were house commodities that were damaged, one 308 rifle, Pistol with the serial number filed off and two magazines, home made rifle, 379 X rifle ammunitions, 11 X shotgun ammunitions, 5 X 9mm ammunitions, 665 X 22 ammunitions, 17 spent cartridges and 11 X tracers ammunitions.

A 69 year old man was arrested for unlicensed firearms and ammunitions and Assault GBH where a 55 year old woman was seriously assaulted on the 13 July 2019.

He will appear on the 24 July 2019 in Welkom Magistrate Court.