Busy weekend for SAPS Uitenhage Cluster

63 year old arrested with  drugs valued nearly R460 000 in Storms River

SA Police Services Uitenhage cluster  under which St Francis falls were hard at work this past weekend starting off on Friday when during Operation Fiela II police swooped on Storms River drug house and seized over 200 kilograms of drugs valued nearly R460 000 and arrested a 63-year-old man today.

Around midday, a multidisciplinary team of law enforcers in possession of a search warrant raided a house in  Puntjiesbos area, Storms River. Inside the house, police seized 200 kilograms of dagga  and 1,7 kilograms of tik (crystal meth) with a street value totalling R458 250 and  also seized R 3 404 cash. A 63 year  old man was arrested for dealing in drugs and is due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 08 October 2018 on charges of dealing in dagga and crystal meth (tik).

Cluster Commander,  Brigadier John Lebok said: “It is unfortunate to see an elderly person  being involved in drugs, and we commend responsible residents who are committed in their efforts to assist police in fighting criminal activities in various policing precincts”

And in Joubertina

Police fatally shot a 25-year-old man during a complaint involving an unlicensed firearm in Joubertina on Saturday evening.

It is alleged that at about 08:30pm on Saturday night police were following up information of a man allegedly armed with a firearm in a shack in Rondomskrik area, Joubertina. At the  scene, police fatally shot Morgan Botha (25). At this stage, the circumstances that led to the shooting are unknown. Police opened a case of murder, and a docket has been handed over to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) for investigation.

And police are seeking help

Police are seeking assistance of the public in solving a murder case after a man was found with multiple stab wounds near the railway lines in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp today.

At about 9:40am on Sunday morning police were alerted by a passer-by about the body of a man lying at Felix Street near the railway lines in Kruisfontein, Humansdorp.

At the scene, police found a man with multiple stab wounds in his upper body. The deceased was identified as Christian Matick (25). Police opened a case of murder and are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect (s) to contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Pieter Prinsloo at 083 301 4465 or 042 200 4718. The information could also be shared via Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

St Francis Bay Drowning

Surfer ‘AJ’ commended for his quick action with Pink Rescue Buoy

Garth Shamley, Duty Coxswain activated theNSRI St Francis Bay duty crew on Sunday afternoon following eye-witness reports of two men being swept out to sea at Grannies Pool, St Francis Bay, and a local surfer, who had grabbed an NSRI Pink Rescue Buoy at the b

each, was reported to be swimming out to try to assist the two men.

The sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II was launched and NSRI rescue swimmers, the SA Police Services and Private Care ambulance services responded.

On arrival on the scene the local surfer, known to NSRI only as AJ, had managed to get one of the men safely to shore with the use of the Pink Rescue Buoy but the second male casualty remained missing in the surf.

During a search the second casualty was located and recovered from the surf by two local surfers, friends of AJ, and by NSRI rescue swimmers, and brought onto the beach where NSRI medics and an NSRI doctor performed CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). Sadly after all CPR efforts were exhausted the man was has been declared deceased.

The rescued man was transported to hospital by Private Care ambulance in a stable condition for treatment for non-fatal drowning symptoms. The body of the deceased male has been taken into the care of the Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.

Condolences are conveyed to the family and friends of the deceased man.

NSRI commend the effort of the surfer AJ who went to their aid and was able to use the Pink Rescue Buoy to successfully rescue one of the men.

Bathers are warned to take care as there have have been a spate of bathers being caught in rip currents with three bathersand a body boarder in Jeffreys Bay being rescued by lifesavers last week. Fortunately all three were brought to shore safely.