HVCID Newsletter 16 March 2022

Dear Residents,

Let’s start with some good news from SAPS Claremont.

Response times for complaints remain 100% under the target time of 15mins from a call received to a SAPS van arriving on the scene.

There has been a decrease in common robbery from last year.  Common robbery is the unlawful and intentional forceful removal and appropriation of movable, tangible property belonging to another.
Note: The decisive factor is the use of force or violence.
This was attributed to the excellent work done by the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU).
A large number of dangerous weapons and housebreaking implements were confiscated during last year, coupled with a 200% increase in arrests for possession of stolen goods / housebreaking implements. 

NB: As we head into Autumn and longer dark hours…Please make sure your street lights are working out of load shedding times!  If they are not, please report them to the City on the eservices site below.  If they do not respond, please send me an email with your reference numbers to follow up!  You can also use eservices to log broken or missing street signs, potholes, or broken pavements, dislodged paving stones or a road in need of resurfacing, dumping, litter, squatting and more.
https://eservices1.capetown.gov.za/coct/wapl/zsreq_app/index.html 

Also remember to test that your alarms and beams are working.  

Har-Lyn Neighbourhood watch does incredible work for our Community and they are looking for patrollers.  Without them looking out for us we would have a lot more crime in our area. It really does help if more eyes are out there keeping us safe.  They would like you to sign up for a patrol a week (which is only 2 hours), but whatever you can offer would be welcomed.
Donations are awesome too.  www.harlynwatch.org.za

Please keep recycling or start this week if you haven’t begun yet!      
Please follow these basic guidelines if you need help or need to alert someone urgently…Call: Police 10111 and Fidelity ADT Emergency: 086 1212 301
Also call Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch: 071 802 2454 (Please hold on the line if no one answers right away, as it will forward through to F-ADT).
Law Enforcement: 021 480 7700, From a landline: 107

OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS:
Police (National): 10111, Police (Claremont): 021 657 2250
Police Sector 1 Manager – W.O. Wilkins: 079 894 1555
HVCID Manager – Jen Rowe: 081 412 6109 (9am – 5pm Mon to Fri) / admin@hvcid.co.za

City of Cape Town Emergency Services (When life or property is endangered by fire, accidents, natural disasters etc.): From mobile: 112; From Landline: 107
Metro Police & Traffic: 0860 765 423
CRIME REPORT :  (Please note that we are not allowed to report specifics)

FIDELITY ADT PATROL CARS: 1 – 28 February 2022
The two dedicated F-ADT response vehicles for Harfield Village are D19 and D20.
Reported by Fidelity ADT: 1 – 28 February 2022
– Burglaries at residential premises – Lincoln Street
– Theft – Somerset Street
– Theft out of Motor Vehicle – Bell Road (Suspect caught)

Mileage per vehicle per week for February 2022: 
 D19:  2084, 2098, 2088, 2097
 D20:  2183, 2044, 2012, 2012
Call outs per vehicle per week for February 2022: 
 D19:   26,   34, 23, 34
 D20:   78, 122, 79, 58

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 28 February 2022
– Burglaries at residential premises – Worcester Street, 1st Avenue, Leicester Street, Lincoln x 4
– Attempted theft from motor vehicle – Bell Road, 3rd Avenue, Cambridge Street, Princes Road
 Theft general – Hampstead Road, 2nd Avenue
– Theft out of motor vehicle – Surrey and Lancaster Streets, 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Bell Road, Derby Road, Rutland Street, Mathew Road,
– Common Robbery – Roseville Road
– Malicious damage to Property – 1st Avenue, 3rd Avenue, Mathew Road
 Robbery with a firearm – 2nd Avenue

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