HVCID Newsletter – March 2024

In partnership with

Dear Residents of Harfield Village,

We hope to see you at Hampstead Park on Saturday. 
Tina and her team are looking for helpers! Please contact Tina on 082 771 9644.


Please take a minute to read some important reminders and notices!

A reminder:  If you are the unfortunate victim of a crime or attempted crime, no matter how small, please take note of as much detail as possible and open a case at SAPS, as soon as you can. The quicker you go to SAPS, the easier it is to hopefully apprehend and arrest the suspect/s.
Take note of the vehicle registration, colour, make, model, number of occupants, gender of occupants, location and what direction they are travelling in.
Give a comprehensive description of the individual/s (E.g. W/male wearing red hoodie with a green bag and white takkies.)
And please WhatsApp me the case number on 081 412 6109.

Report, Report, Report any areas of concern to the City And if the issue persists, please keep logging your complaint as areas are given priority by the number of complaints received. So the more you log, the more chance there is that something will be done!  If they do not respond, please send me an email, with your reference numbers to follow up
https://eservices1.capetown.gov.za/coct/wapl/zsreq_app/index.html

The HVCID Crime Alert WhatsApp Group is a no-chat group used to alert us to current crimes and suspicious activities in the Village.  It is monitored by Fidelity ADT and our Armed Response Officers.
If you would like to join the Group please send me an email on admin@hvcid.co.za

Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch 
You can make a difference in your community by giving a couple of hours of your time a week to patrol, or a donation would also be so appreciated. 
Please contact Penny Owens for more information on 072 252 8571 or email: secretary@harlynwatch.org.za or info@harlynwatch.org.za

Fidelity ADT
If you are planning on going away for the long Easter weekend please make sure your car and car tyres have been checked and your vehicle is ready for the journey! 
Any driver operating a vehicle on South African roads may want to  give thought to the installation of a vehicle tracking system. It is a sad reality that many vehicles get hijacked every day. The Q3 crime stats released by the SAPS recently showed that around 66 cars are hijacked daily – an increase of 6.5% on the same period in 2022. The provinces of Gauteng, the Western Cape, and the North West saw noticeable increases in hijackings.
 
Vehicle telematics systems and car trackers such as Fidelity Secure Drive, (one of the products offered by the Fidelity Services Group) offer real-time tracking of a vehicle’s movements. If anyone has gained unauthorised access to your vehicle, it is a valuable resource that can help locating the car once it has been stolen or hijacked. It could also help parents monitor the driving habits of their children to ensure good driving behaviour. The added benefit is that your family members who stay behind at home could also track your movement to give them the ease of knowing where you are and whether you reached your destination.
https://fidelity-services.com/our-products-services/fidelity-securedrive/?
CRIME REPORT :  (Please note that we are not allowed to report specifics)
FIDELITY ADT PATROL CARS:
The two dedicated F-ADT response vehicles for Harfield Village are D19 and D20.
Reported by Fidelity ADT: 1 – 29 February 2024
– Medical Call Out – Harvey Road
Mileage per vehicle for 1 – 29 February 2024:
D19:  2812
D20:  2703
Callouts per vehicle for 1 – 29 February 2024: 
D19:     97
D20:   424

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 29 February 2024
– Attempted theft of motor vehicle – Imam Haron
– Robbery with a weapon other than a firearm – Princes Road
– Burglary at residential premises – Bell Road
– Carjacking – 2nd Avenue (vehicle recovered)
– Theft out of motor vehicle – Surrey Street, McBride Lane
– Theft general –  Imam Haron, Sutherland Road
– Fraud – Princes Road, York Street
– Malicious damage to property – 2nd AvenuePlease follow these 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 – Constable Naidoo: 079 894 1555 / 084 215 4749 – WhatsApp only.

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

HVCID Manager – Jen Rowe: 081 412 6109 (9am – 5pm Mon to Fri) / admin@hvcid.co.za

Wishing you a Happy Easter if you are Celebrating…
Stay safe and stay aware!
Jen Rowe and the HVCID team

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