HVCID Newsletter October 2023

In partnership with

Dear Residents of Harfield Village,

We only have 68 days to Christmas! 
Life is getting busier, stress is rising and crime is increasing.  Please be extra aware of your surroundings as you go about your daily tasks.  Opportunists are watching us. 
Make sure you set your alarm when you go out.
Don’t leave valuables in your car.
Don’t leave your bag unattended in your trolley.
Make sure you don’t buy online from companies that don’t have a track record.  Let’s try and reduce our stress and keep safe as we head to the end of the year.

Thanks to Tina and the
Friends of Harfield Parks
team for organising Halloween each year!
Meet in Hampstead Park
4pm, 29th October.

We hope to see you there!
Thanks to the residents who are participating and joining in the fun!
Thank you so much Madoda Mange and Nic Fidelity Adt for adding more visibility and FADT vehicles in the Village and surrounding area as we approach the Festive Season. We so appreciate your commitment and help in the fight against Crime.
It was good to meet the 2 Special Response Unit(SRU) Officers who will be patrolling in our Village over the next few months. Thank you Officers ????
From left: Vusi Mnaheni, Madoda Mange and Peter Louw.
Please come and hear about what the various Associations in Harfield Village have been busy with this year.
We would also love to meet you and hear your suggestions, views and hopes for the New Year.

These are important reminders and notices, so I am leaving them in the Newsletter each month.  Please keep reading them as this helps with being part of a solution in our Community. 
We need everyone to help create a better Village for all of us.

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.

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.
you would like to join the Group please send me an email on admin@hvcid.co.za

Vacant homes, buildings and pieces of land are attracting criminality into our area. This includes residential and industrial property. Please log your concerns and complaints on the link below. Go to the safety and security category and log the property concerned.
Also call SAPS and alert them and your Private Security Providers, so they can do regular checks.
Our 2 dedicated F-ADT vehicles are also doing patrols in Harfield Village every day.  
CRIME REPORT :  (Please note that we are not allowed to report specifics)
The two dedicated F-ADT response vehicles for Harfield Village are D19 and D20.
Reported by Fidelity ADT: 1 – 30 September 2023
– Housebreaking – Cambridge Street
– Attempted housebreaking – Worcester Road
Mileage per vehicle for September 2023:
D19:   3876
D20:   3997
Callouts per vehicle for September 2023: 
D19:      61 
D20:    356
Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 30 September 2023
– Attempted theft – Greenwood Road
– Burglary at residential premises – 3rd Avenue, Roseville Road
– Robbery with a weapon other than a firearm – Imam Haron
– Assault GHB – Imam Haron (Arrest)
– Common Assault – Imam Haron, 2nd Avenue, 1st Avenue
– Common Robbery – Imam Haron
– Theft out of motor vehicle – Imam Haron, Harvey Road, Epsom Road
– Theft general – Roseville Road, York Street, 2nd Avenue, Imam Haron
– Possession of a dangerous weapon – Imam Haron(Arrest)
– Possession of presumed stolen property – Imam Haron(Arrest)
– Fraud – Bell Road, Wessels Road
– Drunk Driving – Imam Haron (Arrest)
– Malicious damage to property – Oxford Street, Epsom RoadPlease note: The new outbound F-ADT number, that will appear on your phone when you receive a call, has changed.
Please save the new number 087 131 2020, so that you know it is not spam!
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

Police (National): 10111, Police (Claremont): 021 657 2250
Police Sector 1 Manager – Constable Naidoo: 079 894 1555 / 084 215 4749 – WhatsApp only.
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

Report, Report, Report any areas of concern to the City 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!  

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

The HVCID, Friends of Harfield Parks, and the Harfield Village Association are calling on residents to help us keep our Village clean and to share your clean-up stories on our Social media pages.  Thus inspiring others to do the same.  
Stay safe and stay aware!
Jen Rowe and the HVCID team

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