HVCID Newsletter September 2023

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Dear Residents of Harfield Village,

The HVCID, Friends of Harfield Parks, and the Harfield Village Association are calling on you all to help us keep our Village clean.

This coming weekend is Heritage weekend and it would be wonderful if you could come outside your homes and help clean the streets where you live. It would be amazing if you could then head to the Police Station area, a Park or any area you have noticed which needs some litter removal and care.

Please take pictures of your efforts, bags of rubbish collected and send them to me, post them on social media and tag the HVCID, FoHP and HVA.

Let’s do this Harfield Village!

Names of those for the best clean ups and bags of rubbish collected will go into a draw for superb prizes! On Heritage Day, Sunday 24th September, we are organising our first Harfield Village 5km fun run/walk.

We need volunteers to please help us Marshall from 8.45 – 10am.
Please let me know if you can help us. Jen 081 412 6109 ????

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.
If 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 – 31 August 2023
– Trespassing – 3rd Avenue (Arrest)
– Housebreaking – Devon Road (Arrest)
Mileage per vehicle for August 2023:
D19:   4521  
D20*:  4386
Callouts per vehicle for August 2023: 
D19:      61
D20:    250
* D20 vehicle had to go for service and repairs in August, but the good news is we have a new vehicle!

Incidents reported to SAPS: 1 – 31 August 2023
– Burglary at residential premises – Gordon Road, 3rd Avenue, Princes Road
– Common Assault – 3rd Avenue, Imam Haron 
– Common Robbery – 2nd Avenue
– Theft of motor vehicle/cycle – 1st Avenue x 2
– Theft general – Princes Road, 3rd Avenue, Greenfield Road, Imam Haron 
– Trespassing – 3rd Avenue (Arrest)
– Possession of a dangerous weapon – Imam Haron x 2 (Arrest), 3rd Avenue (Arrest)
– Possession of drugs – Imam Haron (Arrest), 2nd Avenue (Arrest)
– Theft out of motor vehicle – Imam Haron x 2, Bell Road, Surrey Street, 3rd Avenue and Derby Road x 4, Gordon Road (Arrests made), Mathew Road
– Theft from motor vehicle – Newark Road
– Crimen Injuria – 1st Avenue
– Fraud – Imam Haron
– Attempted theft out of motor vehicle – 3rd Avenue, Bell Road, Devon Road (Arrest)
– Drunk Driving – Imam Haron (Arrest)
– Attempted common robbery – 3rd Avenue (Arrest)
– Rape – Bell Road (Arrest)Please 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

Please 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.zaHope to see you all on the weekend!

Kind regards,
Jen Rowe and the HVCID team

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