MOTHERWELL and Kamvelihle police are continuing with their no-nonsense approach to crime after a special operation that saw them arrest 75 people for various crimes.
Motherwell police spokesman, Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu, praised the police for their hard work during the week of March 16 to 22.
“This should send a strong message to perpetrators of crime that the police are working extra hard to ensure that our communities are safe and free to enjoy the period of goodwill,” Gwavu said.
“It feels good to make these arrests.”
He said that people were arrested for various reasons.
“The members are continuing to squeeze the space for all criminals and criminal activities.
“As a result 31 people were arrested for drunken disorderly, 12 people were arrested for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, six people were arrested for domestic violence and five people for warrants of arrest.”
Others were arrested for possession of stolen property, theft, attempted rape and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, shoplifting, robbery, stealing a car, for dealing in mandrax and dagga, malicious damage to property, kidnapping and arson.
He said they did not receive any help from the community.
“In the process the police found 15 knives, an identity document [ID], one toy gun and one tik pipe.
“The community helps us a lot, but they did not help in these arrests,” Gwavu said.
A further 85 people were arrested for various crimes during April 23 to 29 during another crackdown by the police.