Man nabbed with stolen motorbike

The motorbike was reported missing in Claremont in January.
Police arrested a 45-year-old man in Blomtuin, Bellville, on Friday April 5, for possession of a stolen motorbike. 

Bellville police spokesman Captain Jonathan Blankenberg said: “At 8.45pm on April 5, a white male was arrested in Blomtuin by warrant officer Rian Boshoff, who was following up on information from Claremont SAPS. The bike had been reported stolen in Claremont earlier this year. Officers had also found drugs on the man.”

The suspect was then charged for possession of a stolen vehicle and the possession of drugs.

In another incident, two shoplifters were arrested and appeared at the Bellville Magistrate Court last week. 

Captain Blankenberg said: “Even though shoplifting is seen as just a misdemeanour, the police still take it very seriously as it plays an impact on the crime statistics.” 

On Friday night, the police joined forces with traffic officials, law enforcement and local neighbourhood watches to conduct roadblocks. 

Captain Blankenberg said that the searches were conducted in sector three, which includes areas such as De la Haye, Chrismar, Oakdale and Blomtuin. 

He said: “There were two roadblocks on the night, one on Old Paarl Road next to Bellville High and the other on Bill Bezuidenhoudt, near Blomtuin. During the night a total or R5500 worth of fines were issued for various crimes such as driving without a licence, unlicensed vehicles and overloading of taxis.”