Dear UCSI Supporters
The UCSI continues to quietly, but effectively, play a significant role in our community fight against crime. The support offered to SAPS and Law Enforcement is critical in monitoring who is moving in and out of our areas. November 2020, December 2020, January 2021, and February 2021 have again been productive and the UCSI has been able to assist SAPS and the community with valuable support and information.
UCSI Operational Successes
9 November 2020 The UCSI was involved in assisting SAPS Flying Squad, SAPS K9, Hilton SAPS, SACAN TrackBox, KSS and Magma with vehicle information in the uMngeni area. This resulted in the arrest of two suspects wanted far the theft of vehicle in Scottburgh earlier in the day. Another stolen vehicle was also recovered, and SAPS used the information to follow up on tracing more suspects. This was a great team effort and congratulations to all involved.
12 November 2020 The UCSI was advised about a suspicious vehicle in the area and loaded the details onto the UCSI SNIPR system. Howick SAPS, KSS, Nottingham Road SAPS, Mooi River SAPS, Ballid Security and SAPS Highway patrol were advised. The vehicle was located later that day in the Estcourt area. Arrests were made by SAPS and the vehicle was impounded.
20 November 2020 Hilton (UCSI camera) A vehicle entered the Hilton area and was picked up on a UCSI camera as wanted for four cases of fraud in the Midlands and Durban areas. Hilton SAPS and KSS were notified and located the vehicle in Hilton. The driver was detained by SAPS for further processing and the vehicle impounded.
30 November 2020 Hilton (SAPS requested the listing of a vehicle through the UCSI) The vehicle was picked up an hour later by a UCSI camera entering Hilton. Hilton SAPS were informed, and the vehicle was located. The vehicle and driver were taken to Hilton SAPS for further processing.
12 December 2020 Howick (UCSI camera) The UCSI cameras picked up a suspicious vehicle entering Howick. Howick SAPS and KSS were advised. KSS located the vehicle. Howick SAPS detained the driver, and the vehicle was taken to Howick SAPS for further processing.
16 January 2021 Merrivale (UCSI camera) KSS, SAPS and other security companies were notified by the UCSI about a vehicle that had been involved in a robbery in PMB, and that had then triggered an alert on a UCSI camera in Merrivale. KSS Response units were dispatched and located the vehicle on the N3. The suspects were intercepted by the SAPS Pmb Dog unit, SAPS flying squad, KSS and Magma. Four suspects were arrested and then linked to three additional crimes committed in Pmb that day.
17 January 2021 Hilton (UCSI camera) The UCSI cameras picked up a vehicle involved in a robbery. Hilton SAPS, KSS and Magma were advised and responded. The vehicle could not be located.
24 January 2021 R617 Howick South / Mpophomeni (NEW UCSI camera) and Merrivale (existing UCSI camera) Both UCSI camera gantries picked up a wanted vehicle. Howick SAPS and KSS were advised. The vehicle was located on the N3 and SAPS Flying Squad and Ballid were also then dispatched. The vehicle was stopped at the Mooi River toll by SAPS, KSS and Ballid. One suspect was detained by SAPS for further processing. The vehicle was impounded.
7 February 2021 Hilton (UCSI camera) The UCSI camera picked up a stolen vehicle entering the Hilton area. The vehicle then went onto the N3 and exited at Merrivale where it was again picked up by a UCSI. Hilton SAPS, Howick SAPS, Mpophomeni SAPS, KSS and Sompisi Protection Services were advised. The vehicle was intercepted in Mpophomeni and Mpophomeni SAPS arrested two suspects. The vehicle was impounded.
7 February 2021 Curries Post (UCSI camera) The UCSI camera picked up a vehicle wanted in connection with theft, entering Howick. Howick SAPS and KSS were advised. The vehicle was located in the Howick Falls precinct. The driver and vehicle were escorted to Howick SAPS for further processing.
Affiliated security companies
The UCSI welcomes Sompisi Protection Services from Mpophomeni, who have joined Knight Security Solutions (KSS) and Ballid Security as subscribing security companies to the UCSI.
How can you get involved?
The UCSI will not be sustainable without monthly community support from business entities, shopping centres, hospitals, schools, estates, security companies and private individuals. Please join the UCSI as a contributing member. There are still some critical gantries that need to be erected – primarily in the Merrivale and Mpophomeni areas. There are also two “holes” to close in the Hilton area.
The UCSI is also able to issue Section 18A certificates for CAPEX and OPEX donations of any amount.
Stay safe – we got this!
Shannon Naudé (UCSI Director of Operations)
The UCSI Board of Directors
Themba Ndulini (Chairperson), Thandeni Zondi (Vice-chairperson), Debbie Preston (Secretary), Krish Ramkuber, Terence James and PJ Myeni.
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