Law enforcement operations yield success in Overstrand

Law enforcement operations yield success in Overstrand

During crime prevention and road policing patrols on 23 September 2021, Overstrand Municipality share the following successes of the day:

  • Several fines were issued for traffic violations at various locations in Hermanus, such as not wearing seat belts, driving without a license, holding a cell phone whilst driving and not stopping at red traffic lights.

  • Law enforcement officers from the Overstrand K9 and Task Team Unit initiated a pursuit after a vehicle on the N2 near Villiersdorp failed to stop after a traffic violation of reckless driving was observed. The driver fled the scene after a crash.

    A total of 5 593 units of abalone were found in transparent bags on the rear passenger seat. The abandoned vehicle and abalone were taken to Villiersdorp SAPS.

  • Assistant chief of law enforcement and task team, Johan du Toit, thanked Warrant Officer DeLong and Colonel Aurent of the Villiersdorp Police Station for their speedy response and support.

  • Overstrand Municipality’s law enforcement team in an operation with officials from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) found 1 459 abandoned abalone near Danger Point. The abalone were found buried in the sand.

  • Two men from Blompark in Gansbaai were arrested for illegal possession and transportation of a small amount of abalone and periwinkle. The suspects were arrested and taken to Hermanus SAPS.
Previous Vaccination sites in the Overberg District for this week, 27 September – 1 October 2021

Mon – Fri: 07:45 – 13:00 & 13:45 – 16:30
Cashiers: 08:00 -13:00 & 13:45 – 15:00

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