Police imbizo raises issues in Table View

Milnerton cluster commander, Major General Aneeqah Jordaan, Table View SAPS station commander Colonel Lindiwe Dyantyi and Table View CPF chairman David Harris.

Domestic violence, theft, robberies and burglaries remain problem crimes in Table View, the precinct’s police chief told a public meeting last week.

Police had struggled for almost a year to get those crimes under control, Colonel Lindiwe Dyantyi told the handful of people at the meeting at the Kingsgate Fellowship church

The Table View precinct has three sectors: Sector 1 includes Bloubergstrand, Big Bay, Blouberg Sands, Bloubergrant, West Beach, Blouberg Rise and Waves Edge. Sector 2 is Parklands and Sunningdale. Sector 3 is Table View, Sunridge, West Riding, Flamingo Vlei and Doornbach (Site 5).

Colonel Dyantyi identified hot spots across the three sectors for assaults, burglaries, thefts from cars and robberies.

“In sector 1, Marine Circle, Waves Edge and Blouberg Rise. We have Parklands Main Road and Parklands North in sector 2. And in sector 3, Potsdam is always present as well as Site 5 and Flamingo Vlei,” she said.

There had been an increase in internet scams as well.

“We often send out awareness tips on how people can keep their sensitive information safe,” she said.

Colonel Dyantyi said that over the past year, 1 567 people had been arrested for assault, 34 for robbery, 68 for housebreaking and 15 for theft from vehicles.

“We’ve also managed to arrest 116 people for possession of suspected stolen goods and we recovered 19 illegal firearms during this time. Policing in the area is a very tough job, but we are grateful that we have various stakeholders like the CPF, neighbourhood watches and the security companies that get involved and assist where they can,” she said.

Milnerton cluster commander Major General Aneeqah Jordaan, who was also at the meeting, said domestic violence was a major issue in the entire cluster and it needed to be rooted out.

“Today it might be domestic violence but tomorrow, it could turn to murder. We have a high number of people withdrawing their cases and the cycle of violence just continues,” she said.