Katlehong police kick-off December with 17 arrests

Busy weekend for police. File image

This weekend marked the first of the festive season and the Katlehong police were hard at work.

Through several different stop-and-search operations held by officers from the Katlehong Crime Prevention Unit and members of the EMPD, 17 suspects were arrested between December 1 and 3.

The accused were arrested for a number of different offences.



Man arrested on charge of statutory rape

Illegal firearm and ammunition found in stove

Fifteen suspects nabbed in daily police operations


Charges included:

• Driving under the influence of alcohol: 4

• Malicious damage to property: 3

• Common assault: 2

• Possession of dagga: 2

• Murder: 1

• Assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm: 1

• Shoplifting: 1

• Missed maintenance payments: 1

• Interference with police duties: 1

• Warrant of arrest: 1

All of the arrested suspects appeared in the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court, where their cases were postponed for various reasons.

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