Thornton Crime Stats – 16 October 2014
Hot Days in Pinelands (Delta): Hot Days inThornton (Echo)
Thursday 06h00-12h00 Thursday Spread out
Hot Spots - Delta:
1740 (area between Jan Smuts, Ambleside, Sunrise, Avonduur & Forest)
1744 (the area between Old Mill Road, the Railway line, Broadwalk, Union Ave, Uitvlugt & Francis).
1739 (the area between Forest Drive and Logan Way including the High School and Howard Centre & Gardener Way to the canal).
Hot Spots – Echo:
1716 (the area along Forest Drive Ext.)
1717 (the area between Rooikrans, Cedar and Manatoka & Poplar Way)
1719 (the area between Heidelberg, Sipres, Denneboom & Azalia).
- There has been a marked increase in the number of rubbish bins stolen. Please mark your bin with the number and name of the street in which you live.
- Theft of wheels from motor vehicles.
- Drunken driving in Pinelands & on Jan Smuts Drive. In an operation on Friday night 10th October between 20h00 and 01h00 15 drunken driving arrests were made.
- Richmond Avenue, Pinelands  (Fri 3rd– Mon 6th October). Removed kitchen window.
- First on Forest, Forest Drive Ext., Thornton  (Tues 7th Oct 08h00-12h50). Forced door.
- Glen Roy, Pinelands  (Mon 6th-Tues 7th Oct 21h00-18h30). Pine Glen Flats. Window forced.
- Derwent Way, Pinelands  (Wed 8th Oct 12h03). One suspect arrested. Window forced.
- Syringa Cresc., Thornton  (Wed 8th Oct 06h30-17h00). Burglar Bars forced.
- Field Close, Pinelands  (Fri 10th Oct 08h00-18h30). Broke down kitchen door.
Robbery Common involving the use of a firearm:
- Three connected to railway stations/trains. Usually the perpetrator strikes just as the train draws into or out of the station so that he can jump off the train before it moves on.
- One of the above occurred at Mutual Station & the other at Thornton Station. The third was involved the use of a firearm on the train itself.
- Jan Smuts Drive (Mon 6th Oct 18h30).
Theft from/out of Motor Vehicle:
- Cnr Jan Smuts Drive & Forest Drive ( Wed 8th Oct 14h00)
Items most commonly stolen in House Breaking cases:
- Dovedale, Pinelands  (Tues 7th Oct during the night). GPS stolen.
- Richmond Avenue, Pinelands  (Thurs 9th Oct during the night).4 x wheels stolen
- Duncan Road, Pinelands  (Thurs 9th – 10th Oct 16h30-08h00). 4 x wheels stolen.
Laptops; TVs; bicycles; cameras & jewellery.
Entry is usually gained by removing/forcing doors and windows.