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Monte Vista Crime Trends. A resident from Welgelegen reported that he had an attempted hijacking on the Monte Vista Bridge. Area Manager Marais, Armed Response Officers Bresler, Wessels and Lombard went to investigate. They searched but found nothing. While they were walking back to their vehicles, a lady driving a VW stopped them and reported that her passenger window had been hit and they took her bag. They informed her to follow her back to the office and requested that District Central dispatch SAPS. Soon after, SAPS stood down to take over. Once they left, officers assisted the lady by putting plastic bags over the passenger window frame as a temporary fix.
Serving the Community, Monte Vista. A resident from Alabama Street, Monte Vista called in requesting medical assistance as her husband had fallen. Area Manager Opperman was dispatched and upon arrival found that the gentleman was sitting outside in the backyard. It was mentioned that they were on their to their vehicle when the gentleman slipped and fell on his face. He had lacerations to his chin and nose and had a mark on his forehead. Netcare 911 was dispatched and arrived shortly after. The gentleman was taken to Panorama Hospital for stitches and further assessment.