UCSI Newsletter 12 December 2019

 2019-12-13 10:21 AM by
UCSI Newsletter 12 December 2019

Dear UCSI Supporters

The UCSI is working hard. November and December so far have proved to be busy and successful, but somewhat frustrating as well. There are still gaps in our network that we need to close. We can only do this with your support. CAPEX donations go towards the physical erection of the gantries, but OPEX is the most critical as this is the monthly income that keeps the UCSI sustainable.

The UCSI continues to work alongside and build relationships with Law Enforcement Officials and affiliated security companies, namely Knight Security Solutions, Ballid Security and PMB Security. Herewith is a summary of recent successes and alerts.

UCSI alerts   

9 November 2019 – A white Ford Eco sport was reported stolen down the South Coast. The vehicle was listed onto SNIPR by the UCSI. The vehicle was recovered down the South Coast and SAPS took over the matter.

11 November 2019 – A Toyota Hilux was reported stolen in Umhlanga Ridge. The vehicle was listed onto SNIPR by the UCSI. The vehicle was recovered near Durban and SAPS took over the matter.

13 November 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about an Isuzu that was using cloned plates and with a SAPS case against it. The vehicle was recovered by UCSI and Ballid Security. The UCSI handed over the matter to uMngeni Traffic and local SAPS. The vehicle was impounded and the driver detained.

13 November 2019 – An orange H100 Hyundai was stolen in Howick West. The vehicle was listed onto SNIPR by the UCSI. The vehicle was recovered on 15th November 2019 by SAPS in Pietermaritzburg.

13 November 2019 – Howick SAPS requested assistance from the UCSI to locate a vehicle. Occupants of a White Toyota Etios robbed a lady of R2500. The vehicle was located on a SNIPR camera by the UCSI and details given to station commander of SAPS. The matter is being dealt with by SAPS. 

14 November 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a white VW Polo that was listed as stolen. SAPS were advised and confirmed that it had been recovered. The SAPS and SNIPR systems were updated accordingly.

19 November 2019 – The UCSI were advised about a grey Nissan Almera that had been involved on an attempted theft of a vehicle and theft of a cell phone. The vehicle was listed onto SNIPR by the UCSI. The vehicle was not located and the case is pending.

27 November 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a white VW Polo that was involved in the theft of fuel. The vehicle was located by the UCSI and affiliated security companies and handed over to SAPS.

27 November 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a green VW that had been stolen in Pietermaritzburg. The vehicle was located by the UCSI and affiliated security companies and handed over to SAPS.

27 November 2019 – The UCSI was advised about a blue Renault that had been hi-jacked. The vehicle was listed onto SNIPR by the UCSI. The vehicle was located together with SAPS, UCSI and Capital Air tracking in Howick West. The owner was found in boot of vehicle unharmed. The matter was handed over to SAPS. 

29 November 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a white Kia sedan that had been stolen in Isipingo. Local SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. All role-players searched for the vehicle but it managed to evade detection. 

29 November 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a VW sedan that had been stolen in Middelburg. Local SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. All role-players searched for the vehicle but it managed to evade detection. Mpophomeni SAPS were also advised.

1 December 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a Toyota Corolla that had been stolen in Pietermaritzburg. Local SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. All role-players searched for the vehicle but it managed to evade detection.  

1 December 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a Chevrolet that had been stolen in Pietermaritzburg. Local SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. All role-players searched for the vehicle but it managed to evade detection. 

2 December 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a blue BMW that was involved in crime in Pietermaritzburg. Local SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. The vehicle was located and TrackBox Technologies and SAPS took over the matter.

4 December 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a white Ford Ranger that had been stolen in Central Durban. Local SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. All role-players searched for the vehicle but it went onto the N3. SANRAL were advised.  

4 December 2019 - The UCSI received an alert about a green Toyota Yaris that was wanted for armed robbery in Vanderbijlpark. Local SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. The vehicle was located by the UCSI and KSS and handed over to SAPS.  

4 December 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a MAN truck that had been stolen in Mthatha. Local SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. All role-players searched for the truck but it went onto the N3.  

7 December 2019 - The UCSI received an alert about a blue Hyundai Atos that had been stolen near Johannesburg. Local SAPS, SAPS K9, Flying Squad and affiliated security companies were informed. All role-players searched for the vehicle. The vehicle was located and SAPS took over the matter.   

7 December 2019 - The UCSI received an alert about a red Nissan Sentra that had been stolen. Local SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. All role-players searched for the vehicle. The vehicle was located and SAPS took over the matter.   

9 December 2019 – The UCSI received an alert about a Truck that had been stolen in Durban. Local SAPS and affiliated security companies were informed. All role-players searched for the vehicle. The vehicle was located by UCSI and KSS. SAPS took over the matter and the truck was impounded.   

Thanks to SAPS

The UCSI would like to extend our thanks to our locals SAPS. Howick and Hilton SAPS have been amazing and incredibly responsive and supportive. Now with Mpophomeni SAPS now under new leadership and a keen interest shown in the UCSI, we look forward to developing that relationship. Also thanks to Nottingham Road SAPS who are always there when we call them. The local SAPS Flying Squad are also brilliant – thanks guys.

Who are the affiliated Security Companies?

  • Knight Security Solutions
  • Ballid Security
  • PMB Security

These affiliated security companies have “bought” into holistic COMMUNITY safety. Has your security company affiliated? To become an affiliated security company they need to register with the UCSI and make a monthly contribution in order to receive information about “alerts” generated locally, so that they can assist Law Enforcement with criminal incidents and man-power in the area. 

Be a part of a “Best Practice Model” community project and help make a difference, locally, in KZN and South Africa.

How to contribute

To become an actively contributing member toward this unique community crime initiative, go to www.ucsi.org.za or email ucsi@ucsi.org.za and help us keep the UCSI sustainable.

Yours sincerely

The dedicated UCSI Board of Directors

Themba Ndulini (Chairperson), Thandeni Zondi (Vice-chairperson), Debbie Preston (Secretary), Krish Ramkuber, Kevin Wright, Terence James, Whyona Sithapersad and PJ Myeni.