JOINING THE DOTS

JOINING THE DOTS

SUCCESS – JOINING THE DOTS: IR 28102 April 2016. Conserv Structures ratted out an unsavoury character. A Member after starting a disciplinary process against one of his staff apparently due to theft, received cell phone calls from a third party intimidating and threatening our Member. Wasting no time, we put out word. It was not long before we found out who made the calls, (who subsequently has apologised), where he resides, who he works for and who are his family and friends. It is imperative to have your staff’s full contact detail, copy of ID/Passport and a recent photo. This character will be flagged on our present and new Data...
Definition of a FARM ATTACK

Definition of a FARM ATTACK

Definition of a FARM ATTACK “Acts of Violence against farms and smallholdings” Acts of violence against farms and smallholdings are those acts aimed at any person or person living or working on, or visiting, farms and smallholdings, with the intent to murder, rape, rob, or otherwise inflict bodily harm or to intimidate. For statistical purposes the following crimes are listed as specific acts which constitute violence against farms and smallholdings: Direct Acts:… Murder Attempted Murder Rape Assault GBH Robbery Armed Robbery (Including Vehicle Hijackings) Indirect Acts: Intimidation Arson Malicious damage to property Note: The monitoring of these acts of violence resulted from discussions between Government and Organised Agriculture and the recognition by Government that this type of violence poses a specific crime threat which requires specific attention. Cases related to domestic violence, drunkenness or commonplace social interaction between people on farms and smallholdings are excluded from this definition. [Such cases must be attended to by the police as part of normal policing] It is important to determine, as accurately as possible, the motive behind these acts of violence, whether it is to disrupt the commercial activities on a farm or smallholding for purposes related to political, ideological or racist considerations, or labour and land disputes, or revenge, or any other...
Success: IR 28065

Success: IR 28065

Muldersdrift Gauteng SA 12 April 2016. At approx. 10h00 a Security Guard (Ipeleng Security) from Aloe Ridge saw 4 suspects from his post and alerted the Cradle Moon Estate Manager and staff. In turn the Manager alerted Local security Companies and surrounding landowners. The Estate manager from a surrounding Hotel, The Cradle Moon Estate Manager, and surrounding land owner with staff gave chase. Conserv was contacted and the Local Community was informed. The… incident then escalated to a ‘Code Red Suspects’ and the Calvary was mobilised. Conserv Officers responded to assist. At approx. 13h20 reports of the first two suspects being arrested were received, and stolen goods retreived (note the GPS in the photo of house breaking tools). Well done to the Two Managers who chased with staff and made the initial arrests. SAPS were contacted to remove the suspects. As info flowed more reports of the remaining suspects whereabouts where received and the SAPS and Drift gave chase. Two more suspects were picked up. Well Done to all concerned and SAPS, but a special thanks to the Two Estate managers, Landowners and their staff who set the ball rolling. The Community members who responded helped upset the criminals get away plan – Your role is invaluable....
Classic Battle Sign

Classic Battle Sign

An ongoing trend is the poisoning of dogs and in some cases wildlife by criminals and poachers (who are also criminals of the lowest form). Temik (aldicarb) is widely used as a pesticide on crops such as cotton, potatoes and peanuts. However, Temik is also used to kill your canine friend, which takes effect very quickly, often referred to as ‘Two-Step’ as your pet will literally take two steps and die should they consume a very small dose thereof. The substance has a dark grey to black, granule-like (size of sugar but black) appearance. Criminals both sell and purchase Temik at places like taxi ranks. Poachers use it to poison Rhino and Elephant which has a domino effect as it then kills vultures and other scavenges. They will lace lettuce or cabbage leaves with the poison, or put it into small drinking holes. Criminals in urban and rural areas use it to eliminate dogs that may alert the owner of their presence, or pose a threat to them. Often dogs along the criminal’s entry and exit/escape routes will be poisoned. Temik in this case will be mixed with ‘pap’ or canned dog food, or they lace meat with it. Feed your dogs at night! If your dog has been poisoned, you may not be the target, but just along the target route. If the criminal has not been successful on the night, our stats show that he will be back within two weeks. Normally to replace a dog takes longer than that. So be on high alert! Should you find your dog has been poisoned, and is still alive...