Thank you to those that have donated to the UCSI. Your donations ensure that UCSI continues to share information with Law enforcement and Security companies. Keeping the uMngeni community safe.
Some special Thank you’s:
To Dynalogic Computers Howick (033 330 3005); Thank you for the donation of 20 memory cards. This will ensure we can look at history information from many of our cameras.
To CMH Nissan PMB (033 897 7400); Thank you for servicing the UCSI bakkie.
To Stock Owners Office park; Thank you for the office space giving me space to work and receive visitors.
To Knight Security (033 330 5911); Thank you for manning of the Ops room of UCSI information and servicing of the Gantries. The costs involved are only partially covered by UCSI, Thank you for your contributions to UCSI and the community of Umngeni.
A little bit of action on the cameras in May
A vehicle was seen in Merrivale area, parked suspiciously. Patrollers requested checks. I checked cameras for history movement. Seems that vehicle only moved in darkness. A vehicle check found that vehicle is legit to description. Possible legitimate visitor getting lost.
AET Member requested a vehicle check on a parked vehicle. I did a history check and found that the vehicle had traveled out of Hilton via Rotunda and returned with passengers. Hilton SAPS member stopped and spoke to the driver. They had run out of fuel.
A Quantum vehicle was hijacked. I did a camera search for the vehicle and for any suspect vehicles following. A possible suspect vehicle from out of area was found and loaded to snipr for monitoring.
Howick and PMB
Both Mediclinic PMB and Lenmed Howick private hospital had attempted vehicle thefts. Unfortunately, no proper info on the suspect vehicles.
A vehicle acting suspicious in Hilton area was checked and found to be a cloned vehicle. Reg plate loaded to snipr for stop and query.
On going investigation of poaching incident. No further details
PMB to Hilton
A Hilton CIB resident request a vehicle check for a possible attempted hijacking. I managed to find the suspect vehicle but no cas# so no further action available.
Pmb to Mpophomeni.
A report was received by UCSI via a FB post that some boxes, after falling off a vehicle, were picked up by a suspect vehicle that drove away from scene. I searched cameras for the reg plate and found that the vehicle had headed in the direction of Mpophomeni. The information was shared with Response group after which, the vehicle was eventually found and product returned.
A stolen vehicle activated a camera which was found to be an old listing that was immediately removed from system.
14 and 15 May
A stolen vehicle in Howick; reported and found. On going investigation; no further details.
A stolen vehicle activated a camera in Howick. The Vehicle was stopped by a Magma member and taken to Howick saps. SAPS confirmed that vehicle was recovered but not removed off system.
A suspect vehicle activated a camera in Hilton. A request made by Boston SAPS to obtain driver details. The vehicle was stopped by Magma Members and information shared to SAPS.
UCSI is not just about the cameras; It is the network we have grown, to share information as far as possible to make sure we get early warnings and to assist others to catch our problems when they leave our are.
Be safe and vigilant at all times. If something feels "off" report it to your local CPF group, Security or SAPs member, no matter how small.
You could be saving a life that you will never know about.
Are you an affiliated member of UCSI?
Do you know you have access to the operations desk for information about suspicious vehicles in your area?
Please contact Deon (details below) if you have not heard from the ops desk recently. I may have old information that needs to be updated.
How can you get involved?
You are welcome to donate monthly or once off yearly.
Affiliated members have access to ask for assistance in any reported crime involving a vehicle.
The UCSI will issue Section 18A certificates for CAPEX and OPEX donations of any amount.
Stay safe – we got this!
Deon Tegg Operations Manager
082 496 9208
The UCSI Board of Directors
Themba Ndulini (Chairperson), Krish Ramkuber and Terence James