NEWTON PARK NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
- 9th May 2018
Newton Park is a large area and for better
control we’ve formed 6 Whatsapp Groups to cover the area. It is divided as
1 and 2 are on the left-hand side of Cape Road, when you are heading in a
westerly direction. These two groups are split at 3rd avenue.
Group 1: 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue.
Group 2: 3rd Avenue up to William Moffett.
On right-hand side of Cape Road
Groups 3 & 4: -
mainly split along lines of residential & business premises
Group 5: Adcockvale Extension (Adcockvale has
their own group).
Group 6: Greenacres Villages
We have “admins” and “certain
members” who are on all the groups or on more than one group and when
necessary will share important posts with other groups.
The focus of these Groups is to report on
CRIME TAKING PLACE. These are NOT SOCIAL GROUPS and is not for discussions nor
posts of unrelated or past events. While we appreciate that many people feel
that animals are their children and a lost animal can be a really traumatic
ordeal we have created this group for CRIME TAKING PLACE ONLY. If you do not
like our rules, please come to our monthly meetings and come put forward your
proposal. We are a democracy and nothing is cast in stone.
We have had far too many people posting all
the wrong things on these groups and we intend to get stricter on our allowances
and will start removing repeat offenders. Those people posting items commenting
on these wrong posts must realise that we admin PRIVATE MESSAGE these members
trying to educate them. This is an ongoing job and is not easy.
OF THIS GROUP:
NO UNNECESARRY CHATS ON THIS GROUP
don’t want the group get cluttered with non-Crime related postings
“thank you”, "noted", “thumps up”, "How is the traffic
Chats, debating, arguing, posting of roadblocks, traffic cameras and/or police
operations reports unless we are community participants at the time
advertising, swearing, sexual and racial comments, inspirational messages
or pictures and politics will not be allowed on this group
chain or hoax messages
posting of links of other groups will be allowed
criticizing, judging or bad opinions of SAPS or Essentials Services Members will
be tolerated. We are here to assist their efforts.
prayer requests, personal opinions or preferences, derogatory statements,
racists posts, anything with pornographic content.
TAKE NOTE: Members doing the above mentioned will be
removed immediately WITHOUT ANY WARNING
ADDING NEW MEMBERS
the person to SMS or Inbox one of the admin’s directly with that person’s
name, surname and number – NO INVITE REQUESTS on the group directly. Once the
person has been raised they will be expected to post a PHOTO of themselves with
their name, surname and physical address immediately.
post messages that have been verified by yourself or from a reliable and
trustworthy source. Anything you are not sure of ask one of the admins in a
PRIVATE message...NOT ON THE GROUP.
If you not abide to any of these
rules you stand the risk of
deleted and you will not be
re-added to the
Remember if you feel unsure of what you want to
post, send it to one of the ADMINS and let them make the decision for you.
When reporting an incident please be very
descriptive don’t be afraid of stating what you see.
i.e. it is not racist to state “two black
males”, “one coloured lady”, “a white male and an Asian female”. This
is what you see and will help those attending or responding to the event. A good
description of their clothing, shirt colour, pants, jacket, shoe or tackies.
Then if any blatant features, a scar on the face, a beard, Rasta type hair
style, missing teeth etc.
Herewith are some posts we have placed into
two categories, the first is POSITIVE POSTS and the second NEGATIVE
Please read them to get an idea of what we
are trying to achieve.
What to Post on this Group:
be advised that this is a Crime Alert & Awareness Group, not a Chat Group.
Share Information related to Suspected or known Crime / Criminal Activity that
is currently relevant to our daily lives. We have SAPS, Law Enforcement,
Security Response & Other Essential Services Members here, who can’t be
disrupted with non-relevant response information.
vehicles must include the best possible description, including colour, make,
registration number & any possible identifying signs i.e.: left brake light
same will apply to Suspect Persons activities.
also take Note that Identifying Photos of Persons Alleging Criminal activity is
Illegal & can lead to Criminal or Civil Prosecution. Be careful what You
post & think before You allege any Criminal activity, unless it is clear
& Our Law Enforcers are able to make a definitive Apprehension.
Group is here for sharing of Information to assist Our Authorities, as We act as
the 'Eyes & Ears' in the 'Fight Against Crime'.
acknowledge your reading & agreeing with this post, so that our Law
Enforcers know where they stand with Us & this Group.
REMINDER POSTS TO FOLLOW FOR REPORTING
Persons, Suspicious Persons & Suspicious Vehicles.
is the minimum requirements to be provided when reporting.
PERSON, to confirm the validity of such an incident, before distributing:
Is the FAMILY of the suspected missing person aware of the incident?
SAPS CASE No.?
not, ask yourself, why not, and there is NO such thing to wait for 24hrs before
such case may be reported to SAPS.)
Is a clear image/photo available?
Date & Time the person went missing: A.M. / P.M.
Place the person went missing: Town & Province
Date of Birth:
Identity no: if available
Hair length and colour:
required by SAPS & Missing Persons' Organisations before any notices are
Date & Time the suspect person spotted: A.M. / P.M.
Exact Location suspect spotted (Street, House Nr, Area)
Hair length and colour:
Date & Time vehicle spotted: A.M. / P.M.
Exact Location Vehicle spotted (Street, House Nr, Area)
MARKINGS (i.e. Bumps, different colour panels etc.)
Information required by SAPS & SCF's