Neighbourhood News

Two incidents on R44 wine farms in the space of five hours

Local armed response officers responded to two separate incidents on wine farms along the R44 last weekend, in the space of just 5 hours.


In the first incident, on Friday night at around 22h35, an armed response officer from Fidelity ADT was on patrol when he encountered two suspects stealing wooden poles on the Le Bonheur Wine Estate. The client informed the company later that the farm previously lost another six wooden poles to theft.


“Barely five hours later, at around 3am on Saturday morning, we received a call from a client at Morgenhof Wine Estate reporting a trespasser. One of our officers responded to investigate, and found an unidentified suspect inside the house,” says Verena Hulme, Cape Town North district manager at Fidelity ADT.


This suspect was handed over into the custody of Stellenbosch SAPS on a charge of theft and house breaking.


“Stellenbosch residents – especially those living on wine farms and smallholdings – should remain vigilant at all times, even during the lockdown and the curfew that is in place at night. Always arm your security systems and make contact with your security company or with the SAPS if you notice anything suspicious,” says Hulme.


Armed response officers are classified as essential services under the Disaster Management Act, and remain on duty during the lockdown.

Latest articles

FIDELITY ADT | 21 Sep 2020

School sanitisation a success

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the risks associated with the virus, Berea West S...

Read More
FIDELITY ADT | 18 Sep 2020

Cellphone snatching the new trend

Lockdown has spurred a new trend in opportunistic crime – cellphone snatchin...

Read More
FIDELITY ADT | 18 Sep 2020

ATM crimes – Plett residents warned to be alert

Residents and visitors to Plettenberg Bay have been warned of an apparent increase...

Read More
FIDELITY ADT | 18 Sep 2020

Suspects arrested after Walmer stabbing and robbery

Police have taken two suspects into custody in connection with a stabbing incident...

Read More

Make the right move. Let us keep you safe.

Just because you’re moving doesn’t mean you can’t take us with you. Keep Fidelity ADT as your security company by reconnecting with us when you relocate or sign up as a new customer now.