CRIME BRIEFS

31 December 2018 | Crime

Son discovers decomposed body of father

The semi-decomposed body of Karel Heinz Traupe (76) was discovered in Swakopmund.

Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu of the Erongo police confirmed this to Erongo and said that Trupe’s son found the body of his father on a sofa in the lounge of his residence 44 First Avenue on Friday at about 19:30.

“The deceased was apparently staying alone and the son was alerted by his aunt to go and see why his father was not answering his cell phone for some time. According to the doctor who treated the deceased he suffered from a heart problem. This is suspected to be the cause of his death.”

Iikuyu added that no foul play is suspected and the next of kin were informed.

The body was taken to Walvis Bay olice mortuary rather than to the state hospital for safekeeping due its decomposed state.

Ackermans burgled

A male suspect (44) was arrested in connection with a burglary which took place at Ackermans shop in Walvis Bay on Thursday.

“The suspect is allegedly the owner of a security company tasked with guarding the area. He gained entrance into the shop via the roof, unlocked the safe and stole N$96 000 in cash. The incident was captured by a CCTV surveillance camera mounted in the area. The resulted in his arrest. The money has not been recovered yet,” said Iikuyu.

Man caught with unlicensed fire arms

Simson Katamba (41) was arrested for the possession of two unlicensed hunting rifles and four rounds of ammunition at farm Tsoabes in Otjimbingwe area. The arrest was made by Usakos police and stock theft unit members who were busy with investigations in that area.

Iikuyu said that the owners of the firearms were also traced and will be charged for contravening the Arms and Ammunition Act, Act no. 7 of 1996 and the unauthorised supply of arms and ammunition.

Other incidents

Iikuyu confirmed that Dias Aochamub (18) who went missing from farm Houdini situated about 70 km northwest of Usakos was found. Aochamub who is staying with his grandmother apparently became angry and walked out of the house on Friday into the bushes. The police and community members searched the area and nearby farms without any success. He was subsequently found at a neighbouring farm in good health condition and reunited with the grandmother.

The roof of a shack was damaged after an unknown suspect poured onto, and set alight an unidentified liquid in Martin Billy Street, Kuisebmond. Community members however managed to extinguish the fire before it could spread further. No one was injured. No arrest has been made yet and investigations continue.

A male suspect (25) was arrested and charged with dealing in crack cocaine at Desert Oasis flats in Railway Street, Walvis Bay. Police officers seized nine units of suspected crack cocaine valued N$900 during a test-buy operation.