Newcastle supercops recover close to R12 million’s stolen vehicles

The SAPS often receives criticism from the community. However, there are police officers who show immense tenacity in…

Tip-off on illegal firearms leads Osizweni SAPS to alleged hitman

In a recent report, the Osizweni SAPS have apprehended three people, one of which is a suspected hitman…

Homeowners sleep as home burgled in Fernwood, Newcastle

Newcastle Crime Fighter Task Team explained that the burglary on 28 July 2022, occurred while the homeowners…

Newcastle’s Deputy Mayor finds himself under digital attack

Newcastle Municipality’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Musa Thwala has yet again found himself the target of criminal acts.

K9 Unit stops vehicle transporting explosives on Albert Wessels Drive, Newcastle

On Friday, 29 July 2022, the Newcastle K9 Unit discovered a vehicle transporting explosives in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.

Substantial amount of “Kat” discovered in Lennoxton, Newcastle

This comes hot on the heels of law enforcement arresting a man for dealing in Kat…

Couple tied up during house robbery in Sunnyridge, Newcastle

Yet another violent house robbery has been reported in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. This time in Jade Street,…

House robbery victim on Uranus Crescent, Newcastle, attacked with a panga

After returning to his home on Uranus Crescent, Signal Hill, a Newcastle resident walked into an ordeal that has…

Police target 40 liquor outlets across greater Newcastle on Friday

On Friday, 15 July 2022, Newcastle SAPS joined by Madadeni SAPS, Osizweni SAPS and Utrecht SAPS moved through Newcastle, Madadeni…

21 cameras going up in Riverside Industrial, Newcastle, due to crime

According to a source, the security guard had been conducting his duties at a business premise,…

Three Newcastle Taxi Rank businesses caught with R40 000 illegal cigarettes

Newcastle KZN local SAPS have been tackling crime. This comes after R40 000 worth of illegal cigarettes…

Pharmacies raided on Kirkland and Allen Street, Newcastle

Two Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal pharmacies are now in hot water after police raided their businesses on Thursday, 29 June…

Woman shot dead in business on Voortrekker Street, Newcastle

Late on Thursday night, 30 June 2022, in a well-known social establishment on Voortrekker Street, Newcastle—a woman…

Mob beats truck driver after hitting a pedestrian on N11, Newcastle

According to Newcastle SAPS the incident unfolded on 24 June 2022, at around 6:30 pm, just north of Ncandu Park,…

Body found floating in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal’s CBD

A grisly discovery was made in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal's CBD on Sunday, 3 June 2022, according to Newcastle…

Newcastle Schizophrenic son who disappeared for 10 months, reunited with family

After her mentally ill son went missing in September 2021, mother, Switerena (Aneesa) Gopie has eventually…

SAPS Brigadier updates on cannabis rules and what you should know

Despite cannabis being decriminalised in South Africa, many cannabis users are still finding themselves handcuffed and charged for…

Home invaders tie up victims in Schuinshoogte, Newcastle

A Newcastle couple endured a traumatic experience after their home was invaded by two men on…

One arrested, following break-in at Lennoxton business

Break-ins continue to escalate in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, according to Newcastle Crimefighter Task Team’s Imran Ghafoor.

Warning: Voortrekker Street and John Parks Avenue ATMs targetted for fraud

Newcastle Police are urging Newcastillians to practice caution while using local ATMs, following two fraud cases…

Two motorists robbed at gunpoint, on the same day, on Albert Wessels Drive

Adding to Newcastle's growing crime rate, two motorists were held up at gunpoint, on the same…

National Shutdown threats this Friday, law enforcement preparing

This follows posts currently circulating on social media, calling for a shutdown across the country—urging that…

Three arrested after trying to break into Lennoxton home, twice

According to Imran Ghafoor of Newcastle Crimefighter Task Team, would-be burglars had set their sights on a home in the…

Newcastle Mall confirms one injury following robbery and is satisfied with security

Yet another armed robbery at Newcastle Mall, just months after the last, has seen numerous comments from…

Suspects on the run, following an armed robbery at Newcastle Mall

Four men are currently on the run from local law enforcement, following an armed robbery at…

55% of Newcastle SAPS Public Order Policing Unit’s vehicles are in for repairs

The station was asked how they were working around the issue of most of its POP…

Body discovered in field on Albert Wessels Drive, Newcastle

A body was discovered early on Thursday morning, 19 May 2022, in an open field on Albert…

Man stabbed to death over pocket change, in Newcastle’s Industrial area

Following a brutal, alcohol induced attack in Newcastle's industrial on Saturday, 14 May 2022—two murder suspects are…

Farm attack outside Newcastle leaves family traumatised, with four suspects on the run

A local family is now left traumatised after enduring a farm attack on their property just…

Murder suspects abandon bail application in Cllr Ndima’s murder case

In the early hours of Saturday morning, 29 January 2022, Cllr Reginald Ndima was brutally gunned down outside his…

Four dead, law enforcement details Cash-in-Transit shootout on the R34

Chaos ensued on Friday night, 6 May 2022, following a large-scale shootout on the R34 following a failed cash-in-transit…

Man beaten with iron bar, stabbed, and robbed outside store on Drakensberg Drive

An attempt at humour has left a man assaulted with an iron bar, stabbed, and robbed…

Aviary Hill resident missing, SAPS calls on Newcastillians for help

A local family is anxiously awaiting news on 31-year-old Mondli Mbuli, who mysteriously vanished just over…

Public Notice: Newcastle Police Station phone lines down, here is how you can contact them

As Newcastillians might have recently noticed, contacting the Newcastle Police Station has not proven futile with…

Motor vehicle stolen from Amajuba Mall, recovered in Osizweni

Car theft is yet again rearing its ugly head in Newcastle, following the theft of a Nissan…

SAPS update on teenager’s murder at Arbor Park Store, Newcastle

On Wednesday, 13 April 2022, chaos erupted at a store in Arbor Park, Newcastle—after a teenage…

Man robbed by “police officers” in Kirkland Street, Newcastle

Opportunistic crime remains a cause of concern in Newcastle, with criminals again pretending to be police…

Community members lash out at business after teen dies at Arbor Park store

Tension simmered as a group of enraged people gathered outside a shop in Arbor Park, Newcastle,…

Easter Weekend Operation launched on Allen Street, Newcastle, KZN

On Wednesday, 13 April 2022, a multi-disciplinary operation launched on Allen Street at the N11 intersection…

Motorist missing after vehicle found lodged in the water at Amcor Dam road

Due to inclement weather, the road leading past Amcor Dam was closed after the riverbank burst,…

Three of the latest con artist cases in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

Newcastle Police Detectives find themselves contending against scam "so-called" artists preying on unsuspecting Newcastillians.

Trio arrested for defrauding Newcastle business out of more than R50 000

Newcastle Crime Fighter's Imran Ghafoor explains that the three men were arrested for fraud on Monday, 4…

Woman dies outside Allen Street petrol station. Do you know her?

According to Arumugam, on 16 March 2022, at approximately 7.50 pm, a woman believed to be 25 years…

The harsh reality of alcohol abuse in Newcastle

Northern KwaZulu-Natal and, more specifically, Newcastle is known for its big braais and stiff drinks.

The AA, Magenta and Ithemba update us on police vs private security

South Africans remain concerned about their safety with 78% of citizens adding more security features to…

Deputy Mayor Update: Police explain what happened

Police investigations are in full swing, following a foiled attempted assassination on Newcastle Deputy Mayor Cllr…

Newcastle Deputy Mayor survives assassination attempt

Newcastle Municipality’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Musa Thwala was shot outside his home in Madadeni on Monday night, 14 March…

How many vehicles does the Newcastle SAPS have on hand for the community?

Over the years, Newcastle SAPS has taken a substantial amount of flak pertaining to the local crime situation.

The dark side of Newcastle’s homeless situation

On Monday, 7 March 2022, Magenta Security inspected hotspots where Newcastle's homeless congregate and live.

No headway made in Cllr Reginald Ndima’s murder case

Newcastle made headlines in January 2022, with the Amajuba District Municipality Speaker, Cllr Reginald Ndima, gunned down…