December Sai Kung police blotter

Police cases over the last month in Sai Kung.

There were a number of vehicle vandalism cases along Po Lo Che Road last month. Police believe the culprit was looking to steal money, dash cams and other precious items left in the vehicles. Police are still seeking the culprit and have contacted environmental group, ‘Friends of Sai Kung’ to help spread caution.

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A man was arrested and charged with theft for chopping down and stealing incense trees. Police were able to catch the offender whilst he was asleep in his makeshift camp located at the junction of Ho Chung near Lui Mei Tsuen. Typically the offence results in one to three years jail time but a maximum of seven can be given.

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There were four cases of burglary around Sai Kung. One incident happened along Chuk Yeung Road, where the culprit had removed the entire safe. When police arrived at the scene and chased after the burglar, the culprits dropped the safe and managed to escape. In each of the cases, residents had either left their windows or doors unlocked.

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Police will hold seminars and other communication channels to raise awareness of the increased risk of burglary throughout the winter season. Police believe burglars become more active during this season as residents typically save and earn more in the upcoming Chinese New Year period.

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Two taxi drivers were arrested for overcharging customers travelling out from the east dam of High Island Reservoir. Both drivers are to face court and are likely to face fines. Taxis seldom drive into the area unless a customer requests the destination, plus there are no other means of transport besides taxis to leave. Hong Kong laws forbid taxi drivers to charge more than the meter but customers can ask for discounts. The case is still under investigation.

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There have been several reports on drones flying over residential properties. Police believe the drones belong to construction workers and likely used for surveying purposes but are cautious to the possibility of burglars scouting the area.

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Two hikers sprained their ankle whilst hiking near Sharp Peak and required rescuing. A joint operation including Police, Civil Aid Services, Fire Service Department and Government Flying Services was conducted.

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A paraglider needed rescuing as he got caught in a tree whilst paragliding in Long Ke Wan. Luckily he came away with only a few broken bones and scratches.

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A one and a half year old dog was reported missing. The dog is a Shiba Inu with brown and white fur. If you spot the mentioned dog or have more information email advc-ops-skdiv@police.gov.uk

For more information, contact Sai Kung Police Station, 1 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung, 3661 630

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