News from the Sai Kung Police (March 2017)

March Sai Kung police reports

A paraglider lost control and crashed into a tree on the Long Ke hillsides, leaving him with serious injuries to his left arm, neck and back. The man’s friend, who was also paragliding at the time, saw the accident and called the police for help. With the help of the Government Flying Services he was rescued and airlifted to hospital.

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A burglary occurred at Jaspas at the end of February with the tips box stolen. The following day, a man aged 31, not a member of staff, walked into the kitchen and came out with two bags of meat worth up to $1,000 hidden under his clothes. There were undercover policemen in the restaurant and thus were able to catch the burglar. At the time he claimed he was going to eat the meat. There is belief that he might be the culprit behind the first burglary.

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A 40 year local Hongkonger was arrested after he was found carrying a small amount of cannabis at Hong Kin Road. Using information sources he was identified as a possible drug carrier. The case is still ongoing as the results from the drug tests can take up to a month to return.

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A theft occurred in Ho Chung New Village last month. The offender wandered into the garden of a three-storey village house which had an alarm system and CCTV installed. Without entering the flat the culprit stole an umbrella and slipper before fleeing. After watching the CCTV footage, a neighbour identified the thief and was arrested the following day.

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Police have been cracking down on cars illegally parked at bus stops. Those caught will be charged a fixed penalty of $320.

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A group of Vietnamese illegal immigrants were arrested as they travelled in a taxi. They had entered Hong Kong on a boat and came ashore via Pak Lap. The police also arrested a mainland traveller who was discovered to be the snakehead organising the smuggling. Once crime checks have been completed, the illegal immigrants will be handed over to the immigration department.

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Last month there were 21 traffic accidents, the number is on the rise due to poor weather conditions.

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On February 20, a woman and her daughter were robbed at knifepoint. The incident happened along MacLehose Trail Section 4 near Buffalo Pass around 3pm. The robber came from behind and stole their mobile phones and $400 cash before fleeing from the scene. The robber was later identified as an male illegal immigrant from Mainland China and was eventually caught in Tuen Mun on March 2. The man admitted to committing five cases of robbery including those at Eagles Nest. He is currently reprimanded at the correctional services department whilst his trial goes on.

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The police are preparing to implement special traffic regulations for the day of Ching Ming Festival and the subsequent weekends. Man Kung Wo Road which leads to Kei Pik Shan will be blocked so that grave sweepers can walk up. Only shuttle buses organised the by the Sai Kung Rural Committee can pass through but villagers living in the affected area can apply for permits to drive along the road during the period.

For more information or to report a crime, please contact the Sai Kung Police Station, 1 Po Tung Road, Sai Kung, 3661 1630.

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