Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Traffic cop caught driving a stolen car

By Tando Mfengwana

City traffic officers nabbed three men for car theft and also arrested a senior Parow traffic officer who had allegedly been driving a stolen vehicle.

Cyril Windgrove, 37, was arrested in Parow and appeared in the Goodwood magistrate court on charges of possession of stolen property; the officer was released on bail and is expected to appear in court in October.

The Cape Argus reports that two traffic officers trailed a vehicle from Bellville containing three men, the officers received confirmation that the car was stolen. The men were stopped and arrested, but one of the men told the officers that he wanted to make a call from his cellphone to a friend.

The officers waited for a few minutes when Windgrove arrived at the scene and he wanted to know what was going on, then an argument broke out and the officers called the control centre to check Windgrove’s car which turned out to be stolen.

He was arrested and taken to his house were the officers allegedly found another stolen vehicle.



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