VEREENIGING - The Vereeniging SAPS warned that there has been a series of house break-ins reported to them in and around Three Rivers, Bedworthpark and Rissiville. Police spokesperson, Captain Fikile Funda, urged residents in a statement to tighten up their security and close all doors – including security doors even if they are at home. Funda further said they managed to arrest 17 people over the past weekend. Crimes the suspects were arrested for includes the possession of drugs, dealing in drugs, driving under the influence, shoplifting, the possession of suspected stolen property, and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Funda said suspects were also apprehended for theft, malicious damage to property and failure to wear a mask. According to Funda, all the suspects have already appeared in the Vereeniging magistrate court.