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Following a summer break, please find Inspector Snasdell's Newsletter attached below.
PC 4976 Jennifer Rae
Northwich Local Policing Unit
Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington
22nd September 2016
Summer Time Ends We have now finished one of our busiest time of the year in policing events throughout the county. With resources working at main events including Creamfields music festival at Daresbury, and the Chester race meetings. We have also resourced local events throughout the summer period and engaged in diversionary activities in the area with local children and youths to deter them from crime and anti-social behaviour.
We have had no significant crime incidents in the area and no particular hotspot area for anti-social behaviour throughout the summer period. We are setting up our plans for the coming peak demand times of Halloween and bonfire period, to ensure we have sufficient resources to support these key dates.
The schools have returned from the long summer break and for the past two weeks we have had our PCSO's engaging with the schools and visiting them through this period to ensure the children have had reassurance on starting the new academic year.
Autumn Safety Tips
Pedal Cyclist have you got your lights and high visibility clothing? The dark mornings and nights are upon us and you should be considering your safety if you use a bicycle to commute particularly on the main arterial routes to work. Please ensure you check your bikes and equipment over and ensure you can be seen. You don’t want to be a statistic?
Vehicles Maintenance The cold and winter period will soon be upon us. Make sure you have your vehicle looked over ensure the battery is in good working order, the internal heater works, tyres and lights are at the appropriate standard so you can travel safely in your vehicles.
Reporting potholes and road faults This time of year sees an increase road damage and pot holes which is a risk to road users. Please consider contacting Cheshire West and Chester Council to report these faults on the link below:
On Wednesday 14th September we had the support of the force task force for the day to give extra visibility and enforcement within the area of Northwich. Some of this work was to disrupt criminals using the road networks to commit crime including drug supply into the area. Below are the results of the day’s activity which we will be doing on a regular basis. Three vehicles seized for traffic offences of no insurance, no licence and no tax. Sixteen drivers reported for traffic offences including six for mobile phone use whilst driving and four for seatbelt offences. One driver arrested for a positive drug wipe (cannabis) One driver reported for driving without due care and attention One driver FIT - field impairment tested (illegal drugs)
We had staff out in plain clothes targeting areas including the local parks, where we have had reports of drug street dealing. We also had two off road police bikes covering some areas where drug activity has been occurring. The public have given us positive feedback for the work we have been undertaking and many comments on social media.
Despicable burglary offence against a 93 year old pensioner
A 93-YEAR-OLD woman from Weaverham was burgled while she was at home on Sunday night 18th September 2016. Burglars have entered the elderly pensioner’s home in Fir Grove, Weaverham, via the back window between 9.20pm on Sunday, 18th September and 8am on Monday, 19th September. The woman was at home at the time and offenders made off with money, a TV and a vacuum cleaner. We are appealing to anyone who may have information as to the identity of the offender(s) to this crime. Does anyone know where the property has gone? Please contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting Incident Number 141, of 19th September. Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Local Winsford Male issued with a Community Behaviour Order
We have successfully obtained a CBO for a 20 year old male, Ashley O’Dowd before Crewe Magistrates court on Friday 9th September 2016. The order will be in place for two years from the date of issue. The magistrates in summing up were clear in their views about the behaviour that O’Dowd had subjected the community to over a period of time. The bench stated they were granting the order due to O’Dowds ‘Disgusting and Disgraceful behaviour’. This is an excellent result and shows that we are determined to use whatever legislation we can in order to protect our community from individuals who continue to terrorise local residents. As the Police we have a wide package of measures available to us and we will ensure these are used where appropriate in our effort to make the area a pleasant and enjoyable place to live and work. The full order is detailed below:
Criminal Behaviour Order Criminal Behaviour Order made for 2 years. This order will start on 9 September 2016. Whilst this order is in force, you must comply with the following provisions: Prohibitions The defendant must not 1. Use any foul, abusive, insulting and offensive threatening or intimidating language or behaviour in any public place in England and Wales. 2. Threaten any person or incite others to engage in violence or damage against any person or property in any public place in England and Wales. 3. Not to enter Wharton Estate, Winsford bounded by Bradbury Road, Crook Lane and Wharton Road. Exclusion map attached. 4. Not to enter Winsford Cross Shopping Centre which includes Asda and the multi-story car park, except for the specific purpose of entering a shop to purchase items or obtain legitimate services. The defendant is not to loiter, which is defined as to stand or wait around or linger aimlessly in the shopping precinct, without a family member present, defined as parents, grandparents or a sibling. 5. Not to contact directly or indirectly by any means whatsoever including social media Francesca Jones and Stephanie Bishop. 6. Not to associate, or be in the company of the following people listed below in any public place in Winsford: Callum Thomson, Tommy Felton and Liam Simpson.
Crime Prevention for Retail Outlets
These past few weeks we have seen an increase in shoplifting offences throughout the area. We have been visiting retail premises to give the reassurance and crime prevention advice but would like to make the community aware that if they see anyone acting suspicious in stores please inform the store so they can prevent the offence happening or contact the police.
I would remind the community that often property is stolen to feed drug addiction don’t buy stolen property whether its coffee, razor blades or meat which are common items that are stolen to sell on. You are assisting the drug user to continue their drug habit and you are also committing an offence of handling stolen goods. If we identify you it could be that you are arrested for this offence.
Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceNorthwich on Twitter.
Inspector Dave Snasdell
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Jennifer Rae (Police, PC, Northwich LPU North Response)