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News Bulletin
Runcorn Local Policing Unit, Halton Castle
and Castlefields Area
February 2017
Is Your House Number Clearly Visible from the Street?

Seconds Count in an Emergency! That’s why it’s important that your house is clearly marked for emergency personnel. Simply put, ensure that assistance coming from any direction is easily able to identify your house number.
  • Protect your family and your property by having large, visible house numbers.
  • Firefighters, police officers and paramedics will be able to find you faster when your home is properly marked.
  • A visitor, child or injured person may be unable to give clear directions and rely on your house being properly marked.
  • Emergency personnel from a neighboring community may be unfamiliar with your area.
  • Use large, visible numbers!
  • Numbers should be at least 4-inches in height and facing the street.
  • Put the numbers under lighting and use numbers with a contrasting background so they will be visible at night.
  • Attach numbers to the home and NOT a door. Doors can be opened which will make the markings no longer visible.
  • If your driveway is long, also post your house number on BOTH sides of a mailbox or sign pole at the end of the driveway near the road.
  • Be sure to keep the numbers visible by trimming trees and bushes.
 Zoe Bowden           &          Tracey Taylor         &          Amy Clarke
 PC 5470 BOWDEN     PCSO7338 TAYLOR     PCSO22217 CLARKE
Crime Updates – February

Cheshire police have responded and attended 131 incidents in your area in February and 10 people arrested. These incidents varied in seriousness however include missing persons, road traffic offences, suspicious persons, domestic incidents and anti-social behaviour.
On 3rd February 2017 between 4pm and 8.30am the following day a KOBELCO 200slk 20 tonne digger in turqoise blue was stolen from a site on Wigg Island, Astmoor Industrial Estate incident 239 of 03/02/17 refers.
On the same day a man attended Runcorn Police Station and reported his shed had been broken into on Summer Lane, with three locks being broken and a pushbike stolen to the approximate value of £500.00. The bike is described as an American Specialized Rock Hopper Comp, Feb 2008 with a black frame and white forks, incident 593 of 03/02/17.
On 16th February 17 at 3.30pm a Vauxhall Zafira had its number plates stolen from Centurion Row, a further theft of number plates took place on Hedge Hey between the hours of 11.00pm - 6.00am on 23rd  these number plates were stolen from a Grey Lexus. 
Please report any suspicious activity in your community and always report lost / stolen number plates to the police.
A Dewalt Drill and Impact Driver were stolen from building site on Shepherds Row on 22nd February between 10.30 - 11.00 22nd February 2017.
Anyone with information to assist the identification of the offenders please ring 101 or you can contact Crimestoppers via the below link to report anonymously:  or via 0800 555 111
Criminal Damage   
A “V” registered Van on Muncaster Court had all his windows smashed and tyres let down 12th February 2017 and on 13th February graffiti was spray painted in the communal areas of the flats.  
On both occasions nobody was seen causing the damage, anyone with information to assist the identification of the offenders please ring 101.
Other Activity in the area
On 7th February Cheshire Fire brigade were in attendance and a 13 year old male rescued from falling down the embankment from Halton Castle.  Please make sure your children stay safe and are aware of the risks surrounding Halton Castle.   
This month we have received reports of regarding scam calls surrounding being involved in a road traffic collision and other calls from HMRC. 
Please be extremely wary of any unsolicited phone calls and never give out personal details or banking details. 
What else can I do that will help protect me from Bogus Phone Callers?
· Consider making your phone number ex-directory.
· Register with the Telephone Preference Service.
· Don’t give out any personal information unless you are the one who made the call and you are certain of the identity of the person you are speaking to.
· Don’t give out your credit card or bank card details to strangers on the telephone.
· NEVER tell somebody your bank PIN number, even if they claim to be the bank or Police. If the caller is genuine they will never ask for this information.
· Don’t give out information which may infer that you live alone, are older or vulnerable.
· Never send money to anyone who claims to have a prize or refund for you.
· If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Taking of a motor vehicle
Between 10th and 13th February a Vauxhall Vivaro VA63EZU was stolen from the Lancer Court area, the keys were stolen from a keybox inside the building.
Storm Doris
During 23/02/17, as I'm sure you are all aware Storm Doris wreaked havoc across the country. Within your area Police attended reports of trees down in Merlin Close and Caesars Close, we would like to thank everyone who made the calls to inform Police of these incidents.  Your actions ensured a fast and effective response from ourselves, as well as the Council and any relevant housing associations.   

Good News
A male was arrested this month near the Norton Arms Public House for possession of class A controlled drugs with intent to supply them and possession of a knife in public. He has been interviewed and is currently on bail for further enquiries.
If you have any information in regards to the use or sale of drugs in the local area then please report it on 101 or you can contact Crimestoppers via the below link to report anonymously:  or via 0800 555 111.
Vehicle seized on Centurion Row and a further vehicle seized on Flavian Court, both drivers have been reported for driving with no insurance.  
Have Your Say Community Meetings at Castlefields Community Centre, The Village Square 
Monday 6th March 2017 – Castlefields Plus Dane T4T – 1.30pm
Thursday 9th March 2017 - Castlefields Councilors Surgery - 7.00pm
Monday 20th March 2017 - Castlefields Residents Association - 2.00pm
Thursday 30th March 2017 - Castlefields Councilors Surgery - 7.00pm
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Kind Regards

Beat Team
Cheshire Constabulary, Runcorn Police Station - 2nd Avenue, Halton Lea, Runcorn, WA7 2HG
Tel – 01606-36-5509 | E-Mail –
Message sent by
Zoe Bowden (Police, PC, Runcorn LPU East Beat Mgmt)

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