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February 2012 Newsletter
29 February 2012
Brinklow Tag a great success
Residents of Brinklow were invited to join PCSO Matt Havelock and PC Giustine Cree at a crime prevention event held between 5:00pm and 6:30pm on Broad Street, Brinklow.

Residents received packs containing useful crime prevention advice and information including property making pens. Also on offer were free window shock alarms. Residents were asked to complete a quick questionaire asking if they would like a crime prevention visit from PCSO Havelock. Also if they wanted to receive our community alerts allowing them to keep up to date with crime that is happening in their area.
Brinklow Tag a great success We gave out 80 packs and alarms to residents and thank residents for taking time out of their busy day to come see us. If you missed the event or would like further information please call PCSO Matt Havelock on 01788 853851.

New Neighbourhood Watch group given Smartwater - Brinklow
PCSO Matt Havelock has supported the residents of Walkers Terrace, Brinklow in setting up a new Neighbourhood Watch scheme. Matt was also able to supply all the residents with Smartwater. This was supplied by Paul Collett from the Rugby Borough Councils, Community Safety Team.

SmartWater is an anti-criminal system marketed in the United Kingdom by Smartwater Technology Ltd.
New Neighbourhood Watch group given Smartwater - Brinklow It consists of a liquid containing a code which can be read under ultraviolet light. It is intended to be applied to valuable items, so that if they are stolen and later seized by police, their original owner can be determined.

For more information about setting up or joining a Neighbourhood watch scheme please contact our team on 01788 853851.

Off Road Bikes, Copston Magna.
On Sunday 12th February 2012, PC Cree saw a van and a car parked at the side of Copston Magna quarry. She could hear off road bikes being used on the quarry which is private land, displaying clear signage that anyone driving/riding on the land can be prosecuted or fined. PC Cree located some males on off road bikes. She issued three males from the Birmingham area with Section 59 warning notices. The warning notices are valid for 12 months and are recorded on a national police database, they apply to the vehicle and the rider/driver. Any repetition of such behaviour, can then result in police seizing the vehicle and prosecuting the rider/driver.
Off Road Bikes, Copston Magna. Under the provisions of The Police Reform Act 2002 the police have powers to seize any mechanically propelled vehicle, which has been driven/ridden without care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users, or is being or has been driven/ridden on land other than a highway whereby alarm, distress or annoyance is, has been or is likely to be caused to the public.

Three males arrested for stealing metal in Brinklow
Warwickshire Police were called to an incident yesterday by a Brinklow resident. He stated that he had just caught three males on his property stealing scrap metal. The informant had blocked the offenders in and awaited for Police to attend. Officers from Rugby and Bedworth arrived and arrested all three males. Police also confiscated the vehicle as this had been used in crime. The investigation is still ongoing.
Three males arrested for stealing metal in Brinklow

Two cautions issued in Ansty
PCSO Matt Havelock and PCSO Ken Wyer were on routine patrols of Grove Road, Ansty when they come across three males in a vehicle. There was a strong smell of Cannabis coming from the vehicle. Further support was called upon to assist with searching the males and their vehicle. Support was received from the local MOD officer, PC TAYLOR from Bramcote Barracks and PC CREE who issued the two males formal Cautions for being in possession of Cannabis.
The Law - Cannabis is a Class B drug - illegal to have, give away or sell. Possession can get you up to five years in jail. Supplying someone else, including your friends, can get you fourteen years and an unlimited fine. If you are caught with cannabis the police will always take action.

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