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Incident Overview for October 2011

Incident Type Figures
Anti Social Behaviour 53
Burglary Dwelling (Houses) 4
Burglary Other (Out buildings) 8
Criminal Damage 23
Theft From Motor Vehicle 24
Theft Of Motor Vehicle 3
Violence 20

Warwick Town Centre – PCSO 6230 TURNER

On 31st October a shoplifter was detained and arrested at Sainsbury’s, Saltisford after trying to take £300 worth of chewing gum.
WHSmith on Market Street had £100 worth of toys stolen on 21st October, the offence was captured on CCTV and the offender has been identified.
Metropolis Vintage toys on Smith Street were subject to a theft on 29th October of toys worth £90, enquiries are ongoing.
Shop Watch is available to businesses and is free, similar to neighbourhood watch, all we require is an email address and you will be sent regular community alerts and have knowledge of what is going on in your town.
Please be on the look out for anyone acting suspiciously in the town. Any businesses that are interested in joining the Warwick retail Radio to help combat crime should speak to PCSO Emma Turner.
We will also now be available to speak to once a month on a Saturday in Market Place in town. A member of the Warwick Neighbourhood Policing team will be there during the morning in the mobile police station for you to get advice or just to have a friendly chat! This month it will be held on 19th November between 10am and 12pm.

Packmores Estate – PCSO 6144 BERNARDES

On the evening of 31st October a male was assaulted outside the chip shop on Peel Road. Enquiries are still ongoing but if you have any information please report it to the Police on 01926 451111 or anonymously at Crime stoppers on 0800 555111.
There have been numerous complaints over owners not controlling their dogs whilst in Priory Park. Please be mindful of other people using the park and keep dogs under control.
If you have any other issues you would like to bring to our attention feel free to drop in and have a chat with PCSO Steph Bernardes at her weekly surgery. The local Council Housing Officers will also be present to discuss issues with you. It is held every Wednesday at the Packmore Centre on Lyttleton Road between 11am and 12pm. You can also speak to the local housing officers for the Packmores area too.

Forbes Estate and Chase Meadow – PCSO 6158 TROTT

A new Police surgery started at The Coffee Lounge on Chase Meadow on Tuesday 25th October, which will hopefully prove to be very worthwhile as it continues.
Youths have damaged a car on Lee Meadow on 24th October by throwing things at the vehicle causing scratches. When the driver got out of the car to speak to the youths one of them snuck past him and stole an Ipod touch out of the car. Please be aware of this incident and report anything suspicious to the Police.
We have had reports of people blocking driveways in the area of Chase Meadow, please be considerate to residents when parking your vehicle and do not cause an obstruction.
On 23rd October a van was damaged over night on Milton Avenue, if you have any information about this incident please call us on any of the numbers below.
Again we are receiving complaints about parking issues near Newburgh School particularly at home time. Please do not park on the corner of junctions so other motorists cannot see oncoming traffic, do not obstruct driveways and generally be considerate when parking your vehicle.

Woodloes, Spinney Hill and the Percy Estate – PCSO 6215 PRICE

Officers arrested a 23 year old man on suspicion of a car key burglary after a member of the public alerted Warwickshire Police to suspicious activity around a property in Hill Street Warwick at around 1.40pm on Tuesday 18 October. He was also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and possessing a controlled Class A drug. A grey Fiat Punto saloon believed stolen during the burglary was recovered nearby. Following questioning the man was released on police bail pending further enquiries.
During the evening of Thursday 27th October two vehicles were broken into in very close proximity of each other. The first on Wharf Street were a Sat Nav was stolen and the second on Charles Street were damaged was caused but nothing was stolen. Enquiries are on going but if you have any information please contact PCSO Louise PRICE on the details below.
During the daytime on Sunday 30th October a property on Kirby Ave was burgled and an amount of Asian Jewellery was stolen.
The Police has unfortunately, seen a rise in the theft of Asian Gold due to the price of gold being at an all time high.
Warwickshire Police advises the following:
· Valuable items should always be kept locked up securely inside a safe, which is permanently fixed inside the house or securely put away a bank.
· Make sure that doors are kept locked, even when you are in the house and that windows are always closed if you go out, and when you go to bed.
Use smart water to identify valuables.
Distraction thefts have been prevalent in the car park of Tesco Store on the Emscote Road. Eastern Europeans usually working in small groups use a method whereby, they have a map (the distraction technique) to ask for directions and target generally women when they are loading the car with shopping. While one person is asking for the direction another person is taking their purse. Please be extra vigilant in car parks and when withdrawing cash out of atm’s. If you are suspicious phone the police immediately and do not talk to the individuals.

Warwick Gates and Shires Retail Park – PCSO 6230 TURNER

There has been an increase in anti social behaviour caused by youths on mopeds on the park area of Othello Avenue in the evenings. Leaflets have been distributed to surrounding properties in order to try and prevent this from happening and an outline of the offences caused by the people doing this. Some residents have been vigilant and reported registration number to us in order for us to speak to the individuals concerned.
A car was damaged on Coriolanus Square between 21:30 and 07:30 on 28th October. A sticky liquid was poured over the vehicle and looks like it was done maliciously. If any one has any information on this incident please contact the SNT on the details below.
Graffiti was caused to a garage door on Ophelia Drive between 15th and 17th Oct, again if you have any information please let us know.

Myton and Heathcote – PCSO 6158 TROTT

The Business Watch Scheme is up and running, the scheme is designed to keep business informed of local incidents and in set up in the same way as Neighbourhood Watch. It is FREE to join and all we need is an email address for further information please contact PCSO Pam TROTT on 01926 684361.
We are still getting reports about cars racing around on Myton Fields near to Kingfisher Pools, please report any sightings or registration numbers to us.

Good News

The PCSO’s have been giving talks in their schools on Halloween and Bonfire night/fireworks in order to keep everyone safe and prevent any unnecessary disruption to those who are vulnerable.

The Community Forum held at Warwick Gates had a good turn out and new priorities were highlighted. A full list will be published in November’s newsletter.

Each PCSO has now been tasked to visit the schools on their area at least twice a week to monitor parking issues and provide a high visibility presence at school opening and closing times.

The team all worked the evening of Halloween to provide reassurance to residents by high visibility patrols and also to prevent any potential disorder.

The PCSO’s have been working with the fire service in the lead up to Halloween and Bonfire night to offer advice to groups of teenagers about the dangers involved with fireworks and fires. This joint operation highlighted key areas, which were patrolled each night from 21st October and will continue until 10th November.

Travellers were quickly moved on after they went on to land off the Stratford Road without causing issues.
One of our special constables, Steve JONES has completed a number of speed checks in various location is Warwick with some good results. Fixed penalty notices were issued for excess speed and one vehicle was seized due to having no insurance. Also SC JONES arrested a male for Theft from the One Stop St Johns and the male was given a final caution. The Special Constables patrolled the MOP along with the PCSO’s during both weekends, which went without any issues.

Upcoming Events

Packmores Surgery - Every Weds - 11am till 12pm – Packmores Centre

Percy Estate Surgery – 12pm till 1pm – 25th Nov – The Gap Community Centre

Mobile Police Station – 10am till 12pm – 19th Nov – Town Centre

Remembrance Parade – 13th Nov – Town Centre

Victorian Evening – 24th Nov – Town Centre

Town Centre Surgery – 2pm till 4pm – 22nd Nov - Shire Hall

Saltisford Surgery – 3.30pm till 4:30pm – 17th Nov – Sainsbury's on Saltisford

Chase Meadow Surgery – 3:30pm till 4:30pm – 15th Nov – The Coffee Lounge, Chase Meadow.

Initiatives

The local P.C.S.O’s are trying to relaunch the Neighbourhood watch schemes in the Warwick area. Our aim is to try to set up a scheme for each street. To do this we need a volunteer with Internet access from each street that will act as the co-ordinator. This person will receive emails from the police updating them about issues that have happened relevant to each street or area. The co-ordinator will then forward on the email to the local residents to keep them updated. If you are interested in becoming a part of NHW please ring the SNT on the number below.

We are currently in the process of setting up Community Speed Watch operations. We are looking for members of the public who feel that they would have some spare time to help us to combat speeding in the Warwick area. It is a great opportunity to help your local community and keep our roads safe. If you are interested please contact us!

If you have any further information concerning any of the above incidents please contact the team on 01926 684361. The team aim to respond to all messages within 24 hours.

Please note the above number for the Warwick Central team is not manned 24/7

If you wish to report a crime contact the central crime desk number on 01926 451111 or alternatively you can call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If it’s urgent please dial 999.

Warwick Central Safer Neighbourhood Team
Warwick Police Station
Priory Road
Warwick
CV34 4NA
01926 684361
Email: wrc.snt@warwickshire.police.uk

Please note that PCSO Lauren Dwyer and PCSO Sharon Southam are now both on maternity leave so please redirect your enquiries to another member of the team.

Regards

PS Allison Wiggin, PC Trent McMurray, PCSO Louise Price, PCSO Steph Bernardes, PCSO Pam Trott and PCSO Emma Turner


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