Agenda item

Police and Communities Together

Minutes:

PC Giblin was dealing with a prisoner in custody and unable to attend.  PC Richard Marvell and PCSO Sana Haider provided the crime statistics from the date of the last forum on 21 February 2019 to 29 May 2019 which showed a reduction in all categories, and presented the following information:

 

 

Feb

March

April

May

Total

Burglary residential

0

4

2

2

8 (18)

The M.O is opportunist burglaries where offenders are using implements to force entry or smash rear patio doors and windows.  Prime times were between 1400 hours and 2200 hours and the primary target area was Holborn Street, Marland Fold and Roch Mills Crescent.  Various items were stolen including jewellery and vehicles.

Theft in dwelling

1

1

1

0

3 (3)

All offenders were known to the victims.

Criminal damage

0

3

1

2

6 (19)

Primary target area was Brimrod Primary School, Brimrod Lane and Convent Grove at various times and various targets - dwellings (stones) and vehicles.

Theft from motor vehicle

3

3

2

1

9(14)

Primary target area was Bolton Road, Marland Fold and Roch Valley Way.  Three vehicles being insecure.  The prime time is 1500 hours to 2200 hours.

Theft of motor vehicle

0

1

0

2

3 (5)

Primary target area is Bolton Road and Roch Valley Way at various times.

 

The Neighbourhood Team will continue a burglary initiative with high visibility patrols and leaflet cocooning and involve Home Watch Schemes.  Anyone interested in setting up a Home Watch Scheme or WhatsApp Group can contact Sana who will gladly assist.  With summer almost upon us and the weather improving, all are asked to consider reviewing home security and be mindful of not leaving doors and windows open.

One male juvenile has been arrested and remanded in custody for the theft of motor vehicles in the Bamford area.

Given the very high percentage of thefts from motor vehicles being from insecure vehicles, residents are reminded to fully secure their vehicles.

Pulse Policing Operation will continue, where officers bus up and deployed carry out foot patrols in various hot spot areas at key times for issues such as burglary, anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.  Springfield Park is one of the target areas.

A knife crime initiative was carried out over a week during which many stop and searches were conducted aimed at preventing the carrying of knives.  No knives were recovered during that week, however, some knives have since been recovered and removed from the streets.

Operation Dragster to catch off road bikers was carried out on 11 May 2019 during which one bike was seized and one Section 59 Warning issued.  It was pointed out that some of these bikes are being used not only off road but also along the Highway.  Police are gathering intelligence and targeting known addresses and locations.

Speeding along a circuit of Law Street, Southdown Crescent, Marland Hill Road and Rouse Street was highlighted and the area will be patrolled including directly after this meeting.

Speeding enforcement will take place on Bolton Road and Roch Valley Way.

Speeding is a recognised borough wide problem and a group of Elected Members are working with Highways with a view to tackling the issue.

Criminals are using devices to access remote keys to steal or get into vehicles.  One incident in Bamford caught on CCTV was an offender accessed a vehicle on the driveway of a house with the keys being inside the house within thirteen seconds.  Residents were advised to stop this happening, the keys can be put in a tin or placed in the microwave when not in use.

A Safeplate initiative will be organised and publicised.

Sana is available for anyone to contact for feedback.