Agenda item

Police and Communities Together

Minutes:

PCSO Sana Haider provided the crime statistics from 29 May 2019 to 22 August 2019 and presented the following information:

 

 

May

June

July

August

Total

Burglary residential

0

5

0

0

5 (8)

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 2000 hours to the early hours of the morning.  Primary target area was the Springfield Park Nursing Home, Marland and Roch Mills Crescent.

Community burglary

0

2

0

0

2(1)

Similar M.O as residential burglaries.  Target areas Manchester Road, Roch Valley Way and Bolton Road.

Criminal damage

1

7

0

0

8 (6)

Primary target area was Oakenrod, Holborn Street and Roch Valley Way at various times.  Stones damaging vehicles.

Theft from motor vehicle

3

3

0

0

6(9)

Primary target area was Manchester Road, Marland Hill Road and Roch Valley Way.  Prime time between 1500 to 2200 hours.

Theft of motor vehicle

0

0

0

0

0 (3)

 

Burglary
Officers have attained some CCTV from the incidents which although not evidential gave an indication that there were two separate teams working in the area and Officers are working with the Intelligence Analysts to identify the offenders.

The Neighbourhood Team will continue with high visibility patrols and leaflet cocooning in areas of demand at peak times, including the ‘birdie estate’.  In addition the team have provided updates and crime prevention advice to the area’s Home watch Coordinators, Whats App Groups, and via GMP social media.  This action is particularly important with many of the incidents occurring when occupants have just left their premises or they are away on holiday.

**Residents were reminded that due to the nature of the burglaries consideration should be given to changing their routines.  In addition they should review their home security, particularly access points, lighting, alarms and ensuring all keys are kept in a safe place**

Theft from motor vehicle
Two offenders were arrested and charged after committing the offence in the Bury Road area at the end of June.  A prolific offender very was very recently also arrested.

Pulse Policing
Pulse policing is now in full effect.  It is an Operation used when the Police are on evening shifts, whereby they ‘bus up’ to visit  various areas which may be having problems regarding  issues such as ASB, burglaries or TFMV.  This initiative enables the Police to utilise more Officers on foot in an area to combat the problem.  An off road motor bike was recently seized in Springfield Park as a result.

Planned action
A Safe for Summer campaign will involve the Police visiting key locations and providing crime prevention advice.

Planned Operation Considerate is a Traffic Operation during the autumn period, liaising with partner agencies to combat all manner of driving offences, documentation, use of mobile phones and vehicle defects.

Neighbourhood speed watch initiatives planned for mid-September 2019.  All volunteers welcome.

The issue of parked vehicles causing obstructions was raised.  GMP are aware and they have conducted leaflet drops with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.  Anyone can report vehicle obstructions on the 101 phone number, and where available an Officer can attend to judge each report on its own merits.


PCSO Sana Haider is available for anyone to contact for feedback
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