Number of calls for area:-186
Number of community related calls:-47
Alcohol seizures:- Multiple for Consett Area
A staysafe operation was held on 20/09/13, the fun fair and the new school term have resulted in large amounts of alcohol being seized from young people. The public footpath towards Hownsgill Viaduct was the scene of a large under age drink party recently.
Dedicated patrols with Police and Neighbourhood Wardens will continue at peak times to tackle issues around youth drinking and the associated problems in the Town Centre. If you are aware of any areas where youth nuisance or under-age drinking is taking place please let your local beat officer know as soon as possible.
Good News! No Dwelling Burglaries reported for this period.
But … A Storage container at the new B and Q site was broken into but nothing taken.
A security shed at the rear of British Heart Foundation was broken into and some items stolen.
Rear window of Red Cross Shop forced and items taken from within store room.
Builders Portacabin at St Patricks School broken into via a window, power tools taken.
Four youths enter Victory Yard (Listers) and cause damage to vehicles and take items from a storage building.
These crimes are not yet solved.
Anti- social Behaviour and motorcycle incidents:-
11 Personal and 8 Nuisance ASB incidents reported over this period.
There are no repeat locations for this period or major anti-social behaviour issues. The Beat Team will continue to patrol any problem areas identified and use a problem solving approach to ensure reports are kept to a minimum.
Criminal Damage 7
A car window was broken by a child throwing a stone on Cotherstone Cose.
A lady was dealt with for breaking some plant pots on Villa Real Road.
Other offences which are currently undetected –
Window broken at Pauline Cook Dance School on Steel Street.
Shed damaged by fire on Sherburn Terrace.
Window broken at Freemasons Pub by unknown person throwing a bottle.
Window damaged on Henley Gardens.
Car damaged on Villa Real Road.
Vehicle Crime – One car broken into at Clarence Gardens.
Other thefts –
Two shoplifters were dealt with for thefts from Boyes and Aldi.
A young male was arrested for theft of a bicycle from outside Boyes.
An unattended handbag was stolen from Time Bar.
An unattended rucksack was taken from a customer in Wetherspoons.
An Iphone taken from a bag in Decades.
Nail gun stolen from building site at Elliots Way (Barret Estate).
Wheelie Bin stolen from Clinton Cards.
Baxi Boiler taken from yard of address on Park View.
Gas BBQ and gas bottle taken from yard of address on Dacre Gardens.
5x outstanding shoplifts from – Morrisons, Boyes, Peacocks x2 and Home Bargains.
Theft from motor vehicles – Crime prevention Awareness –
This week your Safer Neighbourhoods Unit are promoting vehicle crime awareness. Figures circulated last week relating to thefts from vehicles over the last 90 days showed 36% could have been prevented by simply locking vehicles and ensuring ALL items of value were removed from sight.
Please contact us on 101 if you see anything suspicious and try and get the vehicle registration number if a vehicle is involved. Or report anonymously to Crimestoppers 0800 555111 .
Current Community Operations:-
A Farmwatch operation took place in September in the Derwentside area.
The Current PACT priority of Vehicles causing parking obstructions on the pavement along Knitsley Lane has resulted in Warning Notices being given out to vehicles. The situation has improved but yesterday 4 warnings were handed out.
PCSO Jeff Parker is continuing with a problem solving plan around Blackhill Park and the surrounding area to tackle the issues including damage, ASB and underage drinking. It is noted that the number of youths being stopped in this area has dropped dramatically but patrols will continue and engagement with the schools, colleges and youth organisations will be stepped up.