Police Bulletins

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Northwich Local Policing Unit
Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington
Voicemail: 0845-458-6378

28th January 2016

Crime update

Drugs Arrests

On the evening of Friday 22nd January 2016 Officers conducted two drugs warrants at two houses, one in Mallard Way Winsford and the second in Alundale Road. A quantity of both cannabis and cocaine was recovered at the first address and the 27 year old male occupant has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply offences. He has been bailed pending completion of the enquiry. At the second address a small quantity of cocaine and cannabis was recovered and the 26 year old male occupant has been cautioned for possession offences.

On Tuesday 26th January 2016 two males aged 15 and 17 years old were arrested in the Rudheath area after reports of drug dealing activity in the Griffiths Park area just after 1pm. Quantities of class “A” drugs have been recovered and the two males from the Huyton area of Liverpool have ben bailed to return to Police custody on 24/02/16 whilst the investigation is concluded.

Affray
In the early hours of Saturday 23rd January 2016 a disturbance occurred on High Street, Northwich in which two men were assaulted. Three men were arrested at the scene two 24 year olds and a 25 year old. They have been charged with affray and one was remanded in custody.

Burglary and theft of vehicle

Overnight 23rd into 24th December 2015 a house was entered by forcing the patio doors on Marina Approach, Northwich. The keys to a £56000 Mercedes vehicle was stolen and the vehicle taken from the drive.
On Sunday 24th January 2016 a 37 year old male from Northwich was arrested for the burglary and theft of the vehicle and has been charged and remanded in custody for the offences.

Drugs Initiative

On Saturday evening 23rd January 2016 Northwich Officers teamed up with a Police dog handler and visited 5 local pubs with a passive drugs dog. The dog indicates for illegal drugs on people by sitting next to them. This is an effective search tool which we hope to utilise on a regular basis to prevent and detect drug offences. No offences were detected on this occasion but drugs wipes tested positive in two premises in the toilet areas for cocaine use. If you take or supply illegal drugs we will make life difficult for you.
Community support for local charity

St Luke’s Hospice needs your support as a volunteer

The hospice have a huge team of volunteers in the community doing various roles to raise much needed funds to keep the hospice running and its team of dedicated carers and support staff.
They are looking for volunteers who can assist at the furniture warehouse situated on Winsford 1 to 5 Industrial Estate. The role is for assisting with a busy house clearance operation. They require Drivers, Drivers mates, sales, sorting and Ebay volunteers.
Contact details are:
Pam Ford
Volunteer Support
01606 555690
Pamela_Ford@stlukes-hospice.co.uk

Social Media advice for Parents

Sexting: Know the Facts / Resources to raise Awareness

The National Crime Agency recently reported that child protection officers are investigating an average of one case involving “sexting” every day.

Sexting is defined as images of videos generated
by children under the age of 18;
or of children under the age of 18
that are of a sexual nature or are indecent.
When people talk about sexting, they usually refer to sending and receiving:
naked pictures or ‘nudes’
‘underwear shots’
sexual or ‘dirty pics’
rude text messages or videos.

They can be sent from a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or someone you’ve met online. You might have also sent a sexual photo, video or text to someone else.
We understand how easily sexting can happen and how things can go wrong – even when children and young people didn’t mean for them to.
Sexting is a relatively recent phenomenon; however, with the growth of mobile phone ownership among young people (41% of 12-15 year olds have a smartphone) there has been an increase in the number of young people sharing and receiving images.
There was a 28% increase in calls to ChildLine in 2012/13 (compared to the previous year) that mentioned ‘sexting’ – nearly one every day.
Statistics from the children’s charity Beatbullying suggest the following:
85% knew the identity of the aggressor;
the majority were peers and only 2% indicated that it was an adult
Sexting and the Law
Under British law it is legal to have sex aged 16, but it is illegal and a serious criminal offence to take, hold or share “indecent” photos of anyone aged under 18.

It is a crime to;
take an indecent photograph or allow an indecent photograph to be taken
make an indecent photograph (this includes downloading or opening an image that has been sent via email);
distribute or show such an image
possess with the intention of distributing images
advertise
possess
indecent photographs (including pseudo images) of a person under 18 years of age.
Having sexting photos or videos on your phone or computer

If you are under the age of 18, the law sees you as a child. Therefore, if you have any indecent images or videos of somebody who is under 18 you would technically be in possession of an indecent image of a child – even if you are the same age. This is an offence under the Protection of Children Act 1978 and the Criminal Justice Act 1988.
Sending sexting photos or videos
If you are under 18 and you send, upload or forward indecent images or videos onto friends or boyfriends/girlfriends, this would also be breaking the law, even if they are photos of yourself (“selfies”). Sending a naked image of yourself via text message, or social media, when you’re below the age of 18 is technically illegal. It counts as an offence of distributing an indecent image of a child. These offences are something which a young person could receive a police caution for. They could even end up on the sex offenders register which would result in difficulty getting a job as it would show on a DBS check.
Worst case scenario
In July 2014 a schoolgirl was cautioned for sending a topless selfie to her boyfriend. Sexting could leave children with criminal record.

A teenager who sent a topless selfie to her boyfriend received a police caution.
The schoolgirl was investigated after being deemed to have distributed an indecent image of a child – and her boyfriend, who forwarded the image to friends after they split up, also received a caution.
The case emerged as schoolchildren were warned they could end up with a criminal record if they send explicit pictures of themselves by text message or over social media.
They could end up on the [sex offenders] register for a couple of years. When they come to getting a job this would then count against them.

Have Your Say
Cheshire West and Chester Council are reviewing there Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy – please take a look at the consultation and give your views on the below links.

Hackney Carriages generally known as Taxis (they have a “Taxi” sign on the roof), are available for immediate hire. They can be hired by being hailed in the street or from a designated rank or pre-booked in advance.
Private Hire vehicles can only be booked in advance through a licensed Private Hire Operator. They cannot be hailed in the street or booked via the driver.

Have your say on the review of the licensing policy for Hackney Carriages and Private Hire vehicles and view more about Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy consultation by visiting http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/your_council/consultations_and_petitions/council_consultations/hackney_carriage_and_private_h.aspx
Ways to get involved:

• Complete the online version at: www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/hackneyandprivatehirelicensing
• Contact Cheshire West and Chester Council to ask for a questionnaire: (Email: Licensing@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk, Telephone: 01244 972905, Writing: Licensing Consultation, The Licensing Team, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE)

The closing date of the consultation is 21 February 2016.

Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Keep up to date with policing issues in your local area by following @PoliceNorthwich on Twitter.

Inspector Dave Snasdell

WI November meeting report

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Our November meeting was held on Wednesday 4th November 2015 in the school hall of Lower Peover School. Our AGM was held, where the standing committee and officers all agreed to stay in place for another year. The financial statement was presented and agreed.Following the more serious part of the meeting, Olivia Norbury demonstrated how to construct a timely Christmas wreath and table top decoration. Olivia used all natural materials. If anyone would like a traditional Christmas tree from Chelford, Olivia and her family will have an excellent selection. Following Olivia’s motivating demonstration several members are planning to make their own seasonal wreaths within the next month.

We planned our Christmas events, including afternoon tea for the Book Club and an evening meal for the group. The darts team invited any members to join them, to practice and to have fun. We also discussed meeting the WI challenge, gathering together personal information of ‘A moment in time’. This will form part of a larger display in Chester, next year. We even organised our quiz team for the February group quiz event.

We held a minute’s silence for our friend and fellow member, Norma Leech, who has recently died. Norma has been an important part of our WI, being a member for over 60 years; she has held all offices at some time and has been on our committee. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to her family.

Anyone who would like to join our group, for one meeting or to join us more regularly is very welcome. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the school hall in Lower Peover. It would be a great way to start the New Year, to make new friends and maybe meet old friends. 

Northwich Police Bulletin

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Priorities for the month of November
Winsford

Marina car park and ASB during the late evening with vehicles causing noise nuisance and speeding up the by-pass area from the Marina.

Continued drug activity and targeting individuals dealing class “A” drugs in the community.

ASB hotspot areas during the bonfire period particularly targeting the Wharton Estate for increased visibility on foot patrol.

Northwich North

ASB throughout the area focused on the Bonfire period.

Theft from sheds and outbuildings. Stealing tools and pedal cycles within the Castle and Winnington area.

An increase in burglary offences in the early evening period, which have occurred recently in the rural area of Antrobus.

Northwich South

Parking problems in the Rudheath area, including Gadbrook Business Centre and surround residential area.

Drug activity in the local parks including Griffith Park and James Street area reports from members of the community.

ASB throughout the area linked to the Bonfire period particular focus on the Leftwich area were we have had an increase in reported incidents.
Court Results

On the afternoon of 30th June 2015 a robbery occurred on an elderly 70 year old female in her home address in the Malpas Road area of Rudheath.
The offender Stacey Williams 37 year old who was 8 months pregnant at the time of the offence knocked on the victim’s door asking for a glass of water, once inside the property she assaulted the victim and stole her purse and contents. The defendant was arrested the next day and charged and remanded in custody.

The defendant pleaded guilty at an earlier court hearing but was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday 27th October 2015 and received a 7 year custodial sentence for this terrible offence against an elderly vulnerable victim. Clearly the offence was aggravated and has caused a lasting effect on the victim. These offences are rare particularly with female offenders committing these types of crimes. The sentencing reflects the seriousness of the incident committed.

Overnight on 6th October 2015 the Hotspot Takeaway was broken into on Wharton Road, Winsford and property stolen. On 7th October a 34 year old local male Anthony Bland was arrested and charged with the offence. He pleaded guilty to the offence on 16th October at South Cheshire Magistrates Court and was sentenced to 6 months in custody.

Beware of Recent Scams

Action Fraud

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has been alerted to a pension scam whereby cold callers continue to target members of the public aged 50 to 60 years old to release and transfer their pension early. Suspected firms who advertise and arrange pensions are offering investments in alternative commodities such as hotel developments or property in Cape Verde, and operate as unregulated collective investment schemes. Often, the cold calling ‘pension companies’ involved are neither regulated nor qualified to give financial advice and classify themselves as a ‘trustee’, ‘consultant’ or an ‘independent advisor’ and offer exceptionally high return rates for investors. Some victims have signed documents that authorises a limited company to be set up using their personal details, including utilising a Small Self–Administered Scheme (SSAS). Whilst SSAS accounts and limited companies are essential for legitimate schemes, the fact that victims are unaware that this will happen suggests that the scheme may not have been fully explained to them, increasing the likelihood that there may be an element of fraud involved.

Protect yourself:
Further advice can be found at:
http://www.fca.org.uk/your-fca/documents/protect-your-pension-pot
http://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/financial-services-products/pensions/protect
http://www.thepensionsregulator.gov.uk/individuals/dangers-of-pension-scams.aspx

Ensure that you request that the risks and growth rates are explained and that you fully understand them before transferring your pension
Check whether the pension arrangement company is registered with the FCA. Registered companies can be checked using the FCA register online at: https://register.fca.org.uk/ Remember that if the offer seems too good to be true, then it generally is If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.

Northwich police bulletin

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 Week 23rd October 2015 

Court Results

On Wednesday 21st October 2015 at Chester Crown Court a 22 year old male Jordan McKay of David Street, Northwich pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm on a 29 year old male and received 30 months imprisonment. The circumstances were that on the evening of 1st August 2015 an argument occurred between the two men in the Sir John Brunner Public House, Winnington resulting in the defendant hitting the victim with a glass across his nose causing a severe injury. The seriousness of the attack reflects on the sentencing.

Crime update

Violent Offences

 

At 07:05hrs Sunday 18th October 2015 a stabbing occurred in the communal area of a block of flats on Byley Way, Winsford.

A disturbance occurred between a number of people resulting in a 23 year old male being stabbed with a kitchen knife to the stomach area. A 47 year old resident of the flats was arrested at the scene and later charged with section 18 assault. The male was remanded in custody to appear at Crown Court on 4th November 2015. These incidents of serious assault with a weapon are rare and we are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

 

Burglaries

 

Overnight Tuesday 20th October a number of sheds have been broken into in the Weaverham area and property stolen. A shed was broken into in Well Lane and golf clubs taken and a number of sheds forced open in Sandy Lane but nothing taken.

 

Approximately 11:45hrs on Tuesday 20th October 2015 a farm house was broken into off the A49 Warrington Road at Whitley and a short time later a vehicle was stolen from other premises at Lower Whitley. From police enquires so far the offenders appear to be looking to steal horse boxes and possible caravans. Can you please ensure that if you have this type of property you put as much security on them as possible? The first premises that was attacked had target hardened a horse box with a wheel clamp which appears to have prevented the offenders taking it away.

 

Graffiti

We have had further incidents reported this past week of Graffiti in the Winsford area both in the Wharton area and the park off the High Street. A vehicle was targeted in the Crook Lane area of Winsford. The tag appears to be “WYF” which we believe standards for Wharton Youth Firm. These tags are unsightly and damage the area. If anyone has any information to the identity of the offenders for this damage please contact the Police on 101 or CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.

 

 

Beware of Recent Scams

 

Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they have been placed in the wrong council tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate. They normally say that this rebate should be worth about £7,000. Once the victim is convinced, the fraudster tells them that in order to receive the rebate they will need to pay an administration fee in advance. The payment they ask for varies between £60 to £350. The victim provides the details and makes the payment, but then is no longer able to make contact with the person they spoke to on the phone. When they phone their council about the rebate and the fact that they are in the wrong tax bracket, the council will confirm that they know nothing about it and that they have been contacted by fraudsters.
The fraudsters have mainly been targeting both male and female victims who are aged 60 and over and live in the Sussex area, but it is likely that the fraudsters will also start to target victims in other areas. 

 

Protect Yourself:

• Never respond to unsolicited phone calls.

• Your local council won’t ever phone out-of-the-blue to discuss a council tax rebate. If you receive a call of this nature, put the phone down straight away.

• No legitimate organisation will ask you to pay an advanced fee in order to receive money, so never give them your card details.

• If you think you have been a victim of fraud, hang up the phone and wait five minutes to clear the line as fraudsters sometimes keep the line open. Then call your bank or card issuer to report the fraud. Where it is possible use a different phone line to make the phone call.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.

 

 

Community Support Required

 

 

We are now coming up to the school autumn term holidays and Halloween and bonfire period. Can I ask that you challenge your children and make sure they behave in an acceptable manner? We have in this period many reports of ASB and reports of fires being lit. Can you challenge were your kids are going and what they are up to?

 

Not all residents particularly the elderly like people calling at their addresses trick or treating please reinforce with your children that this sometimes causes fear to others. We don’t want to be coming home with your child advising you they have committed an offence and will have to be dealt with for it?

Enjoy the celebrations but think of others and the consequences of your actions.

 

 

Inspector Dave Snasdell

Tree of imagination wins award

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Lower Peover’s Tree of imagination has been awarded a ‘Little Gem’ award by the Community Pride Competition 2015.

Northwich police bulletin

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Cheshire East green bin suspended from 6th December. 

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Date for your diary- garden waste service will be suspended from Sunday 6 December 2015 until Sunday 14 February 2016   

Cheshire East green bin suspended from 6th December. 

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Date for your diary- garden waste service will be suspended from Sunday 6 December 2015 until Sunday 14 February 2016   

News Bulletin – Northwich Local Policing Unit Week 30th September 2015

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 Court Results

On 23rd September 2015 two Winsford residents were sentenced at Chester Crown Court for being concerned in the supply of Cannabis. The offences date back to August 2013 but due to court proceedings and adjournments they have only been dealt with after pleading guilty to the offence.

Anthony Hamill 31 years of Dierden Street, Winsford received 21 months imprisonment suspended for a period of two years and £1800 court costs. Cara Washburn 24 years of Chiltern Way, Winsford received 12 months imprisonment suspended for a 12 month period.

 

On 22nd September 2015, 3 males who have been living rough in Northwich Town Centre broke into St Wilfred’s Church on Witton Street, Northwich and stole candle sticks and cash from a charity box. They were arrested swiftly by Police and on 24th September were given instant justice with all three receiving custodial sentences. Steven Evans 41 years received 44 days, Mark Tyrer 39 years received 84 days and James Burke 18 years received 35 days in custody.

Crime update

Please watch out for your Elderly neighbours and family

 

On Monday 28th September 2015 a distraction burglary occurred on a 93 year old lady in Meadow Lane, Moulton. At about 14:30 hrs a male walked into the victims house and asked were the money was. He stole a quantity of cash from the premises. The male is described as white mid-20’s, of slim build.

 

At approximately 15:10pm the same day in Beechfield, Moulton a white male wearing a green fluorescent workman’s jacket and a cap called at an elderly ladies home stating he had damaged her guttering and had repaired it for her and the cost would be £50. The lady challenged the male who made off. No damage or work had been completed.  We do not know if these two incidents are connected but are continuing are investigations.

 

These are despicable crimes against elderly victims and I would urge the community to be vigilant and look out for your neighbours. We would sooner you report any suspicious activity and have a false call with good intent rather than miss the opportunity to identify suspects for these type of offences. At the very least if you are concerned call in on the neighbour, record any details particularly of motor vehicles persons may be using and report the incident to the Police.  If anyone has information or has had a similar call at their premises please contact the Police.

Community News

Kingsmead Parish Council with support from the Police and Chester West and Chester Council are in the process of setting up a community speed watch scheme. These schemes are run by the community and support the reduction of collisions and speed offences within your own community. Davenham Parish Council set a scheme up some months ago.

If you would be interested in volunteering and setting up a scheme in your Parish please contact your local parish council to discuss and the Police will be happy to support setting up a scheme in your area.

 

Police Operations

We are currently planning our Halloween and Bonfire initiative for October and early November period. We are working with our partners the council, housing providers, schools and fire service to ensure children are aware of the dangers at this time of year and the fear a small minority cause to residents when they commit ASB in the community. Please ensure you ask your children were they are going and what they are doing during these periods. We will deal with any incidents robustly and in some instances if you are a tenant as a result of your children’s behaviour you could face tenancy action.

 

We are also continuing to focus patrols within Northwich park areas including Carey Park, Griffith Park and Vickers parkway as a result of reports of drug dealing in these locations during the day.

Without the community coming forward and giving us vital information we cannot target these individuals. If you do not want to contact the Police and leave your details can you ring Crime Stoppers Anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

 

 

 

 

Inspector Dave Snasdell

 

Pictures from the dedication of the tree of imagination.

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Please find some pictures here. If you have some good photos you would be willing to share either add them to the Lower Peover Facebook page or email them to lowerpeoverpc@tiscali.co.uk

   
    
 

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