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.
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.
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.
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