Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington
Week: 18th September 2015
On Tuesday 16th September a 22 year old male from the Merseyside area was stopped on the Old High Street, Winsford for money laundering after he was searched and found to be in possession of a large quantity of money he could not account for. He was later bailed whilst enquires are concluded into the money.
Overnight Sunday 14th September vehicle keys to a Nissan Duke were taken via the letter box of a house in Wheelock Close, Northwich. The vehicle was then stolen from the drive. This is a common method by thieves to steal vehicles and I would again urge residents to keep vehicle keys out of sight and not left in hallways near to front and rear doors. We have had a number of vehicles stolen by this method over the past few weeks don’t be the next victim.
Overnight Sunday 13th September a BMX bike was stolen from a shed in Northway, Winnington.
During the day on Wednesday 16th September a Yamaha motorcycle was stolen from Mid Cheshire College campus, Hartford. The vehicle has been recovered in Owley Wood Road, Weaverham.
Incidents of Note
During Sunday evening 13th September we had numerous complaints from residents of vehicle racing up and down the A54 Winsford bypass and parking up on the flashes car park. This has not been a problem for many months so we will be putting extra patrols in the area to prevent a reoccurrence of the ASB caused by these vehicles and will consider seizing vehicles of persistent offenders.
During the past few weeks Northwich Town centre has seen an increase in vagrants drinking in the street and causing alarm and distress. We have arrested a number of these individuals and they have been bailed not to return into the town but again breached these conditions and been re-arrested. I have authorised a dispersal order under the crime and disorder act which allows officers to request persons causing or likely to cause antisocial behaviour to leave the area and not return with 48 hours or they will be arrested. We are also looking to apply for community behaviour orders against some of these individuals if they continue to cause ASB to prohibit them from the town centre.
As part of a week-long operation to visit licensed premises throughout the area on Thursday evening we had a Multi – Agency Licensing Operation in Winsford with Immigration Enforcement, Cheshire West and Chester Council Licensing, Cheshire Fire & Rescue and our Northwich LPU Specials.
Seven restaurant and takeaway premises were visits and dealt with for minor breaches of license conditions and one male was arrested for being a failed Asylum Seeker. These operations are important to ensure that business comply with legislation and ensure they are safe premises to visit by the community.
We will continue to work in partnership with all licence premises to support them and ensure they deal with inappropriate behaviour by just a few people. The Pub watch schemes run in both Northwich and Winsford works really well with licensees were they can discuss concerns and raise issues to the Police. They continually actively have individuals who are excluded from all the premises in the area if there behaviour has been found to be unacceptable.
Change in the Weather
Just a reminder, the cold weather is starting to creep in along with the dark mornings and nights. Be sure you have your vehicles checked over for the winter months so you reduce the risk of collisions and breakdowns which seasonally increase at this time of year.
I would also remind you not to leave your vehicles running unattended to either heat the car up or defrost the windscreen as we often have opportunist thieves target these vehicles and steal them. The most common one is leaving the car running unattended outside the local shops whilst the drivers run in to get a morning paper. Don’t be the one who gets caught out!
Winsford Salt Festival
This weekend is the Winsford Salt Regatta on the Marina and flashes with over 40 narrow boats in attendance and activities on throughout the weekend. All the community is invited and you can find out what’s on at the Winsford Town Council website.
Inspector Dave Snasdell