Northwich Police Bulletin

November 5th, 2015 | Posted by Administrator in News - (Comments Off on Northwich Police Bulletin)

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

October 28th, 2015 | Posted by Administrator in News - (Comments Off on Northwich police bulletin)

 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

October 17th, 2015 | Posted by Administrator in News | Tree of Imagination - (Comments Off on Tree of imagination wins award)

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

Northwich police bulletin

October 8th, 2015 | Posted by Administrator in News - (Comments Off on Northwich police bulletin)

   
 

Cheshire East green bin suspended from 6th December. 

October 8th, 2015 | Posted by Administrator in News - (Comments Off on Cheshire East green bin suspended from 6th December. )

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. 

October 8th, 2015 | Posted by Administrator in News - (Comments Off on Cheshire East green bin suspended from 6th December. )

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

October 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Administrator in News - (Comments Off on News Bulletin – Northwich Local Policing Unit Week 30th September 2015)

 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.

September 26th, 2015 | Posted by Administrator in News | Tree of Imagination - (Comments Off on Pictures from the dedication of the tree of imagination.)

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

   
    
 

News Bulletin – Northwich Local Policing Unit

September 18th, 2015 | Posted by Administrator in News - (Comments Off on News Bulletin – Northwich Local Policing Unit)

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

Week: 18th September 2015
Good Arrests

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.

Crime Update

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.
Licensing Visits

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

WI exhibition

August 10th, 2015 | Posted by Administrator in News | WI News - (Comments Off on WI exhibition)

Visit the heritage centres WI inspiring women exhibition. 

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