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REPORTED CRIMES OF INTEREST FOR THE BASSETLAW EAST CLAYWORTH/ STURTON BEAT AREA – AUGUST 2017.
The Clayworth/ Sturton beat area includes the following villages and hamlets – Drakeholes, Wiseton, Clayworth, Hayton, Clarborough, Welham, Tiln, North Leverton with Habblesthorpe, North Wheatley, South Wheatley, Sturton le Steeple, Bole, West Burton, Littleborough, Coates and Fenton.
The reported crimes of interest – incidents of burglary, criminal damage and thefts – reported for the beat area between 01/08/2017 and 31/08/2017 were –
Burglary Other – 2 (Clarborough x2).
Theft from Motor Vehicle – 3 (North Wheatley, South Wheatley, North Leverton).
Theft Other (including Attempted) – 4 (Coates, North Leverton, North Wheatley, Clayworth).
Criminal Damage to Motor Vehicle – 1 (North Leverton).
Criminal Damage Other – 1 (Welham).
In this year, from 01/04/2017, there have been thirty six crimes of interest reported across the beat area. This compares with forty three reported in the same period last year. As such these figures equate to a decrease in reported crimes of interest in that period of seven crimes.
There has been widespread talk amongst many rural villages recently as to if, and when, a replacement for PC 1695 Bailey, who retires before the end of the year, might be announced. It has been announced that his replacement is to be PC 2694 Darren Hayes. PC Hayes is an experienced police officer, with a good knowledge and experience of policing the Bassetlaw area and is looking forward to serving communities in the area presently covered by PC Bailey.
PC Hayes has previously worked from Retford police station as a beat manager and, is presently, working from Worksop police station in a similar role.
With immediate effect, I am now the Police Community Support Officer responsible for this area and also the BEEB beat area (which covers the parishes of Misson, Everton, Gringley on the Hill, Walkeringham and Beckingham) and the BEMI beat area (which covers the parishes of Misterton and West Stockwith).
I can remember reading an article in a national newspaper that mentioned that autumn is the season for door to door scams.
Many legitimate businesses sell products door to door (windows, solar panels, cleaning products, home maintenance, tree surgeons etc.). Gas, electric and water companies will also visit to read meters. In addition, charities may visit to ask for donations or post collection bags for you to fill and leave out for collection.
However, scammers also do the above to part you from your money, gain entry to your home to steal, or profit by posing as charities in order to collect donations.
Door to door scams involve selling goods or services that are not delivered or are very poor quality. You won’t get value for money and you may get billed for work you didn’t want or didn’t agree to.
Some scammers conduct surveys so they can obtain your personal details or disguise their real intent to sell you goods or services you don’t want or need.
Door to door sales are normally uninvited and the people selling MUST leave if you ask them too.
Even when a genuine business and product is being sold, unscrupulous employees can sometimes still act illegally.
If someone knocks at your front door claiming to be from a company always check their ID. If you are not happy, then do not let them in your home.
Never ring the telephone number on the ID card. Tell the caller to wait outside, shut the door and ring the company’s number from the telephone book or website.
I would like to think that since the introduction of the Police Community Support Officer role, residents have been encouraged more to report crime and incidents to our control room.
Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is working with independent research organisation Information by Design to get details about any crimes which residents may have experienced but not reported to the police.
Mr Tipping says the findings will help to develop a clearer picture of the extent of crime in Nottinghamshire and be used to help draw up plans and make decisions on further improving policing services. Representatives from Information by Design are set to start knocking on doors, explaining what they are doing and leaving a survey form with the resident.
Commissioner Tipping said: “It is vital we know what local people think, to help us plan for the future in ways what meet their needs and wishes. If you are contacted by Information by Design, we hope that spare just ten minutes to answer these very important questions. I thank everyone in advance who helps out”.
This month there have been four reported incidents of anti-social behaviour, of various incident types, across the whole beat area. This compares with six reported incidents for July and seven reported for the same month in 2016. The anti-social behaviour umbrella covers a wide range of incident types including hoax calls to the emergency services, found/ abandoned vehicles and wildlife/ animal issues.
Again, at the time of completing this monthly report, the school summer holidays are drawing to a close and it is pleasing to note that the number of youth related anti-social behaviour incidents reported over their summer break has been quite minimal.
Might I ask that all community members remain vigilant at all times and continue to report suspicious persons, vehicles and/ or activity, when it is happening, to the control room on 101, or 999 as appropriate. Calls of this nature are important, do make a difference and help to reduce crime figures further.
Contact numbers for the local beat team can be found on the posters displayed across the beat area in the shops and village notice boards. My contact number is 07525 226838 and my E mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org PC 1695 Bill Bailey is the beat manager for this area. His contact number is 07910 336844 and his E mail address is email@example.com
Please do not use these telephone numbers to report incidents and/ or crimes. Our works numbers should only be used for non-urgent matters – including seeking advice and/ or information.
Thanks for all your continued vigilance and support.
Best regards PCSO 8139 Dave Airey.