From 18th January 2016 to pm 15th February 2016 the following 33 entries are recorded on our systems for Hale Village. I have summarised the entries to make it easier to get an overview. They are not in date order and details are omitted as needed.
7 Intelligence Reports
0 Concern for Safety
5 Messages to Pass
1 Simple Advice
0 Civil Dispute
0 Missing Persons
3 Personal ASB/Nuisance 18/01/16 off road motorbikes reported in area of Kildare Close, again Ramsbrook Lane 15/02/16 & about 20 teenagers on pedal bikes causing issues along Church Road onto the lighthouse path 15/02/16
0 Burglary or Burglary other
0 Sexual Offence
0 Theft of a Motor Vehicle
1 Theft / Other 19/01/16 fraud at post office High Street
2 Theft From a Motor Vehicle same incident – reported twice - 23.01.16 Church Rd vehicle broken into.
0 Police Generated
2 Suspicious person/vehicle/activity 25/01/16 insecure shop shutter – Ivy Farm Ct – All in order – 03/02/16 Church End – Sus vehicle checked out all in order
0 Criminal Damage
0 Prevent Breach of the Peace
2 Highway Disruption 23/01/16 cherry tree close – vehicle blocked in – moved before we attended and 02/02/16 abandoned property Town Lane.
1 Property Lost /Found number plates found Carr Lane 14/02/16
2 Domestics 13/01/16 outside village hall – related passengers off a bus arguing and 08/02/16 High St male arrested
0 Prison related
0 Abandoned phone call
0 Wildlife matters
3 RTC’s injury/Damage/Damage only 23/01/16 – was on Merseyside. 04/02/16 Ramsbrook Lane single male involvement – no serious injury & damage only RTC Hale Road resolved as a civil matter
1 Vulnerable Person reports - usually created by officers after visiting individuals
2 Road related Traffic offences 27/01/16 speeding vehicles Ramsbrook Lane & off road bikes High St 12/2
0 Sudden Death
0 Bail breaches etc
0 Assist other agencies – often ambulance etc.
1 Dog Bite 01/02/16 Hale park
Beat Manager covering the Hale Village area is PC 5320 Sara Melling, and supervision is Sergeant 3815 Karen Jackson. PCSO for the Hale Village area is 9489 Stephen Marnick
Firstly I apologise for the numerous spelling and other grammar mistakes in last month’s report. I am not after perfection but some of those were bad and I should have noticed them and amended them before sending out the report. If you want the report in a different format or larger text etc. or want it by email please let me know. Nothing would be too much trouble.
Once again the figures reflect the village how it should be.We are not after utopia but try our best to ensure as much crime and anti-social behaviour is prevented and where it occurs to try and get those responsible. The villagers are increasingly helping us to achieve this objective by reporting matters such as suspicious persons, vehicles etc.
I have patrolled across the village as much as my duties would allow – combined with some patrolling in the Halebank area. I know my PCSO and Police Officer colleagues also pay attention to the area when I am on leave or rest days.
Again, when possible and I have tried to cover some of the smaller, quieter inner roads as well. I have conducted patrols across the village from up near the border with Speke to Halegate road and including the arterial routes. I also try to call into some of the residents or businesses in the remoter areas such as Ramsbrook Lane, Baileys Lane etc. If you see me say hello!
I was able to do some speed enforcement on Hale Road on 12th (near Baileys Lane) and one vehicle was captured at 44mph. Hopefully we will be receiving some new equipment soon and will put these to good use in the Hale Village area!
I have called into the village hall a few times to meet up with some of our residents as I can gauge what the feeling is as to whether they feel safe and have any worries etc. It is also a chance to update the residents who are unable to come to the parish council meetings.
I continue to check the roads around the bottom of Hoghton and the “fruit tree” closes for poor parking reported by a couple of residents and while in the area check the school parking. I will continue to check, especially of an evening when the incidents are reportedly worse.
We are still making enquiries regarding possibly illegal activity (shooting – rabbitting) in some of the local fields though the number of reports has reduced.
As always we aim to be visible to you but if you find an issue occurring that we have not noticed or has not been brought to our attention please get in touch (see below)
We had one report of illegally used off road motorbikes but also have intelligence which we are following up on in conjunction with our Merseyside colleagues. We have an on-going police operation – lead by PC Vicki Abraham in relation to the nuisance and dangers of these incidents
We have received a number of complimentary comments regarding a noticeable reduction of HGV/s and skip vehicles going through the village and or causing an issue. These compliments were fed back to the company who advise they will continue to try and be good neighbours with you. A reminder that the Grundy’s Excavation Company (the company name will be on the vehicle) have said all of their vehicle drivers have been asked NOT to use Hale Village and if any of these are sighted going through Hale Village that the driver will be spoken to and asked for an explanation. Please report any details to me showing correct vehicle registration mark and date and time and I will speak with this company. Please bear in mind the avoidance of Hale Village by this company is only a good will gesture and not legally enforceable.
Grundy’s Skip Hire assured me they only use Hale Village if they need to and that all loads should be secured. Again please let me know of any issues with this company and get details as above if any loads are not secured. Personally I have seen an improvement in this respect.
Reports to the police of fly tipping (usually it affects traffic as otherwise the local authority would deal) have eased but continue and I reported one load as recently as 12th for material left on Church Road. This was removed quickly as usual by Halton Borough Council.
The roads outside of the main entrance to Hale Village primary school have single yellow waiting restrictions in place and plates on nearby posts show the times these are in force. I have attended and issued a Fixed Penalty Notice to one resident driver for ignoring the yellow line restriction.
We hope you can see for yourself by this report that, when you hear of reports that generally crime is falling, you can see how this is reflected in your area. As said previously we are not complacent and will continue to try and bring the figures down across all police-related issues.
We want to encourage even more information – intelligence that we gather. If residents are not confident in passing their details to us they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 – they won’t ask for your details and the information will still reach us. We would rather they have the confidence in us and the system as the callers’ details are “sanitized” from all the intelligence reports. I.e. suspicious goings on/suspicious persons/vehicles, smells of cannabis etc. if reporting vehicles or persons try and obtain details such as vehicle registration marks; clothing descriptions etc. – if you have a mobile with you many have voice recorders.
We are hoping the Parish Council, school, church, businesses and residents are encouraged and reassured by the report however if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you want up to date information about Hale Village policing matters we post messages on Twitter and Tweet as often as we should/can when we are on duty and our address is @PoliceWidnes (if any readers are local and they need any help with this I can also call along to set it up for you or show you how to tweet yourselves! (It’s so easy - just like texting!)
Another great communication tool is the Cheshire police’s internet site
I would like to promote the Cheshire police ALERT system more as presently we only have about a dozen subscribers – this system is geared up similar to a homewatch scheme whereby businesses or households can choose to be alerted on matters that you want – such as scams, bogus callers, etc. and by which method you choose such as text, phone call, email etc. There is more information on our website or via
https://www.cheshirepolicealert.co.uk I am more than willing to help any resident or business get set up.
A resource for obtaining information as to police related matters is https://www.askthe.police.uk (apps available)
Remember 999 calls are for emergencies only and these cover matters such as but not limited to:
there is a danger to life
violence is used or threatened
a serious crime (violent crime/burglary) is in progress or likely to occur
a suspect for a serious crime is nearby
there is a road traffic collision involving personal injury or danger to other road users
a vulnerable person needs urgent attention
Our 999 call handlers strive to answer all calls within 10 seconds
For non-emergency calls, call 101. Using 999 for general enquiries may delay response to someone who needs urgent assistance. You should dial 101 (the non-emergency number) if:
you want to report a crime or criminal damage that is not in progress at the time of your call
you want to report a minor road traffic collision
you want to contact your local police officer
you want to enquire about lost property or provide information to the police
you need information or advice
Finally, please do let us know what information you would like including on this report and we will see if we can incorporate this.
Thank You for your attention
PCSO 9489 Stephen Marnick Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org