PCSO Stephen Marnick Monthly Hale Crime Report (March 2016)

From 16th February 2016 to pm 21st March 2016 the following 38 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.

2 Intelligence Reports

1 Alarms 07/03/16 01.15hrs on Hale Rd house checked All Ok

0 Violence/Harassment

1 Concern for Safety 27/02/16 Hale Rd. male with dementia all in order.

8 Messages to Pass & Misc.

1 Simple Advice

0 Civil Dispute

0 Missing Persons

1 Stop/Searches

3 Personal ASB/Nuisance 23/02/16 Hale Rd Neighbour issues. 27/02/16 Ramsbrook Lane off road motorbikes, and again 19/03/16

0 Burglary in a dwelling

1 Burglary other Hale Rd 17/03/16 shed locks have been tampered with nothing taken

0 Sexual Offence

1 Theft of a Motor Vehicle 02/03/16 Arklow Dr. Vehicle not taken but parked by owners further up the road!

1 Theft / Other Public House hale village 07/03/16 named suspect/s

0 Theft From a Motor Vehicle

1 Police Generated 13/03/16 Assheton Walk 2 occupants of car arrested Drunk & Disorderly – 2 allowed to walk away and vehicle seized no insurance

6 Suspicious person/vehicle/activity Arklow Dr. 22/02/16 poss. telephone scam. 25/02/16 Cherry Tree close found stolen motor vehicle, 29/02/16 Curlender Way vehicle reported but of no police interest, 14/03/16 40 black bags dumped Carr Lane (should be coded differently) 15/03/16 Church End male and female photographing teen girl & friend. 19/03/16 Hale Rd male with a torch, disturbed in field. Occurred about 2am 18th

3 Criminal Damage 14/03/16 Car/taxi damaged by a pedestrian who driver said stepped out while on mobile. 27/02/16 about 6 teens caused damage to fence at Lighthouse off Church Rd and 06/03/16 Arklow Dr. Window smashed male arrested.

0 Prevent Breach of the Peace

0 Highway Disruption

1 Property Lost /Found 12/03/16 coded incorrectly – was fly tipped bags on Church Rd

1 Domestics 18/03/16 Appletree Close

0 Prison related

0 Abandoned phone call

0 Wildlife matters

2 RTC’s injury 22/02/16 Ramsbrook Lane single male occupant – no serious injury & 07/03/16 Hale Rd single motorbike rider off to hospital not too serious.

1 RTC Damage/Damage only 18/02/16 Arklow Dr. icy conditions

1 Vulnerable Person reports -

2 Road related Traffic offences 03/03/16 horses out on Ramsbrook Lane – moved back. & 07/03/16 Merseyside Police pursuit suspected cloned number plate onto Merseyside area

0 Firearms

Sudden Death

0 Bail breaches etc

0 Drugs

0 Assist other agencies – often ambulance etc.

Beat Manager covering the Hale Village area is PC 5320 Sara Melling, and supervision is A/Sergeant 4345 Marc Roberts. PCSO for the Hale Village area is 9489 Stephen Marnick

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 – although this period saw a number of incidents outside of my area which took me away for short periods. I was also involved as occasionally I will be in Operation Shield Property marking kits. I also do 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 have not been able to do speed enforcement during this reporting period. We have received some new equipment and will soon 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 look forward to the day when we have a new village hall and continue to provide feedback to residents as we have done in the past.

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.

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)

The Operational Order which has and is being carried out by officers, with PC Vicki Abraham taking the lead, is showing results with lower numbers of reports being called in about off road motorbikes. This is an ongoing operation.

We have not received any further complaints of HGV/s and skip vehicles going through the village and or causing an issue.

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 again I reported one load on Church Road – removed by the council – which continues to be a hot spot along with the Ramsbrook and Carr Lanes.

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 many times and since last month had not had to issue any Fixed Penalty Notices for ignoring the yellow line restriction.

Thanks go out to those residents for calling us up with suspicious activity and we hope the level of service you received was of a high standard.

I have requested signage from Halton Council regarding the keeping of dogs on the lead in Hale Park. Until the signs are in place I will make my task one of educating visitors on keeping dogs on the lead except in the play area. Can I ask you also lead (no pun intended) by example, it is appreciated.

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.marnick@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

#stephenmarnickhalecrimereport #pcso9489stephenmarnickwidnespolice

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