PCSO Stephen Marnick Monthly Hale Crime Report (April 2016)

From pm 21st March to pm 17th April 2016 the following 30 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.

3 Intelligence Reports

1 Alarms 31/03/16 Hale Rd house checked All Ok

0 Violence/Harassment

0 Concern for Safety

4 Admin type -Messages to Pass & Misc. Prison related Simple Advice

1 Civil Dispute

1 Missing Persons Cocklade Lane 16/04/16 found safe & well

1 Stop/Searches Church End 17/04/16

1 Warrants Sec. 18 search warrant Thorn Tree Cl. Drug related

2 Personal Environmental ASB Nuisance 30/03/16 Hale Rd youths throwing stones, ran off before deployment & youths on pedal bikes Hale Rd 13/04/16 causing issues to traffic

0 Burglary in a dwelling

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

0 Sexual Offence

0 Theft of a Motor Vehicle

0 Theft / Other

0 Theft From a Motor Vehicle

0 Police Generated

2 Suspicious person/vehicle/activity 21/03/16 neighbour issues Carr Lane & 10/04/16 sus vehicle possibly connected with an ongoing issue in the area of Carlow Close.

0 Criminal Damage

0 Prevent Breach of the Peace

1 Highway Disruption 14/04/16 Cocklade Lane vehicle of no police interest.

0 Property Lost /Found

6 Domestics Carlow Cl. 24/03/16, Church End Mews 28/03/16 & 16/04/16 x2, Arklow Dr. 12/04/16 & one coded to wrong area.

0 Abandoned phone call

0 Wildlife matters

0 RTC’s injury

1 RTC Damage/Damage only 14/04/16 vehicle damaged early hours possibly by another vehicle. Nothing seen just heard a noise. Kildare Close.

6 Vulnerable Person reports -

0 Road related Traffic offences

0 Firearms

0 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

Very similar but again a reduction on the number of incidents recorded for the village this month and just 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 and do patrol across the village as much as my duties allow. Again I have been involved occasionally 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 been able to do speed enforcement on one occasion during this reporting period. I attended for an hour on Ramsbrook Lane 14th April 2016 and one vehicle was captured (on the new TruCam device) at 43mph in the 30 zone.

I miss the visits to the village hall due to rebuilding work but managed to meet up with some of our residents and volunteers in St. Mary’s Church – what a great experience to see the church from the spire too.

I want to be able to engage and update the residents who are unable to come to the parish council meetings perhaps due to age or disabilities so, if you know of any who would like a visit get in touch. 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 I have placed a Warning Notice onto one of the vehicles parked along the junction reducing visibility even more. I am pleased to say further evening checks have not shown any further problem vehicles. While in this area I make checks on the school parking. One driver was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (£30) for the No Waiting restriction (single yellow) and I will continue to check, often randomly.

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 – Operation Scrambler 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 do know the reports of illegally used motorbikes, quads etc will continue and potentially increase as the weather improves and along with this our responses will increase too.

I can appreciate with the recent roadworks and road traffic collisions there may have been an increase in the number of HGV’s passing through the village but we have not received any further complaints of these 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.

I have not had to report and I have not heard of any other reports to the police of fly tipping (usually it affects traffic as otherwise the local authority would deal) since the last report and checks in the “hotspot” areas have been negative (Church Road, Ramsbrook and Carr and Baileys Lanes).

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

#pcso9489stephenmarnickwidnespolice #stephenmarnickhalecrimereport

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