From pm 17th April pm 16th May 2016 the following 32 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
3 Alarms 8/5/16- Hale Rd all ok, 09/05/16- Post Office all ok, 19/04/16 Church End all ok
1 Violence/Harassment Church End 21/04/16 being dealt with by Merseyside
2 Concern for Safety 03/05/16 male hit a branch while on his pedal bike Hale Rd – slightly intoxicated but Ok and 08/05/16 distressed female Hale Rd, taken home to Runcorn
2 Admin type -Messages to Pass & Misc. Prison related Simple Advice
5 Personal Environmental ASB Nuisance 19/04/16 Hale School veh obstruction, 10/05/16 Church Rd Cannabis remnants fly tipping, 12/05/16 High St & Hale Park male on scrambler, 14/5/16 three off road scramblers going down Ramsbrook Lane.
Burglary in a dwelling
1 Sexual Offences
Theft of a Motor Vehicle
1 Theft / Other 2 signs stolen from fields off Within Way
1 Theft From a Motor Vehicle 01/05/16 Church Rd - driver left handbag and car keys etc in boot stolen, then possibly followed home where other vehicle then taken and discovered Merseyside with suspects decamping.
2 Police Generated
2 Suspicious person/vehicle/activity Hale School elderly female 19/04/16 no trace and suggested was a grandmother collecting child. Elwood Close 23/04/16 suspicious vehicle – nothing of police interest and 08/05/16 person taking car Hale Rd. – all in order was mechanic/garage.
1 Animal Domestic dog fight Hale Park one dog put onto Dog bite register - (were in exercise area)
Prevent Breach of the Peace
1 Highway Disruption three black lab dogs running into Hale Road - smnt
Property Lost /Found
1 Domestics Church End 18/04/16
2 Abandoned phone calls 03rd and 14/05/16 both Town Lane
RTC Damage/Damage only
3 Vulnerable Person reports -
2 Road related Traffic offences vehicle seized – disq. driver/no insurance. Hale Rd 27/04/16 and report of bad taxi driving near Baileys Lane area 07/5/16
Bail breaches etc
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 we are pleased to report a low number of incidents – especially the more serious incidents recorded for the village this month and just how it should be.Officers have been patrolling across the village and extra attention was requested last month for patrolling specifically from about 10pm to 2am where we were having a number of reports of drug use/dealing in the village. A number of males were spoken to and offered advice regarding the activity although no drugs were seen or found.
We do 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. A number of the calls above are testimony to the fact villagers do have the confidence to call us and allow us to deal with the incidents, hopefully preventing more serious incidents occurring.You may also see a vehicle was seized for no insurance by way of unlicensed driver (disqualified).Covert and overt patrolling has been carried out and this is paying dividends.
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 was able to do an hours enforcement from along Town Lane onto the High Street 16th May 2016 – I did not capture any vehicles exceeding the limit here – though many appeared surprised to see me! I am hopeful of checking further speeding hot spot locations in the near future.
I visited the youth club with a colleague last Sunday (8th) and it was nice to see so many volunteers and users of the club keeping this utilised for the benefit of the village. I managed also to visit the volunteers and attendees in St. Mary’s Church.
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 am pleased to say further evening checks have not shown any further problem vehicles. The No Waiting restriction (single yellow) will continue to be checked outside of the school.
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.
We did have three reports of off road bikes this reporting period. One report was of a male in Hale Park and the other outside a few moments later. The other report was Ramsbrook Lane.
If you have any information that could identify the riders or their addresses please do make contact with us. This is an ongoing operation and officers have had some good successes recently. 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.
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 any myself but fly tipping continues – with Church Road again having some discarded plants/compost. Regular checks are made in the “hotspot” areas of (Church Road, Ramsbrook and Carr and Baileys Lanes).
A request from the landowners around the village, Hale Estates for persons not to trespass onto their land without permission. If you witness anything you perceive as suspicious please call us on 101. A number of the Keep Off – Keep Out signs had been removed around some of the fields and these have all recently been replaced by Hale Estate.
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.
We had one instance of a dog fight within the park this reporting period. This was within the dog exercise area. I have requested signage from Halton Council regarding the keeping of dogs on the lead in Hale Park other than in the above area. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org