PCSO Stephen Marnick Monthly Hale Crime Report (October - Novermber 2016)

Hale Village Parish Council (and Working Together) Meeting

21st November 2016

From pm 13th October 2016 to tea time 21st November 2016 the following 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 always in date order and details are omitted as needed.

As part of the “Working Together” initiative there will be time set aside for any meeting any residents wish to have in private with the local PCSO just prior to the Parish Council meeting and we thank the parish council for allowing this. A reminder any person can contact us 24/7 via 101 or any of the options below if preferred

7 Intelligence Reports

1 Alarms – 6/11/16 alarm Church End checked out and all in order.

2 Violence/Harassment/Threats 15/10/16 Appletree Close family issues and 15/11/16 Carr Lane – Malicious Communications

5 ASB – Personal Nuisance & Anti Social Behaviour 23/10/16 Carr Lane up to 10 persons with a number of dogs trespassing. 25/10/16 Crabtree Close neighbour issues. 06/11/16 vehicle on Hoghton Road not moved for a week, vehicle of no police concern. 09/11/16 Ramsbrook Lane 9 persons some with dogs trespassing, 3 persons stop checked and advised. 71/11/16 Hale Park 2 off road bikes off towards Speke.

0 Concern for Safety

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

0 Civil Dispute

2 Criminal Damage 19/10/16 Hoghton Rd paint stripper poured on vehicle and 17/11/16 Crabtree Close vehicle damaged possibly neighbour issues.

0 Missing Persons

0 Stop/Searches

1 Warrants Thorn Tree Close – see Police Generated.

1 Distraction Burglary 4/11/16 Curlender Way scam workers charging resident extortionate fees for gardening work, Trading Standards involved.

0 Burglary other than in a dwelling

0 Burglary other

0 Sexual Offences

0 Theft of a Motor Vehicle

1 Theft / Other 31/10/16 traps stolen from fields off Within Way.

0 Theft From a Motor Vehicle

3 Police Generated including joint police warrant Thorn Tree Close one male arrested.

2 Suspicious person/vehicle 7/11/16 car at bottom of Hale Park reported by PCSO – checked all in order. 19/11/16 Carriage Close someone/something banging on door – no trace.

0 Animal Domestic

0 Prevent Breach of the Peace

5 Highway Disruption. 19/10/16 Hoghton Road vehicle parked on corner – moved. 31/10/16 Carr Lane fly tipping. 05/11/16 flood Hale Rd – wrongly coded ward area. 13/10/16 Crabtree Close – no obstructions witnessed and again 15/11/16 no obstructions witnessed same location.

0 Property Lost /Found

1 Domestics 28/10/16 Church End Mews

3 Abandoned phone calls 15/10/16 Appletree Close checked Ok. 09/11/16 Malin Close all ok and 20/11/16 High Street child playing with phone, all in order.

1 Wildlife matters 30/10/16 4 persons with dogs causing alarm in Hale Park, persons went off toward woods.

0 RTC’s injury

1 RTC Damage/Damage only 26/10/16 car damaged fence Oglet Lane.

1 Vulnerable Person reports

2 Road related Traffic offences 30/10/16 Peach Tree Close – vehicle moved by owner. 17/11/16 2 scrambler bikes Town Lane towards Speke.

0 Firearms

0 Sudden Death

0 Bail breaches etc

0 Drugs

1 Assist other agencies – often ambulance etc. 16/10/16 Environment Agency flood alert.

0 Traveller Related

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

Apologies if there are a number of repeated points generated in the reports. I do think they are an important part of the report especially for first time readers.I want to record my/our appreciation to HaleVillageOnline website for posting these reports for publicity to a wider audience.

If you want an item adding or wish to comment at all on anything police related then please get in touch.

Once again we are pleased with the statistics and, albeit a slight increase in the traffic reports this could be due to the letter delivered recently to addresses in the problem location. There still appears to be a continuation of the downward trend in the overall number of incidents.

The late evening early morning patrolling by police officers has continued. This added attention was requested specifically from about 10pm to 2am where we were having a number of reports of illegal vehicle use and possibly drug use/dealing in the village.The patrols are continuing to give Hale Village this extra attention and it is pleasing to see it paying dividends.

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.

I have and do patrol across the village as much as my duties allow. 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 checks in our area since the last report and will try again as soon as time and work duties allow.

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.

We had a few complaints of traffic/parking issues around Hoghton Road and the “fruit tree” closes for poor or illegal parking. A couple of the reports did not find any offences but on one occasion a vehicle was moved due to its position on the junction and footpath. To assist residents in this area I have attached a copy document from Halton Borough Council showing the land on which we have responsibility for traffic matters such as obstructions. Grey is the road and the yellow are footpaths. Outside of this area these matters would generally be civil. I delivered a letter asking residents and/or visitors to park more legally sensibly and considerately. I will continue to monitor over the coming weeks and issue Fixed Penalty Notice and / or have vehicles removed if they are found to be parking illegally – dangerously.

The No Waiting restriction (single yellow) continues to be checked outside of the school on an Ad hoc basis and checks are being made at both sides of the school for any drivers flouting the parking restriction. There has not been any need for any formal action outside of both entrances and we appreciate the cooperation given by residents/parents.

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, continues to try and reduce the number of incidents.

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 along with this our responses will increase too.

We note the Hale Village area now has a 7.5t weight restriction and I will keep an eye on this to try and maintain low levels of transgressors.

Reports of fly tipping have reduced to one report for this period. Regular checks are made in the “hotspot” areas of (Church Road, Ramsbrook and Carr and Baileys Lane)

Hale Estates ask persons not to trespass onto their land without permission. If you witness anything you perceive as suspicious please call us on 101. .

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 heard unofficially that the keeping of dogs on the lead in Hale Park other than in the above area will not be enforced and I will endeavour to get this in writing. I am happy with either decision as my / our job is to help keep the area good for everyone. I make my task one of educating visitors/users on keeping dogs on the lead except in the play area and I can always advise owners to place their dogs on a lead if I (or another police officer or designated person) has the opinion the dog is a danger. With a dog exercise area specifically for that purpose I am sure most dog owners would use this area by default. 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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