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Inspector Christine Busuttil blog: November 2017

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Crime update

Vehicle crime

We have seen a sharp increase in vehicle crime across the city North area which falls into 4 categories:-

Theft from Van – tools are targeted - how they have entered the van is not always known. Where possible please remove tools from yourvehicle overnight and make it as difficult as possible to gain access to the doors.

Theft from vehicle – items such as sat navs stolen – vehicles are either left insecure or entry is forced either by popping the door or smashing a window. Please do not leave items on display and if you hear a suspicious noise during the hours of darkness please investigate or call police on 999 if you think a vehicle is being broken into.

Theft of number plates – suspected to then be used in crime – there are more secure screws available from local motoring shops that willhelp deter thieves from your vehicle.

Theft of motorbikes – some security systems are being broken and bikes are being removed from both gardens and garages. If you bike is visible from the street this will make it a very easy target, bikes should be secured with a substantial chain to a permanent structure where possible.

Residential burglaries

We are currently suffering residential burglaries which are highest in the Sherwood area, entry is mainly by removing/smashing a rear window pane either in a door or window. However if a rear door is left insecure then they will try this first. If you would like a free window alarm please contact your local policing team by using the details on the Nottinghamshire police website.

The beat team are regularly out on patrol and extra resources have been informed for overnight patrols. Investigations remain on-going. 

Good news

Two men were arrested for robbery and causing a nuisance in the Sherwood area, patrols increased to help identify any further suspects and prevent further incidents, both have been released under investigation.

Three men have also been arrested for a robbery and assault in the Top valley and Bulwell forest areas they are currently released under investigation and will be closely monitored by the beat team and other officers from Nottinghamshire police.

Two men were arrested in Derby suspected of committing thefts from van in the Nottingham and Sandiacre area, it is not unusual for high value crimes to be committed over a wide area so this is a positive update for Nottinghamshire police.

A known suspect for burglary of commercial premises in the Sherwood area was arrested after a reported sighting by a local shop owner, this enabled us to respond quickly and arrest the suspect who was questioned about 2 recent burglaries in the area before being released under investigation.

A further offender who was wanted for 5 offences including 2 x Burglary has been arrested and remanded into custody.

On 18 June 2017 officers were called to Edwards Lane, following reports of suspicious activity involving a flag outside a cultural centre.

Jamie Mullins, 28, of Nottingham Road, Basford, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court on the 25th Oct  and admitted causing alarm or distress by displaying the flag, and religiously aggravated criminal damage.

Matthew Sarsfield, 31, of Sherbrook Road, Daybrook, also pleaded guilty to causing alarm or distress. He was ordered to pay a £115 fine.

Beat team

Our off road bike team were out and about on Sunday 29th October patrolling some of our problematic areas, we will endeavour to book them in for more dates weather permitting.

The city north beat team conducted an operation around Nottingham prison  on the 17th

Oct and the 30th which resulted in no drugs or other items being thrown over the prison walls on these days, further operations will been planned in for the future in a bid to reduce the amount of non-permitted items being accessed by inmates.

Positive action will be taken against any suspects detained during these operations.

The local beat team will be present at Bulwell Christmas light switch on which will take place on Monday the 4th Dec in Bulwell market place, further details to be posted in due course by the local beat team on the Bulwell police Facebook page.

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