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Inspector Walkers Blog - March 2019

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In the last weeks we have seen reductions in both residential burglary, 10 offences, and vehicle crime, 14 offences less than in the preceding two weeks. There has been a slight increase in robbery with an additional 4 offences and commercial burglary however we have had some success with a male being arrested, charged and remanded with burglary of the Phone Surgeon Shop in Sneinton. This was largely due to some very good work from Ps Hunter and the Sneinton team.

During March Operation Sceptre was undertaken across Nottinghamshire which aimed to raise the awareness of, and tackle knife crime. In the City South 6 ‘weapon sweeps’ were conducted, 4 weapon related arrests were made, 5 weapons were recovered, 1 warrant was executed and 4 visits made to individuals considered to be at risk of committing knife crime. Additionally, the City South schools officer delivered an input about knife crime to a total of 294 pupils in the Nottingham and Farnborough Academies.

There has been a number of reports of ASB behaviour on and around the tram routes in Clifton. As a result Sgt Bradley in conjunction with NET, Community Protection and housing partners have instigated Operation Entoiled. This involves showing an increased presence on the trams and supporting enforcement action by NET and other agencies. This Operation ran on the 2nd of April and was really successful with a number of individuals being identified as being responsible for committing the ASB and NET taking enforcement action against a number of individuals for not having tickets. Further dates are being looked at for the Operation to be run again as we feel it is important that the public should be able to travel on the City transport without being subject to ASB or fear.

Following the horrific incidents in New Zealand we have been working hard to reassure our Islamic community and show a presence at the Mosques within the area. I had the pleasure of visiting the Meadows Muslim centre on the 22nd of March and taking part in Visit My Mosque at the Sultania Mosque in Sneinton which I found both interesting and informative. I also tasted the best onion bhaji’s I have ever had!!

The Sneinton Neighbourhood Team were involved in the seizure of a large cannabis grow on Oakdale Road in March where three people were arrested on suspicion of cultivating cannabis. A speeding operation was also conducted on Colwick Rd and Parkdale Road with a number of drivers being advised about going slightly over the speed limit and one driver being summonsed to court. We will continue to do these operations on an ad hoc basis across the area.

Two Misuse of Drugs Act warrants have been executed in the Meadows by the Neighbourhood Team resulting in two arrests being made and drugs being recovered.

On the 27th March a male was arrested for a number of auto crime offences after being seen in the Mapperley area trying car doors and searching a parked vehicle. The male was arrested and subsequently charged and remanded to court. He was not a resident in the area, so in conjunction with our partners in Community Protection, we are seeking to obtain a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) to prevent him entering the area.

The St Anns team secured some funding to enable additional patrol in and around ASB and drugs hot spots in St Anns. They have been supported by knife crime team which we successfully bid for and have had exclusively for the last two weeks.  On one of these patrols approximately £9000 worth of heroin has been recovered by officers and an investigation is ongoing to establish and prosecute those involved.