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Inspector Neil Bellamy's Blog: March 2019

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As you will see from the updates provided by the
Sergeants we have had a busy couple of weeks on Bassetlaw.

I introduced you to the Sergeants on the Team in a
previous Blog, and will introduce you to the Police Officers, Police Staff and
Volunteers starting today.

The Worksop North Team is headed by Sergeant Simon
Whitehouse, and currently has PC’s Harry Shaw, and Dean Fenton as the Beat
Managers, and we are expecting a third officer to join the team in a few weeks.
The Officers are supported by PCSO’s Cathy Parker, Jaime Shaw, John Dale, Kath
Parker-Palmer and Chris Barlow.

The Worksop South Team is headed by Sergeant Kate Long,
and currently has PC’s Glenn Turner and Dan Tynen in the Town Centre, and PC’s
Mark Topham and Christian Hurley for the remaining beat area. The Officers are
supported by PCSO’s Sue Shaw, Stacy Deakin, Cat Nuttall, Dave Marsden, Ruth
Dixon and Sarah Richardson.

The entire East Bassetlaw Team are supervised by Police
Sergeant Samantha Pearson, and at Harworth we have PC James Martin, PC Jason
Fellows, and PC Gareth Mitchell who are supported by PCSO Dave Airey, PCSO
Claire Walker, and PCSO Lucy Campion.

And at Retford we have PC Karl Hagland, PC Nathan Thomas
supported by PCSO Emma Porter, PCSO Chris Shaw, PCSO Tony Ciacci, and PCSO
Alice Storey.

All the Teams are listed on the Nottinghamshire Police
Website with their telephone numbers and contact email.

Some good news from last week is that Adrian RYNKIEWICZ
has pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court in relation to an Aggravated
Burglary at 9 Richmond Rd, Worksop on 5th March 2016. He was sentenced to 7yrs
6 months. The burglary involved Polish males attacking another Polish family in
their own home with baseball bats.

RYNKIEWICZ and co-accused (MALCZEWSKI) went on the run
and failed to appear in Crown Court. He was subsequently arrested in Germany on
a European Arrest Warrant and despite the passage of time this is a great

MALCZEWSKI remains on the run believed in Europe

There have been a number of vans targeted for theft in
the Langold and Carlton-in-Lindrick areas over the past week.  Police
advise local residents to be security conscious around their vehicles and
remove any valuable items when vans are not in use.  In addition to this
we would encourage reports of any suspicious activity, or suspicious vehicles
in the area.

The North team will be focussing on these areas over the
forthcoming weeks.

North Officers continue to target our most wanted suspects
and those that fail to appear at Court and have had success in arresting
individuals for that and those being recalled to prison.

In response to numerous complaints from the community and
businesses, our PCSOs have been patrolling the local supermarket car parks and
identifying vehicles involved in anti-social behaviour.  The vehicles
colloquially known as ‘boy racers’ are being sent warning letters in relation
to the nuisance being caused and warned about future behaviour.

The North Team arrested David Harrower who been wanted by
the Courts for several weeks.  After
spotting him in the Kilton area, officers embarked on a short foot chase and
with some help from local residents located him hiding in gardens.  The courts have since sentenced him to a term
in prison for several shop thefts.

PCSO Dale will be conducting speed checks targeting areas
in response to public complaints with a view to compiling data for our FATAL 4

On Friday 22nd March our team assisted the Joint Service
Explosive Ordinance Disposal team with the controlled explosion of a grenade
that was located by a local male magnet fishing who pulled the device from the

Martin HEATH was released from prison on Tuesday 6th
March, and by 7th March he had breached his CBO and complaints were already
being received of him being a nuisance while under influence in the town
centre. By Thursday 8th March PC Glenn Turner had arrested him for two breaches
of his CBO and he received 12 weeks in prison.


Liam GILFOYLE was arrested for being drunk and disorderly
having only just released from custody. He has been charged and bailed to
attend court on 08/04/2019. He was arrested again today (08/03/19) for public
order offences and at the time of writing remains in police custody.

PC Topham and PCSO DEAKIN have been working hard with the
council to tackle the ASB on the Manton estate. A ‘top 5’ of offenders has been
identified and they are all being issued with CPW’s next week.

An off road operation was conducted using the Police quad
bike and truck deployed with four members of the off road bike team working in
partnership with local drone company SalusUAV who provided a drone and pilot
for the afternoon free of charge. The team quickly deployed to several areas
and even able to use the drone to direct officers in on the quad bike to
extinguish an inaccessible fire.

After complaints from residents of Eastgate a warrant was
executed in partnership with Bassetlaw ASB team and the RSPCA. Martin SHAW was
arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply (PWITS) Class B Psychoactive
Substance (Mamba) and is Released Under Investigation (RUI). Also located at
the address was Gareth LARNER who was wanted for shop theft and failing to
appear at Court.

The team have been busy arresting nominals: Jordan SHAW
wanted for Fail to Appear (FTA), Daniel MCUSKER FTA for assault, Dianna WOOD
FTA, John RUSHTON (received 18 weeks).

PCSO Ruth Dixon is investigating an organised fight
amongst a large group of young people together with the School Early
Intervention Officer to identify those involved.

Op Pleaser, a Night Time Economy operation targeting
drugs in the town centre licenced premises was a success. Police Dog Dash
identified a 16 year male who was searched and found in possession of drugs and
arrested for PWITS and possession of an offensive weapon. He has been RUI.
Michael MILTHORPE was also indicated on by PD Dash. He was searched and found
in possession of a lock knife and wire cutters arrested for possession of
offensive weapon and going equipped. He has been charged and remains in custody
pending a trial. The feedback from local licensees was positive and we continue
to work with the local establishments so members of the public can enjoy a
night out in a safe town centre.

Officers from the East Bassetlaw
Neighbourhood Policing Team over the past couple of weeks have continued
actively patrolling the various building sites in the Harworth/Bircotes area
where housing development is currently taking place.  This is in response
to an increase of incidents reported where items have been stolen or suspicious
activity has been reported on the various building sites in the area.  We
have also had regular meetings with local builders to listen and discuss their
concerns over the recent incidents where crime prevention advice has also been

We have continued to seize several
vehicles in the East Bassetlaw are over the past couple of weeks for being
used without having any Insurance, road tax and MOT.

My schools liaison officer Pc Bev
Jeffree together with Pc Jim Martin and PCSO Claire Walker have been involved
with Serlby Park Academy in Harworth and Bircotes where officers have gone into
school to continue with intervention work with several students.  Whilst
at the school Officers have also carried out several assembly talks to year 5
to year 11 students, and given education and advice around bullying and crime

Two Males, an adult and a Juvenile from Bircotes
area have been charged with Theft of Scrap from Wintech Modular on 10th
February 2019 where various items of scrap including lights, cable and sinks
were found in the rear of a transit van.  A First hearing court date at
Mansfield Magistrates will be set for the two males in due course where it is
anticipated they will plead not guilty.

My Harworth team have been involved in
an arrest of a male who was wanted for Fail to comply with a community order
and Breach of Harassment order. The Male was subsequently charged with Breach
of Harassment order x 3, Theft of a bank card and Possession of class B
drugs.  The male has been remanded in custody awaiting a court date.

A female from Retford appeared in
Magistrates court for making several hoax calls to the Police and Police
assault.  This matter was adjourned until Fri 15 March as she has other
similar matter pending on this date.

We are currently working with the
council on 2 closure orders of problem businesses and will provide a further
update when served.

An incident occurred at Retford in the early hours of
Saturday 24th March where a large cannabis grow has been recovered from a
building on Carolgate, Retford and four persons have been arrested and remain
in custody, the investigation is on-going.  This has been a time consuming
event for my team as we have managed the scene and continue to do so.

Pc Nathan Thomas has arrested a female who was wanted by
Lincolnshire Police for failing to appear.  However, this is a very good
result as she is a prolific offender in Retford Town centre and hopefully she
will receive a custodial sentence and be remanded into custody as she is
already on a suspended sentence.

My team over the weekend of 15th March
patrolled with the Force Quad Bike as part of Operation Bifocal. Over the
weekend fewer incidents were reported than normal in and around the rural areas
which is good news.

Pc Jim Martin arrested 2 males from
Harworth who were wanted for Fail to comply with a community order and Breach
of Harassment order. They were subsequently charged with Breach of Harassment
order x 3, Theft of a bank card and Possession of class B drugs.  One male
has now been sentenced at court where he was given a custodial sentence of eleven
weeks in prison where it was ordered he will serve the full term. 

Another successful arrest this time on
behalf of Essex Police.  The male was wanted for failing to appear in
Essex and had been located by NPT officers in Harworth.

The team from Harworth have been working
alongside Nottinghamshire Fire service where four local teenagers have been put
forward to take part in the Boot Camp which is going to be run by
Nottinghamshire Fire Service between 15th and 18th April at Harworth Fire Station. 
This initiative aims to deliver a range of activities aimed at raising
awareness of fire risk and further insight into a career in the Fire

We have drugs operation running in
Retford later on this week.  I will update in the next edition however I
am hopeful this will also result in a closure order at the premises.


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