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Inspector Christine Busuttil blog: October 2019

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In September City North Shows an all crime increase compared with August. 

Main features are:-

An increase in:-

Burglary dwellings +4 however there are no patterns and over the last 2 weeks this has now started to reduce there are no patterns or particular beat areas being targeted. Commercial burglary has also started to reduce significantly over the last 2 weeks due to some significant arrests. 

Damage is showing +15 with no particular pattern.

Vehicle offences are still high up by 16, this is a mixture of number plates, motorbikes and attempt theft from motor vehicle.

Decreases in:-

Personal Robbery down by 7 which is a steady decrease since a sharp spike several weeks ago. 

Shop lifting has reduced by 20 which is down to the hard work of the local beat teams and the arrest and remand of one of our prolific offenders. 

Local Priorities

Our first new priority starting this month in the City North area is drug related crime and will continue for the next 3 months.

This priority has been locally identified through the Crime and Drugs Partnership respect survey along with the beat team itself in consultation with partner agencies.  

Drugs is an on-going concern particular with a rise in more serious offences and tensions in some areas of City North. 

The Prevention of Crime and ASB is a priority set out by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner as well as the Youth Commission Priorities to seek rehabilitation against re-offending.

This is what the City North beat team including Community protection will be doing to help tackle drug related crime alongside partner agencies:-

  • Target hotspot areas.
  • Encouraging reports from the public.
  • Work closely with partner agencies. 
  • Build intelligence pictures to apply for drug warrants.
  • CCTV cameras to be moved to most problematic areas if applicable.
  • Discuss tactics and give updates in joint agency meetings
  • Use social media to give you timely updates 
  • Swiftly Process offenders and use both police and civil powers to hinder future activity including housing. 

Our second priority is the carrying of knives.

This priority has been locally identified through the Crime and Drugs Partnership respect survey along with the beat team itself in consultation with partner agencies.  

Knife carrying is an on-going concern particular with a rise in more serious offences and tensions in some areas of City North. 

The Prevention of Crime and ASB is a priority set out by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner as well as the Youth Commission Priorities to seek rehabilitation against re-offending.

This is what the City North beat team including Community protection will be doing to help tackle the carrying of knives alongside partner agencies:-

• Target hotspot areas.• Encouraging reports from the public.• Work closely with partner agencies. • Build intelligence pictures to identify potential offenders and offer diversions.• Discuss tactics and give updates in joint agency meetings.• Continue to deliver programmes in educational establishments and other vulnerable premises.• Continue to conduct sweeps of open spaces to reduce the availability of knives. • Use social media to give you timely updates • Swiftly Process offenders and use both police and civil powers to hinder future activity including housing. 

We now have 2 metal detectors on city north and the beat team will use these as much as possible over the next few months in order to search for knives and other weapons secreted around the area. These will also help to identify other dangerous items such as discarded needles used for drug taking. 

We will continue to work in partnership with other agencies, if you have an area in mind where you would like to see us out and about using the detectors please let the beat team know. 

Nottingham Prison OP. 

Over recent months, officers from Nottinghamshire POLICE and Nottingham prison, have worked in partnership to tackle the issue of prohibited items being taken into the prison through the visits system.

That partnership working has resulted in 3 seized weapons, 6 drug seizures, 7 motorists dealt with for motoring offences, 9 vehicles seized, 1 arrest, 1 reported for summons and 1 stop search.

It is a criminal offence to bring, throw or otherwise convey a prohibited item into prison.

Nottinghamshire POLICE and HMP Nottingham will take positive action against anyone found to be committing an offence, and our activity to tackle this issue will continue in the coming months.

Good News 

A significant cannabis grow was discovered in Sherbrooke road Carrington on the 4th September and was seized with enquiries on-going.  

2 males have been arrested and released under investigation for burglary of a business on Forum road. The investigation remains on-going. 

Leeroy Simpson  one of our prolific shop lifters has been arrested and charged with 20 offences of theft in Bulwell and Hucknall and breaches of his Criminal Behaviour Order. He was remanded and sentenced to 26 weeks imprisonment.

In response to regular complaints regarding parking outside schools we conducted 2 days of School parking Operations at:-

  • Snapewood Primary 1ticket 10/9/19
  • Rufford Primary 0 ticket 10/9/19
  • Heathfield Primary 2 tickets 11/9/19
  • Hempshill Hall primary 1 ticket 11/9/19

Police were involved in a Rogue Traders operation as per attached picture which  took place in Top Valley on the 30th September alongside various other agencies inc.Trading standards, VOSA, HMRC and immigration  and we are pleased to announce the following results:-

  • Vehicles stopped 30
  • No MOT 2
  • No insurance  3

Op Sceptre ran from 16th September 2019 until 23rd September 2019.

https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/news-article/more-1000-weapons-recovered-during-knife-crime-week-action 

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