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Insp Fenwick's Blog- May 2020

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I really hope that you and your
families are all safe and well during these unprecedented times. Your local
officers have been working hard to engage and explain the Government advice in
how to stay safe. I am really pleased that the vast majority of residents are
abiding by the regulations and there have only been a couple of incidents where
we have had to use to tickets to enforce the lockdown.

Engagements:

Our work with local youth
provision Evolve

Broxtowe cops help with stay
at home Zumba

Nottinghamshire Police officers
have helped to put on an at home Zumba class for the community.

Officers in Broxtowe lent a hand
– and a vehicle – so that a community group could broadcast an outdoor Zumba
class through a police van’s loudspeaker.

Evolve, which runs free
community groups in the area, took its usual Zumba class to the streets with
the help of the Broxtowe Neighbourhood Team.

Residents were invited to go out in to their front gardens
or simply open a window to take part in the exercise class, which was run by a
qualified instructor.

The music was played through
the police van while the Zumba instructor used a loudhailer to direct residents
in the routine.

Neighbourhood Inspector for
Broxtowe, Gordon Fenwick, said: “We wanted to support this event as it really
ties in to our main priority at the moment, which is to encourage people to
stay at home and save lives.

“The people of Broxtowe have
responded fantastically to these new restrictions and we want to do what we can
to support them.

“We know that following these
guidelines is tough for people, especially for anyone who lives alone. I hope
that seeing us out helping with the Zumba gave people a boost and helped them
to see that we’re all in this together.

“I’d like to take this
opportunity again to thank the community for their understanding and for
following the Government’s guidelines. Where we can do things like this to
support you to stay at home, we will.”

The Zumba tour of Broxtowe started in Westleigh Road, taking in the top end of
Frinton Road and Whitwell Road.

It then visited Alwyn Road,
Fenwick Close and Whitwell Close.

Man jailed
after stealing key worker’s laptop

A man who
pleaded guilty to theft and fraud by false representation has been jailed for
16 weeks.

Gareth
Gilson, 37, of Minver Crescent, was arrested after officers were called to
Wootton Close, Bilborough on Tuesday 31 March when a District Nurse’s car was
reported to have been broken in to.

Gilson
pleaded guilty to taking a laptop and bank cards from the car, as well as using
the cards to purchase items from shops across the county.

He was jailed
on Saturday 4 April 2020.

Inspector
Gordon Fenwick, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are living in an
unprecedented time and NHS staff are providing vital services for the people in
city and county.

“To think
that someone would steal from someone who is putting themselves at risk every
day in order to protect our residents is sickening.

 “Our officers
acted quickly to make an arrest as part of this investigation and I am pleased
with a swift result.”

 End of
Year Crime Update

For 2019/2020, City West had an overall crime reduction of 4.6% which
equates to 340 fewer crimes.

By
Wards:

Aspley
had a 6% reduction of 1,891 crimes compared to 2,011 the previous year. That is
a reduction of 120 offences.

Bilborough
recorded a 3% reduction which meant there were 1,792 crimes compared to 1,847.
55 less crimes.

Leen
Valley had a 6.1% reduction recording 751 offences compared to 800 in the
previous reporting year. The equates to 49 less offences.

Wollaton
Ward had a 11.5% reduction recording 693 offences compared to 783 which is 90
less offences.

Basford
had a 1.4 reduction recording 1905 crimes against 1932 crimes the previous
year. This is 27 less offences.

 City
West Acquisitive Crime

End of
year

House
burglaries were reduced by 14.9% which is 378 offences compared to 444 which is
66 less crimes.

Vehicle
offences are down by 22.1% (158 less crimes).

Personal
Robberies recorded 69 offences which is exactly the same as the previous year.

All
Thefts were down 17.2% which equates to 210 fewer crimes.

Domestic
Occurrences were down 9.4% which is 188 fewer domestic incidents.

Unfortunately ASB recorded a 1.1% increase which
equates to 24 more reports of antisocial behavior.