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Inspector Christine Busuttil Blog: September 2020

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Looking at the crime figures over the last 2 weeks we have seen a bit of a spike in Robberies in the Bulwell ward area, however they do not form part of a pattern and in 2 out of 3 occasions the offender was known to their victims so enquiries remain ongoing.

House burglary has remained at 8 for the whole of the city north over the last 2 weeks which is pleasing news helped by the fact that one suspect was caught red handed by privately owned CCTV and has seen the offender charged and remanded for 2 separate counts of house burglary in the Sherwood ward.

The offender has targeted more than one area so his arrest has been of benefit on a wide scale and the burglary team are working hard to identify further offences attributed to him.

Over the last 2 weeks crime has reduced by 2 which may be small but still a move in the right direction.

Some significant arrests of our prolific shop lifters has seen a good reduction of 9 shop thefts over the last 2 weeks reducing from 34 to 25 which is more pleasing news.

From a crime prevention point of view we have had an increase of 6 to 12 for theft from motor vehicle so could I advise toughened chains attached to a strong permanent structure for motorbikes and good old conventional steering locks for cars, all are deterrents to help keep your property safe. 

Our next priorities starting July in the City North area are antisocial behaviour and drug related crime.

These priorities have been locally identified through the Crime and Drugs Partnership respect survey along with the beat team itself in consultation with partner agencies. 

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 these:-

  • 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.
  • Generate and execute warrants.
  • Continue to deliver programmes for educational establishments and other vulnerable premises.
  • Use social media to give you timely updates.
  • Swiftly Process offenders and use both police and civil powers to hinder future activity including housing

August update

A great start to OP RESILIENT Over the weekend of the 5th and 6th September – Created to tackle vehicle nuisance

The neighbourhood team issued 1 Traffic Offence Report & seized a moped as the driver was driving otherwise in accordance with a licence; we also have a further Traffic Offence Report to issue for no insurance having seen a vehicle drive with no insurance attached to it.

We used this opportunity to engage with several groups of riders throughout the course of the Operation.

On Sunday in Bulwell we had several Motorbikes Fail to Stop for Police which has resulted in CCTV and in car video enquiries to try and identify the vehicles and their riders; however many of the vehicles were unregistered and therefore uninsured vehicles.

I would like to appeal for anyone who has Dashcam Footage or any information in regards to who owns or was riding these vehicles to make contact with Nottinghamshire Police quoting incident 0207_05092020.

Our final stop of the operation was a male suspected of being under the influence of a controlled drug, a subsequent search of the male identified several bags of cannabis on their person and a large amount of cash. After requiring the driver to take a drug wipe preliminary test at the roadside they were arrested for Driving a Motor Vehicle whilst Unfit and Possession with intent to supply Cannabis, our enquiries into this are on-going.

This really does go to show how targeting Anti-Social Behaviour in the community can lead to uncovering other offences and disrupting criminality on the roads.

This is part of an ongoing Operation which will also incorporate any new rules set out by the government under COVID 19 and we will not hesitate to issue fines where appropriate and large groups purposely form causing a risk to others.

Due to high spate of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in Bulwell forest garden, Community Protection and Nottinghamshire Police put together an action plan to tackle the on-going issues. 

This has involved us co-ordinating different shift patterns to patrol the area ensuring a high visibility presence between the hours of 5pm until 10.00pm.  Signs have been put up in the local area to deter any individuals from trying to gain access when the premise is closed. 

I am pleased to report that over the last few weeks since our operation, there have been no further calls of anti-social behaviour.

Two women have been arrested as part of an operation into a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into a Nottinghamshire prison.

The arrests were made after officers executed warrants at addresses in Andover Road, Bestwood, and Wingbourne Walk, Bulwell, on Tuesday 15 September 2020.

Two women, aged 44 and 53, were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to bring a list A prohibited article into HMP Ranby.

Today's warrants were carried out thanks to a joined-up Nottinghamshire Police approach and good teamwork involving Gedling's Operation Reacher team, County CID, Tactical Support Group officers and the City Neighbourhood Team all working together.

Detective Sergeant Luke Todd said: "We are committed to working alongside our partners to make sure those involved in serious and organised crime are pursued.

“Anyone found to be helping inmates carry out their illicit enterprises from their prison cells can expect to find themselves in serious trouble.

“Our message is clear – this type of activity will not be tolerated and anyone attempting to smuggle drugs or other items into prison will be actively pursued by authorities and could even find themselves behind bars.

"Drugs in prisons cause a whole host of issues which we work hard with our colleagues in the prison service to tackle.

“These warrants were part of a proactive piece of work we are undertaking, under the banner of Operation Oregon, to disrupt this supply, to pursue suspected offenders and bring them to justice.

“I would encourage anyone who has information about drug supply of any kind to come forward and share what they know with us by calling Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

We have had the knife crime team on City North for 2 days since my last update during which they got some amazing results as per below. 

All 3 arrests were quite significant removing a few nasty weapons off our streets along with a significant amount of drugs, not bad for a couple of day’s work.

  • Arrests 3
  • Stop searches 6
  • Weapon seizures 4
  • Drugs seizures 4
  • Report for summons 1

https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/news-article/update-bestwood-aggravated-burglary

https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/news-article/man-convicted-knife-offence-after-dna-analysis

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