Category Archives: Police and Crime Page

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Crime in Wednesfield North – Not Good Stats!

These are the crime stats as produced by West Midlands Police for Wednesfield North Ward, here in Wolverhampton.

Perhaps the statistics that jumps out at you is the fact that we have 73 more crimes in the year to date.

Highlights

  • We have had 32 Burglaries up – 16 on the year to date.
  • We have had 48 Criminal damage – up16 on the year to date
  • We have had 3 Robberies – down 1on the year to date
  • We have had 47 Theft from Shops – 14 on the year to date

Interested in finding out more about crime in Wednesfield North- Wednesfield PACT meetings are designed for the public.

 

 

 

Wednesfield North

  Oct  2017 YTD DIFF Sep 2016 YTD DIFF
ALL CRIME 56 329 +73
Burglary Dwelling 10 32 +16
Burglary Other
Criminal Damage        12 48 +16
Robbery 3 3 -1
Vehicle Crime TOMV 0 4 -7
Vehicle Crime TFMV 10 29 +13
Theft from shops 7 47 +14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Government Budget – Ignores Public Anxiety Over Lack of Police Resources

Councillor Phil Bateman MBE responds to the Government budget today. ” I want to place on record my concern that the Government missed a great opportunity today to say that they cared about the safety of our communities.

I am very concerned with crime in my City of Wolverhampton and particularly in my Ward of Wednesfield North. Yet this Government takes no notice at all of our concerns and continually squeezes resources to West Midlands Police.

Recently the City of Wolverhampton Council passed a resolution demanding action from the Government….yet this Conservative Government just ignores the concerns.

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner bemoaned the fact that “Having lost £145 million and 2,000 officers since 2010 our police force has diminished considerably in size.”

Today the Government had a chance to build confidence by increasing police resources and assuring citizens that they had a plan to tackle our concerns. But they didn’t, and they appear not to care a fig about protecting and serving our communities…….remember this when the Tory candidate turns up canvassing votes at the next General Election.”

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OPENING THE DOOR TO POLICE CUSTODY

Wednesfield North residents – Anyone interested in being an Independent Custody Visitor!

Please continue to read.


The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands is looking for Volunteers
to become Independent Custody Visitors

Do you have 2-3 hours to spare each month to volunteer as an Independent Custody Visitor, visiting police custody sites to check on the health and wellbeing of people who have been detained in custody?
Can you communicate well with a diverse range of people? Do you work well in a team? Do you have a general interest in people and care about their wellbeing?
Would you be confident in raising issues or concerns if you had to?
If you can say yes with confidence to these questions, then you could be what we are looking for.
We are recruiting NOW for Independent Custody Visitors in Oldbury, Perry Barr, Coventry, and Wolverhampton.

What is in it for you?
Learn and experience something new
Do something that is out of the ordinary
Learn new skills / improve existing skills
Meet new people and share an interest
Make a positive contribution to a fair and just society for all

For more information please visit:
http://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/custodyvisiting

If you would like to speak to someone informally please call Sarah Matta on (0121) 626 6060

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Looking for A Job? -Action Fraud Has Identified Fraudsters!

Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a number of reports where job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them, or requesting money to secure accommodation.  

Individuals registering with job seeking websites or searching for jobs on The Student Room website are being contacted by bogus recruitment companies/businesses asking them to complete application and interview forms which request personal details and banking details, as well as copies of identity documents.

In some instances the applicant is invited along for interview, either in person or over the phone, to make the process look as legitimate as possible. This is impacting on students and graduates looking for work both in the UK and overseas. Some job seekers, as well as divulging personal details, have paid money to the fraudsters in order to secure a bogus rental property alongside the job offer. 

How to protect yourself: 

  • Check emails and documents from the recruiter for poor spelling and grammar – this is often a sign that fraudsters are at work.
  • If visa fees are mentioned, ask the embassy representing the country where you believe you will be working how to obtain a visa and how much it costs. Check that the answers the potential employer or recruiter gave you are the same – if they’re not, it may be a sign of fraud.
  • Carry out thorough research to confirm that the organisation offering you the job actually exists. If it does exist, contact the organisation directly using contact details obtained through your own research or their website to confirm the job offer is genuine.

 What to do if you’re a victim: – If you think your bank details have been compromised or if you believe you have been defrauded contact your bank immediately.

  • Stop all communication with the ‘agency’ but make a note of their details and report it to Action Fraud.
  • Warn the operators of the job website you used that their site is being used by fraudsters.
  • If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.
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Shed & Outbuilding Are At Risk!

Please will residents living in Wednesfield please take note of this information, and if you have any suspicions or information please  contact the Police.

This is important advice which West Midlands Police have contacted me with!

There has been a recent increase in overnight shed breaks on the Wednesfield area. We are responding to this by dedicating officers to the area working until the early hours in order to try and catch these criminals.

May I ask if anyone would like some crime prevention advice or a shed alarm, then to please get in touch with us. The alarms are in short supply. If anyone has any expensive items on display that can  be seen through a shed window, then please either remove it or cover it up.

If anyone has any information they wish to share then please get in touch or contact Crimestoppers.

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Police Sgt Danher Runs Marathon for Charity!

I am happy to support Sgt Martin Danher who is going to run a Marathon for charity. I am happy to support Martin and his charity run.

Can I ask our Wednesfield North  community to also support this Policeman who is originally from Wednesfield, and always trys so very hard for our community in his day job!

Martin tells me that he is running for a charity that “support children suffering with cancer, such as trips away and also supports parents with accommodation for those travelling long distances to be near their children in hospital or bereaved parents who have lost their children to cancer.

I have never run a marathon before as such the thought of doing it for such a worthy cause, will keep me going through the hard times!”

He further requests that ”I hope you can take the time to make a donation to My Just Giving page on the following link http://www.justgiving.com/Martin-Danher.

I am happy to share this with anyone who may want to help. Martin further tells me that “I would be even more appreciative.  If you know of any charity events that I could support or any ideas for fundraising then I am all ears. I am planning on baking a lot of cakes!! I have just started the fundraising process so I could really do with your support. “

Martin

Police Sergeant 0805 Martin Danher

Wednesfield North/South and Bilston Neighbourhood Team

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A Truly Dreadful Theft!

What a dastardly act! Poppybox collections have been stolen from across Wednesfield, including here in Wednesfield North.

It makes you want to question what life is really all about. It is so sad that people can resort to this type of theft for just a few pounds. I am sad that the Poppyday boxes have been stolen here in Wednesfield.

It leaves a bad taste in people mouth.

This is how the Express and Star are reporting the news in tonight’s evening newspaper.

Police and Community Together.

Would You Help With A Community Speed Watch?

Speed is a constant issue in Wednesfield North…there are reports of fast speeds taking place right across the Ward.

Wednesfield Police tell me that they are very willing to involve residents in their quest to quell speeds by some motorists.

Would you be prepared to take part with Wednesfield Police in a Speed Watch campaign if it took place in your street/neighbourhood.

If you would be- Please email me with your name and address and contact numbers, and I will liaise with the Police about your involvement.

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Graffiti- No Useful Evidence!

I have raised graffiti and the huge out break we are experiencing not just in Wednesfield North, but also in other parts of Wednesfield including the Village.

The Wolverhampton Homes team thought that they had a useful lead, but the Police have knocked that theory down in a message that they have sent to me which is repeated here for your attention.

West Midlands Police “As part of the investigation, officers viewed the CCTV just after the offence had occurred and there was no evidential value to the footage.”
But I am keen that we do continue to try and combat this ugly nuisance which is causing criminal damage and costing both public finances to deal with it and private financial resource as well.

If you happen to know who these people are who are painting on property, please inform the Police or contact me.

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Speeding In Or Near Your Street?! – Want to help?

I have been in contact with West Midlands Police following neighbour comment in Broad Lane North relating to the traffic speeds.

The Police are keen to recruit some local people to be part of community speedwatch. Here is what Wednesfield Police have informed me “ We would gladly welcome volunteers to assist with speedwatch.

It is a community priority and is continually raised at PACT. I am sure you are aware that I always ask for volunteers at these meetings, sadly I rarely get any.”

So if you are interested in becoming a member of the Local Speedwatch campaign…Direct Message me.Or contact me via my email address which is – email@philbateman.com