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Police Make Arrest – School Burglaries.

I am sure that this information will lift a lot of spirits across the Ward!

The good news is that Wednesfield Police have made an arrest. I am not in full understanding of the whole story but the Police have responded to my enquiries with this IMG_8696 sgt Danherresponse.

 

Sgr Danher writes “A suspect has been arrested for the recent Burglaries at the local schools in Ashmore Park, the Wednesfield Neighbourhood Team were out first thing yesterday morning assisting in a search of his address, a piece of stolen property amongst other things have been seized.

The male has been released with police bail conditions to allow us to continue to complete our investigations. I will keep you all updated on our progress.

For the long term, the team intends to work with the schools in improving their security. If you do have any information to share with us please get in touch.”

If members of the public do have any further information. Please let your local police team, or me know.

 

“Lighting Deodorant Cans” – Then They Tried to Burn a Bus!

 

Yesterday I had reports of children creating mayhem at the 25 bus stop in High Street Wednesfield. A correspondent tells me that “ one around 15 yrs old, several no older than 10 were messing with busses at first, then spraying deodorant cans and lighting them, they then tried to burn the bus wheels ,then intimidating elderly people in the bus shelter by aiming the cans at the bus shelter and lighting them.”

My correspondent then said “If they only knew what damage they could’ve done to someone, and if the wind changed they could’ve been badly burnt.”. She goes onto say “ I really hope they get caught.”

I contacted West Midlands Police – Wednesfield team with my correspondents eye witness accounts, and suggested that our team should contact the Safer Travel Police Team and the bus company, as there was the possibility of the buses having forward facing cctv. Plus the High Street cctv could also have images of the actions taking place.

I received a response from Sgt Danher which informed me that . “ The team were on duty when this was reported, and responded to the scene. Officers identified the youths responsible, dealt with them at the scene and the matter is being investigated. The youths involved form part of a much bigger picture, which I am currently working in partnership with ASBU and child services to put in place long term measures.”

 

!cid_image001_png@01D0C3F7 PoliceSgt Danher went onto state “Can you please reinforce the need for people  to report these matters as and when they are occurring. Reporting the matter post incident via the local councillor is not as impactive/effective as calling the Police at the time so we can respond then and there to deal with the matter, show a presence and deal with the suspects quickly. Luckily another member of the public did decide to take action and call us and we responded within minutes.”

So as a Local Councillor I want to first of all thank the Police for catching this gang of tearaways, they are obviously as much a danger to themselves as they are to the public, and the bus operation they were trying to interfere with. Can I also make a plea to my readers –

If you see a crime taking place please be bold and dial 999.

The Police Dispersal Order Worked.

Last week and the week end previous was a difficult time for Ashmore Park. There was a lot of concerns about youths gathering in groups, and there were reports of youths threatening each other.

 

I have just received a message from West Midlands Police and I felt that the need is to inform you of the current situation as far as Wednesfield Police see it.

 

Sgt Danher of Wednesfield Police tells me “I just wanted to provide some feedback following the S.35 dispersal that we implemented on Ashmore Park last weekend, following the incidents the weekend prior.

 

The dispersal was granted from 4pm on Friday 21st October to Sunday 23rd at 4pm. This gave us the power to disperse persons within Griffiths Drive for 48 hours, should they return they could be arrested/returned to their parents should they be deemed a child.

 

We were provided with additional support from  our proactive team, meaning a larger presence of officers on the beat. As such, the areas of issue such as Bottom Shops and Ashmore Park were very quiet and no dispersals were made. We only received one call over the weekend in relation to someone letting off fireworks in the Park.

 

I am hopeful that this has sent a message out to the local community, that as a neighbourhood team we do take matters seriously and will respond pro-actively.”

 

Neither Mary or I received any calls over the weekend. Though we ourselves went out on a trip around Ashmore Park at night to ensure we were as well briefed as we possibly could be. Hopefully this quietening down of the situation will continue through out the Autumn and into the winter.

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Sgt Martin Danher

 

Wednesfield North PACT Statistics – Published last night.

These are the crime statistics that Sgt Danher shared with the Wednesfield North PACT meeting. I have spoken with the Police and they understand that I am going to share these statistics across my Social Media sites.

Sept 2016 YTD DIFF Oct 2016 YTD DIFF
ALL CRIME 41 205 -12 31 236 +1
Burglary Dwelling 6 11 -8 2 13 -6
Burglary Other 3 10 -2 2 12 -1
Criminal Damage 1 4 -5 0 4 -5
Robbery 1 4 +1 0 4 +1
Vehicle Crime TOMV 1 7 -5 4 11 -3
Vehicle Crime TFMV 2 15 +2 0 15 +1
Theft from shops 5 23 +9 7 30 +16

Well Attended Police Meeting – As Residents Raised Their Issues!

cvjqwdzxyaav9cj-pact-meeting-police-octoberLast night at the Wednesfield North PACT Meeting a report on the speeding in Kitchen lane was given by the Police Sergeant. He explained that this event took place on Wednesday 19 October in Kitchen Lane.

There were complaints from residents about the commercial vehicles on the corner of Phillips & Griffith Drive which were obstructing views and that were described by residents as an accident waiting to happen.

On the speed of vehicles, the Police reported that around 150 vehicles have been speed checked in Wednesfield North. The police say that a minority that were speeding were dealt with.

It was a lively meeting last night. There were also accusations about arson taking place on the Park. Gangs of youths were said to be lighting fires in the bushes. Police urged residents to report it as it was going on.

Kids issues and the continued concern about people smoking drugs on the Park, caused a debate. Residents were mightily concerned that there were cars and bikes late into the night and the early hours of the morning. Police were strongly urged by residents to deal with the drug problem. The City Council came in for criticism because the gates were left open until late into the night.

The Police team reported that they are on a late shift over Halloween.

A resident reported on an assault in her back garden as two youths came to try and steal her dog. She was assaulted and the dog is still not well. There was outrage at this, and the resident complained about the Park and the vacant land in Barnard Close that created the poor security situation.

Again  The Park security with the gates being left open until late was a perceived problem for local residents. This allowed the kids on scooters and the drug dealers to do their business in the Park disturbing people living close by.

The Police also reported that they had been dealing with issues of anti social behavior across the estate. They had identified youngsters and letters had been sent to some Parents.

The Police also reported that an arrest for Burglary had been made, and a theft of vehicle arrest had also been achieved.

With bonfire night approaching firework patrols are also taking place, With regards to further Community speed checks the Sergeant reported that the police & fire service were working together on speed hot spots.

Recently there had been some worrying build ups of gangs of youths who are causing much concern amongst residents. There have been reports of fighting, and intimidation. The Police wanted residents to continue to report to them these issues.

He said after last weekend problems the Inspector in charge had been granted a’ Dispersal Order’ , and this will be in force around the shopping precinct at Griffith Drive over this coming week end.

This is a big development to counter act gangs.

After the meeting took place I spoke with various individual members of the public about certain issues that came up in the meeting. The Police sergeant Martin Danher also spoke with individuals.

It was a well-attended meeting and was very lively throughout.

Oakmeadow Burgled Yet Again!

I am sure that you will all agree that the person/people behind the school burglaries need to be caught and fast. Essington St John’s , St Albans, Corpus Christi and Oakmeadow (twice!) have all recently been turned over. If you do know who is behind these events, or you have your suspicions. Please contact the Local Police.

If lap tops are being sold in the street or in the Pub, please tell the Police. Every time a school gets turned over the children and their education suffers. We need to catch the person/west-midlands-policepeople involved…..

Concerned About Policing In Wednesfield North?

Wednesfield North

‘Partners and Community Together’

The Hub at Ashmore Park, Griffiths Drive.

7:00 pm Wednesday 19th October 2016

Sergeant Danher together with other agency partners, invite you to attend the next meeting of the Wednesfield North PACT open meeting.  You can influence the policing priorities in your Neighbourhood at the

Open meeting starting at 7:00 pm.

 You will also receive information on how crime & Anti social Behaviour are being tackled in this Neighbourhood.

For further information please contact Sergeant Martin Danher on 0845 113 5000 (m.danher@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk) or Abdul Rahim on 01902 556617 (abdul.rahim@wolverhampton.gov.uk)west-midlands-police

Wednesfield Police – PACT Meeting The Hub 19th October -7.00pm

Notice for the community in Wednesfield North.

The next Wednesfield  North PACT meeting date has been changed due to the usual facilities being unavailable. The new changed date is Wednesday the 19th October at 7.00pm.

IMG_8696 sgt DanherPolice Sergeant Martin Danher asked me to encourage residents to attend the meeting, find out what is happening in your neighbourhood, and to have a chat with Officers after the meeting has ended about any personal issues you are concerned with.

Police Will Investigate Graffiti Tagging!

The Wednesfield Police have confirmed that they will be investigating with partners the rash of ugly graffiti that has broken out around tagging the word ‘Crow’ on both public and private property in and around the Wednesfield & Woodend areas of the City.

Councillor Phil Bateman said today “ I am hoping that the public will give information about where the tags are and who has been committing this ugly rash of tagging. img_1532-graffiti-29-sept-2016

 

Police Surgery- The Hub at Ashmore Park

There will be a Police Surgery on Monday 3rd October 3.00pm to 5.00pm .

Wednesfield Police run these surgeries to allow you to come and chat with them about your own personal issues. So if you have a worry about Law & Order or the protection of your family or property and it is worrying you. Then why not pop down and meet with representatives of your Local Wednesfield Police team to talk the issues you have over?

All the matters you speak with them about will be treated with confidence… As your Local Councillor I would urge you to give consideration to this service the Police are offering, especially if it is a crime matter that is worrying you!car anti theft 01 may 2013