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Wednesfield Neighbourhood Policing Team are continuing to put on extra patrols in and around Wednesfield High Street, after recent complaints regarding ASB and street drinking.
Yesterday (12/07/2021), our PCSOs challenged a male who they found intoxicated on the high street, behaving antisocially and drinking out of an open container which is in breach of a Public Space Protection Order.
The male assaulted one of the attending PCSOs and he was subsequently arrested by the team.
Councillor Phil Bateman said ” The PCSO’s do a good job here in Wednesfield. Please readers take note of the actions of our Neighbourhood team. They are working hard to keep the Village safe and secure.”
Wednesfield Police say “If any of you own a cycle, or know anyone that uses one, particularly in the area of Bentley Bridge, can we please ensure that an adequate lock is used to secure the cycle, in a well lit, highly visible area to something that is solid (i:e a lampost).
The majority of bikes that have been stolen are either secured with cheap, weak locks, or not secured at all.
There has been a significant spike in the theft of cycles, so we all need to do as much as we can to stop these sticky fingered individuals.” Please if you know who are stealing the cycles tell the Police…Also please if you can follow this advice.
I am informed by Wednesfield Police that they held a speedwatch in Broad Lane North, following requests from residents. This is what Wednesfield Police have informed me of.
“Yesterday the team spent an hour on Broad Lane North at the junction with Peach Road. 7 Vehicles were pulled over and dealt with accordingly by officers for breaking the 30 mph limit, with speeds varying from 46 mph to 36 mph. It was very noticeable, that just our presence there had an affect on the driving standards of road users as the majority of vehicles were barely doing 30mph, no doubt having been warned by other drivers of our presence, so we’re happy that maybe, just maybe it makes people think a little more about their speed for the future. Operations will continue in varying locations in the near future.”
Wednesfield Police have informed me that they have been busy today! This is what they say – “Good afternoon everybody, first day back off our 3 rest days and the team have recovered several stolen vehicles, the one pictured was found dumped in an alley off Olinthus Avenue by local residents, the team also recovered a stolen Fiat Panda that had been racing around Ashmore Park on Friday night (11th) and also a brand new BMW 1 series that had been stolen off the back of a transporter.
Officers have also been busy deterring shoplifters over Bentley Bridge and also conducting regular standard patrols all around Wednesfield.”
The information is being widely distributed by Wednesfield Police – which is pleasing to see. All to often there is little information that gets back out on the streets. Well Done Wednesfield Police Neighbourhood Team….
Councillor Phil Bateman said” this issue is a message from Wednesfield Police. I am pleased to see them taking this matter so seriously.”
Wednesfield Police state “We have sadly been given information, that unknown offenders have been on The Park at the rear of Barnard Road and defaced a memorial bench, dedicated to those fallen soldiers in the World War of 1914-1918. Offensive images have been scratched into the shapes of soldiers which make up the back of the bench. This is totally outrageous and unacceptable, This has been reported to the council for repair and enquiries are ongoing, patrols will be continued and any offenders identified will be dealt with accordingly.”
The Remembrance Bench that has been attracting the unwanted attention is located within The Ashmore Park.
This week we are running a knife crime activity week in your area as part of Operation Sceptre – a national week of action. Clearly with Covid restrictions in place we can’t involve the community in our work as much as we would like to. However it means you might see our officers doing these things: Weapon sweeps where we will be looking for knives hidden in public places
Test purchasing – where we will be checking that retailers are being responsible and only selling knives to people of the correct age
Officers using knife arches and knife wands to search for weapons
More officers at transport hubs including bus stations
We would normally be talking to children in school about knives and the dangers of knife carrying but we cannot do this at the moment. However, if you want to take this week as an opportunity to talk to your child about knife crime we have help and advice on how to have that chat, including what to say on our website. https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/campaigns/life-or-knife
Wednesfield Police are warning about the activity of Pick-pockets at the Bentley Bridge Shopping Park. Please residents be very careful, take the Police advice.
Keep all your bags and purses close to hand. Plus shout like mad if you feel the need to catch anyone else’s attention!
This is what our Neighbourhood Police team are warning of!
“Wednesfield Police@WednesfieldWMP· We are again asking all visitors to @BBShoppingPark to be extra vigilant and to keep all purses and bags close at hand, after further reports of attempted purse dipping by pickpockets over the last couple of days.”
I was very pleased to see Wednesfield Police tweet this- This very afternoon. It’s what I asked for, following our residents calls for more Police patrols here in Wednesfield North and in Coppice Farm.
I reckon the Police did them selves a power of good in responding in such a positive way. Well done Wednesfield Police….
Wednesfield Police @WednesfieldWMP1h Responding to community concerns raised regarding ASB and vehicle crime, we continue our high visibility patrols around Ashmore Park Estate, Ashmore Park playing-fields, Bottom Shops / Griffiths Drive., and also the Coppice Farm Estate (bordering @WillenhallWMP area).
There have been much concerns of late, around Vehicle Crime across Wednesfield North, and in particular in Coppice Farm estate. Also vehicle crime In the neighbouring Borough of Walsall spilling over and taking place, here in Wednesfield.
I have been in touch with the local Wednesfield Police Neighbourhood team. Where I asked for increased patrols across my Ward. During the day and into the early hours. I ensured that the Police neighbourhood team were aware of the concerns of residents. Coppice Farm residents were very concerned about the increased loss of catalytic convertors from vehicles just across the boundary in Walsall.
I also raised the issue of Vehicle Crime and the protection of property with senior officers in Wolverhampton. I spoke with Superintendent Inglis about Crime numbers,and strategy, and Inspector Corrigan has since responded also.
I can inform you that the Police are taking this issue seriously. They tell me that the Police will be conducting live checks of sites and property of interest all this week. They tell me other things that I feel that I cannot make public. But they are taking this issue very seriously. I am sure the Police will want to say more, after the operations that they are carrying out this week.
My message to Wednesfield North is that I am pleased with the response I have received from senior officers.
I want you the residents to know that your concerns have and are being acted upon. I have done my level best to encourage and provide information to the Police of your concerns.
Inspector Corrigan wants me to inform you that “I understand that residents of Coppice Farm are raising concerns regarding the theft of catalytic converters, particularly in the neighbouring borough. I can assure you we take this type of crime, along with others very seriously. Any identified enquiries are conducted fast time. Due to the time of night these crimes occur, CCTV and forensic opportunities are limited but it won’t deter us from investigating these matters. We will always prioritise any particular crime hot spots, so any increase in this crime type in a particular area will result in increased Police activity. If any of the residents have any information which may assist the Police, then please encourage them to contact us on 101 or report online and will follow this up. “
I want to add that residents across Wednesfield North can trust me to press the issue of crime and their concerns to the highest levels.
Generally, across Wolverhampton, crime is always in the lower quartile in Wednesfield, when analysed against local Wards across the City. It is a generally safe neighbourhood. But it is important that we drive crime lower. I will always press the Police on your behalf. I am pleased with Inspector Corrigan’s detailed response to me. I look forward to seeing the results of the actions they are taking as a Force this week
Residents please be aware. There is a huge spate of activity around the local towns and within Wolverhampton. There is a gang who are targeting Catalytic converters on cars. Amongst them Hondas. They have struck in and around Walsall, Locally Coppice Farm and here in Wednesfield. Please be aware of this activity.
I have recently written to Wednesfield Police requesting that they patrol Wednesfield North, and set up patrols during the late and EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING.
If you do know or have witnessed any of these illegal acts. Please phone the Police first. Let the Police have the information