Apologies for the delay in sending this out -
In February there were 7 burglary offences recorded in the Ward for the month. There were attempt burglaries on Port Arthur Rd and Sneinton Dale on the same night towards the end of the month, and also 2 attempt burglaries on Lees Hill St and Port Arthur Rd earlier in the month. A burglary on Lord Nelson St led to the arrest and charge of one person. A possible burglary was reported on Greenwood Avenue which led to the arrest and charge of three people located inside the attacked address. This highlights the importance of ringing the police if you see any suspicious activity. There were 8 vehicle crimes in February which is the same number of incidents as the previous month. The only pattern around these figures was that number plates were removed from vehicles in two of the offences, on Newark Crescent and Candle Meadow. Crime overall is 6% up on the same time last year. The areas that have seen significant increases in reporting this year are - Shoplifting, Violence without visible injury and Public Order offences. Decreases in crime have occurred in – Burglary dwelling, Robbery, Criminal Damage andTheft from Motor Vehicles amongst others. ASB is down 17%, however we recognise we have much more to do to ensure residents feel safe in the area, and will continue to work to reduce crime and ASB. Please report any noise related incidents via the 101 system. The NPT were recently out conducting speed checks on Oakdale Rd. Only 1 ticket for speeding was given, which can be read as a success because it meant all bar that driver were obeying the limit!! We will be conducting similar activity at various locations and times of the day as our duties allow. Please be aware of the recent increase in punishment for driving whilst using a mobile phone. The fine has increased to 6 points and £200, and drivers who have just passed their test stand to lose their licenses’ if caught. The use of mobile phones while driving is one of the major causes of serious collisions. Last month the Sneinton Neighbourhood Team were involved in a police operation in St Anns and Sneinton involving the use of a passive drugs dog which could indicate the presence of drugs on people in the street. Overall the operation led to three arrests for drugs, three arrests on other matters, and another 4 drug seizures.
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Richard Hunter (Police, SGT 2343, Sneinton & St Anns)