Message from Inspector Keith Curbishley
Your local officers are engaged this month on an operation to target wildlife crime. Such activity is very varied and attracts people from out of the area who will often have a much wider criminal background and commit other crimes whilst in the area. Offences such as digging badger sets, collecting birds eggs, fishing without the correct permissions and licenses, shooting or ˜lamping" without the landowners permission, allowing pet dogs to run free amongst livestock and worry sheep are just some examples of illegal activities which occur in the countryside, 24 hours a day. Please support your local officers by reporting issues straight away.
I would like to take this opportunity to again promote the "Cheshire Alert" website, which you can sign up to if you by clicking here.
Being able to tell people about local crimes trends and pass on crime prevention advice, is one of the best ways of encouraging people to improve their security and get the right information to the police so that criminals can be caught! If you have any friends or families who are not yet signed up, please take the time to sit down with them and help them to sign up it may just prevent one of your loved ones from becoming a victim of crime themselves.
Local priorities for June 2015
1. Wildlife Crime: "Operation Debug" is targeting those areas where crimes against wildlife are taking place. If you know of locations where wildlife offences are committed, please contact your local officer.
2. Burglaries: "Both commercial burglaries and house burglaries. "Times of day and methods of committing offences vary over the course of the year. Local officers regularly put out crime prevention advice, designed to reduce the risk at any particular time of year. At the moment, leaving doors and windows open during warm weather is a major risk.
3. Road safety: "Social drinking during sunny summer evenings, increased numbers of motorcycles and cyclists on the roads and overgrown hedgerows which obscure vision are all increased risks on the roads at this time of year. Officers are targeting those drivers who choose to ignore the risks and drive in a manner which puts other road users in danger.
"You said we did"
You Said - This month there has been various issues raised around school pick up and drop off times. School times are often an issue and will no doubt cause congestion.
We Did - However, we have had the local PCSO's out during these times to help monitor traffic and increase the safety.
You Said - Speeding in local villages has also been raised.
We Did -You will have seen our local officers making use of the sped gun this month. Initially to educate drivers but deal with them accordingly if necessary. Community speed watch is also being set up across a number of villages.
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