It may be of interest for you to know that various parts of this newsletter are published in a variety of locations. It is now being reproduced in a number of magazines which are distributed free of charge to most households as well as being forwarded to Home watch coordinators and many Parish councils. It is also circulated via the Alert website which contains a great deal of useful and up to date information about current crime issues and crime prevention advice.
Predictably, but necessarily, my main theme this month is to urge everyone to be mindful of criminal activity which targets the Christmas season. Burglars will target addresses which appear empty or which may contain items of value. Please therefore make efforts to make your house appear occupied and keep presents and car keys out of sight. (Register with the Alert website for more security tips.) Also, pay particular attention to your bank statements and credit card / personal identity security, to prevent fraudulent purchases under your name. Most importantly however, please make sure that you enjoy the festive season in a safe and enjoyable manner – if you are having a drink, leave the car at home and pre-arrange your return transportation, to prevent any temptation later on when your judgment may be clouded!
Local priorities for December 2014
ASB -Drink related antisocial behavior can often be an issue in village center's at this time of year. Additional patrols are being targeted towards these areas during those hours prone to such incidents, to deter and prevent trouble.
BURGLARIES – Local officers will be targeting those residential areas which are identified as being vulnerable to seasonal burglaries. Security advice is being promoted via a variety of media formats.
ROAD SAFETY - The difficulty in finding a taxi at this time of year may tempt some people to risk getting behind the wheel of their car when they have drunk too much. All officers will be particularly mindful of drink drivers at ALL times of day and will stop any vehicle if drunk driving is suspected.
Tarvin Local News
And finally December is upon us; historically we see a rise in the amount of drink drive related incidents on our rural roads. If you drink and drive our officers will look forward to meeting you. We have a number of vacancies at our 'Guest House' at Blacon Custody Facility which does not have 5 stars on trip advisor. To avoid being one of our 'guests' please do not drink and drive. It is a selfish crime and in some cases can drastically ruin innocent people's lives at the cost of a taxi ride.
Constable 3548 Steve Trow. Western Rural Policing Team. Mickle Trafford Police Station. Telephone 101.