Antisocial behavior, self-criminality and dishonest traders at the forefront of law enforcement efforts
Tackling anti-social behavior, self-crime and rogue traders have been at the forefront of recent Newark and Sherwood police efforts.
In her latest blog, District Commander Inspector Charlotte Allardice said priorities for local police for the next three months have been set – who hope to crack down on such crime themes.
Inspector Allardice said: “Antisocial behavior remains a recurring theme across the region and as we enter the school holidays I have no doubt people will be concerned. We’ve made great strides so far, and this will continue to be a focus.
“Auto Crime – We have seen a constant influx of auto crime offenses of a number of types such as catalytic converter theft, tool theft and fuel theft. are not huge, I am aware that the impact on the victims is significant.
“We have a lot of good work going on as part of the Safer Streets pursuit, and the team will complement that with enforcement action. As a team, we love nothing more than catching a thief.
“Dishonest traders – we have had a number of reports in the Sherwood area of ’artisans’ targeting the elderly and vulnerable who are then forced to have unnecessary or overpriced work done on their properties.
“This type of incident is extremely underreported as the victim often feels embarrassed or to blame. As the daughter of parents who live in the area, I understand how worrying this is and we will seek to educate and enforce this issue in the coming weeks. “
Officers also participated in a day of action on road safety and traffic violations; work with colleagues from the Road Crime, Response Team, Safety Camera Partnership and the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
“Less than five minutes after hitting the road, a stolen vehicle that had been broken into hours earlier was seen,” Inspector Allardice said. “After a vehicle chase and a foot chase through gardens, officers arrested the men responsible.
“Response team officers also responded to a report that a man stole a pedal bike from the marketplace in Newark and a quick response found a man riding the bike nearby. This led to him being detained, questioned and reported for the offense. “
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