Doncaster police seize drugs and knives during search stop
This month we discovered three cannabis crops at properties in western Doncaster: on Oliver Street, Mexborough, Ash Grove, Conisbrough and The Avenue, Bentley.
During proactive patrols, we have stopped searches of nine people this month found in possession of drugs and / or knives, which has led to a number of arrests, prosecutions and seizures of drugs and d ‘Class A and B weapons.
November began with the Halloween period of ‘dark nights’, with additional night patrols in place to deal with an expected increase in antisocial behavior. Although we had pockets of BSA throughout the region during this period, the reporting volumes were much lower than we have experienced in recent years.
One of our key ASB hot spots remains the ‘Royal Estate’ in Edlington, where work is underway with partners to tackle the behavior of a gang of young people responsible for the disorder in the area.
While we always prefer to tackle juvenile delinquency through education, diversion and family support, where appropriate we will be advocating the weight of the criminal justice system and have a member of the panel appearing before the court this month. court for a first hearing around a number of suspected criminal offenses.
The case is ongoing, as are others for other key members of the group. Similar work is underway at a number of key ASB sites across West Doncaster.
We have seen an increase in vehicle crime, particularly in the northwest of Doncaster. The main target is vans, and I urge owners to visit the SYP website for advice on crime prevention. Work is underway around them, including a man arrested and accused of stealing a vehicle on Skellow Road on November 12.
A man was recently involved in a crime spree across Bentley, involving a number of thefts from shops and assaults on staff and members of the public. We arrested and charged him on November 12 and he has now been convicted of 13 offenses carrying a sentence of 24 weeks in prison.
As Christmas approaches, I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Please enjoy it responsibly and take care of yourself and others.