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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
Having analysed our crime in the past month there have been around 15 reports of theft from vehicles, mostly centred around the Navigation Road, Newbridge Road and Knightsbridge Road area. Most of these vehicles are locked and suspect(s) have used unknown means to gain entry into the vehicles. On a few occasions windows had been smashed to gain entry.
Issued: February 2018
What we are doing:Various tactics will be used to attempt to reduce this type of crime in the location including Hi-viz patrols, covert plain cloth patrols. Using intelligence and information to visit past offenders for this sort of crime and offering support from other agencies to divert them from re-offending (if accepted). Update February 2018: From the middle of January 2018 Operation Nacelle was instigated which consisted of plain clothes officers on dedicated patrols with support, where possible, from Response Officers in the Glen Parva area of the beat. It was identified that it was believed that two people were actively committing vehicle crime in the location. Letters were sent out to local residents and updates on social media done to inform locals of the work being done and the need for them to a) report incidents b) to take responsibility to remove property from their vehicles to prevent crime happening. This multi-strand approach has resulted in officers on the operation catching the two people believed involved in vehicle crime 'in the act' on 3 separate occasions and them being charged with multiple theft and fraud and offensive weapons offences and placed before the courts. The people were given bail but unfortunately, re-offended when on bail and arrested again by officers. Prior to the Operation being set up there were 30 theft from vehicle offences from December 1st until mid January 2018. Since the operation started there have been 3 offences reported. Further work will be taking place in the local area using new tactics and the results will be provided. Issued: February 2018