Over the last month we have Detected and Charged or Community Resolved the following offences:
3 x Assault On Police
2 x Burglary residential
2 x Cannabis Warning
4 x Crime Other
1 x Crime Vehicle
3 x Criminal Damage
17 x Drugs
2 x Drunk in charge
1 x Highway disruption
4 x Offensive weapon
2 x Prescribed limit driving offence
6 x Public Order
3 x Theft
5 x Violent Crime
5 x Violent Crime Public Place
3 x Violent Domestic
= 63 offences
There were 33 Community resolutions in June.
PERFORMANCE FINANCIAL YEAR TO DATE FROM APRIL 2018
Total Notifiable Crime (TNO) for the financial year to date is up on last year (by 140 crimes). Runnymede continues to have the lowest level of crimes of the three Northern Boroughs. June saw a continuation in the increased levels of residential burglaries despite several local burglars being arrested and charged. We are now 27 offences above our position last year. Addlestone including New Haw is the current burglary hotspot.
This year 57% of all residential burglaries are south of the M3 compared to 60% last year. Addlestone is the current residential burglary hot spot and New Haw accounts for 41% of all residential burglaries in Runnymede.
The burglary hot spot in the North of the Borough is Egham. Chertsey has seen a significant reduction in domestic burglaries which may relate to the arrest of local burglars.
In 2019, we have also seen five Asian Gold Burglaries (4 in Addlestone/New Haw) which is 2% of burglaries in Runnymede this year. We have put out social media advice to make householders aware and make it more difficult for burglars.
Residential Burglary continues to be a Divisional and Borough priority. We have allocated both uniform patrols and also covert assets to deal with this problem. We have arrested and charged several local burglars over the last two months. As of the 21/06/2019, we have given out at 1007 Selecta DNA kits to Runnymede residents.
The theft of catalytic convertors from parked vehicles is sporadic but has begun again after several quiet months, it seems Toyota Prius cars are being targeted. We have seen a reduction in offences of Theft from Motor Vehicle over 20 in a month down to under 10 each month, this has been due to crime prevention work. Similarly theft is very slightly above last year’s levels at 11 more offences.
Violence offences have seen a small uplift, the majority of which are violence without injury essentially threats made by social media.
Runnymede is sixth of 11 Surrey Boroughs for Anti-Social Behaviour.
57% of reports this FYTD are for Rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour. This is down 11%, with a large drop in Vehicle Nuisance. Chertsey Meads and St Annes, Addlestone Town, and Thorpe and Hythe are the top three wards for ASB with 56% of incidents. The wards with the lowest levels of ASB are New Haw and Woodham and Virginia Water.
In Addlestone Town, the change in recorded incidents year-to-date to the middle of May between 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 show four more offences reported for ASB. The majority of reports are for rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour.
In Englefield Green, over the same period, there have been two fewer reports overall. The majority of reports are for rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour.
The Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) continues to be a valuable power in dispersing and disrupting offenders.
We continue to have sporadic anti-social behaviour in Station Road which is part of the central Addlestone PSPO. The SNT has identified most of the troublemakers. Youths are being stop checked, details taken and the PSPO is proving effective to reduce the general level of rowdy behaviour in central Addlestone. Currently one youth is being served with a PSPO breach warning letter and multiple parents have been visited in relation to the identified offenders. The problem of Addlestone One being an attraction for youths has declined after the dispersal orders, but recently there have been groups hanging around the centre itself who have caused damage to the Light Cinema. It is suspected that they used a catapult.
We understand from Highways England that new and higher fencing will be put onto the Liberty Lane M25 foot bridge to deter youths throwing things onto the carriageway.
OPERATIONS AND EVENTS:
The on-going work by Runnymede Specialist Neighbourhood Team (SNT) includes:
Inspector Pinkerton was at Cobham Services to raise awareness amongst the public and commercial drivers about Child trafficking.
He had a regular meeting with Neighbourhood Watch in which ASB and partnership with the local community were discussed.
On 25th, there was an open council meeting in which Runnymede residents could ask Inspector Pinkerton questions about policing matters. This was a well-attended meeting.
On 28th, Inspector Pinkerton gave the Surrey & Border Partnership Trust an input about “County Lines” and Human Slavery. Particular reference was made to recognising possible signs of exploitation of children by criminal gangs and how to raise concerns with the police.
SNT South have been assisting in identifying and detecting crime with NPT and have had involvement in creating, investigating or assisting with the following crimes
2 x Domestic Violence
1 x Burglary business premises
3 x neighbourhood dispute
1 x offensive weapon
2 x frauds on vulnerable persons. These are an ongoing trend SNT take the lead in and have provided support to numerous victims of fraud, completing referrals to other agencies and ensuring reassurance visits are carried out and information shared with other partner agencies. Some of our PCSOs and supervisors have been trained to assess and install True Call devices on telephones for an extra layer of protection to the most vulnerable.
The Domestic Violence car continues to be utilised successfully and many visits to victims have been completed to ensure the support and safeguarding to victims.
Park Smart have been issued to offending vehicles in the area to continue to disrupt ASB parking.
The South Team have provided support to identify vulnerable victims and repeat victims through use of Hate & ASB risk assessments (HARA) and have completed multiple reassurance visits and assisted NPT with current investigations involving local youths.
During Ramadan we had regular patrols carried out at the Addlestone mosque and the Jurgens Centre.
Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)
The South Team continue to pursue chronic Neighbourhood Issues and are currently working on three Neighbourhood Incidents:
Tool Van Thefts
A Neighbourhood Dispute in Harrow Close
The M25 Footbridge ASB Neighbourhood Issue was closed due to effective partnership working which led to the bridge being identified as unsafe and closed for repairs and a redesign is being considered.
Our work to reduce Tool Van Thefts has continued and multiple Selecta DNA kits have been issued and coordinated by the PCSOs which has contributed to a decline in offences.
ASB patrols have continued in the area particularly in the Addlestone town Public Space Protection Order area.
The Youth Intervention officer attended a meeting at a primary school to discuss key families that some schools are worried about
Attended North West Short Stay School to speak to the head to discuss key students
Completed an ABC review with a young person in Englefield Green to discuss his behaviour in and around the local community
Attended a secondary school in Egham to discuss problems in the area
Attended a secondary school in Chertsey to discuss a group of students who the safeguarding team are concerned about
Attended a secondary school to complete a lunch time walk-around with the deputy head
Met with Runnymede Borough Council to talk about Junior Citizen
Started up an ABC with a young person in Addlestone
Attended a secondary school in Addlestone to catch up with the safeguarding lead about issues in school
Met with a designated safety lead at a private school
OPERATIONS AND EVENTS:
A week of work was completed focusing on Child Trafficking, this included visits to specific identified premises to provide safeguarding advice including pubs with accommodation, local stores including KFC and SUBWAY, where children are likely to gather, and hotels.
Local schools were visited as part of this initiative and meetings held with safeguard leads to provide advice around risk factors and what to look for regarding child trafficking and OP MAKESAFE.
Heathervale Park Fete was attended along with the cadets and was a good public engagement
Meet the Beat was conducted at Brook Hall where fraud prevention advice was given
CAMEO was conducted to provide safeguarding and crime prevention advice.
WORKING WITH PARTNER AGENCIES
The South Team held a meeting with the A2 housing officer to come up with a resolution for a long standing neighbour dispute.
The South Team recently gave support to a vulnerable male who was identified as possibly being exploited, by working with housing, the subjects’ mother, NHS nurse, Mental Health Team and Adult Social Care giving better support for the subjects’ mental health, living accommodation and support needs, thereby safeguarding the subject and ensuring no further exploitation could take place.
Partners including Housing and the Environmental Team have been working closely sharing information in the prevention of crime, disorder and to prevent ASB.
The unauthorised encampment at Trumps Green - SNT provided regular patrols and worked with partner agencies and the occupants to ensure safeguarding to all was complete. A related shoplifting and public order offence were dealt with by NPT.
We also worked with Salesian’s School to resolve an unauthorised encampment on their playing fields.
OPERATIONS AND EVENTS:
PCSO’s have been assisting in identifying and detecting crime with NPT and have had involvement in creating, investigating or assisting in a number of incidents.
They continue to assist with CCTV collection for the Occurrence Management Unit (OMU).
PCSO Ruddock has successfully given a community resolution to a student of the Royal Holloway University.
Through Facebook, PCSO Sutton has identified police lines of enquiries at a recent theft of a motor vehicle.
The domestic violence (DV) car continues to be utilised successfully and multiple DV visits have been completed to ensure the support and safeguarding to victims.
The Unauthorised Encampment at Trumps Green, Virginia Water was patrolled by SNT. When the section 61 order was issued SNT were there assisting NPT. A number of arrests were made by NPT, including for burglary, theft and racially aggravated public order offences. Two caravans were also seized as they were suspected as stolen.
As Disability Support Officer, PS White has spoken to 3 victims of disability crime and given extra support to the victims, signposting them to outside agencies who can give support to the victims and families.
ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR (ASB)
Human Slavery and Child Trafficking: A warrant was conducted at an address in Egham. Police Support Officers with NPT and SNT assisted with the warrant. A Community Resolution was issued for drugs that were found in the property. Neighbours were all spoken to at the time of the warrant and ASB statements have been taken. SNT are in contact with the owner of the property and are finalising the evidence should a Partial Closure Order will be required.
Thorpe Industrial Estate has had continued patrols by SNT and NPT after cruising has taken place. A number of vehicles have been identified and these offending vehicles have been issued Notices of Intended Prosecutions (NIP).
OPERATIONS AND EVENTS
The SNT had a week focusing on child trafficking. SNT attended the local Secondary Schools, hotels and pubs with accommodation as well as local cafes and stores where youths congregate. We also attended several business premises. Safeguarding advice was given and Op MAKESAFE explained.
Thamesfest was a large event run by Runnymede Council. Surrey Police attended with Volunteers, Specials, Surrey Police Positive Action Team and SNT. It was a great success and shared on social media.
SNT attended and supported the tenth anniversary of the Hythe Park Celebration Memorial Day.
Armed Forces Day was supported by SNT at the Runnymede Bough Council offices.
‘Meet the Beat’ in Egham at the Library and in Englefield Green Village Centre were well attended. These are an excellent way to speak to the Team face to face with any concerns.
WORKING WITH OUR PARTNER AGENCIES
Working with Runnymede Borough Council to assist with the maintenance and clean up after a series of criminal damage (Graffiti) around Egham.
Working with RBC and environmental Health identifying a known male who has been fly tipping. This identification will result in seizing his vehicle and him being interviewed.
On social media, PCSO Sutton has introduced the broken window theory and caring for where you live. This has gone viral and the residents are posting their own clear up of positive action and discussion within the community. This reached 6,000 people and was shared across numerous closed residents and Neighbourhood Watch pages.
291 page likes
People reached 256,382
Post engagement 166,997