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Sunday 9 March 2014

Message from Inspector Christian Watkins


As we move into 2014, we continue to involve ourselves with our communities to understand what they feel are the priorities for the local police, and for us to address and deal with issues that affect them. It is on this basis that neighbourhood policing is a joint effort between police officers and PCSO’s, members of our communities, Cheshire East and other supporting agencies. Partnership working and long term problem-solving is at the heart of what we do, and we continue to encourage this way of working to achieve long term, sustainable solutions to crime and disorder affecting our community.

By remaining vigilant we can help stop crime before it occurs. This is particularly relevant when it comes to burglaries and car crime, which we are succesfully reducing in our area. If you see people acting suspiciously around your property or your neighbours, ring the police on 101 without delay.

-Inspector Christian Watkins

Driving Down Drug Crime

Disrupting and dismantling drug dealing and use in Crewe remains a priority. This month officers from Crewe NPU have executed a warrant for drugs or drug related offences every week, acting on police intelligence and information supplied to us by the public which is vital in piecing together drug related criminal activity. Warrants under the Misuse of Drugs Act were carried out on the Brookhouse Drive and Leighton estates this month where varying amounts of cannabis were seized.

Prolific Offenders Arrested

Two prolific offenders were re-arrested this month for failing to abide by their terms of release from prison. 42 year old Mark Burgess, previously of Meredith St in Crewe, and Timor Turnock, 24, previously of Barker St, Crewe, have been returned to prison following their arrests by local officers.

Two Arrested Following Thefts From Cars

Police continue to remind car owners to be vigilant and ensure their cars and vans are locked and secure. Two men have been arrested and appeared at Court in connection with the recent spate of thefts in the area. 35 year old John Healey of Richard St, Crewe and 34 year old Aaron Martin of Broad St Crewe, appeared before South Cheshire Magistrates charged with handling stolen goods. The case continues.

Specials & Volunteers Put Their Best Foot Forward

Police volunteers and Special Constables are continuing to be a welcome and valuable resource to the local Crewe Neighbourhood Policing Unit. Working alongside regular officers and PCSO’s, they are gaining valuable experience in all matters of policing and integrating within the local community. Inspector Watkins said “The value of Specials and volunteers, including police cadets, cannot be underestimated. They also provide a worthwhile insight into the communities we serve, bringing with them their experience and knowledge from their ‘day jobs’ or education.”

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