Information Update 24th October 2015

Fly Tipping
‘Operation: Stop It’ fly tipping campaign
As part of a multi-agency, partnership approach Durham County Council are working with Durham Constabulary, the Environment Agency and Crimestoppers to reduce fly tipping in County Durham. The ‘Operation: Stop It’ campaign was launched in November 2014. The aim is to educate residents, trades people and businesses on their waste ‘Duty of Care’ in correct waste disposal and enforce against those who dump waste illegally.
Report fly tipping on 03000 26 1000 or at Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on the Crimestoppers website.

Durham Constabulary
This week we were judged to be the top performing force in the country. Inspectors looked at how efficient forces were are at keeping people safe and reducing crime.
We wiped the board with three grades of “outstanding” – the highest possible mark.
A huge thank you to all our officers, staff and volunteers for delivering such a high quality service in challenging times.

Crime News
In relation to the robbery incident at Trimdon Grange – Northside Stores. A Juvenile from the Bowburn has been charged with Robbery and bailed with conditions and a curfew.

Vehicle Crime
More than 200 vehicles were left either insecure or with items of value on display when officers carried out force-wide car security checks this week. Police officers, PCSOs and neighbourhood watch volunteers all took part in the patrols, which were carried out across County Durham and Darlington. The aim of the operation was to highlight the consistently high numbers of vehicles left vulnerable to thieves, and offer suitable crime prevention advice to those motorists.

More than 1,200 vehicles were checked and in total 220 were found to have valuables left in view, or were insecure. Detective Chief Inspector Dave Ashton said: “We know that a key contributing factor in vehicle crime is insecure property, whether that is valuable items left in sight or doors being left open. “That’s why we are running regular patrols to remind people to leave their property secure. “This week’s patrols were an attempt to get a true reflection of the scale of the issue. We are hoping that by drawing attention to the problem, we might be able to increase awareness of the steps people can take to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of car crime, thus reducing thefts.”

Among the items left in view of the thieves were sat nav systems, handbags, purses, mobile phones, tablet computers and a toolbox.

PACT Meetings
The two remaining PACT meeting for 2015 are as follows:
Trimdon Village – Wednesday the 11th of November 2015 6pm at the Community College – Elwick View.
Trimdon Grange/Colliery – Monday 14th of December 2015 6pm at Trimdon Grange Community Centre – Kielder Drive.

Pc 1636 John Seymour
Sedgefield Neighbourhood Police Team
Safeguarding Neighbourhoods Command
Tel : 101 Ext 744670
FIN : 1853

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Trimdon Village Beat Officer Report for September and October 2015