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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sergeants Newsletter

Don't make it easy for car thieves
Criminals always on the lookout for insecure vehicles to steal from

There have been a total of 24 crimes reported in the Ponteland area between May 15 and June 16.
They break down as follows:
• two burglaries (dwelling)
• one burglary (non-dwelling)
• five thefts (two of charity boxes)
• eight thefts from motor vehicle
• two assaults
• one possession of cannabis
• five criminal damage.

There have been five arrests in relation to these offences and enquiries are ongoing which may lead to further arrests.  I would like to take this opportunity to remind people to make sure they lock all their property but particularly their car doors, even if the car is on a private drive behind a wall. Criminals are on the lookout for insecure vehicles all the time - let's not make it easy for them.
The next Local Multi-Agency Problem Solving (LMAPS) meeting will be at the East Centre, Prudhoe on July 13 at 9.30am. The next LMAPS meeting in Ponteland is at the Memorial Hall on August 10 at 9.30am.

By PC Paul Henery,
Ponteland Community Beat Officer