Christmas and New Year seems but a distant memory; at Grimsby East we have been busy planning the year ahead, ensuring we are prepared for seasonal increases in demand and in respect of policing specific events in the locality to ensure we will be there when you need us. We are particularly focusing on how we engage with you the public to ensure that we are out in our communities, visible, listening and working with you to deliver the services you need. Social Media, My Community Alert and Community Engagement Events such as street surgeries and community meetings are just some of the ways we will be engaging with you moving forward. My community alert allows you to register to receive real time messages about incidents happening in your neighbourhood that may affect you or your family. You can choose how you would like to receive messages - by text, voicemail or email - how often you would like to receive alerts and about the issues that matter to you, from collisions and road closures to missing people.
Find out more by visiting the My Community Alert website to sign up to start receiving alerts now.
Following increases in ‘insecure’ Burglaries at the beginning of January in an around the East Mash and Sidney Sussex wards, Taylor Easton (21) of Daubney Street, Cleethorpes was apprehended and has been charged with three recent burglaries and two assaults. He was charged with burglaries at Columbia Road on 19 January, George Street on 11 January and on Durban Road on 24 January. He was also charged with two assaults in Grimsby on 1 January 2020. Our enquiries continue.
Last month we have seen increases in Pedal Cycle Thefts primarily occurring on the East Marsh and Heneage wards. Offenders are targeting secured pedal cycles left outside shops/workplaces and in residential gardens, offences are premeditated with offenders equipped to cut locks. I would urge cycle owners to purchase high quality locks and secure cycles in areas of high footfall covered by CCTV or specified secure cycle compounds at places of work, college’s etc. Don’t leave you cycle outside a shop unlocked for even a minute. Secure gardens, residential sheds and outbuildings are also being targeted for high value cycles with peak times of offending between 7pm and 9pm. We have officers out in key locations at key times in an effort to catch and convict those responsible for these offences.
As always I would appeal to everyone to report any suspicious activity or information in respect of the offenders or persons selling these cycles on.
Working with partners and specialist police resources we have continued to target and disrupt Organised Crime Groups linked to the supply of Class A drugs into North East Lincolnshire. The Local Community Policing Team have been working with our dedicated disruption and enforcement team Operation Galaxy undertaking Misuse of Drugs warrants across the area. This week we have executed warrants at address’ on David Street and Mendip Avenue leading to a large seizure of Class A Drugs, cash and drugs supply paraphernalia with perpetrators being arrested, charged and remanded for Conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The week before we executed warrants on Neptune Street, with seizures and arrests in relation to Being Concerned in Supply of Class B and in last week of January we dismantled a large organised Cannabis Grown on Patrick Street seizing Plants with a street value of around £100,000. I am personally grateful to the local community for your support which continues to give a clear message to the minority of individuals responsible for such acts that our community will not tolerate such crime and antisocial behaviour.
We are concentrating our efforts not just on disruption and catching and convicting those responsible but also reducing the opportunity for these gangs to operate and gaining a hold in the area. This is about Police, partners and the community working together to clear, hold and build the community. This is about us collectively using new ideas to protect of communities. In December we did just this; following reports of antisocial and criminal behaviour at a property in Cleethorpes, we applied to the courts for a closure order to prevent people from going into it for a period of time. The order for the property on Lovett Street is in place for three months and will last until midnight on Wednesday 4 March 2020 and restricts individuals from going into the property apart from the tenants and their child, and the landlord, his employees, agents or subcontractors, or individuals authorised by him.
The order has been granted because of reports of disorderly and criminal behaviour there, and that its use has resulted in a serious nuisance to members of the public.
Information from you in the community has enabled us to tackle those responsible and take such action, only if you tell us what you know can we continue to tackle those responsible. You might not see the results straight away but rest assured that the information you give us is thoroughly investigated and is often vital in putting together successful operations that will really help us to keep our streets safe.
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