By JoJo Mitchell
THURROCK Community Policing team have had another busy month with proactive work, operations and investigations. We would like to share with you some of our results.
On 6 March PCSO’s Bill Page JoJo Mitchell saw a vehicle with five children wedged into the back seat, two of which had no seatbelt or harness, the driver initially couldn’t see why this was unsafe and so the officers gave them strong words of advice, and a ticket issued in the post.
PC Paul Glensman assisted Thurrock’s Local Policing Team’s PC Joseph Goodwin on March 9 with a theft of scrap metal, 3 people were arrested and charged with theft offences.
We have continued to run operation Mole to help tackle fly-tipping in Thurrock, we have performed both covert and overt patrols as well as gathered vital intelligence in order to deal with this matter alongside Thurrock Council and the Environmental agency.
PC Paul Glensman was on patrol with Special Constable Angie Clarke on March 10 when they arrested male for driving under the influence of drugs and for theft of a motor vehicle.
PCSO Gary Woolford issued a Section 59 warning in Hall road, Aveley on March 11 to a male riding a quad bike balancing a young child on the front.
Paul Glensman and SC Angie Clarkson got a good result on March 12 when two suspects made off from them on foot, and during the pursuit they found two knives dumped in alleyway. They quickly located the suspects who admitted possession of the weapons and were arrested.
On 17 March PC Glensman was with special constables Claire Fox and Angie Clarke when they were called to a theft from motor vehicle incident, where the driver had also filled up with petrol and made off without payment. A male was arrested for the offence within a couple of hours after their quick actions and enquiries.
PCSO’s Gary Woolford and Kelly Roberts were on patrol in Grays on 19 March when they stopped males in a garage area near to Rectory road. One of the males was found to be in possession of cannabis and a cannabis warning was issued.
PCSO’s Kelly Roberts and Gary Woolford detained 4 males for theft of a motor vehicle in Prince Philip Avenue, Grays on March 20. All 4 males were arrested for the offence, and the investigation is ongoing.
Operation Juvenile has been created to combat anti-social behaviour in Tilbury, and has had several positive results already. PCSO’s Bill Page and Linda Ovel stopped group of youths whilst on this operation on March 21, and they seized a relatively large quantity of cannabis from one male.
PCSO’s Mac Neife and Linda Ovel were on patrol for operation Teuton tackling anti-social behaviour in South Ockendon on 22 March when they came across a male who was wanted for breach of bail offences, and subsequently assisted in his detainment and arrest.
The Thurrock Cadets passing out ceremony was on March 21 and Superintendent Andrew Mariner attended to give the cadets their certificates, watched by leaders Inspector Lee Argent, Ian Reid and JoJo Mitchell.
PC’s Adam Colbear and Andy Cayless were on foot patrol on March 23 in Grays town centre when they issued a cannabis warning to a male who had been smoking cannabis in a public place.
On March 24 PC Neil Brand located and seized a motor-scooter which has been used locally in crime and which had originally been stolen from Germany.
We have continued our operation Sacrifice work this month, and the patrols undertaken over the weekend of March 25 &26 led to a motor-scooter being seized from Heath Road, Chadwell st Mary and the driver being arrested and charged for failing to stop for police and for traffic offences including having no insurance, and another driver being reported for traffic offences including having no insurance.
PCSO Gary Woolford seized a stolen moped in Chadwell st Mary on March 26 after the riders made off from him on foot. The motorbike had been stolen the previous evening from Grays.
PC Paul Glensman was aware of a motorcyclist who failed to stop for police on March 26, and he completed enquiries and then arrested the male on March 27 and seized the bike.
On March 28 PCSO’s Gary Woolford and Kelly Roberts assisted PC Rob Watts with the seizure of a small tipper after stopping the driver who had no insurance or licence.
As always this is just a sample of the good work our team alongside our Community partnership with Thurrock council produce on a daily basis, based on the current agreed priorities for Thurrock.
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