Thurrock Community Policing Team: June report

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Thurrock Community Policing Team Report: June 2017

By PCSO JoJo Mitchell

DURING the month of June, the team have been working alongside our partnership agencies on our community safety priorities, as well as supporting other areas within Essex.

From June to 2-5 members of the Thurrock CPT were deployed to Manchester to support Greater Manchester Police colleagues following the terrorist incident there. Along with other Essex Police Officers they were deployed to the two Robbie Williams concerts and ‘One love Manchester’ concert.

On June 2 the team worked alongside British transport police (BTP), C2C rail and Halo on operation Pathos in Chafford hundred. This was joint operation with Essex and BTP officers deploying to the train station to target knife crime and providing reassurance to members of public using the rail network.

There was an Operation Wagtail patrol on June 3 which saw PC’s Andy Cayless, Paul Armstrong and Martin Hatfield continuing to target nuisance vehicles in the Lakeside area.

On 6th June we received a call for persons trapped in a fire in Tilbury. PCSO’s Gary Woolford and Kelly Roberts were the first officers on scene and came across two members of the public who had been trying to gain access to the building to assist an elderly female who had locked herself in the property. Unable to fit through a window, the officers and the two men managed to remove an iron gate leading to the rear of the building off of its hinges, where they got into the property and managed to help the female escape the building which was thick with smoke. The female was later treated for smoke inhalation. A wonderful example of our officers going above and beyond to help protect their Community.

The Team deployed across the District on 8th June for the General Election. Throughout the day they visited Polling Stations ensuring the voting process went ahead without any issues.

On June 9 PCSO’s Aimee Dilloway and Mac Neife located and seized a vehicle in Tilbury after the driver was found to have no insurance.

PC Neil Brand was deployed to Colchester on Op Malawi on 10th June. This was to help police the Olly Murs concert. The event went without incident although reports were received that PC Brand’s dancing was bordering on criminal.

On June 13 PC’s Andy Cayless, Paul Armstrong and Adam Colbear assisted Trading Standards with a warrant in Grays, resulting in a number of counterfeit goods being seized. 

Whilst on another job in Billet Lane, Stanford Le Hope on June 13 PCSO’s JoJo Mitchell and Laura Coombes came across a young male riding a scrambler bike with no helmet and a very young child sat on the front. A section 59 warning was issued and strong words of advice given.

On June 15 PCSO Kelly Roberts located a stolen motor vehicle in Tilbury, found whilst dealing with another incident. The vehicle was forensically seized and is currently being examined as part of the investigation.

There was an Ockendon community event in Dilkes Park on June 17. Our team were accompanied by our Active citizens Thurrock volunteer police Cadets who all attended the event to perform patrols and community engagements.

On 19 June PC Rob Watts, PCSO Gary Woolford and PCSO Kelly Roberts carried out an enforcement operation with the High Court Enforcement officers and Thurrock Councils Parking Enforcement officers targeting HGV vehicles that had repeatedly ignored parking tickets. Three HGV were clamped and money totalling ten thousand pounds was paid to release the vehicles.

On the same day PCSO’s Mac Neife and Billy Page located a vehicle in East Tilbury where the driver had no current licence or insurance. The vehicle was seized, and it became apparent that the female was living in the vehicle. PC Andy Cayless has been working with the female and the local authority to secure emergency housing.

A Grays CID investigation has resulted in a man has being charged in connection with a burglary in Prince Phillip Avenue, Grays that occurred on June 21. The male has been charged with a dwelling burglary, aggravated taking a vehicle without consent, aggravated dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance and being in possession of cocaine.

Grays CID also charged a male with 2 burglaries in which a BMW was stolen from the Corringham area on June 20 and a Volkswagen from Harold wood on June 19. The male attended court on June 22.

A road traffic collision occurred in London road, Grays on June 20, and several members of the Team were there assisting the Serious Collision Investigation Unit conduct their investigation by facilitating some road closures. Despite the inconvenience to residents in the area, several people approached officers offering drinks and refreshments because of the heat. We would like to thank these residents for their positive and supportive response to the incident.

On June 21 the team attended a joint visit to businesses with Thurrock council’s Licencing and Trading Standards departments in Grays high Street, ensuring that legislation and licences are being adhered to.
Thurrock Council’s Housing and Licencing departments joined PC’s Andy Cayless, Neil Brand and Adam Colbear in visiting a business premises in Orsett on June 22.

On June 26 whilst on routine patrol PC’s Paul Armstrong and Andy Cayless came across a Transit van with a smashed quarter light in Purfleet. The vehicle had been parked at this location for approximately a week, but had not been damaged until this time. Upon inspection the vehicle was found to be completely insecure. In the back of the vehicle a number of items were discovered which appeared to be stolen, and were seized pending investigation.

Finally, just a reminder that members of the public who want advice or wish to pass information to us can contact us by email, Facebook, Twitter or on our Website, all of these details are below. Please do NOT use these to report a crime, if a crime has occurred call 101 for non-emergencies or alternatively use our ‘report it online’ service available on our website.

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