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Police Community Support Officer 9079.
Severnside Local Policing Team.
Police Station l Sandpits | Dursley | Gloucestershire | GL11 5QE.
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12th March 2018
On the 6th March we were informed of an aggressive Nottingham Knocker going door to door in the Slimbridge area around 1pm.
The male had a midlands accent was generally scruffy in appearance and had a beard and brown hair.
He was in the 35-40 age range.
He was trying to sell items from a large black holdall and did not have the required correct documents to sell items door to door. When our caller informed the male that she had called police he made off jumping over a fence into a field and heading off towards the A38.
Also today we had two reports of a white Ford transit type vehicle with two males of eastern European appearance driving around very slowly in the Berkeley area around 3pm.
They looked very suspicious in their actions and were driving a vehicle with an index of SO54 **T. On checking this comes back yet again to another address in the midlands area. These vehicles are part of an organised crime gang who go round with the intention of stealing items for scrap metal disposal whether they are scrap or not and will often come onto driveways without permission. Call police with any further sightings.
5th March 2018
We have recently received a number of reports between 22nd February and the 27th February of vehicles acting suspiciously in the Slimbridge, Cambridge and Saul/Frampton on Severn locations.
A resident disturbed 2 males of Eastern European origin taking scrap metal items from his front garden in Saul around 13:30, when challenged they made off and were driving a white ford transit with an index plate of FH54**Z.
The same persons were also seen to be acting suspiciously in the Whitminster Lane area of Frampton and Cambridge locations where copper items were stolen from a front garden around 2pm in the afternoon.
We continue to be visited by a number of vehicles which are linked to an organised crime gang based in the midlands and using Eastern Europeans as their runners to collect and steal metal items for scrap.
Continue to inform police of such sightings
28th November 2017
Our Neighbourhood Panel met with your local policing team (PCSO MIKE TREBBLE/PCSO CHARLOTTE KING/PS LOVELL)on the 9th November 2017 at Berkeley and have chosen the following priorities for us to work on for the area.
1) Speeding – to monitor speeds and pay attention to vehicles with defective lights and advise cyclists without lights at night.
2) To continue with work sourcing the persons visiting the area taking scrap metal items.
From 2018 and in line with other locations – we are adopting a different approach to panel meetings. There will no longer be a meeting for the north of the area (Slimbridge upwards to Moreton Valance). In its place we shall visit as many parish council meetings as possible in the run up to Spring and Autumn along with engagements via local newsletters and obtain residents concerns (if any) via this approach.
Covering the period 20.11.17 – 26.11.17 the following 2 crimes and 1 incident are suitable for Neighbourhood Watch alerts.
1) A resident of Ann Wicks Road in Frampton reported to police on 20.11.17 that a Red Citroen Vehicle ( X759 **J) was driving very slow and looking into properties. The driver and passenger were both of an Eastern European appearance. Again this is linked to an organised crime gang from the Birmingham area.
2) Also on the same day a metal trailer was stolen from a property in Frampton with a value in the region of £6300. Our victim reported that he gave permission to scrap metal dealers to take a radiator earlier during the day and they must have seen the well hidden trailer for it was later stolen between 5 and 6pm along with a wheel clamp.
3) A dumper truck was stolen on the 24th November 2017 from a garden in the Saul area overnight with a value in the region of £7500.
7th November 2017
Covering the period 30th October until 5th November – three crimes of note.
30th October – Garage break at Arlingham where offenders cut through a padlock to gain entry to an external garage taking gardening equipment including a chainsaw and strimmer. Offenders have seen a CCTV camera (which was not connected) and have pushed it upwards to avoid possible detection. The break has taken place during daylight hours between 09:00 & 13:30.
Also on the same day various outbuildings have been entered in the Saul location. Offenders have again cut through padlocks and entered stables and sheds of our victims property. A witness has informed that a blue coloured Renault vehicle was seen outside the property around 13:30 hours and that 2 males were seen taking an interest in the property.
Finally on the 3rd November a window was damaged on a property on School Lane in Whitminster. Offenders have thrown a stone at a side window causing damage. The owner was out at the time, however, no entry was gained. It is thought that this was anti-social behaviour rather than an attempted break.
8th June 2017
Around 00:45 on the 5th June 2017 a passenger car window was smashed on a vehicle parked on Whitminster Lane. Offenders have made an untidy search but have not stolen anything.
We believe that the same offenders have then carried out a similar attack on a vehicle parked on a lay by by the canal bridge again on Whitminster lane. This time two windows were smashed, a witness thinks that the offenders were using a 4X4 type vehicle.
Also overnight on the same date 6 sheds have been broken into on Castle Lane at Moreton Valance, nothing appears to have been stolen.
On the 3rd June we received reports of 3 males acting suspiciously around a parked caravan on the A38 at Whitminster. The owners of the parked caravan described the males as having Irish accents.
Who days earlier in the Berkeley Heath area, a new caravan valued at £23,000 was stolen!
Please note from 12th June 2017 I shall be on leave for just over 3 weeks. The area will be covered and patrolled by my colleagues.
31st May 2017
Reported by a resident in Saul recently a white panel van acting suspiciously in the High Street. An index number plate was recorded by our caller and this came back to a registered owner in the Birmingham area. We continue to have ‘visits’ from this type of vehicle typically being driven by persons of an Eastern European appearance who are normally working on behalf of another community and their aim is to steal items with a high scrap value often coming onto properties without permission – please continue to report via the 101 number if seen (we have recently arrested 4 persons connected to this gang).
On the 25th May 2017 a motorbike was stolen in the Whitminster Lane area of Frampton. Poor CCTV images revealed a white panel van lift the motorcycle and then drive off.
Also in the same area on the 28th May a rear windscreen was smashed, enquiries on-going and the investigating officer is PCSO Mike Trebble.
Also on the 28th May suspicious persons were going door to door in the Whitminster Lane area of both Frampton and Whitminster offering compost for sell. We received a description of a lady in her 60’s claiming to be selling compost due to garden centre having gone bust. Again a vigilant resident took an index for us which came back to persons in the West Midlands.
Finally overnight there have been 6 shed breaks in the Berkeley area with numerous items stolen – The good news is that we made 2 arrests from persons acting suspiciously on the A38 at Newport around 05:00 this morning. Whilst we are still working on linking these males to the breaks – we ask you to be vigilant surrounding shed security in the area – report anything suspicious to us on 101.
PREPARED BY PCSO MIKE TREBBLE OF THE SEVERNSIDE NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM AND SENT VIA AN AUTOMATED WATCHWORD SYSTEM.