The December Bulletin 2014 – PC Dan Carter Reports

1st- I located a male in Houndmills Road with cannabis. My colleague thinks I should have been a sniffer dog! The male received a cannabis street warning.
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Later, PC Rich Harrison, and I, assisted in Woolverton with a missing person. An elderly female was reported missing in the woods. Rich and I joined an officer, and his dog, from the ‘Hampshire search and rescue team’. At the time Rich and I finished, at 04:00 hours, the female was still missing. *update* The female was found, safe,
in the woods, this morning. (2/12/2014)
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4th- The post office on Priestley Road intercepted a strange smelling parcel. You guessed it.. Weed! or cannabis as I call it. I am currently investigating this. *Update* I later interviewed a suspect, but he was released without charge.
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5th- I attended a meeting with the PSNP deputy Chair (Terry Jones) Terry currently has a visitor staying with him from overseas. Ira is a teacher from Minsk. Ira and I discussed the differences between policing in the UK and in Minsk. We had an interesting chat.

Much later whilst patrolling Popley, I became involved in a job off of Tortuga Walk. 3 males were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and thefts of peddle cycles. I will update more when I can. *Update* Three males are currently on bail.
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This bike was seized and suspected to be stolen. Is this your bike? Call 101 and leave a message for me.

11th- I assisted with a drugs job off patch. Cannabis was smelt coming from an address in Wiltshire Cresent. Two people were arrested but later de-arrested. A female was given an £90 fixed penalty notice for possession of cannabis.
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Later I was back on the beat. I arrested a male on John Hunt Drive on suspicion of theft of a push bike. I also arrested the male on suspicion of possession of class A drugs. The drugs were later tested and found to be heroin. I completed a prisoner handover as I was late off.
*Update* The male was charged and remanded.

12th- I assisted shift with a male detained under a European arrest warrant. The male had attempted to run from police and had possibly broken his foot. I looked after the prisoner at NHH whilst he received Xrays and triage.

16th- I arrested a male, in Oakridge, for failing to return on bail. The male was charged with 6 theft offences.

I reported an abandoned caravan, in Falkland Road, to the council via Fix My Street

17th- I arrested a male, in Popley, on suspicion of theft of a peddle cycle. The job was handed over, to District CID, to interview the male. I will update more tomorrow.

The November Bulletin 2014 – PC Dan Carter Reports

1st- I took a statement from a victim, in John Hunt Drive, tonight. The poor chap has had trees stolen from his front lawn. After the second time, the victim installed CCTV. The third theft was captured on CCTV. The suspect male is described as white and aged 50 to 65 with a slim build. The suspect wore a flat cap and a coat with buttons at the front. The suspect also had a dog with him. Do you recognise the male? Please call 101, or crime stoppers, if you do. Quote reference: 44140382626.
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2nd- I patrolled Marnel Park, and the roads in and around John Hunt Drive, late last night. I am hoping to locate the dog walker as reported yesterday. I patrolled the same areas again tonight, but so far, I haven’t located the male. *Update* A name was put forward as a suspect, however, the male has now been eliminated from the investigation.

In other news: I continue to patrol Marnel Park in relation to the parking issues. Appropriate action has been taken as necessary.

Other jobs include.. A male lost in Popley, and returned home near the town centre, drug searches in Popley Way, and neighbour dispute enquiries. A pretty standard Sunday.

There have been a number of vehicles, broken in to recently, in the area of Marnel Park. There has been 12 theft from vehicle reports, in Popley, in the last month. Please remain vigilant, and remove all valuables from your car.

3rd- Whilst on route to Popley, I came across two crashed cars on Churchill Way. Luckily nobody was hurt.

Later, I took a criminal damage report, in Abbey Road. A male had intentionally kicked a ball at a house causing a wall tile to smash.

Even later, I assisted with a concern for welfare, at an address near the town centre. We had concerns that a person inside the address was unwell. I gained entry to the property with the enforcer. (Also known as the big red key) The occupant was escorted to hospital by the ambulance service.
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5th- I ordered some new business cards today. I was running out of ink writing my email address!
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6th- I attended Training Headquarters in Netley today. I received training in relation to the future of ‘Neighbourhood Policing’. There are some interesting changes coming from April 2015. From then we will be known as the ‘Neighbourhood Policing Team’. I will give you more information nearer the time.

9th- I took part in the town centre ‘Remembrance Parade’ A very good turn out. Lots of due respect shown.
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Later, I attended Falkland Road. Neighbours reported that several vehicles in the street had been damaged, by fireworks. This had occurred last night. I will be speaking to those resposible to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.
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12th- Travellers are currently on the green area between Carpenters Down, and Maldive Road. This is now council land. The council have given the travellers notice to leave the site, by noon, on Friday the 14th of November 2014.
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14th- A silver bike and a scooter have been recovered in Popley and are possibly stolen. Any info please call tel: 101. Quote reference number: 44140405085.
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In other news: The travellers have failed to vacate the site off of Carpenters Down. Tonight, I along with other officers, have issued the travellers with a section 61 warning (Criminal justice and public order act 1994)

Whilst in the area, I investigated reports of excrement, and tissue paper, in the underpass leading to Crockford Lane. I have reported this to the council: ‘The Report’

17th- In the news: Popley male banned from driving

18th- I took part in a drugs warrant, today, in Oakridge. I arrested a male on suspicion of breach of bail. The male will attend court today.

In other news: A male was arrested in Melrose Walk, on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. The male was charged, and remanded, for court in the morning.
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Sgt Carl Holmes, is pictured with a bag of Class A drugs, seized from the male.

24th- Whilst patrolling Abbey Road, I located a male with two bags of white crystal like powder. The male attempted to swallow one of the bags of drugs. The male was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs. The male was later cautioned for possession of class B drugs.
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26th- Young girl hit by car in Popley.

28th- Tonight, I joined other ‘Safer Neighbourhood Officers’ to take part in a warrant in Oakridge. The team lead by Sgt Carl Holmes, recovered a stolen bike. PC Jim Charlton arrested a male and he was later charged with theft.

I also issued a male with a cannabis street caution in Oakridge:
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29th- I located a male in Phoenix Park Terrace with cannabis. The male had previously received a cannabis street caution. I issued a £90 fixed penalty notice.
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30th- I issued a fixed penalty in Penton Way. A vehicle had been parked on a public crossing. The vehicle owner had been warned previously.

The October Bulletin 2014 – PC Dan Carter Reports

1st- I crewed up with PC Rich Harrison for patrols of Popley, Oakridge and Kempshot. I issued a male with a cannabis street caution, for smoking cannabis, in Tweedsmuir Close. A very friendly chap! I almost felt guilty seizing his spliff, and grinder.

4th- Whilst patrolling Abbey Road, I located a familiar smell emanating from a male. I issued the male with a cannabis street caution.
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11st- I obtained a statement in relation to thefts from the One Stop on Shakespeare Road. Suspect known.. Arrest to follow. *Update* A female was arrested, charged, and remanded for these offences and more!

12th- I obtained a statement from a taxi driver in Pershore Road after his taxi was broken in to overnight. Possible lines of enquiry. Update to follow.

15th- District Commander Simon Dodds, and I, patrolled Marnel Park today. I explained the parking issues, to my boss, as I see them.

Later I took a statement from a lady in Timor Close. For some unknown reason a person had thrown a mug through her cars rear window. I have seized fragments of the mug for fingerprint checks. I will update you on the investigation when I can.

Even later I chaired the, Popley Safer Neighbourhood Panel, quarterly meeting. It has been agreed that drugs issues will continue to be a priority. The other priority will be ASB, drugs misuse, harassment and ball games in Abbey Road. The area of greatest concern is outside the Melrose Community Centre.

16th- I located a male on Chaucer Close with cannabis. The male was issued with a £90 fixed penalty notice.
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The same male was also riding a moped without insurance or indeed a driving licence. A hefty fine and one seized scooter…
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17th- Whilst on routine evening patrols, in Tasmania Close, I spoke to a female who appeared under the influence of drugs. The female had a crack pipe, in her possession, and traces of cocaine on a wrap. The female was issued with a verbal warning.
Even later, I located a male, in Bermuda Close, with a rather large bag of cannabis. The male informed me that he had just paid £100 for the stash! The male was issued with a cannabis street warning.
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20th- I attended Alton Maltings center for refresher training today. The training included human trafficking, and body worn video.

21st- Today was out of the norm! I attended Microsoft head office, in Reading. I took part in a kind of ‘think tank’. The topic was possible future tech for frontline officers. You may be aware that I am a gadget geek, so I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks to Microsoft for the hospitality, knowledge, and lovely food!
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22nd- I arrested a female, in the town centre, for breaching her bail conditions. The female had originally been arrested for assault. The female will spend the night at the station, and she will attend court in the morning.

23rd- I was patrolling solo today. I patrolled some known, drug misuse, hot spot, areas. I located a female with cannabis in Glebe gardens. The female had previously received a cannabis caution last year. I issued the female with a £90 fixed penalty notice.
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27th- PC Rich Harrison, and I, crewed up for patrols today. We must have patrolled 20 miles today across several best areas.

28th- I took part in a warrant out of Basingstoke today. I started at 04:00 hours!

29th- I crewed up with PC Rich Harrison again today. We dealt with a dangerous dog report in Popley, a concern for welfare in Cliddesden, and a concern for welfare in Popley. Later we assisted with an area search, in Rooksdown, for a missing person. We didn’t find the missing chap but I did find a male smoking cannabis in Park Prewett Road. The male had already received a cannabis caution last year. This time around I issued the unhappy fellow with a £90 fixed penalty notice.
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The September Bulletin 2014 – PC Dan Carter Reports

1st- This year is flying by for me. Today was my first day back after rest days. I was on a scene guard, out of Basingstoke, for the duration of my duty. Itv news report

Lukily Luke was found during my duty.

2nd- I took part in a drugs operation ‘with other ‘Safer Neighbourhood Officers’ in the Basingstoke area.

5th- I crewed up with PC Jim Charlton to patrol Chineham, and Popley. A quiet evening!

6th- I conducted hi vis ‘re-assurance patrols in Calshot and surrounding areas. Op Biscotti

7th- I crewed with PC Rich Harrison for some late patrols. We were called to attend several beats for various issues.

I arrested a male in Oakridge on suspicion of a ‘breach of non-molestation order’. The male was intoxicated so I completed a handover for an officer to interview him in the morning.

8th- I was on bedwatch, in Aldershot, for the duration of my duty.

9th and 10th rest days.

11th- I crewed up with PC Rich Harrison to patrol Popley. I took a theft report from the Tesco Express on Carpenters Down. On exiting the store I soon bumped in to the suspect. On seeing me, the suspect ran through gardens in Pitcairn Close. The male even cheekily ran through a residents house to evade me! PC Harrison, and I, eventually caught up with the male in Carpenters Down woods after an exciting cycle Chase. I arrested the male on suspicion of two shoplifting offences. The job was handed to District CID to investigate further.

12th- PC Rich Harrsion and I patrolled Popley, Oakridge and Hatchwarren.

13th- I gathered further evidence of begging outside the shops on Shakespeare Road.

In the afternoon, PC Rich Harrison and I were involved with a scene guard in Popley.

17th- I spent a very interesting morning patrolling Popley with delegates from Botswana, and the United Emirates. These high ranking officers are in the country, for two months, learning about British policing.
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23rd- I spent the morning in Basingstoke Magistrates Court. I had added a criminal damage case to a male that had attended court in relation to several shop lifting offences. The male admitted all offences, and he was bailed for a pre-sentence report from probation.

Later, I issued a female with a cannabis street caution on Eastrop Lane.
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25th- I located another male on Eastrop Lane smoking cannabis today. This is a bit daft, just around the corner from the police station. The male received a cannabis caution.
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For the remainder of my duty, PC Rich Harrison and I looked after a suspect in A&E.

29th- I had a pretty interesting day today. I arrested a male on suspicion of breach of ASBO. later I arrested a male on suspicion of two thefts from Toys R Us. I handed both jobs over to District CID. I have statements coming out of my ears!

The August Bulletin 2014 – PC Dan Carter Reports

4th- I arrested a male, in the Oakridge area, on suspicion of theft of meat. The job was handed to district CID.

5th- I arrested a male in the town centre for possession of class A drugs. The drugs were tested and found to be cocaine. Later the male was charged and remanded.
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6th- I arrested a male in Church Hill Way West, on suspicion of drugs offences. The drugs were tested and proved positive for amphetamine. The male was charged and bailed to court.
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9th- I crewed with PC Rich Harrison, as I often do, to patrol Popley. I located a male in Shetland Road smoking cannabis. The 17 year old male was issued with a ‘Youth Community Resolution’. Three bottles of whisky were also returned to his mother!
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15th- I took a criminal damage report where a male had allegedly kicked The door off a bin shed in Shetland Road. I have some leads on the culprit!
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15th- I arrested a male on suspicion of ‘conspiracy to commit a public nuisance’ That’s a first for me! Later I would further arrest the male on suspicion of possession of drugs.
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16th and 17th- I along with SNT Sgt, Carl Holmes, took part in an operation with CID. I can’t tell you anymore! ;)

20th- I spent the majority of my duty looking after a male that had possibly swallowed, or plugged, drugs.

21st- I took part in a drugs operation, in Southampton, for the entirety of my duty.

22nd- Whilst on patrol with Sgt Carl Holmes, I arrested a youth in Shakespeare Road, for possession of cannabis. The male was later charged and bailed to court.
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27th- I issued a youth with a ‘Youth Community Resolution’ for a criminal damage offence in Popley.

I also issued a £30 fixed penalty notice in Marnel Park for an unnecessary obstruction.

The July Bulletin 2014 – PC Dan Carter Reports

9th- It was my first day back today after a lovely few weeks off. I crewed up with PC Rich Harrison to predominantly patrol the town centre. We were looking for a wanted male.

I located a male, on Hackwood Rd, smoking cannabis. The male received a cannabis street warning.

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In other news: My new cuffs arrived!

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11th- I arrested a female on suspicion of assault in the town centre. The job will be handed over to officers for the morning.

I had managed a patrol of Popley earlier in the day and all was quiet. Marnel park was patrolled and all appeared calm with fairly good parking.

12th- The beat managers for the Basingstoke Safer Neighbourhoods team crewed up tonight. We patrolled the ‘Basingstoke Live’ festival.

I located a female on London Road with cannabis. The female received a cannabis caution.

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Later I arrested a male for failing to attend court. The male will now attend court on Monday!

13th- Day two of the ‘Basingstoke Live’ festival. I crewed up with PC Rich Harrison.

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I seized a small bladed item from a male entering the festival. The male was given a verbal warning:

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Later, I arrested two females in Festival Place on suspicion of fraud. It is alleged that the two females were using fake £20 notes to purchase goods in various stores. The job was handed to CID to investigate.

17th- A busy day today, from searching for a naked guy in the woods to warrant arrest attempts. Many miles cycled in the sun.

Later in the day I arrested a female, in Falkland Road, on suspicion of theft of meat. 🍗

18th- Abandoned vehicle, in the War Memorial Park, reported to the council, via fix my street: report

19th- The PSNP have met and voted on Drugs and ASB, in Abbey Road, again.

23rd- I arrested a male and female in Popley Way today on suspicion of drugs offences. The two were later charged with possession of heroin.

Later, I located a youth with cannabis on Shetland Road. The youth will receive a ‘Youth Community Resolution’ and I will refer him to the ‘Youth Offending Team’ for advice on drugs misuse.
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Drugs issues continue in Popley.

25th- I took part in a successful drugs warrant this evening in Brighton Hill.

Later, I mainly attended noisy neighbour disputes, in Marnel Park.

28th- After two dogs attacked another dog in Orkney Close, I served a ‘Dog Behaviour Order’ on the dogs owner. The order has various conditions, and if breached, the dog owner could be prosecuted.

29th- I located a male with cannabis on Norn Hill. I issued the male with a cannabis street caution.
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Later, I arrested a male, in Southern Road, on suspicion of breaching his tagging conditions, as ordered by the court.

30th- Another glorious day for patrolling on the bike. I issued 2 x cannabis street cautions in Cranbourne Park. I also issued a £90 penalty notice for possession of cannabis in Popley Way.
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31st- I arrested a male, on Alencon Link, on suspicion of harassment.

Later I patrolled Oakridge and Popley. I seized a bottle of whisky from a group of youths. The whisky was poured away.

The June Bulletin 2014 – PC Dan Carter Reports

2nd- It was my first day back this month and Popley was quiet. Thus I patrolled other areas including Oakridge and Glebe Gardens. I located a male in suspicious circumstances in Glebe Gardens. I searched the male and located a deal bag containing cocaine.

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I arrested the male and he was later cautioned.

3rd- I arrested a male in town on suspicion of GBH. I have handed the job over to CID to continue the investigation. The male has been bailed for further enquires.

In other news: PCSO Addison Maker is back in Popley. I’m glad to have him back on the team.

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Later I decided to search the town centre for a wanted male. I saw the male, and arrested him on suspicion of criminal damage. I handed the job to CID to continue with the investigation. The male was later charged and bailed to court.

4th- Whilst patrolling Pershore Road, I spoke to a male who appeared to be under the influence of drink or drugs. I searched the male and I located a deal bag containing white powder. I also seized 8 blue tablets suspected to be Valium. I arrested the male on suspicion of possession of class A and class C drugs. Late off again. TPT kindly accepted the handover. The male was charged, with possession of a class B drug, in the end.

5th- Today I arrested a male, in Goat Lane, on suspicion of breaching his ASBO conditions.

I further arrested the male on suspicion of damaging my cuffs! 10 years of faithful service. 😭 I have ordered a new pair.

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I have handed the jobs over to district CID. Thanks once again to them. Update* The male was charged with breach of ASBO, theft and criminal damage.

7th- My life isn’t all about police work!
I attended Families day at police headquarters today. Good fun.

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I also met this Safer Neighbourhoods Officer. He must have been from a rural beat as we have the upgraded bikes in Basingstoke!

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9th- I verbally warned and educated 3 vehicle owners ref bad parking in Marnel Park. (Marnel Park Parking Blog)

Later I assisted Sentinel Housing with an eviction in Pershore Rd. The address has been linked to drugs and ASB and has now been closed down.
The address was in a poor state with a number of broken windows.

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In other news: I issued a female with a cannabis street caution in Oakridge. PCSO Rich Green had initially located the female enjoying a summer puff!

11th- I arrested a male in Marnel Park on suspicion of burglary. Later I further arrested the male on suspicion of handling stolen goods. Do you know who owns this bike? Call me on tel 101.

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14th- I arrested a male in Milton Close on suspicion of possession of a monster cannabis spliff. The male was later charged. The male will attend court next month.

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15th- I arrested a male in Council Road on suspicion of theft. As Basingstoke custody is currently closed, the male was taken to Aldershot custody.
The male will be interviewed tomorrow. The male was bailed for further evidence gathering.

17th- Popley news from the Gazette: Two men wanted

Man arrested in flat.

19th- I took part in an operation in the morning. I arrested a male on suspicion of indecent assault.

Later I patrolled Popley.

I issued a male with a cannabis caution in Melrose Walk. I also issued a £90 fixed penalty to a male on Carpenters down. The male was smoking cannabis.

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20th- In the morning I patrolled Marnel Park as I often do. Two vehicle owners were advised about their parking.

I had a much more productive afternoon taking part in a warrant. I recovered suspected stolen items.

The highlight of my day was Sgt Carl Holmes buying me an ice lolly!

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21st- This morning I crewed with my good buddy PC Rich Harrison. Rich arrested a violent offender, and the male was recalled to prison.

Later I arrested a male on London Rd on suspicion of breaching his ASBO.

24th- I took part in a plain clothes operation today. My crew mate for a very short time was PC Jim Charlton. After only 15 minutes of patrolling we found a male in Oakridge, with a baseball bat down his trousers! PC Charlton arrested the male on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

Later I stop checked 3 male in the town centre after they had been smoking cannabis. One male attempted to run but was soon captured. The male will receive a ‘Youth Restorative Disposal’ in due course.

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Even later I took part in a drugs warrant where two were arrested.

27th- Enjoying a nice trip to Brno, Czech with my friend PCSO Taz Porter.. Soon to be PC Porter. We met one of the local police officers.

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Very busy month!

Results: 10 x arrests for various offences.

2 x cannabis street cautions.

1 x £90 ticket for possession of cannabis.

1 x ‘Youth Community Resolution’ for possession of cannabis.

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