1st- This year is flying by for me. It was my first day back after rest days. I was on a scene guard, out of Basingstoke, for the duration of my duty.
4th- I arrested a male, in the Oakridge area, on suspicion of theft of meat. The job was handed to district CID.
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!
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.
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.
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.
In other news: My new cuffs arrived!
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.
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.
I seized a small bladed item from a male entering the festival. The male was given a verbal warning:
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.
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.
Later, I arrested a male, in Southern Road, on suspicion of breaching his tagging conditions, as ordered by the court.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I also met this Safer Neighbourhoods Officer. He must have been from a rural beat as we have the upgraded bikes in Basingstoke!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
1st- I crewed up with Sgt Carl Holmes for patrols of Popley and Oakridge. Whilst on route back to the station we cycled through Glebe Gardens. I located a male smoking a cannabis joint. I issued the male with a community resolution.
2nd- Male located with cannabis in the ‘War Memorial Park’.
PCSO Tarren Porter had located the male whilst completing an enquiry for a different job. I took over and seized the cannabis. I will issue the male with a ‘Youth Community Resolution’ at a later date.
6th- Whilst patrolling today some unsightly graffiti was spotted on the side of a property. I have reported this to the council: ‘Fix my street’
7th- Did you notice a lot of police activity in Popley today? (Here’s why)
In other news: I met the new land lady of the Popinjay today (Christine Jones). She sounds like the right sort to turn around the fortunes of the pub! The Popinjay has a new (Facebook page)
8th- Tonight I crewed up with Sgt Carl Holmes and PC Kerry Hayman. We were on plain clothes patrols in Oakridge and Popley. A number of people were stop searched. Kerry arrested a male, in Oakridge, for a fail to appear warrant.
10th- A young male was assaulted in Popley Gazette news story
Efit of suspect:
12th- Whilst patrolling Popley, I arrested a male on suspicion of possession of a knife in public. I also arrested the male on suspicion of making threats to kill. The male was charged and bailed to attend court.
13th- I took part in a work related fitness test today at Police training college (Bramshill) I passed! ;)
14th- I had issued a parking ticket In March for Unnecessary obstruction. The vehicle owner has elected to attend court.. I completed the file. I will let you know how that turns out!
16th- Whilst on patrol in Oakridge I located a stolen bike. I was able to return the bike to a happy owner.
17th- More patrols of Marnel Park today to check on the parking. I issued a verbal warning for some bad parking in Penton Way.
Later I met with Christine who is the new manager of the Popinjay. She has had a very busy start to her pub career!
Even later, I arrested a male, on suspicion of Affray, in Oakridge.
Lots of paperwork and a busy Sunday.
21st- I attended ‘coroners court’ in Alton yesterday in relation to a sudden death incident in February.
23rd- I arrested a male on suspicion of theft of a push bike and possession of cannabis. The male was charged with possession of cannabis. In relation to the bike.. The male was released without charge.
29th- I located a 14 year old, on Shakespeare Road, with cannabis. I issued the male with a ‘Youth Restorative Disposal’
30th- Whilst patrolling Marnel Park, I located a badly parked vehicle, on Appleton Drive. I gave the car owner words of advice not to park across a public crossing.
Patrols of the drug hot spots continue.
Patrols of Abbey Rd continue and there has been a reduction in criminal damage. There has also been a reduction, in youths playing football, in the no ball game area by the shops.
10th- I returned back to work today. I had a great holiday in Morocco.
I crewed up with Sgt Holmes today for patrols of Popley and Oakridge. We searched two males, in Popley, after they admitted to smoking cannabis. One of the males had a lock knife. I issued the male with a community resolution.
21st- Whilst cycling along Basing View, I located a teenager smoking cannabis. The cannabis was seized and the male will receive a ‘Youth Community Resolution’ in due course.
In other news: you may have seen and heard ‘NPAS’ (National Police Air Service) helicopter flying over Oakridge last night!? This was part of a well executed plan to locate suspected burglars in a building site. Two men were eventually arrested on site. Great team work with the officers from the FedsOnPeds, Targeted Patrol Team, Dog Unit, Firearms unit and of course the Helicopter unit. The photo is courtesy of the on board NPAS camera: *Originally posted by NPAS on twitter*
23rd- I took part in a drugs operation with many other officers from Basingstoke. A number of males were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.
24th- Today was a long day! I started at 06:30 and shortly after I was on route to London. I assisted with the arrest of a suspected burglar.
Later I arrested a male from Popley on suspicion of producing cannabis.
⬆️Small cannabis plants ⬇️hydroponic equipment
25th- I along with several ‘Safer Neighbourhoods’ officers took part in a traffic operation in the town centre and along Popley Way. The aim of the op was to stop uninsured car owners or cars used for crime.
27th- Today was the busiest Sunday this year!. I arrested a male for possession of cannabis. I also seized more cannabis in a house search. Lots of paperwork and hardly any time for tea!!
30th- The first job of my duty was to seize a deadly throwing weapon from a young lad in Abbey Road. Suitable words of advice given!
Later I patrolled Marnel Park (Hewitt Road). I issued a verbal warning, to car owner, for parking on a public crossing.
Tonight the PSNP met and voted on two new priorities to run until July. These are: Drug issues throughout Popley and Criminal damage in Abbey Road.
1st- Today, in Popley, I arrested a male on suspicion of supplying cannabis. On searching the males address, I located a sizeable amount of cannabis.
I seized many cannabis plants and cocaine.
Another cannabis factory, was shut down, in Popley! A great team effort lead by Sgt Holmes. Locating the cannabis factory late in the day meant that we were many hours late off. I thank my team, and supporting officers, for their commitment. The suspect is currently on police bail.
In other news:
Basingstoke Gazette article, reference a job of mine, from last year. Cannabis Factory shut down in Marnel Park. This is a reminder of what was seized:
3rd- News article with reference to last weeks drug hauls. Basingstoke Gazette Article
4th- Today I took part in a drugs warrant in the Oakridge area. I arrested a male on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.
7th- Interesting Gazette article reference drugs raid in Abbey Road. Three, Popley residents, charged: Click for article
Drugs issues are a current PSNP priority.
In other news: I took part in a plain clothes drugs warrant today. The warrant in South Ham would lead to a female receiving a cannabis caution, and a male being arrested, and remanded, for being concerned in the supply of drugs. (Gazette news article)
10th- Whilst patrolling Glebe Gardens I located a male with cannabis. The male had previously received a youth community resolution for drugs offences. The drug was seized and an appropriate outcome will be explored.
11th- £30 fixed penalty issued in Falkland Road, for unnecessary obstruction. I have previously warned the vehicle owner about blocking the road with his vehicles.
17th- I arrested a male in Popley on suspicion of a sexual assault.
Later I would arrest a male on suspicion of harassment. Both jobs were handed over to CID to continue with the investigation.
18th- I arrested a male for breaching court bail x 2. The male will attend court today.
20th- Today, the officers from the Safer Neighbourhoods Teams, took part in a drugs warrant in Oakridge. One of my roles was to breach the door of the target address. Two people were arrested at the address.
In other news: Ex Popley male locked up for horrific attack. (Gazette Article)
Also: DC Andrew Wright is appealing for witnesses to an Oakridge robbery. The suspects allegedly ran in to Popley, after the incident, on the 13th of March. (Gazette Article)
21st- I arrested a female, on suspicion of assault, in the Oakridge area. The female received an adult caution.
I am now on annual leave until the 10th of April. I know.. lucky me!