4th- I arrested a male on suspicion of making threats to commit criminal damage. The Metropolitan police had requested the arrest. An officer from London will attend Basingstoke station to deal with the job.
8th- News Report from the Gazette. House fire tragedy.
In other news: I met with ASB officer, Matt Tatum, at Sentinel Housing. We discussed various on-going Popley cases.
Finally for today.. You may have noticed a re-designed website. This is to reflect the new changes in my role, and beat areas. From April 2015, I along with a team of PC’s and PCSO’s, will be covering Popley and Oakridge. I will update you more, with the way things will work, just as soon as I know for sure.
11th- I assisted with a scene guard in Andwell.
Later, I arrested a male in Popley on suspicion of assault. The job was handed to District CID to investigate.
12th- I attempted several warrant arrests today. All negative :(
16th- and 17th- I patrolled Marnel Park with, ex traffic officer, PC Harrison. We are continuing with efforts, to educate poor parkers, in the area.
In other news: I arrested a male, on Norn Hill, on suspicion of theft. The job was handed to District CID to investigate.
1st- I arrested a male for failing to appear at court. The Metropolitan police had requested the arrest.
2nd- Man attacked in Popley.. Reported by the Gazette. News link
9th- I arrested a male in the town centre. The male was a named suspect for a theft. I handed the job over to District CID.
10th- I located a male in Glebe Gardens with cannabis. I arrested the male on suspicion of possession of cannabis with intent to supply. I further arrested the male for assaulting me! The male was charged with assault police. The male will receive a caution for the drugs offence.
16th- In the morning, I assisted Sentinel Housing with an eviction in Oakridge.
Later, I joined other ‘Safer Neighbourhood Managers’ to assist with a drugs job in Winklebury.
17th- I assisted shift officers with a shop lifting incident in Primark. A female had attempted to steal clothing. I issued the female with a community resolution. Primark will liase with a civil debt recovery service to finalise the issue.
As a happy coincidence, both the male and female were wanted for separate offences.
28th- I attended Alencon Link to assist ‘Community Safety Patrolling Officer’, Alan Wilkinson. Alan had located a couple with cannabis. The female was elligible for a cannabis caution. The male was arrested due to his previous history of drugs offences. I handed the job over to District CID.
2- My first day back this year. I crewed with PC Harrison to patrol Popley and Kempshot. I located a car, parked in Teal Crescent, with cannabis on the passenger seat!
Later, I located The car owner, and I issued the male with a cannabis warning.
In other news: I reported graffiti, to the council, via fix my street. The unsightly graffiti was on the side of a house in Abbey Road.
7th- I chaired the first PSNP meeting of the year. The PSNP voted on drugs, as an issue, to tackle.
8th- I located a male, smoking a Cannabis spliff, at the rear of the train station. The male received a cannabis street warning.
10th- I’m on the new ‘Neighbourhood Policing Team Course’ next week. I will be back on the 20th of Jan. Stay safe.
12th- Street robbery, again, in Popley. This was reported, by the Gazette, today. The incident happened in the 9th of January. News Link
In other news: I have completed a week long training course at police Headquarters. I was on the very first ‘Neighbourhood Policing Team’ course, learning about my roles, and responsibilities in the new world. From April 2015, we will no longer be called the ‘Safer Neighbourhood Teams’. I had a very interesting time at the course. I am looking forward to getting stuck in. I will update you more as my role evolves.
16th- Most Hampshire officers to receive, personal issue, body worn cameras, by the end of the year. News on body worn video
24th- PC Rich Harrison, and I, assisted shift officers with various jobs across town. The jobs included assault, noise disputes, and neighbour issues.
25th- I arrested a male on suspicion of common assault, and on suspicion of breach of a restraining order. Unfortunetly, all the cells were full at Basingstoke so the chap was escorted to Aldershot. CID will be investigated the offences.
26th- For the first half of my duty I looked after a vulnerable male in Basingstoke custody.
Later I crewed with PC Harrison to patrol Buckskin. PC Harrison arrested a male outside the CO-OP on suspicion of possession of a machete!
29th- I took details of a suspicious incident at CMT, Wade Rd. In the early hours of the 28th of January, two vehicles pull up at the company. Four men exit the vehicles and cause damage to property. If you recognise the vehicles, please let me know.
30th- I attended Sentinel Housing Association for a multi agency meeting.
In other news: Did you witness a car crash today in Popley? News Story
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
22nd- It was quiet in Popley so I patrolled other areas. I located a child rolling a cannabis joint in Glebe gardens. One, pretty upset mum, updated. The female will receive a ‘Youth Community Resolution’. The female will also be required to undertake prevention work.
24th- I assisted with the arrest of a male, in Brighton Hill, on suspicion of handling stolen goods. The male also disclaimed a set of knuckle dusters. There is no need for these in civilised society.
Later, I arrested a male, in the War Memorial Park’ on suspicion of possession of class A drugs. It turned out that the drugs were in fact illegal class C drugs.
The male was already on bail for drugs offences. The male was charged with the new offence, and bailed to court.
28th- PC Rich Harrison and I crewed up. We arrested a male, on warrant, in Oakridge. After some fun and games we had eventually located the male in his loft. It was rather chilly up there!
Have a Happy New Year.. See you in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The same male was also riding a moped without insurance or indeed a driving licence. A hefty fine and one seized scooter…
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.