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June Priority Update Melton Rural North
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This month we have welcomed PC Adam Atkinson 4517, a second DNO (Dedicated Neighbourhood Officer) to the Melton Rural North beat. He has said “I joined Leicestershire Police back in March 2017 as a PCSO and I was based in Loughborough and covered a variety of beats during my time there – I was also heavily involved with community engagement events whilst I was there.
In February 2020, having been successful in applying to become a PC, I started my training in this new role with a view to being based in Melton Mowbray. So I had a fresh start in somewhere completely new but working with a great team here at Melton made this transition a lot easier.
Last month the opportunity arose to move back into Neighbourhood based Policing and I managed to secure a Designated Neighbourhood Officer role working alongside PC 4252 Dan Daley – who I joined with back in 2017 as a PCSO. Dan and I both share a passion for Neighbourhood Policing and we are both keen to get involved however we can.
I am looking forward to working as a part of the Melton Rural North Beat team and coming up with new and exciting ways to deal with the issues on the beat and engaging with the local community and partner agencies.”
For Priority 1, the mobile speed camera has been out supporting our efforts in Melton. An update was received from the traffic management department on 21st June, giving Mays statistics.
A607 – Melton Road, Croxton Kerrial – 1 visit, total time 110 minutes, 5 offences
A607 – Melton Road Waltham on The Wolds – 1 visits, total time 90 minutes, 8 offences.
01/06 PC Dan Daley started the month Traffic monitoring in the areas of the A607, Top Road and Saltby Road in Croxton Kerrial. Also patrolled and monitored the areas of Bottesford, the A52 and Colston Lane in Harby with regards to speeding vehicles and heavy goods vehicles.
16/06 Weight Restriction enforcement in the zone between Croxton Kerrial, through Knipton to Denton and to Long Lane from Belvoir, no offences witnessed during our patrol.
With the additions to the beat team we are hoping to be able to increase the work we do in this area and some planning is taking place how we can do this. A mutual date is also being sought with partner agencies for a patch walk in complaint sites.
For Priority 2, Op Vitality, our rural crime operation has continued this month with dedicated patrols in our rural areas from officers across all beat teams and response officers. The beat team have recorded the following patrols. This does not include all the patrol and activity completed from the operation.
08/06 Afternoon/Evening Op Vitality Patrols, covering Harby, Plungar, Redmile, Buckminster, Sewstern, Wymondham. Twyford, Marefield, Great Dalby, Little Dalby, Stapleford, A number of farms visited and signed up to NHL
09/06 Afternoon/Evening Op Vitality Patrols covering Old Dalby, Long Clawson, Long Lane, farms visited and signed up to NHL
23/06 AM Patrols across the beat to Bottesford, Branston, Waltham on the Wolds, Thorpe Arnold patrolled.
The following crimes for this priority have been recorded for June: 21*315886 – 08/06 Plungar, Theft of a Van. This has since been found damaged in Nottinghamshire. 21*330366 – 13/06-14/06, Theft of a motor vehicle in Harby. The vehicle has since been found and recovered from a location in Leicester. 21*345670 – 19/06 Burglary to Shed, Boyers Orchard, Harby. 21*35553 – Criminal Damage, Barkestone Le Vale.
Other crimes and incidents on the beat which have been recorded and investigated are: Safeguarding – 4, Traffic Offences – 1, Assault ABH/Common 11, Non Recordable – 2, Domestic Incidents- 4, Public Order – 4, Sexual Offences-3, Theft-2, Criminal damage – 5, Hate Incident – 1
The same period in 2020 saw: Harassment – 5, Criminal Damage – 6, Public Order – 1, Safeguarding 5, Non Recordable – 4, Malicious Communications – 3, Assault ABH/Common – 7, Theft – 3, Vehicle Crime – 2, Burglary, Business/Commercial – 1, Hate Incident-1, Sexual Offences-2, Burglary Residential – 2, Crime Miscellaneous-1, Traffic Offences -2, Domestic 1.
As stated above. the beat team also attended a Rural Training Weekend along with other rural beat teams across Leicestershire. This consisted of a day at force headquarters looking at the legislation involved in some rural crimes and the structure of the new Rural Crime Team that will be based at Force Head Quarters and be a resource for the whole of Leicestershire. We had guest speakers from Tracker and DataTag explaining how their systems work and how it can enable our investigations and assist in vehicle stops to obtain further information. On site we had a tractor and a road roller and had a practical demonstration using the information on the datatag attached to the vehicles and calling the helpline to obtain additional information about the vehicles. Most new machinery and plant are fitted with Datatag, if you have older machinery this can be retrofitted to allow that extra protection.
Please view these links to learn more about Tracker and Datatag:
The second day consisted of a morning visit to a Leicestershire Dairy Farm that had suffered with rural crime and farm thefts. This was insightful learning about how the farm operates and an understanding of how impactful theft can be to the production of the farm and hearing first hand from the victims their experience with the police, from initial contact, attendance and the following investigation. In the afternoon we visited a farm at Brooksby Melton College to learn more about handling animals. There we had a practical demonstration on moving cows, where we all had a part to play. This was followed by herding and catching sheep. This will hopefully enable us to have a better understanding of the animals needs should they escape onto the roads, which we know they do. More rural training days are being planned to look in more detail at some of the topics covered in the Wildlife Officer Course.
For Priority 3, along with our patrols carried out for Priority 2 which cover some of the same areas, the following has also been recorded for this priority. 01/06/2 Late morning/early afternoon patrols completed in the areas of Barkestone, Redmile and long lane, including the byways. No issues noted or reported. Facebook post created and shared. 15/06 PM Patrols Buckminster/Sproxton/Sewstern area 23/06 Afternoon Patrols Coston Ford area. June’s Newsletter is also attached introducing the new NPA Commander PS Gott. This Month, July, will also see an appointment of a new Neighbourhood Sergeant.
PCSO Claire Gray 6541
Your Melton Rural North Beat Team are: PS Williams, PC Dan Daley 4252, PC Adam Atkinson 4517, PCSO Claire Gray 6541