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Hodge Hill weekly crime figures and detail: 20th – 27th March 2014

 

 

Recorded Crime 40
ASB Incidents 3

Headlines:

There have been two burglaries this week – one was a ‘car key’ burglary where offenders broke into a house on Ermington Crescent to steal the owner’s car. The other burglary was on Stechford Road where the suspects forced open a rear window and stolen computers.

 

Advice – Don’t advertise you are out by leaving your home in darkness. With the lighter evenings and warmer days please don’t leave windows open.

 

One vehicle has been stolen this week – a moped from Ward End. Someone cut the chains securing a motorbike from the same area and tried to that too but were unsuccessful.

Three vehicles had items stolen from them – two were number plates and the third was a car that was left insecure and someone removed the driving documents.

 

Advice – Don’t leave items on display in your vehicle.

 

There have been no robberies this week.

 

Other Information:

It has been a much better week compared with last in relation to last week.

 

We have arrested a male this week for a breach of his ASBO and a racially aggravated public order offence. He is currently on bail while we liaise with the Crown Prosecution Service. This is thanks to joint partnership working with the housing department.

 

On Saturday 12th April between 3-4pm we will be at Ward End library with crime prevention advice and tamper-proof screws for car number plates. We hope to see you there.

 

Contact Us:

We would like you to follow us on Twitter @HodgeHillPolice

 

If you have any information about crime or ASB in your area contact us on: 101 ext 7601 6392 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


You can email us on: hodgehill@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

 

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“Courier-Scam” – new West-Mids Police campaign

 

 

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Today (Thursday 13 February) West Midlands Police have launched a drive to raise awareness about a new scam which is conning the region’s elderly out of thousands of pounds with banking scare stories.

 

Fraud investigators have reported a surge in reports from residents who’ve been stung by a “courier scam” which sees tricksters talking vulnerable people into handing over bank cards and PIN numbers.

 

The ruse involves callers posing as police officers and panicking targets into believing their bank account has been hacked…and that they need to seize the cards and security details, including PIN numbers, to stop further fraudulent transactions.

 

In some cases, the scammers have sent couriers to the customer’s homes to collect bank cards which have then been used to withdraw cash or go on spending sprees.

 

The tactic gained popularity amongst con artists last year and in the first six weeks of this year more than 30 people − whose ages range from 59 to 93 − have fallen foul of the con.

The victims identified so far this year have collectively lost around £10,000 to the scam.

 

To help us stop these criminals in their tracks, we’re asking for your help to spread word of this scam among your friends, family and colleagues.

 

Protect yourself against courier fraud:

• Your bank or police will never send a courier to your home to collect bank cards
• Your bank or police will never ask for your PIN number
• If you receive one of these calls end it immediately.

If you’ve been a victim call your bank and cancel your cards immediately − try to call from a different phone if reporting it immediately after being contacted by someone you believe was a scammer − and report it to West Midlands Police on 101.

 

To find out more search “courier scam” on our website: www.west-midlands.police.uk

Crime figures and detail: Hodge Hill

 

Crime figures and detail: Hodge Hill

Date range: 30th Jan – 6th Feb 2014

 

Headlines:

There has been one burglary this week – in Ward End, a substantial amount of cash and gold was stolen. Enquiries are ongoing.

Advice – Have you thought about Neighbourhood Watch or Street Watch? This is a good way of keeping an eye on your neighbours’ properties and for them to do the same for you (contact us on the below numbers to find out more). Timer switches and ‘fake TVs’ are also a good deterrent.

 

Three vehicles were stolen this week – two were BMWs and both were taken from Hodge Hill. The third one was a Toyota stolen from Coleshill Rd. All three involved the driver’s window being smashed and the vehicles taken without the keys.

Advice – If you have a performance car and no garage please consider blocking it in with another vehicle or using a steering wheel lock.

 

There have been two robberies this week, one involved an attack on a drunk couple on their way home from the pub and the other was an armed attack on a shop – four males have been arrested for this matter.

Advice – Please be vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times. Try not to make yourself vulnerable to being targeted. Keep money and phones out of sight at all times

Other Information:

We are always looking for new and better ways to engage with the community – please feel free to email us with suggestions. We are looking at the possibility of a weekly drop-in centre for residents to come and speak to us and a number of other partner agencies. If there is a community centre or other public building near you (within Hodge Hill Ward) that you would like us to visit and run a beat surgery from then please drop us an email.

 

This week has also seen all the PCSOs trained in restorative justice which is a great tool for dealing with neighbourhood disputes and anti-social behaviour issues.

 

Contact Us:

We would like you to follow us on Twitter @HodgeHillPolice

 

If you have any information about crime or ASB in your area contact us on: 101 ext 7601 6392 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


You can email us on: hodgehill@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

 

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New Birmingham Labour Policy Review Discussion Papers

Dear Friends,

 

I have just sent out another two discussion documents for the Birmingham Labour Policy Review.

 

- Jobs and Growth

- Local Environment, Anti-Social Behaviour & Crime

 

You can read them and other policy papers on the dedicated Birmingham Policy Review page of my website.

 

Liam

Crime figures and detail for Shard End Ward

 

Crime figures and detail for Shard End Ward

Date range: 16th – 23rd January 2014

Recorded Crime  ASB incidents
27 2

 

 

HEADLINES

 

 

  • One offence of robbery this week, a male described as 5’7” tall of stocky build with a dark beard wearing a blue top and a dark hat and gloves. He snatched a phone from a female, punching her in the process at a bus stop on Hurst Lane on Tuesday 21st at approximately 3:45 pm. Did you see anything?
  • Only one vehicle offence this week, theft of a scooter which has subsequently been recovered and a person arrested and charged. Operation Repel is working.
  • 2 Burglaries this week but unconnected. One involved the metal being stolen from a void property at some point over the past 3 months. The second was committed on Wednesday 22nd between 2:30pm  and 5pm on the border with Strechford on Flaxley Road whereby an unknown offender(s) have climbed through an insecure upstairs window and taken jewellery.
  • 2 ASB incidents this week both emanating from neighbour disputes. Both will be investigated thoroughly by both ourselves and relevant partner agencies.

 

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

  • We are currently looking at a few different styles for this report in future. Please let us know if you have any feedback regarding the presentation or content.
  • We are holding a meeting at the library on Monday 27th January at 630pm for the residents of All Saints Square. Councillors John Cotton and Marje Bridle will also be in attendance. If you live locally or use the shops and library come along and join the group.

 

 

For more information about crime and anti-social behaviour in your area visit

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/np/birminghameast/nh.asp?ID=7

If you have any information about crime or ASB in your area contact us on:
101 ext 7601 6375 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
You can email us on:
shardend@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

 

@ShardEndPolice

Crime Figures and Details for Hodge Hill

Crime figures and detail for Hodge Hill Ward

Date range: 16th – 23rd January 2014

 

Recorded Crime  ASB incidents
46 2

 

 

HEADLINES

 

  • There have been five burglaries this week which includes an attempt. One happened on Morris road over a number of days and is unclear whether anything was taken. The attempt was on Haydock close – a window was broken but no access gained to the premises. There was a burglary on Coleshill road where high value goods were taken – there are some positive lines of enquiry with this and there is CCTV at the location. A bail hostel was broken into – nothing was taken but a message was left for the occupant at the address. The last one was on Dreghorn Rd where two Paystations were taken.
  • Three vehicle were stolen – two scooters/mopeds and one car. One of the scooters was recovered near to the offence location as the thieves didn’t manage to take it – but did manage to leave a mobile phone behind. Enquiries are ongoing in this matter. There is no trace of the second scooter. The car was a high value BMW which was stolen without the keys – this is investigated by a central team who are specialists in this type of crime. There have been five offences where number plates were stolen from vehicles across the whole area, and one where a drill was stolen from a van.
  • There was one robbery this week – between school pupils. The suspect has been named and brought in for questioning today.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

  • Please make use of timer switches in your houses – even for the times before you get home from work – just to give the appearance of someone being in.
  • For those of you who own motorbikes or scooters – these are clearly being targeted at present – ensure you have a proper strong bike lock as these are the best deterrent to thieves. They are expensive but can often reduce your insurance costs.

For more information about crime and anti-social behaviour in your area visit

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/np/birminghameast/nh.asp?ID=6

 

If you have any information about crime or ASB in your area contact us on:
101 ext 7601 6392 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
You can email us on:
hodgehill@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

 

 

Crime Figures and Details for Hodge Hill

Crime figures and detail for Hodge Hill Ward

Date range: 2nd – 9th January 2014

Recorded Crime: 39
ASB Incidents: 0

 

HEADLINES

 

  • There have been three burglary dwellings and one attempt this week. The first one has happened in HolbrookTower on the Bromford Estate where a laptop has been stolen. A ‘lock-snap’ burglary has happened on Gilling Grove, Shard End where offenders have stolen the victim’s car. This is being investigated by CID.
  • The third offence has happened on Fairholme Road near the Bromford – a laptop and a tablet were taken from this address. All of these offences involved forcing their way in as none of the properties were left insecure.
  • Vehicle crime – no vehicles were stolen this week and the three offences we did have related to items being taken from vehicles and all were very different. The first was on Leigh Road where items were left on display and were taken, one involved cash from a taxi cab and the third was a rear number plate from a car on Southern Road where they didn’t manage to take the front one too.
  • There have been no robberies reported this week.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

 

  • The Ward Committee Meeting is being held next Wednesday – 15th January at St Wilfred’s Community Centre, Shawsdale Road at 1830hrs.
  • We are doing a number of speeding operations around the ward this month. We will be providing regular updates on twitter.
  • Please do not leave any items on display in your vehicles as this attracts unnecessary interest from thieves.

For more information about crime and anti-social behaviour in your area visit

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/np/birminghameast/nh.asp?ID=6

 

If you have any information about crime or ASB in your area contact us on:
101 ext 7601 6392 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
You can email us on:
hodgehill@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

Crime figures and detail for Hodge Hill Ward

Crime figures and detail for Hodge Hill Ward

Date range: 12th – 19th December 2013

 

HEADLINES

  • There have only been two burglaries this week and they are linked – someone gained access into an insecure porch that linked two addresses making this two offences – this is on Radstock Avenue in Hodge Hill. Christmas decorations were stolen.
  • One car has been stolen this week – a Y reg Fiat Punto in red from the Bromford Estate. There are no lines of enquiry at this time. Offender(s) attempted to steal a car stereo from a car on Bromford Drive, but were unsuccessful. The sills from the drivers side of a BMW were taken from a car on Plaistow Avenue.
  • There has been one robbery which was a very nasty incident where offenders forced their way into a house with a knife and threatened the occupant. They took her car and her engagement ring. This matter is being investigated by CID at present – it happened on Bucklands End Lane.

 

Recorded crime: 29

ASB incidents: 1

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • I know that external porch doors are often left unlocked – but please consider they are an extra barrier to thieves and if you leave anything in there that you do care about you are making life easy for them. Please lock your doors and windows.
  • In relation to extra security at this seasonal time of year – please put your presents round the tree at the last possible moment – it is a real invitation to burglars who see them through the window. Don’t let criminals spoil your Christmas.

Merry Christmas from the Hodge Hill Neighbourhood team. Thank you for all your support this year.

For more information about crime and anti-social behaviour in your area visit

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/np/birminghameast/nh.asp?ID=6

 

If you have any information about crime or ASB in your area contact us on:
101 ext 7601 6392 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
You can email us on:
hodgehill@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

@HodgeHillPolice

Crime figures and detail for Shard End Ward

Crime figures and detail for Shard End Ward

Date range: 12th – 19th December 2013

 

  • An average of 4 crimes a day this week which, whilst 4 too many, is encouraging. Crime is coming down.
  • 4 burglaries this week. One is believed to be linked to a relationship breakdown and another was a void property. The other two are not thought to be linked.
  • Operation Repel is working, only 2 vehicle crimes to report this week but frustratingly both were arguably avoidable. Both involved the victims leaving valuables on show in their vehicles before leaving them unattended. Please make yourselves and your belongings a harder target for criminals, be mindful of your surroundings and make sure your homes, vehicles and belongings are safe and secure at all times.
  • No new ASB incidents this week but plenty of work carried out by the team around ongoing issues in partnership with our brilliant BCC colleagues.

 

Recorded Crime: 28

ASB incidents: 0

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Please do not put your gifts under the tree until the very last moment and please do not advertise you new gifts by leaving the empty boxes on show either inside your home or in your rubbish/recycling.
  • We now have over 500 followers on Twitter, follow us at @ShardEndPolice for regular updates about our work across the ward.
  • May we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new Year. There will be no report next week. (but officers will be on duty!) The team remain extremely proud of the area and community we serve and will continue to do everything we can to reduce crime and ASB and improve the Shard End Ward during 2014.

For more information about crime and anti-social behaviour in your area visit

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/np/birminghameast/nh.asp?ID=7

If you have any information about crime or ASB in your area contact us on:
101 ext 7601 6375 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
You can email us on:
shardend@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

 

@ShardEndPolice

Crime figures and detail for Shard End Ward

Crime figures and detail for Shard End Ward

Date range: 28th November – 5th December 2013

HEADLINES

  • An excellent week in terms of crime which is less than 4 a day.
  • One reason for this low crime level is that only two assaults have been recorded this week in Shard End. We do not know why this week has seen a reduction in our average of between 5-10 assaults in a week but your theories and comments are welcome!
  • 3 Burglaries of houses this week but none are linked. One is a theft of metal, one has been committed over a period of three months and one involved the theft of a car recovered nearby which we are looking into in more detail.
  • 3 thefts from vehicles this week, two involved vans having the quarter light window removed. If you own a van please ensure that nothing of value is left on show inside.

Recorded crime: 24

ASB incidents: 2

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • As of Monday 2nd December Birmingham East Policing Unit launched Operation Repel an initiative designed to reduce vehicle offences. You can play your part too – lock your vehicles when leaving them unattended, do not leave valuables in them or on show and report any suspicious activity to us.
  • Monday 9th December 7pm is the Ward Committee meeting at Moorfield Hall, Hartshill Rd Shard End. All are welcome
  • Walk through’s of all of our pubs will be taking place again this weekend.

 

For more information about crime and anti-social behaviour in your area visit

http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/np/birminghameast/nh.asp?ID=7

If you have any information about crime or ASB in your area contact us on:
101 ext 7601 6375 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
You can email us on:
shardend@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

@ShardEndPolice

 

 

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