Safer St Austell – Litter Pick

October 13th, 2017 by

Local agencies within Safer St Austell, came together this week to litter pick Truro Road park, Priory car park, Holy Trinity Church and Cemetery Park St Austell.

In total 16 sacks of rubbish were collected, helping to improve the St Austell’s environment. Cosgarne Hall provided some well needed refreshments once the work was completed.

 

Agencies taking part included Cosgarne Hall, Addaction, Freshstart and Cornwall Council.

St Austell Town Councillors Tim Styles and Anita Cohen came along too.

As part of Safer Cornwall, Safer St Austell aims to improve community safety locally.

For concerns about rubbish such as glass and needles on the street, call Cornwall Council Refuse and Recycling on 0300 1234 141 or email refuseandrecycling@cornwall.gov.uk

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Criminal Behaviour Order

October 13th, 2017 by

On Friday 22nd September 2017

Bodmin Magistrates Court issued a Criminal Behaviour Order on Kyle James Alexander DELMONICO with the following prohibitions:

Criminal Behaviour Order

Expires 22nd September 2022

1.    Must not be in possession of alcohol or be under the influence of alcohol in Liskeard.

2.    Not to use threatening words or behaviour towards retail staff in Cornwall.

3.    Not to enter the Bubble Retail Park or Morrisons Supermarket premises both on Plymouth Road, Liskeard.

4.    Not to remain or loiter on any retail premises when requested to leave by a Store Manager, Member of Staff or Premises Owner

Any relevant information should be passed to:

Police Non Emergency – 101

Police Emergency  – 999

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on

0800 555111

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Criminal Behaviour Order

October 13th, 2017 by

On the 27th of September 2017, Truro Magistrates Court granted a Criminal Behaviour Order on Marcus Selby Roberts with the following prohibitions:

MUST NOT:

1.     ENTER OR ATTEMPT TO ENTER PREMISES FROM WHICH THEY ARE BANNED –

·         W H SMITH LTD, 9 – 9 A, PYDAR STREET, TRURO, CORNWALL, TR1 2AX.

·         BOOTS THE CHEMIST, 94, PYDAR STREET TRURO, CORNWALL, TR1 2BD.

·         ASDA SUPERSTORE LTD, 1 SOUTH QUAY, HAYLE, TR27 4EP.

·         BOOTS THE CHEMISTS LTD, UNIT E WEST CORNWALL SHOPPING, MARSH LANE, HAYLE, CORNWALL, TR27 5LX.

·         THE ENTERTAINER, 28-29 BOSCOWEN STREET, TRURO, CORNWALL, TR1 2QQ.

2.     REMAIN OR LOITER ON ANY RETAIL PREMISES WHEN REQUESTED TO LEAVE BY A STORE MANAGER, MEMBER OF STAFF OR PREMISES OWNER IN CORNWALL.

HE MUST

1.     ENGAGE WITH ADDACTION SERVICES WHEN DIRECTED TO DO SO BY THE APPROPRIATE CASE WORKER.

Duration of the Criminal Behaviour Order – 3 years

Any relevant information should be passed to:

Police Non Emergency – 101

Police Emergency – 999

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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Criminal Behaviour Order

October 13th, 2017 by

On the 26th September 2017, Truro Magistrates Court granted a Criminal Behaviour Order on Robert Edwards Derosa with the following prohibitions:

MUST NOT:

1.    Be in a state of drunkenness in any public place or place the public have access to in the county of Cornwall.

2.    In possession of an open container containing alcohol in any public place where the public has access to save in a bar or restaurant in the county of Cornwall.

3.    Engage in, threaten to engage in conduct that causes or is capable of causing a nuisance, annoyance, and alarm to any person or persons which may cause them to fear for their safety in the county of Cornwall.

4.    Remain in any commercial premises in Cornwall if asked to leave by a member of staff, manager or premises owner in the county of Cornwall.

Duration of the Criminal Behaviour Order – 2 years

Any relevant information should be passed to:

Police Non Emergency – 101

Police Emergency – 999

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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Safer St Austell encourages people to help by reporting anti-social behavior and street drinking

August 14th, 2017 by

As part of the Safer St Austell partnership, people are being asked to speak up and report anti-social behaviour so further action can be taken and people feel safer.

In February this year a walkabout by partners found that of those who had seen or experienced anti-social behaviour many hadn’t reported it. Sometimes people just post about incidents on social media rather than report it to organisations which can actually help. The partnership, which includes the voluntary sector, public services and the local business community, is responding to local concerns about anti-social behaviour, rough sleeping, drug use and street drinking in the town. However when compared to towns of a similar population St Austell has an average amount of recorded crime when looking at the rate per population.

Last week partners undertook another walkabout, talking to local businesses and residents, encouraging people to report incidents of anti-social behaviour and street drinking and providing a leaflet with contact details to make a report. Many businesses said they’d be happy to report incidents now they felt that something was being done.

The partnership aims to help residents and visitors feel safer by addressing these concerns and providing further information on what to do.

The leaflets provide information on reporting anti-social behaviour, street drinking or discarded needles so that people can report incidents to the organisations that can then take action.

Details of who to contact to help individuals sleeping rough are included in the leaflet. The leaflet also explains that those street drinking are not necessarily rough sleepers and gives information about other organisations that are providing support locally to vulnerable people.

st austellSarah Necke, Community Safety Officer at Cornwall Council and representative for Safer Cornwall said: “The walkabout was a really positive way for us to talk to people, understand their concerns and tell them about the work of Safer St Austell. Street drinking and anti-social behaviour, such as abusive language and offensive behaviour, happens in many UK towns. If people see an incident we really encourage them to report it using the contacts on the leaflet, so we can understand what’s happening and decide how best to respond. ”

David Pooley, St Austell Town Council’s Clerk said “The walkabout in St Austell last week was a great opportunity for partners to be seen out in the town and working together. It was good to talk to people, hand out the leaflet and explain how people can report incidents of anti-social behaviour and dangerous rubbish such as broken glass or needles. I hope that people will also help by contacting Streetlink if they see anyone sleeping rough.”

The Safer St Austell partners have found that since they formed earlier this year they are working better on a daily basis, and are more effective at sharing helpful information. Over the coming months the partnership will continue to work together on initiatives such as continuing to patrol St Austell, developing the work already being done to reduce the levels of high strength alcohol in the community and provide Substance Misuse and Retail Training (SMART) for licensees. They will also continue to provide outreach work to help rough sleepers and those who require drug or alcohol treatment.

Advice for residents and businesses

  • If you see someone sleeping rough you can contact Streetlink via www.streetlink.org.uk or 0300 500 0914 (or 999 if they need urgent medical assistance). Individuals sleeping rough can contact the Cornwall Housing Options Team on 0300 1234 161 or drop into an Information Service (formerly called One Stop Shop).
  • If people experience anti-social behaviour, email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 for non-emergencies and in an emergency call 999.
  • If you have information about a crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For concerns about rubbish such as glass and needles on the street, call Cornwall Council Refuse and Recycling on 0300 1234 141 or email refuseandrecycling@cornwall.gov.uk

Safer-St-Austell-leaflet-August-2017.pdf

 

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Criminal Behaviour Order on Male Voyeur in the Truro area

February 5th, 2017 by

Devon and Cornwall Police had received a number of complaints from people in the Truro area regarding sightings of a male in their property staring through their windows.  On further investigation Devon and Cornwall Police identified and arrested a male named Samuel MEAD for 3 acts of Voyeurism around the locality of where he lived.

The crimes all included Mr MEAD using the hours of darkness to climb walls, or onto peoples sheds, to watch females as they undressed through their windows.

The Crown Prosecution Service had originally felt that they would control the offender’s behaviour with a Restraining Order, but after discussion, agreed that this would be better dealt with via a Criminal Behaviour Order as it could cover a wider area than a Restraining Order.

An indefinite order was granted which bans MEAD from attending the roads, alleyways and access points to any of the properties that crimes were recorded at.  Due to it being indefinite it is open to expand those ban areas, should MEAD offend elsewhere.

 

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Criminal Behaviour Order bans Penzance man from approaching women

December 22nd, 2016 by

morganA Criminal Behaviour Order has been given to a 29 year old man from Penzance to prevent him from approaching women.

Clifford Morgan, who appeared via video link in Truro Magistrates Court on Tuesday 13 December, pleaded guilty to three separate charges in which he had targeted three lone women and caused them considerable alarm, harassment and distress, by barging one victim and following the other two and making comments perceived to be of a sexual nature, whilst they were out for a jog in the Penzance area.

Devon and Cornwall Police, the Crown Prosecution Service and Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Team had argued that as a result of Morgan’s dangerous behaviour and his lack of engaging with support services, a Criminal Behaviour Order should be made to restrict him from being able to approach females in the future and protect the wider community.

Supporting the granting of the Order, Truro Magistrates placed a lifetime Criminal Behaviour Order on Morgan saying he “must not approach, contact or follow any female in a manner that causes or is likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress”.

The prosecution comes as a result of staff from Cornwall Council working closely with colleagues from Devon & Cornwall Police to address a very serious anti-social behaviour issue.  Criminal Behaviour Orders are a valuable tool to prevent further or escalated anti-social behaviour and stop the harm caused to innocent victims.

Tom Styles, from the Anti Social Behaviour team, “This shows the power and flexibility of the Anti-Social Behaviour Tools and Powers. Orders like this are not made without serious consideration to the perpetrator, the victim(s) and the wider community.  If this individual chooses to continue to target people and  cause them fear and distress, he can now be arrested and imprisoned for up to 5 years, given up to a £5000 fine, or both”.

 We encourage members of the public to report any incidents to the Police via the 101 number for non-emergency or the 999 number for emergencies.”

Sergeant Gemma Freestone, from Penzance, said: This man was given sufficient opportunity and support to change his behaviour but he continued to frighten innocent victims. The Criminal Behaviour Order will provide additional powers to us should he breach this.”

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Nuisance caller who bombarded police handed Criminal Behaviour Order

December 22nd, 2016 by

minersDebbie Miners, aged 33 from the Camborne area, was given a Criminal Behaviour Order by Magistrates in Truro on 20 December for making persistent nuisance calls and her behaviour towards to emergency services, NHS Staff and other Mental Health Services in Cornwall.

Miners, who appeared by video link to Truro Magistrates Court, pleaded guilty to a Public Order offence of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress.

The court sentenced her to a custodial sentence of four weeks rather than imposing fines because of her financial situation. The sentence was taken as time paid as she had been in custody since early November.

The Criminal Behaviour Order includes a condition stating that Miners must not “call the 999 emergency service number unless in the case of a genuine emergency that would require immediate attendance of the emergency services”.  The order lasts for 3 years.

The prosecution comes as a  result of staff from the Council working closely with colleagues from Devon and Cornwall Police and the South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) to address a persistent and serious anti-social behaviour issue.

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Deliberate and malicious use of the 999 system not only wastes staff time but could also put the lives of others at risk and will not be tolerated”.

Tom Styles, from Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team, said: Misuse of the 999 number is a serious issue. Emergency services must take all calls and attend if necessary. When the number is misused to get attention this means that units are taken away from other calls that could well be life or death situations.  The staffing for the emergency services is currently stretched incredibly thin and does not need nuisance calls to detract the valuable service they offer from those that genuinely need it.”

A spokesperson for South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: The Trust takes the issue of frequent callers very seriously. Those who are not in genuine need can use precious resources that should be allocated to those who are in a life-threatening condition. We seek prosecutions of people found to be abusing the system because abusing it can and does put people’s lives at risk. Our work with partner organisations to tackle the issue and prevent misuse of the 999 system continues.”

A spokesperson for Devon & Cornwall Police said: We welcome the court’s decision in serving this criminal behaviour order. We will continue to work hand in hand with our partner agencies to reduce these nuisance calls using the legislation we have to ensure we help to those most vulnerable and in need.”

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Premises Closure – Berkley Vale, Falmouth

December 3rd, 2016 by

A premise in Falmouth at Berkley Vale was highlighted by the Police and Sanctuary Housing as attracting numerous issues of disorder and anti-social behaviour. A Closure Notice was also served on a separate property but withdrawn at the final hearing.

Issues being reported included; late night visitors creating disturbances to the other residents, vagrants squatting in the communal area, the front door being regularly broken and fire alarms being ripped off the walls or set off.  There was a constant issue being reported of people visiting the property to purchase drugs and paraphernalia (such as used needles) was found littered inside and outside the property. Sadly there had also been incidents of people overdosing at the property too.

After initial joint agency discussions and investigation it was agreed that a Premises Closure be applied for to close the two properties.

closure

In July, the ASB team, Sanctuary Housing and Police visited both the properties to serve the tenants with Stage 2 ASB Warning letters.  The letters and words of advice were openly received by the tenants and they both promised the disorder would cease.

Incidents continued to be reported to Housing and Police requiring Police attendance and so in August both sets of tenants were served with Acceptable Behaviour Contracts and a Notice Seeking Possession.  During the serving of these the tenants were informed that should issues continue the ASB Team would start to apply for a Closure Order, which would remove them from their homes for up to 3 months.

On the 1 November the ASB Team served the defendants with letters informing them of the multi-agency intention to apply for a Premises Closure.  The letter was set not only to inform them of the intention but also give them information of agencies they should contact, should the order be agreed and also agencies that could advise and help with the legal advice. Over the following week the ASB Team worked with Force Legal to ensure that all statements were correctly signed and witnesses would still be happy to attend court to give evidence.

The ASB team co-ordinated the serving of a closure notice on the 5th of November and on the 16 of November the final hearing took place.  Due to a witness not attending we had to withdraw the application for the second premise but advised the tenant that should any incidents take place, we would reapply very quickly.

After hearing all the evidence the court agreed that a Closure Order be made and the tenants be removed from their property for three months.

A week since the order has been made and there have been no reports of ASB, crime or disorder at the premise.

Visits will continue to be made to the property to continue to collect evidence to show that the order has worked and also check with the residents on how they feel things have changed.

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Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO)

October 7th, 2016 by

On the 03 October  2016, Miss Gennette Ford was issued a life time Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) at Cornwall Magistrates Court.

ford

The application which was made in partnership between Cornwall Council’s Anti Social Behaviour Team and Devon and Cornwall Police, prohibits Ford from:

  1. Entering the bounded area known as Camborne,
  2. Being found in a state of drunkenness in Truro City Centre and
  3. Being in the possession of an open container of alcohol in Truro City Centre.

Dorian Thomas from Cornwall Council’s ASB Team stated “Ford has had countless attempts to support her through challenging times in her life. It is unacceptable to behave in such a manner while intoxicated and to be out of control. Members of the public have been subjected to Fords persistent bad behaviour, foul language, spitting and total disregard for the public and the Community for far too long. The latest incident resulted in an assault on a Police Officer while carrying out their duty. With this in mind and the long history of support from various agencies we had no choice to act with the full force and powers at our disposal.”

Further to the behaviour occurring in the Camborne area, Fords behaviour migrated to Truro City Centre where she continued to affect the public and agencies attempting to assist her. Previous interventions such as voluntary warnings were imposed to assist Ford to choose an alternative direction in life. Many support agencies had been involved with Ford to help turnaround her behaviour however with all the support and great work by agencies, Ford chose to ignore the warnings and support.

Dorian added “The public must have the confidence and reassurance to report anti-social behaviour. By reporting this type of behaviour will assist in making our towns a more pleasant place to socialise and live. We do accept that many people will have challenging times within their lifetime, which we will work with and assist in finding an alternative lifestyle for them but to change they must make a commitment to change themselves guided by the many support services in the community.”

Ford was also given a substantial prison sentence for Breach of the Criminal Behaviour Order and the assault on the attending Police Officer.

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