Truro Safe donations used to help those most in need

November 7th, 2017 by

 

“Cornwall currently has the third highest number of rough sleepers/street homeless in the UK. The Truro Safe Partnership is a great innovation and the thoughtful donations have meant that we’ve been able to buy items to help meet individuals’ needs.”

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Criminal Behaviour Order

October 27th, 2017 by

On Monday 9th of October 2017

Bodmin Magistrates Youth Court granted a Criminal Behaviour Order on George Gillespie with the following prohibitions:

Criminal Behaviour Order

Expires on 09/10/18

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Not to enter or loiter outside any premises that you have been formally banned from. This will include any premises on the Bodmin Shopwatch Scheme.
  2.  Not to enter or loiter in the areas known as Mount Folly or Priory Park, including Priory Carpark, Shire Hall, St Petroc’s Primary School and Bodmin College Site.

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 Penzance encourages people to report anti-social behaviour and street drinking

October 26th, 2017 by

Local residents and businesses in Penzance and the surrounding area are being asked to speak up and report anti-social behaviour so further action can be taken and people can feel safer.

Safer Cornwall, 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 Penzance town.

A multi-disciplinary partnership team has been formed locally consisting of officers from Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Council, Cornwall Housing, Devon and Cornwall Housing, Coastline Housing, the NHS and various charities, including Addaction and St Petroc’s.  The partnership team, supported by the Mayor of Penzance, Cornwall Councillors, Penzance Town Council, Chamber of Commerce and the BID, as well as local MP Derek Thomas will consider a shared approach for individual clients and issues as they emerge.

The partnership aims to help residents and visitors feel safer by addressing concerns and providing further information on what to do. Last week, additional patrols took place in the area by Cornwall Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team, Police and Cornwall Councillors. During the patrols, officers were able to speak with members of the public and some businesses advising how to report anti-social behaviour.

Sometimes people just post about incidents on social media rather than report it to organisations who can actually help. If people see an incident of street drinking and anti-social behaviour, such as abusive language and offensive behaviour, they are encouraged to report issues using the contacts below, so we can understand what’s happening and decide how best to respond.

Advice for residents and businesses:

  • If you see someone sleeping rough you can contact Streetlink via 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.

Natasha Mathews, ASB Manager 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 Penzance. Rough sleeping, 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 so we can understand what’s happening and decide how best to respond.”

Councillor Dick Cliffe, Penzance Mayor, said: “The problems with street drinking, drug use and rough sleeping are not unique to Penzance but they have been especially prominent in 2017 and residents are right to be concerned.

The ‘Safer Penzance’ initiative is our response.  Priority is rightly being given to public safety but we are also addressing the issues of rough sleeping and drug misuse. Safer Penzance is about partnership working and it can only work well with support from residents and the business community.

Do not expect everything to work perfectly from day one.  This initiative is about developing effective responses to complex problems.  We are seeking responses that work in the medium to long term – not just temporary relief for the current problem.”

Over the coming months the partnership will continue to work together on initiatives such as continuing to patrol Penzance and provide Substance Misuse and Retail Training (SMART) for licensees. Staff from Addaction, St Petroc’s and Cornwall Housing are also continuing to make sure there is an on-the-ground response by engaging with individuals to support them into accommodation and/or drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment as appropriate.

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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

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