CCTV shoplifting appeal: Burton

Officers from East Staffordshire Local Policing Team (LPT) have issued CCTV images of a woman they want to speak to in connection with shoplifting from a Burton shop.

The incident happened around 5.30pm on Friday 5th February when a woman entered the NISA Local, Horninglow Road, selected a quantity of meats and left the store without offering payment.

The woman is described as a white female, aged late 20’s, of medium/stocky build with dark brown hair in a bun. She was wearing a dark blue jacket, with dark coloured jeans and carrying a black and white stripy handbag.

The CCTV images can be viewed here.

Anyone with any information, or who recognises the woman captured on CCTV, is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting incident number 441 of 6 February.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

 

 

Vehicles broken into in Newcastle

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are warning residents to be aware of vehicle crime in the area.

Offenders broke into a van parked on a residential driveway in Springwood Road, between 4.30pm on Monday afternoon (22 February) and 7am yesterday morning (Tuesday), by smashing two windows. They stole a brand new Stihl saw. (Incident 81 of 23 February)

In another incident a black Peugeot Expert MPV taxi parked on a driveway in Snowgoose Way, was broken into sometime overnight on Monday 22nd into Tuesday 23rd February. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. (Incident 141 of 23 February)

Chief Inspector Peter Owen, Commander for Newcastle Borough Local Policing Team (LPT), said:

“Local neighbourhood officers are conducting house to house enquiries in the area and we urge residents to take a moment to ensure their vehicles are kept secure.

When leaving your vehicle, don’t forget to check windows are firmly closed and all doors, including the boot, are locked. If you have an alarm and/or immobiliser, use them. Otherwise consider having them fitted.”

Anyone with any information on the above incidents is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting the relevant incident number.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

 

Burglaries in Newcastle

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following a number of burglaries in the Newcastle area.

We received reports of a distraction incident at 1.20pm on Monday afternoon (22 February) after offenders knocked on the door of a house in Sparch Hollow. They took the occupant into the garden to explain work in relation to a boundary fence. The occupant returned to the house after becoming suspicious and heard another offender upstairs in the house. The occupant shouted to the offender upstairs who ran out of the house, pushing the occupant in the process. The offenders drove off in a red people carrier type vehicle. Nothing was stolen in the incident.

The first offender is described as a white man of medium/stocky build, about 5ft 9″ tall. The second offender is described as a very thin tanned man, about 5ft 10, wearing a brown anorak with a hood over his head. A third offender is described as a small man with black hair who had a foreign accent. (Incident number 378 of 22 February)

A house in Friesian Gardens was broken into overnight between 1am and 7.15am on the morning of 23 February (Tuesday). Offenders made a small hole in the door window then reached through for the key to unlock the door. Once inside they took two bunches of keys and used them to steal a silver Toyota Avensis and a blue VW Golf from the driveway. (Incident number 86 of 23 February)

Offenders broke into a house in Springwood Road between midnight and 7am on Tuesday morning (23 February), through the back door and stole items including:

  • Apple Ipad air
  • 2 x Apple Ipads
  • A quantity of cash
  • Beats headphones
  • Gents Omega watch (old style with round face)
  • Rose gold Michael Korrs watch
  • Pandora bracelet and charms
  • Ladies white gold engagement ring with diamonds and centre sapphire.

(Incident number 100 of 23 February)

Anyone with any information on the above incidents, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting the relevant incident number.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at ww.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

OPERATION NEMESIS UPDATE: 10 charged

Update: Wed 24 February

Ten men arrested as part of Operation Nemesis have all been charged with one count of conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine).

One has appeared before magistrates this morning (Wed) and been remanded in custody, the other nine have been bailed to appear before magistrates in Cannock on a date to be fixed.

Marc Brookes, aged 40, of Moreton Parade, Newcastle, appeared before magistrates in Newcastle this morning and was remanded in custody to appear back at the court at a later date.

The following nine have all been charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs (cocaine) and will appear at court in due course.

Thomas Chapman, aged 26, of Heaton Terrace, Porthill, Newcastle.

Andrew Szulc, aged 51,of Easdale Place, Newcastle.

Anthony Colton, aged 29, of Chiltern Place, Newcastle.

Samuel Giliker, aged 29, of Moreton Parade, Newcastle.

Andrew Edwards, aged 35, of  Whitchurch Grove, Newcastle.

Andrew Pickerill, aged 32, of Heath Avenue, Newcastle.

Nicholas Hickson, aged 45, formerly of Moorfields, Stafford.

David Birks, aged 43, of Pear Tree Lane, Newcastle.

Robert Farrow, aged 43, from Trevithick Close, Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent.

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Ten men have been arrested in connection with suspected drugs offences as part of Operation Nemesis.

As part of a pre-planned operation by Staffordshire Police and the National Crime Agency the 10 were arrested at various locations this morning, Tuesday, at approximately 7am.

They have been taken into custody where they will be questioned.

The men are aged between 26 and 51 and live in the Newcastle, Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford areas.

Arrests at a number of addresses were followed by searches. Officers have recovered a quantity of powder, suspected to be class A controlled drugs. This will now be subject to a detailed forensic examination.

DI Lesley Fowler, from Staffordshire Police, said: “We are committed to tackling drug crime in the communities we serve.

“Today’s arrests form part of the force’s ongoing Operation Nemesis campaign, which specifically targets those suspected of drug crime.

“Thanks to information received from members of the public we were able to arrest a number of people suspected of being involved in such activity following months of investigative work.

“Operation Nemesis forms part of our daily business and we will continue to act on information received about suspected drug crime.

“If you suspect it, report it.”

Anyone with information on drug crime in their community is urged to report it by calling 101.

 

Burglary, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent

Officers are asking for help to recover some distinctive jewellery taken in a burglary in Stoke-on-Trent.Stolen earring

The items were taken between 12.50 pm and 3.30 pm on Friday 12 February while the resident of the house in Oakhill was out. She returned home to find a window had been smashed and the jewellery  taken. The items including rings and earrings, were of great sentimental value to the woman.

If you have seen these items or have been offered something similar please ring 101 quoting incident 506 of 12 February.

Stolen drop earringAlternatively you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

 

Have you seen rings stolen from Stafford?

Officers from Stafford Borough Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following the theft of jewellery in Stafford.

The stolen jewellery consists of two rings that are described as follows:

  • A platinum ring with a solitaire diamond on top that is raised in a platinum setting. This ring has several smaller diamond chips on the shoulders which are slightly raised from the surface.
  • A yellow gold ring with three small diamonds on the top in a flat setting.

These rings were reported missing from an address in Creswell Grove, Stafford on 26th December 2015.

Both of these rings are of significant sentimental value to the owner.

Anyone with any information on the above incident is asked to contact PC Anthony Wilkowski on 101, quoting incident number 378 of 26 December.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

 

Man charged with murder following investigation in Abbey Hulton, Stoke-on-Trent

Detectives have this evening charged a 31-year-old man with murder following the incident yesterday at Cliveden Road, Abbey Hulton, Stoke on Trent.

Barry Knapper, 31 years old of Cliveden Road, Abbey Hulton will appear before magistrates in the morning.

Whilst the formal identification is still to be completed, detectives believe the victim to be Lisa Reynolds, 30 years old of that address. A cause of death is not yet known and a post mortem examination will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon. 

Did you witness collision on Sandon Road, Meir?

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision involving a motorcyclist and a car on Sandon Road at its junction with Ednam Place, Meir.

The incident happened shortly after 6pm on Friday, February 5.

A 50-year-old male motorcyclist from the Stoke-on-Trent area sustained a serious leg injury and remains in hospital.

The car failed to stop at the scene.

If you have any information on the collision please call 101, quoting incident 615 of February 5.

Alternatively, you can call the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or use their anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Details cannot be traced and you will not have to go to court.

 

 

Two charged in Cannock under Operation Nemesis

A man and a woman have been charged as part of Staffordshire Police’s campaign Operation Nemesis targeting those suspected of drug dealing.

Rohan Baig, aged 23, of no fixed address, and 20-year-old Grayce Jodie Gittings, of Mozart Court, Cannock were arrested on Eskrett Street, Hednesford, Cannock at around 2pm yesterday, Tuesday, February 16.

They have been charged with being concerned in the supply of Class ‘A’ drugs.

Both have been remanded in custody to appear before Magistrates tomorrow, Thursday, February 18.

Detective Sgt Stuart Carter, from Cannock Local Policing Team (LPT) said: “Yesterday’s operation was an immediate response to information received from the local community about suspected drug dealing in the area. We responded to these concerns and we remain committed to acting upon the information we receive.

“Operation Nemesis is the force’s commitment to tackling drug dealers and bringing them to justice; we do not tolerate drug dealing and drugs misuse in Staffordshire.”

Two officers were injured during the incident. An officer was treated at hospital for minor leg injuries and discharged. A second officer received treatment from paramedics at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.

Anyone suspecting drug dealing in their community is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101. Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, calls cannot be traced and you will not have to go to court.

Anyone who may have witnessed the Hednesford incident is asked to call 101, quoting incident 393 of February 15.