From Carl Barton – Woodford Halse PCSO

During February my patrols have placed emphasis on Northamptonshire Police’s response to Covid-19 regulations. Despite this I have undertaken intelligence led patrols and addressed a number of aspects of criminal activity and community concerns.


**Please note this may differ from other sources to which the public have access. I have only included crimes and incidents that are of the public interest**

During the month of February we had a theft from a caravan on land behind Quinton Lane. Unknown offenders have caused damage to a window and removed items of low value. As there were no witnesses or CCTV and with no further lines of enquires, this crime was filed.

There was criminal damage to a residential property on Church Street. This was particularly upsetting as the resident was elderly and lived on her own. There are known offenders for this offence who are currently being dealt with by my police colleagues.

A Covid-19 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) was issued to a resident in the village for allowing another person not of the same household to stay at his address. This was unacceptable behaviour and everyone should know the restrictions by now. Generally, there is a high level of compliance in the local community.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour levels across the village has risen since last month with reports of youths scaling the rooftop of Station Court and related criminal damage to a window in Church Street. Can I remind parents under the latest Covid -19 regulations, young people are only allowed to meet with one other person outside of their household regardless of their school bubble. The police have the powers of enforcement through a Fixed Penalty Notice which can be issued to parents or guardians of people under the age of eighteen.


Contacting the Police

To report an incident or crime please use the following:

101 for non-emergency calls, to report a crime, report suspicious activity, anti- social behaviour and for advice and information.

999 for all emergencies, crime in progress, if a life is at risk, offenders are nearby or injury caused or threatened.

On-line reporting is via www.northants.police.uk for non-urgent matters or incidents. More than 700,000 calls are made to the 999 and 101 numbers each year. With a large number of calls, queues can build up and therefore it is worth considering reporting on-line. These reports are dealt with quickly and resourced appropriately.

My mobile and email inbox is only monitored when I am on duty and should not be used to report emergencies.

To contact me directly by dialling 101, use Option 1 of the automated switch board and then dial extension 343192 or email carl.barton@northants.pnn.police.uk

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