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Adur and Worthing Bulletin

Alert message sent 18/06/2019 10:00:00

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Tuesday 18th June 2019

Five arrested and large quantity of drugs seized in Shoreham
Five people have been arrested following the discovery of a large quantity of drugs in Shoreham.
Officers were alerted to suspicious packages at a rural address on Tuesday afternoon (June 11).
Following investigations, two men and three woman have been arrested at addresses across Shoreham, Brighton and Hove.
The men, aged 32 and 37, and two of the women, 28 and 29, were all arrested on suspicion of concerned in the supply of class A drugs. A 35-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of the same offence and also the acquiring, use of possession of criminal property. All five remain in custody at this time and the investigation remains on-going.
Local policing commander Miles Ockwell said: “This is a significant policing operation with a large quantity of class A drugs taken off the streets.
“The investigation is on-going and enquiries will be continuing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the seized drugs.
“Anyone who notices any suspicious behaviour should always report it to us without delay.
“You can do this by reporting online or calling 101.”

Have you noticed any items missing from your car?
Do you live in Shoreham or Southwick, and have you noticed any items missing from your car?
Police arrested a man in the area in the early hours of Wednesday 12 June, after he was found in possession of numerous items believed to have been stolen from vehicles left insecure.
The items include various keys, coins, charging cables, sunglasses, North Face gloves, car bulbs, an orange size 8 women’s raincoat, a Brighton and Hove carer’s badge, a carpenter’s plane, two woolly hats and a dash cam.
The suspect, a 44-year-old local man, was arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference and theft from a vehicle. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
If you believe any of the items belong to you, or if you have any information about what happened, please report it online or call 101, quoting serial 136 of 12/06.
For advice on how to keep your vehicle safe and sound, visit our crime prevention page here
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.
Residents in Brighton, Hove and Worthing fall victim to courier fraud
Sussex Police urge residents to remain vigilant to bogus phone calls and visitors.
Police have received nine reports in just under two weeks of people falling victim to courier fraud.
In each case residents have been called or visited by someone purporting to be from Dyno-Rod, a national plumbing and drainage company, claiming emergency work was required on tree roots that are causing damage to sewers and a cash deposit was needed to hire the required equipment.
On Monday, June 3 a woman in Hove received a phone call asking for payment for the equipment. A man came round shortly after to collect her card and £250 was withdrawn.
On the same day a woman in Hove received a similar phone call with the request for payment. No money was handed over.
On Tuesday (June 4) two Worthing and a Brighton woman were targeted both on the phone and in person. No money was handed over. On the same day a Worthing man handed over £450 to a man who stated money was required to fix a drainage issue.
On Wednesday (June 5) a Brighton woman received a phone call asking for payment but she checked with the council who confirmed it was a scam. No money was handed over..
On Thursday (June 6) a disabled woman in Worthing handed over her card and PIN to pay for the deposit of the equipment. A total of £1,800 was taken from the account before the card was stopped.
Police have been providing support, including advice and assistance on prevention measures.
PC Bernadette Lawrie, the Sussex Police Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer said; "Remember - no police officer, or bank staff on the phone, will ever ask for your bank details or for cash. Don't give your details or cash to anyone in these circumstances!
"Luckily the majority of the victims realised something didn’t feel quite right and made contact with a professional body who confirmed the matter was a scam.
“For further advice and information on preventing this type of fraud, click the link for the Sussex Police website."

Man asking for milk money for baby stole from elderly Worthing couple
Police are warning Worthing residents about a man who is knocking on doors and asking for money for milk to give to his baby.
Around 10pm on Monday, May 20, he called on an elderly and vulnerable couple and once he had tricked his way inside he stole a number of valuable coins from the couple's personal collection.
He is described as white, of tanned complexion, in his 20s, 5' 10", of slim build, with short cropped dark hair.
Anyone with information about the man or who has been a victim themselves is asked to report online or call 101 quoting serial 1475 of 20/05.

Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details.

Crime summary

Reference: 0787 13/06/2019
Location: Rectory Road, Worthing
Date and time: Between 11:30 am and 3 pm on 13th June
Details: Entry was gained to a property through a window. Jewellery and cash were stolen.

Burglary Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0667 11/06/2019
Location: Hayley Road Lancing
Date and time: Between 22nd and 24th May
Details: Camping equipment was stolen from a garage.


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