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Horsham Weekly Bulletin

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Tuesday 27th August 2019


Crime Summary
Burglary
 
Reference:  0930 20th August
Location:  Kings Stone Avenue, Steyning
Date and time: Between 0800hrs and 1550hrs 20th August
Details: A door was damaged and access gained to the property. Jewellery and an IPad were stolen.

Reference: 0706 26th August
Location: Norfolk Road, Horsham
Date and time: Between 1200hrs and 1300hrs 26th August
Details: An instrument was used to break a door frame and door, nothing stolen.
 
Burglary other than Dwelling
Reference: 0930 22nd August
Location: Fabians Way, Henfield
Date and time: Between 20th & 23rd August
Details: Attempt was made to break into a shed. Lock was damage and no entry gained.

Reference: 0181 27th August
Location: Salisbury Road, Horsham
Date and time: Between 1500hrs 22nd and 1700hrs 24th August  
Details: Locks were forced and entry was gained to a houseboat, several items stolen.

Reference: 0196 26th August
Location: Coldwaltham property.
Date and time: Between 0100hrs and 0200hrs 25th August
Details: Locks were removed from a shed and pedal cycles were stolen.

Reference: 0155 26th August
Location: Carpenters, Billingshurst
Date and time: Approx. 0220hrs 26th August
Details: Males seen by an insecure garage, nothing stolen.
 
News and appeals
School run drink-driver told police: “I just like a drink when it’s sunny”
A woman who went to collect her children from school after drink-driving told police: “I just like a drink when it’s sunny; I only had one”.

Katherine Fowler, 36, a housekeeper, of Nickles Close, Bexhill, was arrested in the town after she failed a roadside breath test on the afternoon of Thursday 4 July.

She was subsequently charged with driving with 55mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system. The legal limit is 35mcg.

At Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 24 July she was disqualified from driving for 36 months.
She was also ordered to pay a £415 fine, £85 costs and a £41 victim surcharge.

It is the second time that she has been convicted of drink-driving, having committed the same offence in June 2017.

Fowler was among 83 people arrested as part of Surrey Police and Sussex Police’s summer crackdown on drink and drug-drivers, which ran from 24 June to 7 July.

Of these, 29 have so far been convicted in court; the remaining have either been charged, released under investigation or released without charge.

Here are just some of the other latest convictions:
Oliver Hopkins, 19, a sales representative, of Eagle Road, Rye, was arrested in Pett Level Road, Hastings, on 28 June and charged with driving with 57mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Hastings Magistrates’ Court on 17 July, he was disqualified from driving for 15 months. He was also ordered to pay a £250 fine, £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Amy Shadbolt, 27, a veterinary nurse, of Cross Way, Lewes, was arrested in Cross Way, Lewes, on 29 June and charged with driving with failing to provide a specimen of breath when suspected of having driven a vehicle.
At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 18 July, she was disqualified from driving for 18 months. She was also ordered to pay a £500 fine, £85 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.

John Walsh, 38, a maintenance employee, of Dewe Road, Brighton, was arrested in The Avenue, Brighton, on 30 June and charged with driving with 53mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Brighton Magistrates’ Court on 18 July, he was disqualified from driving for 15 months. He was also ordered to pay a £329 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Glenn Cobby, 36, a driver, of Abbots Ways, Lancing, was arrested in High Street, Shoreham, on 6 July and charged with driving with 85mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Worthing Magistrates’ Court on 23 July, he was disqualified from driving for 20 months. He was also ordered to pay a £323 fine, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Christopher Surridge, 57, an undertaker, of Wilberforce Close, Crawley, was arrested in Tollgate Hill, Crawley, on 7 July and charged with driving with 55mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system.
At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 22 July, he was disqualified from driving for 14 months. He was also ordered to pay a £346 fine, £85 costs and a £34 victim surcharge.
If you’re prepared to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, prepare to face the consequences. These could include the following:

A minimum 12 month ban;
An unlimited fine;
A possible prison sentence;
A criminal record, which could affect your current and future employment;
An increase in your car insurance;
Trouble travelling to countries such as the USA.

People in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website. 

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. 

If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.
https://news.sussex.police.uk/news/school-run-drink-driver-told-police-i-just-like-a-drink-when-its-sunny-378728

Do you have the desire to keep your community safe?
Do you have what it takes to be a PCSO? Sussex Police is offering a new opportunity for potential applicants

Thursday (22 August) sees the launch of Sussex Police’s latest round of Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) recruitment.

To see the full story please click on the link or see our website.
https://news.sussex.police.uk/news/do-you-have-the-desire-to-keep-your-community-safe-378849

Drink-driver was more than three times the legal limit on the M23
Police have released a video to highlight the dangers of drink-driving.

The dash cam footage shows a van driver – who was more than three times the legal limit – driving almost entirely on the hard shoulder of the M23 southbound. He was also witnessed veering from side to side on several occasions before being stopped by officers.

The Citroen Despatch was reported by a member of the public, who saw it being driven erratically on the motorway, near Crawley, on the evening of Tuesday 25 June.

You can watch the video on the Sussex Police Facebook or Twitter pages.

Police located the vehicle and detained the driver shortly afterwards. He was identified as Konrad Krzywonos, 39, a plumber, of Comptons Court, Horsham.

After failing a roadside breath test, the suspect was arrested and charged with driving with 124mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system. The legal limit is 35mcg.

At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 24 July, Krzywonos was sentenced to eight weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, and disqualified from driving for 30 months. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

Sergeant Vicki Rees, of the Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “The manner of driving evidenced in this video falls far below the expected standard of a competent driver.

“By getting behind the wheel while over the drink-drive limit, Krzywonos has taken a significant risk – not only did he pose a real risk to himself that day, he also posed a risk to all other road users.

“Drink and drug-driving is hugely irresponsible, and unfortunately we see all too often how it destroys lives on roads in Sussex – and elsewhere in the UK.

“Our main priorities are to keep people safe on our roads and to crack down on offenders, and anyone caught committing such offences will be dealt with robustly.

“I’d like to thank the member of the public who brought this defendant to our attention, and I’d continue to encourage anyone who suspects someone to be driving under the influence of drink or drugs to report it to us.”

https://news.sussex.police.uk/news/video-drink-driver-was-more-than-three-times-the-legal-limit-on-the-m23-379069
Alerts/Press Releases sent out this week click the link to see full details
 
 

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If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

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