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Wealden District Police Weekly News and Alerts

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Friday 21st August 2020

Wealden District Police Weekly News and Alerts


Upcoming meet and greet / Street meeting Uckfield


Join PCSOs Farrance and Choppin next Wednesday the 26th at Downland Copse in Uckfield for a socially distanced street meeting at 17:30pm.

This is an opportunity to discuss local issues, and let us know of any problems residents are facing - please feel free to join us if you live in the area, or just come along and meet your local PCSOs.

Unable to make it?

You can always contact us 24/7: 101, or online for non-emergencies 999 in an emergency, crime in action, or where there is threat to life.




Upcoming meet and greet / Street Meeting Pevensey

Join your local PCSO Agnew next Wednesday 26th August from 10.00 – 1030am at Pevensey Recreation Ground for a socially distanced street meeting.

This is an opportunity to discuss local issues, and let us know of any problems residents are facing - please feel free to join us if you live in the area, or just come along and meet your local PCSOs.

Unable to make it?

You can always contact us 24/7: 101, or online for non-emergencies 999 in an emergency, crime in action, or where there is threat to life.




Anti-social Driving in Hartfield.

Following on from reports of anti-social driving and speeding in the area of Hartfield and surrounds, PCSO Brashill and PCSO Duvall have been out on foot patrol in Hartfield offering advice on Operation Crackdown this week, and getting details from residents about the vehicles committing these offences.

Local residents; please continue to report any anti-social driving to us on the Operation Crackdown website.

All your reports help us to see which areas are the most affected, and we can direct our patrols accordingly - thank you.




Garage Breaks in Hailsham

A number of garages off Harmers Hay Estate in Hailsham have reported garage break ins between the 16th and 19th August.

As such we are advising local residents to check the security of their garages.
  • Does your lock, lock? Is it in working order, not rusty or easy to break?
  • Have you any tools around you garage? Put them away, don't give thieves the tools they need to get into your property
  • What do you store in your garage? Are bikes and expensive items registered, marked or insured?
If you have had your garage broken into and not yet reported, please report online or to 101 – you can also find an array of advice and tips to protect your property here.




Man arrested after disturbance in Crowborough

A man has been arrested on suspicion of affray after a disturbance in Crowborough on Thursday afternoon (August 13).

Police were called around 2.50pm to reports of a man with a knife threatening others inside a property on Crowborough Hill.

Officers attended and arrested a man in nearby Burdett Road. No one was injured, and police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the matter.







Operation Blitz – Tackling ASB in your towns and villages


ASB patrols are out again this weekend.

Call us on 07770700642 from 6pm – Midnight to report anti-social behaviour you see or hear. (Friday and Saturday each week only)

This week we will continue to patrol known areas, and hotspot locations, as well as your town centres following youth related ASB around supermarkets.

Outside of these times, please continue to report ASB to us on 101, or report online on the newly designed ASB reporting form here.

Whilst we continue to direct patrols to known areas of ASB to prevent further occurrences; no one knows your neighbourhood quite like you do – ASB in our district will not be tolerated, if you have any concerns within your local community around ASB, please report it to us by either calling 101, or visiting our website www.sussex.police.uk 

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

Your reports help to form designated patrols across the district, and assist your local Prevention team in intervening early, to help prevent ASB and crime and disorder from occurring across your towns and villages.

Remember if an offence is occurring, or there is an immediate danger to you or those around you, always call 999.





Crime Summary

A number of garages were broken into over the 16-19th August, advice and reporting details above in the news section of this alert.


A property off The Street in Polegate was broken into during the daytime of the 18th August. Unknown suspects have smashed a window on the property to gain entry. Were you in the area, did you see anything suspicious, report online or to 101. (0941 of 18/08 relates)

A storage container was broken into at a property off Wilderness Lane, Uckfield during overnight on the 18th August. Unknown suspects have climbed over fences to gain entry, and cut locks on the container to gain entry. Tools were targeted. (0879 of 19/08 relates)

A building site off Walshes Road, Crowborough overnight on the 18th August.  Unknown suspects have cut locks to the compound to gain entry. Tools have been targeted. (1397 of 20/08 relates)

A shed at a property off Bell Lane, Uckfield was broken into in the small hours of the 20th August. Unknown suspects have cut locks on a secure shed to gain entry. Machinery and tools were targeted. (0176 of 20/08 relates)



There have been no further reports of residential burglaries on the Wealden district this week.

For a range of crime prevention advice, support and tips to keep you and your property safe can be found here.

If you have been the victim of a burglary, please report online, or by calling 101 – always dial 999 in an emergency/burglary in action.
                                                                                        



Action Fraud scam watch

Did you know scams cost the UK economy £5-£10 Billion a year, with over 50% of people over 65 having already been targeted by scams; and only 5% of all scams reported?

This week’s scam and fraud warnings from Action Fraud:
  • Despite shops re-opening across the UK, many of us continue to shop online. Please remain vigilant and take extra care.
Over £16 million has been lost to online shopping fraud during lockdown.

For more information, click here.

 
  • As venues prepare to re-open with social distancing measures in place following the corona virus outbreak, we are urging people to be wary of fraudsters selling fake or non-existent tickets to events - spot the signs of ticket fraud here.

Action Fraud’s top tips

Although fraud and cybercrime comes in many forms, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

Follow Action Frauds’ personal safety checklist to keep you and those around you safe from fraud here.

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, 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

You can also visit our website at www.sussex.police.uk where you can find our easy to use online forms to report all non-emergencies to us.

You can also find police advice to keep you safe and help you understand the law, and also browse our crime prevention pages for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime prevention advice from officers and specialist teams all across the police.

Have you ever had a policing question that doesn't actually require direct police involvement to answer?

Ask the Police is a great online source of information for the most frequently asked policing questions, visit www.askthe.police.uk/ for more information.




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