Friday 15th June 2018
News and appeals
Burglary at service station in Findon Valley - witnesses sought
At 4.30pm on Wednesday (13 June) several men were seen to break into the Findon Valley Service Station in Findon Road, Worthing. Cash tills and cigarettes are believed to have been stolen and a car was seen to leave the scene heading northwards. Following an immediate police search it was found abandoned shortly afterwards in Findon Village. Soon afterwards a 36-year-old man was arrested at a nearby address on suspicion of burglary and is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 138 of 13/06ing Buttons
Man arrested in connection with Worthing and Lancing attempted house break-ins
A man has been arrested following three attempted break-ins in Worthing and Lancing.
Police received reports of a man attempting to break-in to two premises in Worthing, one in Montague Street and one in Ham Road, and a third in North Road, Lancing.
The incidents occurred between 12.30am and 2am on Friday (8 June).
A 37-year-old man from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of five counts of attempted burglary with intent to steal. He was later released under investigation.
If you noticed any suspicious behaviour in the area at this time please report online or call 101 quoting reference 96 of 05/06.
Cannabis plants discovered in Southwick property
Adur Prevention Officers were successful in taking cannabis off the streets after discovering plants in a Southwick property.
Officers attended a house in Colebrook Road, Southwick, on Monday (4 June) after information was received regarding suspicious behaviour in the area.
On entering the property officers found 125 small cannabis plants, 82 budding plants and a quantity of cash.
A 42-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on suspicion of producing a controlled class B drug (cannabis) and the acquire, use or possession of criminal property. He was released under investigation.
Summer drink and drug-driving campaign to coincide with 2018 World Cup
Police are urging motorists to stay onside as the latest drink and drug-driving campaign coincides with the 2018 World Cup. The Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit will tackle the issue throughout the football tournament, which runs from 14 June to 15 July.
The goal is to ensure motorists know the score when it comes to driving under the influence – or face the penalty.
Officers are also advising drinkers to allow extra time if they plan to drive the next morning, as they could still be over the limit.
Chief Inspector Warren Franklin, of the Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: “With the World Cup just around the corner, the number of football fans drinking in pubs and bars or at home will naturally increase, and that’s fine. What’s not fine is driving when you’re over the limit.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s ‘only’ a short drive home or you’ve ‘only’ had a couple – we’ve heard every excuse in the book, but ultimately there is no acceptable excuse to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs. You may not realise it, but these substances can seriously impair your ability to drive, placing yourself and other road users at significant risk.
“By all means enjoy yourself and take in the atmosphere of the World Cup, but don’t let it compromise the safety of you or anyone else on the roads.”
Officers respond to reports of drink and drug-drivers as part of routine policing all year round, however there will be increased patrols and static stop checks dedicated to tackling offenders throughout the summer campaign. Anyone caught will be dealt with robustly.
In the summer 2017 campaign, a total of 150 motorists were arrested in Sussex on suspicion of drink and drug-driving offences.
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.
Reference: 1209 13/06/2018
Location: Hythe Road Worthing
Date and time: Between 03:15 pm and 17:45pm on the 13th June
Details: It is unclear how entry was made to a property. Cash a wallet, I pads and jewellery were stolen.
Other than Dwelling
Reference: 0827 09/06/2018
Location: Harting Close Worthing
Date and time: 7th June
Details: An attempt was made to break into a garage. No access was gained
Reference: 1256 14/06/2018
Location: Brunswick Road Worthing
Date and time: Between 13th and 14th June
Details: A pedal cycle was stolen and a saddle.
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Lindsey Wine (Police, Prevention Support & Engagement Officer, Sussex)
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