Cluster Inspector News
Inspector Nicki Reynolds
Welcome to this months newsletter. I hope you are all enjoying the good weather. Please remember that opportunities are seized by criminals when you don't review your security: If a door has a lock then please make sure you lock it when going out and at night the same goes for windows. We are experiencing higher levels of motor vehicle crime and much of this is because items are left on show or the car is not locked, if remote controlled locking please check the vehicle is locked. There have been artifice burglaries on the borough this is where the suspect pretends to be from company or needs entry because of a leak or similar in a neighbours property this is to allow them entry and when inside they then steal from the victim. Those targeted by these individuals are often the elderly or vulnerable if you have a neighbour or relative please make sure that they are aware of this and that they don't allow entry to their property unless they are certain who is at the door if they are legitimate they will wait whilst their visit is verified by the company they are representing or return on another date whereby the occupant can have a friend or family member present.
Your Dedicated Ward Officers (DWOs) on Palmers Green ward are:
- PC Daniel Morris
- PCSO Jennifer Arkwright
- Ward Sergeant: PS Jenny Martin
Congratulations to PS Jenny Martin who has completed her Sergeant’s qualification and is now a substantive Sergeant. She will now unfortunately be leaving us for pastures new and another Borough in August 2014. We wish her every success in her new post and role.
3 ward promises will be set each month. Monthly promises and their impact will be reviewed and set at panel meetings, made up from local community and attended by Police.
- Motor vehicle crime hotspots will be monitored for another month.
- Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) patrols in the no drinking zone along Green Lanes corridor and specific areas due to residents complaints.
- Cash machine patrols and theft from person in shops.
Victim follow up visits
Our next drop in surgeries will be on Monday 18th August 2014, 6pm until 8pm Palmers Green Library, junction of Green Lanes and Broomfield Lane N13
Please come along and have a chat about crime or any other issues concerning policing in Palmers Green.
Crime Prevention Advice
Details have been taken from recorded crimes for Palmers Green Ward between 1st June and 30th June 2014. There were 129 crimes recorded on Palmers Green Ward between the above dates.
There were 9 residential burglaries with 2 attempted, 1 non-dwelling and 0 attempted non-dwelling.
Locations for last month’s burglaries are:
- NEW PARK AVENUE, 1am - 6.30am on 9th June, entry via rear garden and smashed rear patio door. Property was alarmed and alarm set off.
- CONNAUGHT GARDENS, 2pm - 5pm on 14th June, entry via next door’s garden, over the fence and forcing a rear door open. Property was alarmed and alarm went off and was smashed off the wall.
- FARNDALE AVENUE, 10.20pm - 7.44am between 14th and 15th June, entry via open side garden where the side door was forced open.
- THE LARCHES, 6.45am - 3.56pm on 16th June, entry via the garden and the patio door was forced open. Property was alarmed and alarm was set and damaged.
- ULSTER GARDENS, 2.30pm - 2.45pm on 17th June, entry via the rear garden from the alleyway and forced open a rear door.
- CONNAUGHT GARDENS, 12.30am - 12.35am on 20th June, entry via front window which was forced open. Property was alarmed and alarm set off scaring off the suspect.
- MINTERN CLOSE, 12.45pm - 1310pm on 25th June, entry via front door which was forced open breaking the door. Property was alarmed and alarm set off.
- DEVONSHIRE ROAD, 4.10pm - 7pm on 25th June, entry via open communal door and insecure flat door.
- FARNDALE AVENUE, 9am - 12,01am between 27th and 28th June, entry via the ungated rear garden and kitchen window which was forced open after the suspect failed to force the door.
Attempted burglaries have been:
- FARNDALE AVENUE, 4.30pm - 8am between 14th and 15th June, entry attempted by forcing open the side gate and trying to force open the side door.
- ASH GROVE, 9.45am - 2.45pm on 30th June, entry has been attempted on the porch door and the front bay window. No entry was gained.
Non dwelling burglaries and attempted non dwelling have taken place:
- GREEN LANES N13, 1am - 6.30am on 9th June, entry has been gained by forcing a rear shutter off its roller and the forcing the double doors behind it open.
The majority of our burglaries have been broken into from the rear of the houses this month. Please lock side gates and if there is an alleyway behind your house please lock the alleygate after you have used it.
There were 2 robberies this month. One was on Arnold Gardens where the victim got off the bus on the North Circular Road N13 and was followed to Arnold Gardens where the victim handed a phone over after the suspect intimated he had a knife. The second was in Lodge Drive car park where the victim met some old friends and one of them stole his phone.
There have been 9 thefts from motor vehicles and 4 theft of motor vehicles.
Theft from motor vehicles have taken place in the following roads: Crawford Gardens, North Circular Road, Hazelwood Lane, Hamilton Crescent x2, Hedge Lane, Farndale Avenue x2, New Park Avenue, Barrowell Green, Lightcliffe Road N13.
Theft of motor vehicles have taken place in the following roads: Mintern Close, Riverway, Park Avenue, Palmerston Crescent, Lightcliffe Road N13.
There have been a number of BMW owners who have had the mirrors of their electric wing mirrors stolen. The thieves have forced the wing mirrors from their closed positions damaging the electrics and taken the mirror.
We have also had reports of fuel being stolen from Mercedes cars via the petrol cap and the fuel being suctioned out.
Please be aware of where you have parked your car and vigilant of this type of activity overnight as this is when it has occurred.
If your car is parked on a drive you may consider having CCTV installed to cover your property.
If your car is parked on a street, try to park in a well lit area and near any CCTV cameras.
Consider cutting back hedges and shrubbery to be able to observe the road clearly.
BUT WHICH NUMBER TO CALL?
WHO TO CONTACT…
On talking to a number of residents, if seem residents have become confused by the 3 numbers provided to them to call police on; 999, 101, and 02087212835.
999 – Urgent calls or emergency calls (24hours/7 days). It really is a matter for the individual as to what they deem urgent. Hopefully common sense prevails. On calling 999 the operator should advise you accordingly. For example, if our occupier had opened their curtains to enquire on the light activation/ shadow and someone was trying to force their door, it must be ‘999’ straight away. If there is a crime in progress then we need to get officers there as quick as possible. The operator would grade the attendance as immediate and officers aim to be on scene within 15 minutes arriving in traditional blue light fashion and hopefully catching our burglar.
101 - However if our occupier had discovered marks the next morning on the door frame then the suspect was clearly long gone but as there may be fingerprints or traces of blood our occupier is encouraged to report the incident to police. This would be an example when the use of the 101 number (24hours/7days) is appropriate. The operator will take down details and grade the call with a ‘Significant’ response. This means a slightly slower attendance time of up to 60 minutes or via an appointment at a time convenient to the caller. Arrangements will also be made for a Scenes of Crime Officer to also attend and conduct an examination for forensics. Local enquiries will also be conducted for possible witnesses i.e. knocking on your neighbours’ doors will start.
Subsequant to either initial attendance our occupier should receive a visit/contact from a Local Policing Team Officer over the next 24-72hrs. This officer attending will be able to offer such things as a Crime Prevention Survey and Crime Prevention Advice Leaflet (Burglary Pack) to our occupier and offer any appropriate assistance and advice. Further enquires would also be made with neighbours both sides and opposite to try and trace witnesses and inform them of the local crime. If there is no reply from knocking at their neighbours a Burglary Alert leaflet will be posted enquiring as to whether they may have seen anything and offering similar advice and crime prevention surveys.
The contact number left is 02087212835 which is the number for Palmers Green Ward. This number is not staffed 24hours/7days. If there is no answer, please leave a message, with your name, number and address on the attached answer machine and we will get back to you the next time we are on duty. Alternatively a similar call to 101 could be made; the details of this would be passed on to the team and given an ‘Extended’ response time of up to 72hours.
999 – URGENT attendance required – Response time of under 15mins.
101 - Police required but not as an emergency Response.
02087212835 – Palmers Green Ward residents wishing to contact their Local Policing Team for advice/arrange a visit/on going neighbourhood problems, etc. Slow time or appointment driven police attendance or communication required.
We are in the process of updating our community contacts lists. Please could you email us any changes to your email, address or telephone number so we can update our systems with your correct details.
If you are not currenctly a community contact and would be interested in being one please supply us with your currenct contact details. Being a community contact involves being contacted about current issues in the London area and whether you have any information to assist us.
24/7 Police Station
- Edmonton Police station. 462 Fore Street, Edmonton N9 0PW
Front Counters - Monday to Friday 10am-6pm
- Enfield Police Station, 41 Baker Street, Enfield, EN1 3EU
Contact Points - Wednesday and Thursday evenings 7pm-8pm. Saturday afternoon 2pm-3pm.
- Hertford Road SN base, 864-866 Hertford Road, Enfield, EN3 6UD
- Morrisons Supermarket, Aldermans Hill, N13 4YD
- North Middlesex Hospital, main Entrance, Sterling Way, N18 1QX
- Southgate Police Station, 25 Chase Side N14 5DW
PALMERS GREEN WARD
- PS Jenny Martin
- Dedicated Ward Officers - PC Daniel Morris and PCSO Jennifer Arkwright
- Telephone number 0208 721 2835