by Iain Roberts on 8 February, 2019
An update on incidents and work in the Cheadle & Bramhall ward for the period Saturday 2nd February to Friday 8th February.
The team have been out today at John Lewis / Sainsbury’s and Cheadle Hulme precinct, with a stall promoting Hate Crime Week and general neighbourhood issues.
There have been no robberies reported this week. I’m of the view that our proactive patrolling around, and intervention work with, Kingsway High School, has deterred the group of youths responsible for some of last week’s robberies.
Just as with last week, burglary continues to be the main issue. We have had 5 burglaries where vehicles have been taken, and Heald Green is the main risk area, accounting for 6 burglaries. There has been one ‘hook and cane’ burglary, and two more where thieves entered via an unlocked door and took keys.
There was another arrest by the Tactical vehicle crime unit. They stopped a vehicle in the Tameside area on Thursday afternoon which had been stolen from a house on Swann Lane, Cheadle on the 4th February. A 19 year old man was arrested, interviewed and released on bail pending further enquiries.
There have been 12 burglaries reported this week. No entry was gained, or the offenders left quickly when the alarm started sounding, in 8 of these reported breaks. As detailed above, vehicles are the main target. One vehicle was recovered using the tracker technology.
The Cheadle Hulme PCSO team have been on late shifts this week and were tasked with patrolling the area. The response officers have been briefed to patrol the area during the night shifts. I have also asked for the Force vehicle crime unit again.
We have had no robberies reported this week.
Theft of Motor Vehicle
There have been 3 reports of vehicles stolen from driveways or car parks. Two of these were trade vans, one of which was recovered.
There have been 9 incidents recorded under the ASB heading. Several of these related to parties that had got out of hand, and a man suffering mental health issues. There were 3 reports of a group of youths causing problems on Hulme Hall Road, Cheadle Hulme around the shops. The Cheadle team are aware of them and were out in the area this week. They have been asked to obtain names with a view to doing intervention work.
Neighbourhood Inspector Cheadle, Gatley & Bramhall