by Iain Roberts on 11 March, 2019
From our local Police:
An update on incidents and work in the Cheadle & Bramhall ward for the period Saturday 2nd March to Friday 8th March.
Burglary continues to be the priority crime. Figures are down this week, though that will be no consolation to those who have been victims. There have been 14 recorded burglaries down from the 22 reported last week. The main drop has been in the south of the neighbourhood which may be down to the arrest and remand to prison of the gang behind some of the vehicle crimes. Heald Green, Cheadle Hulme and Cheadle account for 10 of the reported crimes. Vehicles or vehicle keys were stolen in 10 of the breaks. Several of the vehicles were later recovered in the Wythenshawe area. These vehicles had trackers fitted. The thieves will not know if a vehicle has a tracker fitted so they will park the vehicles up for a few days waiting to see if the owners locate and recover them. I am working with our Divisional Priority and Force resources to try and tackle the problem.
An 18 year old male was arrested following burglaries on Sudbury Drive and Levens Close. He has been interviewed but was released on bail as there are outstanding enquiries which need to be completed before the CPS will consider a charging decision.
There has been 1 robbery reported this week. This was particularly nasty. The victim was sat in her car on the John Lewis / Sainsbury’s car park at around 20:30 hours on the 7th March. The victim was approached by a male who produced a knife and demanded that she hand over her car keys which she did. The offender then drove off in the vehicle.
With regard to other news I attended a 3 hour input on Thursday promoting the ‘Friends Against Scam’s’ scheme. This is a national initiative, being led locally by GMP and Stockport Trading Standards, to raise awareness of the risks faced by our older population of being tricked out of their money. Typical scams range from the rogue roofers to more elaborate telephone and internet scams. It is expected that those who attended will go on to promote the scheme to a wider audience. Several of the PCSO’s attended and are looking to promote this with our local banks.
There were several reports of a large group of youths causing problems around Dairyground Road and Waterloo Road, Bramhall then later on in Cheadle Hulme. This all seems to have stemmed from a party that got out of hand. The group were later seen on the playing fields of Bramhall High School. PC O’Brien will do some follow-up enquiries this week to see if we can identify any in the group.
Neighbourhood Inspector Cheadle, Gatley & Bramhall
Cheadle Heath Police Station