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News Bulletin
Runcorn Local Policing Unit, Daresbury,
Preston Brook, Sandymoor, Manor Park, Area
January 2017
I hope 2017 has been off to a great start for you all.

This month I wanted to make you aware of the new rules surrounding mobile phone use while driving.

As of March 2017 any person caught using the mobile phone while driving will receive 6 points on their license and a £200 fine. Offend twice and expect a fine of up to £1000 and a 6 month driving ban.

This will include the use of mobile phones whilst stationary at traffic lights and if you are using one whilst supervising a learner driver.
Had your license for less than 2 years? Being caught just once will result in you being banned from driving.

I have written about the use of mobile phones whilst driving before but drivers can still be seen using them. A license to drive can be lethal in the wrong hands and the responsibility to drive safely should not be dependent on the risk of being caught.
 Zoe Bowden &      Emma Hamilton-Kent
 PC 5470 BOWDEN           PCSO20618 HAMILTON-KENT
Crime Updates – January

Cheshire police have responded and attended 91 incidents in your area in January. These incidents varied in seriousness however include missing persons, road traffic offences, Suspicious persons, domestic incidents and anti-social behaviour.

Mobile Phone Campaign

Carrying on from earlier, Between 1st and 7th March Cheshire Police will be running a mobile phone enforcement campaign to target those people using a mobile phone while driving.

There is no excuse for using your phone whilst driving without a lawful and adequate blutooth device. It might be 6 points on the license and a£200 fine or it might be a 10 year prison sentence and a lifetime of guilt.
Defrosting Your Car

On the day of writing this report I spent ten minutes defrosting my car to be able to drive to the police station to start work. I thought back to the number of frosty mornings over the years where I have driven through Runcorn stopping to advise persons ‘defrosting’ their cars by leaving them running and unattended while they make a brew.

I’ll write for you what I say to them:
By leaving your car running to defrost outside while you are inside you are committing a criminal offence (‘quitting’), you are more likely to have your vehicle stolen (we receive numerous reports every year of this very thing) and you may find it impossible to get your insurance company to pay out if the vehicle is stolen in this way.  Drivers should always be in control of their vehicle when the engine is running, even when they’re loading or unloading shopping or baggage.

Criminal Damage
There has been criminal damage caused to CCS Electronics on Aragon Court at the location a security light was smashed and the fire doors were graphited overnight 10th – 11th January 2017. If anybody has seen anything suspicious that evening please call 101 and quote incident number 229  11st January 2017.
Throughout December there has been a number of theft incidents reported.
6th January 2017 at around 08.40am a male reversed in to the loading bay area of the Daresbury Park Hotel and stole a number of new towels that had recently been delivered before leaving the location with the towels when challenged by staff.  Incident number 124, 6th January 2017
Over the Christmas period damage has been caused to a post box in the area of Daresbury Hall, as well as the damage it also appears that the post has been stolen, if you have seen anything suspicious in the area over this period please contact 101 and quote incident 582 of 9th January 2017.
Incident 208 of 28th January 2017 relates to a high value theft from ZIP 56 on the Whitehouse Industrial Estate, on 28th January 2017 thieves have used a fork lift truck to enter the property and steal bails of coiled steel wire to the approximate value of £200,000.00.  it is believed than due to the volumes of goods stolen a HGV was used.    
Good News 

Bike Marking event held in Moore, 15 bikes marked and another 20 property marking kits given out to members of the community that came to see us.
Upcoming Events
Bike Marking event on Saturday 4th February 2017 at Sandymoor School 11am – 3pm 
Have Your Say - Community Meetings 
Daresbury Community Meeting - Wednesday 15th February 2017 at 7.30pm, Village Hall, Chester Road Sandymoor Community Meeting - Thursday 16th February 2017 at 7.30pm, Sandymoor School            
Preston Brook Community Meeting - Tuesday 21st February 2017 at 7.30pm, Village Hall, Preston Brook
Moore Community Meeting - Wednesday 1st March 2017 at 7.00pm, Milner Institute, Moss Lane      
Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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Kind Regards

Beat Manager
Cheshire Constabulary, Runcorn Police Station - 2nd Avenue, Halton Lea, Runcorn, WA7 2HG
Tel – 01606-36-5509 | E-Mail –

Message sent by
Zoe Bowden (Police, PC, Runcorn LPU East Beat Mgmt)

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