Good Morning ,
Over the Month of February , Cheshire Police has attended 42 incidents . These have ranged from concern for safety of a young female ( who was thankfully found ) to two reports of shop lifting from Windmill shop . This month Pcso Griffiths has been really busy on the area , she has been conducting Police Surgeries at St Berterline Church and giving school talks to local groups / children on various topics . If people would like to attend these Surgeries to either speak to myself or Pcso Griffiths , there is information on local notice boards or you can email myself for dates/ times . You can also email myself on any issues you may have if you can’t attend these surgeries . We have received calls from concerned members of the public concerning drug dealing . one example of this suggested that there had been drug dealing on the steps leading upto the busway ( near windmill shops ) . On arrival the males had disappeared but plain clothes officers are now regularly patrolling the area and using local cctv . If you see any activities that concern you in relaton to drug activities/ dealing then ring 101 , email myself or you can ring Crime Stoppers anonymously on 080055111. We will take information seriously and will deploy officers to the area of concern . In the month of February , one male was found on Windmill Hill , with a large quanity of drugs / money . He was arrested for possession of a control drug with the intention of supplying the drug ( PWITS ) , he is waiting his court date . This arrest came from a concerned member of the public who had rang us .
With winter seemingly here to stay for a while let’s remind you of some tips in relation to car safety.
Are your tyres over the legal limit of 1.6mm? – Why? – Slippery roads are hard to drive on at the best of times but you need at the very least that 1.6mm to have any chance of grip on the road. Less than 1.6mm is illegal and you could be on the receiving end of points and a fine.
Is your washer bottle full? – Why? – At this time in the year the roads are wet and full of grit, salt and muck. Seeing out of the windscreen can prove difficult, however, with your washer bottle full it will be easy to clean. An empty washer bottle could also see you being fined.
Do you have a ‘just in case’ kit in the boot? – Why? – This is just a preference and not law but have you heard about the time the motorway was shut in the snow stranding 100s of motorists? Blankets, snacks and water would be helpful in this instance until help arrived.
Last but not least don’t let our less than honest members of the public have an early Christmas present in the form of your car. If the engine is running whilst you are defrosting it then don’t leave it. They are quick on their feet and will be happily driving away before you know it. If the car is on the road with the engine running then it needs to have a licensed driver with it. Don’t commit an offence of ‘quitting’ (look it up it is real).
Pc 2070 hampson
Runcorn Beat Team