Alcester Police North SNT. Weekly update and prompt. 3rd - 10th January 2016
This is our weekly update and prompt to see if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions for the Alcester Police North Safer Neighbourhood Team. Thank you to those that have contacted us this week.
Incidents of interest:-
*Vehicle Crime - Damage. Eldorado Close, Studley. Rear window of vehicle smashed while it was parked on driveway. Overnight 8th & 9th January.
*Burglary Dwelling. Alcester Road, Studley. As a result of an alarm activation a male seen by a house wearing a balaclava. It was shortly discovered by police that the dwelling had been broken into. Information being gathered from nearby sources. Enquiries ongoing. Witnesses sought for any suspicious activity or vehicles seen in the Alcester Road area (Spernal Ash garage end) of Studley around 1.45pm 4th January. Incident Number 0136 04/01/2016
*Attempt Burglary Other. Holy Ascension Church, Birmingham Road, Mappleborough Green. Window in porch broken and attempt made to lever open the church door. Afternoon of the 8th January.
*Found Property. Orchard Rise, Henley. 2 pedal cycles (and a galvanised bin) left on the side of the road. Red child's bike and blue ladies bike - both described as new looking. 2.30pm 9th January.
*Suspicious Circumstances. Meadow Road, Henley. 3 females going door to door. Caller did not know what they were selling. Area searched by police but no trace. 2.30pm 5th January.
*Burglary Other. Springbrook Lane, Earlswood. Secure detached garage broken into and tools totalling about £1000 stolen. Between 6th & 8th January.
*Burglary Other. Earlsmere, Earlswood. Secure detached garage broken into and power tools stolen. Between 6th & 7th January.
*Suspicious Circumstances. Mile End, Tanworth. Caller reporting door to door sales people. Police attended and stop checked those going door to door. No offences disclosed. Persons and Business checked out ok. Details taken. 2pm 8th January.
*Burglary Dwelling. Vicarage Hill, Tanworth. House broken into and tools stolen. Alarm activation at 02.26am 7th January.
*Burglary Other. Tithe Barn Lane, Hockley Heath. Outbuilding broken into and ride on lawn mower stolen. Offenders cut off two padlocks to gain entry. Between 8th & 9th January.
*Burglary Other. Langley Road, Claverdon. Garage entered and car inside searched. Small amount of money stolen. Overnight 5th & 6th January.
*Burglary Other. St Michaels Road, Claverdon. Garage entered and searched. Offenders disturbed by occupants. Described as 3 males in their late teens. While the offenders were in the garage they turned off the electric supply to the house. Offenders ran off towards Langley Road. Nothing stolen. 2.45am 6th January.
*Damage. St Peters Church, Wootton Wawen. Lead window and security lights smashed. Further information being gathered and enquires will be ongoing. Between 11am and 3pm 6th January.
WARWICKSHIRE POLICE CADETS - Recruitment for the September 2016 is now open!
This is a chance for young people to become part of Warwickshire Police and become a Warwickshire Police Cadet. Recruitment is now open to find the next 14 Police Cadets to start in September 2016. Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Cadets is a volunteer scheme for young people. For Warwickshire the scheme began in September 2014 in Leamington and Nuneaton. The aim of the scheme is to support Warwickshire Police's strategy of engagement with young people throughout the force area.
It is aimed at young people who wish to be part of a two year programme that offers an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing and develop their spirit of adventure and good citizenship. Cadets support local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and positive participation in their communities. They take part in a variety of activities including self-defence training, marching, fitness, team building, role playing and Outward Bound events. They can also gain a Level 2 Award in Leadership & Team Skills awarded by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
Cadets can gain an insight into police life through talks by guest speakers from different departments and agencies and by taking part in local community policing events. If you become a police cadet, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that as a young person you are making a difference to your community and developing yourself for any future career. In return we ask you to commit to attend the weekly meetings and to give 15 hours of voluntary work per quarter.
Meetings will take place every Thursday between 6pm and 9pm at the following location:
Leamington - Warwickshire College
To apply to be a Warwickshire Police Cadet you must:
live in Warwickshire
be in year 11 at school, and be
16 by September 1st 2016
be eligible to start at a sixth form or other further education college, begin an apprenticeship or seek employment in September
The first part is to complete an application forms available here (please note there are 2) http://bit.ly/1myLVcJ . If you are successful you will be invited to an Assessment Session and a formal interview. Following if you are successful you will join us as one of the new 14 South Warwickshire Police Cadets in September 2016.
If you have any questions or information regarding the above, please contact the Team direct, use the 101 non-emergency number or use the contact details on the Warwickshire Police website.
We are committed to reducing the number of victims of serious violence and arresting and charging more of those responsible.
Please visit http://www.warwickshire.police.uk/ for more force news and information.
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Warwickshire Police: www.warwickshire.police.uk/specialconstables
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Cybercrime, which can be defined as unauthorized access to computers and other programmable devices such as mobile telephones, is now becoming a priority issue for the Police Forces and Governments. There is a report on Cybercrime practically every week in the media. As I have been in Computing for many years and I am an ex IT Manager I am writing a brief report on this in order to demystify the subject. Hacking for example is equivalent to someone breaking into your business or your homes with the aim to steal. Consequently hackers are thieves.
The main problem is the fact that no-one owns the Internet. Equally, no-one is responsible for the Internet. Therefore, the topic of responsibility for the Internet is a key point to consider and suggest some solutions.
Another subject which we should examine in the near future is the misuse of the Internet. When the internet is used to deliberately mislead the public with inaccurate information this should be equivalent to a newspaper printing lies. The Press Commission has a role in managing this situation. We need to expand their role to include the Internet.
I agree entirely with the statement on this topic made by Alan Sugar the business magnate who started the Amstrad computers and now produces The Apprentice on BBC TV.
'Editors who have been involved in hacking should go to prison'.
The Computer Misused Act which is part of the Criminal Act specifies clearly that this should be the case. This is what happened with the News of the World newspaper which has now closed down because of its mismanagement and criminal activities of some of its editorial staff.
An updated version of the Computer Misused Act is now going through Parliament which includes heavier penalties.
Alas, Henley-in-Arden has also been a victim of cybercrime activities. Let us be clear. It is our responsibility to work together with the Police to protect our town from people who perform criminal acts.