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Subject: RNLI Break-in
Reply-To: Rebecca Fox
Name: Rebecca Fox
Subject: RNLI Break-in
This is a message for the Bigbury Neighbourhood Watch, from the RNLI Lifeguards at Bigbury, that I am hoping could get shared around. The Lifeguard container in the Lower car park at Bigbury-on-Sea was broken into last night (Thurs 31st May), and an IRB (inshore rescue boat) engine was stolen. We think it occurred around 11pm, due to some CCTV footage of the car park, detecting a vehicle near it , but its hard to make out much more. There is also a witness report of a van hanging around, a few hours earlier.
I just wanted to make people aware, and to be extra vigilant. We have passed it on to the local business’ there, but if anyone happened to see anything suspicious during the evening or any information that could help, then please contact Rebecca Fox (RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor) on 01548 521531 or pass it onto the lifeguards there.
A large quantity of oil has been reported as stolen from the oil tank situated at Orchard House in Ringmore.
The oil has been removed by unknown means and the dates currently not specific as there is no damage to the tank itself and the theft only discovered during a ‘top up’ delivery.
If anyone has any knowledge or happened to see anything unusual occurring at or around the property in the past few weeks please contact me or call the police on 101 quoting crime reference number CR/023001/18.
Needless to say be aware and make sure that you have someone keep an eye on your property (may not be just limited to oil theft of course) especially if you are away.
Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator Ringmore & Bigbury
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If people thought the South West was a soft target for the supply of drugs, think again.
This week, Monday 9 October to Friday 13 October, police across Devon have been targeting dangerous drug networks as part of a large-scale operation into drug dealing in the county.
Officers carried out a number of arrests in a major crackdown of suspected drug suppliers. So far this week, 11 people have been arrested with over 20 charges stemming from the arrests as part of the crackdown.
Det Supt Ken Lamont said: “This activity, named Operation Cleft, is the result of us talking to the community and listening to their concerns about the sale and use of drugs in the area.
“This week, we worked together as one team to safeguard communities and neighbourhoods by targeting dangerous drugs networks, referred to as ‘DNN’s’ – a term used for urban gangs supplying drugs into our local market and coastal towns.
“The operation is a campaign with police and other agencies to find long-term solutions to restricting the supply of drugs, reducing demand and rebuilding communities.”
The Chairman of the Safer Devon Partnership, Dr Virginia Pearson, said: “We fully support the actions of the police in using their powers to tackle this problem and prevent it from escalating. This is an issue that involves the whole Safer Devon Partnership, and our focus is not only on supporting the police to bring offenders to justice, but also on protecting our most vulnerable individuals and communities from their criminal activities.”
Det Supt Ken Lamont continued: “This operation is targeting the supply of Class A drugs heroin and crack cocaine with the ultimate aim of to disrupt some of the major supply lines into the county and maximise the provision of safeguarding activity to vulnerable people who suffer exposure to DNN’s.
“National, regional and local learning has shown how DDN’s target vulnerability in many guises to move both drugs and money. This includes the exploitation of children, the exploitation of vulnerable adults, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation of women. Gangs can typically take over the homes of local vulnerable adults in a term referred to as ‘cuckooing’.
“We have developed our understanding of the vulnerability of traditional street dealers who may have previously been viewed as offenders. However, often these are vulnerable people who are used by suppliers to run drugs. DNN’s target the most vulnerable in society and we are here to protect them.
“Intelligence and ongoing proactive work shows thatClass A drugs are being supplied across Devon by organised crime groups utilising members of the public who originate from the Metropolitan area of London, Manchester, Liverpool and the West Midlands areas.”
Arrests and searches have been carried out at addresses throughout the city this week with the operation running for another day. A significant amount of Cannabis, heroin and cocaine have been seized during the searches.
Det Supt Ken Lamont added: “We have used methods of intelligence to identify and locate suspects to be arrested. This has been led by our Pro-Active Team and assisted by Intelligence teams, FSG and PDU.
“Detectives have worked through the night to secure over 20 charges to date and most suspects have subsequently been remanded in custody. Neighbourhood Teams have been visible throughout the community to reassure the public. We have worked with partners to close down addresses associated with drugs and anti-social behaviour.
“The week of action was not only about taking action against those suspected of being involved in drugs. It was also about offering help and support. Numerous people were referred to support services during the week to hopefully provide them with the help and support they need to escape alcohol and drug misuse.
“We are committed to tackling drugs in the area. The operation is a sustained response to the potential threat, risk and harm to Devon communities, linked to the activities of the Organised Crime Networks.
“Months of work has been carried out by officers and we hope it will reassure local residents that police are taking the issue extremely seriously.”
Police are keen to hear from anyone who is concerned about illegal drugs or drug-related crime in their neighbourhood. If anyone believes their neighbours are being cuckooed or having their addresses taken over, especially if vulnerable, they should report this immediately.
The support we receive from local people is vital in helping us make our communities safer and every piece of information is greatly appreciated.
If you have any concerns, contact police via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101. If you don’t want to speak to the police directly, you can call the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after receiving reports of burglary and theft in Aveton Gifford and Ivybridge.
The incidents occurred overnight on Wednesday 4 – Thursday 5 October 2017.
Unknown offenders gained access to a storage container at a farm in Aveton Gifford and stole power tools totalling over £2000.
The Diggerstreet Wear warehouse in Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Ivybridge, was also broken into by unknown offenders who removed stock.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via email@example.com or by calling 101 quoting crime reference number CR/085931/17 (Aveton Gifford) or CR/085944/17 (Ivybridge).
Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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Rise in Speeding on Salcombe Harbour
The Salcombe Harbour Office reports that there has been an unwelcome rise in the number of vessels caught speeding this year, within Salcombe Harbour and surrounding areas.
Despite the highest allowed speed in the harbour being 8 knots (9 mph), some vessels have been stopped for travelling at speeds of over 30 knots (35 mph). The areas affected by speeding are Salcombe Harbour, including the estuary right up to Kingsbridge, the ‘Bar’ and Harbour entrance but also in South Pool Creek and Widegates.
The Salcombe Harbour Master, Adam Parnell said: “My team has stopped 35 boats for speeding, and some have been travelling so fast that our patrol boat, which can do in excess of 35 knots, has struggled to catch up.
“We know that this number represents the tip of the iceberg. We receive many calls and emails from members of the public who witness speeding, but unfortunately they often don’t tell us until hours or even days later, so it’s often too late to do anything about it.”
To deal with the rise in speeding, the Harbour Authority is increasing additional speeding patrols both at the Bar and in Widegates. “It appears that not only are these vessels speeding, but they’re not even aware of who and what is around them, and that’s a real concern,” said the Assistant Harbour Master, Cameron Sims-Stirling.
“What is particularly disappointing,” said Cllr Julian Brazil, Chairman of the Harbour Authority, “is that many of the vessels the team stop, are actually locals who should know better.”
All vessels caught speeding were given either a verbal or written warning, but in the worst cases, they received a formal interview under caution.
“A lot of people don’t realise that speeding is regulated by Harbour Bye-laws, a breach of which is a prosecutable criminal offence” said the Harbour Master. “Unlike speeding in a car, which is a civil offence, the helm of a speeding vessel can end up with a criminal record and be fined up to £1000.”
“They don’t realise the damage that their wake is causing behind them. We’ve had reports of paddle-boarders being washed off their boards and smaller vessels capsized.” The Authority is particularly concerned at reports from local marine businesses that the poor behaviour of a few is having on the reputation of Salcombe as a safe harbour, with paddle-board companies concerned for the safety of their customers.
Anyone witnessing a speeding vessel is strongly encouraged to report it to the Harbour Office as soon as possible so that the appropriate action can be taken. You can report this by phone on: 01548 843791 or by Twitter @Salcombeharbour.
Please see below report of theft of paddle boards from the Discovery Surf School on evening of 27th September 2017
This occurred last evening and hence someone is likely to be trying to sell these on.
If anyone saw anything suspicious no matter how small please contact the Police on 101 or let me know and we will refer on. Obviously if you have any knowledge as to the whereabouts of these boards or have any information at all please contact 101 or you can report anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800555111.
Regarding the recent theft from the Discovery School does anyone know if any of the owners of properties overlooking the access road or car park at Bigbury have a CCTV camera?
It has been established that this theft occurred between 8pm and 9pm last evening.
The thief may have been waiting for the owners ( who live in Bigbury) to lock up and must have been parked nearby.
He did not take the rigid boards only red 10′.6” inflatable paddle boards so may well have deflated them in order to remove them.
Any suggestions as to any other potential cctv footage?
Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator- Ringmore & Bigbury