Alcester Police North SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 14th June 2020
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Incidents of a public interest from the last week:-
- *Theft. Store, Alcester Road, Studley. Male has entered the store and stolen items by way of shoplifting. He has been challenged by staff and became abusive. Stolen item retrieved. Described as a white male, 45 years, 5’ 6”, slim build, tattoo on neck, wearing a black hoodie with white stripes, matching bottoms and black trainers. Last seen walking towards the Birmingham Road. 4.55pm Saturday 13th June. 0302 13/06/2020
- *Theft. Store, Alcester Road, Studley. Male has entered the store and stolen items by way of shoplifting. Described as a white male, tall, mousy brown hair, wearing a white top. Male last seen heading for the Redditch Road. 2.40pm Wednesday 10th June. 0222 10/06/2020
- *Suspicious Circumstances. Archer Close, Studley. Youngster on pedal cycle seen near to vehicle in the close. Caller concerned they may have been trying to get in. No offences disclosed. 9.40pm Tuesday 9th June. 0048 10/06/2020
- *Vehicle Crime. Middletown Lane, Studley. Three males dressed all in black, caught taking items from the interior of Land Rover parked on drive. When confronted the offenders could be seen with hammers. They ran off towards the Green Dragon. Two of the offenders were slim, the third had a bigger build. 3.45am Wednesday 10th June. 0044 10/06/2020
- *Theft. Store, Alcester Road, Studley. Male and female have entered the store and have stolen items by way of shoplifting. They were challenged but became abusive to staff. Last seen walking along the Redditch Road. Man – white male, wearing an Adidas tracksuit, bright orange top and orange socks. Woman – white female, slim build, 5’ 5”, dyed red hair, wearing a white top, red hoodie and leggings. 5.55pm Tuesday 9th June. 0311 09/06/2020
- *Theft. Store, Alcester Road, Studley. Male has entered the store carrying a red bag and has stolen items by way of shoplifting. He became abusive to staff when confronted. He left the store and got into a Black Vauxhall corsa waiting for him, possibly being driven by a female. Man described as white male, early 40’s, short brown hair, wearing a face mask, black t-shirt, dark coloured jeans and black trainers. 5.05pm Tuesday 9th June. 0288 09/06/2020
- *Theft. Store, Alcester Road, Studley. Male and female have entered the store and have stolen items by way of shoplifting. They were abusive to staff when confronted. They were carrying a red bag. Man – white male, late 30’s / early 40’s, stocky build, 5’ 82, dark hair, wearing a baseball cap, grey cargo shorts, blue t-shirt and white trainers. 6.10pm Monday 8th June. 0361 08/06/2020
- *Theft. Store, Alcester Road, Studley. Female carrying big black bag has entered the store and has stolen items by way of shoplifting. White female, mid 20’s,dyed red hair, slim build, 5’ 7”, wearing blue ripped jeans, white top, green hoodie and black leather coat. 6.15pm Monday 8th June. 0361 08/06/2020
- *Theft. Cemetery, Beaudesert Lane, Henley. Flowers stolen off grave. Flowers / pots etc on other graves possibly also moved about. Reported Saturday 13th June. 0347 13/06/2020
- *Drugs Arrest. Brook End Drive, Henley. Following a police stop check of vehicle male arrested for possession of an unprescribed amount of Class A drug substitute. 6pm Friday 12th June. 0305 12/06/2020
- *Burglary Business. Chapel Lane, Ullenhall. Secure compound and outbuildings broken into and items stolen including power tools, roofing felt and transformers. Between 12th & 13th June. 0121 14/06/2020
- *Theft. Lyndons Farm, Earlswood. Secure Yard entered and pallets and packaging stolen. Intel from the area suggest the offenders were three males in a pick-up. 9.05pm Thursday 11th June. 0171 12/06/2020
- *Ongoing incidents around the Lakes area. The issue of anti-social behaviour by people and vehicles in the area of The Lakes has continued this week with a number of incidents reported. This is an ongoing situation that the Team are responding to and will continue to deal with any offences disclosed appropriately.
Studley Shoplifting Offences – Unfortunately there has been an increase in the number of shoplifting offences in Studley this week. All the offences are being investigated and will be linked as necessary. The Store will be providing CCTV and further information on the offenders, to help with our ongoing enquiries. If you have any information on the offenders, please contact us on 101 quoting the relevant incident number.
Nitrous Oxide – We have over the last few weeks had reports of the small silver Nitrous Oxide canisters being found in car parks and park areas. The contents of these canisters are being inhaled as a drug. The Talk To Frank website https://www.talktofrank.com/drug/nitrous-oxide#how-it-feels has the following information and guidance:-
- Nitrous oxide is a colourless gas that’s most commonly found in pressurised metal canisters.
- You may have seen these metal canisters lying around in streets outside bars and nightclubs.
- Some people say that the gas has a slightly sweet smell and taste
- Nitrous oxide is inhaled.
- People open the canister, transfer the gas into a container (usually a balloon), then inhale from the balloon.
- Inhaling nitrous oxide directly from the canister is very dangerous because the gas is under such high pressure. It can cause a spasm of the throat muscle and stop a person breathing.
- How long the effects last and the drug stays in your system depends on how much you’ve taken, your size, whether you’ve eaten and what other drugs you may have also taken.
- Nitrous oxide is often taken in combination with other drugs. So its effects can be unpredictable, as it depends on what other drugs are being taken with it.
- It is very dangerous to inhale nitrous oxide directly from the canister, and doing it in an enclosed space is also very dangerous.
- If you take too much nitrous oxide you risk falling unconscious and/or suffocating from the lack of oxygen. People have died this way.
- Dizziness, which might make you act carelessly or dangerously.
- Heavy regular use of nitrous oxide can lead to a deficiency of vitamin B12 and to a form of anaemia. Severe B12 deficiency can lead to serious nerve damage, causing tingling and numbness in the fingers and toes. This can be very painful and make walking difficult.
- Regular use can stop you forming white blood cells properly.
- It can be hard to judge the amount to use safely. If you have too much you can end up fainting, having an accident or worse.
- Mixing nitrous oxide with alcohol is especially dangerous as it can increase the risks associated with both substances and can lead to an increased risk of accidents.
- It may be possible to become psychologically dependent on nitrous oxide, meaning that users develop an increased desire to keep using it despite the harm it may cause, but the evidence on this is limited.
- In anecdotal reports, some people have reported developing cravings or feelings that they want to continue using nitrous oxide.
The Law on Nitrous Oxide –
- This is a psychoactive drug and is covered by the 2016 Psychoactive Substances Act, which means it’s illegal to give away or sell.
- There’s no penalty for possession, unless you’re in prison.
- Supply and production can get you up to 7 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.
- Like drink-driving, driving when high is dangerous and illegal. If you’re caught driving under the influence, you may receive a heavy fine, driving ban, or prison sentence.
- If the police catch people supplying illegal drugs in a home, club, bar or hostel, they can potentially prosecute the landlord, club owner or any other person concerned in the management of the premises.
- As of 2016, nitrous oxide is covered by the Psychoactive Substances Act and is illegal to supply for its psychoactive effect.
Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour Online – You can now report Anti-Social Behaviour online via our website – https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/ro/report/asb/asb-b/report-antisocial-behaviour/
The website also has a number of different topics that can reported this way.
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