Doncaster North East Inspector Alison Carr writes:
“I’ve been Neighbourhood Inspector for Doncaster East for three months now, about a quarter of the year. Looking back over that time, I thought I would provide you with some figures around the work we have carried out. We have carried out 52 stop and searches. We have made twelve arrests. The team has recovered sixteen stolen vehicles. We have either seized or issued antisocial behaviour warnings to drivers/riders of eleven vehicles. We have executed three warrants and there are a couple more in the pipeline.
“The coronavirus pandemic is impacting on everyone. I hope you are all staying safe and are well. We are trying as much as possible to continue with our day to day work whilst ensuring everyone is adhering to the current government restrictions. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel all our community engagements events until further notice. We will resume them as soon as possible
“With regard to specific issues relevant to local communities in the North East of Doncaster, I have provided some details below about crime and incidents, which have occurred during the month of March 2020.
“In March, in Thorne and Moorends there were 71 more crimes reported. There has been an increase in most areas of crime. This caused me a lot of concern. Together with colleagues from CID we put together an operation to look at burglaries both to commercial premises and residential properties. Officers performed high visibility patrols during the day and overnight. In addition, during the night we had officers working in plain clothes completing foot patrols around the town centre and other areas identified from the crime data. There have been eighteen more burglaries than last month and these are being investigated. I know this issue is a concern to residents. I can assure you we take this matter seriously and why we worked with CID to put together the operation I have already mentioned. We conducted a number of stop searches of both people and vehicles.
“On Wednesday 8th April, we executed a drugs warrant at an address in Moorends. Two people were present at the address and processed for possession of a small amount of Class A and Class C drugs.
“Stainforth and Barnby Dun saw an increase of eleven crimes reported during March. There were three burglaries reported, this is three less than last month. The burglaries were of two houses and one shed. The number of reports about anti-social behaviour also increased by thirteen. There has been an increase in the number of incidents with off-road bikes and nuisance vehicles. We have given drivers/riders warning notices for using vehicles in anti-social behaviour. We are continuing with our patrols. We are monitoring the situation closely along with our partner agencies. I ask people to report incidents and crimes to the police.
“In Hatfield, the number of crimes reported was reduced by fourteen crimes if I do not include the ones recorded at the HMP estates. The number of residential burglaries reported was five; this is a slight reduction by two offences from last month.
“We have continued to have a number of vehicles being broken at the Moto services complex at Junction 5 [M18], where the new link road is being built. We are in regular contact with the businesses on the site. Colleagues from our Force resources, including Road Traffic and the Off-Road bike team are continuing to assist by providing extra patrols in the area.
“Due to all our community engagement events being cancelled you can raise any questions or issues with me via our Facebook page. Just look us up at Doncaster East NHP.
“You can find out more about the police activity occurring in the East of Doncaster by signing up to SYP Alerts. Just register via our website (www.southyorks.police.uk) the site will give you further details about the alert system or ask one of the team if you see them around. Alternatively, you could just follow us at Doncaster East NHP or find information on our website page.”