Heroin possession, drink driving, fraud, assault and urinating in a church - Fenland police cop the lot
PUBLISHED: 21:47 06 October 2018 | UPDATED: 21:47 06 October 2018
Arrests for heroin possession, gross indecency, fraud, assault, drink driving and a vehicle seized after the driver breached an anti social behaviour order have been reported by Fenland Police.
The offences span the latter half of last week and also include photos being posted of a can of beer being poured away after a man was caught drinking in a prohibited area in Wisbech.
Police described the arrest of the drugs suspect and a second arrest on the same day for a knife offence as being “some great work by the neighbourhood policing team”.
Warrants were executed in Wisbech with the result that one man was arrested for possession of heroin with intent to supply and another charged with possession of a blade in a public place.
But it’s not just the police who were kept busy – their PCSOs all figure in the week’s ‘credits’ for pro active policing.
“PCSO’s detained a male who had urinated inside St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church, Wisbech,” said a police spokesman. “The male was restrained until police officers arrived and the male was arrested for gross indecency.
Later it was noted that “officers called to Wisbech town centre, males causing anti-social behaviour: beer has gone down the drain, persons warned and removed from the area “.
PCSOs were also credited with a “re-assurance visit to an elderly lady who had been the victim of a recent burglary”.
The arrest of two men on suspicion of fraud offences in Doddington was also noted- both men were taken to the police investigation centre at King’s Lynn.
On more routine matters police reported patrols by PCSOs in the town centre of March and to West End Park following recent reports of anti social behaviour.
“A number of youths were spoken to and all were in good humour; no problems were reported,” police reported.
In response on their Facebook page to comments about issuing fixed penalty notices for illegal parking, police had a short, sharp reply. .
“Parking enforcement is a police responsibility in Fenland,” said the spokesman,
“All fines however are paid to the courts and do not go into any policing budget.
“Neighbourhood officers tackle issues that affect the community in response to reports made by said community. Parking infringements are high up on the list in terms of reports received from the public”.
One woman quickly agreed pointing out that “my son is severely sight impaired as is his granddad.
“They both use canes to navigate their way around town and are forever banging into cars that are parked on pavements. To be honest if people’s cars get damaged by their canes it’s their fault in my opinion”.
Back in Wisbech police expressed concern about children being seen in the old burnt out Wisbech Vehicle Exchange.
“This may look fun but it is not a play ground. Please do not enter this building as it is unsafe,” said a police spokesman.
“The playground at the Spinney is a much better choice>”
On Friday night a driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a two vehicle collision in Norwich Road, Wisbech. The arrested driver blew 125ugs at the roadside – the limit is 35ugs.
And after posting a photo of a vehicle being taken off to a secure compound, police offered “a gentle reminder.
“When a Section 59 has been issued for driving in an anti-social and dangerous manner AND then the driver is caught driving in an anti-social and dangerous manner AGAIN, this is what happens.....”