Drugs, Crime, Burglary and Youth Engagement
Brentford SNT tells us what they've been doing
1. Drug Dealing and use
In early October we received information from residents regarding drug activity and this directly led to the arrest of three males for supplying class A drugs from a garden on the Haverfield Estate. Thirty eight wraps of crack cocaine were seized along with a quantity of money. All three males are currently on bail.
At the end of October we assisted Hounslow Homes in securing a property in Ealing Road that was being used by local criminals and drug users and was causing local residents a lot of concern.
In early November we took part in the Borough wide 'Not in my neighbourhood' initiative. Our activity consisted of the Tasha Foundation drugs bus in Netley Road between 1200 - 1600 giving advice to the local community on drugs and alcohol abuse and dependency.
2. Motor Vehicle Crime
We have conducted regular uniform and plain clothed patrols and deployed covert CCTV cameras in certain areas.
We have worked with Hounslow Homes and placed crime awareness signs in residential blocks.
We have also put leaflets on cars parked in the affected areas asking drivers not to leave valuables on display.
We arrested a youth in October in Walnut Tree Road after he was searched and found in possession of items to be used to break into cars.
In the first two weeks of November we have seen a considerable drop in the number of reported offences.
We have delivered leaflets to every household in streets where offences have taken place to ask residents to be vigilant and to take basic home security precautions.
We have fitted locks and security measures to homes of elderly or vulnerable residents
We have visited every victim of burglary to offer support and advice to ensure everything is done to prevent them being targeted again.
In the run up to Christmas we find we have an increase in bogus callers who target the elderly with a view to stealing from their homes. If you have elderly neighbours or relatives who live alone please take time to visit them and remind them not to allow uninvited visitors into their home for whatever reason, to use the security chain when answering their door, and to call the police on 999 if they have any concerns at all.
If you know of any over 60s or other vulnerable resident who would benefit from having FREE security measures fitted to their home then please contact the Safer Neighbourhood Team.
4. Youth Engagement
To try and divert young people away from these activities Brentford SNT, in partnership with Brentford FC Positive Futures , will be starting a Duke of Edinburgh Award programme in January 2010. This will be based at Mission Hall and targeted at young people aged between 14-20. Further information and publicity will be published in due course.
If you have any comments about our priorities or ideas on how you feel we could combat them then please feel free to contact me.
Halloween / Bonfire Night
Counterfeit £20 notes
Neighbourhood Panel AGM
We are constantly on the look out for new panel members. If you live or work in Brentford and would like to be part of the Neighbourhood Panel then please contact me for further information.
If you have information about drugs, motor vehicle crime, burglary , counterfeit notes or any other criminal matter then please contact us.
If you feel unable to talk directly to the police you can give the information anonymously via the Crime stoppers charity on 0800555111
November 16, 2009