Crime archive

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26 November 2012: The main reports of concern for the week Monday 19 to Sunday 25 November are as follows –

On Monday police were called to a domestic violence incident in the Sandy Bay area and as a result one male person was arrested for causing a breach of the peace and detained in custody.  He was later interviewed and suitably dealt with for common assault and harassment.

On Thursday a damage only accident was reported in the Half Tree Hollow area involving one vehicle and on Friday another damage only accident was reported in Jamestown involving two vehicles.  Both accidents are currently under investigation.

During the early hours of Saturday there was a report of a person allowing a ferocious and unmuzzled dog to be at large in the Jamestown area, this is currently under investigation.

On Saturday one road traffic offence was committed in Jamestown, the driver was given suitable advice.

And Police are currently carrying out enquiries into a theft which occurred on Sunday in the St. Pauls area.

There have been issues raised regarding to driving in the Basil Read development areas. When driving on any public road or place, All drivers should be aware that there are NO exemptions for anyone who has been disqualified i.e. anyone found guilty of Drunk Driving. All learners must be supervised by a suitably qualified person and age limits must be complied with. Only construction sites are exempt.

19 November 2012:  The main reports of concern for the week Monday 12 to Sunday 18 November are as follows –

On Monday whilst police were carrying out a search on a property in the Jamestown area, a small quantity of cannabis was found.  The person was suitably dealt with for being in possession of a controlled drug.

On Monday evening police received a report of domestic violence incident in the Half Tree Hollow area which resulted in one male person being arrested on reasonable suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and detained in custody.  He was later interviewed and charged and bail was refused.  On Wednesday a Special Court convened and he was remanded in custody until today.

On Wednesday one person was reported for using a motor vehicle on a road without a license.

During the afternoon of Wednesday one person was dealt with for driving a motor cycle on a road in Half Tree Hollow with the pillion rider not wearing a protective helmet.

Also on Wednesday afternoon a report was received of a dog wandering on a property in the Alarm Forest area.  The owner was traced and dealt with accordingly

On Friday police received a report of theft in the Jamestown area.  This case is still being investigated.

On Saturday a road traffic accident occurred in Jamestown involving two vehicles.  Drivers exchanged details and no offences were disclosed.

On Sunday a person was found drunk in the Jamestown area and the appropriately dealt with.

12 November 2012: The main reports of concern for the week Monday 5th to Sunday 11th November are as follows – 

On Monday afternoon police received a report of criminal damage in the Half Tree Hollow area.  This case is currently under investigation.

On Monday night police received a report of a dog being annoying in the Jamestown area.  Police visited the area and the dog was taken to ANRD Kennel.  The owner was traced and has been reported.

On Wednesday lunchtime a damage only road traffic accident occurred in Longwood involving two vehicles and is still being investigated.

On Thursday night whilst police were on patrol in the St. Pauls area a dog was seen chasing passing vehicles.  The owner is being traced and will be dealt with accordingly.

On Friday lunchtime a report of theft in the Longwood area was received and is currently under investigation.

During the early hours of Saturday morning two male persons were arrested in the Jamestown area for being found drunk in a public place and detained in custody.  Both were suitably dealt with and released.

Police are currently investigating a hit and run accident that occurred sometime between 19:30 hours on Friday 9th and 00:30 hours on Saturday 10th November whereby a Blue Ford Maveric Car was damage whilst it was parked between the Baptist Manse and Seales Corner in Jamestown.  If anyone has any information relating to this incident, please call 2626 and speak to an officer of your choice or call the Confidential Crime Line on 2888

5 November 2012: The main reports of concern for the week Monday 29th October to Sunday 4th November are as follows –

On Tuesday afternoon a road traffic accident occurred in involving one vehicle which had collided with a stationary vehicle.  The driver was suitably dealt with for the relevant offence.

On Thursday night a report of criminal damage was reported in the Half Tree Hollow area.  Police attended the scene and one person was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and detained in custody.  The person was interviewed and later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

On Friday morning police received another report of criminal damage in the Half Tree Hollow which is also under investigation.

On Friday afternoon a person in the Longwood area was appropriately dealt with for allowing their goats to trespass on another person’s property.

On Saturday morning on person was reported for failing to comply with a road traffic sign namely the double yellow lines in Jamestown.

On Saturday evening a male person was arrested in Half Tree Hollow on suspicion of criminal damage and assault occasioning actual bodily harm and detained in custody.  He was later released on police bail pending further investigations.

During the early hours of Sunday morning police attended the scene of a road traffic accident in Jamestown involving one vehicle which had hit into a stationary vehicle.  Driver failed the roadside breath test and was subsequently arrested and released on police bail pending the result of a blood specimen.

Also during the early hours of Sunday morning police and fire service personnel attended another road traffic accident on the Ruperts road involving one vehicle.  Two persons sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for medical attention.  Driver was breath tested and found to be under the legal limit.  This case is currently under investigation.

The police are currently carrying out investigations into a report of theft of a quantity of Gumwood and Rosemary Trees which have gone missing from the Millennium Forest on Wednesday 31st October.  If anyone has any information regarding this theft, we would be grateful if you could call the Police Office on 2626 and speak to an officer of your choice or leave a message on the Confidential Crime Line 2888.  The police will be making frequent visits to this area and if anyone is seen that looks suspicious, they will be dealt with accordingly.

29 October 2012: It has been a another relatively quiet week for the police with the main reports of concern being –

On Wednesday morning police received a report of theft in the Longwood area.  This case is currently being investigated.

On Friday evening a man was stopped for speeding in Jamestown. He was breath tested and taken to the Police Station for a further sample before being bailed awaiting analysis.

On Saturday morning a damage only accident occurred on Side Path road involving two vehicles.  Drivers exchanged the relevant details and no offences were disclosed.

On Saturday afternoon police responded to a domestic violence incident in the Half Tree Hollow which resulted in a male person being on suspicion of assault and detained in custody.  He was later interviewed, charged with common assault and bail was refused.  A Special Court convened this morning and he was released on conditional bail to return to Court in due course.

Also on Saturday police attended another domestic dispute in the Jamestown area and one person was warned for causing a breach of the peace.

The police are pleased to say that the Halloween Night at High Knoll Fort on Friday night and the Carnival in Jamestown on Saturday were both well attended without any incidents being reported. We would like to thank everyone for their help and support.

22 October 2012: It has been a relatively quiet week for the police with the main reports of concern being –

On Tuesday afternoon police received a report of a hit and run accident on the Ladder Hill road which resulted in one of the driver sustaining injuries.  Police later located the other vehicle and driver who was arrested on reasonable suspicion of driving whilst being over the prescribed limit after failing the roadside breath test.  He was later released on police bail pending further investigations.

On Tuesday afternoon police again received a report of dogs wandering in a public place, this time in the Airport Development area in Longwood.  Dog owners were suitably dealt with.  Police would like to once again urge all dog owner to ensure that their dogs are kept under proper control at all times and to make sure they are not wandering in any public places unattended.  Any dogs found wandering will be impounded at ANRD kennels and the owner will be reported for consideration of prosecution and will have to pay the cost of kenneling.

On Thursday evening police, fire and medical personnel were called to the scene of a road traffic accident which occurred in St. Pauls area involving one vehicle which ran over an embankment and crashed into the road below resulting in injuries and extensive damage to the vehicle.  The driver failed the roadside breath test and was arrested on reasonable suspicion of driving whilst being over the prescribed limit and later released on police bail pending the result of a blood specimen.

On Saturday a member of the public reported finding four puppy dogs and the owner is being traced.

On Saturday evening police carried out speed checks at various locations and were pleased not to have to report any motorists.

On Sunday police were informed of a vehicle driving in an unstable manner in the St. Pauls area.  Police located the vehicle, the driver was breath tested with a result of fail, he was then arrested on reasonable suspicion of being in charge of a motor vehicle whilst being over the prescribed limit and detained in custody.  During his arrest he also assaulted police and was then detained in custody until this morning where he was interviewed and released on police bail pending the result of a blood specimen.

15 October 2012: The main reports of concern for the week Monday 8th to Sunday 14th October are as follows –

On Monday afternoon police received a report of sexual assault which resulted in one male person being arrested and released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

On Tuesday morning a damage only accident occurred on Ladder Hill road involving one vehicle.  No offences were disclosed and the matter is now closed.

On Wednesday afternoon police received a report of goats trespassing on private property in Longwood area.  The owner was seen and dealt with accordingly.

On Thursday afternoon a person was suitably dealt with for exceeding the speed limit in St. Pauls.

On Saturday afternoon a road traffic accident occurred in the Blue Hill area involving two vehicles.  There were no injuries, but damage was caused to both vehicles.  Both drivers were breath tested with one being free from alcohol and the other gave a reading of fail.  He was arrested and subsequently charged with driving whilst being over the prescribed limit and bailed to appear before the Court in due course.

On Saturday afternoon a road traffic accident was reported on the Field Road when a stone rolled from the hillside causing damage to a passing vehicle which resulted in the vehicle colliding with the safety railings.  There were no personal injuries and the matter is now closed.

On Saturday night police were called to a domestic violence incident in the Half Tree Hollow area where one male person was arrested for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and detained in custody.  After being interviewed, he was released on conditional bail pending further investigations.

On Sunday morning it was reported to police that a vehicle had rolled from a private property in Half Tree Hollow and came to rest on the main highway.  There were no personal injuries, but damage was caused to the vehicle.  The vehicle was recovered and no further police action was taken.

8 October 2012: The main reports of concern for the week Monday 1st to Sunday 7th October are as follows –

On Saturday morning police received a report of a road traffic accident in the Sapper Way area which was non reportable therefore no police action was required.

Also on Saturday there was one report of theft in the Jamestown area which is currently under investigation.

On Saturday evening four juveniles were dealt with for being found drunk in a public place and consuming intoxicating liquor in the town area and were given verbal warnings.

During the early hours of Sunday morning there was one report of criminal damage in Jamestown this is also under investigation.

1 October 2012:

This past week Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September has been a fairly busy week for the police with several persons arrested and public order incidents involving persons under the influence of alcohol –

On Tuesday a male person was arrested in the Half Tree Hollow area for suspicion of sexual assault and detained in custody where he was later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

On Wednesday evening a male person was arrested in the Alarm Forest area for causing a breach of the peace and detained. He was later charged, but bail was refused and on Thursday a Special Court convened and he was released on conditional bail for two weeks.

During Friday afternoon police carried out speed checks in the Upper Jamestown area and three drivers were reported for exceeding the speed limit of 20mph.

Also on Friday a person was suitably dealt with for causing unnecessary obstruction to other road users in Jamestown.

On Friday evening an incident of public disorder was reported at Donny’s Nightclub on the Seafront. Order was restored on police attendance and no further action was necessary.

During the early hours of Saturday, police were called to a fight at the Wharf steps where a group of people were drinking alcohol. Two males were treated for injuries at the hospital and one male was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault. Another male was arrested later in the day and both were subsequently released on bail whilst further enquiries are carried out.

On Saturday evening a minor damage only RTA occurred in Market Street. Drivers exchanged details and no further police action was required.

Also on Saturday evening, a male juvenile was found to be under the influence of alcohol in the Jamestown area. The male was subsequently arrested and reported for offences disclosed.

During the early hours of Sunday, police were called to a disturbance at an address in the Half Tree Hollow area and a male under the influence of alcohol was arrested to prevent a further breach of the peace.

24 September 2012: The main reports of concern for the period Monday 17 September to Sunday 23 September are as follows

On Wednesday evening Police received a report of a road traffic accident that occurred in Longwood area, there were no personal injuries, but both vehicles sustained minor damage. This accident was not alcohol related. The driver at fault was given a verbal warning for driving without due care and attention.

On the same evening police received a report of a person used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour towards another person. The person was then arrested, interviewed and given a warning notice for protection from Harassment Act 1997.

On Thursday police received a report of theft in Jamestown. This related to a camera which was left in a hire car. The case is currently under investigations.

On Friday the police received a report of an assault which occurred in Jamestown and as a result a person was immediately arrested, interviewed and cautioned for Common Assault.

On the same day the police received a report of a child age 3 yrs had gone missing from his temporary residence in Longwood. Police dog Poppy (Paul Laban) and DFC Alan Thomas found the boy, who was unharmed at the bottom of Sane Valley. Following a quick check up from the Dr, he was reunited with his concerned parents. This followed an enormous amount of support from the whole Island. The police would like to thank all who were involved in and supported this search.

On the same evening police received a report of Request police assistance in the Jamestown area, the person offending was dealt with and the appropriate action was taken. This issue is now closed.

In the early hours of Saturday morning one person was stopped by police for using a motor vehicle on a road with a defective headlight the driver was spoken to and the suitable advice was given, later whilst police were carrying out speed checks in the Jamestown area and two vehicles were stopped for exceeding the speed limit. One driver was given a verbal warning and the other were reported, this case is currently under investigation.

Also on Saturday police received a report of a Road Traffic Accident in the Half Tree Hollow area, the driver were breath tested and found to be over the prescribed limit. He was arrested and charged and is due to appear in court in due course.

On the same day there were two reports of request police assistance in the Ladder Hill and Half Tree Hollow areas, all persons concerned were dealt with and the necessary action was taken.

On the same evening in Jamestown one juvenile was dealt with by police for being found drunk in a public place, this matter is currently under investigation.

There was also one request of police assistance in Half Tree Hollow which was dealt with accordingly On Sunday Morning 23 September 2012 one person were reported for exceeding the speed limit in the Half Tree Hollow area.

17 September 2012: The main reports of concern for the period Monday 10th to Sunday 16th September are as follows:

On Tuesday morning police were informed that a dog was at a residence in Half Tree Hollow.  The dog was taken to ANRD kennels and the owner located and reported for the offence.

On Tuesday morning police was informed that a domestic violence incident had occurred on Monday evening in the Half Tree Hollow area.  Police commenced an inquiry and later that morning a male person was arrested for reasonable suspicion of assault and detained in custody and subsequently charged, but bail was refused.  A Special Court convened on Wednesday morning and the person was remanded in custody until Thursday 20th September.

On Wednesday morning a person was given a verbal warning for driving without due care and attention in Half Tree Hollow.

Also on Wednesday evening police were called to a criminal damage in the Longwood area.  Enquiries led to one male person being arrested on Friday and interviewed and later released on police conditional bail whilst investigations continue.

On Friday morning police received a report of a dog being an unreasonable source of annoyance to other persons in Half Tree Hollow.  This case is currently being investigated.

On Saturday afternoon police found a dog wandering in the road in the Sea View area. The dog was removed to ANRD kennels and the owner was subsequently located and reported for the offence.

During Saturday evening a police patrol stopped a vehicle driving in the Jamestown area with a defective headlight. The driver was offered suitable advice.

During the early hours of Sunday morning a police patrol followed a vehicle exceeding the speed limit from Main Street, through Napoleon Street, to Side Path. The vehicle was caused to stop and the offence pointed out to the driver. The driver was found to have consumed alcohol and enquiries into the matter are continuing.

10 September 2012: The main reports of concern for the period Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th September are as follows –

On Thursday evening a damage only accident was reported in the St. Pauls area involving one vehicle.  The driver was dealt with accordingly for driving without due care and attention.

During the early hours of Saturday morning police were called to the scene of a single vehicle RTA in HTH. The driver was breath tested and arrested on suspicion of being over the prescribed limit. The driver was subsequently released on bail whilst further tests are completed.

On Saturday a report of minor verbal abuse was received and one person was offered suitable advice by police.

3 September 2012: The main reports of concern for the period Tuesday 28th August to Sunday 2nd September are as follows –

On the afternoon of Tuesday 28th August police were called to Longwood Avenue to deal with a common assault which later resulted in one person being formally cautioned for the offence.

Sometime during the day on Friday 31 August, a silver coloured Ford motor car was damaged whilst parked unattended in the Museum car park, Jamestown. Deliberate scratch damage was caused to all the panels on the nearside of the car, resulting in extensive damage.  Anyone who may have seen persons in the area of the museum car park during the day on Friday is asked to contact police on either 2626 or confidentially on the crime line 2888

On the evening of Friday 31st August Police attended a report of domestic violence and criminal damage in the Longwood area. One male was arrested and subsequently charged to court for the offences.

During the day of Saturday 1st September Police were called to a residence in Jamestown to deal with an incident of criminal damage. One male was later arrested and formally cautioned for the offence.

On the afternoon of Sunday 2nd September Police, Fire and Medical Personnel were called to the scene of a road traffic accident near White Wall in Half Tree Hollow involving two vehicles.    Two persons were taken to Hospital for medical attention.  Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.  One driver was breath tested and found to be free from alcohol and the other driver provided a blood sample for analysis.  Investigations are continuing at this time.

20 August 2012: The main reports of concern for the period Monday 13 to Sunday 19 August are as follows –

On Monday police dealt with three reports of dogs wandering on a public highway in Longwood. The owners were seen and dealt with accordingly.

Also on Monday afternoon a road traffic accident was reported in the Half Tree Hollow area involving one vehicle which had hit a dog. The driver was suitably dealt with and the dog owner has been reported for allowing a dog to wander on a public highway.

On Tuesday morning police carried out speed checks in Half Tree Hollow and six persons were dealt with for speeding.

On Thursday morning police dealt with a breach of the peace in Longwood. The person responsible was given a verbal warning.

Also on Thursday morning a person was warned for causing unnecessary obstruction to other road users in Jamestown.

On Friday evening a male was arrested in Market Street for being found drunk in a public place. He was subsequently cautioned and released.

On Saturday police received a report of a stray dog at Piccolo Hill. The dog was taken to ANRD kennels and the case is currently under investigation.

Also on Saturday, police received a report of fireworks being let off in the Longwood Green area. A police patrol attended and suitable advice was offered.

Over the weekend two males were arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident at New Ground Point on Thursday evening. Both males received police cautions.

During the early hours of Monday morning police attended a domestic violence incident in Half Tree Hollow which resulted in one female being arrested on reasonable suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and detained in custody. Investigations continue at this time.

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