Police ready to use anti-social behaviour powers after spate of nuisance car meetings in Doncaster
Police had to take action recently following complaints about a car meeting near Woodfield Way, writes Insp Mark Payling.
Unfortunately, we had to deal with a similar ‘event’ a few weeks earlier. We are working in partnership with Doncaster Council to address concerns.
We were notified about the latest, July 25, incident but still deployed officers who seized two cars and issued warning notices to eight people caught driving antisocially.
These notices mean cars can be seized if driven in the same way again.
A large number of traffic offence reports were also submitted. We will use other anti social behaviour legislation to disperse any future meetings.
My team were involved in a day of action on Monday July 13, leading to a raid at Aldcliffe Crescent, Balby. A small amount of cannabis was recovered and the tenant warned for possession. And at Malvern Road, we recovered 16 plants and reported a man for cannabis cultivation.
On July 18 we dealt with a man arrested for the theft of a bicycle – enquiries led to a further seven being recovered. We also identified where some other stolen property had been disposed.
On July 22 we arrested a man on Duke Street who was suspected of stealing a hairdryer from a town centre shop. He was also wanted for burglary and theft from a house on Chalmers Drive, Clay Lane, a few weeks earlier. He was interviewed and admitted all the offences. On this same day we also visited a house on Carlton Road where we seized 200 cannabis plants and arrested a male believed to be illegal immigrant.
On July 26, our Operational Support Unit pursued with a car which sped through Balby towards Rotherham, making contact with two members of the public’s vehicles and an ambulance. A police helicopter tracked three subjects who abandoned the car in the Hooton Roberts area and they were all promptly arrested. No members of the public were injured.
Finally, keep your ground floor windows locked at all times if possible – open windows leave opportunist thieves with a simple and quick point of entry.
My next Facebook event is on August 27 between 5.30 and 6.30pm.