This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.
Taser and cannabis recovered at Tranmere
Wirral Police conducted a warrant at a property on St Catherine’s Gardens, Tranmere during the evening of 21 March where they recovered a Taser, live cartridge and cannabis inside the property.
The dogs unit was also deployed and after a search of the surrounding area, they located more cannabis, believed to have been discarded earlier in a neighbouring garden.
Two women aged 21 and 22 and a 30-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled Class B drug. They were taken to custody and have since been released pending further investigations.
Mini Pathfinders Project at Fender Primary School
Officers are working with the year 5 pupils this week at Fender Primary school in a week long project called the Mini Path Finder Project.
The project aims to support young people to make positive choices through early intervention. Officers have discussed the issues around the mental effect that lockdown has had on pupils and discussed the importance of looking after our own mental and physical health.
On the morning of Monday 22 March, officers were joined by Bernie who made healthy pizzas with the pupils using a variety of different toppings to make unique and different pizzas.
Police resopnd to residents’ concerns at Harrowby Road, Birkenhead
As part of Wirral Police’s ongoing “You said” campaign, residents raised concerns over drug dealing and ASB in the Harrowby Road area of Birkenhead.
Police attended on Monday 22 March and conducted an open land search and arrested 1 female wanted on warrant. “The activity will continue.”, police said.
Police respond to residents’ concerns at Rowson Street, New Brighton
Following residents’ concerns of drug misuse near to Rowson Street in the ‘Quarry’, New Brighton, Police patrols attended on Monday 22 March and conducted an area search. At this time there were no people committing crime.
“The police activity will continue.”, police said.
Police respond to residents’ concerns at Stanley Road, Birkenhead
Following residents’ concerns regarding antisocial behaviour involving mopeds on Stanley Road, Birkenhead, a male was issued with Traffic Ticket. Police activities will continue.
Police respond to residents’ concerns at Riverbank Road, Lower Heswall
Following residents’ concerns regarding people smoking drugs and littering in and around Riverbank Road, Lower Heswall, in particular the car park, Police attended on Monday 22 March and searched the location.
“We will continue our activities.”, Police said.
Arrest following residents’ concerns at St. Anne Street and Borough Road, Birkenhead
Following residents’ concers about drug dealing around St Anne Street and Borough Road, Birkenhead, Wirral Police attended and pursued a vehicle which resulted in a male being arrested for Possession with intent to supply and dangerous driving.
Police said, “Thanks to the member of the public who witnessed the drugs being thrown.”
Dispersal Zone introduced at New Ferry
Wirral Police introduced a dispersal zone in Wirral on Monday 22 March at 20:15 Hours following reports of antisocial behaviour in the New Ferry Park area.
The order ran from 20:15 Hours until 04:15 Hours on 23 March and officers were in the area providing a visible presence and deal with any instances. The Dispersal zone covered the areas of the map above.
Man arrested for possession with intent to supply Class B drugs
Following residents’ concerns regarding drug dealing in their neighbourhood, Wirral Police attended Church Road, Birkenhead on Monday 22 March and found a male in possession of a large amount of cannabis hidden in sweet wrappers. Due to this the male has been arrested for possession with intent to supply class B drugs.
As the anniversary of the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions approaches, the region’s Police Commissioner has praised Merseyside Police for the “exceptional” way it has responded to the pandemic.
The country is preparing to hold a National Day of Reflection to mark the first anniversary of the UK lockdown and Jane Kennedy has thanked officers, PCSOs and staff for the “great resilience and commitment to serving the public” they have shown throughout the pandemic, despite the potential risks to their own health and wellbeing.
Merseyside Police reported on Tuesday 23 March that it has seized more than £3.5m in suspected ill-gotten cash since the country went into lockdown last year.
Between 1 April 2020 to to date and by using a variety of methods including stop checks by officers, drug searches and warrants, there have been a total of 198 cash forfeiture orders totalling £2,234,501, 123 confiscation orders totalling £606,960 and 393 cash seizures with a total figure of £3,562,408.61 under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
Free road safety workshop for over 60s
This April the Merseyside Road Safety Partnership is hosting a free online Road Safety workshop for anyone aged 60 or over. To support senior road users as drivers, riders, pedestrians and public transport users. Find out more and book a place –> https://crowd.in/AgWh67
A new smartphone app has been launched in Merseyside today to assist victims and witnesses to report hate crime and access support services.
Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy has united with leading hate crime charity Stop Hate UK to launch the new app in Merseyside, with the aim of encouraging more victims of hate crime to come forward and boost confidence in reporting.
Illegal motorbikes and scramblers
If you know who is riding illegal motorbikes, scrambler bikes and are fed up with them, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. It is completely anonymous. If you know where they are stored, police will follow up on your information.
Safer Streets Project
Thanks to the Safer Streets project some of the PCSO and Constables from #teamBeb attended a course on Tuesday 23 March, funded by the project. They have developed the very latest crime prevention techniques and advice which they will put into practice whilst patrolling the Birkenhead North area.
They will now be able to complete home security assessments for victims of crime and vulnerable people. Merseyside Police partners at the St James Centre are planning a course for local residents and community members in May about crime prevention- again funded by this project.
Fraudsters frequently prey on the elderly and most vulnerable resulting in people often losing large sums of money to fake schemes and cons.
Many victims feel ashamed or embarrassed and never reveal to family and friends what has happened and often the volunteers are the only person they can share their story with.
British Transport Police has reported that two teenagers have been charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a bladed article following an incident at Liverpool Lime Street station on Friday, March 19.
Merseyside Police, working jointly with the National Crime Agency, have charged a man and arrested a woman in connection with drug offences in Wirral.
On Wednesday 24 March, officers carried out a warrant and arrested two people at a flat in Liscard. Seized from the location was suspected drugs manufacturing equipment, and large quantities of suspected heroin, cocaine and mixing agents.
Merseyside Police Detectives have charged a Wirral man with drug conspiracy offences following a warrant on Thursday 25 March.
Officers carried out a warrant in Upton early yesterday morning, detained a man, and seized items including cash.
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All images and information used with kind permission from Wirral Police/Merseyside Police.