This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Merseyside Police officers were called to Noctorum Avenue/Pine Tree Avenue on Sunday 6 March, following a road traffic collision.
A report was received at around 12.10pm that a quad bike being ridden by two males had been in collision with a BMW car.
One of the males on the bike suffered a head injury in the collision and has been taken to hospital. A second male, also on the bike, is believed to have left the scene prior to patrols arriving.
Stolen car revovered
A blue Ford Fiesta ST was stolen from Birkenhead two weeks ago.
It was located in Everton and recovered for forensic analysis.
Merseyside Police has arrested a man and a woman for drugs offences following an incident during the evening of Friday 4 March.
Operation Target officers in Wirral spotted a 35-year-old man on Newling Street, Birkenhead, at around 6:45pm. He was searched and found in possession of Class A drugs and was arrested.
A search of a nearby property was also conducted where a 26-year-old woman was arrested for possession with intent to supply drugs after a search.
Cannabis farm discovered in Birkenhead
As part of County Lines Intensification week, officers attended an address in North Birkenhead during the afternoon of Monday 7 March.
Merseyside Police Officers executed a warrant where they located a large cannabis farm of approximately 120 plants.
In February Merseyside Police launched its Community Cashback Fund, inviting community groups across Merseyside to apply for up to £5,000 funding in order to further develop existing projects or to start new ones.
The Community Cashback Fund is one of a number of initiatives that take place throughout the year to enable Merseyside Police to reinvest some of the money seized from criminals back into local communities. It’s not too late to apply as applications are open until 20 March 2022.
The Merseyside Police Community Cashback Fund utilises the money and assets seized from criminals through the Proceeds of Crime Act and reinvests it back into local communities to help provide vital resources and fund community projects across Merseyside.
A 25-year-old man from Ellesmere Port has been jailed after breaching his Sexual Harm Prevention Order by possessing indecent images of children.
Neil Webb, of Ellesmere Port, was sentenced to 20 months in prison at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday 8 March.
He had earlier pleaded guilty to two sexual harm breaches and breaching his suspended sentence. Webb was previously convicted of possessing and making indecent images of children at Cheshire Magistrates Court on 12 February 2021 and sentenced to eight months imprisonment suspended for 24 months.
Class A drugs seized in Rock Ferry
As part of County Lines Intensification Week, a warrant was executed by officers from the Wirral Targeted Team in the Rock Ferry area following intelligence relating to drug importation.
During the search, officers seized numerous individual bags of suspected Class A drugs, a kilo of suspected Class A drugs, associated paraphernalia and a large quantity of cash.
A 30-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of Possession of Class A Drugs With Intent to Supply.
Police warn of burglaries in Oxton and Prenton
Merseyside Police has reported an increase in burglaries from garages and sheds in the Oxton and Prenton areas.
A police spokesperson said, “Please make sure that all garages and sheds are locked and secure, any valuable items are kept out of sight, and if you have any alarms or CCTV then please ensure these are in a good working condition.”
This green SCOTT electric bike, along with bike accessories, is currently still outstanding stolen. It was stolen from a garage recently in Oxton along with another high value blue electric bike.
Clamp down on inconsiderate and illegal parking near schools
Local officers have been providing extra attention to local schools due to reports of dangerous parking outside these locations. Officers have dealt with the matters accordingly.
A man from Wirral was jailed on Friday 11 March for nine years, three months as part of an international operation targeting criminals who used a mobile encryption service, commonly referred to as Encrochat.
Gary Reid, 54 years, of Woodchurch was jailed for conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs (heroin, cocaine and cannabis) following a guilty plea.
Reid was evidenced using the Encrochat handle Lockstar between March and June 2020 to supply large quantities of Class A and B drugs across Wirral.
A prolific burglar who stole a car and used it to commit a burglary in Helsby has been jailed for more than five years.
Karl Donoghue, 27, of Ellesmere Port, was sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday 8 March to five years and four months imprisonment after pleading guilty to the offences.
The court heard that in the early hours of 20 August 2021, Donoghue gained entry to an address on Sutherland Drive, Eastham and stole car keys for a Volkswagen Golf.
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