This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
A serious and organised criminal who led a commercial drugs operation through an encrypted device has been jailed.
Dean Anderson, of Higher Bebington, was the owner of ‘Bromborough Skip Hire’ at that time and operated at the top of the chain supplying substantial amounts of class A and class B drugs.
The 46-year-old was found to have sourced, purchased and sold approximately 30kg of cannabis, 20kg of heroin and 20kg of high purity cocaine between 3 April 2020 to 2 June 2020.
Detectives are appealing for information after shots were fired at a home in Seacombe in the early hours of Friday 16 September.
At around 12.35am, officers were called to Stanley Street to reports of damage to the ground floor window of a home.
No injuries were caused and detectives are carrying out forensic, CCTV and house-to-house enquiries in the area
A Wallasey man who brought heroin and crack cocaine to Ellesmere Port has been jailed.
Jordan Duckett, 26, of Poulton, was sentenced to three years four months at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 12 September after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs (cocaine), class B drugs (ketamine and cannabis) and possession with intent to supply class A (crack cocaine) and class B (Cannabis).
The court heard how officers conducted a warrant at an address on Warkworth Court, Ellesmere Port on 29 March 2022 following an investigation into the Scouse Macca Team.
The owner of an Ellesmere Port shop has been sentenced at Chester Crown Court for possession for sale of illegal cigarettes, following guilty pleas in the Magistrates Court.
Prosecuting for Cheshire West and Chester Trading Standards, Ryan Rothwell told the court that Salih Ali, 49, was the owner of The Baltic Store, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, and that he was charged with a total of 10 offences: three offences of possessing counterfeit cigarettes for sale, contrary to the Trade Marks Act 1994; six charges of possession for sale of incorrectly labelled and packaged cigarettes, contrary to various tobacco labelling regulations, and one charge of possession of criminal property, £12,685, contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
He told the court that the case came about after Trading Standards officers from Cheshire West and Chester Council made two unannounced inspections at the store in March 2020 and April 2021.
Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell will put the public’s questions to the Chief Constable and her senior team at their quarterly Scrutiny Meeting next week (Wednesday 21 September).
This key meeting was originally scheduled to take place on Monday, 19 September, but has been rearranged in light of the period of national mourning and The Queen’s funeral.
Due to the postponement, it will not be possible to live-stream the meeting on this occasion, but members of the public are invited to attend in person and a record of the meeting will be made available on the Commissioner’s website after the event.
Officers performing a stop check on a vehicle on the M56 in Cheshire have recovered a quantity of cash and drugs.
At around 9am on Wednesday 14 September, officers on regular patrol were on the M56 travelling towards Ellesmere Port when a stop check was performed on a BMW.
The driver of the car, a 29-year-old man from Great Sutton was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs (cocaine).
A cannabis farm was recovered in Wallasey on Wednesday 14 September after officers responded to the smell of cannabis emanating from the property.
At around 6.40pm, officers were patrolling Agnes Grove when they smelt cannabis coming from a house and when they investigated they heard fans inside the property.
Upon entering the address they discovered 202 cannabis plants growing across five rooms.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary following a break-in at a pub in Birkenhead on Tuesday 13 September.
It was reported that The George and Dragon pub on Argyle Street was broken into and the cash till was stolen. A window and blinds were damaged from the break-in.
A 24-year-old man from Rock Ferry has been arrested on two counts of suspicion of burglary.
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