Hi everyone, PCSO Kipling here, I hope this finds you all well!
This week, we started to properly get back into the local Primary Schools to deliver presentations to the pupils, this Tuesday we attended St. Francis and did presentations on Internet Safety, Bullying, Anti-Social Behaviour & Crime and Consequences to Years 5 & 6. Each child received a certificate from the team and also got the chance to meet Jet & Ben! It was really great to be back in the schools and we look forward to doing the same at Sugar Hill in two week’s time, whilst also adding a County Lines presentation to the mix! This engagement is being done to support the enforcement action that we are taking across the town to reduce vulnerability and Anti-Social Behaviour.
Moving on, last week we received a report of Criminal Damage over in the Western Area of town, whereby youths were alleged to have caused substantial damage to an address. Two male youths were arrested that same afternoon, transported to Darlington custody where they were interviewed for this offence. One of these males was charged with Criminal Damage and Resist Arrest and will be attending court in the near future, where we will be asking the court to impose a Criminal Behaviour Order.
Also, on the evening of 4th November going into 5th November, we have had two 2-in-1 Burglaries reported, where three vehicles have been reported stolen, one in the Middridge area and one in the Kirkham Close area of Woodham. We are working closely with our colleagues in CID, collecting evidence, and we hope to have a positive update on this one for you soon. Please, if you have any information which may assist us with this, contact us on 101 or attend the front counter on Central Avenue.
On a more positive note, Inspector Honeyman and Sergeant Boyd attended the opening ceremony of the new Sensory Room at St. Mary’s RC Primary School. As a team, we have assisted the school in fundraising activities over the last few years. This is fantastic for the school and community and it was brilliant to be invited to the opening of this, thank you for having us!
Lastly, if you have a couple of minutes spare, please could I ask you to consider signing up to ‘Keep in the Know’. This is our online messaging service where we send out local alerts to keep you up-to-date on what is happening in Newton Aycliffe. It’s completely free and you can receive crime updates, road closures and see what the Neighbourhood Team is up to. For a simple sign up please visit; www.keepintheknow.co.uk, thank you everybody, have a great week

By PCSO Steven Kipling