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The Local => Three Towns Policing Issues => Topic started by: DaveR on July 27, 2011, 01:55:33 PM

Title: Police News & Announcements
Post by: DaveR on July 27, 2011, 01:55:33 PM
This is a thread for the local Police to post News & Announcements relating to Policing Issues in the Three Towns Area. Please could all Members post their comments/questions etc in the separate 'Policing Issues Discussion' thread and not post in this thread please.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: PC Mike Smith on July 27, 2011, 04:07:18 PM
Many Thanks to Dave and Ian for setting this up again.I am hoping to get more local officers involved so that there are representatives on here for each area within the "Three Towns". Please feel free to post any questions or issues you would like answering in the Discussion thread and i will pose the question to whichever Officer covers the area in which you live.

We will endeavour to answer all questions and issues honestly and openly and as quickly as possible usually at the end of our shifts or in our off duty time.

For any matters which you feel are sensitive please send me a personal message.

Worthy of immediate note is the recent rise of break ins to Vehicles in the Deganwy and Llandudno Junction area.Residents are urged to make sure that all windows and doors are shut and locked, nothing of any value should be left on display, alarm or/and immobiliser activated. All common sense stuff really but worth double checking when parking your vehicle for the night.One of the common methods used by Car Criminals is checking the windscreen for the circular suction marks left by Sat Navs and then breaking into the car to find the Sat Nav on alot of occasions hidden under the seat or in the glovebox.It is definitely worth dismantling the sat nav, taking it out of the car and give the windscreen a wipe so there are no visible marks.

Its Good to be back

PC Mike Smith
Gogarth and Craig-y-Don Community Beat Manager
07800991219
Michael.Smith@nthwales.pnn.police.uk

Title: North Wales Police Open Day
Post by: PC Mike Smith on July 28, 2011, 05:05:39 PM
This may be of interest to families in the area.

North Wales Police will open its doors to the public for the first time.

Come along and bring the family to a fun-filled day

 Saturday 10th September
 11 am - 4 pm, last entry 3 .30 pm

* Free admission
* See the police helicopter and team (weather permitting)
* Have your fingerprints taken and climb inside a real police car
* Learn about different specialist police departments.
* Take a look at our police memorabilia.
* Children’s activities to include face painting and bouncy castle
  and loads more
* Come and join us at North Wales Police Headquarters in Colwyn Bay.
   No admission before 11am, last entry 3.30pm
   Parking available on a first come first served basis
   Disabled parking and wheelchair access
   No dogs permitted on site, except guide dogs
   Food available on site; cash only.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: PC Mike Smith on July 28, 2011, 07:14:07 PM
Police are urging people to look at their home security following a spate of burglaries in the Rhos-on-Sea area.

 The past three months has seen an increase in reported house burglaries in and around Rhos-on-Sea.

 In a bid to prevent opportunist thieves, police want to encourage the public to ensure they review their security and keep doors and windows locked.

 Inspector Ian Verburg said: "Some arrests have been made and investigations are on going. We are working hard to disrupt offenders, to bring them to justice and thus reduce offences.”

 He added: “As well as having specialist investigators working on the offences reported, additional patrols are being carried out in the area."

 Police would also urge anyone witnessing any suspicious activity in the Rhos-on-Sea area to contact them on 101, or 0845 6071001 (Welsh line), 0845 6071002 (English line) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: PC Mike Smith on August 02, 2011, 12:14:07 PM
Fantastic response to the door to door surveys on the Great Orme.Will post results on the forum once they have all been collated.Thanks to all who took the time to complete them. I will be working with other agencies to address the issues raised and will post all plans on here for discussion.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: PC Mike Smith on November 14, 2011, 11:16:20 PM
There has been a recent increase in Burglaries of outhouse, garden sheds and garages in our area.Please make sure your sheds/garages are locked at night and any valuables (particularly bicycles) should be kept out of view.If you witness any suspicious activity around neighbours garages/sheds, please be sure to call Police as soon as possible.If the person is there at the time, it is advised that you call 999.If you have seen someone acting suspiciously but has now left the area, Use 101.




Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: PC Mike Smith on November 14, 2011, 11:19:38 PM
With regards to the door to door questionnaires, anyone living in the Gogarth Ward should by now have received a newsletter from Inspector Ian Verburg which details our plans to address the issues raised in the questionnaires.Feedback was invaluable and overall was positive but with some valid points and information for the Neighbourhood Policing Team to follow up.Many Thanks to all those who took the time to complete the forms.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: DaveR on November 15, 2011, 08:37:08 AM
Good to see you back, PC Mike.  $good$
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: PC Mike Smith on November 20, 2011, 08:17:03 PM
thanks Dave.had a bit of an extended paternity leave after some complications but both are  well now and im back on duty.
Title: Police Recruitment
Post by: PC Mike Smith on November 22, 2011, 03:03:15 PM
Pc Mike Smith
On an almost daily basis, someone asks me when North Wales Police will be recruiting again.

It does not come around very often but the recruitment window is now open up until the 5th December.

I am happy to offer any advice i can to people wishing to apply, just get in touch.

You will find details of the application process and forms etc at the follwoing link

http://www.north-wales.police.uk/recruitment/police_constable.aspx (http://www.north-wales.police.uk/recruitment/police_constable.aspx)


Title: On The Move
Post by: PC Mike Smith on February 03, 2012, 11:48:10 PM
Just a quick message to let you all know that from today (Friday 3rd February) i am no longer the local Bobby for Craig y Don, West Shore or the Great Orme and have taken over as the Community Beat Manager for Llandudno Junction.
If anyone living in Llandudno Junction is on here, i would really like to hear your thoughts on any issues you feel need addressing as a priority.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Fester on February 03, 2012, 11:52:47 PM
Mike, thanks for your help and advice in the issues you dealt with for us, during your time on the Great Orme.

Best wishes on your new assignment.

Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: PC Mike Smith on February 04, 2012, 04:23:06 PM
Cheers Fest, most appreciated.I still have the same e-mail address and phone number so if needed, give me a bell !
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: dwsi on February 04, 2012, 05:22:52 PM
Mike, can you get more bobbies to join the forum?
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Blodyn on February 04, 2012, 05:37:56 PM
Best wishes and thanks, Mike.  Hope you get on well in your new position. 
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Llechwedd on June 06, 2012, 11:59:23 AM
Perhaps some one in the police force could answer this.

How is it that anyone apparently can rock up here and sell jewellery outside RBS or play saxophone, keyboards, guitar, sing out of tune etc. in Mostyn Street.  Blast out amplified racket by the library and no one comes along and chases them?
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: DaveR on June 06, 2012, 12:42:19 PM
The spiky haired lad that sings the Bowie covers is the most talented of the lot.  $good$
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Yorkie on June 06, 2012, 01:30:03 PM
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Perhaps some one in the police force could answer this.

How is it that anyone apparently can rock up here and sell jewellery outside RBS or play saxophone, keyboards, guitar, sing out of tune etc. in Mostyn Street.  Blast out amplified racket by the library and no one comes along and chases them?

Quite simply because the Council (either of them) do not implement the By-laws.   Street trading is permitted on licence and if you look at my comment on another thread you will see that the Council hardly bother to issue licences.

It is just the same as Camper vans parking overnight on the Prom.  The law says, "NO!" but the Council say, "YES!"..  All they can think of is chasing the motorist as that is the easiest revenue to collect.   Load of w***ers the lot of them!
 ZXZ
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 02, 2014, 06:53:56 PM
North Wales Police to spy on drivers using HGV cabs

Police will fit lorry cabs with cameras to spy on people using mobile phones while they’re driving to reduce the number of fatalities on our roads.
Today North Wales Police, the three other Welsh police forces and Road Safety Wales launched a major crackdown on rogue drivers who endanger lives.
The two-week all-Wales campaign from October 6-19 urges drivers to “keep their eyes on the road” and not be distracted by answering phones, reading texts or going online.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-police-spy-drivers-7873826 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-police-spy-drivers-7873826)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 05, 2014, 05:26:03 PM
Ref DP blog.          Blue Horsebox stolen from Penrhynside. Keep a look out. Make sure you make your items secure.
3:09 PM - 5 Oct 2014

Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 06, 2014, 10:39:40 AM
STARTS TODAY....        6th....19th  OCT       Not that we need to be told?

Police crackdown on drivers using mobiles at the wheel.

All four forces in Wales have launched a two-week campaign which will run until 19 October and involve Go Safe safety camera vans.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/wales/north_west_wales/ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/wales/north_west_wales/)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on October 06, 2014, 06:55:36 PM
A Hong Kong movie theatre asks its patrons to leave their cell phones ON when they enter the movie. 
Using that, Volkswagen made an eye opening ad...


https://www.youtube.com/embed/JHixeIr_6BM?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3 (https://www.youtube.com/embed/JHixeIr_6BM?rel=0&autoplay=1&iv_load_policy=3)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Yorkie on October 06, 2014, 07:02:32 PM
Link don't work for me!   WWW

Try this
http://youtu.be/JHixeIr_6BM (http://youtu.be/JHixeIr_6BM)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 06, 2014, 07:50:17 PM
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A Hong Kong movie theatre asks its patrons to leave their cell phones ON when they enter the movie. 
Using that, Volkswagen made an eye opening ad...

Excellent , should be shown every week.     $good$
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on October 06, 2014, 10:37:28 PM
If the Police and the Government think that driving whilst using a mobile phone is dangerous, which it obviously is then they should amend the law accordingly and increase the penalty for doing so.
At present the penalty of only three points on your licence is absurd and should be increased to deter these irresponsible motorists from committing this offence.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 06, 2014, 11:45:05 PM
Increased penalties ?..The mobile phone chat, made me think how many still not wearing seat belts...
Why do so many drivers shun seatbelts?
It is more than 30 years since it became illegal to drive without a seatbelt, yet up to two million drivers in the UK are still risking it, with 47% not knowing it could incur a fine, according to a new survey.

So how is it that a poll by LV car insurance has found that 6% of drivers in the UK are still taking to the roads without a seatbelt?

As well as the safety risks of not belting up, there is considerable risk to the wallet - not wearing a seatbelt carries a fine of up to £500. According to the survey, £8.2m in fines have been issued so far this year to 80,000 drivers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29416372 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-29416372)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: DaveR on October 07, 2014, 08:28:00 AM
Seems a bit bonkers to me, why wouldn't you want to wear a seat belt that would save your life in the event of a serious crash?
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 07, 2014, 09:58:28 AM
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Seems a bit bonkers to me, why wouldn't you want to wear a seat belt that would save your life in the event of a serious crash?
The reasons given in surveys....not cool...wrinkles clothes...civil rights....uncomfortable.....got airbags. ! !
 The problem seems to be getting bigger?... although it does not affect "us", as does someone on a mobile, it is an indication of the mindset of todays drivers, not cool!
If they are not worried about there own safety ......
I think in New Zealand they take the car off people for a short time, for some minor offences ?
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: DaveR on October 07, 2014, 10:42:59 AM
I suppose it's Darwinism in action really.  :laugh:

I survived a very serious car crash in the early 1990s, purely because I was wearing a seat belt. I was able to walk away, whilst a back seat passenger in the same car who wasn't wearing a  seat belt was thrown through the rear windscreen and landed up 20 feet away on the road with serious injuries.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 07, 2014, 05:06:40 PM
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I survived a very serious car crash in the early 1990s, purely because I was wearing a seat belt. I was able to walk away, whilst a back seat passenger in the same car who wasn't wearing a  seat belt was thrown through the rear windscreen and landed up 20 feet away on the road with serious injuries.
Same here, in the 70s on black ice, very slow no other vehicle....no seat belt...nearly lost my right leg, in hospital for months, a hard lesson, but seat belts now second nature, as is checking lights and tyres etc..... here's hoping they see sense soon. :(

Just remembered, nothing to do with seatbelts but in my hospital ward, I think there were about 30 of us, of the 30 only 5 walked out on there own two feet.....we had been in cars, the others on motorbikes.?
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 07, 2014, 05:38:22 PM
DRIVING RISK: Voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making drivers even more distracted, new studies have found.

 The systems let drivers tune the radio, send a text message, or make a phone call while keeping their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel - but many are so error-prone or complex that they require more concentration rather than less, say the AAA
Ref DB blog
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 08, 2014, 12:55:55 PM
Coming soon to a road near you.....

New police radar gun could catch texting drivers
Texting while driving is ridiculously dangerous, but police could be clamping down soon thanks to a new radar gun which detects texters at a distance.
The gun is so accurate that it can even figure out the difference between a user sending a text, making a call or surfing online, as the radio frequencies emiited are ever so slightly different.
http://recombu.com/mobile/article/police-radar-gun-can-catch-texting-drivers_M20872.html (http://recombu.com/mobile/article/police-radar-gun-can-catch-texting-drivers_M20872.html)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2014, 01:05:45 PM
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Coming soon to a road near you.....

New police radar gun could catch texting drivers
Texting while driving is ridiculously dangerous, but police could be clamping down soon thanks to a new radar gun which detects texters at a distance.
The gun is so accurate that it can even figure out the difference between a user sending a text, making a call or surfing online, as the radio frequencies emiited are ever so slightly different.
http://recombu.com/mobile/article/police-radar-gun-can-catch-texting-drivers_M20872.html (http://recombu.com/mobile/article/police-radar-gun-can-catch-texting-drivers_M20872.html)

I'll believe that when the first test case gets to court and someone is convicted!  Within our cities there is too much posibility of interference from a multitude of electronic devices.   ZXZ
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: born2run on October 08, 2014, 02:03:37 PM
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Coming soon to a road near you.....

New police radar gun could catch texting drivers
Texting while driving is ridiculously dangerous, but police could be clamping down soon thanks to a new radar gun which detects texters at a distance.
The gun is so accurate that it can even figure out the difference between a user sending a text, making a call or surfing online, as the radio frequencies emiited are ever so slightly different.
http://recombu.com/mobile/article/police-radar-gun-can-catch-texting-drivers_M20872.html (http://recombu.com/mobile/article/police-radar-gun-can-catch-texting-drivers_M20872.html)

What if it's the passenger texting or surfing on the driver's phone?
Also we'll often play music from the phone - wouldn't that be picked up as well?
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Yorkie on October 08, 2014, 03:54:16 PM
Exactly!   Too many ifs and buts about the whole idea.  A lot different making it work in a laboratory to out on the public highway.   WWW
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on October 08, 2014, 05:24:49 PM
You're both correct of course and it seems that the idea brings as many problems to the matter as it does solutions.    I would have thought that CCTV would show you who the culprit is and if the photo of the driver is unrecognisable then the owner of the vehicle could be requested to supply that info or otherwise be held responsible in default
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 16, 2014, 05:34:03 PM
North Wales Police    WARNING
Detective Inspector Tim Evans, “I would remind residents, especially older residents, to be on their guard against cold callers offering gardening or house maintenance services, or claiming to be carrying out work for the council or gas companies.”

 Anyone with information should call 101.     RefDPblog.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements MISSING GIRL
Post by: SteveH on October 19, 2014, 05:12:43 PM
North Wales Police search for missing girl, 15

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing Gwynedd teenage girl.

Tiffany Danielle Hughes, 15, last seen leaving her home in Bangor on 18 October.

She is described as being 5'1'' tall, with ginger hair. She was wearing a grey hoody, black leggings, white pumps and carrying a brown handbag.

North Wales Police said anyone who sees Tiffany or has any information about her should contact the non-emergency number 101.

PHOTO   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-29680825 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-29680825)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 20, 2014, 08:49:13 AM
Missing Person Tiffany Danielle Hughes has been found safe and well. Thanks to all for your assistance - NWP Control
10:56 PM - 19 Oct 2014
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 20, 2014, 01:20:17 PM
Campaign to keep North Wales trouble-free at Halloween   WWW

North Wales Police will hand out posters to vulnerable residents and local businesses to deter unwanted callers and potential troublemakers    WWW

Posters will be handed out to local businesses and vulnerable residents in a bid to keep Halloween celebrations trouble-free and deter unwanted callers.
Emergency services will also be speaking to youngsters in the run up to October 31 about the impact their behaviour can have on the community and how to keep themselves safe.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/campaign-keep-north-wales-trouble-free-7963816 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/campaign-keep-north-wales-trouble-free-7963816)   WWW
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 22, 2014, 11:45:18 AM
Concern over young rooftop climbers in Llandudno

YOUNG people in Llandudno are “putting themselves at great risk” by climbing onto building rooftops in the town.
Police have appealed to youngsters not to climb onto the roofs of buildings and have increased patrols in certain areas in a bid to clamp down on the “clearly dangerous” activitiy.
The appeal follows a number of incidents in the town, in which several young people have found their way on top of hotels and a derelict community centre on Trinity Avenue.
Anyone with information or who may witness any similar activity is urged to contact PC Openshaw or his colleagues at Llandudno Police Station on 101.
Alternatively, individuals can contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information on 0800 555 111.
http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/139701/concern-over-young-rooftop-climbers-in-llandudno.aspx (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/139701/concern-over-young-rooftop-climbers-in-llandudno.aspx)

Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: born2run on October 22, 2014, 12:12:52 PM
You see what happens when youngsters listen to the Drifters!!

Ban this music now ;)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Fester on October 22, 2014, 04:05:54 PM
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You see what happens when youngsters listen to the Drifters!!

Ban this music now ;)

''Up On The Roof...''   ...Ha ha..... I got it!   :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: born2run on October 22, 2014, 04:19:38 PM
Not bad for a Motornoise fan  $thanx$
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Fester on October 22, 2014, 10:22:22 PM
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Not bad for a Motornoise fan  $thanx$

It is not considered politically correct to mock one's religion.  &shake&
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 23, 2014, 03:26:12 PM
WARNING: Detectives are urging residents to be on their guard after bogus callers stole cash from a homeowner. The warning has been issued after an incident in Llandudno at around 2pm on Wednesday after a man called at a house claiming that there was a problem with the water. The resident remained with the caller as he entered the property but a second male was later seen leaving. When challenged the pair fled and it was then that cash was found to be missing. Anyone with information should call 101,  quoting reference RC14166476.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements Be Safe Be Seen[
Post by: SteveH on October 25, 2014, 11:55:30 AM
Be Safe Be Seen

TODAY marks the end of British Summer Time and North Wales Police would like to remind road users to take extra care and remain vigilant when out at night.

With the clocks going back by one hour, the changes mean the days become shorter and it become darker much earlier and children, pedestrians and cyclists become even more vulnerable as they are less visible to motorists.

Inspector Martin Best from North Wales Police’ Roads Policing Unit said: “Now that the clocks will be going back and it’s getting darker earlier on, it’s more important than ever to make sure you can be seen when you’re out and about near roads.
MORE .....http://www.north-wales.police.uk/news-and-appeals/be-bright-be-seen.aspx (http://www.north-wales.police.uk/news-and-appeals/be-bright-be-seen.aspx)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 25, 2014, 06:02:16 PM
Second Vodafone theft victim sent huge mobile bill for calls made by crooks
As a teacher faces financial ruin after his mobile was stolen, a fellow traveller reveals he too is being chased – for a £4,300 bill
http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/oct/25/vodafone-theft-bill-calls-crooks (http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/oct/25/vodafone-theft-bill-calls-crooks)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on October 31, 2014, 04:15:41 PM
BANKING FRAUD: North Wales Police are warning the public to be alert to a particular fraud that is instigated by a telephone call.
Calls from a woman with a Scottish accent purporting to be a bank employee asking whether there has been suspicious activity on their bank account, which amounts to several hundred pounds in transactions to various outlets.
The caller then advises the victim to set up a new account via telephone and transfer funds. The caller proceeds to give a new account number and bank sort code over the telephone and the victims have then completed the transfer on-line.

Investigator Maldwyn Roberts said: “Some people have transferred thousands of pounds from their current accounts into the new active accounts.” If you receive a suspicious call, hang up and call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on November 05, 2014, 11:33:27 AM
POLICE APPEAL: Detective Constable Richard Arwel Jones said: “We are not sure whether Maggie Moon was her stage name, but we are anxious to trace her as she may be of assistance to us in an investigation.”
Police are keen to trace a Maggie Moon, who lived in the Llandudno area in 1996, over a current investigation.

 The Scottish mother-of-two was known to sing in pubs and clubs in the area during the 1990s.
 Maggie Moon or anyone who may have information relating to her is asked to call DC 961 Jones on 101 quoting reference RM14005436.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: born2run on November 05, 2014, 02:53:06 PM
Wonder if she used to sing total eclipse of the heart  $thanx$
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Fester on November 05, 2014, 07:50:43 PM
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Wonder if she used to sing total eclipse of the heart  $thanx$

 :laugh: :laugh:

I hear that they have searched everywhere under the sun for her!
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Ian on November 06, 2014, 06:46:29 AM
It would help if we knew how to identify her.  Perhaps she has a Lunar tic? And it might be worth them checking the orbituaries...
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Yorkie on November 06, 2014, 08:04:33 AM
Maggie Moone

www.maggiemoone.com (http://www.maggiemoone.com)

Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Fester on November 06, 2014, 10:34:24 AM
Looks like she's had a nip and tuck in recent years, so perhaps a search of any cosmetic surgeons might bear fruit?
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on November 08, 2014, 09:43:59 AM
Scammers target leading online travel agent Booking.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29942503 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29942503)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on November 11, 2014, 12:51:53 PM
Join local officers,Community Safety, & Trading Standards at a coffee morning in #Llandudno tomorrow, 10am-12pm @ St John's Church, MostynSt
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on November 19, 2014, 01:58:01 PM
 North Wales Police carry out spot checks to catch anti-social drivers, vehicles were seized and several drivers warned their vehicles were defective in a police crackdown on anti-social driving.
Operation Spotlight is being staged by North Wales Police as part of Road Safety Week.
Officers are checking the vehicles brakes, lights and tyres and asked for the drivers details which are checked against national databases. Insurance details were also checked.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: norman08 on November 19, 2014, 02:35:29 PM
Pity they can,t be bothered going on Mostyn champneys in the evenings and getting the boy racers.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on November 19, 2014, 04:12:34 PM
Police launch appeal over missing 14-year-old Llandudno girl

PHOTO/DETAILS...http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/140945/police-launch-appeal-over-missing-14-year-old-llandudno-girl.aspx (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/140945/police-launch-appeal-over-missing-14-year-old-llandudno-girl.aspx)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on November 20, 2014, 02:31:33 PM
Police appeal...Liam Anderson: Appeal to find 13 year-old missing from Holyhead.
Photo and details....http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/liam-anderson-appeal-find-13-8142486 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/liam-anderson-appeal-find-13-8142486)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on November 21, 2014, 09:57:52 AM
A 13-year-old boy who went missing from Holyhead has been found safe and well.

Liam Anderson had not been seen since around 11am on Wednesday and police appealed for help to find him.

North Wales Police yesterday said attempts attempts to find the Anglesey teen Liam had proved “fruitless”.
But by yesterday evening he was back home safe and well.
Officers said they would like to thank the public for their help.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on November 21, 2014, 10:03:35 AM
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Police launch appeal over missing 14-year-old Llandudno girl

MISSING GIRL: According to North Wales Police, Bonnie-Rose May Clarke has been found safe and well. She had been missing since Monday.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Mr Tunnock on December 18, 2014, 05:39:35 PM
Operation mistletoe.

Police and door staff will from tomorrow be able to breath test customers if they believe they have already had enough to drink, it is operating at Club 147 and Fountains by the looks of things to begin with.
The gauge appears to be if someone is three times over the drink drive limit then that will be a good benchmark to presumably refuse them entry.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Fester on December 19, 2014, 12:36:05 AM
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Operation mistletoe.



In which case both venues takings will be DECIMATED over Xmas.

So, roughly 4 or 5 drinks is enough to BAN you from these late night premises.
I have no chance then, because I'll be going out around 6pm, and that means by 8pm I'll be unable to get served anywhere, and be trooping off home for an early night!
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Michael on December 19, 2014, 07:25:33 AM
Oh yes Fester. And your business will be next. Just remember that cream you sell. You know. The one that stops all your aches and pains in your joints.
  Don't want any more senior citizens buying tins and tines of the stuff and then running along the pier and vaulting down into the sea and swimming to shore
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Post by: born2run on December 19, 2014, 10:42:56 AM
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Operation mistletoe.



In which case both venues takings will be DECIMATED over Xmas.

So, roughly 4 or 5 drinks is enough to BAN you from these late night premises.
I have no chance then, because I'll be going out around 6pm, and that means by 8pm I'll be unable to get served anywhere, and be trooping off home for an early night!

Agreed, what a stupid idea! Everyone's tolerances are different. My girlfriend wouldn't be able to stand after three pints of beer, whilst chaps with mine and Fester's girth are still able to hit double tops at both the bar and dartboard after a good many  ZXZ
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Mr Tunnock on December 20, 2014, 11:00:13 AM
"A woman was arrested by North Wales Police for being 'drunk and urinating' in public at 4pm."

I find it very hard to believe, but there you go, it reminds me of the time I saw a mature lady being sick in the gutter after drinking from vodka bottle in the middle of Llandudno.
To be pitied rather than condemned.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Dave on December 23, 2014, 04:15:47 PM
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"A woman was arrested by North Wales Police for being 'drunk and urinating' in public at 4pm."

I find it very hard to believe, but there you go, it reminds me of the time I saw a mature lady being sick in the gutter after drinking from vodka bottle in the middle of Llandudno.
To be pitied rather than condemned.
At least it was in the gutter. I have heard of several hoteliers complain about their guests urinating in the hotel corridors. I have no pity for them at all,in fact I would add a sizeable amount to their final bills before evicting them immediately no matter what time of day or night.
As for breath testing customers before going in to bars and clubs, that's a difficult one to pass comment on. It's a sad state affairs that we need doormen in these places in the first instance. Some of us can enjoy a drink without causing trouble , others can't.
Title: Police News Announcements
Post by: akmetr84 on March 05, 2015, 11:22:46 PM
I'm just going to put this out there
I thought this part of the forum was for Announcements and News.
Don't ask me why. I just sort of thought, with the heading and all.
Maybe it should be changed to Name My Second Hand Guitar or What's My Number Mean?
Your thoughts?
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Ian on March 06, 2015, 08:17:32 AM
It was originally destined as a Police topic, moderated by a local officer and, er...policed by the Police, in effect.  However, he was moved to another location, so this topic returned to being a more general topic regarding police. But you do have a point: a lot of what's been said in here could have been in any of several other topics. I suppose the reason we've never renamed it is simply that at some point we're hopeful that another local bobby with good internet skills will come along and offer to moderate their own topic.

Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Michael on March 06, 2015, 09:59:20 PM
Good old Ian. Always the diplomat
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on May 30, 2015, 10:36:22 AM
appeal for information to find man who went missing from Merseyside and is thought to have travelled to Llandudno

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/police-fears-grow-paul-gardner-9358514 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/police-fears-grow-paul-gardner-9358514)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on June 01, 2015, 02:08:18 PM
Drug-drive testing added to drink-drive campaign

Motorists will be tested for cannabis and cocaine for the first time during an anti-drink and drugs campaign by the four Welsh police forces.
Officers will be able to take swabs from drivers' mouths to test for any of eight prescription or eight illegal drugs after a change in regulations.
The new rules run alongside the existing law where it is an offence to drive when impaired by any drug.
Drivers face prosecution if they exceed limits set for the tests.
The existing penalties mean drug drivers already face a fine up to £5,000, up to six months in prison and a minimum one-year driving ban.
Those using prescription drugs within recommended amounts will not be penalised.
The All Wales Summer Anti-Drink and Drug Drive Campaign begins on Monday and runs for a month.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-32950641 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-32950641)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on June 09, 2015, 02:07:49 PM
JUST IN CASE THIS REACHES US.........

BE CAREFUL: Anglesey County Council has just warned its  council tenants that people claiming to be repairing electricity cables should not be allowed in until they check they are legitimate.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on July 02, 2015, 07:02:14 PM
LOOSE CHALK: Conwy and Denbighshire police are asking homeowners to be vigilant for chalk marks on their properties. They say it may be linked to criminal dog-snatching gangs 'marking' houses in readiness to steal family pets.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on July 13, 2015, 12:50:36 PM
SCAM WARNING: Trading Standards teams have been made aware of a website which appears to offer gift vouchers for supermarkets such as Asda.

They invite the person to register their mobile number and they state they will send you voucher numbers which you can use online or in store at the supermarket.

However, what they do not tell you is that they charge for sending the texts to your phone, each text appears to cost £4.50 each.

Additionally on checking with Asda, they have confirmed that this website is a scam, and they do not have any knowledge of the voucher numbers provided.

Therefore should you come across any websites which offer voucher codes, make checks into the site first, as they may not be genuine. Additionally always check small print for charges, many voucher code websites offer these for free, after you have registered. If in doubt telephone Consumer Advice on 03454 040506, for further advice.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on July 14, 2015, 07:41:25 PM
 Danger of bogus callers who are targeting vulnerable residents in the region.

The fraudsters, who it is believed have recently been targeting Aberconwy residents, often telephone claiming to work for the police or a bank or other official body to try and convince victims that their bank account has been compromised and persuade them that they need to move or withdraw money immediately.

“If your bank, the police, HMRC or anyone else contacts you asking for potentially sensitive information which you do not feel comfortable to give, then do not give it.

“Your bank will not ask you for a PIN number or password so, if asked, do not give this information out.
"If you are at all suspicious take a telephone number and say you will call them back. Use a different telephone line.
“Check the call is genuine.”
Victims may also have been encouraged to divulge their bank details over the telephone to the fraudster, as well as handing their bank cards over to couriers who pass the cards onto the fraudsters.
A study by the Financial Ombudsman Service revealed 85 per cent of victims were aged 55 and over, with 20 per cent losing over £20,000.refNWP
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Ian on July 14, 2015, 08:36:29 PM
Re: the first one:

This is a growing issue which traps people extremely easily.

 
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Also known as “reverse billed” messages, premium-rate texts come from four, five or six-digit numbers and are normally for subscription services such as games, vouchers or weather updates.

They generally cost about £1.50 each, which is why phone users who don’t realise they are being charged can quickly end up with huge bills.

Texts of this kind can only be sent out if you sign up to the service.

Unfortunately, however, a lot of people subscribe to premium-rate texts by mistake – for example by failing to tick a box on a website or replying to a message.

If you suspect you've been caught...

 
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How to stop premium-rate texts – and get a refund

• If you receive an unwanted text from a premium-rate service, replying STOP should block future messages from that company.

• If that doesn’t work, use the PhonepayPlus Number Checker (phonepayplus.org.uk) to find the service provider’s contact details and tell it you want the messages stopped.

• Or ask your network provider to block the texts.

• If all else fails, complain to PhonepayPlus on 0800 500212 or complete the complaint form on its website. It may be able to get you a refund if you can show that you did not sign up for the service (remember not to delete the texts proving this).

The regulator also has the power to fine companies up to £250,000 and bar them from operating premium-rate services.

Full article here (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11328500/Premium-rate-text-trap-retired-vicar-billed-200-for-gambling-texts-he-didnt-want.html)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on July 20, 2015, 09:14:38 PM
North Wales Police are reminding motorists of the importance of adhering to road restrictions in the vicinity of the tramway on The Great Orme.

With up to 40 trams a day running 7 days a week, public safety in the area is a priority and as such drivers are being urged to adhere to the Highway Code and to follow the various signage that is in place along Old Road.

Tramway Manager, Neil Jones said, “We’re reminding motorists not to take illegal shortcuts along this road. We regularly see motorists disregard the road signs, which can lead to vehicles coming into conflict with the tram; it also sets a bad example to drivers unfamiliar with the area.”

“Signage is in place and the restrictions are there for a purpose,” added PC Lee Openshaw. “Unfortunately, there have been examples already this year of motorists driving along restricted areas which can endanger the safety of not only them but others using the tram. Some sections of the road are extremely steep. We work in partnership with the management at the tram and will continue to patrol the area. We urge motorist to please follow the Highway Code.” 
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on July 25, 2015, 05:33:12 PM
“Selfish ” fly-tippers killed three cows in Conwy after dumping lethal cuttings in a field.

The 16-month-old Friesians were found dead in a farmer’s field in Dolwen after eating poisonous tree clippings.
Police are investigating the incident which happened yesterday and are appealing for information.
Sgt Rob Taylor of the North Wales Police Rural Crime Team has labelled the act as “atrocious” and slammed the culprits as “selfish”.
He said a post-mortem examination had been carried out on the animals which showed that plant toxins were to blame for their deaths.

“We want information, please help us.
"It has to be someone who is cutting trees yesterday probably in the Colwyn Bay area.
“We can solve this with the help of the public in Colwyn Bay and the surrounding area."
He added: “I’m appalled that the selfish action of someone dumping their waste has killed three animals.
"We are investigating and will analyse CCTV.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Merddin Emrys on July 25, 2015, 06:04:13 PM
The selfish culprits should expect made to eat the same clippings? No excuse when they can take them to a tip and pay for disposal! 
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Ian on October 05, 2015, 08:01:43 AM
From the Daily Post:

"Careless cops who put the wrong fuel into police vehicles have cost North Wales taxpayers nearly £14,000 since 2009.

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act shows bungling North Wales Police officers have refuelled vehicles incorrectly on more than 75 occasions during that period.

The mishaps have led to a whopping bill of £13,962.80 – all of which is public money used for repair work including flushing out the wrong fuel.

Despite the force fitting the majority of its fleet with a bright yellow flap that says ‘diesel’ on the filler cap since 2006, bobbies have continued to make the refuelling error although incidents have been on the decline during the past three years.

A North Wales Police spokesman said: “Although it is unfortunate that any mistakes are made when putting fuel into our vehicles, there are relatively few incidents. In 2014 there were eight such incidents out of a total 34,014 fuel transactions.”

Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, says the public deserve better.

He explained: “The authorities simply cannot afford to waste taxpayers’ money on these costly mistakes, particularly at a time when colleagues within the force are facing pay freeze or worse.

“The authorities must pull their socks up, taxpayers deserve better.”

The most recent errors happened within the space of two days – July 22 and 24 this year – with repair bills totalling £424.

Back in 2009, there were a total of 18 refuelling errors which cost the taxpayer £4,065.49. The biggest repair bill that year was £1,477 – the largest over the seven year period –while the lowest was £60.

There was a drop in incidents during 2010 with 11 errors leading to a £1,695.97 bill, while in 2011 there were 12 at a total cost of £2,468.78.

In 2012 there were 16 incidents resulting in a £2,355.95 bill, but 2013 saw a drop with nine at a cost of £1,606.53 to the taxpayer.

Last year there were eight refuelling errors which led to a repair bill of £1,197.17, while 2015 has seen just three cases at a combined cost of 3572.91.

In its Freedom of Information response to the request made by the Daily Post for the period of 2013-15, North Wales Police state: “Vehicle manufacturers in recent years have identified that drivers filling vehicles with incorrect fuel had become an everyday issue and have put measures in place to prevent this.

“Older vehicles in our fleet are fitted with a bright yellow flap with ‘diesel’ clearly marked on it that covers the filler cap. Newer vehicles have fuel filler caps that fit the nozzles on fuel forecourts that are now fitted on to vehicles as standard specifically to prevent mis-fuelling.”
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SDQ on October 05, 2015, 09:28:01 AM
This problem could have been solved years ago if the fuel companies had fitted different shaped nozzles on their pumps for each fuel but I guess they're happier making the extra money from the mistakes made by hapless motorists. It's easy to mock a policeman for making the mistake but if he/she drives an unleaded car away from work & only occasionally drives a company vehicle which is a diesel you can see how it is a bit of a ticking time-bomb. If the nozzles for each fuel were a different shape they would never get further than attempting to put it in the tank before realising their mistake.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Ian on October 05, 2015, 09:37:18 AM
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This problem could have been solved years ago if the fuel companies had fitted different shaped nozzles on their pumps for each fuel but I guess they're happier making the extra money from the mistakes made by hapless motorists.
Absolutely.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: DaveR on October 09, 2015, 10:13:01 AM
I saw in the Weekly News that PC Mike Smith (who used to run the Policing Issues section on this forum) was recently hospitalised following a heart attack. I believe he's much better now, but best wishes to you Mike, from everyone at the Forum.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on October 09, 2015, 06:11:40 PM
It was good to hear the news that Mike is much better now because he's a nice guy as well as a good PC    $good$
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Ian on October 10, 2015, 08:02:56 AM
Indeed;  one of the best around.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on February 12, 2016, 07:49:47 PM
The other day I was driving down Llandudno Road by Llandrillo College and the Police Camera Van was parked in it's usual place.  It seems a waste of valuable resources as all local drivers will be aware of the Police's routine.     
They could be employed doing other things and I wondered where are the Police when you need them.
Anyway today I was driving on the A55 and was overtaking another car, behind me was a white car a safe distance away and tailgating the white car was a black Volkswagon.
The VW then went into the slow lane and then into the hard shoulder and undertook both my car and the car I was overtaking.   He then undertook another car and off he went.
I was shocked by the action of the VW driver but then even more shocked when someone else performed the same action.     Driving on the A55 is bad anyway but these two drivers were dangerous.
Where were the Police or their cameras when this was going on?        :rage:
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 13, 2016, 11:03:48 AM
They are more interested in catching someone travelling at 34mph in a 30 limit, the natural limit for the road near Llandrillo college is 40 in my opinion, which is no doubt why they are there with their nasty speed tax van so often!  &shake&
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on February 13, 2016, 11:31:10 AM
I was overtaking that vehicle on the A55 yesterday and my speed was about 70 mph when that idiot in the black Volkswagon  used the hard shoulder to undertake me and the car  I was overtaking.    They think they can get away with it because of the lack of Police presence on the A55.
Luckily the car I was driving had a video camera working at the time so I did a brief commentary on it and when I got home I checked the car details with the DVLA.
Surprise, surprise the car tax had expired    &shake& 
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on February 20, 2016, 12:25:59 PM
I'm pleased to see that the VW is now taxed albeit belatedly,  hopefully the undertaker won't be trying that dangerous manoeuvre again as he may not be so lucky next time and may meet another undertaker earlier than he expected,
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Nemesis on February 20, 2016, 02:45:04 PM
Driving down Penrhyn Hill on Weds. p.m., doing a steady 28mph, in the right hand lane, as I was going on the road past Llandrillo an idiot shot past in the other lane doing at least 45mph. Correct me if I am wrong, but it is 30mph down there. Anyway he shot off, same way as I was going, after cutting in front of me, I rather hoped that the usual traffic van would be there. Blow it, the traffic lights thwarted that  !
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on February 20, 2016, 04:13:40 PM
It is 30mph on that hill and so dangerous when they cut in front of you like that.   It's a wonder that there are not more accidents on the hill and the roundabout.
Shame about the traffic lights but someone like that will eventually run out of luck
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Merddin Emrys on February 22, 2016, 03:17:22 PM
Don't think I've ever gone down that hill as slow as 28 mph! Overtaking on the left and cutting in front is bad though!  ^*^0
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on March 21, 2016, 11:05:36 AM
Shocking death and injury toll for bikers in North Wales revealed as cops launch crackdown

More than 80 bikers were killed or seriously injured on the roads of North Wales last year.

The shock statistic emerged as North Wales Police begins a campaign to try to reduce the number of motorcycle-related deaths on the region's roads.

Although motorcyclists represent 1% of road traffic, they are 18% of all fatalities and 25% of all KSI (killed or seriosuly injured) casualties in North Wales.
From Friday, officers from the Roads Policing Unit will target popular meeting spots for enthusiasts and will patrol certain routes as part of Operation Darwen.

Operation Darwen is an all-Wales campaign which runs from Easter to early autumn and is aimed at motorcycle safety and reducing casualties on the roads.
In 2014, a total of 108 riders/pillions were killed or seriously injured in the region compared to 71 in 2013.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/shocking-death-injury-toll-bikers-11061730 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/shocking-death-injury-toll-bikers-11061730)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Nemesis on March 21, 2016, 11:08:20 AM
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Don't think I've ever gone down that hill as slow as 28 mph! Overtaking on the left and cutting in front is bad though!  ^*^0

OMG, ....................You'll get collared !
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: squiggle on March 21, 2016, 12:34:25 PM
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Driving down Penrhyn Hill on Weds. p.m., doing a steady 28mph, in the right hand lane, as I was going on the road past Llandrillo an idiot shot past in the other lane doing at least 45mph. Correct me if I am wrong, but it is 30mph down there. Anyway he shot off, same way as I was going, after cutting in front of me, I rather hoped that the usual traffic van would be there. Blow it, the traffic lights thwarted that  !

I must admit I did "undertake" once on Penrhyn Hill - years ago when I was young and had a Honda 200.  The "idiot" in the outside lane was doing about 15mph though. 

Not that I drive anything these days (and never passed my test in a car), I have mellowed. I can still see slow driving (not your 28 in a 30) as a problem though (and Llandudno area seemed to get it's fair share - do you still get the ones round the Orme who seem to pay more attention to spotting a goat or looking out to sea than they do to the road and other users?).

Round here in Norfolk, it sometimes seems to me on the 60mph main roads we have the < 40mph drivers and the maniacs and sooner or later one of the latter will get frustrated. I wish eg. Cromer to Norwich was a dual carriageway.
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Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 21, 2016, 03:04:54 PM
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Don't think I've ever gone down that hill as slow as 28 mph! Overtaking on the left and cutting in front is bad though!  ^*^0

OMG, ....................You'll get collared !

Everytime I go down there, usually doing about 40, as are all the other cars, the 30 limit is too slow for that stretch of road.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Blongb on March 21, 2016, 03:20:50 PM
Keep going down at 40mph and it's only a question of time before you pick-up a SP30 and that will set you back £80 and put your insurance up. If it shows 30 drive at 29. :cyclist40:
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Nemesis on March 21, 2016, 06:03:02 PM
There must be plenty of people like myself who keep to the limit down there...............there is always a smell of 'hot brakes' !
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on March 21, 2016, 10:21:29 PM
I was driving along the Promenade in Craig Y Don going to Colwyn Bay and was driving behind a car that was doing 30mph in the 40mph zone.
Nothing wrong with that but when we came to the 30mph zone at the top of the Penrhyn Hill the guy put his put down and  did 40mph all the way down the hill to the roundabout, a weird way of driving and obliyious to the speed signs.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Michael on March 21, 2016, 11:21:15 PM
Why do i always seem to be disagreeing with my friends on the forum. Dear young Hugo, there is plenty wrong with doing 30 in a 40. The cars behind may have a good reason to need to go drive close to the maximum. If you go for a test you are supposed to make "reasonable progress" and driving at 30 in a 40 is not reasonable progress. No, its not against the law. But it makes other drivers take risks. And at certain times of the day that stretch by the paddling pool has drivers continually doing it after around 9.30 in the morning. Its usually o.k before 9 a.m., regular drivers getting to work i suppose. But after 9.30 the non workers often of advancing years decide to take a leisurely trip into town, much to my annoyance on my way to the golf.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Fester on March 22, 2016, 01:08:14 AM
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Why do i always seem to be disagreeing with my friends on the forum. Dear young Hugo, there is plenty wrong with doing 30 in a 40. The cars behind may have a good reason to need to go drive close to the maximum. If you go for a test you are supposed to make "reasonable progress" and driving at 30 in a 40 is not reasonable progress. No, its not against the law. But it makes other drivers take risks. And at certain times of the day that stretch by the paddling pool has drivers continually doing it after around 9.30 in the morning. Its usually o.k before 9 a.m., regular drivers getting to work i suppose. But after 9.30 the non workers often of advancing years decide to take a leisurely trip into town, much to my annoyance on my way to the golf.
Precisely Mike!
I say, if the limit is 40mph, then do 41mph, they ain't going to 'do' you for that!
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SDQ on March 22, 2016, 06:29:21 AM
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Why do i always seem to be disagreeing with my friends on the forum. Dear young Hugo, there is plenty wrong with doing 30 in a 40. The cars behind may have a good reason to need to go drive close to the maximum. If you go for a test you are supposed to make "reasonable progress" and driving at 30 in a 40 is not reasonable progress. No, its not against the law. But it makes other drivers take risks. And at certain times of the day that stretch by the paddling pool has drivers continually doing it after around 9.30 in the morning. Its usually o.k before 9 a.m., regular drivers getting to work i suppose. But after 9.30 the non workers often of advancing years decide to take a leisurely trip into town, much to my annoyance on my way to the golf.
Precisely Mike!
I say, if the limit is 40mph, then do 41mph, they ain't going to 'do' you for that!


As the speedo in your car is not calibrated you could be doing nearer 45 mph using your method which could result in a ticket if caught.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Ian on March 22, 2016, 07:18:34 AM
I think it's the other way round, as speedos in UK cars are set to 'underread', so if it shows 41 you're probably doing 39. It's that way on all our cars, certainly.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on March 22, 2016, 07:52:11 AM
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Why do i always seem to be disagreeing with my friends on the forum. Dear young Hugo, there is plenty wrong with doing 30 in a 40.

Thanks Mike, it's a long time since I was called that!       The only reason I was behind the guy was because we had reached the double white lines and I couldn't overtake otherwise I would have done so.     But then the guy put his foot down and broke the speed limit coming down the hill, his driving was inconsistent unless of course he was messing about knowing I couldn't overtake previously on those double white lines

 ^*^0
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Nemesis on March 22, 2016, 11:54:27 AM
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Why do i always seem to be disagreeing with my friends on the forum. Dear young Hugo, there is plenty wrong with doing 30 in a 40. The cars behind may have a good reason to need to go drive close to the maximum. If you go for a test you are supposed to make "reasonable progress" and driving at 30 in a 40 is not reasonable progress. No, its not against the law. But it makes other drivers take risks. And at certain times of the day that stretch by the paddling pool has drivers continually doing it after around 9.30 in the morning. Its usually o.k before 9 a.m., regular drivers getting to work i suppose. But after 9.30 the non workers often of advancing years decide to take a leisurely trip into town, much to my annoyance on my way to the golf.
Precisely Mike!
I say, if the limit is 40mph, then do 41mph, they ain't going to 'do' you for that!


Wish you had told that to the speed camera at Towyn which 'copped' us for doing 32 mph !
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: DVT on March 22, 2016, 01:08:48 PM
The problem with speed limits is they are fixed and take no account of conditions.

Drive at 29mph along Mostyn Street on a busy Saturday afternoon ... legal YES, safe NO!

Drive at 80mph along the A55 when it is quiet and no-one else around ... legal NO, safe YES!

Speed should be determined by the common sense of the driver, taking into account weather conditions, other road users and his/her own and the car capabilities ... but you cannot police for all that.

As for speedometers - I have approached the sign on the end of the dual carriageway out of Llandudno with my digital speedo steady on 40 - the camera tells me 37.  Most cars are up to 10% reading over what they're actually doing.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 22, 2016, 02:37:16 PM
Spot on!  $good$ 
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Fester on March 23, 2016, 01:00:58 AM
So... I should be OK doing 43 in a 40 zone then?  Whoo hoo!!
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on March 24, 2016, 01:07:34 PM
North Wales driving instructor arrested on suspicion of fraud

Gareth Edwards, an investigator with the DVSA said the organisation urges all learners to ensure their instructor is qualified to teach by checking they display a valid DVSA badge in their windscreen.
He said: “Learners can also use the free Find a driving instructor service on GOV.UK to see details of their nearest instructors who are approved and registered with the DVSA.
“All approved driving instructors undergo regular assessments of their ability to teach and are also CRB checked.

A green badge shows that the instructor is fully qualified and undergoes regular DSA checks while a pink badge indicates a trainee who can teach for six months while acquiring teaching experience.
Badges should carry the instructor’s photograph, a unique reference number and an expiry date.
Learner drivers should check their instructor’s qualifications before getting into the car.

He said: “As a force we regularly advice people to check that taxis and private hire vehicles they travel in are appropriately registered. Passengers then have the confidence that the person driving that vehicle has been subjected to a process and a series of checks.

“It’s exactly the same with learner drivers. They’re getting into a vehicle with a stranger they may know nothing about.”

To report someone who you think is an illegal driving instructor phone DVSA on 0191 201 8120 or email fraudandintegrity@dsa.gsi.gov.uk

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-driving-instructor-arrested-11090623 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-driving-instructor-arrested-11090623)
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Post by: SteveH on March 30, 2016, 12:09:42 PM
What you need to know as microchipping dogs becomes law

Dog owners have just one week left to get their pets microchipped.
On April 6, it will become a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped in Wales so they can be added to a central database listing every pooch in the UK.

A microchip is roughly the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the dog’s skin between its shoulder blades.
Each chip contains a unique 15-digit identification code that is listed on a national database which holds the owner’s contact details including phone number and address.
If a dog is lost or abandoned, the pet can be scanned for a chip and the owner’s details can be found immediately.

Any vet can microchip your pet with the average cost being about £20.
The Dogs Trust has also volunteered to fit microchips at its re-homing centres and community events before April 6.
You can also take your dogs and cats to the RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay.
Dog owners can also visit their nearest Pets at Home store , to get their pets microchipped.

If you are stopped by a council warden or police officer and they discover your dog is not microchipped you will be given an enforcement notice, giving you 21 days to comply with the law.
Anyone who fails to do so can face a fine of up to £500.

If you move home or change your phone number you must also contact the database, if you fail to keep your details up to date you can also face a £500 fine.
MORE   http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/what-you-need-know-microchipping-11111654 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/what-you-need-know-microchipping-11111654)


Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 30, 2016, 12:25:46 PM
Just seen the dreaded speed tax camera van on the road from Penrhyn Bay to Llandrillo College, not in it's usual position near the college, this time it is parked off the road behind a wall near the houses at the Penrhyn Bay end of the road, driving from the college towards Penrhyn Bay it will be tricky to spot, very sneaky! Luckily most drivers flash lights to warn others!
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Neil on March 30, 2016, 12:53:04 PM
I got caught last year when the van was facing towards Penrhyn Bay, Came off the small roundabout gave it a bit of gas, 36 mph, and one of the most boring days of my life as punishment.
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Post by: Fester on March 30, 2016, 01:12:22 PM
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I got caught last year when the van was facing towards Penrhyn Bay, Came off the small roundabout gave it a bit of gas, 36 mph, and one of the most boring days of my life as punishment.
Speed Awareness course?
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Neil on March 30, 2016, 02:09:42 PM
Yes, and the £85 cost, for doing 36 mph on a road that should have a 40mph limit in my opinion.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 30, 2016, 02:12:42 PM
Agreed, it should be a 40 limit, I think it was years ago?

Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Neil on March 30, 2016, 02:34:10 PM
I don't know about that, I have only lived in the area for five years.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Ian on March 30, 2016, 05:15:45 PM
Part of the road was in fact de-restricted. They then made it 40, now it's 30.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Jack on March 30, 2016, 05:17:20 PM
When I passed my test (20 something years ago) it was a 60mph zone, then a 40 and now a 30. Then again the mini roundabout wasn't there then and there were lots of accidents at the crossroads nor was the little housing estate (The Links) where the GPO were.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on March 30, 2016, 05:47:28 PM
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Just seen the dreaded speed tax camera van on the road from Penrhyn Bay to Llandrillo College, not in it's usual position near the college, this time it is parked off the road behind a wall near the houses at the Penrhyn Bay end of the road, driving from the college towards Penrhyn Bay it will be tricky to spot, very sneaky! Luckily most drivers flash lights to warn others!

During lunch today a friend mentioned the camera van, and then he showed me the remarks on Facebook regarding the above, words fail me as to how this is allowed, disgusting,I am no saint, but these comments are obscene.
It reminds me what a great Forum this is, ....Thank you.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 30, 2016, 06:05:17 PM
Where was it on facebook? Did not see that?
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on March 30, 2016, 06:15:21 PM
I''m not on facebook and have no intention of ever being on it for that type of reason.     It's a shame that people can make obscene remarks on computers and not be accountable for them.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Merddin Emrys on March 30, 2016, 06:50:21 PM
To be fair it is mostly fine on Facebook, I have been on there for a few years now!
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Gwynant on March 30, 2016, 07:40:50 PM
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When I passed my test (20 something years ago) it was a 60mph zone, then a 40 and now a 30. Then again the mini roundabout wasn't there then and there were lots of accidents at the crossroads nor was the little housing estate (The Links) where the GPO were.
        Unfortunately I can tell you exactly when the 30mph limit came into force there! I used to travel to work for 29 years on that route from Llandudno to Mochdre from 1969 to 1998 and I remember the limit being reduced from 60 to 40mph during that time. Up till then when it was unrestricted it used to be known as the "Links Stretch" in the 60's and 70's after the Hutchison and Wilde BMC garage there, later the GPO, where the houses are now. I switched jobs in May 1998, and while travelling on that route shortly afterwards to try and sort out problems with my PAYE at the Colwyn Bay tax office I was surprised to see two Pcs with a "Speed Camera" by the old Links Garage and I thought "why are they here if it's 40mph" as I drove past at 38 mph. I subsequently received a £40 fine and endorsement a few days later and have been suitably careful ever since.
        Incidentally we passed the "Arrive Alive" van on the road between the Fon Tom chip-shop in Deganwy and the Junction at about 3pm today, they are normally at the bottom of Tyn-y-Coed or on the approach to Maggie Murphy's when they are in that area. The really annoying part of this story is that I eventually got a £58 rebate from the Tax Office which was immediately wiped out by the speeding fine, (stop laughing Hugo.....).
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on March 30, 2016, 08:02:21 PM
Well, you win some and you lose some Gwynant!       ;D

Now it's your turn to have a laugh.    Many years ago Colwyn Road had  a 30 mph restriction on it and I was driving along it on the way to work one morning.
The cops were tucked in the gateway of the Villa Marina armed with their radar guns and my friend Tommy D from the estate was parked a short distance away.   Needless to say I was stopped for speeding doing 35 mph in a 30mph zone and got fined £5.00
When I spoke to Tommy afterwards he said that the next person didn't actually stop and they chased him and caught him in Penrhyn Bay and he got fined £4.00
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Michael on March 30, 2016, 09:22:32 PM
In the distant past I was stopped time and time again speeding, but I never got booked or had a fine or anything. I used to get a good telling off and my response must have been to project a young respectable man who would in future mend his ways. Off you go.
  I don't really remember when I got my first ticket but it was probably around 2002. I was quite annoyed
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on March 31, 2016, 01:15:43 PM
North Wales Police's top tips on how to keep your house safe this summer      RefPioneer

HOMEOWNERS are being warned to make sure their property is secure as daylight hours get longer and people spend more time out and about.
North Wales Police have said opportunist thieves will target homes where windows are left open or where doors and garden gates are left unlocked.
DS Elfyn Hughes said; “We often see a rise in burglary as the days get longer and the weather improves, so we’d urge residents be mindful of this tendency and to take responsibility for securing their homes and possessions.
“Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary.
“Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden.

“Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox, Never leave keys in hiding places such as under flower-pots or on top of door-frames. Burglars know where to look.

“If you're not sure who is at your door, don't open it and check the identity of the caller by calling the company they are claiming to be from, for example, a gas, electricity or water company or the council or police.

“If you’re going away on holiday avoid discussing holiday plans on public social networking sites - burglars can use any information you post on there to their advantage.”

Advice from police includes, where possible fit an alarm and security lighting, to make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition, to keep ladders and tools stored away, to ensure side gates are locked and to remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.

Anyone with information about burglaries should contact North Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on April 03, 2016, 05:10:39 PM
Just in case................

Police issue security warning over Santander cashpoints
Police have warned people in Lancashire and Wilmslow, Cheshire not to use Santander cash machines over fears they have been compromised.
The warning follows reports of suspicious devices on the bank’s machines across the county last week.
Officers are concerned that criminals have targeted the machines in an attempt to steal card details and cash, and urged those who have lost money to contact the bank.

A spokesman for the force said it feared the issue could be more widespread. He said: “We are advising the public to be vigilant, in particular of Santander machines, but of any cash machines.


More    http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/03/santander-cash-machine-users-warned-by-police (http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/apr/03/santander-cash-machine-users-warned-by-police)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on April 05, 2016, 03:23:36 PM
Desperate search launched for Llandudno missing man by family and friends

Michael Bryn Jones from Llandudno was last seen on Saturday, April 2 and his loved ones are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety.

MORE AND PHOTO..   http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/desperate-search-launched-llandudno-missing-11139935 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/desperate-search-launched-llandudno-missing-11139935)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Bosun on April 26, 2016, 08:56:12 AM
His behaviour is more akin to that of an errant teenager, yet he aspires to be in charge of the Policing of North Wales. A complete cretin.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2016-wales-36132140 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2016-wales-36132140)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Dave on May 02, 2016, 12:25:55 PM
One of the unfortunate things about the elections for the position of Police Commissioner is that you receive very little information about candidates unless you seek it out. The majority of voters ( who bother) will no doubt stick to their traditional favourite political party and vote for that person although if you can add former Police Inspector to your voting paper I'm sure it might help sway a few folk to vote for you.
It's a nice little number being elected, and it's a question of jobs for the boys once you get in.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-police-boss-row-10649352 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-police-boss-row-10649352)
I'm not sure why they are needed but there again from recent findings in the Hillsborough Inquests maybe we certainly do. It seems some officers of the law have a total contempt for it.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on May 08, 2016, 04:12:55 PM
And the winner is.............
Plaid Cymru PCC candidate Owain Arfon Jones who was "Overjoyed and overwhelmed"
A retired North Wales Inspector, Mr Jones worked for 30 years as both a uniformed and plain clothes officer.
Currently a Wrexham councillor, Mr Jones said his first job as PCC would be to review policing in North Wales, saying around 60% of work could be done by other agencies.
He also wants to give all frontline police officers body cams to improve evidence gathering and get more secure convictions. He has pledged not to outsource policing services.
He said: “A lot of money is wasted by arresting the most vulnerable in society. Jailing homeless veterans is self defeating.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Fester on May 08, 2016, 04:26:22 PM
.... Steve, I don't think they get jailed just for being homeless veterans??
I believe they earn incarceration after being found guilty of several criminal and anti-social acts.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on May 08, 2016, 04:44:27 PM
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.... Steve, I don't think they get jailed just for being homeless veterans??
I believe they earn incarceration after being found guilty of several criminal and anti-social acts.
I didnt pick up on that but agree with you, what I did notice..... his quotes....

"saying around 60% of work could be done by other agencies"

and

"He has pledged not to outsource policing services."          &shake&
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Dave on May 08, 2016, 09:25:00 PM
I think this appointment might turn out a big mistake by the electorate who voted not having a clue about the person other than the fact that he's a) Plaid Cymru and b)an ex Police Inspector which in the grand scheme of things is more middle than senior manager. He now finds himself in a position where make the Chief Constable dance to his tune. Wonder if he can be objective and not be tempted to use his new found position to extract some retribution for his failure to get nearer to the top when in the force.
He has , In my humble opinion, demonstrated that he isn't exactly the type of person fit for the job with his stupid comments about how to undermine GCHQ.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: bigbadhenry on May 09, 2016, 08:00:26 AM
Jobs for the boys
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on June 14, 2016, 12:34:27 PM
We need more dashcams on North Wales' roads to tackle dangerous driving, says commissioner.

More motorists should use dashboard-mounted cameras to tackle deaths on the roads, says the new police and crime commissioner.
Plaid Cymru’s Arfon Jones, who was elected last month, says footage from dashcams can play a role in securing convictions and deterring dangerous driving.

Mr Jones said: “Dashcams in cars and helmet-cams used by cyclists can show near misses and anti-social driving, and I think we should do more of this and use more evidence from people.
“It’s vitally important for us all that we find these people who drive in an anti-social way and get them off the roads as soon as possible.

Do you think more dashcams on the roads are a good idea?
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/need-more-dashcams-north-wales-11469978 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/need-more-dashcams-north-wales-11469978)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Ian on June 14, 2016, 02:04:42 PM
We captured a driver who turned Right across us in Mostyn St this morning, causing me to brake, so they're useful to have beyond doubt.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on June 14, 2016, 04:06:46 PM
Yes Steve, every car should have them as there are a lot of idiots on the roads nowadays.     The strange thing with dashcams and satnavs is that unless they are fitted outside of the range of your windscreen wipers then they are illegal.
Mine had to be removed before it would pass the MOT.
I've not heard of anyone being stopped by the Police because of the position of their dashcam/satnav  but if they are, then they should look at the positioning of the equipment in the Police car  because I'm unaware of any legislation that excludes them from this type of thing
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: born2run on June 14, 2016, 04:21:34 PM
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We captured a driver who turned Right across us in Mostyn St this morning, causing me to brake, so they're useful to have beyond doubt.

I was in a bus on the weekend and someone pulled straight into the bus from a holiday park near Abergele. It was a double decker if the driver hadn't have been so quick to slam his brakes on they would have been flattened! I expect buses have cams for insurance purposes.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: DVT on June 14, 2016, 06:43:30 PM
Useful to have in case of an incident - Yes - but not for those who simply go out looking for people who are driving carelessly, then posting the footage on youtube or sending to the press.  Are all drivers supposed to be police nowadays?

Cyclists are the worst of the lot for posting footage, and are the worst of the lot when it comes to careless "driving".

That's my rant for the day!!!
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on June 14, 2016, 06:57:25 PM
Like cycling two or three abreast going up the hill on the A470  from Nev's Garage.             *cycle*          &shake&
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SDQ on June 14, 2016, 10:50:27 PM
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Like cycling two or three abreast going up the hill on the A470  from Nev's Garage.             *cycle*          &shake&


They do that on purpose so you can't overtake until the opposite lane is clear, instead of trying to squeeze through and risk clipping the cyclist. I can see the merit behind the thought but it does frustrate the motorist being held up for a few seconds/minutes.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on June 15, 2016, 10:29:23 AM
I have driven behind them on the straight flat stretches of the A470  past Tal Y Cafn  and that can be dangerous for the cyclists because of the speed of some impatient drivers.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on June 21, 2016, 04:22:17 PM
A dog with a keen nose for sniffing out illegal substances joined officers in a drugs operation in Llandudno on Saturday night.
 
Response officers, assisted by Special Constables, along with the drugs dog were involved in the work which saw them undertake foot patrols around town and called at a number of licenced premises.
 
No arrests were made however the drugs dog did indicate a number of individuals who admitted to officers that they had taken drugs earlier in the evening.
 
One of the officers involved in the operation, PC Liam Gray said:  “The people out that evening were receptive of the dog,  seemed happy to see the dog was out working and people seemed re-assured.”
 
District Inspector Kelly Isaacs added: “This operation is just part of the pro-active work that we undertake in the area to crack down on drugs. We will continue to use various methods to tackle the sale and use of illegal substances.”
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on July 18, 2016, 11:44:34 AM
Every dog owner needs to watch this, and be aware that it is pets, and not wild dogs that are involved in these attacks.

WATCH: Film aimed at reducing dog attacks on livestock
AN EMOTIONAL film which gives an insight into what can happen when a dog (your pet) is let off its lead in the countryside.

Sergeant Taylor...."The consequences can be financially crippling to farmers and devastating to dog owners who may see their family pets destroyed. No one benefits when dogs are not kept under control, is just lose - lose.”

More and film.... http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/164398/watch-film-aimed-at-reducing-dog-attacks-on-livestock-launches-in-prestatyn.aspx (http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/164398/watch-film-aimed-at-reducing-dog-attacks-on-livestock-launches-in-prestatyn.aspx)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on August 25, 2016, 02:12:50 PM
Any worthy causes out there.............

North Wales public to decide how cash seized from criminals is spent.
The way cash seized from crime kingpins is spent will be opened up to a public vote.
Ill-gotten gains will be put to good use with local groups urged to bid for a share of £40,000.
The cash on offer includes money confiscated from offenders through the Proceeds of Crime Act, along with a contribution by Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones.

Members of the public will vote for the winner online, with £2,500 apiece for two groups in each county and £5,000 each for two groups that operate across North Wales.

The Community Fund is being set up jointly by Arfon Jones and the North Wales Police and Community Trust (PACT).
Mr Jones said: “I think it’s an excellent idea that money coming from the proceeds of crime is being put back into communities to repair the damage that’s been caused by criminal activity.

“It’s an opportunity for people to say what they want, what their priorities are, and what they would like to see more of, and the Community Fund is giving them money to do what they think is best for their communities.

“I think that smaller community groups can do a great deal to make communities safer, reduce crime and reduce re-offending.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-public-decide-how-11797454 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-public-decide-how-11797454)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on September 12, 2016, 04:48:40 PM
This is a shocking story, I have copied the text and left out the link to the photo's.   Ref Pioneer

North Wales Police Rurual Crime Team is calling for information following the incident, which has resulted in 13 dead and 3 injured sheep.
The attack happened off Groes Road in Colwyn Bay on Friday night to Saturday.

A spokesperson for the Rural Crime Team said the dog/dogs responsible have not been traced as yet and all the sheep have neck  and leg injuries.
Rob Taylor, Rural Crime Team manager, said: "I'm gutted, truly gutted at the devastation an irresponsible dog owner can cause to a defenceless animal.
"The impact is wide ranging."

Anyone who has information about the incident can call police on 101 with reference number U138955
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on September 17, 2016, 12:02:06 PM
Drivers caught using handheld mobile phones in Britain are to face "much tougher penalties", with fines and points doubling, the government says.
Under new rules expected to come in next year, drivers will get six points on their licence and face a £200 fine.
Newly qualified drivers could be made to retake their test the first time they are caught.
The RAC welcomed the move but said cuts to traffic police meant many drivers did not think they would be caught.
The new rules, which will apply to England, Scotland and Wales, could also see more experienced drivers going to court if they offend twice, and facing possible fines of up to £1,000 and at least a six-month driving ban.
The increased penalties will be accompanied by a high-profile government Think! campaign highlighting the dangers of handheld mobile phone use at the wheel.
The Department for Transport said it expected the changes to take effect in the first half of 2017.
More....  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37389800 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37389800)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Bosun on September 17, 2016, 12:59:09 PM
I would welcome the birch for drivers who text whilst driving.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Hugo on September 17, 2016, 03:28:24 PM
It's not before time that they increased the Penalty points and the fine for driving and using a hand held phone.    It has been questioned as to whether the Police have the man power to follow it through but I can't understand why they haven't introduced a similar legislation like they have for speed cameras.
If the Police capture on camera a driver using a hands held phone then an automatic fine and points would be charged against the  owner of the vehicle.    If the owner of the vehicle was not driving he or she would have to disclose who was driving or otherwise they would have to accept the fine and penalty points.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on December 03, 2016, 01:46:40 PM
Police warn Deganwy homeowners after spate of burglaries.
Four houses close to each other have been targeted by thieves in the last nine days.
Burglars have raided four properties in the Deganwy area since November 20, stealing cash and personal items.
North Wales Police have asked home owners to make sure their property is secure and check windows are locked.
A spokeswoman for North Wales Police said properties on Albert Drive, Warren Drive, Beach Road and St George's Drive.
Patrols have been increased in the area.
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/police-warn-deganwy-homeowners-after-12247642 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/police-warn-deganwy-homeowners-after-12247642)
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on January 23, 2017, 10:26:19 AM
Six points and £200 fine for drivers caught using mobile phone behind the wheel
North Wales Police to launch new get tough law on 1 March.


Motorists who get six points in the first two years after passing their test will automatically lose their licence.

Last autumn we launched our #OpSnap campaign, an initiative which allows video submissions and photographic evidence to be sent to us from people who have witnessed driving offences. Over recent months we have received footage capturing motoring offences including careless and dangerous driving, people on mobile telephones and people being distracted whilst using their smart devices behind the wheel.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/six-points-200-fine-drivers-12487130 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/six-points-200-fine-drivers-12487130)

Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on January 25, 2017, 03:31:47 PM
Lots of changes going on.....

North Wales motorists facing speeding fines hike up to £1,000
A new system being brought in April in will see drivers penalised for motoring offences according to their weekly income.

Fines for motorists caught going well above the speed limit will start from 150 per cent of their weekly income rather than the existing level of 100 per cent - to a maximum of £1,000
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/speeding-fines-income-north-wales-12506056 (http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/speeding-fines-income-north-wales-12506056)


Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: born2run on January 25, 2017, 04:14:04 PM
Good news for unemployed joy riders  $good$ £60 fine
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Fester on January 25, 2017, 06:14:18 PM
Nice one B2R, that just highlights the idiocy of the scheme, it also illustrates just how the justice system has become more of a tax collector than a real deterrent.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on January 28, 2017, 01:14:06 PM
If you are quick.....
Bike register in Llandudno                                ref Tom D. Blog
We will be @asda #Llandudno today between 2pm -4pm @bikeregister bring old & new bikes to register https://twitter.com/nwpwest_conwy/status/823777515420450816 …
12:12 PM - 28 Jan 2017                 
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements ......Fake notes
Post by: SteveH on February 13, 2017, 04:57:47 PM
From NW Police   via Tom Ds Blog

Police say that fake Scottish £20 notes are still being used in North Wales. The Llandudno area is being targeted today, all stores in the Conwy & Denbighshire areas should be vigilant, say police. It is believed that the scammers have Irish accents with one of the males described as being early teens, slim build with black hair and wearing jeans and a black t-shirt.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Nemesis on February 13, 2017, 06:33:36 PM
The Police have been Into Ty Gobaith this afternoon to warn us to be aware of these notes. There had been quite a few instances in the town today.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements ...... forged notes
Post by: SteveH on March 13, 2017, 06:19:11 PM
Reports being received of two young males in the #ColwynBay and #Llandudno areas tendering forged notes! Shops urged to be vigilant 💷‼️
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Nemesis on March 13, 2017, 06:29:08 PM
Been reported to us in Ty Gobaith this afternoon. Mainly Scottish £20.00 notes. The two young males have Irish accents.
Title: Re: Fire service warning
Post by: SteveH on June 06, 2017, 04:23:28 PM
Fire service urge people to check tumble dryers

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service is asking the public to check their tumble dryers following a fault being identified in certain appliances.

Beko has issued a safety alert about a potential fire risk of 3,450 of its condenser tumble dryers and told customers to stop using them immediately.

Beko has asked customers with 8kg and 9kg Beko and Blomberg condenser tumble dryers which were manufactured between May and November 2012 to register for a free modification after checking the model and serial number.

The affected models are DCU9330W, DCU9330R, DCU8230, TKF8439A, and DSC85W.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on July 06, 2017, 04:09:55 PM
Fake notes

Businesses be aware of fake £20 notes circulating:

 Follow
 Insp Kelly Isaacs @NWPKellyIsaacs
Four currency offences reported to us yesterday #Colwyn Bay and #Conwy. Irish adult male passing fake Scottish £20. Please RT to businesses
3:47 PM - 6 Jul 2017
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on July 26, 2017, 11:55:40 AM
Convoy training
In case you see them:

North Wales Police ✔ @NWPolice
Convoy driver #training with our excellent Driver Training School happening this week, no need to be alarmed if you see us.   #keepingupskills
9:38 AM - 26 Jul 2017
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on August 11, 2017, 10:13:43 AM
Forged notes in Prestatyn and Rhyl
Something for business owners to be aware of:

They're back! Couple of incidents in #Prestatyn and #Rhyl yesterday. https://twitter.com/NWPComSafCent/status/831423119004925952 …
8:59 AM - Aug 11, 2017
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on March 12, 2018, 11:00:11 AM
North Wales Police
@NWPolice
Don't be alarmed if you see lots of #police cars and motorbikes travelling together from today onwards - our Driving School are running a convoy course all week across #NorthWales #KeepingUpSkills #SkilledDrivers #KeepingYouInformed

8:00 AM - Mar 12, 2018
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on July 27, 2018, 11:58:49 AM
Police are warning of an increase in the number of fake bank notes used in Conwy and Denbighshire.

This week has seen an increase in the number of fake bank notes used across the area.
The good news is that many have been identified by shop staff, but we ask people to remain vigilant especially with Scottish and Irish bank notes.

7:34 AM - Jul 27, 2018
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Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on August 21, 2018, 12:59:28 PM
NW Police............

Reports of a prank caller claiming to be conducting a telephone survey for a  toiletries company offering free products . Please do not give any personal or medical  details to anyone unless their authenticity can be confirmed.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on December 06, 2018, 08:58:08 AM
Rogue traders have targeted vulnerable people in the Conwy Valley area.

A number of incidents have been reported to North Wales Police in the past week where a man and a woman have visited properties offering tree cutting services.
The two people, who are believed to be travelling in a white Land Rover Defender, are offering to undertake the work for an excessive amount of money.

Sgt Lisa Armstrong said: “We are asking people to be vigilant and are strongly advising residents, particularly the elderly, not to accept any requests from cold callers to complete any form of work at their home addresses.

Police are urging residents to be vigilant and follow three steps to ensure doorstep crime is reduced.
The three step message to the public is: If in doubt, keep them out; be prepared, be in control; and call a neighbour or the police.
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Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on December 17, 2018, 03:01:20 PM
Be vigilant
Cold call warning
NWP ComSafetyCentral
@NWPComSafCent
 Reports of males knocking on doors in the #Conwy and #Denbighshire areas. Cold calling about missing roof tiles. Contact your local Trading Standards if you think someone is trading unfairly #CrimePrevention  #CommunitySafety
2:13 PM - Dec 17, 2018
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on June 19, 2019, 09:45:11 AM
North Wales Police has issued a stark warning to anyone travelling abroad this year.

The force has urged tourists to think carefully before posting details of any trips away they have planned over the coming months.
And if that wasn't enough, they revealed one fact that could come as a shock to residents - posting about your summer holiday on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter could invalidate your home insurance.

The idea is that sharing status updates and photos on your social media accounts could inadvertently let burglars know that your property was vacant - and ripe for the picking from thieves.
It comes after industry experts expressed similar concerns, supported by recent statistics on burglaries in the UK.

Research shows that a large proportion of home raids take place when the homeowner isn't there, so it's particularly important to make your property safe while you're away for long periods of time.

Yesterday's warning by the North Flintshire Local Policing Team however targets one particular way that the public are putting their properties, and home insurance, at risk.
In a tweet, they shared a photo of a holiday countdown, which often appear on social media timelines as users share how long is left until their next holiday.

Did you know some companies invalidate Home Insurance Policies if you make a social media post like this and then get burgled whilst away!  Maybe save checking in at airports or uploading holiday snaps until you get home.
The force account also advised against checking in at airport and recommended uploading holiday photos once you're back home.

The topic has long been the subject of much discussion, including by other experts such as Alex Iszatt.
The Crime Specialist collaborated with insurer Admiral to reduce the risks faced by homeowners in the UK.
He revealed that 36% of social media users have mentioned future holidays on their accounts, a fact which is particularly worrying considering almost 50% of burglaries take place when the homeowner is away.  ref DP

Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on July 16, 2019, 04:57:25 PM
Police are warning shoppers to beware of a scam which involves distracting people in supermarket carparks.

North Wales Police have said thieves could be targeting shoppers after an incident in Conwy county which saw an attempt to steal from a woman's car.
She was distracted while returning her shopping trolley before an attempt was made to steal from her car, police said.

In a post on Facebook , the force's West Conwy Coastal team said: "An incident occurred this week in a local supermarket car park.
"A lady returned to her car with her shopping which she placed into the back of her car.
"She then returned her trolley to the trolley park at which point she was engaged in conversation by an unknown man.
"He claimed not to speak English and began asking for directions."

They added: "What is now clear is that this was a tactic to delay the lady from returning to her unattended car whilst a second offender went through the car probably searching for her handbag.

"On this occasion they were unsuccessful because her handbag was in the boot but it could just as easily have been on the passenger seat."
The force have said there are simple ways to avoid being taken in by this crime.

They said motorists should always leave their cars locked when leaving them unattended, and should also always be alert to signs of being deliberately distracted by a stranger.

Title: Re: Emergency situation locator app
Post by: SteveH on September 13, 2019, 12:56:57 PM
A FIRE chief has urged residents to download an app that can be used to find their location in an emergency situation.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service (NWFRS) started to implement What3Words in August and has already put it to use to promptly locate a forest fire. The app, created by private developers in 2013, has a geo-coding system that generates three unique words assigned to the three square metre grid where the smartphone is located, which can then be sent to another app user.

Peter Davis, head of control at the joint communications centre in St Asaph, said NWFRS is joining emergency services across the UK in promoting the app because it can “really make a big difference in times of need”.

He said: “The smartphone user will identify from the app which three words are the unique identifier for the location and it is then possible for others to identify their location once these words are conveyed.”

“While this will not replace our current use of standard gazetteers and mapping it may help assist in those cases where all other methods of location have been exhausted.”

Mr Davis said NWFRS used the app “within a few weeks of going live” to pinpoint the map reference of a fire at Gwydr Forest, “ensuring that the correct appliance was mobilised to deal with the incident as quickly as possible”.

He added: “This is very useful for places that do not have a recognised address or for individuals that are lost or are unsure of their location.”  ref Pioneer

Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: Ian on September 13, 2019, 01:49:27 PM
I've had the app for some time, but it's a shame NW Police don't currently use it. As an aside the app was developed by - among others - Jack Waley-Cohen, the quiz question setter on Only Connect.
Title: Re: Police News & Announcements
Post by: SteveH on September 13, 2019, 04:29:47 PM
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I've had the app for some time, but it's a shame NW Police don't currently use it. As an aside the app was developed by - among others - Jack Waley-Cohen, the quiz question setter on Only Connect.

I thought I would give the North Wales Fire and Rescue app a go.......................   :-\