Lewes and Seahaven Police Weekly News and Alerts

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Friday 24th May 2019

News and appeals

Scam and Fraud drop in session

PCSO Jules Nicholson has joined forces with your Natwest Community Banker, Jacky Gill to hold a Scam Awareness and advice workshop at the Meridian Centre in Peacehaven this coming Tuesday, the 28th May, between 1000-1200.

The morning is an opportunity to speak directly PCSO Nicholson, one of our fraud prevention champions, and take home valuable scam awareness advice and tools to help keep you and people you know safe from scams and frauds.

No two scams are identical, and they are constantly changing, as soon as we take action against one, another new one begins; HOWEVER the scammers objective remains the same; the get hold of your personal details, your money and your valuables – together we can help work to keep your valuables, money and you safe.

If you’re unable to make the drop in session, you can obtain a copy of our latest Little Book of Big Scams from your local Police station, or download a PDF copy here:

Missing young male Cei Parkes

Police are concerned for missing teenager Cei Parkes.

Cei, 16, was last just before midnight at his Lewes home on Wednesday (May 15).
He is white, 6', of slim build and with brown hair. Cei was last seen wearing a black hooded top and jeans.

If you see Cei or have information on his whereabouts please report online or call 101 quoting 121 of 16/05

Thank you

Safety In Action Day, Newhaven Fort.

Lewes Prevention Officers, joined Sussex Safer Roads Partnerships this week in Newhaven, at the 'Safety In Action' days held at Newhaven Fort.

Aimed at children, the project set out to teach young generations how to deal with, or avoid life-threatening situations, through informative and fun interactive activities.

Police officers joined by Steve O’Connell (Speed Watch Officer) had the responsibility of sharing with children how to keep safe on the roads, and touched on personal safety. Children were given work books to complete throughout the day with each exercise they came across; and were taught key skill such as keeping bright and being seen when around roads and how to call the Police if they came across something if out with friends or without a parent/carer.

Other activities included fire safety training held by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service with promoting how to report a fire, and what to do in an emergency; along with South East Coast Ambulance Service on dealing with an injured casualty.

The event Safety In Action is co-ordinated by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and ran in Newhaven from the 20-23 May, more information on upcoming their future events can be found on their website:

More information for parents and carers of young children can find information on our message ‘Be safe, be seen’ by visiting: https://www.sussexsaferroads.gov.uk/campaigns-and-initiatives/view/be-bright-be-seen?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn

ASB, designated Police Patrols each weekend – Op Blitz

Operation Blitz is a Police response to ongoing anti-socail behaviour (ASB) in your local areas, and is in force each weekend between the hours of 1800-0000 every Friday and Saturday evening.

Designated officers are assigned patrols to target areas of known ASB, and youth related ASB across the Lewes and Seahaven district, including surrounding areas and villages.

In addition to this, a designated phone number has been set up and can be used to report any anti-social behaviour you witness between the hours of 1800-0000 Friday and Saturday, and is answered, and calls responded to by the officers assigned to Op Blitz.

The number for the Lewes and Seahaven districts is: 07989 188960 (outside of the above times please continue to report via 101, email, or online)

In The Know Members can also sign up to weekly updates from our Op Blitz patrols; which areas have been visited and officers findings; some of you may already be aware, but for members who are not already signed up to ASB alerts you can change your settings by visiting the In The Know website, logging in and editing your alerts.

We have also recently changed the way ASB can be reported online, making reporting incidents more convenient and quicker, the online form can be found here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report/asb/af/antisocial-behaviour/

For advice on what constitutes anti-social behaviour, and further reading on how this is managed please visit: https://www.sussex.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/asb/af/antisocial-behaviour/

(Last weekend's Blitz, officers working with BTP to target ASB from youths on the railways)

Protect your van and tools bank holiday reminder

With the long weekend this weekend, Police are reminding van owners to review their security.

Having your car or van broken into and losing your things to thieves can be very distressing, especially if it is your livelihood.

Don’t leave your van open to thieves, please take your tools in overnight and over the bank holiday weekend, and secure them out of sight; print up the below image and pop it on the dashboard or rear window.

To help keep your vehicle safe follow our crime prevention advice here: https://www.sussex.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/vehicle-safe-and-sound/


Crime summary

During the day time of 14th May, a commercial property off Cornwall Avenue, Peacehaven had their site broken into. Mixed building material and tools were stolen. Fortunately owners have retrieved all by one after finding them dumped nearby. (0936 of 15/05 relates)

Overnight of the 16th May, victim has awoken to find their wallet has been taken from within their property off of Kingstone Road, Lewes. Suspects have managed to use the cards during the night to spend on a number of high value items, fortunately the bank have alerted the victim via text to the fraudulent activities and cancelled the cards. Police investigations are ongoing into the transactions. (0715 of 16/05 relates)

A property in Malling Close, Lewes returned home on the 18th May to find their front door damaged whereby suspects have damaged and removed screws from the door frame to gain entry. Fortunately noting has been taken. (0918 of 18/05 relates)

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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