Some headline results; 25 arrests in total for various offences including, robbery, drugs supply and burglary. Of note, is a routine arrest for a relatively minor offence. When fingerprints were taken and cross-searched via the national database a suspect was identified for a residential burglary in Ellerslie Gardens, NW10 from 2003. This suspect has since been charged with two burglaries and failing to comply with a drug treatment order and remanded in custody. Over 300 enforcement visits to local pubs, off-licences, bookmakers, pawnbrokers and scrap yards were completed, ensuring compliance with legislation and licensing conditions in conjunction with partners from Trading Standards, UK Border Agency and the Community Safety Partnership. Over 30 offences were reported for summons and prosecution. Continuing our focus on uninsured vehicles and the inherent link with crime and public safety, officers conducted an intelligence led Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operation, stopping over 80 vehicles and seizing 4 vehicles for driving with no insurance. Targeted ASB patrols took place across the Borough at ASB hotspot locations, responding to local community requests in Mapesbury, Brondesbury, Sudbury, Dudden Hill & Kilburn Wards.
Operation Carpathian is a continued initiative to tackle burglary and ASB in Brondesbury, Mapesbury and Dollis Hill wards in conjunction with Barnet police and local stakeholders, including Cricklewood Improvement Programme, in response to community concerns. The team led by Brondesbury Police Sergeant, Rob Gibbs, are conducting intelligence led high visibility patrols, targeting key locations, enforcement visits to known offenders and conducting search warrants to detect and disrupt criminal activity. In the past two weeks there have been a total of eight arrests, offences including robbery, handling stolen goods, possession of offensive weapon and drug related offences. Over 150 stop and searches have been completed, which has led to a knife and drugs being recovered. Three premises search warrants have been conducted, directly linked to community intelligence. Officers from the joint Kilburn High Road corridor team from Brent and Camden conducted a search warrant at Poolcrest Snooker Club, in response to community intelligence. Four arrests were made for drugs and money laundering offences with a substantial amount of drugs recovered, along with a significant cash seizure. A three month interim Closure Order has been obtained by Camden Council, which will be reviewed in June.
Finally, just another update on the continued Smart water pilot at Brent. The Harlesden saturation area continues to see significant reductions (year on year 85% reduction). Smart water is just one tactic we use to tackle the challenge of burglary. Let me be clear, my officer's will seize any opportunity to prevent, arrest and disrupt offenders to make Brent the safest Borough in MPS. My team continue to work relentlessly to achieve all our key targets, with current reductions for priority crime such as burglary (-7.8%), which equates to 212 less victims and robbery (-33%) which means 631 less victims year on year. If you are interested in becoming a Special, a Cadet, or a Volunteer, you can find more information in the “Careers” section of the Met website www.met.police.uk. For more information on Neighbourhood Watch, see www.brentnw.co.uk or ask your local Safer Neighbourhoods police team. Please review our website, Wanted Wednesday - Police would like to hear from anyone who may know of any of the subjects’ whereabouts. If you have any information please contact the Brent’s Wanted Offenders Unit on 020 8733 3092 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You can follow us on Twitter @MPSBrent.