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Burglaries are down, the scooter mob have gone quiet and volunteers are needed to transform young lives

Sergeant John McGrath
Crouch End and Highgate SNT's - Haringey

( Phone:       0208 649 3515
                         0208 721 2673 

:  E-mail:       John.McGrath@met.police.uk
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 Mail:           The Collection 73-75 Crouch Hall Road 
                          N8 8HD

Scam used on local residents

A local Highgate resident received a call from someone purporting to be from their bank, they stated that the residents bank card had been 'cloned'. They then proceeded to obtain details of the card holders account, including PI number and a courier arrived at the address to pick up the card.

Needless to say this was a scam and armed with all the relevant details the unscrupulous thieves proceeded to fleece the account for large sums.

Please be aware of any unsolicited phone calls and never reveal details of accounts over the phone. If the caller is legitimate they will be more than happy that you are catious and should have all the relevant details at their disposal.

Good News….     

We could certainly do with some! Firstly the recent increase in burglaries, particularly those committed by suspects on scooters, seems to have slowed, with no similar offences on Highgate or Crouch End for a good few days now.

Overall crime figures have fallen significantly on the two wards over the last year with both showing substantial reductions in Total Notifiable Offences for the year ending 31 March.  There are obviously a number of factors that lead to these figures but the involvement of the local communtiy and the passing on of relevant information to your local teams to allow them to tackle current issues is undoubtedly significant. Thank you.

Now some more news from around the Borough…..  
    
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Detectives in Haringey are appealing for information following a serious assault in N8.

On Sunday 1 April at approximately 02:00hrs police were called to reports of a serious assault in Tottenham Lane, N8.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

On arrival a 22-year-old man [1] was found suffering from a stab wound. A 25-year-old man [2] was also found with injuries.

Both victims were taken  to hospital for treatment to their injuries and have since been discharged.
 
Detectives believe a dispute took place inside the BG Max nightclub which then led to the serious assault outside.

At this early stage there is nothing to suggest the incident was gang-related.

Detective Constable Marysia Temple, of Haringey CID, said: "The BG Max nightclub was very busy at the time of the incident. We are keen to hear from anyone who was in or around the venue on the night of the assaults. Did you see what happened? Do you have any information? If you think you can help then please come forward."

Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Temple on 020 8345 0831. If they wish to remain anonymous they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

+ Two men [A - 18ys; B - 23ys] were arrested in connection with the incident and subsequently bailed to return to a north London police station in late July.

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August 2011 disorder arrests and charges - Haringey

Accurate as of 26 March 2012, there have been a total of 245 arrests made in Haringey in relation to the disorder that took place in August 2011.

Of the 245 arrests, 174 have been charged/summonsed.

At this current time there are 469 arrests and 33 charges that have been made across the whole of London that have yet to be attributed to a particular borough.

There have been a total of 4156 arrests (1061 Juvenile / 3095 Adult) across te whole of London, of which 2591 have resulted in being charged/summonsed (677 Juvenile / 1914 Adult).

Can you identify any of the people that police would like to speak to in relation to the August 2011 disorder? View images on Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/metropolitanpolice

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Could YOU help change young lives?

Adults wanted to assist Volunteer Police Cadet Programme

If you want to help change lives, develop your skills and have fun, then we have the perfect opportunity for you. The Metropolitan Police Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is open to young people aged 14 to 19 years. Cadets are drawn from London’s diverse communities including those vulnerable to crime or social exclusion. In order to open up cadets for more young people we need to increase the number of adult volunteers. There are numerous opportunities including evenings, weekends, and daytime opportunities to assist the coordinators ensure the units run smoothly.

The Volunteer Police Cadet Programme is holding an event on 1st May at 6pm at New Scotland Yard, St James’ Park, for anyone interested in volunteering with us. On the evening you will have the chance to meet some of our amazing cadets, find out about the recruitment process, ask any questions you may have and speak to existing volunteers who can tell you exactly what to expect when volunteering with the Volunteer Police Cadets.

Pre registration is required so if you would like to attend please email cadets@met.police.uk or visit www.met.police.uk/cadets for more information about the Volunteer Police Cadets.

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Man charged following 80 kilo Cannabis seizure 
[A] David Anyan, 25 years, a construction worker from Newton Road N15, has been charged with possession with intent to supply Cannabis (Class B) on 27 March 2012 in Newton Road N15. He appeared on 29 March, at Haringey Magistrates Court, Lordship Lane and will reappear later in April.

[B] a 39 year-old man and [C] a 51 year-old arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs have been bailed to return to a north London police station on a date in May.

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PCSO detains robbery suspect 
The actions of a Haringey PCSO that ran towards the sound of a screaming woman led to two robbery suspects being detained.

The officer was on patrol when he heard the woman's screams and ran to her aid. He saw two suspects running from the woman, who was on the ground, and gave chase. The officer provided a commentary on his police radio to his colleagues that enabled them to attend to help the woman and to assist in detaining the suspects.

The PCSO, who was assaulted in the process, detained one male and his colleagues were able to attend to detain a second male.




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