Mapesbury Ward Panel meeting: Monday 22 July 2019. 6pm at Ashford Place
Present: PC Edward Clements, PCSO Ajay Dhokia, Su Fernando, Vinay Kelly, Niall Mcginley, Cheryll Lewis, Cllr Tariq Dar, Steve McCormack, Shaheen Mufti, Gerry Weston (Chairman)
Apologies: Cllr A/PS Anne Collyer, Marie Hancock, Angela Payne, Natasha Harris, Anne Lane, Jacob Sam.
- Mapesbury SNT team members: As last time – Inspector Forster (covering 21 wards), A/PS Anne Collyer (covering Mapesbury, Dollis Hill and Kilburn), PC Edward Clements (Mapesbury Ward officer), PCSO Ajay Dhokia.
- Ward Crime Summary
Burglary. Time of year when activity increases (doors left open) but significant decrease in activity compared to last year. 6 incidents at one address in April. Combination of incidents in residential and commercial properties.
Motor Vehicle Crime. Similar to last year. Predominantly involving high-end vehicles. Most MV crime involve theft from motor vehicles. The Police passed 5 with open windows on way to meeting
Drug Offences Drug activity very low compared to last year. Reports very low. There have been complaints of nitrous-oxide canisters littered in the area. No arrests made as 200 canisters need to be on person to warrant an arrest.
All crime (June 2019). Overall, down by four reported incidents (108) since last quarter (112 reported by April 2019)
Top 3 Most Reported Crimes (Feb 2019):
- Violence (18 reported incidents) – Mostly fighting, juvenile conflict and a violent shoplifter.
- Vandalism (16 reported incidents) – One person sectioned due to mental health issues – responsible for a large amount of graffiti in the area. Council will clear it once reported.
- Miscellaneous theft (16 reported incidents) – Mostly the keeping of lost property and other theft.
- Team Activity
Howard Road concerns. Drug use, possible prostitution. Priority patrols taken place as well as arrests. Known drug users and burglar place in prison. No further reports post arrest.
Sexual assaults. Started again around Willesden Green tube station. Suspect arrested and in prison (4 months) as well as subject to mental health assessment. Another person in prison who is known to the former and related to one address in the area. Another arrest pending following an incident that took place on Melrose Avenue. Incidents usually involve exposure, touching and one aggravated attempt before the victim was able to escape. Nothing else reported over the past few weeks.
Increase in ASB and drug use/supply SNT patrolling ward. One male stopped and arrested after hiding in bushes and foot chase – found to possess drugs with intent to supply. Also, increase in police activity due to knife/gun violence in other wards. Fortunately no gang operation in Mapesbury.
TFMV offence On Anson Road, male has been charged. Another male charged with handling stolen goods twice on Chichele Road. Both men known for theft offences. Another man arrested after being found to possess items stolen from a hotel.
- Other Business
Blenheim Gardens drug issues Police are dealing with this.
Drug issue in the Sheldon Road/Anson Road area Took a while to respond too. Calls are listed on priority. Best course of action would be to email police with details. Officers responding to 999 calls will come from Colindale.
Disturbances on Mora Road Noise and some drug activity on Temple Road/Stoll Close area. Police have moved one person away and have patrolled in plain clothes. Residents encouraged to provide details when problems occur. (ASB staff at Brent Council are very good).
Burglary at Brent Central Mosque Three floors near Willesden. Suspects are two Arab brothers known in the area for other incidents. Being looked into by other Ward SNT.
New OWL Online Watch Link (www.owl.co.uk) – similar to NextDoor but with crime and safety alerts. Best not use as a reporting tool yet. Anything submitted can only be seen by the police. Use OWL but keep emailing.High level crime – 999 whilst crime in progress.
Use Crime-stoppers – 0800 555 111 – to anonymously submit crimes and incidents.
Action Fraud – 0300 123 2040Need people to be specific in reporting addresses / vehicles – not helpful to say just street name. Make sure add details of address when reportingSNT online – Email to SNT is the best form of contact: email@example.com
(SNT do not give out a contact number as they are not 24/7; people still report crimes by leaving voice messages on the phone which is not the right method)To report various crimes as well as anti-social behaviour can be done online at https://www.met.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/. Please put as much detail as possible when reporting ASB or crime online and the exact circumstances and location.
- SNT Priorities for next 3 months
Retained as: Burglary, Motor Vehicle crime, Anti-Social Behaviour / Drugs
Next meeting: Date TBC – 6pm at Ashford Place.