Crime team expansion emphasises Dyfed-Powys Police's commitment to rural communities

A team of officers focusing on rural crime has been expanded, emphasising Dyfed-Powys Police’s commitment to farming and isolated communities. The Powys Rural Crime Team has gained a member, boosting its ability to investigate incidents, support comm…

10 July 2020

'Sadly some were determined to flout the rules' - 1,700 fines issued during lockdown

DYFED-Powys Police issued more than 1,700 fines during the lockdown period, the force has announced. Between March 27, when fixed penalty notices (FPN) were introduce, and July 6 the force reported 1,710 people for breaches of travel restrictions. Al…

10 July 2020

Police urge visitors to be safe and respect Wales as travel ban is lifted

Police are urging visitors to say safe and respect Wales as they get set to welcome visitors this weekend. Dyfed-Powys Police has issued a message to people preparing to travel to mid and west Wales after the requirement to stay local was lifted on M…

09 July 2020

Visitors banned from Ammanford home where neighbours suffered persistent antisocial behaviour

Visitors are banned from a home in Ammanford where neighbours have suffered from persistent antisocial behaviour. An order has been made preventing anyone apart from the occupant of 63 Myddynfych from entering the property. Dyfed-Powys Police applied…

07 July 2020

Newtown to have its say on £20,000 funding for community projects

People living in Newtown will have the chance to vote which community projects should gain from additional funding. A virtual event is being held on July 11, which will see people have their say on how £20,000 is split between groups who have made bi…

06 July 2020

Three men jailed after burglary and hammer attack

Three men have been jailed after breaking into a house and brutally attacking a man with a hammer and knife on New Year’s Eve. Miles Bishop, Mohammed Ahmed and Timothy Bodell forced their way into a house in Lammas Street, Carmarthen, and beat the vi…

06 July 2020

Man jailed for confusing bank and post office staff with sleight of hand

A man has been jailed for four fraud offences after purposely confusing post office and bank staff with sleight of hand techniques. Costel Ventel visited four post offices and a bank in Pembrokeshire in one day, tricking staff into handing over a tot…

03 July 2020

Prison sentences for couple who travelled to pick up heroin

A Pembroke couple have been handed prison sentences after travelling to Swansea together to collect drugs. Anthony Reginald Brian Davies and Kiera Watts, of Colley Court in Monkton, had heroin worth £3,100 when they were stopped by Dyfed-Powys Police…

01 July 2020

Man charged with two robberies a day apart

A man has been charged with two attempt robberies in Pembroke Dock a day apart. Jamie Rawlinson, of Colley Court in Monkton, is alleged to have committed the second offence just three hours after being released from police custody. Dyfed-Powys Police…

01 July 2020

Partnership working to uncover scale of slavery and trafficking

Police are working in partnership with rural and farming unions as they support a national campaign, which aims to create a picture of the nature and scale of modern slavery and human trafficking in communities. Dyfed-Powys Police is taking part in P…

30 June 2020

Llanelli man charged after spice worth £10,000 found in a car

A Llanelli man has been charged with possessing a class B drug with intent to supply after a car was stopped by police. Dyfed-Powys Police officers found a bag containing over half a kilo of the substance spice when they stopped a car just off the M4…

30 June 2020

Man who urinated against dentist wall jailed for breaching community protection notice

A man has been jailed after urinating on the wall of a dental surgery and breaching a community protection notice. Dyfed-Powys Police officers were called to Brynteg Terrace in Ammanford on Wednesday, June 24, where John David James was urinating in…

30 June 2020

Haverfordwest man charged after drugs worth £18,000 found

A man has been charged to appear at court after drugs worth more than £18,000 were found by police. Nabil Syed, of Haverfordwest, was arrested on Wednesday, June 24 after Dyfed-Powys Police officers carried out a warrant. During the search, 51g of co…

29 June 2020

Man and woman arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply at Llanelli town hall gardens

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs with intent to supply in Llanelli’s town hall gardens. A PCSO was carrying out proactive patrols in the town centre when he was flagged down by a member of the public at around 6.45pm on…

23 June 2020

Keep Wales Safe - multi-agency outdoor fire safety message

With the warm, sunny and dry weather we have recently been experiencing and with the lockdown rules starting to be relaxed in Wales, the message has changed from “stay home” to “stay local, which seems like a perfect opportunity to start to enjoy the…

22 June 2020

Three arrested, drugs found and £2,000 seized in Carmarthenshire day of action

POLICE have carried out a day of action across Carmarthenshire, disrupting criminal activity and targeting those who prey on the most vulnerable. Officers from Ammanford, Carmarthen, Llanelli town and rural, Roads Policing Unit, CID and British Trans…

19 June 2020

Cash and cannabis seized during three warrants in South Ceredigion

Police simultaneously raided three homes in response to concerns around drugs use in the community. Dyfed-Powys Police officers targeted a house in Newport, Pembrokeshire, and two houses in Cardigan on Thursday, June 18. Entry was gained by chainsaw…

19 June 2020

Warning to dog owners after 80 livestock worrying reports

RURAL police teams have issued a warning over livestock worrying after receiving 80 reports of incidents so far this year. Dyfed-Powys Police officers have joined forces with rural unions NFU Cymru and FUW to remind dog owners just how important it i…

15 June 2020

Two men jailed for assaulting police in Ceredigion

Three police officers have been assaulted in Ceredigion in the past week, with offenders spitting and coughing in their faces. Two men involved in the incidents have been jailed for their abusive behaviour towards Dyfed-Powys Police PCs in Aberystwyt…

15 June 2020

Advice to online blackmail victims faced with threat of intimate photos and videos being shared

Don’t panic. Don’t communicate. Don’t pay. That’s the advice given to victims of online blackmail who are faced with demands to transfer cash with the threat that intimate photos and videos will be shared.  Dyfed-Powys Police has offered the guidance…

12 June 2020