Searches continue for missing Michael O'Leary as man is arrested on suspicion of murder

Searches are continuing for 55-year-old Michael O’Leary, from Nantgaredig, who has been missing since Monday, January 27. A 52-year-old man from the Carmarthen area was arrested on Thursday, January 30 on suspicion of murder. He remains in police cu…

31 January 2020

Police officers commended for bravery and professionalism in facing an armed man

A POLICE sergeant has spoken of the moment a man with two guns shot at him and a colleague. Dyfed-Powys Police Sergeant Philip Edwards was commended for his professionalism and bravery at a ceremony on Tuesday, January 28.  Sgt Edwards, of Welshpool…

31 January 2020

Update - investigation into missing person Michael O'Leary

Dyfed-Powys Police continues to investigate the disappearance of 55-year-old Michael O’Leary, from Nantgaredig, who was reported as missing on Monday evening, January 27 2020. A 52 year old man from the Carmarthen area has been arrested as a result o…

30 January 2020

Police appeal following Pembroke assault allegations

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for witnesses following two assaults which occurred on Main Street, Pembroke between 2am and 3am on Saturday morning, January 25th 2020.   One male was taken to hospital for treatment. One male received cuts and bruise…

29 January 2020

Commendation for police sergeant and son after robber arrest

AN off-duty police sergeant and his son have been commended for apprehending a man who threatened and robbed a vulnerable man. Sergeant Gareth Earp and his 12-year-old son Theo have been recognised for their parts in the arrest of Mark Anthony Jones-…

29 January 2020

Man sentenced to prison for cross border dwelling burglaries and a number of theft offences across North Powys and Shropshire

Anthony Moffatt from the Kidderminster area was sentenced at Worcester Crown Court to a total of 9 years in prison for his role in a series of dwelling burglaries, vehicle thefts and further thefts in the Llanymynech and West Mercia Police area in 20…

29 January 2020

Police sergeant commended for his commitment to supporting his staff

A POLICE sergeant has been commended for his commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of his team. Dyfed-Powys Police Sergeant Tom Grace is widely seen by his peers and managers as taking personal responsibility for the mental and emotional wellbeing of…

28 January 2020

Roads policing officers commended for tactical stop of stolen vehicle driving towards traffic

TWO police officers have been commended for their selfless actions in stopping a stolen vehicle which was driven the wrong way down the M4, into oncoming traffic. Roads Policing Officers PC Jonathon Thorpe and PC Nicholas Brookes were called to Cross…

28 January 2020

Police search for missing man from Nantgaredig, Carmarthenshire 28.1.20

Dyfed-Powys Police is making enquiries as to the whereabouts of 55-year-old Michel O’Leary from Nantgaredig. Michael did not return home from work last night. His vehicle has been found in the Capel Dewi area. House to house enquiries are being condu…

28 January 2020

Commendation for police who risked their lives to save a woman from drowning

TWO police officers who put their own lives at risk to save a vulnerable woman from being washed out to sea have been commended for their bravery. Dyfed-Powys Police Sergeant Katy Evans and PC Ian Chattun were completely submerged by waves after self…

28 January 2020

Two men sentenced for drug smuggling

Two men have been sentenced for drug smuggling after an NCA investigation led to the interception of a yacht off the coast of west wales. Gary Swift, 53, and Scott Kilgour, 41, both from Liverpool, were arrested on the 27th August 2019, later charged…

28 January 2020

Dyfed-Powys Police urges public to be vigilant in relation to phone scams (1)

Phone scams are a type of fraud which is also known as courier fraud or vishing and often targets the elderly and vulnerable. The victim receives a phone call from fraudsters who say they are from their bank or the police. They tell the victim that t…

27 January 2020

Police investigate fatal fire at Ffair Rhos, Ceredigion

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating the circumstances around a fire at a caravan in Ceredigion in which a child died. Detective Chief Superintendent Steve Cockwell said: “We received a call at 5.35am today (Sunday, January 19), reporting a fire at a…

19 January 2020

Scam Alert: Group Begging in Aberystwyth

Police in Aberystwyth are warning the community about a fraudulent group who have been travelling to the area to beg. Many residents and visitors have donated cash believing members of the group are genuinely in need. PC Phil Woodland: “I’m proud to…

17 January 2020

Partnership outreach van providing help and support to those in need in Llanelli extended thanks to further funding by Police and Crime Commissioner

Following the success of a partnership outreach van parked up in Station Road, Llanelli in December – the initiative is being extended thanks to further funding provided by Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn. The Commissioner originally i…

15 January 2020

APPEAL: Serious Felindre Farchog RTC

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for witnesses to a single-vehicle collision on the A487 at Felindre Farchog, which occurred sometime before 9am on Sunday, January 12. The car, a blue Citroen Xsara, left the road and was found on its roof. It had been…

13 January 2020

RESULT: Jail for Merseyside drug runner

A Merseyside man who brought a haul of class A drugs worth over £75,000 in to south Wales has been sentenced. Daniel Jason Kenwright-Harbourne, aged 24, of Mersey Street, St Helens, was caught bringing the drugs in to the Dyfed-Powys Police area in e…

13 January 2020

Warning after stolen ancient bluestone found being used as garden ornament

Police investigating the theft of ancient bluestone from the Preseli mountains discovered the stolen rock being used as a garden feature 10 miles down the road. Officers were able to trace the culprits thanks to a quick-thinking witness who recorded…

10 January 2020

Force leads event to test plans for tragedies involving the most vulnerable

Leaders in policing and safeguarding are gathering in Carmarthen today (Jan 10), as Dyfed-Powys Police plays host to an event to share experience and learning about the prevalence of modern slavery incidents in the UK – and to ask, are we in Wales pr…

10 January 2020

APPEAL: Robbery in Upper Portland Street Aberystwyth

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Aberystwyth during the early hours of January 1, 2020. A 21-year-old man has reported that he was hit across the head as he stood opposite the White Horse on Upper Portland Street sometime between 4a…

10 January 2020

Cardigan pharmacy burglar jailed thanks to town's CCTV system

A man who ruined medicines worth thousands of pounds when he burgled a pharmacy was arrested and jailed thanks to Cardigan’s new CCTV system. Pablo Oram, aged 35, admitted breaking into the Wells Pharmacy, on Pendre, on December 14, 2019, smashing a…

10 January 2020

DNA from blood at Milford Haven burglary scene led police to offender

A MAN has been jailed after blood left at the scene of two burglaries led police to the offender. Thomas John Picton, aged 34, was arrested after Cohens pharmacy and Heaven Scent, both in Milford Haven, were broken into overnight on Monday, November…

06 January 2020

APPEAL | Police appeal for help after man found with serious head injury, Aberystwyth

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for information to help with their ongoing investigation, after a man was found with serious head injuries in Aberystwyth last night (4/1), following an assault.   The 35 year old man was found by officers sitting on t…

05 January 2020

UPDATE | Lakefield Place sudden deaths named

We can confirm that the 58-year-old man found dead at Lakefield Place, Llanelli, was Gary Williams from Gowerton. This photo has been provided by Mr Williams' family. The 46-year-old woman, also found dead inside the property was Jessena Sheridan fro…

03 January 2020

Chief Constable Mark Collins speaks of delight after being recognised for his service to policing in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

Police officers, staff and volunteers from forces across the country have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List – and Dyfed-Powys Police is very proud that its serving Chief Constable, Mark Collins has been awarded an honour for his…

02 January 2020

Serious collision on New Road Newtown - appeal for information

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for information following a serious collision between a car and taxi in Newtown last night (Tuesday, December 31). A collision occurred between a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a black Volkswagen Passat taxi at the traffic li…

01 January 2020