Charity warns young people to stay safe from crime

The national charity Crimestoppers has launched a new campaign across Wales to help young people stay safe from drugs and exploitation. The digital campaign, promoted through the charity’s Fearless youth service, is raising awareness of the harm that…

29 July 2020

Police use live data to track demand as six times more bikers take to the roads

POLICE are using live data to track the busiest areas across Wales as six times more bikers take to the roads over summer weekends. Technology under trunk roads across the country is feeding police with patterns of vehicle movements as they happen, a…

24 July 2020

Jail for man who stashed £4,000 of cocaine in deodorant bottles

A MAN who stashed over £4,000 worth of class A drugs in deodorant containers has been jailed for more than two years. Dyfed-Powys Police used CCTV footage showing Marcus Diconstanzo, of Newtown, bulk-buying deodorant from Tesco to prove they belonged…

24 July 2020

Man arrested twice in six hours as police take zero tolerance approach to drug driving

A man was arrested on suspicion of drug driving twice in six hours as police warn they will take a zero tolerance approach to drivers under the influence of illegal substances. Eagle eyed Dyfed-Powys Police officers spotted the driver behind the whee…

22 July 2020

Seven warrants executed in investigation into illegal fishing on Teifi

Dyfed-Powys Police and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) executed seven warrants as part of an investigation into an illegal fishing operation on the River Teifi. Yesterday’s operation, involving 25 officers from the force including the Rural Crime Team…

22 July 2020

HMIC Peel Spotlight Report 'The Hard Yards' - report on collaboration between police forces

Today sees the publication of the HMICFRS PEEL Spotlight Report ‘The Hard Yards’. Chair of the Welsh Chief Officer’s Group, North Wales Police Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: ‘I welcome today’s HMICFRS report on collaboration between police forces…

21 July 2020

Illegal off-roaders targeted after near misses with walkers at beauty spots

POLICE are clamping down on illegal off-roaders in rural areas after a number of complaints and near misses with walkers over the weekend. Dyfed-Powys Police received several reports of off-road motorbikes being ridden illegally in Nant yr Arian fore…

21 July 2020

Bikers clocked at 127mph during police operation in Brecon

FOURTEEN people were caught speeding during a police operation near Brecon on Sunday – with two bikers recorded riding at 127mph. Dyfed-Powys Police Roads Policing officers took part in the force’s Operation Darwen, which aims at promoting rider and…

21 July 2020

Men arrested after hitting 100mph during police pursuit

Two men were arrested after driving over 100mph and on the wrong side of the road during a 10-mile police pursuit. Two Dyfed-Powys Police cars were damaged by the Vauxhall Astra on July 15, after the driver carried on despite a stinger being deployed…

21 July 2020

Elderly couple found thanks to police dog and rural crime team 4x4

When an elderly couple was reported missing late at night, it was a race against time to find them. With midnight approaching, and the husband and wife missing for over two hours, police feared there could have been a tragic outcome if the couple –…

21 July 2020

Llanelli teens praised for immense bravery in saving man from sea

POLICE have praised the immense bravery of a Llanelli student who rushed into the sea to save a man. Dyfed-Powys Police Superintendent Ifan Charles met with friends Tom Williams, Ciaran Phillips and Morgan Discombe-Hughes to thank them for their acti…

20 July 2020

Five arrested on suspicion of affray after disorder in North Parade, Aberystwyth

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of affray following an incident in Aberystwyth. Police were called to reports of disorder in North Parade at around 6.40pm on Friday, July 17, with  two people said to be in possession of knives. Two men –…

17 July 2020

Driver found in possession of 105g of cannabis

A man who told police there were “a couple of ounces” of cannabis in his car, was found to be in possession of 105g of the drug. Dyfed-Powys Police officers pulled over an Audi A3, which smelled strongly of cannabis on the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec…

17 July 2020

Celebration turned to horror as drunk driver collided with police officers

An evening of celebration turned to horror for police officers Emyr and Angela Williams when they were involved in a collision with a drink driver. The husband and wife - both PCs with Dyfed-Powys Police - planned to toast Angela’s success on May 25,…

17 July 2020

Police warning over drink and drug driving as officers expect a rise in arrests

Police are reminding of the dangers of drink and drug driving as it anticipates a rise in arrests over the summer months. Dyfed-Powys Police has released figures showing the number of arrests made for drink and drug driving since March, as a campaign…

17 July 2020

Man caught drug driving two days after cocaine binge

A MAN who had a “heavy night” on cocaine to celebrate his birthday was six-and-a-half times over the drug drive limit two days later. Craig Davies, of Delapoer Drive in Haverfordwest, had been on a birthday binge on Sunday, December 1 and was stopped…

17 July 2020

Drugs seized as police clamp down on supply by post

Police have intercepted drugs being sent by mail following an operation at a sorting office. Dyfed-Powys Police joined Royal Mail staff in Haverfordwest on Tuesday, July 14, with a police dog on hand to sniff out suspicious packages. The force has re…

15 July 2020

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