PCSO Nicola Waters

PC Rhian James

Sergeant Elaine Roberts

PC Stuart Mann

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Peniel Rhydargaeau & Cynwyl Elfed

Date agreed: 31 March 2019

Action

On discussion with Llanllawddog Community council it has been agreed to set up a Community Speed Watch within the Community to assist GO SAFE  RPU will assist with speeding issues in Rhydargaeau and surrounding areas.

This should be up and running once all the paper work and checks on volunteers has been completed.

Local area: Abergwili

Date agreed: 31 March 2019

Action

Parking in Abergwili has been brought to the attention of Community Councillors please be aware it is an offence to park on pavements and obstruct pedestrians using the pavements.

Please park responsibly and think of villagers with pushchairs, wheel chairs and other mobility aids.

Local area: Carmarthen North

Date agreed: 01 March 2019

Action

Drug dealing gangs are befriending vulnerable people and taking over their homes, people are being exploited and asked to carry drugs.  These gangs are using violence and intimidation to take control of a local area to increase their drug dealing enterprise.

In order to address this we are asking members of the public to call 101 or 999 to report any drug activity in the neighbourhood.  We are also engaging with schools and colleges cascading relevant information onto staff on how to spot any signs.  Drug intelligence is being gathered with a view to carrying out warrants.

High visibility patrols will be continued throughout the patch to gather further information to tackle drug activity by engaging with members of the public and business’ within the area and focusing on hotspot areas.

For help and advice regarding additions please refer to The Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline – 0808 808 2234.

Updates

01 September 2019

During the month of August warrants have taken place in Carmarthen resulting in drugs being seized and taken off Carmarthen streets.

01 August 2019

During the months of May, June and July warrants have taken place in Carmarthen resulting in drugs being seized and taken off Carmarthen streets.

01 May 2019

In the month of April a number of warrants have been conducted in Carmarthen. Large quantity of drugs have been seized and taken off Carmarthen streets.

Local area: Carmarthen

Date agreed: 01 March 2019

Action

Recently there have been a high number of calls regarding scamming. Residents have expressed concerns about postal scams, telephone scams, online scams and cold callers. NPT are reminding members of the public to never provide banking details when asked, genuine callers will never ask for these details.

NPT have attended to provide safety talks to people who are likely to be targeted by scammers. Such places include residential homes, youth groups, and private residences. Once a month NPT conduct joint visits with trading standards to persons who we believe have been targeted by scammers and joint beat surgeries are also held across Carmarthen. Recently one has been held in Tesco’s.

Updates

01 September 2019

During August Officers have continued to make joint visits with Trading Standards offering advice on Fraud/Scams as well as attending NatWest in Carmarthen to join them in raising awareness with the local community.

01 August 2019

Officers have continued to make joint visits with Trading Standards offering advice on Fraud/Scams. Events with the local banks are planned for engagement with the community on this matter

01 May 2019

In the month of April Carmarthen Police have responded to a number of calls reporting fraud/scams, some losing a considerable amount of money. Joint visits have been made with Trading Standards to ensure they don’t become a repeat victim, and Officers are continuing to education members of the public in relation to these crimes.

Local area: Carmarthen

Date agreed: 01 April 2019

Action

Vehicles parked and left unsecure have been targeted by criminals in Carmarthen. Vehicles left insecure have had items stolen from within. Carmarthen Neighbourhood Policing Team are requesting that you ensure your car is locked at all times and valuables are removed from within.

Updates

01 September 2019

There has been 8 reported thefts from vehicles reported in August. Arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

01 August 2019

There has been 3 reported thefts from vehicles reported in July. Arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

01 July 2019

There has been 6 reported thefts from vehicles reported in June. Arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

Local area: Carmarthen

Date agreed: 01 April 2019

Action

In September 2019 Carmarthen Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) will be starting a Police Cadets Scheme aimed for 14 to 18 year olds. If you are interested, or know of anyone who would be this is an excellent and fun opportunity for youths to engage and learn about the Police. Any queries please contact Carmarthen NPT on Tel 101.

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: Marks & Spencer Cafe

Date / time: 31 Oct 2019 - 10:00

Description:

Every Wednesday

10:00 - 11:00am

Venue: Outpatients, West Wales General Hospital

Date / time: 31 Oct 2019 - 10:00

Description:

10.00AM TO 12.30 PM Cuppa with a Copper Outpatients FRIDAYS

 

 

 

 

 

Venue: Salvation Army Carmarthen

Date / time: 31 Oct 2019 - 10:30

Description:

Every Thursday 10.30- 11.30am

Venue: Caref Cynnes Johnstown

Date / time: 31 Oct 2019 - 14:30

Description:

Every Wednesday 14.30 - 15-30 hrs

Venue: Yr Atom Carmarthen

Date / time: 31 Oct 2019 - 15:00

Description:

Every Thursday 3pm to 4pm

Neighbourhood Meetings

Venue: Llanllawddog Village Hall

Date / time: 31 Oct 2019 - 19:00

Description:

Community Meeting :

Next Meeting 7pm on 02/09/2019 Then Bi Monthly 

 

 

 

Venue: Abergwili Village Hall

Date / time: 31 Oct 2019 - 19:30

Description:

Abergwili Town Council Meeting

Every 3rd Monday of the Month

Local Notices

Summary:

Addewid Paul

Details:

Police in Carmarthen NPT are urging people to watch the sobering short film of Paul Pugh, a victim of alcohol-fuelled violence, prior to going on their Christmas night out.

The film, which starts with the 999 call made to emergency services after the attack, which occurred outside the Old Cross Inn in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, forms part of the #PaulsPledge campaign.

#PaulsPledge was launched in Carmarthenshire in December 2014 and is now up and running throughout Dyfed Powys. It aims to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence by showing the consequences of such behaviour.

Paul Pugh, now aged 34, was left in a coma for two months following the unprovoked assault, on January 6, 2007, for which four men were jailed.

 

Despite the fact that he will never fully recover from injuries that left him having to learn how to walk and talk again, Paul is bravely using his experience to campaign against alcohol-fuelled violence.

 

Paul Pugh said: “This campaign is my way of doing something positive after what has happened. The more people I can share my story with and show the consequences of violence, the more chance there is of stopping this from happening to anyone else.”

 

NPT, of Carmarthen Police Station, said: “We hope that watching the #PaulsPledge film prior to people going on their Christmas night out will make people stop and think about the consequences of violence before lashing out.

 

“The campaign also encourages people to drink less alcohol on a night out as we know alcohol can have a massive impact on a person’s behaviour.

 

“Please show support for this campaign - sign #PaulsPledge online and walk away from aggression or violence on your night out.”

 

Take Paul’s Pledge – The online #PaulsPledge can be found at www.causes.com/paulspledge. Click on the English or Welsh campaign to make your pledge. Once you’ve made your pledge announce it on social media using #PaulsPledge.

Watch the #PaulsPledge film on You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVPGtmkbm8g

Summary:

Cynllun Pegasus

Details:

Join Our Pegasus Scheme

 

Police in Carmarthen are urging people with a disability or illness that makes it difficult to communicate to join the Dyfed Powys Police Pegasus Scheme.

 

It is a service designed to make it easier for people who live and / or work in the Dyfed Powys Police area to contact Dyfed Powys Police quickly and easily on both the 101 and 999 numbers.

 

Application forms for the scheme are available from Carmarthen Neighbourhood Policing Team. Approach them when out and about or make a request through the police Communication Centre on 101 or through the advice section of our website www.dyfed-powys.police.uk.

 

Registering for the scheme is free. Once a person is registered and their selected password is approved the individual is a member of the scheme.

 

PCSO Nicola Waters 8195 said: “The Pegasus Schemeis really simple. The caller will only have to say ‘Pegasus’ and give their password to be identified by our call handlers. They will then have access to that person’s information and how best to communicate with that person.”

 

Pegasus users are also provided with a Pegasus key fob to carry, so that if they are approached by Officers/PCSOs and find it difficult to communicate with them they can show their card, provide their password to allow you access to their details.

 

For more information about the Pegasus Scheme ask your local Neighbourhood Policing Team, visit www.dyfed-powys.police.uk or call 101.

 

 

Summary:

Pecyn cyfathrebu

Details:

Driving in icy/winter conditions

 

Article for community newsletter

We are urging motorists to adjust their driving to the conditions by leaving plenty of time for journeys, leaving a sensible gap between them and the vehicle in front and reducing their speed.

 

The Road Policing Unit, said: “Motorists need to be extra cautious while, most main roads in the county are relatively safe minor roads can be a source of concern with many drivers skidding on ice resulting in minor accidents, which can be inconvenient and financially costly to those involved. Slow down and allow extra time for your journey.”

 

Article two

Tips for driving in icy conditions

  • Slow down, steer gently and avoid braking or acceleration
  • Leave a bigger gap between you and the car in front
  • If you skid, do not brake harshly,
  • If you travel across black ice and the steering feels light, don’t brake, just ease off the accelerator

 

Additional content

 

Make sure your vehicle is ready for winter, tips from the AA.

Antifreeze – check coolant level regularly and, if required, top-up with a mixture of the correct type of antifreeze.

Battery – the most common cause of winter breakdowns. A battery more than five years old may struggle in the cold - get it checked and replaced if necessary to avoid the inconvenience of an unplanned failure.

Fuel – keep at least a quarter of a tank in case of unexpected delay.

Lights – check and clean all lights regularly to make sure you can see and be seen clearly. Carry spare bulbs.

Tyres – should have at least 3mm of tread for winter motoring. Consider winter tyres for improved safety. Check pressures at least every fortnight.

Windscreen – reduce dazzle from the low sun by keeping the screen clean inside and out. 

Screen wash – use a 50% mix of a good quality screen wash to reduce the chance of freezing in frosty weather.

Locks and door seals – stop doors freezing shut with a thin coat of polish or Vaseline on rubber door seals.  A squirt of water dispersant (WD-40) in locks will help stop them freezing.

 

 

Winter emergency kit – it is worth keeping these items in your vehicle

  • Blanket, rug or sleeping bag
  • Shovel
  • Bits of carpet or thick cardboard to place under driven wheels to help regain traction on ice or snow
  • Salt, sand or cat litter – to help clear snow and ice
  • Reflective jacket(s)
  • Ice scraper and de-icer
  • Torch and batteries
  • Tow rope
  • Snow chains (if you live in a remote or rural area)
  • Battery jump leads
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks – chocolate or cereal bars
  • Extra screen wash

 

When bad weather is forecast

  • Warm winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and warm clothes
  • Waterproofs
  • Sturdy boots
  • Flask of hot drink

 

Police warn motorists to take care on icy roads

Dyfed Powys Police are reminding motorists in Carmarthen to take care on the roads during the current cold-snap.

 

Officers are urging motorists to adjust their driving to the conditions by leaving plenty of time for journeys, leaving a sensible gap between them and the vehicle in front and reducing their speed.

 Road Policing Unit, said: “Motorists need to be extra cautious while, most main roads in the county are relatively safe minor roads have been a source of concern with many drivers skidding on ice resulting in minor accidents, which can be inconvenient and financially costly to those involved.

 

“Even if you think a road is clear you still need to reduce your speed to minimise the risks of any hidden dangers such as black ice, which is extremely hazardous and catches lots of motorists’ off-guard.

 

“It’s especially important that people ensure their car is in a roadworthy condition and that all tyres are correctly inflated and have sufficient tread and all lights are working.

 

“Motorists please use your common sense – drive safely and sensibly and be courteous and thoughtful to your fellow road users.

 

 

Summary:

Diogelwch Eich Metel

Details:

Metal theft is an issue blighting the whole of the UK due to the money that can be made from selling metal items on.

There are things you can do to protect metal in your homes, vehicles and businesses from theft.

You can protect your home by:

  • Keeping gates locked and installing strong fences
  • Being aware of any objects that could be used to access your roof like water butts, wheelie bins and garden furniture - if possible these should be stored away from the building.
  • Putting outside lighting on a dusk till dawn circuit.
  • Being a good neighbour and encouraging others in your neighbourhood to be vigilant.

You can protect businesses and public buildings by:

  • Regularly reviewing the perimeter fencing and gates security - checking for holes and weak spots which could allow people access
  • Not leaving any scrap materials lying around which could tempt thieves.
  • Using a forensic solution to mark any metal - warning signs saying forensic marking has been used should be displayed.
  • Installing CCTV with adequate monitoring and recording. Visible warning signs should be displayed as a deterrent to potential offenders.

For more advice call 101 to speak to your Neighbourhood Policing Team or visit www.metaltheftwales.org.uk.

Summary:

Heddlu Caerfyrddin yn annog preswylwyr i ddiogelu eu cartrefi yn erbyn byrgleriaid.

Details:

Carmarthen Police encourages residents to secure their homes against burglars.

 

Even though Carmarthen is a very safe area to live, it doesn’t stop thieves trying their luck.

 

Most domestic burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves, who pick a house that looks unoccupied, has little or no obvious security and where they think they will not be seen.  Two out of ten burglaries do not even have to use force, they get in through an open door or window. 

 

PCSO Nicola Waters said “Although there isn’t a big problem with domestic burglary in our area, there have been incidents in the Carmarthen area over the last few weeks.

 

If you take the time to assess the security of your home, follow some useful advice and take positive action, you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim”

 

Reduce the risk of burglary happening to you by making sure you have taken these simple precautions:-

 

  • Fit strong locks to your doors and windows and make sure you always keep them fully locked
  • Try to make your home look occupied if you are away from your property overnight.  Invest in a plug-in timer for lamps and radios
  • Consider installing a burglar alarm.  A burglar alarm fitted properly can deter a burglar and the sights of an alarm box outside your home may be enough to discourage them
  • Prevent intruders getting to the back and sides of your home by installing strong fencing or gates
  • Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place such as under the doormat, in a flowerpot or behind a loose brick - thieves know to look there first
  • If you are replacing or fitting new doors and windows, get ones that are certified to British Standard BS7950 (windows) and PAS 24-1 (doors)
  • Fit a door chain or bar and door viewer (spy-hole) and use them every time someone calls.

PCSO Waters added “Taking some simple precautions to protect yourself and your property against crime can not only make you feel safer, it can also reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime”.

 

Join or start a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area by contacting your local Neighbourhood Policing Team who will assist you with the information you require.

 

 

Summary:

– ‘Ydych chi’n gwybod ble mae eich plant yn ystod gwyliau’r ysgol?’

Details:

Parents – support us in keeping anti-social behaviour to a minimum by making sure you know where your children are and what they’re doing.

Levels of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Dyfed Powys are relatively low, but during school holidays we see a rise in reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) by young people.

Most are well-behaved, but a minority engage in underage drinking, use bad language, can be noisy and intimidate residents by hanging around in large groups.

Young people who engage in ASB could receive a criminal record that could affect them for life.

We will be patrolling known hotspots throughout the holiday period to keep ASB to a minimum.

Your support in this matter would be most appreciated.

Report ASB to 101 or here.

Summary:

Yr heddlu’n annog seiclwyr i ddiogelu eu beiciau

Details:

Calling all bike owners! Make sure you know how to keep your bike safe and prevent it from being stolen.

More than half of all bike thefts take place from the owner’s property.

When you have spent hundreds of pounds on a new bike, you want peace of mind it is safe or, in the worst case, covered against theft of loss.

Follow these simple steps to secure their bikes:

  • Keep your bike in a secure garage or shed
  • Always lock your bike using a good quality bicycle lock/chain, even if you are only leaving it for a couple of minutes
  • Lock your bike to something that cannot be moved and through the frame
  • Make a note of bike’s serial number, make and model and take a photograph
  • Keep your bike rides private - ensure privacy settings are turned on if you use a GPS app or device to record your bike rides to prevent leading criminals to your bike
  • Register your bike on www.immobilise.com; (This is a free service and only takes a few minutes to do. It will assist the police in returning recovered bikes to their rightful owners).

 

If you witness a bike theft or have any information about bike thefts, please contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101. In an emergency, contact Police on 999.

Summary:

Yr heddlu’n annog pobl ar eu gwyliau i ddiogelu eu cerbydau

Details:

We are urging holidaymakers not to leave any valuables on display in their vehicles to minimise the risks of losing items to opportunist thieves.

When people go on holiday it’s easy to relax and become a little complacent, some people forget to carry out simple security measures that they would normally carry out when they’re at home.

We are urging holidaymakers not to give thieves the opportunity to steal by being vigilant and making sure they protect their property.

  • Always activate the security system on your vehicle

  • Don't leave valuables such as handbags, wallets or any other items on display (Leaving even low value items on display makes your vehicle more vulnerable to attack from thieves)
  • Remove all valuables from sight including any gadget holders
  • Secure valuables and other items in the boot
  • Close all windows and lock all doors and the boot

  • Be wary of where you park your car

Summary:

• Yr Heddlu’n atgoffa perchnogion tai i ddiogelu eu siediau a’u hadeiladau allanol

Details:

As the weather gets warmer and people start to work in their garden sheds, we usually see an increase in the number of reported thefts from gardens and sheds.

Theft of bikes, mowers, tools and garden equipment from sheds is one of the most common crimes in the Dyfed Powys Police area.

Help us prevent that by following some simple steps to become more property security conscious.  

To improve security and to reduce the chance of become a victim of crime follow these crime prevention top tips:

 

  • Record all model and serial numbers of the equipment ie lawn mowers, bicycles, tools, etc on immobilise.com

  • Install security lighting in the garden

  • Ensure fences/gates are kept in good condition

  • Ensure good quality locks are fitted to the shed and are securely locked.

  • Fit locks to windows and use them

  • Property mark all the tools and equipment

  • To avoid thieves hiding behind hedges/shrubs – keep them cut back

  • Have prickly hedges around the perimeter to make accessibility to the garden difficult

  • Consider installing an alarm to the shed

  • Consider having gravel paths and drives – this discourages thieves from the garden as gravel makes a noise

  • Lock ladders to a post or wall – they could be used for easy access to the home.

Summary:

• Yr Heddlu’n rhoi cyngor diogelwch i garafanwyr

Details:

Thieves are known to target caravans for spare parts or to sell on and will also target valuables left inside.

 

Caravans are more difficult to secure than your home or car but there are measures you can take to help deter thieves.

 

Here are some top safety tips for caravaners:

 

  • Leave curtains open so criminals can clearly see that there are no valuables to steal

 

  • Most new, modern mobile homes come equipped with the kind of window and door locks that you will find on residential properties, but these can only be effective if they are used

 

  • Install intruder alarms - these have proven to be an effective deterrent to scare off offenders

 

  • Choose your site with care and give some consideration to the security features it offers as well as its facilities.

 

  • If possible, look for sites that display the ‘Secure by Design’ logo, indicating that the site meets with stringent security standards and that measures such as CCTV and private security patrols have been implemented.

 

  • Consider the use of intelligent property marking systems such as Smartwater DNA which can link your holiday home to your main domestic residence. 

 

  • Immobilise your caravan even when you stop only briefly.

 

To report a theft from a caravan or any suspicious activity around a caravan call 101, or in an emergency 999.

Summary:

Yr Heddlu’n atgoffa pobl fregus i fod yn wyliadwrus ynghylch galwyr ffug a diwahoddiad

Details:

Bogus callers prey on the most vulnerable people in our communities attempting to con them out of vast amounts of money for unnecessary and overpriced work.

Sometimes they pretend to be from reputable companies and sometimes they resort to distraction tactics.

Cold callers will phone or knock your door unannounced and try to sell you a product or service. Many are genuine but some can be scams.

Make sure you follow police advice on how to deal with unnanounced callers to keep yourself and your property safe:

  • Consider fitting a chain on the door – and always use it. Remember to keep the door chain on until you are sure your caller is genuine.
  • Do not let anyone into your home that you do not know or until you are completely satisfied that they are who they say they are.
  • Make sure the caller is genuine. Ask to see identification. If in doubt, telephone the company the caller says they work for. Don’t use a number on their card but look it up in the phone book.

 

For more top tips click here.

 

Summary:

Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth i Deuluoedd ar

Details:

Community Information

There is a service currently run by Carmarthenshire County Council called

The Family Information Service  located on

Carms CC website http://www.fis.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/

This services offers help and advice and links to local support agencies and guidance documents around parenting etc. including;

  • Childcare

  • Disabled Services

  • Education

  • Child Development

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Family Support Services

  •  

 

Or for further information contact

Carmarthenshire County Council on 01267 234567.

Contact The Team

Email

CarmarthenTownNPT@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

This email address is for Neighbourhood Policing issues only. For all other enquiries please use:

ContactCentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

Telephone

101 (01267 222020 outside Dyfed-Powys)

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available, or take a message. In case of emergency you should phone 999.

Local Police Stations

Did you know?

The Welsh Government funds 500 Community Support Officers across Wales, over 70 in our force area.