No place is crime-free, and Bloxwich and district, while pretty peaceful and law-abiding, has its crime hot-spots and casual crime or anti-social behaviour problems.
The people of the area are also subject as much as any similar place to the depredations of con-artists, scammers and rogue traders, whether they be local, national or internationally based.
So The Bloxidge Tallygraph has decided to support local people by joining the fight against crime with this, our Anti-Crime page!
The Anti-Crime page aims to make it easier for readers of the Tallygraph to contact the relevant law enforcement, crime prevention and trading standards agencies so that any crime or potential crime they may be aware of can be reported and dealt with as swiftly and effectively as possible.
Here you will find the telephone numbers, email addresses, website links and snail mail addresses of people who can help YOU or help you to HELP OTHERS.
MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN HELP!
Of course we don't know everything, so if YOU have any useful contacts that can be published, please do contact the Edditer, Stuart Williams, via the Contact page and he will add anything useful as soon as possible.
LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS WELCOME
If you are a law enforcement professional operating within Bloxwich, Leamore, Blakenall Heath or Birchills, or work regionally or nationally but are locally relevant, and would like to have your links/contact details added here, please do get in touch as well - the more we can do to fight crime together, the better!
IN EMERGENCIES DIAL 999
In genuine emergencies, please always telephone the emergency number 999 - don't use email, Facebook or Twitter, which may not get picked up in time!
For police purposes, an emergency is when:
The aim to arrive at emergencies within 10 minutes.
If the matter you wish to report is not an emergency, then see who can help you best by checking out the details below - and keep 'em peeled!
Datelline: 10 August 2011
Detectives at West Midlands Police have launched a murder enquiry after three men died in a road traffic collision in Winson Green, Birmingham this morning (August 10).
It’s understood the men – two in their early 30s and one in his early 20s – were on foot in Dudley Road just after 1am when they were struck by a car.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested by police in connection with the incident and is being questioned by officers, whilst a vehicle has been recovered and will be examined by forensics experts.
A 60-strong team of detectives is working on the enquiry.
Police officers from across the West Midlands are committed to protecting members of the public, their homes and their businesses.
Understandably, emotions run high when people are faced with scenes of offenders damaging property or stealing from businesses owned by law-abiding residents in our communities.
But it is important to stress that members of the public should not take actions into their own hands and attempt to confront offenders themselves. Instead, please dial 999 or alert one of the hundreds of police officers who are patrolling our streets around the clock.
We have already made more than 300 arrests during two nights of disorder on the streets and many of them are appearing before court this morning to face a range of charges including burglary and public order.
This evening the policing response will once again be strengthened with visible police resources safeguarding our streets and our communities. Criminal behaviour will not be tolerated.
West Midlands Police will not tolerate any aspect of this behaviour and everyone involved will be pursued, prosecuted and will face the severest consequences of the legal system.
We strongly advise families and communities to ensure they prevent their young people from getting involved, and report all information regarding the offenders directly to the police.
Anybody with information relating to the disorder is urged to call West Midlands Police on 0800 096 0095, or 0207 158 0125 and quote Operation View. Email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an emergency always call 999.
West Midlands Police Website - Latest
West Midlands Police website: http://www.west-midlands.police.uk
Walsall Local Policing Unit website: http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/np/walsall/
Bloxwich Police Station
Station Street, Bloxwich, Walsall, WS3 2PD. Tel: 0345 113 5000.
Bloxwich & District Policing Neighbourhoods:
Bloxwich via this link.
Birchills via this link.
Coalpool via this link.
Dudley Fields & Bloxwich West via this link.
Leamore via this link.
Other Walsall Area Neighbourhoods via this link.
Walsall Borough Police Licensing Team Blog via this link.
Supt Keith Fraser head of local policing for Walsall via this link.
Sergeant Carl Steventon - Bloxwich Neighbourhood via this link.
Sergeant Jim Nixon - Coalpool Neighbourhood via this link.
PC Richard Stanley - Respose officer for Walsall LPU via this link.
Centrally maintained Twitter list for Walsall Police via this link.
Crimestoppers West Midlands
Crimestoppers is a charity that provides an anonymous route to report information about crime.
Telephone: 0800 555 11
Online encrypted report form: https://secure.crimestoppers-uk.org/ams.form.anonymous.asp
Crimestoppers RSS Feed West Midlands - live!
Click on the line you would like to read to go to the news item.
National Drugs Helpline via this link or telephone 0800 776600.
National Missing Persons Helpline via this link or telephone 0500 700 700
National Fraud Intelligence Bureau - how to report a fraud via this link.
Action Fraud UK - national fraud reporting centre via this link or tel: 0300 123 2040.
The Samaritans via this link or telephone 08457 90 90 90Star Support - counselling for victims of domestic abuse via this link or tel: 0121 378 4700
School Help Advice Reporting Page (The Sharp System) via this link.
Safe Street Website for Kids via this link.
Rate Your Local Police via this link.
Neighburhood Watch in the Walsall area
Neighbourhood Watch schemes are where neighbours form a confidential volunteer network to watch over their own area or 'patch' and report crime or potential crime to the authorities.
The contact details of individual neighbourhood watch co-ordinators are confidential. However if you want to contact a local nighbourd watch or are thinking of joining or forming one, you can get in touch with:
Community Partnerships Officer
Walsall Partnerships Team
Walsall Police Station
Tel: 0845 113 5000 extn. 7881 6575
Direct line: 01922 439103
See also the relevant policing neighbourhoods shown under Local Police above. They often publish local Neighbourhood Watch information and newsletters.
Neighbourhoodwatch.net national website: http://www.neighbourhoodwatch.net
Problems with scammers, fake charity vans, con-artists, cold-callers, dodgy dealers or rogue traders? Get in touch with Walsall Council's Trading Standards office:
Walsall Council Trading Standards contact details:
Fax: 01922 630697
Walsall Trading Standards for Business website: Via this link.
Walsall Consumer Advice and Protection website: Via this link.