Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Scum Burglars

Yesterday was another interesting day for a short shift. We were sat in briefing when the first immediate job came in.


Thatll be us then. Me and my crew mate for the shift jumped into a panda, luckily i knew where the road was and we just made our way there as updates came across the radio.


We arrived moments later and cannot see an easy way in, so i checked the door and with a big kick the door goes in shattering the frame. Shouts of "POLICE" go up and we see the male lying on the floor collapsed. Ambo do there stuff and he is quickly sitting up refusing to go to hospital.

Sad thing is this guy is quite a nice lad but has a few "issues" but we manage to get him to hospital and he seems quite grateful for our help. The door is mended and we resumed.

Moments after we leave the hospital another immediate call comes in (all other units are committed with other work at this time) "ANY UNIT AVALIABLE FOR AN IMMEDIATE THEFT" We were some distance away but take the call and start making, sadly the facts that the caller gave to control room were not quite accurate and the theft was unwitnessed and happened in the past 30 mins. The offence was crimed and the necessary paperwork completed.

We get back into the car to head to the nick to tidy the paperwork up when "ANY UNIT FREE FOR AN IMMEDIATE RTC, ROAD BLOCKED"

I light the car up and start making again only to be cancelled as a roads policing unit starts to make and gets there before us.

We eventually get back to the nick when we are deployed to a couple of urgent jobs which we resolve quite quickly.

We were heading off to do our taskings while the radio was quiet and en route whilst discussing what to have for dinner a very stressed controller shouts our call sign stating "POSSIBLE BURGLARY IN PROGRESS". Again the car gets lit up and the noise goes on and we start making again at speed through traffic. We got to scene very quickly to find an elderly lady had been burgled. It seems 2 lads had knocked her door and then forced there way past her to search the house and take all of a few quid from the house. SCUM.

The only humorous part was the fact the aggrieved called her friends and her neighbours before police making the call some 20 mins old before we were called.

Hopefully SOCO will find something as there is no other witness's, or evidence apart from maybe DNA and fingerprints.

This left me and my crew mate tired and to be honest pissed off with these people who target the elderly, let alone forcing there way past her and searching the property while she is stood there helpless.

I hope we do get SOCO and get these SCUM that did this, no burglary is pleasant and this is aggravated by the aggrieved being elderly prompting thoughts "IF THAT WAS MY NAN ID KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM".

We know we are not supposed to get personal but i'm sorry, i positively detest these people who choose easy targets for a few quid. But we are only human.

Hopefully we will get something.

Hopefully they will get whats owed to them in some way in the future in a restorative justice kind of way.

Was a good shift all in all, a lot of work done in a short shift, all commitments met and dealt with.

Bet i still get grief for not progressing my own jobs though!

Blogging help

I have now realised that my blog could have a better appearance to you people out there as i have browsed several other blogs.

If anyone out there has suggestions on how to improve this blog, what you'd like to see in stories or any tools or suggestions then I'd like to hear them as i think i need to make a little bit more effort in this blog and maybe put a little bit more time into it so it becomes a better read.

So please post comments with suggestions positive or negative and ill see what i can do.. Don't worry I'm not easily offended!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Not alot to say really

I was off work for a couple of weeks due to some much needed annual leave where i managed to leave to UK behind for some warmer weather. But sods law i suddenly got all hot here.

I was aiming to leave the police behind as well but just before i left i was served with a Reg9 notice. (in layman's terms i had a complaint which i was to be investigated over) I cant go into too much detail but it's not a nice feeling but its a necessary evil i guess.

I came back from leave expecting to have some crap thrown at me, but it wasn't too bad. You see when an OIC goes on leave for some holiday then the investigation stops while the OIC is away. So that assault you reported last week will have nothing doing to it for a few weeks. The public seem to think that we are a team who help each other and progress crimes as a team but that is not the case. I have ownership of some 20 crime reports, that's 20 members of the public who's cases i am investigating, a similar number for each other officer on my shift.

The public assume that i work 24/7 365 days a week and am at there beckoned call, but alas i do need to eat, sleep and god forbid have some time off during the week. They phone me during the day when i am on nights, but when I'm free to return the call not too long after 2200 hours then they complain that i am disturbing them and that i should call back at a more sociable hour. Or i just don't call them back until i am on days which could be a week later and they complain that i have not returned their call.

No win situation.

We have now moved to CAPTOR or PAVA spray which is to replace CS spray. On the face of it, it seems great as its a secondary control measure and has been sold to us as "GET IN THE TRANSIT" "NO FUCK OFF" "WILL YOU COMPLY WITH MY REQUEST" "NO" then spray away. Although sounds good, it could be interesting to see what happens in court with it though.

Other than that, not a lot has really happened, but i guess i was away for a while and missed the fun of the fights in the town center a day before i get back on duty.

Hopefully something will happen soon as its getting quite depressing at work recently with everything that's been going on!

Please feel free to post comments or questions on anything.