Put the word out that there is a secret 5G installation behind the bushes. Agent Cob's mad brother will be round in a flash.that is the downside of such a device, along with them being a bit illegal.
If we could persuade them into a faraday cage, that'd work too. Even better if we can then electrify it.
Thats what we did, they still see a signal, but cannot make a call , we tried it on our own phones first, then on some mong using his phone in his car driving pastwait till you see one of them take or make a call and interrupt it?
That can be a double-edged sword though. As Ive said on other threads-there are people out there who feel the requirement to simply report *something everyday. At the moment they are making daily COVID breach reports. "gang of 15 youths on end of street"-patrol turns up and sees there are 3 8 year olds playing by their front garden gate. When lockdown ends they'll simply switch to reporting cars "fully parked on the pavement"- will inevitably turn out to be a car on a very narrow street with a wheel 2 inches on the kerb.Oh I forgot to mention.
When I say report everything, as separate incidents the reasoning is this. Say you've got a single report, even if it contains ten incidents you're still only looking at one report. This can be put down as a one off. 10 reports over two days is a lot harder to put down as one off.
I've dealt with a fair few incidents where I've advised the complainant to keep making reports. And then we get the 'Oh you're just trying to fob me off and you're not interested!' routine, and then they don't bother doing anything more because 'The council is useless and isn't interested'.
We are, but things take time and we need to evidence any action we take. We need those reports to make sure we can do something. Take the aforementioned PSPO's. We usually get complaints from Liberty about them, and they'll be challenged by Liberty. You also invariably get a few members of the public complaining (these are usually the 'Government oppression!' crowd. Once got called a 'NWO stormtrooper' by one of these lot.). If we're trying to roll a PSPO through on the back of a handful of reports we'll get caned. If we've got 400 repeat events, from multiple witness and signed witness statements, its us doing the caning.
We've got a PSPO in the works with an alcohol exclusion area. It's taken us over a year of gathering witness statements, monitoring the area and recording exact numbers of street drinkers by appointed council officers.
Also, keep in mind the council guy likely has several cases on the go at anyone time. A simple 'Youths/Littering/looking surly' isn't high on ones priorities when you've just got off the phone to someone whose been driven suicidal, and they've been yelling and screaming at you for an hour, you've seen an email come in from someone you know there's concerns for welfare whose nearly burnt down their house several times, you've got another old lady asking for help, whose lives are being made a nightmare by the next door neighbor, the sort who says 'Oh I'm sorry to have called you, I don't want to complain or make a fuss.' Yet the scrote next door is practically smearing excrement over her house, and has been for the last year or so before she's decided to place the call.
What I'm trying to say is, your issues will get looked at when they've got enough evidence to look at it.
Thought I would post this here as there are actually some knowledgeable people on this board that might be able to provide some decent advice.
About six weeks ago I split from my GF and moved back into my own flat.
It was quickly noticeable to me that the environs surrounding the flat had completely declined since I had last lived there.
Firstly, we have an alley way that runs past the flats that runs from the street to a very large park area. I see people stood at the entrance of this alleyway daily - I have never seen drugs actually change hands but it is quite obvious what they are up to. This alley provides excellent routes in and out, including into a large park where they could easily lose any police attention.
The street itself is terribly lit and is quite intimidating during the hours of darkness. I asked the management company that manages our building why the lights weren't on at the entrance to the building.
They were quite surprised because apparently they had fixed the lights only a couple of months ago. It turns out someone has removed the lightbulbs. These lights help to illuminate the alleyway, and without them it is in total darkness. It is certainly a combat indicator of skullduggery going on.
On the other side of the building my flat overlooks a green that backs onto a bridge with a dual carriageway. The bushes at the back of this green are used nightly for drug taking and drug dealing by a group of between 6-12 people. At night time I can see torches and lighters being lit in the bushes constantly. My balcony overlooks all of this so I can sit watching their activities to my hearts content. They are on mobile phones often and often have very loud shouting matches. I imagine they are very intimidating to walk past.
The general ambience of the area screams 'shithole' now. At night there all sorts of unsavoury characters lurking, often in groups.
Because the area is next to the town centre it has always had its fair share of druggies and homeless passing through but this is something else.
I have made a report to the police via their website and although they acknowledged receiving it I haven't heard anything about it.
As much as I want to channel my inner Punisher and start shooting them with a crossbow from my balcony, what are my options?
Is there any way I can get the police to bother to do anything?
That's nice. I put some dashcam footage in through the online submission portal for A&S Constabulary showing a woman in the car behind me constantly looking at her 'phone in a suction-cup holder attached to her windscreen and tapping away on it, replying to text messages or updating Facetwat or whatever, and the response was that because she wasn't actually holding the phone no offence had been committed.That can be a double-edged sword though. As Ive said on other threads-there are people out there who feel the requirement to simply report *something everyday. At the moment they are making daily COVID breach reports. "gang of 15 youths on end of street"-patrol turns up and sees there are 3 8 year olds playing by their front garden gate. When lockdown ends they'll simply switch to reporting cars "fully parked on the pavement"- will inevitably turn out to be a car on a very narrow street with a wheel 2 inches on the kerb.
DO make reports everytime something happens, you can do it online. Make note of car registrations then an intel marker can be placed on it. Make every report count though-dont exagerrate or type a Shakespearian masterpiece with absolutely zero information in it... Real example of what's quite common:
"I was looking in a south westerly direction the other day and saw an individual who looked like he was probably waiting for drugs. A blue car..or maybe black (I didnt have my glasses on and it was going dark) then drove past and stopped. The suspect individual then proceeded to approach the vehicle which was heading South East. This happened at tea time as I'd just had my steak & kidney pie..the car then drove off so I presume it was a drugs deal. I see lots of drugs deals taking place outside my house, sometimes a red car turns up-Ive even seen a silver one. I think her from number 34 is involved." All submitted leaving their own name and address as anonymous so we dont have a fecking clue where anything took place.
You have to remember-police are massively tied up with all the covid calls, 90% of which all derrive from someones neighbour having a visitor who has taken a up a parking space on the street-no actual concern for public health etc. Your reports WILL be noted and the neighbourhood policing team will also liase with the council etc. Just dont expect blue lights etc if you see a bloke jacking up in the bushes and report it-its not gonna happen.