Residents on the Meadows estate have reported mopeds being driven through the estate. Riders are: not wearing helmets; are performing ‘doughnuts’; riding on pavements and footpaths. The Keynsham Neighbourhood Policing Team is working to identify the riders and deal with them. A warning under s59 of The Police Reform Act 2002 has already been issued. Should the rider drive in an anti-social manner again their moped can be seized. Please contact us on 101 if you have any information that could identify the registrations/mopeds and riders.
Saturday 28th August, 2021
In the past 14 days:
Theft – good news, there have been no buildings broken into within the past two weeks.
ASB – there have been only 6 reports of ASB in the Meadows estate area of Keynsham, including the new estates.
Mopeds – continue to be a problem in the area. Police patrols here and in South Bristol have attempted to stop such vehicles on a number of occasions. Police bike patrols have continued in Keynsham. No offenders have been caught this last fortnight.
Drugs – residents have reported a number of concerns regarding drugs. This information has allowed the police to obtain a search warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act for an address on the Bloor estate. The warrant was executed on Wednesday 23rd August and was successful. A large quantity of cannabis was discovered, plus some suspected class A drugs, as well as a significant quantity of cash. Three suspects were arrested and are now under investigation.
Tuesday 10th August, 2021
Theft – there has been on shed broken into in the last four weeks. Patrols continue to identify offenders.
ASB – there have been several reports of ASB. Intervention has occurred when possible, for example the issuing of acceptable behaviour contracts to prevent further occurrences.
Mopeds – inappropriate use of mopeds has diminished following the arrest of a person using a stolen moped on 22nd July. Plain clothes and uniform operations are continuing in an effort to prevent and catch offenders.
Tuesday 29th June, 2021
In the last fourteen days:
ASB/stolen mopeds – reports relating to this type of ASB has reduced to almost nothing. Neighbourhood officers have been speaking to members of the community who have confirmed this behaviour has currently disappeared.
Holmoak Park – an application by BaNES council to the police and crime commissioners office has been submitted for funding to install lighting (along with a number of other community safety improvement projects). We are awaiting a response. There have been no reports of ASB associated with the park.
ASB in the area – there have been no reported incidents of ASB.
Theft – two were reported: a parcel and garden solar powered lights. Offenders have not been identified.
Regular patrols remain by members of the Neighbourhood Policing Team and Response Teams.
Friday 11th June, 2021
A meeting with residents on Sunday 6th revealed a number of anti-social issues around Bilbie Green and surrounding streets. Included in this was the continuation of mopeds being ridden in an anti-social manner. Rather than legally held mopeds causing anti-social behaviour (ASB), which appears to have stopped after Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) intervention, stolen moped riders are now present. Over the past few weeks the NPT, with the public’s and other policing teams’ help, have recovered seven such bikes. One culprit is currently under investigation with forensic investigations into two items of clothing under way. Patrols have increased significantly in the area and operations have been planned for the near future. Due to the sensitivity of those plans I cannot disclose more details. Likewise suggestion that drug use on the estate is an issue will be tackled by those operations and patrols. If ASB is identified as emanating from a particular household, then ASB legislation can be utilised to address this. I have agreed with residents to update these pages with more detail. A number of residents are working with my team providing information. If you have any information that may assist in dealing with any issue in your street/area please do not hesitate to call 101 and pass that information over. Sgt 2601 Jon Bagnowiec.
Thursday 20th May, 2021
With the help of people in the community it is understood the legally held mopeds being ridden in an anti-social manner have stopped doing so. However, a number of mopeds/motorcycles (5) have continued. Four of these have been recovered from hiding places and a person is under investigation. Actions and enquiries are on-going to identify culprits and prevent further ASB.