In response to a request from a reader last year, Sea Cliff Coast will report the crime statistics for both the Austinmer and Helensburgh Police Stations this year.
Crime in general around Helensburgh for the past two months (December and January) has been low, although there were six reported incidents of Malicious damage to property.
Encouraging, there has only been one reported incident of Graffiti, two Stealing from Motor Vehicle offences and one Break, Enter and Steal offence.
Most of the crime we have been dealing with relates to anti-social behaviour and crimes such as assaults which are alcohol related.
The crime statistics from Austinmer for the past month (January) show four Break, Enter and Steal, three Assault, three Malicious Damage, four Steal from Motor Vehicle, one Steal Motor Vehicle and two Stealing.
In summer we need to be mindful not to leave children or pets in motor vehicles as the temperature inside a vehicle can rise from zero to 55 degrees within five minutes i.e. on a 36 degree day a car’s temperature will reach 55 degrees within five minutes.
The greater the amount of glass in the car (hatchbacks) the faster the rise in temperature. It is an offence to leave children and young persons unsupervised in motor vehicles for such a period where the child or young person becomes or is likely to become emotionally distressed or their health becomes or is likely to become permanently or temporarily impaired. In most cases common sense will be applied.
[contact]Sergeant Lawrie Drury, Sector Supervisor, Helensburgh Police Station[/contact]
[phone]1800 333 000[/phone]
[source_author]Sergeant Lawrie Drury, Sector Supervisor, Helensburgh Police Station[/source_author]