Routine Stop Results In Stolen Property Find
West Putney SNT officer arrests cycling youth
On Tuesday 5th August 2008 officers from West Putney SNT were on foot patrol in Roehampton Lane SW15. At approximately 2.25pm they stopped a youth on a pedal cycle.
Checks were completed on the pedal cycle that revealed it had been reported stolen the day before from the car park of Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton Lane.
A 17-year-old youth has subsequently been arrested and charged for Handling Stolen Goods.
Sergeant Eric Ostrowski said: ‘This arrest and charge has come about by pro-active high visibility policing by Safer Neighbourhoods Team officers in an area which the previous day had suffered from a bicycle theft. I must remind anyone who uses a bicycle to make sure that they note down the frame number as this could be crucial in any subsequent identification.’
August 15, 2008