Cellphone thefts are rising
There were 15 family harm incidents for the week. Four of these resulted in arrests which were mainly for assaults and breaching court orders.
There were a range of different causes to these incidents from arguments over nothing at all to intoxicating substances.
Alcohol tends to continue to be the main aggravator.
There were five burglaries for the week.
In one of these youths, aged 13 and 14, have been dealt with through Youth Aid.
The other burglaries involved the likes of someone breaking into a house to stay there and attempts to gain access into storage containers.
The main thing being stolen at the moment is cellphones. We have had quite a few with six or more in the last week.
This typically comes down to people leaving them unattended in public spaces.
The thing is they are of no use to whoever takes them as modern day phones are locked. You can try and hook them up to another service provider but once they have been reported stolen they won’t sign them up.
There are a number of apps you can download on smartphones to help protect them and hopefully track them down so make sure you utilise them and activate the GPS tracker.
‘‘There are a number of apps you can download on smartphones to help protect them.’’
Police warn people not to leave their phones unattended.