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Car vandalism last night

On 22 Sep 2012 at 11:08am Artful wrote:
Multiple car windscreens kicked in around Malling Street area last night. 10 counted so far.
On 22 Sep 2012 at 4:13pm Ed Can Do wrote:
We got burgled in Malling last night. Forgot to lock the front door for the first time ever and they just walked in, must have been going round trying door handles. I might wire up our handle to the mains...
On 22 Sep 2012 at 4:56pm padster wrote:
I am sorry to hear about your house being burgled and the car vandalism. Right under the noses of the police headquarters. I cant imagine how i would feel if i was burgled and I feel safe in malling. I will keep my eyes peeled can we all take a pro active approach to reporting suspicious activity so our neighbours and ourselves do not suffer this shameful violation.
Regards Ed and i will be vigilant.
Maybe we could ask Matt Kent to ask the police to step up patrols?
On 22 Sep 2012 at 5:08pm brixtonbelle wrote:
Which part of Malling Street ? Was all quiet down Cliffe end although we often have a few drunks from the snowdrop waking us up after a late one...
On 22 Sep 2012 at 5:48pm Artful wrote:
From Caffyns to the Esso service station. The police have been great.
On 23 Sep 2012 at 2:19am Castle Gate wrote:
Pretty noisy up here at the Castle Gate, facing out onto the High Street, tonight (1.50am). Two quite severe arguments have been heard at street level, so far. When I walked past Lincolns earlier, the door staff were refusing entry to people trying to arrive at about midnight, in line with their published policy.

Why, oh why, can't people just disagree but still treat each other reasonably? I'm sorry to learn of yet more vandalism in town, this time in Malling Street.

All those naughty people throwing their voices around so very late at night need to reflect on their obligation to wake up early in the morning (Sunday) to mark the feast of St. Florentius, confessor (one of several). Hair shirts tomorrow, lads.

Browsing the website about the history and destruction of Lewes Priory has been an eye-opener tonight. You can read the fruits of the research at the link below.

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On 23 Sep 2012 at 7:33am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Sorry to hear about your burglary, Ed.
And as for arguing in the street - well, perhaps we need a curfew.
On 23 Sep 2012 at 8:29am Sussex Jim wrote:
We definitely need a curfew. And bring back the stocks.
On 23 Sep 2012 at 11:30am Ed Can Do wrote:
I don't think a curfew is the answer, after all that is a major inconvenience for people who are out late and able to resist shouting and vandalism. What we need is for people to regain the respect they once had for the law and for other people and I'm not sure how to achieve that. I think harsher sentencing would be a good start and more police on the street certainly wouldn't hurt.

In our case I think it's one of those things that happens. The burglary rate in Lewes is pretty low and there can't be more than a couple of individuals who do it. Whoever did ours was certainly no professional thief as randomly trying door handles smacks a little of desperation plus they left behind some of the spoils of a previous burglary by the looks of things (If anyone else got burgled on Friday night, the Police might well have some of your stuff by the way). By now they will have swapped our stuff for yesterday's hit of whatever and it'll be long gone up the supply chain sadly.

At least it was just a quick pop in and grab what you can, I think I'd be taking it a lot worse if they'd actually broken in and trashed the place.

But anyway, the problem as I see it with a lot of anti-social behaviour these days is people know or at least think there'll be no come back from it and they're probably right. Even if some little scummer got caught in the act of kicking a car, they'd get a small fine and sent home at best, that's hardly going to deter them is it?
On 23 Sep 2012 at 12:34pm Chillie 123 wrote:
Hey Ed, I am sorry to hear about your burgulary. I feel safe living in Lewes, most of the time. I hope they catch the scum!
On 23 Sep 2012 at 1:31pm Paul wrote:
I frequently read of car mirrors etc being wrecked in Lewes, though burglary is a new one. Does anyone EVER get caught and done for Criminal Damage?
On 23 Sep 2012 at 1:51pm Southover Queen wrote:
They do sometimes, Chillie! This little toe rag from Ousedale was swiftly nicked and sent down for eight weeks last month.

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On 23 Sep 2012 at 8:03pm grafter wrote:
I live near Ousedale and we have never had any problem with burglary or car crime (tempting fate). Is it a case of don't s... on your own doorstep? Considering how many people live there it is amazingly quiet.
On 23 Sep 2012 at 9:13pm MightyTerror wrote:
WiFi video cameras are coming down in price. You could have one set-up pretty quickly. It won't prevent it happening but at least you know who‚??s doing it, and I reckon there only a small handful in Lewes. Sort of thing the police should be doing instead of saving us from the imaginary almighty terrorist threat.
On 24 Sep 2012 at 12:05pm Old Cynic wrote:
Really sorry to hear about this - what time was it?
On 24 Sep 2012 at 12:33pm Worried wrote:
I've noticed a few policeman (maybe community cops) walking around up here on Malling (Queens Road/Meadows area). Is that near where you are Ed can do?
On 24 Sep 2012 at 1:36pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Happened between me going to bed around three and my girlfriend getting up at half seven although the front door was wide open and the house wasn't that cold, implying he'd not been gone long.

We're down the bottom of old Malling but the scene of crime officers who came round said there'd been a couple of burglaries in the area. I've since had a tip off that an extremely well known local scummer is recently out of jail and back on the rob (And sporting a new laptop amongst other things) so I'll wait for CID to ring me back within the allotted 14 days before they update you and if they've achieved nothing I'll do a bit more digging and if it was him, dispense some vigilante justice. Even if the police know who he is (And they almost certainly do) without hard evidence there's little chance of a conviction and he'll have fenced off the spoils pretty sharpish, unless he's a massive idiot, which if it's the person I'm being led to believe it was, he is.
On 24 Sep 2012 at 2:18pm Angry wrote:
SCUM. my Mum was burgled (Nevill ) a couple of years ago. She had cancer at the time. The scum stole her engagement ring and dead mother's wedding ring....FILTHY LOW SCUM.
Ed can Do: how about a description of the low life (without naming names)?
On 24 Sep 2012 at 2:44pm Ed Can Do wrote:
About 31/32 years old, short guy, been in and out of jail since he was about 15, mainly for burglary and petty theft. Last name another word for dishes.
On 24 Sep 2012 at 6:13pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Is the man you describe the same one who got sent down for several burglaries in one night on Landport?
On 24 Sep 2012 at 6:14pm SAnnette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Sorry, should have added that he was sent down last year sometime.
On 24 Sep 2012 at 6:52pm Lewes bloke wrote:
There is another particularly vile Lewes citizen who is about 18 and lives in Weald Close, Landport. Criminal record as long as your arm already and i think is currently being investigated for a series of criminal damage on car wing mirrors and wipers in the pells area.
On 24 Sep 2012 at 7:15pm Hangman wrote:
Another word for dishes?
Crockery, bowl, plate, china, container, platter, pot, saucer, courses?
On 24 Sep 2012 at 9:36pm Fairy liquid wrote:
Hands that do dishes ,
On 25 Sep 2012 at 10:07am Ed Can Do wrote:
ACT, I believe it is the same person, yes. If not him then a close associate, he hangs about with the guy who stabbed that teenager in the Pells back in the day, who someone I know saw in Costa the other day so is either out of jail or at least on weekend release.

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