Police crackdown on metal theft in Basildon leads to five arrests

A CRACKDOWN on metal theft in Basildon led to five arrests and 62 vehicle checks.

A second day of action as part of Operation Tornado - a crackdown on criminal dealings in stolen metals - was carried out on Friday, September 21.

Working with Basildon Council’s waste management team, Trading Standards and officers from British Transport Police, police stopped and checked 62 stop vehicles at the junction of Wrexham Road and Archers Field Close, near three scrap yards.

An Essex Police spokesman said drivers of three vehicles were suspected of not have a waste carriers licence, with two of them required to buy one or be fined £300.

Following checks on book keeping records at the scrap yards, eight warning letters were given to people giving false or incorrect details when dealing in metals.

Police also made five arrests under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act:

• A 27-year-old man from Basildon was cautioned for giving false personal name or address details.

• A 25-year-old man from Downham, near Billericay , was charged with three counts of giving false details. He was bailed until October 11.

• A 21-year-old man from South Ockendon was charged with two counts of giving false details. He was bailed to until October 11.

• A 24-year-old man from Basildon was given a caution for providing false details.

• A 45-year-old man from Gravesend, Kent, was charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent, theft of a shopping trolley and possession of cannabis. He has been bailed until November 14.

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5:26pm Sat 22 Sep 12

King ,El says...

High time there was action taken against these thieves. Some of them obviously consider theft a legitimate way of 'earning' a living and have been getting away with it for so long that it has become a traditional way of life for them.

The use of false identities is rife not only in the scrap trade. There have been a lot of false names bandied about on this website of late. I couldn't tell whether it was night or day sometimes. Most confusing - but then again I suppose it was meant to be.
High time there was action taken against these thieves. Some of them obviously consider theft a legitimate way of 'earning' a living and have been getting away with it for so long that it has become a traditional way of life for them. The use of false identities is rife not only in the scrap trade. There have been a lot of false names bandied about on this website of late. I couldn't tell whether it was night or day sometimes. Most confusing - but then again I suppose it was meant to be. King ,El
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8:17pm Sun 23 Sep 12

E-Types... says...

President3 wrote:
E-Types... wrote:
President3 wrote:
CALL ME CLINT wrote:
I wonder if this might explain the unusual absence of a regular poster to this site?
Oh! How we laughed!
Still laughing? Good.
Yeah still laughing!

You are soooo funny!!

Not a shred of racial slurs on this thread, except for you spouting your usual cr@p.

Oh! How we laughed!
doasilikey wrote:

Why not simply call them "****" and do away with any misunderstanding."

**** = doasilikey.

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See you dont see that as racial abuse or slur... and thats something you and the law are at odds with.

The fool quoted not only uses a name that has got another arrested on the mere suspicion of using it but also uses it to try get around the sites new restrictions to deliver his hate...

It seems some racists on here are so psychologically warped the self-survival instinct is missing...their unreasonable hate blinds them to their predicament!

Have you asked the echo why they Have suddenly changed their site?

Have you rung up the squad dealing with these racial hate crimes?

No...maybe if you did you might not be laughing so heartily but then again you might....
[quote][p][bold]President3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]E-Types...[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]President3[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CALL ME CLINT[/bold] wrote: I wonder if this might explain the unusual absence of a regular poster to this site?[/p][/quote]Oh! How we laughed![/p][/quote]Still laughing? Good.[/p][/quote]Yeah still laughing! You are soooo funny!! Not a shred of racial slurs on this thread, except for you spouting your usual cr@p. Oh! How we laughed![/p][/quote]doasilikey wrote: Why not simply call them "****" and do away with any misunderstanding." **** = doasilikey. ================== See you dont see that as racial abuse or slur... and thats something you and the law are at odds with. The fool quoted not only uses a name that has got another arrested on the mere suspicion of using it but also uses it to try get around the sites new restrictions to deliver his hate... It seems some racists on here are so psychologically warped the self-survival instinct is missing...their unreasonable hate blinds them to their predicament! Have you asked the echo why they Have suddenly changed their site? Have you rung up the squad dealing with these racial hate crimes? No...maybe if you did you might not be laughing so heartily but then again you might.... E-Types...
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4:24am Mon 24 Sep 12

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8:03am Mon 24 Sep 12

King ,El says...

Expect to see a dramatic drop in the theft of mercury switches and thermometers in the area followed closely by a dramatic rise in the number of second hand merkins on offer at the next Barleylands boot sale .

Thanks lisabella !
Expect to see a dramatic drop in the theft of mercury switches and thermometers in the area followed closely by a dramatic rise in the number of second hand merkins on offer at the next Barleylands boot sale . Thanks lisabella ! King ,El
  • Score: 6

12:57pm Mon 24 Sep 12

J Arthur Rank says...

E-Types... wrote:
J Arthur Rank wrote:
Can anyone on this site enlighten me, is this E-Types character for real or has he escaped from a local circus?
You might of notice there are two user names very simular on here.

One is by a disturbed poster who uses the name to try rile people up so they use racially abusive terms about an ethnic minority community

The other defends against that.

Of whom do you ask the question?
"Of you, that is to say of both of you, since it is obvious that you run more than one account and are responsible for both. Are you acting as agent provacateur or simply out of boredom ? Either way it must surely contravene the terms under which you are permitted to use this site. Now that you have been rumbled I suggest you either refrain from further provocative comments or prepare yourself for the consequences of them"
[quote][p][bold]E-Types...[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J Arthur Rank[/bold] wrote: Can anyone on this site enlighten me, is this E-Types character for real or has he escaped from a local circus?[/p][/quote]You might of notice there are two user names very simular on here. One is by a disturbed poster who uses the name to try rile people up so they use racially abusive terms about an ethnic minority community The other defends against that. Of whom do you ask the question?[/p][/quote]"Of you, that is to say of both of you, since it is obvious that you run more than one account and are responsible for both. Are you acting as agent provacateur or simply out of boredom ? Either way it must surely contravene the terms under which you are permitted to use this site. Now that you have been rumbled I suggest you either refrain from further provocative comments or prepare yourself for the consequences of them" J Arthur Rank
  • Score: 7

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