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Police appeal after motorbikes stolen in Swindon

Wiltshire Police (UK) - 0 sec ago

Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing two motorbikes stolen during a burglary in Swindon.

The break-in at a unit in Caen View Industrial Estate occurred overnight between 6pm on 24 October and 8am on 25 October 2017.

The offender or offenders stole a TENG toolbox and two green Kawasaki KX60 motorbikes.

PC Jamie Brown said: "We are appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious on the night of the burglary to contact us.

"Also, if anyone has seen motorbikes for sale matching the description of those taken, we would like to hear from them too."

Anyone with information should contact Wiltshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Mental health the subject of '999 What's Your Emergency?'

Wiltshire Police (UK) - 10 min 47 sec ago

Last night’s episode of ‘999 What’s Your Emergency?’ focused on those suffering with mental health issues in our communities and how emergency services are dealing with those in need.

We recognise that many people will suffer with some form of mental health illness during their lifetime and we would encourage anyone affected to seek help and talk to someone about the issues affecting you.

Sgt Mike Hughes, Mental Health Liaison Officer for Wiltshire Police, said: “Wiltshire Police works closely with Avon & Wiltshire NHS Partnership Trust, local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups to improve service provision in this area and to ensure those in crisis receive timely help and support.

“When dealing with those in crisis, Wiltshire Police officers are able to call upon a mental health professional based within the police control room to seek advice and support. By working together, health services and police aim to provide the most appropriate care and support for individuals in crisis and the Control Room Mental Health Triage Team has proved invaluable in helping to provide the most appropriate response to those in mental health crisis.

“There is still work to do though and we continue to work closely with our partners within the local Crisis Care Concordat Group to develop mental health provision in Wiltshire and Swindon, including improved health-based place of safety provision within the Wiltshire Police area."

There are a number of services available to support people with mental ill health in Swindon and the Council work closely with organisations such as Swindon Mind, Twigs, Cruse and Swindon Advocacy Movement. These services provide support to service users who are affected by the care act and the mental health capacity act.

Schools in Swindon benefit from Targeted Mental Health services such as the Ten to Eighteen Project, which also works with parents, while the Council also provides the Ontrak Counselling service.

The Council’s Community Health and Wellbeing team has a number of programmes designed specifically for people with mental ill health and the Community Navigator, Health Ambassador and Active and Inclusive services help clients who have been referred either due to poor emotional health or with a diagnosis of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions.

If you've been affected by anything featured in last night’s episode, please don't suffer in silence. There is help out there from a number of health and voluntary agencies, details are included below.

Motiv8 can help by
• Supporting young people aged 17 and under who are using drugs and/or alcohol
• Providing confidential one-to-one support sessions
• Meeting you at a convenient place of your choice
• Giving advice and information on drugs and alcohol and other helpful organisations
• Providing services for pregnant young women who are using drugs and/or alcohol
• Helping you get access to medical support
• Advising you on how to live healthier
• Helping young people understand the risks of taking drugs and alcohol
• Supporting young people and act on your behalf when talking to school/college/family
• Helping your family understand how they can help you
• Helping you access other support services
• Tel: 0800 169 6136
• Email info@dhimotiv8.org.uk
• Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
• If you feel that you need emergency help phone 999 and/or call your doctor


Mental health and wellbeing
Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing, these are detailed on the NHS Choices website.
The services listed below and your GP will be able to help.


Mental health and wellbeing organisations
Samaritans
Mind
Rethink
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Trust iapt Services
NHS Choices Connect for mental wellbeing
On Your Mind signposts children and young people in Wiltshire to sources of support for good mental health and emotional wellbeing - http://www.onyourmind.org.uk/


Substance misuse
There are specialist services available for anyone who is experiencing problems with their use of alcohol and or drugs and those who are affected by it.
These services are based in the community and are free and confidential. The services are designed to help people get back on their feet by addressing their issues and helping them to make lasting, positive life changes. There is no time limit on the support and treatment on offer and the service’s aims are to be a stepping stone to a healthier life with more opportunities.
To find out more about the services available and how you, or someone you know, can be helped, contact Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service on 01225 718980.

Motiv8 is a service for young people who need help with substance misuse:
Motiv8 can help by
• Supporting young people aged 17 and under who are using drugs and/or alcohol
• Providing confidential one-to-one support sessions
• Meeting you at a convenient place of your choice
• Giving advice and information on drugs and alcohol and other helpful organisations
• Providing services for pregnant young women who are using drugs and/or alcohol
• Helping you get access to medical support
• Advising you on how to live healthier
• Helping young people understand the risks of taking drugs and alcohol
• Supporting young people and act on your behalf when talking to school/college/family
• Helping your family understand how they can help you
• Helping you access other support services
• Tel: 0800 169 6136
• Email info@dhimotiv8.org.uk
• Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
• If you feel that you need emergency help phone 999 and/or call your doctor


Mental health and wellbeing
Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing, these are detailed on the NHS Choices website.
The services listed below and your GP will be able to help.
Mental health and wellbeing organisations
Samaritans
Mind
Rethink
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health NHS Trust iapt Services
NHS Choices Connect for mental wellbeing
On Your Mind signposts children and young people in Wiltshire to sources of support for good mental health and emotional wellbeing - http://www.onyourmind.org.uk/

Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Sini Mathews to Spend Thanksgiving in Jail, Bond Hearing Set

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 34 min 41 sec ago


Sini Ann Mathews, the mother of a North Texas toddler who died under suspicious circumstances, has requested a bond reduction hearing in her child endangerment case.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 / Dallas Co. Jail

Uber Hid Hack That Exposed Data of 57M: Report

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 35 min 12 sec ago


Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber users and drivers, a breach that the company concealed for more than a year, CNBC reported.Uber released a statement on the 2016 attack, and also published resources for...

Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, File

Altercation in John Street - appeal for information

Wiltshire Police (UK) - 35 min 57 sec ago

 

 

We are appealing for the public's help in identifying two men we'd like to speak to in relation to an incident outside a Swindon nightclub.

At approximately 2.15am on Monday 30 October, an altercation took place involving a group of men in John Street, outside Casbah.

A 25-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence and has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Local crime investigator Ken Boyle said: "If you were in the John Street area around this time and saw or heard anything suspicious, we'd like to hear from you.

"We have CCTV images of two men we would like to speak to in connection to this incident - if you know who they are, please get in touch."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

CLOSED: Route 390 North at Exit 24/West Ridge Road - 5:23pm - All lanes Closed Due to Accident - Town of Greece

State - NY - NYALERT - 36 min 42 sec ago
Multi-vehicle accident has all lanes of Route 390 North closed at Exit 24-West Ridge Road. Follow posted detours.
Categories: Current Incidents

Son of officer killed in Dallas ambush dies by suicide

Police One - 36 min 58 sec ago

By PoliceOne Staff

CORSICANA, Texas — The son of an officer who was killed in the July 2016 ambush in Dallas died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday.

KDFW reports that 19-year-old William Thompson, son of Dallas Area Rapid Transit Officer Brent Thompson, was found dead by Corsicana police at a park. Police said Thompson called 911 early Monday morning and told them that he was planning to kill himself.

Officers were able to track Thompson down, but he shot himself as police were approaching him, according to the report. No suicide note was found.

Brent Thompson was one of five officers who were killed in a deadly ambush in downtown Dallas on July 7, 2016.

Police said William Thompson’s death is under investigation.


Categories: Law Enforcement

Gaylord Texan ICE! 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 46 min 15 sec ago


The ICE! exhibit at the Gaylord Texan Resort is underway & this year's theme is 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Photo Credit: Holley Ford

Fatal Crash Closes Northbound Central Expressway in Plano

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 57 min 23 sec ago


Northbound Central Expressway will be closed at Parker Road in Plano for several hours Tuesday afternoon due to a fatal crash involving a motorcycle and a number of other vehicles.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News

CLEARED:I-87 (Thruway) Southbound between Exit 21A and Exit 21B in the Town of Coxsackie has the left lane reopened. Crash cleared at 5:00PM-Greene Co

State - NY - NYALERT - 1 hour 1 min ago
CLEARED:I-87 (Thruway) Southbound between Exit 21A and Exit 21B in the Town of Coxsackie has the left lane reopened. Crash cleared at 5:00PM-Greene Co
Categories: Current Incidents

Police appeal for missing Swindon woman Eleanor Keaveny

Wiltshire Police (UK) - 1 hour 2 min ago

Concern is growing for the welfare of a 25-year-old woman who has gone missing from Swindon.

Eleanor Keaveny has not been seen since yesterday evening and officers are growing increasingly worried about her safety.

She is described as white, around 5ft 3ins tall and with brown hair. She was last seen wearing a grey jacket, blue jeans and black Nike trainers.

Police are urging Eleanor to get in touch to let them know she is safe and well.

Anyone who sees Eleanor is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Prescribed Fire Pile Burning 2017/2018 (Prescribed Fire)

Inciweb - Incidents - 1 hour 8 min ago
Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season As winter conditions settle in, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests will work to burn slash piles resulting from fuels reductions and hazardous tree removal projects in the area. Hand piles are a result of crews using chainsaws to thin the forest. Much of the smaller cut material is piled for burning. Machine piles are the result of using logging equipment and consist of primarily the limbs of trees as most of the logs have already been removed. Piles must be burned before the treatment is complete. Last season, the Forests accomplished burning some 9,470 individual piles, of which some 627 were large, machine built piles accounting for many acres of hazardous fuels treatment. This season’s pile burning could begin next week and will continue through the spring, as conditions allow. Piles are only ignited under favorable weather conditions. Adequate snow cover, precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and...

The 10 best states to make a living as a police officer in 2017

Police One - 1 hour 15 min ago

By Megan Wells, PoliceOne Contributor

Each year, PoliceOne analyzes 50 states and Washington D.C. to determine which offers the best comprehensive wages for law enforcement officials.

After the 2016 edition was published, we received requests to include a deeper look at income and property taxes. We listened. And this year, we’ve added several new data points.

Criteria

In short, we used a weighted average to compare:

Salary Cost of living Income tax Property taxes

A detailed breakdown of the methodology can be found at the end of this article.

Notable changes from 2016: Only four states from the 2016 list appear in 2017. Six of the 10 states to make this list don’t have an income tax. One state on this list sits below the national average wage for police officers, which is $57,129.

See if your state made the list.

https://readymag.com/912810

Methodology

We used a weighted system to measure the best states for police officers to make a living. The data points we measured are as follows:

Salary (35%) Using Bureau of Labor Statistics data we found the annual mean wage for patrol officers in each state. Cost of living (20%) We used the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center to rank each state’s cost of living. State income tax percentage (30%) We used the Tax Foundation to find max tax rates in each state. Data is valid as of July 2017. States with an * by them indication a flat income rate throughout the state. Property tax (15%) We used the Tax Foundation to find property taxes which are effective tax rates on owner-occupied homes.

The lack of consistent variables makes it difficult to include pension information in our write up. We do acknowledge long-lasting financial security paints a more robust picture of which states allow officers the best living.

Click for the full national ranking.


Categories: Law Enforcement

Another firefighter stunt fails during a Mexican Revolution parade

Statter 911 - 1 hour 20 min ago

Firefighters hurt as they crash to the pavement in ladder stunt

The post Another firefighter stunt fails during a Mexican Revolution parade appeared first on Statter911.

Categories: Fire Service

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Centers Close in Harris County

FEMA - News - 1 hour 37 min ago

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in the city of Houston will close permanently at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

The centers are at the following locations:

Harris County
The Church Without Walls
5725 Queenston Boulevard
Houston, TX 77084

Language English
Categories: Emergency Management

Trump on Ala. Senate Race: ‘We Don’t Need a Liberal’

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - 1 hour 48 min ago


As President Donald Trump departed the White House Tuesday, he stopped to speak with reporters about the ongoing Roy Moore controversy.

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