Falmouth police appeal after New Year's vandalism

A spate of vandalism to vehicles over the New Year period has left Falmouth police appealing for witnesses.

On New Year’s Eve two windscreens were smashed - one in Fenwick Road and another in Webber Hill - while the following day an additional vehicle was found damaged on Basset Street.

Between midnight on January 1 and 10am the following morning a vehicle was also vandalised in Islington Wharf boatyard in Penryn.

Anyone with any information on any of these attacks is urged to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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11:06pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Alistair Campbell says...

Whats all the fuss about this is the future of a New years Eve in Falmouth , the days of a family based society here are over , Thanks to Varney and Eva the rise of the students and their culture is upon us
Whats all the fuss about this is the future of a New years Eve in Falmouth , the days of a family based society here are over , Thanks to Varney and Eva the rise of the students and their culture is upon us Alistair Campbell

11:45pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Beth-Penryn says...

The days of 'family based society' are dwindling not because of students but because of wider cultural changes and lifestyles all over the country. As for students being responsible for the described vandalism around new years eve, that's rather unlikely as almost all of the students would still have been at home and not in Falmouth. Crime rates In Falmouth have been pretty level over the past ten years so blaming an influx of students doesn't really seem a reasonable argument.
The days of 'family based society' are dwindling not because of students but because of wider cultural changes and lifestyles all over the country. As for students being responsible for the described vandalism around new years eve, that's rather unlikely as almost all of the students would still have been at home and not in Falmouth. Crime rates In Falmouth have been pretty level over the past ten years so blaming an influx of students doesn't really seem a reasonable argument. Beth-Penryn

8:58am Wed 16 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

The rise of students has nothing to do with Councillor Eva and Councillor Varney, the university will accept the amount of students it is capable of accepting. According to town councillor Ms Merrett, she stated in a previous Packet article on this website that they have properties in Falmouth and can't find anyone to live in them because there are not enough students, ie the student rate is dropping.

Is there any proof that students were responsible for the vandalism? one cannot categorise all students as being the same.
The rise of students has nothing to do with Councillor Eva and Councillor Varney, the university will accept the amount of students it is capable of accepting. According to town councillor Ms Merrett, she stated in a previous Packet article on this website that they have properties in Falmouth and can't find anyone to live in them because there are not enough students, ie the student rate is dropping. Is there any proof that students were responsible for the vandalism? one cannot categorise all students as being the same. Gill Zella Martin 09

11:44am Wed 16 Jan 13

Alistair Campbell says...

You obviously do not live near or amongst them , the noise is going till three am in the morning , they put their litter out on days way before collection and the seagulls do the rest , there are no empty houses in the road I live , most have blankets up against the windows instead of curtains ,and yes Varney and Eva stopped Falmouth council from having the right to monitor how many houses were available to student lets , I have lived in Falmouth all my life and there is no comparison to the way life was before the students arrived , all my neighbours moved out so we only have a community of students in the centre of Falmouth
You obviously do not live near or amongst them , the noise is going till three am in the morning , they put their litter out on days way before collection and the seagulls do the rest , there are no empty houses in the road I live , most have blankets up against the windows instead of curtains ,and yes Varney and Eva stopped Falmouth council from having the right to monitor how many houses were available to student lets , I have lived in Falmouth all my life and there is no comparison to the way life was before the students arrived , all my neighbours moved out so we only have a community of students in the centre of Falmouth Alistair Campbell

11:53am Wed 16 Jan 13

meerkats says...

Alistair Campbell wrote:
You obviously do not live near or amongst them , the noise is going till three am in the morning , they put their litter out on days way before collection and the seagulls do the rest , there are no empty houses in the road I live , most have blankets up against the windows instead of curtains ,and yes Varney and Eva stopped Falmouth council from having the right to monitor how many houses were available to student lets , I have lived in Falmouth all my life and there is no comparison to the way life was before the students arrived , all my neighbours moved out so we only have a community of students in the centre of Falmouth
Can't be nice living in that situation if it is that bad, but you still can't assume that students were to blame for the vandalism.
[quote][p][bold]Alistair Campbell[/bold] wrote: You obviously do not live near or amongst them , the noise is going till three am in the morning , they put their litter out on days way before collection and the seagulls do the rest , there are no empty houses in the road I live , most have blankets up against the windows instead of curtains ,and yes Varney and Eva stopped Falmouth council from having the right to monitor how many houses were available to student lets , I have lived in Falmouth all my life and there is no comparison to the way life was before the students arrived , all my neighbours moved out so we only have a community of students in the centre of Falmouth[/p][/quote]Can't be nice living in that situation if it is that bad, but you still can't assume that students were to blame for the vandalism. meerkats

12:24pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Alistair Campbell says...

Lots of them stay in the town and do not go home especially in my road , why go home to rules when they can do as they please here in Falmouth
Lots of them stay in the town and do not go home especially in my road , why go home to rules when they can do as they please here in Falmouth Alistair Campbell

1:49pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Alistair Campbell wrote:
You obviously do not live near or amongst them , the noise is going till three am in the morning , they put their litter out on days way before collection and the seagulls do the rest , there are no empty houses in the road I live , most have blankets up against the windows instead of curtains ,and yes Varney and Eva stopped Falmouth council from having the right to monitor how many houses were available to student lets , I have lived in Falmouth all my life and there is no comparison to the way life was before the students arrived , all my neighbours moved out so we only have a community of students in the centre of Falmouth
No I do not live near or amongst them although I have lived in close proximity to a college in the past. I do agree some students can indulge in anti social behaviour but then I endured anti social neighbours for a long time in the past until I managed to get the situation under some sort of control, they were not students, so there is good and bad in all walks of life. I do sympathise with you because it is not easy putting up with anti social behaviour from anyone and it is not easy to solve, however, it can be solved or at least improved upon with the right
co-operation from the relevant parties. The problems you say you have should be addressed, I personally would contact the landlords of the properties that the students are in, the university, environmental health, and the students themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Alistair Campbell[/bold] wrote: You obviously do not live near or amongst them , the noise is going till three am in the morning , they put their litter out on days way before collection and the seagulls do the rest , there are no empty houses in the road I live , most have blankets up against the windows instead of curtains ,and yes Varney and Eva stopped Falmouth council from having the right to monitor how many houses were available to student lets , I have lived in Falmouth all my life and there is no comparison to the way life was before the students arrived , all my neighbours moved out so we only have a community of students in the centre of Falmouth[/p][/quote]No I do not live near or amongst them although I have lived in close proximity to a college in the past. I do agree some students can indulge in anti social behaviour but then I endured anti social neighbours for a long time in the past until I managed to get the situation under some sort of control, they were not students, so there is good and bad in all walks of life. I do sympathise with you because it is not easy putting up with anti social behaviour from anyone and it is not easy to solve, however, it can be solved or at least improved upon with the right co-operation from the relevant parties. The problems you say you have should be addressed, I personally would contact the landlords of the properties that the students are in, the university, environmental health, and the students themselves. Gill Zella Martin 09

9:24pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Lanty Slee says...

There's no need to worry, that's just Santa's elves letting their hair down after Christmas.
There's no need to worry, that's just Santa's elves letting their hair down after Christmas. Lanty Slee

10:05am Thu 17 Jan 13

ucsweb says...

Didn't they say that crime over New Year was down?
Is that because they wait two weeks to deal with it?
Didn't they say that crime over New Year was down? Is that because they wait two weeks to deal with it? ucsweb

3:45pm Thu 17 Jan 13

molesworth says...

There are no students in Falmouth over Christmas and New Year. Blaming them for everything is SO boring. Students spread some graffiti and make noise. That's it. We all know we have lots of homegrown vandals and thugs and we all know who they are. It's locals who rob, vanadalise and beat people up. End of story.
There are no students in Falmouth over Christmas and New Year. Blaming them for everything is SO boring. Students spread some graffiti and make noise. That's it. We all know we have lots of homegrown vandals and thugs and we all know who they are. It's locals who rob, vanadalise and beat people up. End of story. molesworth

3:50pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Beth-Penryn says...

-Alistair Campbell. Not all students act in anti-social ways and if you are having these experiences you should indeed, contact the appropriate authorities or perhaps approach your neighbors and suggest they have a little respect. However, It was still inappropriate for you to use a news story about vandalism to criticize and blame the student population, most of whom are decent, law abiding people (with better things to so than smash windscreens). I have lived in Penryn all my life but I am also a student who is extremely grateful for the superb facilities and the opportunity to study locally and rather surprisingly I have never smashed a car windscreen-contrary to your prejudice.
People are in general quick to look upon the past through rose-tinted spectacles believing that all was well before 'the students' arrived when really, Penryn and Falmouth were towns with few prospects and little investment.
-Alistair Campbell. Not all students act in anti-social ways and if you are having these experiences you should indeed, contact the appropriate authorities or perhaps approach your neighbors and suggest they have a little respect. However, It was still inappropriate for you to use a news story about vandalism to criticize and blame the student population, most of whom are decent, law abiding people (with better things to so than smash windscreens). I have lived in Penryn all my life but I am also a student who is extremely grateful for the superb facilities and the opportunity to study locally and rather surprisingly I have never smashed a car windscreen-contrary to your prejudice. People are in general quick to look upon the past through rose-tinted spectacles believing that all was well before 'the students' arrived when really, Penryn and Falmouth were towns with few prospects and little investment. Beth-Penryn

4:28pm Thu 17 Jan 13

meerkats says...

There are good and bad people in all walks of life ,and just because you are a student it doesnt mean you can automatically blame them for vandalism etc. You can and should not tar everyone with the same brush.
There are good and bad people in all walks of life ,and just because you are a student it doesnt mean you can automatically blame them for vandalism etc. You can and should not tar everyone with the same brush. meerkats

4:35pm Thu 17 Jan 13

meerkats says...

should read cannot and not can
should read cannot and not can meerkats

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