99 per cent of Portleven's crime caused by one per cent of people

Falmouth Packet: 'Drugs are prolific everywhere at the moment, especially cannabis' 'Drugs are prolific everywhere at the moment, especially cannabis'

Just one per cent of Porthleven’s population is causing 99 per cent of its crime, according to the area’s police community support officer.

PCSO Jon Bell was speaking to town councillors at their last meeting, adding that Porthleven remained a safe place to live.

He said: “Our youths are pretty good. We have got a lot of intervention projects and partnership, plus liaison with the school. I think we’re going in the right direction.”

PCSO Bell said Porthleven still retained a “village mentality,” with people looking out for each other.

“People are very proactive in coming forward and helping police to detect crime,” he added.

Just eight crimes were reported during November this year – half the number recorded in the same month in 2012.

Two were “communication” offences, one involving unwanted telephone calls and the other an “abusive” post on Facebook.

Others involved a glass pane being smashed, burglary of a shed when the door was forced open, fraudulent use of a tax disc and criminal damage to a car bumper.

Cannabis was seized, intended for personal use, and a boat trailer from stolen from the harbour area.

In response to a question about drugs, PCSO Bell said: “Drugs are prolific everywhere at the moment, especially cannabis. In Porthleven I would say with 99.9 per cent of people dealt with for drugs offences it is for recreational cannabis use.”

He said the police were “proactive” in carrying out drugs stops and anyone caught in the port with drugs would be logged as a Porthleven crime, even if they were from a town or village in the surrounding area.

PCSO Bell ended by telling councillors that officers were working closely with Coastline Housing about issues at Wheal Rose and a second housing estate, with further evictions taking place.

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3:32pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Looks to me as if it should be boiled and served up as a vegetable! I know I am only viewing on a small phone screen, but I think the accompanying picture to the article looks like broccoli mixed with sage and onion stuffing with perhaps a little moss or seaweed thrown in!
If I saw a bag like that in the street, it would not occur to me it was cannabis.
Looks to me as if it should be boiled and served up as a vegetable! I know I am only viewing on a small phone screen, but I think the accompanying picture to the article looks like broccoli mixed with sage and onion stuffing with perhaps a little moss or seaweed thrown in! If I saw a bag like that in the street, it would not occur to me it was cannabis. Gillian Zella Martin 09

4:26pm Sat 4 Jan 14

meerkats says...

Someone has stolen the h from Porthleven in the headline, they should add that to their list of crimes as well lol.
Someone has stolen the h from Porthleven in the headline, they should add that to their list of crimes as well lol. meerkats

6:17am Sun 5 Jan 14

KernBear says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Looks to me as if it should be boiled and served up as a vegetable! I know I am only viewing on a small phone screen, but I think the accompanying picture to the article looks like broccoli mixed with sage and onion stuffing with perhaps a little moss or seaweed thrown in!
If I saw a bag like that in the street, it would not occur to me it was cannabis.
I think they have spelt it phonetically. lol
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Looks to me as if it should be boiled and served up as a vegetable! I know I am only viewing on a small phone screen, but I think the accompanying picture to the article looks like broccoli mixed with sage and onion stuffing with perhaps a little moss or seaweed thrown in! If I saw a bag like that in the street, it would not occur to me it was cannabis.[/p][/quote]I think they have spelt it phonetically. lol KernBear

6:49am Sun 5 Jan 14

FreddyF says...

"...99.9 per cent of people dealt with for drugs offences it is for recreational cannabis use" - What a complete and utter waste of police time spent in trying to enforce a pointless prohibition of cannabis.
"...99.9 per cent of people dealt with for drugs offences it is for recreational cannabis use" - What a complete and utter waste of police time spent in trying to enforce a pointless prohibition of cannabis. FreddyF

9:23am Sun 5 Jan 14

KernBear says...

FreddyF wrote:
"...99.9 per cent of people dealt with for drugs offences it is for recreational cannabis use" - What a complete and utter waste of police time spent in trying to enforce a pointless prohibition of cannabis.
A very valid point freddyF. I cannot see why Cannabis should be illegal. It’s becoming increasingly legalised around the globe. The strange thing is, there are no recorded fatalities from Cannabis, yet alcohol is ok, and causes ALOT more issues. I did read about the link to mental health issues, but I have experienced a lot worse with people who suffer from Alcohol addiction. People appear to be blinded by its current legal classification without really knowing anything about. However, the legality and moral issues is another topic.
But, where I disagree with you FreddyF, is that the Police should still crack down on it, as at the end of the day, it does alter ones state of mind and is uncontrolled. Until such things can become regulated then I believe the Police still have a job to do.
[quote][p][bold]FreddyF[/bold] wrote: "...99.9 per cent of people dealt with for drugs offences it is for recreational cannabis use" - What a complete and utter waste of police time spent in trying to enforce a pointless prohibition of cannabis.[/p][/quote]A very valid point freddyF. I cannot see why Cannabis should be illegal. It’s becoming increasingly legalised around the globe. The strange thing is, there are no recorded fatalities from Cannabis, yet alcohol is ok, and causes ALOT more issues. I did read about the link to mental health issues, but I have experienced a lot worse with people who suffer from Alcohol addiction. People appear to be blinded by its current legal classification without really knowing anything about. However, the legality and moral issues is another topic. But, where I disagree with you FreddyF, is that the Police should still crack down on it, as at the end of the day, it does alter ones state of mind and is uncontrolled. Until such things can become regulated then I believe the Police still have a job to do. KernBear

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