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Road safety appeal over reversing cars in Harleston 0

Road safety appeal over reversing cars in Harleston

17:51 11 March 2016 By Anthony Carroll 1 Norman Hart, chairman of Harleston s Future, being run over by Carol Wiles to promote the road safety resolution Archant A road safety campaign in Harleston has issued its latest warning to residents and motorists by reminding them about the dangers of reversing cars. Harleston s Future and the town s police force have teamed up to help drive forward a community resolution to make streets safer for everyone. In January Harleston s Future launched a new year resolution looking at community issues, starting with road safety.

And now the latest part of the Think For Each Other Community New Year s Resolution had been unveiled as Harleston s Future has teamed-up with the police to take the spirit of the resolution through the rest of year. The new year launch was followed in February by the first general message, Pedestrians Think for Drivers Drivers think for Pedestrians . And now the resolution is highlighting the dangers of people trying to beat reversing cars by nipping across behind them, especially in car parks.

To show the dangers of walking behind reversing cars a mock accident was created with Norman Hart, chairman of Harleston s Future, being run over by Carol Wiles. Mr Hart said the mock accident was designed to emphasise just how hard it is for drivers going backwards, especially in car parks, if pedestrians and other drivers nip behind them at the last minute. He said: In tight spaces, it s very important to be patient and give drivers room to complete their manoeuvre.

PC Jim Squires, beat manager for Harleston police, has given his seal of approval to the campaign. He said: When a vehicle is reversing people should wait as the driver has a lot to look out for. Thinking about the other person s position goes a long way to make our streets safer and a more friendly and pleasant experience.

Harleston s Future is a community group concerned with the social, economic and environmental well-being of the town and its community.

It launched its original resolution message to coincide with the New Year s Eve celebrations in Sydney.

References ^ By Anthony Carroll (www.dissmercury.co.uk)

HIngham Police Say Milton Man and Girlfriend Targeted Hingham … 0

HIngham Police Say Milton Man and Girlfriend Targeted Hingham …

Police said Patrick Graney, age 26, of Milton allegedly entered six unlocked vehicles on Bradley Hill Road and stole electronics, money and jewelry. HINGHAM: Police believe a Milton man and Quincy woman targeted a Hingham neighborhood early Sunday morning to steal valuables from unlocked vehicles. Police said Patrick Graney, age 26, of Milton allegedly entered six unlocked vehicles on Bradley Hill Road and stole an iPod, GPS units, head phones, various phone chargers, greeting cards, a watch, a silver claddagh ring and $24 cash.

Police were called to neighborhood at 1:47 a.m. Sunday after a resident was awoken by his barking dog, according to Hingham Police Sgt. Steven Dearth.

When the resident looked outside he spotted Graney, who fled the area, Dearth said. Three of the vehicles near his home had their driver s door open with their glove compartment and center consoles open and the interior lights on. When police arrived on the scene they spotted Melissa Wolfe, 26, of Quincy sitting inside a vehicle.

Wolfe claimed she was coming from a party and waiting for her boyfriend, who had walked off to go to the bathroom in the woods. Police noticed two white plastic bags, several car charges and a GPS inside the vehicle, which she claimed belonged to her boyfriend s mom. When police spotted Graney on Lincoln Street, he had a small silver claddagh ring and $24 cash inside his pocket, Dearth said.

Graney claimed the ring was a childhood ring of his grandfather. But when victims spoke to police they had identified the ring, the GPS unit the plastic bags, and other valuables as their own. One victim also was able to match the last 4 digits of his credit card, with what was found on a receipt in Graney s vehicle.

Graney was arrested and charged with six counts of breaking and entering at nighttime with intent to commit a crime, receiving stolen property over $250 and possession of a class E substance. Sgt. Dearth said he had 100 Gabapentin pills in his vehicle.

Wolfe was arrested and charged with receiving property over $250. Dearth credits neighbors with the arrest of these two suspects. He said many more vehicles may have been entered if it were not for their call to police.

We are very glad that they heard something and saw something so that we could identify these people and arrest these people rather than have it continue on all night, Dearth said.

Police are investigating to see if the suspects are connected with past Hingham break-ins.