VEHICLE DAMAGE ENDS IN CAUTION
A 16-YEAR-OLD has been given a youth caution after 12 motor vehicles were damaged in Ponthenri.
Neighbourhood police officers have been hard at work hunting down those responsible for a spate of criminal damage incidents in the lower Gwendraeth Valley over the last couple of weeks.
And the force has already managed to detect 16 out of the 21 offences committed during August, as the remainder continue to be investigated.
Sergeant Stuart Bell said: "The Ponthenri incidents were detected as a result of excellent work by Burry Port officers working with colleagues from Llanelli, in particular Sergeant Neil Jones and his team."
A 17-year-old also landed himself with a caution in Kidwelly, after two offences of vehicle damage was detected at Bridge Street Car Park.
And in Burry Port, officers also detected a further in Dandorlan Road, which saw 24-year-old suspect was dealt with by an adult caution.
Mr Bell added: "In Kidwelly those two offences were detected thanks to the inquiries of the local officers, PC Garry Cutler.
"In both cases members of the public have come forward and reported seeing suspicious behaviour to police.
"These cases go to show the importance of information being fed in to us by local residents and I would encourage people to always get in touch with us if they suspect something suspicious is happening."
Officers have also been busy in their fight against illegal drugs, and executed a drugs raid in Ferry Road, Kidwelly last Thursday, seizing a "substantial quantity" of controlled drugs.
They arrested one person on suspicion of possession with intent to supply both cannabis and amphetamine.
A 49-year-old woman has been bailed pending further inquiries.
Chief Inspector Pete Westlake said: "It is a tremendous result that positive enforcement action has taken such a large amount of drugs off the streets of our communities.
"We are waiting for analysis of the items seized, and once we have that information we will look to charge offenders to court."