Five-year-old boy caused criminal damage in Kidwelly
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy caused criminal damage to a vehicle in Kidwelly last month, it has been revealed.
Sergeant Stuart Bell disclosed last month's crime figures at the latest town council meeting, and said that among the 22 crimes reported, one was an incident of damage caused to a car in Ger y Castell by the youngster.
"The suspect is a young child and enquiries are ongoing as to how best to deal with the matter," Sergeant Bell said. But the incident was not the only crime of its kind during the month.
It was revealed that two more vehicles had been damaged on Water Street — where a successful investigation was carried out by the force to catch the culprits.
"An early arrest and a good investigation ensured the suspect was charged with both offences," Sergeant Bell said.
Mentioning violent crime, the meeting heard that a young man had been assaulted in Ger y Gwendraeth park, adding that the suspect had been identified and issued a youth restorative justice caution.
He also stated that two police officers had been assaulted at Porth y Castell, leading to the suspect being arrested and charged, while in Argoed Crescent, Trimsaran, there was a domestic related assault.
He stated that the suspect was identified and interviewed, but that enquiries are ongoing.
Officers have also carried out a blitz of drugs offences in the area, with eight recorded incidents in the ward.
"Some were down to targeted warrants and some due to the excellent proactive work by officers," Sergeant Bell said.
"The team are currently working on several warrants and are always keen to gain intelligence from the community."
In total, the officer revealed that 17 of the crimes have been detected, and several more are to follow.
He added that the detection rate for the year to date stands at 58.4 per cent compared to 53.4 per cent for the same period last year.
There were no burglaries in the area during the month.