Police call on community to be their 'eyes and ears' after court order is slapped on car crook (From St Helens Star)
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Police call on community to be their 'eyes and ears' after court order is slapped on car crook McCawley Halliwell
6:00am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
A COMMUNITY blighted by a teenage car crook has been asked to be “the eyes and ears of the police” to ensure he sticks to the terms of a court banning order.
McCawley Halliwell, 18, was given a two-year criminal anti-social behaviour order after stealing a sat nav from a Citroen car on Clock Face Road.
The unusual order bans the “persistent offender” from even touching a car that he does not own.
During his most recent crime, a 40-year-old woman was woken by her son who had seen Halliwell searching her car.
She alerted police and officers found other belongings strewn in the street. Halliwell was arrested a short time later and admitted his guilt.
The teenager, of Clock Face Road, has arrests dating back several years.
His offences include the theft of bank cards from a car in Clock Face in July 2012 and in April 2013, breaking into a Renault Clio in Sutton Leach.
Under the terms of the Crasbo, Halliwell must not touch or enter a vehicle that does not belong to him, unless he has permission of the owner or is a fare paying passenger.
He must also not enter any property without the permission of the owner or tenant.
Detective Inspector Andy Milligan said the order had been imposed to curb Halliwell's offending and protect the community.
He told the Star: "The public need to be aware of McCawley Halliwell's persistent offending and the conditions that the court has imposed on him.
“The community that has been affected by his criminal behaviour can act as our eyes and ears for ensuring that Halliwell lives by the conditions.
“If anyone sees him touching or interfering with a motor vehicle or on someone's property I would urge them to pass that information on to police.
“Breaching the conditions of a Crasbo is a serious matter and I hope that this sends out a strong message to other persistent offenders that the courts and the police will not tolerate a small number of individuals affecting the wider community."
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