Three cops rapped for cautioning burglar

Echo: Three cops rapped for cautioning burglar Three cops rapped for cautioning burglar

THREE police officers who gave a caution to a burglar have been disciplined.

Essex Police launched an inquiry into the use of cautions after the victim, Monique Carson, complained.

Ireneusz Blaszczyk, 24, of Meadgate Avenue, Great Baddow, had stolen jewellery and a games console from her home in Galleywood.

Blaszczyk was arrested, admitted he was responsible and was given a caution.

The inquiry found cautions were generally used well by the force, but there were also examples of serious crimes being dealt with in this way.

In Blaszczyk’s case, the Crown Prosecution Service agreed the caution use was unsafe and charged the suspect with burglary.

He will be sentenced on January 13 after admitting burglary when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court.

A spokesman for Essex Police confirmed a detective inspector, custody sergeant and another officer had been disciplined.

They will receive performance plans and advice about their decision making.

Miss Carson welcomed the decision to take the culprit to court.

Nick Alston, police and crime commissioner, and former Chief Constable, Jim Barker-McCardle, launched the inquiry into cautions.

Mr Alston said: “Burglary is a serious crime and I expect the police and the criminal justice system to treat it seriously.

“To find a criminal has broken into your home and stolen property, some of which may have highly personal and unique qualities such as photographs of loved ones, is highly distressing.”

According to a Government website, cautions are given to anyone aged ten or over for minor crimes, for example graffiti.

The culprit has to admit the offence and agree to be cautioned, and can be arrested and charged if they do not agree.

A caution is not a criminal conviction, but it could be used as evidence of bad character.

Essex Police declined to comment.

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4:31pm Sat 28 Dec 13

John Bull 40 says...

They will be giving murderers cautions next.
They will be giving murderers cautions next. John Bull 40

4:43pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Name them, this is a another Local cover up
Name them, this is a another Local cover up Nowthatsworthknowing

4:43pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Eric the Red says...

John Bull 40 wrote:
They will be giving murderers cautions next.
Unfortunately, they still caution shoplifting thieves, or give them spot fines.........two years breaking rocks in the rain might be more of a just punishment.
[quote][p][bold]John Bull 40[/bold] wrote: They will be giving murderers cautions next.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, they still caution shoplifting thieves, or give them spot fines.........two years breaking rocks in the rain might be more of a just punishment. Eric the Red

5:11pm Sat 28 Dec 13

emcee says...

About time more victims made official complaints when cautions are given for crimes against the person or personal property.
About time more victims made official complaints when cautions are given for crimes against the person or personal property. emcee

5:40pm Sat 28 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Good for you Monique, shameful and wrongful actions by the 3 cops.
Good for you Monique, shameful and wrongful actions by the 3 cops. DogsMessInLeigh

6:10pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Mikkel1 says...

I got a Police Caution a couple of years ago, because I swore at a woman driver who had tailgated me at 60mph, and I mean tailgated. Now we VERY rarely see one police car on the local roads where I live. Claims are made they are about, but crime is still rife.
I got a Police Caution a couple of years ago, because I swore at a woman driver who had tailgated me at 60mph, and I mean tailgated. Now we VERY rarely see one police car on the local roads where I live. Claims are made they are about, but crime is still rife. Mikkel1

6:10pm Sat 28 Dec 13

supermadmax says...

Its possible the detective was give info by the grass and then suggested that the custody Sargent caution him in return. Otherwise its very strange.
Its possible the detective was give info by the grass and then suggested that the custody Sargent caution him in return. Otherwise its very strange. supermadmax

6:12pm Sat 28 Dec 13

supermadmax says...

Mikkel1 wrote:
I got a Police Caution a couple of years ago, because I swore at a woman driver who had tailgated me at 60mph, and I mean tailgated. Now we VERY rarely see one police car on the local roads where I live. Claims are made they are about, but crime is still rife.
You should not have accepted it, they would have almost certainly released you without charge.
[quote][p][bold]Mikkel1[/bold] wrote: I got a Police Caution a couple of years ago, because I swore at a woman driver who had tailgated me at 60mph, and I mean tailgated. Now we VERY rarely see one police car on the local roads where I live. Claims are made they are about, but crime is still rife.[/p][/quote]You should not have accepted it, they would have almost certainly released you without charge. supermadmax

6:18pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

supermadmax wrote:
Its possible the detective was give info by the grass and then suggested that the custody Sargent caution him in return. Otherwise its very strange.
It's Sergeant numbnuts....
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Its possible the detective was give info by the grass and then suggested that the custody Sargent caution him in return. Otherwise its very strange.[/p][/quote]It's Sergeant numbnuts.... Nowthatsworthknowing

7:40pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

More evidence of the stranglehold of the loony left on commonsense
More evidence of the stranglehold of the loony left on commonsense Kim Gandy

7:58pm Sat 28 Dec 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Its possible the detective was give info by the grass and then suggested that the custody Sargent caution him in return. Otherwise its very strange.
It's Sergeant numbnuts....
Sergeant Numbnuts....wasn't he in Bilko or sumfing similar..?
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Its possible the detective was give info by the grass and then suggested that the custody Sargent caution him in return. Otherwise its very strange.[/p][/quote]It's Sergeant numbnuts....[/p][/quote]Sergeant Numbnuts....wasn't he in Bilko or sumfing similar..? DogsMessInLeigh

9:47pm Sat 28 Dec 13

TonyLR2 says...

Yet another example of the police surrendering in the face of serious crime. The police follow their own agenda which basically means coming down like a ton of bricks on innocent victims/ members of the public for relatively minor incidents like Mikkel 1 who swore, and then turning a blind eye to serious criminals. And they try in fool us into believing "crime is down". Pathetic.
Yet another example of the police surrendering in the face of serious crime. The police follow their own agenda which basically means coming down like a ton of bricks on innocent victims/ members of the public for relatively minor incidents like Mikkel 1 who swore, and then turning a blind eye to serious criminals. And they try in fool us into believing "crime is down". Pathetic. TonyLR2

10:36pm Sat 28 Dec 13

bazza 1 says...

Chances are he will only get a slap on the wrist anyway. Punishment for this kind of crime is bloody useless. Burglars should get birched. End of.
Chances are he will only get a slap on the wrist anyway. Punishment for this kind of crime is bloody useless. Burglars should get birched. End of. bazza 1

11:39pm Sat 28 Dec 13

King of theft says...

Eric the Red wrote:
John Bull 40 wrote:
They will be giving murderers cautions next.
Unfortunately, they still caution shoplifting thieves, or give them spot fines.........two years breaking rocks in the rain might be more of a just punishment.
To **** right! Shoplifting is a minor offence. Police have got better ways to spend their time then arresting and putting a shoplifter up before a judge. I see items in a shop as a target, not as a purchase.
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Bull 40[/bold] wrote: They will be giving murderers cautions next.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, they still caution shoplifting thieves, or give them spot fines.........two years breaking rocks in the rain might be more of a just punishment.[/p][/quote]To **** right! Shoplifting is a minor offence. Police have got better ways to spend their time then arresting and putting a shoplifter up before a judge. I see items in a shop as a target, not as a purchase. King of theft

11:45pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Seasider90 says...

If the burglar had got a slap you can guarantee the police would have hauled the homeowner before the courts. Funny how the police and judiciary who are supposed to uphold law and order continually fail the victims. Left wing agenda runs rife through this country like a cancer. I would have helped the police in any incident but no longer - they do not work for the victims in crime anymore and are now seen as part of the problem and not the solution.
If the burglar had got a slap you can guarantee the police would have hauled the homeowner before the courts. Funny how the police and judiciary who are supposed to uphold law and order continually fail the victims. Left wing agenda runs rife through this country like a cancer. I would have helped the police in any incident but no longer - they do not work for the victims in crime anymore and are now seen as part of the problem and not the solution. Seasider90

8:31am Sun 29 Dec 13

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Hope somebody burgles their houses, see how they feel
Hope somebody burgles their houses, see how they feel CHRISTMAS CAROL

9:56am Sun 29 Dec 13

King of theft says...

Seasider90 wrote:
If the burglar had got a slap you can guarantee the police would have hauled the homeowner before the courts. Funny how the police and judiciary who are supposed to uphold law and order continually fail the victims. Left wing agenda runs rife through this country like a cancer. I would have helped the police in any incident but no longer - they do not work for the victims in crime anymore and are now seen as part of the problem and not the solution.
Have you only just realised that?! It's true though your statement. The laws in Britain are very poor for the law abiding citizen, but great for the criminals (like me). I know full well I can walk into a store, shoplift, and if I get caught police will mostly likely just give me a fine. If I am arrested and taken too court, I know full well I will not get a custodial sentence, just a fine again. You need to get caught at least 5 times to get a prison sentence I think. I've only been caught once and got a on the spot fine. Not bad for someone that's been doing it everyday nearly for at least a year or 2. Im still quids up. When I say quids up I mean £1000's.
[quote][p][bold]Seasider90[/bold] wrote: If the burglar had got a slap you can guarantee the police would have hauled the homeowner before the courts. Funny how the police and judiciary who are supposed to uphold law and order continually fail the victims. Left wing agenda runs rife through this country like a cancer. I would have helped the police in any incident but no longer - they do not work for the victims in crime anymore and are now seen as part of the problem and not the solution.[/p][/quote]Have you only just realised that?! It's true though your statement. The laws in Britain are very poor for the law abiding citizen, but great for the criminals (like me). I know full well I can walk into a store, shoplift, and if I get caught police will mostly likely just give me a fine. If I am arrested and taken too court, I know full well I will not get a custodial sentence, just a fine again. You need to get caught at least 5 times to get a prison sentence I think. I've only been caught once and got a on the spot fine. Not bad for someone that's been doing it everyday nearly for at least a year or 2. Im still quids up. When I say quids up I mean £1000's. King of theft

12:28pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Letmetryagain says...

You only have to look and see how many organizations there are, which exist
to help and rehabilitate convicted criminals.

Then see how many there are to help victims of crime.
You only have to look and see how many organizations there are, which exist to help and rehabilitate convicted criminals. Then see how many there are to help victims of crime. Letmetryagain

2:16pm Sun 29 Dec 13

King of theft says...

Letmetryagain wrote:
You only have to look and see how many organizations there are, which exist
to help and rehabilitate convicted criminals.

Then see how many there are to help victims of crime.
Us criminals need a chance to get clean. That's why.
[quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: You only have to look and see how many organizations there are, which exist to help and rehabilitate convicted criminals. Then see how many there are to help victims of crime.[/p][/quote]Us criminals need a chance to get clean. That's why. King of theft

3:59pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Nebs says...

Letmetryagain wrote:
You only have to look and see how many organizations there are, which exist
to help and rehabilitate convicted criminals.

Then see how many there are to help victims of crime.
There is big money to be made from rehabilitation. And if you are no good at it then they offend again and you get to rehabilitate them again and you get paid again. If you succeed in rehabilitating all the criminals then you are out of a job.
[quote][p][bold]Letmetryagain[/bold] wrote: You only have to look and see how many organizations there are, which exist to help and rehabilitate convicted criminals. Then see how many there are to help victims of crime.[/p][/quote]There is big money to be made from rehabilitation. And if you are no good at it then they offend again and you get to rehabilitate them again and you get paid again. If you succeed in rehabilitating all the criminals then you are out of a job. Nebs

6:14pm Sun 29 Dec 13

KatieP says...

Mikkel1 wrote:
I got a Police Caution a couple of years ago, because I swore at a woman driver who had tailgated me at 60mph, and I mean tailgated. Now we VERY rarely see one police car on the local roads where I live. Claims are made they are about, but crime is still rife.
How did the police get involved over a single incident of swearing?
[quote][p][bold]Mikkel1[/bold] wrote: I got a Police Caution a couple of years ago, because I swore at a woman driver who had tailgated me at 60mph, and I mean tailgated. Now we VERY rarely see one police car on the local roads where I live. Claims are made they are about, but crime is still rife.[/p][/quote]How did the police get involved over a single incident of swearing? KatieP

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