18-year-old arrested in connection with robbery of Llanelli pensioner

UPDATE: An 18-year-old man has been charged with robbery following the theft of a 76-year-old woman’s purse in Llanelli.

Jonathan Levi Edwards will appear before Llanelli Magistrates’ Courts this afternoon (16/5).

DYFED-Powys Police investigating the robbery of a 76-year-old woman in Llanelli have arrested an 18-year-old man.

Dyfed-Powys Police received a report that the victim’s purse had been stolen at around 9.15am on Sunday (May 13) in the Stafford Street area.

Extensive...

Police appeal after £5k theft from B&Q Carmarthen

DYFED-Powys Police is appealing for information following a theft of goods worth almost £5,000 from the B&Q store in Carmarthen.

The theft took place between 6-9pm on Monday (Apr 9).

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s, tall, of broad build with short brown light hair. There may have been two other men operating with him.

Items taken include 16 Mira showers, three...

Police arrest two men on suspicion of quad bike theft

DYFED-Powys Police have arrested two men on suspicion of stealing a quad bike from the Llandeilo area.

The force received a report of a quad and car being driven suspiciously at around 1:15am today (Thursday, May 10), and officers were immediately dispatched to the area.

The car was stopped and the driver, a 19-year-old man from Llangadog, was arrested on suspicion of theft and failing to stop.

A second man, aged 18, from Ammanford, was later arrested on suspicion of theft of a quad...

Police charge Adrian Simjak for ‘allegedly’ producing cannabis and possession of a weapon

A 37-year-old man has been charged with producing cannabis and possessing a weapon following a warrant in Llanelli.

Dyfed-Powys Police officers searched an address in Dolau Fawr on Tuesday, May 8, under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Adrian Simjak was charged with possessing a stun gun, producing cannabis and using electricity without authority.

He has been bailed to appear at Llanelli Magistrates' Court on May 24, 2018.

Anyone with information about the production or use of drugs in...

15-month prison sentence for ‘prolific offender’ following Llanelli Play Centre burglary court case

A prolific offender who bought a car and a motorbike in the days following a burglary at a Llanelli children’s play centre has received a 15-month prison sentence for handling stolen goods.

David Richard Thomas Bastiman, aged 32, of Llwynhendy stood trial at Swansea Crown Court on Thursday, May 3. He was found not guilty of the burglary, which occurred at Play King in Dafen on November 27, 2017, but guilty of handling stolen goods.

Evidence presented to the courts outlined how...

AM urges public to have their say on rural crime

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging his constituents not to miss out on sharing their views on crime in rural areas.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, is calling on people to take part in the 2018 National Rural Crime survey.

The previous report, three years ago, when 13,000 people responded, revealed the huge cost of rural crime at around £800 million a year.

Mr Hamilton said: “This is a staggering...

West Wales man sentenced to life in prison for sexual offences

A man from West Wales was today (April 27) sentenced at Swansea Crown Court to life imprisonment,  after being found guilty of sexual offences.

He will serve a minimum of 12 years in prison and will be forced to register as a sex offender for life.

Dyfed-Powys Police welcomes this result following what has been a particularly difficult and sensitive investigation into the sexual abuse over a prolonged period for young victims, who were naturally traumatised by the abuse they...

Victims of anti-social behaviour to be given more support

FROM April 2018 victims of anti-social behaviour in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys will receive support from the victim and witness service, Goleudy.

Goleudy is commissioned by Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, and provides support to anyone affected by crime and anti-social behaviour, regardless of whether they’ve reported it to the police. He said: “Goleudy offers a free and...

Police appeal for witnesses to assault at Eastgate, Llanelli

Police in Llanelli are appealing for witnesses who may have information about a minor assault which happened near Nandos, Eastgate shopping centre, Llanelli, between 4.30pm and 4.50pm today, Sunday (March 25).

In a statement issued earlier today Dyfed-Powys Police said: "In particular, officers are keen to speak to a girl aged around 13 years, who they think witnessed the incident.

"If anyone thinks they know of this girl, or has any information which could help the investigation, they...

Gareth says ‘Thank You’ to Burry Port community

THE community of Burry Port came together to try and find a bicycle, which had been stolen from one of the town's well known and much loved young men, Gareth McKibbins.

In what many have described as a callous act, the bicycle was stolen from Gareth as he went about his chores, shopping for his mother, Eira at the local Co-op store.

Gareth's Mum was adamant that this was the equivalent of ripping Gareth's heart out such was the emotional attachment he had with his bicycle, which...