Something of a crime round up for today …
To start with, Bideford:
A woman has appeared in court charged with actual bodily harm, making threats to kill and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence following an incident in Bideford on Tuesday 21 February.
Police were called to an incident at a property in Pridham Place at about 3.45pm. One man had sustained a head injury, which was not life-changing or life-threatening.
Kelly Sorensen, 42, of Newton Court, Newton Road, Bideford, appeared before magistrates in Exeter on Thursday 23 February.
She entered no plea and was remanded in custody until the next hearing on Thursday 23 March.
The following, all from the Bideford area, were arrested in connection with the incident.
A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, and a controlled Class A drug and has been bailed until 22 May.
A 59-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm has also been bailed until 22 May.
A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary has also been bailed until 22 May.
Two men, who were armed with 12-inch kitchen knives, have been jailed after pleading guilty to aggravated burglary with intent to steal. Police were called to a property in the Launceston Road area of Bodmin in the evening of Monday 19 September last year and were told the men had forced their way in, armed with knives and demanding money.
Ryan Cook, 37, of no fixed abode, was jailed for six years and one month and Haydn Williams, 23, of no fixed abode, was jailed for five years and six months.
Cook and Williams were sentenced at Truro Crown Court on Tuesday 21 February.
This doesn’t help the Police at all.
A Devon and Cornwall Police officer who stands accused of sexual offences is due to appear in court next month to face further charges.
PC Matthew Tregale, aged 33, was charged last year with four counts of sexual assault by penetration, two counts of false imprisonment, attempted rape, and two counts of sexual assault.
He was also charged with putting a person in fear of violence by harassment and two counts of controlling or coercive behaviour.
Tregale is next due before Bristol Crown Court on Monday 27 February in connection with these charges, which relate to incidents between 2005 and 2021.
In addition, Tregale has been summonsed before Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 8 March where he will face two further charges of non-penetrative sexual activity with a female aged 15.
These two charges relate to incidents in 2014.
PC Tregale is currently suspended from duty.