A day of action was held in Haverfordwest over the weekend targeting the crimes and issues that are having a negative impact on the community.

The activity took place on Saturday, June 16, and included tackling under-age drinking, drug dealing, drink driving, anti-social behaviour, and modern day slavery.

Officers teamed up with Wales Ambulance Service and Street Pastors to carry out a targeted day of activity clamping down on problems that have been reported to them by the community.

Amongst the many results for the day, three arrests were made.

33-year-old Paul Jenkins from Dew Street, Haverfordwest was arrested for failing to attend at court. He was transferred to the courts on Monday, June 18.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of common assault and threats to commit criminal damage. He was released under investigation on June 16.

A 13-year-old boy from Haverfordwest, was arrested on suspicion aggravated burglary, vehicle theft, resisting arrest and assault. He was later released under investigation.

Sergeant Reuben Palin said: “It was a highly successful day that not only led to arrests and warnings, but also gave officers and partners the opportunity to show the local community that their concerns are taken seriously and while they may not see immediate action if they report something to us, they should be reassured that we will be building an intelligence picture in the background that then leads us to carry out enforcement and engagement action like this. It should also serve as a warning to any potential offenders that we will take robust action when appropriate.”

A test purchase operation targeted three licenced premises in the town. Two out of the three allowed the 16 and 17 year old test purchasers into the premises and served them alcohol with no questions asked around identification. The third business asked for identification. When none was provided they were refused entry. All three businesses were given immediate feedback and police will continue to work with them.

Two drugs warrants were carried out in Solva. The first was at a property on Bryn Seion. Cannabis worth over £1,000 was found at one property. Enquiries are being made against a man in relation to possession with intention to supply drugs.

The second warrant was carried out at Maes y Mor. Police Dog Dash searched the property and found cannabis resin. Joint patrols were carried out by Wales Ambulance Service and police. They dealt with a variety of things throughout the evening, including an assault in Tenby where paramedic assistance was required and a serious road traffic collision.

90 roadside breath tests were carried out and no drivers were found to be over the drink-drive limit. Officers also carried out vehicle spot checks.

A community engagement event was held at Withybush Retail Park round the issues of speeding. Information was also available about Sherlock and Goleudy, a service commissioned by the Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn for victims and witnesses of crime

Working conditions were checked at key locations in the town to ensure no employees were being forced to work there as a modern day slave.

A section 34 notice was put in place at Castle Square and the multi storey car park to address anti-social behaviour in the area. Nine section 35 notices were also issued, which bans that person from returning to a designated area for the next 24-hours.

Police at Haverfordwest urge members of the community to report anything they feel is suspicious or as requiring police attention, to report it to officers by calling 101, approaching an officer on the street or calling in at the police station.