FIRSTLY, I would like to thank the community in Penarth for their patience following an incident in Salop Place last week.

The incident involving the man on a roof of a house was resolved without injury.

The 23-year-old man from Barry who was arrested has since been charged with multiple offences.

He appeared before magistrates’ earlier this week charged with six counts of criminal damage and one count of affray.

He has been remanded into custody until his next court appearance.

In the past few days, we have had a few reports of thefts from vehicles. Some of those vehicles were not secure.

I would like to remind residents to ensure that their cars are securely locked and to make sure that no valuable items are left on display in your vehicles.

In last month’s column, I reminded residents to be vigilant about scams where fraudsters pretend to be police officers to con people into handing over money.

Detectives investigating these scams last month charged a man in connection with an incident in Penarth.

In a separate incident, a 22-year-old man from Cardiff, appeared in magistrates’ court last month, charged with fraud by false representation. This was in connection to an incident in Dinas Powys last year.

He is due to appear in crown court later this month.

Our message is simple – police, HMRC and banks will never ask you to withdraw money or provide details of your account. If you receive a call of this nature then please hang up and report it to us on 101.