Posted on 19th January 2015
Two shoplifters have been issued Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) after appearing before South Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court.
Police secured the CBOs after gathering evidence against both suspects.
Kirk Kilbourne (34) of Green Lane, Derby appeared before magistrates on Thursday, December 4 2014, and received a two year CBO as well as 18 weeks imprisonment.
Ella Sismey (23) of Lilac Court, Alvaston also received a two year CBO and is currently in prison serving an 18 month sentence. She appeared before magistrates on Friday, January 2, 2015 and was convicted of shop theft.
Police are able to apply for CBOs under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 which came in to force last year.
CBOs have replaced Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBOs) and are less bureaucratic. This means it is easier to process them through the court system and saves valuable officer time.
On this occasion the conditions of both orders for Kilbourne and Sismey are the same. On their release they are not to enter any Boots store in the county of Derbyshire or remain on any commercial premises if asked to leave by a staff member.
Should either of them breach the order they can be arrested and put back before the court.
Sgt Brian Clifton of the City Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “My team have been proactively gathering evidence and applying for CBOs on some of the most prolific offenders in the city.
“Many are currently in the court process and it is a positive step that the courts have accepted and given the CBOs to Kilbourne and Sismey.
“Officers will be delivering posters and leaflets to retailers so they are aware of the conditions imposed.
“Shop theft is on the increase and we would like to work more closely with retailers in order to drive this down. We are also looking at a wider range of offences where CBOs can be used, such as begging.
“Kilbourne and Sismey have an extensive history of offending, in particular for shop theft. CBOs provide another useful tool in our efforts to prevent re-offending and reduce crime in a flexible and imaginative way.”