Sunday, 7 February 2016

Pocklington Bulletin February 2016

Pocklington Provincial Update for February 2016

1.    Priority
Issue: Pocklington Town Centre area (Evenings):

Throughout February, we are to continue our High Visibility patrols of the Pocklington Town Centre area to deter potential anti-social behaviour. These patrols include regular checks on peripheral areas at Pocklington Infants’ School, Maxwell Road (periodic reports of criminal damage and youths causing annoyance), All Saints Church (periodic reports of anti-social behaviour on an evening) and town car parks (reports of low level anti-social behaviour). Criminal offenders will be challenged robustly, arrested or reported for summons. Penalty Notices for Disorder or warning letters may be used in appropriate cases however, those who offend should expect to be arrested and dealt with if their anti social behaviour amounts to criminal offending.  The exercise of discretion should not be expected.

2    Priority
Issue: Youths causing annoyance with Vehicles, Stamford Bridge (Evenings):

Officers will continue patrols in Stamford Bridge and the Viking Road car park. Anyone caught engaging in anti-social behaviour will be dealt with under the FAIRWAY process jointly with East Riding of Yorkshire Council. It is unlikely that any discretion will be shown.  Also drivers using their cars to cause alarm or distress will be considered for warnings and possible seizure of their vehicles under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act.

2.    Priority
Issue: Youths Causing Annoyance (Evenings):

Officers will continue patrols in the areas of Scaife Garth and Sherbuttgate due to reports of low level anti-social behaviour. Anyone caught engaging in such activities will be dealt with jointly with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

3.    Meetings/Patrols

Police “Drop In Surgery” at Lob Lane Sheltered Housing Coffee Morning, Stamford Bridge:
PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice between 09:00 to 11:30 hours on the 5th February.

Street Patrol in Sutton on Derwent
PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be patrolling around Sutton on Derwent on the 14th February (10:00 to 11:00).

Street Patrol in Wilberfoss
PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be patrolling around Wilberfoss on the 14th February (from 13:00 to 14:00).

Police “Drop In Surgery” at Pocklington Library
PCSO Mike Simpson will be at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice between 10:00 to 12:00 hours on the following dates: 22nd February and the 21st March.

4.    Crimes in your area
  • The window of a Coffee Shop in Pocklington was smashed by unknown person/s.
  • The ATM at the Co op in George Street, Pocklington was stolen in a smash and grab incident.
  • There was an attempt to remove a door from a shed which resulted in damage.
  • There was an attempted break in of a secure lock up at a building site in Pocklington.
  • Unknown person/s have removed the side skirt from the passenger side of an Astra which was parked in the driveway of a property in Fangfoss.
  • A leather jacket left unattended in a public house in Pocklington was stolen.

5.    News and Appeals
Burglary is by and large an opportunistic crime, with burglars looking for a home that gives them the easiest way of committing their crime undetected and with the fewest obstacles to negotiate.  In many cases burglars do not need to use ANY force to gain entry which can be via an insecure window or door.  So how can you keep your home and property safe?
Make your home looked lived-in by leaving a radio on or a light on a timer switch to make the house sound and look occupied
If you are going away remember to cancel the milk or newspapers.  Don’t make it obvious to burglars you are away.  Don't close your curtains - in daytime this shows the house is empty. Use timer switches on lights instead and if possible ask a trusted neighbour to close your curtains in the evening, to collect your post and also ask if they would park their car on your drive whilst you are away.
Never leave your spare keys in a hiding place such as under a doormat, in a flowerpot or inside a letterbox.
Make sure you use a burglar alarm (if you have one) every time you leave the house.
Secure your garden with a fence and a lockable gate.
Don’t leave tools or ladders in the garden to assist burglars and secure your wheelie bins away from your house, fences and walls.
Think about installing a movement activated floodlight as it can unnerve burglars.
Keep doors and windows locked even when at home.
Don’t leave valuables on view or on window sills and keep your car keys hidden out of sight.
If your property is stolen make sure you can describe it to the Police by keeping a record and photographs of makes, models and unique serial numbers etc.
You can also register all your details onto  This is a web based property records system, endorsed and searchable by all UK Police Forces and second hand dealers.

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