Thursday, 6 October 2016

Wolds Weighton Police Update October 2016

Wolds Weighton Update for October 2016
1.    Priority

Issue: Market Weighton Town Centre area (Evenings):
Throughout October, we are to continue our High Visibility patrols of the Market Weighton Town Centre area to deter potential anti-social behaviour. These patrols include regular checks on the High Street and peripheral areas of Londesborough Road Car Park, Scotts Croft Memorial Park, the town council building area and the area surrounding the Giant Bradley statue (periodic reports of youths causing annoyance). 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 (Evenings):
Officers will continue patrols in the areas of Aspen Close, the park, the monkey run & football field due to regular 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
You are invited to attend any of the below meetings:

Police “Drop In” Surgery at the Village Hall, Shiptonthorpe
PCSO Terry Cundiff will be available at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice between 10:30 to 11:30 hours on the 3rd November.

Police “Drop In Surgery” at Market Weighton Library:
PCSO Terry Cundiff will be available at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice between 12:00 to 13:30 hours on the Thurs 3rd November.

Police “Drop In Surgery” at Wetwang Village Hall Coffee Morning:
PCSO Laura Hudson will be available at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice between 10:30 to 12:00 hours on the following dates: 4th October and 15th November.

Police “Drop In Surgery” at Market Weighton Methodist Church Coffee Morning:
PCSO Laura Hudson will be available at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice between 11:00 to 12:00 hours on the following dates: 19th October and 16th November.

Crime Prevention Panel Open Morning
PCSO Hudson will be at the above event at Burnby Hall, Pocklington between 9:30 to 12:30 hours on Saturday 22nd October.



4.    Examples of Crimes in your area
  • An insecure bike was stolen from a garden in Market Weighton.
  • Several allotment sheds in Market Weighton were broken into and equipment/tools stolen, others were damaged but no entry gained.
  • A UPVC front door was damaged as the result of someone kicking it.
  • A broken down motorcycle was stolen from a layby near Fridaythorpe.
  • Entry was gained into a property in Bishop Wilton and items including mobile phones and jewellery were stolen.
  • A lock was broken off a trailer and it was then stolen from a field near Youlthorpe.
  • An insecure vehicle was stolen from a farm near Bishop Wilton.
  • The roof of Wetwang church was damaged as unknown person/s attempted to steal the lead from it.
  • A beer bottle was thrown at a car in Market Weighton causing damage to a wing mirror.



5.    News and Appeals

Be prepared.

With winter on its way and the evenings starting to get darker, please consider the below and be prepared!

  1. Home

Don’t let a burglar think that no one is at home. Always leave a light on in more than one room, eg a bedroom, kitchen or lounge.

Use timer switches so that the lights come on as it starts to get dark especially if you are at work or going to be out all day.

Change the times on the switches so that the lights come on at different times to create the illusion that someone is moving around inside the house.

Consider installing outside sensor lights that are activated by movement- especially at the back of your property or dusk to dawn lighting that comes on automatically as it gets dark.

  1. Cars

Make sure you check your lights before you set out in case a bulb has blown. (You might even consider carrying a spare light bulb or two)

Make sure your window washer is full of water and screen wash and that there is anti- freeze in your radiator.

Check the tyres. Have they got a decent amount of tread on them and are they at the correct pressure? If in doubt, get them checked.

Are your registration plates and car lights clean or do they need a wash?

Think about what you might need if you break down in the cold. Is there a blanket or a torch in the car?  Consider having a mobile phone with you too.

  1. Riding your bicycle

Check that you have lights on the front and back of your bike that work. (ie a white front light, a rear red light and a red rear reflector)

Make sure you wear light coloured clothing, preferably luminous with reflective stripes.

Make sure whatever you wear can’t become entangled in wheels or chains.

Don’t carry heavy bags or rucksacks which may make you unstable.

Always wear a helmet, as it may help to prevent serious head injuries, make sure it fits you and conforms to current British Standards.

Fit a bell to warn other road users of your presence.

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