Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Wolds Weighton Police Report June 2017

Wolds Weighton Update for June 2017
1. Priority

Issue: Market Weighton Town Centre area (Evenings):
Throughout June, we are to continue our High Visibility patrols of the Market Weighton Town Centre area to deter potential anti-social behaviour (ASB). 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 Nikki Cliffe 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 1st June.

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: 13th June and 18th July.

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:14th June and 19th July.

4. Examples of Crimes in your area
  • Play equipment at the play park in Fangfoss has been badly damaged by fire.
  • Two cars parked near Allerthorpe Woods were broken into and coats, a phone, a sat nav, car keys and other items stolen.
  • A bike stands in Market Weighton have been damaged.
  • Entry was gained into a business workshop/yard in Market Weighton, damage caused and equipment stolen.
  • Decorative garden lights were taken from a front garden in Market Weighton and then abandoned further up the street damaged.
  • Entry was gained into a property in Wetwang and searched, however nothing appears to have been stolen as the suspect/s were disturbed.
  • Entry was gained into a garage and shed in Wetwang and various electrical items taken.

5. News and Appeals
Bicycle security

What can you do to protect your property?

  • If you haven’t done so already register your bicycle’s frame number along with any pictures and other details you have on  (Registration on Immobilise only takes a few minutes and it’s free. All you need is your bike's make, model, identifying number code(s) and a few photographs).  If your bike is stolen or lost this free online register will inform all uk police and registered second hand dealers that your bike is missing and should it be offered for sale to a registered dealer or come into contact with any police force then a check of the system could reunite you with your stolen or lost bike.

  • Invest in a quality lock, eg a D lock, to help reduce the risk of your bike being stolen. Consider using two different types at the same time, as thieves rarely carry tools to break two different lock types.

  • Lock your bike every time you leave it – it only takes seconds to steal! Keep the gap between the bike and the lock small, so inserting tools is made harder and where ever possible keep the locking barrel facing the ground too as this makes access more difficult.

  • Look at where you are storing your bike and make sure that your shed or garage is secured with a good quality lock. Many shed windows are never used, if this is the case – why not screw them shut. Fitting mesh or steel bars across the window from the inside allows light to enter but means the thief has to go to a lot of trouble to remove them. Replace broken glass with laminated glass. Consider putting an alarm on the shed too – this could be a battery alarm or look at having the shed connected to the house alarm if you already have one.

  • Consider buying a cycle anchor that can be bolted to the wall or floor of your shed which your cycle can then be fastened to or if you have several cycles lock them altogether.

  • If you are having to leave your bike out on the street, where possible leave it in a well lit area and lock both the frame and wheels to the bike stand.  If there is no stand, ensure that it’s locked to secure street furniture eg railings or a lamp post. Try and avoid leaving your bike out overnight (even if well secured) as there are many valuable parts which could be gone by morning.

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