Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Wolds Weighton Police Report September 2017

Wolds Weighton Update for September 2017
1. Priority

Issue: Market Weighton Town Centre area (Evenings):
Throughout September 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.  (Twelve children have been dealt with for ASB issues and a hate incident in July and August)

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.

Issue: Vehicle related nuisance
To reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB) and its impact on the communities within the Wolds Weighton area as well as taking positive action against offenders who cause ASB with their vehicles.  Hotspot areas will be checked regularly and any 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.  Additional resources including Special Constables have been on duty at key times to prevent and detect ASB incidents and other offences (5 cars were issued with Section 59 warnings in August)


3. Meetings
You are invited to attend any of the below meetings:

Police “Drop In Surgery” at Market Weighton Library:
PCSO Nikki Cliffe will be available at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice on the 6th September (10:00 to 11:00 hours)

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 26th September.

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 27th September.

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 14th September.



4. Examples of Crimes in your area
  • A ground floor window of a property was damaged.
  • A secure garden shed in Fridaythorpe was broken into and garden equipment stolen.
  • The roof of a property in Market Weighton was damaged as a result of tiles been taken off.
  • Heating oil was siphoned from a tank at a property in East Cottingworth.

5. News and Appeals

Keep your keys and vehicles safe and don’t be a “2 in 1” Victim


The term “2 in 1 burglary” is used when there are two offences in one, for example when vehicle keys have been stolen in order for offenders to take a car/van from outside a property.

These crimes have usually been committed overnight and often the offenders have gained access to a house by forcing entry or by even using cat flaps and letter boxes to put an instrument into the house to unhook car keys from key hangers near to doors.

Here are some simple security measures that can be taken:

  1. Keep all keys safe and out of sight. Never hang them near to doors where they could be taken through a letterbox or near an open window.

  1.  Never leave house or car keys in an obvious place like a handbag or key cupboard.

  1. If you’ve got a garage, use it rather than leaving your vehicle on the driveway or the roadside.  Always ensure that your garage is locked too.

  1. Always keep your vehicle locked and secured. If your car doesn't have an alarm/immobilizer then consider getting one fitted.

  1. Consider extra security such as a steering wheel lock. (Steering locks and gear level locks are often all that is needed to deter a thief as they simply don't want the hassle of breaking in and trying to get them undone.)

  1. Never leave any property in your car or van when it is unattended. It takes criminals seconds to smash a window and grab something.

  1. There is also a growing trend for work vans to be targeted and broken into, so keep valuable tools in your home overnight or at work.


It is clear that offenders are looking at locations and vehicles prior to coming back to commit the crimes. This could simply be someone looking around an area during the day, someone pretending to do door to door sales, or someone coming to your home on another pretext.

So, if you get a “cold caller” ask yourself:

  1. Is the caller coming to my home in any way suspicious?
  2. Is the caller paying attention to my car or asking me questions about it?

If so, give Humberside Police a call on the Non Emergency number 101 to report your concerns.

If you’re selling your vehicle via a newspaper, a magazine or a website, remember that you’ll get callers coming to your home looking at your vehicle. If you do, do they seem legitimate? If in doubt, and can do so safely, get a description of the people who come to look at the car and, just as importantly, details of any vehicle they came in.

If you’ve got any doubts, then let us know!

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