Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Wolds Weighton Police Update for November 2017

Wolds Weighton Update for November 2017
1. Priority

Issue: Market Weighton Town Centre area (Evenings):
Throughout November 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.

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.  

3. Meetings

You are invited to attend any of the below meetings:

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: 5th December and 9th January.

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: 1st November, 6th December and 10th January.

4. Examples of Crimes in your area
  • A secure business workshop in East Cottingwith was broken into and various items stolen a long with a trailer.
  • A secure garage in East Cottingwith was broken into, items stolen as well as a tractor mower which was stolen from the building next to the garage.
  • A fence panel belonging to a business in Market Weighton was damaged.
  • Electrical tools were stolen from a farm yard near Seaton Ross.
  • A pumpkin was thrown at a parked car in Allerthorpe causing the window to smash.
  • Scrap metal was stolen from a secure compound near Pocklington.
  • Tyres of two cars parked in Fridaythorpe were damaged.
  • A car parked in Mkt Weighton was damaged with a sharp object.
  • A vehicle has driven around a field near Huggate causing damage to the crop.
  • A secure garden shed in Market Weighton was broken into and a motorbike stolen.

5. News and Appeals

Don’t give opportunist thieves the chance to bag your belongings.  It doesn’t matter if you are out shopping or going out for a social event, always make sure you stay alert at all times. By taking some simple steps you can help protect yourself and your belongings:

DON’T LEAVE YOUR HANDBAG UNATTENDED in shopping baskets, trolleys, pushchairs or mobility scooters.
In cafes and restaurants keep bags on your lap, between your feet or place the strap around a chair leg. 
Don’t hang your bag on the back of your chair where you can’t keep an eye on it.

DON’T LEAVE YOUR MOBILE PHONE ON THE TABLE. Mobile phones are frequently targeted by thieves and easily swiped when your back is turned even just for a minute.

KEEP HANDBAGS CLOSE TO YOUR BODY and closed at all times.  Choose a bag that can be zipped. Your purse and phone should be well hidden and tucked away out of sight and out of easy reach of pickpockets.
Be particularly careful on public transport, keep your bag where you can see it. If you carry a rucksack, wear it on your front rather than on your back or over your shoulder.


BE MINDFUL OF DISTRACTIONS.  Thieves working in pairs may try to divert your attention in order to steal your handbag or purse/wallet. Avoid carrying too much around with you, the more bags you’ve got the more vulnerable you are. If you need to take shopping back to your car, put your bags in the boot – don’t leave them where they can be seen.

This advice also applies if you are going out on an evening too.  Don’t ever leave your handbag/wallet unattended even if you are just nipping to the bar to quickly buy a drink, speak to someone or going for a dance as it only takes seconds for your belongings to disappear! Keep them with you at all times!

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