Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Wolds Policing Update December 2017

Wolds Weighton Update for December 2017
1. Priority

Issue: Market Weighton Town Centre area (Evenings):
Throughout December 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: 6th December and 10th January.

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 20th December (10:00 to 11:00 hours)

4. Examples of Crimes in your area
  • Entry was gained into an insecure property and cash stolen.
  • Entry was gained into a property in Sancton via an insecure window, items were moved but it would appear nothing was taken.
  • Building materials were stolen from a site in Market Weighton along with further damage to brickwork.
  • A rear windscreen of a car parked in North Dalton was smashed.
  • Entry was gained into secure outbuildings near Storwood.
  • A vacant property in Market Weighton has been broken into and lead stolen from the chimney and other items taken.
  • A JCB was stolen from the Yapham area.
  • A sheep handling unit and equipment were stolen from a field near Melbourne.
  • Two separate cars were damaged in Warter.

5. News and Appeals

Keep your presents off the burglars list this Christmas.

Well it’s that time of year again, the trees are going up, the Christmas lights are being turned on, those Christmas decorations that have been on display in most of our larger shops since October now look relevant and the same festive adverts are on the TV again and again.

Yes, Christmas is here and with it, the excitement and the frantic rushing around have begun in earnest. It’s a time when everything goes up a gear. We’re in a hurry; we need to do loads of things; we have so much to plan. But, if we’re not careful, whilst doing all of these things, we can become careless and lose sight of those simple crime prevention measures that we practice all year.  

Just as Christmas is a busy time for everyone, it can equally be a time of plenty for the opportunist thief if we let them take advantage of our rushing around. Follow these simple steps to avoid becoming a target for crime and have a crime free Christmas and New Year.

  • If out shopping, don’t leave any shopping bags, coats or other items on view in your car, always ensure that they are out of view by placing them in the car boot.

  • Always try and park in a well lit car park or street and check that your car is secure!   
  • Consider your home security too - don’t leave the curtains open and all your presents and Christmas tree on display whilst you’re out.

  • If you can, leave a radio on and put lights on timer switches to ensure that it looks like that someone is at home.

  • Ensure your property is secure by making sure that your garage door, house doors, garden sheds/outbuildings and windows are all locked.

  • Garden tools, DIY equipment and leisure items such as fishing and golf equipment should be locked away in storage cupboards within outbuildings to form a second line of defense to thieves.
  • Motorbike and pedal cycles should also be locked even when they are in a shed or garage.

  • If you have a household alarm consider extending it to cover your outbuildings, fit a bespoke shed/garage alarm or buy an inexpensive, but effective battery operated shed alarm.  Anything which makes a loud noise will send a thief running!

  • Lastly for reference, record a description and add photographs of your cycles, golf clubs, fishing equipment, tools, jewellery and any other valuable property on

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