Thursday, 8 February 2018

Wolds Weighton Police Update for February 2018

Wolds Weighton Update for February 2018


Hello,


I am the Chief Inspector responsible for Neighbourhood Policing in the East Riding.  
With my Inspectors and Neighbourhood Teams we aim to provide you with a community policing service
that both meets your needs and is within our gift to give.  With finite resources and a shrinking budget
this is a delicate balancing act.  That said I know my officers are extremely committed to working with you
and our incident response, detective, road policing and other officers to police the approximate 950 square
miles of the East Riding.  


I know these newsletters are a useful way to inform you about what is happening in your communities.  
They are also a good opportunity for us to provide crime reduction and community safety messages.  
I have however been conscious for some time that the newsletters across the East Riding differ in style
and content.  I want to take the opportunity of a new year to standardise the format in which we provide
information to you, whilst retaining provision for individual and specific community information and messages.  
The result is the newsletter below.  In many ways it will look familiar, whilst in others you will see small changes
to the style and content.  Perhaps the biggest change is the presentation of the crime data in Section 1.  
I have tried to move away from a long list of individual crimes (which took a significant amount of time to
research and produce) and instead give you a month by month breakdown of the number of crimes that have
occurred in your ward/neighbourhood.  This enables you to see the overall level of crime along with any
significant increase or decreases over time.  Any crimes or crime trends of particular note will be highlighted
separately in Section 2 of the newsletter.  


You will see that crime has risen in almost all crime types in the last 12 months compared to the 12 months
prior to that i.e. 12 – 24 months ago.  This is largely due to a change in recording practices which has seen
more stringent recording practices, and the recording of activity as a crime which previously not recorded.  
The increases are in line with the increases seen nationally and is not particular to your neighbourhood or
Humberside Police generally.      


There are a number of web sites that provide very specific details of crimes and ASB.  
The detail can be to individual street level, with some sites also providing the result of the police investigation.
 If you want to know about crime and ASB in greater detail I encourage you to visit Police.uk or a similar site.  
I appreciate you will not have the detail in the newsletter you may have been used to but by researching the
web sites you can tailor your research to meet your specific requirements and interest.  
Adopting this process means my officers spend less time sat behind a desk researching information that is in
the public domain, and more time in the community actively trying to reduce crime and ASB.


Please feel free to speak to your local officers if you want further clarification or details.  
Thank you for your support and I look forward to continuing to work with you to make the East Riding
an even safer place to live and work.


Iain Dixon
Ch. Insp Community Policing
East Riding of Yorkshire


1. Crime and ASB


TFMV – Theft from motor vehicle
TOMV – Theft of motor vehicle
ASB – Anti-social behaviour


Detailed crime and ASB data for your area can be obtained by visiting www.police.uk and following
the ‘Find your Neighbourhood’ link. Also details of any particular crimes or series of crimes of note e.g.
serious assaults, run of Hanoi burglaries


3. Community Priorities


  1. Market Weighton Town Centre area (Evenings):
Throughout February 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.


  1. 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.


  1. 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. Crime Reduction Advice


Vehicle Security


Theft from cars and vans is quite a common crime.  Below are some simple security measures that can be
taken to help protect you and your livelihood.


  • Keep your car keys safe and out of sight, don’t leave them near an open window and if you are work,
  • then ensure that you keep your keys with you at all times (don’t leave them in your vehicle/van).


  • Never hang your keys near to doors where they could be taken through a letterbox.


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


  • If you’ve got a garage, use it and lock it!


  • Always keep your vehicle’s windows closed and the car locked at all times.


  • If your car/van doesn't have an alarm/immobilizer then consider getting one fitted.


  • 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.)


  • Never leave any property or personal documentation in your car or van on display, ie on car seats, in the
  • footwells or half hidden under a seat as it only takes criminals seconds to smash a window and grab
  • something.


  • If you use a satnav or a dash camera, make sure you not only remove the device from view but also its
  • cradle and don’t forget to wipe away any telltale sucker marks on the windscreen too.


  • If you own a van and are able to so, then make sure that all stock and tools are removed overnight,
  • consider parking it so that the rear and side doors are tight to walls, garage doors or other vehicles to
  • hinder direct access and any physical attacks.


  • Security mark all your tools and equipment to make items uniquely identifiable and less attractive to a
  • thief.  You can also register them on www.immobilise.com so that if they were ever stolen and then
  • recovered at a later date they can easily be traced back to their owner.


  • Catalytic converter theft is on the increase too – mark yours to deter thieves


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, someone coming to your home on another pretext or it could be that you keep seeing a suspicious vehicle driving around.


If you have any concerns or want to report a suspicious vehicle then contact us by calling the Non Emergency
number 101 or 999 in an emergency, or if a crime is occurring.

4. Meet your officers


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 February and 24th April.


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 February, 28th March and 25th April.

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