Sunday, 15 April 2018

Market Weighton Police Report


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 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

2. Community Priorities

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


Lighter nights often means criminals are on the prowl for easy pickings from gardens, sheds and
garages. As the weather starts to warm up, we all spend more time outside, but we all also get a
bit lax about leaving our property around and locking our sheds and garages when we use them.
Opportunist criminals are always on the lookout for bikes, tools, sports equipment and fishing
tackle in sheds and garages, as well as in gardens.
So if you haven’t assessed your security for some time then we would urge you to look at your
sheds, garages and outbuildings and see how secure they really are. Do you need a better lock,
an alarm, lighting, or even CCTC?  Below are some areas to consider:
  • Make sure your shed or garage is secured with a good quality lock.
  • Keep back gates locked when not used.
  • Check there are no bins, composters or trees that can be used for climbing over your
  • garden fence to gain access – consider planting thorny bushes inside the fence to deter entry.
  • Do you have security/motion sensor lights? They can be a great deterrent if your home
  • or garden is secluded from street lighting.
  • Loop a strong chain through the handles of your garden tools and connect the
  • ends with a strong padlock. If possible, fix a large metal eyelet to part of the shed frame and
  • loop the chain through it.  Alternatively consider installing a lockable storage cupboard within your
  • shed/garage to store valuable items in, as this will also form a second line of defence to thieves.
  • As well as protecting property in sheds and garages people can also stop thieves stealing plants by
  • using heavy plant pots which will be less desirable to walk off with.
  • 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.
  • If you have a household alarm consider extending it to cover your outbuildings or fit a bespoke
  • shed/garage alarm.
  • Check your home contents policy to see if you are covered in the event of a break-in.
  • If you have an expensive bicycle or motorbike, make sure you have a good quality lock securing
  • it when it is not being used.
  • For reference record a description and add photographs of your cycles, golf clubs, fishing equipment,
  • tools and any other valuable property free on .
  • Consider marking your property too using a visible permanent marker (eg waterproof paint,
  • engraving or permanent marker pen) or if you prefer an invisible marker (UV pens etc).  
  • It is recommended that you put your postcode prefixed with the number of your address, this
  • allows any recovered stolen goods to be identified and returned to the owner.

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 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 25th April

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