Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Market Weighton Police Report July 2018

Wolds Weighton Update for July 2018

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

2. Community Priorities

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

Sneak Thieves

Now that summer is here again, we all want to relax and enjoy the warmer weather, however we still need to
think about home security to prevent ourselves from becoming victims of crime.

So what do you need to consider?

You need to ensure that your home is always secure when you go out and that you don’t leave potential entry
points open and accessible, for example a downstairs window or a door.  This also applies at night especially
when it’s a warm muggy evening and you are thinking about leaving a downstairs window open for ventilation
whilst you are asleep.

You may be out working in the garden and out of sight of the windows or doors that you have left open.  You
could even be cutting the grass or hedge perhaps with a loud lawn mower/hedge cutter or be using power tools
and it could be so easy in these circumstances for a sneak thief to take advantage of the situation, go inside
your home and steal things, for example keys, handbags, wallets, laptops etc that are often on display or easily
accessible.

The same applies with garages. We often leave the doors wide open and go off into the garden leaving
everything in them on display.  How easy is it then for someone to take advantage of this situation and
steal bikes, power tools or garden equipment!

Lastly there’s your vehicles to consider: On a warm day, there might be a temptation to leave your car parked
on the drive with its windows open to allow fresh air to circulate, along with items ,eg a sat nav, coat or shopping
bags on clear view that you just haven’t managed to bring in doors yet!.  These items can all be stolen very
quickly, but the worst case scenario is that your car could be stolen too.

The kinds of thefts described are committed by opportunists who could be wandering around your
neighbourhood looking to take advantage of people who leave their property insecure
so think security at all times and don’t become a victim of crime!

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 7th August.

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 8th August.

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