Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Weighton Police Bulletin September 2018

Wolds Weighton Update for September 2018

1. Crime and ASB
** Please note that due to a system error there is no ASB information for August**

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

The Neighbourhood Policing Team meet regularly with partners to ensure we
have a multi-agency approach to local issues, individuals and problem solving. 
These meetings are regularly attended by partners including Humberside Fire
and Rescue Service, Youth and Family Support, Housing Officers, Environmental
Health and the East Riding Anti-Social Behaviour Team.  We share information
and resources to deal with local neighbourhood issues, in particular, those
identified as causing the most harm in the community.

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


Keep your keys and vehicles safe
and don’t be a “2 in 1” Victim


The term “2 in 1 burglary” is used when there are two offences in one,
for example when vehicle keys have been stolen in order for offenders
to take a car/van from outside a property.

These crimes have usually been committed overnight and often the offenders
have gained access to a house by forcing entry or by even using cat flaps
and letter boxes to put an instrument into the house to unhook car keys from
key hangers near to doors.

Here are some simple security measures that can be taken:

  • Keep all keys safe and out of sight. Never hang them near to doors where
  • they could be taken through a letterbox or near an open window.

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

  • If you’ve got a garage, use it rather than leaving your vehicle on the driveway
  • or the roadside.

  • Always keep your vehicle locked and secured. If your car 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 in your car or van when it is unattended.
  • It takes criminals seconds to smash a window and grab something.

  • There is also a growing trend for vans to be targeted, so please keep
  • valuable tools in your home if you are self employed or at your place of work.

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, or
someone coming to your home on another pretext.

So, if you get a “cold caller” ask yourself:

  1. Is the caller coming to my home in any way suspicious?
  2. Is the caller paying attention to my car or asking me questions about it?

If so, give Humberside Police a call on the Non Emergency number 101 to
report your concerns.


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: 16th October and 20th November.

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: 17th October and 21st November.

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