Thursday, 6 October 2016

Pocklington Police Update October 2016

Pocklington Provincial Update for October 2016
1.    Priority
Issue: Pocklington Town Centre area (Evenings):

Throughout October, we are to continue our High Visibility patrols of the Pocklington Town Centre area to deter potential anti-social behaviour. These patrols include regular checks on peripheral areas at Pocklington Infants’ School, Maxwell Road (periodic reports of criminal damage and youths causing annoyance), All Saints Church (periodic reports of anti-social behaviour on an evening) and town car parks (reports of low level anti-social behaviour). 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.  The exercise of discretion should not be expected.

2    Priority
Issue: Youths causing annoyance with Vehicles, Stamford Bridge (Evenings):

Officers will continue patrols in Stamford Bridge and the Viking Road car park. Anyone caught engaging in anti-social behaviour will be dealt with under the FAIRWAY process jointly with East Riding of Yorkshire Council. It is unlikely that any discretion will be shown.  Also 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/Patrols
Street Patrol in Barmby Moor
PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be patrolling around Barmby Moor on the 1st October (11:00-12:00)

Street Patrol in Wilberfoss
PCSO Gareth Ludlow will be patrolling around Wilberfoss on the 2nd October (11:00-12:00)

Crime Prevention Panel Open Morning
PCSO Hudson will be at the above event at Burnby Hall, Pocklington between 9:30 to 12:30 hours on Saturday 22nd October.

4.    Examples of crimes in your area
  • A bicycle and equipment was stolen from a secure shed in Pocklington.
  • The cricket club at Sutton on Derwent was broken into, causing damage and items were stolen.
  • Two bicycles were stolen from a secure shed.
  • An insecure bike was stolen.
  • A vehicle parked on a driveway in Pocklington was damaged by a sharp object.

5.    News and Appeals
Be prepared.

With winter on its way and the evenings starting to get darker, please consider the below and be prepared!

  1. Home

Don’t let a burglar think that no one is at home. Always leave a light on in more than one room, eg a bedroom, kitchen or lounge.

Use timer switches so that the lights come on as it starts to get dark especially if you are at work or going to be out all day.

Change the times on the switches so that the lights come on at different times to create the illusion that someone is moving around inside the house.

Consider installing outside sensor lights that are activated by movement- especially at the back of your property or dusk to dawn lighting that comes on automatically as it gets dark.

  1. Cars

Make sure you check your lights before you set out in case a bulb has blown. (You might even consider carrying a spare light bulb or two)

Make sure your window washer is full of water and screen wash and that there is anti- freeze in your radiator.

Check the tyres. Have they got a decent amount of tread on them and are they at the correct pressure? If in doubt, get them checked.

Are your registration plates and car lights clean or do they need a wash?

Think about what you might need if you break down in the cold. Is there a blanket or a torch in the car?  Consider having a mobile phone with you too.

  1. Riding your bicycle

Check that you have lights on the front and back of your bike that work. (ie a white front light, a rear red light and a red rear reflector)

Make sure you wear light coloured clothing, preferably luminous with reflective stripes.

Make sure whatever you wear can’t become entangled in wheels or chains.

Don’t carry heavy bags or rucksacks which may make you unstable.

Always wear a helmet, as it may help to prevent serious head injuries, make sure it fits you and conforms to current British Standards.

Fit a bell to warn other road users of your presence.

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