Thursday, 8 November 2018

Wolds Weighton Police Update October 2018

Wolds Weighton Update for October 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 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.
The figures shown give a mixed but largely negative picture of criminal activities in the ward.
The reduction of ASB in September from 17 in August down to 4 is something we are really
proud of, and a reflection of the work we have put in to target that specific problem. The year on
year increases should be viewed in the perspective of the low crime rates we have in the East
Riding where small increases in numbers of crime often reflect as huge percentage increases.
or example the highest rise in year on year crime is that of Theft of Motor Vehicles, a 60% increase.
This however is an increase by only 3 offences from 5 to 8. Any increase in crime is, however,
unacceptable and we will continue to work towards continuous reductions across all crime types.   

2 Crime issues of particular note
The following list shows some of the crimes that have occurred in the previous
month in your area.
  • A secure property in East Cottingwith was broken into and items stolen.

  • A garden shed was broken into in Market Weighton

  • A secure vehicle parked on the road in Market Weighton was broken into and a Sat Nav stolen.

  • A secure motorcycle was stolen in Fangfoss.

  • A secure property in Everingham was broken into and searched.

  • A secure property in Melbourne was broken into, searched and items stolen.

3. 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 October 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.  

4. Crime Reduction Advice

Be prepared.

With winter on its way and the evenings starting to get darker, please consider the suggestions 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 and consider leaving a radio on too.

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.

Ensure all doors and windows are locked and that no keys are left in doors or window locks.
Secure your garden with a fence and a lockable gate and don’t leave tools or ladders in the garden
which may assist a burglar.

  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.

Do not leave any valuables in your car eg a satnav or dash cam (remember to remove the cradle and
any lasting sucker marks on the windscreen)

Never leave your keys in the ignition: a prime example is when paying for petrol or warming your car on
an icy morning.

5. News and appeals
Humberside Police last week started a photo of the week competition for officers and police staff to send in pictures to be judged. The first ever winners were PCSO’s Rosie EMERTON & Nicola CLIFFE who captured the below picture at Great Givendale.

Two seventeen year old boys have been charged with causing criminal damage. One admitted the offence and has been ordered to pay £280.00 compensation & £85.00 costs. The second boys will appear at Beverley magistrates for trial on 26th October 2018.

PC John DAY 1529 assisted the Market Weighton Secondary School with their 13 miles countryside walk challenge.

Speaking to local children in the Scotts Croft Park, they tell police the trouble has stopped and they can actually play in the park now. Picture tweeted.

CID are currently dealing with two males in custody following a burglary in High Catton on 12/10/18 where two off road bikes were stolen.

7 out of 8 people issued with fixed penalty tickets for littering and supplying alcohol to underage people have paid their fine and the one outstanding- will be considered for legal action.

6 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: 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: 21st November.

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