Wolds Weighton / Pocklington Police Updates – May 2017

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A summary of May’s Wolds Weighton and Pocklington Police updates.

Priorities

Issue: Market Weighton Town Centre area (Evenings):
Throughout May, 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. The exercise of discretion should not be expected.

Issue: 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.

Issue: Pocklington Town Centre area (Evenings):

Throughout May 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), the Tennis Club (reports of anti-social behaviour, (ASB)) 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.


Pocklington – Vehicle related nuisance

To reduce anti-social behaviour (ASB) and its impact on the communities within the Pocklington area as well as taking positive action against offenders who cause ASB with their vehicles.

Hotspot areas in Pocklington 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.

Meetings
You are invited to attend any of the below meetings:

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: 9th May, 13th June and 18th July.

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: 10th May, 14th June and 19th July.

Police “Drop In Surgery” at Market Weighton Library:
PCSO Nikki Cliffe will be available at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice on the 16th May (11:00 to 12:00 hours)

Police “Drop In” Surgery at the Village Hall, Shiptonthorpe
PCSO Nikki Cliffe will be available at the above location to discuss community issues and offer crime prevention advice between 10:30 to 11:30 hours on the 1st June.

Examples of Crimes in your area

  • Sheds at the Market Weighton allotments have either been damaged or broken into and tools/equipment stolen.
  • Three batteries and fencing units in Thornton have been stolen.
  • Entry was gained into a property via an open door in North Dalton and cash stolen from a purse.
  • Two males broke into a property in Wetwang but were then disturbed and fled.
  • A rear windscreen of a car parked in Pocklington was damaged.
  • The casing of a wing mirror was stolen from a parked car in Pocklington.
  • A container at Pocklington C of E Infant School was broken into and the items discarded nearby.
  • Stones were thrown at a property causing damage to a window.
  • Damage was caused to the entrance door and roof of Pocklington Church.
  • Two secure properties in Pocklington were broken into and searched.


News and Appeals

Going on your holidays?

Remember home security

Imagine that you have returned home after a fantastic holiday to discover your home has been burgled…it is not something the police want anyone to go through.

Just because you are on holiday does not mean burglars are taking time off too and if it looks like you are away then your home could become a target. We are urging everyone to check their holiday security before they go away and ensure their holiday is one to remember for the right reasons.

Follow our simple tips to secure your home against burglars:

• Make sure your windows and doors are locked. If you have a burglar alarm turn it on and leave the key or passcode with a family member or trusted neighbour.

• Remove and secure items that may be used to break in or climb into your home and lock your outbuilding so burglars can’t use the tools inside.

• Use automatic timer-switches to turn on lights and perhaps a radio when it gets dark.

• Ask a trusted neighbour or family member to come round and open and close curtains, plus move the post, so it looks like people are coming and going at your home.

• Cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries.

• Don’t advertise that you are away. Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter can be a risk if people know you are away and your home is empty.

• Work with your neighbours to keep an eye on each other’s homes. Neighbourhood Watch and Neighbourhood Networks encourage this type of community spirit and long term it may be worth joining one or setting one up in your street. For details visit: www.ourwatch.org.uk or contact your local policing team.
• Never leave keys anywhere near the front door; burglars know where to look. Consider fitting a letterbox cage or other restrictor to prevent burglars from putting their hands or gadgets through and opening the latches from the inside.

The public should call the police if they see people acting suspiciously in their community, if there is a burglary in progress or if they have details about those involved in criminality. This can be done using 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non-emergency or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.