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					                       Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin
       Pocklington and Wolds Weighton Neighbourhood Policing Team
                          18/09/2009 to 01/10/2009

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin.
So, now to a summary of crime in our area over the past few days:

BURGLARY

Between 05.30hrs 18/09/2009 and 06.30hrs 18/09/2009, Shiptonthorpe, Car keys
and a wallet were stolen from a property. The vehicle was not taken as offenders
were unable to start it. Police are continuing with enquiries.

Between 23.45hrs 18/09/2009 and 05.30 hrs 19/09/2009, Pocklington, Car keys were
taken from a house and a Jaguar stolen from the driveway. The vehicle was later
found parked with front end damage.

Between 23.30hrs 25/09/2009 and 05.45hrs 26/09/2009, Wilberfoss, Offenders
forced entry to a residential property, A search was conducted of cupboards in the
kitchen, where spare car keys were found. A handbag was also stolen from the living
room and a car was stolen from the drive. Police are continuing with their enquiries.

Between 23.15hrs 26/09/2009 and 07.00hrs 27/09/2009 at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor,
whilst victims were upstairs sleeping, a suspect has approached the property and
gone to the rear, removed the barrel from the door to gain entry. Offenders then
searched the kitchen drawers and selected two sets of vehicle keys. The suspect has
then used these keys to gain entry to the Landrover Discovery 3 in black and made
off from the scene in this vehicle.

 A potential consequence of increases in security measures on vehicles
 (most notably electronic immobilisers, mandatory on all new cars
 manufactured after October 1998), has been an increase in the thefts of keys
 with a view to stealing a vehicle (car keys were stolen in 8% of burglaries
 with entry according to the 2005/06 BCS). An examination of methods of
 obtaining keys used to gain illegal entrance to vehicles suggested that a
 common method was through burglary (37% of cases where this was
 reported).
 We’re asking all residents, particularly those with high value cars to be
 vigilant. There has been an increase in these offences within recent weeks,
 particularly along the A1079 corridor. If you get strange callers or see
 someone paying attention to an address, day or night, give the Police a ring
 on 0845 670 60 222 (999 if a crime is in progress).
 North Yorkshire Police are also being targeted, with a 59 plate Range Rover
 stolen overnight from Askam Bryan (Just over the border from our area).
 AN APPEAL TO 24 HOUR SERVICE STATION STAFF:
 IF YOU GET HIGH SPEC SPORTS CARS OR 4 x 4’s ON YOUR FORECOURT
 IN THE EARLY HOURS OF A MORNING AND PERHAPS THE DRIVERS ONLY
 PURCHASE SMALL AMOUNTS OF PETROL, PLEASE LOG VEHICLE
 DETAILS. LIKEWISE, IF YOU ARE IN ANY WAY SUSPICIOUS, CALL THE
 POLICE! YOU MAY DETECT A CRIME!


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BURGLARY OTHER THAN DWELLING

Between 18.00hrs 20/09/2009 and 23.15hrs 20/09/2009 Hayton: youths entered a
green house and stole five bikes. The bikes were later recovered and those
responsible have been interviewed and are currently on Police Bail.

Between 22.oohrs and 16.00hrs 30/09/2009 Market Weighton School: offenders
forced entry through a fire exit door, and again forced a further door open to access
the office. A safe was then moved into the centre of the office and a search was
conducted. Nothing is believed to have been taken at this time.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY

Between 13.30hrs 26/09/2009 and 14.00hrs 26/09/2009, Community Centre, Market
Weighton: There were a group of 10-12 youths in the area at the time of the incident,
The premises was locked during a seminar, caller unlocked the door to go out to get
his phone from the car during which the keys were stolen from within.

Between 23.30hrs 29/09/2009 and 02.55hrs 30/09/2009 Pocklington: Offenders left
the rear garden gate open and forced the lock barrel on a side door, in an
unsucessful attempt to gain entry. Disturbed by occupants, offenders made off empty
handed.

THEFT

Between 16.00hrs 25/09/2009 and 07.30hrs 28/09/2009 on Pocklington Industrial
Estate, The padlock was broken to gain access through metal gates, offenders drove
a vehicle on site and further forced the lock on a shutter roller door, where a tank was
kept, containing kerosene. No access was gained to the tank. Another approach was
made to a tank containing red diesel. Again, the padlock was broken and 5000 litres
of red diesel were stolen.

At 06.45hrs on the 29/09/2009 in Stamford Bridge, a wooden trailer was stolen. A
white ford transit van was seen at the scene of the incident.

Between 22.00hrs on the 29/09/2009 and 07.15hrs on the 30/09/2009 lead was
stolen from the church roof in Goodmanham. This is the second time this year and
follows a similar offence recently at Fridaythorpe.

IF YOU LIVE NEAR A CHURCH, PLEASE BE VIGILANT. IF YOU SEE OR HEAR
ANYTHING DAY OR NIGHT, PLEASE GIVE THE POLICE A CALL.

CRIMINAL DAMAGE

Between 21.15hrs 18/09/2009 and 22.00hrs 18/09/2009 In Market Weighton, Youths
were seen to pull down a Disabled Parking sign on Aspen Close. A local youth has
been interviewed, and admitted the offence.

Between 20.00hrs 26/09/2009 and 15.30hrs 27/09/2009, Holme Road, Market
Weighton, a window at the front of a residential property was damaged. No entry
gained to property on this occassion.




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Between 12.00hrs 26/09/2009 and 19.00hrs 28/09/2009 Pocklington, A dark Grey
Ford focus was damaged when the back of the drivers side wing mirror was pulled off
and snapped in half. The vehicle had been parked securely on the street outside the
victim’s home.

Between 17.30hrs 18/09/2009 and 06.30hrs 21/09/2009, Pocklington C of E Infant
school, Damage was caused to wooden railings on decked area and a Perspex bus
shelter was damaged, causing a large hole in the side panel. This school has
suffered similar attacks in recent weeks and therefore the police are regularily
checking the area and anyone found causing damage will be arrested.

THEFT FROM UNATTENDED MOTORVEHICLES

At 01.55hrs on the 26/09/2009 at Market Weighton, a suspicious vehicle drove on to
property where two vehicles were entered and items are stolen. A wheel was stolen
from a Vauxhall Frontera. The householder disturbed the offenders and they made
off in what appeared to be a dark coloured 4 x 4 vehicle.

Earlier in the weeks, the address had been visited by a suspicious red vehicle which
turned around on their drive and by a white 4 x 4 vehicle, whose occupants asked
about scrap.

Whilst these incidents may be unconnected, we’re asking everyone in remote rural
locations to be vigilant and to report suspicious incidents to the Police.

ARSON

Between 22.00hrs and 22.09hrs on the 25/09/2009, a farm in Pocklington had hay
bails set alight. Two youths were seen running away. This follows on from a number
of recent haystack fires throughout our area and whilst this incident may or may not
be connected with several high value haystack fires, we’re again asking those out in
our rural communities to be vigilant.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES

At 13.15hrs on the 27/09/2009 Stamford Bridge, A Blue Renault Clio, containing two
females was seen to be acting suspiciously. When approached, the females stated
they were doing promotional work. No entry gained to any property.
If you are suspicious of cold callers, always ask for identification.

At 18.16hrs on the 28/09/2009 Wilberfoss, A dark coloured Mitsubishi Shogun,
containing two skin headed males, wearing camouflage jackets, was seen driving on
fields.

At 22.00hrs on the 28/09/2009 in Bubwith: Informant hears possible intruder in rear
garden. No one was seen. Local PCSO has been to offer advice and guidance.

At 22.00hrs on the 29/09/2009, Wilberfoss: An L reg Landrover Discovery was seen
acting suspiciously driving on farm land. Believed to be possible poachers, as gun
shots were heard in the area. Police attended and conducted an area search. The
vehicle had left the area.

At 10.38hrs on the 30/09/2009, Pocklington, Two males, driving a VW Van, drove
onto a local farmer’s land and were disturbed looking in out buildings. When



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challenged, the males stated they wanted information about ferreting. They left the
area on request. Both males were wearing black jackets and baseball caps.

At 19.30hrs on the 30/09/2009, Pocklington, A tall dark haired male wearing a grey
jumper and blue jeans, was seen in a rear garden. Nothing was taken.

There have been a number of suspicious vehicles seen on farm land of late and
some farms have suffered thefts. Please report any sightings as this allows the
police to build up a picture of vehicles and persons that may be involved in
illegal activeties.

Results:

   1. Two females and a male from Pocklington have been charged with racially
      aggravated assault, criminal damage and public order offences arising out of
      an incident that occurred on Scaife Garth, Pocklington in committed in May
      2009.
   2. A 54 year old Pocklington man has been convicted at court in relation to
      offences of possession of a knife in a public place and assault which were
      committed by him in the town in May 2009. He received a 12 month
      Community Order.
   3. Two males from the Pocklington area were arrested and charged with an
      offence of burglary at the Allerthorpe Golf Club committed during August
      2009.
   4. A 20 year old Market Weighton male was given an £80 Penalty Notice for
      disorder in relation to an offence of Criminal Damage committed on a motor
      car parked in the Market Place car park, Market Weighton during August
      2009.
   5. A 17 year old Market Weighton youth was reprimanded following an incident
      of Criminal Damage committed on High Street Market Weighton.
   6. A 27 year old woman has received an £80 Penalty Notice for Disorder in
      relation to an offence of criminal damage to a house window on Westfield
      Crescent, Market Weighton, committed in August 2009.
   7. A 19 year old Market Weighton male has received an £80 Penalty Notice for
      Disorder in relation to a public order offence committed in the town in
      September 2009.

IN THE LIGHT OF THE BURGLARIES LISTED, WE ARE CIRCULATING OUR
“BEAT THE BURGLAR” INFORMATION WHICH PROVIDES BASIC GUIDANCE
AS TO HOW YOU CAN HELP PREVENT DOMESTIC BURGLARY OCCURRING.
OUR PCSO’S ARE TRAINED IN DOMESTIC SECURITY SURVEYS AND THESE
ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE BY CONTACTING THE POCKLINGTON
AND WOLDS WEIGHTON NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM.

 Anyone witnessing any suspicious behaviour should
         contact Humberside Police on the
      Non-Emergency number 0845 60 60 222




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