NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM UPDATE BEATING THE BURGLARSWe have now reached the point where more than 20% of all house burglaries in the Kirklees Division have been committed by the offenders snapping the europrofile locking barrels on upvc doors. Unless you have recently changed your europrofile locking barrels to the more secure ones such as, break secure and snap safe, it is likely that those fitted at your home are at risk. It is essential that you now consider taking steps to replace your existing europrofiles with up-to-date versions which can be purchased on the Internet or through local locksmiths. This is particularly important on your main exit/entrance door as this cannot be further secured by Sash (security) jammers when you are out of the house. Sash (security) jammers should be fitted on the inside of the door (top and bottom) and these should be used at all times. Even if the europrofile is snapped, these jammers will keep the door secure. The sash (security) jammer is fitted to the door frame and when turned across the actual door, prevents the door from opening. If the door opens outwards then the sash jammer is fitted to the door and when turned it holds onto the door frame, thus preventing the door from opening. Sash (security) jammers are also available for sale at the crime reduction offices at both Dewsbury and Kirkburton police stations for £3 each. They are a most worthwhile investment.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARYGolcar, Sep 28. Snapped europrofile lock on upvc door in attempt to gain entry to house. Noise awakens the occupant who goes downstairs and offenders make off on foot.
BURGLARYLongwood, Oct 1. Car keys believed to have been taken via the letter box by the hooking method. Used keys to steal maroon VW Polo registration Y215 HCX. Outlane, Oct 2. Snapped europrofile lock on rear upvc door gaining entry to house. Stole wallet and car keys. Entered van outside and stole power tools. Used car keys to steal Audi A3 – later recovered. Salendine Nook, Sep 28. Smashed rear kitchen ground floor window, reached through and released catch. Stole vehicle keys and electrical goods. Used keys to steal car which was later found abandoned. Pole Moor, Oct 3. Forced open side garage door gaining entry. Once inside suspect/s opened main front garage door and stole power tools and petrol lawn mower from the garage. The White House, Chain Road, Slaithwaite, Oct 1. Climbed onto roof and stole stone roofing tiles.
CRIMINAL DAMAGESystem H Engineering Ltd, Spa Fields Industrial Estate, New Street, Slaithwaite, Oct 1. Smashed camera in compound. Cowlersley, Oct 2. Glass pane above front door smashed.