NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE UPDATE: Kirkburton Scout Hut, Hallas Road, has been vandalised. This is the third time the hut has been covered in graffiti recently. It has since been removed. Police are still looking for the culprit. The graffiti says ‘Art iz now a crime’. Art is not a crime but criminal damage is! The Scouts and Guides are organisations run by volunteers and what little funding they have is spent on activities for the children. They do not have the means to keep removing damage from their property. If you have any information about this damage or the 'artist' involved, please contact us at Kirkburton Police Station on 01484 436898 or contact Crimestoppers.
BURGLARY: Upper Cumberworth, March 28. Forced entry to wooden stable block by breaking locks off. Seven horse rugs and a set of stirrup irons stolen. Skelmanthorpe, March 29. Suspects threw large rock at ground floor window smashing it. They got in and stole antique rugs, laptop computer and Playstation. Kirkburton, March 29. Intruders got into house by smashing rear double glazed patio door. Clayton West, March 31. Padlock on garage broken and Honda CRS 450 motorcycle stolen. Bike in red and white with black panels which have the number 13 on them. Highburton, March 31. Garden cane used to hook handbag through cat flap in rear french door of house. Contents of bag emptied in back garden and purse, cash and bank cards stolen. Thurstonland, March 31. Gargoyle stolen from house wall. Almondbury, April 1. Thief got into front garden of house and stole plant pots. Almondbury, April 3. Garden furniture stolen from back garden.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Grange Moor, March 29. Communal door to block for flats attacked, damaging door plate. Fenay Bridge, April 4. Stones and skateboard thrown at windows breaking the outer pane of five of them.
VEHICLE CRIME: Flockton, March 30. Victim left vehicle unlocked with keys in while he went into post office. Silver Peugeot 306 registration YH03 UKF driven off by suspect. Moldgreen, March 31. Attempt made to prise open front offside driver’s door. Almondbury, April 1 and 2. Top of front door bent back and cowling attacked in attempt to start vehicle. Moldgreen, April 6. Driver’s side wing mirror damaged.
THEFT: Morrisons Supermarket, Waterloo April 3. Purse stolen from victim’s unattended trolley.