Neighbourhood Police Update: Yet more graffiti in Kirkburton. This time on Kirkburton Middle School sports hall, it's the same "artist" as the Scout Hut.
The school are now considering CCTV cameras. Anyone with any information as to who the "artist" is, please contact Wpc Sally Baines at Kirkburton Police Station. A local youth has been warned about dangerous driving in the Kirkburton area. Any further sightings by the police, of this youth or the vehicle driving in this manner will result in the seizure of the vehicle. Anyone with information regarding a dry stone wall being knocked over and a fire in the playing field at Farnley Tyas please contact PCSO Bob Armitage at Kirkburton Police Station 01484 436898. After a police car was damaged while responding to an incident at Denby Dale Railway Station, inquiries have resulted in a local youth being arrested and subsequently being charged with criminal damage.
CSI Skelmanthorpe: CSI Skelmanthorpe could be a surprise TV hit of the future, but the children of St Aiden's First School would probably tune in after a scene of crime officer (SOCO) from West Yorkshire Police visited their school. As part of the school’s Science Week, SOCO Glyn Jones, and Wpc Sally Baines and Wpcso Sharon Mellor of the Kirkburton NPT visited the school to talk about forensic science and the role of SOCOs. During the visit, the whole school – 135 children aged five-10 – had a go at making a shoe-print and tried on the SOCO suits and masks and police high-vis jackets and hats. Glyn Jones then spoke to the children about the importance of studying - especially if they wanted a job like a SOCO.
BURGLARY: Skelmanthorpe, Apr 10. Lock on side door forced to get inside. Not yet known what is stolen. Grange Moor, Apr 14. Glass panel in door smashed and door unlocked using key left on the inside. Intruder got into house, but was disturbed by the family dog and exited by unlocking the front door and making off. Electrical goods stolen and victim’s motorcycle taken from back garden but dropped nearby and recovered by owner. Suspect’s vehicle description: Orange Citroen Saxo, normal size alloy wheels, tinted windows and a loud exhaust. Suspect 1: Black male, 18-21 years old, 6ft 2ins, slim build, black short hair, wearing black clothing top and bottom. Suspect 2: Black male, 17 - 19 years old, 5ft 4ins – 5ft 5ins, stocky build, wearing a black and white jumper, black tracksuit bottoms.
THEFT: Flockton, Apr 14. Three suspects pull up to many houses in a white van with sign stating "collection van" and took at least 13 confirmed charity bags from doorsteps that were left out for victim shop to collect later. Suspect vehicle : White Transit registration R616 KWT.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY: Kirkburton, Apr 7. Attempt to force open lock of front door but no entry gained.