Neighbourhood Watch Report
VEHICLE CRIME March12 , Wakefield Road, Grange Moor. Person/s gained entry to vehicle by forcing lock to rear door. Entered vehicle removing property including an off-road motorcycle and make off with same across fields. March 15: Shuttle Eye Way, Grange Moor. Person/s gained entry to vehicle left locked and secure, causing no damage. Conducted search of vehicle leaving door open and also boot open. Nothing appears to have been taken. March 15: Shuttle Eye Way Grange Moor: Suspect/s approached victim’s secure vehicle, which was parked on driveway, and gained entry by unknown means. Once inside, suspect/s made search before making off without removing any property. March 15: Dearne Terrace, Scissett. Suspects stole moped from within the yard. March 18: Fox Close, Emley. Person/s approached complainant’s believed insecure vehicle parked on roadside and made untidy search of vehicle. Sat nav stolen from glove box. March 18: Holmfield Avenue, Clayton West. Suspect/s stole vehicle.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE March 19: Lane Head Lane, Kirkburton. Location is gateway to detached property in own grounds. Suspect approached electric gates and with blow torch or similar burned cabling causing damage. Made off on foot in unknown direction.March 19: Carr Hill Road, Upper Cumberworth. Persons threw stones at greenhouse in garden and smashed four windows. Persons made off unseen/unheard
BURGLARY March 18: Towngate, Kirkburton. Suspect/s gained entry to ground floor flat via rear ground floor window by unknown means. Lights turned on and left on. Tidy search is made and property is removed. Exit was then made via front ground floor window and suspect/s managed to get away without being seen.
BOGUS CALLERS ADVICE SHEET We are currently distributing a ‘Bogus Callers Advice sheet’ to all Libraries, Post Offices, Health Centres and Elderly Persons Clubs in the Kirkburton and Denby Dale areas. These are designed to give older people advice about ‘Bogus Callers’ and distraction burglaries. There are also telephone numbers for the major energy providers and Yorkshire Water, as these ‘Bogus Callers’ often pretend to be from ‘the gas board’ or ‘the water board’ in order to gain entry. If you know an elderly person who lives alone, or perhaps a vulnerable elderly couple, and would like a free advice sheet, please contact us at Kirkburton Police Station on 01484 436898 and we will send one out.