INSPECTOR MARK TRUEMAN THE VALLEYS LEAD FOR POLICING WRITES: I would like to thank all the members of the public who have heeded the various crime prevention advice given by colleagues from The Valleys Neighbourhood Policing Team whether it has been through our web site, at a PACT Meeting, at a Contact Point, in person or via our newly-launched Facebook account. For the ones who haven’t, it’s never too late to take advantage of crime prevention advice especially at this time of year when historically we see an increase in house burglary due to the dark nights. If you have a house alarm, don’t forget to switch it on at night and when you are out. If you are in your house don’t forget to keep the door locked. Nearly 10% of all household burglaries occur because of insecure properties. Consider replacing old style europrofile locks and fitting the anti-snap europrofile style locks on your doors.A staggering 40% of household burglaries have involved old style europrofile locks being attacked in The Valleys.Please don’t leave any items on display in your car. If you have been fortunate enough to have received or will receive any new electrical equipment for Christmas such as a TV or games console please don’t advertise the fact by leaving the packaging outside on display for the would-be thief to take an interest. I would like to publicly thank the officers and staff who make up The Valleys for their continued efforts and commitment throughout the past year. Due to their hard work they have continued to ensure we are all able to sleep a little sounder in our beds at night. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a crime free and peaceful New Year.
THEValleys NPT are now on Facebook and Twitter, why not follow us and see what were doing to make The Valleys a safer place to live and work.
REMEMBERThe new non-emergency number: 101. This has replaced the 0845 6060606 number. 101 calls cost a flat rate of 15p, even from a mobile phone, at any time of the day and for any length of time. Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired people can use text hone 18001 101. 101 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 999 is for real emergencies, where there us a danger to life, or a crime is in progress. Please don't call 999 unless it is an emergency as you might be putting others at risk - use 101. For more information visit: www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101
VEHICLE CRIMEOld Railway Goods Yard, Scar Lane, Milnsbridge, Dec 16. Three vehicles, locked and secured in compound, damaged. Conservative Club, Britannia Road, Slaithwaite, Dec 19. Exhaust and catalytic converter stolen from parked vehicle. Milnsbridge, Dec 15. Front nearside door prised open and CD player stolen.