POLICE CRIME UPDATE: EXTRA PATROLSSlaithwaite Old town Hall has been mentioned as a place were antisocial behaviour is happening as well as at the village train station, where the lights at the underpass have been damaged. We will provide extra patrols in the area to prevent this. Officers from The Valleys NPT delivered more than 200 crime prevention leaflets regarding vehicle crime and burglaries in Slaithwaite recently. Leaflets and the advice on them are only worthwhile if the advice given on them is adhered to. If you want to raise an issue please complete the e-form located in the PACT section of our web site.
BURGLARYMilnsbridge Liberal Club, George Street, Milnsbridge, April 13. Intruders jemmied open locked wooden door to get inside club. Alarm activated which was then smashed by suspect/s. When you are out in the garden, make sure the house is secure. Keep all doors locked and windows secure even when you are in. Keep items such as handbags, wallets and keys away from places where they are clearly visible from outside. Also be aware that burglaries sometimes occur simply to steal car keys. Never leave keys in locks, or where they are visible from outside. Put them somewhere safe and out of sight, but where you can access them easily.
VEHICLE CRIMECowlersley, April 7. Vandals scratched and damaged two vehicles parked on house driveway. Marsden, April 11. Thief got into vehicle by bending back top of front nearside door and. Ignition damaged, but nothing stolen. Outlane, April 11. Offside tyres slashed on parked vehicle. Slaithwaite, April 11. Offside rear window smashed, then thief reached in and stole property from seat. Marsden, April 12. Thief forced driver’s door lock to get inside and damaged ignition. Vehicle then pushed onto road in failed bid to get it started. Vehicle then abandoned. Longwood, April 7. Would-be thief smashed nearside front window to get in. Vehicle searched, but nothing stolen. Milnsbridge, April 9. Vandal used chemical substance to damage car paintwork. Milnsbridge, April 10. Vandal scratched vehicle along the nearside and across the bonnet.
THEFTMarsden, April 8. Seven solar lights stolen from front garden of house. Linthwaite Business Centre, Manchester Road, Linthwaite, April 8. Intruders sawed off lock from main gate to industrial premises. and got into yard and stole parked locked and secured truck – white Ford Iveco V601FAN. Longwood, April 8. Intruder went up driveway of house and stole full roof rack for a semi-high roof Transit van, which has been adapted into three sections making this unique and recognisable.
CRIMINAL DAMAGEColne Valley High School, Linthwaite, April 10. School window smashed. Golcar, April 7. Vandal smashed ground floor front living room window.