THEFTThe Co-op, Lewisham Road, Slaithwaite, May 19. Sneak thieves stole five cases of beer, walking out of the shop without paying. They were chased off up the road but ran out of sight. Suspect 1: white male, short bleached blonde hair, about 5'7"-5'8", slim build, late 20's. wearing white shirt, black trousers/jeans. Suspect 2: white male, dark hair (a bit longer than the other suspect), about 6', slim build, late 20's, wearing black jacket with hood (like tracksuit top), black jeans.
ATTEMPTED THEFTMilnsbridge, May 22. Would-be thief tried unsuccessfully to lift paving stones in front garden in attempt to steal them.
BURGLARYLinthwaite Dental Surgery, Manchester Road, Linthwaite, May 20. Raiders used large stone to smash two ground floor windows and get inside premises. Search made but no property believed stolen. Holme Mills, Britannia Road, Milnsbridge, May 20. Burglar forced side fire door of premises allowing enough space for a person to get inside. Alarm activated, but window cleaning equipment stolen. Milnsbridge, May 23. Raider snapped europrofile locks on back upvc double patio doors of house and got into kitchen area. Property stolen included key for blue Audi A3 car. Keys then used to steal car reg PR06CUT.Longwood, May 22.. Raider snapped europrofile lock on upvc door to get into house and steal TV, wallet and keys.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARYMarsden, May 20.. Raider tried to snap europrofile lock on upvc door of house then forced door lock to get into garage and steal three mountain bikes and a chain saw. Commercial Premises, Chapel Hill, Linthwaite, May 20. Raider smashed lower pain of glass in front door activating alarm, but made off empty handed.
VEHICLE CRIMEMarsden, May 19. Land Rover Defender stolen. Four men from South Yorkshire arrested after e vehicle was recovered. Slaithwaite, May 21. Vandal ripped off front end plastics from vehicle, including the badge from bodywork. Golcar, May 20. Raider got inside to communal area by unknown means and stole two child vehicles, a mini motorbike and a quad bike. Longwood, May 21. Raider smashed rear nearside quarterlight glass to get in and steal garden furniture and handbag/contents from vehicle. Golcar, May 21. Vandal used sharp implement to to scratch paintwork of two vehicles.
PARTNERS AND COMMUNITIES TOGETHER MEETINGS (PACT)The next PACT meeting will be at Longwood Mechanics Hall next Saturday, June 4, from 10am to 12noon. Speed checks have been carried out this week in the Scammonden area.
POLICE PRIORITIESTackling anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the centre of Marsden around Peel Street and moving out to include the Dirker estate.