WATCH OUT! Please remain vigilant, criminals are targeting houses in Slaithwaite and Linthwaite and are stealing the lead flashing from the bay windows. This has happened in Crowther Close, Dartmouth Road, Mona Street and Julliard Lane. There are a number of ways you can prevent/make it harder for thieves to steal/sell the lead. A special paint which makes the smelting of the lead more difficult and unattractive to scrap yards, who take the lead in can be bought at any good local DIY business.
BURGLARYGolcar Oct 12. Raider snapped europrofile lock on upvc front door to get into house and take property including car keys which were then used to steal victim’s car. Milnsbridge. Oct 12. Europrofile lock on rear upvc door snapped in raid on house. Alarm activated and suspect then pulled alarm box from wall before making off empty handed. Quarmby, Oct 13. Raider smashed lower glass panel in back door of house and climbed in to steal electrical goods. Paddock, Oct 13. Intruder smashed small glass panel in back upvc door then reached through and picked up house key which was within arms reach. Door then unlocked and suspect went inside and stole several items of property. Milnsbridge, Oct 15. Sneak raider got inside house through unlocked communal exterior door, then kicked open interior door to bedsit. Thorough search made but nothing stolen. Golcar, Oct 17. Raider snapped europrofile lock on side upvc kitchen door to get into house, find victim’s car key and steal property from ground floor areas. Keys then used to steal silver Corsa reg PE06OCX.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARYPaddock, Oct 17. Raiders tried to force house door but were disturbed by witness, who heard noise and shouted at the suspects, who made off towards a vehicle. Golcar, Oct 18. Raider snapped europrofile lock on upvc side door in attempt to get inside but was disturbed by occupant and made off empty handed.
VEHICLE CRIMEMilnsbridge. Oct 12. Paintwork on numerous panels scratched. Milnsbridge, Oct 12. Chemical poured over vehicle and two tyres slashed. Longwood, Oct 14. Yellow Daelim Message motorbike reg YN59EEJ. Milnsbridge, Oct 14. Motorbike which had been parked securely with security lock fitted stolen. Later recovered with damage to steering lock, ignition and arm snapped off.
THEFTGolcar, Oct 14. Clothing stolen from washing clothes horse in garden of house. Paddock, Oct 15. Thief went into garden and stole pedal cycle by cutting lock securing it to fence.
SAFETY TALKS AT LINTHWAITE SCOUTS AND BEAVERSTwo of the local Neighbourhood Policing Team PCSOs attended and gave a talk to the Scouts and the Beavers in Linthwaite. Officers gave an input about cycling safety and general safety.