Neighbourhood Police UpdateRemember 20% of all burglaries are carried out due to insecure doors or windows so please make sure you lock all your windows and doors and not just when you leave your home. The Valleys NPT will be working hard over the next few weeks to try and prevent further burglaries. Please help us by checking your property and making sure all doors and windows are locked and secured. It is important that doors are kept secure, even while inside as it only takes a few seconds for thieves to strike. Please make every effort to keep keys and valuables out of sight. If your keys are left lying around there is every chance that your car WILL be taken.Door Jammers are available to purchase for a very small cost and could make all the difference in keeping unwanted guests out of your home! Please contact your local NPT for more information. If you have any information or would like a FREE home security check contact us on 01484 436855 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARSON Linthwaite, Mar 5. Unoccupied house set on fire. Raider(s) removed wooden board from side door from a previous burglary to gain get into premises. They then set fire to lounge area causing extensive fire and smoke damage to the house.
BURGLARY Cowlersley, Mar 9. Intruder sneaked in through insecure door and removed keys from kitchen worktop. Keys used to steal black Mercedes C220 registration X77 MOE. Salendine Nook, Mar 8. Lock forced to get into shed in the back garden of house. Property stolen. Shaheen Takeaway, Market Street, Milnsbridge, Mar 5. Cash stolen after premises were broken into through back window. Bolster Moor, Mar 6. Barn under renovation opened and stone flags stolen.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY Golcar, Mar 8. Raider attempted to force padlock on wooden garden shed but could not get in. Service Station, New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, Mar 6. Fire exit door at rear of garage forced in bid to get inside.
THEFT Golcar, Mar 4. Purse stolen from bag carried by victim. Manchester Road, Linthwaite, Mar 6. Mobile phone snatched from victim by suspect who then ran off.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE Salendine Nook, Mar 8. Fish killed after unknown chemical was poured into pond in rear garden. Golcar, Mar 8. Lower panel of UPVC door cracked by kicking it in. Paddock, Mar 3. House window smashed with stone.
VEHICLE CRIME Slaithwaite, Mar 6. Driver’s side tyres slashed. Golcar, Mar 5. Paintwork on six vehicles scratched.. Longwood, Mar 8. Paintwork on three vehicles deliberately scratched. Longwood, Mar 6. Nearside wing mirror stolen together with glass from offside wing mirror. Milnsbridge, Mar 5. Front and rear number plates stolen from vehicle.