NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE UPDATEIt would appear that Victoria Park in Holmfirth is still the place to be for young people gathering at the moment. We have no problem with this, providing it is used in a responsible manner. This does not include drinking under age and damaging property. If anyone has any information regarding the youths causing damage in the park please call the NPT on 01484 436855.
HOW SECURE IS YOUR HOME?Anyone who has had their house burgled will know how upsetting this can be, so it makes sense to take these few simple security precautions:Never leave doors unlocked especially when you are out.Fit good quality locks to all external doors and windows.Keep valuables and keys out of sight.Lock up tools and ladders that might be useful to gain entry to your property.Fit an alarm and external lighting.Use timer switches if you are out.
PACT MEETINGSHolmfirth Police Station will be the new venue for the Holme Valley PACT Meetings. All start at 6pm The times and dates for your diary are: Tuesday August 31, Wednesday September 22, Monday October 25, Wednesday November 24 and Wednesday December 22.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARYMeltham, July 17. Attempt made to force open front UPVC door damaging door frame. Suspect also made failed bid to remove small window in front door.
BURGLARYNew Mill, July 17. Suspects removed heavy stones from garden wall. Victim heard noises and went out and disturbed thieves, who dropped stone on road and made off in their vehicle, but passing vehicle collided with heavy stone breaking it and causing extensive damage to vehicle. Meltham, July 14. Side of car’s soft top ripped and handbrake released. Car moved about three feet to access garage door. Lock then cut off garage door and welding gear and tools stolen. New Mill, July 17. Suspects got into unlocked garage and stole chain saw. Suspects believed disturbed by dogs barking.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE Motorworks, Meltham Mills Road, Meltham, July 17. Graffiti spray painted on side of lock-up container. Meltham, July 16. Outer pane of a double glazed window cracked.
VEHICLE CRIMEHolmbridge, July 14. Stones thrown at vehicle causing damage. The Bay Horse, Penistone Road, Hade Edge, July 14. Large brick used to smash back window. Upperthong, July 17. Wing mirror attacked and left hanging from its housing. Meltham, July 17. Handbag stolen from footwell of unlocked vehicle.
THEFT Age Concern, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, July 18. Purse stolen from victim’s bag in charity shop.