Neighbourhood Police Update: Drug Seizure: As a result of community intelligence given to the Moldgreen Neighbourhood Policing Team a large cannabis factory was discovered in the Birkhouse Lane area of Moldgreen.
Although no arrests were made at the time, police took a large amount of forensic evidence from the scene and inquiries are continuing. This is a major disruption to the production and sale of cannabis to the local area and police hope it will see a reduction by local youths using the drug for the foreseeable future. Police thank all residents who gave vital information, but stress that anyone with information that could help their local neighbourhood policing teams call the non-emergency number 0845 6060606 or ring Crimestoppers.
Castle Hill Stone Theft: Police have recorded a massive increase in stone thefts from this heritage site and urge any members of the public who may have seen anything out of the ordinary to pass on that information on them.
VEHICLE CRIME: Almondbury, May 18. Brick used to smash rear window. Skelmanthorpe, May 25. Front windscreen smashed. Flockton, May 25. Set of spanners stolen from unlocked vehicle. Grange Moor, May 23. Grey VW Golf reg F313 OWS stolen. Waterloo, May 11. Both driver and passenger doors prised open and driver’s side window smashed, but nothing stolen. Almondbury, May 11. Car door forced open and power drill and petrol strimmer stolen. Lepton, May 11. Front door jemmied open and stereo stolen. Almondbury, May 18. Brick used brick to smash rear side window.
BURGLARY: Almondbury, May 27. Beading removed from rear window in attempt to get in. Raider then tried to force front door before smashing window to get in and steal pocket watch, air rifle and cash. Highburton, May 25. Opened window, reached in and opened back door using keys left in the lock. Stole electrical goods, watch and cash. Kirkburton, May 21. Approached rear upvc door and used pliers or similar to turn key left on inside of lock and gain entry. Stole electrical goods, rucksack and cricket bag. Kirkburton, May 21. Attempt made to prise open front and side doors and rear kitchen window. Smashed window to get in and searched all rooms. Used keys to access victim’s vehicle. Not yet known what was stolen. Railtec Engineering Ltd, Wakefield Road, Scissett, May 21. Intruder/s entered compound and stole steel roofing material. Moldgreen, May 15. Long handled garden pruners used to prise open a rear sliding patio door. Got inside and stole TV.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE: Shelley, May 22. Garden gate damaged. The Crown Inn, Wakefield Road, Scissett, May 24. Garden wall damaged. Almondbury, May 18. Window smashed by stone.