BEATING BIKE MENACEDue to many complaints from residents over nuisance motor bikers one of the valley officers has been fully trained as a police motorbike rider. This officer has been trained to ride police motorbikes both on the road and off road. The officer will be used as a resource to help deter, prevent and help catch those who are riding bikes illegally and in an anti-social manner in the Valleys area.
BURGLARYHonley, Oct 3. Raider got into stables by unscrewing hinges to open stable door and steal four bridles and three saddles. Meltham, Sept 30. Intruder got into garage by forcing the up-and-over door to steal motorbike – black Suzuki GSX registration number X591 NWU.
THEFTMorrisons, Station Street, Meltham, Oct 1. Purse stolen from shopper’s bag placed on supermarket trolley. Meltham, Sept 28. Victim called into newsagents and left pedal cycle outside propped against the window. Two males pulled up on motorbike, one got off and put bike over his shoulder then got back onto motorbike which made off towards Wessenden Head Road.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE Holmfirth High School, Oct 1. Large stone thrown smashing ground floor reinforced window. Holmfirth High School, Sept 30. Office window in maths block smashed. New Mill, Oct 1. Stone thrown through rear ground floor window. New Mill, Oct 2. Vandal used yellow spray paint to write graffiti on house wall. Glass panel in front door smashed. Ornamental dog statue in the garden damaged. Wooldale, Oct 3. Vandal damaged six posts in garden fence.
VEHICLE CRIMEMeltham, Oct 1. Large stones thrown onto busy main road causing damage to underneath of vehicle. Morrisons, Station Street, Meltham, Oct 3. Large bricks thrown from pathway down into supermarket car park damaging car. Honley, Oct 3. Raider got into vehicle parked outside house and pushed it down the road. It stopped when the steering lock engaged. Honley, Oct 1. Raider forced offside front door lock to enter vehicle and steal purse and sat-nav from glovebox. Some property found in nearby public bin. Sat-nav marks were visible on windscreen. Honley, Oct 1. Raider got inside by forcing door lock on front offside door. Cordless drill stolen. Holme Valley Camping and Caravan Park, Thongsbridge, Oct 2. Vauxhall Zafira left unlocked with keys in the ignition in camping grounds stolen. Two men arrested and charged. Scholes, Oct 1. Believed keys stolen from previous burglary used to enter vehicle activating alarm. Suspects make off towards main road in 4x4 type vehicle.
LOCAL POLICE PRIORITIES IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOODHolme Valley South – Tackling anti-social behaviour by local youths gathering in New Mill.