NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE UPDATEWe have had several calls about some different ‘scams’ that we’d like to make you aware of: “You are in the wrong Council Tax band” – either by phone or in person, you will be told that you are in the wrong Council Tax band and for a fee of £150, it will be sorted and you will make huge savings and possibly get a rebate. It’s a scam – Kirklees Council know nothing about this and are not involved in anyway. DO NOT give anybody any money.“I’m ringing about your alarm system” – phone call from a ‘security firm’ who claim they are working with West Yorkshire Police. They will ask you questions about your current system and then say somebody will ring you back. It’s a scam – West Yorkshire Police are not currently working with or endorsing any security system. DO NOT give anybody any of your person details or any details about your house. Remember: Kirkburton and Denby Dale is a “No Cold Calling Zone”. Don’t buy anything from the door and report any companies who are ‘cold calling’ to us at Kirkburton Police Station. We will pass on the company details to Trading Standards.Don’t give any personal details over the phone, including bank details, address details or any details about your property. How do you know who is asking for them and what they intend to do with the information? If you are not sure about anything, ask them for their company details and phone number and say you will ring them once you’ve had a think. Don’t feel pressured into anything – you are in control, you can put the phone down or shut the door! If it sounds ’too good to be true’ then it probably is!If you want more advice or help, ring your NPT at Kirkburton Police Station on 01484-436898.
BURGLARY Shepley, Jan 30. Intruder got in through insecure side door of none-integral domestic garage. Not yet known what was stolen. Shepley, Jan 31. Double glazed window at side of house front door smashed with brick. Keys taken from inside of door lock and car stolen from driveway. Vehicle later recovered. Emley, Feb 3. Europrofile lock on UPVC front door snapped and raider stole car keys and used them to take a black Audi A5 RK58 WWG from driveway. Lepton, Feb 8. Brick used to smash glass panel in front door. Raider reached in and took house key from inside lock of door.
ATTEMPTED BURGLARY Fenay Bridge, Feb 3. Attempt made to snap europrofile lock on rear patio doors but believed disturbed. Almondbury, Feb 8. Raider stood on bin then used screwdriver to jemmy open window.
THEFT Moldgreen, Feb 6. Stone slabs stolen from garden of house.
VEHICLE CRIME Shelley Jan 14. Washer jet stolen from back windscreen. Kirkburton Jan 27. Suspect/s stole satnav from closed centre console.