DECEPTIONBogus caller went to front door of house and tried to open it. Elderly occupant came to door and suspect told her he was from the water board and asks if she has a leak. She lets him in and he tells her to go into the kitchen and hold the tap as it runs. He went into toilet, flushed it then went into bedroom and searched it, but nothing stolen. Suspect: white male 26 to 30 years, around 5ft 6ins tall, stocky build, jet black hair, wearing black trousers and a black matching jacket. The jacket had a yellow logo on the left hand side. He spoke with an Irish accent.
THEFT Skelmanthorpe, Jan 6. Red post office box and metal pedestal stolen from front garden. Clayton West, Jan 9. Fireplace stolen from drive. Sovereign Garage, Holmfirth Road, Shepley, Jan 9. Bike stolen from outside shop. Blind Fashions, Jubilee Way, Grange Moor, Jan 10. Raiders broke through fencing to get into yard and stole Items using wooden pallets, passing them over fencing. Building materials and propane gas taken. Morrisons, Waterloo, Jan 14. Purse stolen in supermarket from zipped-up bag on victim’s shoulder. Marks & Spencer, Tandem Industrial Estate, Jan 16. Purse stolen from women shopper’s bag.
CRIMINAL DAMAGE Denby Dale, Jan 6. Smashed outer pane of double glazed window in upvc door. Denby Dale, Jan 6. Large stone thrown at door shattering glass panel. Skelmanthorpe, Jan 8. Front window damaged. Kirkburton, Jan 8. Window smashed.
BURGLARY Waterloo, Jan 16. Small ground floor transom window smashed and larger window opened. Raiders then used tools to lift up floorboards and cut out copper piping. Police called and officers arrested suspects hiding in property following search by dog officer. Shelley, Jan 7. Hinges and bolt unscrewed from garden shed but raider didn’t get in. Suspect(s) made off across field to waiting white vehicle. Skelmanthorpe, Jan 11. Tyres and alloy wheels stolen from back garden. Principle Corporate Signage Ltd, Tandem Industrial Estate, Jan 12. Railings bent back and locks damaged to get into garage. Tyres and hydraulic jack stolen. Fenay Bridge, Jan 14. Double glazed window unit removed from wooden garage at side of house and power tools and hiking equipment stolen.
VEHICLE CRIMESkelmanthorpe, Jan 6. Sat-nav and cash stolen. Lepton, Jan 6. Driver's side quarterlight smashed. Skelmanthorpe, Jan 6. Window smashed but nothing stolen. Skelmanthorpe, Jan 6. Quarterlight smashed and sat-nav hidden under seat stolen. Lepton, Jan 6. Quarterlight window smashed, search made but nothing stolen. Lepton, Jan 7. £1 coin and sat-nav stolen from unlocked vehicle. Skelmanthorpe, Jan 7. Quaterlight smashed. Skelmanthorpe, Jan 7. Front window smashed and satnav and keys stolen.