LOCAL POLICE PRIORITIESA number of reports of a small number youths gathering at Holt Lane in Holmfirth and the surrounding fields causing a disturbance and drinking underage have been received. Police have stepped up patrols in these areas and are pleased to say no youths found in the area recently. It would appear youths are now gathering in Hagg Wood so we would appeal to parents of teenagers to be vigilant as to the whereabouts of their children. Alcohol is being drunk and fires are being lit which is not a good combination in a wooded area. As a result of this patrols have been stepped up in this area and hopefully this has now ceased.
HOLIDAYSIf you are planning on going away and would like us to keep an eye on your property please contact your local NPT or Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator to arrange this.
BURGLARYShed burglaries are still a problem in the Valleys area. Please ensure all outbuildings are secure at all times. Any suspicious vehicles or persons please contact the Police immediately. Brockholes August 26. Elderly woman victim in garden of house was approached by a suspect claiming to be from the gar board investigating a gas problem at a neighbour’s house. He asked if the woman if she had smelt gas and then kept her talking for around half-an-hour. A second suspect then went into the house through an unlocked side door and searched all the rooms in the house.
CRIMINAL DAMAGEMeltham, August 31. Alarm box damaged by shooting an air rifle at it. Two males arrested.
THEFTMeltham Library, September 1. Pedal cycle left propped up outside the library stolen.
VEHICLE CRIMEHade Edge, August 29. Silver Transit Tourneo reg W177AAR stolen. Upperthong, August 29. Front and rear registration plates stolen. Netherthong, August 29. Ford Fiesta stolen and later found burnt out. Upperthong, August 29. Rear registration plate stolen. Scholes, September 2. Window smashed to get into vehicle activating alarm. Power tools stolen. Honley, August 28. Vandal scratched nearside of vehicle. Honley, August 29. Rear nearside passenger window smashed and purse left on floor stolen. Honley, August 29. Intruder went into car port at front of house, smashed the driver’s side window of car and then reached inside to steal satnav left on view. Two reports of theft from motor vehicle have been made. A vehicle in Scholes and one in New Mill have both had their CD players stolen. Please do not leave cash or valuables in your vehicles overnight. We urge you all to remain vigilant and to report anything that you deem suspicious.