Western Rural Police Local Priorities For February 2015

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Shed & Garage burglaries — Such outbuildings are being targeted by offenders, mainly overnight, stealing expensive pedal cycles and power tools. Officers are aware of the areas being targeted and are taking measures to deter future offences and to arrest the offenders.

Road Safety — At this time of year, roads are often icey, hedges are thin, possibly allowing livestock to stray onto roads, and high winds regularly bring trees down. Police publicise as widely as possible where problems arise and also proactively target those who drive too fast for the conditions (note that this may be substantially less than the maximum speed limit)!

Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) — Most people think of ASB as rowdy youths causing damage and litter etc. However, ASB also manifests itself as drug abuse, drunken behavior and driving without the correct documentation or when not fit, thereby putting members of the public at risk. Local officers will work closely with communities to identify culprits and then to target their unsociable behavior.

Local news

1.A white Ford Transit van index AV59AOL has been seen in suspicious circumstances in the Ringway area of Waverton.The driver had been cold calling at houses,selling mattresses from the rear of the vehicle.

2. A detached garage has been broken into on Littleton Lane, Littleton.Offenders have smashed a window and removed a leaf blower which they left behind.Forensic enquiries are continuing.

3. An attempted burglary has occurred at a premises on Skips Lane, Christleton.Offenders have opened a window and removed the secondary glazing, No entry was gained to the premises.This is similar to another burglary in Rowan Park the previous month, where offenders entered the premises through an insecure window.

3.Two sheds in a garden on Woodfields have been broken into.The two offenders were captured on CCTV forcing open the shed door and stealing a large quantity of fishing equipment and power tools.One offender was wearing a light coloured hooded top, the other offender was wearing a parka coat and a woollen hat.They are believed to have made off from the rear of the property, onto Village Road.

4. Police were called to an address on Woodfields following a report of an assault taking place.Whilst at the location a number of cannabis plants were discovered in the house.Two males have been arrested for cultivation of cannabis, assault and criminal damage.

You said we did

You said-vehicles are speeding along Station Lane, Barrow. We did-speed enforcement has been carried out with one vehicle seized. Speed education carried out with warning letters issued to drivers regards minor speed infringements and the deployment of the speed indicator device.

Inspector Keith Curbishley