Western Rural Inspectors Report 24/08/14
In the early hours of Monday 18th, a prowler was disturbed going through the back gardens of some houses in Waverton. Please be aware that criminals will sometimes go from back garden to back garden to avoid being seen on the roads. Always lock sheds and garages securely and be mindful about what property you leave out in the garden.
There has been a theft from and a number of prowlers reported on building sites this week, across the area. By their nature, building sites are not very secure and have a quantity of materials and tools on them. If you have a building site near you, please keep an eye on it and report any suspicious activity to the police.
There have again been a number of reports about fake '20 notes being passed to retail outlets in the area. In one incident in Frodsham, a male was detained, having passed '100 of fake notes. He became violent on arrest and was 'gassed' by officers in order to arrest him safely. The male was also found to be in possession of a quantity of drugs
.We have had two vehicles stolen this week – one from Delamere and the other from Clotton. Both vehicles had the keys left in them and the owners were nearby! It is a condition of most insurance policies that they will not cover the loss if keys are left in a vehicle, meaning that the owner has to cover all costs! NEVER leave your vehicle unattended with the keys in it – A criminal may have no intention of stealing a vehicle, but if he sees the opportunity, he will take it and it only takes a couple of seconds.
There have also been two vehicles broken into overnight. One in Christleton and the other in Bickley near Malpas. One vehicle had a handbag and purse left on display! Again, this type of offence is usually committed when a thief sees that there is something to be taken – they will seldom break into a car on the off-chance that something may be there! Never leave valuables in a vehicle on display.
On Friday night, an elderly persons home was broken into during the night in Frodsham. It is often the case that the security in some elderly peoples homes is also from an earlier generation and possibly not as strong as it once was. If you have elderly family or neighbours, please do them a favour and review their security with them to make sure that it is strong enough to do its intended job.
Finally, two shops in Frodsham town centre were broken into in the early hours of Tuesday morning. If you have any information about these offences which may assist the police, please get in touch.
Inspector Keith Curbishley
Frodsham Police Station
Western Rural Neighbourhood Police Team