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« Reply #100 on: April 29, 2010, 09:49:54 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : GREEN LANE, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 8.30PM ON TUESDAY 27TH TO 9.45AM ON WEDNESDAY 28TH
APRIL 2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN APPROACH AN ACTIVITY BUILDING SEPARATE TO THE
MAIN BUILDING OF A RESIDENTIAL HOME. A PAVING SLAB WAS USED TO SMASH A
GLASS PANEL IN A REAR WOODEN DOOR, THEY THEN REACH IN AND OPEN THE YALE
LOCK. A SEARCH WAS MADE AND PROPERTY STOLEN.

Property Stolen : SAMSUNG TV, Wii GAMES CONSOLE AND TEN GAMES, Wii BAND
HERO PACKAGE, ACER LAPTOP, TWO COMPUTER TOWERS, THREE LCD TOUCH SCREEN
MONITORS

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.

Emails should be sent to wakenhw@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
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« Reply #101 on: May 04, 2010, 08:57:59 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY DWELLING.

Location of Crime : PONTEFRACT ROAD.

Times / Dates Between : 2PM SUNDAY 2ND MAY 2010.

Details : OFFENDER FORCES THE FRONT DOOR AND GAINS ENTRY. A SEARCH IS MADE
AND PROPERTY IS STOLEN, WITH THE OFFENDER MAKING OFF UNSEEN.

Property Stolen : MOBILE PHONE AND HAIR STRAIGHTENERS.

Suspect Description : NIL.

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.

Emails should be sent to wakenhw@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
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« Reply #102 on: June 03, 2010, 08:04:30 pm »

Type of Crime : THEFT FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE

Location of Crime : VICARAGE GARDENS X 2, ACKTON LANE, WEST END AVENUE,
ALEXANDER CRESCENT X 2, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 6PM ON SUNDAY 30TH  TO 11.30AM ON MONDAY 31ST MAY
2010

Details : ON SIX OCCASIONS PERSON/S UNKNOWN HAVE GAINED ENTRY  BY SMASHING
A WINDOW, VIA AN INSECURE VEHICLE OR BY UNKNOWN MEANS. A SEARCH HAS BEEN
MADE AND PROPERTY STOLEN.

Property Stolen : DUSTER, NINTENDO DS LITE, CASH, SATELLITE NAVIGATION
SYSTEM X 2, REVERSING CAMERA SCREEN, 20" FLAT SCREEN TV, IPOD, WELLINGTON
BOOTS, DIGITAL CAMERA.

Suspect Description : DESCRIPTION FROM VICARAGE GARDENS:
SUSPECT 1: WHITE MALE, 5'10" TALL, THIN BUILD, SHORT DARK HAIR, WEARING A
GREY HOODED TOP
SUSPECT 2: WHITE MALE, SHORTER THAN SUSPECT 1, WEARING DARK CLOTHING

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.

Emails should be sent to wakenhw@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
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« Reply #103 on: June 20, 2010, 04:17:36 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : REGENT STREET, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 8.45PM TO 10.40PM ON WEDNESDAY 16TH JUNE 2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN GAIN ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY BY UNKNOWN MEANS. A
SEARCH WAS MADE AND PROPERTY STOLEN.

Property Stolen : 32" FLAT SCREEN TV

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.

Emails should be sent to wakenhw@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
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« Reply #104 on: June 21, 2010, 06:35:31 pm »

Police Warning Over Supermarket Distraction Thefts
Saturday, 19 June, 2010

Police are urging shoppers to be on their guard after a spate of
distraction thefts at supermarkets across West Yorkshire.

There have been six of the same type of distraction thefts at supermarkets
across West Yorkshire since the 11 May and police believe the same gang
could be involved in each of the incidents.

In each case a lone and middle aged woman has been targeted by a group of
what are thought to be Eastern Europeans.

Unusually the group often includes a female suspect.

The distraction theft works after the suspects' identify a victim in the
supermarket before loitering close to the checkout and making a note of the
victim's pin number and bank/credit card. The suspects then follow the
victim to their car and observe them as they unload their shopping.

At this point an accomplice will drive a car and park behind the victim's
vehicle effectively blocking them in before getting out and asking the
victim for directions to a place nearby, often using a map as a further
method of distraction. While the victim is engaged with one of the suspects
an accomplice will remove cards from the victim's purse which is often left
on the passenger seat.

In most cases the victim does not realise the theft has taken place until
they are contacted by their bank/credit card company to make them aware of
unusual activity on their card.

The first reported case in West Yorkshire was on 11 May at the Tesco Extra
store at Seacroft, Leeds. This was followed on the 18 May at Sainsbury's in
the Colton Retail Park and at Morrisons in Wetherby on 25 May. The latest
incident took place yesterday (17/6), also at the Sainsbury's store in
Colton.

Other similar offences have also been reported in Knottingley and
Heckmondwike.

Police believe the same vehicle has been used in each offence and this was
captured on an ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) system on the M1
near to junction 47 at Parlington on the 18 May. The vehicle is a dark
Cadbury type purple coloured old style Vauxhall Vectra. The registration
plate is: WV51 AZF.

Sergeant Emmett, of the North East Leeds Neighbourhood Investigation Unit,
said: "These suspects have a very specific method of targeting their
victim's and it's about recognising the signs and responding accordingly to
prevent yourself becoming one of their targets.

"Always be mindful of anyone close to you when you're entering your pin
number. Use your body and hand to shield your pin and if you feel
uncomfortable speak to the checkout operator and ask them to contact the
stores security personnel.

"We are following a number of good leads in this investigation but I would
ask anyone with information about the vehicle or about this series of
distraction thefts to contact PC Ware at the Neighbourhood Investigation
Unit based at Stainbeck Police Station via: 0845 60 60 606 or call
Crimestoppers anonymously and in confidence on: 0800 555 111."
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« Reply #105 on: July 26, 2010, 07:51:04 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : SHORT STREET, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 4PM ON THURSDAY 22ND TO 8AM ON FRIDAY 23RD JULY
2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN GAIN ACCESS TO TWO PROPERTIES ON SHORT STREET
THAT ARE UNDER RENOVATION. ONE PROPERTY WAS ENTERED BY FORCING THE FRONT
DOOR AND THE OTHER BY SMASHING THE GLASS IN THE REAR DOOR. A SEARCH WAS
MADE AND PROPERTY STOLEN.

Property Stolen : VARIOUS TOOLS

Suspect Description :NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.
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« Reply #106 on: August 02, 2010, 08:34:53 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : PRIORY ROAD, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 6.15PM ON THURSDAY 29TH TO 7.12AM ON FRIDAY 30TH
JULY 2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN GAIN ENTRY BY FORCING A REAR WINDOW WITH AN
UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT. A SEARCH WAS MADE AND PROPERTY STOLEN.

Property Stolen : CASH

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.
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« Reply #107 on: August 03, 2010, 09:40:54 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : PRIORY ROAD, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 4PM ON SUNDAY 1ST TO 1PM ON MONDAY 2ND AUGUST 2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN GAIN ACCESS BY FORCING THE REAR DOOR WITH AN
UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT. ONCE INSIDE A SEARCH IS MADE AND PROPERTY STOLEN.

Property Stolen : BOILER TANK AND PIPES WORTH £400

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.
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« Reply #108 on: August 07, 2010, 10:01:01 pm »

Summer sneaks still getting in

Friday 6th August 2010

Wakefield District Police are making another plea to residents to stop
summer sneak-ins.

Insecure doors and windows are still being blamed for around half of all
house burglaries across the Wakefield district.

Police today urged householders to be vigilant and to keep their homes
secure.

Detective Inspector Paul Harrison said: ?Whilst burglaries are not as
prevalent across Wakefield district as they are in other areas of the
county, despite our repeated warnings, we are still seeing a number of
sneak-ins. These offences could so easily be prevented by householders
taking a few precautions to ensure they are not targeted by opportunist
thieves.

?People need to remember that easy points of access, like front doors, need
to be kept locked when relaxing outdoors in the warmer weather. At night
ground floor doors and windows should be locked.

?A handbag, wallet, mobile phone or keys left next to an unlocked front
door or open window can present an incredibly easy target for opportunist
burglars who can take them in just a few seconds.The message couldn?t be
simpler. Lock your door or lose your valuables.

There are a number of things people can do to prevent a sneak-in theft:

· Lock all doors and windows when working in the garden or garage
· A simple security chain from DIY stores can be installed to prevent
unwanted entry into the home
· Never leave keys in the locks of doors or windows
· Avoid leaving valuables near windows, for example mobile phones,
handbags, jewellery, expensive ornaments and keys

Further crime prevention advice is available from the West Yorkshire Police
website at www.westyorkshire.police.uk or by contacting your local Crime
Reduction Officer on 0845 6060606.
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« Reply #109 on: August 07, 2010, 10:22:13 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : VERNER STREET, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 3.30AM TO 9.30PM ON WEDNESDAY 4TH AUGUST 2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN ATTEMPT TO GAIN ENTRY, VIA THE FRONT DOOR, BY
FORCING THE LOCK AND DOOR HANDLE WITH AN UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT. THE LOCK AND
HANDLE WERE DAMAGED BUT THERE WAS NO ENTRY GAINED.

Property Stolen : NONE

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.
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« Reply #110 on: August 12, 2010, 07:52:31 pm »

Update - Operation Grassland - Continued Crackdown on Drugs Crime

Wednesday, 11th August, 2010

Wakefield District Police have been praised for their efforts to rid the
streets of drugs.

It follows the latest phase of Operation Grassland which earlier this week
saw eight people arrested on suspicion of production of cannabis and money
laundering and one person arrested for theft. Ten vehicles were seized as
part of the enquiry including a Nissan GTR worth approximately £60,000. A
quantity of cash was all seized.

During the two-day operation thirty properties were searched with five
cannabis farms found and cannabis to a value of approximately £700,000
recovered and three cropped cannabis farms also discovered and closed down.

All those arrested during the operation have now been bailed pending
further enquiries.

The operation was as a result of information provided to police by local
residents who have contacted the police to thank them for the action.

One resident, from Wakefield, who spoke to Officers in the street, said:
"We are a very close knit neighbourhood. It was a big shock to find out
that there were drugs being grown in our street. I am thrilled to see the
Police dealing with it."

Superintendent Tyron Joyce, Head of Operations at Wakefield District
Police, said: ?We hope that the action we have taken this week will
demonstrate yet again to residents that they do not have to stand for
criminal behaviour in their communities.

?We are there to help them. If they tell us what concerns them then we will
respond and will take action to deal with those intent on causing problems
in local communities.

?We would urge members of the public to contact us about their suspicions ?
while they may not see action straight away as we have to make further
enquiries, I can reassure them that every call matters to us and all
information is followed up.?

A series of public displays will be held around the district later this
week urging people to contact police with information about criminal
activity.

The displays in Ossett town centre on Friday (9am till 2pm), Wakefield city
centre on Saturday (9am till 1pm, cathedral area) and outside the rugby
league ground at Featherstone (3pm till 7pm) on Saturday evening will
highlight the Why Should They? Campaign which aims to raise awareness of
how police can use the Proceeds of Crime Act to seize cash, recover cars,
house and other assets from criminals and turn them into money for local
communities.

Some criminals use the proceeds of their crimes to buy high value items at
the expense of their victims, but using the legislation enables police to
take them away and give back to communities affected by crime.

During the last financial year just over £5 million was confiscated or
forfeited from criminals in West Yorkshire and £8.6 million worth of assets
were restrained.

High value cars seized from criminals will be on display and officers will
give out information about how to contact police with information about
people who are believed to be living beyond their means in local
communities.

There are criminals living within the Wakefield district who are living off
the proceeds of crime, why should they? Ring Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555 111, that?s all it takes, or visit www.whyshouldthey.com
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« Reply #111 on: August 12, 2010, 07:53:41 pm »

Type of Crime : CRIMINAL DAMAGE AND ARSON

Location of Crime : WENTWORTH ROAD, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY 6TH TO 6.30PM ON MONDAY 9TH
AUGUST 2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN THROW SLABS OF CONCRETE AT THE REAR WINDOWS OF A
VACANT PROPERTY CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS. LATER PERSON/S
USE AN UNKNOWN ACCELERANT TO SET FIRE TO THE GARDEN SHED. PERSON/S THEN
MAKE OFF UNSEEN AND IN AN UNKNOWN DIRECTION.

Property Stolen : N/A

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.
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« Reply #112 on: August 12, 2010, 07:54:04 pm »

Type of Crime : ARSON

Location of Crime : GLADSTONE STREET, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 11.30PM ON SUNDAY 8TH TO 9AM ON MONDAY 9TH AUGUST
2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN SET FIRE TO A FENCE WITH AN UNKNOWN ACCELERANT
CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE FENCE AND A WHEELIE BIN. PERSON/S THEN MADE OFF
UNSEEN AND IN AN UNKNOWN DIRECTION.

Property Stolen : N/A

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.
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« Reply #113 on: August 12, 2010, 07:58:43 pm »

A POCA Exhibition with some
seized assets to on display this weekend.

The locations will be

Ossett Market Place - Friday 13th 0900hrs - 1200hrs
Wakefield Cathedral - Saturday 14th 0900hrs - 1200hrs
Featherstone Rugby League Ground - Saturday 14th 1200hrs - 1900hrs

It would be great if you could promote this or infact make a visit to one.
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« Reply #114 on: August 16, 2010, 09:37:11 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : POST OFFICE ROAD, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 7.30PM TO 8.30PM ON SATURDAY 14TH AUGUST 2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN GAIN ACCESS BY FORCING THE REAR DOOR WITH AN
UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT. A SEARCH WAS MADE AND PROPERTY STOLEN.

Property Stolen : CASH

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.
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« Reply #115 on: August 18, 2010, 06:11:09 pm »

Appeal: for witnesses - Robbery in Featherstone

Tuesday, 17th August, 2010

Police in Featherstone are appealing for witnesses to a robbery. It
happened yesterday (Monday, 16th August) just after 7pm on Wakefield Road.

The victim, who was driving a grey Vauxhall Astra, picked up a man he knew
on Wakefield Road at the junction with Station Lane. During the journey,
the man then produced a sharp weapon and threatened the victim asking for
money and jewellery. The victim stopped the vehicle and left it.

The suspect then stole items from the vehicle before making off on foot in
the direction of Featherstone.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery - in particular a man in a white transit
van who chased the suspect - should contact PC 4126 Elkie Cooke at Wood
Street CID on 0845 60 60 606.
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« Reply #116 on: September 06, 2010, 06:13:57 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : PRINCE WILLIAM COURT, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 6.45PM ON SATURDAY 4TH TO 0.15AM ON SUNDAY 5TH
SEPTEMBER 2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN GAIN ACCESS FIRSTLY VIA A COMMUNAL DOOR AND THEN
BY USING AN UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT AND BODILY FORCE TO OPEN THE DOOR TO THE
PROPERTY. ONCE INSIDE A SEARCH WAS MADE AND PROPERTY STOLEN.

Property Stolen : DVD PLAYER, FROZEN READY MEALS TO THE VALUE OF £40, CASH,
32" FLAT SCREEN TV

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.
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« Reply #117 on: September 23, 2010, 06:46:04 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : LEATHAM AVENUE, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 10.45PM ON SUNDAY 19TH TO 8.30AM ON MONDAY 20TH
SEPTEMBER 2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN ATTEMPT TO GAIN ACCESS VIA AN INSECURE FRONT
GROUND FLOOR WINDOW. THE WINDOW WAS DAMAGED BUT THERE WAS NO ACCESS GAINED.

Property Stolen : NONE

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.

Emails should be sent to wakenhw@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
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« Reply #118 on: September 25, 2010, 08:10:49 pm »

‘DON’T BUY ELECTRICITY METER TOP-UPS AT DOORSTEP’, ENERGY COMPANIES AND
CONSUMER WATCHDOG WARN CUSTOMERS

Organised criminals are found to be operating across UK selling illegal
meter credit

Energy companies and Consumer Focus, the consumer watchdog, are warning
that an estimated 85,000 households have been affected by a doorstep scam
which seems to offer cheaper electricity meter top-ups but just ends up
with consumers paying twice.

The problem is affecting customers of all of the leading energy companies
(British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, npower, Scottish Power and SSE).

Companies have begun writing to and telephoning their electricity
pre-payment meter customers to alert them. There is evidence of serious and
organised criminal activity and they are urging customers not to buy credit
for their meters on the doorstep.

Some customers are being offered £50 of electricity meter top-up for a cash
payment of just £25.  Energy companies detect when they have not received
payment for electricity used. As the energy credit is illegal any customer
buying top-up on the doorstep will end up paying twice, first to the
criminal and then to their energy supplier.

Christine McGourty, Director at Energy UK, which represents all the leading
energy companies, says:

“This a serious and widespread scam and we’re launching the Top-Up Safe
campaign to urge customers to steer clear of the criminals behind it. Just
like when you buy something fake online – like a ticket for a football
match or a music concert – you’re the one who’ll end up losing out in the
end.

“Energy companies can detect the fraud and you’ll end up paying twice for
your electricity, first to the criminal and then again to your energy
company, who can always detect when electricity has been used, but not paid
for through the proper channels. It’s essential that you only top-up your
electricity meter from recognised PayPoint or Payzone shops or The Post
Office.”

“Energy companies are determined to bring those responsible for these
crimes to justice and are working closely with the Police at a local and
national level to stamp out this illegal activity.”

To find out more visit www.top-upsafe.com or contact Consumer Direct on
08454 04 05 06

If you know anyone illegally selling
electricity meter top-ups, contact
Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555 111.

Karen Vezina
Neighbourhood Watch
 Liaison Officer
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« Reply #119 on: September 30, 2010, 08:13:39 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : VERNER STREET, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 9PM ON MONDAY 27TH TO 2.15PM ON TUESDAY 28TH
SEPTEMBER 2010

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN ATTEMPT TO GAIN ACCESS BY USING AN UNKNOWN
IMPLEMENT ON A REAR LIVING ROOM WINDOW. THE WINDOW SHATTERED BUT IT WAS
HELD IN PLACE BY A POLYTHENE SECURITY FILM AND THERE WAS NO ACCESS GAINED.

Property Stolen : NONE

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.

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