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« Reply #140 on: January 20, 2011, 07:53:26 pm »

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is launching its Scams Awareness Month on
1st February – 28th February 2011. The aim of the campaign is to increase
awareness and understanding of scams to reduce the number of scam victims.
The nationwide campaign calls on consumers to drop scam mailings they have
received into designated Scamnesty bins or boxes at local libraries and
public areas across the country. Watch members are encouraged to get
involved in Scam Awareness Month and take advantage of the free campaign
materials available including campaign resource packs, posters, bin
stickers, information booklets and web banners.
To find out more about Scam Awareness Month and how to order the free
campaign materials please refer to the following website: www.mynhw.co.uk
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« Reply #141 on: February 03, 2011, 07:00:35 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : VERNER STREET, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 8.45AM TO 5PM ON WEDNESDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2011

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN GAIN ACCESS VIA AN INSECURE KITCHEN DOOR. ONCE
INSIDE A SEARCH WAS MADE AND PROPERTY STOLEN.

Property Stolen : SONY PSP

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 #142 on: February 07, 2011, 08:56:46 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : GREEN SIDE, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 7.30PM TO 7.50PM ON SUNDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2011

Details : SUSPECT GAINS ENTRY BY CLIMBING ON A PLASTIC CHAIR AND FORCING
OPEN A REAR WINDOW WITH AN UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT. ONCE INSIDE A SEARCH WAS MADE
OF THE BEDROOM AND KITCHEN. THE SUSPECT MADE OFF IN AN UNKNOWN DIRECTION
WHEN CONFRONTED BY THE COMPLAINANT.

Property Stolen : NONE

Suspect Description : WHITE MALE, 24 YEARS OLD, SHORT DARK HAIR, 5'6" TALL,
LOCAL ACCENT, CLEAN SHAVEN,DARK CLOTHING,POSSIBLY WEARING GLASSES.

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 #143 on: February 14, 2011, 07:24:23 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : CROSSLEY STREET, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 11.33PM TO 11.35PM ON FRIDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2011

Details : A SUSPECTS ATTEMPTS TO GAIN ENTRY BY USING AN UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT
TO FORCE THE EUROPROFILE LOCK ON A REAR DOOR. THE SUSPECT IS DISTURBED BY
THE COMPLAINANT AND MAKES OFF IN AN UNKNOWN DIRECTION.

Property Stolen : NONE

Suspect Description : WHITE MALE, 5'9" TALL, WEARING A DARK HOODED TOP WITH
THE HOOD UP, DARK COLOURED JEANS AND TRAINERS.

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 #144 on: February 14, 2011, 07:25:27 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : HARDWICK ROAD, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 0.15AM TO 0.40AM ON SATURDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2011

Details : SUSPECTS GAIN ENTRY BY USING AN UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT TO FORCE A REAR
DOOR. ONCE INSIDE A SEARCH WAS MADE UNTIL THE SUSPECTS WERE DISTURBED BY
THE COMPLAINANT. THE SUSPECTS THEN MADE OFF IN AN UNKNOWN DIRECTION.

Property Stolen : NONE

Suspect Description : SUSPECT 1: WHITE MALE, EARLY 20'S, 5'6" TALL, MEDIUM
BUILD, WEARING A BLACK HOODED TOP, BLACK BASEBALL CAP WITH A NEW YORK LOGO.
SUSPECT 2: WHITE MALE, 5'6" TALL, MEDIUM BUILD, SHORT BLONDE HAIR, WEARING
A DARK JACKET, BLUE ADIDAS BOTTOMS, WHITE TRAINERS.

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 #145 on: February 23, 2011, 06:47:05 pm »

Car Key Burglaries
There has been an increase of incidents within the Wakefield Division where
motorists have had their car keys stolen during the course of a house
burglary in order to steal expensive cars parked in the driveway. The
following advice has now been issued:



     If you have a garage, please park your car in it. Many people with
        garages use them for storage. Clear them out and use them for the
        purpose for which they were built. This will keep your cars out of
        the sight of preying eyes.


     DO NOT leave car keys in an obvious place, make it as hard as possible
        for the thief. At night time consider taking your car keys to bed
        with you.


     Consider fitting an electric garage door. This is an added incentive
        to use the garage. Many people just cannot be bothered getting out
        of their cars, and unlocking the garage, especially in bad weather.


     If you have to park your car in the driveway consider fitting
        substantial gates or security posts.


     It is a fact that new cars have very sophisticated locks, immobilisers
        and other security devices and the only way to start the vehicle is
        to have the key.


     Thieves are selecting cars they want to steal from outside houses.
        They will look for any opportunity to steal keys that are left
        hanging up in the kitchen or hallway or left on the table - and
        will actually target them. It is therefore vital that householders
        do hide the keys from view.


     Householders also need to make sure that they take other simple crime
        prevention measures to ensure that they don’t become victims of
        sneak-in thieves or burglary, such as remembering not to leave
        doors and windows unlocked.

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« Reply #146 on: February 23, 2011, 06:47:45 pm »

Doors and Window Security

How important is door and window security?

Very important. In most cases, the offenders who commit burglary are
opportunists. They see an open door or window and they take their chance.
Believe it or not but nearly half of all burglaries are committed through
an open door or window. A third of burglaries occur through a rear window.
An open window or door is therefore an open invitation to enter your home.
No other aspect of crime prevention is more effective than improving your
door and window security. Keep them closed and locked especially when you
are not in that room.
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« Reply #147 on: March 02, 2011, 08:17:16 pm »

Type of Crime : THEFT FROM A MOTOR VEHICLE X 6

Location of Crime : ALBERT STREET, GLADSTONE STREET, GLENEAGLES ROAD,
MUIRFIELD AVENUE, GIRNHILL LANE AND THE LINKS, FEATHERSTONE.

Times / Dates Between : 7.45PM ON FRIDAY 25TH FEBRUARY TO 10.30PM ON
TUESDAY 1ST MARCH 2011

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN HAVE OBTAINED PROPERTY FROM VEHICLES WITHIN THE
FEATHERSTONE AREA BY REMOVING PROPERTY FROM THE OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE,
BECAUSE THE VEHICLE WAS LEFT INSECURE, BENDING A CAR DOOR, FORCING THE LOCK
WITH AN UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT AND SMASHING A FRONT WINDOW.

Property Stolen : I PHONE 4, GLASSES, REAR DOORS X 2, CAR BONNET, MUSIC
CD'S X 6, WHEEL TRIMS X 4.

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 #148 on: March 08, 2011, 08:29:32 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : ST THOMAS ROAD, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 8PM TO 8.30PM ON SUNDAY 6TH MARCH 2011

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN ATTEMPT TO GAIN ACCESS BY USING AN UNKNOWN
IMPLEMENT TO FORCE A REAR WINDOW. PERSON/S WERE DISTURBED BY THE
COMPLAINANT AND MADE OFF UNSEEN AND IN AN UNKNOWN DIRECTION.

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 #149 on: March 21, 2011, 08:53:40 pm »

Police Reminder To Check For ID

Monday, 21 March, 2011

Police are reminding residents to check for identification when officials
visit homes in the region as part of the forthcoming 2011 Census process.

The actual Census day is Sunday 27th March, however, the field operation
will run from March to mid-August and census field staff will be taking to
the streets to offer assistance and collect questionnaires from residential
households and communal establishments across West Yorkshire. Every
household in West Yorkshire will have to complete a census form.

Members of the public should remember that:

   Residents who return their completed questionnaires promptly (before 6th
   April) will not be contacted by the census field staff
   All census staff will carry an ID card with photo, logo and hologram and
   should automatically show their ID and explain who they are They may ask
   for name and number of residents, but they will not ask for specific
   details (like credit card details, bank accounts etc)
   Census staff should never enter the household unless they are invited
   and they may also need to make several visits to the same address to
   ensure a questionnaire is returned.
   Residents will not be asked to leave their questionnaire on the doorstep
   for collection
   Residents can request a pre-arranged appointment with a collector via
   the census helpline number – 0300 0201 101
   Additional information/assistance can also be found on the census
   website www.census.gov.uk

For people who live in communal establishments such as care homes, hotels,
and halls of residence will have their questionnaires hand delivered as
well as Gypsy and Traveller sites, caravans parks and marinas. A dedicated
member of the Census staff will speak with the manager of the complex and
agree a date and time to pick-up completed questionnaires. They will not
necessarily speak with residents.

West Yorkshire Police are encouraging residents to be alert when dealing
with callers at the door.

Chris Joyce, Force Crime Reduction Officer said: "It is a sad fact of life
that some people will impersonate others to commit a criminal offence, so
it is extremely important that members of the public remember to satisfy
themselves that callers at their home are genuine and who they say they
are.

"Most callers at your door will be genuine, but it is vital that you
thoroughly check their identity before giving them any personal details of
allowing them access to your property’

"The Census Team has ensured that their staff follows good practice when
calling at residential properties. However, if you are in any doubt
whatsoever about the identity of anyone who calls at your home, do not let
them in, turn them away and then alert the Police if you are suspicious of
their intentions."

Anyone who would like additional information about the 2011 Census process
should ring the Census Helpline on 0300 0201 101 or visit www.census.gov.uk
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« Reply #150 on: April 27, 2011, 08:19:47 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : IVY STREET, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 3PM ON SUNDAY 24TH TO 1.25AM ON MONDAY 25TH APRIL
2011

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN GAIN ACCESS BY USING AN UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT TO
REMOVE A PANEL FROM THE REAR UPVC DOOR. ONCE INSIDE A SEARCH WAS MADE AND
PROPERTY STOLEN.

Property Stolen : HP LAPTOP, 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 #151 on: May 26, 2011, 09:12:37 pm »

Type of Crime : BURGLARY

Location of Crime : ALLOTMENTS, WAKEFIELD ROAD, FEATHERSTONE

Times / Dates Between : 6.30PM ON TUESDAY 24TH TO 9.20AM ON WEDNESDAY 25TH
MAY 2011

Details : PERSON/S UNKNOWN GAIN ACCESS TO AN INSECURE SHED ON AN ALLOTMENT.
ONCE INSIDE PERSON/S INJURE OR KILL THE LIVESTOCK INSIDE THE SHED.

Property Stolen : NONE

Suspect Description : NONE

If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Normanton Neighbourhood Policing Team  - 01924 295453

Emails should be sent to wakenhw@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk
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« Reply #152 on: June 06, 2011, 09:36:42 pm »

Sadly the cut backs have said goodbye to the person responsible for the regular local crime reports.
Apparently they will continue but as you can see from the dates bigger and bigger gaps are appearing between dates.

For the moment it looks down to the locals. Perhaps an un-locked topic requires opening?

Allotment thefts
For the last 2 Saturday nights and more Green Lane allotments have been broken in to. The thieves appear to break in a day or two before and then go back and steel to order. Barb wire rolls and live stock have been taken.
There have been sightings of suspects that appear connected. Three young males in silver Saxo have been seen more than once near by. The same three also have a van that has a distinctive roof rack that over hangs the back of the vehicle. Apparently the van is used for big items stolen. The Saxo and van are known to be livening in Knottingly. Another young male on a bmx is also associated and carry’s a tool bag, gloves and mask. All appear to be associated with Streethouse and Mount Pleasant Street.
If you see these vehicles please try and get a registration number.
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« Reply #153 on: August 06, 2011, 07:05:32 pm »

Priory road Featherstone Saturday morning between midnight and 3.30pm
A number of youths throw bricks at house windows and cars followed with threats to return the next evening (tonight).
If anyone does have any information about this crime, please call the
Community Action Line on 01924 294551.
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« Reply #154 on: September 09, 2011, 06:28:00 pm »

Type of crime: burglary, Post Office road, Featherstone

A tenant returns house to find valuable items including television, game console and DVD player in a neat pile by his front door. No items appear missing.
A witness reported seeing a service vehicle and lock smith van parked outside the address earlier in the afternoon and 3 males entering the property.
No service operators or the landlord know anything about gaining entry.
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« Reply #155 on: September 09, 2011, 08:08:49 pm »

Type of crime: burglary,
Post Office road, Featherstone

Date: 9th September 2011

Time between 9.35 am and 9.45am

Witness spots 3 white males aged approximately late teens/ early twenties hanging about behind the houses on Post Office road and looking in gardens.
Another witness then spots an un-known white male putting his head out of the back door of a house that the witness knows not to be his.
The intruders appear to have entered the rear of the property but were disturbed. They then exited via a front room window in a rush.
Description of one male was twenty’s with grey hooded top with colorful/ flowery lining.
Property stolen none.
£100 cash reward has been offered for the names of the 3 white males.

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 #156 on: March 16, 2012, 08:36:45 pm »

Type of crime: theft

Some time between 10pm Tuesday14th and 7am Wednesday 15th thieves stole a metal trailer from outside a bungalow on Little Lane Purston. The trailer was parked in front of the bungalow and had two cars parked in front of it. Thieves emptied trailer and lifted over cars.
The trailer was a metal tipper trailer about 3ft x 4ft. it had just had a brand new cover fitted.
Thieves description none. There must have been at least four grown up people with a vehicle.
If you have any information please contact West Yorkshire Police.
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« Reply #157 on: March 16, 2012, 08:37:05 pm »

Type of Crime: bogus caller

Friday 16th about 11am a bogus caller posing as the water company gained entry to an O.A.P. bungalow on Common Side, nr Green Lane.
The description is white male middle aged about 6ft and tubby dressed in casual working cloths that were dark. The man had shoulder length black hair.
Man was let in after claiming a leak near the sink. Elderly female asked to look under the sink and then watch the sink tap water pressure while the male then went in to other rooms and searched draws and a handbag.
Property stolen was a purse containing what was left of weekly pension.
The male exited from the rear door to a walkway that is blocked at one end and had to pass several other bungalows during his escape.
If you have any information please contact West Yorkshire Police.
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« Reply #158 on: October 11, 2012, 10:16:15 pm »

A well spoken white male aged 45/55 was in Featherstone today possibly as a scam to pass off dodgy £10 notes. Boy are they bad. They are under the size of a normal note and look a bad photo copy. There are no water marks. The silver line look painted on and the paper is poor. The note looks on a slant. Check your teners.



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« Reply #159 on: June 21, 2013, 08:37:12 pm »

Looks like a couple of crime waves have begun in Featherstone.
1. Looks like a team of 3 well known local men aged over 40 have decided to go on a shed and garden theft spree. For the last 2 weeks at least 3 sheds and gardens per night that are known to have been robbed. Motor bike, pedal bikes and power tools are the main items being targeted. It does not matter if your garden is hard to get to, these guys are keen. It would appear they are doing their homework and looking for expensive items. Get safe and lock up.
The 3 males are using a pick up to transport the goods. It appears they have a contact in Pontefract who is willing to buy/ swap/ trade. They also appear to be using 3 addresses, Farm Road, Lea Lane and Girnhill lane. Last night several victims arrived at farm road looking for their goods. Don’t know if they got their bikes hidden upstairs in one of the houses being questioned by them. Looks like this is set to last until a long prison term is enforced or the wrong victim is upset.
2. The supermarkets and some shops are being blatantly hit by thieves. Again old addicts appear to have decided to have absolutely no disregard by walking in and taking arm full’s of products which they then take to several address’s we all know.
There would have all ready been arrests made if better communications were in place. Roll Eyes
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