Croft Baker

Welcome to the Croft Baker Neighbourhood policing team

The ward covered by the Croft Baker Policing Team incorporates an urban area which benefits from recreational resources including Cleethorpes Beach, The Pier, and Arcades. The main shopping area in the resort is along St. Peters Avenue, with further shopping areas on Sea View Street, the High Street, and Alexandra Road. 

There are also a number of public houses, cafes, restaurants and fast food take away establishments in the area.

 

Meet Your Team

Insp Dave Stephenson
Insp Dave Stephenson
Sgt 0734 Dan Healey
Sgt 0734 Dan Healey
Sgt 1254 Jamie Allen
Sgt 1254 Jamie Allen
Sgt 1377 Claire Jacobs
Sgt 1377 Claire Jacobs
PC 2029 Caroline Cameron
PC 2029 Caroline Cameron
PCSO 7572 Shaun Lee
PCSO 7572 Shaun Lee
PCSO 7812 Abigail Chambers
PCSO 7812 Abigail Chambers

Community Alerts

Coronavirus Scam Awareness (Humberside Police)

Sunday, 28 Mar 2020 18:48
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General crime prevention message

Shed Burglary: Middlethorpe Road in Cleethorpes (Humberside Police)

Friday, 6 Feb 2020 13:33
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

Cold Callers in your Area (Humberside Police)

Friday, 30 Jan 2020 12:21
Humberside Police
Residential: Scam alert

Residential Burglary: Cattistock Road in Cleethorpes (Humberside Police)

Friday, 30 Jan 2020 10:30
Humberside Police
Residential: Burglary alert

Crime Detail for January 2020 (Humberside Police)

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2020 07:27
Humberside Police
Local news

Burglary Alert (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 15 Jan 2020 16:08
Humberside Police
General crime prevention message

We are all experiencing challenging times right now, COVID 19 is having a huge impact not only on our personal lives but also businesses and your jobs. We just need you to know that, as your local neighbourhood policing team, we are still out and about conducting patrols and assisting those who are the most vulnerable within our communities. Do we know of anyone vulnerable who may need our help? Are you aware of any Policing issues in the area as a result of the COVID-19 virus? Please see our Website for up to date information and to see what your current Ward Priorities are https://www.humberside.police.uk/area/cleethorpes For the latest medical advice please see the NHS Website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Please help us to help you and stay safe, we would like the community to follow the guidance set by the government which is currently; Stay at home and only leave the house for food, health reasons or work (if you cannot work from home) Stay 2 meters 6ft away from people Wash your hands often and if you do need to go out, ensure you wash your hands with sanitizer after touching anything that other people may have touched. Do not congregate in a group of 3 or more people unless everyone is from the same household For more details on government guidance please refer to the following link https://www.gov.uk/ Finally, stay safe and keep well throughout these turbulent times, we are here if you need us.

What's Happening In Your Area?

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Begging: This is an issue which most notable down St. Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes. There are individuals involved who we are aware of and this will be progressed.

Homelessness is not an easy issue to tackle, however, the Croft Baker team have made it a priority so that they can aim to provide the best possible service to every call regarding this issue. On the flip side to this, we are doing our best to have these people re-homed and working with the relevant agencies on this matter.

"THINK BEFORE YOU GIVE"

Not in all cases, but, begging can be linked to substance addiction and due to this we request that you report any incidents to ourselves through the 101 number or the GET IN TOUCH link above, where you are asked for cash. #NONEEDTOBEG

Homeless persons: Homelessness is not an easy issue to tackle and is something that has been an issue for several months, the Croft Baker team have made it a priority so that they can aim to provide the best possible service to every call regarding this issue. On the flip side to this, we are doing our best to have these people re-homed and working with the relevant agencies on this matter.

We have some new faces on our streets, please continue to report any sightings of people sleeping on the streets, so we can engage with them to ensure that their welfare is cared for and to allow us to engage with them to get them off the streets and into a place of safety.

Retail Crime:  We have approximately 150 businesses on Croft Baker Ward and are actively working with businesses in the area. Especially those on St Peter's Avenue and Sea view street. 

We are providing targeted High visibility patrols, providing crime prevention advice, and targeting offenders.

We have Shop Watch / Resort Watch Radios and also have a number of WhatsApp groups to keep everyone updated and in contact. WhatsApp group that was set up recently for St Peters Avenue has taken off with a flying start, users are being very proactive on the group and have without any doubt prevented thefts from taking place in their stores. 

As well as offering support to our out-laying businesses.

If you have any information regarding any incidents then please contact on 101 or send us an email on the GET IN TOUCH link above. If you wish to remain anonymous you can provide the information via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 

Dwelling Burglaries: Croft Baker Ward has had an increase in dwelling Burglaries over the past three months,  we have had a number of burglaries reported to us, we urge you to remain vigilant and make sure you keep your house secure whether you are at home or away from home.

We also have had an increase in shed burglaries where high-value cycles have been stolen.

Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures. Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference.

Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary.

Here are a few tips:

  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
  • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox)
  • Install a visual burglar alarm (as part of a suite of prevention measures - a burglar alarm on its own will not prevent entry to your home)
  • Install good outside lighting.
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
  • Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied.
  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition.
  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immovable object inside a locked shed or garage.
  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home.
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
  • Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with immobilise.
  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault

 
Doors and Windows

In most burglaries, the criminals broke into the house or flat through the door, either by forcing the lock or kicking it in. So make sure your doors are strong and secure. Consider fitting a bar for extra strength; a locksmith can advise you on how best to do it.
Glass panels on doors are particularly vulnerable. If you have one on your door you could replace it with laminated glass, which is stronger. You can also buy a film in a DIY store that you can stick over the glass to make it harder to break.
 
Home security and DIY shops sell inexpensive, key-operated locks to fit most kinds of windows. Fit window locks with keys to all downstairs windows and those upstairs that are easy to reach.

Distraction Burglary

If you're not sure who is at your door, don't open it. Check the identity of the caller by calling the company they are claiming to be from i.e. gas, electricity, water and police. Use the telephone numbers listed in your local directory or provided independently by your service provider - Do not use any telephone numbers provided by the caller - they may be bogus. The 'Waterboard' no longer exists, it is an obsolete phrase used only by bogus callers.

Going away on holiday

Make your home look like someone is living in it:

  • Use automatic timer-switches to turn your lights and radios on when it goes dark
  • Cancel any newspaper or milk deliveries
  • Use the Royal Mail's 'keepsafe' service - they keep your mail for up to 2 months while you're away. Mail sitting on your doorstep is a sign that you are away
  • Trusted neighbours may be able to help you by collecting your post, opening and closing curtains and they could park their car on your driveway
  • Avoid discussing holiday plans on public social networking sites - burglars can use any information you post on there to their advantage 

A GOOD website to look at is Police.uk and especially the ‘Crime Map’ as this will give you information about individual crimes near your postcode. 

Finally - if you see or hear anything suspiciously please report it on 101/999 or send us an email on the GET IN TOUCH link below.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can provide the information via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. 

We are pleased to inform you that we now have an additional member of our Croft baker team, PC Mike Goodwin. Mike is a very experienced officer, he started his career with Humberside Police working as a PCSO. He worked for several years in the Cleethorpes area, so he is familiar with the location and is very aware of the issues that we have within the community.

Once we have got through this period of uncertainties and things have settled down again, Mike will make every effort to get out and about in the community to introduce himself to you. Please stop him and have a chat, you can't miss him he's about six foot tall and walks around with a big smile all the time. 

Last Updated 28 Mar 2020

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Where We Are Over The Next 6 Months

DateLocationActivity
Wednesday 1 Apr, 1:15pm – 2:15pmCleethorpes Market PlaceLocal Mosque
Wednesday 1 Apr, 5:00pmCleethorpes Leisure CentreTourism Forum
Tuesday 7 Apr, 7:00pmSolomon Court Community CentreBeacon Connect Residents Forum
Friday 1 May, 1:15pm – 2:15pmCleethorpes Market PlaceLocal Mosque
Tuesday 5 May, 7:00pmSolomon Court Community CentreBeacon Connect Residents Forum
Wednesday 6 May, 5:00pmCleethorpes Leisure CentreTourism Forum
Monday 1 Jun, 1:15pm – 2:15pmCleethorpes Market PlaceLocal Mosque
Tuesday 2 Jun, 7:00pmSolomon Court Community CentreBeacon Connect Residents Forum
Wednesday 3 Jun, 5:00pmCleethorpes Leisure CentreTourism Forum
Wednesday 1 Jul, 1:15pm – 2:15pmCleethorpes Market PlaceLocal Mosque
Wednesday 1 Jul, 5:00pmCleethorpes Leisure CentreTourism Forum
Tuesday 7 Jul, 7:00pmSolomon Court Community CentreBeacon Connect Residents Forum
Saturday 1 Aug, 1:15pm – 2:15pmCleethorpes Market PlaceLocal Mosque
Tuesday 4 Aug, 7:00pmSolomon Court Community CentreBeacon Connect Residents Forum
Wednesday 5 Aug, 5:00pmCleethorpes Leisure CentreTourism Forum
Tuesday 1 Sep, 1:15pm – 2:15pmCleethorpes Market PlaceLocal Mosque
Tuesday 1 Sep, 7:00pmSolomon Court Community CentreBeacon Connect Residents Forum
Wednesday 2 Sep, 5:00pmCleethorpes Leisure CentreTourism Forum

Get In Touch

You can contact us by email: CroftBaker@humberside.pnn.police.uk
Visit our Report It area for information about the different ways to report a non-emergency crime e.g. using 101 or via our online reporting pages.
Remember if there is an emergency always ring 999.