Snaith and Marshlands

<p><strong><u>CRIME ISSUES OF PARTICULAR NOTE</u></strong></p>

<p>&nbsp;The following list shows some of the crimes that have occurred in the previous month in your area:</p>

<p>The catalytic convertor was stolen from a vehicle parked in Snaith<br />
A vehicle parked in a car park was broken into and a petrol can and tools stolen.<br />
A window of a van parked in a car park in Snaith was smashed but no entry was gained.<br />
There has been an attempted break in of a van parked on a driveway in Rawcliffe<br />
A vehicle parked on Dobella Avenue in Rawcliffe was broken into and tools stolen.<br />
Between the 21st and the 25th August criminal damage was caused to the play equipment at the park on Bourn Mill Balk Snaith.<br />
There was a theft from motor vehicle on Prospect Close Rawcliffe Bridge on the 25th August.<br />
On the 30th August a garage was burled on West End in Rawcliffe.<br />
There was a residential burglary on Lodge Lane West Cowick on the 30th August<br />
On the 17th September there were two TFMV incidents in Rawcliffe. One on Hall Gardens and the other one on Dobella Lane. There was also a TFMV that occurred on the 18th September on Station Road Rawcliffe.</p>




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Community Alerts

Pollington Quarry (Humberside Police)

Sunday, 20 Sep 2020 15:20
Humberside Police
Good news

Operation Galileo (Humberside Police)

Sunday, 20 Sep 2020 07:15
Humberside Police
Rural Matters

Theft From Motor Vehicles (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 19 Sep 2020 11:08
Humberside Police
General crime prevention message

Suspicious Vehicle (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 19 Sep 2020 08:51
Humberside Police
Vehicle crime

Ferry Lane Snaith street surgery (Humberside Police)

Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 11:39
Humberside Police
Meeting notice

Protecting your vehicle from theft (Humberside Police)

Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 17:18
Humberside Police
Vehicle crime

COMMUNITY PRIORITIES • Snaith Quarry – We have had reports of anti-social behaviour and suspicious activity at the quarry in Snaith. We have recently been walking through the area and speaking to residents and local dog walkers. • Snaith Methodist Church - There has been reports of youths causing annoyance and criminal damage at the Methodist church. We have recently been patrolling the area to try and resolve the problems. • Pollington Quarry – During the summer months, especially on a weekend we get reports of off road bikes being used on the quarry in an antisocial manner. We are currently running an operation called Op Yellow Fin. • Market Place Snaith- ASB in the town centre. Report of youths causing a nuisance.

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Keep your keys and vehicles safe and don’t be a “2 in 1” Victim The term “2 in 1 burglary” is used when there are two offences in one, for example when vehicle keys have been stolen in order for offenders to take a car/van from outside a property. These crimes have usually been committed overnight and often the offenders have gained access to a house by forcing entry or by even using cat flaps and letter boxes to put an instrument into the house to unhook car keys from key hangers near to doors. Here are some simple security measures that can be taken:

• Keep all keys safe and out of sight. Never hang them near to doors where they could be taken through a letterbox or near an open window.

• Never leave house or car keys in an obvious place like a handbag or key cupboard.

• If you’ve got a garage, use it rather than leaving your vehicle on the driveway or the roadside.

• Always keep your vehicle locked and secured. If your car doesn't have an alarm/immobilizer then consider getting one fitted.

• Consider extra security such as a steering wheel lock. (Steering locks and gear level locks are often all that is needed to deter a thief as they simply don't want the hassle of breaking in and trying to get them undone.)

• Never leave any property in your car or van when it is unattended. It takes criminals seconds to smash a window and grab something. Tools and stock items should always be removed from the vehicle overnight – displaying signage to say 'No Tools Left in Vehicle'

• There is also a growing trend for vans to be targeted, so please keep valuable tools in your home if you are self-employed or at your place of work. It is clear that offenders are looking at locations and vehicles prior to coming back to commit the crimes. This could simply be someone looking around an area during the day, someone pretending to do door to door sales, or someone coming to your home on another pretext. So, if you get a “cold caller” ask yourself: 1. Is the caller coming to my home in any way suspicious? 2. Is the caller paying attention to my car or asking me questions about it? If so, give Humberside Police a call on the Non Emergency number 101 to report your concerns.



Since the lockdown there have been more people purchasing bicycles. There has been a slight increase in bike theft which normally occurs when the bikes are left insecure and opportunists take advantage of this. Please make sure you secure your bike at all times to reduce the risk of yours being taken.

When we are out on patrol we often see bikes left in gardens and outside local shops with no locks on. It only takes a few seconds for it to be taken so please be aware and do not risk becoming a victim.


There have recently been several incidents in the village of Rawcliffe where vehicles have been broken into and property stolen. Please be vigilant and make sure that nothing is left in your vehicle overnight and your vehicle is secured. Good practice is to leave the glove box open and remove the parcel shelf. By doing this you are displaying to any opportunist that there is nothing in your vehicle of any value.


During the coronavirus outbreak you can access support and safeguard yourself against scams

Unfortunately not everyone out there is trustworthy and some people will try to take advantage of this unusual situation our society is facing and try to exploit people.

Listed below are some of the scams that you could be approached with, but please note that criminals and their scams come in all shapes and sizes, and they may contact you at the door, by phone, post or online:

  • Be aware of people offering miracle cures or vaccines for coronavirus – there is no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • People impersonating healthcare workers, claiming to be offering ‘home-testing’ for coronavirus – this is a scam and these kits are not currently available to buy
  • Emails saying that you can get a refund on taxes, utilities or similar - they are usually bogus and they are just trying to obtain your bank and personal details
  • Fake products available to buy online that advise they can protect you or cure coronavirus - these will not help and are just designed to take your money
  • Mobile phone applications that claim to give you updates on the virus but instead, they lock your phone and demand a ransom
  • Calls from people purporting to be from your bank, or from the police, asking for your bank details over the phone
  • People offering to do you’re shopping or collecting medication and asking for money upfront and then disappearing

To avoid becoming a victim of a scam, we’ve please follow our tips and advice below:

  • Be cautious and listen to your instincts. Don’t be afraid to hang up, bin it, delete it or shut the door
  • Take your time; don’t be rushed
  • If someone claims to represent a charity, ask them for ID. Be suspicious of requests for money up front. Check with family and friends before accepting offers of helps if you are unsure
  • If you are online, be aware of fake news and use trusted sources such as or websites. Make sure you type the addresses in and don’t click on links in emails
  • Only purchase goods from legitimate retailers and take a moment to think before parting with money or personal information
  • Know who you’re dealing with - if you need help, talk to someone you know or get in touch with your local Council on the numbers below
  • Protect your financial information, especially from people you don’t know. Never give your bank card or PIN to a stranger

 We know it can be difficult to know who to trust, and we hope this information helps you to feel more informed and more able to protect yourself against these types of scams.

If you’re online or have a mobile phone Facebook Community groups and WhatsApp groups can be great ways of staying in touch with those around you.

You can also sign up to Humberside Police’s My Community Alert at to receive updates straight to your mobile or email on what’s going on in your community.

To learn more about different types of scams and how to protect yourself and others, visit the National Trading Standards website and complete the free online training.

If you’re not online, please see the telephone helpline numbers below if you need any help or advice:

  • If you think you’ve been scammed, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
  • If you need advice, call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133
  • If you are in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.

Coronavirus Track & Trace Scams Advice

People to remain alert for scams during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Be aware of a growing trend of criminals taking advantage of the current Covid-19 crisis to defraud innocent people, including the new NHS Test and Trace service.

The NHS Test and Trace service has been introduced to allow the NHS to trace the spread of the virus, isolate new infections and give early warning if the virus is increasing again.

However, its feared scammers are now making phone calls, sending texts and emails pretending to be from NHS Test and Trace in order to obtain your personal details.

Advice on how to identify a genuine contact tracer from a scammer.

Genuine NHS contact tracers will:

-call you from 0300 013 5000
-send you text messages from ‘NHS’
-ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace contact-tracing website
-ask for your full name and date of birth to confirm your identity, and postcode to offer support while self-isolating
-ask about the coronavirus symptoms you have been experiencing
-ask you to provide the name, telephone number and/or email address of anyone you have had close contact with in the two days prior to your symptoms starting-ask if anyone you have been in contact with is under 18 or lives outside of England.
ask if anyone you have been in contact with is under 18 or lives outside of England

Contact tracers will never:

-ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
-ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product of any kind
-ask for any details about your bank account
-ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
-ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
-disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
-provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
-ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
-ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit the Action Fraud website. If you need advice on anything else, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0344 411 1444

Example of how they do it

One resident has shared a warning claiming that her friend received a scam call on the 3rd June.

The caller, claiming to be an NHS employee, stated that the individual had come into close contact with a person with COVID-19 and had to self-isolate for seven days. The individual was then coerced into giving their address in order to receive a test kit and was asked for their payment details in order to pay a "one off fee" of £500. The so-called scammer then said that there would be penalties for not complying.

It was at this point that the individual then put the phone down and realised that they were being targeted by scammers.

You will only ever be called from the number 0300 013 5000, or you will be texted from “NHS”.



Street Surgery

Community Officers held a street surgery on Saturday August 29th and Sunday 30th at Ferry Lane Snaith between 10 am and 2pm. We along with ward councillors David Bromley, John Stavely-Churton, Liz Sargeantson and Deputy Town Mayor Laura Thompson were talking to residents about Anti- Social Behaviour and what concerns they have in the area.


You will still see us out and about as we continue to do our job and keep our communities safe. As always there are a number of ways you can get in touch with us if you need us.

Stay informed through our social media channels, find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram:

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Twitter - Humberside Police – East Riding of Yorkshire West - @Humberbeat_ERYW

For incidents that don’t require an immediate response call our non-emergency 101 line. You can also report non-emergency crimes online via our reporting portal. In an emergency always dial 999.



There has been an increase in rural crime in the Snaith, Airmyn and the Marshlands ward area. Suspect/s have been entering outbuildings using various  methods ranging from cutting jemmy locks, forcing and prising open the door, and entering through unlocked /open doors. Items stolen include tools, scrap metal, quad bike, a trailer and other  vehicles.  Please be extra viglant and report anything suspuiocus to us on 101 the non emergency  number.  We advise you to take photographs of your valuables and to make a note of any serial numbers  for future reference. It is also best practice to make sure your items are secured within the building using a ground anchor if appropiate to do so.






Last Updated 19 Sep 2020

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