Snaith and Marshlands
<p><strong><u>CRIME ISSUES OF PARTICULAR NOTE</u></strong></p>
<p> 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>
Meet Your Team
Pollington Quarry (Humberside Police)
Sunday, 20 Sep 2020 15:20
Operation Galileo (Humberside Police)
Sunday, 20 Sep 2020 07:15
Theft From Motor Vehicles (Humberside Police)
Saturday, 19 Sep 2020 11:08
General crime prevention message
Suspicious Vehicle (Humberside Police)
Saturday, 19 Sep 2020 08:51
Ferry Lane Snaith street surgery (Humberside Police)
Saturday, 29 Aug 2020 11:39
Protecting your vehicle from theft (Humberside Police)
Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 17:18
This month has seen a rise in overnight high value car thefts in your area, especially of Land Rovers and Range Rovers with keyless systems.
Detective Inspector Wendy Lusby said: “We are working hard to catch suspects intent on taking what is not rightfully theirs.
“We have had a successful arrest and vehicle recovery this week in relation to one of the recent thefts and there is a lot of ongoing investigation work taking place behind the scenes working to bring further offenders into custody.
“We know how much a theft of this nature can impact your life, as most people rely on their vehicles to go about their daily business like travelling to work or visiting family.
“I want to reassure you that burglary and vehicle theft remain priority areas for our teams and we will act upon any report of a stolen vehicle.
“It is never your fault for falling victim to this type of crime and you should be able to enjoy your property without fear of it being stolen.
“However, we would like to offer some crime prevention advice aimed at making it more difficult for criminals to target your vehicles.”
Crime prevention tips
Always double check your car is physically secure and alarmed, especially when using keyless locking systems
Keep keys out of sight inside your property; don’t leave near doors, windows or out on worktops
Consider a signal blocking pouch to keep your keys in, readily available on the Internet for a low cost
Use a steering wheel lock
Consider investing in a tracking device. Whilst it won’t necessarily stop the vehicle being stolen, it will significantly increase the chances of locating it and recovering it
Check to see if you can switch off the wireless signal from your fob. This should be in your car manual or through contact with the manufacturer
Park your car as close to your property as possible to make access difficult. Where possible, block your car in with another vehicle or a driveway parking post which would mean the vehicle couldn’t be driven away
Check and make sure that no valuables are left in sight in the vehicle and keep the glove box empty where possible. Consider leaving it open to show there is nothing inside
We take all reports of this nature seriously. If your vehicle is stolen, or you have information regarding a vehicle theft, please contact us on our non-emergency number 101, or speak with your local officers. Always call 999 in an emergency.
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CRIME REDUCTION ADVICE
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.
NEWS AND APPEALS
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.
THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
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:
To avoid becoming a victim of a scam, we’ve please follow our tips and advice below:
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.
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
Contact tracers will never:
-ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
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”.
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:
Facebook – Humberside Police – East Riding of Yorkshire West
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.
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