Neighbourhood Watch News
One type of crime we are currently dealing with is thefts from cars at isolated rural locations and car parks. We will be doing additional patrols but you can help yourself by following the simple crime prevention advice on our crime prevention page. Another common crime is thefts from sheds, garages and outbuildings. Our crime prevention page gives good advice to help you protect your property from theft. We have also had some excellent success in targetting those travelling criminals that see Ryedale as an easy target.
Neighbourhood Watch Alerts
The police are keen to remind everyone to be aware of the recent spate of metal thefts and request that they be advised of any suspicious activity. There are also regular reminders, especially at holiday times, to be aware of thefts from cars in the many beauty spots in out area.
Metal Thefts – 19th May
Scarborough & Ryedale districts are suffering from metal thefts which include thefts of lead from roofs, scrap metal and batteries, drain covers and cabling. We would ask the public to be aware of this type of crimes and to report any suspicious persons or vehicles to the Police on 0845 60 60 24 7
Sapphire – posted 18th May
Please be aware of a company called Sapphire which is currently operating in the area using high pressure telephone sales tactics. If you have any concerns please contact Trading Standards or the Police.
Unidentified Callers – April 24th
On the 23rd April between 11.45 and 12.30 at Sowerby near Thirsk a white male (stocky build 5"3, around 50 years of age) called at a house claiming he was from British Gas. He did not have any Identification to support his claim. This is a reminder to be vigilant when opening your doors to strangers and not to let anyone into your home without confirming identity. Report anything suspicious to the police.
Scrap Metal Thefts – April 19th
On the 19th April 2011, two males were disturbed stealing metal from the village of Westerdale. They made off in a white transit flatbed truck with a black rear which had orange lights on the top. The registration was similar to X267 BLG. North Yorkshire Police urge all householders to dispose of scrap metal quickly and secure metal items so they are less vulnerable to crime. We also ask that if any vehicles similar to the above are seen, they are reported to us via telephone 0845 6060 247 quoting reference 12110063043.
Horse Thefts – April 9th
A red or maroon transit van was seen near Terrington on April 9th. The male occupant got out to look into a field. Shortly afterwards a horse in the same field had its mane plaited which is believed to be a sign to thieves to target the horse. Any sightings of a similar situation or vehicle please contact PC 1550 Katie Shaw at Malton Police on 0845 60 60 247
Stolen Roller – March 7th
A Cambridge roller was stolen from a field near to Poplar Farm, Leppington on March 7th by 3 males. The suspects loaded the roller into a white van with "Salford Van Hire" written across the sides in black and blue writing. Please report any sighting of this vehicle to PC 471 Welford at Malton Police Station on 0845 60 60 247 - Ref 12110031247.