Weekly Crime Update [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

See latest weekly crime update for Adel and Wharfedale ward in the past six days, the update is a day early this week;

Overnight of the 13-14th February there was a theft from a motor vehicle which was parked and unattended. The suspect has smashed a window and stolen a dash cam from within before making off.

At 0300 hours on the 15th February there was a burglary at ASDA, Holt Park, the suspects entered the rear compound and gained entry to a container before stealing broken glass bottles.

Between the 12-16th February there was an attempt burglary at Adel Woods Gardens, Adel where the suspect attempted to prise a UPVC window but was unsuccessful.

At around midnight on the 17th February there was an attempt burglary at Dale Park Rise, Cookridge where the suspect attempted to gain entry to a rear door. They were disturbed by the occupant of the address and made off.

On the 16th February there was a burglary at Creskeld Garth, Bramhope where the suspect snapped a lock in the door before gaining entry. Once inside the address it is believed they were disturbed by the alarm and made off.

I appreciate many residents have been worried about crime in the Ward over recent months and have become more involved in community vigilance and Facebook group pages. Please continue with this, although the Police do the best we can to patrol the Ward, a local and neighbourly joint effort will help to reduce crime. By working together it will make our Ward less attractive to criminals as there is more chance of being caught and identified.

Many thanks,

Karina

PC 5201 INGHAM
Ward Manager Adel and Wharfedale
Leeds District – Outer North West
Otley Police Station, Bridge Street, Otley, LS21 3BA
Internal: 26265
External: 101
To report a crime, please ring 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Weekly crime update [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

See latest weekly crime update for Adel and Wharfedale ward below.

In the past seven days there has been the following acquisitive crime in our ward area;

Overnight on the 27-28th January there was a burglary on Green Lane, Cookridge. Entry was made via the rear door of the property and car keys were taken and then used to drive away in a Mercedes vehicle. This is under investigation.

Between the 24-29th January entry was forced to a property on Dunstarn Lane, Adel, it is not known if anything was taken as the occupant has been away.

There was a daytime burglary at Hilton Mews, Bramhope where suspects arrived in a blue VW Golf, they entered the property and took keys for a BMW before driving away in this. The VW Golf is believed to be on false number plates. This burglary is under investigation and further details cannot be given at this time.

At around 2100 hours on the 30th January there was a burglary at Cookridge Drive, Cookridge where the suspect entered via a rear door and made a search of a handbag before making off. Please make sure you lock your doors when at home.

At around 0600 hours on the 1st February a person forced entry to a garage at the The Hollies, Pool and stole tools and a pedal cycle.

Between the 1-3rd February a burglary occurred at Parklands, Bramhope, a patio door was smashed and entry gained, bottles of alcohol were stolen.

On the evening of the 3rd February a window was smashed at a home on Adel Pasture, Adel and jewellery was stolen.

A Mercedes Sprinter van was stolen from Holtdale Garth this week by unknown means, this is the third such offence in several weeks. If you have a Mercedes Sprinter put a steering wheel or hand brake lock on it as an additional measure as these vans are being taken without the keys.

Many thanks,

Karina
PC 5201 INGHAM
Ward Manager Adel and Wharfedale
Leeds District – Outer North West
Otley Police Station, Bridge Street, Otley, LS21 3BA
Internal: 26265
External: 101
To report a crime, please ring 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Weekly crime update [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

See latest weekly crime update for Adel and Wharfedale ward below.

On the 12th December a minibus was entered whilst parked at Golden Acre Car Park, Adel, and items were stolen. If you are visiting the car park over Christmas and New Year please do not leave valuables in the car and keep an eye out for anyone looking around cars.

During the day of the 14th December there was a burglary on Wrenbury Crescent, Cookridge where a rear window of the house was smashed and entry gained. Jewellery and cosmetics were stolen. This offence is being investigated with a potential line of enquiry through a member of the public. Remember if it doesn’t look right it probably isn’t!

At around 4pm on the 14th December there was a burglary at Adel Grange Close, Adel where the suspects climbed a drainpipe and entered through a window. They stole jewellery and other items before making off.

In the early hours of the 15th December a man was arrested on Otley Road, Adel on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed limit, he has been charged with this offence. Please do not drink and drive!!

On a separate note, as Ward Manager I have received numerous complaints, both directly and from our Ward Councillors, about the parking on Green Lane, outside the School and Tesco. Whilst I appreciate parking is limited here, it is dangerous and inconsiderate to park on pavements, yellow lines, zebra crossing approaches and bus stops. As a result six fixed penalty notices have been issued in the last week for these offences. This matter has created strong local feeling, evident from the emails I have received, therefore we will continue to enforce the parking restrictions that are in place.

Many thanks,

Ward Manager Adel and Wharfedale
Leeds District – Outer North West
Otley Police Station, Bridge Street, Otley, LS21 3BA
External: 101
To report a crime, please ring 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

RECENT BURGLARY

Please see information below, received via our ward Councillors, and which may be of interest to you.

VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ……..

AT 11:00 LAST NIGHT TWO MEN KNOCKED ON THE DOOR OF A LADY WHO LIVES IN HORSFORTH PRETENDING TO BE FROM THE WATERBOARD AND CLAIMING A PIPE HAD BURST OUTSIDE.  ONCE THEY GAINED ENTRY TO THE PROPERTY THEY RANSACKED IT TAKING MONEY AND JEWELLRY AND LEAVING THE RESIDENT VERY UPSET.

This is has been a very distressing incident, we are informing you not to cause alarm but to help you make sure you do not fall victim to a similar crime.

What you can do to protect yourself:

If you have a chain always use it when answering the door until you are happy the caller is genuine.

Ensure other external doors are locked before opening your front door, this prevents criminals working together to use “distraction techniques” where one will come to your front door while an accomplice will try to gain access through a side or back door.

If someone claims to be from ANY utility company (or similar organisation) check if they are genuine before allowing them access to your home.   All genuine companies are aware of scams such as these and so will NOT be offended if you take steps to check the identity of callers, in fact they will encourage you to do this.

To check a callers identity DO NOT call the telephone number on their own ID card, if the card is fake the telephone number will be too.  Use the telephone number on a recent bill or from a telephone directory.

IF IN DOUBT KEEP THEM OUT

If you are on facebook you can follow the Safer Project, this is a Leeds based project working with West Yorkshire Police to prevent scams and frauds.

https://www.facebook.com/SAFERProject

Yorkshire Water have a phone line 0800 1 38 78 78, you can use this to check the identity of any callers or set up a password which will be given to any genuine callers from them.  If a caller does not know the password you know they are not genuine.

If you have any specific concerns you can phone the local police crime number on 101.

If there is a crime in progress phone 999.

As ever we are always here to provide advice and support.

Live at Home Scheme Manager
Horsforth Live at Home Scheme

Arrest [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

Please see below for the past seven days crime in Adel and Wharfedale ward received from PC Karina Ingham;

In the early hours three males were disturbed breaking in to a car on Dale Park Close, Cookridge. Police attended and an arrest has been made, this person is currently in custody. An update will be provided in the next Adel and Wharfedale crime update. Please do not leave valuables in cars, you never know who is about!

Many thanks,

Karina
PC 5201 INGHAM
Ward Manager Adel and Wharfedale
Leeds District – Outer North West
Otley Police Station, Bridge Street, Otley, LS21 3BA
Internal: 26265
External: 101
To report a crime, please ring 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Weekly crime update [NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED]

Please see below for the past seven days crime in Adel and Wharfedale ward received from PC Karina Ingham;

On the 25th November a vehicle had a window smashed on Otley Road, Adel and a bag was stolen, containing a baby changing mat.

At around 8.30pm 24th November a male wearing a balaclava entered an address on Holtdale Place through an unlocked door. He removed car keys from the worktop and then made off in the homeowners car.

Between the 23-24th November two car batteries were taken from unused cars parked on Station Road, Arthington.

Between the 21-23rd November a quantity of beauty products were taken from a vehicle parked on Rowan Avenue, Adel.

In the early hours of the 22nd November suspects approached a house on Green Lane, Cookridge and tried to hook a set of car keys from within the property that had been left near the door. This alerted the homeowner and the suspects made off without the keys.

On the 21st November suspects attempted to snap the door lock of a house on Moseley Wood Gardens, Cookridge. The door locks remained secure despite the lock snapping and no entry was gained to the home.

During the daytime of the 21st November a suspect approached property on Old Lane, Bramhope and forced entry to the house through a door panel. An iPad was stolen.

Between the 10-20th November a blue badge was stolen from a vehicle on Moseley Wood Avenue, Cookridge.

In the outer north west area of Leeds we have had two Audi S3 vehicles stolen this week, one has since been recovered. Burglars target homes for vehicle keys, it is worth considering a steering wheel or hand brake lock if you have a high value or performance vehicle and to keep keys out of sight.

Many thanks,

Karina

PC 5201 INGHAM
Ward Manager Adel and Wharfedale
Leeds District – Outer North West
Otley Police Station, Bridge Street, Otley, LS21 3BA
Internal: 26265
External: 101
To report a crime, please ring 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.