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.

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;

Between the 10-13th November a burglary occurred at Holt Lane, Adel where a patio door was forced off its hinges. Once inside a small amount of cash was stolen.

At around 1715 hours on the 14th November a suspect attempted to force a widow on a property at Dale Park Walk, Cookridge. They were disturbed by the homeowner and made off, enquiries are still being made in relation to this attempt burglary.

Between the 10-16th November an attempt burglary occurred at a property on Cookridge Lane, Cookridge. The suspect attempted to force a window but due to additional internal locks it could not be opened.

Between the 17-18th November a burglary occurred at a Farm on Kings Road, Bramhope and commercial power tools were stolen.

On a slightly sadder note, on Friday 17th November a dog has attacked seven sheep on land off Long Causeway, Adel. As a result three have died and four have been badly injured. If anyone has information about this crime or would like to come forward as the dog owner responsible please call 101 and quote reference 13170539613.

Many thanks,

Karina

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

*Update* Urgent Works, Sewer collapse on Weetwood Lane

Please see information below, we have received (15/11/17), Highways Services via Cllr Billy Flynn, and which may be of interest to you.

“Dear All

As per my email of the 26th of October

Yorkshire Water’s contractor – Amey – have completed their investigation works into the collapsed sewer on Weetwood Lane

Repair works will begin on Thursday (tomorrow) with the initial excavations being carried out using the 2 way lights that are currently in place

By Wednesday of next week (22nd November) Amey will be in the position to expose the sewer fully

This is an old brick sewer which is 0.6m in diameter

A large excavation pit will be required.

This will be over 4m deep and potentially up to 16m long

Given the location of the excavation and the machinery that will be required on site there will not be enough carriageway width to allow traffic to pass safely.

Therefore, Weetwood Lane will need to be closed from the entrance to Oxley Hall student flats to the entrance to The Hollies park.

Access will be maintained for residents but there will be no through route to the Ring Road from A660 Otley Road and vice versa

Traffic will be diverted via Ring Road Weetwood – Lawnswood Roundabout – Otley Road and vice versa

The closure will come into effect at 10am on the 22nd November and will remain in place for 5 weeks

Amey will have teams working 7 days a week until the job is completed

Given the highly traffic sensitive nature of the road network in this area, significant disruption should be expected. Especially during the morning and evening peaks

Advanced warning signs will be placed on site today to warn regular road users of what to expect

Yorkshire Water will also be issuing information to the local press and radio to alert the wider public

The digital message sign outside Weetwood Police station on the A660 will also display information regarding the closure

We will continue to work closely with Yorkshire Water/Amey and ensure that the works are completed as quickly as possible

Please feel free to pass this information on to any other party that may find it useful

If you have any question please let me know.”

Kind regards

Kenny

Einformation: Urgent Works, Sewer collapse on Weetwood Lane

Please see information below, we have received today (26/10/17), Highways Services via Cllr Barry Anderson, and which may be of interest to you.

“I am writing to inform you that 2 way traffic lights will be set up on Weetwood Lane near to the Oxley Hall flats tonight.

Yorkshire Water have been investigating the severe depression in the carriageway at this location and have discovered that the sewer has collapsed underneath this section of road.

The lights have been set up initially to stop vehicles driving over that particular area of carriageway.

This will also allow them to carry out further investigations with a view to carrying out a full sewer repair shortly.

Unfortunately when the full repair begins it is likely that Weetwood Lane will have to be closed for a number of weeks given the limited road space and size and depth of the excavations that will be required.

However, more will become clear once they have carried out their investigations.

I will be sure to keep you all updated once I have more specific info regarding dates etc.

The lights will be manually controlled throughout the am/pm peaks to ensure that the traffic queues are being managed as efficiently as possible.

I have asked that Yorkshire Water carry out a letter drop to inform affected residents and let them know what to expect and who to contact if they have any queries.

Information boards will also be placed on site.

If you have any questions, please let me know.”

Kind Regards

Area Network Manager – Leeds North
Network Management
Highways Services
Leeds City Council