HOLMES CHAPEL HOMEWATCH
HOLMES CHAPEL HOMEWATCH NEWS - FEBRUARY 2005
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HOLMES CHAPEL HOMEWATCH NEWS - AUGUST 2004BURGLARIES AND VEHICLE THEFTS
Between 00.30 hrs and 08.00 on Wednesday 4th August, a house in Daresbury Close was entered via an integral garage door. A mobile phone, house keys and car keys were stolen.
In the early hours of Monday 2nd August a house on Lingmell Gardens was entered through a locked rear door. Keys were taken and a vehicle was driven away.
Between the hours of 10:30pm and 7.30am on Thursday 29th July 2004 a burglary occurred at a house in Moreton Drive. Parked on the drive of the house were two high value / prestige motor vehicles. The offender(s) entered the house through an insecure door and stole the keys for one of the vehicles allowing them to drive the car away. The stolen car was a BMW compact which was recovered in Liverpool the following day.
On Monday/Tuesday 26th/27th July a house in Haddon Close was entered via the garage door, and computer parts were stolen.
Between 02:00hrs and 05:00hrs on Saturday 24th July a burglary occurred at a house in The Spinney, Sandbach. Keys to a high value vehicle were stolen, and the car was driven away by the offender(s).At 03:03hrs on Saturday 24th July, the occupant of a house in Needham Drive, Cranage, disturbed 3 males inside the conservatory of his home. The males climbed through an open window into the conservatory and were disturbed by the occupant whilst trying to get into the house through a secure door. They ran from the conservatory using the back door. They had unlocked the door with the key left in the lock. Parked on the drive of the house were two high value / prestige motor vehicles and it is believed by the police that the males broke into the house with the intention of stealing the keys for both vehicles allowing them to drive the cars away.
The police would like to give the following crime prevention advice regarding night time burglary offences:
1) Make sure all ground floor windows and doors are shut and locked.
2) Set the house alarm even when the house is occupied.
3) Secure and activate security systems on all cars, and park vehicles in a garage if possible.
4) Do not leave car keys on view from any window, door or letter box.
5) Take keys and valuables such as purse, wallet, mobile phone, laptop computer upstairs.
6) Do not leave keys in locks allowing offenders to open locked doors.
7) Report any suspicious activity that may be connected to criminal activity to the police immediately via the 999 system.
On Monday afternoon 19th July a man asked to enter a house in Middlewich Road to turn off the water. He claimed to be working nearby - the householder was suspicious and didn't let him enter. He is described as white, 19/20 yrs, very tall, slim build, gelled black hair, wearing a grey T-shirt, jeans and trainers.
Other incidents locally have included men claiming to be selling carpets, or from the gas board.
The advice from the Police is to let in only people you know, or tradesmen who have a prior appointment.
There have been two reports recently of the theft of solar lights, from Station Road (on 3rd August) and Elm Drive (on 22nd July).
If anyone has information regarding these events please could they contact Congleton CID Office on 01244 613540 or confidentially on Crime Stoppers on 0800 500111.BURGLARY AT FADS / FINE ART - 25TH APRIL
In total 7 arrests were made following extensive enquiries into the break-in at FADS/ FineArt in April. On 6th August two male youths were charged with offences relating to £100,000 worth of criminal damage at the factory. Both are local, and are aged 14 and 15 years old. They have now been released on police bail to appear before South Cheshire Youth Court on Thursday 19th August.NEW HOMEWATCH OFFICER!
The new Homewatch Officer is Liz Biddle, based at Northwich Police Station, telephone number 01606 49000.
NEWS - JULY 2004 RECENT EVENTS
At 03:03hrs 24/7/04 the occupant of an address in
Needham Drive, Cranage, disturbed 3 males inside the conservatory
of his home. The males climbed through an open window into the conservatory and
were disturbed by the occupant whilst trying to get into the house through a
secure door. They ran from the conservatory using the back door. They had
unlocked the door with the key left in the lock.
Between 02:00hrs and 05:00hrs 24/7/04 a burglary occurred at an address in The Spinney, Sandbach. Stolen from the address was the key to a high value prestige motor vehicle parked on the driveway. The car was subsequently driven away by the offender(s).
On Monday afternoon 19th July a man asked to enter a house in Middlewich Road to turn off the water. He claimed to be working nearby - the householder was suspicious and didn't let him enter. He is described as white, 19/20 yrs, very tall, slim build, gelled black hair, wearing a grey T-shirt, jeans and trainers. If you have any information please contact the Homewatch desk on 01606 49000
Friday 16th July at 7am a 30 year old male from the Salford area of Manchester was arrested on Danefield Road in Holmes Chapel on suspicion of burglary and theft from motor vehicles. He remains in custody at Northwich Police Station as enquiries are ongoing. This incident serves as a reminder that the Holmes Chapel area remains a target for thieves and we would once again urge residents to secure their properties and remove all valuables from their motor vehicles.
NEWS - JUNE 2004 RECENT EVENTS
Monday 14th June, daytime - a garden shed at a house on
Hermitage Drive was entered, and various items were stolen.
May 2004 Home WATCH Bulletin
Ongoing incidents in the Congleton & Vale Royal area.
Caller poses as a WATER BOARD OFFICIAL
Gains access to house
Distracts the householder
ELDERLEY RESIDENTS ARE THE TARGET !!!
Please try to visit your elderly neighbours and impress on them the following:
TREAT EVERY CALLER WITH CAUTION
ONLY LET IN PEOPLE YOU KNOW OR TRADESMEN BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT
IF IN DOUBT KEEP THEM OUT!!
and your car is gone!
Car thieves are using long implements to hook keys off key racks or hall tables, through cat flaps or letter boxes, or breaking glass to access car keys on display.
Please warn people:-
Not to leave their keys where they
can be seen from outside
|Shed Break Ins
There are currently a spate of shed break-ins. Valuables such as strimmers, lawnmowers, bicycles and sports equipment being taken.
For advice and information about shed security contact Peter Kenny at Northwich Police Station on 01606 48000.
Crime prevention advice can also be found at:
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HOLMES CHAPEL HOMEWATCH NEWS - MAY 2004
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Information produced by Liz Biddle, Home WATCH Officer for Congleton and Vale Royal, based at Northwich Police Station. Tel:01606 49000