Theft from Motor Vehicle in Blurton

We received a report of a theft from a motor vehicle at 9.10am this morning (5 January) from an address in Hollybush Road, Blurton.

Offender/s stole a spare wheel from a van parked at the address.

Chief Inspector Rob Taylor, Commander for Stoke-on-Trent South Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “I urge anyone offered goods for sale in suspicious circumstances to call the police, that gives us the opportunity to investigate and work to return stolen property to the victims who paid good money for their property.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 126 of January 5.

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Criminal Damage in Stoke-on-Trent

We received a report of criminal damage at 8.30am this morning (5 January) at an address in Haydon Street.

Offender/s had broken a back bedroom window of the property.

Chief Inspector Neil Hulme, Commander for Stoke-on-Trent Central Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “This was a mindless act of vandalism and whoever committed this crime clearly doesn’t appreciate how much cost and inconvenience they have caused people.

“If anyone has any information or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 94 of January 5.”

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Theft from Vehicle: Newcastle

Report of theft from a motor vehicle received just after 8.30am this morning (4 January).

Offender/s stole a spare wheel from a van parked at an address in Inglewood Drive.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 110 of January 4.

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Front Door Smashed in Blurton

Report of criminal damage received just after 9.30am this morning (4 January) at an address in Brocton Walk, Blurton.

Offender/s had smashed glass of a front door.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 144 of January 4.

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Criminal Damage in Goldenhill

Report of criminal damage received just after 8.30am this morning (4 January) at an address in Burnaby Road, Goldenhill.

Offender/s had smashed the rear window of a car.

Chief Inspector Adrian Roberts, Commander for Stoke-on-Trent North Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “This was a mindless act of vandalism and whoever committed this crime clearly doesn’t appreciate how much cost and inconvenience they have caused people.

“If anyone has any information or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 105 of January 4.”

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Theft in Fegg Hayes

Report of a theft from a motor vehicle received at 8.20am this morning (4 January) from an address in Oversley Road, Fegg Hayes.

Offender/s approached a secure van and stole a spare tyre from its cradle.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 102 of January 4

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Theft Appeal: Newcastle

Police are warning people to be on their guard following a theft in Newcastle.

The incident occurred at 12pm on Sunday 20 December. A woman was walking along Etruria Road when a small grey car pulled up alongside her. The occupants of the car, two Asian men and two Asian women, asked for directions to the hospital so they could visit their elderly mother.

Claiming it was tradition; they placed a necklace with two brass rings over the woman’s head and instructed her to pray. The woman later realised that whilst she had been distracted they had taken her necklace which also had a wedding ring on it.

The necklace is described as an 18 inch gold necklace with a gold locket. The wedding ring had the inscription ‘M.R to C.B. 7.8.65.’

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 438 of December 20.

Alternatively they can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Shed and Garage Break-Ins: Penkhull

Officers are warning residents to be vigilant following a spate of break-ins in the Penkhull area.

The incidents occurred between the 15 and 22 December when offender/s targeted sheds and garages in Wadham Street, Princes Road, West Avenue, Watson Street, Oxford Street, Honeywall and Elenora Street. Items stolen include bikes, tools, jewellery and a scooter.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Barry Joynson at Staffordshire Police on 101.

Alternatively they can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Residents are reminded of the below crime prevention advice:

Garden sheds:

  • make sure that your shed is in good condition – that the door, door frame and walls are solid
  • replace any damaged or rotten areas with new sections
  • if you are in the process of buying a shed, try to place the door facing your house and not too close to a perimeter wall or gate
  • consider storing valuable items in a strong lockable box or cage
  • fit two closed shackle padlocks on strong padlock hasps – one a third of the way up from the bottom of the door and one a third of the way down from the top of the door
  • secure padlock hasps and door hinges using threaded coach bolts with backing plates or large backing washers to prevent the bolt being pulled through the wood – not screws which are easily pulled or forced from wood
  • fit key-operated window locks on the corners of all windows that open. If you never open windows, you could screw them permanently shut from the inside
  • fit wire mesh or bars on the inside of your window frames
  • wrap a strong chain around and through the handles of garden tools, lawn mowers, cycles etc and secure the chain to the wall using a padlock or a ground anchor fixed to the base of the shed.

Garages:

  • doors should conform to British Standard PAS 24-1- basically a solid door and frame with as little glass as possible
  • use a five lever mortise lock conforming to British Standards 3621
  • fit mortise bolts at the top and bottom
  • up and over garage doors should be secured with locks fitted to the garage base or with garage mortise bolts fitted to each side
  • tools should be kept locked away.The use of a steel box fitted to the floor would deter any theft
  • if your car is in the garage it makes it harder for the thief to move around to find your property
  • ladders should be locked away or securely chained and padlocked to a strong post or wall.

Criminal Damage in Fenton

Report of criminal damage received at 9.20am this morning (22 Dec) at an address in Evelyn Street, Fenton.

Offender/s had caused damage to a gate at the property.

Chief Inspector Rob Taylor, Commander for Stoke-on-Trent South Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “This was a mindless act of vandalism and whoever committed this crime clearly doesn’t appreciate how much cost and inconvenience they have caused people.

“If anyone has any information or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 149 of 22 December.”

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Theft from Motor Vehicle: Chell Heath

Report of theft from a motor vehicle received at 9.50am this morning (22 Dec) at an address in Alcester Close, Chell Heath.

Offender/s gained entry to a van and stole three battery drills, two saws, and three other drills.

Chief Inspector Adrian Roberts, Commander for Stoke-on-Trent North Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “Drivers can take a few simple measures to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of this sort of crime.

“Many criminals often just take advantage if an opportunity appears – if they go past a car and see a mobile phone on the seat or a Sat Nav in its cradle; they’ll break in and take them. If the vehicle looks empty, they are far more likely to leave it alone. By keeping things out of sight, your vehicle may present less of an open invitation to them.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 167 of 22 December.

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