Vehicles broken into in Newcastle

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are warning residents to be aware of vehicle crime in the area.

Offenders broke into a van parked on a residential driveway in Springwood Road, between 4.30pm on Monday afternoon (22 February) and 7am yesterday morning (Tuesday), by smashing two windows. They stole a brand new Stihl saw. (Incident 81 of 23 February)

In another incident a black Peugeot Expert MPV taxi parked on a driveway in Snowgoose Way, was broken into sometime overnight on Monday 22nd into Tuesday 23rd February. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. (Incident 141 of 23 February)

Chief Inspector Peter Owen, Commander for Newcastle Borough Local Policing Team (LPT), said:

“Local neighbourhood officers are conducting house to house enquiries in the area and we urge residents to take a moment to ensure their vehicles are kept secure.

When leaving your vehicle, don’t forget to check windows are firmly closed and all doors, including the boot, are locked. If you have an alarm and/or immobiliser, use them. Otherwise consider having them fitted.”

Anyone with any information on the above incidents is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting the relevant incident number.

You can also report crime by contacting 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.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

 

Burglaries in Newcastle

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following a number of burglaries in the Newcastle area.

We received reports of a distraction incident at 1.20pm on Monday afternoon (22 February) after offenders knocked on the door of a house in Sparch Hollow. They took the occupant into the garden to explain work in relation to a boundary fence. The occupant returned to the house after becoming suspicious and heard another offender upstairs in the house. The occupant shouted to the offender upstairs who ran out of the house, pushing the occupant in the process. The offenders drove off in a red people carrier type vehicle. Nothing was stolen in the incident.

The first offender is described as a white man of medium/stocky build, about 5ft 9″ tall. The second offender is described as a very thin tanned man, about 5ft 10, wearing a brown anorak with a hood over his head. A third offender is described as a small man with black hair who had a foreign accent. (Incident number 378 of 22 February)

A house in Friesian Gardens was broken into overnight between 1am and 7.15am on the morning of 23 February (Tuesday). Offenders made a small hole in the door window then reached through for the key to unlock the door. Once inside they took two bunches of keys and used them to steal a silver Toyota Avensis and a blue VW Golf from the driveway. (Incident number 86 of 23 February)

Offenders broke into a house in Springwood Road between midnight and 7am on Tuesday morning (23 February), through the back door and stole items including:

  • Apple Ipad air
  • 2 x Apple Ipads
  • A quantity of cash
  • Beats headphones
  • Gents Omega watch (old style with round face)
  • Rose gold Michael Korrs watch
  • Pandora bracelet and charms
  • Ladies white gold engagement ring with diamonds and centre sapphire.

(Incident number 100 of 23 February)

Anyone with any information on the above incidents, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting the relevant incident number.

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

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

UPDATE: Serious incident at Newcastle store

UPDATE: We are now in a position to confirm a man injured at a Newcastle store this morning (Friday) has died.

The family of the 50-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent, have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

An investigation to understand the circumstances of what happened is now underway. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for HM Coroner.

Nobody else was injured in the incident.

The shop will remain closed for the rest of the day.

Anyone with information, or who saw the man in the vicinity of the store, is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 124 of February 12.

Have you seen Johnathan?

Officers searching for a man missing from the Newcastle area are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Johnathan Carroll, aged 29, from Fenton, was last seen at around 3pm on Friday, January 15, in the Hilton Road area of Newcastle.

Johnathan is described as being white, about 6ft tall and of stocky build. He has blue eyes and is mostly bald but with some dark hair. He was last seen wearing jeans with writing on the back pocket, a black top and a dark coat. He has the names ‘Kai’ and ‘Spencer’ tattooed on either side of his neck and a tribal one on his right forearm.

Officers are anxious to find him as he has now been missing for three weeks.

Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting incident 707 of January 15.

 

 

 

Unique hair products stolen in Newcastle

Officers are appealing for information following a burglary in Rookery, Stoke-on-Trent.

The incident occurred between midnight on 31 January (Sunday) and 9am on the morning of 1 February (Monday), when offenders gained entry to a secure site at a property in Alderhay Lane by damaging an electric fence, before breaking into a secure outbuilding.

Items stolen in the burglary include:

  • 2 small quad bikes
  • Silver apache 125cc quad bike
  • White Suzuki motorbike with a blue seat and stickers
  • Husqvarna strimmer
  • Orange Stihhl leaf blower
  • Chainsaw, hedge cutters, circular saw and 2 strimmers.

Also taken during the break-in is a range of hair care products of the make ‘TAHE’. This is a unique brand of products that are not widely available in the UK. Stolen items of this brand include :

  • 24 boxes of hair tints
  • 20 ‘s curl’ curling tongs
  • Shampoo

Anyone with any information on the incident, or is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 163 of 2 February.

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

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

 

Have you seen stolen gold sovereign?

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following the theft of a gold sovereign in Newcastle.

The gold 18 inch rope necklace with a half sovereign 1929/1930 coin, was reported missing from an address in Old Hall Drive, Newcastle, on 22 December 2015.

half gold sovereignAnyone with any information on the incident, or is offered any such item for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 335 of 22 December 2015.

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

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

 

Robbery Appeal: Newcastle

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following a robbery in Newcastle.

The incident occurred at 12.15am on Sunday 17 January when the victim was walking along Old Butt Lane, Talke, outside the Co-op. He was approached by two men who punched and kicked him. Following a struggle they stole a set of keys and a wallet containing cash and cards.

The 17-year-old male victim, from Newcastle, received hospital treatment for injuries to his face and back.

The two men are described as wearing dark clothing, hoods and had their faces covered. They are believed to be aged in their early 20s.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 31 of January 17.

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.