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Police Report to the Parish Council 14/11/2013

There has been 1 incident reported to the Police for the area of Bridekirk from Thursday 10th October 2013 to present meeting Thursday 14th November 2013.
Below is an over view of some of the incidents reported.

On the 31st October, a member of the public reported their car had made contact with another vehicle whilst driving in Bridekirk. The Police spoke to the female however no damage had been caused to either vehicle.


A Message from your Neighbourhood Policing Team
Cumbria Police are urging householders to keep doors and windows locked to prevent "sneak-in" thefts.
Recently there have been a few sneak-in burglaries at homes in Allerdale and some have been in this area. Offenders have entered houses by insecure doors and windows and have also stolen property including handbags, cash, mobile phones, laptops and keys. There have also been distraction burglaries whereby offenders have made an excuse when knocking on doors, for example, asking to use the toilet.
Most have happened during the evening or overnight, at houses where doors have been left unlocked or windows open. In some cases occupants have been at home but unaware of the burglary until later.
It would appear that some offenders are wandering the streets looking for insecure doors and windows. Nationally, over 40% of domestic burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves taking advantage of open or unlocked doors and windows.
Crime levels have fallen recently and dwelling burglary remains a relatively rare crime, but there are still some thieves out there looking for easy opportunities.
The good news is that by taking a few basic precautions, homeowners can reduce the chances of becoming a victim.

  • Crime Prevention Tips
    Whenever possible keep your doors locked and windows closed, especially if you are upstairs, or in another part of the house, or in the garden. Also we encourage people to fit, and most importantly use, good locks on ground floor and accessible windows.
  • Remember to lock up even if you are only going out for a couple of minutes - that is all the time a thief needs.
  • Before going to bed, close all ground floor and accessible windows and remember to lock all your doors.
  • It is worth remembering that most household insurance policies do not cover the theft of property from within a home that has been left insecure.
  • Postcode all types of property to deter thieves and improve the chances of tracing the stolen items. "Postcoding" can be done with ultra-violet marker pens, engraving, stamping or even paint. Property can also be made identifiable by other unique systems, such as "Smartwater". Further details are available at www.smartwater.com or from your local Neighbourhood Police Officer or Crime Prevention Officer.
  • If you have an intruder alarm - use it. Set it at night to protect vulnerable zones.

Report anything suspicious
Please let us know as soon as possible if you see anyone behaving suspiciously; many criminals are apprehended due to information from members of public. Telephone: 101, or if a crime is in progress: 999. If you have information regarding crime you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You will not be asked for your name or any details.

Inspector Dennis Kelly

Cumbria Community Messaging
Please pass this message onto friends, family and residents of your areas to re highlight the issue.

If you would like to join Cumbria Community Messaging then please contact us or visit: www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk
It is managed by the Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch Association and offers you and other members of communities across Cumbria the means to receive crime information from Cumbria Police. You can select which information you wish to receive by managing your own settings, and it is completely FREE. Anyone can join, you do not have to be a member of Neighbourhood Watch (NHW), or become a member of NHW to join. Farm Watch, Church Watch and Camping and Caravan Watch are a small example of the schemes that you can register for. You can join as an individual or as a group. If you want to receive information but do not wish to be responsible for a larger group, you are still welcome to make use of this messaging system.

As well as Cumbria Constabulary the partners providing information are Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch Association. If you do not have internet access, contact your local PCSO and they will aid in registering your details on the system.


To follow Allerdale Rural Police specifically use the link below.


Below is also a link to Cockermouth online News Letter which gives current information about what has been going on. There are also links to the other areas that Allerdale Rural Policing Team cover. It also shows which Community Officer covers your areas and the next meeting dates.


Contact can be made to: AllerdaleRuralNPT@cumbria.police.uk or call 101
For emergency always call 999
Your local Police Community Support Officer is PCSO 5316 Adele Lyall
Email: adele.lyall@cumbria.police.uk
Thank you, Adele.


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Bridekirk Parish Council, Cumbria