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.
PLEASE FIND BELOW SOME USEFUL CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE
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
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
Crime levels have fallen recently and dwelling burglary remains a relatively
rare crime, but there are still some thieves out there looking for easy
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
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
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.
YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW CUMBRIA POLICE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK. THESE WILL GIVE
TRAFFIC REPORTS AND INFORMATION IN RELATION TO CUMBRIA POLICE AND ANY UNEXPECTED
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
Thank you, Adele.