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15 Jun 2012
Between midday on Sunday 3rd June and
8am Wednesday 6th June a portable cabin
belonging to the Salvation Army on Weaver Street, Winsford, was
broken into. Bags of new toys donated for children, Christmas
decorations and food for food parcels were stolen. We are appealing
for any information that will assist us in identifying the person
or persons responsible for this theft.
Anyone with information can call the Cheshire Police Non –
Emergency number ‘101’ or you can leave
information anonymously on the Crimestoppers line 0800 555
Arrests for burglary
At approximately 9:30pm on Sunday 10th
June we received a call regarding suspicious
activity at a house in Whitbys Lane,
Winsford. Officers attended the location and discovered a burglary
had taken place. A short time later a 32-year-old local man was
stop checked and then arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Following interview the man has been charged with burglary and
granted conditional bail to appear at South Cheshire Magistrates
Court on the 3rd July. Due to the investigations carried out
another man, also local to Winsford aged 36-years, has been
arrested on suspicion of the offence. He has been interviewed and
is currently on Police Bail whilst further enquiries are
- Reported on Saturday 9th June, the theft of a
motor vehicle from Austin Close, Winsford. A silver Daewoo
Lacetti stolen overnight.
- Reported in the early hours of Sunday 10th
June, the front passenger window being
smashed on a works vehicle parked in Lodge Drive,
- Between Friday afternoon the 8th June and the
morning of Monday 11th June a detached garage to a
property in Birch Lane, Stanthorne was broken into. Tools and
garden equipment were stolen, the rear door of the garage was
forced to gain entry.
- Reported on Wednesday 13th June an attempted
theft from a works vehicle in Rosewood Drive, Winsford. As tools
were being loaded into the van the offender walking past reached
into the van and tried to remove a cordless drill which fell to the
floor. The male offender then ran off. He is
described as 5’8’’ tall, slim
build, short shaved hair, gaunt face,
wearing black tracksuit with hood and black trainers.
Over the last few days, Cheshire Constabulary have received
calls relating to numerous incidents where 'cold calling' was
In the Holmes Chapel and Alderley Edge area there were 2
separate incidents where men knocked at residents doors and asked
to make checks, saying they were from the water board. In one
instance a second male went upstairs and in the other the men left
when asked for identification.
This type of crime is often directed towards the very elderly
and can leave them feeling distressed by the intrusion. Please take
a few minutes to remind your elderly relatives and neighbours
not to let anyone in to their homes unless they know them
or have an appointment. If in doubt call the police.
You can help by looking out for suspicious callers at your
elderly neighbour’s homes and calling the police immediately.
Scams: Watch Out!
There are many scams about at the moment all attempting to con
you out of your money and usually come by post, phone or email.
There are many types of scam – fake lotteries and prize draws,
get-rich-quick schemes, bogus health cures, investment scams,
pyramid selling, the list goes on.
Every year, three million people fall victim in the UK, often
losing hundreds or even thousands of pounds. The scammers are
clever, and all kinds of people from all walks of life get duped.
There’s a scam for everyone – no matter how alert or clued up you
think you are. Be on your guard.
Spotted a scam?
If in doubt, don’t reply. Instead, bin it, delete it or hang up.
You can also report the scam to www.actionfraud.police.uk
or telephone 0300 123 2040 to report it.
If you think you’ve been caught by a scam, call the -
Citizens Advice Consumer Help Line 08454 04 05 06.
The Winsford Neighbourhood Policing Team ‘’ Have Your Say’’
Community Meeting will be held at Winsford Police
Station, Collingham Way, Winsford, on Tuesday 26th
June between 2pm and 3pm. I will
endeavour to attend the meeting giving you the opportunity to
discuss your local policing
Inspector Dave Snasdell