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03 Jan 2013

Chester Outer North - Blacon and Saughall

  • Church Road - Burglary (other). Between 15-24/12. Shed entered by unknown means. A Red Quadzilla 50cc Quad bike was then stolen.
  • Wyndham Road - Burglary (dwelling) Between 9pm on 29th and 3am on 30th. Unknown offender(s) force rear wooden doors to gain entry via kitchen. Untidy search made. Laptop, games console and other electrical items stolen.
  • Wordsworth Crescent - Theft of pedal cycle. Overnight 31/12 to 01/01. Unknown offender(s) approach insecure red Carrera Falcon cycle in rear garden and steals same.

Chester Outer South - Lache / Westminster Park / Curzon Park / Handbridge / Saltney

  • Earlsway - Burglary (dwelling). Between midnight to 3.30am on 26/12. Unknown offender(s) enter via insecure rear door. Quantity of digital cameras equipment and an Apple Macbook stolen.
  • Stanley Park Drive - Burglary (other). Overnight 26-27th/12. Unknown offender(s) break lock off shed in rear garden. Untidy search made but nothing stolen.
  • River Lane - Burglary (other) Overnight 30-31/12. Unknown offender(s) remove rear fire door to enter business premises. Then break through wall into another shop before stealing safe.

Chester Outer East - Kingsway / Hoole / Upton / Huntington / Vicars Cross / Boughton

  • Park Drive - Burglary (dwelling). Between 6.30pm on 30th to 12.05am on 31st. Unknown offender(s) use implement to force open rear UPVC doors. Untidy search of interior made. Quantity of jewellery, cash and electrical items stolen.
  • Melkridge Close - Theft from Motor Vehicle. Overnight 31/12 to 01/01. Unknown offender(s) enter insecure vehicle on driveway and steal rucksack and Barbour jacket.
  • Hoole Road - Burglary (other) Between 2pm on 30th and 3.20pm on 31/12. Unknown offender(s) force back metal shed door and gain entry. Yellow Marin and red Specialised bikes stolen.

Community News

Operation NEY

During December 2012, uniformed officers for the Outer NPT patrolled the areas of the cycle track on mountain bikes in order to give an effective means to respond to incidents reported. When necessary, they had the capability to stop check / search individuals where there are sufficient grounds and object.

The Operation had two objectives:

  • Firstly to provide reassurance to the communities that the police are taking positive and robust action to ongoing issues in the area of the cycle path.
  • Secondly to demonstrate to individuals involved in crime and disorder that the police are responding to these issues in a positive and robust manner.

Sergeant Ian Wilson - Blacon Community Beat Sergeant said:

Operation NEY was running most in sub zero temperatures and achieved some very positive results. These results include the recovery of a recently stolen motor scooter, the arrest of a man in possession of equipment believed to be intended for use in the commission of crime and also the gathering of valuable intelligence regarding people using the cycle track to facilitate the commission of crime and disorder.

If members of the public see items of property on or near to the cycle track or see suspicious activity please report these incidents to the police.

- Sergeant Ian Wilson, Blacon Community Beat 

Chester Outer neighbourhood policing team are well aware of the potential for an increase in crime at this festive time of year and this operation is an excellent example of how we are striving to both reduce crime and the opportunities for crime to be committed and also to provide reassurance to the communities we serve.

We would like to offer our thanks to the manager at Halfords (re-located) on the Greyhound Retail Park for supporting the operation by donating lights for the Police mountain bikes.

Bike Registration scheme

Following the festive period, there will now be a number of new cycles in our locality which can be a target for the opportunist thief.

I would encourage all owners of new cycles (as well as existing owners of unregistered cycles) to take advantage of the opportunity to have their cycle registered.

This is a free service and is carried out at our office at Blacon on the below mentioned dates:

  • 11-2 pm Saturday 12th January 2013
  • 11-2 pm Sunday 13th January 2013
  • 11-2 pm Saturday 26th January 2013
  • 11-2 pm Sunday 27th January 2013

The PCSO managing these events will be PCSO Jo Pendrey, one of the Blacon community support officers.

Members of the public wishing to attend and register the details of their bikes will need the following information

  • Make
  • Model
  • Frame size
  • Frame number
  • Colour

All of this information will be readily available from the bike.

It is worth remembering that thousands of pounds worth of unclaimed pedal cycles are disposed of by Cheshire Police and our neighbouring forces every year due to the fact that we cannot identify the rightful owners!

Also, the cost of the cycles that people are purchasing seems to be getting more expensive whilst the locks that they secure them with are still relatively cheap. Consideration should be given to purchasing a good quality, sturdy lock for use at home and when out on your cycle to protect your property.


Inspector Kevin Chambers

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