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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
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.
During December 2012, uniformed officers for the
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
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:
- Sergeant Ian Wilson, Blacon Community Beat
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.
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
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
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
- Frame size
- Frame number
All of this information will be readily available from the
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