Sunday, May 30, 2010

Howdenshire Ward Police Update - May 2010

Please find the following update of Policing issues affecting Howdenshire, and information regarding meetings and surgeries. More information on the local crime scene is also available of the Humberside Police Website.

1. Priority - Issue: - Anti-social behaviour on Scalby Lane, Gilberdyke
Action: -

Following complaints of Anti-social behaviour the team are actively working to reduce incidents of this nature in order to improve the quality of life for the residents of Gilberdyke.

Anyone witnessing anti-social behaviour is asked to call in with details.

Howdenshire Neighbourhood Policing team will aim to respond to all calls for service in relation to this priority. Any incidents that are not attended will be investigated and followed up by the team.

Positive action will be taken against anyone engaging in anti-social behaviour. East Riding of Yorkshire council anti-social behaviour team also investigate reports of anti-social behaviour the two teams will be working together along with other agencies to target the issue. Howden and Howdenshire Neighbourhood action team have also recently completed an anti-social behaviour project.

2 local youths are currently signed to acceptable behaviour contracts and a 3rd youth has recently signed a contract. Since signing the contracts these youths have not come to our attention. In December 2009, 3 local youths were issued with final warnings 2 of these were for section 5 public order offences and the other for criminal damage. A further youth has been charged with criminal damage to a window he appeared at Goole youth court on 26th January where he pleaded not guilty a trial was due to be held in April but has now been adjourned. Another male juvenile also appeared at Goole Youth Court on 26th January where he was convicted of a section 5 public order offence and received a 4 month referral order.

Regular patrols are being conducted in the area and an anti-social behaviour workshop has been done at Gilberdyke School by Police Community Support Officer Simon Palmer and East Riding of Yorkshire council anti social behaviour officer, Lisa McClure

2. Priority - Issue: Anti-social behaviour, Canal Side, Newport

This new priority has been set after reports were received from Newport Parish Council that youths are causing damage to property on the new Brickyard site and also a derelict building located at the bottom of Canal Side. High visibility patrols have been carried out by Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers, and these will continue as the nights get lighter and the weather warmer. It is important that anyone witnessing anti-social behaviour reports it to the police preferably at the time it is occurring, we will aim to attend all reports and those we can’t make it to we will follow up and try and identify those involved so we can deal with them. Work will continue with East Riding of Yorkshire Councils, anti social behaviour team, and letters will be sent to parents of those engaging in anti social behaviour, anyone committing criminal offences will be dealt with in a positive manner.

3. Priority-Issue: - Underage drinking on the playing fields at Holme Upon Spalding Moor

A small number of reports have been received from residents of Holme Upon Spalding Moor that youths are drinking on the playing fields in Holme Upon Spalding Moor. The team have increased foot patrols on the field and alcohol seizures have been made, the patrols will continue and youths in attendance will be spoken to about underage drinking and the consequences of it.Residents are reminded that the playing field is a designated no drinking area which means that no-one can consume alcohol there whatever their age. Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers will require anyone with alcohol in their possession to surrender it, anyone who refuses commits an offence.

Licensing officers have also contacted local off licenses and advised them on selling alcohol to underage people and to be wary of adults who may be buying alcohol to supply to youngsters. Anyone selling alcohol to youths or supplying alcohol commits an offence and positive action will be taken in all cases.

Parents are asked to be aware of where there children are and what they are doing when they are out on evening, anyone drinking alcohol puts themselves in a very vulnerable position.

4. Offenders brought to justice

At 4.10 am on 23rd November 2009, police were called to North Cave by a local resident who had heard a vehicle driving up a private road which leads to the back of the church. Police Officers attended in the area and conducted a search for the vehicle and located 3 males and a trailer containing lead. All 3 males were arrested on suspicion of theft of lead from the church roof; all 3 males have been charged with theft of the lead and have appeared before Beverley Magistrates court. This case has now been referred to the crown court the date is still to be fixed.

A Gilberdyke youth has been charged with criminal damage after a window was damaged by a snowball, he has appeared at Goole magistrates and pleaded not guilty a trial was due to be held in April 2010, but has been adjourned.

A local male and female have been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm following an incident in Sandholme in July, where the victim was assaulted by 2 people one of whom had a baseball bat, the male was also charged with possession of an offensive weapon. Both have appeared at Goole Magistrates court for the offences the case has been referred to the crown court and a date is still to be fixed for this trial.

A male has been charged with assault after he punched a fellow player during a game of football in Holme Upon Spalding Moor in October 2009. The offender admitted to the punch stating ‘he lost it’, the victim had a fractured Jaw as a result of the assault. The offender appeared at Beverley Magistrates court on 5th March 2010; the case has been committed to crown court the date still to be confirmed.

A local male has been charged with assault and criminal damage following an incident at the Black Swan, Eastrington, the male appeared at Goole Magistrates Court on 2nd March 2010, and pleaded not guilty to the offence a trial he will return to Goole Magistrates court on 22nd June 2010. This same male is currently on police bail on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

On 13th February 2010, 2 officers were travelling home from work along the A614 towards Howden, when they saw a caravan being pulled by a Mitsubishi Shogun, it was 1 o’clock in the morning and following a number of crimes in the area they thought this appeared suspicious. The officers followed the vehicle and alerted their on duty colleagues, the shogun and caravan stopped in the Pollington area and the male driver who was alone was arrested for theft of the shogun from the Lancashire area and theft of the caravan from Barmby Moor, he is currently on police bail to return to Goole Police Station on 25th May 2010.

On 23rd February 2010, a female from Eastrington, called police to report a road traffic collision on the road between Gilberdyke and Howden. Officers attended and located a vehicle in a ditch but the driver had left the scene, it was believed the driver may have been in drink officers eventually managed to locate the driver after members of his family had tried to hide him. The driver and a member of his family were both cautioned for obstructing a police officer and the driver is currently on police bail for the drink driving offence.

A male juvenile from Bubwith was convicted at Beverley Magistrates on 23rd March 2010 for offences of criminal damage to property and possession of an offensive weapon, he was given a supervision requirement for 6 months with a youth rehabilitation order and an order to do 12 hours unpaid community work, he was also ordered to pay £40 costs.

Whilst officers where engaged on speed checks in North Cave on 5th March 2010, they stopped 2 uninsured vehicles, both vehicles were seized and the drivers arrested for disqualified driving, both of these males have been charged with driving offences and appeared at Beverley Magistrates court on 25th March 2010, the case has been adjourned to 7th May.

A male from Blacktoft has been charged with theft, robbery and possession of a prohibited weapon, this case will be held at the crown court and a date is still to be fixed for the trial. This same male has also had his vehicle seized in April by HM Revenue and Customs for using illegal diesel.

5. Meetings

Type: Police SurgeryVenue: Howden Library, Shire Hall, Market PlaceDate: Monday 21st June 2010Time: 6pm to 8pm

6. News and Appeals

As well as tackling the local priorities the team have been busy with crime prevention work. In partnership with the neighbourhood action team a number of events have been organised where members of the public can access crime prevention materials and advice. If anyone would like a visit at home to discuss crime prevention issues please contact the team so we can arrange a suitable time.As the nights are getting lighter foot patrols will be focused on areas where anti-social behaviour has been reported to us, anyone witnessing anti-social behaviour is asked to ring in and report it, all calls will be followed and where sufficient evidence is available action will be taken. It is important people report issues we can only act on issues which we know are occurring.

Local PCSOs will soon be visiting all schools with Operation Lifestyle information, in previous years local groups have done exceptionally well and done some excellent work within the community over their summer holidays.

Please encourage and support local youths to do something worthwhile, by giving ideas for projects and attending events they organise.
For those taking part in the project there are a wide variety of prizes on offer, in 2009 groups from this area won many prizes including; an adventure holiday to France, an adventure holiday in Wales; mountain bikes; trips to Flamingo land and many others.

If you have any suspicions, please notify the police immediately on 0845 6060222.


Anonymous said...

I heard from a source in HOSM that one individual from out of the area has taken to lying in wait and accosting people outside their homes in Home on Spalding Moor. It apparently upset the nieghbours quite considerably. Isn't that anti-social threatening behaviour requiring a contract to be signed by the offender?

Paul Robinson said...

It could be anti-social behaviour or it could be harassment, but whichever it’s probably best to report it to the Police in the 1st instance, but you may also wish to log your complaint with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) team by calling 01482 391012.

or by email at:

I would urge you to get the incident logged as there have been instances of these things developing into something much more serious.