Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Information sought after Glossop milk thefts

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Police are appealing for information after bottles of milk were stolen from a Glossop home.

On Friday 12th April, the milk was stolen from an address on Pikes Lane, Glossop. This is the latest in a line of similar incidents, with the police also now aware of the previous incidents. Enquiries have been made in the area but no-one has been identified as responsible.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local neighbourhood policing team on 101.

Increased patrols following Glossop allotment thefts

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Glossop Police are to head out on increased patrols following a number of thefts from allotments in Whitfield, Glossop.

Officers from the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out on targeted patrols following two recent incidents. Between 6pm on Friday 11th April and 9:30am on Saturday 12th April, offenders forced entry into a shed at an allotment on Gladstone Street, Glossop. A red Mantis cultivator was taken from the property.

This followed an incident overnight between Tuesday 8th April and Wednesday 9th April when offenders attempted to gain entry to a garden shed at another Gladstone Street allotment. No items were taken from the premises.

As well going out on the patrols, officers are encouraging residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. They will also be speaking to people about the steps that they can take to improve their security to deter criminals.

Police have released the following advice for residents:

- Invest in shed security kits

- Keep valuables inside and secure

- Install security lighting around sheds and garages;

- Fit high-quality padlocks on all shed and garage doors;

- Do not leave garden tools or other items outdoors, as these could be used to break through doors or windows;

- If your outbuilding has windows, consider reinforcing them with wood to deter thieves;

- If you store bikes or high-value lawn mowers in your outbuilding, install a fixed post inside that you can chain them to, and consider keeping bikes indoors;

- Keep tools in a locked box and in your house where possible;

- Fit a shed alarm;

- Mark your property with a UV pen or products such as SmartWater, and register valuables for free on the secure website www.immobilise.com. These can help police trace the owners of recovered stolen property.

Anyone with any information about the incidents is asked to call PCSO Sarah Walsh on 101.

Cigarettes stolen during Glossop supermarket burglary

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Police are appealing for information after three people wearing face coverings broke into the Glossop Co-op store and stole cigarettes.

At approximately 1:11am on Tuesday 8th April, a burglary took place at the Norfolk Street branch of Co-op. The offenders gained entry by forcing open the outer shutters. Once they were inside, they forced open and damaged the gantry that contained cigarettes. Cigarettes were stolen and the three offenders were seen to leave the store at 1.14am.

All three offenders were wearing face coverings but it is believed that they were all male.  The first offender was wearing a blue top, black tracksuit bottoms with a grey stripe and was carrying a white bag.

The second suspect had a two-tone grey and blue hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms with a blue stripe and grey trainers. The third was wearing dark clothing and was holding a bar around 3ft in length.

Anyone with information, or who knows who is responsible for this crime, is asked to contact Glossop CID, on 101, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man cautioned over indecent exposure in Glossop

Monday, March 24th, 2014

A man has been interviewed in connection with indecent exposure in Glossop town centre.

At around 8:40am on Sunday 15th March , a 33-year-old woman was running along High Street East near Glossop Leisure Centre when a man exposed himself to her.

A 24-year-old man has been interviewed and subsequently cautioned by police. Police say that Local Safer Neighbourhood officers will carry out patrols in and around the area to offer reassurance to members of the public.

To report a crime call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency. To report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police reveal details of further Glossop indecent exposure incident

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Police have revealed details of a second case of indecent exposure taking place in Glossop town centre.

This latest reported offence actually took place on High Street East,  the day before the flashing incident which was revealed yesterday. It happened on Saturday 15th March around 9.50am, when a male offender, pushing a bike, walked past a female whilst exposing himself.

He is described as being white, around 27 to 28 years-old with dark hair, a chubby build and was wearing a tracksuit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Owen on 101, quoting crime number 10954/14.

Man exposes himself in Glossop Town Centre

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Police are appealing for information after a man indecently exposed himself in Glossop town centre.

A 33-year-old woman was running along High Street East near Glossop Leisure Centre, at around 8:40am on Sunday March 16th, when a man exposed himself to her. The man is described as white, 5ft 6-8ins tall and of medium build. He is in his late twenties with short dark hair and had a white mountain bike with him. He wore black tracksuit bottoms, a black zip-up jacket and white trainers.

Anyone with information should contact PC Owen on Derbyshire Police’s non-emergency number, 101.

Appeal after car damaged in Glossop

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Police Officers are appealing for information following criminal damage to a vehicle in Glossop.

Between 5:30pm on Friday 7th March and 7:30pm on Saturday 8th March, offenders smashed the window of a Ford Focus which was parked under the railway bridge on Arundel Street, Glossop. The offenders failed to gain access to the car.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Appeal after bicycle stolen from Glossop Town Centre

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Police are appealing for information after a bike was stolen after being left insecure in Glossop Town Centre.

The Black custom built BMX bike was taken from outside a fast food outlet on Wren Nest retail Park, Glossop at approximately 7:25pm on Wednesday 26th February. A male was seen taking the bike and the suspect is described as a white man, wearing a hooded zip up top and possibly jeans. A search of the area was carried out at the time of the incident but the BMX was not located.

Anyone with information or who knows where the bike is located now, is asked to contact PC Kenyon on 101.

Information sought after child’s scooter stolen

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Police are appealing for information after a child’s scooter was stolen in Glossop.

The JD child’s micro-scooter was taken from near an electricity sub-station on from Shirebrook Drive, Glossop during the day on Wednesday 26th February.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact PC Valentin on 101,  quoting the crime reference number CR/8262/14.

Appeal after attempted car theft on Glossop’s High Street East

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Police are appealing for people to come forward after the attempted theft of a car on High Street East, Glossop.

At around 12:50am on Thursday February 12th,  a man attempted to steal a Land Rover Defender whilst it was parked up, but the suspect was disturbed interfering with the ignition cowling system he ran towards Manor Park Road junction. The suspect is described as a male, in his early twenties and wearing a dark hoody.

Police are urging anyone who seems something suspicious taking place, to ring 999 so that they can check it out.

Anyone who may have information on the attempted theft, is asked to call 101.

Appeal after Hadfield jewellery burglary

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Police are appealing for information after valuable jewellery was stolen from a home in Hadfield.

On Tuesday 4th February between 1pm and 5:30pm, a ladies gold, sapphire and diamond ring was stolen along with a white gold diamond ring and a Raymond Weil gold and silver watch,  from a property on Potter Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Tim Brown at Glossop CID using the non-emergency number 101 or to report information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Appeal following number plates thefts in Hadfield and Tintwistle‏

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Police are appealing for information following the theft of registration plates from vehicles in Hadfield and Tintwistle.

Sometime between 5:30pm and 9:30pm on Sunday February 16th, offenders stole the front and rear number plates from a black Renault Clio that was parked on Brosscroft Village, Hadfield.

Also, between 5pm on Sunday 16th February and 6:45am on Tuesday 18th February, offenders removed both registration plates from a black Ford Focus which was parked on Old Road, Tintwistle.

Overnight between 9pm on Sunday 16th February and 9am on Monday 17th February, a silver Toyota Prius had both number plates removed whilst on Conduit Street, Tintwistle.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously around the times of the incident or has CCTV in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on the non-emergency, 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Suspect arrested over Glossop and Hadfield motorbike thefts

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

A man has been arrested in connection with theft after three motorbikes were taken from areas of Glossop and Hadfield.

The motorbikes were taken overnight between Wednesday 29th January and Thursday 30th February. The first incident took place on Queen Street, Hadfield where a motorbike and chain were taken from outside a property.

During the same night, a moped was a stolen from a public car park on Winster Mews and another was taken from a garden on Thorncliffe Road, Hadfield.

The man arrested has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Following the thefts, Police will be heading out on targeted patrols and are aencouraging residents to remain vigilant and to report suspicious activity. Derbyshire Police have also released the following advice which they urge bike owners to take:

- Buy an alarm, immobiliser and secondary locks such as a disc lock, U-lock, chain or cable lock.

- Always use the steering lock on your vehicle.

- When out in public, park your motorcycle where it can be seen or in spaces that have stands for you to secure your bike to

- Try to cover your vehicle and if possible use ground anchors or a garage

- Avoid leaving your helmet, gloves or other possessions on the machine

- Put security markings on as many parts of your bike as possible

If you saw anything suspicious, have any information on the above incidents, or CCTV nearby; you are asked to call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

Appeal after Hadfield man robbed by knife carrying thief

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Police are appealing for information after a man had money stolen from him by two men with a knife.

At 8pm on Saturday 8th February, a man was walking along an alley way on Mersey Bank Road when he was approached by two men.

One of the men demanded money and was holding the knife. The victim handed over cash and jewellery.

The man with the knife was described as white, 26 years-old, of medium build and 6ft tall. He was also described as having a strong Manchester accent and was wearing a grey tracksuit with the hood worn down and a dark brown peaked cap.

The second man was described as 6ft 2ins tall, white, 26 years-old with a skinny build and long dark hair. He was wearing a black nylon jacket and dark clothing.

The two men then walked off in the direction of Hadfield Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Chris Simcock at Glossop CID using the non-emergency 101 number. To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Witnesses sought after Glossop High Street bag snatch

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Police are searching witnesses following the theft of a handbag in Glossop.

At around 6:30am on Saturday 8th February, a woman had her handbag stolen as she walked along High Street West, Glossop. The victim was walking past Bay Tree Book store when the offender snatched the bag and drove off in a small, black, hatchback vehicle.

Witnesses or anyone with information on this incident are asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Appeal for witnesses after Glossop moped theft

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a ’63 registered Baotian moped was stolen from Glossop.

The moped was parked on High Street West near to the Subway shop at around 9:30pm on Friday 7th February. It was later found abandoned with no fuel on Spire Way, Old Glossop.

Anyone who witnessed two people driving around on the moped without helmets or who has  any CCTV nearby, please contact PC 2757 Hodnett at Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting crime number: 5444/14.

Police appeal after vehicles damaged in Glossop

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Police are seeking witness and information following damage to vehicles in Glossop.

On the evening of Friday 31st January, offenders damaged the wing mirror of a red Fiat Punto parked on Princess Street, Glossop.  Officers are appealing for witnesses to the crime, which took place at around 10.45pm, to get in touch.

Police would also like to speak to witnesses to an incident which took place sometime between 5pm on Friday 31st January and 10am on Sunday 2nd February. Offenders stole the glass from the wing mirror of a silver coloured Peugeot 206 that was parked on Tredcroft Street, Glossop.

Anyone with any information about the above crimes should contact PCSO Sarah Walsh on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

Appeal after two Glossop burglaries

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Police are appealing for information after two burglaries took place in Glossop.

One burglary occurred at a property on Uplands Road where a door was forced open to gain entry to a property between 1pm on Friday 31st January and 2.53am on Saturday 1st February. A television, tool box and Xbox consoles were stolen. The incident has been given the crime number: 4772/14.

Also, between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 1st February, a burglary occurred at a property on John Street. The front door was forced open to gain entry and the incident has been given crime number: 4991/14.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information or CCTV nearby, is asked to contact Glossop CID on 101 quoting the relevant crime number.

Appeal after shed burglary and attempted garage burglary in Glossop

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Police are appealing for information after an attempted overnight burglary at a Glossop property.

Overnight between Sunday 26th January and Monday 27th, a shed burglary and attempted garage burglary occurred at a property on Turnlee Road, Glossop.

Slates were removed from the roof of the garage in an failed attempt to gain access, nothing was taken.  A shovel was used to force open a shed door and again nothing was taken.

Police are asking Glossop residents to be extra vigilant and to call 101 if they see any suspicious activity.

Anyone who saw someone acting suspiciously in the area of the Turnlee Road incident or has information or nearby CCTV is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting crime number: 4243/14.

Appeal after Glossop house burglary

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Police are appealing for information after a burglary at a property on Hampshire Close, Glossop.

A rear door was forced open to gain entry some time between Monday 20th January and Saturday 25th January.

A number of necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings were stolen.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or who has any information or CCTV nearby please contact Glossop CID on 101 quoting crime number: 3372/14.

Vigilance urged after attempted Charlesworth quad bike theft

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Police are urging Glossop residents to be vigilant after three men tried to steal a quad bike from a Charlesworth barn.

At around 4.50pm on Saturday 25th January, three men were disturbed at a farm on Long Lane, Charlesworth, while in the process of stealing a quad bike and Stihl saw from a barn.

When they were disturbed they left the items near to the scene and ran away.

The only description offered is that one was wearing a black hoody and another was wearing a grey hoody. All of them are believed to be young men aged in their late teens to early 20′s.

If any residents nearby witnessed these men in the area or have any information or local CCTV, they are asked to contact PC 582 Bould at Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting crime number: 3501/14.

Police search for man after Glossop jewellery shop theft

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man stole jewellery from a Glossop jewellers and then ran through Glossop town centre.

At around 1:35pm  on Saturday 18th January, a man entered a jewellers shop on High Street West, Glossop. He asked to view two white gold and diamond rings using the shop’s eye glass. Whilst viewing the rings he edged away from the counter to stand under the light and then ran out of shop taking the rings and eye glass with him. He ran up High Street West heading towards Costa Coffee, past the Co-op and then passed the front of Glossop Train Station on Norfolk Street.

The man has been described as white, aged in his late 20’s to early 30’s years, over 6ft tall, of slim build, with very short cut dark hair. He was wearing clean smart sports clothing, a darkish sweatshirt top, dark coloured jogging bottoms and black and red trainers.

As police enquiries continue, any witnesses, anyone with information and owners of CCTV near to these locations are asked to contact DC Graham Barrick at Glossop CID on 101, quoting crime number: 2470/14.

Police warning after mobile phone theft in Glossop restaurant

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Police are reminding people to avoid leaving mobile phones unattended on bars or tables after an phone was stolen from a restaurant.

An iPhone was taken from a table in a restaurant on High Street West, Glossop between 5pm and 5.30pm on Saturday 11th January.

Anyone with information or CCTV in the area is asked to contact PC 2313 Salt at Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting crime number: 1529/14.

Glossop residents warned after attempted key theft

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Police are urging Glossop residents to avoid leaving keys near door locks after an attempted keys theft.

A resident on Sunningdale Drive, Glossop, disturbed someone trying to hook the front door keys through the letterbox with a metal rod at 5.30am this morning, Friday 3rd January. The occupant managed to retrieve the keys and the offender ran away before they could formulate a description of them,

Anyone who saw something suspicious or who has any information or CCTV nearby, contact Glossop CID on 101 quoting crime number: 325/14.

Appeal for information after Glossop burglary

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Police are appealing for information after a burglary at a property in Glossop.

Thieves gained entry to a  property in Queen Street via a rear door between 1.30am and 6.50am on Saturday 28th December. They stole two laptop computers, a Sony Playstation 3 console, several hand held Nintendo games consoles and a guitar.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or has any information or CCTV nearby, is asked to contact Glossop CID on 101 quoting crime number: 54687/13.

Glossop police appeal for information after Mayflower Close burglary

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after a burglary at a property on Mayflower Close, Glossop.

A brick was thrown through a rear door of the property, which activated the security alarm at around 6.50pm and deterred the offender/offenders. It is believed the incident took place on Tuesday 26th November, whilst the occupant was away – nothing was taken.

Anyone with information or CCTV in the area is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting crime number: 51958/13.

Man arrested over fake bank notes in Glossop

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of using counterfeit bank notes in Glossop.

The man was taken into custody on the afternoon of Thursday 5th December after staff at a number of stores in Glossop Town Centre contacted the police to report suspicious activity.

As a result of this, police asking Glossop residents to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to Derbyshire Police on 101.

Cars broken into and garage burgled

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after several cars were broken into whilst parked on a driveway.

The incidents happened some time overnight between Sunday 24th November and Monday 25th. The vehicles were broken into whilst parked on a driveway on Park Close and Thorpe Street in Old Glossop.

During the thefts, iPods, a satellite navigation system and sunglasses were stolen.

Items were also stolen from a house garage.

Anyone with information or who operates any nearby CCTV is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting crime number: 49926/13.

Mercedes stolen in Simmondley sneak-in burglary

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

A Mercedes has been taken from a Simmondley home after the house was burgled and the car keys taken.

At around 5:20pm on Tuesday 19th November, someone entered a house on Meadow Bank in Simmondley, Glossop whilst the occupant was in another room. Once inside the property, the thief took the keys to a dark grey coloured Mercedes car and drove the vehicle away.

As a result of the theft, people are being urged to be extra vigilant and to ensure homes and cars are secured.

Anyone with information or who saw anything suspicious, is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting crime number: 49206/13.

 

Police appeal after four Glossop burglaries

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Police have urged homeowners to remain vigilant after four burglaries in the Shirebrook and Old Glossop areas during the past two weeks.

The burglaries on Winnats Close, Heath Road, Carr Bank and Kent Road  usually occurred from the early afternoon onwards and it appears that a specific vehicle type is being targeted – with either vehicle stolen or the keys taken from the house and then the vehicle taken.

As a result, Police in Glossop are asking vehicle owners to secure their vehicles as well as possible and to make car keys difficult to find. They also want people to ensure they lock the external doors, even when they are in the property, as some of the crimes have been sneak in burglaries.

So far, Police have been unable to recover any of the stolen vehicles.

Anyone who has seen something suspicious, such as people looking at cars and addresses, is asked to call Derbyshire Police on 101 or 999 if a crime is taking place.

 

Appeal for information after theft from Hadfield barbers

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after a mobile phone was stolen from a barbers in Hadfield.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 phone was taken from The Barbers on Station Street. Police want information on a man and two women who entered the shop between 5:15pm and 5:30pm on Thursday 7th November.

The offenders, who appeared to be speaking in broken English, went to the front counter and made an enquiry about hair colouring. When they left, the stylist who owns the mobile phone noticed it was missing from the counter.

Descriptions of the offenders were given and the man was described as “eastern European in his fifties with long hair down to his jaw line” and the two women who were also of European ethnicity, “were wearing large coats and head scarfs” and “the younger of the two women had gold teeth”.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Jonathan Owen on 101 or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Land Rover stolen in Glossop farm theft

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Police are urging farm owners to be vigilant and to keep vehicles secure after a 4×4 theft.

A Land Rover Defender was taken from the drive of a farm near Glossop, overnight between Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th October. It is not known how the thieves got into the vehicle.

As a result of the theft, police are reminding people to park vehicles in a safe spot and to keep keys in a secure spot.

Anyone with information, or who saw something suspicious, is asked to call Glossop Police on 101.

Man arrested after three vehicle Glossop car crash

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

A man has been arrested after a crash in Glossop Town Centre involving three vehicles, during the early hours of Sunday morning.

The crash, at 03:4am on Sunday 20th October, was between a Kia Picanto, a Skoda Octavia and a Rover 25. Two people were taken to hospital to be checked over for non-life threatening injuries.

A 36 year-old man, from the Glossop area, was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs. He has been bailed pending further inquries.

Increased patrols for Glossop centre and Manor Park

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Police are to increase patrols in Glossop Town Centre and Manor Park to help combat crime.

These new policing priorities for Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team will be in place from now until the end of 2013. Patrols will increase near to pubs, clubs and bars in an attempt to prevent anti-social behaviour.

Also, as part of the plan, they’ll continue to educate local business which serve alcohol how to cut down on anti-social incidents. This includes advice on refusing service to those who have had too much to drink.

Patrols are also to increase at Manor Park, especially after dark. This is to identify and engage with individuals and groups who are causing problems in the park. They intend also to advise youths on the consequences of anti-social behaviour.

Police say they are talking to local church groups about diversionary activities for young people – this includes things such as film nights.

Anyone with any queries asked to contact Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

High value tools stolen from van in Glossop

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after expensive tools were taken from a van.

The specialist and power tools were taken from a Ford Transit van which was parked on Pyegrove, Glossop between 10:30pm and 11:30pm.

Thieves forced the side door of its runners to gain entry to the vehicle. Due to the heavy, bulky nature of the stolen tools, they would have needed transport to leave the area.

Van owners are being urged to be vigilant as this is one of a number of van based thefts in Glossop over the past few weeks. A van, tools and van parts have all been stolen in the area recently. Police are not linking the incidents but have asked people not to leave valuables or keys in their vans.

This latest theft took place at the side of a pub and anyone who suspicious vehicles or activity,  or has CCTV nearby, is asked to contact PC 2821 Owen at Glossop Police Station on 101, quoting crime number: 41700/13.

Catalytic converter and exhaust stolen from vans

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Two vans have been targeted by thieves in Glossop.

The incidents happened overnight between Thursday 3rd October and Friday 4th. The exhaust of a Mercedes Sprinter van was stolen whilst the vehicle was parked on Bowlands Road. Police have given the incident the crime number 41890/13.

Also, the catalytic converter was stolen from another Mercedes Sprinter van whilst it was parked on The Oaks. Police have given the incident the crime number 41909/13.

Van owners are being urged to be vigilant and to make sure they don’t leave valuables or keys in their vehicles.

Anyone with information about these incidents or any premises with CCTV nearby should contact Derbyshire Police on 101.

Appeal for information on Glossop burglary

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary at a business premises.

Thieves stole money from two gaming machines, other cash, a Samsung laptop and a Nexus tablet, in a break-in which occurred between 1am and 8:45am on Friday 4th October. They gained entry to the business on Simmondley Lane, Glossop by removing the beading from the windows at the rear of the property.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting crime number: 41738/13 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Van stolen from outside Hadfield store

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Police are asking to people to be on the look out for a van which was stolen this morning.

A plain white Mercedes Sprinter van was taken from outside a shop on Green Lane, Hadfield early this morning (Wednesday 2nd October). The vehicle, which has the registration FM57 CFG, was stolen at 6:25am.

PC Matt Cox said: “This offence happened in the early hours of the morning and I want to hear from anyone who might have seen someone hanging around and acting suspiciously in the area at that time, or could have seen the van in question being driven away.

“It serves as a reminder of the importance of checking your surroundings, even if you’re just leaving your vehicle for a few moments.

“Make sure you lock your doors, remove valuables from sight or take them out of the car completely, and of course be mindful of your personal safety at all times.”

This latest incident comes after tools were stolen from a van in Glossop, yesterday.

Furthermore, they would like anyone who saw anything suspicious, has any information or owns local CCTV TO  contact Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference number: 63 2.10.13.

Appeal after Glossop van tool theft

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Police are seeking information after tools were taken from a van parked in Glossop.

The Ford Transit van was broken to whilst parked on Victoria Street, Glossop. It happened between 1:30pm and 2:30pm on Monday 1st October, whilst the owner was working on a nearby building.

Police  would like people to make any van owners they know aware of the crime, after a Mercedes van was also stolen today, in Hadfield.

They also want anyone who saw anything suspicious, has any information or CCTV nearby, to contact Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting crime number: 41561/13.

 

Catalytic converters stolen from Glossop vans

Monday, September 30th, 2013

The catalytic converter has been stolen off two Mercedes vans which were parked in Glossop.

The parts were taken from the Mercedes vehicles between 9:30am on Sunday 29th September and 7am on Monday 30th September.

One van was on Sunlaws Street and the other was on High Street West.

Anyone with information or CCTV nearby is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting crime number: 41235/13.

Car stolen in Glossop

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a car was stolen in Glossop.

A ’56 registered, black Vauxhall Astra saloon was stolen from George Street, Glossop, between 3.10am and 9.26am on Thursday 26th September.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious, has information or CCTV nearby,  is asked to please contact Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting crime number: 40622/13.

Witnesses sought after Glossop assault

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked outside a Glossop pub.

The 18 year-old victim has just left the Last Orders pub on Victoria Street, Glossop at at around 9:30pm on Sunday 22nd September. An argument took place with one man before up to three others set about punching and kicking the man.

The attack caused him swelling and brusing and he was taken to Tameside Hospital for treatment.

One of the attackers was described as: “white, 6ft 1” tall and around 38-years-old. He was wearing dark clothing and had black short styled hair.”

Another of the alleged attackers was noticed to be wearing a Manchester City shirt and a scarf.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Valuables in cars reminder after break-in

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Glossop residents are being reminded not to leave valuables in their cars after a vehicle was broken into.

A jacket and mobile phone were stolen from a Peugeot 106 which had been left in the car park of Glossop Leisure Centre on High Street East. The incident happened overnight between Sunday 22nd September and Monday 23rd, it has prompted police to remind drivers about the perils of leaving items on show in unattended cars.

PC Matthew Cox said: “It only takes a few seconds for a thief to break in to a vehicle and steal something they can see has been left inside.

“It also only takes a few seconds to pick up valuables and take them with you, which can prevent your car being targeted in the first place.”

“Thieves often only strike when they think it is worth it, so taking your items with you or removing them from view can put them off and save you a lot of hassle, distress and cost.”

Derbyshire Police would like anyone with information on the Glossop Leisure Centre break-in to call them on 101 or report it, anonymously, to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal for information over burglaries

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Police are appealing for information about two unconnected burglaries which took place in Glossop.

The first, an attempted burglary, took place at a property on Victoria Street,  between 6pm on Friday 6th September and 11am on Sunday 8th September. An attempt was made to force entry through the front door and window. Damage was caused, but the potential burglars failed to gain entry.

The other incident happened overnight between Friday 6th September and Saturday 7th September. The greenhouse of a property on Hague Street was broken into and two bicycles were stolen.

The stolen items are:  Specialised Jumper ladies mountain bike, brown in colour with bright blue writing and a white coloured Boardman Competition gents mountain bike.

Anyone who saw something suspicious, has any information or CCTV nearby, is asked to call 101 and contact PC Jackson about the first incident and PC Palmer about the second.

 

 

Jail for teenager over drugs

Friday, August 30th, 2013

A Hadfield teenager has been jailed after trying to enter a Glossop club carrying drugs.

Michael Edwards, 19, was sentenced to 27 months in a young offenders institution after he pleaded guilty to possessing MDMA with intent.

No separate sentence was given after he also admitted possession of cocaine and a cathinone derivative.

Edwards, who was sentenced at Derby Crown Court, was caught with the drugs by door staff at HQ Bar on 3rd November 2012. They found them whilst searching him as he tried to enter the club. They alerted police who found more drugs at his home.

If you believe you have information about drugs in your local area, contact Derbyshire Police on 101.

Two men charged over diesel thefts

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Two men have been charged in connection with a series of thefts from cars in Glossop.

Luke Hinchcliffe, 25, and Peter Butler, 54, were arrested on Thursday 8th August and were charged with three counts of theft from vehicles.

The charges are related to the siphoning of diesel from vehicles at Turnlee Quarry on 2nd August 2nd and 23rd July, and then also from the Howe Plant on 12th July.

Hinchcliffe, of High Street West, and Butler, of Gladstone Street, will appear at High Peak Magistrates’ Court today (Friday, August 9).

A third man, aged 28, was arrested on suspicion of theft and released on bail pending further inquiries.

Appeal after car damaged on high street

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car parked in Glossop was damaged.

A silver Honda Accord was damaged on 17th May at around 6:30pm, it is believed it was parked outside Bargain Booze, on the high street, whilst the owner was in the shop.

The car suffered damage to the right side dumper and rear light.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call PC Ashley Sayer, from Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team, on 101. You can also report crime anonymously by ringing Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Appeals for information after thefts from cars

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Police are hoping people can help them with two recent cases of property being stolen from cars.

Overnight between Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd, two Makita hammer drills were stolen from a vehicle, parked on High Street West, by thieves who forced the rear lock open. Four males were seen acting suspiciously with two of them removing the items. All four were then seen running towards Glossop Town Centre. This incident has crime number CR/30651/13.

Then, overnight between Wednesday 24th July and Thursday 25th, a vehicle parked on Church Street was broken into. Bosch & Makita drills, torch and a battery charger were stolen. This incident has crime number CR/30948/13.

Police are reminding people that they can sign their possessions up to national property register Immobilise. Anyone with information on the above crimes is asked to call Derbyshire Police on 101.

Catalytic converter stolen from Community Transport vehicle

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Thieves have stolen the catalytic converter from a Glossop Community Transport vehicle.

The incident took place at the Mill Street site between 3:15am and 4:15am on Monday 15th July. CCTV camera spotted a man breaking in and stealing the item. He also tried to steal the equipment from a second vehicle but was unsuccessful.

Anyone with information relating to the crime is asked to  call PC Matthew Cox on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Quad bike stolen

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Police are searching for a quad bike which was stolen from the outbuilding of a property.

The ’62 registered blue coloured Yamaha Raptor 250 quad bike was taken from a building on Hague Street, Glossop between 10pm Monday 8th July and 5am Tuesday 9th July.

Anyone who saw something suspicious or has local CCTV is asked to call PC Cox of Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting crime number: 28461/13.

Burglary on Hathersage Drive

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after a break-in at a house on Hathersage Drive, Glossop.

The garage of the property was forced open by intruders at sometime between 10pm Friday 5th July and ten to one in the morning.

Once inside they stole items of jewellery.

Anyone with information, who saw anything suspicious or has CCTV nearby is asked to contact Glossop CID on 101 – quoting crime number: 27973/13.

Burglary committed at quarry

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Several portacabins have been broken into at a quarry.

The premises on Dinting Road was burgled overnight between 6pm on Monday 24th June and 5am on Tuesday 25th June. A hand-held Dyson vacuum cleaner was stolen from one of the buildings.

Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire Police on 101.

 

Land Rover stolen

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

A black Land Rover has been stolen from a drive in Simmondley.

The ’59 registered Defender model was stolen from the driveway on Simmondley New Road between 11:30pm on Wednesday 26th June and 6am on Thursday 27th June.

Anyone with information or local CCTV is asked to call Derbyshire Police on 101, quoting the crime number 26523/13.

Vandals cause thousands of pounds of lost food

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Vandals were responsible for thousands of pounds worth of lost food after damaging cables at the Co-op in Glossop.

At around 2:30am on Tuesday 25th June, someone damaged the generators at the back of the store on Norfolk Street, by pulling out the wiring.

This caused the chilling system in the shop to shut down and meant that a large amount of food had to be thrown away.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC John Keys on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and to quote crime number 26252/13.

Police ask for information on car damage

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Police are urging people to come forward if they believe their car has been vandalised.

This comes after a Rover parked on Victoria Street had its bonnet dented. The incident happened overnight between Friday 21st June and Saturday 22nd June and police believe it may not be a one off occurrence and are asking for any other affected residents to speak to them.

PCSO Sarah Walsh, of Glossop Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “It may be that we have a problem with criminal damage in the area and this is not an isolated incident.

“If this is the case, we need to be made aware so we can work together with local residents to find a solution and stop this from happening in future.”

Anyone who believes their car has been vandalised can contact Derbyshire Police on 101. Crime can also be reported anonymously on o800 555 111.

Car wheel badge stolen

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Three wheel alloy badges have been damaged and the other stolen from a car in Glossop.

A VW badge was taken from Volkswagen parked on Shirebrook Drive, sometime overnight between Monday 10th June and Tuesday 11th. Attempts were made to also steal the other three badges, leaving them and the wheel alloys damaged.

Anyone with information, local CCTV, who saw anything suspicious or knows who may be responsible, is urged to contact PCSO 4528 Willows at Glossop Police Station on 101, quoting crime number: 23923/13.

Appeal for assault information one year on

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Police are appealing for information about an assault, as the one year anniversary of the incident approaches.

At 4.30pm on Thursday 14th June last year a woman was working in a field behind the Beehive pub on Hague Street when she was approached by a man.

She was then hit on the head with what she believes was a stone before managing to fend off the attacker who ran away. The offender is described as “between 40 and 50 years of age and was wearing on Aran style jumper with mix coloured wools.”

A 40 year old man was arrested at the time but was released without charge.

Officers are still keen about speaking to anyone who believes they may know something about the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Glossop CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

 

Mobile phone stolen from porch

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after an iPhone was stolen from a house on Hague Street, Glossop.

The item which was the 4S model of the Apple product was taken from the property’s porch between 10am and 4pm on Thursday, May 23rd.

As a result of the incident police are urging people to be more careful, PC James Kennedy, said: “Thieves are opportunists who will target items they think can be easily taken, and it often takes just a matter of seconds for them to steal something.

“But it only takes a few seconds to lock your door and hide valuables from plain sight, which can stop you becoming a victim of crime in the first place.”

Anyone who believes they saw something suspicious around the times of the incident, are asked to call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

Three arrested during drugs warrants at properties in Gamesley

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Police arrested three men after carrying out drugs warrants at four properties in Glossop.

Houses in Combs Way, Castleton Grove and Burbage Way, in the Gamesley area, were all targeted by police on the morning of Friday, May 31.

A fourth property in Bradwell Terrace, was targeted later the same day.

Three men – aged 22, 28 and 30 – were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences including possessing class A and class B controlled substances.

All three have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Inspector Jon Clark, who is in charge of policing in Glossop, said: “Drugs are a major concern for us and we take any intelligence we receive about such activity extremely seriously.

“It often leads to other types of crime and greatly affects vulnerable members of our community, whose protection is one of the reasons we carry out warrants such as these.

“We take a strong stance against any suspected drugs offences in our community and we rely greatly on information and intelligence we receive from the public.

“If you have any concerns or if you want to speak to an officer confidentially about crime in your area, please call us.”

To speak to Derbyshire police, call 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cat shot on Shirebrook Park

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after a Siamese cat was shot with a pellet gun.

The owners of the cat, who live on Shirebrook Park in Glossop, came home to find their pet seriously injured. When the cat was x-rayed by police it was discovered to have sixteen pellets lodged under its skin. Police say these may have come from a “shot-gun type weapon.”

The incident took place between 7am and 6pm on Tuesday, 14th May. The cat has had surgery and is now recovering, police say they have increased patrols in the area and are speaking to local residents.

PC Robert Valentin, from Glossop police, said: “We want pet owners, particularly those who have cats, to check their animals for any markings or wounds and to report it to us if they find any.

“If you know someone who has an air rifle, BB gun or other type of weapon that could cause those injuries then please ring us.”

Anyone who believes they saw something suspicious in the area or has information relating to the attack, is asked to call the police on 101.

 

Window smashed in shop theft

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Police are seeking information after thieves broke into a shop in Simmondley.

At around 11:45pm on Wednesday 22nd May, three males smashed through the window of the shop on Pennine Road. Once inside they stole a large amount of cigarettes and then sped away in a silver Volkswagen Golf, which is described as having “LED style striped headlights.”

The three men are described as all wearing black hooded tops, black tracksuit trousers and having their faces covered.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the Volkswagen or has local CCTV is asked to contact Glossop CID on 101 and to quote crime number “20837/13.”

Number plates and fuel stolen

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Criminals stole the registration plates from a car and then used them to complete a fuel theft.

At sometime between 5pm on Monday 20th May and 1am on Tuesday 21st May, the registration plates of a vehicle parked on Mill Street were stolen.

The thieves then attached these stolen plates to a “small dark coloured vehicle” and used it to steal fuel from the Esso garage on High Street East, at around 1am on the 21st May.

Anyone who believes they saw something suspicious, or owns local CCTV cameras, is asked to contact Glossop police on 101.

Attempted shop burglary in Glossop

Monday, May 13th, 2013

An attempted burglary has taken place at Poundstretcher on Glossop’s High Street West.

At 1.55am on Sunday 12th May, someone attempted to force open the rear fire door of the shop. This set off the burglar alarm and may have disturbed the offender. Nothing was taken.

Anyone with information, local CCTV, or who saw anything suspicious is asked to call PC 2996 Pheasey on 101 and to quote crime number: 19158/13.

Car stolen from Glossop Leisure Centre

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after a grey Audi A4 was taken from Glossop Leisure Centre car park.

The car, registration FL52 NXP, was stolen sometime between 11pm on Sunday 5th May and 2pm on Monday 6th May.

If you have any information or saw anything suspicious, please contact PC 3187 Valentin at Glossop Police Station on 101 and quote the crime number: 18315/13.

Stuart Hall admits indecent assualt

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Presenter Stuart Hall has admitted to 14 counts of indecent assault against young girls.

BBC reports confirm that the broadcaster, who formerly lived in Glossop, admitted to the offences at Preston Crown Court last month. The information has only just been released due to reporting restrictions around the case.

He will be sentenced on 17th June and has been bailed until then.

 

Derbyshire Police launch stolen goods campaign

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Buses in the High Peak and Derbyshire are to carry stolen goods awareness messages, as part of a wide ranging Derbyshire Constabulary initative.

A joint effort by the police and Crimestoppers, the campaign will focus on warning people of how buying low cost, stolen, goods from criminals can often bring other crimes into their area. Drugs and theft can be come serious issues in areas when people are tempted by what they may see as a low cost bargain.

Having had posters in and around the area over the past few months, the police are now going to be placing the warnings on the side of buses and also educating people on the dangers, through social media. Those who click on online campaign adverts will be directed to the Derbyshire Constabulary website where a short film explains the dangers involved with accepting stolen goods.

Sergeant Steve Johnson, who has been leading the campaign, said:

“The idea behind this drive is to reduce the opportunity for thieves to sell their stolen goods.

“We are trying to educate the community that buying stolen items will mean that a criminal will keep visiting your street to sell those goods if they think it will be easy to do so.

Thieves need to sell stolen items for money or for drugs. By buying from a thief or another handler of stolen goods, the buyer becomes part of that crime.”

To report someone for selling or buying stolen goods, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Two arrested following fight in Glossop

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of affray following a fight in Glossop.

Police were called just before 2.30am on Sunday, April 28 to Victoria Street after receiving reports of a several people fighting on the street. Three people were injured and police were forced to close off the road while they conducted enquiries into what happened.

A 32-year-old man was taken to Stepping Hill Hospital with a suspected broken jaw. A second 32-year-old man was taken to Tameside Hospital with a head injury and a 35-year-old man was taked to hospital by ambulance with a head injury.

Two men, both aged 32, were arrested on suspicion of affray, and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the disturbance or with information about the incident to contact them on 101, the non emergency number for Derbyshire police. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

 

 

Greater Manchester Police Serious and Organised Crime make arrests at Glossop business

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Four people have been arrested by Police visited at a town centre business.

Greater Manchester Police have said “As part of an ongoing investigation by Greater Manchester Police Serious and Organised Crime Division, police executed a warrant at a business premises in Glossop on 22 April 2013.

Four people have been arrested as part of the investigation and bailed until 22 July 2013 pending further inquiries.

Inquiries are ongoing and it would not be appropriate to provide any further comment at this time”.

Is your tenant using your property as a cannabis farm?

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Landlords are being urged by police to look out for tell tale signs of cannabis being grown on their property.

As part of their new cannabis cultivation awareness campaign, Derbyshire Constabulary are keen for landlords to be aware of the damage that can be caused by houses being turned into cannabis farms. Electricity supplies are tampered with, walls are damaged and unsafe high energy lighting is often brought into properties by criminals to help them grow the drug.

Determined to crack down on the problem, the police have released a list of common indicators of cannabis production:

    • A strong and sickly sweet smell that may be covered up with creosote or paint;
    • Cannabis growing equipment such as lights, fertiliser and cables being moved into or out of a property;
    • Constantly covered or blocked off windows at the front and rear of a property;
    • Visitors at unsociable hours and few sightings of the occupants of the house;
    • Strong and constant lighting throughout the day and night;
    • High levels of heat and condensation, visible on the windows;
    • The constant buzz of ventilation.

If you have seen signs like this you are urged to contact police immediately. They are also keen to remind people that once they rent out a property they must carry out adequate checks for drug production or they could face charges under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Steve Holme, a drugs expert from Derbyshire Police, said: “Criminals often set up these large cannabis farms in rented houses or flats and the damage they cause is absolutely shocking.

“In a short space of time they can tear the furniture out, gut the whole place and have cannabis plants growing in every single room.

“They mess with the power supply,  smash walls down to make more space, leave the garden and exterior of the  property to degrade and generally make the house unliveable. What many landlords don’t realise  is that, if their residential property is used for this criminal activity, they might not be able to claim for any damage on their insurance, which leaves them with a massive bill once the farm has been discovered.”

Anyone who believes that their tenant or a house in their neighbourhood is being used as a cannabis farm, is aksed to speak to an officer confidentially by calling Derbyshire police on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

Car damaged in Hadfield

Monday, April 15th, 2013

A Citreon C1 has been damaged whilst parked on a drive in Hadfield.

The owner of the vehicle, which was at a house on Vale House Drive, was woken up by the incident at around 1:20am on Sunday April 7th. Nothing was stolen.

Anyone who believes they witnessed the incident should call Derbyshire Police on 101.

“Distinctive” BMX bike stolen in Gamesley

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Police are hoping the public can help them trace a BMX bike stolen in Gamesley.

The “distinctive” BMX bike was snatched from the shed of a house on Bower Fold sometime betweeen 1am on Sunday 7th April and 10.30am on Monday 8th April.

The bike (pictured) has a black frame and green wheels. Anyone who believes they’ve seen the bike or knows where it may be, is asked to call PCSO Anne Gribbon on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

Vigilance urged after males spotted trying house doors

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Police are warning Glossop residents to be on the look out after two males were heard trying the rear doors of a house.

A resident on St. Mary’s Road heard two men trying the rear doors of his property at around 9:50pm on Thursday 11th April. When disturbed, the men ran on to Shaw Street, up towards Sumner Street and then in the direction of the Catholic church.

Police were called straight away but could not locate the suspects, who have been described by the resident as: “5ft 10” tall, skinny build, wearing black hoodies and bobble hats”.

Homeowners are urged to keep an eye out for people trying doors and to be alert to suspicious callers to properties.

If anyone has information on this incident, they are asked to contact Glossop CID on 101 and to quote crime number “761 of 11.4.2013″

Second break in at Manor Park

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after a storage hut in Manor Park was broken into.

The incident, which took place between around 5pm Thursday 11th April and 8:20am the next day, saw three padlocks snapped off a door as intruders gained entry to the shed. Nothing appears to have been taken.

This is the second Manor Park break in during the past few weeks after the miniature railway shed was stolen from. Anyone who knows anything about the incident is asked to call them on 101.

 

Knife carrying burglar leaves empty handed

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after an attempted “aggravated” burglary on Surrey Street, Glossop.

At around 6:50pm on Sunday April 7th, three suspects, one allegedly carrying a knife, gained entry to the Surrey Street property by throwing a large stone through the patio window. They left empty handed and the owner of the house described them all as being teenagers wearing “black hooded tops and jeans”. The one he suspected of carrying a knife he believes had “light brown/blonde hair”.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101 or report it anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Break in at Manor Park miniature railway

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after items were stolen from a outbuilding that houses Manor Park’s miniature railway.

Thieves entered through the roof of the shed sometime between 9am on Wednesday 13th March and 10am on Sunday 17th March. The break in was only noticed when a member of staff returned to get the trains ready for reopening.

Train operator, Adrian Sowden, told Glossop.com: “It is upsetting and a bit of a blow but the items they have taken are, thankfully, not ones which will stop us opening up the railway.

Witnesses or anyone with information on the break-in is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

Jewellery stolen in Glossop theft

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

A house on Hathersage Drive was broken into over the weekend, part of what police say is “a pattern of acquisitive crime in the Shirebrook Park area.”

Jewellery items were snatched from the home sometime between 9am on Friday 15th March and 6pm on Sunday 17th March. The thieves gained entry by forcing open the rear patio doors.

This is the latest in a list of “dwelling burglaries and non-dwelling burglaries” that they have been asked to investigate. As a result of the sudden surge of thefts, police say they will be sending more regular patrols to the area and “deploying overt CCTV.” 

They urge anyone with information on the incident to call them on 101.

Man arrested over fake bank notes

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Police have made an arrest after a male tried to use forged £20 & £50 notes in Glossop shops.

The man attempted using the fake notes on the morning of Wednesday 6th March and has been arrested and then bailed, pending further enquiries.

The description of the man is as follows: “white male, approx. 6ft tall, with brown hair, and was wearing a black sleeveless top with a grey top underneath and grey shorts.”

Anyone who believes he may have tried to use the forged notes in their shop is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101.

Three jailed over assault in Glossop centre

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Three men have been jailed for attacking a man outside a Glossop takeaway.

Matthew Greaves, 21, Ashley Barber, 23, and David Mooney, 25 were jailed for a combined total of twelve years for their attack on 21 year-old Haydn Webster. The incident happened outside Norfolk Pizza in the early hours of Saturday April 14th 2012 after a disagreement between them and Mr. Webster broke out.

The victim suffered serious injuries which left him hospitalised for several weeks.

All three men were tried at Derby Crown Court, where Greaves of Whitfield Avenue was sentenced to 8 years in prison, having been found guilty of Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) with Intent. Barber, of Manchester, was given three years for GBH and Mooney, also of Whitfield Avenue, was given twelve months for Affray.

Detective Constable Martyn Woodward, part of the team behind the investigation into the crime, said: “This was a vicious attack. The victim suffered serious injuries and is still recovering almost a year on.
“I hope the sentences give the victim and his family some sense of closure and allows them to move forward with their lives.”

 

Car damaged in Hadfield

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Police are appealing for information on  a group of youths who they believe could be targeting and damaging Nissan Micras.

The main incident which police are keen to highlight is the dents and scratches a Micra suffered whilst parked on Ridings Road, Hadfield overnight between Sunday 24th and Monday 25th February.

Despite the potential focus on Micras, police wish to hear from anyone who had their vehicle, whatever the make, damaged between the 18th and 25th February.

PCSO Brian Buller, from Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “This kind of behaviour is reckless and can easily cause hundreds of pounds of damage to someone’s car.

“We have heard reports of other cars, particularly Nissan Micras, being climbed on by youths and would like to hear from any drivers with information.

“We believe the group responsible are local youngsters and I’d urge parents to find out what their kids are up to when they are out at night, as they could be facing a possible criminal damage charge if they are found to be behaving in this unacceptable way.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact them on 101.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windscreen smashed in Glossop

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Local officers are investigating after car had its windscreen damaged overnight.

A green Ford Fiesta was targeted sometime during the night between Monday 18th February and Tuesday 18th February whilst parked in the Calow Green area.

When the owner returned to the car the next morning they found a badly cracked and marked windscreen and loose stone chippings on the pavement close to the vehicle.

Officers from the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood team are asking for anyone who saw anything suspicious to come forward by calling them on 101 or by reporting the details anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Over 50 motorists caught speeding in an hour

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Police and volunteers clocked a total of 55 drivers breaking the 30mph speed limit during a “Speedwatch” test in Chisworth.

Two officers were joined by two locals for the check on the speed of drivers which was held between 10am and 11am on Friday 15th February. During the hour they were there, they registered the speed of 206 drivers of which,  48 were doing between 31 and 35mph and seven were doing 36mph and above.

PC Dave Collier carried out the Speedwatch alongside new PCSO Anne Gribbon said: “Speed limits are there for a reason and although many drivers stuck to it, we still saw some speeding through that area. It only takes a second for an accident to happen and the dangers are much higher if you are speeding.”

The speeding drivers will not be fined, they will be sent a letter warning them of the dangers of speeding and reminded that they will get a fine if they are caught again.

 

 

Trailer stolen in Hadfield

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Police are warning residents in Hadfield and the local areas to be vigilant after a trailer was stolen from Newshaw Lane.

The trailer was unconnected from its owner’s car sometime between 5.20pm on Wednesday 20th February and 8am the next day. Police have since released advice to anyone with a trailer which states they should: “secure their trailers at all times and to keep all identifying marks safe and recorded”.

If you saw anything suspicious or have any information on the Hadfield theft, contact Derbyshire Police on 101.

Derbyshire Police recruiting new volunteer officers

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Derbyshire Constabulary is recruiting for new “special constables”.

The force already has 300 of the unpaid officers but is looking for additional unpaid recruits to work alongside PCSO’s and Safer Neighbourhood Teams.

Special Constables are full trained and have the same powers at Police Officers, they are required to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per week.

The criteria for applying is that applicants: “must be in good health, of good character and at least 18 years old to apply.”

Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins said: ”It’s an excellent chance for people to give something back to the community and I hope people take up the opportunity.”

For further details, or an application pack, contact 0300 330 1330 or email recruitment@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

Image courtesy of Flickr’s J D Mack

 

Appeal for witnesses of police dog attacks

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Police investigation how a Greater Manchester police dog escaped its kennel in Glossop and attacked four people, are asking for witnesses to come forward.

The dog escaped from its keeper’s home on Thursday 7th February and:

- At around 7pm a man reported being bitten by a “German Shepard type dog”.

- It then bit a 13 year old girl on the arm and leg.

- Ripped the shirt and scratched a 48-year old man who attempted to help the girl

- Bit the arm of a 18-year old man

The dog was eventually captured at 9:50pm on King Street and police would like to hear from anyone who saw any of the incidents involving the escaped animal.

Anyone who witnessed someone behaving suspiciously or saw a different dog running loose in Whitfield and Simmondley on the same day, is asked to call police on 101 or to report it anonymously to Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

Image courtesy of Flickr’s Wantmorepuppies.

 

 

Police dog injures four in Glossop

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Four people, including a thirteen year old girl, suffered injuries after a police dog escaped its kennel and ran stray for over two hours.

Glossop police first became aware of the dog around 7pm on Thursday 7th February when a man reported he had been bitten by a “german shepard type dog” on Pennine Road.

The animal, which belongs to Greater Manchester Police, then bit a 13-year old girl on the arm and leg. A 48-year old man who rescued the girl suffered scratches and had his shirt ripped, an 18-year old man who also helped out the injured girl was bitten on the arm.

The handler of the dog eventually managed to find it and capture it at around 9:50pm on King Street.

Derbyshire Police are now investigating how the incident happened.

Man arrested over fake bank notes

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Police have arrested a 25-year old man after several fake £20 notes were used at shops in Glossop on Monday 4th February.

He has now been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Any businesses who believe they may have accepted forged bank notes on Monday are urged to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Simcock on the non-emergency number 101.

 

CCTV images released

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Police have released CCTV images in an attempt to solve a three month old theft case.

They wish to speak to a man who, on Tuesday 22nd October at 3:15pm, was seen by staff at the Co-Op in Glossop to pick up two bottles of vodka and attempt to place something up his jumper.

Anyone who recognises the man in the picture or has information about the case is asked to contact PC Jenny Oldfield on 101.

Two sheep stolen from Glossop barn

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Farmers are being warned to be extra vigilant after two Swalesdale sheep were stolen.

The animals, which were tagged with the reference number 164820 Swaledale,  were in a barn in the Crowden area of Glossop and are believed to have been taken sometime between the 26th-28th January.

Anyone who saw any suspicious people or vehicles in that area are asked to call Police on 101.

Arrest in distraction burglaries investigation

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of the recent distraction burglaries in the Glossop and Hadfield area.

She has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Doors and bonnet stolen off Land Rover

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Police are appealing for information after thieves stripped the doors and bonnet off a car parked in Glossop.

The vehicle was on Whitfield Cross when it was targeted between 6pm on Thursday, January 24 and 7.45am the following morning. The green 3-door vehicle had its side doors and bonnet taken but the rear of the vehicle, where the owner had company branding on the metalwork, was left untouched.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said: “Land Rovers are often targeted by thieves because they retain their value and can be stripped relatively easily and sold on for parts.

“We urge members of the public to be on the lookout for anyone trying to sell on Land Rover parts as spares or for scrap, and to contact us if you suspect anything.”

They also reminded car owners to make sure they park somewhere well lit and use devices such as a steering wheel lock for extra security.

Anyone with information or anyone who is offered spare Land Rover parts is urged to call Derbyshire police on 101.