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Importance of reporting crime

At least three cars had their tyres stabbed/ slashed overnight on Thursday 20th into Friday 21st, all on High Market Place. Obviously this is a rare occurance in Kirkby but nevertheless local police ask that victims always report such crimes. Even if there are no witnesses, if the Police don’t know it’s happening then the […]

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Help needed

I’m looking for the owner of what I believe is a Mitsubishi L200. It reversed into my car outside the George & Dragon on Wednesday 28th September at 18:58 and then drove away. I know the date and time because I checked the inn’s CCTV (see below) but unfortunately it wasn’t clear enough to get […]

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Runner injured by car – were you a witness?

Last Sunday 12th June a partially sighted runner was taking part with her sighted partner in the Hard Moors Marathon and had run down together from Blakey on the road into Hutton le Hole. Having crossed the cattle grid on the entrance to the village they were dropping down the hill into the village when […]

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Summer Drink/ Drug Driving Campaign‏

Police are well aware from experience that the incidents of drink and drug driving increase over the summer months. This year is no exception, and with the Euro 2016 football tournament taking place until 10 July, the decision has been taken to extend the campaign to the end of the tournament. Over 850 breath tests […]

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PCC election results

At elections held last Thursday, May 5, Julia Mulligan was re-elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire. There were four candidates.  As no candidate secured more than half the votes in the first round of counting, a second round was necessary. Two candidates remained in the race at this stage, Julia Mulligan (the Conservative […]

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North Yorkshire remains the safest county in England

Official figures show North Yorkshire has lowest crime rate in England. Published yesterday (Thursday 21 April 2016), the “Crime Statistics for England and Wales, year ending December 2015” report has placed the North Yorkshire Police area as the lowest crime location in England. There were a total of 36,335 crimes in North Yorkshire giving a […]

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Warning about roadside scams

North Yorkshire Police is urging motorists to be on their guard following a spate of roadside scams. Over the past few days there have been numerous incidents reported in the Richmond, Harrogate and Selby areas. The common theme is of passing motorists being flagged down by “Eastern European” men who claim their vehicle has run […]

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Dog killed in Manor Vale

Yesterday two Huskie dogs attacked and killed a small Maltese terrier in Manor Vale. Both huskies were off their lead with no owner apparently in the vicinity. The elderly owner of the terrier tried to fight off the huskies but it was too late by the time she eventually managed to get them away. This […]

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Potential scam – Energy Search & Card Call‏

Please be aware of a possible telephone scam which a reportee in Ryedale had been subject to five times during the same day. The caller ID was logged as an ‘01653’ number but not a local suffix. A company called Energy Search have been targeting businesses with regards to claiming they have no electricity meter […]

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Stolen statue

We have lived in Kirkbymoorside for roughly two years now and loved every minute of it. The people are very friendly and the town has all the amenities we need, perfect. However, this morning when looking out we noticed that someone has stolen a wooden, lifesized sculpture of a horses head made out of driftwood […]

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Warning re Door to Door Sellers – Pedlar’s Certificate explained

A recent number of instances have occurred whereby persons are going door-to-door on the pretext of selling household items. Reports from Police Officers and North Yorkshire Police intelligence suggests that many of these persons have previous convictions for burglary and may be using the activity of peddling to either commit or “recce” for such future […]

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Be aware – shopping scam

Fraudsters are setting up high specification websites advertising various electrical goods and domestic appliances. These goods are below market value and do not exist. The website will state you can pay via card; however when the purchaser goes to pay, this option is not available and the payment must be made via bank transfer. The […]

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Important advice re Bogus / Door Step Traders

In December 2015 the UK was hit by three severe storms resulting in widespread flooding across the North of England and Scotland.   The NFIB would like to make flood victims aware of the possible threat that Rogue Traders and Bogus Trades People pose to them and others.  Buying on your doorstep can be convenient. […]

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Ryedale hit by thieving spree

Monday night was a busy night for thieves! A Karcher HDS7-10 Power Washer Serial No 012654 was stolen yesterday from a farm in Ryton. Any information please ring 101 ref NYP-02022016-0322 Overnight a store shed at Ebberston Cricket Club was broken into. Nothing believed stolen. Any information please ring 101 ref 12160019052 Overnight power tools […]

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Police numbers to increase

North Yorkshire Police is to launch a two-year recruitment drive designed to boost officer numbers to 1,400. In addition, it also aims to increase numbers of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) to 200 from 183. This represents a significant increase from current police officer levels of 1,343, which have been reduced from the budgeted number […]

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How burglar friendly is your home?

Most of us have home security measures in place, but have you ever wondered which ones actually put burglars off targeting a property? Co-operative Insurance spoke to the people at Unlock – a charity that supports those with criminal convictions. They were put in touch with 25 former burglars in the UK, who told them […]

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Kirkbymoorside cash machine gang jailed

A gang of smash-and-grab raiders is behind bars after a dramatic cashpoint machine theft using a JCB. This daring early-morning theft was caught on security cameras at the Co-op. The gang struck in 2013 but were caught after what Teesside Crown Court heard was “brilliant” police work. The five men – three from County Durham […]

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Christmas is a busy time of the year for us all – including criminals!

We know, however, that a high percentage of crime is opportunistic and can be prevented by us all taking some simple precautions and that little extra care, so below are a few tips for a crime free Christmas. Christmas Shopping Never leave the engine running unattended to de-frost – it makes it too easy for […]

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Beware of courier scams

With the busy Christmas period approaching and parcels arriving at your door this warning by Neighbourhood Watch is worth noting: A courier scam has recently been reported in Ruislip, London, where a resident received a phone call from a fake ‘courier’ company saying a parcel was on its way. On arrival, the recipient was asked […]

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Dogs stolen from Great Barugh

On the night of November 15th two guard dogs were stolen from Great Barugh. The offenders entered the locked compound and have removed the dogs, food, bowls, collars, etc. Both dogs are female German Shepherd cross Husky, both black and tan and approx 7 months old. If anyone has information about the whereabouts of the […]

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Local criminal activity

At approx 2250 hours of 8th October, men were disturbed whilst syphoning red diesel from a tank in a farmyard in Fadmoor. They made off in a small white hatchback van with roof rack. Does anyone have information about offenders or further details of the van? If so, please ring North Yorkshire Police on 101 […]

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Appeal after horse attacked in field at Gillamoor

Police are appealing for information after an elderly horse was found in its field in Gillamoor with an abdominal injury. 30-year-old Hannah, a Dales cross cob, sustained a cut, approximately 10 inches long between her two udders in her groin area. The injury was discovered on the afternoon of Sunday 2 August 2015. It is […]

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Crimestoppers news

Readers to the blog are asked to read the latest crime reports from our local Crimestoppers group to see if you can help the Police in their investigations. Observations for white van Observations are requested for a white van with 14 plate possibly a Volkswagen with Northern Construction written on the side and on bonnet […]

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Strange theft from Hovingham church

Here’s a report from the BBC local news of a very strange theft: A carved stone dating from the Anglo-Saxon period has been stolen from a North Yorkshire church. The artefact was displayed in a window recess in All Saints Church in Hovingham, near Malton. Originally part of a stone cross, it dates from the […]

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Drink Driving Concerns / Drug Screening‏

The crack down on drink and drug driving continues with North Yorkshire Police planning a number of targeted operations over the coming weeks. 540 breath tests have been conducted with 61 arrests having been made so far. Of particular concern from the arrests already made are the high levels of alcohol being detected. Alarmingly 20% […]

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Julia Mulligan’s Community Fund Re-opens‏

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, is pleased to announce that following a review of the process, the Community Fund is once again open to applications. Applications are welcome from local organisations, groups or individuals within North Yorkshire or the City of York who need money to help fund a community safety […]

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National Rural Crime Survey

Do you feel the police are visible enough? What are your views on police response in your area? Is crime under-reported? How does crime and the fear of crime impact your community? Are you concerned about threats to wildlife? Please see the message below from our Area Police Commander, Inspector Everitt and kindly spare a […]

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Theft from local trout farm

Overnight a burglary occurred at Howkeld Trout Farm, near Kirkbymoorside. Five locked buildings were entered and power tools stolen. Any information, please ring the Police on 101 quoting reference number 12150083608.

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Do you feel safe in Kirkbymoorside?

The Office of National Statistics’ “Crime in England and Wales, year ending December 2014” report published 23 April 2015, shows there were a total of 34,499 crimes in North Yorkshire – a very slight 0.2% increase (75 more crimes) in comparison to the same period in 2013. This includes 30,475 victim-based crimes which have seen […]

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Kirkbymoorside Landrover stolen from Piercy End

A green Land Rover 90 Defender, registration P578 OUB, was stolen overnight from Piercy End. Any knowledge of the current whereabouts of the vehicle or any information of suspicious persons in the area please ring the Police on 101 quoting reference 12150066409.

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