York Crime and Police update

Appeal for witnesses after York burglary
Police investigating a two-in-one burglary in York are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Poppy Rodgers death – drug dealer jailed
A York man who supplied Class A drugs to a teenage girl leading to her tragic death is facing up to a long jail sentence.

York financial advisor sentenced to 18 months for fraud
A York financial advisor who defrauded his clients out of £160,500 has been jailed for 18 months.

Speed cameras in York

The latest speed camera results for York are available on the Police web site. Click here for full results.

The roads where the most speeders have been caught recently are:

A1237 Monks Cross York

Strensall Road Huntington York

The Village Stockton on the Forest York

The latest locations where speeds are likely to be checked by the Police mobile cameras have been published. Click here

Special Constable recruitment evening in York tomorrow (Thursday)

A chance to make a real difference – recruitment campaign launched for North Yorkshire Special Constables

Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has announced a new recruitment campaign for Special Constables.

The new recruits will join the North Yorkshire Police service, working as volunteers throughout communities across North Yorkshire.

Special Constable recruitment evening:
York Police Station, Fulford Road on Thursday 8 August from 7pm to 9.30pm

For more information about the Special Constabulary, particularly if you are unable to attend one of the recruitment events, please visit www.northyorkshire.police.uk/specials.

York Police and crime update

Man knocked out in York assault

York police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was knocked unconscious in the city centre.

York man guilty of stealing £4,900 from 87-year-old

A 22-year-old York man has pleaded guilty to stealing £4,900 from an 87-year-old woman.

Activity day at Hull Road Park, York

York police and partners are holding a community fun and crime prevention day at Hull Road Park in York on Thursday 8 August 2013 between 12pm and 4pm.

As well as the many fun activities which local people are invited to take part in, officers will be providing free cycle security marking and general crime prevention advice.

Crime update

York thieves take camping gear
Detectives are investigating after a camping stove was stolen from a garden shed in York.

Appeal for information as York police investigate tower theft
Detectives in York are appealing for information after a 30ft scaffolding tower was stolen from a house undergoing repairs.

Police investigate suspected charity bin theft
York police are appealing for the owners of clothing believed to have been donated to charity to come forward.

Jail for York burglar

A prolific York burglar has been sentenced to four years in prison.


York Crime and Police update

York police make an arrest following York burglaries
Detectives investigating burglaries in York have arrested a local man.
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Burglary suspect arrested after being found in York house
A man has been arrested after being caught breaking into a house in York.
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Two York men arrested following suspicious car fire
York police are appealing for information after two cars were damaged by fire in the city.
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Mobile safety camera routes 31 July to 5 August 2013
Below are enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for week commencing Wednesday 31 July 2013
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York Police update

Driver of silver car sought after York cyclist injured
Police are asking for the driver of a silver car to come forward after a cyclist was knocked off his bike in York. More

Three injured in York collision
York police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a road traffic collision in Tang Hall. More

Police ranks boosted by new PCSOs
A new team of Police Community Support Officers are ready to join the fight against crime in North Yorkshire and the City of York. More

Latest mobile speed camera locations

The latest list of roads likely to be checked by the mobile speed camera van over the next week has been published here.

The Police seem to be returning to the same roads each week.

There are others where speeding is an issue and which could usefully be monitored (Wetherby Road, Acomb Wood Drive, Moor Lane etc). The York Council could usefully review the data that it holds for roads with a poor accident record – or evidence of persistent high speeds – and work with the Police to refocus resources.

Meanwhile the latest enforcement results reveal that last week the largest number of offenders were caught on Murton Way (19) followed by York Road Haxby (18), and Tadcaster Road (10).

26 offenders were caught on the A1237 during four separate visits by the camera van.

Burglary in The Gallops


A shed door has been forced and a bike and sports equipment stolen from a shed in The Gallops. The owners were away at the time.

The Police offer the following advice

Securing your home

If you want to be certain your home is as safe as you can make it, here are ten top tips you should follow:

Fit strong locks to external doors and windows, and make sure they are locked at all times.

Always remove all keys from inside locks, and keep them out of sight and in a safe place.

Fit sturdy deadlocks (British Standard BS3621) to all doors. Euro cylinder locks should bear the new standard TS007.

Make sure your doors and frames are strong and in good condition – wood doors should be at least 44mm thick.

Mark your property – having it marked helps police verify it’s been stolen.

Fit a door chain or bar and door viewer (spy-hole), and use them.

Never leave a spare key in a convenient hiding place such as under the doormat, in a flowerpot or behind a loose brick – thieves know to look there first.

When you are out in the evening, leave your lights on and shut the curtains.

Install outside security lighting; if other people can see your property a burglar may think twice.

Keep your tools and ladders securely locked up – a burglar could use them to get into your house.

New powers to prevent anti-social behaviour in York

North Yorkshire Police have been given officers and PCSOs new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in the Stonebow, Colliergate and St Saviourgate areas of the city.

There has been no public consultation by the York Council on the proposal which potentially represents a significant extension to police powers.

A dispersal order comes into action today – Friday 28 June – and will run until 27 December 2013.

It is enforceable between the hours of 9pm and 6am and gives the police powers to disperse groups of two or more people whose behaviour is intimidating or causing harassment, alarm or distress to members of the public.

To remain in or return to this area having been told to leave by the police, may be an offence under Section 30(4) of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003.

Breaching the order is punishable by up to three months’ imprisonment or a fine of up to £5,000, or both.