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Archive – December, 2020

Read the latest local appeals, news stories and missing person alerts. The full list of stories, in date order, is below. But you can use "categories" and "neighbourhoods" to filter your selection.

Closure order secured for Northallerton property following ongoing anti-social behaviour

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On Friday 11 December 2020, North Yorkshire Police secured a three month closure order on a property in Northallerton following ongoing reports of anti-social behaviour, under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. The property, a flat in the Bankhead road area of Northallerton, was investigated by Northallerton Safer Neighbourhood team in partnership with […]

Police operation underway after spike of catalytic converter thefts in York

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Officers have increased patrols and are urging vehicle owners to take extra precautions after a recent rise in thefts. High prices for precious metals and the popularity of hybrid vehicles are two of the factors behind an increase in catalytic converter thefts in York. In the four months from the start of August 2020, there […]

Warning for York allotment users following spate of damage and break-ins

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Officers have received eight reports of incidents including shed break-ins, damage to sheds, theft of tools and one shed containing tools, a lawnmower and trimmer, was set on fire. The incidents are believed to have happened overnight between 9 and 10 December. Inspector Lee Pointon of York Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “While we investigate these […]

Renewed warning of scam callers as North Yorkshire residents targeted

Posted on in Fraud, News stories

North Yorkshire Police is issuing an urgent warning for the public to be vigilant for telephone scams after a North Yorkshire resident lost thousands of pounds to a caller claiming to be from HMRC and requesting payment for unpaid taxes. North Yorkshire Police Financial Abuse Safeguarding Officer, Andy Fox, said: “These type of scam calls […]

Volunteers lend their support to police rural crime clampdown

Posted on in News stories, Rural

Dozens of officers and PCSOs deployed for widespread patrols in the northern and central parts of the county last night, as part of Operation Checkpoint – a major clampdown on rural crime. The operation kept the pressure up on suspected poachers, with several being stopped, checked, and warned about their behaviour. North Yorkshire Police’s Rural […]

Appeal following burglary on Knaresborough’s Manor Road

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened on Manor Road at 7pm on Saturday 5 December when a suspect attempted to gain entry into a property. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about a male who was wearing all black clothing with a hood […]