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Ellesmere Port weekly update

November 21, 2012, 2:08 pm

Officers are continuing with increased patrols as part of Operation GAUZE over the forthcoming weeks as part of our strategy to manage the increased risk of incidents involving Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) at this time of year. Officers and PCSOs will patrol areas which have been identified as “Hotspots” during the evening periods.

Burglary/ Theft

  • Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port, between 8th – 12th November, 4 x iMac computers were stolen from the media suite.
  • At Capenhurst Lane, Ellesmere Port. A shed was broken into and 2 x bikes and a hand pump were stolen.
  • Overnight on 14/15th November at Kintyre Close, Ellesmere Port, unknown have cut padlock from shed door in an attempt to steal a Quad Bike. They have been unable to remove the bike so leave empty handed.
  • Salvation Army Shop, Marina Drive, Ellesmere Port. 36-year-old woman stole 2 x canvas prints from outside shop (items recovered).
  • Overnight on 15/16th Hereford Ave, Ellesmere Port. A number of garden sheds were broken into by cutting padlocks off. A Mountain Bike, Fishing Equipment and a toy Scooter were stolen.
  • Unknown has gained entry to dwelling on Caldy Drive Ellesmere Port by forcing front door. Once inside has made untidy search and stolen TV.
  • At Childer Crescent Ellesmere Port, between 3pm 16th and 9am 17th unknown force entry to summer house byremoving hinges off door to enter and steal a White GT Chukka Mountain Bike.

Increase in shed breaks

We have seen an increase in shed breaks of late. Residents are reminded not to leave items of value in their sheds if possible. However if this is unavoidable then it is important that the security is up to the job of protecting these valuable items. Consider using a Hasp & Staple at the top and bottom of the door not just in the centre. Also use good quality padlocks and consider ashed alarm.

Anyone requiring Home Security advice should contact their local Beat Officer from the Ellesmere Port and Neston, Neighbourhood Policing team on 0845 458 6373

Increase in bike thefts

An increase in bike thefts has been highlighted in the Ellesmere Port area. Enquiries were made and it was identified that very few stolen bikes are recovered and returned to owners.

In an attempt to reduce thefts, and increase the chance of identifying stolen bikes and returning them to rightful owners,Operation TEMPE has been started.

The Operation has two objectives, those being Crime Prevention, and Crime Detection.

Nearly 200 bikes were listed on Niche as stolen in the EPort area from 01/01/12 until 31/07/12, of those only 8 had frame numbers listed on Niche. To try and tackle this problem the main four local Cycle shops have been contacted and agreed to work with Police in recommending bike owners register their bikes with a website called This website has a sister website which is fully searchable by Police Forces country wide. Anything with a serial number can be recorded on this site, for free and therefore searched for when recovered by Police.

Purse dipping

With Christmas fast approaching – purse dipping becomes a regular problem for Cheshire Police. We therefore want to remind the public that if you carry a bag it is important that you place valuable items at the bottom and if possible wear a shoulder strap across your chest, always keep it zipped up and never hang or leave your bag in a shopping trolley or unattended.

Vehicle Crime

  • On 11th November at Sutton Way Ellesmere Port – Front and Rear number plates stolen from a Silver Peugeot MM0**GJ refers.
  • On 13th at St Bernards School Ellesmere Port unknown has smashed side window of vehicle and stolen handbag.
  • A side window was smashed and a log book was stolen from a van overnight on 13th at Dundee Court Ellesmere Port.
  • Between 21:45 and 22:00 on 16th at Aire Close Ellesmere Port, unknown has smashed side window of vehicle and stolen Pauls Boutique handbag from foot well.

We are still experiencing number plate thefts – it is possible to purchase special fittings from motor accessory stores that prevent removal by thieves – which they then go on to use to commit further crimes.

Always lock your car!

Even if you are only leaving it unattended for a few moments. It only takes a thief a matter of seconds to remove an item from an insecure car. Do not leave valuables or equipment on display – take them with you or lock them away. Even a pair of sunglasses on display or the mark on the window from your Sat Nav holder can be appealing for a thief passing by.

There appears to be an increase in Motor Bikes being ridden illegally even though we have a designated moto cross track at Shellway Road in Ellesmere Port. Anyone with information as to where these bikes are being stored is asked to let the Police know on 101 or speak to your local officer so we can put a stop to this anti-social behaviour.


  • While Police were carrying out a Drugs Warrant on Appledale Drive Ellesmere Port, a small cannabis farm was located(man arrested).
  • On 13th November at 22:50 hrs a man was issued a street warning for possession of cannabis.
  • On 16th November at 01:26 hrs a 20-year-old man was given a street warning for possession of cannabis during a vehicle stop check.
  • At 10:29 on 17th at Seymour Drive Ellesmere Port a 22-year-old woman was arrested for possession of a small bag of cocaine when the vehicle she was travelling in was stop checked by police (Adult Caution Issued).

Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Anti-social behaviour

Remember the definition of anti-social behaviour is “behaviour likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress to members of the public not of the same household as the perpetrator”.

“Dont put up with it. Report it”

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime

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