April Police and Crime Report

Our neighbourhood Police team has sent their latest report.  All monthly reports are available here.

Incidents of note over the last month;

  • Approx 1000lt of heating oil stolen from a residential property near Middleham between Feb an April
  • 8th April a Cocker Spaniel was stolen from kennels at a fam near Barden. The dog has since been returned however the investigation is still ongoing.
  • 10th April a metal milk jug stolen from outside a property at east Hauxwell
  • Between 8th and 11th April, a Landrover defender was stolen from outside a property in Bellerby
  • Between 15th and 17th April farm buildings were entered at Brokes. A trailer, quadbike , strimmer’s and chainsaws were stolen.
  • 17th April a domestic oil tank was damaged at a residential property in Reeth when persons have attempted to steal heating oil
  • 23rd April a Hobby UKFE 650 caravan was stolen from Garriston


There was a total of 31 crimes recorded in the area during April. I do not report crimes whereby victims could potentially be identified for example, domestic violence or harassment, although they are included in the totals below.

5 crimes were recorded as Fraud whereby people have reported telephone scams. These include ebay and Amazon scams.

A full breakdown by category is as follows:

7 – Violence

4 – Criminal Damage

6 – Fraud

3 – Burglary

9 – Theft

2 – others

Throughout March there were 9 road traffic collisions reported on our roads. 6 resulting in damage only, and 3 resulting in injuries.

Between now and next month’s report the whole country will have celebrated the Platinum jubilee, marking Her Majesty’s 70 year reign. I know of lots of hard work being done in many of our villages, organising events and festivities. I am really looking forward to getting around to as many events as I can and sincerely hope everybody has an enjoyable and safe weekend. (And hope the weather plays its part too)

PC1192 Gary Hankin

PCSO 5232 Don Watson

PSCO 5550 Tracie Taylor-Page

Leyburn and the Dales Safer Neighbourhood Team