CHEADLE Police have issued the following crime and incident updates and appeals:-
At 1am on Sunday 25th May officers were on routine patrol along Tean Road, Cheadle, when they were alerted to torch light at the rear of Cheadle Cricket Club. As Officers approached to investigate they saw a male trying to force entry to the rear fire exit. On seeing officers approach the male made off across the grounds and into the gardens of near by residences. He unfortunately was able to escape, however thankfully he was prevented from gaining entry and no property was stolen or serious damage caused. PC Dave Stubbs who is investigating the incident is appealing for anyone with information or any witnesses to contact him at Cheadle Police Station. There have been a number of break-ins at sports and social clubs over the last few months and PC Stubbs is asking people who run such venues to be vigilant and check their security and to report anything suspicious.
Between 3pm on Saturday 24th May and 11.45am on Sunday 25th May a Toyota Avensis parked on AshBank Road, Werrington, was broken into and equipment for the car stereo was stolen. At 2.50am on Sunday 25th May a second vehicle was entered on Ferndale Close, Werrington, and a Camcorder stolen that had be left visible on the front passenger seat. Any witnesses to please contact Staffordshire Police on 101.
PC Stubbs from Cheadle Neighbourhood Team would like to remind people to be more security conscious as there have been a number of Thefts from Vehicles across the area over recent weeks and many of the offences could have been avoided by some simple crime prevention by members of the public such as ensuring vehicles are locked and secured when unattended even for a few minutes and also that valuables are not left on display.
Between 2.30pm and 5pm on Friday 23rd May damage was caused to a number of plants at the New Broom Public House, Uttoxeter Road, Lower Tean. Large box planters have been moved across the car parks and all the flowers ripped up and thrown about. PC Dave Stubbs who is investigating the incident is keen to trace the driver of a Blue T Reg Subaru that was seen acting suspiciously on the car park around the time of the incident.
At 11.40pm on Thursday 22nd May on Draycott Old Road, Draycott, two males were disturbed by a vigilant member of the public trying to cut off a Catalytic Converter from a Black Toyota Hilux parked at the location. Two males were described as aged in their 20s one was white with dark hair and the second was wearing black baseball cap and wearing a light coloured hoody. Both males made excuses to the witness about repairing the vehicle before making off empty handed. However the males returned a short while later and did steal the Catalytic Converter. Police are currently examining CCTV footage of the incident to see if the males can be identified. Any witnesses are urged to contact Staffordshire Police on 101.
At some point between Friday 16th May and Friday 23rd May persons unknown attempted to break into a Shed at Brook Cottages, Brookfields Road, Ipstones, and also at approximately 2.30pm on Saturday 24th May a Red Post box was stolen from Moorside Farm, Onecote. Anyone with information or who may have witnesses anything pleas contact PC Bolam from Cheadle Police.