In a notable incident, the police responded to a call on Thursday regarding a stolen bicycle equipped with a tracker, which had come to a halt at an address just across the border in Brackenhall, Kirklees.
The bike, pilfered in the early hours of Thursday from a residence in Rastrick, prompted officers to investigate the reported stationary location in Brackenhall. Upon arrival, authorities discovered around 30 bicycles, including two quad bikes and pedal cycles, suspected to be stolen.
Further scrutiny of the premises revealed numerous power tools believed to be stolen, along with two air rifles and a quantity of Class A drugs. Subsequently, a 23-year-old man was apprehended on suspicion of burglary, handling stolen goods, and possession with intent to supply drugs. Additionally, a 30-year-old woman was arrested for suspicion of handling stolen goods, and a 58-year-old woman was taken into custody on suspicion of handling stolen goods and possession with intent to supply drugs.
All three individuals remain in police custody as inquiries persist under the jurisdiction of Calderdale District Police.
Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector James Graham of Calderdale District Police said; “This was a significant recovery of what we believe to be stolen items, which we can begin to work on identifying and locating the owners of these items.
“Offences like burglary have a huge impact on those directly affected but also those in the wider community. The items seized are a result of community led intelligence which can be vital to support an investigation. We will continue to take reports and take positive action when it comes to information received by the local community.”
Anyone who has information about crime in the Calderdale area can report it on the Force website www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus or via 101 or contact the NPT via email on email@example.com
Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.