In Cleveley Road (going back to May) a thief had stolen a laptop and escaped by train. Two lads had been identified who were from Liverpool. These were good stories. It was mainly people travelling into the area from the likes of Tranmere and Birkenhead that were causing the problems. He asked people with uPVC doors to secure the door by lifting and turning the key, then taking the key out. Inspector Blease also implored people not to leave property visible in their cars. In Thurstaton and on the beach there had been thieves who had smashed a car window with ladies being the main victim. Also if a satellite navigation system was put away in the glovebox, it was best to remove the leads too.
An offender from Liverpool called Anthony had been banned from Wirral, he hoped he would never return. Onto sheds and bikes there had been eleven stolen. He asked people to record the serial number of their bikes which was found on the axle between the pedals. If they did this there was a good chance they’d get it back, bikes could be expensive to replace with some costing thousands.
Shed alarms were cheap at £6 and made lots of noise. Antisocial behaviour incidents had dropped from 119 to 48 and it had not been bad the past month. They had seven people trained for quad bikes in Hoylake. The traffic bobbies were training more people to ride them. Alcohol had been confiscated by the police from the parks and beaches.