News in Brief – January 2019
Thursday 17 January
Doncaster East Neighbourhood Police report that Stainforth library was broken into sometime over the previous weekend (Jan 12-14). Officers say access was gained through a firedoor at the side of the building and that a laptop, cash and the CCTV unit were taken along with a few other items. Anyone with information is asked to call police of 101 quoting crime reference 14/16469/19. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Thursday 17 January
Doncaster East Neighbourhood Police report that the Stainforth youth Hub has been attacked between the hours of 16:30 on Tuesday to 08:30 on Wednesday. An officer said: “The building next door has been broken into and a five litre tub of glue taken. This glue was then poured all over the entrance and the door of the youth club building”. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference 14/17682/19. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Wednesday 16 January
Officers from Doncaster East Neighbourhood Police team took part in an operation at Lindholme on Monday (14 Jan) to search prison visitors and ‘disrupt illegal activities inside’. Police say that a phone was recovered from one person visiting along with sim cards and a charger. Cannabis is said to have been recovered from another visitor.
Saturday 12 January
Doncaster East Neighbourhood Police have reported two instances of vehicle crime in Stainforth. An officer said: “Number plates have been taken from one vehicle at Burns Villas and a van has also been broken into at the rear of the Second and Third Squares where a number of tools have been taken”. Anyone with information is asked to ring police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Thursday 3 January
Attempts were made to break into a cafe in Thorne over the Christmas period. The first attempt at Bliss Coffee Shop, in Thorne Market Place, happened sometime overnight from Thursday 27 December to Friday 28 December. The second attempt was discovered on the morning of Monday 31 December. On both occasions damage was caused to windows and shuttering to the rear of the property. Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 134 of 31/12/2018.