LATEST NEWS FROM OUR LOCAL POLICE
18 Men To Appear In Court Over Football Disorder
Thursday 12th December 2013
Police have charged 18 men following disorder at a football match in Chesterfield.
The incidents took place during and after the game between Chesterfield FC and Mansfield Town on Saturday, September 28th, at the Proact Stadium.
Police launched an operation into the disorder, which included a specialist team of football intelligence officers, and released a number of CCTV images as part of the inquiry. READ MORE...
Police Warn Public As Royal Mail Scam Circulates Online
Wednesday 11th December 2013 Police are urging the public to remain vigilant following the circulation of a fraudulent Royal Mail scam in the run up to Christmas.
Detectives have been alerted to a scam whereby offenders are circulating a malicious email, fraudulently claiming to be from the Royal Mail.
The scam email states that the company is holding an item for the victim, with the subject header often saying "Mail - lost/missing package". The person is then asked to open up an attachment and fill in the form to receive their parcel. READ MORE...
Body Found Believed To Be That Of Missing Staveley Man
Tuesday 10th December 2013 A body believed to be that of missing Staveley man, Glynn Holland, has been found.
The body of a man, that was found by a railway worker on an embankment near train tracks in Barrow Hill on Monday, December 9th, has not been formally identified, but police believe it to be that of 51-year-old Mr Holland who was reported missing from his Staveley home in September as we reported HERE.
His family has been informed and specially trained officers are working with them. Police do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances.
Fraudsters Take On False Identity In Pay Day Loan Scam
Friday 6th November 2013 Derbyshire detectives are urging the public to remain vigilant to payday loan scams as offenders take on a false company identity.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have release a report stating how fraudsters are targeting potential victims claiming to be from a genuine loan company.
The offender will offer the victim a high interest loan and mirror the demands from loan brokers for an advance fee, adding to the legitimacy of the scam.
The victim is advised that once they have sent the payment... READ MORE...
Extra Police Patrols At Staveley Supermarket Up To Christmas
Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Police in Staveley are stepping out with a local supermarket to shelve shoplifting and keep shoppers safe.
Extra patrols are being put on and plain clothes operations are being carried out at Morrison's to target shoplifting and prevent purse thefts on the run up to Christmas.
Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams have been visiting the store and posters displayed to remind people of the consequences of shoplifting and to encourage shoppers to keep bags and purses safe. READ MORE...
Police Warn Of Solicitor And Utility Bill Scams In Circulation
Friday 29th November 2013 Derbyshire police are asking the public to remain vigilant following the circulation of a bogus solicitor scam as well as preventing any victims of a utility bill scam this winter.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has released a report relating to regional fraudsters cold calling members of the public purporting to be from a firm of solicitors.
Fraudsters will commonly inform the victims that they are eligible for a cash refund or prize; however they will need to pay an advance fee to release it. READ MORE...
Faulty Electrical Wiring Blamed For North Wingfield Fire
Wednesday 27th November 2013 Following a joint investigation between Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and Derbyshire Police into the cause of a house fire at Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield on the 20th November 2013, where tragically four people lost their lives, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service is now able to release its findings into the cause of that fire.
Thorough investigations point to an accidental fire caused by a fault in electrical wiring between the ground and first floor of the North Wingfield property.
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service would once again like to ... READ MORE...
New Image Of Missing Staveley Man, Glynn Holland
Wednesday 27th November 2013 The family of a man who has been missing from his home in Staveley for more than two months has released a new image of him.
Glynn Holland, 51, has not been seen since he left his home in White Road at around 11am on September 12th.
His disappearance is completely out of character.
Mr Holland is around six feet tall, of medium build, with a shaved... READ MORE...
Suspected 'Skimming' Device Found On Eckington Cash Point
Tuesday 26th November 2013 Police have issued advice after a suspected card skimming device was found on an ATM in Eckington.
The device was discovered by a man using the Lloyds TSB cash machine on Market Street at around 6.30pm on Thursday, November 21st.
Skimming devices can be used to fraudulently obtain the card details of anyone using an ATM cash point.
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen any... READ MORE...
Derbyshire's Chief Constable Pays Tribute To His Colleague
Monday 25th November 2013 Derbyshire's Chief Constable, Mick Creedon, has spoken of his sadness following the death of Chief Inspector Tim Frohwein, who was found dead on the moors above the Goyt Valley on Saturday.
He said: "Tim was a thoughtful man who was committed to his family. He had worked for Derbyshire Constabulary since 1993, having previously worked in the Kent and Cheshire police services. During a career break he also worked as a Chief Executive of an overseas charity.
"Tim worked across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales area..." READ MORE...
Body Found In Chesterfield Chief Inspector Search Identified
Sunday 24th November 2013 Derbyshire Police have confirmed this evening that a man's body found yesterday in the Goyt Valley has been identified as that of missing police officer Tim Frohwein.
Derbyshire Constabulary would like to recognise the efforts of the immediate members of Tim's family, particularly his sons, who organised and co-ordinated searches.
They organised family and friends to search parts of the Goyt Valley that had not yet been formally searched by Derbyshire Police and Mountain... READ MORE...
Police Find Body In Search For Missing Chief Inspector
Saturday 23rd November 2013 Police officers searching for their missing colleague, Chief Inpsector Tim Frohwein have found a body.
The body of a man was discovered by officers at around 1pm today (Saturday, November 23rd) in the Goyt Valley. The man has yet to be formally identified but police believe him to be Mr Frohwein, who was reported missing from his Buxton home on Sunday, November 17th. Officers, supported by local Mountain Rescue volunteers, had been searching for the 48-year-old since he was first reported missing.
Police do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances.
CCTV Released Of Missing Chesterfield Chief Inspector
Friday 22nd November 2013
Police officers searching for their missing colleague Tim Frohwein have issued CCTV footage and a still CCTV image of him.
The image shows Tim walking down Macclesfield Old Road in Buxton at about 1.30pm on Sunday November 17th, just after he left home. They have also issued a picture of a green Mountain Essentials walking pole like the one he was carrying.
Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins said: "We are also trying to trace some people who were in the Goyt Valley at the same time..." READ MORE & VIDEO...
Tributes Paid To Victims As Police State Fire "Not Suspicious"
Friday 22nd November 2013 Police investigating a fire at a house in North Wingfield in which four people died have said that they do not believe the cause to be suspicious at this stage, as the families and Local MP pay tribute to the four victims.
It has also been revealed that post mortem examinations carried out yesterday revealed all four died from smoke inhalation. Investigations into the exact cause of the fire are continuing.
Meanwhile, Lynn Leighton has issued a statement following the... READ MORE...
Investigations Into North Wingfield House Fire Continue
Thursday 21st November 2013 Investigations into the cause of a house fire in North Wingfield, in which four people died, have continued this morning.
Police and Fire Investigators remain at the house on Williamthorpe Road where two women and two young boys died.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 5am yesterday, Wednesday, November 20th.
Claire James, 27, (pictured), Josie Leighton, 32 and her two... READ MORE...
Two Jailed For Robbing Woman In Supermarket Car Park
Thursday 21st November 2013 Two people have been jailed for a series of incidents across the country where they stole bank cards and cash in supermarket car parks, including one in Chesterfield.
Irina Anghel, 37, and Marin-Danut Raducan, 42, both of Preston Road, Winston Green, Birmingham, were found guilty of theft and making false representation at Cardiff Crown Court.
The incident in Chesterfield happened on Thursday, June 13th. They followed a 78 year-old woman to the till at Morrison's in Staveley and watched... READ MORE...
Police Name Victims In North Wingfield House Fire
Wednesday 20th November 2013 Police have confirmed the names of four people who died in a house fire on Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield.
Emergency services were called to the house at 5am today, Wednesday, November 20th.
Two women, Claire James, 27, and Josie Leighton, 32, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two boys, aged nine and 12-years-old, were also in the house... READ MORE...
Family Of Missing Chief Inspector Release Statement
Wednesday 20th November 2013 The family of Chief Inspector Tim Frohwein, 48, who has been missing from his home in Buxton since Sunday November 17th, has issued a statement.
They said: "We'd like to thank the Police search team, and the Mountain Rescue volunteers for their ongoing efforts towards finding Dad. We would also like to thank those friends and family praying for his safe return.
"While these thorough searches are going on locally we would also like to appeal to the wider public to assist with any possible sightings or..." READ MORE...
Four Confirmed Dead In North Wingfield House Fire
Wednesday 20th November 2013 12:15
Police can confirm four people have died in a house fire on Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield.
As we reported earlier, Emergency services were called to the scene at 5am today, Wednesday, November 20th.
Two adults and two children have died as a result of the fire. A third child is currently in hospital being treated for minor injuries. A joint investigation into the cause of the fire will be carried out by the police and fire service. READ MORE...
Police Search For Missing Chief Inspector
Wednesday 20th November 2013 Police are searching for Chesterfield Police Chief Inspector, Tim Frohwein, who has been missing from his home in Buxton since Sunday, November 17th.
Chief Inspector Frohwein, 48, was last seen at around 2pm. He was wearing a three-quarter length dark coat, pale blue shirt and brown jeans. He may be carrying a walking pole. He has short dark hair and wears glasses. Mr Frohwein is a serving member of Derbyshire Constabulary.
Police are becoming increasingly concerned for his well being... READ MORE...
House Fire In North Wingfield
Wednesday 20th November 2013 - 09:15 Police and emergency services are on the scene of a house fire at North Wingfield this morning.
Police say they received the call at 05:10 am to the property on Williamthorpe Road and remain in attendance at the scene along with the Ambulance and Fire Services. Due to the ongoing nature of the incident no details are yet being released by the police but they will be updating press shortly.
Williamthorpe Road is closed, and will remain so for some time. Diversions are in place. READ MORE...
Two Men Charged After Clay Cross Bomb Hoax
Monday 18th November 2013 Two men have been charged in connection with a bomb hoax in Clay Cross which led to residents being evacuated from their homes.
Police were called to Victoria Street at 2.25am on June 26th to reports of a suspicious car and diesel allegedly being siphoned from a van parked on the street.
Officers were told there was an explosive device in the car.
Residents were evacuated and roads closed for several hours... READ MORE...
Three Men Charged After Two Robberies In Chesterfield
Monday 18th November 2013 Three men have been charged in connection with two robberies that took place in Chesterfield on the same night.
At 8.20pm on Thursday, November 14th, a 34-year-old man was walking along Edinburgh Road, Newbold when he was assaulted and a set of keys were taken from him. At around 8.30pm, an 18-year-old man was robbed of his mobile phone on an alleyway off Ashgate Valley Road. He suffered head injuries. Both victims received hospital treatment.
A 21-year-old man and two 20-year-old men were arrested in... READ MORE...
Police Warning As 'Ghost Brokers' Defraud Young Drivers
Friday 15th November 2013 Police are urging young drivers to remain vigilant when purchasing car insurance, following a number of fake policy scams.
'Ghost brokers' are targeting drivers, especially those aged 17-30-years-old, selling fraudulent insurance policies with an offer that seems too good to miss.
Criminals often set up fake websites and use social media and online classification advertising to promote their bogus policies.
Detective Constable Julie Wheeldon from the East Midlands... READ MORE...
Local MP Helps Police Launch Scheme To Target Speeding
Thursday 14th November 2013
Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has joined Police to help launch a scheme to raise awareness on speeding traffic in Walton.
Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team have set up a Community Speed Watch as part of their efforts to target residents concerns about speeding and road safety on Whitecotes Lane.
Community Speed Watch involves local residents and volunteers who are trained to use the equipment and given the opportunity to carry out checks... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Theft Of Poppy Collection Boxes
Wednesday 13th November 2013 Police are appealing for information about the theft of three poppy appeal boxes from three different shops in Killamarsh.
The charity collection boxes were stolen from a convenience store on Delves Road on Monday, November 4th and a newsagent on Sheffield Road and the Post Office on Bridge Street on Tuesday, November 5th. Officers would like to speak to anyone who has any information about the thefts.
They are particularly keen to speak to a man who was seen in the area at the time of the thefts who is described as white, in his 50s, around 6ft tall... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Chesterfield Altercation
Wednesday 13th November 2013 Police are appealing for information following an altercation in Creswell in which a man was struck by a van.
At around 11.30pm on Saturday, November 9th, an incident occurred outside Viva La Mamas pub on Elmton Road.
An argument between a 27-year-old man and a couple took place outside the pub which continued onto Elmton Road.
Following the initial argument, the 27-year-old man was struck by... READ MORE...
Missing Man - Glynn Holland's Family Make Birthday Appeal
Thursday 7th November 2013 Police searching for a man who has been missing from his Staveley home for almost two months, have renewed their appeal for information on his birthday.
Glynn Holland, who is 51-years-old today (Thursday, November 7th), has been missing from his home since September 12th.
Mr Holland was last seen at his home in White Road at around 11am that day and his family have not seen or heard from him since. His disappearance is completely out of character. READ MORE...
Two Charged After Massive Cannabis Find
Tuesday 5th November 2013 A man and a teenager have been charged with the production of cannabis, after two houses in Shuttlewood were raided by police and more than 700 suspected cannabis plants were found.
Officers carried out a warrant at a house on Vivian Street on Friday, October 25th and discovered 447 cannabis plants in three rooms.
A 17-year-old youth was arrested and charged with production of cannabis.
Inquiries led officers to a house on Pretoria Street where they... READ MORE...
Warning Of Possible Bogus Charity Collectors In Wingerworth
Tuesday 5th November 2013 Police are advising residents to be cautious after a number of reports about possible bogus door-to-door charity collections in Wingerworth and Old Brampton.
The advice comes after a number of residents in the area contacted officers, concerned that a woman who had been calling at homes may not have been legitimate.
There have been five reports in Wingerworth and one in Old Brampton, where a woman has been going door-to-door to ask for sponsorship for... READ MORE...
Calow Man To Appear At Court For Breaching An ASBO
Monday 4th November 2013 A man is due to appear at court charged with breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order which banned him from dialling 999 for an ambulance except in a genuine emergency.
Andrew Crowther, 59, of Central Drive, Calow, was handed the three year-long ASBO by magistrates in November 2011. The order bans Mr Crowther from making any emergency telephone calls to East Midlands Ambulance NHS Trust using either the 999 or 111, except in the case of a genuine emergency, as defined by a reasonable and sober person. He is accused of making more than 100 calls to 999 between December 14th, 2012 and Wednesday, September 25th this year.
Mr Crowther has been charged with breaching the conditions of his ASBO and is due to appear at Derby Crown Court in February 2014.
Police Release Image Of Man Wanted After Football Disorder
Friday 1st November 2013
Derbyshire police have released images of a man they would like to speak to following disorder at a recent Chesterfield FC match.
The incidents took place during and after the game between Chesterfield FC and Mansfield Town on Saturday, September 28th at the Proact Stadium when a number of arrests were made following the game. Officers would like to speak to the man in the images - whom Police believe may be from the Mansfield area - to help them with their enquiries. Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call PC Dave Wright or PC Alan Guy on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Ask Woman Who Reported Crime To Come Forward
Friday 1st November 2013 Police are appealing to a woman who reported a crime to a security guard at Tesco in Clay Cross on Wednesday evening to contact them.
At about 5.20pm on Wednesday October 30th, a woman reported to one of the security officers at Tesco that someone had attempted to rob her at Clay Cross bus station.
A short time later on Bridge Street, on a footpath near Tesco, a 20-year-old man and his friend were approached by three youths who again tried to... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Disturbs Two Suspected Thieves
Thursday 31st October 2013 Police are appealing for information after a man disturbed two people in his garage in Hasland this morning (Thursday, October 31st).
Officers were called just after 5.30am to Challands Close by a man who noticed a light on as he was leaving for work. He discovered two men in the garage, one ran off but the victim ended up in a struggle with the second man as he tried to stop them. The victim was treated for bruising and a cut to his face by ambulance crews.
One offender is described as white, of medium build, around 5ft 9in... READ MORE...
Detectives Appeal After Attempted Robbery In Chesterfield
Saturday 26th October 2013 Chesterfield Detectives are appealing for information about the attempted robbery of a man as he walked from a shop to his car.
At around 8.30pm on Tuesday, October 22nd, a 52-year-old man was walking from the One Stop shop on Horse Chestnut Close to his car parked nearby, when he was approached by a youth. The offender asked the man if he had a wallet or a phone and it is believed he was holding a pen knife. The victim punched the offender who then ran off through a new housing estate in the direction of HornsBridge roundabout. The offender is described as white, around 16-years-old, 5ft 3ins tall, wearing a red jumper with a white stripe down the left-hand side and dark jogging bottoms.
Anyone with information, please call Chesterfield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Jail For Man Who Stole From Cars In Chesterfield Area
Friday 25th October 2013 A man has been jailed for 32 weeks for stealing from cars in the Chesterfield area.
Lewis Duquemin, 24, of no fixed address, appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield on Monday, October 21st.
He was charged with stealing a sat nav system, a pushchair, bags and toys, which had been bought as Christmas presents, from a Kia Sedona on Langer Field Avenue overnight between Wednesday, September 25th and Thursday, September 26th. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Shop Windows Damaged In Clay Cross
Thursday 24th October 2013 Police are appealing for information after a number of windows have been damaged around shop and businesses in Clay Cross.
The latest incident happened sometime overnight between Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th at a newsagents on Market Street.
Since April, there have been a further four similar incidents reported, three on Market Street and one on High Street.
PCSO Charlotte Platts of the Clay Cross Safer Neighbourhood... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After 'Ride-On' Mower Is Stolen
Wednesday 23rd October 2013 Police are appealing for information after a ride-on lawn mower was stolen from Staveley Hall.
It was taken sometime between Saturday, October 19th and Monday, October 21st, after offenders broke into a shed in the grounds off Church Street. The mower is made by Murray and is red. It did not have the grass cutting attachment with it. Officers say they believe the mower was pushed out of the grounds.
Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Images Released Following CFC v Mansfield Game
Tuesday 22nd October 2013
Derbyshire Police have released images of several men they would like to speak to in connection with incidents of disorder that took place following a recent Chesterfield FC match.
The incidents took place during and after the game between Chesterfield FC and Mansfield Town on Saturday afternoon, September 28th at the Proact Stadium. A number of arrests were made following the game.
Officers would like to speak to the men in the images to help... READ MORE...
Our Local 'Specials' Commended For Their Duties
Monday 21st October 2013 Six police 'specials' have been awarded divisional commendations for their hard work and commitment in Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and the Amber Valley.
The awards were presented by Divisional Commander Debbie Mathews at a seminar held by Derbyshire Constabulary at Chesterfield College on Thursday, October 13th.
Section Officer Alan Wright, who volunteers in Chesterfield, was commended for both his devotion to duty and his colleagues during his 31 year... READ MORE...
Can You Help Trace This Missing Man?
Thursday 17th October 2013 Leicestershire police officers are asking for country-wide help after growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man reported missing from home.
Richard Blyth, 52, from Wigston was last seen on Sunday, October 13th and reported missing when he failed to appear for work the next day. Richard is described as white, approximately 5'9" inches tall, of stocky build, with short dark brown hair.
Family and friends are very worried - and Richard's father and step-mother have issued the following statement: "Rich, we are both very worried..." READ MORE...
Leeds Man Charged After Tyre Thefts In Chesterfield
Thursday 17th October 2013 A man has been charged with stealing spare tyres from vans in Old Whittington and Newbold.
It is after a resident on Holland Road, Old Whittington, phoned police to report a man acting suspiciously just after 10pm on Monday, October 14th. A police patrol stopped a van on the A61 at Meadowhead shortly after the incident and a man was arrested on suspicion of the theft. William Robson, 24, from Leeds, was later charged with stealing two wheels, one from a van parked on Holland Road and the other from a van on Chantrey Avenue, Newbold. He is due to appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on Wednesday, November 20th.
Police Seek Information Regarding Whittington Moor Collision
Monday 14th October 2013 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for a potential witness to a collision at a roundabout on the A61, involving a car and a motorbike, to come forward.
The collision took place at around 1.30pm on Thursday, October 10th at the Whittington Moor roundabout, and involved a black Honda Civic and a yellow Suzuki motorcycle.
The motorcycle rider, a 25-year-old man, was taken to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield with back injuries. READ MORE...
Police Appeal Over Stolen Mountain Bike
Thursday 10th October 2013
Police are appealing for information to trace a mountain bike that was stolen from a farm in Littlemoor near Ashover.
The Trek Fuel EX6 2010 mountain bike and a Karcher pressure washer were stolen from a barn on the remote farm some time between 6pm on Wednesday September 25th and 7am on Monday September 30th.
Anyone who knows anything about the crime or has seen the bike, should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Release CCTV Images After Thefts From Chesterfield Pub
Wednesday 9th October 2013 Police investigating two thefts at a Chesterfield pub have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to.
The incidents happened at around 6.15pm on Sunday, October 6th, at Spa Lane Vaults on St. Mary's Gate.
A mobile phone and an iPod were stolen from two separate people in the bar, after a man approached the people and placed a map on the table.
They appeared to be asking for directions but then left the premises. READ MORE...
Two Chesterfield Men Get A 3-Year Ban From Football Matches
Wednesday 9th October 2013
Two Chesterfield FC fans have been banned from football matches for three years.
The pair received three-year football banning orders after admitting their part in an altercation in Rotherham town centre following an away match last season.
Glenn Bloom and Jason Hollis, both 39, were arrested following a match between Rotherham United and Chesterfield FC on February 16th 2013 after being involved in a clash with Rotherham fans. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Detectives Launch Online Fraud Survey
Wednesday 9th October 2013 Police involved in a force wide campaign to help protect people from the dangers of fraud are asking members of the public for their views on the crime.
Derbyshire detectives have launched an online survey, which aims to find out about public awareness of fraud, their knowledge of how to report it and any experiences they may have with it.
Detective Inspector Rob King, Head of the Derbyshire Constabulary Economic Crime Unit, said: "A major part of our campaign is to raise..." READ MORE...
Search For Missing Staveley Man Continues
Friday 4th October 2013 The search for Glynn Holland, who has been missing from his home in Staveley since September 12th, is continuing.
Mr Holland, 50, was last seen at his home in White Road at around 11am that day. There have been several possible sightings of Mr Holland since he left home but his family have not seen or heard from him since.
Officers have followed up every sighting but these sightings have not yet led to any positive information regarding the whereabouts of Mr Holland. His disappearance is completely out of character. READ MORE...
Police Seek Witnesses To Robbery In Whittington Moor
Thursday 3rd October 2013 Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery that happened in Whittington Moor, Chesterfield.
At about 12.20pm on Wednesday 2nd October, a 24-year-old woman was walking through the underpass on Sheffield Road when a man, who was walking from the Brimington direction, bumped into her and asked for her mobile phone and cash. She gave him a small amount of cash and ran off towards Whittington Moor. She wasn't injured. The suspect was white, in his mid 20s, 5'7" tall, of medium build and was wearing a red waterproof coat with the hood up and dark trousers or jeans.
Anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man Robbed In Chesterfield
Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Robbers have stolen a man's mobile phone in Chesterfield.
At around 5.10am on Sunday, September 29th, a 23-year-old man was at the junction of Archdale Close and Trevorrow Crescent when he was approached by two men, one of whom was holding a glass bottle. They asked for his phone and he refused, running off toward the A61 Derby Road. The men followed him and one held on to him while the other searched his pockets, took his phone and ran off. The pair were in their late teens, one of whom was wearing a black hooded top. Anyone with information should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
More Than 135 Arrested In Local Police Crackdown On Crime
Wednesday 2nd October 2013 Police in Chesterfield, Bolsover, Amber Valley and North East Derbyshire have now arrested more than 135 people in a campaign to reduce burglary, theft and drug misuse.
Officers have also carried out more than 35 warrants across the area since the initiative, known as Operation Impact, began earlier this year.
Over the past two weeks, the campaign has focused on the North East Derbyshire area, where nine warrants have been carried out and nine men and one woman arrested for drugs offences. READ MORE...
Appeal After A Chesterfield House Window Is Damaged By Fire
Tuesday 1st October 2013 Police are appealing for information after a house window was damaged by fire in Chesterfield.
Fire crews were called to Milton Crescent, Birdholme, at around 4pm on Sunday, September 29th. A decorative wishing well on the front garden of the house had been destroyed by fire and the windows of the property also suffered damage.
It's not known what caused the fire but police are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information to contact them on 101, the non emergency number, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Derbyshire Adopts Chesterfield Anti-Social Behaviour Scheme
Monday 30th September 2013 A scheme to protect victims of anti-social behaviour which has been trialled in Chesterfield is being rolled out across Derbyshire.
The new IT system, called ECINS, was introduced by the Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership in April this year and allows the partnership, which includes Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire Police, to share information about anti-social behaviour quickly and effectively.
The new system records all live cases and allows each of the... READ MORE...
Police Increase Security For Weekend's Local Derby
Friday 27th September 2013 Derbyshire police have increased security for this weekend's local derby between Chesterfield and Mansfield Town at the Proact Stadium.
The two sides meet for the first time since 2008 on Saturday, September 28. Kick-off is at 1pm for the sell-out game.
Police in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have worked closely with both clubs for a number of weeks to maximise the safety of the fans and the public on the day. Football intelligence officer PC Dave Wright said: "This local..." READ MORE...
Police Seek Good Samaritan
Wednesday 25th September 2013 Police are looking for a 'Good Samaritan' who helped a lorry driver stuck on Rylah Hill in Palterton in the early hours of Wednesday September 25th.
PC Colin Buxton, who dealt with the incident, said: "I was on patrol at 1.15 this morning, when I came across a lorry that couldn't get up the hill. It was loaded with 51 cattle and was blocking the road. The driver told me that a young man had stopped and lent him his torch but had driven off before it could be returned. I'd like to thank this man for his kindness and return his torch." The lorry was moved and the road reopened by 4am. The driver was reported for several traffic offences.
PC Buxton can be contacted on the police non-emergency number, 101.
New Images Released Of Missing Staveley Man
Friday 20th September 2013 It's just over a week since Glynn Holland went missing from his Staveley home and now Police have released a CCTV image of him from the afternoon of his disappearance.
Glynn Holland, 50, was last seen at his home in White Road at around 11am on Thursday, September 12th. The new image shows Mr Holland in William Hill bookmakers in Staveley on the afternoon he went missing.
Mr Holland is around six feet tall, of medium build, with a shaved head. His family have not seen or heard from him since his disappearance which... READ MORE...
Couple Jailed For Making Indecent Images Of Children
Thursday 19th September 2013 A couple have been jailed after pleading guilty to making and possessing indecent images of children.
Stephen Wholey, 37 and Amanda Wholey, 39, were sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Friday, September 13th after both admitting a number of offences.
They were arrested in April after a warrant was carried out at their address on Hawthorne Avenue, Glapwell.
Stephen Wholey was jailed for three years and eight months... READ MORE...
Rogue Traders Thought To Have Tricked Elderly Lady
Thursday 19th September 2013 Police are reminding residents to be alert after rogue traders are suspected to have tricked an elderly woman out of a large sum of cash in Clay Cross.
They are also urging residents to come forward with information about any suspicious activity in the area.
The 71-year-old woman's carers contacted police on Wednesday, September 11th, with concerns about two men who had visited her home on Clay Lane. They talked her into having minor repairs carried out to the roof and for some... READ MORE...
Police Warn The Public About Courier Fraud
Thursday 19th September 2013
Derbyshire police are asking the public to remain vigilant around protecting their personal information following a circulation of courier fraud.
A phone scam which often sees elderly residents being encouraged to part with their bank details, pin number and sometimes even their bank card has circulated.
The offender is said to call the resident, purporting to be a police officer, from the bank or large retail organisation investigating a fraud on their bank... READ MORE...
Man Jailed For Bicycle Thefts In Chesterfield And Bolsover
Wednesday 18th September 2013 A 30-year-old man has been jailed by magistrates for stealing two bicycles and four other offences in the Bolsover and Chesterfield area.
John Towle, of no fixed address, was given the 14 week sentence at court on Thursday, September 12th. He was charged with stealing a child's BMX bike from a shed on Moorfield Avenue, Bolsover and a mountain bike from a driveway on Old Road, Chesterfield. A further three charges of vehicle interference were brought against him at court, after he was found to be trying car doors on Hudson Mount, Bolsover in the early hours of Friday, August 30th.
Towle also answered a charge of going equipped to steal after he was stopped by police on Charlesworth Street, Bolsover in the early hours of Tuesday, September 10th.
'Cracking Crime' Events In North East Derbyshire
Tuesday 17th September 2013
Residents are invited to pick up free security equipment and get the chance to quiz their local police officer at two 'Cracking Crime' events being held in North East Derbyshire.
North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership (NEDCSP) will be running the drop-in events in North Wingfield and Holmewood, on the following dates: North Wingfield on Wednesday 25th September, from 1.15pm to 3.15pm at the Miners Welfare Social Club and Holmewood on Tuesday 1st October from 12 noon to 2pm at the Miners Welfare Social Club. READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Help In Finding Missing Staveley Man
Monday 16th September 2013 Police are appealing for help in finding a Derbyshire man who has been missing from his home in Staveley since Thursday, September 12th.
Glynn Holland, 50, (pictured) was last seen at his home in White Road at around 11am. There was a potential sighting of Mr Holland on his bicycle in Staveley at around 3pm on Thursday, but his family have not seen or heard from him since. His disappearance is completely out of character. Mr Holland is around six feet tall, of medium build, with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a grey top and shorts.
Mr Holland, or anyone with any information about his whereabouts, is asked to contact Derbyshire police using the non-emergency number 101.
Newbold And Brockwell SNT Police Surgeries This Weekend
Monday 16th September 2013 Officers from the Newbold and Brockwell Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team are holding a surgery for local residents to speak about concerns.
The Mobile Police Station will be visiting Loundsley Green, Holmebrook Valley Park and Holme Hall this weekend.
It is a chance for people to meet their local officers and pick up crime prevention advice. The surgeries will take place on Saturday, September 21st in the van which will be parked up at... READ MORE...
Police Seek Information After Robbery From Chesterfield House
Friday 6th September 2013 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information about a sneak-in burglary in which a handbag was stolen.
Between noon on Sunday, September 1st and 7.45pm on Monday, September 2nd, thieves sneaked into a house on Highfield Avenue though an unlocked door and stole the handbag containing cash and bank cards. The bag was later found discarded in bushes off Lucas Road. A witness saw a man acting suspiciously in the area between 2pm and 3pm on Sunday, September 1st. He was white, tall, of slim build and wearing a light beige top.
Anyone with information about the theft or the suspicious man is asked to contact Chesterfield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Try To Trace Two Women Who Helped Assault Victim
Thursday 5th September 2013 Detectives are trying to trace two people who helped a woman who had been assaulted in Chesterfield.
At around 2.30pm on Friday, August 30th, a 60-year-old woman was in the retail area of Markham Road when she became aware of 3 teenaged boys on skateboards nearby. She continued walking along South Place and felt a blow to her leg, causing her to fall to the floor. She heard someone say "get the bag", although her bag was not taken. Two women helped her to her feet. She did not see who assaulted her. Police are trying to trace these two women in case they have information which could help with the inquiry.
Anyone with information should call Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Seek Witness After Assault In Chesterfield
Wednesday 4th September 2013
Police are trying to trace a witness who could have information about an assault in Chesterfield.
Officers investigating the assault have released a CCTV image of the man (left) - who is NOT a suspect - but who they believe may have heard something which could help with the inquiry.
On the afternoon of Friday, June 21st, a woman in her 30's was assaulted by a man at The Men's Room salon, in Chatsworth Road. READ MORE...
Man Charged With Sexual Offences Against Children
Monday 2nd September 2013 Derbyshire Police has confirmed that an 85-year-old man has been charged with sexual offences against children.
Francis Paul Cullen, who had been living in Tenerife, appeared at Derby Magistrates' Court on Saturday 31st August, where he faced 27 charges relating to three boys aged between eight and 14-years-old. The offences were allegedly committed between 1956 and 1991 in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
He faced 16 charges of indecent assault, contrary to Section 15 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956; 10 charges of gross indecency contrary to... READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Confirm Man Arrested On European Warrant
Wednesday 28th August 2013
Derbyshire Constabulary can confirm that officers have worked with the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and the Spanish police to trace a man who is wanted on suspicion of sexual offences.
The 85-year-old man was arrested in Tenerife on a European arrest warrant. If an extradition is successful, he will be returned to the UK where he will face charges related to alleged offences committed more than 40 years ago.
A further statement will be released after the man returns to Derbyshire.
Police Seek Information After Suspected Arson Attack
Friday 23rd August 2013 Police are appealing for information about a suspected arson attack on an empty property in Clay Cross.
Emergency services were called to the house on John Street just before 7am today (Friday, August 23rd) after the front door was set alight. Extensive damage was caused to the front door but the neighbouring properties were not affected. It is believed the fire was started deliberately.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information about the fire to call the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man Charged In Connection With Sexual Assaults During 1970s
Thursday 22nd August 2013 A man has been charged in connection with the sexual assault of three boys during the 1970s.
Allan Pettinger, 60, from Renishaw, has been charged with 4 counts of indecent assault against 3 boys aged 9 and 10 between 1972 and 1978. Pettinger was a leader with the Eckington St John Ambulance Cadets during the 1970s.
2 of the assaults are alleged to have taken place during camping trips with the St John Ambulance Cadets in the Peak District and Rhyl in Wales. Pettinger will appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on September 16th.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about the assaults to contact Dronfield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Investigate Assault On Ten Year Old Boy
Wednesday 21st August 2013 Officers investigating an assault of a ten-year-old boy in Stretton are appealing for information.
At around 8.30am on Monday, August 19th, the boy was walking along Sherwood Street when he was approached by a man.
The man took hold of the boy's wrists and pinned him up against a fence. This caused the victim to drop money he was holding and the offender picked it up and left.
The victim did not suffer any injuries. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Attempted Dronfield Robbery
Tuesday 20th August 2013 Officers investigating an attempted robbery in Dronfield are appealing for information.
At around 6pm on Saturday, July 2th, a 42-year-old man was walking his dog across a recreation ground to the back of Dronfield Sports and Social Club when he was approached by two men. They demanded his mobile phone and when the victim said no, one of the men punched him in the face. The victim's dog began to bark and the offenders ran away. The two men are described as white, in their early 20s, of slim build, around 5ft 8ins tall and both wearing hooded tops. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
CCTV Pics Released After Burglary At Renishaw Farm
Tuesday 20th August 2013 Officers investigating a burglary at a farm in Renishaw have released images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with the crime.
Sometime between 12.45pm and 5.25pm on Monday, August 12th, thieves smashed a ground floor window of the farmhouse, which is in a rural location off Syday Lane, and stole jewellery.
Police investigating the burglary have released CCTV footage of two men seen near the farm around the time of the break-in that they would like to... READ MORE...
Police Name Chesterfield House Death Couple
Sunday 18th August 2013
Police have named two people who died at a house in Chesterfield on Friday August 16th.
David Connaughton, 60 and Julie Connaughton, 57, were found dead inside a house on Walton Drive at around 2:15pm.
Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths and are preparing a file for the coroner.
Two Bodies Found At Chesterfield House - Update
Friday 16th August 2013 - UPDATE 22:40 Detectives investigating the death of two people in Chesterfield have said tonight that they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths at this time.
Officers were called to the address on Walton Drive at around 2:15pm (Friday August 16th) and found the bodies of a man ana a woman inside the house.
Investigations at the scene continue.
Anyone with any information should please call Derbyshire Police on 101.
Man Appears In Court After Incident In Chesterfield Restaurant
Friday 16th August 2013 A man has appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates this morning charged with three counts of detaining a child under the Child Abduction Act.
Police were called to Pizza Hut on Ravenside Retail Park just before 3pm on Wednesday, August 14th, to reports of a man attempting to grab children who were in the restaurant.
The man took hold of a 12-year-old boy and took him outside. Staff and the boy's family challenged the man who returned to the restaurant and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Chesterfield Hotel Theft
Wednesday 14th August 2013 Police are appealing for information after a couple on a night out in Chesterfield, had a bag containing a hotel key taken from them and items stolen from their hotel room.
The couple, from Mansfield, who were staying at the Chesterfield Hotel, Malkin St on the night of Saturday, August 3rd, had gone into the town centre for a night out.
Sometime between 12.30am and 1.30am on Sunday, August 4th, the woman was separated from her husband and fell ill. It is believed her handbag, which contained the key, was lost or stolen when she fell ill. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Operation Makes An 'Impact'
Monday 12th August 2013 Fifty people have been arrested, a dozen warrants have been executed and large amounts of cash and drugs have been recovered during a three-week campaign to target drug dealers, burglars and thieves.
Operation Impact has been carried out across Chesterfield to help reduce acquisitive crime, including burglary, drug dealing and shoplifting.
Since Monday, July 22nd, when the operation began, 50 people have been arrested, 12 drugs warrants have been carried out in the area, six wanted suspects have been charged and brought before the courts and £11,000 recovered. READ MORE...
New Powers To Protect Against Rogue Traders Welcomed
Thursday 8th August 2013 Following our story yesterday of an elderly 89 year old lady becoming a victim of Rogue Traders, new powers set to protect vulnerable and older consumers from such criminals have been welcomed by Derbyshire County Council.
Draft legislation announced by the Government earlier this week includes giving new rights to victims - who are bullied or misled into buying goods and services - so they can get their money back.
It also states that consumers will have access to clearer information about any additional costs relating to something they are buying and more time to return goods bought online. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Elderly Woman Conned By Rogue Traders
Wednesday 7th August 2013 Police are appealing for information after an elderly woman was the victim of rogue traders in Chesterfield.
At around 4.45pm on Tuesday, August 6th, two men knocked on the door of the 89-year-old victim's home on Langer Lane.
They offered to carry out repair work on her driveway that evening if she gave them money upfront to buy building materials. The victim went upstairs to collect the money and when she returned, a third man had appeared at her door. She handed over the money to the men who never returned to complete any work. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Theft Of Victims Mums Ashes
Tuesday 6th August 2013
Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a plant pot containing the ashes of the homeowner’s mum was stolen from their garden.
Sometime between Saturday, July 27th and Monday, July 29th, a large blue plant pot was stolen from the back garden of a house on Winchester Road. The pot contained the ashes of the victim's mum and is of great sentimental value to the family.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101.
Police Warning Over Lost Medication In Chesterfield
Monday 5th August 2013 Police are warning members of the public not to consume medication lost by two separate patients in Chesterfield.
People are also being urged to hand the prescriptions in to a pharmacy or police station immediately if they are found.
A prescription picked up from Peak Pharmacy, in Knifesmithgate, was lost on Thursday, August 1st. The white packet has the words NHS Tims and Parker Peak Pharmacy written on it and contains medication including cimetidine, lamotrigine and risperidone. READ MORE...
Humberside Police Try To Trace Next Of Kin Of Dead Man
Friday 2nd August 2013 Humberside Police are appealing for help in locating the next of kin of a man who died in Humberston.
Hayden Roy Mason, 78, was found dead at his home on Glebe Road, Humberston on Sunday, July 21st. His death isn't being treated as suspicious and so far efforts to locate any of his friends or family haven't been successful. Humberside Police believe Mr Mason may have connections with Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.
Anyone who can help police locate the next of kin for Mr Mason is asked to call the North East Lincolnshire Coroners Office on 01472 324015.
Two Arrested For Drugs Offences In Old Whittington
Friday 2nd August 2013 Two people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, after the car they were travelling in was stopped in Chesterfield and suspected cannabis was found.
At around 2pm on Wednesday, July 31st, officers stopped a VW Golf travelling along Brearley Street, Old Whittington in Chesterfield and found suspected cannabis hidden in the boot.
A 31-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and a 37-year-old man was arrested nearby after he ran from officers... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Steel Thefts In Alfreton
Thursday 1st August 2013 Officers have issued descriptions of three men seen acting suspiciously the night a stolen lorry was used to take a large amount of steel.
A white Ford Transit drop side lorry was taken from the yard of a business on the Nix Hill Industrial Estate during the evening of Tuesday, June 4th. The vehicle was then used to steal a large quantity of steel plating from a firm in Wood Street North, later the same night. Three men were seen acting suspiciously in the Wood Street North area that night. One wore a red top, one a blue top and the third wore a yellow high-visibility jacket.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Council's New Plan To Stamp Out Illegal Tobacco Sales
Thursday 1st August 2013 Shop owners who break the law by selling cigarettes to under 18s, or stocking counterfeit tobacco, are being warned to clean up their act or face severe penalties.
Derbyshire County Council is stepping up its work to clamp down on illegal and underage tobacco sales and reinforce anti-smoking messages with a new plan to target law-breaking shop owners.
The 'Enforcement Programme for Tobacco Products' sets out the council's commitment to reduce smoking and stop the illicit tobacco trade. READ MORE...
Summer Drinkers Warned To Sober Up Slowly
Thursday 1st August 2013 You can still be over the limit many hours after your last drink - that's the warning from Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership following news that nearly a fifth of people would simply tell their designated driver to wait a while before driving if they'd had one too many.
Commenting on the results of the AA poll, Chief Inspector Steve Wilson from Derbyshire police said: "It's alarming that so many people still don't understand how long it takes for alcohol to leave your system. Our message to drivers is that there's no quick way of sobering up. Having forty winks, drinking coffee or taking a cold shower won't help. If you drink at lunchtime, you may still be unfit to drive in the evening - and if you drink in the evening, you may still be unfit to drive the next morning." READ MORE...
Three Arrests After Drugs Swoop In Old Whittington
Wednesday 31st July 2013 Three people have been arrested as part of two drugs warrants carried out at houses in Chesterfield.
Officers raided houses on Potters Close and Danby Avenue in Old Whittington on Monday, July 29th, where a 31-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class B drugs after suspected cannabis was found at the address on Potters Close. Both have been released on bail pending further inquiries.
A second warrant was carried out at an address on Danby Ave... READ MORE....
Chesterfield FC Fan Given 3 Year Football Banning Order
Tuesday 30th July 2013 A Chesterfield FC fan has been given a three-year football banning order after admitting his part in an altercation in Rotherham town centre following an away match last season.
Anthony Nicholson, 37, was arrested following a match between Rotherham United and Chesterfield FC on February 16th after being involved in a clash with Rotherham fans. Nicholson, of Meynell Close, Brampton, was charged with a public order offence.
He pleaded guilty at Rotherham Magistrates' Court on Friday... READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police's Drink Drive Campaign Results Revealed
Friday 26th July 2013 More than 70 drivers were arrested during the first month of Derbyshire police's summer drink drive campaign.
The figures for the month of June show that of the 287 drivers who were stopped and tested, 72 tested positive, refused or failed a breath test.
Officers tested 182 drivers under the age of 25, with 38 of those testing positive, refusing or failing. This is a reduction when compared to the same period last year.
In June 2012, 198 drivers under 25 were stopped with 51 testing... READ MORE...
Whitwell Assault Victim Named
Thursday 25th July 2013 It has now been confirmed by Derbyshire Police that the man who was assaulted in Whitwell at the weekend, died of natural causes a post mortem examination has revealed.
As reported HERE, Karl Pendleton, 39, from Worksop, was assaulted in a flat on Holmefield Road in the early hours of Saturday morning (July 20th). His condition deteriorated on Monday and he died in hospital yesterday (Wednesday July 24th).
A post mortem examination, which was carried out today by a Home Office pathologist, revealed that his death was not connected with the assault.
Whitwell Serious Assault Victim Dies
Thursday 25th July 2013 Officers investigating a serious assault in Whitwell have revealed that the victim has died.
The police investigation began after a 39-year-old Worksop man was assaulted at premises on Holmefield Road in the early hours of Saturday July 20th during an argument. He was initially taken to hospital for treatment however his health deteriorated. He died in Bassetlaw Hospital yesterday afternoon (Wednesday July 24th).
A post mortem examination will be carried out today to... READ MORE...
Local Man Named As Victim Of Mablethorpe Crash
Thursday 25th July 2013 The 22-year old man who died following a road traffic collision at Gibraltar Road, Mablethorpe on Friday 19th July has been named as Thomas Rydiard from New Whittington, Chesterfield.
Mr Rydlard died at the scene of a collision on Gibraltar Road, Mablethorpe. He was the driver and sole occupant of a silver VW Polo car when it left the road and collided with a wall. No-one else was injured.
Sgt Jason Baxter of the Lincolnshire Police Road Policing Unit is appealing for witnesses to the crash or to the car being driven prior to the crash... READ MORE...
Police Investigations Into Serious Assault In Whitwell
Wednesday 24th July 2013 Police in Chesterfield are investigating a serious assault that happened in the early hours of Saturday July 20th in Whitwell.
A 39-year-old Worksop man was assaulted at premises on Holmefield Road in the town during an argument. He was initially taken to hospital for treatment however his health deteriorated and he is now in a critical condition in Bassetlaw Hospital. Forensic examinations are being conducted at a flat on Holmefield Road and at his home. Officers from the East Midland Major Crime Unit are working with local Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire officers on the investigation. Enquiries are ongoing to trace a 28-year-old man in connection with this incident.
Officers investigating ask anyone with information to call 101, the Derbyshire Police non emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Underage Alcohol Sales Fall In Derbyshire
Tuesday 23rd July 2013 Illegal sales of alcohol to underage buyers in Derbyshire have fallen by almost 20% over the last eight years.
Derbyshire County Council's trading standards team carries out a wide range of exercises to make sure off licences are complying with the law, including working with volunteers aged under 18 who attempt to buy alcohol.
Since April last year, 147 checks have been carried out at Derbyshire premises, with 15 sales to underage volunteers. The 10.2% failure rate is the lowest in three years and a substantial decrease from 2004-2009 when it ranged from 23% to 31.5%. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Robbery At Chesterfield Jewellers
Monday 22nd July 2013 Police are appealing for information after a jewellers shop in Chesterfield was targeted by robbers.
Two men ran into E Hagg and Sons jewellers, in Cavendish Street, Chesterfield, at about 3pm on Friday, July 19th, while a third man waited in a car outside.
A staff member was sprayed with a chemical substance by one of the offenders but managed to confront the robbers, who made off with some jewellery.
The two men then ran back to the car - a silver Audi A6 - and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Racist Graffiti Found On Bus Stop
Thursday 18th July 2013 Police are appealing for information after two swastikas have been found on a bus stop in Chesterfield.
It is believed the graffiti was drawn onto the bus stop on Derby Road, in between Bacons Lane and St Augustines Road, sometime between 9am on Wednesday May 29th and 11.30am on Friday June 6th, when it was reported to police.
PCSO Kirsty Handby of the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team has been making enquiries in the local area. She said: "As well as graffiti being unsightly, it can also be quite upsetting, particularly... READ MORE...
'Watchful' Neighbours Wanted In Chesterfield And NE Derbys
Thursday 18th July 2013 Police from across Chesterfield, North Derbyshire, Bolsover and the Amber Valley are looking for new residents to join Neighbourhood Watch.
Neighbourhood Watch schemes aim to bring together the community and encourage people to take steps to prevent crime in their neighbourhood, while working alongside police by sharing information about any suspicious activity.
Setting up or being involved in a scheme can help to both reduce and prevent crime, and also reassure those who may live in fear of becoming... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Indecent Exposure In Brimington
Wednesday 17th July 2013 Police are appealing for information after a man allegedly exposed himself in Brimington yesterday.
At around 6.30am on Tuesday, July 16th, a 40 year old woman was walking along a footpath between Downlands and Wikeley Way, Brimington, when she noticed a man standing near the side of the pathway, exposing himself. The man is described as white, around 6ft tall, with a bald or shaved head and he was wearing blue jeans.
Officers investigating ask anyone with information to call 101, the Derbyshire Police non emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Still Missing 1 Year On - Police Issue Appeal For Tim Beardsley
Wednesday 10th July 2013 Derbyshire police have renewed their appeal for help to find a missing man from Chesterfield on the one year anniversary of his disappearance.
Tim Beardsley, 45, was reported missing from his home in Old Tupton by his wife on July 9th, 2012. His family has not seen or heard from him since.
Mr Beardsley's car, a green Ford Focus estate, was seen in Lancashire shortly after his disappearance. His car was found abandoned near Ullswater in the Lake District on July 14th, 2012 and officers carried out extensive... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Chesterfield Jewellery Robbery
Wednesday 10th July 2013 Detectives investigating a burglary at a jewellers in Chesterfield are appealing for a potential witness who was walking through the town centre around the time of the incident.
Thieves broke into Herbert Brown, Middle Pavement, at around 1am, Tuesday, July 2nd and stole a large amount of jewellery. Officers are now trying to trace a possible witness who is seen to walk through the Market Square at around 2am. which is around the time Police believe the offenders left the precinct following the burglary.
If you were in the Market Square or Low Pavement area of Chesterfield at that time and have any information about the burglary contact Chesterfield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Pizza Delivery Man Robbed In Chesterfield
Tuesday 9th July 2013
Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a pizza delivery driver was robbed as he made a delivery in Chesterfield.
Sometime between 5.05pm and 5.25pm on Friday, July 5th, a 24-year-old man was delivering a pizza to an address in Hipley Close, Chesterfield, when he was approached by two men. One of the men demanded money from the victim who handed over his phone, cash and the pizza.
Both men then ran off in the direction of Holmebrook Valley Park. READ MORE...
Witnesses Sought After Chesterfield Collision
Tuesday 9th July 2013
Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was in collision with a car in Chesterfield.
At approximately 10:40pm on Saturday July 6th, a 33-year-old man was struck by a maroon coloured Ford Focus on the A61 at Wingerworth.
The vehicle was travelling away from Chesterfield and the man had been seen running along the footpath on the same side of the road as the Hunloke Arms pub. The car driver remained at the scene. READ MORE...
Local Police Launch New Twitter Service For Football Fans
Monday 8th July 2013 Football fans attending Chesterfield and Alfreton Town games, can now follow new Twitter feeds to find out valuable information on home match days, after the new Derbyshire Police Twitter feeds were launched ahead of the friendly games beginning.
Derbyshire Constabulary, yesterday launched @SpireitesPolice and @ATFCPolice to tweet details about where fans can park ahead of matches, which pubs in the towns are fan-friendly and to give details of any road closures or traffic problems.
This information will be tweeted during every home game... READ MORE...
CCTV Pics Released After Chesterfield Town Centre Assault
Thursday 4th July 2013 Police officers investigating an assault in a Chesterfield town centre pub have released CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to.
At around 3.30am on Sunday, June 2nd a man was assaulted inside Moo Bar, Corporation Street. The victim, a 19-year-old man, suffered facial injuries. The offender is thought to have been wearing orange sunglasses at times during the evening.
Officers are keen to trace the men pictured in the CCTV images... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Cyclist Injured During Assault
Wednesday 3rd July 2013 Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was assaulted and knocked off his bike as he rode through Chesterfield.
At around 6pm on Saturday, May 18th, a 45-year-old man was cycling along Pennine Way when he was punched in the face by a man in an unprovoked attack. This caused the victim to fall from his bike and he was then kicked and punched again to the head before the offender left. The victim suffered minor injuries. The offender is described as white, around 5ft 9ins tall, with short mousey hair and he was wearing jeans. Anyone with any information is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Teenager Charged With 'Inappropriate Touching' Incidents
Tuesday 2nd July 2013
A teenager has been charged in connection with five incidents in Chesterfield in which women were inappropriately touched.
The women were groped in separate incidents as they walked through the Saltergate area of the town on the morning of Friday, June 7th.
The 17-year-old male has been charged with sexual assault.
He appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield on Saturday, June 29th.
Appeal After Woman Is Sexually Assaulted In Chesterfield
Monday 1st July 2013 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted as she walked down an alleyway in Brimington.
Between 8am and 8.30am on Saturday, June 29th, a 25-year-old woman was walking down the footpath that runs between Scarsdale Crescent and Station Road, when she was approached from behind by a man. The man sexually assaulted the victim over her clothing. He then walked away in the direction of Station Road.
The offender is described as a white man, of average build with dark brown hair, wearing light blue jeans and a dark t-shirt.
If you have information please call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Footprints - Not Fingerprints - Is Crime Prevention Message
Monday 1st July 2013
A campaign to reduce the number of sneak-in burglaries in Derbyshire has been launched by police.
Officers from Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be patrolling the streets with crime prevention flyers targeting unoccupied houses with windows that have been left open.
The flyer - shaped like a footprint - bears the message, "You have left your home insecure". They are intended to catch the attention of the people who return home to find the flyer in their house and realise they have left..." READ MORE...
Safer Shopping Surgeries To Take Place In Chesterfield
Monday 1st July 2013 Shoppers in Chesterfield are being invited to meet with their local Safer Neighbourhood policing team and find out how to stay safe.
The team are holding two surgeries next week in the town centre, and giving people the chance to pick up free purse chains.
PCSO Adele Chapman-Jones of the Chesterfield Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team has organised the surgeries as part of a series of events to help shoppers stay safe. She said, "We've already given out advice on safer shopping to hundreds of people during two previous events... READ MORE...
Shop Owners Thank MP After Fake Cigarettes Shop Is Closed
Monday 1st July 2013 Several town centre shop owners have publicly thanked MP Toby Perkins for his help in closing down a shop selling counterfeit cigarettes on Cavendish Street.
As reported in The Chesterfield Post, officers from Derbyshire Police, Trading Standards and the UK Border Agency, raided 'Bzee' and the flat above the shop, for the third time on 20th June - recovering over 100,000 cigarettes and 100 pouches of tobacco, labelled by officers as a mix of 'smuggled and counterfeit'.
This had prompted complaints from local businesses... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield 'Drug Growing' Pair Made To Pay Back Thousands
Thursday 27th June 2013
A couple who admitted growing drugs in their Chesterfield home have been ordered to pay back more than £33,000.
Brian Wilsher, 62, was jailed for three-and-a-half years in April 2013 after pleading guilty to production of cannabis and possession with intent to supply class C drugs.
His wife Marion, also 62, received a 12 month sentence, suspended for two years, after she admitted permitting the production of cannabis at their home on Erin Road, Duckmanton. READ MORE...
Police Confirm No Suspicious Package Found In Clay Cross
Wednesday 26th June 2013 - 12:15 Derbyshire police can confirm no suspicious package has been found following an incident in the Clay Cross area.
Police were called to Victoria Street at 2.25am today (Wednesday, June 26th) to reports of a suspicious car.
Officers arrived and arrested two men who were with the car. One of the men told police there was an explosive device inside the car.
As a precaution homes in the area were evacuated and... READ MORE...
Police Warn Of Serious Incident In Clay Cross This Morning
Wednesday 26th June 2013 - 08:00 There is an ongoing incident in Clay Cross this morning, Police tell us that several roads are closed around the incident which is taking place on Victoria Street.
Members of the public are asked by Police to avoid the area for the forseeable future.
Parents taking their children to Sharley Park should be advised - we have spoken with the school - that Mr Leyland says that school will remain open as normal but childen will be kept indoors. Please avoid taking your child to school via that area and please heed police advice regarding windows remaining closed. READ MORE...
Life Carries On In New Whittington After Blaze Drama
Tuesday 25th June 2013 New Whittington is slowly returning to normal tonight after police have confirmed that the fire at Stone Lane is out, and the roads around it have all reopened.
The owners of the property that caught fire have tonight been taken by fire officers to look at the damage caused by the blaze.
Investigations have begun to ascertain the cause of the fire with the East Midlands Fire Service's Dog unit called in, as the work begins to find out what happened just before noon this morning. READ MORE...
Large Fire On New Whittington's Stone Lane - Update
Tuesday 25th June 2013 - 15:45pm
We have just received an update from Derbyshire Fire Service who tell us that the crews fighting the fire at Stone Lane, New Whittington are now being scaled down, though the situation is still ongoing.
Five crews including engines from Bolsover and Dronfield have attended the blaze, described as "challenging and well developed" by the Fire Service.
Onlookers say that there was an explosion, believed to be a gas canister, shortly after the fire started at around 11:45am today. READ MORE...
Missing Woman Found Safe
Monday 24th June 2013
It's been revealed this morning by Derbyshire police that Sheila Tilstone, who went missing from Chesterfield Royal Hospital last week, has been found safe and well.
She was found in Shirebrook, yesterday (Sunday) morning.
Derbyshire police would like to thank everyone for their help in trying to locate Sheila.
Drugs Dog Duke Does His Duty In Derbyshire
Monday 24th June 2013 A specially trained dog that can sniff out drugs is being used in town centres in north Derbyshire as part of a joint initiative between police and drug referral units.
Derbyshire officers were joined by drugs dog Duke and his handler PC Brackpool from South Yorkshire Police for two nights of checks in Chesterfield and across Bolsover and Amber Valley.
Duke was used to sniff out suspected drugs during patrols around pubs and clubs in the town centres. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Shop Closed After Counterfeit Tobacco Sales
Friday 21st June 2013
Trading standards officers joined forces with Derbyshire police and the UK Border Agency for the latest raid on Bzee shop on Cavendish Street, Chesterfield, yesterday, Thursday 20th June.
A haul of over 10,000 cigarettes and 100 pouches of tobacco − a mix of smuggled and counterfeit − were seized from the store and a flat above.
It is the third time since February that the trading standards team has led raids on the shop to seize illegal tobacco following complaints... READ MORE...
Bolsover Man Charged With Charity Clothing Bin Fraud
Tuesday 18th June 2013 A Bolsover man has been charged with fraud in connection with charity clothing bins which were advertised to be collecting for an armed forces charity.
Daniel McAllister, 48, has been charged with fraud by false representation and will appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on Monday, July 22nd after he was arrested in April following a search which was carried out at his house in Carr Vale, Bolsover.
The 40 clothing bins were advertised as collecting on behalf... READ MORE...
Doncaster Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Child Abduction
Saturday 15th June 2013 - UPDATE FROM SOUTH YORKSHIRE POLICE:
The 35-year-old Doncaster man arrested on suspicion of child abduction in London, yesterday, Friday 14th June, is now back in South Yorkshire and will be interviewed by detectives today, Saturday 15th June.
The 14-year-old girl who went missing from Doncaster on Wednesday, 12th June, is now in the care of the local authority.
Officers continue to work on the investigation over the weekend.
Can You Help In The Search For 14 Year Old Lorna?
Friday 14th June 2013
It's a story which has made national headlines and South Yorkshire Police are this morning, still trying to trace missing 14 year old girl, Lorna Vickerage.
They believe she could be anywhere in the country and have requested to ask for help from throughout the UK to help to locate her.
Fourteen-year-old Lorna Vickerage from Doncaster is believed to be in the company of 35-year-old John Bush, also from Doncaster. READ MORE...
Man Jailed After Chesterfield Pub Burglary
Thursday 13th June 2013 A man who broke into a Chesterfield pub by stacking outdoor furniture and climbing through a first floor window has been jailed.
Andrew Hall, 44, (pictured left) broke into the Courtyard, on Elder Court, overnight between March 17th and 18th, 2013 and caused damage to two gaming machines before stealing money from inside them.
He was arrested after his DNA was found in the pub. Hall, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to burglary and was jailed for two years at a hearing at Derby Crown Court on Friday, June 7th. He must also pay £100 victim surcharge.
Man Dies Following Three Car Collision
Wednesday 12th June 2013 A man has died following a collision involving three cars at 13:45 today, on the A632 at Slack Hill, near the B5057 junction.
Police, paramedics and the air ambulance attended. The driver of one of the cars, a 64-year-old man from Chesterfield, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been told. Part of the road remains closed while collision investigators carry out initial enquiries. Derbyshire police thank motorists for their patience.
Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, the non-emergency number.
Police Investigate 'Inappropriate' Touching In Town Centre
Tuesday 11th June 2013 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for witnesses after three women were inappropriately touched in separate incidents near the town centre.
The incidents all took place in the Saltergate area of the town between 10.20am and 10.50am on Friday, June 7th.
The women, aged 24, 29 and 34, were all inappropriately touched by a man who appeared to be alone. The man touched the bottoms of all three women as they walked along the road. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Appeal After Inkersall Collision
Monday 10th June 2013 Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road collision in Inkersall on Saturday June 8th.
At about 5.05pm a black Aprilia 125cc motorcycle and a black and white Ford Mondeo taxi collided on Hillman Drive in Inkersall near Chesterfield. As a result of the collision a 19-year-old local man, who was riding the motorcycle, sustained a serious head injury.
Officers are asking anyone who saw what happened to contact them at the East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101.
Derbyshire Telecoms Scam Warning
Monday 10th June 2013 Trading standards officials have urged households to beware of a scam letter circulating in the name of Derbyshire County Council.
The letter featuring the council's logo and crest demands part payment for a fibre optic line allegedly needed by a neighbour to enable home working from a computer.
The letter claims that the addressee is liable for part of the bill with the rest to be paid by the council and the employer of the unnamed neighbour. The author says that the work will take place in November and will involve digging at the front of the addressee's property. READ MORE...
Appeal After Damage To Chesterfield Shop Window
Thursday 6th June 2013 Police are appealing for information after a window was smashed at Organic Heaven Health Food Shop, on Theatre Yard, Low Pavements, at around 5.15am on Monday, May 27th.
PCSO Adele Chapman-Jones of the Chesterfield Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "If anyone may have seen anything suspicious in the town centre around about the time, or if they know anything about the incident, then please contact us. "It is very distressing for the local shop owners, who are upset that this has happened to their business."
Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Woman's Body Found In Chesterfield House
Wednesday 5th June 2013 Police are carrying out enquiries after the body of an 85-year-old woman was found at an address in Chesterfield.
Officers were called to the property on Blandford Drive at around 12.20pm today, Wednesday, June 5th. The investigation is at an early stage and it is not yet known if the circumstances of her death are suspicious. A police cordon is currently in place to allow for enquiries at the scene to be carried out.
Police are appealing to anyone who has seen anything they think of as suspicious in the area during the last couple of days to contact them on 101.
PCC Alan Charles Shows His Support To Stop Animal Cruelty
Tuesday 4th June 2013
Alan Charles, Derbyshire's police and crime commissioner (PCC) is showing his support for work against animal cruelty by spending a day on the road with one of the county’s RSPCA inspectors on Thursday 6th June.
Mr Charles will visit some of the busiest areas for the animal charity and police in the Chesterfield area, along with experienced RSPCA inspector Dave McAdam and Wildlife Crime Officer PC Steve O'Callaghan, to get an idea of the types of animal welfare incidents and challenges faced by officers every day... READ MORE...
Police Name The Men Killed In Wingerworth Crash
Monday 3rd June 2013 Police investigating Saturday's fatal collision on the A61 at Wingerworth have named the three men who died.
Two motorbikes collided outside the Hunloke Arms around 3pm on June 1st.
Andrew Siddall, 49, from North Wingfield and his passenger Robert Newton, 45, from Chesterfield, were killed in the collision. David Wilson, 46, from Sheffield, also suffered fatal injuries. All three men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information should contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.
Investigations Continue Into Fatal Collision At Wingerworth
Sunday 2nd June 2013 An investigation into yesterday's collision on the A61 at Wingerworth in which three people died is continuing today.
At around 3pm yesterday (Saturday, June 1st) a collision involving two motorcycles took place near the Hunloke Arms where two riders and a passenger were killed.
Three men, two from the Chesterfield area aged 45 and 49, and a 46-year-old man from Sheffield were pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information should call the collision investigation unit on 101.
Police Appeal After Dogs Stolen From Chesterfield Home
Friday 31st May 2013
Police are appealing for information after two dogs were stolen from a house in Chesterfield.
At around 1.40pm on Tuesday, May 28th, five Chihuahua dogs were stolen from the back garden of a house on Shakespeare Street, Holmewood.
Three of the dogs apparently escaped and went back to the house but a 12-week-old puppy, that is cream in colour, and a three-year-old white and black dog are still missing. READ MORE...
Police Investigate Sexual Assault In Church Grounds
Wednesday 29th May 2013 Detectives investigating a sexual assault which took place in the grounds of the Crooked Spire church in Chesterfield are appealing for information.
At around 12.45am on Saturday, May 25th, a 32-year-old woman was assaulted as she walked through the church yard. The area was cordoned off until 3.30pm on Saturday while officers conducted investigations. The woman did not suffer any serious injuries.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in the area... READ MORE...
Huge Drugs Operation Prompts Fifteen Arrests
Friday 24th May 2013
Fifteen people, including three from Chesterfield, have been charged with 43 offences as part of a large-scale drugs investigation.
The 14 men and one woman were charged between May 7th and 23rd with offences including drugs possession, drugs supply and conspiring to conceal criminal property.
Fourteen of the people charged, aged between 17 and 66, are due to appear before High Peak Magistrates' Court on June 5th. A 32-year-old Great Longstone man will appear before the same court on June 3rd. READ MORE...
Police Searching For Missing Man Find Body
Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Police searching for a man missing from his home in Bolsover say that they have found a body at Carr Vale ponds today.
Officers found the body of a man in the water earlier today and it was recovered by specially trained officers at around 12.10pm. The body has not been formally identified but is believed to be that of John Stephen Porter, a 21-year-old who was reported missing from his home in Bolsover on May 14th.
Police do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances.
Police Release CCTV Images Of 2 Women After Fraud Offences
Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Police have released CCTV images of two women they would like to speak to in connection with a series of fraud offences in which more than £9,000 was taken from a pensioner.
Between February 25th and April 10th, 2013, cash was withdrawn from the 87-year-old victim's bank account and her bank card was used to buy various items including laptops, clothes and expensive jewellery.
Officers would like to speak to the women to help them... READ MORE...
John 'Stephen' Porter Is Still Missing - Can You Help?
Tuesday 21st May 2013 Police searching for a man missing from his home in Bolsover are renewing their appeal for information on the one week anniversary of his disappearance.
As we reported last week, John Stephen Porter, who is known as Stephen, has been missing from his home on Springfield Crescent since Tuesday, May 14th. Mr Porter was last seen by his sister at 1am that day when he left her house in Bolsover. He was due to go on holiday with her later the same day but didn't return.
His car, a silver Fiat Punto, was found at Carr Vale ponds... READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Take DNA Samples From 17 Children A Week
Tuesday 21st May 2013 Derbyshire Police take DNA samples from 17 children every week, figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform revealed yesterday (20th May 2013).
New research by the charity has found that Derbyshire officers took swabs from 875 boys and girls aged 17 or under during 2011. They included thirty two primary school-age children, eight 10-year-olds and twenty four 11-year-olds.
Across England and Wales, police took swabs from almost 54,000 boys and girls aged 17 or under during 2011. READ MORE...
16 Year Old Meghan Evans Is Missing - Can You Help?
Friday 17th May 2013 The young lady pictured is 16 year old Meghan Evans and she has been missing since Monday, after leaving school for home. She did not however return.
She was travelling from Bolsover to Unstone via Chesterfield. If any one has any information regarding Meghan can they let Derbyshire police know by calling 101 or if Meghan herself (or if you are a friend of Meghan) is reading this, can she (or a friend) please contact her parents direct to let them know she is safe.
Her parents are desperately worried about her and want to know she is safe.
Police Investigate 'Inappropriate Behaviour' By Masseuse
Thursday 16th May 2013 Police in Chesterfield are appealing to anyone who has experienced inappropriate behaviour by a masseur in the area to come forward with information.
The appeal follows the arrest of a 61-year-old man after allegations of sexual offences against two women. One woman had visited the man at his home in Inkersall and the other at his salon in Chesterfield. One allegation relates to an incident in March and the second to an incident in April. Detective Sergeant Nick Marsden said: "Our investigation is at an early stage and the man has not been charged with any offence. However it is important that we make sure that we... READ MORE...
Two Boys Made To Clean Up Their Graffiti In Chesterfield
Thursday 16th May 2013
Two youngsters who admitted putting spray paint on lamp posts and a door have been made to clean up their graffiti.
The boys, aged 11 and nine, also agreed to pay for repairs to an electricity box which they had damaged on Forge Drive during the late evening on Thursday, April 11th.
PCSO Kirsty Handby, of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, said: "Graffiti and damage can ruin the appearance of an area, and makes it less pleasant for local residents." READ MORE...
Concerns Over Missing Bolsover Man
Wednesday 15th May 2013
Concerns are growing for the safety of John Stephen Porter who is missing from his home in Springfield Crescent, Bolsover.
Mr Porter, who is known as Stephen, was last seen by his sister at 1am yesterday (Tuesday May 14th) when he left her house in Bolsover. He was due to go on holiday with her later that day but didn't return.
His car, a silver Fiat Punto, was found at Carr Vale ponds, off Main Street in Bolsover, just before 8am yesterday. His phone was in the car. READ MORE...
North Wingfield Park Climbing Frame Damaged Beyond Repair
Tuesday 14th May 2013 Police are appealing for information after a climbing frame at a park in North Wingfield was damaged beyond repair.
The equipment at the park off Blacks Lane, near the skate park, was damaged sometime between 4pm on Monday, April 29th and 12pm on Wednesday, May 5th.
It is thought that the bolts on the structure had been loosened and then pushed, causing the welding on the equipment to snap.
PCSO Dave Bull of the North Wingfield, Pilsley, Stonebroom... READ MORE...
Shirebrook Man Jailed After Being Caught With Knuckle Duster
Tuesday 14th May 2013 A man who was stopped by police and found to be carrying a knuckle duster has been jailed.
Wayne Evans, 28, was stopped in his car by officers on Alder Way, Shirebrook, on March 22nd, 2013. They found a knuckle duster in the car and Evans was arrested and charged with having an offensive weapon. Evans, of Hillcrest, Shirebrook, pleaded guilty to the offence and was sentenced to four months in prison. He was given a further four months for breaching a suspended sentence imposed in March 2012 for production of cannabis. He was sentenced at a hearing at Derby Crown Court on Friday, May 3rd.
Derbyshire Police Appeal As They Investigate Man's Death
Monday 13th May 2013 Officers investigating the death of a man in Matlock are appealing for members of the public to contact them if they saw him in the hours before he collapsed.
Anthony Moulson, 43, was found by an officer in Church Street just before 7am on Wednesday, May 1st. He was taken to Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital, where he later died.
Police are now preparing a file for the coroner and are investigating the circumstances of his death. READ MORE...
Help Trading Standards Put A Stop To Scam Mail
Monday 13th May 2013 Residents plagued by scam mail are being urged to help the fight back against fake lotteries, get-rich-quick schemes and bogus prize draws.
Derbyshire County Council is holding an 11-day crackdown on scam letters, leaflets and flyers.
Its 'Scamnesty' is part of a national campaign led by the Trading Standards Institute to fight back against fraudsters causing misery to thousands of people nationwide. READ MORE...
Appeal Over Damage At Allotments In Clay Cross
Monday 13th May 2013 Police in Clay Cross are appealing for information after a number of sheds were damaged on an allotment site.
Four sheds and a greenhouse were targeted at the gardens off Tranmere Avenue sometime overnight between Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th.
PCSO Charlotte Platts of the Clay Cross Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team has been making local enquiries. She said: "It is quite upsetting to people who use the allotments to have the area spoiled by damage, so we'd urge anyone who knows anything about the incident to contact us. READ MORE...
S Yorks Police Appeal To Help Locate Kamaron Behboubina
Friday 10th May 2013 We have been asked by South Yorkshire Police to share this appeal, as they ask for assistance to locate Kamaron Behboubina, a 26-year-old man who has been living in the Doncaster area of South Yorkshire.
Police want to speak to him in connection with an alleged serious sexual assault on a 21-year-old woman from Stainforth, Doncaster.
On Thursday, 18th April, 2013 the woman was walking home from Doncaster town centre at approximately 10.50pm after a night out. Whilst walking along Broxholme Lane, it is believed that she was approached and coerced... READ MORE...
3 Men Charged After 'Large' Amphetamine Factory Discovered
Thursday 9th May 2013 Three men have been charged after police discovered what they are calling a large amphetamine factory in Chesterfield.
The men, aged 45, 37 and 24 have been charged with conspiracy to produce amphetamine. The 37-year-old has also been charged with possessing amphetamine with the intent to supply, possessing GHB and possessing an offensive weapon. They are due to appear before magistrates in Chesterfield on Wednesday, May 22nd.
The men were arrested after police executed three warrants in January. They raided a house in Danesmoor and another in North Wingfield. READ MORE...
Trainers Stolen During Burglary At Chesterfield Shop
Thursday 9th May 2013 Police are appealing for information after several boxes of Adidas trainers were stolen from a shop in Chesterfield.
The incident happened just after midnight, in the early hours of Tuesday, May 7th at Slugger on West Bars.
Officers were alerted after the alarms were set off at the shop and a man, wearing a black and white hooded top, was seen running towards Markham Road.
Anyone with any information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Boxing Clever... Life After OzBox!
Wednesday 1st May 2013 Six young people who train with Derbyshire Constabulary's OzBox team have gone on to win bouts as amateur boxers.
The four young men and two young women have been working with OzBox, which is a non-contact, boxing-based fitness scheme, for a number of years.
In recent weeks they have all got in the ring for competitive bouts and all six were victorious. 18 year olds Kieran Carte, James Drury, Lewis Hopkinson and Elizabeth Allcock along with 15 year old Jade Ashmore and 21 year old Ben Gore all triumphed during the bouts held across Derbyshire. READ MORE...
Three Land Rovers Seized During Holymoorside Police Checks
Wednesday 24th April 2013 Three Land Rovers have been seized by police during checks in Holymoorside to help target and raise awareness of 4x4 thefts.
Officers from the Wingerworth and Rural Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team joined forces with HMRC for the operation on Sunday, April 21st.
The operation was set up following a number of thefts in the North East Derbyshire area. Since the start of March, four 4x4 vehicles have been reported stolen in the area. In the most recent incident, a Land Rover 90 was stolen from Cartledge Lane at Holmesfield on Tuesday, April 16th. READ MORE...
Alcohol Seized During Police Patrols In Bolsover
Saturday 20th April 2013 Police in Bolsover have seized booze from underage drinkers as part of their patrols to target anti-social behaviour.
The alcohol was seized during patrols by the Bolsover and Shuttlewood Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team to help target anti-social behaviour on Friday, April 5th.
Letters are being sent to the parents of the four youngsters to inform them of the issue and to warn that the youngsters could face further action if they are found with alcohol for a second time. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Five Burglaries On Same Langwith Street
Friday 19th April 2013 Police investigating five burglaries that took place on the same street in the Langwith area are appealing for information.
Five homes on Dale Close were burgled between Thursday, March 28th and Saturday, March 30th, with most of the break-ins happening on Friday evening.
Thieves broke into a house on Dale Close, at 10pm on Friday, March 29th through a ground floor window and stole cash and personal documents.
Between 9am on Thursday, March 28th and 2.45pm on Saturday... READ MORE...
Arrests After Alleged Clothing Bin Offences
Thursday 18th April 2013 Two men have been arrested on suspicion of fraud offences after police found 40 clothing bins in three different counties allegedly being falsely advertised as collecting for charity.
The men, aged 48 and 53-years-old, were arrested in Carr Vale, Bolsover, yesterday (Wednesday, April 17th). Searches were also carried out at both of their houses.
Both men were arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation and the 48-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of drugs offences. They have been released on bail pending further inquiries. READ MORE...
More Than £1Million Taken From Criminals In Derbyshire
Wednesday 17th April 2013 More than £1.3million was stripped from criminals in Derbyshire during the last year under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The latest figures released by Derbyshire Police show that between April 1st, 2012 and the end of March 2013 more than £25,000 per week in cash and other assets was removed from offenders.
The Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) gives police and other investigating agencies the power to take criminals to court to recover the wealth people have made by committing crime such as drug dealing or selling stolen property. READ MORE...
Tools Stolen From Sheds At Chesterfield Allotment Site
Wednesday 17th April 2013 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a number of sheds were broken into on an allotment site.
Tools and gardening equipment were stolen from the sheds at St. Augustines Allotment Gardens on St. Augustines Avenue, sometime between Monday, April 1st and Friday, April 5th.
A shed in the garden of a property on St. Augustines Mount was also targeted between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday, April 3rd. A lawn mower and a strimmer were stolen. READ MORE...
Chesterfield FC To Review CCTV Footage From Bradford Game
Tuesday 16th April 2013 Chesterfield officials will review CCTV footage from Saturday's game at home to Bradford City after several fans entered the field of play.
Several fans were ejected from the stadium and stewards prevented a number of others from going onto the pitch. This action prevented the problem from escalating.
Chesterfield stadium manager Colin Nellist said: "CCTV footage will be studied - as it is after every match - and the evidence will be used to take appropriate action against anyone found guilty of breaking the law." READ MORE...
Missing Chesterfield Man Found Safe
Monday 15th April 2013
A man missing from his home in Chesterfield has been found in Lancashire.
As we reported, Neil Burgar, 52, (pictured left) was reported missing from his Danesmoor home on March 28th.
Derbyshire police were alerted on Friday, April 12th that Mr Burgar had been found safe the Chorley area of Lancashire.
Burglar Jailed After Breaking Into House In Chesterfield
Thursday 11th April 2013 A burglar who was caught after a postman spotted him in the act and called police has been jailed.
Craig Mawby was sentenced to 32 months in prison after admitting breaking into a house on Rothervale Road, Chesterfield, on March 26th, 2013.
Mawby, 30, was seen breaking into the house at around 10am by the local postman who dialled 999. The thief then left the house after stealing cash. The postman followed him and stayed on the phone to police so officers could be directed to Mawby who was arrested nearby. READ MORE...
Police Appeal As Prisoner Absconds From HM Prison Sudbury
Wednesday 10th April 2013 Police are appealing for information after a prisoner from the Sheffield area failed to return to HMP Sudbury on Tuesday 9th April 2013.
Andrew Bailey (pictured) was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court in June 2007 to an indeterminate sentence for attempted robbery. He is 41-years-old and described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, of thin build, with short brown hair, blue eyes and a northern accent. He is from the Sheffield area. Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of this man is asked not to approach him but to immediately contact their local police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man Arrested After Eckington Incident
Tuesday 9th April 2013 At 7.42pm last night, Monday April 8th, police were called to an incident on Chesterfield Road in Eckington.
A resident had returned home to find her windows smashed and front door damaged. She immediately phoned the police and when officers arrived, they found a man inside the house who refused to come out. He was threatening to harm himself and had access to knives within the house so there was concern for his safety.
After 3 hours of negotiation the man, aged 47, who is known to the resident, gave himself up and was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. He sustained a minor wrist injury during the incident but didn't need hospital treatment. He remains in custody this morning. The road was closed until 11.30pm as a precaution.
Man Charged After Sexual Assault In Chesterfield
Monday 8th April 2013 A man has been charged in connection with a sexual assault on a 35-year-old woman in Chesterfield last week.
The assault took place on Brimington Road at about 3.45am on Thursday, March 28th. A 31-year-old man was arrested in Alfreton on Thursday April 4th and charged with rape.
He appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield on Saturday April 6th. He has been remanded in custody and will next appear at Derby Crown Court on Friday, April 19th.
Victory Road Fire Tragedy - Derbyshire Services Speak Out
Thursday 4th April 2013 Three people convicted of the manslaughter of 6 children in a house fire in Derby in May last year, have been sentenced.
Michael and Mairead Philpott and Paul Mosley were sentenced by Judge Mrs Justice Kate Thirlwall at Nottingham Crown Court today (Thursday, April 4th).
Michael Philpott was sentenced to life and will serve a minimum of 15 years before being considered for parole.
Mairead Philpott and Paul Mosley were both jailed for 17 years. READ MORE...
Police Concern For Missing Clay Cross Man, Neil Burgar
Wednesday 3rd April 2013 Police are concerned for the safety of a 52-year-old man reported missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Neil Burgar (pictured left) was reported missing from his home in The Fairways, Danesmoor, by his ex-partner on Thursday, March 28th. He contacted his ex-partner via email on March 21st, but he has not been seen or heard from since. Mr Burgar is white, around 5ft 8in tall, of average build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number, 101.
Police Warn To Beware Of Rogue Traders
Wednesday 27th March 2013 Police have made a further appeal to residents to be aware of rogue traders following suspicious incidents in Unstone and Chesterfield.
Officers were called at 9.30am on Monday, March 25th to reports of three men in a white transit van, who were calling at homes on Dunston Lane offering to carry out work.
On the same day, a resident on Brierley Road in Unstone, contacted police with concerns after paying a large amount of cash for gardening work... READ MORE...
Town Centre Assault Prompts Police Appeal
Tuesday 26th March 2013 Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted as he walked down a footpath in Chesterfield town centre with a friend.
At around 1.15pm yesterday (Monday, March 25th) a 26-year-old man was walking down the footpath connecting Chester Street to Saltergate when they were approached by two men.
The victim was assaulted by one of the two men who punched him to the face. The victim fell to the floor but managed to get up and he and his friend... READ MORE...
Counterfeit Derbyshire Market Trader Has To Repay Cash
Monday 18th March 2013 A Derbyshire market trader who sold thousands of fake goods has been told to pay back £49,000 - or face jail.
41-year-old Wayne Foster of The Nook, Loscoe, Heanor, appeared before Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (14th March) when he was ordered to repay the money in six months or risk a 15-month prison term.
The action was brought by Derbyshire County Council under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Last May, Foster had admitted eight offences under the Trade Marks Act of selling counterfeit goods from Ilkeston Market and of possessing fake goods for sale. He received a 12-month community order to carry out 120 hours' unpaid work. READ MORE...
Keep Dogs Under Control - Police Reminder After Bite Incidents
Thursday 14th March 2013 Police in North East Derbyshire are reminding dog owners to keep their pets under control after a number of incidents in the area.
In the latest incident a 10-year-old boy was treated for a cut on his leg after he was bitten by a dog in Ashover. He had been walking with a friend and his friend's family along a footpath off Holestone Gate Road on Saturday, March 2nd when the incident happened. Officers are investigating.
A 49-year-old man received a caution following a separate incident in North Wingfield on Sunday, February 24th. It is after a 37-year-old woman... READ MORE...
Police Link Chesterfield Burglaries
Wednesday 13th March 2013 Detectives are linking two burglaries that happened in New Whittington.
Some time between 6pm and 8pm on Friday, March 8th, a burglar forced open a downstairs window at a house in Handley Road. They took five laptops, jewellery and a distinct Titleist golf bag featuring a BMW logo.
Between 7pm and 9.20pm on the same evening, a burglar forced open a downstairs window at a house in Highland Road, taking electrical items including laptops and tablet computers.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Plants Stolen From Graveyard In North Wingfield
Tuesday 12th March 2013 Police are appealing for information after two plants have been stolen from a graveyard in North Wingfield.
The plants have been taken from a grave at St Lawrence's Church, sometime since Wednesday, February 27th. PC Sarah Dolby, of the North Wingfield, Pilsley, Stonebroom and Shirland Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, has been making enquiries in the local area.
She said: "Over the past year, there have been seven reports where plants which have been pulled out, plant pots and ornaments taken from graves... READ MORE...
Motorcyclists Offered The Chance To Test Their Road Skills
Tuesday 12th March 2013 Motorcyclists are being encouraged to take part in Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership's Rider Skills Challenge on Sunday 14th April.
The free event is being hosted by Triskelion Motorcycle Training in Chesterfield and the first 48 people to register on the day will get to compete.
Andy Adlington, the partnership's Motorcycle Project Officer, said: "The Rider Skills Challenge is all about staying in control of your bike. Competitors negotiate a specially designed obstacle course which has been set up to test their skills and riding ability. READ MORE...
Police Appeal To Help Trace Bolsover Lady. Do You Know Her?
Monday 11th March 2013 Police in Bolsover are trying to trace a woman who witnessed a sexual assault that took place over 30 years ago.
Officers are looking for a woman who went by the name Angela Moore and grew up in the Bolsover area. She is white and had strawberry blonde hair at the time. It is understood she was a witness to a serious sexual assault that took place during the summer of 1979 or 1980 and police would like to speak to her about it. Angela and her family moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, in the early 1980s.
Officers believe Angela is now between 43 and 46-years-old and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Dronfield Fires
Monday 11th March 2013 Police are appealing for information after two cars and an outbuilding were set on fire at a house in Dronfield.
Sometime between midnight and 9.30am on Saturday, March 2nd, a Renault Clio, a Citreon C3 and a large outbuilding were set alight at a property on Mill Lane, Unstone. The fire was still smouldering when it was discovered by a passer-by who called emergency services at around 9.30am. The cars and outbuilding were completely burnt out. Fire investigators believe the fire was started deliberately. If you have any information about the fire, contact Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Views Sought On Killamarsh Alcohol Control Zone
Thursday 7th March 2013 Residents are being asked for their views on plans to create an alcohol control zone in Killamarsh as part of ongoing work to tackle anti-social behaviour.
Police would be given new powers to seize alcohol from people drinking on the streets - and arrest those who don't comply - if the proposals are given the go-ahead.
The move by North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership is in response to residents' concerns about nuisance behaviour in and around the town centre. Letters have now been sent to households and businesses... READ MORE...
Alcohol Confiscated As Queen's Park Police Patrols Continue
Wednesday 6th March 2013 Alcohol has been confiscated and letters sent to parents following patrols to reduce and prevent anti-social behaviour in Queen's Park.
Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams are continuing to target the area following a number of calls about groups gathering, underage drinking and damage.
Since the start of February, there have been 16 calls to report anti-social behaviour at the park. Alcohol has been confiscated and a number of letters... READ MORE...
Think - Don't Drink!
Monday 4th March 2013 A campaign highlighting the financial cost to drivers getting behind the wheel after drinking has been launched in Derbyshire as part of a nationwide spring crackdown.
It is part of the national THINK! campaign highlighting the consequences of a drink-drive conviction.
The Institute of Advanced Motorists has calculated the personal financial cost of drink-driving for the first time, pricing it between £20,000 and £50,000. The calculation reflects the fines, legal costs, rise in insurance premiums and possible job losses faced by those who are convicted. READ MORE...
CCTV Images Released After Pub Scam In Chesterfield
Friday 1st March 2013 Police have released a CCTV image of two men they want to speak to in connection with a 'ringing the changes' scam at a pub in Chesterfield.
Between 9.30pm and 10pm on Thursday, January 24th, two men entered Spa Lane Vaults on St Mary's Gate.
One of the men then asked to change £200 worth of £20 notes into £10 notes. He then attempted to confuse the member of staff by changing their mind and asking for a different denomination. READ MORE...
Electrical Goods Stolen During Burglary In Clowne
Friday 1st March 2013 Police are studying CCTV footage after thieves stole a television, games console and photographic kit from a house in Clowne.
The offenders smashed a double glazed window and opened it from the inside to get access to the property, in Heritage Drive. They then searched the house and made off with a haul including a 37" black and grey Toshiba television, an Xbox 360 console and controllers, a digital camera and cash. Police are studying CCTV footage from the local are and are appealing for anyone with information relating to the burglary to come forward. The offence took place between 2pm on Saturday, February 16th and just after 5pm on Sunday, February 17th.
Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Three Youths Arrested After Wing Mirrors Damaged In Newbold
Thursday 28th February 2013
Police in Chesterfield have arrested three youths after a number of cars were damaged in the Newbold area.
At around 8pm on Friday, February 22nd, is when it's believed 12 vehicles had their wing mirrors damaged, parked on Gloucester Road, Highfield Avenue and Lucas Road. Officers are continuing to appeal for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious that night to come forward. The young men, two aged 17 and one aged 16, were arrested in the area later that evening and have been bailed pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information should contact PC Matt Longmate at Chesterfield police station on 101, the non emergency number for Derbyshire police. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Woman Has Mobile Stolen From Chesterfield Pub
Wednesday 27th February 2013 Police are appealing for information after a woman had her mobile phone stolen while she was enjoying a meal at a pub in Chesterfield.
The 31-year-old was eating lunch with a child she was caring for at Abacus, on St. Mary's Gate, at around 12pm on Thursday, February 21st when she was approached by a man who she thought was begging or collecting money.
He placed a piece of paper on the table over her phone and the woman asked him to go away. The man left, but moments later the woman realised... READ MORE...
Council Tax Letter Warning From Derbyshire County Council
Monday 25th February 2013 Residents are being warned to steer clear of paying companies offering to help reduce their Council Tax bill - because they can check their banding themselves for free.
Derbyshire County Council has issued the warning after its trading standards officers saw a rise in complaints from across the county. Residents have reported receiving letters from companies saying their house is in a higher Council Tax band than it should be - offering to get it reclassified and return a lump sum from the period of over-payment.
Some companies offer to carry out the work in return for a percentage of any money returned following a successful challenge. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Hit And Run
Monday 25th February 2013 Clay Cross police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the A632 between Matlock and Chesterfield.
Between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday February 13th, a 55-year-old Ashover man was walking along the side of the road between Span Carr Farm and Span Carr crossroads when he was hit by a vehicle. A Vauxhall Vivaro van overtook a line of traffic and collided with the pedestrian causing extensive injuries to his right side. He was treated in hospital for two days. The van did not stop but the driver reported the collision later that evening.
Although the crash happened nearly two weeks ago, people may remember travelling on the road that day because the weather was extremely snowy. Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact PC Pete McVeigh on 101.
Sentimental Items Taken In Dronfield Burglary
Monday 25th February 2013 Burglars stole sentimental items including jewellery belonging to the victim's late wife after removing a windowpane to break into the home.
The property, in Northern Common, Dronfield Woodhouse, was targeted by burglars who removed the beading and glass from a rear window to break into the property.
They then searched the house and made off with a range of items including jewellery and a men's gold signet ring with the initials 'FM' inscribed on it. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Jewellery Stolen In Duckmanton Robbery
Friday 22nd February 2013 Police are appealing for information after jewellery and mobile phones were stolen during a robbery in Chesterfield.
At around 9.40pm on Monday, February 11th, a man was assaulted and had his mobile phone, wallet, watch and two rings stolen in the Rectory Road area of Duckmanton.
The victim, a self-employed broker who deals in jewellery and precious metals, had gone to meet a customer in Barlborough. The customer then drove the victim to the Rectory Road area where two men got out of a car and... READ MORE...
Police Look To Reunite Tools With Owners
Wednesday 20th February 2013 Police in Shirebrook are appealing for anyone who has had power tools stolen recently to come forward after a number of items were recovered by officers.
A warrant was carried out at a house in Langwith Junction on Monday, February 11th and officers recovered suspected drugs, and motorcycles and power tools they believe to be stolen. Three people were arrested during the warrant and have been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Anyone from the Shirebrook, Langwith and New Houghton areas who has had hand-held power tools or socket sets stolen recently should contact PC Garry Statham on the police non-emergency number 101.
Appeal And Reward After Car Stolen On Test Drive
Friday 15th February 2013 Autoworld in Chesterfield are warning car dealers to be on their guard after having a car stolen this week whilst on a test drive.
The audio is the call during which the car (a Vauxhall Insignia - reg DL11 JCU) was booked for a test drive on February 13th 2013.
However, whilst looking under the bonnet during the test, the 'customer' jumped in and drove off with the car.
The incident is now in the hands of the police, but a spokeswoman... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Assault In Chesterfield
Friday 15th February 2013 Police are appealing for information about an alleged assault in Chesterfield.
A woman contacted police after suffering facial swelling and bruising following an incident as she walked along Walton Road between 10pm on Saturday, February 9th and 1am on Sunday, February 10th when the incident happened. Her next memory was of being treated by paramedics after being found unconscious.
Anyone who may have seen the incident, or has any information, should contact Derbyshire police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Police Station Temporarily Closed This Weekend
Thursday 14th February 2013
Chesterfield police station will be closed this weekend to allow for maintenance works to be carried out.
The mobile police enquiry office will be on hand for the public during the temporary closure. It will be located on Vicar Lane, in the town centre, between 9am and 6pm on Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th.
Alternatively, people can use the yellow telephone outside the enquiry office on Beetwell Street to contact police call centre operators. READ MORE...
Derbyshire's Chief Constable To Head Operation Herne
Tuesday 12th February 2013 It has been announced in the last 24 hours that Derbyshire's Chief Constable is to oversee an investigation into allegations that officers from the Metropolitan Police assumed the identities of dead babies in order to help with undercover operations.
Chief Inspector Mick Creedon will shortly begin work on Operation Herne - an investigation which has which had previously been overseen by The Met's Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Patricia Gallan.
A statement from Derbyshire Police has confirmed... READ MORE...
Poolsbrook Play Equipment Goes Up In Flames
Tuesday 12th February 2013 Local residents are being asked to come forward with information after what's believed to be an arson attack seriously damaged play equipment at one of Chesterfield's country parks.
The attack took place on the evening of Thursday 7th February, or in the early hours of Friday 8th February at Poolsbrook Country Park, off Inkersall Road, Poolsbrook.
Play equipment on the park's play area was set alight causing an estimated £1,000 worth of damage. READ MORE...
Man In Serious Condition After Being Found With Head Injuries
Monday 11th February 2013
Police are appealing for information after a man was found with severe head injuries in Chesterfield.
Officers were called by ambulance crews to Springfield Avenue at around 11.30pm on Friday, February 8th.
A 76 year old man was found lying in the road with head injuries. He was taken to Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital and later transferred to Queen's Medical Centre, where he is currently in a serious condition. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Tries To Steal Woman's Handbag
Monday 11th February 2013 Police are appealing for information after a man attempted to steal a woman's bag in Chesterfield.
The incident happened between 5.55am and 6.20am on Friday, February 8th, in Brimington. A 31 year old woman was walking along Lansdowne Road, near the junction of Chesterfield Road, when a man approached her from behind and tried to grab her bag. She turned and ran back along Lansdowne Road and nothing was taken. The man was wearing a dark woolly type hat and it is thought he ran towards Brimington.
Any witnesses, or anyone with information, should contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Chesterfield Assault
Friday 8th February 2013 Detectives in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and had his wallet and trainers stolen.
At around 2am today (Friday, February 8th) a 24-year-old man was walking along a footpath on Lockoford Road, near the Casa hotel when he was approached by three men.
One of the men punched him in the head and then continued to punch and kick the victim after he fell to the ground. One of the other men reached into his pocket and stole the victim's wallet. READ MORE...
Police Thanks For Help Over Suspicious Grangewood Incident
Friday 8th February 2013 Derbyshire Police are thanking the local community for their helping in an appeal over a suspicious incident in Grangewood.
It is after a number of residents have come forward to help police in their enquiries to trace a man who called out to two children from a car. An 11 year-old girl and a 12 year-old girl were leaving a park on Harehill Road at around 2.30pm on New Years Day when the incident happened.
Community Safety Inspector Russ Dakin said: "We've had a good response from the local community, who have been helping local officers..." READ MORE...
Use Seat Belts For Every Journey
Thursday 7th February 2013 Belt up before every trip - that's the message from Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership on the 30th anniversary of the UK's first seat belt law.
Partnership Chairman Mike Ashworth said: "Over the years seatbelts have saved many lives and prevented many injuries. Research suggests that the majority of drivers and passengers now wear seat belts - but there's evidence that some people are still put themselves and others at risk by sometimes leaving their belts off.
Mike added: "It's important to belt up before every trip. Don't be tempted to leave your belt off because you're travelling a short distance on low speed roads - the effects of a crash on someone who is unrestrained can still be devastating in such circumstances." READ MORE...
Two Arrested For Abusive Behaviour At Chesterfield Bus Stop
Wednesday 6th February 2013 Police in Chesterfield arrested an 18 year old man and a 16 year old girl for abusive behaviour at a bus stop on Beetwell Street.
It is after officers on patrol during the evening on Wednesday, January 30th, stopped to speak to a group which had gathered at the bus shelters near the entrance to The Pavements shopping centre. A man and a girl became abusive towards officers and used inappropriate language.
They were arrested and the 18 year old man was issued an £80 fixed penalty notice under Section 5 of the Public Order Act. READ MORE...
MP Backs Trailblazing Scheme To Catch Shoplifters In Staveley
Wednesday 6th February 2013 ShopWatch, backed by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and the Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership, provides shopkeepers with two-way radios which are used to alert other ShopWatch users, along with the local CCTV Control Room, of any incident or suspicious activity.
The CCTV Control Room is in direct radio contact with Police and Community Support officers and will alert them if necessary. There is no registration fee to join ShopWatch, just a small weekly charge for radio rental which includes maintenance and training. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Petrol Theft From Newbold
Wednesday 6th February 2013Police are appealing for information after petrol was stolen from a 4x4 in Newbold sometime overnight between Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd of January on St. John's Rd.
It is believed 2 small holes had been drilled in the fuel tank of the Land Rover Freelander and around 5 litres of petrol drained. PCSO Steve Bircumshaw of the Dunston, Moor and St. Helen's Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "Not only does the owner have to cover the cost of replacing the fuel, but they also have to pay for repairs. I would ask that anyone with information about this, or who may have seen anything suspicious in the area that night to contact us.
Those with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111
Three Teenagers Charged After Dronfield Burglary
Monday 4th February 2013 Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a burglary in Dronfield during which a car containing distinctive items was stolen.
As we reported last week, at around 4am last Wednesday, a house on Dyche Lane, Coal Aston, was broken into, car keys were taken and a Ford KA stolen from the drive - which belonged to a racing driver - and included distinctive kit and a helmet (left). Three teenage boys, two aged 17 and one aged 16, were arrested in Sheffield on suspicion of burglary and have been released on bail pending further inquiries. The equipment and the car have also been recovered.
Anyone with any further information about the burglary should contact Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Given Power To Disperse Troublemakers In Killamarsh
Monday 4th February 2013 Police have been granted a dispersal order to help them target troublemakers in Killamarsh.
The decision to introduce the order has been taken by Derbyshire police and North East Derbyshire District Council, in consultation with other partner agencies, to respond to community concerns and target an increase in anti-social behaviour.
The area has suffered with an increase in calls about anti-social behaviour in the Killamarsh area, with 526 reports between April 1st and January 27th, compared to 426 in the same period the previous year. READ MORE...
Distinctive Items Stolen During Dronfield Burglary
Thursday 31st January 2013 Police in Dronfield are appealing for information after distinctive items of were stolen during a burglary.
At around 4am on Wed, Jan 30th thieves broke into a house on Dyche Lane, Coal Aston, taking the key to the occupant's car and stealing the burgundy 2002 registered Ford KA from the drive. The car belonged to a racing driver and included distinctive kit and a helmet. The helmet is a blue, red and black Arai helmet and has the driver's name written on it. Anyone with any information about the burglary, the cars whereabouts or the items inside it should contact Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Motorcyclist Dies In Collision
Wednesday 30th January 2013 A 27-year-old man has died after his motorcycle was in collision with a lorry on the A61 near Shirland.
At around 3.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, January 29th) a collision occurred on the A61 north of Alfreton involving a Yamaha motorcycle and a heavy goods vehicle. Emergency services including the air ambulance attended but the rider of the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Part of the A61 was closed for several hours between Westhouses and Shirland. Police are investigating the circumstances of the collision and appeal for witnesses to contact PC Paul Moorcroft of the Collision Investigation Unit Police on 01773 572929.
Drivers Doubt Their Skills Says AA Poll
Wednesday 30th January 2013 Don't get into bad habits behind the wheel! That's the message from Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership after research revealed that half of drivers think they would struggle if they had to re-sit their test.
In the AA poll of nearly 18,000 drivers: around half of those who took part thought they would now struggle with at least one aspect of the driving test; one in 10 thought they would not pass the test at all; a fifth thought parallel parking would be the hardest manoeuvre to perform correctly; 9% of men and 5% of women thought inappropriate speed would be their downfall.
Partnership Chairman Mike Ashworth said: "It's easy to get into bad habits when your driving instructor is no longer there to pick up on your mistakes." READ MORE...
Forensic Technology Helps Local Residents Beat The Burglars
Tuesday 29th January 2013 Residents at a sheltered housing scheme in Newbold, Chesterfield were feeling more secure yesterday after police marked their valuables with the latest state-of-the-art forensic security marking system.
The free service was part of an initiative by Derbyshire Police which offered security marking to residents in the Chesterfield area following the Christmas period.
Helen Brown, Scheme Manager at Eyre Gardens heard about the initiative and realised that most of her residents wouldn't be able to get their belongings down to the police station. She said: "I contacted Derbyshire police to explain... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Cars Are Damaged In Holymoorside
Monday 28th January 2013 Police are appealing for information after 18 cars had their wing mirrors damaged in Holymoorside.
The incident happened sometime overnight between Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th to 14 vehicles parked in Gallery Lane, two on Loads Road and two on New Road. PC Rachel March of the Wingerworth and Rural Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "Weather conditions that night were poor but it's unusual for that many cars to be damaged. Wing mirrors can also be costly to replace or repair and can cause inconvenience to the owner. We would really like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area that evening, or with any information about the incidents."
Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man Receives Police Warning After Holmewood Drugs Warrant
Friday 25th January 2013 A man has received a warning after police carried out a drugs warrant at a property in Holmewood.
Officers from the Holmewood, Grassmoor and Calow and Arkwright Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a warrant at the address on Compton St on Tuesday, Jan 22nd. A small amount of Cannabis was seized and a 19 year old man from the local area was given a warning for possession of a Class B drug.
Anyone with information relating to drugs or any other crime call Derbyshire police on 101, the non emergency number, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
New Community Bobby In Holmewood, Grassmoor & Arkwright
Wednesday 23rd January 2013 A new community bobby is out on patrol on in Holmewood, Grassmoor, Calow and Arkwright.
PC Matt Rodda joined the Safer Neighbourhood team for the New Year, taking over the reins from PC Sarah Allcock.
Matt has been a police officer for more than five years, starting his career at Clay Cross and also working in the response teams at Chesterfield.
Outside of work, PC Rodda enjoys football and... READ MORE...
Police Remind Youngsters To Enjoy The Snow Responsibly
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 Police are reminding youngsters enjoying the wintry weather to make sure they do so safe and responsibly.
It is after officers have received increased calls about snowballing over the past four days from residents in Chesterfield, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire and the Amber Valley.
Community Safety Inspector Russ Dakin said: "Residents have contacted police with concerns around youngsters throwing snow balls at buildings and traffic during the past few days. READ MORE...
Three Men Jailed After Barlborough Break-In And Burglary
Tuesday 22nd January 2013 Three men who broke into a house in Barlborough and stole the homeowner's car have been jailed.
Louis Clark, 23, Shaun Unsworth, 24 and Scott Newbold, 23, entered the house on Winders Corner on December 9th, 2012. They took a car key and then stole a Volkswagen Golf from the driveway. They were arrested by Nottinghamshire Police after the stolen car was seen on CCTV being dumped in the Aspley area of Nottingham. The trio were later charged with burglary and theft.
Unsworth, of Mulberry Gardens, Nottingham, was jailed for 30 months; Newbold, of Melford Road, Nottingham was sentenced to three years and Clark, of Bankwood Close, Nottingham, received a four-year jail term. They were sentenced at Derby Crown Court on Friday, January 11th after pleading guilty to the charges at an earlier hearing.
Chesterfield Police Appeal After Inkersall Burglary
Monday 21st January 2013 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information following a burglary in the Inkersall area during which cash and a large amount of jewellery was stolen.
Sometime between 7.40pm and 9.30pm on Friday, January 11th, thieves broke into a house on Castleton Grove and stole jewellery including eight rings, four necklaces, a pair of jewel set earrings and several bracelets.
Officers would like to speak to anyone with any information about the burglary. Contact Chesterfield CID on the police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Christmas Drink Drive Figures Released
Friday 18th January 2013 Almost 20% of motorists breathalysed as part Derbyshire police's annual Christmas anti-drink drive campaign gave a positive test, refused to take it or failed to provide a sample.
The campaign ran between December 1st and 31st, during which time officers conducted breath tests on drivers across the county to reduce the number of people driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Officers administered 391 breath tests and of those, 79 people (almost 20%) gave a positive test, the driver refused to take the test... READ MORE...
Two Men Charged With 'Fraudulent Trading'
Friday 18th January 2013
Two Yorkshire men have been charged with fraudulent trading relating to a Barlborough based property investment company that went into administration in November 2008.
The men were directors of the company and more than 90 private investors are alleged to have lost money they put into the company totalling more than £7million.
The men, aged 53 and 68, will appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court on Monday, February 4th.
Drivers Urged To Take Care During Bad Weather Conditions
Wednesday 16th January 2013 Take extra care on the roads - that's the message from Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership as the snowy and icy conditions are back and forecast to stay for a while.
Partnership Chairman Mike Ashworth said: "Please check if the weather conditions are affecting your route by checking the online gritting updates from Derbyshire County Council, Derby City Council and the Highways Agency.
"If you do decide to travel, make sure you're prepared. It's a good idea to take an emergency kit of boots, warm clothes, a shovel, a torch, a snack, a hot drink and a charged mobile telephone." READ MORE...
Further Police Appeal After More Gas Piping Stolen In Bolsover
Wednesday 16th January 2013 Further information is being requested by Derbyshire Police after two more homes in Bolsover have had copper piping stolen.
The incidents happened at two houses on Bentinck Road, Bolsover in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, January 12th. Copper piping, connected to the gas meter, on the outside of the properties was taken.
An appeal was put out by police last month after 5 similar incidents in the area, which happened between Friday 14th and Tuesday 18th December. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Teen Sustains Serious Injuries In Crash
Monday 14th January 2013 Police are appealing for information after a teenager suffered serious injuries in a road traffic incident in Chesterfield.
At 8.35pm on Sunday January 6th, police were called to the High St, Old Whittington, at the roundabout with Woodmere Drive to a teenager who had been thrown from a motorbike. The 17-year-old male rider of a blue Honda motorbike received serious spinal injuries and is still being treated in hospital. It is not know whether the motorbike had been in collision with another vehicle. Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact PC Adam Shipley on the Roads Policing Unit on the non-emergency number 101.
Three Men Appear In Court After 'Prolific' Burglaries
Monday 14th January 2013 Three men have appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield charged in connection with 12 burglaries across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Adam Platts, 24, Ross Turton, 20, and Martyn Sedgewick, 30, are charged with conspiracy to commit burglaries and conspiracy to steal motor cars. The charges are in connection with 9 burglaries in Derbyshire and 3 in Nottinghamshire, during which 11 cars were stolen. The burglaries took place between May and August 2012. The three men from South Yorkshire appeared at NE Derbys and Dales Magistrates' Court on Jan 11th and will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Jan 18th.
'Stranger Danger' Warnings After Suspicious Incidents
Friday 11th January 2013 An 11 year-old girl and a 12 year-old girl were leaving a park on Harehill Road, Grangewood, at around 2.30pm on Tuesday, January 1st, when a man drove past in a car and called out to them. Both girls ran off and it is not thought he tried to follow them.
The man is described as white with dark hair, and wearing a black coat. He was driving a black hatchback car.
Community Safety Inspector Russ Dakin said: "Fortunately, the girls quickly left the area but we are concerned about the man's behaviour..." READ MORE...
Man Sentenced After Breach Of Sexual Offences Order
Wednesday 9th January 2013
A man has been sentenced for breaching a Sexual Offences Prevention Order after appearing at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court on Monday January 7th.
Martin Firth, who lives in Winster and Bristol, was given a 12 month community order, required to perform 150 hours of unpaid work and has to pay costs of £650.
He is a registered sex offender as a result of being found guilty at Taunton Crown Court on December 8th 2008 of making and possessing... READ MORE...
Can You Help Identify This Man?
Monday 7th January 2013 Thames Valley Police are appealing for help to trace the family of a man whose unidentified body was found in a shed in Donnington in 1979, who may have had links to north Derbyshire.
The appeal is part of Operation Nightingale set up to establish the identities of eight bodies found across the Thames Valley dating back to the 1970s. The operation is being run by the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Review team.
Following a national appeal by Thames Valley Police in December, a man came forward with information about an item of clothing... READ MORE...
Man Sought In Connection With Chesterfield Theft
Thursday 3rd January 2013 Police are trying to trace a man they want to speak to in connection with a theft.
Shaun Barney, 39, is described as white, 5'6" tall with blue eyes, he has a lazy left eye and a tattoo on the back of his neck. Officers believe he may be able to help with their inquiries into a theft which took place in April 2010. A woman befriended a man on an online dating website but she alleges that after he visited her house in Mastin Moor, he defrauded her out of hundreds of pounds. Derbyshire Constabulary understands that forces in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, West Mercia and Warwickshire are also seeking Mr Barney.
Anyone who has seen Mr Barney, or knows where he is, should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Two Men Charged After Paramedic Assaulted In Chesterfield
Thursday 3rd January 2013 Two men have been charged after a paramedic was assaulted while attending a call to a house in Chesterfield.
The ambulance service was called to Cordwell Avenue at around 5pm on Christmas Day. Paramedics contacted police when they arrived at the address. While waiting for police to arrive one of the paramedics was allegedly assaulted and damage caused to the ambulance. Officers arrived and arrested an 18-year-old and 20-year-old.
The 20-year-old has been charged with affray, a public order offence, common assault, criminal damage and possession of a bladed article in public. The 18-year-old has been charged with a public order offence and common assault. They will be appearing at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, January 9th.
Police Appeal After Fuel Stolen From Lorries In Old Whittington
Wednesday 2nd January 2013 Derbyshire Police are asking for Information this morning after around 200 litres of fuel was stolen from two lorries parked outside a firm in Chesterfield.
The fuel was believed to have been siphoned off from the HGVs, parked in a yard off Whitting Valley Road, Old Whittington, at around 11.45pm on Boxing Day (Wednesday, December 26th 2012).
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area should contact Derbyshire police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Town Centre Incident Sees Road Closed
Thursday 20th December 2012 A street in Chesterfield Town Centre was closed off this morning after Derbyshire Police were called to a flat just after 9am today after concerns had been raised for the occupant.
A man in his 40s was threatening to harm himself and had smashed a window of the first floor flat on Cavendish St and was throwing items out onto the street below.
Police gained entry to the flat and the man was treated by paramedics before being taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital suffering from minor injuries. No members of the public were injured.
Householder Disturbs Burglar - Police Appeal For Information
Wednesday 19th December 2012 Police are appealing for information about a break-in at a house in Clowne where the victim disturbed the burglar.
At around 2pm on Friday, December 14th, the victim returned to her home on Recreation Close to see a figure in the utility room through a frosted glass pane in the front door. The woman opened the door and the figure had gone. She decided not to go in but ran to the corner of the street where she saw a man described at white, in his late teens or early 20s around 5ft 9in tall, slim build and wearing a knitted hat and a black jacket. She did not speak to the man. Cash, a digital camera, jewellery and car keys were stolen.
Officers would like to speak to the man seen in the street to assist them with their inquiries and anyone else who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area. Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 558 111.
5 Arrests Following Drug Warrants In Chesterfield & Clay Cross
Tuesday 18th December 2012 Five people have been arrested following a number of drugs warrants in Chesterfield and Clay Cross last week.
Officers from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team carried out a search warrant at a house on Bacons Lane in Chesterfield on Thursday, December 13th. A quantity of heroin and cannabis were seized from the address.
A 41 year old woman and a 30 year old man from Chesterfield, along with a 26 year old from Clowne, were arrested... READ MORE...
Police Appeal As Missing Sheffield Man May Be In Chesterfield
Friday 14th December 2012 South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a missing 19-year-old man from the Tinsley area of Sheffield.
Awais Zulfiquar was last seen at his home address in Newburn Drive, Tinsley at around 9.30am on Friday, 30th November. He left home telling his family he was going to college, but failed to return home that day.
Awais is described as being Asian, 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build, with black short-cropped hair, brown eyes and is wearing silver glasses... READ MORE...
Foreign Currency Taken During Burglary In Chesterfield
Friday 14th December 2012 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after jewellery and foreign currency were stolen during a burglary at a flat above a takeaway.
Sometime between noon and 10.30pm on Tuesday, December 11th, thieves broke into the flat above a takeaway on Chatsworth Road. They stole a number of commemorative gold coins showing the Canadian leaf, a $1,000 Hong Kong note, some sterling and jewellery including gold bracelets two gold necklaces, diamond set gold earrings and four jewel set rings.
Police are appealing to anyone with information and asking businesses that exchange money to be aware of Hong Kong or Canadian cash being brought in and to contact Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man Dies In Hospital After Chesterfield Collision. Police Appeal
Wednesday 12th December 2012 A man injured in a road traffic collision in Chesterfield on Friday has died in hospital.
At 2.20pm on Friday December 7th, a road traffic collision took place on St John's Road, Chesterfield between a Mitsubishi pick-up truck and a 79-year-old pedestrian. The man suffered a fractured pelvis and was taken to hospital in Chesterfield. His condition deteriorated and he died on the evening of Tuesday, December 11th.
Derbyshire police have started an investigation into the circumstances of the collision and would like to speak to anyone who witnessed it.
Anyone who has information is asked to call the witness appeal line on 01773 572929.
Two Local Pubs Face 'Closure' After Alcohol Sales To Children
Wednesday 12th December 2012 There's a warning for pub licensees to be extra careful approaching the festive period as it's announced that two pubs in Chesterfield have been banned from selling alcohol for 48-hours after being found to be selling alcohol to children on two occasions within a three-month period.
The Royal Oak on Chatsworth Road was banned from selling alcohol between 8pm on Friday, November 30th and 8pm on Sunday, December 2nd.
Joplins on the Market Place was also stopped from serving between 8pm on Friday, December 7th and 8pm on Sunday, December 9th. READ MORE...
Police Warnings After 'Defrosting' Car Is Stolen
Tuesday 11th December 2012 The cold weather is setting in with a vengeance and, with that in mind, Derbyshire Police are reminding motorists not to leave cars defrosting with the engines running after a car was stolen in Bolsover.
It is after a BMW was stolen at around 10.10am on Wednesday, December 5th, from a driveway on Owlcotes View. The owner had started the engine gone back inside her house to collect a bag while the car was defrosting.
Officers are now putting out a fresh reminder to residents to make sure they stay with their vehicle while they clear any ice or snow... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Inkersall Pub Burglary
Saturday 8th December 2012 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a pub was burgled.
At around 5.15am on Monday, December 3rd, thieves broke into the Double Top Inn, Inkersall Green Road, through a side window and stole a safe containing cash. The landlady heard the alarm going off and contacted police. Police would like to speak to anyone with information about the incident.
Witnesses should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Beetwell Street Behaviour Prompts Police Patrols
Saturday 8th December 2012
Police patrols are being stepped up in Chesterfield town centre following concerns of anti-social behaviour on Beetwell Street.
It follows a number of reports about groups gathering around the bus shelters near the entrance to The Pavements shopping centre, with concerns about people drinking alcohol, and of noisy or rowdy behaviour.
The Chesterfield Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team is currently targeting anti-social behaviour on Beetwell St and West Bars... READ MORE...
Hard Hitting Drink Drive Campaign Gets Graphic
Friday 7th December 2012 A hard-hitting image of a serious car crash is being displayed across north Derbyshire as part of a campaign to stop people drink-driving this Christmas.
The giant image of a cracked, blood-covered windscreen will be used on the side of a mobile advertising van that will be driven around towns and villages in Bolsover, North East Derbyshire and Amber Valley.
The campaign is being run by Derbyshire police and the Community Safety Partnerships in Bolsover, NE Derbyshire and Amber Valley... READ MORE...
Condom Machine Thefts - Man Sentenced
Friday 7th December 2012 A gang who stole cash from condom vending machines across Derbyshire have been sentenced following a detailed investigation by officers.
Police in the county became aware of the thefts in January when the firm that operates the machines reported that cash had been taken from dispensers in supermarkets and pubs throughout Derbyshire, including Morrisons in Belper and the Hobby Horse pub and Sainsbury's in Chesterfield.
The machines were not damaged, suggesting that the culprit... READ MORE...
Derbyshire's Police Commissioner Vows To Fight Cuts
Tuesday 4th December 2012 Having pledged to fight policing cuts as part of his manifesto, Derbyshire's newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner has, this weekend called for a radical rethink of the 'cost saving strategy' that has, he believes, already resulted in the loss of thousands of police officers from the streets.
Alan Charles met with Home Secretary Theresa May and other Commissioners on Monday and renewed that pledge to fight the budget cuts faced by Derbyshire. "Derbyshire has already endured painful losses in police numbers and any continued drive to realise further savings from the police budget..." READ MORE...
'Pre-Loading' - Police Issue Warning To Christmas Partygoers
Tuesday 4th December 2012 Derbyshire police are reminding partygoers of the dangers of 'pre-loading' before a night out as part of an ongoing campaign to reduce alcohol-related harm over the festive period.
Teams of police officers, health workers and community safety partnership staff will be speaking to people about the dangers of drinking before a night out and excessive drinking while out in pubs and clubs.
The teams will be in Ripley Market Place on Saturday, December 8th; Rykneld Square, Chesterfield on Saturday, December 15th and 22nd... READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Put Tweets On The Streets
Tuesday 4th December 2012 People living in the Chesterfield area can keep up to date with their local police as two more PCSOs take to Twitter.
PCSO Dave Bull (@SouthEasternSNT) is tweeting from the streets of North Wingfield, Pilsley, Stonebroom and Shirland and PCSO Steve Bircumshaw (@DunstonMoorSNT) from the Dunston, Whittington Moor and St. Helen's area. They join PCSO Sue Cooke, of the Staveley team (@StaveleySNT), and PCSO Tiffany Hall of the Chesterfield Town Centre team (@ChesterfieldSNT).
Officers use Twitter to share details of daily patrols... READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Arrest Children 76 Times A Week
Monday 3rd December 2012 Derbyshire Police arrested children 76 times a week on average last year, figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today.
New research by the charity shows officers made 3,938 arrests of boys and girls aged 17 and under during 2011.
However, in a huge success for the Howard League's campaign to reduce the number of child arrests, the figures represent a fall of 30% since 2008, when 5,608 were recorded. READ MORE...
Council's Trading Standards Team Warn Of 'Computer Conmen'
Monday 3rd December 2012 Residents are being warned to be on their guard following a rise in complaints about conmen posing as computer security engineers in an attempt to access people’s personal accounts.
Derbyshire County Council's trading standards team has received a number of complaints from people saying they have been targeted by telephone cold callers claiming to be from "The World Wide Web Technical Department". The caller tells the victim their computer is at risk from a security threat and offers to carry out a free check.
Their aim is to get the victim to allow remote access to their computer - this gives them access to personal information held on the computer, including account log-in information and bank details, which can be used to commit fraud. READ MORE...
Burglary In Renishaw
Friday 30th November 2012 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Renishaw.
Sometime between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Monday, November 26th, offenders broke into a house on Carrwood Road, Renishaw, through patio doors. The thieves searched the house and stole cash. Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Have Yourself A Merry Christmas... But Don't Drive
Friday 30th November 2012 As the Festive Season draws ever closer, Derbyshire Police are urging those anticipating a 'merry' Christmas, not to drive.
To help with this they are asking people to report drivers they know have got behind the wheel after a festive tipple as part of their annual Christmas drink drive campaign.
Derbyshire Constabulary has again teamed up with Crimestoppers for the campaign which runs from Saturday December 1st to Sunday January 1st, 2013.
Crimestoppers have offered a reward of up to £1,000... READ MORE...
Body Found In Arkwright Identified As Missing Measham Man
Thursday 29th November 2012 The body of a Measham man who was reported missing has been found.
The body was found in Arkwright near to Chesterfield yesterday morning (Wednesday November 28th, 2012). Formal identification has now taken place and police are able to confirm that it is Mr Dariusz Pietzonka. Mr Pietzonka (29), who was a Polish national, was last seen on Monday, November 5th in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been prepared for the coroner.
Leicestershire Police thanks everyone who has assisted with their enquiries.
Where Will Your Night End?
Wednesday 28th November 2012 Derbyshire police are asking 'Where will your night end?' as part of a Christmas and New Year campaign to reduce alcohol-related harm among partygoers.
The campaign, which is a joint initiative between Police, Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council, has now been being launched.
It aims to highlight the dangers of binge drinking including ending up in a police cell or in hospital. It will run throughout Christmas and the New Year period with a number of events being held in Derby City and towns around the county. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After High Value Bikes Are Stolen
Wednesday 28th November 2012 Police are appealing for witnesses after high value bikes were stolen in Matlock.
Sometime between Wednesday, November 21st at 9pm and Thursday, November 22nd at 8am, two bicycles were stolen from a shed at a house on Starkholmes Road. One of the bikes was described as a black Carrera Subway Hybrid, serial number 10422938, the other is a custom made trial bike.
If you have information, please contact PC Calvin Karpenko in Matlock using the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Derbyshire Police Welcome New Stalking Offences
Wednesday 28th November 2012 Two specific criminal offences of stalking have now come into force in England and Wales for the first time.
The Government has introduced two new offences- stalking and stalking involving a fear of violence. A charge of stalking will carry a maximum sentence of six months or a £5,000 fine. Where there is a fear of violence, the jail term is up to five years or an unlimited fine.
And Derbyshire Police have welcomed the new initiatives. Detective Inspector Hayley Barnett who works in the Public Protection Unit... READ MORE...
One Flood Alert Still Active Today As More Rain Forecast
Monday 26th November 2012 The Environment Agency still has a flood alert on just one local river this morning.
They say that water levels on the River Rother, from Chesterfield to Staveley have now peaked and are continuing to fall. However, more rain is forecast today which may mean that levels rise slightly - they are not expected to rise to the levels experienced yesterday though.
Police Appeal For Information After Two Assaults
Monday 26th November 2012 Police investigating two assaults that took place in Chesterfield town centre in the early hours of the morning are appealing for information.
At around 1.45am on Friday, October 19th, a fight involving five men took place on Holywell Street that left one man unconscious. It followed two earlier incidents in the town centre, one in Association Bar where a man was hit on the head with a bottle and an assault inside Moo Bar where a man was punched. Police believe the incidents may be linked. Four men were arrested on in connection with these incidents and have been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Anyone with information about the assaults is asked to call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Slightly Improving Picture On Flood Warnings - Update
Sunday 25th November 2012 - 14:20 Things now seem to have calmed down around town in terms of flooding, though having just been out and around, roads are still flooded and some blocked. Police and other agencies are doing their best to make roads passable and warn of those that are not.
As of lunchtime, floods are receding and there is just one flood warning in the area still active - on the River Doe Lea at Bolsover Coking Works and Netherthorpe. The Flood alert only remains on the River Rother Upper Catchment this afternoon, affecting the River Rother from Chesterfield to Staveley and the Rivers Whiting, Drone and Hipper.
With any luck - and no rain - the picture will continue to improve. We will keep you informed.
Water, Water, Everywhere - Police Issue Warnings After Floods
Sunday 25th November 2012 As predicted - and given the continuing terrible weather - there are this morning flood warnings and alerts on all major rivers flowing through Chesterfield and Derbyshire Police have also this morning issued a warning to motorists to take care to take care in the current weather conditions.
The Police say that, due to high winds and heavy rain, Derbyshire has suffered a number of blocked roads due to floods and fallen trees and urge motorists not to make journeys unless necessary and not to attempt to drive on roads closed due to flooding. We have listed the flood warnings and alerts here. READ MORE...
Robbery At Spar Shop On Matlock Rd - 3rd In Town This Week
Friday 23rd November 2012 Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at the Spar shop on Matlock Road in Chesterfield.
At around 9.25pm last night (Thursday, November 22nd), a man wearing a balaclava went into the shop and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at a staff member demanding money.
The staff member opened the till and the robber grabbed the cash and put it in a Tesco carrier bag. He then ran off down Walton Road in the direction of Morrison's supermarket. No one was injured but the staff were shaken... READ MORE...
'Fatal' Accident On Infirmary Road
Thursday 22nd November 2012 Three young students were killed and one paralysed, after a collision outside Chesterfield College on Infirmary Road.
Another student, the only one to be wearing a seatbelt, did survive the crash, and is back at home recovering.
Fire crews, Police and Ambulance personnel battled at the scene in the dreadful weather conditions to free the teenagers for over half an hour...
Actually, there was an accident yesterday morning but thankfully... READ MORE...
Robbery Shakes Staff At Co-op
Wednesday 21st November 2012 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for any witnesses to a robbery at the Co-op on Wardgate Way in the town to come forward.
The robbery took place at about 8.30pm last night (Tuesday November 20th) when a man, wearing a balaclava, went into the shop and pointed what appeared to be a hand gun at the staff. He grabbed cash from the till and stole cigarettes from the display before walking out of the shop. He was wearing a dark coloured balaclava, gloves, a thick fleece jacket, blue work trousers and heavy-duty work shoes. No-one was injured but the staff were shaken by the ordeal.
Anyone who has any information about the robbery should contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins Talks After PCC Election 'Fiasco'
Tuesday 20th November 2012
After the furore over the Police and Crime Commisioner elections on Thursday 15th November which attracted nationwide vilification from voters, Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has now spoken out about concerns raised, including lack of information and the first and second preference system.
He shared concerns about the information put out ahead of the election, calling it a 'comedy of errors, but said he was looking forward to working with the newly elected Commissioner, Alan Charles. READ MORE...
Training Discount For Derbyshire's Young Drivers
Tuesday 20th November 2012 To the relief of many a parent in Derbyshire, cut-price training that helps 17-20 year olds to become better drivers is now being offered by Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership.
Young drivers will get £60 off the cost of Pass Plus training - in exchange for attending a two-hour road safety workshop. The free evening workshops are held in Derby and Bakewell. The discount is being promoted through a radio and newspaper advertising campaign.
Partnership Chairman Mike Ashworth said: "Life is tough for..." READ MORE...
Chair Of Electoral Commission Speaks Out Over PCC Elections
Monday 19th November 2012 Pic ©Electoral Commission
After concerns were raised over the extremely low turnout in Police and Crime Commissioner elections, an enquiry into the system used is now underway.
Complaints from the public voiced to The Chesterfield Post have centered around the fact that there was little or no information received by the voting public about the candidates for the post and, that those who did go to a polling station, were then surprised to find that the voting system in place meant that voters had to choose first and second preference candidates. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Park's Patrols Stepped Up After Damage
Monday 19th November 2012 It's been announced today that Chesterfield Borough Council and Derbyshire police are working together closely to clamp down on anti-social behaviour at which is causing damage at the town's much loved Queen's Park.
There has been a recent spate of attacks on the Park's property which has resulted in broken swings, a smashed window at the Cricket Pavilion, stones removed from walls and hedges pulled out.
Much of this damage and, indeed, reports of other nuisance... READ MORE...
Chief Constable Happy To Work With New Commissioner
Sunday 18th November 2012 After seeing Derbyshire's first Police and Crime elected late on Friday, Derbyshire's Chief Constable, Mick Creedon, has said he is positive about the role and is looking forward to beginning a working relationship with Alan Charles.
He said: "I welcome our new Police & Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles. Having worked with Alan for several years while he has served on the Derbyshire Police Authority, I am aware how much he is committed to the role. I know he will continue to work alongside the senior officers and other members of the force to develop policing in the county and city.
"Derbyshire Constabulary has a fantastic record in recent years, whether measured in terms of crime reduction, crime detection, increased confidence or increased satisfaction - all done against a backdrop of significant funding cuts. I'm totally committed to trying to achieve more and look forward to working with Alan in the future."
Interview With Alan Charles, Derbyshire's Newly Elected PCC
Saturday 17th November 2012 Yesterday, (Friday 16th November 2012) Alan Charles (pictured) was elected to be the first Police and Crime Commissioner of Derbyshire, having secured 57,248 votes after two rounds.
As we reported, the turn out throughout the UK was low, after people said that they simply did not have enough information to make an informed choice - and that they did not understand the role.
It has been announced this morning that there now is to be a review carried out by the Electoral Commission into the elections... LISTEN HERE...
Alan Charles Elected Derbyshire Police & Crime Commissioner
Friday 16th November 2012 Alan Charles (Labour) has today been elected as the Police And Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, although figures have been released which show the turn out rates for yesterday's elections were indeed, as predicted, worrying low locally and nationally.
Figures released this morning show that, with an electorate in Chesterfield of 81,340, just 12,516 ballot papers were returned whilst in North East Derbyshire, with an electorate of 788,966 just under 113,000 people cast a vote, 9.03% postal votes where recorded whilst polling station turnout was recorded at 6.29 %, total turnout logged at 15.34% in Chesterfield. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Newbold's Tesco Express Is Robbed
Friday 16th November 2012 Detectives are appealing for information about a robbery at a Tesco Express in Chesterfield.
Just after 11.50pm last night (Thursday, November 15th) a man went into Tesco Express on Newbold Road holding what appeared to be a gun and demanded staff open the till. The man leaned over the counter and took money from the till and then left in the direction of Highfield Lane. He is described as white, around 5ft 8in tall, wearing a black balaclava, blue work trousers, white trainers and a cream coloured padded coat.
Police would ask anyone who has any information about the robbery to contact Chesterfield CID on the police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Incident In Old Tupton Prompts Police Appeal
Friday 16th November 2012 A suspicious incident in Old Tupton has prompted an appeal by Police.
At around 5pm on Wednesday, November 14th, a youth burst into a house on Station New Road, Old Tupton and said he had been attacked. The homeowner asked him to leave and called police. A few minutes later a youth was seen climbing out of another garden on Station New Road.
The homeowners then had a knock at the door from a teenager who said he had dropped something in their garden and needed to retrieve it. READ MORE...
Voting Ends For Police Commissioner Post
Thursday 15th November 2012 Pic: Tom Maddick Voting has now closed after elections for Police and Crime Commissioners in regions throughout the UK.
In Derbyshire, four candidates stood for the post and the successful candidate is due to be announced after the count tomorrow morning in Alfreton. Turnout is believed to have been low throughout polling stations in the area, with many residents saying that they did not have enough information to make an informed decision.
The new Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire will have a wide ranging remit - including holding the Chief Constable to account and setting the budget for policing in the county. We'll bring you the results as soon as we have them.
'Operation Lifeguard' Hopes To Save Lives On County's Roads
Thursday 15th November 2012 Thousands of lives are ended or turned upside-down on Derbyshire's roads and now, Derbyshire Constabulary is launching a week of action focusing on each of the 'fatal four' significant factors which contribute to collisions.
'Operation Lifeguard' will launch on Monday, November 19th, and coincides with national road safety charity BRAKE's annual road safety week.
The fatal four, which significantly increase the risk of being involved in a collision, are using a mobile phone while driving, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt or driving under the influence of drink/drugs. READ MORE...
An Historic Day As Derbyshire Chooses Police Commissioner
Thursday 15th November 2012 Today will see historic elections take place, as people throughout the UK vote for the first time for Police Commissioners for their area.
Last month The Chesterfield Post reported on what that means in real terms and today, we publish the manifestos of the candidates for Derbyshire Police.
Once elected the winning candidate will take over the functions of the Police Authority, overseeing efficient and responsible policing in his or her area and also be responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account... READ MORE...
Hasland Youngsters Get Special Help Keeping Safe
Tuesday 13th November 2012 Scouts, Cubs and Rainbows in Hasland had a visit from police to help make sure they are bright and safe on their bikes as the evenings get darker.
Section Officers (SO) Keith Lee and Alan Wright, who are Special Constabulary supervisors, visited the groups to help deliver the 'Be Safe, Be Seen' message.
The initiative is about encouraging youngsters to make sure that they wear reflective clothing and that their bicycle is visible at night. Youngsters were given booklets on cycle safety and reflective clips that can be attached to zips... READ MORE...
Arrests Made After Suspicious Device Incident
Monday 12th November 2012 Police have now confirmed that two arrests have been made in connection with a suspicious device found in Chesterfield.
On Friday, November 9th at 9.35pm, police were called to an address on Church Lane, Calow after a suspicious device was found outside a property. After a number had been evacuated as a precaution whilst a controlled explosion was carried out, residents were allowed back into their homes on Saturday morning. A 40-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of producing an explosive and were released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Chesterfield CID using the non-emergency number 101. To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Residents Advised To Be Vigilant After Car Key Burglaries
Monday 12th November 2012 People in Chesterfield are being advised to step up security following a number of car key burglaries in Eckington and Killamarsh.
Four incidents in two weeks, where thieves have broken into homes in the area to steal car keys and drive off in the vehicles, have prompted the warnings.
The latest incidents took place in Eckington overnight between Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 8th.
A house was broken into on Curlow Avenue and a Ford Fiesta... READ MORE...
Suspicious Device Found In Chesterfield
Saturday 10th November 2012 Police are investigating a suspicious device that has been found in Chesterfield.
At 9.35pm yesterday, police were called to a house on Church Lane, Calow, after a suspicious device was found outside a property. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were called and are investigating the device. Police said that the safety of the public is always paramount and a number of properties were evacuated, with an evacuation centre set up at Calow Primary School, North Road.
Police have told us today that they continue to make enquiries into the incident.Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion at the scene and the residents have now returned home. The scene remains cordoned off whilst further forensic examinations are carried out.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire police using the non-emergency number 101. To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police Issue Warning Following Reports Of Rogue Traders
Friday 9th November 2012
Police have issued a warning after several people have been approached by 'rogue traders' in Creswell, Staveley and Killamarsh.
The latest incident happened on Wednesday, November 7th when a man approached staff at an engineering company at the Speedwell Industrial Estate at Staveley and offered to carry out repairs with some left over tarmac.
They agreed to pay £60 for the work but the man returned later and demanded a much higher sum of more than £5,000. READ MORE...
Fake Car Seats Put Children's Lives At Risk
Friday 9th November 2012 Parents are being warned to beware of counterfeit car seats that can't protect children properly.
Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership's message to parents comes following news that fake products are being sold cheaply online.
The UK's Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is warning consumers that some websites offering seats at bargain prices are selling poor quality imitation products that don't offer enough protection... READ MORE...
New Inspector In Charge Of Policing Clay Cross & NE Derbys
Friday 9th November 2012
A new Inspector is taking the lead on policing in Clay Cross and North East Derbyshire.
Inspector Glenn Hoggard has taken over from Michelle Shooter, who has been promoted to Chief Inspector, and is now working in the Derby area.
Having been a police officer for more than 17 years, Insp. Hoggard will be overseeing policing in Clay Cross, Dronfield, Eckington, Killamarsh and other communities in the North East Derbyshire district. READ MORE...
Teen Apologises For Stealing Scooter In Chesterfield
Friday 9th November 2012 A teenager has apologised for stealing a stunt scooter which had been left outside a shop in Boythorpe.
The scooter was stolen on Saturday, September 29th while it had been left outside the shop on Baden Powell Road.
Police had made an appeal to trace the scooter back in October after which a 17 year old boy from Chesterfield admitted stealing the scooter, which was returned to its owner, and he wrote a formal letter of apology. The matter was dealt with through 'restorative justice'... READ MORE...
Blaze At Railway Centre Prompts Police Appeal
Friday 9th November 2012 Police are appealing for information after a fire broke out at the Midland Railway Centre.
On Sunday, October 28th at 1am, a blaze was discovered in cabins at the Swanwick Junction site. PC Paul Bower from Ripley police station says that the effects of the fire will cost the charity which runs the centre dearly, "The Trust is funded purely on donations and the damage caused will cost a considerable amount of money to repair. We would like to speak to a dog walker in connection with our enquiries that was walking on Pennine Avenue, Riddings at around midnight on October 28th"
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Bower using the non-emergency number 101. To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Medals Of Sentimental Value Stolen
Wednesday 7th July 2012 Police appeal for witnesses following a burglary where sentimental medals were stolen in Creswell.
Sometime between Thursday, October 25th at 3.30pm and Tuesday, October 30th at 6.50pm, offenders broke into a house on Hazelby Road. 4 tarnished silver Scout Association medals were stolen, one of which was star shaped, all of sentimental value to the owner. Also stolen were keys, a Sony PSP and computer games.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the burglary unit at Chesterfield police station using the non-emergency number 101 or to report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Motorcyclist Sustains Serious Injury After Collision With Car
Monday 5th November 2012 Police are appealing for information after a collision between a car and a motorcycle in Chesterfield.
Shortly before 7:30pm on Friday, November 2nd, a Ford Mondeo saloon car was in collision with a Yamaha motorcycle on the A619 Chesterfield Road at Middlecroft. As a result of the collision, the 18-year-old rider of the motorcycle sustained serious injuries and was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital. He was transferred to the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, where he is currently being treated.
Derbyshire police have started an investigation into the circumstances of the collision and would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed it. Anyone with information is asked to ring the witness appeal line on 01773 572929.
Police Investigate 'Deliberate' Car Fire
Sunday 4th November 2012 Police are investigating after a car was deliberately set on fire outside a house in Chesterfield.
Emergency services were called to an address on Church Lane, Calow, at around 9pm Friday, November 2nd after the car was set alight. The fire service put out the fire and no one was injured. Police believe the fire was started deliberately and are treating it as arson. Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area around the time of the fire.
Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Arson Attack In Dronfield
Friday 2nd November 2012 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information today,after what is believed to be petrol was poured through the letterbox of a house in Dronfield.
At around 11.45pm on Thursday, November 1st, police were called to a house on Hassop Close after the homeowner heard the letterbox rattle and got a strong smell of petrol.
They noticed petrol had been put through the letterbox and that there were scorch marks on the outside where the offenders had attempted to ignite it. READ MORE...
Suspected Arson Probed In Chesterfield
Thursday 1st November 2012 Detectives are investigating a suspected arson attack after a firework was pushed through the letterbox of a house in Chesterfield.
At around 1am today (Thursday, November 1st) police were called to a house on St Augustine’s Avenue in Chesterfield after the homeowner was woken up by the smoke alarm sounding.
They went downstairs to find a firework on the floor that appeared to have been pushed through the letterbox and the kitchen filled with smoke. READ MORE...
Police Ask For Information After Pub Assault
Wednesday 31st October 2012 Police in Ripley are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted outside a pub in the town centre.
At around 10.45pm on Sunday, October 28th, a 29-year-old man was punched outside the White Lion pub on the Market Place following an earlier argument. The victim fell to the ground and suffered a broken cheekbone. A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been released on bail pending further inquiries. Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault.
Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Try To Trace Woman Asking For Lift
Monday 29th October 2012 Police are appealing for a woman to come forward and speak to them to confirm that she is safe and well.
A call was received at 11.30pm on Friday, October 26th from a man saying that he had spoken to a woman on Colliery Road, Creswell who asked if he would give her a lift to Mansfield. When he declined she said that she would walk to Mansfield across the train lines. The woman was described as white, in her 70s, of a slim build and had pale skin.
She was approximately 5ft 7ins tall with black shoulder length hair that was a lighter colour at the front and wearing a black, single breasted, knee length coat.
Police would like to speak to the woman and ask her to contact them using the non-emergency number 101.
Transport Police Condemn 'Reckless' Rail Line Trespasser
Friday 19th October 2012 British Transport Police (BTP) has condemned the actions of a "reckless and irresponsible" man who trespassed near the railway line in Pinxton in Derbyshire with two small children in tow.
Police have today released CCTV footage in a bid to identify the man, highlight the dangers of the railway and warn that some people are still risking their lives, and the lives of others, by trespassing on the railway lines.
Inspector Granville Sellers, of British Transport Police, said: "I am genuinely shocked to see, that despite our constant warnings..." READ MORE & VIDEO...
Man Charged With Murder Of Chesterfield Specsavers Director
Wednesday 17th October 2012 We've just heard that the 30-year-old Maltby man, arrested on suspicion of murder of the Director of the Chesterfield Specsavers, has now been charged and remanded in custody until his next court appearance.
South Yorkshire Police launched a murder investigation after 45-year-old Dinnington man, Robert David Hurdley, died following an altercation in the Don Jon Hotel public house, in Maltby, at around 10pm on Sunday, 14th October, 2012. He sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Rotherham District General Hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Murder Arrest After Death Of Chesterfield Optician Boss
Wednesday 17th October 2012 It's been revealed that a man who died in an incident in the Don Jon Hotel in Maltby, at around 10pm on Sunday evening, 14th October, 2012, was a well respected and liked boss at a local optician's company.
Robert David Hurdley, a 45-year-old man from Dinnington, was a Director at Specsavers on Burlington Street in Chesterfield.
He was taken to Rotherham District General Hospital after suffering a serious head injury at the venue but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. READ MORE...
Drugs Arrest In Chesterfield Town Centre
Tuesday 16th October 2012 Police in Chesterfield have arrested three youths in Chesterfield town centre on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.
They were stopped by police on Rose Hill at around 12.20pm on Thursday, October 11th. Officers searched the youths and the area and recovered a wrap of suspected Class A drugs. The youths, a 17 year old and a 15 year old boy from London and 16 year old boy from Maidstone, Kent, have been bailed pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information relating to illegal drug use or any other crime, call Derbyshire police on 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Average of 35,000 Child Abuse Images Found Every Day
Monday 15th October 2012 The NSPCC is calling for urgent action to stamp out the illegal trade in child abuse images, after figures revealed that nearly 26 million have been confiscated in the last two years.
This staggering total comes from just five of the 43 police forces in England and Wales which were able to check their records. A sixth force said it had records of more than 10 million images going back a number of years.
In response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, Derbyshire Police were not able to give specific figures, but said they deal with approximately... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Mobility Scooter Collision
Monday 15th October 2012 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a woman was knocked off her mobility scootert his morning.
At around 11.25am (Monday, October 15th) a collision occurred on the West Bars roundabout, Chesterfield, at the junction with Chatsworth Rd and Foljambe Rd. A 40-year-old woman was knocked off her disability scooter by a vehicle which didn't stop at the scene. The rider of the scooter suffered minor leg injuries. Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incidents or has any information about the identity of the driver. Contact PC Adam Shipley from the Roads Policing Unit on the non-emergency number 101 or the witness appeal line on 01773 572929.
Police Seek Information After Motorcyclist Incident On A61
Monday 15th October 2012
Derbyshire police are asking for information after a motorcyclist was nearly forced off a road by a white van driver.
Officers also said that a passenger in the van attempted to hit the motorcyclist with a piece of wood. The attack took place at about 11-15pm on Friday 12th October on the A61 between Alfreton and Clay Cross.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on the non-emergency number,101.
Appeal After Children's Play Area Damaged In Mastin Moor
Monday 15th October 2012 Vandals have caused £600 worth of damage to a children's play area in Mastin Moor.
Three park benches have been ripped up, causing damage to the block paved floor beneath, and playground equipment has been damaged by fire.
The playground, at Lansbury Avenue, was attacked some time between 9.30pm and 11pm on Saturday, October 6th. The park is overlooked by neighbouring homes and police hope that local residents may have information which could help them find the vandals. READ MORE...
Police And Crime Commissioner Elections Loom
Monday 15th October 2012 Next month will see elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire take place.
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will be an elected representative, charged with securing efficient and effective policing of a police area.
The election is scheduled for November 15th, 2012, and once elected, the PCC will take over the current functions of the Police Authority.
Here are the details on the elections - and how they will affect... READ MORE...
Police Warning Over Number Plate Thefts In Chesterfield
Saturday 13th October 2012 Police issue warning to motorists following a large amount of number plate thefts in Chesterfield.
Since April, there have been 26 incidents reported to police of number plates being stolen. The majority of these thefts took place in Stonegravels, Newbold and Whittington Moor areas of the town. Insp Steve Ball, Chesterfield Section Inspector said: "In some cases the number plates have been used to disguise vehicles in order for crime to be committed. We are offering free tamper proof number plate screws to the public. To get your free set visit Chesterfield enquiry office, Beetwell Street. These are limited to two per caller and stocks are limited."
For further details contact Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Team using the non-emergency number 101, or to report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After 61 Year Old Woman Robbed In Chesterfield
Thursday 11th October 2012 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information about a robbery in the town on Tuesday night (October 9th).
The robbery happened on Chatsworth Road in the town at about 9pm when two youths, wearing dark clothing, ran up to a 61-year-old woman, pushed her over and stolen her handbag. The youths then ran off towards Brickhouse Yard and Catherine Street. The woman was left shaken and distressed but not seriously injured.
Anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information that would help the police, should call 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Stunt Scooter Stolen In Chesterfield
Wednesday 10th October 2012
Police are appealing for information after a 14-year-old boy's stunt scooter was stolen from outside a shop in Boythorpe.
The scooter was taken from outside Raj News on Baden Powell Road at around 4pm on Saturday, September 29th.
PCSO Zoe Blount of the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team has been making enquiries. She said: "If anyone has any information about this incident, or if they saw anything suspicious please contact us." READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Tyres Slashed
Tuesday 9th October 2012
Police are appealing for information after a car had two of its tyres slashed in Old Whittington.
The incident happened at around 11.40pm on Tuesday, September 25th. The two front tyres of a Renault Megane were damaged while it was parked on Danby Avenue.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or with information, should contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Operation Focus Proves A Success
Tuesday 9th October 2012 An operation to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed or injured on Derbyshire roads during the summer months has come to an end with fewer fatalities compared to last year.
The annual Operation Focus, funded by the Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership, ran from Good Friday to the end of September. There were five motorcyclists killed on the county's roads between April and September this year compared to eleven during the same period in 2011. Figures for the number of riders seriously injured are only available up to the end of July.Between April and July 2012 there were 40 bikers killed or seriously injured and in the same period in 2011 that figure was 58. READ MORE...
Police Reminder Over Doorstep Callers
Monday 8th October 2012 Police are reminding residents in Chesterfield, North Derbyshire, Bolsover and the Amber Valley to make sure they check the identity of doorstep callers.
The advice comes following reports of people calling at homes wanting and offering to sell goods, with the latest incident taking place on Wednesday, October 3rd at Sheepcote Road, Killamarsh.
Community Safety Inspector Russ Dakin said: "We really want to remind residents of the importance of checking ID when people come to the door." READ MORE...
CCTV Images Released After Chesterfield Assault
Friday 5th October 2012 Police investigating an assault in Chesterfield town centre have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to.
The victim suffered a broken jaw during the unprovoked assault which took place outside 'Back to the 90s' after a night out in the town, at 1.45am on Monday, June 25th. Officers wish to speak to the man in the image to help them with their inquiries.
Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image (left) or has any information is asked to call Chesterfield CID on the police non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Man Jailed For GBH
Thursday 4th October 2012 A Chesterfield man who left a teenager with a fractured skull after an assault has been jailed for 21 months.
Daniel Forthergill, 19, was one of a group of people who approached a 17-year-old on Troughbrook Lane, Chesterfield on Dec 6th, 2011. There was a scuffle between him and the victim with the victim suffering a fractured skull and loss of hearing in one ear.
Forthergill (pictured) of Southgate Way, Barrow Hill pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to 21 months in a young offender institution following a hearing at Derby Crown Court on Friday, September 28th.
Detective Appeal After Chesterfield Assault
Wednesday 3rd October 2012 Detectives in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and had his camera stolen.
The 19-year-old victim was walking along Cutthorpe Road in the early hours of the morning when a car with three men in it pulled up next to him. One of the men asked the victim for a lighter before getting out of the car and punching him. The victim then dropped his bag and the offender picked it up, got back in the car and drove off. The bag contained expensive camera equipment including two Canon cameras, two lenses, and a tripod. The robbery took place at around 1.30am on Wednesday, September 5th.
Anyone with info please contact Chesterfield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chair Leg Attack Man Jailed
Wednesday 3rd October 2012 A Chesterfield man who attacked two people with a chair leg has been jailed for 30 months.
Lee Woodger, 21, of Stubbing Road, Chesterfield, hit a 36-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman with the wooden implement, after getting into an argument in the early hours of January 1st, 2012. The woman suffered a broken arm and the man needed stitches to his head as a result of the assault that took place on Stubbing Rd.
Woodger pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm and jailed for 30 months following a hearing at Derby Crown Court on Monday, Sept 24th.
Three Arrested On Suspicion Of Hunting With Dogs
Wednesday 3rd October 2012
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of hunting a wild animal with dogs in Clowne.
They were arrested by police on patrol who had stopped to check a suspicious vehicle on Rotherham Road, at around 8.15pm on Friday, September 28th.
The men, a 46 year old and a 21 year old from Mexborough, and a 17 year old from Conisborough, have been bailed pending further enquiries. Officers would like to trace a further two men who were in the area at the time. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Offer New Course To Drivers
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 A new educational course for drivers who commit minor motoring offences will be offered by Derbyshire police and the Casualty Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST).
The national course, called What's Driving Us?, was launched in April 2012 by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) under the National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme (NDORS).
The scheme has been put in place to give police the discretion to offer drivers who commit selected road traffic offences the opportunity... READ MORE...
Second Teenager Loses Battle For Life After Car Crash
Thursday 27th September 2012
A second teenager has died following a serious collision on the A632 Matlock Road, at Kelstedge.
Liam Chapman, 16, from Clay Cross, was taken to Queen's Medical Centre following the collision on Thursday, September 20th, suffering serious injuries. He died in hospital yesterday (Wednesday, September 26th).
Connor Short, also 16-years-old and from Ashover, was treated for serious injuries, but died in Chesterfield Royal Hospital shortly after the collision. READ MORE...
Man Charged With Murder Of Somercotes Victim Named
Wednesday 26th September 2012 A 22-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Jade Riley-Ward in Somercotes on Saturday, September 22nd.
Cornelius Brown appeared before magistrates in Chesterfield this morning and was remanded in custody and appears at Nottingham Crown Court tomorrow (Thursday 27th September). Emergency services were called to a house on Burke Drive just before 4pm on Saturday and found the 30-year-old woman dead. A post mortem examination carried out yesterday revealed she died from multiple stab wounds. Anyone who has any information that may help the police investigation should ring 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Crackdown On Stolen Goods
Wednesday 26th September 2012 Police in Chesterfield have launched a poster campaign to crack down on people selling stolen goods.
The poster 'How much are you prepared to pay?' is being distributed across Chesterfield to raise awareness of the harm caused through the stolen goods market, and to encourage people to report anyone they suspect of handling stolen property.
Officers are also speaking to people about the consequences of buying stolen property and acting as a 'fence'. A fence is a slang term used to describe someone who handles stolen property. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Two Children Die In Car Collision
Tuesday 25th September 2012 Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road crash at Creswell yesterday.
Two cars collided on the B6042 Crags Road in Creswell at about 4.45pm on Monday 24th September 2012. A Peugeot 106 was being driven towards the A60 and a Citroen C2 was being driven towards Creswell. Two female children, aged 5 and 22 months, travelling in the Peugeot, sustained fatal injuries. Their 29-year-old mother, who was driving, and their sister, 7, were taken to hospital with minor injuries. The family come from the Worksop area. The Citroen driver, a 23-year-old woman from Worksop, sustained an arm injury. The road was closed for several hours.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to ring the witness appeal line on 01773 572929 and leave a message.
Murder Victim Named
Monday 24th September 2012 Police investigating the murder of a woman in Somercotes have released the name of the victim.
Jade Riley Ward, of Burke Drive, Somercotes, was formally identified this afternoon (Monday, September 24th). Emergency services were called to a house on Burke Drive just before 4pm on Saturday, September 22nd and found the 30-year-old woman dead.
A post mortem examination carried out yesterday revealed she died from multiple stab wounds. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Assault In Chesterfield
Monday 24th September 2012 Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a 19-year-old man in Chesterfield.
On Sunday, September 23rd, at approx 5am, a man was walking near to the roundabout where Sheffield Road, Peveril Road & Lockoford Lane meet, when 3 men approached him then then assaulted him, causing the victim to suffer a possible broken nose. During the attack money was taken from his wallet. The 3 men were described as white; the 1st man was of a medium build, 5'8" tall, in his mid 20's with a shaved head. The 2nd man was 6'2" tall, very slim, in his mid 20's with short dark hair and the 3rd man was described as in his mid 30's, of a stocky build with facial hair.
Chesterfield Neighbourhood Watch Meeting Date
Monday 24th September 2012 The Chesterfield area Neighbourhood Watch support office is holding its annual general meeting this week.
It will take place on Wednesday, September 26th starting at 7pm in Meeting Room 2 at Chesterfield Library, Beetwell Street. All residents are welcome to attend.
For further information about the meeting call the C Division Neighbourhood Watch Support Office on 01246 522331 or email: email@example.com or visit the website at www.derbyshire.police.uk/Safety-advice/Neighbourhood-Watch/Neighbourhood-Watch.aspx for information about Neighbourhood Watch.
Teenager Dies After Ashover Collision
Friday 21st September 2012 A 16-year-old boy has died following a collision on the A632 Matlock Road, at Kelstedge near Ashover.
At around 11.10pm on Thursday September 20th, a blue Vauxhall Corsa travelling towards Chesterfield was in collision with a silver Peugeot 206 which had been travelling along Birkin Lane onto Matlock Road. The 16-year-old, a rear seat passenger of the Peugeot, was treated for serious injuries but later died in Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
The driver of the Peugeot, a 17-year-old male... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Collision Near Alfreton
Friday 21st September 2012 Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a moped on the A61 at Stretton, near Alfreton.
At 11am on Wednesday, September 20th, a silver Mercedes B Class was in collision with a Piaggio moped adjacent to the White Bear pub. The rider of the moped, a 41-year-old man, suffered internal injuries and was taken to Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Royal Hospital where he remains in a stable condition. Officers investigating the collision would like to speak to witnesses and are keen to talk to the driver of a white van who was travelling in front of the moped along the A61 and turned left towards Woolley Moor.
Those with information, please contact PC Andrew Prince of the Collision Investigation Unit on 01773 572929.
Missing Chesterfield Man Found Safe And Well
7 Mini Buses Seized In Shirebrook Following Police Checks
Thursday 20th September 2012 Police seized seven mini-buses during a day of traffic checks in Shirebrook.
It is after they were found to be on the road without the correct insurance during an operation to target road safety and crime.
The checks were carried out on Friday, September 7th, in a joint initiative between police in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and Bolsover District Council.
Drivers were stopped near to Sports Direct in Shirebrook and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Missing Chesterfield Man
Wednesday 19th September 2012 Police are appealing for help to find a 44-year-old man who has been missing from his home in Chesterfield since Sunday, September 9th.
Martin Drops was last seen by his wife at home on Gloucester Road at around 3pm. He left in a taxi to go into Chesterfield town centre and has not been seen since. Mr Drops is white, 6ft tall, with short brown hair, blue eyes and of slim build. He was last seen wearing a navy blue t-shirt, blue jeans, white trainers and a blue baseball cap. He has not contacted his family and his disappearance is out of character. Anyone who has seen Mr Drops, or knows where he is, should contact the police on the non-emergency number 101.
Chesterfield Man Jailed After Punching 16 Year Old
Wednesday 19th September 2012 A Chesterfield man has been jailed after punching a teenager and stealing his motorbike.
Jonathan Featherstone, 24, approached the 16-year-old boy and his two friends as they were riding their off-road bikes along a disused railway line off Belmont Drive on May, 22nd. Featherstone hit the victim and pushed him off his bike before threatening him if he didn't hand it over. He then stole the bike and rode off on it. Featherstone, of Middlecroft Road, Staveley was arrested and charged with robbery. He pleaded guilty to the offence and was jailed for 12 months following a hearing at Derby Crown Court on Friday, September 14th.
Appeal After Headstones Damaged In Eckington Cemetary
Tuesday 18th September 2012 Police are appealing for information after a number of headstones have been damaged at Eckington Cemetery.
It is thought the incident happened sometime overnight between Sunday, September 16th and Monday, September 17th when around 25 plots at the site on Sheffield Road suffered from the damage.
PCSO Dale Merchant of the Eckington Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "Several headstones and benches have been pushed over and ornaments damaged, which is understandably quite distressing for those families affected" READ MORE...
Police Advice After 'Scam' Telephone Calls In NE Derbyshire
Tuesday 18th September 2012 Police in North East Derbyshire are asking residents to be on their guard after recent reports of a telephone scam involving people claiming to be from the Ministry of Justice.
It is after two residents in Heath reported the suspicious phone calls to police on Tuesday, September 11th. The caller had spoken to both residents and said they were due a large payment but in order to receive the money they would have to go to their nearest PayPoint store and make a payment for the service using Ukash. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Exposes Himself To 15 Year Old Girl
Monday 17th September 2012 Police are appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself at a 15-year-old girl as she walked through a Chesterfield park.
At around 3.20pm on Friday, September 14th, the victim was walking across Highfield Recreation Ground, off Gloucester Avenue, when she noticed a man walking towards her. The man exposed himself to the girl before turning and walking back down the footpath towards Highfield Lane. The man made no attempt to speak to the victim. The man is described as white, in his 40s, medium build, 5ft 9in tall with short dark hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a thin black jumper.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Seek Information After Arson
Monday 17th September 2012 Police are appealing for information about a fire at a flat in a block on Beech Crescent in Killamarsh where, at around 4.20pm on Tuesday, September 4th, emergency services were called.
The fire service attended and put out the fire which had been started deliberately in one of the flats. There was no one in the flat when the fire was set, but extensive damage was caused to the flat and surrounding properties. A 33-year-old man was arrested and has since been charged with arson and criminal damage. Detectives would still like to speak to people who were in the area at the time or anyone who has information about the incident.
Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Man Jailed After Sex With 14 Year Old Girl
Tuesday 11th September 2012
A Chesterfield man who had sex with a 14-year-old girl has been jailed for four years.
Peter Garcia, 30, had consensual sex with the teenager at a house in Clowne in April 2011. Garcia, of Coronation Road, Brimington, was arrested and charged with three counts of sexual activity with a female under 16. He denied the offences but was found guilty by a jury at Derby Crown Court and sentenced to four years in prison following a hearing on Friday, September 7th. He must sign the sex offenders' register indefinitely and has been disqualified from working with children.
Police Appeal After Man 'Flashes' 15 Year Old Girl
Tuesday 11th September 2012 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a man exposed himself at a 15-year-old girl as she walked to school.
At around 8.30am yesterday (Monday, September 10th) the victim was walking along a footpath which runs between Loundsley Green Road and Fieldhead Way when she passed a man who was bent down. The man called out and the victim turned around to see he had exposed himself. She carried on walking and the man made no attempt to approach the victim. The man is described as white, late 40s, large build, 5ft 10in tall with short mousy coloured hair. He was wearing a blue bomber style jacket, knee length shorts and black trainers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Dispersal Notice On West Bars After Drunken Behaviour
Wednesday 5th September 2012
Calls to police from members of the public and staff in Chesterfield town centre shops about drunken behaviour, have prompted a decision to introduce a dispersal order in the West Bars area of the town centre.
The order covers a number of locations about which calls have been made including the bus stands in Beetwell Street, the Market Place, Shentall Gardens and the parade of shops along West Bars. It gives uniformed police the power to ask groups of two or more people to move on. READ MORE...
Police Urge Responsible Riding After Mini Motos Seized
Wednesday 5th September 2012
Police are reminding people to make sure they use off road motorbikes responsibly, safely and legally after two bikes were seized and a warning was issued in two days.
At around 7.15pm on Thursday, August 30th, officers were called to a report of a nuisance bike being ridden around the Middlecroft and Inkersall area.
They stopped the mini-moto on McMahon Avenue and the bike was seized from an 18 year old man, who had been riding it on pavements and... READ MORE...
Police Hit Back At Claims By BBC's Panorama Programme
Tuesday 4th September 2012 After BBC One's Panorama suggested in a programme aired last night called 'Dial 999….and wait', that Derbyshire Police have poor response times, the Force's Deputy Chief Constable has hit back saying that he believes the information provided was misleading.
Alan Goodwin has now said in a statement, "We strongly refute the allegation made in the Panorama programme that Derbyshire police officers fail to meet response targets.
"In common with other forces, the constabulary has not..." READ MORE...
Appeal After Teenager Robbed In Chesterfield
Monday 3rd September 2012 Detectives are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed as he walked home through Chesterfield.
At around 3.30am on Saturday, September 1st, the 17-year-old boy was walking along Baden Powell Road when he was approached by 3 teenage boys who demanded items from the victim. The victim took out his mobile phone and one of the offenders grabbed it and punched him in the face. One of the youths was holding a screwdriver. The offenders then walked away in the direction of the town centre.
The offenders were all white teenagers around 15 to 16-years-old. READ MORE...
Eckington Benefit Cheat Sentenced
Monday 3rd September 2012 An Eckington man who illegally claimed benefits while he was working has been punished in court.
Simon Haigh, of Station Road in Eckington, received over £2,800 in overpaid benefits from North East Derbyshire District Council and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates Court heard how the 29-year-old failed to tell the authorities that he had started a new job, and continued to illegally claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit for 6 months. READ MORE...
Creswell Crags Body - Woman Named
Saturday 1st September 2012
Derbyshire Police have named the woman whose body was found in the river at Creswell Crags on Tuesday August 28th as 54-year-old Sharon Burgin from Worksop.
She was found just before 6.30pm on Tuesday and police began an investigation.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious.
Police are compiling a report for the local coroner.
Woman's Body Found At Creswell Crags
Wednesday 29th August 2012 Police are investigating the death of a woman at Creswell Crags in Derbyshire.
The woman's body was found in the river at the crags just before 6.30pm yesterday (Tuesday August 28th). She is believed to be a 54-year-old woman from Nottinghamshire but a formal identification has not yet been carried out. Officers are keeping an open mind about the circumstances around her death. A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine how she died. Anyone who was at Creswell Crags yesterday should contact the police on 101.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Sproson, from Derbyshire Constabulary, said: "Unfortunately we have had to ask for the Crags to be closed to the public while we continue our enquiries. We apologise for any inconvenience to tourists and local people."
Missing Chesterfield Woman Safe And Well
Friday 24th August 2012
A 39-year-old woman who was reported missing from her home in Walton, Chesterfield has been spoken to by police and is safe and well.
As we reported last week, Charity Abulitsa was reported missing on July 29th.
She has spoken to officers via Skype today and confirmed that she is safe and well.
'Prolific' Derbyshire Burglar Is Jailed
Friday 24th August 2012 A prolific burglar who raided more than 20 homes across north Derbyshire has been jailed for seven years.
Sean Sisson, 24, admitted targeting homes in Glapwell, Doe Lea and Scarcliffe during the last year.
He was charged with three burglaries committed on East Street and Bramley Road, Doe Lea and Main Street, Scarcliffe between December 2011 and March 2012. He pleaded guilty to those offences and asked the judge to take 22 others into account when passing sentence at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday 21st... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Inkersall Robbery
Friday 24th August 2012 Police are appealing for information about a robbery in Chesterfield.
At around 12.30am on Thursday, August 23rd, a 24-year-old man was walking along a footpath between Inkersall Green Road and Cromford Drive, at Middlecroft when he was approached by two men who asked him the time.
The victim said he did not have his phone with him and one of the offenders then produced what the victim believes to be a knife and demanded the victim empty his pockets. The victim handed over cash and a bank card... READ MORE...
Men Offer Apology After Damage To Land
Wednesday 22nd August 2012
Four men who admitted causing damage to land at Markham Vale have apologised for their actions.
The men met with police officers, Derbyshire County Council, the Environment Agency and Markham Vale Management to apologise and better understand the consequences of the damage caused.
The case was resolved through Restorative Justice, a scheme launched by police in April 2009 to reduce bureaucracy and deal swiftly with minor crime. READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Missing Chesterfield Woman
Friday 17th August 2012 Police are concerned for the safety of a 39-year-old woman who has gone missing.
Charity Abulitsa, pictured, left her home in Walton, Chesterfield on Sunday, July 29th, and has not been seen since.
She is black, of a slim build, 5ft 7ins tall with very long dark brown hair that is worn in braids. It is thought that she may have visited a friend in London.
Anyone with information, please contact police using the non-emergency line, 101.
Police To Hold Online Surgery For Hearing Impaired Residents
Friday 17th August 2012 Derbyshire Constabulary is hosting an online surgery aimed at people who are deaf or hard of hearing or those who work with hearing impaired people.
It is hoped that the online question and answer session will attract people who want to discuss issues or concerns the police may be able to help with. People can also find out more about the support Derbyshire Constabulary offers to the deaf and hard of hearing community. The surgery will be hosted by force Outreach Officer, Jane Birkin and a specialist panel. It will be held from 4pm on Wednesday, August 22nd. To take part, visit www.derbyshire.police.uk/virtualsurgeries
Applications Now Open For New Police And Crime Panel Role
Wednesday 15th August 2012 Applications are being invited for a new role which will play a part in changes to the way crime and disorder is tackled in Derbyshire.
Later this year, Police Authorities, which hold forces in England and Wales to account, will be abolished and new Police and Crime Commissioner posts will be established. Derbyshire's candidates are now coming forward and elections for the new four-year post will take place on November 15th.
Meanwhile, a new Police and Crime Panel made up of... READ MORE...
Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Supplying Cannabis
Wednesday 15th August 2012 Police in Chesterfield have arrested a man on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Cannabis.
Officers stopped the man during patrols on Dunston Road on Saturday, August 11th. He was searched and police found two bags containing suspected Cannabis. The 25-year-old, who is from the Chesterfield area, has been bailed pending further enquiries.
If you have information about drugs in your community contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non-emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Burglar Jailed After Fingerprint Find
Wednesday 15th August 2012 A Chesterfield man has been jailed after his fingerprints were found at a flat that had been burgled.
Stephen Cooke, 35, broke into a flat on Old Hall Road, Chesterfield in March 2012 and stole jewellery, electrical goods and aftershave. He was arrested and charged with burglary after his fingerprints were later found in the flat. Cooke, of Birchwood Crescent, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to the offence.
He was sentenced to 13 months in prison following a hearing at Derby Crown Court on Tuesday, August 7th.
Tuesday 14th August 2012 Later this week, five people from the Bolsover area will join the sixteen strong team from the National Police Aid Convoys charity, who are travelling to Zambia to meet the two huge containers of aid dispatched in April and to check on some of the fifteen sent since Christmas.
Although individuals travel out occasionally, the Zambia team trip only happens every two years with the last occurring in 2010, when twenty people ventured out together.
Pam Richardson and Jack Slack (81) from Creswell, have been with the charity for 10 years and are very excited by the prospect. READ MORE...
Jailed Home Help Ordered To Pay Back Thousands
Friday 10th August 2012 A home-help jailed for blackmail and cheating two elderly victims out thousands of pounds has been ordered to pay back more than £130,000.
Irene Slater, 61, of Southfields, Clowne, was jailed for 42 months at Derby Crown Court on April 13th for a number of blackmail and fraud offences.
At a hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) on Wednesday, August 8th, Slater was ordered to pay £126,391 in compensation to her victims and a further £5,271 was confiscated by the court. READ MORE...
Teenager Has Bike Taken On Renishaw Trail
Friday 10th August 2012 Police are appealing for information after a 15-year-old boy was robbed of his bike as rode along the Trans-Pennine Trail near Renishaw.
At around 6.30pm on Tuesday, July 24th, the victim and two friends were riding along the trail in the direction of Rother Valley near the Sitwell Arms when they passed a group of older teenagers. One of the group of older, white teenagers shouted "Give me your bike" to the victim and his friends and began chasing them. The victim was then punched by two members of the group and his BMX bike was stolen. The bike is a Mongoose BMX with a cream coloured frame, purple front forks and a purple anodised front wheel, a blue anodised back wheel and a purple and black seat.
Please call Chesterfield CID on 101 with any information or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Alfreton Police Appeal After Man's Jaw Is Broken
Wednesday 8th August 2012 Detectives in Alfreton are appealing for information after a man suffered a broken jaw when he was assaulted as he walked home.
At around 1.30am on Saturday, August 4th, a 24-year-old man was walking along Priory Road when he was approached by two men. One of the men punched the victim in the face and the victim then blacked out and fell to the floor. The men walked off and the victim called police. He then went to hospital where he had to undergo an operation for a broken jaw.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who has information about the assault. Contact Amber Valley CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Business Burglary
Monday 6th July 2012 Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a business in Wingerworth.
Between 6pm and 6.25pm on Saturday, August 4th thieves broke into Realstone Ltd, Bolehill Quarry and stole a number of items from the office. A small blue hatchback car was seen pulling into a lay-by near the business shortly before the break-in. A man was seen to walk into the grounds then run back out a short time later carrying a white bag, getting back into the car he drove off up Bolehill Lane towards Ashover.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who saw this car or has information about the offender. Anyone with private CCTV in the area is also asked to contact police. Call PC Wheelwright of Derbyshire police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Spireites Fan Gets Five Year Banning Order
Thursday 2nd August 2012 A Chesterfield fan has been given a five-year Football Banning Order after being involved in nuisance behaviour on a train following the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final at Wembley.
Gareth Jones, 27, was handed the order by magistrates in Chesterfield on Wednesday, August 1st after he was found to have committed a public order offence while travelling back from London after the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final on Sunday, March 25th.
Jones,of Rosewood Close, Chesterfield was banned from going to home or away matches following a joint application to magistrates by Derbyshire Constabulary and British Transport Police. READ MORE...
Police Hunt After Man Touches 16 Year Old Girl's Bum
Wednesday 1st August 2012
Police in Chesterfield have released this E-fit image of a man who touched a 16-year-old girl’s bum as she walked past him.
At around 5.30pm on Wednesday, July 25th, two 16-year-old girls were walking along the canal path on Rother Way between Chesterfield and Brimington when they saw a man fishing.
As they got past the man he touched one of the girl's bums. The girls walked away and called police. READ MORE...