FUEL thieves siphoned petrol from road-sweeping machines stored in Ellesmere Port.
They unscrewed the fence surrounding a vehicle hire yard in Ross Road between 8pm on Monday, July 14, and 4am the following day and stole the fuel from the Iveco-Ford sweepers before escaping undetected.
Crooks sawed the catalytic converter from the exhaust pipe of a Ford Transit on the Clayhill Industrial Estate, Neston, between July 13-14.
Police are hunting yobs who used rocks and stones to smash “numerous” ground floor school windows in Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port between 4.08pm and 5.30pm on Sunday.
In separate thefts, thieves stole a red specialised hard rock disc 06 mountain bike from the cricket club in Parkgate Road, Neston and tried to steal a Peugeot car in Juniper Drive, Great Sutton, both on Saturday night; took a damaged Yamaha 400 motorbike from Rostherne Avenue, Great Sutton, on Friday lunchtime; stole a locked purple and mauve mountain bike from outside the EPIC, McGarva Way, on Thursday evening; stole tools from a Vauxhall Movano in Kinsey Road, Cheshire Oaks, on Thursday afternoon; stole a mobile phone and wallet from a Jaguar car in New Bridge Road, Ellesmere Port; removed a North Shore Atlantic blue and white kayak from the roof of a Vauxhall Signum in Underwood Drive, Whitby; smashed a window and forced open the fire door of a bar in Hinderton Road, Neston, before stealing goods, and took a Ford Mondeo from Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, later dumping it in the town, all on July 15; stole private parking signs from a fence in Capenhurst Lane, Great Sutton and took a blue Peugeot from a hotel in Princes Road, Ellesmere Port, both on July 14; and stole a metal box containing scaffold fittings from a gas plant in Cromwell Road, Ellesmere Port between July 12-14.
Yobs have vandalised a number of houses in Ellesmere Port, including Sutton Way between 3-3.35pm on Saturday by smashing a glass pane in the front door; in Gateacre Court, Overpool, at 6.30pm on Friday when two male youths used a rock to smash a front ground floor window; in Mallory Road, Whitby, between July 15 and Friday by damaging the upper side window ; in Bridgewood Drive, Great Sutton, on July 14 by damaging the outer pane of a first floor bedroom window; and in Grace Road, Ellesmere Port, on July 14 by whacking a golf ball on to the garage roof, causing it to crack.
Between 7.30-34pm on Friday, three unknown male offenders banged on the front door of a house in Faraday Road, Whitby, causing minor damage, before going to the rear garden and smashing a single pane in a side window, then escaping towards Sutton Way.
In Compton Place, Ellesmere Port between July 11-14, vandals approached a Vauxhall Astra and scratched all the body panels on the nearside then dented the rear wing.
Witnesses or anyone with information should call Ellesmere Port police on 0845 4580000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.