Cumbria Police is advising motorists to be aware of the dangers associated with bald and under-inflated tyres, as part of Tyre Safe Month.
Police in Cumbria are warning teenagers about the dangers of ‘sexting’.
Two of four people arrested have bail dates extended to July 5th.
PC Gordon Robson, Cumbria Police
People in Cumbria are being urged to call the police if they see anyone they've seen drinking attempting to drive home over the festive period.
Police say they will treat any tip offs as a priority and say the focus of this year's annual drink driving campaign is the responsibility of ordinary people to help keep the roads safe this Christmas.
Ryan Dollard reports.
Police are appealing for the owner of a safe to step forward after it was found just outside Carlisle.
A Police Community Support Officer in Little Orton was stopped by a member of the public on Saturday 16 November after a safe, which looked to have been dumped, had been found.
The secure line floor safe was discovered in an area known to locals as Gypsy Lonning.
So far all enquiries made to find the owner of the safe have been unsuccessful.
Anyone with any information about the safe should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and asked to speak to PCSO Russell Webb.
Cumbria Police are highlighting the importance of wearing reflective clothing when out in the dark.
They are urging anyone who is out walking, jogging or cycling to wear something reflective so they can be seen by drivers.
– Chief Inspector Matt Kennerley, Cumbria Police
During the hours of darkness, it can be difficult to see people who are wearing dark clothes. Also with it being winter, people do wear warmer clothing, which often can be dark coloured. Make sure other road users can see you, wear something light coloured, invest in some fluorescent clothing or lights. If you are a jogger or a cyclist, then it is vital to ensure that you are seen. Be seen and be safe.”
Cumbria Constabulary have today announced the appointment of Jerry Graham as the new Deputy Chief Constable for the force.
He is currently serving as the Assistant Chief Constable for Cumbria Police and will take up his new role as of 1 January 2014.
“Cumbria Constabulary is consistently one of the highest performing police forces in the country with officers and staff that are second to none. This enabled us to attract high quality applicants to the role.
"I am delighted that Assistant Chief Constable Jerry Graham has been appointed our new Deputy Chief Constable.
– Temporary Chief Constable Bernard Lawson
"He has a wealth of experience and knowledge gained during his time in Cumbria and previously in Lancashire Constabulary and has previously proven his ability to perform the role when he was recently the Temporary Deputy Chief Constable.
“This success was achieved in competition with a very strong field of candidates who all performed with great credit during this whole process.”
– Assistant Chief Constable Jerry Graham, Cumbria Constabulary
“I am passionate about policing in Cumbria, and feel privileged to have been appointed to the role of Deputy Chief Constable.
"I look forward to continuing to serve the communities of Cumbria in my new role.”
Cumbria police are launching their annual drink driving awareness campaign.
Last year more than two people were stopped and issued with breathalyser tests each day during December.
Police are calling on pub landlords for help with this year's crackdown.
Police in Cumbria have arrested one of the UK’s most wanted fugitives.
Brian Thexton, 37, was arrested shortly before 8 pm on Tuesday (26 November) near Kirkby Stephen.
Thexton was recently named by the National Crime Agency as one of the country’s Most Wanted fugitives.
Detective Superintendent Andrew Slattery said: “Detectives from Cumbria Constabulary have worked hard with other police forces in the North of England over recent weeks to track down and arrest Thexton. Tonight he was detained without incident at an isolated rural property.
“We would like to thank the community of North Cumbria for their support and can assure them that our county is not and will not become a safe haven for organised criminals.”
Cumbria Police have launched a campaign aimed at stopping criminals travelling to the county in the run up to Christmas.
Operation Atoll will see increased patrols to stop and search suspect vehicles.
In particular officers will be focusing on ATM crime, freight crime, cash in transit crime and commercial burglaries.
Detective Inspector Neil Cooper said:
“Cumbria is a very low crime area however our excellent transport links – particularly the M6 – make it vulnerable to travelling criminals.
“These criminals tend to focus on high value crimes, usually around commercial businesses. These crimes can see an increase at this time of year with the darker nights closing in.
“Our aim is to make it as difficult as possible for travelling criminals to commit any crime in Cumbria. I would encourage members of the public to contact the police if they see anyone acting suspiciously around business premises, cash machines or lorries that are parked.”
With less than five weeks to go, people are being told "don't let a thief steal your Christmas."
Cumbria Police say that the number of opportunistic thefts rise during the festive period, as burglars know there are more valuables in peoples homes than at any other time of the year.
They are advising homeowners and shoppers to take extra care this Christmas time.
– Claire Stevens, Cumbria Police
"They can lock their windows and doors especially if they are going out, have a night time routine before they go to bed, make sure they go round and make sure the front door is locked, the back door is locked, the patio door is locked and basically if you are buying Christmas presents keep them out of view, don't have them in the view of your window or on your worktops.
"Likewise if you are in the town shopping and you are going to buy an expensive gift leave that gift to be the last one that you buy and if you are taking gifts back to your car, lock them in your boot."
Cumbria Police are searching for an arsonist. They believe a furniture store in Carlisle was deliberately set alight and want the owner of a dark coloured car seen in Harvey's car park an hour before the fire began to come forwards.
The fire was reported at twenty past twelve this morning. At its height six fire engines tackled the blaze which closed Crown Street . The roof of the building collapsed and crews spent the day dampening down hot spots. No one was injured.
– Detective Inspector Craig Smith, Cumbria Police
“We are currently treating the fire as suspicious and are asking anyone who might have any information to get in touch.
"In particular a dark coloured car, in the style of a VW Golf or similar, was seen pulling up into a parking space on Crown Street between 11:15 and 11:30pm last night. We are keen to speak to the person/people in that car to help our investigation.
“The fire is under control and continues to be dealt with by Cumbria Fire and Rescue.
“This was a very serious fire, in which thankfully no one was hurt."
Fire crews believe the blaze was started in a bin at the rear of the store.