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.
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.
Emergency services have been dealing with a fire at a furniture store in Carlisle.
Fire crews were called out to the incident at Harvey's on Crown Street at some time before 12:18am on Saturday morning. Several road closures were put in place and Crown Street remains closed where it connects with Currock Road.
There are diversions in place at Water Street and vehicles can get onto James Street.
Cumbria Police say officers in Kendal will be using custody suites in Barrow during the week to help deal with staff shortages.
A spokesman says the county doesn't see a high number of people needing to be detained during the week and that Kendal custody will operate as usual over weekends and bank holidays.
Motorists using the A597 are being warned to watch their speed.
Some vehicles using the road, which is the main route between High Harrington and Harrington, are driving at such high speeds local residents are scared to leave their homes.
Police estimate that almost half a million pounds worth of livestock has been stolen in Cumbria in the last three years.
As we reported on Lookaround last night, the Police have launched a week-long campaign to highlight the issue - officers have been at Kendal Auction Mart today.
Our Rural Affairs Correspondent, Tim Backshall, reports.
Almost half a million pounds worth of livestock has been stolen in Cumbria in the last three years, according to Cumbria police.
The force has launched Operation Ambient to raise awareness.
They have been patrolling at Kendal auction Mart to look for stolen animals and to talk to farmers about the problem.
Many of them, like Andrew Allen, who farms near Windermere, have had livestock stolen.
Andrew Allen is a farmer from the Lyth Valley, near Windermere.
He had over 40 sheep stolen from his farm four years ago and is welcoming Cumbria Police's new campaign to tackle rural crime.
Police are at the Kendal Auction Market today speaking to farmers as part of their campaign to tackle rural crime.
The campaign also hopes to encourage local communities to get in contact with the police and report suspicious behaviour.