News In Brief: Police track down woman fugitive

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A WOMAN escaped from medical staff who were transporting her to hospital in Sheffield and police were called.

She was tracked down to Monteney Road, Parson Cross and detained under the Mental Health Act. A police spokesman said: “Due to concerns regarding the patient’s mental and physical welfare, police and ambulance staff were called to the area on Thursday night. The patient was safely conveyed to hospital.”

Alarm wakes man

A SMOKE alarm woke a Rotherham man after he fell asleep with a pan cooking. He found his home on High Greave Place, East Herringthorpe, smoke-logged and got out unharmed before firefighters arrived. He did not need hospital treatment.

Vandal attacks

TWO cars were damaged and an unoccupied house daubed with graffiti on one street. Two windows were scratched and graffiti was scrawled across a windowsill at the house on Langer Lane, Chesterfield, between February 18-21. Two cars were scratched between February 16 and 18.

Cars damaged

PARKED cars were broken into on Myrtle Drive, Gleadless Valley; The Meads and Norton Park Road, Norton; and Robert Road and Meadowhead, Sheffield. An L-registered Nissan car was stolen from Heeley Bank Road. Call South Yorkshire Police: 101.

Bus on fire

FIREFIGHTERS were called when a bus engine compartment went up in flames on East Bank Road, Arbourthorne, Sheffield. No passengers were on board.

Booze warning

PARENTAL advisory letters are being sent to the homes of youngsters found with alcohol on the streets of Parson Cross and Shirecliffe in Sheffield. Police are seizing alcohol.

Cable theft probe

THREE men aged 20, 22, and 38 have been bailed by police in a probe into the theft of cable from industrial premises in Wharncliffe Side, Sheffield.

£50 litter fine

A TEENAGER was fined £50 when he was seen dropping litter five metres from a bin in Barnsley town centre.

ADVICE on home security was handed out from a mobile police station. Free lightbulbs, ‘power-down plugs’ and information on energy saving were given out in Hasland and St Leonards, Chesterfield.

A HOUSE was burgled on Slate Street, Heeley, Sheffield, after a door was left insecure. Officers are also investigating the break-in of a shed on Norton Avenue, Norton, last Friday morning.

POLICE and housing officers take to the streets on March 15 to find out residents’ concerns in Shirland near Chesterfield. Bobbies will join Rykneld Homes staff on Byron Street at 9.30am.

A VOLKSWAGEN Golf was dumped in a field off Littleworth Lane, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, and set alight. Firefighters tackled the blaze at 6.15am yesterday.