Police Connect- Rural Crime Report

Welcome to this week’s rural crime update. Below you will find some advice ref rural crime within Norfolk. Please contact us with any information you may have about rural crime, you are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to help us reduce rural crime. Your information will help us put our resources in the right places.
Please note your next newsletter will be sent on Friday 21st October due to annual leave.
Who to contact…

Query Who to contact Non Urgent Urgent
Farm / Agricultural & general advice
DC Andy Brown
Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Metal Theft DC Andy Brown Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
Wildlife Crime Insp Jon Papworth
Tel 101 or WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Newsletter feedback T/Sgt Horton-Smith OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
All other enquiries DC Andy Brown OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
Follow us @RuralCrimeNfk
#RuralCrime #WildlifeCrime
A big thank you
The Op Randall team would like to thank you all for your calls and emails regarding hare coursing, it is now the time of year where we may see some incidents and your information is key to helping us catch these offenders. Please report any suspicious activity including vehicles to us as soon as possible.

Another successful Op Randall talk given to the NFU
On Monday 3rd October DC Andy Brown gave a rural crime talk to the Diss branch of the NFU. He spoke about the work currently being undertaken by the Constabulary and partners to tackle rural crime in Norfolk.
We are happy to attend rural crime meetings and provide a talk on the various aspects of rural crime including wildlife crime, metal theft and heritage crime etc.
Should you like the Op Randall Team to attend please contact DC Andy Brown directly on the above details to discuss.
Stolen Ifor Williams Trailer recovered
This week has seen the recovery of a stolen Ifor Williams trailer worth £3000 which was stolen nine and a half years ago in Leicestershire. The farmer is extremely happy to have his trailer returned to him.
We would like to thank Farm Watch for continued observations and assistance and encourage you all to report any suspicious findings or information to us.
Don’t forget to record all serial numbers so we are able to return yours to you should it be stolen, take photographs too. Distinctive markings are also a great way to make your trailer less desirable to thieves, weld cut or scratch your business details/postcode onto the trailer.
Stolen Volvo mini-digger recovered
The OP Randall team and colleagues recovered a Volvo mini-digger that had been stolen in 2015.
Illegal Scrap Collector Fined
A joint investigation into illegal scrap, conducted by the OP Randall team and colleagues has resulted in an illegal scrap dealer receiving a fine totalling £932 at Norwich magistrates Court in recent weeks.

Should anyone have any information regarding illegal scrap please contact DC Andy Brown on the above details.

Church Lead Theft
Cockley Cley and West Bradenham Churches have both been victim to lead theft in the last two weeks. Please keep your eyes peeled and report any suspicious activity however small it may be. If you see a vehicle, please make a note of the registration.

Pink is the colour!
DC Andy Brown reminds you that a simple spray of florescent pink paint will make your batteries un-attractive to thieves.

Whilst the offenders are on your land looking for stolen batteries, what else are they looking at?

Are you leaving yourself vulnerable to further incidents?
Community Rural Advisory Group
The first C.R.A.G took place on Tuesday 27th September.

This group consists of several key representatives of Norfolk’s rural communities and partner agencies, they will meet each quarter and help shape the Constabulary’s response to rural crime.

Through this newsletter we will keep you updated on the selected priorities and work undertaken.

Agreed priorities are:

Flytipping: Sgt Askham to arrange a meeting with Local Authority to explore policy and enforcement.

Prosecution: Sgt Askham to speak with Kevin Eastwick( CPS) to look at impact statements for rural crime and also to ensure Magistrates are sufficiently informed as to wider impact of rural criminality and that this is taken into consideration when passing judgement.

Achieving best evidence: for wildlife officers to share information with game keepers of what is required evidentially for the police to prosecute.

Raves: Increase knowledge within CCR regard role of the land owner/gamekeeper

Heating Oil Thefts
It’s that time of year when people release they were victim to heating oil thefts in the spring and summer months, please report any incidents to us. To reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim consider purchasing an oil level alarm to place inside your tank, there are various products available online. Please also consider good lighting around your oil tanks, this is a good deterrent for thieves.
Wildlife Crime
If you have any information or suspicion about illegal activity concerning Wildlife Crime please contact our dedicated team at the below email address WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Please use it to report any non-urgent concerns, queries or information you would like us to know about.
If you are aware of an incident or offence taking place there and then or shortly afterwards please dial 999 . The above inbox will not be monitored 24/7 but it will provide you with a direct way to contact our Wildlife Crime Officers.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Insp Jon Papworth
WCO Lead
Sgt Andy Tomlinson
PCSO Helen Maxwell
PC Ben Clarke
Kings Lynn / Downham Market
Pc Maria Asker
Kings Lynn
PC Garry Hoadley
South Norfolk
PC Jim Squires
South Norfolk
PC Sally Hammerton
PS Richard Bedder
PC Jason Pegden
North Norfolk
PC Stu Doe
North Norfolk
PCSO Mac Cornaby
Rural crime updates

Please find information below regarding rural crime in Norfolk from 23rd September – 13th October 2016.

Drayton – Unknown person(s) set fire to railway sleepers on a farm.
Cawston – Unknown person(s) set fire to a hay stack sculpture of a horse created by the Young Farmers.

Burglary other than dwelling
Downham Market – Unknown male stole £1000 worth of tools from a garden centre.
Norwich – Unknown person(s) have forced entry to St George Church and forcible removed a donation box.
Thetford – unknown person(s) have broken into a barn conversion and stolen keys to a vehicle, they have then stolen the vehicle.
Theft from motor vehicle
Dereham – A satellite guidance system has been stolen from a tractor overnight.
Dereham – A satellite guidance system has been stolen from a tractor overnight.
Saxthorpe – Unknown person(s) have stolen 1150 litres of diesel from lorries on an insecure farm.
Thetford – Unknown person(s) have stolen diesel from the victims tractors.
Theft other
Attleborough – unknown person(s) have stolen 5200 litres of diesel from farm machinery, along with two fuel pumps and tools.
Thetford – Unknown person(s) have dug up and stolen an antique boot scraper from St Andrews Church.
Cockley Cley – Unknown person(S) have stolen lead from the roof of All Saints Church.
Thetford – Two males were seen using a chainsaw in woodland and loading chunks of wood into their vehicles.
Thetford – Unknown person(s) have stolen a porta cabin and horse box form a farm.
Downham Market – Unknown person(s) have stolen heating oil from a domestic address.
East Ruston – Unknown person(s) have stolen a twin axle trailer from a secure yard purpose built to carry 6 gas cylinders.
Criminal Damage
East Wretham Heath – livestock fencing has been damaged

Attempted Theft – None of note
Burglary Dwelling – None of note
Theft of motor vehicle – None of note
Attempted Burglary other than dwelling – None of note
Wishing you all a safe weekend

Team Randall

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