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 reduce rural crime.
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
All other enquiries DC Andy Brown OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
Please note your next newsletter will be sent on Friday 28th October 2016.
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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.
Cat Convertor thefts Suffolk
There is a rapidly emerging issue with catalytic converter thefts in West Suffolk. Offenders are committing multiple offences in one night, every few days. 31 catalytic converters have been taken or attempted since the beginning of October. This compares to three for the whole of September. Domestic cars are primarily being targeted.
High value Burglaries (Other Than Dwellings)
Within the Breckland / Western border along A47. Can the community please take care to secure away plant machinery and high value tools given a recent spate of high value BOTD’s. The majority of offences will occur overnight however it is likely that offenders ‘survey’ the area’s in daylight. Please report any suspicious activity immediately noting registrations etc, etc.
Church Lead Theft
St Andrews Church at Blickling has been a victim to lead theft in the last few days. 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.
High Value trailers
Please can we ask everyone to ensure that they make note of your serial numbers of your trailers, this assists with recovery if they are stolen. May we also ask that you register your trailers with the manufacturer’s
Pink is still 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?
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.
We are now seeing an increase in reports of people calling at address’s offering to sell shingle. If you haven’t asked for these people to call then please report it and be can inform Trading standards.
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
Sgt Andy Tomlinson
PCSO Helen Maxwell
PC Ben Clarke
Kings Lynn / Downham Market
Pc Maria Asker
PC Garry Hoadley
PC Jim Squires
DI Tom SMITH
PS Richard Bedder
PC Jason Pegden
PC Stu Doe
PCSO Mac Cornaby
Rural crime updates
Please find information below regarding rural crime in Norfolk from 14th to 20th October 2016.
Arson None of note
Burglary other than dwelling
Wisbech – Within the past month stables doors and tools have been taken from unattended premises.
Wisbech- Gates forced and locks removed on a container on site. A cement mixer, generator and dehumidifier stolen.
Kings Lynn- Lock snapped of shed, offender (s) have taken petrol lawn mower.
Wymondham- A large quantity of agricultural equipment stolen. Including- chain saws, disc cutter, whacker plates, strimmer, drills.
Diss- Roydon. Theft of chainsaw.
Wood Norton- Theft of ride on mower from a locked garage.
Shotesham- Padlock forced on barn, a commando pressure washer, a trimmer and chain saw stolen.
Norton Subcourse-Shed broken into whilst away 30/09 to 15/10. Ryobi Strimmer, Trimmer and chainsaw stolen.
Methwold- Theft of Horse tac- inc: 3 saddles, 4 bridles, 4 head collars, a box of equipment, horse rugs and a generator.
Lyng- – A garage has been entered through insecure side door. Several tools removed- including a £2000 circular saw, generator and nail guns.
Theft from motor vehicle
Emneth- Diesel theft from coach fuel tank
Tasburgh- Tools stolen from the rear of a works van. Gardening tools, hedge trimmer, leaf blower and a disc cutter.
Long Stratton-Theft from works van- high value tools and electronics stolen- (Stihl chain saw, generator part of stolen equipment)
Upwell- Theft of twin axle trailer.
Outwell-Pageant Bailey single axle caravan stolen from address.
Downham Market- IFOR Williams trailer 10×5 -stolen containing sand and paving blocks.
Criminal Damage_ None of note
Attempted Theft – None of note
Burglary Dwelling – None of note
Theft of motor vehicle
Kings Lynn- White Mercedes Sprinter with index DA64PGU (later recovered)
Walton Highway- Mitsubishi and JCB stolen from site- gate ripped down to remove vehicles.
Attempted Burglary other than dwelling
Holt- St Margaret’s Church, broken into- a small chest forced open from behind a locked screen within the church. Nothing taken.
Wishing you all a safe weekend