Police Connect – Rural Crime Report

Welcome to this weeks rural crime newsletter. Below there is a summary of some the incidents across Norfolk. We would like to thank you for all your calls to Norfolk Constabulary; every piece of information, no matter how small helps us make Norfolk a safer county.

You are our eyes and ears and we depend on your assistance to reduce rural crime.

If you do not wish to leave your details, you can also call anonymously or via Crime Stoppers.

Query Who to contact Non Urgent Urgent
Farm / Agricultural & general advice
DC Andy Brown
Tel 101 or 07900 407106 OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
999
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

999
Newsletter feedback T/Insp Mark ASKHAM OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
All other enquiries DC Andy Brown OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk
Op Galileo

4 males with Lurcher dogs spotted hare coursing on Brandon Bank, Downham Market

Heritage Crime

Lead stolen from roof at St Andrews Church, Field Dalling, Holt

4 suspicious males seen paying attention to St Martins Church, Fincham

Stain Glass Window smashed at Church of St Mary, Carlton Forehoe

Damage to main door at Kingdom of Jehovah’s witnesses in Norwich

Lead stolen from porch roof at All Saints Church, Weasenham

Farm and Agriculture.

Battery and charger stolen from Shotesham St Mary

Rural crime

Silver Ford Transit on foreign plates seen acting suspiciously at a caravan Storage Unit in Hopton

White Mercedes Sprinter on false plates seen acting suspiciously at a business premises in Fakenham

Power tools have been stolen from a shed in Norwich

A rattan furniture set has been stolen from a garden in Thetford

Rogue Trading

We are starting to take reports of unknown persons offering to sell Generators and power tools from vans at your doorstep, These sellers will not offer any consumer protection, so can we advise you to ‘Say No’ and report these incidents to the Police and trading Standards.

This week we have had an incident in Wymondham where 2 Irish sounding males entered a farm and tried to sell a generator

Metal Theft

Lead stripped from roofs at site of new housing development in Costessey

A white Ford Transit van with blacked out rear windows has entered a recycling yard in Pullham Market and taken some empty cable reels

Remember to Mark your property to make it unattractive to thieves.

Policing Operations

Police joined forces with HMRC, Trading Standards, the Rural Crime Task Force, Norfolk County Council Business Crime, Roads Policing and the Special Constabulary with a Multi Agency Operation in West Norfolk targeting rogue traders.

HMRC had 28 contacts with 7 for further potential offences, Trading Standards had 54 contacts with 18 offences identified and 30 info packs being given out.

Police recovered a stolen trailer, caught 3 drivers with No Insurance, 1 drugs arrest, 2 Waste Carriers Offences dealt with, 25 vehicles dipped for red diesel, 13 TORs issued for mobile phones and common use offences.

Raves and Unlicensed Music Events

As we approach the warmer summer months, the Constabulary urges rural communities to report any activity which seems out of the ordinary. This may be convoys of vehicles entering farm land, increased numbers of people walking on road sides as if they are lost or the sound of distant loud repetitive music.

Report any activity anonymously if you wish through the below link
https://crimestoppers-uk.org/misc/media-centre/news-press-releases/give-anonymous-information-about-waste-crime-as-environment-agency-publish-annual-waste-crime-report/
Have a great week.

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