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Police Connect

The following is a Police Connect message.

Police are reminding vehicle and home owners to keep secure in the warm weather following thefts from insecure premises and vehicles in Broom Avenue, Thorpe St Andrew, and a residential burglary in Sparhawk Avenue, Sprowston.

Criminals are opportunists and will look for easy options.
Always close the windows in your home. Make sure vehicle windows, including the sunroof, are all closed and locked when unattended.

Consider an alarm in both your home and vehicle if possible.
Use a wheel lock if you have one.

Don’t leave anything on show. Even an empty bag or coat can make a thief think there is something inside worth stealing.

Use your garage if you have one.If not, park in a position where you can see your vehicle from inside your home.

If you see anything suspicious you can police on 101 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800555111. Call 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.

Norfolk on look-out for new Special Constables

The following is a Police Connect message.

Norfolk on the look-out for new Special Constables

New recruits are being sought to join Norfolk’s team of more than 200 committed Special Constables.

Norfolk’s Special Constabulary is hosting a recruitment evening on Tuesday 27th June 2017 at 7pm in The Forum, Norwich.

The county currently has some 222 special constables who regularly give up their spare time to assist their regular police colleagues in the fight against crime.

Norfolk continues to be on the look-out for committed individuals who are keen to experience the world of policing while supporting their local community.

Specials manager Sue Goode, said: “Being a Special is a very fulfilling and interesting role where no two duties are the same.

“They are entrusted with considerable responsibilities and every time they come on duty they face the same challenges and problems encountered by regular officers.

“We are very proud of the team we currently havein Norfolk and we would be keen for anyone who may be keen togain new skills ortogive something back to their community to get in touch.

“Whatever your motivation, becoming a Special can be exciting, challenging and rewarding.”

The role of a Special Constable includes providing highly visibility patrols and helping police major incidents and events. They also offer vital links in the partnership between the police service and the public.

The recruitment event is due to take place at 7pm The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF.

Attendees will be given information on the recruitment process, the roles of a Special Constable and have the opportunity to meet a number of those already out on the beat.

To book your place at the recruitment evening, please contact 01953 425699 ext. 2371 or email stepspecials@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

If you are unable to make the evening, but would still like to find out more, please call the above number or visit our website at http://www.norfolk.police.uk/.

Taverham and Drayton Safer Neighbourhood Team attending Community Events Inbox x

The following is a Police Connect message.

Taverham and Drayton Safer Neighbourhood Team will be attending the following fetes:

23rd June 2017 1730-2030 at Ghost Hill School Fete, Taverham

1st July 2017 1100-1700 at Taverham Fete, Sandy Lane, Taverham

16th July 2017 1100-1600 at Drayton Fete, Longdale, Drayton

Please come along, meet the team and discuss any community issues you may have,

Residents urged to be vigilant following distraction burglary.

The following is a Police Connect message.

Police are urging residents to be vigilant following a distraction burglary incident yesterday, Monday 19 June 2017.

It happened shortly before 10pm at an address in North Park in Fakenham, where a male purporting to be from the water board has asked to check a resident’s supply claiming water in the area was contaminated.

The elderly victim has let the suspect in and he has taken details before leaving the property. Shortly afterwards the victim noticed a picture frame had been stolen and a jewellery box had been searched through.

Commander for North Norfolk and Broadland, T/Superintendent Chris Harvey, said: “Residents’ suspicions should always be aroused when they are confronted with unexpected and unknown callers. Always request and inspect ID from anyone who is requesting to enter your home before allowing them in, and if you remain suspicious call the police on 101.

 

“Likewise, if you are a resident with elderly or vulnerable neighbours, we would urge you to keep an eye out for their welfare and to report anything suspicious to us if you suspect that they are being taken advantage of. If you believe any vehicles to be involved, then we request that you note and report the registration if possible.”

 

Witnesses or anyone who may have more information regarding this incident should contact Fakenham Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you

PC 313 Peter Davison

North Norfolk Community Engagement Officer

Police Connect Message

The following is a Police Connect message.

At 17:55 hours on Saturday 17th June 2017 a vehicle was stopped on Station Road, Drayton by officers due to intelligence regarding a link to drugs. The driver, two passengers and the vehicle itself were searched but nothing was found.
The driver was found to be uninsured and did not hold a substantive licence. The vehicle was seized and the driver reported for the driving offences.

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.

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

This weeks crimes of note;

Farm and Agricultural

Arson at Pig units Northwold and Great Cressingham

Hay bales set on fire at Coltishall

Heritage

St Andrews Church, Colton attempted theft of lead from porch

Rural

Batteries taken from Besthorpe (Reminder this week on newsletter re Battery theft)

Generator and tools taken from a private  garage in Northwold 

Black Ford Ranger (Index KX15YYJ) stolen from Fakenham

Silver Ford Ranger (FE56XVM) stolen from Binham

                Please be vigilant around vehicle security as thieves look for the smallest opportunity to take advantage.

Garden strimmer and engine hoist taken from Wreningham

Scrap copper cylinder and piping stolen from Cantley

Over the weekend a barn was broken into, close to Ely in Cambs and 4 complete John Deere Satellite navigation systems taken Value £10K each. Should these be offered onto the market place at below market value price please get in touch straight away. 

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?
We would encourage all subscribers to Property Mark your items. This can be as easy as post-coding items or using products like SelectaDNA or Smartwater which can be easily applied to smaller items which helps identify them, combined with clear signage- this will dissuade thieves.

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Crime prevention visits

Please make contact with us to request crime prevention visits. We will be happy to visit and offer advice

Royal Norfolk Show- 28th and 29th June

If you want to see any of the team face to face, the majority of us will be there for the Royal Norfolk Show where we are having an Emergency Services Village alongside Norfolk Fire & Rescue, Coastguard, East Anglia Air Ambulance and the Ambulance Service. We are sited opposite the Dereham Gate.

DC Andy Brown will also be available and will be sited in the NFU stand should you wish to speak with him.

Have a good weekend.

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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 SGT Mark ASKHAM OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk 999
All other enquiries DC Andy Brown OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Rural Crime

Green Honda TRX Quad from SHIPDHAM
VW Tourag Index LR15AXB( Keys left in car) East RAYNHAM
5 High value cycles stolen from locked sheds in Wells-next-the Sea. Also a series of vehicles and sheds broken into in the same area.
60K worth of Garage equipment taken from a business premises in Snetterton
A lawn mower, 2 x strimmers, 2 x hedgecutters and 2 x chainsaws taken from outbuilding in Wretham
3 sets of tractor keys and a pressure washer taken from South Creake occupants were in a black Pick up truck

Extra vigilance required for Land Rover Defender owners

Please can we advise you that Land Rover Defenders are now a valuable commodity and thus a target for thieves. Since the cease in their production, values have rocketed.

Nationally theft of these vehicles has risen. This week has seen a local suspicious activity report where we believe that the offenders were looking to steal the occupants Defender.

Rogue Trading

We are continuing 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.

Crime prevention visits

Please make contact with us to request crime prevention visits. We will be happy to visit and offer advice

Royal Norfolk Show- 28th and 29th June

If you want to see any of the team face to face, the majority of us will be there for the Royal Norfolk Show where we are having an Emergency Services Village alongside Norfolk Fire & Rescue, Coastguard, East Anglia Air Ambulance and the Ambulance Service. We are sited opposite the Dereham Gate.

DC Andy Brown will also be available and will be sited in the NFU stand should you wish to speak with him.

Freshwater Fishing

If like me you are a fisherman, you will be looking forward to June 16th, which indicates open season on the rivers.

Between March 15th and June 16th all Broad waters, rivers and canals have a close season.

Fishing licenses are required for every angler aged 12 years old and over.

When you need a licence

You need a rod fishing licence to fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel with a rod and line in:

England (except the River Tweed)
Wales
the Border Esk region of Scotland
You can be fined up to £2,500 for fishing without a rod fishing licence.

Licences for children aged between 12 and 16 are free.

How much it costs

Prices are to 31st March 2018.

Licence type Non-migratory trout and coarse 2-rod Salmon and sea trout
Full £30.00 £82.00
Senior (over 65) concession £20.00 £54.00
Disabled concession £20.00 £48.00
Junior (12 to 16) concession £0.00 £0.00
8-day licence £12.00 £27.00
1-day licence £6.00
£12.00

Wildlife Crime: WildlifeCrime@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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.

Your local Wildlife Crime Officers:
Name
Area
Insp Jon Papworth WCO Lead
Breckland
Sgt Andy Tomlinson
Breckland
PCSO Helen Maxwell
Breckland
PC Ben Clark
Kings Lynn / Downham Market
Pc Maria Asker
Kings Lynn
PC Jim Squires
South Norfolk
PS Richard Bedder
Broadland
PC Jason Pegden
North Norfolk
PC Stu Doe
North Norfolk
DI Tom SMITH
Norwich
PCSO Mac Cornaby
Norwich
Have a great week!