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Police Connect – Rogue Traders

The following is a Police Connect message.
Police are urging residents to be alert for rogue traders & doorstep sellers after thefts of garden statues, plants and fish food in Taverham over the weekend. Reports of rogue traders, cowboy builders & doorstep sellers are unfortunately still a concern for Norfolk Police & Trading Standards Departments. Rogue traders trick people into paying very high prices for unnecessary or shoddy work primarily on homes or garden maintenance.
To avoid becoming a victim of rogue traders, follow these simple steps –
• Always check for identification
• Never feel pressurised into buying or signing up for anything on your doorstep
• Never agree to have work done by somebody who is just passing or take their word that it needs to be done at all.
• Never pay for work before it is completed.
• Do not accept any offer from them to drive you to the bank to wirthdraw money.
• If you need work done, visit www.checkatrade.com or contact your local councils Trusted Trader Service.
• Try to take vehicle indexes of suspicious/bogus callers if safe to do so and consider lighting and CCTV where possible
Further advice can be found on the Norfolk Constabulary webpage www.norfolk.police.uk or dial 101 and ask to speak to your local Safer neighbourhood team.Help us keep our communities safe by reporting any suspicious activity.

Police Connect – Friends Against Scams

You may be interested in looking at the online version of this training, at end of message:

The following is a Police Connect message.
As part of Norfolk Trading Standards commitment to the National Trading Standards Scams Team we are introducing the Friends Against Scams training programme to Norfolk in the upcoming service year.

Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to “Take a Stand Against Scams”. This is achieved by looking to tackle the lack of scams awareness by providing information about scams and those who fall victim to them. This information enables communities and organisations to understand scams, talk about scams and cascade messages throughout communities about scams prevention and protection.
Friends Against Scams encourages communities and organisations to take the knowledge learnt during the sessions and turn it into action.

In the upcoming service year we have a target of 600 Norfolk people to be registered as Friends Against Scams and to reach this target we will be offering sessions to Norfolk County Council Services, existing and new partners, organisations, charities, Third sector and community groups.

If you are interested in arranging a face to face session for your organisation, please contact Stephen Maunder or Teresa Haxell on 01603 638078.

The training session can also be completed on the Friends Against Scams website www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk Online the session takes around 60 minutes and contains the same materials used in the face to face sessions. Please select Norfolk as your location so we can monitor the number of people completing the training.

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.

Op Galileo.

We are please to say there has been only one report of possible Hare coursing. This was reported to be happening at Ten mile bank, near Downham Market with 3 men and 3 lurchers.

Heritage Crime

There have been no incidents of note.

Vehicles/Trailers

In Rackheath a Mercedes Curtain side Lorry was taken from an industrial unit containing steel Louvres.

Farm and Agriculture.

In East Harling a Augertorgue/ Drill was taken from the front of a digger valued at £1000.

In Walpole Highway a John DEERE green star GPS system was stolen

Rural crime

In Cromer a Red ornate post box has been stolen.

In Swaffham a Pressure washer was taken and a Compressor from Northwold has also been stolen.

In Booton Horse tack has been taken including 7 Bridals and 5 saddles.

Heating oil

Please consider fitting alarms to your oil tank. Please treat each activation as a potential crime. Thieves may trip the alarm several times in an attempt to get the alarm switched off.

In Toft Monks and Aldeby there were 2 incidents of the theft of heating oil.

In Litcham, up to 500ltrs of heating oil has been reported stolen.

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.

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
We would like to thank you all for the on going support you provide Norfolk Police.
Have a good weekend, from the Op Randall team.

 

Police Connect – thefts from cars

Officers issue warning following thefts from unattended vehicles in beauty spot car parks over the weekend.

A handbag was stolen after thieves smashed the window of a vehicle parked at Kelling Heath on Saturday and in a separate incident on Saturday afternoon thieves smashed the window of a vehicle parked at Blickling and stole a Picnic basket.

Beauty spots often attract thieves due to visitors leaving valuables in unattended vehicles. To try and reduce incidents in your area, consider the following:

Try to park in sign-posted parking areas
Be cautious about parking your car in isolation. Thieves can be put off when other people are around.
Do not leave anything in your vehicle. A jacket or coat left behind may be of very little value to you, but a thief may think it has been used to hide a laptop or handbag and will break into your vehicle to find out.
Take items with you rather than locking them in the boot, you can’t be sure who has seen you.
Before you leave home, think about what you need and leave any unnecessary items of value at home.
Make sure you do not leave documents that include personal details in your vehicle.
Do not leave your sat-nav in your vehicle and don’t forget to remove the cradle and wipe the sucker marks from your windscreen.
Remember to shut all windows and sunroofs and lock all doors. Activate the alarm and immobiliser.
Make use of any security products you might have such as steering locks.
Whilst enjoying the sights make sure you keep your bag and possessions with you.
Register all your valuables on www.immobilse.com
If you see anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles please report it immediately by phoning 999”.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone acting suspiciously during the times stated is asked to contact PC Peter Davison at North Walsham Police Station on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Thank you.

Police Connect- Rogue Trader Alert

Rogue Trader Alert:

We’ve received a report of a doorstep cold calling incident in the Reepham area yesterday (23/03). A white transit type van was parked on the drive of a property, when asked what he was doing the driver asked the resident in an abrupt manner if she wanted to buy any ‘exhibition wooden furniture’. The resident declined and the male left.

PC Peter Davison, North Norfolk Engagement Officer said “unfortunately not everyone who calls at your property is a genuine caller. The person on your doorstep could be a legitimate caller, a rogue trader, or even a distraction burglar. Please report anything suspicious as soon as possible to police on 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency”.

Further Crime Prevention advice can be found on the Norfolk Constabulary Website.

Thank you

North Norfolk Police

HONINGHAM BOWLS CLUB NEWS March 2017

 

The Bowling Green is starting to look good. The next event in our calendar is assembling a work party to help with scarifying the green and tackling lots of DIY jobs. If you can help, come along at 10 am onwards on 8th April and bring your favourite tools.

 

It has been decided that there will be no form of “Membership” so that all will feel welcome to use the facilities free of charge – bowls, crazy golf, pool, darts to name a few!

 

We are going to have a regular “Roll-up” evening on Thursday evenings from 6.30 pm onwards starting on 27th April. All equipment provided – just bring some flat soled shoes to prevent damaging the grass. BYOB of course!

 

The green will be available for anyone to play, anytime, 24/7. Come along to see what is available in this, your village amenity

 

This year’s big event will take place on Sunday 25th June – more publicity to follow but get the date in your diaries.

Police Connect- Rural Crime

Low Flying Civilian Aircraft information.

Around Stanfield, Dereham a blue and yellow helicopter has been reported as causing a nuisance. This was reported as being below the 500ft limit in aviation law and disturbing cattle on the ground. This is the second call regarding a blue and yellow helicopter flying in a similar manner. The Regulations-enforced by the CAA – stated below, means no ‘aircraft’ can fly within 500ft / 150m of a building, person, vehicle or vessel without prior permission.

Air navigation order 2009 – RULES OF THE AIR REGULATIONS 2015 and (SERA) Standardised European Rules of the Air

Annex 1, Sec’ B. The aircraft must not be flown closer than 150 metres (500 feet) to any person, vessel, vehicle or structure except with the permission of the CAA. (some exemptions apply)

Attempt to take picture or video, note the registration number down and contact the CAA- Civil Aviation Authority on:

infoservices@caa.co.uk

or..

CAA House, 45-59 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TE or the main switchboard tel: 01293 567171

Op Galileo.

At 2105hrs in Matlaske, hare coursing was reported on land without permission. There were believed to be 6 people involved with a vehicle. Officers responded and conducted an area search, but no further sightings were made.

Heritage Crime

In Carleton Forehoe, the lead was stolen from the church roof between 2300-0600hrs.

A historic site at Saham Toney close to Watton was targeted by Night Hawks again. The field had just been worked for crops. There is clear evidence night hawks have been on the land illegally metal detecting, with foot prints and holes that have been dug spread across field.

Vehicles/Trailers

In Tasburgh an Ifor Williams trailer stolen, this was a smaller single axle GD84G Drop tail-gate with mesh on top.
Within Wisbech, there was a theft of a Blue Line trailer. There is potential CCTV of the offence for fiurther investigation.
At Potter Heigham, a domestic garage was broken into. A lawn mower and trailer are belived stolen.

Farm and Agriculture.

In Kings Lynn 2 tractors were broken into overnight between 2100—0400. One vehicle had a window smashed and the second a trimble stolen. An item believed used in the theft was located at the scene and collected for forensic examination.

Near to Bawburgh 30 geese were stolen from a farm.

At Mattishall, straw bales placed blocking vehicle access onto the fields were vandalised and set alite in two separate incidents. There are on going issues in the area linked to hare coursers accessing the surrounding fields.
River Walk West Lynn, there has been a deliberate ignition of hay bales.

In Larling, 2 males were disturbed walking around the farmer at 0400hrs. They ran and jumped in the rear of an old escort car-derived van type vehicle.

Around Mundesley, A green Nissan Vanette was found at the rear of farm buildings on private land. When challenged, they let the area.

In Tattersett a teleporter has been stolen from a farm yard. The metal gate was lifted off its hinges to remove it. The ‘porter had been part stripped for maintenance and was stolen without these parts.

Rural crime

At Upwell a unit on a work site was broken into- 2 Stihl disc cutters, Fairport whacker plate, combi impact driver and assorted hand tools have been stolen. A red pick up was seen fleeing from the scene after the theft.

Heating oil

Please consider fitting alarms to your oil tank. Please treat each activation as a potential crime. Thieves may trip the alarm several times in an attempt to get the alarm switched off.

In Harpley there was a theft of heating oil. It is thought between 800-900ltrs have been stolen. Nothing was broken off or left behind by thieves.

AT Weeting, up to 500ltrs of heating were stolen.

In Rockland All Saints, between 1500-2000ltrs of Heating Oil stolen.

Tilney All Saints, a heating oil tank has been drained. It is unclear of volume taken, but the main fuel pipe was unscrewed and left undone. CSI will follow up regarding any forensic leads.
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.

At Royal Norwich Golf Club, 6 further golf buggies were targeted and stolen from the storage areas and moved. 2 buggies were located quickly by staff, these have had the batteries stripped from both vehicle.

In Narford,a generator, cables and batteries stolen from a locked unit from a work site.

Batteries were removed from construction equipment in Loddon. 2 batteries stolen from a tracked excavator and 1 battery stolen from as dumper on site.

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
We would like to thank you all for the on going support you provide Norfolk Police.
Have a good weekend, from the Op Randall team.