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Police Connect – Rural Crime Report

The following is a Police Connect message.

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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
 Community concerns & Newsletter feedback Sgt Mark Askham  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999

Crime Summary

Hare coursing reported in Anmer, Banham, Feltwell, Garboldisham, Gayton, Hockering,  10 Mile bank and Southery

Heating oil stolen from Hilgay and Bardenham

Diesel stolen from a tank in Postwick

A JCB Teleporter and a Merlot low loader stolen from Swaffham. Both recovered 1 Male arrested

Theft of batteries from West Dereham

Hand tools stolen from a van at Brooke

A Trailer and its contents stolen from a farm at Wretton

Generator stolen from Grimston ( previous day travellers asking for scrap)

Regional Crime trend

There has been an increasing number of commercial breaks for cigarettes and ATM ram raids, especially so in our neighboring counties.

One modus operandi is to use a teleporter to assist with the break in.

It is the time of year when teleporters are active on farmland, however most unlikely to see one being used through the hours of darkness.

Should you be driving on the roads during the wee small hours and you see a transporter type vehicle away from usual farm loactions please call in on 101 or 999 if you consider an emergency.

It is not normal to see one of these type vehicles travelling on the road at 2,3,4 am in the morning.

A teleporter looks like this:

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Free Farming & Agricultural Crime Prevention Advice

Seen something that just doesn’t feel right to you…let Andy know about it, it may well end up being the missing piece of the jigsaw now or in the future.

Don’t hesitate to give DC Andy Brown a call with any information, concerns or queries you may have concerning rural crime.

Andy has been visiting many farms and he wants to visit a lot more! Please contact him to arrange this, he can offer you some great advice to help you protect your property and livelihoods. Andy can also provide your staff with handy stickers to place in offices and vehicles etc providing them with the numbers to call in the event of any suspicious activity.

Don’t forget he can offer you advice on metal theft and an array of other rural crime matters too.

Give him a call…….07900 407106

Heating oil security

It is inevitable that some homes will be the victim of heating oil theft. We appeal for people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. The following crime prevention advice is given for oil tank owners

Keep your tank in a well overlooked position – this will ensure thieves are more likely to be seen

If your tank is close to your house make sure that it can be seen from your windows – this coupled with lighting will make it less of a target

Security lights can help deter potential thieves. Low level ‘dusk ‘til dawn’ lights positioned close to the tank should, in most cases, provide sufficient light to illuminate any suspicious activity.

Enclosing your tank in a building which can be secured is better still. However it is important not to overlook the importance of ventilation; advice should be sought from your oil company.

If you have a gate keep it closed and locked when you are out.

Make sure your perimeter fence is in good condition and is not easy to climb. Consider the use of trellis on top of any rear fencing to increase height.

Invest in a good quality lock. Close shackle padlocks are recommended as they offer better resistance to bolt croppers and other tools that thieves usually come equipped with.

Check your oil gauges regularly to alert you to any potential thefts and help investigations by narrowing crime times down. Many tanks can be fitted with a gauge to monitor levels which can be read inside the house.

Have a good week

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Police Connect – Rural Crime Report

The following is a Police Connect message.

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 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
 Community concerns & Newsletter feedback Sgt Mark Askham  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999

Crime Report to account for previous 2 weeks.

Lead flashing taken from the roof of St Gregory’s Church, Heckingham.

Bales of hay set alight at Aylsham

Brand new Stihl Strimmers, Hedge cutters and a leaf blower stolen from St Olaves

JCB Teleporta stolen from Foulsham

Hare Coursing reported at Stanfield, Southery, Feltwell, Welney , Coston and Titchwell.

Diesel stolen from a bowser at Hethersett

Quad bike stolen from a locked shed in Saham Toney.

Reports of a male driving a white transit van selling tools in Attleborough

Theft of Scrap copper piping and brass taps from Outwell

Ifor Williams twin axle flatbed trailer stolen from Shropham

Strimmer has been stolen from a barn in Kenninghall

Report of 12 sheep being killed in a field at Erpingham (joint working with Trading Standards)

Results

A white Transit van with cloned number plates, responsible for committing farm and shed breaks in the Breckland area has been seized. 2 arrests have been made with the investigation ongoing.

2 males arrested for stealing lead from commercial premises in Attleborough

Free Farming & Agricultural Crime Prevention Advice

Seen something that just doesn’t feel right to you…let Andy know about it, it may well end up being the missing piece of the jigsaw now or in the future.

Don’t hesitate to give DC Andy Brown a call with any information, concerns or queries you may have concerning rural crime.

Andy has been visiting many farms and he wants to visit a lot more! Please contact him to arrange this, he can offer you some great advice to help you protect your property and livelihoods. Andy can also provide your staff with handy stickers to place in offices and vehicles etc providing them with the numbers to call in the event of any suspicious activity.

Don’t forget he can offer you advice on metal theft and an array of other rural crime matters too.

Give him a call…….07900 407106

Barnstorming Invitation- Tuesday 19th September

This is an open invitation to all subscribers. I am obliged if you could email the Randall inbox if you plan to attend.OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Have a good week and hopefully see some of you next Tuesday evening at the Barnstorming.

Mark

Police Connect

The following is a Police Connect message.
The Special Constabulary are seeking Special Constables in the Broadland area…
Please come to our information evening on Wednesday 1st November at 6.30pm (prompt)

• Welcome
• Advice on completing a competency based application form
• Recruitment Process and Induction Course
• What does a Special Constable do?
• Meet Special Constables
• Questions
Light refreshments are available
Light refreshments will be available

This will take place at:

ACT (Aylsham Care Trust) Centre
St Michael’s Avenue
Aylsham
NR11 6YA

Confirm your place by calling us on: 01953 425699 Ext 2371 or email
stepspecials@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

 

Honingham Milestone Painting

The Milestone Society paid a visit to Honingham a short while ago, and with the help of William, Polly, Noah and Daniel, the Milestone in Dereham Road was repainted. Well done volunteers!

(permission given by parents for these photo’s to be posted)

 

Library Van Wednesday 6th September

Oooops! Sorry forgot to post this earlier….library van will be visiting Honingham on Weds 6th Sept, usual times and places, 0940 0955 at Fellowes Road, and 10am to 1015 at The Pump 📚📖📕📗📘📙

Police Connect – Rural Crime

The following is a Police Connect message.

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 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
 Community concerns & Newsletter feedback Sgt Mark Askham  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown  OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk  999

Crime Report

Reports of Night hawking in Hockering

Chainsaw stolen from container at Threeholes

3 Stihl chainsaws and a leaf blower stolen from Shipdham

Theft of Cat Convertor from parked Honda CRV in Gillingham

£1000 of specialist paint stolen from farm location in Shipdham

Pressure washer, Mig welder and wood burner stolen from Terrington St John

Generator taken from a barn at Great Ryburgh

Hare coursing reported at Outwell

Batteries are the flavour of the month again!! – over 30 taken from the Thetford area

Green Land Rover Defender (AU15ZTB) stolen from Bagthorpe

Free Farming & Agricultural Crime Prevention Advice

Seen something that just doesn’t feel right to you…let Andy know about it, it may well end up being the missing piece of the jigsaw now or in the future.

Don’t hesitate to give DC Andy Brown a call with any information, concerns or queries you may have concerning rural crime.

Andy has been visiting many farms and he wants to visit a lot more! Please contact him to arrange this, he can offer you some great advice to help you protect your property and livelihoods. Andy can also provide your staff with handy stickers to place in offices and vehicles etc providing them with the numbers to call in the event of any suspicious activity.

Don’t forget he can offer you advice on metal theft and an array of other rural crime matters too.

Give him a call…….07900 407106

General crime prevention advice for Farm security

You can reduce the risk of your farm being attacked by criminals by making sure you’ve taken these simple steps:

  • Be vigilant of who is visiting and be wary of suspicious behaviour on your land and near to it
  • Thieves often find they can steal without being seen so check the height of your boundary walls and hedges and ensure fences are no higher than 1m and trees trimmed from the ground up to 2m to give a good view from passing traffic
  • Get into the routine of checking that windows and doors to all buildings are closed and locked and use window limiters if windows are to be left open at night
  • Security lighting around the farm should be fit for purpose. Don’t light areas which are not overlooked as this gives the criminal light to work in with little chance of detection
  • Fit vandal resistant, ‘dusk to dawn’ sensored security lighting around the front of the property
  • All exit doors should be fitted with at least one five-lever mortise lock which is to BS 3621 standard. All accessible windows on the ground floor and upper floors accessible from flat roofs should be fitted with window locks and keys removed for security
  • Consider fitting security alarms and CCTV systems to protect your farm, equipment and vehicles. Use police approved companies who are members of NSI (National Security Inspectorate) www.nsi.org.uk or SSAIB (Security Systems & Alarm Inspection Board) www.ssaib.org.

Farm Vehicles

  • Four-wheel drive vehicles, trailers, caravans and quad bikes can all be a target for thieves. There are many anti-theft devices available to protect these such as alarms, immobilisers and tracking systems
  • Trailers and horse boxes are particularly vulnerable. Where possible, secure them inside a garage or similar building.

Animals

  • Consider using CCTV to allow animals to be watched in barns or yards, which can be useful during busy times like lambing season
  • If livestock is stolen, ear tags will help police to identify stock
  • Freeze-branding, hot-branding or tattooing with your postcode can also help
  • Consider taking photographs of particularly valuable animals.

Fertilizer

When large amounts of inorganic nitrogenous fertiliser are being delivered to farmers and growers across the UK, anyone who handles or stores fertiliser should carefully manage its security to prevent theft.

Do

  • Carry out frequent stock checks and report any suspicious activity at or near your premises
  • Store fertiliser in an enclosed secure barn or cover it with a tarpaulin if stored in an open-sided barn
  • Immediately report any theft of fertiliser to the police.

Do not

  • Store fertiliser in a place accessible to the public
  • Leave unattended bags of fertiliser in the field
  • Sell on ammonium nitrate fertiliser.

Invitation to Barnstorming Event

This is an open invitation to all subscribers. I am obliged if you could email the Randall inbox if you plan to attend.OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Have a good week.

Phone box comments

As you know there is a comments box in the phone box (or Local Information Hub, as it should be known!) and we often get a few nice comments…..these are the latest selection from visitors to the village:

” What a lovely idea this phone box is, well done.We didn’t have a book to share but we left a £1. Hope that’s ok.”
 (I will bring the £1 to the next meeting! Sally )
“I love books even though I’m only 10.”
” Nice local walking routes and paths.”
” This is our first trip to Honingham. We’ve just moved to North Tuddenham. This is so lovely!
    Fiona, Low Road, North Tuddenham. “