Police Connect messages

Due to lack of interest, the new improved Homewatch groups set up in 2013 have been disbanded.
Christine Harrison is our original Homewatch coordinator so any issues please contact her on 01603 880852

Police connect update emails will continue to be posted here.

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

There have been reported incidents of Hare coursing in Feltwell Anchor, Wissington, Mattishall, Ten mile Bank and Brandon Bank.

Good news story !!

Following a very intensive deployment over a number of hours in January 2017, 7 people were arrested in relation to a hare coursing event near to Titchwell in Norfolk which was witnessed by a passing member of the public who kindly came forwards with key evidence. In court 2 adults have been sentenced under the Hunting Act “Hunting a wild mammal with dogs”. The Kings Lynn Operational Partnership Team managed to secure a Criminal Behaviour Order for 2 years on a 38 year old male with conditions – Not to be on Farmland without the express permission of the land owner or on a public footpath in possession of a lurcher type dog during hunting season – 1st September to 30th March.

Heritage Crime

We are pleased to say that there have been no reported incidents this week.

Vehicles/Trailers

There has been nothing of note to report.

Farm and Agriculture.

In Terrington there have been reports of vehicles driving over fields and damaging crops.

Rural crime

In Thetford 2 X generators,2 X chainsaws, a hedge trimmer and Brushcutter have been taken from a van.

In Sporle there has been a report of theft of car batteries.

In Swaffham Tools have been taken from a unlocked works van.

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’

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.

Road Traffic Collision in Drayton on Monday 10th April

The following is a Police Connect message.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision which happened in Drayton last Monday (10 April 2017).
A silver Mercedes, a green Chrysler and a silver Suzuki were involved in a collision at approximately 3.40pm at the junction of Hall Road and Carter Road.
The female driver of the Suzuki was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with spinal injuries.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision should contact PC Olly Keteridge at Acle Roads Policing on 101.

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
Hare Coursing reported at Feltwell, Hockwold and Swaffham.

Heritage Crime

We are pleased to say that there have been no reported incidents this week.

Vehicles/Trailers

There has been nothing of note to report.

Farm and Agriculture.

There has been nothing of note to report.

Rural crime

In Thetford tools and copper piping have been taken from vans in 2 separate incidents.

In Lynford a van was broken into with Batteries and a chain saw taken.

In Askwicken 2 Lawnmowers and a compressor taken.

In Ringstead Batteries, Cement mixer and power tools taken.

Heating oil

2000 Litres of heating oil taken from Attlebridge and another theft of heating oil from Melton Constable.
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.

This is your newsletter, so if you have any comments please let us know and we will try to include the things that you wish to see.

Please also spread the word and get more people receiving the newsletter.

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 – 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.

Hare Coursing reported at Hilgay near Downham market and at Feltwell Anchor.

Heritage Crime

In Sutton, Rollesby and Quidenham Churches have been attacked with lead taken from the roof. Please make us aware of any suspicious activity.

Vehicles/Trailers

In West Walton small trailer was taken loaded with a Yellow dumper and a Pressure washer.

Farm and Agriculture.

In Brettenham a Large farm trailer was taken along with a Bale Spike, Pallet Tyne from a JCB Teleporta.

Rural crime

In West Dereham an outbuilding was broken into with Batteries and copper piping stolen.

In Hilborough sheds broken into but nothing taken.

In Hingham Eggs taken from roadside stall.

In Framlingham Earl 2 Digger buckets stolen.

8 Large batteries taken from Terrington.

Heating oil

In Shropham £500 worth of heating oil taken.
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

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
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 – Norfolk Business Newsletter – March 2017

The Following is a Police Connect message:

Dear Business colleague,

As part of our commitment to keeping you informed about police and crime issues affecting the business community, we will be issuing brief monthly email updates on any areas relevant to you.

Please see below for March’s update. If you require any further information on the issues noted contact Norfolk Police on 101.

More than 100 stopped for seatbelt offences

Officers from Norfolk and Suffolk’s Roads Policing and Firearms Operation Units (RPFOU) and the Road Casualty Reduction Teams (RCRTs) supported the Europe-wide TISPOL campaign (13-19 March) with a total of 109 tickets issued for seatbelt offences.

Over 160 tickets issued in mobile phone campaign

More than 160 people were caught driving while using a mobile phone Norfolk and Suffolk during an enforcement campaign.

Police carried out patrols in marked and unmarked cars and bikes in a bid to target drivers using their mobile behind the wheel as part of Operation Ringtone.

Fresh approach to police officer recruitment – Lines now open!

Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies are taking a fresh approach to their police officer recruitment as lines open today for the first time this year (Monday 13 March 2017). This new campaign will focus on the reality of being in the police service in today’s society.

Norfolk recognised as top performing force

Norfolk Constabulary has been recognised as one of the top performing forces in the country in an inspection report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC) on 2 March 2017.

Cash taken in petrol station robbery

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a petrol station in Thetford.

The incident happened at the BP petrol station on the A11 on 25 March shortly after 9pm when two men approached the petrol station. One man stood at the door while the other suspect entered the shop, threatening the cashier with a knife and demanding money.

Man sentenced over Doctors Surgery explosives

A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after explosive devices were posted through the letterbox of Boughton Doctors Surgery.

Ozzie Welsh, of Short Lane in Feltwell, near Downham Market, was sentenced today (Monday 13 March) at the Old Bailey after previously pleading guilty to possessing explosives.

Counterfeit £20 Scottish notes

Police are warning local businesses and members of the public to be vigilant to the circulation of counterfeit notes.

It follows a number of incidents which have happened in North Walsham, East Runton, Mattishall and Sheringham between 3 and 9 March in which fake Scottish £20 notes have been used.

Shop workers are asked to be vigilant and to carry out basic checks and making use of ultra-violet equipment, which many stores have.

Persistent beggar is handed Criminal Behaviour Order – Norwich

A man has been handed a two year Criminal Behaviour Order after persistently begging in Norwich.

34-year-old Jamie Barnes, of William Kett Close in Norwich, was given the order on Wednesday 1 March 2017 after he was found to be involved in a number of incidents associated with begging in the last 12 months.

Four lorries destroyed in arson incident

Police are appealing for information after four lorries were destroyed in an arson incident in Besthorpe which took place at approximately 9.30pm on Friday 3 March 2017.

Appeal following robbery at Fish & Chip Shop in Norwich

Police are appealing for information following a robbery at the Orford Place Fish and Chip Shop in Norwich.

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.