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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

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

 

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.

Police Connect – Rural Crime

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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Crime report

Reports accounts for the previous 2 weeks.

6 Stihl strimmers, 6 Stihl leaf blowers,2 Stihl petrol saws and 2 beaver pack breakers have been stolen from Suton

Hare coursing reported at Saxlingham, Feltwell and Banham

Bateson 4 wheel trailer stolen from Horsford

Heating oil stolen from Alburgh

Lead taken from gate posts in Thuxton

Van broken into and power tools taken from Tibenham

Silver Mitsubishi L200 Pick up stolen from Crimplesham

Lead stolen from the roof of the Cricket club at Brooke

Irish males selling Generators, Chain saws and knife sets from the back of a van in Thornham

Hay bales set alight in Hempnall

2010 Swift Challenger Caravan stolen from Brookville

Battery taken from a combine in Shotesham

Large Haystack fire (Arson) at Badersfield

Audi stolen from Denver and recovered by police a short while later in Cambridgeshire

Arsons

Unfortunately there have been a few incidents of arson to stacks/bales this last few weeks in the County; please remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour immediately. Remember a registration plate will help us greatly, don’t hesitate, please call and we will respond.

Follow the below advice to protect your stacks which was created in partnership with the National Farmers Union and Fire service.

Protect your stacks this season

Just remember S.P.A.C.E

  • Stacks – Ensure your stacks are not close to the roadside, forcing an arsonist into a wide open space will be less appealing to them. Have smaller stacks, losing a smaller stack will have a lesser impact on your business than losing a large stack. Refer to your insurance policy as you may find you will only be covered for a maximum amount & may be obliged to place your stacks at a set distance from the roadside.
  • Patrols – Instruct your staff to conduct roaming patrols recording the registrations and descriptions of any vehicle or persons seen acting suspiciously. Conduct these patrols at various times of the day and night.
  • Arson – In the event of an arson dial 999, monitor any onlookers noting descriptions and vehicles. Offenders will often return to watch the commotion that follows, remain vigilant and discuss your observations with the Fire Service and Police at the scene.
  • Cameras – Utilise wildlife cameras, they are very affordable, they do not require electricity and can be used throughout the rest of the year helping to protect other areas of your business.
  • Evidence – Report your suspicions to us immediately so we can promptly investigate. We can share suspicious activity with the many subscribers of this newsletter and by sharing your information throughout the rural community we are more likely to obtain the evidence required. Contact DC Andy Brown on his mobile number 07900 407106 or via the Op Randall email OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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

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 great week

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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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This weeks crimes of note;

JCB Mini Digger stolen from Scarning

4000 litre’s of red diesel stolen from farm premises in Hardwick

2 incidents of Hare Coursing reported in Feltwell Anchor

A wooden sided 3 tonne farm trailer stolen from  Flordon

Car Batteries and Radiators stolen from a business at Blackborough End

A red Honda Quad has been stolen from Weston Longville along with a Kubota Mini buggy from Elsing.

 

Ram Raids

A reminder that North Norfolk has suffered 2 Ram Raids at petrol stations within the previous month

in Wells on Monday 17th July and Burnham Deepdale on  Monday 24th July

The modus operandi is to use a teleporter to remove the cash machine from outside the premises and then load onto a 4x 4 vehicle.

Anyone who has any information should contact DC Emma Cross at Norfolk Constabulary by calling 101.

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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Watch this space !!

Coming soon the PCC will be holding his 2nd Barnstorming event in September, this time in South Norfolk.

Details to follow in the next newsletter.

Over to You

If there is anything that you would like to see in your newsletter or wish to make any comments please email the team at OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

Enjoy your weekend

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

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Police Connect – Rural Crime Newsletter

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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This weeks crimes of note;

Stack fire in Narborough

Diesel from a business premises in Bungay

Hare Coursing in South Acre

Ifor Williams and John Deere ride on lawn mower stolen from Bircham

Farm in Hillington broken into- Green Honda TRX 500 FM (without keys) , a rack of riding saddles and a large black Castle Garden ride on mower stolen.

Burglary at an agricultural business in Felthorpe –  Police arrested 2 males on scene stealing gas cylinders.

Lead roofing stolen from British Legion Club in Norwich

 

Ram Raids

North Norfolk has suffered 2 Ram Raids at petrol stations within the previous 11 days;

in Wells on Monday 17th July and Burnham Deepdale on  Monday 24th July

The modus operandi is to use a teleporter to remove the cash machine from outside the premises and then load onto a 4x 4 vehicle.

Anyone who has any information should contact DC Emma Cross at Norfolk Constabulary by calling 101.

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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Rural Crime/ANPR team outcomes from 26th June to 25th July 2017

22 arrests and 36 vehicles seized.

Highlights include;

2 people arrested for a dwelling burglary series in the Downham area- persons found in possession of batteries, a strimmer and stolen quad bike.

A stolen Landrover from Cambs recovered

Ifor Williams trailer seized suspected stolen.

A Timberwolf chipper seized-suspected stolen,

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

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Police Connect – Rural Crime Reminder

Police are urging Farmers and Building Site Managers to ensure their Farms and Sites are as secure as they can be across Broadland and North Norfolk. This warning comes following the seasonal increase in rural crime.

PC Andy Mason, Broadland Engagement Officer, said “Security measures include such things as making sure there are no gaps in perimeter fencing and the use of good quality lighting, especially at entry and exit points. Please remember to lock, secure and remove any keys from all buildings, outhouses and vehicles on leaving farms and sites overnight. Use large vehicles to block entry and exit points where possible. You could also consider the use of CCTV systems”.

The use of a messaging service such as Farm Watch and following @RuralCrimeNfk on Twitter for regular updates is also recommended.

If you see anything suspicious please call 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is in progress. Alternatively you can report an incident anonymously to CrimeStoppers 0800 555 111.