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 message

Police in Norfolk will be targeting motorists who drive under the influence of drink or drugs as part of a month-long campaign.

The campaign, which started on Thursday 1 June and lasts until 30 June and will see officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit breathalysing any driver who is stopped due to concerns over the manner of their driving, a vehicle defect or anyone involved in a collision.

Chief Inspector Kris Barnard, head of the roads policing unit, said: “This is an offence we target all year round but the summer campaign gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers driving under the influence can have, that a minority of motorists still chose to ignore.

“Drink or drug driving impairs your judgement, making your reactions slower, therefore increasing the chance of being involved in a collision.”

The campaign will involve targeted roadside activities by roads policing officers with support from uniformed colleagues across the county.

During last year’s campaign (2016) 153 motorists were caught drink or drug driving in Norfolk.

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green said: “It is clear from last year’s statistics that too many motorists chose to drive while under the influence of drink or drugs. It is just not worth the risk and is an irresponsible and selfish thing to do.

“We all have a part to play in keeping our roads safe so let’s not make this summer one to remember for all the wrong reasons.”

Police Connect – Rural Crime Update

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
Heritage Crime

A pair of marble doves have been taken from a headstone at St Nicholas Church Potter Heigham.

Lead roofing has been taken from St Marys Church North Elmham

Op Galileo

There have been no reported incidents this week.

Farm and agriculture

A chemical shed was broken into at Southery and 300 litre’s of potato fungicide stolen.

Two lambs have been stolen from a field in Stowbridge.

A locked New Holland T6070 tractor with index number HX59JXL has been taken from a farm at Blofield Heath.

Rural Crime

A quantity of fishing tackle has been taken from Attlebridge.

A black Toyota Hilux with index number DS57NFR has been stolen from Whittington.

A Westfield Ride on lawn mower has been taken from Fordham.

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.

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
Until next time, have a great week and make the most of the sunshine.

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

Good results-

4 men have been arrested this week; charged and remanded to court for ‘conspiring to steal church roof lead’. 3 of the men were of no fixed abode, the other was from Birmingham.The investigation continues.

A male was arrested for stealing diesel from a Tipper truck within a locked compound in East Tuddenham

Heritage Crime

A security box was stolen from St Andrews Church in HOLT

Op Galileo

Coursing reported in Drayton and Methwold Hyde

Farm and agriculture

A chemical shed was broken into in Gayton and chemicals stolen.

A stable yard near in Colney was broken into and horse feed stolen

An agricultural industrial unit was broken into on the Bexwell Airfield site- nothing reported as missing.

Rural Crime

30 chicken eggs and 24 duck eggs were stolen from the roadside at a farm in Hingham

A caravan was stolen from a farm in Hopton

Reports of a suspicious silver Ford transit van with a roof rack visiting St Agnes Church, Cawston

Reports of a male trying to sell diesel in Hillington from a Silver Ford transit.

Reports of a dark blue van poking around a farm in Kenninghall.

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’ and report these incidents to the Police and trading Standards.

There has been an incident in Heathersett where two males were trying to sell generators and power tools- a blue/grey Ford Mondeo on a 16 plate and a silver transit were involved.

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.

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
Until next time, have a great week and make the most of the sunshine.

Police Connect – rogue traders

Norfolk Police and Norfolk Trading Standards are warning residents to be on their guard after receiving reports of doorstep cold calling incidents in Beeston Regis this morning (25/05).

Reports have been received regarding a male in a Red Transit Van going door to door trying to sell Fish.

Trading Standards advises NEVER to deal with anyone who cold calls at your property offering to sell something.

It is possible these sellers may continue to move to other locations in the Norfolk area.

Anyone sighting these sellers in Norfolk or concerned about rogue trader activity can contact Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice consumer helpline 03454 04 05 06 or contact Norfolk Police by dialling 101.

Thank you

North Norfolk Police

Police Connect – greater police presence following Manchester bombing

Police chief reassures public over ‘critical’ threat level

With the UK terror threat level being raised to ‘critical’, Norfolk’s Chief Constable Simon Bailey has moved to reassure residents.

Members of the public will be seeing an increased police presence, including armed units, at key locations around the county.

The Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre raised the threat level last night – meaning an attack not only remains highly likely but a further attack may be imminent.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey said: “There is no specific intelligence relating to Norfolk however the public would expect us to respond accordingly to this raised threat level.

“As a result members of the public will see an increased policing presence at key locations – primarily those with high-footfall and we are reviewing key events over the coming weeks.

“Military personnel are not currently being deployed – but the threat assessment is continuously under review.”

“I would ask the public to remain calm but alert – if you see anything which causes you concern, then call the police immediately. Look out for anything that seems out of place, we would rather investigate concerns which come to nothing, rather than hear an incident could have been prevented.”

Latest guidance on recognising the terrorist threat and remaining vigilant can be accessed via www.nactso.gov.uk

To report any suspicious activity or behaviour call 0800 789 321 or in an emergency dial 999.

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

4 males with Lurcher dogs spotted hare coursing on Brandon Bank, Downham Market

Heritage Crime

Lead stolen from roof at St Andrews Church, Field Dalling, Holt

4 suspicious males seen paying attention to St Martins Church, Fincham

Stain Glass Window smashed at Church of St Mary, Carlton Forehoe

Damage to main door at Kingdom of Jehovah’s witnesses in Norwich

Lead stolen from porch roof at All Saints Church, Weasenham

Farm and Agriculture.

Battery and charger stolen from Shotesham St Mary

Rural crime

Silver Ford Transit on foreign plates seen acting suspiciously at a caravan Storage Unit in Hopton

White Mercedes Sprinter on false plates seen acting suspiciously at a business premises in Fakenham

Power tools have been stolen from a shed in Norwich

A rattan furniture set has been stolen from a garden in Thetford

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’ and report these incidents to the Police and trading Standards.

This week we have had an incident in Wymondham where 2 Irish sounding males entered a farm and tried to sell a generator

Metal Theft

Lead stripped from roofs at site of new housing development in Costessey

A white Ford Transit van with blacked out rear windows has entered a recycling yard in Pullham Market and taken some empty cable reels

Remember to Mark your property to make it unattractive to thieves.

Policing Operations

Police joined forces with HMRC, Trading Standards, the Rural Crime Task Force, Norfolk County Council Business Crime, Roads Policing and the Special Constabulary with a Multi Agency Operation in West Norfolk targeting rogue traders.

HMRC had 28 contacts with 7 for further potential offences, Trading Standards had 54 contacts with 18 offences identified and 30 info packs being given out.

Police recovered a stolen trailer, caught 3 drivers with No Insurance, 1 drugs arrest, 2 Waste Carriers Offences dealt with, 25 vehicles dipped for red diesel, 13 TORs issued for mobile phones and common use offences.

Raves and Unlicensed Music Events

As we approach the warmer summer months, the Constabulary urges rural communities to report any activity which seems out of the ordinary. This may be convoys of vehicles entering farm land, increased numbers of people walking on road sides as if they are lost or the sound of distant loud repetitive music.

Report any activity anonymously if you wish through the below link
https://crimestoppers-uk.org/misc/media-centre/news-press-releases/give-anonymous-information-about-waste-crime-as-environment-agency-publish-annual-waste-crime-report/
Have a great week.

Police Connect – Rogue Traders

The following is a Police Connect message.

Police in the Broadland & North Norfolk area have been receiving calls from the public concerning possible rogue callers offering to do building work or garden services.
Inspector Brian Sweeney, local policing commander at Aylsham Police Station, states “Remember that you do not have to open your door to cold callers.
Close and lock your back door before answering the front door.
If you do not recognize the person, speak through the closed and locked door.
If they are selling something or offering to do any work on your house or garden, tell them you are not interested and ask them to leave.
Most goods sold will be of a shoddy quality or counterfeit copies of reputable brands.
If they persist tell them you will call the police and call us on 999. If you have any doubt – keep them out.”
Our colleagues at Norfolk County Council’s Trading Standards advise that residents never agree to buy goods from, or have work done, by someone that calls unannounced at their door, or approaches them on the street.
Often such traders don’t provide full names, trading addresses or contact telephone numbers, resulting in it being virtually impossible to trace them if there are any problems with the work or goods – which is all too often the case.
Anyone feeling threatened by a cold caller should call 999 immediately.
Anyone with information about suspected rogue traders should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.