Rural Crime Update: 16th June 2017

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

This weeks crimes of note;

Farm and Agricultural

Arson at Pig units Northwold and Great Cressingham

Hay bales set on fire at Coltishall

Heritage

St Andrews Church, Colton attempted theft of lead from porch

Rural

Batteries taken from Besthorpe (Reminder this week on newsletter re Battery theft)

Generator and tools taken from a private garage in Northwold

Black Ford Ranger (Index KX15YYJ) stolen from Fakenham

Silver Ford Ranger (FE56XVM) stolen from Binham

Please be vigilant around vehicle security as thieves look for the smallest opportunity to take advantage.

Garden strimmer and engine hoist taken from Wreningham

Scrap copper cylinder and piping stolen from Cantley

Over the weekend a barn was broken into, close to Ely in Cambs and 4 complete John Deere Satellite navigation systems taken Value £10K each. Should these be offered onto the market place at below market value price please get in touch straight away.

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.

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.

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