Rural Crime Update: 21st July 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  999
 Metal Theft DC Andy Brown  Tel 101 or 07900 407106  999
 Wildlife Crime Insp Jon Papworth Tel 101 or  999
 Newsletter feedback SGT Mark ASKHAM  999
 All other enquiries DC Andy Brown

This weeks crimes of note;

Hare coursing vehicle seized at Whittington.

Harecousring witnessed in Rushford, Thetford.

Harecoursing witnessed in Melton Constable – offenders made off upon police arrival, however vehicle seized.

Still saw, Compacting plate and Petrol Screeder along with hand tools stolen from locked container at Narborough (Value £7000)

3 wheeler Honda Trike, 2 Sthil Chainsaws and a gas heater stolen from Carlton Rode.

Ford Fiesta van (index OE66HYS) and a Ford Transit van (Index BT08UEX)  stolen from South Creake.

2 Large batteries stolen from a lorry at North Lopham.

Pajero 4X4 index M860EAH stolen from Bradwell.

2 Still saws, 2 trench rammers, a pump, small generator and a road saw stolen from Ashill.

Brand new generator, impact driver/drill set, skill saw and multi tool stolen from Hethersett.

Lead stolen from the roof of a house in Thurne.

Specialist equipment stolen from a combine harvester in North Burlingham.

Red Diesel stolen from large tank in Hackford.

Red Diesel and batteries stolen from fishing boats at Cley

Outboard motor stolen from boat in Brancaster Staithe

800 ltrs of oil stolen from domestic tank in Dereham

Boat Shield

If you are a boat owner, you can take simple steps to reduce the chances of being a victim of crime. Contact Boat Shield for practical guidance on security and crime prevention advice-

Alternatively make contact with the Randall team and an information pack can be sent out in the post.

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.

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