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|
|Community concerns & Newsletter feedback||Sgt Danny Leach||OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk||999|
|All other enquiries||DC Andy Brown||OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk||999|
Hare coursing reported in Walton Highway.
Scrap copper stolen from a farm in Walton Highway.
3 Whacker plates, still saw and chainsaws stolen from a farm in Hempstead.
Red quad bike stolen from an address in Carleton Rode. Later recovered by Police with one male detained.
Red Schassier farm loader stolen from a farm at Mundford.
Scrap lead stolen from a farm in Hemsby.
2 reports of heating oil theft from Bawdeswell.
Power tools taken from a works van in Hethersett and Syderstone.
Scrap metal and batteries stolen from a Farm at Barford.
Remember to paint them Pink! This makes them identifiable if stolen.
Good news story
Following a report from an eagle eyed member of the public, 2 males from out of the county were arrested after stealing scrap metal from an address in Taverham. These males were interviewed for theft and scrap metal dealing offences and have been released pending further investigation. The van that they were using has been seized by Police.
Please.. Ensure you lock your vehicles and remove keys and valuables.
Register your valuables at https://www.immobilise.com/articles/garden-and-shed-home-security This includes power tools and anything with a serial number. This makes them identifiable if they get stolen. It’s free !! and links into the National Police system.
Heating Oil Thefts
Norfolk Police are urging residents to be vigilant as incidents of heating oil thefts often increase during the winter months.
General tips to protect your fuel include:
- Check oil levels frequently so you are aware if anyone has tampered with your supply, and consider an electronic oil level gauge which sets off an audible alarm in your house if the oil level drops below a quarter full.
- Fit a good quality locking device to all fuel tanks – a high quality closed shackle padlock will make access using bolt croppers very difficult.
- Consider perimeter security for the whole tank, such as a metal cage or fencing. Even a prickly hedge may help deter thieves. Remember, however, that the oil tanker driver will need to access it.
- Control switches should be located in a secure building and turned off when the tank is not in use.
- If you’re installing an oil tank or considering repositioning it, they should ideally be situated within sight of nearby occupied buildings. It may not be so aesthetically desirable, but the more remote the better the opportunity to access the tank without being seen.
- Consider appropriate lighting around the tank so you can see and anyone can be seen. Be considerate to your neighbours and don’t use high powered lights which affect their property. Lighting is not the answer to all problems and site specific advice should be taken where lighting is being considered.
If you have been a victim of oil theft, or have any information regarding heating oil thefts in general should contact Norfolk Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
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:
|Insp Jon Papworth WCO Lead||Breckland|
|Sgt Andy Tomlinson||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|