Op Randall – Rural Crime Newsletter

Rural Crime Update: 13th October 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
 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

Crime Summary

Hare coursing reported in Barton Bendish, Carlton Rode, Docking, Feltwell, Gayton, Lyng, Weston Longville and Winfarthing

Criminal damage to a gate at Costessey where 280 sheep were grazing.

Theft of diesel from a Nissan truck in Tharston

Horse stolen from an address in Guestwick

Fish stolen from a private fishery in Little Melton

Mitsubishi L200 (DT65EKG) stolen from Thetford

3 X Stihl Chainsaws, Large grinder, Buggy trailer and a quad bike (AM09ZBC) stolen from Pott Row

Log splitter and a strimmer stolen from separate address in Pott Row

Lead flashing stolen from All Saints Church, Shotesham All Saints

Caravan stolen from locked compound in Thetford

Iron Postbox stolen from Wortham

Attempted theft of a Land Rover Defender from Castle Acre

Results

2 persons arrested for burglary and theft. The males were linked to a Ford Transit found on false plate in King’s Lynn town centre which have been involved in a number of high value thefts across the county.

Protect our Heritage

We have not had a lead theft from a Church roof since April of this year. This week I report the theft of lead from All Saints in Shotesham All Saints.  This mirrors exactly to the week the same pattern as last year where we had no reported crime between April and the first week in October.

Whilst we are working closely with a number of partners and Parishes to safeguard our Churches we must continue to be vigilant.

Please report any suspicious activity around Churches and be confident you are doing the right thing by calling 999 if you consider it an emergency.

Register your valuables.

This makes them identifiable if they get stolen. It’s free !! and links into the National Police system.

https://www.immobilise.com/articles/garden-and-shed-home-security

Rural Crime Update: 6th October 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
 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 Summary

  • Hare coursing reported in Ashill, Barroway Drove, Barton Bendish, Denver, Marshland Smeeth, South Acre,Snettisham, Tacolneston, Tivetshall St Mary and Winfarthing
  • Stack fires at Cawston and Swannington
  • 2 Barrels of Scrap bronze stolen from Weeting
  • Ford Ranger (FL08RTX) stolen from Elsing
  • 500 Litres of heating oil stolen from Wereham
  • Heating oil stolen from Wicken Green
  • Joinery and Masonry tools stolen from workshops at Little Dunham

Several reports of persons selling goods at doorstep

Heating oil security

It is inevitable that some homes will be the victim of heating oil theft. We appeal for people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. The following crime prevention advice is given for oil tank owners

Keep your tank in a well overlooked position – this will ensure thieves are more likely to be seen

If your tank is close to your house make sure that it can be seen from your windows – this coupled with lighting will make it less of a target

Security lights can help deter potential thieves. Low level ‘dusk ‘til dawn’ lights positioned close to the tank should, in most cases, provide sufficient light to illuminate any suspicious activity.

Enclosing your tank in a building which can be secured is better still. However it is important not to overlook the importance of ventilation; advice should be sought from your oil company.

If you have a gate keep it closed and locked when you are out.

Make sure your perimeter fence is in good condition and is not easy to climb. Consider the use of trellis on top of any rear fencing to increase height.

Invest in a good quality lock. Close shackle padlocks are recommended as they offer better resistance to bolt croppers and other tools that thieves usually come equipped with.

Check your oil gauges regularly to alert you to any potential thefts and help investigations by narrowing crime times down. Many tanks can be fitted with a gauge to monitor levels which can be read inside the house.

Register your valuables.

This makes them identifiable if they get stolen. It’s free !! and links into the National Police system.

https://www.immobilise.com/articles/garden-and-shed-home-security

Rural Crime Update: 29th September 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
 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 Summary

Lead flashing taken from a building in Yaxham

Hunt Saboteurs at Fersfield taking photos of members leaving the hunt .

Hare coursing in East Bilney, East Rudham, Feltwell and Southery

Kubota Rough Terrain vehicle stolen from Hilgay (Index AY08EBF)

Hay stack fire at West Winch

500 Lts of Oil taken from a workshop in Wells

Dark Green Ford Ranger (EF58ERK) stolen. Ifor Williams buck and the words Rushford Estate on the sides. Any sightings call Police

Compressors and Generators stolen from a farm at Wighton. The farm has advertised that they are having an auction this weekend

Generator sellers

We are seeing numerous reports of males trying to sell new generators and other power tools from Vans so please be vigilant around this and report any suspicious activity on 999.

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

Heating oil security

It is inevitable that some homes will be the victim of heating oil theft. We appeal for people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. The following crime prevention advice is given for oil tank owners

Keep your tank in a well overlooked position – this will ensure thieves are more likely to be seen

If your tank is close to your house make sure that it can be seen from your windows – this coupled with lighting will make it less of a target

Security lights can help deter potential thieves. Low level ‘dusk ‘til dawn’ lights positioned close to the tank should, in most cases, provide sufficient light to illuminate any suspicious activity.

Enclosing your tank in a building which can be secured is better still. However it is important not to overlook the importance of ventilation; advice should be sought from your oil company.

If you have a gate keep it closed and locked when you are out.

Make sure your perimeter fence is in good condition and is not easy to climb. Consider the use of trellis on top of any rear fencing to increase height.

Invest in a good quality lock. Close shackle padlocks are recommended as they offer better resistance to bolt croppers and other tools that thieves usually come equipped with.

Check your oil gauges regularly to alert you to any potential thefts and help investigations by narrowing crime times down. Many tanks can be fitted with a gauge to monitor levels which can be read inside the house.

Register your valuables.

This makes them identifiable if they get stolen. It’s free !! and links into the National Police system.

https://www.immobilise.com/articles/garden-and-shed-home-security

Rural Crime Update: 22nd September 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
 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 Summary

Hare coursing reported in Anmer, Banham, Feltwell, Garboldisham, Gayton, Hockering, 10 Mile bank and Southery

Heating oil stolen from Hilgay and Bardenham

Diesel stolen from a tank in Postwick

A JCB Teleporter and a Merlot low loader stolen from Swaffham. Both recovered 1 Male arrested

Theft of batteries from West Dereham

Hand tools stolen from a van at Brooke

A Trailer and its contents stolen from a farm at Wretton

Generator stolen from Grimston ( previous day travellers asking for scrap)

Regional Crime trend

There has been an increasing number of commercial breaks for cigarettes and ATM ram raids, especially so in our neighboring counties.

One modus operandi is to use a teleporter to assist with the break in.

It is the time of year when teleporters are active on farmland, however most unlikely to see one being used through the hours of darkness.

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.

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

Heating oil security

It is inevitable that some homes will be the victim of heating oil theft. We appeal for people to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police. The following crime prevention advice is given for oil tank owners

Keep your tank in a well overlooked position – this will ensure thieves are more likely to be seen

If your tank is close to your house make sure that it can be seen from your windows – this coupled with lighting will make it less of a target

Security lights can help deter potential thieves. Low level ‘dusk ‘til dawn’ lights positioned close to the tank should, in most cases, provide sufficient light to illuminate any suspicious activity.

Enclosing your tank in a building which can be secured is better still. However it is important not to overlook the importance of ventilation; advice should be sought from your oil company.

If you have a gate keep it closed and locked when you are out.

Make sure your perimeter fence is in good condition and is not easy to climb. Consider the use of trellis on top of any rear fencing to increase height.

Invest in a good quality lock. Close shackle padlocks are recommended as they offer better resistance to bolt croppers and other tools that thieves usually come equipped with.

Check your oil gauges regularly to alert you to any potential thefts and help investigations by narrowing crime times down. Many tanks can be fitted with a gauge to monitor levels which can be read inside the house.

Rural Crime Update: 15th September 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
 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

Rural Crime Update: 11th August 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.

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.

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

Rural Crime Update: 28th 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.

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.

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 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

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 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;

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-

boatshield@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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

OperationRandall@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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.

Rural Crime Update: 14th 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.

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.

This weeks crimes of note;

Chainsaw and drill stolen from Little Melton

Woodchipper stolen from Hindringham

Drill, Jigsaw and hand tools stolen from van in Broome

Transit Tipper stolen from Palgrave

Horse stolen from field in Wretton

Ifor Williams trailer and Kubota mini digger stolen from Broome

Report of 3 males hare coursing in Saxlingham

3 high value cycles stolen from shed in Chedgrave

Batteries stolen from Brettenham

Chainsaw stolen from inside a locked digger cab at Old Buckenham

200 Lts of heating oil stolen from Feltwell

Strimmer stolen from Gasthorpe

Harecoursing in Wereham

Crime prevention visits

Please make contact with us to request crime prevention visits. We will be happy to visit and offer advice

Rural Crime Update: 7th 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.

The below summary takes account for the previous 2 weeks.

Crimes of note

Farm and Agriculture

  • Pig Arson at Northwold. 3 Males arrested and released under investigation.
  • Barn broken into  in Bradenham– Ifor Williams trailer, ride on mower and log splitter stolen.

Heritage

  • Lead stolen from porch roof at St Michaels Church, Stockton and lead from Westwick Church.

Rural

  • Road surfacing lorry and digger stolen from Setchey (lorry later recovered)
  • 1000 lts of heating oil taken from Pulham Market
  • 3 saddles and bridals, horse clippers and 2 lawn mowers taken from Belaugh
  • Strimmer taken from locked garage in Shouldham
  • Tools and Stihl petrol saw taken from locked container at Loddon
    Welder, garden trailer and ride on mower stolen from Brookville
  • Hand and power tools taken from Ditchingham
  • Batteries and tools stolen from Stowbridge
  • Fencer batteries stolen from Aylsham
  • Batteries stolen from Harpley and Pott Row
  • Batteries, copper wiring and chainsaws taken from Ashwicken
  • 30 Batteries stolen from Brettenham
  • 9 Batteries taken from a farm at Barnham (Thetford)

Wildlife

  • Hare coursing at Kimberley and Mattishall

Vehicle theft

  • Grey VW Amok pick up stolen from Shipdham
  • Ford Transit van stolen from Horningtoft

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.

Results

2 males from Newark arrested and charged for a dwelling burglary, 3 x non dwelling burglaries and 3 thefts. Items stolen included batteries, metal, 2 x quad bikes and a strimmer. Locations of crimes all within the Downham/Outwell/Upwell area.

3 x IFor Williams trailers recovered with forensic work ongoing.

Crime prevention visits

Please make contact with us to request crime prevention visits. We will be happy to visit and offer advice

Heritage Crime Conference

Officers attended the National Police Chiefs Council briefing in London on Wednesday.

Items discussed in depth were art and antiquities crime and its relationship with International Organised Crime Groups, Heritage Watch, the law surrounding listed buildings and ancient monuments and the excellent ongoing work by Historic England.