Operation Randall – Rural Crime

Rural Crime Update: 17th November 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

Incidents of Hare coursing reported in Ashill, Banham, Barroway Drove, Dickleburgh, Field DallingHempnall, Thelveton , Walpole St PeterWalsingham and Wereham, Docking, suspicious green coloured Toyota, spare wheel on rear, dark top/metallic bottom half. Thorpe Abbotts: suspicious silver Nissan Nirvana seen with persons and dogs in. Feltwell: silver Suzuki Vitara with 3 male/3 dogs

50 Sheep stolen from Raveningham

Ifor Williams Trailer stolen from Gressenhall

North walsham: Outboard speed boat motor stolen from boatyard.

Watton: Work van broken into overnight from location in, high value tools stolen.

Good news !! Vehicle, and 3 dogs seized in Terrington Driver arrested

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

Please help reporting Hare Coursing.

Hare coursing is a blood sport and is a completely banned and illegal activity, yet it unfortunately remains common in Norfolk.

Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares using hounds. Traditionally participants spread in a line across a field and disturbed the hare from its home. We now find that it might only be a couple of people with dogs, who then release their dogs to give chase. The types of dog commonly used are Lurchers. Coursing is more likely to take place at dawn or dusk but it can also take place in broad daylight. The most obvious sign is vehicles parked in a rural area perhaps by a gateway to farmland, on a grass verge, on a farm track or bridle path. We are committed to protecting Norfolk landowners’ property and crops along with the declining population of brown hares and prosecuting those involved in hare coursing. In order to do this we work in partnership with farmers, landowners and gamekeepers. If you see an event taking place we would advise you not to approach the participants but contact us immediately on 999.

If possible record as much information as you can such as vehicle registrations, makes models and colours. Description and number of people and dogs and whether they have been seen in fields. 

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

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: 10th November 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

Incidents of Hare coursing reported in Billingford (Diss), Burston ,Carlton Rode,  Langmere, Marham, Shelfanger, Ten mile bank, Tibenham, Topcroft, Wacton and Winfarthing

Land Rover stolen from South Lopham

Items stolen from St Andrew’s  Church , Letheringsett

2 X tractors stolen from Farm at Great Massingham. Found later close to theft location.

1200 litres of heating oil stolen from Caston and 700 litres taken from Bressingham

Mercedes Sprinter van AV11KCY stolen from Beetley

VW golf YH10DAO  stolen from Haveringland

2 X John Deere Satellite receivers stolen from Billockby

A Battery and diesel stolen from a boat at Upwell

Large amount of Heavy duty armoured cable stolen from Happisburgh

Citreon Belingo (X895CKY) stolen from Caston

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

Hare Coursing arrests.

Officers arrested two males yesterday (7/11/17) in the Winfarthing area on suspicion of Hare Coursing. Both males were detained and their dogs and vehicle also seized. Both have been interviewed and have been released under investigation.

Please help reporting Hare Coursing.

Hare coursing is a blood sport and is a completely banned and illegal activity, yet it unfortunately remains common in Norfolk.

Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares using hounds. Traditionally participants spread in a line across a field and disturbed the hare from its home. We now find that it might only be a couple of people with dogs, who then release their dogs to give chase. The types of dog commonly used are Lurchers. Coursing is more likely to take place at dawn or dusk but it can also take place in broad daylight. The most obvious sign is vehicles parked in a rural area perhaps by a gateway to farmland, on a grass verge, on a farm track or bridle path. We are committed to protecting Norfolk landowners’ property and crops along with the declining population of brown hares and prosecuting those involved in hare coursing. In order to do this we work in partnership with farmers, landowners and gamekeepers. If you see an event taking place we would advise you not to approach the participants but contact us immediately on 999.

If possible record as much information as you can such as vehicle registrations, makes models and colours. Description and number of people and dogs and whether they have been seen in fields.

 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

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: 3rd November 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

Incidents of Hare coursing reported in Boughton, Coston, Fincham, Hardwick, Hillborough, Marham, Tibenham and Upwell

Quad bike and trailer stolen from Farm at Foulsham

Chainsaw stolen from Stanfield

John Deere gaiter (WA59CXZ) and a John Deere Satellite stolen from Stanfield

Cast Tractor stolen from Foulsham

Large quantity of lead stolen from Scrap merchant in Lenwade

Highway/ road signs vandalised in Hillborough, Little Cressingham, and North Pickenham

Ifor Williams trailer stolen from Hainford

500 Litres of heating oil stolen from Southery

4 X small off/road motorcycles and 3 Stihl chainsaws stolen from Feltwell

Burglary in South Walsham where offenders have used a chain saw to cut through side of building to access a safe

Propane and Butane 6KG gas bottles stolen from West Harling

Lawn mower and Strimmer stolen from Mundford 

There has been a noticeable increase in Calls relating to Horses and livestock running loose. Please report any suspicious incidents to 101 

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

 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

Rural Crime Update: 27th 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
Incidents of Hare coursing reported in Barton Bendish, Dunton, Feltwell, Great Cressingham, Tibenham, Coston, Morningthorpe, Necton, Southery, Ten Mile Bank, Wereham ,West Acre and Winfarthing

A Timberwolf Chipper and a JCB Groundhog stolen from  Kings Lynn

Small generator taken from Unlocked shed in Docking

Engine parts stolen from a Komatsu (plant vehicle)at Christchurch

Reports of illegal fishing at Burnham Overy Staithe

A pair of carved wooden angels stolen from Quidenham Church

Theft of oil from Harleston

Good news

2 males detained, dogs and vehicles seized in relation to Hare coursing in Morningthorpe

3 males detained and 1 dog seized in Feltwell

The police Drone will be out on patrol this weekend in rural locations to combat the increased numbers of Hare Coursing incidents.

Please call police if you witness any suspicious activity.

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: 20th 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, Boughton, Feltwell, Hockwold, Emneth, Weasenham, Welney and Kenninghall. 2 vehicles stopped by police.

10×5 Mesh sided silver painted trailer stolen from Gayton Thorpe

8 sheep slaughtered in a field at Barnham Broom

Pressure washer taken from locked site at Spooner Row

Industrial Lawn mower, Garden ride on Mower stolen from shipping container at Brancaster Staithe

Air rifle and 2 metal detectors taken from a locked shed in Oxwich

Report of 2 vehicles breaking through a metal gate in Nordelph.

Operation Galileo (Hare Coursing) event on Sunday 15th October in South and West Norfolk, Involved a number of the Rural crime team including the special constabulary. During the operation we utilised the resources available to us including the Quad bikes, Special Constabulary Horses and the newest member- The police Drone.

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: 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