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Suffolk Police Theft message

posted by Earl Soham Parish Council




Theft of JCB - Shadingfield

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a JCB forklift truck in Shadingfield.

It took place overnight at some point between 7pm on Wednesday 4 December and Thursday 5 December at 7am on London Road.

The offender(s) entered a building site and stole a yellow JCB telescopic material handler.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity or knows of the vehicle’s whereabout should contact police, quoting crime refence 37/73421/19

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

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Phone – Call 101

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Police Connect Team

6 Dec 19




CCTV image issued in distraction thefts investigation

posted 5 Dec 2019, 07:26 by Earl Soham Parish Council


Police are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to trace in connection with a number of distraction thefts across the county and warning businesses to be vigilant.

The first three incidents occurred between 11.30am and 3pm on Friday 15 November at town centre businesses in Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill.

At a business in Station Road West, Stowmarket, a man entered the office and engaged staff in conversation and after he left a Samsung mobile phone was found to have been stolen.

At a company in Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, a man entered the office area and distracted staff, following which an iPhone was stolen from a desk.

In Haverhill, a man went into an office in High Street and asked for information to be translated and in the process leant over a desk and stole an Apple iPhone.

A fourth incident was reported on Saturday 30 November in Ipswich, where at around 11.40am a man entered a restaurant at Anglia Retail Park (off Bury Road) and placed a piece of paper over the victim’s iPhone whilst asking for help with translation. After he left the victim realised her phone had been taken.

Officers would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV about these incidents. He is described as being around 5ft 11in tall, well built, wearing dark-coloured bottoms, a black jacket and a black hat.

Customer-facing businesses and their employees are reminded to be vigilant to this type of offence and assure that any personal possessions, or valuable items in areas accessed by the general public, are kept in a safe place and out of reach.

Anyone who believes they recognise the man pictured in the CCTV, or who has any information about these incidents, is asked to contact the Incident and Crime Management Hub, quoting reference number 69218/19.


Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-updat

Email – tony.fisher@suffolk.pnn.police.uk      

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

The CCTV image is attached and can also be found on the Suffolk Police website www.suffolk.police.uk or via this link - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/04-12-2019/cctv-image-issued-following-distraction-thefts-across-county 

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
5 Dec 19

Hollesley Bay absconder – Paul Luttman

posted 14 Nov 2019, 02:16 by Earl Soham Parish Council   [ updated 14 Nov 2019, 02:18 ]


Police are appealing for help to trace a prisoner who has absconded from Hollesley Bay.

Paul Luttman aged 49, failed to return to the prison yesterday afternoon at 3.30pm (Wednesday 13 November).

He was released on temporary licence to the Cleveland area for a period of home leave from 11 November to 13 November.

He is serving a sentence of just under seven years for burglary offences.

He should not be approached and anyone who believes they may have seen him or who has any information regarding his whereabouts should call Suffolk Police quoting CAD 262 of today, Wednesday 13 November.


A picture of Paul Luttman is attached and can also be viewed via this link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/wanted-persons/paul-luttman



Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
14 Nov 19

Appeal to return stolen property

posted 7 Nov 2019, 05:03 by Earl Soham Parish Council   [ updated 7 Nov 2019, 05:08 ]



Police are issuing photographs of items of stolen property in an effort to return them to the rightful owners.

Following a recent search of a vehicle and trailer in the Mildenhall area and a vehicle and caravan in the Lakenheath area, officers recovered a number of items of property which are believed to have been stolen. These include tools, clothing and a bible.
 
In addition to potentially being taken during burglaries in Suffolk, the items could also have been stolen from properties in neighbouring counties.
 
If you recognise any of the items please contact Suffolk Police quoting crime reference 37/62795/19 via -
 
Email - Karl.Benton@suffolk.pnn.police.uk   

Website – complete an existing report update here 

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form here
 
Phone – Call 101
 
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

Photographs of some of the items are attached and further photographs can be found on the Suffolk Police website here

    


Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team

Halloween message - Have fun but respect each other

posted 30 Oct 2019, 07:07 by Chris Hoare



Halloween should be a fun celebration, with children enjoying dressing up as ghosts, witches or other assorted monsters, and visiting neighbouring householders happy to hand over sweets to, as superstition suggests, ward off evil spirits.

While it’s an exciting time for some, those who enjoy the seasonal highlights, should also bear in mind that there are members of the community who may not wish to take part.

Residents in the county are once again being reminded to display Halloween posters in their homes to let trick-or-treaters know if they are welcome or not.

To help householders and businesses in the run up to the day, two posters are available to download from the Suffolk police website, indicating whether they would welcome trick-or-treaters or not.

Follow the link below for the full news item and posters on Suffolk Police website via - https://www.suffolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/26-10-2019/have-fun-respect-each-other-halloween



Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
30 Oct 19

Results from successful rural week of action

posted 30 Oct 2019, 07:03 by Chris Hoare



The National Rural Crime Week, (6-13 October) saw Suffolk Police undertake a wide range of successful preventive, enforcement and reassurance action, highlighting how crime can uniquely impact those that live and work in the countryside.
 
Proactive patrols targeting hare-coursers at known hotspots took place throughout the week. A number were identified in the Honington area who then made off from police. Offenders abandoned their vehicle which was then seized by officers. 
 
Police also worked with landowners and farmers to offer crime prevention advice to secure land from being accessed by offenders. In addition, a meeting was arranged with the Breckland Deer Group to share information and to continue to work together to combat deer poaching. Officers also conducted two nights of proactive action against poaching using both thermal and night vision equipment.
 
To raise awareness of domestic abuse and associated vulnerability in rural areas, officers visited over 55 shops, pubs and other community facilities. There was a high level of engagement in raising this important subject and discussions as to how we can work together to tackle it moving forward took place. New posters highlighting the issue were put up in all locations. In addition most premises also accepted campaign posters about heritage crime, including theft of lead theft from churches.
 
Offenders using the road network were targeted in a multi-agency day of action at Red Lodge on 9 October in which 40 vehicles were checked. The aim was to underline the Constabulary’s determination to disrupt and frustrate the activities of criminals, including organised crime groups, who commit offences across county borders whilst using the road network. 
 
 Vehicles identified as being potentially involved in criminality were brought back to a check site at Newmarket Road, Worlington, where police and partner agencies conducted checks of the vehicles and occupants.
 
The operation was carried-out by the Roads and Armed Policing Team, Rural Crime officers and Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
 
Partner agencies present included the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Driver & Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Immigration Enforcement, National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service and West Suffolk Council licensing. 40 vehicles were escorted back to the site, with just three leaving clear of any offences.
 
A 27-year-old man from Beck Row was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, possession of cannabis and burglary offences. He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning but has now been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.
 
35 Traffic Offence Reports were issued as follows: five for number plate offences; four for no MOT; three for having no motor insurance; eight for not wearing a seatbelt; two for driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence; five for vehicle in a dangerous condition; ten for registration plates; two for tinted windows (over the prescribed level); one for glass not prescribed and one for a lorry that was overweight.
 
Three vehicles were seized for document offences.
 
HMRC dipped 23 fuel tanks, three of which contained red diesel. Each driver was fined £540.
 
The DVSA issued 12 immediate prohibitions, taking those vehicles off the road straight away; 17 delayed prohibitions; and 57 advisory notices.
 
The DVLA recovered £760 in fines including for wheel clamping and warning letters etc. West Suffolk Council Licensing will follow up with six vehicles that were carrying scrap metal.
 
Road safety in rural locations was highlighted during the week of action across the county. Speed enforcement teams including targeted motorists on rural roads and on one day detected 151 speeding offences.
 
Sgt Brian Calver said, "This successful week of action in rural areas demonstrates the effectiveness of police working with partners and co-ordinating action cross-border. Using a range of preventive, enforcement and reassurance measures makes a positive difference to those that live, work and travel in our countryside.
 
"Rural crime covers a wide range of issues including wildlife crime, domestic abuse, incidents involving firearms, theft, and arson etc.  We recognise that people living in remote areas may feel particularly vulnerable because of their isolation and are working to reduce the chances of individuals and landowners becoming victims, whilst taking robust enforcement action against offenders. We continue to work hard to meet the needs of our rural communities across Suffolk, keeping people safe and property protected.”


Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
17 Oct 19

Missing Male – Jonathan Swart -- Wangford, Beccles - Located

posted 28 Oct 2019, 03:42 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 29 Oct 2019, 01:48 ]


Police searching for misisng 46 year old Jonathan Swart from Wangford have located him.


He was found at Kessingland earlier yesterday afternoon Monday 28 October after going missing on Saturday 26 October.


Police would like to thank the public and media for their help with this matter.



Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team

29 Oct 19




Four incidents of tool theft from vans reported

posted 11 Oct 2019, 06:19 by Chris Hoare


Police are appealing for witnesses following four incidents of thefts from vehicles in Debenham, Lowestoft and Wetheringsett.

In Debenham a van parked on a driveway in Gardeners Road was entered between 2pm Tuesday 8 October and 10am Wednesday 9 October.  Tools were stolen from within. (crime number 37/61646/19)

Elsewhere, a van parked on Moores Close also in Debenham, was damaged when a side door was jemmied.  The door was damaged, although no entry was gained.  This occurred between 5.20pm Tuesday 8 October and 10.30am Wednesday 9 October. (c/n 37/61324/19) 

Meanwhile at the North Quay Retail Park in Lowestoft a Ford Transit combi van had power tools stolen. This incident happened at some point between 5.30pm and 10.30pm on Wednesday 9 October. (c/n 37/61582/19)

At Hockey Hill in Wetheringsett a van parked up had tools removed at some point overnight between Tuesday 8 October and Wednesday 9 October. (c/n 37/61700/19)


If you have any information in relation to these crimes, please contact Suffolk Police quoting the relevant crime number.

For crime prevention advice please click on the below link:

http://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/powertoolsecurity1.pdf

http://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice/roads-and-vehicles/tool-smart

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update  

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org 

Phone – Call 101

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
11 Oct 19

County - Rural Crime Week

posted 9 Oct 2019, 04:12 by Chris Hoare   [ updated 9 Oct 2019, 04:14 ]


Rural Crime Week, taking place 6-13 October, is a national week of action, supported by Suffolk Constabulary and is an opportunity to highlight awareness of how crime can uniquely impact rural communities. The Constabulary works across the county taking preventive, enforcement and reassurance action to help keep those that live and work in countryside safe.

Rural crime covers a wide range of issues including vehicle and machinery theft, domestic abuse, incidents involving firearms, hare-coursing, wildlife crime, heritage and metal theft and arson etc.  Police recognise that people living in remote areas may feel particularly vulnerable because of their isolation and are working to reduce the chances of individuals and landowners becoming victims, whilst taking robust enforcement action against offenders. Police are highlighting the issue of domestic abuse in rural areas and launching a poster campaign to raise awareness.

Sergeant Brian Calver:  "While the county remains one of the safest in the country, we appreciate that policing rural areas does present a number of challenges and that we need to work with partners, residents and businesses to keep people safe and property protected.

"The Rural Crime Team works across the county, supported by local officers who are specially trained in rural and wildlife crime matters. Developing a multi-agency approach we continue to invest in technology such as drones to help tackle those crimes that impact rural communities.

"The Constabulary is also supported by volunteers, on initiatives such as Community Speedwatch to make our rural roads safer, and a team of special constables experienced in rural crime matters who support our policing response to rural incidents.”

Inspector Andrew Martin "This week of action also provides us a broader opportunity to shine a light on rural matters that are less often considered. For example, victims of domestic violence in rural areas are less likely to report incidents and more likely to suffer prolonged periods of abuse. By raising awareness of this in our rural communities we can encourage discussion, offer support and encourage reporting. Officers will be visiting communities halls, local shops and public houses throughout this week to raise this important subject and discuss how we can work together to tackle it moving forward, something that will continue into the future.”

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore said, "Suffolk is a safe county and we are very lucky to live and work in such a beautiful place, however, I believe the impact of crime is often greater on victims in the countryside due to their remote and isolated locations, making them feel more vulnerable and concerned.

"The isolated nature of rural communities across Suffolk contributes to victims’ levels of anxiety and distress which is why I am so pleased the constabulary has focussed on domestic abuse as part of this rural crime week of action.

He added, "As vice chairman of the National Rural Crime Network, I work with Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales to highlight the unique challenges of crime in the rural areas and I will continue to do everything possible to ensure policing meets the needs of our rural communities.”


Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
9 Oct 19

Thefts of catalytic converters

posted 26 Sep 2019, 04:51 by Chris Hoare


The following is a Police Connect message.


Vehicle owners are asked to remain vigilant as the nights draw in and to be mindful of vehicle security in particular to take steps to prevent catalytic converter thefts.

Catalytic converters contain several metals, including copper, nickel, cerium, iron and manganese. Small amounts of rhodium are also found within a catalytic converter. Rhodium, like platinum and palladium, is very rare and valuable.

How are Catalytic converters (CATs) removed?

A pipe cutter, or similar, tool is used to cut the CAT from the pipe. Offences most commonly occur in residential locations. Vans and cars with higher ground clearance are usually targeted.

Often the quarterlight window is removed or smashed to gain access to the bonnet release. The exhaust system is then accessed, unbolted and then either taken in its entirety, or discarded after the CAT has been cut free. 

There are a number of prevention tactics you can consider to try and reduce the risk of becoming the next victim of CAT theft - 

· Park your vehicle in a locked and secure garage/compound at all times.

· The use of alarms, lighting and CCTV can deter thieves. If this isn’t possible park in a well-lit public area.

· Park in such a way as to make access to the catalytic converter difficult, or parallel with another vehicle if you own one.

· Report suspicious activity by looking out for people ‘working’ under vehicles as they may not be the owners or lease holders, even if they have fluorescent jackets on.

· Mark your catalytic converter by etching your vehicle registration onto the metal shell, or by using a Secured by Design (SBD) approved forensic marking solution which is heat-resistant. This makes it easier for police to trace the converter back to your vehicle should it ever be stolen, and links offenders to a crime. https://www.securedbydesign.com/

· Consider fitting additional security on your vehicle(s) by installing an SBD approved converter security product, such as a clamp.

Further crime prevention advice can be found here.  



Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team

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