Monthly Archive: May 2010

Norfolk Constabulary: Buy an alarm and stop thieves in action 0

Norfolk Constabulary: Buy an alarm and stop thieves in action

Homeowners and allotment holders in Aylsham are being encouraged to protect their sheds and garages from opportunist thieves, by installing an alarm. The Aylsham Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has a quantity of alarms for sale as part of their policing priority to prevent and deter thefts from sheds and outbuildings. The alarms once installed alert householders, by emitting a loud noise, of intruders trying to break-in.

PCSO Tracey Frost from the Aylsham SNT said: A simple yet effective alarm can help deter criminals from targeting your shed and garage and stealing your property. Often people do not realise how much value tools, bikes and gardening equipment can add up until it is stolen. It is particularly important to carry out security measures at this time of the year which historically sees thefts from sheds, garages and outbuildings increase .

The team has alarms suitable for sheds, garages and driveways and all cost just 20, available from Aylsham Police Station. Alternatively e-mail 1 or call 0845 456 4567 . To protect your shed from being targeted Norfolk Constabulary offers the following advice: Do not neglect the hinge either side and use security screws or bolts through their fixings.

Fit good quality mortice locks or padlocks 1/3 up and 1/3 down on the door to reduce the leverage available. Secure the windows with a weld mesh or a crime shield product secured from the inside. Fit a security light to deter potential thieves.

Use padlocks and chains to secure high value items including power tools, lawnmowers and cycles to an anchor.

Overtly security mark your property with your house number and postcode.

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Norfolk Constabulary: Milk money theft 0

Norfolk Constabulary: Milk money theft

Police are reminding people not to leave money on their doorstep following a theft in the South Norfolk area. A resident of Kirby Cane, Loddon reported to police that they left money outside their front door on the evening of the 14 May for the milkman. On checking the next morning, the money had gone, but before the milkman had been.

Inspector James Brown of the Loddon SNT said: I am sad to hear that this kind of crime is happening in the area. I would urge neighbours to be vigilant and report to their local police SNT should they see anyone they don t recognise acting in a suspicious way in their neighbourhood. There are ways to prevent becoming a victim of this: Talk to your milk delivery person arrange a safe place (out of view) where you will leave your money on collection days Don t leave payments on show in an obvious place that can be seen by anyone walking past.

There are ways now to pay for your milk by direct debit speak to your local delivery person for detail on how to do this Keep an eye out for your neighbours be aware of who is approaching front doors.

Norfolk Constabulary: Wymondham operation targets anti-social … 0

Norfolk Constabulary: Wymondham operation targets anti-social …

Police in Wymondham have carried out a night-time operation to clamp to down on anti-social behaviour and underage drinking. The operation on Friday evening was in response to increasing reports from local residents complaining about the issue in the town centre in the evenings and weekends. Officers from Wymondham Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) worked with town council CCTV to monitor behaviour in the town and carried out high visibility patrols.

Action taken against those involved in anti-social behaviour included: One person was issued with an 80 fine for supplying alcohol to someone under the age of 18 Five people were issued with banning notices to leave the area for 48 hours Two people were given warnings for possession of alcohol Police attended the One-Stop shop in the town after reports of anti-social behaviour, and as a result a 16 year old was detained by police before being returned home to parents and was banned from Wymondham town centre. Wymondham SNT Sergeant Jim Heath said: This was a positive evening which saw lots of high visibility police patrols around the town centre. There was generally good behaviour from the numerous youths that were out and about, despite the poor weather.

This operation came as a result of concerns raised to us about anti-social behaviour in the town centre and we will continue to work to resolve any issues which may occur which cause concern to local people.

The police passive drugs dog was used in the town during the evening and was walked through groups of youths congregating with negative results.