Weekly Crime Summary for the Swaffham Neighbourhood 17 23 …
Message from Chief Inspector Durham
This will be my final message to you as the Policing Commander for Breckland as I am leaving the district on Thursday 23 May to take up a new role as the Senior Investigating Officer on Norfolk s Major Investigation Team.
Chief Inspector Ady Porter will be taking over from me and many of you will remember him from his days as the local police inspector for Swaffham & Watton. I have enjoyed every minute of my time in Breckland and have the warmest regards for the district and its people. I leave it in good shape and in very capable hands.
Dereham police have been investigating a theft of tools from a van parked in Stone Road in Dereham.
The thief smashed a rear window of the van and then having gained access, stole a quantity of power tools and other tools. Police advise motorists to avoid leaving valuable items such as tools in vehicles overnight if possible.
In Old Becclesgate in Dereham an unknown thief smashed a car window to gain access to the car in order to search the glove box. On this occasion it appears nothing was stolen.
Residents are reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour near parked cars.
An unknown vandal smashed the rear screen of a vehicle parked in St Michaels Close in Hockering. The motive for the offence is yet unknown. Do you know anything about this or any other crime?
Swaffham police are investigating a rather bizarre theft of a house door bell button from a house in Partridge Grove in Swaffham.
There have been previous spates of similar thefts in the area which police have believed to be youths engaging in antisocial behaviour.
Watton police have been investigating a burglary at a football club in Hale Road in Bradenham. The offenders smashed a window to gain entry and then conducted a search of the bar area.
Thetford police have been investigating a theft from a truck parked in Prior Stephen Way in Thetford. A leaf blower was stolen whilst the vehicle was unattended.
In Shelley Way in Thetford a house window was smashed by an unknown vandal.
The motive for this crime is unknown. Two homes in Elm Road in Thetford have suffered smashed windows. It is believed local youths were involved in the offences.
Attleborough police have been investigating an offence of criminal damage to a car parked in New North Road in Attleborough.
The car door body panels were scratched by an unknown object.
Vandals caused damage to garden fences and flower pots in incidents in Ollands Road and Woodside Park in Attleborough.
It is believed these incidents happened on the same night and were probably caused by the same offenders.
You can dial 101 if you have any information about the crimes listed here or want to talk to local police about any issues.
The new non-emergency number is now in use across the country and is the quick and easy way to contact police in non-emergency situations.
In an emergency, if a life is in danger or a crime is in progress, always use 999.
Please note the information contained within the crime summary is information suitable for public distribution and does not include certain categories that may have personal privacy or data protection implications.
Other Criminal Damage LONDON STREETSWAFFHAM Between 21 May 2013 18:45 and 21 May 2013 19:15 Plastic plant pot smashedon the ground in front of front door.
Other Criminal Damage to A Dwelling THE STREETSPORLE Between 16 May 2013 07:30 and 18 May 2013 09:30 Stones thrown at property smashing the outer pane of a double glazed window.
Theft From A Motor Vehicle CASTLE ACRE ROADSWAFFHAM Between 14 May 2013 17:30 and 15 May 2013 08:30 Side door of vehicle pulled open and forced away from runners and items taken from within.
Theft From A Motor Vehicle BEARS LANESWAFFHAM Between 17 May 2013 18:30 and 18 May 2013 06:00 Diesel stolen from vehicle in yard.
Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere PARTRIDGE GROVESWAFFHAM Between 16 May 2013 21:30 and 16 May 2013 21:45 Doorbell stolen.
Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere WATTON ROADASHILL Between 19 May 2013 17:30 and 20 May 2013 09:00 Large hanging basket stolen.