website last updated 27 March, 2013
Under Police Direct and the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, we are notified of crimes in the area which may possibly have an effect on our village and these are posted onto this reports section. If you have information on any of the incidents below, this can be reported to our Safer Neighbourhood Team or Neighbourhood Watch.
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Anglian Water advise us that their members of staff NEVER ask for access to premises. They have a bogus caller helpline - if in doubt call Anglian Water - freefone 0800 145145.
Van Stickers - Please do not leave any equipment or tools in vans overnight as they are a prime target for thieves. We have large some stickers saying “ALL TOOLS AND VALUABLES REMOVED” for anyone who would like one. Contact Wickhambrook Neighbourhood Watch
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Oil Theft - Cowlinge
Around 600ltrs of heating oil were stolen from a tank at a home near Hall Road, Cowlinge on Monday 25th March. The resident heard the noise of a vehicle driving away from the house at around 5am; he checked the tank later in the day and realised the oil was missing. Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference HH/13/712
Oil Theft - Wickhambrook
Around 600ltrs of heating oil were stolen from a tank at a home in Thorns Close, Wickhambrook sometime between Thursday 14th & Sunday 17th March. If you noticed any unusual activity, suspicious vehicles nearby or have any information about this theft please contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference HH/13/652
Thursday 14th - Theft Wickhambrook
TWO chainsaws, a Bosch drill, Partner petrol disc cutter and Partner concrete breaker were stolen from a metal container in a garden in Wickhambrook. The theft took place at some point between 6.30pm and 9.20pm on Thursday at a property in Nunnery Green. If you noticed any suspicious activity in the area or have any information about the whereabouts of the items stolen you are asked to call Pc Mark Ellis at Haverhill Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
Overnight 26th February - Wickhambrook
Someone attempted to break in to an outbuilding at a property in Shop Hill, Wickhambrook sometime between 10pm Tuesday 26th & 6.30am Wednesday 27th February. No entry was gained and nothing was stolen. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference HH/13/491.
26 February - Wickhambrook burglary
A petrol hedge trimmer was stolen from a garage at a house in Bunters Road, Wickhambrook (the road going out from the shop/petrol station towards Lidgate) after it was broken into at around 6.45pm yesterday (Tuesday 26th February). A shed in the rear garden was also broken into but nothing stolen. A resident at the house heard a noise outside and went to investigate and disturbed two people, believed to be men, all in dark clothing; both made off in a vehicle with a loud exhaust – possibly an estate car. Can you remember being in the area yesterday evening? Did you notice or see a car drive off as you went by? Did you see the two men in the area or did you notice any unusual activity nearby? If you have any information about this burglary please contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference HH/13/486.
Attempted Garage Burglary - Wickhambrook
Between 5pm Friday 1st and 8.50am Sunday 3rd February an attempt was made to force entry to a garage at Chapel Row in Wickhambrook. Damage was caused to the up and over door, glazed side door and wall but no entry gained. Four Laurel bushes were also stolen from the surrounding hedge. Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 reference HH/13/291
Police are keen to reunite owners with a number of items recovered following a day of action held earlier this week.
Officers carried out a series of warrants at addresses and second-hand dealerships on Tuesday 22nd January under Operation Drawbridge.
Operation Drawbridge is Suffolk Constabulary’s countywide initiative, aimed at reducing the number of burglaries across the county and increasing the number of crimes being ‘solved’ with offenders brought to justice.
In West Suffolk a number of items, believed stolen, were recovered from premises in Newmarket.
Police would like to hear from anyone who may have had items stolen to contact them if they believe one or some of the listed may be theirs.
Items recovered include:
Two black iPhones
A black iPod touch
A white iPod classic
Three fishing reels, a pole and net
A bag of various XBox 360 games.
Ladies bracelet with an initial as the charm
A chain with crucifix pendant
Two rings, one with red stones and one with a large rectangular stone
A bangle in a twist design
A pair of hoop ear rings
An HP lap top computer
A ladies ring with a large rectangular pink/red stone
A black lap top computer
Due to the items being recovered in Newmarket it is thought that the items may have been stolen from West Suffolk, South Norfolk or South Cambridgeshire.
If you believe one of the items may be yours please contact PC Lesley Brown at Bury St Edmunds Police on 101.
Suffolk Police are warning businesses and members of the public to be aware of a scam currently operating in the county. Police have been informed that business owners and the farming fraternity have been telephoned by individuals claiming to request financial support for PCSOs. In the phone call, described as a 'hard sell' reference is made to a PCSO magazine for which the caller is selling advertising space. The call claims the money would be targeted at PCSOs who deal with rural crime issues and anti-social behaviour in relation to young people. The nature of the calls is crude and aggressive, with a high pressure approach to attempting to secure agreement. Once this is declined and the caller is challenged, they hang up. Suffolk Constabulary can reassure the public that no such funding campaign is currently taking place and is not 'official' in any sense. The force does not endorse such an inappropriate method of selling space in a magazine. Any conversations that the police have about PCSO funding would be with councils and other relevant partners in respect of cost sharing and this would be carried out in a more formal process. Trading standards are also unaware of this particular approach, but they have now been informed of the 'scam'. Anyone purporting to be calling for this purpose is not genuine. Police would advise that any members of the public receiving such a call should immediately hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of a 'scam' or fraud, contact Suffolk Police on 101. More information on tackling 'scam' phone calls can be found on the Suffolk County Council Trading Standards website.
Burglary - Hawkedon
Between 11am Sunday 6th and 3.30pm Wednesday 9th January offenders have forced open a side window gaining access to a property on Lower Green, Hawkedon. A search was made inside but at this stage it is unclear if any items have been taken. Were you in the area at the time, did you see anything suspicious? Do you know the name of the offender or offenders? If you have any information please contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference HH/13/89.
Burglary - Wickhambrook
Between 5.30pm Monday 7th and 8am Tuesday 8th January offenders have forced open French doors gaining access to a property on Boyden End, Wickhambrook. A tidy search was made of the property and a black 50-inch television was stolen. Were you in the area at the time, did you see anything suspicious? Do you know the name of the offender or offenders? If you have any information please contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference HH/13/81.
Burglary - Thurlow
Tuesday 8th January between 10am and 11am offenders have forced open a window and gained access to a property off Withersfield Road, Thurlow. An untidy search was carried out inside and items of jewellery were stolen along with a flower patterned pillowcase. Were you in the area at the time, did you see anything suspicious? Do you know the name of the offender or offenders? If you have any information please contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference HH/13/77.
Burglary - Brockley
Tuesday 8th January between 9.40am and 11.55am offenders have forced open a kitchen window and gained entry to a property in Brockley. A search was made in all the rooms inside and silverware, jewellery, Euros, Apple Mac laptop and an iMac laptop computer were among items stolen. A suspicious grey Volkswagen Golf was seen in the area at the time. Were you in the area at the time, did you see anything suspicious? Do you know the name of the offender or offenders? Do you know who the grey Volkswagen Golf belongs to? If you have any information please contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference HH/13/79.
Burglaries - Denham and Dalham
Police in Bury St Edmunds are appealing for information after two properties were broken into and items stolen from them. A property in Denham was broken into via a window and searched between 8.45am and 2.45pm yesterday Thursday 3 January. A pillowcase was taken and jewellery items including two bracelets, earrings, a watch and general costume jewellery was stolen from within. Police are linking this burglary to a second incident, which happened in the village of Dalham on the same day. The property situated in The Sounds, Dalham was broken into sometime between 7.50am and 5.55pm yesterday, Thursday 3 January. The property was searched and at this stage it is thought that the only item stolen was a car key. Anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in Denham or Dalham or has information in relation to these incidents is asked to call DC Ben Clark at Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 quoting reference BR/13/9.
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