Recieved the following thru our Crime Prevention Officer Contact:
"Arrests have been made in Ewhurst, Cranleigh as two offenders were caught in the act of stealing large quantities of York stone patio
We are continuing to run Operation Weston involving late night/early morning patrols of rural lanes and hot spot rural crime areas. Most vehicles traveling during these hours are stopped and checks are carried out. This has the effect of deterring crime in the area and enables us to gather intelligence on persons and vehicles traveling through the borough
Cross border meetings with colleagues from Sussex and Hampshire forces continue to take place. Local intelligence is shared and areas of focus identified. Additional patrols are then deployed to tackle crime in these areas
Garden and farm machinery (chainsaws, power tools, plant) continue to remain attractive to thieves. These are normally taken from sheds, garages, outbuildings, stables of large detached properties, farms and businesses
Thieves are targeting many types of metal, typically lead, copper and steel. Whilst roofs are the most likely targets, other sources such as statues and garden ornaments are all at risk."
I like the section I have placed in Italics - if you're legal, been a good boy and not been drinking then no problem, but I bet someone will complain and then moan when their gear or goods gets knocked off.
Can't please everyone all the time ;-)
I like the proactive stance round here, they've had good successes - ie last month Van full of stolen chainsaws etc etc