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AXHOLME SOUTH POLICE REPORT Farmland off the B1396 Westwoodside. Theft, Criminal Damage, Anti-social Behaviour, off road Bikes. Calls for service to these areas saw an increase in recent months and centres in and around the B1396 including Pelfintax, Wroot Road, Idle Bank and Tindlebank and including private land PC Constable 1169 PCSO 7574 Sue Fahy PC Constable 1839 owned by local farmers and others. Sally Roberts Tina Starbuck The times of reports vary throughout the 24 hour period. The calls include reports of theft including theft of cable, burglary, suspicious persons with dog(s), criminal damage and off road bikes. A considerable amount of work and liaison has been built between Neighbourhood staff and the owners and staff working on land to engage them and to identify where offences and offenders are committing these acts and routes they use. Off road bikes are still being used on land without permission and illegally. UPDATE; There has been a decrease in calls involving farmland. There has been a reduction in the cable thefts, however as a division we are still experiencing a level of these types of thefts. We would encourage any suspicious activity to be reported immediately to the police. Cable thefts affect the connection of phones, TV’s and broadband to name a few and can massively impact entire communities, isolating vulnerable people and in some cases limiting access to emergency services. At this time further legislation to enable the agencies to deal with offences is being established. Humberside Police and energy suppliers are working together to collate and jointly investigate and prevent further offences occurring. Some suppliers are also working with surrounding police forces as these offences are not confined to Humberside. If at any time you become suspicious of any persons please telephone the police. It is far better that we know at the time in order that we can make checks and also to forward onto surrounding police areas as soon as possible, as it is quite usual for such people to frequent other areas during the course of their activities. Just because the people you see appear to look like they are legitimate this may not be the case so Humberside police do encourage local communities to report anything that on the face of it does not appear normal. We have leaflets which contain advice for parents and riders of the various bikes being used off road. Please contact PC Starbuck if you wish to have one delivered to you or you can call in at Epworth Police Station when the front counter service is available by a member of staff, generally on a Monday or Thursday during 0900 to 1500hrs, to avoid a wasted journey it may be prudent to call on 101 to check that the front desk service is running that particular day. Calls for persons trespassing on land with dogs had dropped recently, but this does not mean we have seen the last of such persons. Countrywatch has seen an increase in numbers on the Isle and this is open to membership from farmers, landowners and other land users. This membership also includes access to a text messaging service which warns of information pertinent to those members, for example hare coursers, deer poaching, and theft. Anyone wishing to join please contact PC 1839 Starbuck for further information and an application form. We have now also got members joining from just outside the Humberside Police area and we encourage everyone to promote the scheme and new members are always welcome. We are also looking at whether there is sufficient interest to launch a Horsewatch scheme to run alongside and under the banner of Countrywatch. It would involve attending a meeting in Epworth held every 3 months and other benefits to be finalised if interest is sufficient. If anyone is interested in becoming part of this please contact PC Tina Starbuck, details below Any on-going matters or suspicious activity can be reported on the new Local police telephone number of 101 OR, if any information is to be passed then please feel free to e-mail the Neighbourhood team using the details below; Susan.fahy@humberside.pnn.police,uk Wroot Crime Prevention. Calls for service to the village of Wroot saw a rapid rise in December, where offences included thefts and non dwelling burglaries over a period of time during the night. UPDATE; The amount of crime“The reportedArrow� has reduced and we are grateful for the phone calls we have received 8 Please mention when responding toalladvertisements and the information the residents have given. Please remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the Police.


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