Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) Briefing

19th May – 3rd June 2015

Crime Trends

Between 7.30am on Wednesday 27th and 7.30am on Thursday 28th May, a garage at a property outside the village was broken into whilst the occupants were away. A child’s petrol driven quad bike and John Deere electric ride on tractor were taken along with a Stihl petrol strimmer and chainsaw and a Husqvana chainsaw.
Incident ref 549-s-290515

Sometime overnight on Sunday 31st May/Monday 1st June, a container at an industrial unit on the Dene Industrial Estate was broken into, however there was nothing inside to steal so the would be thieves left empty handed.
Incident ref 320-s-010615

A brick and timber workshop at Webton Court was broken into between 8pm on Monday 1st June and 7am on Tuesday 2nd June. A padlock was forced off the doors and a quantity of power tools were stolen including two angle grinders, an electric drill, a set of ratchet spanners, a Stihl chainsaw and a Lawnflight strimmer.
Incident ref 189-s-020615

Between 9am and 3.45pm on Tuesday 2nd June a detached garage used as a workshop at a property outside the village was broken into and a large quantity of tools connected to tree surgery work were stolen.
Incident ref 343-s-020615

Suspicious vehicles

A white Ford Transit van MF57OXJ has been seen in the area recently; it was driving very slowly along several residential roads in Madley in the afternoon of Wednesday 27th May. Please keep an eye out for it.
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A reader has asked me to share the following details regarding an incident that happened to a friend in Hereford –
A friend of mine was robbed recently in town, it was obviously well planned – she had just put her bag in her car in Waitrose car park and she saw a man who seemed distressed – he said he wanted to get to the hospital and needed directions but wanted her to draw a map as his English wasn’t good. He obviously had an accomplice as her bank cards were taken while she was busy giving him a map. I just thought people should be aware. They had obviously watched her using her card as they used her pin to withdraw fairly large amounts of money.

The below link will take you to a very useful guide to avoiding all manner of scams produced by the Metropolitan Police recently. It takes a minute to download but is well worth looking at.

Neighbourhood Watch

I have been asked to circulate the following information by Inspector Barnett..

I would like to update you on a new initiative that your local Police, in Herefordshire, are undertaking. The initiative is the employment of a dedicated Watch Scheme Coordinator. This new post has been possible because of a ground breaking partnership with Ross on Wye NFU Mutual and has been funded by West Mercia Police, Police and Crime Commissioner’s Rural Crime Fund. Mr Paul Crumpton is the new Watch Coordinator. He can be contacted by email at or by telephone on 01905 727402 or through our switchboard on 101 extension 67102. Please contact him if you are currently in a Watch Scheme, interested in starting one or just want some more information before making a decision.

Illegal off road bikes

Further to PC Milton’s recent e-mail on the subject, here is a link to the National Parks website where you can report any incidents –
When you get to the website, click on ‘report it’ which you will find on the right hand side of the page.

Kind Regards

Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team
PC 2514 Tom Milton
PCSO 6173 Fiona Witcher
PCSO 70147 Paul Davies
Peterchurch Police Station
101 ext 4820
Team mobile 07779 141232 (Non urgent messages only)