Hereford City Southside & Rural
5th December 2013
Overnight Thursday the 28th to Friday the 29th of November a large aluminium plank was taken from a property in Wormelow. It was part of some scaffolding and would have been very heavy, so possibly taken by more than one offender.
A field was entered on Haywood Lane sometime between the 17th and 30th of November. Scaffolding poles and their couplings were taken along with 2 wooden barrels.
Overnight between the 30th of November and the 1st of December some sheds at an allotment in Allensmore were broken into. Police are currently following up some enquiries regarding a possible offender.
Please find below a caption from CSO Witchers recent Golden Valley Briefing. It is important especially on the lead up to Christmas that you do all you can to protect your property.
Protecting your property
With the run up to Christmas it is a good time to remind you of the various ways you can take steps to protect your property, whether it be in your home, garage, shed, on your farm or business premises.
Property Marking - There are several products on the market that you an buy to forensically mark your property, from jewellery, electrical items, antiques, power tools, trailers, horse tack and so on. SmartWater is just one of these products, which you can obtain for £20 a kit from us.
Register your property - Immobilise - http://immobilise.com - is the world's largest FREE register of possession ownership details and, together with its sister site, the Police's NMPR - http://www.thenmpr.com - forms a very effective tool in helping to reduce crime and return recovered personal property to its rightful owners.
Immobilise can be used by members of the public and businesses to register their valued possessions and all account holders registered items and ownership details are viewable on the Police national property database - the NMPR.
NMPR is used by all UK Police forces to trace owners of lost and stolen property. Immobilise is checked daily by a huge range of recovery agencies and lost property offices.
Finally - a new website has been brought to my attention - www.itsbeennicked.co.uk This is a register that has recently been set up where stolen property is listed by the loser and where would-be purchasers can check before they buy a piece of kit whether it may be stolen. There are lots of useful tips and links on the site.
PCSO 6993 Kevin Powell
Southside and Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team
South Wye Police Station