Western Rural Round-up- 01.06.14

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Update from Inspector Keith Curbishley

  • Last Sunday, a burglary occurred at a pub in Farndon. A couple of days later a house in Farndon was also burgled. It is believed that the offences are linked and a male has now been arrested. Police enquiries are continuing.
  • There have been a number of dog bite incidents and reports of dogs out of control this week. Please keep your dog under proper control, especially as the weather gets warmer and many dogs get too hot and short tempered.
  • Daytime household burglaries have continued to be a problem this week with offences being committed in Mollington, Cuddington, Nomans Heath, Tilstone Fearnall and Weetwood. You will note that it is the smaller villages and isolated properties which are being targeted by offenders. Most people in such locations are local or regular visitors. If you see any strange people in your area, please pay close attention and report to the police if you see any suspicious activity.
  • There have also been a small number of break-ins to garages and outbuildings. Bikes, and power tools are often the targets for such offences which typically occur overnight. Please consider fitting a "shed alarm", available at minimal cost from most hardware stores. This will often deter offenders as soon as an alarm activates.
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  • An address in Sandiway has had its domestic fuel tank drained this week, whilst the occupants were away on holiday. The tank did have a lock fitted which was cut off. Whilst this is not a regular offence, it does happen periodically and obviously has a large financial impact on the victim. If you have such a tank, please review its security and consider making access to it more difficult and also fit a lock which is not easily attacked.
  • On Wednesday, a distraction burglary occurred in Frodsham, with the offender telling the elderly victim that they were from the water board. If you have elderly relatives or neighbours, please impress on them NOT to let people into their houses and to set up an arrangement that they should always call a neighbour if someone does knock at the door who is not expected.
  • There have been a small number of arrests again this week for drink driving. Please continue with your support to police by calling about anyone who you know or suspect to drive whilst drunk. Please do not feel guilty about this think of it as "saving someones' life", rather than "causing someone to lose their license!"

Regards

Inspector Keith Curbishley