Western Rural Inspectors update 25/08/13

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Western Rural Round-up- Week ending 25/8/2013



1. There has been another overnight theft from motor vehicle offence reported in the Malpas area last weekend. A wallet was stolen together with bank cards. These were found discarded nearby. I would urge all residents in the area to be vigilant and not to leave valuables in unattended vehicles.

2. Last week, I reported on a number of 'loose dog' incidents. These incidents have continued this week with sheep being worried by loose dogs in Threapwood. The dog owner was traced and is now facing a large vet's bill! Further 'loose dog' incidents were reported in Bartington and Tattenhall, where the loose dogs bit people. Dogs which bite people are often destroyed by the courts, with the owners facing hefty fines. Please ensure that your dog is kept properly under control and not allowed to wander, in the warm weather.

3. On Wednesday, a vehicle was broken into on Waterside Drive, Frodsham. A male has been arrested for this offence which appears to have been the result of a dispute between individuals. As such, the public should not be concerned that vehicles in the locality are being targeted.

4. Also on Wednesday, someone was approached at a service station by an Eastern European / Arabic looking male who asked for directions, using a map. When the male left, the victim found that their vehicle keys had been stolen. This kind of distraction theft usually happens in busy public locations, such as pubs and restaurants and is often carried out by teams of Eastern Europeans. Please be on your guard against such activity and please report any incidents where you suspect that someone has tried this technique on you.

5. On Wednesday Evening, intruders were disturbed breaking into an outbuilding on Aston Lane, Aston. The victim was able to provide a good description of the offenders and following a search of the area, a male was arrested.

6. On Saturday morning police arrested a male for burglary at Broxton garage and garden centre, Broxton.The male had been hiding in nearby premises, sheltering from the inclement weather.A quantity of stolen goods together with class A drugs were found on this male.He is still in police custody.

7. In the early hours of Sunday morning a house was broken into in Tarporley.A BMW and Seat car were stolen together with the vehicles keys.The Seat has been found burnt out in Utkinton.The BMW is still outstanding.It is a grey BMW 330 DN11HDO.Any sightings of this car, please contact police.


Inspector Keith Curbishley