Alerts and Scams
Over the last few days there have been four crimes in the rural areas of Preston that we would like to bring to your attention and appeal for any witnesses.
The first crime is the theft of a cast iron post box from Lightfoot lane, Higher Bartle. This has taken place overnight between the 28th and 29th of May.
The Second is theft of various metal items from a garden on Goosnargh lane, Goosnargh that has taken place overnight between the 30th and 31st of May.
The Third is another theft this time of a Raleigh, (Airlight, sf1.0) from an address on Longridge road in Grimsargh this has been reported to the police today but may have gone missing anytime in the past week.
And the last has taken place today 31st of May between 10:30am - 3pm at an address on Inglewhite road in Goosnargh where a home owner has returned home and found that the rear door patio has been smashed. At this moment in time I have no further information on this crime which could turn out to be a burglary however if more details become clear I will send a further email.
Please be aware of a damage that has taken place on Moorside lane last night between the 9 th /10 th of April where a 4x4 vehicle has broken through a gate that leads to the fields on the Woodplumpton side of the area. The vehicle has then driven around the surrounding fields as though possibly looking for livestock or other things that may be available to steal.
Police patrols will be stepped up in the area however if you do see anything suspicious on your land please ring 101.
Please be aware of a fuel theft that has taken place on The Orchid in Woodplumpton last night 9 th /10 th of April where the fuel line has been cut on a vehicle and the fuel drained from it.
Please be aware of a White Discovery – Reg No: YT12 FHG that has been the rounds around the local farms if you see this vehicle please ring 101.
Please be aware of two Irish registration vehicles that have been seen acting suspiciously in the Carron Lane area of Inglewhite this morning and this afternoon 25/03 the first is a white Ford transit van 11DL482 and the second is a silver Renult van 11D3280 . If you see these vehicles or any others acting suspiciously on yours or your neighbours property please ring 101 immediately.
Please be aware of a poaching incident that has taken place on the Cow Hill area of Haighton during the daytime on the 24/03. Two males wearing camouflage clothing have been seen in the area close to where a dear has been shot and killed. If you see anyone on your land who you do not know and do not have permission and are with dogs and torches please ring 101 immediately if you see anyone on your land carrying or using firearms please ring 999 and let the police come and see what they are doing DO NOT CHALLENGE THEM YOURSELF.
Please be aware of a white flatback transit van YR04EHS that has been seen acting suspiciously in the Jepps Lane area of Barton at around 4pm on the 24/03. If you see this vehicle or any other acting suspiciously on yours or your neighbours property please ring 101 immediately.
Please be aware of a white flatback transit van P128RFM that has been seen acting suspiciously in the Whittingham hospital and Goosnargh area at 4pm on the 22/03. If you see this vehicle or any other acting suspiciously on yours or your neighbours property please ring 101 immediately.
Between 10:00 25/02/2013 and 11:00 18/03/2013 there has been a theft of 100 litres of diesel at Waddecar scout camp which is situated near beacon fell this is the second diesel theft that has been reported this week so please use security measures and if possible park your vehicles in a well lit or secure area.
Horse box theft
There has also been a report however a crime report has not been taken yet that between 13/03/13 and 19:30 of the 19/03/2013 a horse box has been stolen from Lewth Lane close to Catforth and Woodplumpton as yet no details have been taken however as soon as any details arise I will make you aware.
The last thing to report is that over the past few weeks there have been a few outbuildings broken into and fences cut however nothing has been taken we think that this may be criminals who are targeting quad bikes so if you know anyone in the area who owns a quad bike please make them aware and security measures put in place.
As the local Neighbourhood policing team we have noticed a rise in crime connected to farms over the past couple of weeks and a local operation is being put together for next week you may also notice a rise in police vehicles in the area late at night this is to hopefully catch the people involved in these crimes, as a whole crime is still very low in the area but if you do see anyone acting suspiciously on yours or your neighbours property late at night please ring 101 or 999 immediately .
The first crime is a theft of house heating oil which has taken place on Langley Lane sometime over the last few months. The owner has been away on holiday and returned to find there fuel stolen
The second is a burglary into an outbuilding on Fairhurst Lane in Inglewhite between 10pm on the 10 th of March and 2pm on the 17 th of March where intruders have cut wire fencing and cut a lock on the outbuilding however nothing has been stolen.
Please be aware of a diesel theft that has taken place at Ambrose Hall Farm, Woodplumpton Road, Woodplumpton. Where between 17:00hrs on the 12 th of March and 09:00hrs on the 13 th of March someone has approached the farm and stolen around 500 litres of diesel from three different lorries parked on site.
If you do own any vehicles that carry a large amount of fuel overnight please could I ask that you be extra vigilant and also if you have seen anyone suspicious on your farms during the day or overnight on the 12 th of March to please give me a ring at Broughton .