U.K. Crime Scene: Thefts of 18 trailers prompt warning from police
BURY ST. EDMUNDS — The Suffolk Constabulary has issued a warning to the owners of campers as the result of an investigation into 18 thefts of trailers in the past several years.
Trailers have been stolen from Great Barton, Stanton, Lackford as well as nearly a dozen other local villages, according to the Suffolk Constabulary. The trailers have an estimated value of approximately $45,000 combined.
Police are also cautioning potential buyers of trailers.
“We want to hear from anyone who has been offered a trailer for sale and is unsure of its history. If a chassis number has been removed, be cautious. Trailers retain their value very well, so one at a price too good to be true probably is,” said Bury Rural Sergeant Clare Mowson.
Anyone with any information about the theft of a trailer in this area should telephone Jason Lambourne at Ixworth Police at 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers at 0800 555111.
Man arrested after pot plants seizedHISTON — Cambridgeshire authorities arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of cultivating cannabis after seizing more than 100 plants in this village.
The man, whom authorities did not identify, was taken to a local police station for questioning by officers who had been called to the area on a separate matter, according to the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
The cannabis plants were found in a shed along with heat lamps, fans and other equipment used in the cultivation of marijuana.
Anti-social restrictions placed on convicted thiefWORKINGHAM — Thames Valley authorities have issued a three-year Anti-Social Behavior Order against a man allegedly engaged in criminal activity, authorities said.
Brendon Wooff, 23, was sentenced at Reading Magistrates Court to five months in jail for stealing a car, two incidents of theft as well as criminal damage, according to the Thames Valley police.
Wooff, whose last address was Moor Close in Sandhurst, is barred from sitting in the driver’s seat of any vehicle, entering any building or land unless he has the owner’s permission, and from behaving in way that will “distress” other people.
The restriction was the result of “some excellent work by the Wokingham Community Safety Partnership and we will not hesitate to take similar action in the future against any individuals who seek to undermine the community,” Thames Valley Police inspector Jim Weems wrote in a news release.