||Date and Time
||Some reports of attempts by unknown person/s loitering suspiciously around, or accessing, farmland and/or yards by forcing padlocked gates, cutting or climbing fences and causing damage to land, crops or acting suspiciously around animals, livestock and game.
Please keep an eye out for your own and others land, yards and animals and review what security measures you have in place.
Locally it can be worth obtaining names and contact numbers for surrounding neighbours, creating a messaging group between each other (such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger) and using it to communicate quickly any activity anyone sees that is out of the ordinary to confirm if they are aware and report to police if they are not.
||3 separate incidents of horse riders and car drivers having verbal disagreements at the roadside regarding rights of way/ passing space and speed. See Keeping You and Your Horse Safe on the Roads.
|South Street, Wilton
||Unknown suspect/s have gained entry to a yard by climbing a 6ft fence and have made a hole in a wire fence by unknown means. Have taken items from a skip, then entered a padlocked building by forcing it open and have taken:
- Electric saw £200
- 3 or 4 chrome radiators
|East Grafton, Marlborough
||Between 11/03/19 – 22/03/19 unknown suspect/s have stolen five tractor type car batteries used for electric fencing from inside an unlocked workshop in a yard, and stolen five scrap batteries from outside.
||A male has visited an address and requested the owner sell him some items; it is believed he scoped out the address in advance to know they were there. Owner has agreed to sell some – not all – items. A different male has then attended to collect and removed additional items not agreed as part of the sale. Please be aware of people in or around yours and neighbours’ homes, yards or land and report anything out of the ordinary and suspicious.
||30/3/19 12:30 – 03/04/19 05:00
||Unknown person/s have accessed farm yard using a private track and taken 6 x (scrap) agricultural batteries from private land.
||20/03/19 00:01 – 03/04/19 15:00
||Unknown person/s have entered a yard and made a series of attempts to weaken and pull down the wall to a barn to gain access. They have then tried to knock hole through the wall with a sledgehammer. No entry gained.
||29/03/19 21:00 – 29/03/19 21:10
||Unknown person/s have driven vehicle into a yard, turned off headlights, exited the vehicle and taken approximately 6 x car batteries before driving away.
|South Marston, Swindon
||03/04/19 19:00 – 04/04/19 06:00
||Unknown person/s have broken into various buildings within a yard including a storeroom containing horse equipment, a padlocked tool shed and a barn. Padlocks were snapped off and damage caused to doors. A Williams trailer tamper plate damaged. The following items were taken:
- 2 x STIHL white and orange chainsaws models MS211C and MS181
- STIHL petrol industrial strimmer
- Miscellaneous tools
||04/04/19 14:00 – 15:00
||Male was stealing from a fuel tank in a farm yard, had broken the lock and was disturbed by farm workers filling a jerry can with fuel. Male made off when challenged in a Blue Nissan.
||03/04/19 18:00 – 04/04/19 08:00
||Unknown person/s have cut chain with what appears to be a disc cutter to gain entry to a yard and farm buildings. Sheets torn from side of shed. Item stolen:
- 2 x large batteries
- Radio Set
||Possible deer poaching on private land, Green 4x4, possibly Mitsubishi.
||06/04/19 17:00 – 08/04/19 17:00
||Unknown person/s have entered a yard and stolen 10 x used Scania batteries.
||07/04/19 07:00 – 09:00
||Unknown person/s have entered fields in a silver vehicle, run over areas of crop and cattle have been let out, chased and harassed.
||07/04/19 11:00 – 14:00
||1985 Honda Quad Bike 4x4 stolen from yard.
||09/04/19 18:00 – 10/04/19 08:00
||Unknown suspect/s have entered a farm compound and stolen 2 x 200 litres of red diesel from tanks.