Over the past month we have been experiencing an increase in reports of poaching on rural farm land, this is most commonly reported through our Border watch volunteers.
Historically as the evenings start to get darker poaching activity increases having a detrimental effect on both the local rural community and the wildlife in the area.
We ask Landowners who witness this illegal activity to obtain as much information as possible including details of vehicles without compromising their own safety.
The rural team will continue to patrol poaching hotspots alongside our Rural Task Force Colleagues whilst working closely with our Border watch volunteers.
If anyone is interested in becoming a Border watch volunteer then please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will happily provide you with more information.
Incidents of note
I’m pleased to say that crime over the last few months has been relatively low around the Richmond rural areas most reports have been regarding anti-social behaviour and poaching. The total number of reports made is 45.
East Layton -Poaching 24/07/21
Dalton-on-Tees – Theft of scrap copper and water cylinders 14/07/21 14/05/21
Crime and ASB Data
No of Incidents
Environmental – 4
Nuisance - 7
Personal - 13
Theft (including from shops)
Violence Against the Person
Other crimes including Drugs
TOTAL THIS PERIOD
Rural Team Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Felicity, We will endeavour to help and support where we can. As you may be aware PS Mark Wood has recently left the team after serving 6 years on promotion to police sergeant however we are lucky to be able to continue to draw on him for his support when required and will be getting a new beat manager in due course.
PCSO 3651 Connor Mattison PCSO 4303 Felicity Wilkinson