Between 01/02/16 & 12/03/16 the following incidents have been reported to police –




Between 03/02/16 & 06/02/16 a quantity of heating oil was stolen from a tank at the rear of a premise in the village. Enquiries remain ongoing at this time.



– We have had no ASB incidents reported this month.


Auto Crime

– We have had no auto crime incidents reported this month.



– We have had no burglary incidents reported this month.


Crime Related Incidents

-We have had no crime related incidents reported this month.


Criminal Damage

– We have had no criminal damage incidents reported this month.






We are still looking for more volunteers to join our Rural Watch patrols. The patrols take place two/ three times a month involving volunteers from the local farming and rural community. These can be run locally or as part of a cross border operation with other police forces. Each volunteer is double crewed in one of their personal vehicles and they have a police radio which gives them direct instant contact with dedicated police officers who are also conducting rural patrols. Anything suspicious is reported straight to the dedicated officers who can then attend the area and carry out any enquiries or enforcement that may be appropriate.  It is difficult to measure the success of our Rural Watch patrols, or to provide any figures, as so much of it is proactive and it is very difficult to measure the success of preventative work.  We regularly get reports of suspicious vehicles and people on rural land from members of our community and there is marked reduction in these reports on evenings when the Rural Watch patrols are active. Our volunteers are our eyes and ears on these patrols and their help, enthusiasm and proactive approach is always welcomed and very much appreciated. If you would like to be involved in these patrols then please contact


Kind Regards,


Dave Anderson



Stokesley Safer Neighbourhood Team

Telephone: 101 (select option 2 and ask for Stokesley Police Station)


Report for Parish Council Meeting on the 15th March 2016 – RURAL WATCH

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