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Facebook helps to catch Milk theives

By on August 17, 2009

News from the Rural Watch Team. PC Mike Dawber is currently seeking any information on the theft of a McHale bale handler, stolen from Castle Mill Lane, Ashley on Sunday the 16th of August, which is worth approximately £700. Please see the gallery to the right for an image of a similar machine or Click here for a video of the device

Mike is appealing for any witnesses and if anyone in the farming community has been offered one for sale. Any information, please contact PC Mike Dawber on 0845 458 6380 – Cheshire Police, incident 508 of 16/08/2009.

Stolen Trailer.
Overnight on the 15-16th August, a shed was broken into and a four-wheel flat bed trailer was stolen from Heath Lane, High Leigh. Mike is appealing for witnesses, information or from anyone who has been offered this item for sale. Please call PC Mike Dawber at Knutsford police station 0845 458 6380 or call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111

Next up, the case of the roaming vandal.
On the night of the 16th August five vehicles were attacked. One vehicle in question, an Audi A3 convertible parked at the Old Market Place car park, had its front windscreen and rear window smashed. The intellectual then drifted off towards Mallard close and Lodge Road where a further four more cars were attacked with stones and other available missiles.

There does not appear to be any particular pattern and it is thought to be mindless vandalism, however a suspicious male was seen running towards the Dog Wood entrance at around 1:10am. Please call the Knutsford Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0845 458 6380 or crime stoppers 0800 555 111. Your call will be treated with confidence.

Milk stolen, from doorsteps.

Lactose craving thieves have been active in the Knutsford area once again, only this time they were caught bragging about it on Facebook. On the 11-12th August, reports had been coming into the station from the delivery company that their customers had lodged several complaints that milk had not been delivered when in fact it had been stolen from their own doorsteps.

A seventeen year old and a twenty-year-old male have been given adult cautions due to four incidents of theft. This was the result of a Facebook posting, where one of the thieves had been bragging about the incident. Amazingly the conversation thread had reached the point were people had begun placing orders for milk.

Mobberley Co-Op theft foiled – PC Charlotte Body
The details in relation to the attempt burglary at the Co-op in Mobberley it occurred at 01.10 hours on Saturday 15th August 2009.  The offenders were two males dressed in black with balaclavas concealing their faces. 

They gained entry to the premises but did not get away with any goods or cash as they were smoked by the highly effective alarm system which was triggered as the offender approached the till area.  This successfully disorientated the offenders who then made off through the rear of the property empty handed. 

An appeal is requested for witnesses as the offenders had only two escape route options, firstly via the front of the Co-op onto Town Lane and secondly down a passageway which leads out onto EDENFIELD ROAD.  There may have been people either driving or walking in the area who has seen either a vehicle or the offender.

If you have any information on these or any other incident in the town or surrounding area, please call Knutsford police station 0845 458 6380 or call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111. Your support is needed to help the local police prevent and solve crime in our town.

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