Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up
PUBLISHED: 13:36 20 December 2016 | UPDATED: 13:37 20 December 2016
Criminals got into a garage in Chickney Road, Henham, sometime between December 8 and 10 at around 2pm. Although they did not conduct a search, items were stolen.
Rudolph had a nasty surprise on December 9, when his power cable was cut and he was taken away from a garden in Felsted, on Flitch Green. The illuminated Christmas decoration was taken sometime between 9am and 9.40pm.
A park bench was broken on White Street in Great Dunmow between December 6 and December 9 at 5.41pm. Someone leant on its backrest, causing the front legs to come lose from their fittings.
Eggs have twice been thrown at a shop front on the High Street in Saffron Walden, between December 6 at 6pm and December 10 at 2pm. It took the shop owner considerable effort to clean it off both times. In another incident, between December 10 at 5pm and December 11 at 2.30pm, eggs were lobed at a property and a van, again in the High Street.
A rock was thrown at a Nissan Micra between 4pm and 4.30pm on December 11. The car was on Station Road when it happened, and the passenger side window was damaged.
Police are unsure how items were stolen from a Volkswagen Transporter in Buttleys Lane, Great Dunmow. They were taken sometime between December 10 at 6.30pm and December 12 at 9.04am.
Criminals stole a white Renault Megan Estate from School Lane in Takeley last week. Between December 11 at 8.30pm and December 12 at 8.42am the thieves drove the car away from the driveway.
A smashed window allowed burglars to prise off a security lock and get inside a house on Hill Road, in The Sampfords. However, nothing was taken. The incident happened on December 12, between 10am and 6.45pm.
Burglars cut the padlock in get inside a property on Radwinter Road on December 13. Between 8.20am and 10.51pm, the offenders made a tidy search, but did not take anything.
Lightening conductors were taken from a cabinet structure and site cabin on Tye Green Road, Elsenham, between December 13 at 2.41pm and December 14.
Tools have been stolen from a Ford Transit on Little Walden Road in Saffron Walden between December 12 at 9pm and December 13 at 6.19am. The criminals did not damage the outside of the van while they were committing the crime.
Another Ford Transit was broken into on Radwinter Road between December 12 at 8pm and December 13 at 8.09am. The rear and front near-side doors to the white van were forced by the criminals in order to steal tools from inside.
Around £7000 worth of power tools have been taken from a black Ford Transit on De Vigier Avenue in Saffron Walden, on December 13 at 4.15am.
Noises alerted a victim to criminals inside his car outside a property on Ashdon Road in Saffron Walden. Between 4.50am and 6.38am on December 13, he heard the disturbance and went to look, but only saw a black Audi driving away. No damage had been done to his white Ford Transit.
Two petrol cans have been stolen from a work van on The Wayback in Saffron Walden between December 12 at 4.30pm and December 13 at 5.31pm. The offenders left the back side door open.
An unlocked Ford Transit Pick Up was the target of criminals who searched the inside on December 13 between 2.30am and 1.30pm. Nothing was taken from the car, which was on Mole Hill Green in Takeley.
Multiple items were taken from a silver Mitsubishi L200 Warrior on Watling Street in Thaxted between midnight and 9.54pm on December 13.
A crow bar, it is believed, was used to get inside numerous buildings in Hatfield Forest, Broad Oak. Damage was caused to a shop, a cafe, a shed, a mobile catering unit and a kiosk on December 15 at around 8am.
Thieves stole a battery and sensor transformer from stake fencing in a field on Friars Lane, Hatfield Heath on December 9.
For the third time in a week, criminals damaged farm crops and equipment, and stolen chains from a field in Audley End on December 15, between 8pm and 11.20pm.
A messy search was conducted and items were stolen from an Audley End property after burglars got inside by a front window sometime between December 15 at 5.30pm and December 16 at 8.30am. They left the same way they got in.
Burglars got inside an office in Audley End, Saffron Walden between December 15 and 16. They had forced the window open, in order to search and take some items from inside.
A double glazed window was smashed in a house on Abbey Lane in Saffron Walden on December 15 at 11.30pm. It is unclear what was used to break it.
People were not able to get inside a shed on Bridge Street in Saffron Walden, even though some brickwork had been broken and one security camera was moved, another smashed. It happened sometime between December 15 at 5pm and December 16 at 8am.
At some point between December 14 and 16, a yellow and black pressure washer worth £80 was stolen from an unlocked shed on Windmill Hill in Saffron Walden.
Thieves stole items from another shed on Windmill Hill between December 15 at 4pm and December 16 at 12pm.
Front and back number plates were stolen from a black Renault Megane while it was parked in a communal area in The Spinney, Stansted. It happened sometime on December 15, between noon and midnight.