Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow weekly crime round-up
A wildlife camera was stolen from the garden of a property in Mill Road, Henham, between midday on December 31 and 1pm on January 2.
Criminal damage was caused to an orange Ford Mondeo, which was parked on a driveway in Orchard Crescent, Elsenham, between 5.30am on December 30 and 1.30pm on January 2. All four doors were scratched along with two back quarter panels, the front wing mirror and driver’s side mirror glass.
Numerous power and hand tools were stolen from a blue Ford Transit van, parked in Godfrey Way, Great Dunmow, between midnight on New Year’s Day and 6am on January 4. Two holes were made next to the dead lock to break into the vehicle.
An attempt was made to break into a garage in Church Field, Saffron Walden, between December 20 and January 3. The door was forced off the runners and dented where suspects used an implement in an attempt to jemmy it away from the frame. No entry was gained.
Criminal damage was caused to two vehicles in Tanners Way, Saffron Walden, between December 12 and January 3. Three scratches were made on the nearside of a yellow Vauxhall and another vehicle was also targeted.
The offside windscreen trim from a blue Jaguar X-Type was stolen between 10pm on January 3 and 8am on January 4. The car was parked in Rainsford Road, Stansted.
A nail was forced into the tyre of a black Volkswagen in Windmill Close, Stansted, between December 30 and January 3, causing it to deflate.
An attempt was made to get into a building in Forest Hall Road, Stansted, between 4pm on December 22 and 11am on January 5. The suspects climbed onto the roof and attempted to jemmy the roof windows. No entry was gained but damage was caused to the windows. A metal chimney was also knocked down. An attempt to jemmy a small ground floor window was also made.
Eight electric vehicle battery packs, valued at around £40,000, were stolen from a compound in Second Avenue, Stansted, between 6pm on January 4 and 8am on January 5. The padlock on the gate was broken before thieves drove a vehicle into the compound and used an on-site forklift truck to load the vehicle with the battery packs.
Approximately 1,000 litres of red diesel was stolen from a storage tank in Little Sampford between Christmas Day and January 4.
A yellow JCB was stolen from a barn in Marks Hall Lane, Margaret Roding, between 4pm on New Year’s Day and 3.30pm on January 2. The thieves cut the padlock to the side door of the barn to get in.
A quantity of heating oil was stolen from a back garden tank in Stanbrook, near Thaxted, between midnight on Christmas Day and 3.15pm on New Year’s Eve.
The front and back number plates of a Ford Fusion were stolen between New Year’s Eve and January 4. The car was parked in South Road, Takeley.
An attempt was made to get into a house in Hamilton Road, Little Canfield, between 4.45am on Christmas Eve to 9pm on New Year’s Day. Damage was caused to the front door and side gate but no entry was gained.
Items were stolen from a house at Warehouse Villas, Stebbing, after thieves smashed the back door. The incident took place between midnight on December 19 and 2.26am on January 4.
The outer pane of a double glazed bathroom window was broken in The Leys, Wimbish, between midnight on December 28 and January 6, in an attempt to break into the property.
Any information about any of these crimes can be reported to police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.