CRIMINALS in Tattenhall have nowhere to hide – thanks to vigilant residents.
The July update from Cheshire Police said there were 68 recorded incidents in the village, including 22 road-related matters and 10 incidents of suspicious activity that had been reported by eagle-eyed villagers.
Tattenhall PC Tony Owens said: “I have been pleased that there were at least 10 incidents whereby suspicious people and vehicles have been reported.
“Please keep reporting incidents. I always chase the information up and some good intelligence is being collated.”
A serious incident of note was the street robbery close to Rean Meadow. The offender is not thought to be local and an investigation is continuing. The victim, a man in his 70s, is recovering at home.
Other incidents reported were:
A suspicious male was seen at a property in Dark Lane last week but made off across fields when challenged.
In Milton Green, a safe was taken from a farm and a suspected fuel theft occurred from a home.
Two quad bikes, trailers and a dump truck were taken from Clayley Hall Farm in the same night. Offenders approached the farm over the fields off the Handley bypass.
The investigation into the theft of the peregrine chicks is continuing. Although the chicks were not recovered several houses were raided in another force area and prosecutions of alleged offenders are being sought.
There were eight parking tickets issued in July on the High Street and outside the school, with numerous warnings being given.
Audacious thieves took 60 wooden posts and a metal post “banger” from fields near Rocky Lane.
PC Owens said: “These thefts also show that you cannot leave anything lying about. Everything has a value. The most useless looking scrap metal is fetching up to £90 per ton.”