Between October 2013 to December 2013, 12 offences took place at farms and rural areas in Charlesworth, Rowarth, Hayfield, Peak Forest and Whaley Bridge in the High Peak and Ashbourne and Hathersage in the Derbyshire Dales.
Attempts have also been made recently to try break into a business premises selling quad bikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the High Peak.
Crime prevention advice includes:
- Secure and immobilise vehicles and equipment when not in use;
- Store vehicles in a secured building, if possible secured to the ground or wall;
- Avoid leaving quad bikes and ATVs unattended;
- Secure keys out of sight;
- Mark property with farm name and postcode, use a UV pen, engraving, stamping, tagging or forensic marking;
- Restrict access to your farm land and property with locked gates;
- Consider joining your local Farm Watch scheme (to join, call 101).
For further crime prevention advice please contact a member of your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team on 101.
Police would like to hear from anyone wishing to report suspicious incidents or thefts from farms and rural properties.