Inspector Gwyndaf Bowen

Sergeant Lucy Bassett

PCSO Emma Jackson

PC Charlie Jones - Rural Crime Team

PCSO Gary Gwilt - Rural Crime Team

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Talgarth / Gwernyfyd

Date agreed: 21 November 2019

Action

Rural crime continues to be a concern and the theft of farm machinery and equipment particularly Quad Bikes remains a high priority.

A number of activities are on going including high visibility patrols which are designed to prevent crime. A number of other actions have taken place over recent months as part of operations to identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of these thefts and to recover stolen property.

Hay and Glasbury Neighbourhood Policing Team are reminding residents to be vigilant and to report any activity they suspect to be suspicious through 101 or 999.”

Updates

08 January 2020

There has been one report of rural crime in the area of Talgarth and Gwernnyfed since the last update on the 8th December 2019. Dyfed Powys Police welcome in the New Year and continue to ask for support from members of the public in remaining vigilant in reporting any suspicious incidents.

Remember when reporting any suspicious incident get as much detail as possible.

If there is a vehicle take down the registration, direction of travel, details of driver and any other passengers. If the incident is an emergency call 999, if not use the 101 non-emergency number.

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08 December 2019

Neighbourhood teams across the county are continuing to work closely with colleagues from the Rural Crime team, and response, roads policing units. Hi visibility patrols continue, not only through the evening and night, but also during daylight hours. A quad bike has been recovered on the 8th December on Llangynidr Mountain road, two unknown males have made off from police at the scene. Enquires are continuing in relation to this theft.

Please remain vigilant and report any suspicious incidents, persons or vehicles.

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02 July 2019

Press release 25/06/2019

Brecon Police officers are running an on going operation to tackle quad thefts.

There has recently been a rise in thefts of quad bikes in south Powys. Seven have been stolen since the end of April.

Officers from the local beat, roads policing and the Rural Crime Team are working with neighbouring forces to tackle the issue.

As a direct result of this proactive work, there have been a number of successes in catching offenders and returning quad bikes to their owners.

A quad stolen at the end of March from the Crickhowell area, was recovered recently in the Hereford area, and two men arrested.

On May 1, following information from Gwent Police, Dyfed-Powys arrested a 17-year-old man from Tredegar on suspicion of handling stolen goods. A quad bike was recovered during a search of his property and returned to its rightful owner in Hereford.

Overnight on Friday, May 10, two quad bikes were stolen from farms in Talybont on Usk and Lllanhamlach, recovered by police and returned to the owners before they realised they had been stolen.

PC Tom Songhurst said: “We have increased patrols in rural communities to protect those vulnerable to quad theft and will continue with our efforts.

“We have improved our response to suspicious incidents/vehicles, with reassurance being provided by Neighbourhood Policing Teams and the Rural Crime Team.

“Can I ask all farmers to play a part in keeping their property safe and take steps to secure their quad bikes appropriately. Take keys out of the ignition and store them safely away from the machines.

“I must also urge anyone who sees something suspicious in their area, whether that is a vehicle or person, to report it to police on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress."

Anyone with information please contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Local Notices

Summary:

With Christmas fast approaching we’re reminding people to enjoy themselves safely and lawfully by being ‘safe and nice to all’

Details:

The message Dyfed-Powys Police is sending during this Christmas, is presence not presents. If you have concerns about crime or antisocial behaviour in your community, speak to a PCSO or police officer, or call 101. 

 

 

 

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Details:

Dyfed-Powys Police covers one of the most rural police areas in England and Wales. Agriculture within Dyfed and Powys tends to favour livestock farming and as a result many areas, including open access land, is stocked with sheep and cattle. We regularly receive calls from farmers, landowners and members of the public reporting farm animals being chased by dogs and in the most serious of cases where sheep in particular have been savaged and killed by dogs or having to be put down by a veterinary surgeon. The impact this can have on a rural business can be devastating. Not only does the farmer incur expensive veterinary costs to treat or put the livestock to sleep but for pregnant ewes, in particular, there is the risk of aborting their unborn lambs. This can incur further veterinary expense but also the loss of income from a depleted flock cannot be replaced. During 2019 the Powys Rural Crime team dealt with with a total of 55 incidents.

Please take a look at the attached leaflet for further advice and information.

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Contact The Team

Email

TalgarthNPT@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

This email address is for Neighbourhood Policing issues only. For all other enquiries please use:

ContactCentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

Telephone

101 (01267 222020 outside Dyfed-Powys)

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available, or take a message. In case of emergency you should phone 999.

Local Police Stations

Heol-y-Dwr
Hay-on-Wye
Powys
HR3 5AS

Telephone

Non-Emergency Number 101 (01267 222020 outside Dyfed-Powys)

If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available, or take a message.

In case of emergency you should phone 999.

Front Counter Opening Hours

Dyfed-Powys Police does not routinely provide an enquiry office service at this station.

Did you know?

The Welsh Government funds 500 Community Support Officers across Wales, over 70 in our force area.