Police Report for March 2016

01/03/2016 – Theft – Chester Road, Mere

Two males seen acting suspicious, white males, short, stocky build and eastern European. The males were seen going through peoples bags, they were challenged and then ran off to the car park. A blue rover v546*** Keys have been taken from a customer’s bag.



2 suspicious males around 15.30 hours trying to use a fake £20 at the pharmacy on Town lane in Mobberley.


05/03 Burglary at an address on Oldfield drive Mobberley. An electrical item was taken whilst painters were at the address during the daytime.


05/03 /2016 Tools stolen from shed to a property along Chelford road in Ollerton. Shed padlock was forced open with a crow bar.


10/03/2016 Male arrested, charged and bailed for driving whilst under the influence of drugs driving along Chelford lane Over peover in the early hours in the morning.


13/03/2016 Theft from motor vehicle. Rear window smashed and power stools stolen as the vehicle was parked in the daytime along Warrington road at Mere.


07/03/2016 3 suspicious males seen in a White transit van seen around 20.10 hours in the Cherry tree lane area of Rostherne all wearing scarves over their faces about 35 yrs of age.


08/03/2016  A fake £20 was used in a public house along the Lymm road in Little Bollington.



14/03/2016  A male was seen in a White transit van selling floor paints from the back of white transit van


15/03/2016 A suspicious male was seen sat in a white Vauxhall Astra with gloves on. The driver was in his 20’s, brown hair, slim build and was parked along Hawthorne road in Plumley.


16/03/2106 A Thwaites JCB dumper truck was stolen along Ashley road in Ashley over the last few days. The vehicle had been taken from a farm.


16/03/2016 2 Males entered the Co-op store along Mobberley road in Mobberley and alcohol was stolen.


19/03/2016  House on Yew tree road  -Plumley  Burgled overnight whilst occupant on holiday. Rear window has been smashed and untidy search upstairs and downstairs. Unsure was has been stolen.


21/03/2016  Theft of 7 sheep at a farm alongside Cicely mill lane in Rostherne. All sheep were maked with a J initial on the fleece.


23/03  Burglary occurred at business premises along School lane in Ollerton. Offenders have smashed the front window of premises and stolen a copper bath.


23/03 Stable in a field entered on Ostlers lane in Mobberly and property taken.


25/03  Rear doors to a private dwelling on Newton hall lane in Mobberley smashed as an attempt burglary.


25/03  Theft of fridge from Caravan parked in storage on Castle mill lane in Ashley.


Good news..


A 25 year old man from Sale has pleaded guilty to handling a stolen Quad bike from a rural premises at Bucklow Hill, Knutsford.


During the early hours of Wednesday 9th September 2015, a Honda Quad bike was stolen during a burglary from a premises at Bucklow Hill, Knutsford .


The Honda Quad bike was recovered by Police a short time later from the driveway of an address in Sale.


Forensic investigations on the recovered quad bike linked Stefan DONOVAN of Newgate Road, Sale and he was subsequently arrested.


On Monday 7th March 2016, DONOVAN appeared at South and East Cheshire Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to Handling Stolen Goods.


DONOVAN received a community order and ordered to carry out unpaid work for 150 hours within the next twelve months. He was also ordered to pay costs of £85.00 to the Crown Prosecution Service.


PC Mike Dawber, Rural Beat Officer for Knutsford said “The Constabulary has worked hard to tackle rural crime and will continue to do so. These types of offences have a knock on effect on people’s livelihoods. The Quad bike was used in the course of the victims business and so it has a knock on effect”.


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