Police warning after theft of chainsaw from Okehampton hotel
Okehampton police are asking the public to be vigilant in rural areas following two incidents that occurred in the early hours of today, Monday 18th March.
Officers are investigating theft of a chainsaw from The Ashbury Hotel and Golf Club near to Okehampton thought to have taken place around 12.45am, in the early hours of Monday 18th March.
Officers are also looking for a white 4x4 estate-style car with damage to the rear windscreen which was disturbed on a farm in North Tawton around 2am.
Inspector Andy Oliver from Okehampton police said: “The public can really help by reporting any suspicious vehicles at the time either on the 101 number of if it is believed that a crime is being committed at the time on 999. The reality for the area is that we have a low crime rate which is reassuring. However, I fully understand that the fear of crime for some isolated areas is a concern. We are using community messaging and asking neighbourhood officers to ensure they provide visible reassurance and crime prevention advice to isolated areas.”
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If anyone has any information that may assist or saw the car can they contact the police on 101 quoting crime reference JO/13/200 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.