Tractor recovered by officers before owner knew it had been stolen
Officers from Chelmsford Local Policing Team recovered a stolen tractor and returned it to its owner in Great Totham the following morning.
On Friday, January 11, officers from Chelmsford Local Policing Team were on duty in Wickford when they spotted a tractor that looked out of place on land off Meadow Lane.
They checked the surrounding area and searched the Police National Computer to find the owner.
When contacting the owner to inform him of his missing tractor, he was unaware it had been stolen from his farm off Walden House Road, Great Totham overnight.
Investigations are ongoing.
Sgt Richard Everitt, from Chelmsford Local Policing Team, said; “The man was pleased his tractor had been recovered so quickly but of course, frustrated that it had been stolen.
“We’ve returned it to him this morning. We will continue to disrupt and tackle theft in rural areas.”
Rural crime affects individuals and businesses and includes the theft of livestock, plant machinery and fuel. For more information about how to keep your property secure, visit: www.essex.police.uk/letstalk
Anyone with information about criminal activity in rural communities is asked to call 101 or report it online: www.essex.police.uk/doitonline
Or you can make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If a crime is taking place or there is an emergency, always dial 999.