Monthly crime round-up for Saffron Walden, Stansted, Thaxted and surrounding villages

Police and ambulance crews were called after a two car crash on Six Hills Way

Police and ambulance crews were called after a two car crash on Six Hills Way


A round-up of crimes reported in the past month in Saffron Walden, Stansted, Thaxted and surrounding villages.

• A wallet was stolen from a victim on the afternoon of Sunday, July 9 from Common Hill, Saffron Walden.

• No items were stolen during a break-in to a property in Stoney Common, Stansted, between 8.15pm on July 10 and 6.30pm the next day. Tools were stolen from a white Ford Transit van in the road between 1.45am on July 4 and 8.30am on July 7.

• A would-be burglar tried to break into a home in Bridge Street, Saffron Walden, by removing the cat flap at around 4am on July 12. No entry was gained.

• Tools were stolen from a blue Ford Transit van parked in The Sycamores, Elizabeth Way, Saffron Walden, between 7pm on July 12 and 7.05am the next day.

• Tools were also stolen from three vans – an Iveco, a Ford and a Renault Trafic – parked on Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, between 5pm on July 12 and 10.55am the following day.

• Items were stolen from a white Ford Transit van parked in Cannons Mead, Stansted, between midnight and 10am on July 13.

• Tools were stolen from a white Transit van parked in Rochelle Close, Thaxted, between 8pm on July 12 and 10.33am the next day.

• A bicycle was stolen from a driveway in Little Walden Road, Saffron Walden, between 5pm on July 13 and 7.52pm the following day.

• A stone was thrown off a bridge over the M11 between junctions eight and nine, near to Stansted, at 3.25pm on July 3. The stone cracked the windscreen of a red Citroen DS4.

• A home in Manor Road, Stansted, was broken into between 1-4.19pm on July 4 by smashing the glass window in the front door. Various items were stolen.

• Items were stolen from a property in Peaslands Road, Saffron Walden, during a burglary committed between midnight an 4.55pm on July 4. Another property was broken into between 11.45am and 3pm on June 28, when a suspect used a screwdriver to break open a rear patio door. The home was ransacked and items stolen including jewellery, money and car keys.

• Someone tried to break into a vehicle parked in Felstead Crescent, Stansted, between 10pm on July 1 and 1.30pm on July 6. A second vehicle, a Ford Transit, was also subject to an attempted break-in in the street between midnight and 10pm on July 1.

• A wallet was stolen from a handbag in High Street, Saffron Walden, between 1-6.47pm on July 6.

• The cricket boundary was cut through at Catons Lane, Saffron Walden, between 9pm on June 30 and 3.30pm on July 6.

• The rear offside tyre of a Ford Focus was punctured with a screw between 10.05pm on June 28 and 6am the next day in London Road, Saffron Walden.

• A distraction thief stole the victim’s bank card while at a cash point in Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, between midday and 2.23pm on July 7.

• A grey Toyota Verso in Howland Close, Saffron Walden, was scratched between midnight June 4 and 12.20pm on June 24.

• A heavy duty power cable was stolen from outside the church in Church Walk, Saffron Walden, between 5pm on June 25 and 1.30pm the next day.

• A Makita radio was stolen from a vehicle in Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, between midnight and 0.41am on June 20.

• A grain store in Little Walden Road, Saffron Walden, was damaged by having stones and concrete thrown at it between midnight on May 22 and 5.10pm on June 26.

• A blue jeep had a tyre punctured and a windscreen wiper pulled off in Brooke Avenue, Saffron Walden, between midnight and 2pm on June 27.

• Forest Hall School, in Forest Hall Road, Stansted, suffered some damage to the roof after people climbed onto the roof between midnight on June 22 and 11am on June 28.

• Fuel and chains were stolen from a building site in Roman Road, Radwinter, between midnight on June 28 and 12.12pm the following day.

• Both number plates were stolen from a silver Citroen Saxo parked in Elm Close, Elsenham, at 11.25pm on June 16.

• A wooden gate post was damaged off the B184 in Wimbish between midnight on June 14 and 4pm on June 17.

• Burglars attempted twice to break into a property in Alsa Street, Stansted, around 8.30pm on June 18.

• A white Honda CBR600F was stolen from Rochford Close, Stansted, between 8pm on June 16 and 6.42pm on June 18.

• Three shops were targeted by a distraction thief in Saffron Walden on June 20. The suspect entered businesses in Central Arcade, Market Street and King Street and asked to change up money, during which they started an argument or confused staff. The suspect left with £255 more than they should have.

• Tools and copper plumbing fittings were stolen from a Ford Transit van in Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, between 10.30pm on June 19 and 7.20am the following day.

• Two men in a white Luton van stole a bike from a home in Dawson Close, Saffron Walden, between 1-8pm on June 20.

• A black Mini Cooper was keyed, causing damaged costing £1,500 to repair, in Allard Way, Saffron Walden, between 1am on June 18 and 10.30am the next day.

• A woman driving a black Volkswagen Golf drove off from a petrol station in Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, without paying for £49 worth of diesel.

• A burglar stole items from a Ford Transit in Bull Ring, Thaxted, after drilling the lock between 7pm on June 19 and 11.34am the following day.

• Nothing was stolen when a black Ford Transit was broken into on Stoneyfield Drive, Stansted, between 8pm on June 19 and 2.15pm on June 21.

• Four pints of milk were stolen from the doorstep of a home in Rush Lane, Elsenham, between 5am and 4.05pm on June 23.

• A would-be intruder trying to get in was disturbed by a woman at her home in West Road, Stansted, around 10am on June 23. The man fled the scene.

• A petrol generator was stolen from a building site in Rowley Hill, Sturmer, between 11pm on June 30 and 8.10am on July 8.

• Items were stolen from a workshop in Abbots Cottages, Haverhill, between 5am-2.40pm on June 27.


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