Erewash Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens team has issued an urgent appeal for help after dog chews deliberately baited with rat poison were found on a street in Stanley Common. A local resident out walking their own dog discovered the chews on Monday and immediately rang the wardens, who have removed the deadly baits from the Glendon Street area. The baits had been made by inserting rat poison between two dog chews, with an elastic band holding together the deadly ‘sandwiches’. One was placed on the pavement and a second in a nearby jitty. The Wardens have stepped up patrols in the area but has urged anyone with any information to get in touch urgently to stop any further incidents. Derbyshire Police have also been made aware of the incident. Councillor Barbara Harrison, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
“This is a very serious and very worrying incident and we are grateful to the member of public for taking immediate action so that we could remove the baits before any dog was affected. I would urge all dog walkers to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity or bait they find.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Scott Cartledge, the council’s Neighbourhood Warden Manager, as soon as possible on 0115 907 2244
An attempted burglary occurred on Bridge Street, Long Eaton, between Friday 20th February at 8pm and Saturday 21st at 4.30pm.The offender first tried to force open a rear door handle and then smashed the glass in a rear ground floor window with a brick. No access was gained and nothing was taken. The sound of breaking glass was heard in the area around 4.30am and may be related. If you have any information or saw anything suspicious contact the Volume Crime Team on 101, quoting crime number 7594/15.
CASH STOLEN IN DISTRACTION BURGLARY
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man claiming to be from a care company stole cash from an elderly man. The offender called at a house in Milton Street, Long Eaton, and said he was there to fit an alarm and safe at the property. He was allowed inside by the 81-year-old victim but during the visit, he stole two wallets and a large amount of cash.
The distraction burglar was white, aged between 30 and 40, about 5ft 7ins, of medium build, clean shaven and with slicked back, dark hair. He was wearing dark coloured plain overalls.
The offence took place at about 6.40pm on Wednesday, March 4th.
Police want to hear from anyone who saw a man matching that description in the area.
Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.