Sharing positive results that NaVCIS have achieved both independently and whilst working with partner agencies. Here are the success stories from February.
Tracker device reveals location of stolen quad bike
Estimated value: TBC
NaVCIS were alerted to the activation of a tracker that belonged to a quad bike stolen from the New Forest, Upon investigation from a NaVCIS ports officer, a suspicious ford Transit was located in Totton, Hampshire. Officers found the quad bike inside along with several industrial tools.
Further enquiries revealed that the van was displaying false registration plates and had been stolen from Christchurch, Dorset, two days before the quad bike was stolen.
Stolen woodchipper investigation leads to an additional recovery
Estimated value: £30,000
While assisting West Mercia and and Dyfed Powys Police in tracking a stolen Forst woodchipper to an address in Telford, officers located a second piece of stolen machinery.
The woodchipper was located in the back of a van and following some good detective work a
further van on false plates was located several streets away containing a stolen Doosan DX10Z. Both machines had been stolen from Dyfed Powys Police area.
Stolen caravan tracked to Belfast
Estimated value: £15,000
As a result of intelligence shared by a NaVCIS leisure officer, Police Service Northern Ireland officers attended an address in Belfast and confirmed the identity of an Eccles H-Style caravan that had been stolen from Sutton Coldfield in May 2022.
Campervan on false registration plates recovered
Estimated value: £23,000
South Wales Police and NaVCIS officers acted on reports from an insurer to recover a stolen Ford Transit campervan conversion.
The vehicle appeared in Kidderminster on false registration plates but was identified using the Vehicle Identification Number which had not been changed.