Police receive 29 reports of crimes across Coquetdale

A string of crimes took place across Coquetdale between July and September, including a man exposing himself in Rothbury.

According to the latest Coquetdale Community Messaging Service report from Northumbria Police, 29 crimes were reported to police over the last three months.

They include: The theft of a black Dodge Caliber SXT sports car, from Hillside, Rothbury between 10pm on Sunday, July 20, and midday on Monday, July 21.

An alleged case of indecent exposure on Garleigh Road, opposite the Coquetvale Hotel, in Rothbury.

This happened at around 8,30am on Thursday, September 4, when a man described as white, 50-60 years old, with short grey hair, and obese, was seen by a young female, parked in a silver car appearing to be exposing himself.

Police conducted inquiries in uniform and plain clothes. House inquiries and local builders working in the area were contacted and appropriate liaison and reassurance has been undertaken with the school. Inquiries are continuing.

A man has been reported for summons after his Rottweiler bit aanother person on the leg at the beginning of July near Caistron.

A 66-year-old farmer, based near Thropton, was herding cows when he became involved in an altercation with a cyclist. He was given a fixed penalty notice for using abusive, insulting and offensive words. He was fined £90.

Cash and a brass box were stolen from a property in Snitter on August 13, during which the suspect made off when challenged by the home owners.

And a 59-year-old Sharperton woman was arrested and bailed after a side window of a house in Thropton was smashed. Inquiries are continuing.

Police are currently focusing on interventions to prevent neighbour disputes at two places in Coquetdale. Officers are working with the housing providers and key partners, which may result in tenancy enforcement and possible eviction.

Anyone with information about any of the crimes or who wants to contact police should do so on 101 ext 69191 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.