Quad bike thief jailed for three years

Jeffrey Wayne Bevan

Jeffrey Wayne Bevan © Dyfed Powys Police

A man who was part of a criminal gang of travellers targeting quad bikes and other expensive farm equipment is behind bars.

Jeffrey Wayne Bevan, 50, was sentenced at Swansea Crown Court on Friday 6 December for a number of burglaries, thefts and criminal damage.

He was jailed for three years and five months for his part in committing rural burglaries across Carmarthenshire.

See also: Video: Quad bike theft – how to avoid being a victim

Officers from Dyfed Powys Police caught Mr Bevan under the Ammanford CID-led Operation Arrowhead in November, which targeted criminals from the south Wales area committing rural burglaries across Carmarthenshire.

Not working alone

The operation is ongoing and various police teams are involved in the efforts to track down these criminals.

Det Sgt Paula Jones-Clarke said: “We are very pleased with the sentencing outcome for Mr Bevan.

“We know Mr Bevan is not working alone. Ammanford CID and the rural crime team are working together as part of an ongoing investigation.

“We are continuing our efforts to target offenders and prevent further quad bike thefts in Carmarthenshire.”

See more