RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Ranksborough Drive, Langham. Unknown person(s) had smashed the vehicle’s windscreen. This incident occurred between 25/07/2017 12:00 & 25/07/2017 15:45.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle and house in Church St, Braunston in Rutland Unknown person(s) sets fire to a car that is next to a thatched roof cottage. The thatch roof catches fire and the whole building is destroyed by fire. This incident occurred on 25/07/2017 at 01:08.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Wood Lane, Greetham. Vehicle entered by unknown means and property was taken. This incident occurred between 26/07/2017 19:30 & 27/07/2017 09:00.
Beat Surgery at the Holy Trinity Church, Teigh on 6th August between 09:00 & 10:00.
Beat Surgery at Barrowden village shop, Wakerley Road on 15th August between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery on the Hopper Bus on 16th August between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 25th August between 10:00 & 11:00.
Check if a vehicle is taxed and has an MOT – To check if a vehicle is taxed and has a valid MOT go to the Government website on the link below.
Report an untaxed vehicle – You can report an untaxed vehicle that you’ve seen on a public road anonymously to DVLA. Your report will be investigated. Only report a vehicle that’s either untaxed or registered as SORN and parked on a public road.
Report a vehicle with no MOT - Call the police’s non-emergency number to report a car, van, motorcycle or other vehicle that doesn’t have an MOT.
Police non-emergency number Telephone: 101 24-hour service
Report an abandoned vehicle - The council has the power to remove abandoned vehicles under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978.
An abandoned vehicle is likely to have one or more of the following characteristics:
- It is in poor condition, has sustained accident damage, is burnt out or has been vandalised, has flat tyres, missing parts, broken windows
- It has not been moved for a long period of time
- It has no tax or MOT
- It is not secure
However there may be legitimate reasons why a car has been left somewhere for a long period of time, for example:
- The owners are visiting a relative
- The owners are sick or in hospital
- The owners are on holiday
- The vehicle has broken down
If you would like to report an abandoned vehicle, go to the link below.
Report a vehicle causing an Obstruction – The Police are only responsible for dealing with abandoned vehicles if they are on a road causing an obstruction or danger, or if you believed they may be lost or stolen. A check can be completed to see if the vehicle is lost or stolen and suitable enquiries can be completed with the registered keeper if known.
Vehicles causing an obstruction to a driveway can only be removed by us if there is a dropped kerb in place, and the vehicle is being prevented from leaving the driveway. We will not attend a report of obstruction where a vehicle is unable to get onto a drive/parking area.
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call Leicestershire Police by dialing 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.