RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had two reports of attempted theft from vehicles in Maresfield Rd, Oakham. One vehicle had the window smashed and the other the door lock tampered with. No entry was gained and no property was taken due to suspects being disturbed. These incidents occurred on13/11/2017 between 00:30 & 00:32.
One report of theft from a trailer in Stamford Rd, Ketton. Plant equipment was removed from an open top trailer. This incident occurred between 12/11/2017 21:00 & 13/11/2017 09:00.
One report of theft from a church in Main St, Brooke. Unknown person(s) have removed approximately 20ft of lead flashing. This incident occurred between 09/11/2017 10:20 & 14/11/2017 10:20.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Well St, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have removed the catalytic converter. This incident occurred between 09/11/2017 14:00 & 14/11/2017 13:40.
One report of an attempted burglary residential in Withers Close, Oakham. Unknown person(s) attempted to break into house by damaging UPVC door rear door jambs and frame. This incident occurred between 13/11/2017 18:00 & 14/11/2017 10:00.
Beat Surgery at Oakham Museum on 24th November between 12:00 - 13:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 24th November between 10:00 - 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Wing Village Hall on 30th November between 11:00 - 12:00.
Uppingham - 2017 has seen a stark rise in the number of shop lifting offences in Uppingham, compared to 2016. In fact, the first half of 2017 saw offences exceed the entire total in 2016 - plus an extra 20%. The offences are believed to be being committed by criminals who are not local to the area, rather from Northamptonshire, so there has been a gap in intelligence around identifying and locating those responsible. The local community have asked us to address this issue and help crack down on offenders.
So far the local beat team have established intelligence links with officers from Corby to attempt to identify the persons responsible for committing the recent offences. Two persons have been arrested and a further three suspects have been identified and will be actively sought in regards to the matter. The local team have also met with a retail crime partnership, with a view of pioneering a similar initiative in Uppingham and will work closely with the Uppingham Business Forum to try and establish this. The Eastern Counties neighbourhood pro-active team (NPT) have also been contacted and will be drafted in to help actively seek out offenders. The beat team also seeks to collaboratively work with local businesses to promote crime prevention and help to deter, disrupt and prevent future offences. Recent meetings with the Police and Crime Commissioner, and Assistant Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police have discussed this issue and talks continue to forge this collaboration.
Nuisance and scam phone calls - We all receive unwanted phone calls. They are a nuisance, but they also put us at risk of being scammed and this risk is even more acute for those who are living with dementia. The National Trading Standards Scam Team (NTS Scams Team) have secured government funding to provide free call blocking technology to protect those in the most vulnerable circumstances from nuisance and scam calls.
For more information please visit https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/callblocker
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.