RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of a burglary residential to a property in Mill Rd, Seaton. Suspect enters property and sets off alarm, Police arrive and arrest suspect at the scene. This incident occurred on 06/04/2018 at 22:23.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Main St, Seaton. Unknown persons have caused damage to the vehicle by smashing rear windscreen. This incident occurred between 06/04/2018 22:00 & 07/04/2018 09:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 14th April between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at the Café Nero, Oakham on 18th April between 14:00 & 15:00.
Beat Surgery at the Empingham Methodist Church on 23rd April between 14:00 & 15:00.
ACT-Action Counters Terrorism - Report Suspicious Activity. If you’ve seen or heard something that could suggest a terrorist threat to the UK do not ignore it, report it.
What should I report?
Like other criminals, terrorists need to plan. They need to prepare, buy and store materials, and find ways to fund their activities. Much of this is done in view of the public.
When you make a report about suspicious activity or behaviour, our specially trained officers and police staff will take the details and pass these on for further checks. The information you provide will be kept secure and your identity will be protected.
Your call is not recorded and you do not need to give your name. Don’t be concerned about wasting police time.
For more information please visit https://act.campaign.gov.uk/ or call the police confidentially on 0800 789 321.
Fraud – There has been another case of fraud in our County. This time the activity continued over a period of 2 months in which the fraudster had completely gained the trust of the victim. Again a substantial amount of money has been lost.
- Listen to your instincts: just because someone knows your basic details, such as your name and address, it doesn’t mean they are genuine.
- Stay in control: always question cold callers. Always contact the companies directly using a known email or phone number.
- Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision: A legitimate company will be prepared to wait whilst you verify information.
If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to us.
Visit Take Five and Cyber Aware for more information about how to protect yourself online.
Crime Prevention Products Demo Pack – I have put together a small Crime Prevention Products Demo Pack which can be loaned out to Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators. If you are running a meeting or event and would like to use this, please give me a call.
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.