RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of a vehicle stolen from South View Close, Manton. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken vehicle. This incident occurred between 18/06/2018 18:00 & 19/06/2018 07:00.
One report of a vehicle stolen from Stamford Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken vehicle. This incident occurred on 20/06/2018 at 03:29.
One report of criminal damage in Kilburn End, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have tipped paint over a bin area and surrounding area. This incident occurred between 20/06/2018 18:00 & 20/06/2018 19:30.
One report of theft in Capendale Close, Ketton. Unknown person(s) have removed the front key pad from a key safe. This incident occurred between 07/06/2018 09:00 & 19/06/2018 13:00.
One report of theft from Barleythorpe Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have taken a dog from the garden at side of house. This incident occurred between 21/06/2018 10:00 & 21/06/2018 13:00.
One report of theft in Wenton Close, Cottesmore. Unknown person(s) have removed scrap metal from front garden. This incident occurred between 21/06/2018 11:15 & 21/06/2018 16:00.
Beat Surgery at the Buttercross on 27th June between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on Friday 29th June between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Hanson Cement Open Day, Ketton Sports fields on 30th June between 09:00 & 15:00.
Beat Surgery & Property Marking at Uppingham Town Hall on 1st July between 14:30 & 15:30.
Beat Surgery at Stretton Village Fete on 1st July between 12:00 & 13:00.
Civil Issues - A civil dispute can be a disagreement over ownership of property, dissatisfaction with a product or service provided, disputes over debts or bills and many other things where there is a difference in opinion between two or more parties over what was agreed.
Unless a crime has been committed or someone is in immediate danger, the police are unlikely to intervene in civil disputes. However, we’ll put you in touch with the groups and organisations who can help.
Bonfires and Barbecues - If a bonfire appears dangerously out of control, and you're worried about the safety of people or property, call 999 and ask for the fire brigade.
Lighting a bonfire is not illegal, but the smoke can be a statutory nuisance. The environmental health department of your local council will be able to take action if the smoke from the bonfire is classed as a statutory nuisance. You need to record the details of who is lighting the fires, what time, what the effects were and your details.
The council can stop the person from committing a statutory nuisance and failure to comply can lead to prosecution. However, if the fires are only infrequent, it is unlikely the council will take any action.
The following resource may also be of use:
CCTV - Many people are installing closed-circuit television (CCTV) as a home security measure as it has proved to be an effective tool in fighting crime. Cameras used for limited household purposes are not subject to the Data Protection Act 1998.
However, if the footage covers areas beyond this, such as neighbouring streets or other properties, problems may arise. There could be issues regarding privacy and harassment if you are being recorded in your home.
In the first instance, speak to your neighbour to see if it’s possible to reposition the camera so that it does not point at your property. If this is not successful, and you want to take further action, we recommend seeking legal advice from a solicitor.
Resources belonging to the Information Commissioner’s Office may also be of use.
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.