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 Dawson Court, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have scratched the wing mirror. This incident occurred between 14/08/2018 09:02 & 28/08/2018 09:02.
One report of a burglary residential to a dwelling in Weston Rd, Edith Weston. Unknown person(s) have gained entry through an insecure door and moved items around inside the house. This incident occurred between 28/08/2018 09:15 & 28/08/2018 16:30.
One report of a burglary residential to a dwelling in Ashwell Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have reached through an open ground floor window, removing victim’s wallet. This incident occurred between 29/08/2018 09:00 & 29/08/2018 12:00.
One report of theft from a field in Oakham Rd, Ashwell. Unknown person(s) have entered the field and taken a trailer. This incident occurred between 24/08/2018 14:00 & 29/08/2018 09:00.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Wheatly Ave, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken tools. This incident occurred on 30/08/2018 at 10:30.
One report of a burglary residential to a dwelling in Spinny Close, Ryhall. Unknown person(s) have gained entry through an insecure door and taken property. This incident occurred between 25/08/2018 13:30 & 30/08/2018 12:45.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Cottesmore Rd, Burley. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken tools. This incident occurred between 30/08/2018 10:30 & 30/08/2018 16:30.
Three reports of criminal damage to vehicles in Braunston Rd and South St, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have caused damage to vehicles wing mirrors. These incidents occurred between 31/08/2018 20:00 & 01/09/2018 11:00.
One report of a burglary residential to a dwelling in Firs Ave, Uppingham. Unknown person selling goods door to door had distracted victim and taken money. This incident occurred between 31/08/2018 17:00 & 31/08/2018 17:55.
One report of criminal damage to property in Aldgate, Ketton. Unknown person(s) have thrown a boulder over victim’s fence damaging shed roof. This incident occurred between 01/09/2018 22:00 & 01/09/2018 22:30.
Beat Surgery at Barrowden Community Shop on Wakerley Road on 6th September between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Catmose Sports Centre on 8th September between 11:00 & 12:00.
Beat Surgery at St Nicholas Church, Thistleton on 15th September between 10:30 & 11:30.
Vehicle Crime - Leaving items on display in the car, for example, handbags, jackets, laptops and mobile phones, are an appealing target for thieves. Take them with you, or put them out of view whenever possible. Always remove your car stereo if you can.
Make sure that doors are locked, windows are closed and keys are removed from the ignition when you leave the car even if it’s only for a moment. On icy mornings, never leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running.
In the home, store car keys in a safe place out of sight and away from windows and doors. Seeing keys within a property can present an attractive opportunity for thieves.
All car equipment - whether you can remove it or not - should be permanently marked, in a visible place, with the vehicles registration number or another unique identifying number linked to a recognised database.
Register any vehicle equipment such as CD players, in-car DVD payers, and sat nav’s, for free with immobilise.com
If you have a garage, use it. Always lock your car and garage. Remove satellite navigation devices where possible, including the support cradle and cables. Wipe away any suction pad marks left on the windscreen or dashboard. Installing a 'Thatcham' approved immobiliser or investing in a steering lock can deter thieves.
Retract car aerials and tuck in wing mirrors to discourage vandals.
Using public car parks - When using public car parks, try to park in a Park Mark® Safer Parking facility. These facilities have been vetted by the Police and have measures in place to create a safer environment for both you and your vehicle. Look for the Park Mark® logo or search online at www.parkmark.co.uk for a list of locations
If you can’t find a Park Mark® car park, try to avoid parking in places that are unlit, unattended, have easy access and are hidden from public view
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.