RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of the theft of an unsecured pedal cycle in Church St, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have taken the cycle which was left outside the Church. This incident occurred between 12/07/2017 14:00 & 12/07/2017 15:55.
One report of a burglary residential to a shed in Johnson Rd, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) had gained entry by smashing the wood around the lock. It is unknown if any property was taken. This incident occurred between 11/07/2017 21:00 & 12/07/2017 08:00.
One report of theft from a secured vehicle in The Quadrant, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) had gained entry by damaging the door lock and property was taken. This incident occurred between 12/07/2017 16:30 & 13/07/2017 09:30.
One report of criminal damage to a dwelling in Main St, Whissendine. Unknown person(s) have thrown a stone through a downstairs window. This incident occurred between 13/07/2017 07:40 & 13/07/2017 17:15.
One report of theft from a secured vehicle in Tixover Grange, Tixover. Unknown person(s) had gained entry by smashing one of the rear windows and property was taken. This incident occurred between 15/07/2017 11:30 & 15/07/2017 12:30.
One report of a burglary residential to a secured dwelling in Church Lane, Glaston. Unknown person(s) had gained entry into the house by smashing a rear window. An untidy search of all rooms was carried out and property taken. This incident occurred between 14/07/2017 21:00 & 15/07/2017 07:30.
Beat Surgery & Property Marking Event at Sykes Lane car park, Rutland Water on 18th July between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at the Methodist Church, Orange Street, Uppingham on 21st July between 10:30 & 11:30.
Beat Surgery at Costa Coffee in Church St, Oakham on 21st July between 14:00 & 15:00.
Rutland North – We have conducted High Visibility patrols on the quarry and around the location to try and identify bike users, however I have not witnessed any bikers at the location. We have had several calls to Leicestershire police with regards to this issue and have updated the callers with our responses. However we have linked in with Stamford police team, who have had several reports about motor bikes in the quarry and we are working with them to identify the users to ensure they do not return. This month we are conducting a joint operation with the Cross Border Team and will be using the Police off-road bike to try and identify bike users and educate them about the issues reported.
Rutland South – This month we have continued with our high visibility patrols around Rutland water and surrounding villages checking on vehicles and leaving advisory notes on those that have left property on display. We have again stopped checked any suspicious vehicles and have dealt with any offences found. In the last month we have had one attempt theft from a works van in Wing and 2 thefts of number plates from Morcott and Preston. We will continue with our patrols throughout the summer months and ask you remove any property to the boot area when out and when parking up at home take any valuables inside with you. If you see any suspicious activity in your area or when you’re out call 999 in an emergency if you see a crime is taking place and 101 for anything else.
Uppingham – In the last 30 days, there has been 5 occurrences of shop lifting in Uppingham. This is a stark rise in figures, and during the most recent occurrence, a member of the public has been assaulted whilst trying to prevent the crime from occurring. This is of public concern and therefore a matter that the beat team will strive to impact in a positive way by working collaboratively with the community, partner agencies and proactive police teams. 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, and the beat team also seeks to collaboratively work with local businesses to promote crime prevention and help to deter, disrupt and prevent future offences.
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.