Welcome to our priority update for September 2021. It has been a great month for community engagement with village events taking place which has been fantastic to see given the last couple of years. We briefly called in at the Vintage Steam Rally at Stapleford Park, the opening of the archaeological site in Croxton Kerrial and a village event at St Guthlac’s Church in Stathern. We attended Harby Primary School and delivered an introduction to Road Safety and Stranger Danger to the Reception Class, they really enjoyed hearing the sirens from the police car.
Our Priorities are:
1- Road Safety
2- Farming Equipment Thefts and Rural Crime
3- Vehicle Crime
Priority 1 has seen the following activity:
07/09 18:15 – 18:35 speed monitoring Redmile.
14 cars, 2 speeders 33 & 34. 1 speeding advice letter
13/09 10:30-10:45 Harby, Stathern Lane near Green Lane, speed monitoring. 40 Vehicles, 7 speeders 32/35/35/37/34/33/34. 3 advice letters sent
14/09 Eastwell Traffic Calming – 11:10-11:30
17/09 Branston – Waltham Road – results from black box Installed 1st -8th Sep. 3767 vehicles monitored, 25.1 mean speed, 12.8% above speed limit. 0.1% @ 15 MPH or more above the speed limit. The results have not triggered further resources from our traffic management department and the issue with speeding in Branston will be for local management by the beat team.
27/09 – 22:00 Canal Lane, Stathern – driver seen by officers getting out of vehicle to urinate, found to be drunk in charge and arrested.
Here are examples of patrols carried out by the beat team during September
04/09 PM patrols areas around Stathern, Croxton, Waltham, and Thorpe Arnold.
07/09 Pm patrols Scalford,Eastwell, Stathern, Bottesford, Redmile, Belvoir, Knipton, Croxton, Waltham and Thorpe Arnold.
14/09 AmtoPm patrols Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, Harby, Waltham, Thorpe Arnold, Chadwell, Wycomb.
21/09 AM patrols Saxby, Garthope, WOTW, Croxton, Saltby, Sproxton, Buckminster, Sewstern, Wymondham, Harston.
22/09 AM patrols Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, Bottesford, Normanton,
Early PM Patrols Goadby Marwood, WOTW, Chadwell, Wycombe
24/09 PM Patrols, Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, Bottesford
30/01 AM Patrols, Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, Plungar, Barkestone, Harby
27/09 Afternoon and evening patrols of Bottesford, Barkestone Le Vale, Branston, Eaton, Hose, Harby, Redmile, Scalford.
The following crimes in relation to Priority 2 & 3 are as follows:
21*52002 – 06/09 05:45-16:45 Criminal Damage, Arson to Hay Bales Eastwell Rd, Knipton
21*524098 – 08/09 – 22:15, Attempt theft from vehicle Stanleys Lane, Eastwell
21*526556 – 10/09-Scalford Village Hall (during a week period) Number Plates stolen from vehicle RX06 GMF
21*536895 – 15/09- 00:00-12:00 Theft from vehicle Main Street Muston
21*537416 14/09 23:00 Criminal damage to fencing, Post Office Lane, Plungar linked to
21*539540 – 14/09 23:00 Business and Community Burglary Stroud Close Hose, sheds entered in farm yard. Officers attended and conducted a search of the area, an arrest was made at the time, they were released without charge.
21*538322- 09/09 00:00-08:15 – Church Lane, Muston, Criminal Damage, Padlocks broken to outbuilding
21*546147 – 19/09 20:40 – 07:40-20/09 – Residential Burglary to Garage Main Street Harston
21*549100 – 21/09 – 04:00-04:30 – Residential Burglary to Garage Main Street Harston
Other crime and incidents for September are as follows:
Safeguarding – 14, Domestic – 3, Mal Comms – 3, Misc – 7, Sexual Offence – 2, Public Order – 11, Harassment – 8, Criminal Damage – 2, Theft – 4, ASB – 1, Assault ABH/Common – 9, Dog Causing Injury – 1
In comparison Sep 2020 saw:
Theft – 16, Vehicle Crime – 2, Safeguarding – 7, Criminal Damage – 21, Robbery – 1, Drugs Possession- 4, Dog Causing Injury – 1, Harassment – 1, Traffic Offences – 3, Misc – 5, Domestic – 3, Burglary Residential – 2, Burglary Commercial – 3, Assault ABH/Common – 3, Stop Search – 3, Mal Comms – 1.
Priority 3 Vehicle Crime
There were 3 vehicle crimes recorded in September as mentioned above. October has seen the theft of number plates from 2 vehicles in Scalford on 05/10. An early alert was sent out via this service. One of the thefts was reported as being from the village hall carpark. This was not the correct information, one theft occurred in the public carpark on South Street which I believe used to be where the old village hall was sited. The second Theft was also on South Street close to the junction with Church Street. A front plate stolen was FM66 PVX, the rear was removed but was broken. The second plate stolen was front only ET18 XJF.
Dates for your Diary:
Sat 6th November 10:00-11:00 Waltham on the Wolds Village Hall car park. Beat Surgery
Weds 17th November 17:30-18:30 Outside the Police Office in Buckminster. Beat Surgery
Fri 3rd December The Engine Yard 11:00-12:00 Community Engagement and Beat Surgery
Also attached is our Melton Newsletter.
PCSO Claire Gray 6541
Your Melton Rural North Beat Team are:
PS Simon Williams 1951, PC Daniel Daley 4252, PC Atkinson 4517 and PCSO Claire Gray 6541