Crime Update

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Community Safety information for 2 days ending 14.4.21.

Crime is the responsibility of the whole community.   Rutland has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.  If you have any information relating to a crime or suspicious behaviour, please dial 101 and pass it to your local Beat Officer. 

Langham – theft of a catalytic converter from a car parked in Orchard Road, between 12 noon 8.4 and 8.30am 9.4.21.  Estimated value £1000.  This many have happened after 2am, so if you live in Orchard Road and you have CCTV or any type of doorbell camera pleased check to see if it has recorded anything after this time.

Please pass any information by telephoning 101 to PC 1742 Appleton at Oakham Police station quoting crime ref 21*0199310.

Oakham – Criminal damage to motor vehicle at Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road, about 2.30pm 12.4.21.  Vehicle scraped from front to rear.

Catalytic Converter Thefts.

There has been a recent increase in the theft of catalytic converters from vehicles in Rutland.  4×4 vehicles in particular have been targeted as the catalytic converter is more readily accessible.

To reduce the risk of theft of your vehicle’s catalytic converter:

  • Keep your car in the garage wherever possible,
  • Park in busy, well-lit areas,
  • Look out for people working under cars,
  • If the car is high risk, such as a 4×4, consider marking the shell of the converter with a unique mark, so that it has to be removed by thieves, it will be easier to trace back to your vehicle,
  • Consider purchasing a device to secure your converter such as a cage or lock.

If you see something suspicious, ring the police immediately on 101 or 999.  Dial 999 if:

  1. A serious offence (includes catalytic converter theft) is in progress or has just been committed,
  2. Someone is in immediate danger of harm,
  3. Property is in danger of being damaged,
  4. Serious disruption to public peace is likely.

Appeal to identify man following phone thefts across the county | Leicestershire Police (

Anyone with information can pass on information by visiting and quoting reference 21*188891.  Alternatively, call 101.


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(Includes PCSO Dianne Freeman from Rutland.)


Ruthven Horne

Community Safety Report for 3 days ending 8.4.21

North Beat.

Greetham – theft from lorry parked overnight 6/7.4.21 (Tues/Wed) in lay by, Great North Road.  Side curtains of lorry cut and boxes of Amazon goods stolen from 3-4 pallets.  Contents not known at this stage.

Greetham – theft from lorry parked overnight 7/8.4.21 (Wed/Thurs) Wood Lane.  Side curtain of lorry cut and items stolen from pallets.  Not yet known what stolen.

South Beat

Braunston in Rutland – theft of two wrought iron gates, part of field, bordering The Wisp, discovered 10.20am 6.4.21.

South Luffenham – theft of catalytic converters from three vehicles parked overnight 6/7.4.21 in two adjacent compounds at Station Road.  In one case a hole cut in wooden fence, and second chain link fencing cut to gain access to vehicles.


Dogs stolen in South Kilworth found in Greater Manchester.  2 women and a man arrested.

Basset Hounds stolen from South Kilworth found | Leicestershire Police (


Rutland South Crime report for March 2020

5th – Edith Weston – damage to barrier/gates

17th Stoke dry – possession of cannabis and drug driving offences.

18th -20th  – North Luffenham – theft of number plates

20th – Manton – persons camping found in possession of cannabis and COVID19 breach

21st Seaton Road Barrowden – At 15:38 hours male has entered an open shed on the farm and taken mountain bike, believed he left in a blue car.

22nd – Luffenham Road, Lyndon – Construction site, two plant machinery stolen overnight, a Bobcat B260 Tailswing excavator and a 1 ton high lift dumper. Container also broken into.


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Community Safety Reports for 3 days ending 24.3.21.

North Beat.

Stretton – Theft from building site Greetham Inn Lane, overnight 22/23.3.21.  Stolen 45 gallon drum of diesel, a JCB forklift with steel forks, and a diesel heater used for heating tents.

Lyndon – Burglary (business) Luffenham Road, overnight 22/23.3.21, stolen a Bobcat B260 tailswing excavator, white, (see below) and a yellow one ton, high lift dumper.

A similar model is shown below.  If you have any information which may assist the investigation please tel 101 and leave info for the investigating officer for crime ref 21*161600

If you are carrying out renovations where building equipment will be left on site, please photograph both the machinery and the serial number. 

South Beat

Barrowden – Burglary residential, afternoon 21.3.21, Seaton Road.  Cycle removed from open shed.  Description awaits.


Enquiries continue following decline in dog theft reports


Community Safety Alert for 3 days ending 19.3.21.

Community Safety Alert for 3 days ending 19.3.21.

We asked Sergeant Paul Kear of the Rutland Police, if he could occasionally provide articles about the work faced by his officers and how you can help them.  The first article is set out below.

As we embark upon the roadmap out of lockdown it is important not to get over-confident and jump the gun by ignoring or being over-flexible with government guidance around social distancing. The rules still apply, the dates the gov’t have given are not set in stone and up for review should things not continue to head in the right direction. Please continue to do your best under the difficult circumstances.

Dog theft is of major concern to all of us nationally and has been elevated to a “Force Priority”. COVID lockdown has seen the price of dogs sky-rocket and the thieves are taking the opportunity to line their pockets. Thankfully we haven’t seen any instances on us but concern is great with a lot of stories and “near misses” circulating on social media. If you see anything suspicious, people or vehicles you think may be connected to this traumatic crime PLEASE let us know, if it’s a crime in progress or about to be committed ring 999 otherwise 101 or email us via the Leics Police website with vehicle details/registration numbers and description of suspects. We’re seeing 4x4s, Range Rovers., Landcruisers, Nissan Navarros being reported to us, vehicles not being out of place in a rural environment so hidden in plain sight. We need to catch these criminals, if what you tell us checks out ok then that’s fine but it just may be the one we’re looking for, we’ll be the judge of that and you’re not wasting anybody’s time by getting in touch.

Courier Fraud is still a big issue. Fortunately we’re working closely with the banks and a number of offence have been foiled by them refusing to release large unexplained withdrawals of cash by often elderly and vulnerable victims. Keep an eye on potentially vulnerable neighbours for signs of this and visits by rogue traders. The “Something’s wrong with your roof but we’ll need £2000 in advance for materials before we can start work and fix it. Just pop down the bank and we’ll wait here.”….method is increasingly common.

Speeding and road safety on Rutland roads is still very much a priority and as we enter springtime the motorcycles will be out and about again. Rural crime, theft of farm equipment and hare-coursing are also very high on our patrol agenda.

I’d like to stress the importance of noting vehicle registration plates for any suspected crime or sus activity. If it’s slightly wrong don’t worry we can still check all permutations. If it’s on false or stolen plates then that can lead us to the scene of the plate theft on somebody’s driveway where they have cctv etc etc.

Our policing focus continues to be informed by engagement with you, keep talking to us and sign up to Neighbourhood Link to reply directly to your neighbourhood team and provide feedback via surveys

Paul KEAR  Sergeant 923.

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant

Melton and Rutland NPA
Leicestershire Police

North Beat

Great Casterton – theft of cement mixer (no description) between 12 noon 17.3 and 9.30am 19.3.21 from garden in Old Great North Road.  Value £90.

Fifteen arrests were made following an operation in Leicester aimed at locating foreign national offenders wanted by police and other organisations.

Fifteen arrests made during operation aimed at locating foreign national offenders | Leicestershire Police (

Rutland County Council COVID info, advice, and support.

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Russ Horne.