Crime Update

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Rutland Local Crime Update for 7 days ending 25.1.20.

NB: Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Oakham Beat.

Attempted Courier Fraud – Derwent Drive on 16.1.20.  Victim receives telephone call allegedly from Met Police Sergeant, that a man had been arrested with mother in laws credit cards.  Told not suitable to talk on phone and would get a rep from Santander to call to see her.  Victim suspicious and called Police, no loss.  Scam being investigated by Action Fraud.

Be very suspicious of calls about Bank Cards etc.  The scam varies but usually involves some request for urgent action on your part.  If you receive such a call contact your bank or the local Police.  Do not meet anyone or give details of your bank or credit cards.

Theft of ornamental bronze heron, 18” high, overnight 16/17.1.20, from pond at Oakham School grounds, Rushbrookes House, Ashwell Road.  Ornament snapped from base and removed, whilst a second ornament was damaged but not removed.

Burglary non-dwelling between 7.30pm 18.1 and 5pm 19.1.20 at Art and Design Building Oakham School, Kilburn Road.  Lock stolen from gate and window smashed.  Premises searched not yet known if anything stolen.

Burglary/Vehicle Crime, Welland Way.  Entry to dwelling though rear patio door.  Car keys stolen and these used to remove vehicle parked on driveway.  Stolen: VW Golf GTi Performance TS, grey, Index KP68 KU*

Rutland North Beat – Theft of mobile phone between 12 noon – 1pm 19.1.20, from reception area of Barnsdale Hall Hotel.  Stolen Samsung A4 smartphone.  IMEI number 353498111810***.

Rutland South Beat.

Tixover – Theft of sheep handling panels from a field access opposite Tixover Nursing Home (off A47), between 12 noon 12.1 and 3.30pm 17.1.20.  Stolen, 20 galvanised sheep handling panels, 8’x3’6”, bolted to the ground. Estimated value £5-6,000.

Manton – Theft of caravan from Lyndon Top Caravan park, Lyndon Road, between 13.1. and 20.1.20.  Stolen Elddis Crusader Super Storm Tourer, tandem axle, creamy white with a maroon stripe, Value £25-30,000.  Code use to bypass site barrier and moved anther caravan to access the one stolen.

Below is the same model but different colours.

Caldecott – theft of plant equipment, approximately 10.50am 23.1.20 (Thurs) from outside 2a Uppingham Road.  Workmen unloading equipment from vehicle to carry to rear of property.  Away for perhaps 5 mins and when returned for last piece of property found it had been stolen.  A Belle Wacker Plate, estimated value £7-800.

Uppingham Beat.

Burglary Business/commercial, at Select Convenience 5a, High Street East, approximately 11.45pm 22.1.20 (Wed).  Car pulls in front of door, shutters forced open and glass door panel smashed.  Thieves (2) go behind counter and steal cigarettes placing them in a white bag whilst third suspect keeps lookout.  Believed involved a white Ford Fiesta index FB19 FE*.  If vehicle seen do not intervene but report location to police.  If vehicle in motion report by 999 quoting crime ref 20*042097.

Any person with information re this offence (CCTV or visual) please contact Rutland Police on tel 101 quoting above crime ref.

 

Russ Horne

 

Rutland Local Crime Update for 7 days ending 18.1.20.

NB : Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Appeal for Information re burglary/murder of Howard Staff, about 3.45pm 13.1.20, in Gibson Close, Leicester.

https://www.leics.police.uk/news/leicestershire/news/2020/january/teen-arrested-in-wigston-murder-inquiry/

https://mipp.police.uk/operation/33EM19I79-PO1

6 persons have now been arrested.  Anyone who knows anything about what happened is encouraged to contact Police.  If you were in the area and recall seeing anything out of the ordinary or unusual, please get in touch.”  See links below.

The Independent Charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of £10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible.

Please note: the reward will only be offered if you contact Crimestoppers directly either online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or via freephone 0800 555 111.

Oakham.

Vehicle Crime Kings Road – taking of Vespa Scooter, between 6pm 11.1 and 3.30pm 12.1.20.  Parked securely opposite home of loser.  Scooter later found abandoned Doulton Close, Desborough, Kettering.

Vehicle Crime Parkfield Road – van parked and locked outside victim’s home.  Nearside door lock forced and cage separating front of van from rear unscrewed and tools in rear stolen.  Stolen: Two Makita impact wrenches appro £200, Makita batteries, two x 3 amp and 3 x 5 amp (latter sprayed white), Makita battery charger, and a Stihl disc cutter, orange and white, splattered in blue paint.

Rutland North Beat.

Market Overton – Criminal damage at Bowls Club, Bowling Green Lane, between 9am 6.1 and 8am 16.1.20.  Electric box pulled off hinges.

Hambleton – Theft of mobile phone from Hambleton Hall, Ketton Road, between 9.30am and 11am 6.1.20.  Phone left charging in staff room.  Later tracked to Cash Converters in Leeds.

Rutland South and Uppingham Beat.

Nothing appropriate.

 

Russ Horne.

Rutland Local Crime Update for 7 days ending 11.1.20.

NB: Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Oakham.

Criminal Damage overnight 8/9.1.20, to vehicle parked in Cold Overton Road, where a tyre was slashed.  This is the second time in a month (last occasion 3 tyres slashed).  If anyone has any information as to the person responsible, please pass to Oakham Police quoting 20*016729.

Theft between 1.30am-2am 1.1.20 from coat pocket in Bills Bar, 9 Melton Road.  Stolen Samsung Galaxy S9, serial number, 35346710867862*.

Rutland North Beat.

Stretton – Criminal Damage to ‘curtains’ of HGV parked overnight 6/7.1.20, at layby A1N slip road, from B668.  506 long slashes and a large hole to check contents of lorry.  Little of value in rear, nothing stolen.

Casterton – Theft between 10am 7.1 and 8am 8.1.20, in Main Street, of a fence battery and unit (Rutland Electrical Unit), valued at £300.

Rutland South Beat.

WardleyTheft of 1500 metres of BT underground cable, dug up in Leicester Road, Wardley, between 1.1 and 7.1.20.  EV £5,000.

Ketton – Burglary dwelling, at The Green, Ketton, between 1.50pm-1.55pm 9.1.20.  Occupier upstairs when heard someone call out.  She went to stairs and saw front door open (it had been closed but unlocked) and a man standing in the doorway.  He said ‘Is this the pub’’ and then hurriedly left getting in a small grey car and driving off.  This is a small cottage and patently not a pub, mans intentions likely criminal.  Nothing stolen.  Suspect: 20-30years, white, pale complexion, looked a ‘bit goofy’ with bad teeth, curly reddish hair, wearing cap, black jacket, trousers and trainers.

Please check any CCTV for information of suspect and the small grey car, with information to Police Oakham quoting crime reference 20* 016105.

 

Russ Horne.

Rutland Local Crime Update for 7 days ending 4.1.20.

NB : Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Oakham.

Burglary non-dwelling at allotments Willow Crescent approx. 8.35pm 30.12.19.  Door smashed, not know if anything stolen.

Burglary non-dwelling between 7.30pm-9.10pm 30.12.19 at outbuilding in Cutts Close Recreation Ground, Burley Road Playground.  4 persons seen at the building, no descriptions, not known if anything stolen.  See below 2.1.20.

Anyone with CCTV in the area please check and give any information to Police at Oakham quoting Crime 19*606772.

Criminal damage to garden fence, Kings Road, between 7.0pm 31;12 and 9am 1.1.20, believed caused when a shoplifter climbed over.  Any information pease pass to Oakham Police quoting 20*003883.

Burglary non-dwelling between 6.20pm-6.35pm 2.1.20 to secure store in Cutts Close Park Recreation Ground, Burley Road Playground.  Six 14-15 year olds, male and female, seen at the door.  One girl wearing a ‘teddy bear’ type coat.  The door was pulled off.  Not know if anything stolen.

See similar type offence (above) 30.12.19.

Rutland North Beat.

Langhamvehicle crime, Rocott Lodge farm Melton Road between 22.11.19 and 31.12.19, attempt made to remove pedal lock and interfere with battery on a Land Rover voluntary ambulance stored in open ended barn.

Langham Criminal Damage, between 1.45pm 1.1 and 1.30pm 2.1.20 to vehicle parked in Lonsborough Gardens.  Car scratched to metal in noughts and crosses style pattern.   This is the second time this has happened.

South Rutland Beat.

Ketton – burglary dwelling, Aldgate, between 1.50pm 21.12 and 1.30pm 28.12.19.  Entry through rear ground floor window.  Safe removed from bedroom, found approx. ½ mile away forced open contents minus cash and jewellery recovered.

Whilst a week is a long time to check CCTV perhaps they could be checked from 21.12 to 22.12.19 when there were a number of similar type burglaries in this area at this time.  Any information to Oakham Police quoting crime ref 19*692854.

Bogus Police.  Attention Requested to large silver BMW index RE08 EJG (cloned plate) heavily tinted windows, containing 2 white males, young, Irish accent, dark hair wearing baseball caps, travelling A47 Uppingham/Leicester Road, Wardley, Wigston, and Glen Parva.  They have blue lights which they put on inside the front windscreen and attempt to stop vehicles.

Three cases to date (last, evening 1.1.20).  In one case vehicle tried to outrun them and was hit from rear; in a second case a door was opened into side of victim’s car, three times.

Their ‘intent’ is not known but it is suggested unless you are 100% sure it is the police you should not stop.  Indicate to them you intend to pull over and drive steadily to a public place where there will be people about, such as a petrol station. If you have a ‘dashcam’ make sure it is on. If not, don’t be obvious, put your smartphone video on.

Keep your car doors locked and you or your passenger should keep your mobile phone in your hand.  Ask to see a ‘police warrant card’ through the closed window.  If the person is in plain clothes you have every right to ask to see identification.  If you are still unsure dial 999 and wait for uniform police to arrive, a genuine officer will be happy to wait.

Only wind down your window or get out of the car when you are sure that it is a genuine police officer.

Please report any sightings of this vehicle to Police HQ by 999 quoting Crime ref 2*002605, and incidents 644 and 659.

Uppingham Beat.

Criminal damage – Brook Close, found 11.38am 28.12.19 garden fence spray painted with graffiti.  No motive known.

Attempted Burglary dwelling – between 12 noon 27.12 and 4.30pm 31.12.19, attempt made to force front door of house being renovated in Stockerston Road.  Nothing stolen.

 

Russ Horne.