Crime Update

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Rutland Local Crime Update for 26/08/20 – 06/09/20.

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:

Theft of Van from Derwent Drive on 26/08/2020 – Delivery driver making drop offs has van stolen whilst delivering a parcel.  Stolen van is a Black Vauxhall Vivaro, registration starting WU15.  If seen around Oakham, please call 101/999 and quote crime reference number 20*446608.

7 x Shop Thefts at BP Garage between 28/08/20 and 08/09/20 – A series of shop lifting offences has occurred at the location by the same male, resulting in stock over £650 being stolen.  Through a lot of hard work by local PCSO Olivia Dutton, a pattern of offending was identified leading to a pro-active arrest of the suspect on 09/09/20, whilst in the act of stealing and making off from the store.  The suspect was later remanded in police custody, sent to court and given a number of weeks prison sentence for his crimes.  A really positive result all round.

Theft of construction equipment from Spinney Hill on 01/09/20 – Around £1800 worth of construction and guttering equipment stolen from this building site.  Unfortunately no strong leads at this point, but mention of a black van being in the area around the time of the offence has been mentioned.  Have you seen a suspicious black van around Oakham recently?  Did you catch it registration?  If so, call 101 and quote crime reference number 20*455905.

Theft of Pedal Cycle on Crown Walk on 02/09/20 – A young males pedal cycle was stolen from the rear of The Crown Tavern on this date.  The bike is described a gents Cannondale mountain bike which is black, white and red in colour.  If seen, please report to us on 101 and quote 20*459085.

Rutland North Beat:

Nothing of note.

 

Rutland South Beat:

Attempt Burglary at St Mary and St John’s C of E Primary School in North Luffenham on 02/09/20 – Unknown persons have attempted to break into the sports container at the school, but have been unable to break the lock and gain entry.

Theft from vehicle in North Luffenham on 03/09/20 – Owner leaves his pick up vehicle locked and secure the previous evening, and returns to it in the morning to find that a rear lock on the vehicle had been forced and the following items stolen:

  • DeWalt 18volt Cordless Drill £199
  • DeWalt 18volt Multi tool £199
  • DeWalt 18volt Impact Driver (Screw gun)
  • 2 x 5Amp batteries £150

All DeWalt are Black and Yellow and were etched with the Post Code ‘LE15 8JZ’.

If similar are seen for sale on any forum (online or in person) please call police on 101 and quote crime reference 20*460054.

Uppingham Beat:

3 x Criminal Damage to Vehicles between 23/08/20 – 29/08/20 in Uppingham – Unknown persons have smashed 3 separate vehicles windows overnight between the stated times in Uppingham on Newtown Cres, The Quadrant and Hornbeam Lane.  Unsure if all three have been the work of the same suspect, and little leads means the incidents are currently unsolved.  If you have any information regarding this, please call 101 and ask to speak with PC 2988 Joshua Ace of Uppingham Police.

Info from PC 2988 Ace.

Rutland Local Crime Update for August.

Rutland Local Crime Update for August.

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:

Criminal Damage on West Road in Oakham 01/08/20 – Unknown person have smashed the wing mirrors on a ’63 plate Red Vauxhall Corsa two nights in a row.

Possession of Cannabis on Cutts Close Park in Oakham on 02/08/20 – Male youth stopped by police and found to be in possession of a small amount of cannabis.

Theft of Lumber on Ashwell Road in Oakham between 16/07/20 and 05/08/20 – Unknown persons have stolen large quantities of wooden logs from the front drive of a property on Ashwell Road.  This has occurred on at least 5 occasions in that time period.

Assault with an Air Rifle off of Ashwell Road and Burley Road in Oakham on 05/08/20 – Male victim is out walking his dog is shot with an air rifle pellet, leaving a red mark on his chest.  The helicopter was called to assist in locating the suspects, however they managed to evade police.  Local interest was piqued due to the use of the helicopter over Oakham for a period of time.

Shoplifting at the BP garage on Hackamore Way in Oakham on 13/08/20 – Unknown male enters the store and selects £94.40 worth of goods from the shelves before leaving without paying.  The same male returns later and steals a further £83.50 also.  Male is describe as white skinned, around 6’4” tall, slim build with blonde hair.

Theft of bicycle on High Street in Oakham on 15/08/20 – Female leaves her bike standing against a wall whilst she briefly enters a store, where upon it is taken.  The bike is a Carrera Parva Ladies Mountain bike (16inch frame) with a gold stripe.  If seen, please call 101 and quote crime reference 20*424495.

Possession of an Axe on Alwyne Close in Oakham on 17/08/20 – Male in an agitated mental state waves an axe at police officers and chases after them with it.  Male is safely detained with Tasers drawn by officers to ensure compliance.  Thankfully no officers were hurt and the male was arrested and taken into custody.

Rutland North Beat:

Theft of Trailer from Oakham Road in Hambleton on 01/08/20 – Unknown persons have stolen a medium sized caged trailer from the Rutland Wildlife Trust centre in Hambleton.

Theft from HGV from a layby on the A1 overnight on 09/08/20 – Whilst parked overnight in the layby near Great Casterton, unknown persons have cut the side curtain of an HGV and stolen a pallet of batteries from the back.

Theft of bicycle from Rutland Way in Ryhall on 12/08/20 – Unknown persons have stolen a bike left in the front garden of an address on Rutland Way.  The bike is described as red coloured Trek mountain bike worth in the region of £700.

Theft of Power Tools from a van on Mallard Close in Essendine on 15/08/20 – Tools have been stolen from a red Transit van overnight.  The offenders have cut the side of the van and stolen the following items:

  • Dewalt laser level (dw088k)
  • Dewalt 165mm circular saw (dcs391)
  • Dewalt combi drill (dcd776s2t-gb)
  • Dewalt grinder (dcg412)
  • Dewalt 10.8v drill driver and impact driver (dck211d2t)
  • Dewalt 2ah batteries x3
  • Makita lxt set (dlx6067f-1)
  • 1x van vault (s10810-2)

If seen for sale or otherwise, please call 101 and quote crime reference number 20*424283.

Rutland South Beat:

Theft of tools from a van on Digby Drive in North Luffenham on 03/08/20 – the following items were stolen from a white Transit van by suspects who forced their van into the van through the back doors:

  • Bosch SDS Drill
  • Bosch 18VCordless Drill (609003011)
  • Bosch Impact Driver (511001350)
  • Bosch Jig Saw
  • Multifunction Tester Mega MFT 1731 (101919227).

If seen for sale or otherwise, please call 101 and quote crime reference number 20*399436.

 

 Uppingham Beat:

Shoplifting at the Uppingham Central Garage on Ayston Road in Uppingham on 16/08/20 – 2 unknown males have entered the store and stolen £200 worth of goods, using a red Vauxhall Crossland on a ’68 plate to make off from the store.

Shoplifting at the Uppingham Central Garage on Ayston Road in Uppingham on 16/08/20 – an unknown male has stolen 4 bottles of wine to the value of £82 from the store.  He is described as a white skinned male, around 5’7” in height, in his 20’s, with short dark hair and was wearing a beige top and dark trousers.  He left the area in a red Volkswagen.

Shoplifting at the Uppingham Central Garage on Ayston Road in Uppingham on 17/08/20 – the same 2 males from the day earlier have returned to the store and stolen 5 bottles of wine to the value of £75.  The same red Vauxhall Crossland has been used by the offenders.

As cycling becomes more popular thefts have started to increase.  Cycles can be very expensive, so why not photograph the machine, including serial number, when you first buy it.  A few minutes action could assist the recovery of your machine.

 

PC 2988 Josh Ace.

Rutland Local Crime Update for 14 days ending 12.07.2020

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:

Possession of Cannabis – High Street, Oakham (30/06/2020) – 5 x male youths searched on the high street in Oakham and found to be in possession of cannabis.  Drugs seized and suspects referred to Youth Offending Service due to their age.

Criminal Damage and Public Order, All Saints Church, Oakham (01/07/20) – Youths gathering at location have caused litter and minor damage to church building of a period of months, resulting in damage to one of the walls and a slab being removed.  Member of the public who has witnessed this has challenged the youths responsible who have responded with verbal abuse.

Burglary on Business Premises, Melton Road, Oakham (03/07/20) – Side door of premises forced open and entry gained to premises.  Offenders have searched the office and stolen money from the safe and items from the shop floor.  Forensics have visited the site and a tool used in the break-in has been recovered for evidence.

Male Brandishing Sword in Public, Burley Road, Oakham (10/07/20) – Male suffering with mental health is witnessed by members of the public, standing outside his address, smoking a cigarette and holding a sword above his head.  Officers attended and spoke with the male, establishing that the incident was linked to mental health.  Appropriate safeguarding was put in place to help the male repeating his actions.  Male did not threaten anyone during the incident.

 

Rutland North Beat:

Attempt Burglary, Essendine Road, Ryhall (29/06/20) – Home owner reports finding tool marks on rear window of their property, indicating someone had tried to break in.  The offender was not successful and no entry gained. Please be vigilant for similar if you live nearby.

Possession of Cannabis, Exton (30/06/20) – 18 year old female found in possession of a small amount of cannabis after stop search by officers.  Issued with community resolution due to having no previous trouble with police.

Criminal Damage, Great Lane, Greetham (04/07/20) – Large lock and chain on gate leading into field has been cut off by unknown persons.  Possibly made insecure in attempt for unknown persons to gain access to the land.

Burglary to Business Premises, Ashwell Road, Oakham (09/07/20) – 6 industrial units at Ashwell Business Park have been broken into, having their roller shutters attacked in the process.  No clear signs of anything missing on initial investigations.

 

Rutland South Beat:

Nothing of note.

Uppingham Beat:

Shed Break, Allotments on Leicester Road (02/07/20) – 3 sheds on the allotments broken into overnight and gardening equipment stolen; rotovator and strimmer (unknown brands).

Criminal Damage, North Street West (05/07/20) – Unknown persons have damaged garden pots in the front garden of victims property.  No CCTV. Witnesses or suspects.

Rutland Local Crime Update for 7 days ending 20.6.20.

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

Oakham Beat.

Oakham – Vehicle crime, Welland Way, 4.30am, 14.6.20, 3 males found in victim’s vehicle on driveway.  Ran away, one arrested nearby, enquiries continue.

Oakham – Criminal damage, Cheviot Close area.  2 youths commit low level damage on garages and lamp posts with black ink and paint.  Youths detained and dealt with by ‘Community Resolution’.

Rutland North Beat.

Stretton – Attempted entry to vending machine, Hinch Enterprises Hooby Lane, overnight 18/19.6.20.  Metal frame bent and attempt made to drill lock.  Nothing believed stolen.

Rutland South.

Wardley – Theft of sheep hurdles from middle of field Wood Lane Farm, Wardley Hill during evening 16.6.20 (Tues).  Stolen 41 metal sheep hurdles, 6’ in length, 36” high.  Believed vehicle (likely flat backed) reversed to locked gate, and hurdles carried from mid field to load on vehicle.  This would not be a quick process and would be visible from the A47.  Estimate approx. £1000 to replace.

Did anyone see men manoeuvring metal barriers over the gate and loading them on the lorry?  Any information to Rutland Police quoting Crime ref 20* 305850.

Uppingham Beat.

Uppingham, Criminal damage to window of vehicle parked in Dolphin Court residents Car Park, between 7.20am -8.20am, 17.6.20 (Wed).  May be related to another unconfirmed incident in Car Park when car tyres were slashed.

Anyone with CCTV, dashboard cam evidence please pass to Oakham Police quoting crime ref 20* 306594.

Leicestershire Police Drone Unit.

https://www.leics.police.uk/news/leicestershire/news/2020/june/policing-from-above/

NB : COVID restriction has now been raised and I have been cleared to visit Oakham Police Station to check crime records.

Thanks to PC Josh Ace for providing information over the last 3 months.

 

Russ Horne.