Crime Update

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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.

Rutland Local Crime Update for 14 days ending 14.06.2020

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:

Common Assault – Lonsdale Way, Oakham (01/06/20) – Male assaulted by known party, by punching him through a car window.  Male has been dealt with by way of community resolution.

Theft – Braunston Road, Oakham (05/06/20) – Theft of garden chairs from rear garden of property.  Offenders have possible got in by gap in the fence.  No leads at present and items are still missing.

Public Order – Hambleton Close, Oakham (06/06/20) – Female dog walker becomes verbally abusive to another dog walker, after a minor skirmish with their respective dogs.

Assault/Anti-Social Behaviour – Stamford Road and Uppingham Road, Oakham (07/06/03) – Two males from out of county drive around Oakham and squirt two members of the public with a water pistol.  The culprits have been identified by local officers and dealt with by way of a community resolution and letter of apology to the victims.

Attempt Distraction Burglary – Brooke Road, Oakham (10/06/20) – Victim is at home around 1130am that day, when there is a knock on the door from 2 males claiming there to be a water leak within her home.  The victim allows the males entry into her property, and she later discovers one upstairs in her bedroom.  Believed that no items were stolen, but a clear attempt was made.  2 suspects described as follows:

  • Male 1 described as 15-20yrs, not very tall with fair hair wearing a grey jacket.
  • Male 2 described as 40-45yrs, not very tall with short dark hair and wearing a brown leather jacket.

Any information re the above, please contact Leicestershire Police on 101 and quote reference number 20*294060.

Possession of Cannabis/Offensive Weapon – Main Road, Barleythorpe (12/06/20) – 2 males stopped by local officers in vehicle found to be in possession of cannabis and a tyre iron which was secreted inside the offenders trousers for “self-protection”.  Both males have been dealt with by local beat officer.

Attempt Theft from Vehicle – Welland Way, Oakham (14/06/20) – 3 males reported to be breaking into a car on a driveway.  Nearby officers attend and apprehend one male who is arrested and interviewed in custody.  The investigation is ongoing.

Rutland North Beat:

Theft of Vehicle – Manor Farm, Essendine (10/06/20) – A green Land Rover Defender was stolen from the location between 00:15 – 07:00 hours that day.  The registration is AE65 UW*.  The vehicle is short wheel based and has a tow bar and internal dog guard fitted.  The vehicle was stolen without keys.  Any sightings or information, please call Leicestershire Police on 101 and quote reference number 20*293539.

Rutland South Beat:

Theft from Lorry – Great North Road, Tickencote (10/06/20) – Whilst parked overnight in a layby off the A1, unknown offenders have into the rear of the lorries trailer and stolen a pallet of Black and Decker tools.  This occurred sometime between 8pm on 09/06/20 and 5.50am 10/06/20.

Uppingham Beat:

Shop Theft – Co-Op, Uppingham (02/06/20) – Male suspect has entered store, selected £50 worth of meat from shelves and left without making payment.  A second theft is attempted later that evening but thwarted by staff.

Shop Theft – Co-Op, Uppingham (04/06/20) – 2 males enter store, select meat worth £160 from shelves and leave without making payment.

Assault/Anti-Social Behaviour, Ayston Road, Uppingham (07/06/20) – 2 males from out of the county drive around Uppingham and spray female with a water pistol.  These persons are linked to the earlier mentioned issues in Oakham – have been identified and dealt with by local officers.

PC Ace.

Rutland Local Crime Update for 7 days ending 31.05.2020

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:

Cold Overton Road, Oakham (25/05/20) – Male assaulted whilst trying to prevent domestic argument between couple escalating.  Minor injuries sustained.

Pentland Court, Oakham (26/05/20) – Female found to be in possession of a small amount of cannabis.  Issued with a caution for offence.

Parkfield Road, Oakham (28/05/20) – Unattended tools stolen from driveway of address between 10.00am – 10.05am that morning.  Makita impact driver and case of screw bits stolen.  Crime reference is 20*269416 if any similar tools are spotted for sale locally.

Melton Road, Oakham (30/05/20) – Male stopped after running off from police and found in possession of a small amount of cannabis.  Dealt with by local officers.

Spey Drive, Oakham (29-30/05/20) – Number plate is stolen from the back of a car and attached bike rack overnight.  Registration is EY14 PW*.  If seen, report to police and quote crime number 20*274034.

Rutland North Beat:

Barnsdale Gardens, Exton (30/5/20)– Just after 8pm that evening, the garden centre was broken into and a charity tin, change from the tills and food was stolen.

Rutland South Beat:

Main Street, Stoke Dry (30/05/20) – Male in a grey Fiat Punto is witnessed masturbating in his vehicle in plain view of dog walkers.  The registration number was obtained by a witness and detectives with Leicestershire Police are investigating.

Normanton Park Road, Empingham (31/05/20) – A silver ’18 plate VW Golf parked on the side of the road had both of the front windows smashed, and a purse stolen from the vehicle.

Preston – A resident of the village received a telephone call from a male claiming to be from a government financial scheme, and conned the male into paying him £300 in the promise he would receive £800 in return.  Please be wary of any cold callers, claiming to be from the police, your bank, the government or any other institution asking for you to give them money.  Please hang up the phone to them and report to police.

Uppingham Beat:

Nothing of note.