Crime Update

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Rutland Community Safety Reports for 5 days ending 29.5.21.

Oakham Beat.

Oakham – Fail to stop/report accident, approx. 12.30pm 24.5.21 (Mon) Cold Overton Road, outside Rutland Plastics.  Female in blue Ford, reversed into parked vehicle causing damage.  Drove off without exchanging details.  Any information re vehicle please pass to local Beat Officer at Oakham quoting reference CR21*286564

North Beat

Stretton – Theft of ladies Trek mountain bike, blue, value £500, (no further description), from under car port Fleetwood Court, Stocken Hall Road, between 1.30pm-1.45pm 26.5.21.  If anyone in this area saw anything suspicious or on their CCTV please pass information by tel (101) to North Beat officer, PC Appleton quoting ref CR21*290746.

Empingham – stolen from driveway in Main Street, between midnight and 8am 27.5.21, navy blue Land Rover Defender 90XS, 4×4 with roof rack and spare tyre at rear.  Wheel cover has prominent printing ‘defender’.  Vehicle was locked and alarmed.

South Beat.

Edith Weston – burglary residential, between 3pm 26.5 and 12.30pm 27.5.21 from shed in King Edwards Way.  Stolen two lawnmowers and two wheelie toolboxes.  No further description.

Uppingham Beat

Officers appeal for information after an 83-year-old man was reportedly burgled | Leicestershire Police (

16:30 27/05/2021

Officers are appealing for information after an 83-year-old man was reportedly the victim of a distraction burglary in Uppingham.

Around 6.50pm on Thursday 13 May it was reported that a man claiming to be a salesman called at a property on Cedar Close.

He was let into the property and offered a cup of a tea and some cake by the occupant. While this was being prepared, £300 was taken from the occupant’s wallet.

The man reportedly then made an excuse and left the property before driving away in a silver car.

He is described as in his 20s, around 5’7, clean shaven, with a stocky build, brown hair and a scar on his right arm.

Detective Constable Sam Bates said: “This incident took place in a residential area in the early evening when people are likely to have been coming and going.

“We believe the man described had previously visited the property.

“We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the man or the silver car in the area at the time, or anyone who may have captured the man or the car on CCTV or dash cam.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 21*263750.

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Can you help re identity of suspect in theft of jewellery in Leicester?

Officers have released CCTV images after the reported theft of £50,000 worth of jewellery | Leicestershire Police (

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 crime of suspicious behaviou please dial 101 and pass it to your local Beat Officer.


Ruthven Horne

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Rutland Local Community Safety Update for 5 days ending 24.5.21

North Beat.

Greetham – during the hours between 1.30am and 3.30am on 20.5 (Thurs) and the 2 1.5.21 (Frid) in the parking area of the Ram Jam Inn, the A1 Great North Road, a total of 3 lorries were attacked) believed by 2 men who slit the curtains on the lorries whilst the drivers were sleeping.  The thieves were disturbed by a Police patrol but it is not thought anything was stolen.  Enquiries continue.

Harringworth /ShotleyAdjacent Seaton/South Beat)

Neighbourhood Alert re attempted theft of lambs in fields at Harringworth/Shotley area, Percys Path most likely Northants area fields

Vehicle 1 Index believed KS56 GU*.  Colour: Red Ford  Year: 56 Type: Car in Harringworth/Shotley area about 4pm, on 24.5.21(Mon) ().  Exact location not known.  Two youths seen attempting to catch lambs.  Farmer alerted and took photograph of the boys and their car. 


Photographs are circulated on Next Door Uppingham social media.  Ref

This has been notified to the Police, but this may be dealt with by Corby Police Northants.

If anyone thinks they recognise the youths or the vehicle, please tel police 101 or E-mail Next Door with the above address quoting the reference.

Ruthven Horne.



Community Safety Report for 5 days ending 4.5.21

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 Beat Officer.

Oakham Beat.

Theft of two cycles – overnight 1/2.5.21,  from the rear garden of a house in Derwent Drive.  One of the cycles was padlocked.  The only descriptions are one is white and black and the other yellow and black.

Criminal damage to vehicle in car park of Catmose Farm (Farm Park open to visitors) Uppingham Road, between 10.30am-11.30am 2.5.21.  Scratches to paintwork (keyed?) on drivers door of Tesla Mod 3.  Value estimated £200.

Theft of keys from two Landini tractors (one blue and one orange) and a Cabenia (golf type buggy) during the afternoon of 2.5.21 from Catmose Farm Park (see criminal damage above).

North Beat.

CottesmoreTheft of radio from cab of JCB digger working in Old Hall Mews, about 1.45pm 2.5.21.  Radio found unusable nearby.

Whitwell – Theft from Rutlands Water Resource Centre Bull Brigg Lane, overnight 2/3.5.21 (Sun/Mon.)  Stolen 23 kayaks (3x2man, 10×4 man, and 10×1 man).  Serial numbers are known.  Value estimated £8,000 (trade).  Transport would be a problem, so if you saw a large vehicle (enclosed/covered?) driving in the vicinity of Rutland Water or the A606 Whitwell please tel (101) and pass information to PC 1742 Appleton quoting ref CR21*242027.

Empingham Beat

Empingham – Criminal damage, Whitwell Road, about 4.15pm 2.5.21, object thrown through front nearside window of parked Skoda Taxi.  Could anyone in the area please check any CCTV or dashcam.  Any information please tel (101) to PC Appleton quoting Cr 21*241086.

Empingham – Burglary residential, Church Street, just before 5pm 2.5.21.  Suspect tries doors and windows and enters outhouse.  Disturbed by occupier, nothing stolen.  Anyone living in the vicinity please check CCTV or dashcam for anyone loitering or behaving suspiciously, tel info (101) to Home Beat Officer quoting ref 21*241453.


Report by PS Kear.

‘Current problems include the diversion on the Oakham Road near Manton. Work on the bridge is not expected to be completed before 5.7.21. Please consider residents in the local villages, re-directed traffic is still causing them serious problems.
A second traffic issue raised by villages is the use of HGV in villages causing noise and vibration problems. We will enforce weight violations where appropriate. The third area of concern is hare coursing which is not only cruel to the animals but causes considerable damage to fields, hedges and fences where the offenders force their way into fields.

Ruthven Horne