Crime Update

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Rutland Local Crime Update for 7 days ending 15.2.20.

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 – from Tesco Stores, South Street 3pm 7.2.20 (Fri), razor blades value £900 removed from shelf by 2 men and concealed in a bag.  Left without paying.  Description suspects awaits CCTV.

Rutland North Beat.

Exton – Theft from Barnsdale Country Club Hotel Spa, Barnsdale, between 9.30am -4pm 7.2.20.  Victim locked mobile in locker in changing room.  When returned locker open and phone missing.  Stolen iPhone 6.  IMEI and serial number not yet known.

Teigh – Theft of quad bike (recovered) from outbuilding at farm in Main Street between 12 noon-12.22pm 10.2.20 (Mon).   Victim working in field Whissendine Road, Ashwell when he saw his quad bike being towed into a field.  3 suspects wearing balaclavas were about to load it (via ramps) into a new shape silver Ford Transit (see below.).  When he approached, they abandoned the quad bike and drove off.  Rear number plate had been removed.

This is an expensive quad bike and it is clear these men had reconnoitred this theft.  Please be alert for a similar type vehicle (see below) cruising round farms or large properties with a quad bike.  Don’t challenge but if at all possible, take the index mark.

Ryhall – Burglary residential, Careby Road, overnight 10/11.2.20.  Garage at rear of dwelling entered from rear garden after breaking down fence.  Glass in top half of door smashed and quantity of power tools taken, all marked. Type and markings not yet known.  Exit via front up and over door of garage.

Greetham – Burglary residential Stretton Road, 8.15am7.2 and 4.31pm 13.2.20, lock removed from garage, entered and tools removed.  Not yet known what stolen.

Langham -Theft of equipment from drive of cottage in Well Street between 1.20-1.40pm, 11.2.120 (Tues). Tree surgeon placed equipment on drive whilst working 50 yards away, returning infrequently.  Stolen 2 chainsaws, Stihl and StihlMS200 model, plus harness and climbing ropes.

 

Rutland South Beat.

Bisbrooke – theft of a number of items from Clatterpot Farm, Uppingham Road, – 12.2.20, lamb feeders, metal gates and horse hurdles.

Ketton – Burglary residential High Street, overnight 11/12.2.20 (believed 12.45am, when noises heard in the garden).  Garage door opened (unlocked) but nothing stolen.

Uppingham Beat.

Uppingham Market Place – theft from the person between 3pm-3.30pm 7.2.20. (Fri Market day).  Whilst walking along victim bumped into male.  Thought nothing of it but later found wallet had been taken containing driving licence and credit card in name Simon Brown.  All stopped.

Russ Horne.

Rutland Local Crime Update for 7 days ending 8.2.20.

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.

Westgate – Theft from pre-payment machine Car Park St Anne’s Close, between 10am 2.2 and 8.10am 3.2.20.  Battery door forced, battery taken and fuse box damaged. Value £140.

North Beat.

Clipsham – Burglary residential, detached dwelling New Road, between 1pm and 6.30pm 1.2.20 by forcing rear first floor window above bay window.  Selective tidy search believed for jewellery and silverware.  Not yet known what stolen.  Man visited area offering to trim hedges or do garden jobs.  Wearing green sweatshirt with yellow writing.  No

other description.

Second Burglary residential in Clipsham, between 3.10pm 1.2 and 3.10pm 6.2.20 (Wed/Thurs), similar MO and quantity of valuable antiques and paintings stolen.  Details sparse but a vehicle seen to drive past premises (5.15pm), turns around and suspect goes to rear of premises.

If you have CCTV please check that afternoon and be alert for vehicle driving slowly or mem loitering.  Please be alert to this type of behaviour, make a note of suspect vehicles and pass info to Police on tel. 101 or 999 if crime in progress.

Whissendine – Main Street, Theft from secure motor vehicle, front and rear index plates MT09 FV* between 3pm 5.2 and 8am 6.2.20 (Wed/Thurs).

This is a very common theft in this area.  To prevent removal consider getting security screws to fasten your number plates.  The Police sometimes have these screws, but you will see from the link below (there are other sellers) they are quite cheap.

https://www.securitysafetyproducts.co.uk/security/security-screws-fixings/number-plate-security-screw-kit.php

Great Casterton – theft of defibrillator from cabinet outside Church Hall, Old Great North Road, between 3pm 6thand 1pm 7.2.20 (Thurs/Frid).

South Rutland Beat.

South Luffenham – Theft, The Farm, Pinfold Lane, between 4.30pm 4th and 5.2.20 (Tue/Wed).  Unscrewed lock to gain access to yard and attempted to steal spreader (found on its side) whilst a grain hoist had been knocked over.

Glaston – Burglary-business, entry to shipping container (used as store for equipment for tending sheep) in farm field Seaton Road.  Between 7pm 5.2 and 6.2.20 (Wed/Thurs), lock cut off.  Not yet known what stolen.

Russ Horne.

Rutland Local Crime Update for 7 days ending 1.2.20.

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.

Barleythorpe – Criminal Damage to vehicle parked in Aldi’s Car Park between 3pm-6pm 27.1.20 (Mon).  Passenger door and wing ‘keyed’.

Barleythorpe – Burglary residential, Brocklebank Road, approx. 4am 29.1.20 (Wed), unknown males used screwdriver to break glass in downstairs window, believed to steal car keys.  Disturbed, nothing stolen.

This offence is linked to a further burglary at Tilton on the Hill, 4.57am 29.1.20.  Believed used in both offences was a black Audi A3, partial index number ‘FD’.

NB : Currently expensive car thefts are on the increase, and most are not recovered. Rutland is experiencing a number of burglaries to steal the keys and then the car parked in the drive/street outside.  There are two common methods the first is caught on CCTV:

  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-42132804/relay-crime-theft-caught-on-camera

Dubbed ‘relay method’ aimed at cars that have ‘keyless entry’ i.e. no ordinary key.  It involves two criminals and takes under a minute.  They purchase tools that allow the first to get close to the house to scan it. Once the car fob signal is intercepted from the owner’s key fob, this is relayed to the second suspect standing next to the target car.  Once received, he/she is able to trick the car into unlocking the door and the thieves can drive away without entering the house.

This system can be used in the street on bank cards in your bag or wallet, picking up the Radio Frequency Identification card (the card you are able to swipe at the till) from this they can get all your details.

Crime Prevention.  If you have a keyless entry fob, purchase an item called a Faraday bag (not very expensive).  Search the internet they are not expensive; Amazon and Halfords sell them.  Keep the keys in the bag a little smaller than an A4 envelope and it will block the signal.  (You can buy a small envelope (slightly larger than your cards) for your bank cards; you should keep them in this when you are shopping.)  Don’t keep either near the front door, the thieves could still break in and try and find it if they want your car

2.These offences show thieves will break into houses simply to steal the car key. Many people keep them on a hook in the hall or a similar convenient key cupboard or drawer.  This is the first place the thieves will look.  It takes a little longer to find another place, but it may pay off.

Given enough time a thief can beat most security systems but if you make it difficult, he/she will probably seek an easier target.  Both these methods are improved by adding another layer of security like a steering wheel lock or a pedal lock.  These are independent of the cars digital security system.

 

Rutland North Beat.

Teigh – Criminal Damage, probably linked to Hare Coursing.  Between 8am 25.1 and 9.30am 26.1.20 (Sun) the padlock of a gate at Manor Farm, Moor Lane was sawn through.  This was probably to enable hare coursing currently a serious problem for farmers.  Groups of men enter land with dogs and chase and kill hares, cutting up the fields and crops with 4-wheel drive vehicles in the process.  If you see anyone behaving suspiciously near fields, at gates, hedges or fences do not approach, note the vehicle numbers and report it to Police on tel 101.

Greetham – Vehicle crime, overnight 29/30.1.20 from HGV parked Woolfox lay by, Great North Road.  Stolen pallets of goods value at £20,000 nature not known due to language problems.

Hambleton – Vehicle crime, 11.45pm 30.1.20 (Thurs) attempted theft from vehicle parked at The Water House, Oakham Road.  Front offside window smashed, offside door tampered with so remote security prevented entry, rear door dented and attempt made to lift tailgate.  Vehicle owner disturbed suspect, no actual entry, nothing stolen.

Rutland South Beat.

South Luffenham – Theft from motor vehicle in Pinfold Lane, between 6pm 24.1 and 12 noon 25.1.20.  Entry forced and a Stihl hedge trimmer value £400, and a number of hand tools stolen.

Ketton – theft from motor vehicle in Sand Furrows, between 4.30pm 24.1 and 7pm 25.1.20.  Stolen a rucksack containing a Lenovo laptop serial number PK277HG and a black holdall containing gymkit.

Glaston – Theft from farm fields, Coppice Farm, Wing Road, between 8am 27.1 and 8am 30.1.20.  Stolen 5 electric fencing units (and 5 batteries), value £1000, and 20 aluminium hurdles, value £1600.

 

Russ Horne.

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