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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


Home Instead Rutland Safer Internet Day Event & Awareness – 10th February

As the Community Support Representative for Home Instead Senior Care (HISC), I organise events and presentations for older people and vulnerable members of our communities in Market Harborough, Corby & Rutland

Home Instead in Rutland are hosting an Internet Safety Awareness &  Information event to celebrate Safer Internet Day on Monday 10th February from 1pm – 3pm at Oakham Fire Station, South Street, Oakham, LE15 6BQ.

The event will be open to the public to drop in, and there will be a themed presentation, running for 20 to 30 minutes from Leicestershire Police’s Cyber Crime Team.  We would be delighted if you were available to come along to this event, or even just drop in!

We are also inviting other local charities who work within the field of Scams and Internet Fraud, such as Age UK Digital Champions to promote their services for those most at risk in the community.

Please let us know if you or a member of your team would be able to come along and pass this information on to any members of your team or groups.

Kind regards


Marion Lewis OBE – Community Support Representative



Click here for our ebrochure & to find out more about Home Instead

NeighbourHood Watch Jan 2020 e-newsletter

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporters,

OUR NEWS e-newsletter – January 2020 edition

The first 2020 edition of ‘OUR NEWS‘, the e-newsletter for Neighbourhood Watch supporters, is out. In this edition we see a sneak preview of our new Neighbourhood Watch national website, discover inspirational  work being delivered locally, celebrate successes and achievements, recognise what it means to be good neighbour, and learn about how you can become more cyber aware.

The time has come.. put your feet up, take a moment to yourself and have a go at our very first crossword challenge to be in for a chance to win a prize.

A direct link to the e-newsletter PDF is here:

Kind regards

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK  | Building Safer and Stronger Communities

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.

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 or via freephone 0800 555 111.


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.