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Local Crime Update for 6 days ending 8.11.19.

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 – Burglary dwelling, Brocklesbank Road, about 1.50am 2.11.19 (Sat).  Occupant awoke to find one man in house and another outside.  Both ran off. Means of entry not known, nothing stolen, no description.

Any person with CCTV in vicinity please check and forward any positive information by tel 101 to Eastern Counties Crime Investigations Unit quoting re 19*586432.

Oakham – Criminal damage to shop window of Woolzone, Northgate, between 4pm 4.11 and 10am 6.11.19.  1″ diameter hole in front window.

Oakham – Theft of cash float from taxi outside Tescos, South Street, between 10am-10.5am 7.11.19 (Thurs).  Driver goes into store, during absence £60 float stolen.  Vehicle not locked.

Rutland North Beat.

Langham – Theft of cattle ‘Head Scoop’, between 9am, 31.10 and 9am 2.11.19, from field at Mickley Lodge farm, Burley Road.  Thieves unscrewed Scoop from cattle crush.  Valued £500-£550 it was specially made and much bigger than the normal scoop.

Whilst not identical a Head Scoop is shown below.

Little Casterton – Theft of vehicle from Rutland Car and Van Hire, Old Great North Road.  Theft before 3.11.19.  Stolen blue Ford Transit van model 125 T350 Index BV12 EZ0.

Cottesmore – Criminal damage (2 cases) to nearside wing mirrors of two cars parked in Nether Close, between 7.25m 2.11.19 and 5.20am 3.11.19.  One vehicle in layby and second on road opposite.

Clipsham – Burglary dwelling, between 5pm 1.11.19 and 10am 4.11.19, New Road.  Entry believed by insecure rear door.  Stolen a pair of cuff links, a silver salver plate, and a silver cup.

Rutland South Beat.

Gunthorpe – Theft of green Land Rover 4×4 Index FFP 240F overnight 5/6.11.19, from farmyard off Uppingham Road.

Anyone with a Land Rover is asked to pay particular attention to security.  There have been several thefts of this type of vehicle in our area with one vehicle found partially stripped at Wing.  These are not casual thefts and are located by reconnaissance from out of county thieves.  If possible, keep out of casual view e.g. barn or garage (if it fits).  More than one type of security will help.

Tips for security are contained in the article below from Land Rover Owner International.  Also see ‘Landywatch.


Russ Horne.

Local Crime Update for Rutland – 7 days ending 2.11.19.

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.

Burglary dwelling, Cornflower Crescent, Barleythorpe, overnight 26/27.10.19 (Sat/Sun).  Property entered and keys for blue BMW (parked outside) removed from rack in hall.  Vehicle driven away; number plates later found dumped.

Anyone with CCTV in the area please check and pass any information to PC 1312 Lloyd, Neighbourhood Officer quoting Crime reference19*574956.

Burglary dwelling (for car keys), Welland Way, overnight 1/2.11.19, (Fri/Sat).  Keys removed from house and used to steal black Mercedes parked outside index PX64 SZO.

This is the second high value car stolen by ‘car key’ burglary in Oakham in the last 7 days.   If you have a quality car not only should you put the keys in a ‘relay’ secure ‘Faraday’ bag but do not place this in a clearly visible place such, as a key rack, close to the front door.

Vehicle crime – Tolethorpe Close, About 1.50am-1.55am 1.11.19.  Male suspect seen to enter vehicle and search glove box.  Not known what stolen.  Suspect male, slim, age and colour not known, 5’10” wearing silver grey quilted jacket and red gloves.

Criminal damage to motor vehicle – Haydock Avenue, Barleythorpe, overnight 31.10 and 1.11.19.  Yellow paint sprayed on car.

North Beat.

Whissendine – Gate lock damaged near Arnescote Farm, Stapleford Road, where illegal rave held (approx. 50-60 vehicles) between 12 mid night and 2.40am 27.1019 (Sun).  Eventually dispersed by Police.

Whissendine – Vehicle crime, overnight 27/28.10.19 from vehicle Pickwell Lane, theft of number plate index FE05 WTF

Ryhall – Vehicle crime, theft from van in parking bay, St Ebbas Close, overnight 26/27.10.19.  Not know what stolen.  Anyone with CCTV in this close, please check and pass any information to Eastern Counties Crime Investigation quoting crim ref *574921.

Oakham South

Braunston – vehicle crime, theft of front number plate, overnight 28/29/10/19 (Mon/Tues) from vehicle in driveway in Oakham Road.  Stolen plate FR19 YDA.

Uppingham Beat.

Vehicle crime – Blackthorn Close, overnight 29/30.10.19 (Tues/Wed) theft of black Land Rover index LF14 THK.

If anyone in Blackthorn Close has a CCTV could they please check during the night Tue/Wed.  If they find anything suspicious please contact the Crime Investigation Unit on 101 quoting crime ref 19*580208.

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Russ Horne.

The quick way to spot a scam

Whether it’s an email, letter, text, or telephone call:


  1.  Written or spoken English often poor
  2. They want to elicit a response from you whether it’s click on attachment, phone a number, auto reply, call them back (don’t worry they are holding your phone line all the time and you will not be speaking to your bank, the DVLA, Amazon or anyone else, just them) so DON’T DO IT!  DON’T click on anything.  DON’T call them back.  If they say your broadband is about to be disconnected just hang up!  They are all SCAMS

How to protect your life and environment – some simple steps

What you can do to protect your life and your environment


Oakham Police are situated at present at Catmose.

  • From them, you can get UV pens to mark your property
  • Brilliant alarm padlocks for about £8
  • Ensure you have at least one timer – maybe even two. One for a lamp and one for a radio tuned to a talk programme.
  • Take advantage of their Cremark marking – ensuring everything is marked including things kept in your garage and shed – mowers, bicycles etc., in fact, anything you would like back following a burglary – the Police at Catmose will be happy to mark bicycles etc.

Other things you can do for your security

  • Avoid leaving your curtains half-closed or fully closed during daytime hours particularly when you go away
  • Get a neighbour to park their car on your driveway while you are away
  • If any door to door sellers come to your property, say no thanks and call 101 to let the police know they are in the village. Door to door sellers are known to be checking who’s in and who’s out, who has a dog, who has an alarm, who appears to be living on their own.  They are connected to criminals and the purpose of their visit is to identify the easiest targets to burgle later.
  • Stand outside your property. Imagine you have lost your keys and think about how you would gain entry.  You may have high fences and a locked gate but are your bins outside – would you, for instance, use the bins as a way of getting over the fence?  What about once at the back of your property.  Can you be seen?  Most illegal entry is obtained via the back of a property and that little quarter light window you think no one could get through, well they can!
  • What about your front door? Do you have a security chain?  Do you use it?  Do you have a five-lever mortice lock?  Do you use it?
  • If a utility person calls at your door requesting entrance to check a meter, water pressure, etc., would you just let them in? How often do you ask for proof of who they are?  How would you know if it were legitimate?  If you are unsure simply advise you are calling to verify who they are and close the door while you do it?  Always ensure your rear doors and windows are closed.  Most distraction burglaries take place with an accomplice entering the back while the householder is engaged in conversation at the front!

Pedlars.  Most people claiming to be pedlars an