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Neighbour Hood Watch Jan 2020 National E-Newsletter Out Now

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 regard

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK  | Building Safer and Stronger Communities


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:


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.

Oakham – Suspicious Behaviour.

At 1.15pm on Wednesday 29th January, a white Nissan pickup truck entered Oakham School grounds, Station Road, without permission and the occupants were seen acting suspiciously in the estates yard.  The police have been informed – Incident number 322 (29/01/2020) has been issued to us by the police.


  • White Nissan Pickup
  • FN17 PY*
  • Un-taxed. Expired. (Also reported)
  • 2 Male occupants
  • See attached photo

If the vehicle is seen, do not approach, but report to Police (tel 101) quoting above incident number.  If the occupants appear engaged in crime, please report by 999.


Report from Security at Oakham School via PC Appleton.

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