‘As part of our ongoing drive to reduce demand did you know that you can report a “NONE EMERGENCY” crime and find lots of useful information on our new improved web site. www.leics.police.uk
Current local priorities:
The joint Rutland North and Rutland South priority remains as Rural Crime in relation to Burglaries, car crime and theft. We have had 4 burglary dwelling on the south this month, the MO is entry via a first floor window as most homes don’t have alarms on the upper floors. Please make sure all windows are locked and secure and look at your security measures on any lockups, garages, sheds or outbuilding. If you can make it difficult for anyone to get into the rear garden even better as this is the preferred point of entry for burglars. Preferred items for them to steal is Jewellery and cash so please keep these safe.
We also had 3 reports relating to vehicle crime this month. We are running a force wide operation at present as last year we saw an increase in theft from vans in as the darker nights drew in. These crimes we believe are being committed by cross boarder criminals so we continue to work with boarding forces to tackle this issue. Please continue to remove all property – remember ’if you leave it on show it will go’. Look to park your vehicle in a well-lit area, look to manoeuvre your van to make it difficult to open any side or rear doors. We will look to do some property marking events throughout the month.
We are also seeing an increase of theft off or parts from older type land Rovers. If you know anyone who owns one could you make them aware.
We’ve not had any lead theft this month although other forces are still seeing theft of lead from church roofs. Please keep a look out especially in the evenings / overnight and report or make a note of any suspicious vehicles and the registrations in the area. (Please email me).
We continue to run a vehicle enforcement campaign throughout Rutland for speed and anti-social driving. We will be out in villages and towns with the speed laser gun.
We will continue to work closely with the local residents and will alert you as soon as crime is reported and ask that if anything suspicious is seen to report through either 999 or 101.
Our next beat surgery. We will be at Empingham Methodist church on Monday 13th January 2020 between 2-3pm for you to pop down and discuss any issues you may have. If you would like your local beat team to join you for a surgery/coffee morning to discuss any merging issues or maybe a vulnerable person you feel could do with some extra support or help – let Andy or I know and we will try and fit you in.
If you see a crime taking place or something suspicious please call 999 noting as much detail as possible including time, location, descriptions, direction of travel from the scene, make and model of any vehicles and if possible any registrations. For any non-emergency incidents or to pass any intelligence call 101 (call costs 15p for entire call) or you can email your local Police officer PC 2113 Pete Icke on Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also visit the force website www.leics.police.uk for more information on what’s going on in your area, what our present problem solving plans are and when we are holding our next beat surgery. From this site you can also fill in a consultation form for any issues you would like to share or leave a message for your local neighbourhood policing team
PC 2113 Pete Icke | Eastern Counties – DNO NR37
Rutland South Beat Officer
Telephone 07967 589225
+ Address Oakham Police Station – Station Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6Q