Local Crime Update – 7 days ending 22.6.19.

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.

Criminal Damage, by air gun pellet to bodywork of motor vehicle whilst being driven on A606 Melton Road, close to Stygate Lane (turnoff to Pickworth. Occurred, 10.30am 15.6.19(Sat). According to Melton NHW Facebook page this is not an isolated case.  Please report any cases, this could lead to a serious accident.

Vehicle crime, Haydeck Avenue, Barleythorpe, overnight 17/18.6.19 (Mon/Tues). Attempt to break into van.  Nothing stolen.

Burglary non-dwelling, 4pm 19.6.19 (Wed), Visions Centre, Catmos Street. Two males enter premises and whilst one distracts receptionist the second enters office and steals purse containing £30-40 from bag.  Empty purse found nearby.  Suspect: Asian male, short, slim build, wearing yellow patterned ‘T’ shirt, jeans and trainers.  Anyone in area with clear CCTV image of this suspect, or info about suspect please tel 101 ask for Oakham Crimes Unit quoting ref 19*318199.

Rutland North Beat.

Ryhall– between 1.20pm-1.40pm 13.6.19 (Thurs), New Road, attempted telephone fraud/scam. Male giving name John Miller alleged ‘victim’ owed £5025 in unpaid tax covering the period 1963-2017.  ‘Victim’ hung up; no payment made.  Any similar cases occurring which have not been preceded by paperwork, simply hang up and report incident to the National Action Fraud Office, https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/contact-usor0161 234 9230.

Langham– overnight 17/18.6.19 (believed about 2.20am), theft of front and rear number platesRK07 YO* from vehicle parked on grassed area, Well Street. Neighbour heard noise and saw two Golf motor vehicles, one black and one white, drive away.  At 3.23am, on Automatic Number Plate Recognition camera, a vehicle bearing the stolen plates was seen in Melton Road, heading towards  Leicester.

Security screws to prevent this type of theft can be obtained from the Police. Contact your local Beat Officer or the Police Desk at Rutland County Council offices Tel 01572.758415..

Rutland South Beat.

Ketton– about 8.40am 19.6.19 (Fri) theft of car battery from garden in Sulthorpe Road. Battery, in good condition (not scrap), hidden behind dustbins.  Suspect: white male, mid 20’s, thin, with van seen to look behind bins.  It is possible he was looking for parcels left by delivery vans.  If you live in the vicinity with CCTV please check and see if you have clear images of the suspect and his van between 8.35and 8.45am 19.6.19.  Any info tel 101 ask for Rutland Crime Unit quoting ref 19*319674.


No crimes suitable for circulation on Uppingham Beat.


Possible Signs of Terrorism from Leicestershire Police

Please see ACT (Action Counters Terrorism), Video and notes at this site.


Whilst our crime reports have been low for a few weeks ‘Fraud’ continues to grow.  Many operate on the principle of pressure on response dates.  It is impossible to list them all but here are a few.  A comprehensive list and how to Prevent them can be found at Action Fraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/contact-us or 0161 234 9230.

Holiday Travel – Top tips to avoid becoming a victim of travel fraud:
Stay safe online: Check the web address is legitimate and has not been altered by slight changes to a domain name – such as going from .co.uk to .org
Do your research: Don’t just rely on one review – do a thorough online search to check the company’s credentials If a company is defrauding people there is a good chance that consumers will post details of their experiences, and warnings about the company.
Look for the logo: Check whether the company is a member of a recognised trade body such as ABTA. If you have any doubts, you can verify membership of ABTA online, at www.abta.com.

Pay safe: Wherever possible, pay by credit card and be wary about paying directly into a private individual’s bank account.
Check documentation: You should study terms and conditions and be very wary of any companies that don’t provide any at all. When booking through a Holiday Club or Timeshare, get the contract thoroughly vetted by a solicitor before signing up.
Trust your instincts: If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Report it: Victims should contact Action Fraud.
Get free expert advice: For further advice on how to stay safe when booking or researching travel online, visit Get Safe Online.


Info from Rutland Police.

UK Council Tax Notification for client 1503044782

We would like to notify you that you still have an outstanding Council Tax Refund of 695.42 GBP from an overpayment.

You can get your refund fast, straight into your bank account, if you claim online through your Council Tax Account.

If you claim online you could receive your refund within 3 to 5 days.


Refund Summary:

Issuing date – 19 June 2019
Expiration date – 20 June 2019

Report the suspicious email to Council Tax – to find out how, go to GOV.UK and search for ‘Avoid and report internet scams and phishing”

Police Beat Surgeries.

Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 28th June between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Empingham Methodist Church on 8th July between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Hambleton Church on 20th July between 15:00 & 16:00

For Information Pilton Labyrinth Chater Valley Farm.

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