Local Crime Update for Rutland – 7 days ending 26.10.20.

This week, we are pleased to be able to resume the Rutland Crime Alert service.  You may not be aware, but in mid-March attendance at the Police Station to check the Crime records was suspended by Police HQ on Health and Safety grounds, due to the Covid pandemic.  Measures introduced at the Police office mean we can now resume attendance and re-enforce an improving App content.  Apologies for any uncertainty and thanks for staying with us our ‘use’ figures have held up well.

                                                                        Jan, Berni, and Russ.

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, to Renault motor vehicle, Station Road, between 8am-4.10pm 19.10.20 (Mon), bodywork scratched all over.  EV damage £800.

Theft from Tesco’s South Street, 3.43pm 19.10.20.  Male and female suspects enter store, male selects slow cooker and fills box with £1500 of makeup.  Places box back, female then selects box, pays for cooker at checkout, but not make up.  Both leave store.  Description awaited.

This is too slick to be a ‘first time one off’, and will almost certainly be repeated elsewhere, stores should find a legitimate reason for checking box contents at the checkout.

Burglary residential, Mountbatten Road, overnight 21/22.10.20, porch door left unlocked for relative delivering property.  Suspect(s) enter, keys stolen for Renault Megane Index AF20 EYV, which was taken from outside property.  Also stolen, handbag, iPad, 2iPhones, 600 Euros and bank cards.  Car stolen, but with exception Euros, other property left in trailer parked nearby.

At 11.10pm, 2 persons seen running down Mountbatten Road, cross Churchill Road, seen to try car door, then 4 males seen in Finch Avenue, trying car doors.  Youths slim, wearing jackets, hoodies with a scarf over face, one jacket had a reflective badge on the side.  Incidents believed connected.

Please check any CCTV from10pm, or if you saw anything suspicious please contact Police at Oakham quoting Crime ref 20*556821.

Theft from San Giorgio Restaurant, Church Street, one cash register, recovered Gaol Street, one person arrested on suspicion of theft.  Enquiries continue.

Theft of index plates DU68 WMZ, about 11.50pm 23.10.20, from Land Rover Discovery in Edmonton Way.  Nearby, plates placed on Audi A3 grey/black, vehicle then driven to McColls Post Office/Newsagent below and committed burglary.

Burglary business/commercial, McColls High Street, between 12.10am-12.15am 24.10.20.  Window smashed by base plate for railings/road works.  2 males enter shop (3rd in car) leave with 2 white carrier bags placed in car.  Audi A3 black DU68WMZ, has white sticker ‘Baby on Board’ right of rear windscreen.

Suspect (i) 5’7”-6’, black tracksuit and leggings with three white stripes down side (Adidas?) (ii) slightly taller that (i), slim build, grey clothing like cotton jogging bottoms.  (iii) no description remained in car.

Please check CCTV within 10 mins of midnight, anywhere between Edmonton Way and High Street for youths affixing plates.  Any information on suspects or vehicle please to Police Oakham quoting Crime ref 20*560907.

Barleythorpe -Theft of 2 large garden planters from front garden in Mistley Court, between 10.30am 23rd and 12.30pm 24.10.20.

Rutland North Beat.

Stretton – Theft of delivery ramps from HGV parked overnight 20/21.10.20 lay by, Great North Road.  No further info.

Greetham – Theft from vehicle, between 11pm 20.10 and 1am 21.10.20. communal car park, Streeton Road.  Entry by using flat bladed instrument on passenger side door, opening, and stealing power tools.  Dogs heard barking about midnight.  Description of tools awaited.

Any person with CCTV in area please check between relevant times.  Any information please to Oakham Police quoting Crime ref 20*555953.

Thistleton – theft of 2 galvanised metal field gates (each 10’ in length), between 7.30am and 7.30pm 20.10.20.  (See similar offences below at Barrowden and South Luffenham 20/21.10.20)

Egleton – 10 cases of sheep worrying over the last 6 months (last about 4.30pm 23.10.20) in fields bordering Rutland Water Sports Centre, Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell.  In addition to the sheep killed, injured, and terrified, this is a big financial loss to the farmer at a very difficult time.

It is not an easy offence to prove since you need to identify the dog and owner, but if you see a dog chasing sheep please report it immediately to the Police, or if you know them the farmer/gamekeeper.

Rutland South Beat.

Barrowden – theft of 2 field gates between 6pm 20.10 and 9am 21.10.20, (Tues/Wed) from Redhill Farm, Seaton Road.  8’ gates, galvanised metal, opening to 16’.  Estimated value £200.

South Luffenham – Theft of metal gates between 3pm-7pm 21.10.20 (Wed) from farmland and buildings adjacent to Wireless Hill.  No further information.

This is the third such case reported this week, so please be alert for other such cases.  A van/small open backed lorry, would be needed to remove these, so if you saw a van and men behaving suspiciously please note the number and report it to the Police as soon as possible.

If you have similar farm gates, below is a short video, which (amongst other tips) includes the means to make removing the gates more difficult (reverse top hinge).


Anti-Social Behaviour. 

If you have incidents of anti-social behaviour in your area, please report these to your local Beat Officer, these offences are best dealt with by accumulating information and targeted action.


Russ Horne.

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