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Rutland has one of the lowest crime rates in the country. If you have any information relating to a crime or suspicious behaviour, please dial 101 and pass it to your local Beat Officer. Crime is the responsibility of the whole community.
Criminal Damage, Queens Road, Oakham, overnight 21/22.2.21, bleach or turps thrown against shared gate staining the wood and path.
Theft of catalytic converters (3 cases) in Ashwell Road, between 12 noon 9.2 and 10am 21.2.21.
PS Kear of the Oakham Police added. It is “very unusual and rare for somebody to work under a car in a public place. There are few repairs that can be done from lying on the ground. If you see anybody (often in a fluorescent jacket) lying down reaching under a vehicle you’re not happy with please ring 999 as a crime may be in progress. An accomplice may be standing around keeping lookout. If the vehicle they’re in isn’t sign written as belonging to a local garage or mechanic or it’s not a tow-truck, ring the police. We NEVER get called yet these offences often happen in plain sight.”
The precious metal in catalytic converters has led to an increase in their theft. To keep yours safe, ask your car dealer if they can give you any advice on locks or guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
Alternatively, try to make sure your vehicle is parked in a garage overnight, or if you have a commercial vehicle park it in a secure compound. If this isn’t possible, park in an area that’s well-lit and overlooked and try to park so that the convertor can’t be easily reached by potential thieves. Vehicles that sit high above the road are particularly vulnerable.
You should also register your converter and mark it with a forensic marker, which will make it harder for thieves to dispose of.
Criminal Damage to two large plant pots smashed in the front garden of a house in Lonsdale Way overnight 21/22.2.21. Estimated value £70 each.
Theft of building waste (bathroom) about 2.15pm 23.2.21 from front of premises in Digby Drive.
Nothing appropriate for circulation.
Tinwell – Between 8am-12 noon 21.2.21 Theft of purse (under seat) from unlocked vehicle parked near a footpath in Ingthorpe Lane. Please secure your vehicle when leaving it at all times.
Attempted Theft overnight 21/22.2.21 from shed in Luffenham Road, Ketton. Broke lock on door but nothing stolen.
Ayston – about 3.45pm 21.2.21. Theft of 3’ black metal sculpture of a sheep from ‘Uppingham’ roundabout junction A47/A6003. Value approximately £3500. Would anyone driving in the vicinity of the roundabout at that time please check their dashcam. Anyone with any information please contact (tel 101) Oakham Police Station quoting Crime ref 21*103306.
Morcott – Theft of motor vehicle from works yard Morcott Tyre and Exhaust, Morcott Road. Stolen between 3pm 22.2.21 and 7am 23.2.21 white Ford Europe Transit140HV07 FL*
Damage and theft from outside house in Tods Terrace between 10am and 3pm 20.2. Plant pot smashed and theft of a case of Guinness , a case of Coke and some bottles of Tonic.
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