Rutland South Crime report for January – 4th February 2020

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:

It has been a fairly quiet month for January but early February has seen a theft of motor vehicle from a driveway and theft of heating oil (this appears to be an isolated incident at this time). We will also be monitoring and putting in extra patrols especially if it snows (predicted for this weekend) around anti-social behaviour around the A1 Bridge’s and engage with youths to make them aware of how serious their actions are.

I would like to say another big thank you for continuing to observe the Covid-19 regulations, thankfully we continue to have very few breaches compared to some areas around the force area.

The joint Rutland North and Rutland South priority will remain as Rural Crime in relation to Burglaries, car crime andtheft from farms. We like to remind you the usual MO is entry via forcing rear garden doors or windows as these areas are isolated and out of sight. Please make sure all doors are locked whether you’re in or not, 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.

As for vehicle crime, 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. Please remember when you park up the perpetrators could be watching you, so remove your valuables out of site prior to arrival.

We continue to run a vehicle enforcement campaign throughout Rutland for speed and anti-social driving/riding and have been out in villages and towns with the speed laser gun and have reported a number of drivers.

Our current operations are op vitality for rural crime with extra officers on patrol and Op Vulpine for proactive covid-19 breaches and crime.

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.

Parish Meeting: If any parishes would like the beat team to join in any virtual monthly meeting you are holding please let me know.

Our next beat surgery.  As soon as lockdown is finished we will update you.

We are promoting neighbour Link and would like you or anyone you know to sign up for it.

Neighbourhood Link is a free email messaging service from Leicestershire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other partner organisations, providing news and updates on policing matters that are relevant to you.

Sign up and receive email alerts about policing activity and initiatives in your local area as well as crime prevention advice and information. You will also have the opportunity to reply directly to your neighbourhood team and provide feedback via surveys, where the information you provide is used to set our priorities for the forthcoming month.

https://www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk/#signup-section

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.icke@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

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

Dedicated Neighbourhood Team

Rutland South

E-mail: peter.icke@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

Tel: 07967589225

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