Rutland South Crime report for May 2021

2nd – Empingham – attempt burglary where suspect challenged and caught on CCTV
2nd –  Empingham – damage to vehicle – believed same suspect as above.
7th – Braunston, Wood Lane – public order (resolved)
7th – A6003 between Preston and Manton top – Between material times unknown suspect has used a vehicle to deliberately  cause damage to gate in field. Vehicle recovered.
9th – Lyddington – 02:00 – Public order and Common assault.
9th – Pit lane, Ketton – business broken into and items stolen.
12th – Pit Lane Ketton – 2 business broken into where a generator, trailer and quad bike are stolen. New shape white transit van seen at 02.15 hours
17th – Coniston Rd Edith Weston – person arrested for public order.
17th – North Luffenham civic amenities site broken into and batteries stolen.
18th – Empingham Rd Ketton, at 11.30 hours owner sees 3 persons jacking her car up where they steal the catalytic convertor. Persons make off in silver Audi A4 on false plates.
26th – Edith Weston  – garden shed break where a number of items have been taken.
27th – Empingham – Theft of Land Rover defender from the driveway
27th – Edith Weston  – Damage to motor vehicle with deep scratch.
28th – Ketton – common assault
30th – Normanton carpark – Theft of cycle
30th – Empingham – 10.30 – 13.50  – Garage break where mountain bike stolen.
31st – Manton  13:30 – 14:00 theft of cycle left at location

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Current local priorities:

Theft of catalytic convertors (part of the exhaust system) from certain makes of cars are on the increase (we’ve had one on the south this month) due to the increase in the precious metals they contain. Thieves can jack the vehicle up and cut them off in a couple of minutes. They cost hundreds of pounds to replace and will leave you with a heavy expensive bill or excess insurance claim. Marking the catalytic convertor de-value’s it to thieves and makes it more difficult to sell on.

. TOP TIP – many car dealerships sell locking devices that cover the catalytic convertor to make it time consuming for thieves to steal it. Check with your dealership for more info.

. Wherever possible, park your vehicle in a locked garage, as close to your home as possible or in a parking spot overlooked by neighbours. Avoid parking your vehicle half on the pavement and half on the road, as this makes it easier for thieves to access the catalytic convertor.

. If parking in a carpark, always park alongside other cars and drive into the space as the catalytic convertor is positioned to the front of your vehicle. This will make it harder for thieves to get close enough to steal it. If possible use car parks that are accredited with CCTV.

. Consider installing alarms that activate if the vehicle is lifted or tilted.

As for other 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.

Along with this the joint Rutland North and Rutland South priority will remain as Rural Crime in relation to Burglaries, car crime and theft 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.

A6003 closed at Manton Bridge.
We are aware of the increased traffic through the back roads of Ayston, Ridlington and Brooke along with Manton and Edith Weston that is a concern to residents. Officers are patrolling these areas more, we have ongoing talks with RCC and Rail Track around more signage and engagement with drivers along with updates on the progress of work.

We continue to run a vehicle enforcement campaign ‘Operation Enforce’ 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.

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 them please let me know (subject to being on duty).
Our next beat surgery.  We are doing a property marking session at Ketton Sports Community Centre, Pit lane, Ketton PE9 3SZ on Saturday 5th June 2021 from 10.00 – 12.00. If you have any tools, bikes or electrical items you want marked up then pop down and see us.

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.

Leics Police NeighbourHood Link

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<>
Please also visit the force website 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
Tel: 07967589225

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