Local Crime Update from Rutland NHW



Local Crime Update. 30.12.18.

Oakham Beat.

Christmas Spirit?  Criminal damage Ascot Close. Approx. 3am 22.12.18 (Sat), Christmas tree de-potted and thrown at front door.
Rutland North Beat.

Barrow.  Suspicious behaviour Main Street 17.12.18 (Mon), (sorry time not known).  Two males seen in rear garden checking property and vehicle, seen to climb gate and look through window, one carrying tree stake. When confronted by another resident in another garden ran off across field towards Market Overton. 1. Approx. 30 yrs, white, tall slim build, short dark hair. 2. Approx. 20 yrs. white, 5’6” carrying Louis Vuitton holdall, brown with distinctive cream pattern.

Can you help?  If you live in the vicinity and have any CCTV please check 24 hours of 16th and 17th.  Did you see the men get into a vehicle? Any info on tel 101 to PC 1742 Appleton, local Beat Officer.
Rutland South Beat.

Pilton, Criminal damage to electric fencing by disconnecting battery in field of sheep at, Morcott Road, between 5pm 23.12 (Sun) and 8am 25.12.18. (Tues).  This has happened repeatedly and is quite likely to occur again.  If you see anyone behaving suspiciously please note description and number of any vehicle nearby and pass by tel 101 to PC2113 Icke.

Preston.  Attempted burglary dwelling, Uppingham Road, overnight 27/28.12.18 (Thurs/Frid), tool marks on door and lock jammed. No entry. Anyone with CCTV in Preston please check for persons or vehicles loitering in the village after midnight. Any info to PC 2113 Icke local Beat Officer.

Uppingham Beat.

Uppingham, Criminal damage, North Street East, between 11.15am-12.15pm 15.12.18 (Sat).  Deep gouges scratched on nearside wing and door of car, consistent with ‘keying’.  Any info on tel 101 to PC 2998 Ace, local Beat Officer.

New Year Resolution?

Why not think about getting a house alarm?  Make a rough list of your valuables both financial and sentimental.  Can you afford to lose them?

The cost is relative, once installed it is probably about £100 per year to service, for which you will get a reduction in your house insurance.  Compare this with what you pay for the family mobile phones (2?), per month?  What is the point of putting valuables in a safe if thieves have time to steal the safe?

Thieves weigh up the risks when they commit burglary, an alarm is an added risk of draing attention to themselves.  They will usually look for one of the many houses without.

Have a very happy and peaceful New Year.

Russ Horne.