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RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF

Alert message sent 17/12/2018 12:14:00

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RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of criminal damage in Lyddington Rd, Bisbrooke. Unknown person(s) have caused damage to a fence. This incident occurred between 08/12/2018 00:00 & 09/12/2018 00:00.
One report of criminal damage in Northgate, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have damaged vehicles paintwork. This incident occurred between 10/12/2018 19:00 & 10/12/2018 21:00.
One report of a burglary residential to a secure dwelling in Ketton Rd, Hambleton. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by forcing a ground floor side window. An untidy search was carried out and property taken. This incident occurred between 12/12/2018 10:30 & 2/12/2018 14:30
One report of the theft of a vehicle in Glaston Rd, Morcott. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by unknown means and taken vehicle. This incident occurred between 12/12/2018 00:04 & 12/12/2018 08:45.
One report of theft from a vehicle in The Beeches, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have removed both vehicle registration plates. This incident occurred between 15/12/2018 11:00 & 16/12/2018 20:15.
Events
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 21st December between 09:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Whissendine Village Shop on 9th January between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at the Buttercross, Oakham Market Place on 19th January between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at the Methodist Church in Empingham on 21st January between 10:00 & 11:00.
Latest News
Tips for Safe Shopping Online
Check and check again - Before you click the final ‘Buy’ button, go over each part of the order and make sure you’ve got the right thing. This sounds obvious, but it’s all too easy when you’re rushing through a lot of purchases on different websites to get something wrong. So check that you’ve got the right item, the right size, the right colour and the right quantity. Check also that you’re paying for it with your preferred method: if you’ve got more than one card’s details stored on a site – such as Amazon or eBay – make sure you’ve selected the right one. Double-check the address you’re sending something to: is it coming to your home address, or are you planning to send it to a far-flung grandchild? If so, make sure that address is entered correctly – and don’t forget to check delivery options and charges, too. Some sites will default to a cheap and cheerful option that could mean you’ll be waiting weeks: at this time of year it pays to make sure the item will arrive in time for the big day.
If things go wrong - We hope that nothing will go wrong and that you’ll receive the right goods in plenty of time. However, if something does go wrong, buying online means that you’ve got more rights than if you’d gone to the high street and bought it in a shop. First, you’ve got 14 days to change your mind if you don’t like it, thanks to the Consumer Contracts Regulations, which allow you a fortnight to cancel an order and another fortnight to return the item. We’ve got all the information you need on the which.co.uk website: https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/what-are-my-statutory-rights-and-when-do-they-apply#how-well-do-you-know-your-online-shopping-rights And if something does go wrong and you’ve been the victim of a scam, you can report it to Action Fraud via its website: actionfraud.police.uk

Beat Updates
Uppingham - October and November saw a slight spike in dwelling burglaries; 4 in total and as such we have drafted a patrol strategy to combat the issue and have requested help from the entire Rutland staff to manage this. This issue appears to be concentrated towards the north of the beat, near the A47. This is likely due to the ease of access to the A47 and routes in and out of Uppingham. The burglaries appear to happening sometime in the late evenings and early hours of the following morning. Attacked properties tend to be unoccupied at the time of the offence, and doors are being attacked to force entry into the property. A door to door selling gang may be involved, so we urge residents to be on the lookout for such person, and report any suspicious activity to us. This will be our focus for December, especially given we are now in the run up to Christmas. Patrols of area with a view to stop check vehicles. • Use of covert vehicle for static early morning patrols – double crewed by local officers. • Regular checks of cameras to see if vehicles linked to door to door selling gang are on Rutland area, and aim to stop check vehicles. • Deploy ANPR camera near to Uppingham on A47 – with double crew. • Engage with Community Safety Team to see what target hardening tools they have, to be delivered to residents of Firs Avenue. • Deliver “no cold callers” stickers to residents of Firs Avenue. • Discuss possible use of Ring.com devices? • Regular foot and vehicle patrols on Firs Avenue, The Beeches and Ayston Road. Use the pull in near the doctor’s surgery as a place to sit up and complete agile work. Be visible and productive. • Patch walk along Firs Avenue with Community Safety Team and partner agencies.
Burglary – Darker Nights/Christmas
Light Up
Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary.
Clocks going back, evenings getting darker.
Light timers
Time automatic lights
Flood-light all passage ways and entrances into homes and businesses
Lock Up
Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures.
Good window locks and strong deadlocks can make a big difference
Tell trusted neighbours when leaving for a holiday or long period of time
Be Secure
Eradicate the misconception that these things don’t happen to the majority of people, because they do! It is the naivety within the majority of the general public which allows the thieves to easily break into homes because of the lack of security measures set in place.
Register your valuables with immobilise.com
https://leics.police.uk/advice-and-information/crime-prevention/burglary
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call Leicestershire Police by dialing 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

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