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Alert message sent 20/08/2019 12:25:00

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Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of theft in West Rd, Oakham. Unknown persons take parcel from outside front door. This incident occurred between 09/08/2019 00:00 & 12/08/2019 11:44.
One report of a burglary residential to a dwelling in Chapel lane, Ketton. Unknown persons have gained entry while the occupant was away and taken property. This incident occurred between 09/08/2019 12:00 & 12/08/2019 17:45.
One report of theft from Preston Village Hall. Unknown persons have removed lead flashing. This incident occurred between 03/08/2019 00:00 & 13/08/2019 10:50.
One report of an attempted theft in Knossington Rd, Braunston. Unknown persons have gained entry to a vehicle but were disturbed and fled. This incident occurred on 14/08/2019 at 04:40.
One report of theft in High St, Braunston. Unknown persons have gained entry to a vehicle and taken tools. This incident occurred between 14/08/2019 19:00 & 15/08/2019 06:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 30th Aug between 10:00 & 11:00
Beat Surgery at Cottesmore Community Centre on 8th Sept between 10:30 & 11:30
Beat Surgery at Buttercross, Marketplace Oakham, on 21st Sept between 10:00 & 11:00
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Leicestershire Police Hate Crime Survey - Hate crimes and Hate incidents happen when a person is targeted because they are, or are believed to be, a member of an alternative sub-culture community, because they are disabled or because of their race, religion, sexual orientation or because they are, or are believed to be, transgender.
Hate incidents and crimes do not just have an impact on the victim but they also affect their family, friends and the wider community as a whole. By completing the survey below you will help Leicestershire Police and our Partners to understand some of the barriers to people reporting hate incidents and crimes to us.
Also attached is a word document which can be printed off should this be preferred by any community groups or individuals –these can be returned to the address on the form.
Vehicle Crime - Leicestershire Police is warning local van owners to be vigilant after a recent increase in tool theft from vans. Van owners are being urged to follow these simple steps to prevent them from becoming a victim:
If you are staying in a hotel, where possible remove your tools from your van and keep them in your room overnight
Don't assume your vehicle has locked properly using a key fob lock. Criminals can use devices which block the signal. Always check your doors are locked before leaving your vehicle unattended
If you have a garage, use it. If your van is parked on a driveway, consider installing security lighting. If neither of these apply, try to park in well lit areas
Consider alarming the vehicle or fitting an internal security cage when tools and equipment are not being used, ensure they are kept securely in a lockable store rather than in your vehicle
Consider whether the storage area can be alarmed. If the equipment is portable, take it with you
Don’t leave tools in vehicles unattended or overnight, and place a sign in the window stating they have been removed
Lock/immobilise vehicles and equipment when not in use
Visibly mark your machinery and tools using an engraving or chemical etching kit or use a forensic marking kit. Place a sticker in your window to say you have done so - the signage alone, can be a very effective deterrent
Keep a list of tools, together with serial numbers and any identifying marks. You can do this at This will help to trace them back to you if they are recovered
Consider the use of security patrols around building sites
Keep the access to building sites secure – fences and gates help prevent unauthorised entry
If you have any suspicious visitors on your site please call the Police non emergency number 101.
Tools are extremely valuable possessions and when stolen, can impact hugely on small businesses. Leicestershire Police would like to remind all van owners to remove their tools from the vehicle when it is left unattended for long periods of time and overnight.
Anyone with information about vehicle crime in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland is urged to call Leicestershire Police. We rely on information from members of the public in order to crack down effectively on this type of crime. If anyone is offered tools for sale in suspicious
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can:
Visit our website and report online
Call 101 (always call 999 in an emergency)
Call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)
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