RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Ranksborough Drive, Langham. Unknown person(s) had smashed the vehicle’s windscreen. This incident occurred between 25/07/2017 12:00 & 25/07/2017 15:45.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle and house in Church St, Braunston in Rutland Unknown person(s) sets fire to a car that is next to a thatched roof cottage. The thatch roof catches fire and the whole building is destroyed by fire. This incident occurred on 25/07/2017 at 01:08.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Wood Lane, Greetham. Vehicle entered by unknown means and property was taken. This incident occurred between 26/07/2017 19:30 & 27/07/2017 09:00.
Beat Surgery at the Holy Trinity Church, Teigh on 6th August between 09:00 & 10:00.
Beat Surgery at Barrowden village shop, Wakerley Road on 15th August between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery on the Hopper Bus on 16th August between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 25th August between 10:00 & 11:00.
Check if a vehicle is taxed and has an MOT – To check if a vehicle is taxed and has a valid MOT go to the Government website on the link below.
Report an untaxed vehicle – You can report an untaxed vehicle that you’ve seen on a public road anonymously to DVLA. Your report will be investigated. Only report a vehicle that’s either untaxed or registered as SORN and parked on a public road.
Report a vehicle with no MOT – Call the police’s non-emergency number to report a car, van, motorcycle or other vehicle that doesn’t have an MOT.
Police non-emergency number Telephone: 101 24-hour service
Report an abandoned vehicle – The council has the power to remove abandoned vehicles under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978. You can notify the Council directly through the Rutland App (Free to download from the App Store) – simply go to Fix my Street. You can if you wish to include photographs. RCC have responded very quickly to such reports.
An abandoned vehicle is likely to have one or more of the following characteristics:
However, there may be legitimate reasons why a car has been left somewhere for a long period of time, for example:
If you would like to report an abandoned vehicle, go to the link below.
Report a vehicle causing an Obstruction – The Police are only responsible for dealing with abandoned vehicles if they are on a road causing an obstruction or danger, or if you believed they may be lost or stolen. A check can be completed to see if the vehicle is lost or stolen and suitable enquiries can be completed with the registered keeper if known.
Vehicles causing an obstruction to a driveway can only be removed by us if there is a dropped kerb in place, and the vehicle is being prevented from leaving the driveway. We will not attend a report of obstruction where a vehicle is unable to get onto a drive/parking area.
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.