RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of burglary to a secured outbuilding in Belton. Exact date and timings are unknown, as is the entry. This incident resulted in the loss of farming equipment.
One report of criminal damage to a secured dwelling in Oakham. This happened sometime over a 2 week period and resulted in damage to a wall and front door.
One report of criminal damage to a boundary fence in Braunston. This happened early evening and resulted in part of the fence being burnt down.
Beat Surgery at the Co-op, North Street East, Uppingham on Saturday 16th July at 14:00.
Property Marking event at Ashwell Village Hall, Main Street on 16th July between 10:00 – 12:00.
Holiday Safety – Most burglaries occur when there is no-one home, so whether you are leaving the house for a few minutes, the day or a fortnight, remember to shut and lock all your windows and doors. It is advised you always try to make your home appear occupied. Here are some steps you can take to ensure this:
Cyber Crime – Organised crime has been quick to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Internet, particularly the growth in e-commerce and online banking. Specialist criminal groups target individuals, small businesses and large corporate networks to steal personal information in bulk in order to profit from the compromised data available to them. The web pages listed below have some excellent ideas to increase on line safety and prevent us becoming victims of cyber crime. They are equally useful for both the individual and businesses.
As part of Scam Aware Month, there is also a stand with leaflets giving more detailed advice on Cyber Crime in the council foyer.
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.