RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of theft from a secured vehicle in Martinsley Place, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have removed the front and rear registration plates from the vehicle. This incident occurred between 16/04/2017 00:01 & 19/04/2017 13:43.
One report of a burglary residential to a detached garage in Kempton Drive, Barleythorpe. Unknown person(s) had picked the lock to a side door and taken a pedal cycle. This incident occurred between 20/04/2017 01:00 & 20/04/2017 08:00.
One report of a burglary residential to a detached garage in Capendale Close, Ketton. Unknown person(s) had cut the padlock off but did not gain entry. This incident occurred between 0/04/2017 01:55 & 20/04/2017 02:05.
One report of theft from a rear garden in Burnhams Road, Ketton. Unknown person(s) removed an assortment of scrap metal. This incident occurred between 20/04/2017 11:15 & 20/04/2017 11:20.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Heron Rd. Oakham. Unknown person(s) have smashed the vehicle’s rear windscreen. This incident occurred between 21/04/2017 20:30 & 21/04/2017 23:20.
One report of theft of sheep hurdles in Seaton Rd, Glaston. Unknown person(s) entered the field by cutting a wire fence and took items. This incident occurred between 20/04/2017 20:00 & 21/04/2017 08:00.
Beat Surgery at the Ryhall Library on 8th May between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at the Cafe Nero, Oakham on 12th May between 15:00 & 16:00.
Beat Surgery/Property Marking Event at the Normanton Giant store on 20th May between 15:00 & 16:00.
Beat Surgery at the Methodist Church on Orange Street Uppingham on 28 May between 10:00 & 11:00.
Force launches online reporting – Online reporting is now live, giving members of the public an additional option to report crimes to us via email. Introducing online crime reporting will allow members of the public to contact us at a time convenient to them and provide a better service when reporting non-emergency crimes.
Password security – Current best practice advises THREE RANDOM WORDS. To add complexity, convert some letters to numbers and add special characters.
For example : BEACHBUCKETSPADE
To add complexity : 8EACH8UCK3TSP4DE£
Your single most important account and password is your email – effectively, anyone taking control of your email can then reset all your other passwords locking you out.
Don’t use words/names/information that may be in the public domain or easily worked out from social media content, such as Mother’s maiden name; Date/Place of birth; pets names; children’s names; teams you support etc.
Never share passwords or disclose your password to anyone else.
Always change default passwords on all SMART devices/routers for your own unique one.
Always log out of sites you have logged in to – especially on shared/public devices/machines
Data breaches – A website that allows you to check if your personal data has been compromised by data breaches. “The Notify me” service allows visitors to subscribe to notifications about future breaches. Once signed up, you will receive an email message any time their personal information is found in a new data breach. This service often alerts users to breaches long before it reaches the news, meaning that you can take action immediately instead of your accounts being at risk for months without you knowing.