RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of the theft of a jacket and wallet from a van in Exton. This incident occurred during daylight hours when the owner was unloading his van.
One report of the theft and subsequent recovery of a secured motorcycle in Oakham. This incident occurred during the hours of darkness.
One report of criminal damage to approximately 50m of stock metal fence in South Luffenham. This incident occurred sometime over a 3 day period.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Barleythorpe. This incident occurred during the hours of darkness.
Beat Surgery at the Bus Stop, Holywell Road, Pickworth, on 12th September between 11:00 – 12:00.
Beat Surgery at Lands End Coffee Shop, Lands End Way on 17th September at 11:00.
Property Marking Event at Seaton Village Hall, Main Street on 17th September between 10:30 – 11:30.
Beat Surgery at the Co-op, North Street East, Uppingham on 17th September at 14:00.
Property Marking Event/ Beat Surgery at the Barrowden Community Shop, Wakerley Road on 14th October between 10:00 – 11:00
Beat Surgery at the Methodist Church, Orange Street, Uppingham on Friday 14th October at 11:00.
Beat Surgery at the Co-op Coffee Shop, Burley Road, Oakham on 16th October at 15:00. Beat Surgery at the Greetham Community Centre, Great lane on 20th October between 11:00 – 12:00 Latest News
Scam – A pattern is emerging where elderly victims are being targeted at ATM’s/supermarkets where they are observed putting their pin into the machine, followed by an individual with a map requesting directions and a second person purse dipping followed by fraudulent card use. There have been, as yet, no reported cases in Rutland, however individuals need to be wary against this type of distraction theft.
Frequently Asked Questions Graffiti – Graffiti is regarded as a form of criminal damage and can be defined as ‘any inscription, marking, writing, painting or drawing, illicitly scratched, scribbled, drawn, cut, carved, posted, pasted sprayed or painted on any surface’ The surface or canvas upon which the graffiti is applied is normally vertical and in public view, because those who apply their tags or ‘works of art’ (known as pieces – short for masterpieces) want them to be seen. Graffiti is applied to stationary objects such as walls, fences, trees, street furniture and street cabinets and also to moving objects, such as railway carriages, buses and commercial vehicles. Mini Motorbikes – Mini Motorbikes if fitted with an internal combustion engine cannot be classified as a toy, therefore they come under the same category as powered scooters and if used on a road, both the rider and machine must comply with the Road Traffic Act. When a rider is under the age of criminal responsibility (10), consideration will be given to seizing the vehicle if the manner of it use is causing alarm distress or annoyance.
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.