|Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)|
RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of criminal damage to a car in Empingham. This incident occurred during the hours of darkness. This is the second incident of vehicle wing mirrors be damaged within a week in Empingham.
One report of criminal damage to lights on a wall in Uppingham. This incident occurred during the hours of darkness.
One report of criminal damage to a tree in the playground in Princess Avenue, Oakham. This incident occurred during the hours of darkness.
One report of criminal damage to a set of gates in Great Casterton.This incident occurred during the hours of darkness.
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 20th October between 11:00 – 12:00
Over the next month I will be providing answers to frequently asked questions I receive here at the Police Desk.
Abandoned Vehicles – Vehicles may be reported to the Police as apparently abandoned in public or on private property.
An initial check will be made of the vehicle to establish if it is reported lost or stolen. If there are no such reports, police are only responsible for dealing with such vehicles if they are on a road causing an obstruction or danger.
Local Authorities have a duty to deal with abandoned vehicles from highways and any land in the open air, this includes private property.
Bonfires/Barbecues – The only possible offence committed in these circumstances is lighting a fire within 50 feet of the centre of a highway so as to cause danger or annoyance to passengers on that highway. (Highways Act 1980).
Any nuisance caused as a result of such events is subject to action by Local Authority Environmental Health Departments.
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.