Here is the latest Rutland South beat report covering crime for April.
05/04/16 –Theft of registration number – Glaston road, Preston
04/04/16 – Burglary – Holme close, Tinwell
10/04/16 – Theft from unattended motor vehicle – Sharpes Plain, Ketton
10/04/16 – Burglary other than dwelling (outbuilding) – Stamford road, Empingham
11/04/16 – Burglary other than dwelling (outbuilding) – Preston road, Wing
13/04/16 – Assault – Welland close, Caldecott (detected)
13/04/16 – Theft of diesel – Main street, Brooke
13/04/16 – Theft of hens – Morcott road, Glaston
14/04/16 – Attempt burglary – Knossington road, Braunston
15/04/16 – Burglary other than dwelling (garage) – Stamford road, North Luffenham
16/04/16 – Theft of registration plates – Main street, Bisbrooke
25/04/16 – Theft of motor vehicle – Crocket lane, Empingham
27/04/16 – Assault – Steadfold lane, Tinwell
As you can see we are still being targeted for Burglary related crime including sheds, garages & stables, whereby power tools and gardening equipment are stolen. We are targeting offenders, carrying out police patrols in the areas affected and liaising with neighbouring police forces.
We are urging residents to review their home security, especially their sheds and outbuildings.
Our Problems solving plans of tackling hare coursing along the A47 corridor villages and tackling the increased threat of lead thefts from church roofs have now been closed.
We have visited all Rutland Churches and carried out risk assessments on their security to reduce the threat and continue to patrol identified high risk Churches.
Last week there was a lead theft seminar held at St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray, which was well attended and discussed the current threat levels and crime prevention.
Since the beginning of April 2016, there has now only been 1 report of hare coursing on the Rutland South beat reported to police. Incidents relating to hare coursing have also dropped off on the neighbouring Rutland north beat. Hare coursing historically drops off this time of year when the crops in fields begin to grow, restricting hare coursing.
This problem profile is seasonal, occurring from November to April and is dependant on conditions and weather.
There have been no prosecutions specifically linked to hare coursers in Rutland during the problem profile period this year, but there has been vehicle seizures and numerous stop checks and Intelligence obtained. Rural Watch and Farm Watch have been utilised as has social media such as Facebook and twitter, to keep the rural / farming community informed.
Remember to visit the Rural Watch website, via the below link for rural crime updates and a whole host of crime prevention advice.
Paul Le Pla