Local Crime Alert
one report of theft from a secured vehicle in Branston Road, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) gained entry to the vehicle and property was stolen. This incident occurred on 07/03/2017 at 08:23.
One report of theft from a secured vehicle in High Street, Ketton. Unknown person(s) gained entry to the vehicle and high value tools were stolen. This incident occurred between 06/03/2017 17:30 & 07/03/2017 08:30.
One report of a burglary to a secured dwelling in Trent Road, Oakham. Unknown person(s) forced entry to a rear ground floor window. An untidy search was carried out and property stolen. This incident occurred between 04/03/2017 13:00 & 10/03/2017 03:45.
One report of criminal damage to crops and a gate in Main St, Cottesmore. Unknown person(s) suspected joyriding or hare coursing. This incident occurred between 10/03/2017 20:00 & 11/03/2017 08:00.
One report of the theft of a pedal cycle from a driveway in Oakham Road, Whissendine. This incident occurred between 11/03/2017 20:00 & 12/03/2017 11:00.
Beat Surgery at St Nicholas Church, Cottesmore on 16th March between 12:00 & 13:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Co-op on 18th March between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery/Property Marking Event at Lyndon nature reserve on 24th March between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Tesco, South St, Oakham on 28th March between 10:00 & 11:00.
Scams – Please be aware of 2/3 males with white coats working door to door allegedly selling fish. They travel around in a white van and try to charge extortionate prices. This is a suspected attempt at fraud.
Oakham & Barleythorpe – We continued to conduct ad-hoc traffic operations in February issuing traffic offence reports (TOR), to driver who were using mobile phones, not wearing seatbelts or having insurance to drive on the roads. I along with the North and Uppingham Beat Officers conducted a fatal 4 operation on Wednesday 22nd February in Rutland. We issued a few TOR's but the weather hampered our operation somewhat. Thank you. PC Joe Lloyd.
Rutland North – We have continued to work hard this month and have conduct targeted patrols on the North beat but have noted a dramatic increase in reports this month specifically over the past 2 weeks. We are arranging several planned operations this month and will be encouraging the local community to report suspicious activity to police through 101 to help us respond to these incidents. Thank you. PC Laurie Appleton.
Rutland South - Rutland officers are carrying out targeted patrols in areas previously identified as hare coursing hot spots in Rutland. This issue is ongoing and I would appeal to the community to report all sightings of hare coursing on 101 to assist police to tackle this concern. Last month saw continued reports of hare coursing reported to Rutland Police in the areas along the A47 corridor from Tixover to Uppingham, Ketton and Market Overton. Several persons and vehicles were identified as being suspected in taking part in this illegal activity. Thank you. PC Paul le Pla.
Uppingham - This month we have continued to conduct high visibility patrols along the main arterial routes and inner roads around Uppingham. We held a traffic enforcement day 22/2/17 where we dealt with drivers for using mobile phones whilst driving (now 6 points and £200 fine), having no Tax or Mot and parking in restricted zones. We will continue to monitor speeding and other vehicle offences and advise where we see bad parking, blocking pavements and driveways. Remember we can now seize vehicles for having no tax and members of the public are checking the DVLA website and reporting offending vehicles to us, so be aware and make sure your vehicle has the correct documentation to be on the road. We will continue with the initiative this month and look forward to seeing you out there and keeping you safe. Thank you. PC Pete Icke.
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.