Alcester Police North SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 11th April 2021
This is our latest weekly report and prompt to see if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns for the Alcester Police North SNT. Thank you to those that have contacted the Team this week. If you would like to be removed from this local email circulation list, please let me know asap.
For operational and privacy reasons not all the incidents that occur on the Alcester area are listed in this report. Please remember to report any anti-social behaviour, suspicious activity or crimes to us as soon as possible – this can be done via the 101 and 999 telephone numbers or if not an emergency via our online reporting forms that can be found on our website.
Incidents of a public interest from the last week:-
- *Suspicious Circumstances. Birmingham Road, Studley. Grey van seen to go onto private compound of business. Possibly looking for scrap. The registration plates on the van were obscured, but the number ‘07’ were seen. The vehicle drove off towards Redditch. 2pm Sunday 11th April. 0152 11/04/2021
- *Theft & Criminal Damage. Store, Studley. Male has entered the store on a mobility scooter and has allegedly stolen items. He was challenged before he left the but has driven at the doors damaging them before riding off. Described as a white male, 40’s, thin build, wearing a beanie hat and a Hi-Viz jacket. 8pm Saturday 10th April. 0403 10/04/2021
- *Attempt Robbery. Church Street area, Studley. Delivery driver approached by two males who produced and knife and demanded he hand over the van keys. The driver managed to get into his vehicle and drive off before anything further occurred. Offenders described as white males, 20’s wearing grey / black tracksuits. One of the males had a beard. 3pm Thursday 8th April. 0230 08/04/2021
- *Anti-Social Behaviour. The Cloisters, Studley. Caller reporting an ongoing problem with youths gathering at the location and generally being drunk and abusive. SNT to pay passing attention to this area. Reported 8th April. 0198 08/04/2021
- *Anti-Social Behaviour. Nature Reserve off St Judes Avenue, Studley. Group of approx. eight youths gathering at the location. They had lit a fire and were throwing litter into the pond. Possibly also drunk as they were abusive to passers-by. 5pm Wednesday 7th April. 0300 07/04/2021
- *Suspicious Circumstances. The Maltings, Studley. Male seen to walk into the area and try the front door and rear gate of property. Entry was not gained and walked off and got into a red van that was waiting at the end of the Close. 11.30am Tuesday 6th April. 0202 06/04/2021
- *Suspicious Circumstances. Alcester Road, Studley. Tyre and can of petrol found next to speed camera. Items recovered. Reported 6th April. 0090 06/04/2021
- *Anti-Social Behaviour. Priory Court, Studley. Tree set on fire. Fire Service attended and dealt with the fire. They have also spoken to the youngsters involved and advised them regards their behaviour. Reported 5th April. 0188 05/04/2021
- *Theft. Shop, Birmingham Road, Mappleborough Green. Several items stolen from shop by way of shoplifting. Offender(s) left in a Ford Focus with a registration number ending in ‘ECY’. 1pm Saturday 3rd April. Crime No: 23/12186/21
- *Vehicle Crime. Fieldhouse Close, Henley. Theft of catalytic converter from Honda Jazz. Between the 9th & 10th April. 0164 10/04/2021
- *Vehicle Crime. Brook End Drive, Henley. Theft of catalytic converter from Honda Jazz. Between the 7th & 10th April. 0097 10/04/2021
- *Criminal Damage. Arden Road, Henley. Brick thrown at house window smashing the outer glass of the double glazed unit. Caller concerned that it was someone trying to break in. 12.05am Monday 5th April. 0001 05/04/2021
- *Vehicle Interference. Malthouse Lane, Earlswood. Three or Four people seen to approach the front of house. One of the group tried to cover up a CCTV camera and another held up a device to the front window. Possibly a relay device to try and trigger the keyless vehicle on the drive. This was not achieved and the group left. 2.30am Sunday 11th April. 0113 11/04/2021
- *Malthouse Lane / The Lakes. Incidents reported this week – occupant of car parked on road seen rolling a joint, voices from a group of people heard coming from the lakes area, vehicle parked on yellow line – occupants seen to get into the rear of the vehicle, vehicles obstructing the road / pavement and possibly drug dealing from cars. Officers continue to patrol the area on a regular basis.
- *Theft. Poolhead Lane, Earlswood. Two large plant pots stolen from front of premises. Intel from the area suggest the offenders were in a White Peugeot van with a registration number ending in ‘YCX’. 1.25pm Tuesday 6th April. 0174 08/04/2021
Catalytic converter theft protection advice – Did you know a thief can steal a catalytic converter in a matter of minutes? Most vehicles have catalytic converters, which can be stolen for the value of the precious metals or illegally re-sold. We’ve seen a recent spate in catalytic converter thefts across the county. Thieves tend to target hybrid cars – including models such as the Toyota Prius, Honda Jazz and Lexus – as the value of their converter is higher and they can be accessed more easily with a jack. The simplest way to prevent catalytic converter theft is to put your vehicle in a garage or secured area if you have one. Alarms, lighting and CCTV can also help to deter thieves.
Other ways to protect your vehicle include:
- •buying and fitting a protection device specifically to cover the catalytic converter
- •installing motion-activated lighting if you park your vehicle on a driveway, but if this isn’t possible, park it in a well-lit, busy area
- •using your vehicle’s alarm or installing a Thatcham approved alarm, which should activate if the vehicle is tilted or lifted. Alarms that can alert you via mobile devices are extremely useful.
- •ensuring your dashcam is set to detect movement
- •looking out for anyone ‘working’ or acting suspiciously under vehicles (particularly in busy car parks)
In addition, if you are going to be visiting somewhere for a long period of time (e.g. a supermarket), we would advise you to park so it is difficult for thieves to lift your vehicle. Marking kits can also be purchased which assist police investigations as converters can be tracked back to the vehicle they came from if located. Please call 101 to report any incident and always dial 999 if you see a crime in action
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