Alcester Police North SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 23rd January 2022
This is our latest weekly report and prompt to see if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns for the Alcester Police North Safer Neighbourhood Team. 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, although they are recorded on police systems. 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. If you have any information or cctv footage that may relate to the incidents listed, please contact us.
Incidents of a public interest from the last week:-
- *Burglary. Farm, Morton Bagot. Quad bike stolen from farm. 5am Friday 21st January. 0039 21/01/2022
- *Vehicle Crime. Node Hill Close, Studley. Front number plate on car unscrewed and stolen. Between 16th & 18th January. 0269 18/01/2022
- *Vehicle Crime. Pennyford Lane, Wootton Wawen. Quad bike stolen from premises. Found nearby with extensive damage. Overnight 21st & 22nd January. 0102 21/01/2022
- *Vehicle Crime. Arden Road, Henley. Batteries stolen from caravan and car parked on driveway. 4am Friday 21st January. Incident No: SD-853-22-2323-0
- *Theft. Shop, High Street, Henley. Items stolen from shop by male offender. 4.30pm Sunday 16th January. 0217 16/01/2022
- *Vehicle Crime. Rams Hill Lane, Ullenhall. Person(s) have attempted to gain entry to secure works van. 11.40am Tuesday 18th January. 0148 18/01/2022
- *Vehicle Crime. Car park, Stratford Road, Hockley Heath. Hole cut in driver’s door of secure works van. Entry not gained and nothing stolen. Overnight 18th & 19th January. 0080 19/01/2022
CCTV – If you have any cctv footage that may show offenders or suspicious vehicles relating to the incidents listed above, please let us know. Footage that clearly shows the faces of possible offenders, their clothing or the registration numbers of vehicles is especially useful in developing crime enquiries.
Crimestoppers – Crimestoppers is an independent charity that gives you the power to speak up to stop crime, 100% anonymously. This can be done by phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year. After receiving a call or a completed anonymous online form, crimestoppers creates a report that brings together all the information given making sure it doesn’t contain any information that could identify the caller. The report is then sent to the relevant authority with the legal responsibility to investigate crimes, make arrests and charge people in order to bring them to justice. This could be the police force or an agency such as the UK Border Agency or HM Revenue & Customs. The telephone number is 0800555111. The online reporting form can be found here – https://crimestoppers-uk.org/Give-information
Keeping your outbuildings safe and secure – Many people don’t secure their shed or garage in the same way they do their homes – often using an easy-to-break lock or padlock to protect valuable contents such as a car, bike or lawnmower. An opportunistic burglar will try a shed or garage first because they can find the tools they need to break into the main house. Check that your insurance covers the contents of your shed or outbuildings from theft.
Think like a thief – Take a look at your shed and consider how you would break in. It’s worth having a good padlock on the door with no exposed screws. Pay attention to hinges, as these are sometimes easily removable. If you have windows then these could be vulnerable unless they’re secured with wire mesh or grills. And keep it locked at all times.
- Alarm it
- Consider a battery-operated shed alarm. They look low key but they respond to movement or door contact with an extremely loud siren.
- Lock it, hide it or mark it
- Don’t give them the opportunity or the tools to commit a crime. Lock everything away securely. Tools can be locked inside a locker or box or secured with a chain.
- Secure your bike to the ground or a lockable stand within a locked shed or garage. Visit Sold Secure to search for ground anchors and other locks designed to fix to floors and walls.
- It’s always worth draping an old sheet or blanket over the top of mowers or bikes to keep them covered from view.
- Although it might sound like stating the obvious, never leave your garage or shed door unlocked if you’re not around.
- Property marking your items is advisable and some tools can be painted with your name or postcode. Forensic marking is also an option.
The top five most common items stolen from sheds
Vehicle Crime – Here are a few crime prevention tips to deter vehicle crime.
- Always lock your vehicle. Whether it’s in the garage, on the driveway of your house, unattended for a few seconds or in an isolated car park, lock it and activate any alarm system.
- Always remove valuable items from the vehicle. If this cannot be done the items must be removed from view and secured in a glove box or boot.
- Fit an alarm that will activate on movement in the vehicle. An alarm that can notify you in real time that there is a problem is extremely useful.
- Items such as tools and machinery that cannot be removed can be secured in lockers and security marked with high visibility paint etc.
- If available, park your vehicle in a location that is covered by CCTV, overlooked by houses or is in an area that is in constant use.
- Use anti-theft screws and sticky pads for number plates. If you have a plate that is stolen, replace it with one that has a different design so it is distinguishable from the stolen plate.
- If you see or hear any suspicious activity around a car or car park, ring 101 to report straight away. Active crimes where the offenders are still at the scene can be reported on 999.
- For further advice visit – https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/
ALCESTER POLICE NORTH SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Team email – Alcesternorth.email@example.com
Sgt 1685 David Ebbs David.Ebbs@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk
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PCSO 6350 Brooke Avery firstname.lastname@example.org
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