Alcester Police North SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 20th October 2019
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 need to be removed from this email circulation list, please let me know asap.
Incidents of a public interest from the last week:-
- *Vehicle Crime. Pub Car Park, Alcester Road, Studley. Window of secure car broken. Purse containing high value jewellery stolen from inside. Overnight 18th & 19th October. 0076 19/10/2019
- *Theft. Shop, Studley. Female has tried to leave the store with items without offering payment. She has been challenged by staff and as she has run to a car in the car park she has dropped the items. She got into a Silver Nissan Micra with a registration number ending in ‘LHB’. Described as a white female, blond hair, wearing a black parka coat and blue jeans. 1.45pm Friday 18th October. 0246 18/10/2019
- *Theft and Assault, Shop, Alcester Road, Studley. A man has left the shop after stealing items. He has then been faced with a member of the public who was on the footpath outside, but in his way. The offender has kicked the member of the person on the leg, causing them to fall, which resulted in the injured person dropping items. The offender has then also tried to steal these items but was unsuccessful. The man has then run off towards the War Memorial. He is described as a white male, 6’ 3”, dark blond hair and facial hair. 7pm Sunday 13th October. 0331 13/10/2019
- *Vehicle Crime. The Dale, Wootton Wawen. Secure works van entered by unknown means and various tool etc. stolen. Overnight 17th & 18th October. 0067 18/10/2019
- *Theft. Grey Mill Lane, Wootton Wawen. Two plastic uprights for horse jump stolen. Overnight 16th & 17th October. 0356 17/10/2019
- *Burglary. Edstone, Wootton Wawen. Premises broken into and a Blue Quadzilla 500cc quad bike stolen. Overnight 16th & 17th October. 0084 17/10/2019
- *Vehicle Crime. Malthouse Lane, Earlswood. Two men from an old style five door silver Saab vehicle have approached and interfered with another vehicle while the owner was still nearby. One of the men was wearing a ski mask. The last three letters of the registration number was ‘AZA’. Nothing stolen. Afternoon of Friday 18th October. 0265 18/10/2019.
- *Attempt Theft. Forshaw Heath Road, Earlswood. Man disturbed trying to steal generator from the back of works van. When challenged he left the generator and drove off in a silver Saab with tinted rear lights, heading towards Earlswood Station. 3.10pm Wednesday 16th October. 0303 16/10/2019
- *Suspicious Circumstances. Valley Road / Malt House Lane, Earlswood. Red coloured car seen parked on the road. The occupants asked a passing dog walker to put the dog into their car. No threats were made, but the request was intimidating. No offences disclosed at the time. 11am Tuesday 15th October. 0144 15/10/2019
- *Suspicious Circumstances. Vicarage Hill, Tanworth. Silver Grey Vauxhall Corsa seen acting suspiciously in the area. The registration number contained two F’s. Reported 19th October. 0171 19/10/2019
- *Suspicious Circumstances. Forde Hall Lane, Tanworth. Red van seen acting suspiciously in the area. The van had two white male occupants. The last three letters of the registration number was ‘OMG’. 5.25pm Thursday 17th October. 0331 17/10/2019
- *Robbery. Bates Lane, Tanworth. Theft of delivery van. The driver was outside of the vehicle when he was approached by two males who grabbed him and forcibly removed the van keys from him. The van was then driven off. No other vehicle seen at the time. 4pm Thursday 17th October. 0305 17/10/2019
- *Vehicle Crime. Forde Hall Lane, Ullenhall. Three men in a Silver Saab seen to have broken into two work vans. The last three letters of the registration number at the time was ‘AOM’. 2.40pm Wednesday 16th October. 0290 16/10/2019
- *Vehicle Crime. Cut Throat Lane, Hockley Heath. Secure works van broken into and a large amount of tools etc stolen. Between 2pm and 3pm, Friday 18th October. 0345 18/10/2019
Theft of number plates – Unfortunately the theft of number plates is a regular occurrence across our area and the country as a whole. They are re-used by criminals in order to ‘disguise’ vehicles. They can then travel around without being detected by the authorities or members of the public. There are a number of things that car owners can do to prevent or hinder the theft of their own number plates:-
- Anti-Theft Screws – These can only be removed by special tools once fitted. This will hinder any attempts of theft using normal tools.
- Strong double sided tape / Glue – This will fix the majority of the plate to the body work of the car and will often cause the plate to snap if forced off.
- Anti-Theft Plates – These are made so they will break apart if removed from the car with force.
- Check they are still there – A quick check to make sure the plates are still there before and after use will make sure that if they are stolen you can report to the police as soon as possible.
Have a safe Halloween
- Adults should always accompany children when trick or treating – Young people should never go trick or treating alone.
- Do not knock on the doors of strangers – only go to people you know. Never go into a stranger’s house.
- Always keep to well-lit areas.
- Wear bright clothing and always carry a torch.
- Remember road safety.
- Unless pre-arranged, do not visit elderly members of the community.
- Be careful not to frighten vulnerable people.
- Keep your tricks within the law – anything that results in damage is an offence and will be dealt with as such.
- Do not visit those houses that have the ‘No trick or treating’ poster on show.
- Those houses that are taking part in Halloween usually have the front of their premises decorated.
Fireworks safety – Fireworks are great fun but it is important to remember that they can also cause distress and injuries if not handled properly. If you are using fireworks at home simply follow our guidelines to ensure you have a safe but fun bonfire night.
- •Only buy fireworks from a legitimate retailer.
- •It is illegal to supply fireworks to persons under the age of 18.
- •Shops are not allowed to sell fireworks louder than 120 decibels.
- •It is an offence for under 18’s to have fireworks in a public place.
- •You should never throw or set off a firework in the street, onto a road or in a public place.
- •You’re not allowed to set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am except on Bonfire night whereby the curfew is midnight to 7am. New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, curfew is 1am.
- •Anyone caught causing a nuisance with fireworks will receive an instant fine of £80 and any fireworks found on a person under 18 will be confiscated.
- •Never use any kind of accelerant i.e. petrol to start a bonfire.
- •Always inform your neighbours if you are using fireworks and be considerate.
- •Ensure your fireworks comply with British Standard 7114 or the European equivalents.
- •Remember, if you break the law on fireworks you could be sent to prison for up to six months or your parents or carers could receive a fine.
You can only buy fireworks (including sparklers) from registered sellers for private use on these dates:
- •15 October – 10 November
- •26 – 31 December
- •3 days before Diwali and Chinese New Year
At other times you can only buy fireworks from licensed shops. You can report issues relating to fireworks to the non-emergency number 101.
If you have any questions regarding the above please contact us on the details below or via the Warwickshire Police website. If you would like to be removed from the Teams email circulation list – please let us know.
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