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Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of a burglary residential to a dwelling in Main St, Stoke Dry. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by means of an insecure door and taken property. This incident occurred between 05/07/2019 09:00 & 05/07/2019 16:30.
One report of theft in Ashwell Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have taken secured horse trailer from compound. This incident occurred between 05/07/2019 10:00 & 08/07/2019 11:14.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Stockerston Rd, Uppingham.  Unknown person(s) have keyed door panels and boot. This incident occurred between 08/07/2019 20:50 & 09/07/2019 00:00.
One report of criminal damage in Cedar Close, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have damaged cricket pitch covers. This incident occurred between 10/07/2019 16:00 & 11/07/2019 08:00.
Beat Surgery at Costa Coffee, Church Street, Oakham on 20th July between 11:00 &12:00
Beat Surgery at Hambleton Church on 20th July between 15:00 & 16:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 26th July between 10:00 & 11:00
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Community Speed Watch - Community Speed Watch (CSW) is an educational scheme to help residents reduce speeding traffic through their community. The scheme enables volunteers to work within their community to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem and reduce danger locally.
CSW incorporates poster campaigns and a pledge system linked to direct action using speed detection equipment all under the supervision of the Leicestershire County Council.
Speed detection will not lead to prosecution, drivers instead receive a letter of advice from the police which helps to underline the community’s commitment to speed reduction.
For information on how the scheme works and how to get involved visit:
Vehicle Theft - Due to enhanced security features on new cars, and to assist in selling them on, the thieves need to obtain the keys in order to steal them so that they have a quality product. Thieves are breaking into houses to obtain the keys. The most common method is to open an insecure front door with the occupant at home and take the keys from the lock on the other side or conduct a selective search for them.
Another method which is currently being utilised is “lock snapping”. This is when thieves snap the barrel within the door (front or rear), in order to gain access to the property. It can be done discreetly within a few short minutes while the occupant is at home in bed.
Follow this advice to prevent becoming a victim of car key burglary:
Lock the door when you are in, or at least do not leave the keys in the lock with the door unlocked.
Do not leave keys in the lock of a door that has a cat flap as thieves can use a “fishing” technique to obtain them.
Move the key rack out of sight
Do not leave keys in sight of the windows or in obvious places.
To prevent snapping, invest in a 3 star “diamond approved” lock barrel. Although they are more expensive, they offer greater protection. Details can be found at the following website regarding lock snapping prevention:
Car owners can also invest in a “Clutch Claw”. This device connects to both the clutch and brake, so neither can move or both are pressed simultaneously, resulting in the vehicle being unable to move.
In addition, traditional steering wheel locks are available to buy.
If a vehicle is keyless entry, wallets are available to block an external signal, preventing the keyless entry from being breached. These can be purchased for as little as £2 from the Police Enquiry Desk at Rutland County Council.
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can:
Visit our website and report online
Call 101 (always call 999 in an emergency)
Call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

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