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Alcester Police South SNT. Latest Report. Sunday 11th February 2018

Incidents of note from the last week...

Alcester Police South SNT. Latest Report. Sunday 11th February 2018

Hello all.

This is our latest report and prompt to see if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns for the Alcester Police South Safer Neighbourhood Team. Thank you to those that have contacted us this week.

Incidents of note:-

ALCESTER

  • *Suspicious Circumstances. Stratford Road, Alcester. Person with a torch seen walking around the Severn Trent works. A 4X4 was also seen parked at the location. 8.05pm Friday 9th February. 0364 09/02/2018
  • *Violence. St Nicholas Close / Crooks Lane, Alcester. Several reports received of a disturbance in the street involving a group of males. Damage also caused to vehicles and house windows. The group may have also been carrying stick type weapons. Some of those involved were seen to leave the area into Hertford Road where they dispersed on foot and in cars. 7.40pm Friday 9th February. 0357 09/02/2018 . The entry for this incident is purposely very brief as the investigation is ongoing with several lines of enquiry still being processed. Anyone that witnessed this disturbance or anyone that has information regarding what happened are asked to contact us or the independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800555111 as soon as possible. Please see the official press release below.
  • *Suspicious Circumstances. St Faiths Road, (near to Crooks Lane junction), Alcester. Caller reporting two men 'squaring up' to each other. One of the men may have had a stick type weapon. A silver car was also seen nearby. 1.05pm Friday 9th February. 0193 09/02/2018. Anyone that witnessed this disturbance or anyone that has information regarding what happened are asked to contact us or the independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800555111 as soon as possible.
  • *Theft. Beauchamp Road, Alcester. Blue and Green Carrera Mountain bike stolen from front of house. Between 1st & 2nd February. 0263 05/02/2018

OVERSLEY GREEN

  • *Anti-Social Behaviour. Oversley Woods area. Person on scrambler bike using the woods. Caller concerned that they may be a danger to walkers and horse riders. Reported morning of Sunday 11th February. 0131 11/02/2018

BIDFORD

  • *Anti-Social Behaviour. Bramley Way, near to the fire station. Caller reporting cars at the location doing 'do-nuts' in the car park and that the occupants were possibly using drugs. Cars described as a Black Ford Focus and a Silver Audi A4. Full details passed to police for further enquiries. 5.40pm Saturday 10th February. 0303 10/02/2018. Following enquiries by the Team, the driver of one of the cars has been issued with a Section 59 Warning today regards their anti-social use of a motor vehicle.
  • *Suspicious Circumstances. Grafton Lane, Bidford. Man disturbed in garden of property. On being seen the male jumped over the garden gate and ran off down the nearby alleyway. No offences disclosed at the time. 5.30am Tuesday 6th February. 0030 06/02/2018

BARTON

  • *Burglary Residential. Welford Road, Barton. Near to pub. Offender(s) have gained entry to detached house by forcing open the kitchen window. Once inside they have stolen two sets of car keys. As a result a VW Golf was then also stolen from the property. Between Midnight and 7.30am Wednesday 7th February. 0064 07/02/2018

BROOM

  • *Anti-Social Behaviour. Footpath between Broom and Wixford. Report of scrambler bikes using the footpath causing danger to pedestrians etc. Two bikes seen, riders did not have helmets. Occurs mainly on a Sunday. 0258 04/02/2018

SALFORD PRIORS

  • *Vehicle Crime - Theft from. Bomford Way, Salford Priors. Insecure vehicle entered and iPhone stolen. Overnight 6th & 7th February. 0125 08/02/2018

ABBOTS SALFORD

  • *Suspicious Circumstances. New Inn Lane, Abbots Salford. Man from a Silver Ford Focus seen trying to flag down traffic. Caller reporting that they stopped and the man said he was from Hungary and needed money for fuel. The man offered to sell jewellery for cash. Offer not taken as this is usually a scam. 11am Wednesday 7th February. 0124 07/02/2018

 

Police appeal for witnesses after man injured in disturbance in Alcester - Police are appealing for witnesses after a disturbance in St. Nicholas Close, Alcester, left one man seriously injured. Detectives from Warwickshire Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident which happened at around 7.45pm Friday, 9 February and is believed to have involved several men and a woman. No arrests have been made. A man in his 30s was injured as a result and has been taken to hospital for treatment for a head injury which is not believed to be life threatening. Detective Inspector Tim Sharp said: "Officers are carrying out enquiries in the area and would appeal to anyone who witnessed the disturbance and or has any information which could help, to contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 357 of 9 February." Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the website www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

Found and Lost Dogs - There have been a few instances over the last week where dogs have been found or reported missing. We advise that dogs have collars and tags with contact details on just in case they escape and are caught by other members of the public or the Dog Warden. Obviously it's also important that they are micro-chipped so found dogs can be returned to their owners.

For further information visit -  https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public   or   https://www.stratford.gov.uk/environment/stray-dogs.cfm

Key less / Relay Car Crime - There has been an increase in the number of cars being stolen without the original key. There are a number of ways the security can be bypassed or replicated by criminals. One such way is known as keyless or relay theft. Offenders are stealing or purchasing relay amplifiers and relay transmitters and will then look for a suitable vehicle to steal. One criminal will stand by the target car with the relay transmitter, while a second waves a relay amplifier around the perimeter of the building where they think the key is. If the car key is close enough the amplifier will detect its signal, amplify it and send it to the transmitter. This transmitter then effectively becomes the key, and tricks the car into thinking the real key is nearby, whereupon the thieves are able to open the car, get in and drive away. The whole process can take as little as 60 seconds and can be completed in near silence. Here is some crime prevention advice:-

  • * Make sure the vehicle is locked in the first place. If possible use a secure garage or parking bay to store the vehicle out of sight.
  • * Keep keys secure and far away from the vehicle as possible.
  • * Put keys in a 'faraday pouch'. This will block the signal from the key to the car. If using a pouch, tin or RFID signal blocker, test it to make sure it works.
  • * Use steering wheel locks, parking posts and wheel clamps.
  • * Check with your manufacturer to see of the key fob can be turned off when not needed.
  • * Fit aftermarket electronic immobilisers and trackers.
  • * Use motion activated lights and CCTV to cover your car and building boundary.
  • * Report any suspicious activity in your area to police on 101.

 

 

Published 11/02/18