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

Incidents of note from the last week.

Vehicle crime

Alcester Police South SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 11th March 2018

Hello all.

This is our latest weekly report and prompt to see if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns for the Alcester Police South Safer Neighbourhood Team. It has now been Five years since we started our weekly reports and we hope that they have proven useful to you. We thank those that have acted on information in them and to those that circulate them on to local groups, such as NHW.

Incidents of note:-

GREAT ALNE

  • *Road Incident. Pelham Lane, Great Alne. Car and Occupant stuck in flood water. Water level just over the number plate. Rescued by Fire Service. 4pm Saturday 10th March. 0269 10/03/2018

ALCESTER

  • *Suspicious Circumstances / Scam call. Alcester. Occupant of house had a voice message left on their home phone saying that they had a pending court case with HMRC. The number that call started with 01618. This is obviously a scam call and we advise that any phone number quoted on these voice messages are not called back. If in doubt find out the main number for the Organisation calling and call them direct. 11am Saturday 10th March. 0129 10/03/2018
  • *Damage. Old Stratford Road, Alcester - Oversley Green Village. Small wooden fence knocked over and left in the road. Rubbish bin also knocked over. Ongoing problem in the area. Between 7th & 9th March. 0104 09/03/2018
  • *Suspicious Circumstances. Car Park, Moorfields Road. Occupants of car approached by a female who began to hug one of them, holding and kissing their hand. Woman described as white, fair hair, smartly dressed, did not speak English. No offences disclosed. 3.30pm Tuesday 6th March. 0267 07/08/2018
  • *Theft. Allimore Lane, Alcester. Theft of Silver Ifor Williams Horse Box. A Horse box fitting the description was seen travelling from the area, being towed by a Silver Toyota Hilux at 4.10pm. Theft occurred between 9am & 5.30pm Monday 5th March. 0321 05/03/2018
  • *Violence. Park, Moorfield Road, Alcester. Elderly lady assaulted. Offender described as a white female, Eastern European, wearing a blue puffa jacket and jeans, last seen going towards the alley way by The Lord Nelson pub. 3pm Monday 5th March. 0240 05/03/2018

KINGS COUGHTON

  • *Vehicle Crime - Theft from. Club car park, Kings Coughton. Works van entered and various items stolen including drill, jigsaw and cutter. Overnight 5th & 6th March. 0364 06/03/2018
  • *Suspicious Circumstances. Farm premises, Kings Coughton. Silver Audi Estate containing four males, seen parked on private property. When occupants asked what they were doing they asked if any vehicles on the farm were for sale. A white van was also seen in the area at the time and caller thinks they may have been together. The last three letters of the Audi's registration number was 'ZTY'. 1.30pm Monday 5th March. 0196 05/03/2018

BIDFORD

  • *Vehicle Crime - Theft of. Smith Close, Bidford. KTM Duke motorcycle stolen without keys. Last three letters of registration number 'RFK'. Between 7pm & 8pm Tuesday 6th March. 0339 06/03/2018
  • *Vehicle Crime - Damage. Number plate broken off car and thrown underneath. Resulting in damage to the tyre as well. Overnight 5th & 6th March. 0320 06/03/2018
  • *Vehicle Crime - Theft from. Longford Close, Bidford. Both number plates stolen from Ford Fiesta. Overnight 5th & 6th March. 0074 06/03/2018

SALFORD PRIORS

  • *Damage. Sign near to phone box, School Road, Salford Priors. Graffiti written on the sign. Reported Friday 9th March. 0127 09/03/2018
  • *Theft. Banbrook Road, Salford Priors. Theft of twenty green topped plastic bottles of milk from vehicle. Two vehicles were seen in the area at the time and both seemed to be paying attention to the vehicle containing the milk. These are described as a Blue Clio and a Silver Fiesta. 4am Friday 9th March. 0025 09/03/2018
  • *Suspicious Circumstances. Ridsdale Close, Salford Priors. Man seen looking into cars and other vehicles. No offences reported. 7pm Tuesday 6th March. 0325 06/03/2018

WILMCOTE

  • *burglary Residential. Arden Close, Wilmcote. Resident of house heard a noise downstairs and while checking disturbed someone trying to force open a rear door. It is thought the 'offender(s)' would have jumped over the garden fence to gain access to the property. 3.30am Thursday 8th March. 0025 08/03/2018

WOOTTON WAWEN

  • *Theft. Farm premises, Wootton Wawen. Electric fence and energizer units stolen from field. Between 3rd & 4th March. 0262 05/03/2018

Malicious or nuisance phone calls - Nuisance calls are calls that are not indecent, threatening or offensive, but which cause annoyance or anxiety. Silent calls or calls at unsociable hours are two examples. Malicious calls are calls that are offensive or threatening. They may form part of a campaign of harassment - to cause fear and distress. Malicious calls may involve more serious offences such as blackmail or threats to damage property.

General advice

  • •Anyone can receive a nuisance phone call as offenders may dial any telephone number at random.
  • •If you're unsure who is calling you, don't give your name or your number when you answer a call. Just say 'hello?'. A genuine caller is very likely to begin the conversation and identify themselves.
  • •Don't give out personal information about yourself or people you live with unless you know the caller well.
  • •Use an answer machine/voicemail to screen your incoming calls.
  • •After the call, press 1471 on your phone keypad to find out the caller's number. If necessary, callers can still be traced even if they have used the '141 number withheld' facility. Ask your phone service provider for details.
  • •Avoid leaving your name or your number in the opening messages of any answering machines or services that you use.
  • •Don't give your number to a caller unless you know them well. If a caller asks your number, ask them which number they were looking for, then simply tell them if they were right or wrong.
  • •Don't leave messages on your answering machine/voicemail saying that you are out, on holiday or away. Instead, say that you are unable to take the call at the moment.
  • •If you live alone, consider saying 'We can't take your call at the moment', instead of 'I can't take your call at the moment' when you record your answering machine/voicemail opening message.
  • •Having a male voice reading a message on your answering machine/voicemail may also deter some malicious callers.
  • •If you're a single female, don't put 'Miss' in the phone book. If you are a woman, do not give details of your sex or marital status in the phone book. Use your initials instead of your first name.
  • •Consider going ex-directory or changing your phone number.
  • •Make sure that your children know not to give out any personal details over the telephone.

Report malicious / obscene calls - Making a malicious or obscene call is a criminal offence. Don't suffer in silence - report malicious or obscene phone calls to the police.

  • •If you have received several malicious calls in a short space of time, or believe that the calls are related to other criminal activity, please call 101. This is the 24-hour police non-emergency number.
  • •If you believe that you or someone else is in immediate danger, call 999.

Various laws can be imposed against people who make malicious calls or send malicious messages. If calls are severe and persistent, then prosecutions can be made under harassment laws. The chances of prosecution and higher penalties increase where offences are made more serious by other factors, such as racism. In cases where psychological harm to victims has been severe, callers have been charged with causing actual or grievous bodily harm.

Report nuisance calls - Nuisance calls can often be resolved without the police having to get involved.

  • •Call the Nuisance Call Bureau - 0800 661 441.
  • •Call the BT advice line - 0800 666 700 - you will hear a recorded message which runs 24 hours a day.
  • •Or call your phone service provider.

If the nuisance calls persist and you believe that the calls could be related to other criminal activity, or if they cause the victim particular distress, the police may consider investigating them as potential harassment.

What to do if you receive a nuisance call

  • •Never react, argue or get involved in a conversation. Don't give nuisance callers any satisfaction. It's your phone, in your house - you are in control, not the caller.
  • •Put the handset down near to the phone and walk away. Return in about ten minutes and replace the handset. This is very frustrating for the caller and you probably won't be bothered again. Every call they make increases their phone bill.
  • •Tell your family and those who live with you about the nuisance call. Make sure that they know how to use the phone safely and how to handle any nuisance calls that they receive. This also applies to malicious calls.

What to do if you receive a malicious call

  • •Keep calm. Try not to sound anxious or distressed. Sadly, most malicious callers enjoy the feeling of causing distress to their victims - if you deny them that feeling then they are less likely to continue.
  • •Do not enter into a conversation with the malicious caller or respond to them emotionally.
  • •If they are silent, do not try to persuade them to speak.
  • •Take control. If the phone rings again, wait for any callers to identify themselves before you speak. Genuine callers will speak fist. If it is the malicious caller, put the handset down calmly and ignore it for a few minutes before hanging up.
  • •If you can, unplug your phone (and any extension phones) for a short while afterwards.
  • •Keep a record of times and dates that you receive the calls. Keep pen and paper next to the telephone to note what was said, and any other features that you notice about the calls - background noise, for example.
  • •If you receive a malicious call to your mobile phone, keep a record (as above) and keep all caller numbers or IDs - don't delete them.
  • •Don't delete any malicious message that you receive on your answering machine/voicemail. If your service provider only saves voicemail messages for a limited time, find out what these time limits are.

 

Alcester Police South SNT - Alcester & Bidford Community Forum - Priorities Poll - The Poll is still live and will close on the 15th March. Please follow the link below to view the suggestions you can vote on. These suggestions have been created as a result of local crime patterns or have been given to us by members of the community. The extra targetted patrols are above the general work of the Team and any other officers that may be working in the area. The demand on the Team can vary from day to day.

https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/3306/Team-Priorities

 

 

 

Published 12/03/18