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Alcester Police North SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 25th November 2018

Incidents of note from the last week:-

Car Break in - Looking at bag

Alcester Police North SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 25th November 2018

Hello all.

This is our latest weekly report and prompt to see of you have any questions, suggestions or concerns for the Alcester Police North SNT. Thank you to those that have contacted us this week.

Incidents of note from the last week:-

STUDLEY

  • ·         *Suspicious Circumstances. Augustine Avenue, Studley. Two men seen taking items from a private garden and car port. Caller concerned that they may be stealing items. The men were in a blue van. No offences disclosed at the time, although the resident of the property will be checking to see if anything is missing. 8.20am Saturday 24th November. 0101 24/11/2018
  • ·         *Suspicious Circumstances / Fraud. Takeaway, Alcester Road, Studley. Fake £50 note used to pay for food. 10pm Wednesday 21st November. 0397 21/11/2018

MAPPLEBOROUGH GREEN

  • ·         *Fraud / Public Order Offence. Pub, Henley Road, Mappleborough Green. A man and woman have entered the pub and have paid for services using a fake £50 note. The staff have challenged the male who has then become aggressive threatening to harm one of the staff - hence the public order offence. The woman drove off in a Mitsubishi Shogun, leaving the man to walk away from the pub towards the Jet Garage. The male offender is described as white, ginger hair, ginger beard, late 30's, wearing a green jacket and a tartan scarf. 9.30pm Wednesday 21st November. 0384 21/11/2018

HENLEY

  • ·         *Burglary Residential. Arden Road, Henley. Offender(s) have entered a garden and have broken into a secure shed, stealing a bicycle wheel. Reported Saturday 24th November. 0218 24/11/2018

EARLSWOOD

  • ·         *Vehicle Crime - Interference. Malthouse Lane, Earlswood. A man from a Grey VW Golf seen to jump over fence and search through a works van. Nothing stolen. 2.30pm Wednesday 21st November. 0244 21/11/2018

TANWORTH

  • ·         *Vehicle Crime - Theft from. Wood End Lane, Tanworth. Number plates stolen from car. Daytime Monday 19th November. 0345 19/11/2018

ULLENHALL

  • ·         *Suspicious Circumstances. Church Road, Ullenhall. Man seen going to house and asking the address for someone else. Caller concerned that they may be involved in crime. Described as male, 40's, short, wearing glasses. Possibly from a Range Rover that was parked nearby. No offences disclosed. 9.45pm Thursday 22nd November. 0401 22/11/2018
  • ·         *Burglary Residential. Church Road, Ullenhall. Resident has discovered that a handbag from the property was missing. On police arrival it was found that a window into the property had been forced open. Evening of Thursday 22nd November. 0350 22/11/2018

HOCKLEY HEATH

  • ·         *Suspicious Circumstances. Rotherhams Oak Lane, Hockley Heath. Vehicle seen on private land. Caller concerned that the occupants were up to no good. The last three letters of the registration number was 'AVP'. Area checked by police. No offences disclosed at the time. Awaiting confirmation from land owner. 4.50pm Saturday 24th November. 0296 24/11/2018

 

Vehicle Theft - Defrosting vehicles - Please do not defrost your vehicle by starting the vehicle and then leaving it unlocked and running. If you do, you are running a serious risk of the vehicle being stolen by thieves who go around the area looking for an easy and vulnerable target. If this happens, your insurance company may not pay out for the vehicle when stolen. With the onset of the colder weather, darker nights and frosty mornings comes the need to defrost motor vehicles before use. Drivers become relaxed and complacent but there is a need to be aware of the risks and dangers involved. Drivers may only pop back into the house to make a drink, they may have CCTV installed at the property or even stand inside the house looking out of the window at the vehicle. However, it only takes seconds for thieves to run up to the vehicle, jump in it and drive it away before the driver can do anything to stop them.

  • Motorists should check the weather forecasts and allow adequate time to defrost a motor vehicle whilst they are sitting inside it. Use covers or garages where possible the night before. For added safety and security ensure doors are locked even when the vehicle is occupied and defrosting.
  • Remember! BEFORE driving on the public highway the windscreen and side windows should be fully clear of frost so adequate visibility is available for the driver.
  • It is an offence to drive a motor vehicle on the public highway with inadequate visibility. Likewise, it is also an offence to leave a motor vehicle on a public road with the engine running and unattended.
  • If you see or know a friend, neighbour, or relative who defrosts their vehicle by starting the vehicle and then leaving it unlocked and running. Please pass on this message:

By taking simple and sensible measures we can all help reduce crime.

 

Number Plate Thefts - We have been experiencing a number of thefts of vehicle number plates. Criminals will often use stolen number plates (also known as VRM's - Vehicle Registration Marks) to attach to their own vehicles or stolen vehicles in order to help them commit additional crimes and evade identification. Please consider replacing your number plate screws with "clutch head" / Anti-Theft screws which will prevent criminals from stealing them. If your vehicle does not utilise screws in order to fasten the plate to your vehicle you may be more likely to become the victim of this type of crime as these types of VRM's are often only secured by double sided sticky tabs and can be removed relatively easily. In these instances please consider seeking suitable technical assistance from a professional in order to find an alternative method of securing your registration plates to your vehicle.

 

Published 25/11/18