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

Incidents of note from the last week:-

car crime

Alcester Police South SNT. Latest Weekly Update. Sunday 25th November 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 SNT. Thank you to those that have contacted us this week.

Incidents of note from the last week:-

ALCESTER

·         *Damage. Moorfields Road car park, Alcester. Fence and posts at the side of the public toilets damaged. It appears that the offender(s) have used a shopping trolley to cause the damage. Overnight 24th & 25th November. 0090 25/11/2018

·         *Theft. Shop, High Street, Alcester. Woman shoplifter stopped by shop staff and kept at the premises until police arrival. 2.40pm Saturday 24th November. 0245 24/11/2018

·         *Trespass. Bus turning circle, Captains Hill, Alcester. Following a report of several vehicles and caravans parked in the turning circle (arrived Wednesday night), the Warwickshire Police Gypsy and Traveller Liaison Officer attended and spoke to those present, pointing out the problems that their presence would cause to traffic etc. A Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Section 61 Notice to Leave was issued and after a couple of hours the vehicles and Caravans left without issue. A Caravan left at the scene was recovered by police to ascertain if it was stolen or lost. Thursday 22nd November. 0080 22/11/2018 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1994/33/section/61

·         *Suspicious Circumstances. Shop, Hopkins Precinct, Alcester. Two boys (aged about 12) have entered the shop and have tried to pay for items with a £50 that the staff considered to be a fake. The boys have then also tried to take scratch cards from the till area. The boys have the left on foot towards Captains Hill. 9.45pm Wednesday 21st November. 0387 21/11/2018

·         *Theft. Takeaway, Hopkins Precinct, Alcester. Two boys have entered the takeaway and have tried to pay using £20 notes. The staff considered this to be fake. Before the boys left the 'Tip box' which was on the counter of the shop also went missing. 9.20pm Wednesday 21st November. 0381 21/11/2018

·         *Suspicious Circumstances / Fraud. Shop, Hopkins Precinct, Alcester. A man has tried to use a £50 and then £20 notes to pay for goods. The staff considered these to be fake. The man became aggressive and left with the goods and the change given. About an hour later two boys have gone into the store and tried to use £20 notes to pay for goods but were turned away as these notes were also considered to be fake. 6.20pm Wednesday 21st November. 0351 21/11/2018

·         *Attempt Fraud. Chantry Crescent, Alcester. Resident received a phone call from two men purporting to be police officers dealing with a fraud on the residents bank account. These men asked several personal questions, especially about the bank account and how much money was in there etc. The men instructed the resident to go to the bank to sort out. No offences were disclosed at the time. Advice given regarding further calls. Wednesday 21st November. 0331 21/11/2018

·         *Vehicle Crime - Theft of. Car sales business, Tything Road, Arden Forest Industrial Estate. Offender(s) have forced open security gates, moved a vehicle then have stolen a Silver Ford Transit. Overnight 17th & 18th November. 0211 18/11/2018

SHELFIELD

·         *Suspicious Circumstances. Burford Lane, Shelfield. Silver Saloon car seen parked at the end of the driveway to house. Caller concerned that the occupant(s) were looking at properties in order to commit crime. 7.30pm Wednesday 21st November. 0391 21/11/2018

WEETHLEY

·         *Suspicious Circumstances. Evesham Road, Weethley. Gold Land Rover Discovery has driven onto private land. Caller concerned that the occupants were up to no good. The driver was wearing a dark hoodie with white writing. The registration number started with 'VU60'. The rear number plate was broken so the last couple of letters could not be seen. 10.30pm Wednesday 21stNovember. 0118 21/11/2018 . This vehicle was later involved in an attempt theft in Wilmcote and a theft of vehicle in Wixford.

KINGS COUGHTON

·         *Suspicious Circumstances / Fraud. Pub, Kings Coughton. Man ordered a drink and bar snacks and tried to use a £50 to pay for it. The staff identified that this note was fake and it was given back to the man who then left. Reported 22nd November. 0124 22/11/2018

·         *Fraud. Pub, Kings Coughton. Man ordered a drink then by way of distraction, persuaded the member of staff that he was given the incorrect change and in the process was given an extra £10. Man described as a white male, 6' 2", big build, clean shaven, aged about 45, wearing a blue beanie hat, light blue jeans, blue zip up sweater and a blue jacket with white lettering. 7pm Tuesday 20thNovember. 0353 20/11/2018

GREAT ALNE

·         *Burglary Residential. Spernal Lane, Great Alne. Neighbour reporting that an alarm has just activated at a nearby house and a small white car was seen to drive off. On police arrival it was found that the house had been broken into. Offender(s) had smashed the external and internal doors to gain entry. 11.20am Thursday 22nd November. 0121 22/11/2018

WIXFORD

·         *Vehicle Crime - Theft of. Wixford. Delivery vehicle stolen while the driver was making a delivery. A Pale coloured Land Rover Discovery was seen parked behind the delivery car just before it was stolen. Both vehicles drove off towards the Bridge and the A422. This stolen car was later found by police on the West Mercia Police area. 12.55pm Wednesday 21st November. 0174 21/11/2018 . This vehicle is connected to the attempt theft in Wilmcote.

BIDFORD

·         *Theft. The Leys, Bidford. Cycle stolen from rear garden of house. Mens Silver and Red Carrera cycle. Overnight 24th & 25thNovember. Incident still being updated at the time of this report. 0096 25/11/2018

·         *Burglary Residential. Chestnut Way, Bidford. House broken into and items stolen including laptops and passports etc. Untidy search of house made by the offender(s). Between 8am and 6.15pm Friday 23rd November. 0303 23/11/2018

·         *Suspicious Circumstances. A46 Salford roundabout towards Evesham. Black Mercedes car seen with flashing blue and red lights in its front grill. Caller concerned that this was not an emergency vehicle. The last three letters of the registration number was 'HGM'. Full details passed to police. This has been confirmed as not being an emergency vehicle. 5pm Sunday 18th November. 0308 18/11/2018

BROOM

·         *Vehicle Crime - Theft from. High Street, Broom. Front and rear number plates stolen from vehicle. Between 21st & 22ndNovember. Crime No: 23/48907/18 .

WILMCOTE

·         *Vehicle Crime - Attempt Theft of. Featherbed Lane, Wilmcote. A light gold coloured Land Rover Discovery had driven onto a private yard and the occupants have then tried to steal a works van. The offender was described as "dark skinned", wearing a black woolly hat. When they were challenged the offender and the vehicle drove away. 12.15pm Wednesday 21st November. 0154 21/11/2018. This vehicle is connected to the theft in Wixford.

BINTON

·         *Damage. Binton. Small pane of glass damaged by ball bearing being fired at it. The ball being 9.5mm in diameter. Reported 18th November. Occurred the previous Friday. 0184 18/11/2018

DORSINGTON

·         *Theft. Manor Cottages, Dorsington. Two old radiators taken from garden of house. No permission given to anyone to take. Daytime Tuesday 20th November. 0179 20/11/2018

 

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