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Alcester Police South SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 3rd February 2019

Incidents of note from the last week:-

Alcester Police South SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 3rd February 2019

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

  • *Burglary Business. Arden Business Centre, Tything Road West, Alcester. Metal doors to property found open following alarm activation. Nothing found stolen at the time of the report. Reported 31st January. 0392 31/01/2019

  • *Burglary Residential. Smiths Way, Alcester. Secure Garden shed broken into and various items stolen including various tools, dry ice machine, welding equipment and a green pedal cycle with 'Vassaga' written on the side. Reported morning of 29th January. 0099 29/01/2019

  • *Rogue Trader. Ten Acres, Alcester. Man cold called at house offering to cut back trees. He also offered to do other work. His first quote was too high but he lowered the price and cash was given. Some tree work was done but then the man left and did not return to finish the work. A phone number left was unobtainable. He was driving a 'long' white van with a sliding door on the side. Man said he was from Hanbury. Full description of the male passed to police. Saturday 26th January. 0098 29/01/2019

OVERSLEY WOODS

  • *Anti-Social Behaviour. Oversley Woods. Report of off road motorcycles being used through the woods, causing a nuisance. Access via the A46. 3.45pm Wednesday 30th January. 0234 30/01/2019

WIXFORD

  • *Burglary Residential. Wixford. Approx. four young men have broken into a house and have been challenged by one of the sleeping occupiers. A scuffle has broken out and the offenders have produced hand held tools as weapons. In the scuffle one of the occupiers has received several injuries (thought to be minor). The offenders have then taken car keys which they have used to steal a Black Audi S3 from the property. 03.50am Thursday 31st January. 0027 31/01/2019

BIDFORD

  • *Anti-Social Behaviour. Chestnut Way, Bidford. Two boys on a 'Monkey Bike' riding dangerously on the footpaths in the area. Last seen heading towards Laurence Way. 10am Tuesday 1st February. 0091 01/02/2019

  • *Damage. Honeybourne Road / Marcliff Road, Bidford. Cars driving across private fields have damaged the crops. Ongoing problem. Between 8am and 1pm 31st January. 0313 31/01/2019

  • *Theft. Quinneys Lane, Bidford. Cream coloured Mobile Compressor unit stolen from near to The Church. Between 25th & 28th January. 0076 28/01/2019

BROOM

  • *Burglary Residential. Mill Lane, Broom. Person trying to break into house disturbed by member of the public. Rear doors damaged but entry not gained. The male has then ran off. Described as a white male, 40's, grey hair, wearing a blue anorak, grey flat cap, black gloves, black scarf across his face and a blue and grey rucksack. 10.15am Monday 28th January. 0159 28/01/2019

TEMPLE GRAFTON

  • *Suspicious Circumstances. Croft Lane, Temple Grafton. Car door heard and two people seen by a small hatchback. Caller concerned that they were up to no good. Area checked by police. Nothing untoward found at the time. 4.20am 31st January. 0029 31/01/2019

HASELOR

  • *Vehicle Crime. Haselor. Windows of car smashed. 11pm 31st January. 0430 31/01/2019

BINTON

  • *Burglary Business. Binton. Outbuilding broken into and items stolen including a Milwaukee Impact Driver and radio. Overnight 30th & 31st January. 0134 31/01/2019

ASTON CANTLOW

  • *Theft. Bearley Road, Aston Cantlow. Electric Fence Unit and Battery stolen from field. Between 29th & 30th January. 0082 30/01/2019

WELFORD

  • *Burglary Residential. Binton Road, Welford. Offenders have cut a hole in a garden fence to gain access to shed. They have tried to break into the shed  but this was unsuccessful. Nothing stolen. Overnight 29th & 30th January. 0160 30/01/2019

  • *Burglary Business. Headland Road, Welford. Lock on school gate cut off and entry gained to grounds. Lock on sports shed then also cut off. Nothing found to be missing at the time. Overnight 24th & 25th January. 0112 29/01/2019

CLIFFORD CHAMBERS

  • *Vehicle Crime. Orchard Place, Clifford Chambers. Front and rear numbers plates stolen from van. Overnight 28th & 29th January. 0116 29/01/2019

 

Rogue traders - Beware of bogus traders - Bogus traders operating door-to-door will often take advantage of poor weather conditions to offer their services, including flooding and high winds, which may have caused damage to your property. Otherwise they may try and point out 'problems' that don't actually exist. Such traders can be extremely persuasive and elderly and vulnerable people are often targeted. Low prices are quoted, but as the work starts the price tends to increase. In most cases the work is done to a very poor standard, leaving the owner facing a second bill to have the work redone properly. They use a variety of sales pitches to get you to agree to having work done. These include suggesting that the property, if not repaired, will be dangerous and may cause additional problems to the structure of your home or putting a time restriction on the offer to hurry you into making a decision. The work will normally be done immediately, before the householder changes their mind, and very often any information provided by the workmen (names, addresses, telephone numbers) are false, making them very hard to trace. How to protect yourself from bogus traders:

 

  • •don't be forced into making a quick decision on the doorstep

  • •get at least three quotes from local reputable companies who have reputations to maintain, and if possible seek recommendations

  • •only deal with firms with genuine verifiable telephone numbers and addresses - beware of companies that only use mobile phone numbers and accommodation addresses

  • •anyone who signs a contract on the door step following a visit that was not arranged (unsolicited) does have 7 days in which to cancel it by law.

  • •all cancellation rights must be provided in writing to the customer at the time the contract is agreed, usually on the doorstep - it is an offence not to do so

  • •if you don't want to speak to the trader don't open your door to them - it can be hard to distinguish the good traders from the cowboys so it might be easier to keep the door closed

  • •do not allow uninvited callers into your home

  • •refuse to be taken to the bank to withdraw money - if you ever feel intimidated by them, close the door and call the police

 

Published 03/02/19