Garage break-ins.

Overnight yesterday/today, Wednesday 21st – Thursday 22nd May, several garages in the area around Park Road/Fielding Road have been broken into, as well as a shed in Nine Leys Square.

Few details are available at present but it would seem that 4 or 5 lads were involved and that they were possibly using a motorcycle (no registration obtained).  It is thought that they were after cycles and power tools etc.  A male has been arrested but it is not sure at present if he is linked to these incidents.

Were you around these areas during these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

Residents are also asked to check sheds and garages and report any break-ins that may not have already been recorded.

(Information from local beat officer)

Recent Burglaries.

There have been two house burglaries in the last few days:-

Loughborough Road (close to Bentley Road), between 7.30am and 1.45pm on Tuesday 13th May.  Entry was gained by breaking the glass in a rear patio door, possibly with a screwdriver or similar implement.

Birstall Road (between School Lane and Sibson Road), at approximately 3.55am on Wednesday 14th May.  Entry was gained through insecure patio doors and a male was chased from the house by one of the occupants.  He is described has being in his late teens / early twenties, 5′ 8 – 5′ 11 tall and of slim to medium build.

Were you in either of these areas around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer).

Incident of indecent exposure in Birstall

The following appeal has been copied from the Leicestershire Police website:-

Issued on 12/5/14 at 4:16 p.m.

Crime number: LC/01828/14-4

Police are appealing for information following an incident of indecent exposure in Birstall.

The incident happened sometime between 8.10am and 8.20am on Thursday May 1, 2014 on Saltersgate Drive.

An 11-year-old girl was walking to school when she noticed a car parked in the street. As she passed the vehicle, she noticed the man inside indecently exposing himself.

The vehicle then drove off.

The man is described as white, in his mid-forties and of medium build. He was a t-shirt and jeans.

The car is described as green or blue, old looking, square in shape and dirty. It had a circular sign on back above the number plate.

PC 2029 Ed Stephenson, the investigating officer, said: “This incident was obviously quite upsetting for the girl.

“I am appealing for the public’s help to find this man. I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and may have seen this man.

“If you have any information which could assist with our enquiries please get in touch.”

Anyone with information in relation to any appeals featured on this site is asked to contact the relevant officer on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Suspicious Man Seen In Gardens.

Around 12.30pm (lunchtime) today, Friday 9th May, a man was seen climbing over garden fences between Sycamore Road and Loughborough Road.  He was of ‘Asian’ appearance and after climbing over several fences, he made his way out onto Loughborough Road ( between Bentley Road and the school playing fields).

Were you in this area around this time, did you see this man ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from NHW member).

Graffiti – Hallam Fields area.

The local police are aware that some graffiti has appeared in the Hallam Fields area over the weekend.  The words ‘YOU’  ‘HUGO’  and   ‘TPK’  written in marker pen.  They will be making enquiries regarding this graffiti, but if anyone has any information please let the local beat team know by dialling 101 and leaving a message.

(Information by local beat officer)

Burglary – Riversdale Close.

Between 1.30pm on Saturday 3rd May and 8.00am on Monday 5th May, a house on Riversdale Close was broken into.  Entry was gained by smashing a rear patio door and property from the house was later found on the canal towpath close to Watermead Way.

Were you in this area around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Recent Burglaries.

East Road.  On Saturday 26th April between 4.00pm – 4.30pm, a rear door panel was forced.   Crime No.  LC/01712/14-5

Hermitage Road.  Between 10.30am on Friday 25th April and 4.00pm on Sunday 27th April, a front window was forced.  (Neighbours heard a noise around 4.00pm on Saturday, so could be linked to the incident above.)  Crime No.  LC/01738/14-1

Were you in these areas around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officers)

Credit Card Scam Warning.

We have received the following warning today via the Leicestershire County NHW :-

Don’t fall for a credit card scam in which Nottinghamshire residents have already been targeted.
One person in Hucknall was duped into handing over their bank details and card today (Tuesday 29 April 2014) while others in Mansfield, Ashfield and Nottingham have also reported being targeted.
In all incidents, a call was made to the victim by a man claiming to be a police officer.
The bogus officer said he was investigating credit card fraud and asked for verification of the person’s account number before arranging for a courier to collect the credit card.
Mansfield Inspector Carl Holland said: “One person has already fallen victim to this scam and we don’t want the same thing to happen to anyone else.
“No matter how plausible a person sounds on the end of the phone, a police force would never send a courier to collect your bank card, even if we were investigating an incident of fraud.
“Be protective of your bank details, don’t read them out before verifying a person’s credentials and if you have even the slightest concern, hang up and call police immediately.”
 
If you think you have been targeted by this man call your local Police on 101.

Damage to Motor Vehicles

There has recently been a number of incidents of damage to motor vehicles in the village ( 7 in total ).  In three of these incidents, tyres were punctured by a sharp object of some kind.  The incidents have occurred overnight and have happened in Wanlip Lane, Harrowgate Drive and Acacia Avenue.

The police advice is to park vehicles off the road / in a garage if at all possible.  It is suspected that a certain individual is responsible as opposed to these being ‘random’ attacks.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously late at night, please report it by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number or 999 if a crime is being committed.

(Information from local beat officer)

ATM at Barclays Bank in Birstall attacked by burglars

Issued on 15/4/14 at 4:37 p.m.

Crime number: LC/01539/14-0

Officers investigating a burglary at a bank during the early hours of this morning (Tuesday April 15) are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The incident took place just after 4am this morning at a branch of Barclays Bank in Sibson Road when a glass window was smashed and the ATM was forced open. A large quantity of cash was stolen from the machine.

Two men were seen leaving the premises in a Vauxhall Vectra which was later found abandoned in Rectory Road, Wanlip.

Detective Constable 4174 Clare Moore is investigating the incident, she said: “If you heard or witnessed anything suspicious this morning on Sibson Road please contact us.

“The car was found abandoned a few hours later and has since been recovered for forensic analysis, if you saw someone leaving the vehicle in Rectory Road, Wanlip sometime during the early hours of this morning then please get in touch.

Anyone with information in relation to any appeals featured on this site is asked to contact the relevant officer on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

(Copied from the Leicestershire Police website)