Burglary – Copeland Road.

On Friday 11th January between 7.45pm and 8.00pm a house on Copeland Road was burgled.  Entry was gained via the rear patio doors.  The burglars were possibly disturbed by neighbours who were alerted after hearing noises.
Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the Leicestershire Police non-emergency number.
Crime ref:-  LC/00183/13-7

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglary – Curzon Avenue

On Thursday 3rd January at 1.30am, a house on Curzon Avenue (close to School Lane) was broken into.  Access was gained by forcing the door to a conservatory and then attempting to enter the house.  The burglars were disturbed by the occupant and two males in dark clothing were seen climbing over a wall and running up Curzon Avenue towards Roman Road.  It is believed that no property was actually taken.

Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101, Leicestershire Police non-emergency number.
Crime ref:-  LC/00035/13-6

(Information from local beat officers)

Loughborough Road – Burglary.

On Wednesday 26th December, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm, a house on Loughborough Road (between Firfield Avenue and the Sibson Road junction) was burgled.  It is believed that the intruders may have been disturbed.
Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101, the Leicestershire Police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Latest Incidents.

Oakfield Avenue.  On Sunday 16th December between 2.00pm and 7.30pm a garage was broken into.  LC/5527/12-2 (inc 648/17/12/12).   OIC PCSO 6595 Alex Beirne.

Longslade Community College.  On Monday 17th December at 10.10pm an attempted burglary occurred.  LC/5516/12-5  (inc 142/17/12/12).   OIC PCSO 6611 Mark Butler.

If you saw or heard anything suspicious, please contact the investigating officer by dialling 101.

(Information from local beat officers)

Burglar charged, but can you help?

A person has been arrested and interviewed after being caught on Saturday 15th December for burgling a shop in The Meadway. (Crime No LC/5498/12-6 OIC DC Frobisher, Inc 130/15/12/12).  He has also further admitted a burglary at a pharmacy on Sibson Road.  (Crime No LC/5499/12-9  OIC DC Frobisher).  He was charged to appear in court on Monday 17th December.

If anyone saw or heard anything at the above or the following incidents, please get in contact with the relevant officer (OIC) on telephone number 101.

Friday 14th – Sunday 16th December.  At the rear of a shop on Sibson Road (access from Stonehill Avenue) window boarding was removed but no entry gained.  (Crime No LC/5519/12-4  OIC Dc Frobisher)

Friday 14th – Sunday 16th December.  House on Elmfield Avenue (close to Loughborough Road) was burgled.  Entry gained via rear window.  (Crime No LC/5511/12-0  OIC PC 493 Bolstridge)

(Information from local beat officers).

Trading Standards – Alert.

We have today received the following message:-

Leicestershire Trading Standards has been contacted about a resident in the Sileby area receiving a cold telephone call from someone claiming to be from Leicestershire County Council’s ‘Finance Department’ and requesting the resident’s bank details.

It has been confirmed that the County Council has not contacted this resident in relation to any finance matter. The Finance Service Centre would not call residents to ask for their bank details over the telephone.
We have also been advised of another resident in the Barwell area who received an unsolicited call from a company that implied it was working with Age UK who wanted to visit and discuss financial matters, particularly that they could protect their house from having to be sold should they need to go into a care home. Although an appointment was initially made, the resident then cancelled it and no visit took place.
Trading Standards advises all residents to never disclose any of their banking details or other financial information over the telephone to anyone, even if they claim to be from that person’s bank.
If you receive any reports of similar activity or callers please contact Trading Standards on 08454 04 05 06 or use telltradingstandards@leics.gov.uk

Burglary – Loughborough Road

Officers are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a house on Loughborough Road in Birstall.

The incident took place between 12pm and 2.15pm on Monday, December 10.
Entry to the house was gained by forcing the rear patio doors.
A quantity of jewellery was taken including a silver Tag Heuer watch with a black face, a silver square faced Diesel watch with a green face, a silver DKNY watch, a platinum ring with diamond shoulders and a central pearl, an engraved gold chain and gold pendant, a fine gold chain set with blue stones, a delicate silver necklace with a small diamond encrusted heart, a pair of oblong earrings with diamonds in the centre and a silver box engraved with flowers.
Also taken was a black Apple iPad, a silver Apple Mac Book Pro laptop, an Apple TV, a silver Bose radio, a white Xbox and a JVC silver camcorder.
PC Nathaniel Lockley, the investigating officer, said: “The camcorder and laptop contained precious photos of the victims’ newborn baby daughter and the parents have been left heartbroken by this incident. Images like this cannot be replaced.
“I would like to appeal to anyone who has been offered any items matching these descriptions or who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious to contact us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 2062 Nathaniel Lockley on 101*, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 2062.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111. * Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile ‘phones and land lines Please note some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for this call.

Crime reference number LC/05442/12-8

(Information from Leicestersire Police – 11/12/12)

Burglars appear in Court.

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with burgling a house in Copeland Road, Birstall.

A laptop computer and a bunch of keys are alleged to have been stolen in the incident on December 5.
The girl is jointly charged with a 17-year-old youth of taking an £800 Vauxhall Astra without the owner’s consent on December 6 at Overing Close, off Loughborough Road, Leicester. It was alleged to have been taken from Oakfield Avenue, Birstall.
The girl appeared at Leicester Youth Court yesterday, and was remanded in custody until December 31.
The youth also made an appearance at Leicester Youth Court yesterday, and was due to make a further appearance there today.

Crime numbers: LC/05367/12-4, LC/05371/12-0

(Information supplied by Leicestershire Police  – 12/12/12)

Greening Birstall Challenge.

We have recieved the following message from the ‘Greening Birstall’ Group:-

Hello there,

Thought I’d better mention there will be people staring at house windows at some stage in the coming week (8-15 December) as part of the Greening Birstall challenge.
Leaflets were distributed with the November Birstall Post, asking people to stick them in a window when they had committed to five of the eight challenges on the leaflet, all of which save energy.
Volunteers will be counting how many leaflets there are in windows from tomorrow onwards. They won’t be coming up driveways or knocking on doors, but will be having a closer look at houses than might seem normal?
So if anyone feels concerned and contacts you, you will know what is going on.
For more information, look on www.greeningbirstall.weebly.com

Thank you,

Accident – School Lane.

At approximately 5.00pm on Friday 7th December, an accident occurred on School Lane (close to the park gates).  The police are keen to speak to any witnesses or persons who were in School Lane at the time.

Please contact PC Rich Carruthers (collar No 2139) by dialling 101 and leaving a message.

(Information from local beat officers)