Burglary – Wanlip Lane

Between 7.45pm on Saturday 23rd and 5.00pm on Monday 25th January, a property on Wanlip Lane (close to Windmill Avenue) was burgled.  Entry was via an insecure rear door and a quantity of cash and some jewellery was taken.

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)

Attempted Burglary – Curzon Avenue

At 7.50pm on Monday 11th January there was an attempted burglary at a house on Curzon Avenue (between Park House Close and Kedleston Avenue).  The occupant was disturbed by someone trying to break in via the front door, they put the light on and the person made off.  Tool marks were later found on the door frame but no actual entry was gained.

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

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglaries – Keswick Close

On Friday 1st January between 1.00pm and 9.30pm, two properties in Keswick Close were burgled.  Entry in both cases was by forcing/breaking rear ground floor windows.

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 Watch member)

Lost Parrot

We have been contacted by a member who lives in the Blenheim Road area to ask us to publicise the fact that they have lost a pet parrot over the Christmas holiday.  The bird is an African Grey Parrot and is predominantly grey in colour with a red tail.

If you see or have any information about this lost bird, please report it to the Village Watch by dialling 2676397 and we will pass on the information to the owner.

(Information from a member via their local co-ordinator)

Burglary – Wanlip Lane

Between 7.00pm and 8.45pm on Friday 18th December a house on Wanlip Lane (close to Wanlip Avenue) was burgled.  Access to the property may have been via Wanlip Avenue.  Entry to the house was by smashing the glass in a rear patio door and using the key which was left in the lock.  Jewellery and cash is missing.

Were you in the area of Wanlip Lane / Wanlip Avenue around this time, did you hear or see anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglary – Castlegate Avenue

On Wednesday 2nd December at 4.30am, a property on Castlegate Avenue (close to Ambergate Drive) was broken into.  Entry was gained via a rear patio door.  The occupant was woken when their dog barked, and the intruder, who was wearing dark clothing, ran out of the back door.  A small amount of cash was taken.

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

(Information from local beat officer).

Damage to motor vehicles

There have recently been an increase in the number of incidents of damage to motor vehicles around the village.  The majority of these were due to a mini crime spree on Wednesday 11th November and believed to be by local youths.  The police are working very hard to try to identify those responsible but witnesses are difficult to find and where suspects were seen there have been only vague descriptions.  The police will be concentrating on the two roads most affected but would like anyone with any information to get in touch.

Did you see anything connected with these incidents ?  Do you have any information, however minor it appears ?  Please report it by dialling 101 (the police non-emergency number) or make contact with our local officers in the village (they are available at the Beat Surgery held each month).  Information can also be passed on anonymously by using Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Burglary – Wanlip Lane

Overnight on Friday 6th / Saturday 7th November, a house on Wanlip Lane ( close to the Crossway ) was burgled.  Entry was by forcing a lock on the rear kitchen door and a small amount of loose money was taken.  It is believed that the intruders were disturbed by the occupants dog barking.

Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police none emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Scam phone calls

We have had reports recently of calls concerning the setting up of emergency alert systems in your home.  These are obviously targeted at elderly residents and suggest that they can arrange direct access to the emergency services including the Social Services departments.  They usually also say that they already have people working in the area at the moment on properties close by.

Of course all they require is your bank details in order to set it up for you.

It is a scam.

Put the phone down and ignore it.

Theft of fuel from vehicles.

There has recently been two incidents in the village (Walnut Avenue and Copeland Road) of thefts of fuel from vehicles.  In both cases the fuel tank had a hole drilled into the bottom and fuel drained out.

Please be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious activity around parked vehicles whether on roadways or private drives.