We have had a total of forty-two crimes reported in May, which is seventeen less than April when we had fifty-nine. This is obviously positive and we hope that this downward trend continues.
We have had three house burglaries this month and we have only had three reports of vehicles being broken into, which is down from eighteen last month. Please continue to make sure that you are locking your cars at night and closing the windows as it’s easy to forget to do this, especially in the warm weather when you’ve had them all open.
Theft of fuel from the petrol station continues to be an issue with a total of eight reports this month. We are reviewing all these reports to see if there are any lines of enquiry. However more often than not the vehicles are using false or stolen number plates meaning that the offenders are difficult to identify and track down.
Aside from this there are no other crime trends to report. We have had two reports of vehicles being stolen and eight reports of assault. However several of these related to the same incident where one person assaulted a number of others, as opposed to being individual incidents.
For further crime information please visit: www.police.uk/leicestershire/NL60/
Crime Prevention Advice
We have recently had a report about a motorbike being stolen and we do get other reports fairly regularly. Take these easy steps to avoid yours being stolen.
1) Always secure your bike with a good quality lock, passing it through the wheels and securing it to a ground anchor so that it can’t be dragged or wheeled away.
2) If you have a garage, make some space and keep it secured inside!
3) Fit an alarm so that it activates if the bike is moved or interfered with.
4) Keep a record of the frame/vin number so that it can be identified if stolen and recovered.
This month we have conducted some speed checks on Rectory Road in Wanlip following complaints about vehicles speeding through the village. In just over an hour we had almost 160 vehicles through the site and I am pleased to report that the vast majority of drivers were adhering to the speed limit. One driver was issued with a verbal warning for travelling at 37mph and another was reported after he was caught travelling at 41mph. We will continue to conduct checks as and when we can as we are aware that many people are concerned about speeding drivers in the area.
We also attended the Wanlip Parish Meeting where we gave a crime prevention input to around thirty residents following a spate of incidents in the village last month. This was well received and will hopefully prevent other residents of the village from being targeted.
Meet your local police team
Co-op, Wanlip Lane. Saturday 9th June from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
Sibson Road Beat Office. Saturday 16th June and Saturday 21st July (both 10am to 12pm).
Old Nicks Coffee Shop, Wanlip. Tuesday 19th June from 10am to 12 midday.
Tesco, Sibson Road. Thursday 21st June from 4pm to 5pm.
PC 1759 Dave Jaeckels