We have had a total of thirty-seven crimes reported during July, which is slightly down on June, when we had forty-one. We have had eight reports of damage to property (two of which related to vehicles being damaged), three house burglaries and one non-dwelling burglary.
Unfortunately we have seen a slight rise in the number of vehicles being broken into in July, with four reports compared to just two in June. This is obviously a lot less that we were having earlier in the year, however please continue to make sure you are locking your car at night and removing anything of value from it as we do not want to start to see a rise in these offences again.
Lastly, there has been a total of eleven ‘other thefts’ reported (including four drive-offs from the petrol station). However, aside from this, the number of other crimes reported has remained relatively low with only one or two reports being received.
For further crime information please visit: www.police.uk/leicestershire/NL60/
Crime Prevention Advice
During this period of hot weather that we have been having, many people are spending more time outdoors in their back gardens. Remember, however, that this is an ideal time for thieves to enter houses, especially porches and hallways to steal car keys and other items that have been left lying about, such as mobile phones and wallets etc. A burglar can be in and out in a matter of seconds and you may not even realise that items are missing for several hours, so if you are out in the back garden, remember to keep your front door locked and your windows closed to ensure that you don’t become a victim of burglary.
The beat team have been out this month dealing with several people who were wanted for not turning up at Court when they should have done. We have also located a vehicle that was being used without tax, insurance or an MOT, which we subsequently had towed away. The Police now have powers to remove vehicles if they have no tax or are notified as being off‑road and still being used, so if you have concerns about vehicles being use without road tax please call us on 101 to let us know. You can even check vehicles your-self and report any that are out of tax directly to the DVLA at www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax
Meet your local police team
Saturday 11th August PCSOs Mark Butler & Mo Musa will have the Beat Bus and will be parked up at the One Stop Shop car park on Hallam Fields Road from 11 am until 12.15 pm and then on the Co-Op car park Wanlip Lane from 12.30 pm until 1.45 pm
Saturday 18th August Sibson Road Beat Office from 10 am to 12 pm.
Tuesday 21st August PCSO Mark Butler will be at Old Nicks Coffee Shop, in the Community Hall at Wanlip from 10 am to 12 pm.
PC 1759 Dave Jaeckels