Mar 19, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Break-in Granby

At approximately 1.30 on Friday afternoon there was a break in at a property in Granby Lane Plungar. Fortunately an alert resident spotted the perpetrators and called the police.

 

The culprits were disturbed before the police arrived and sped off in a white van bearing false number plates in the direction of Granby.

 

Please stay alert and ensure your property is protected by alarms and security devices etc. Do not leave house, garage and shed doors open  even for a “ few minutes” that is all the criminal needs. Most break ins are over in less than two minutes.

 

Please stay alert and do not hesitate to call 999 if you see a crime in progress or 101 if you see anything you consider suspicious.

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Mar 11, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Theft of High Performance Cars / Battery and Generator Theft

Theft of High Performance Cars

The following information has been issued to Orston NHW by the police as villages are being targeted by organised gangs looking to steal high performance cars.

 

 

 

Battery and Generator Theft

The following advice has been issued by Leics Police:

Around this time of year we tend to see an increase around battery and generator theft. To prevent yourself from becoming a victim of this crime, please consider the following steps:

  • Visibly mark your equipment where possible. Doing so will act as a deterrent as it will reduce its value if the thief attempt to sell it. This will also make it easier to identify your property when recovered.
  •  Photograph your property in order to keep a record of it. This will aid the police to be able to identify your property if recovered.
  •  Attach your battery and generator to a fixed location so that is difficult to then steal without causing damage.
  • Try to camouflage where the equipment is kept so that it isn’t visible to possible criminals. If there is a light on it to show that it is in working condition, try to cover this so it isn’t easily spotted in the night.
  •  Trackers can be attached to batteries and generators which will make it easier to trace if stolen.


As usual if you see anything unusual please report in to the police by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in progress.

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Mar 6, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Suspicious Vehicle / Cold Call Sales - Home Alarms / Vandalism / Theft of Diesel

Cold Call Sales - Home Alarms

Please beware of cold call salespersons offering allegedly monitored home alarm systems. One such caller recently offered an elderly couple such a system priced at £3,000 - and this was supposed to be a 50% reduction on the full cost! The system was subsequently valued independently at £300. As always NHW advises everyone to refrain from buying form cold callers – it only encourages them. If you need a product or service approach  reputable firms and get three quotes before committing to purchase.

 

Suspicious Vehicle

A White Transit type van reg WK03 YYB has recently been reported acting suspiciously in the area. Please be on the alert for this vehicle & report anything suspicious to the police.

 

Vandalism

A post with two rubbish bins attached located on the Normanton straight between Bottesford and Normanton was vandalised possibly overnight last Sat/Sun. We should all be angry about such mindless vandalism - we all pay for it through our council tax, so it’s our money that is being wasted. If anyone has information about this incident please report it to the police on the 101 non-emergency number and/or share it with us at NHW.

 

Theft of Diesel

The police are reporting thefts of diesel from building sites recently. If you keep diesel on your site/premises, consider fencing, CCTV, and a good lock to help keep your supplies safe.

If you spot anything suspicious or are a victim of crime please call 101 or 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in progress.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Mar 1, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Another Theft From St Mary's Church

Sometime between 19th and 24th February a Yamaha Audio Mixing Console has been stolen from the church. If anyone has been approached to buy such an item or knows anything about the incident please contact the police on the non-emergency 101 number. Alternatively information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers by phone on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

Feb 25, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: More Mindless Vandalism

Over the last week we have had two vehicles in the centre of the village, one High Street and one Queen Street that have been walked over causing damage to the bodywork. It is believed that this has happened overnight. If anyone has seen or heard this behaviour, please can they report it to the police.

The most recent incident was reported to them yesterday, and it is believed that it occurred Wednesday night on Queen Street. The vehicle in question was a red Mini.

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Feb 24, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Damage to the Play Area/Skatepark

Earlier this week extensive damage was caused to the play area on Grantham Road.

This damage includes:

A new waste bin has been ripped off a new post near to the children’s play area.

Over 20 pales have been pulled off the wooden fencing leaving exposed nails.

The skate ramps now have 4 holes in the wooden surface, possibly caused by concrete blocks.

Concrete blocks have been dropped into one of the waste bins.

 

Could residents in and around the area of the play area/skate park and those passing, particularly after dark, please keep an eye out for suspicious behaviour and report it to the police immediately.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626

 

Feb 21, 2017

Bottesford NHW Alert: Mobile Catering Truck Stolen / Door-to-Door Fish Sellers

Mobile Catering Truck Stolen:

 

During the last 24 hours a mobile catering truck has been stolen from the football field on Nottingham Road. The padlock securing the gates to the field was removed to gain access. The truck is in a distinctive bright red livery with “Hank Marvin” lettering on the side. It was bearing a vehicle registration number YN07 YHW but this may have been removed by the thieves. If anyone saw this truck being moved in the last 24 hours or knows its whereabouts please notify the police. If it is seen being moved it constitutes a crime in progress so please call 999 to report it, otherwise use the 101 number.

 

Door-to-Door Fish Sellers:

 

On Saturday the 18 February 2017 at about 9am elderly residents on School View, were approached by three men selling fish door to door from the back of a van. These men were selling fish at a high price and were trying to persuade elderly residents to buy for between £40 - £50. Even if the elderly resident said they did not have the money, they were told they could pay by card and their bank details were requested.  One elderly resident refused to hand over her bank details, saying that her daughter dealt with her banking affairs, but the man continued to pressurise her into buying. When she finally relented and bought some fish for cash, no receipt was provided.

 

The fish was in a white transit type van without any refrigeration. The three men were wearing Adidas trainers, Adidas trousers and a white jackets. The fish were in shrink wrapped containers and had a label on them with the name Packed for Northern Seas, Caterhouse Road  Durham, DH1 5HP with a use/freeze by date of 21.02.2021. Internet searches of this business name and address does not return any relevant information. This could still be a legitimate business acting in an over-zealous manner. On the other hand it may be one of an increasing number of disreputable fish sellers offering low quality and possibly illegal products using questionable sales techniques. These sellers also ignored stickers on some residents’ doors indicating that they did not wish to receive unwanted callers.

 

As always NHW advises not to buy from door-to-door callers. If you want to buy fish or any other product please go to reputable businesses who will provide safe and legal products. Door-to-door sellers who are over-insistent and will not leave when requested are committing a crime and should be reported to the police and/or trading standards.

 

If anyone else in the area had problems with these particular sellers please inform NHW so we can gauge the extent of the problem they caused.

 

 

John Shilton

Principal Co-ordinator

Bottesford Parish NHW

Email: JohnS@bottesfordparishNHW.org.uk

Mobile: 07725636626