NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Information on this page has been supplied by Neighbourhood Watch for Rutland or from the Leicestershire/Rutland Police Force

  • Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Alerts

    The Link to the Rutland Neighbourhood Watch App. It is highly recommend you download the App. You will receive all the ALERTS issued by the Police and NHW for Rutland and sometimes beyond.

  • Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Website

    This is a fairly new website and is worth a regular visit to keep up to date with local Neighbourhood Watch matters.

RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF 14/10
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of theft in Well Court, Empingham. Unknown persons have taken tractor from Paddock. This incident occurred between 08/10/2019 14:00 & 09/10/2019 14:15.
Three reports of criminal damage in Glebe way, Oakham. Unknown persons have damaged vehicle wing mirrors. These incidents occurred between 11/10/2019 19:00 & 11/10/2019 20:26.
Events
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 25th Oct between 10:00 & 11:00
Beat Surgery at Barrowden Community Shop on 11th Nov between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Farmers-Market Gaol Street on 16th Nov between 11:00 & 12:00
Latest News
National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019 - Do you know what a hate crime is? Hate crime is when someone commits a crime against you because of your disability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, religion or any other perceived difference.
Hate crimes and incidents not only affect the victim but also their family, friends and the wider community.
You can report a hate crime or incident to us via our website https://leics.police.uk or by calling 999 if it is an emergency. You can also report to your local council or anonymously via the Stamp it Out website: http://www.stamp-it-out.co.uk
Thefts of Catalytic Converters - Thefts of catalytic converters is on the rise across the region and Hondas and Toyota vehicles are at the fore of this offending. Manufacturers can add a cage around the cat converters at a cost, consideration should be given to modifying vehicle security. Recent offences have happened during the day in retail car parks, offenders may dress as mechanics so the public will not give them a second glance.
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can:
Email
contactus@leicesteshire.pnn.police.uk
Visit our website
https://www.leics.police.uk/
Call 101 (always call 999 in an emergency)
Call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on
0800 555 111

Message Sent By
Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF 7/10
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of criminal damage in Derwent Drive, Oakham. Unknown persons have damaged vehicle paintwork. This incident occurred between 02/10/2019 16:40 & 02/10/2019 16:40.
One report of a burglary residential to an unoccupied dwelling in Cold Overton Rd, Oakham. Unknown persons have gained entry by a rear window and appear to have used the property as a gathering place. No property taken. This incident occurred between 22/08/2019 10:00 & 30/09/2019 10:00.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Ermine Rise, Great Casterton. Unknown persons have removed vehicle number plate. This incident occurred between 01/10/2019 20:00 & 02/10/2019 06:00.
One report of theft in Wheatfield Way, Barleythorpe. Unknown persons have taken property from the side of the house. This incident occurred between 05/10/2019 18:40 & 05/10/2019 18:45.
Events
Beat Surgery at Empingham Methodist Church on 7th Oct between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Costa Coffee, Oakham on 9th Oct between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 25th Oct between 10:00 & 11:00
Latest News
Two-factor authentication (2FA) can help protect your online accounts, even if your password is stolen - Whether it's your Twitter, Amazon, or Netflix account, the explosion in popularity of online apps and services means more and more of us have to remember an increasingly long list of passwords.
Unfortunately, some of us cope with this challenge by resorting to practices that leave our data, devices and money at risk - using the same password across multiple accounts, or by creating simple passwords that could easily be guessed by a fraudster. Bad password practice is more prevalent than you might think. Data breach analysis carried out by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre found that more than 23 million users worldwide used 123456 as a password.
But let's say you're not one of those people, and you use strong, unique passwords for each of your online accounts. That's a great start, but you could still be vulnerable to phishing attacks or data breaches. Even the most complex password offers you no protection if you've typed it into the 'password' field of what you thought was your bank's genuine website, or if a plain-text version is leaked in a data breach. That's why an additional layer of security is essential to properly securing your accounts.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a way of strengthening the login security of your online accounts. It's a bit like how an ATM works. You need both your debit card (first factor) and your PIN (second factor) to get access to your account. The main objective is better security. If your card is stolen, they still need your PIN. If your PIN is stolen, they still need your card.
Online accounts with 2FA enabled work in a similar way. They require you to verify your identity using your password (first factor), as well as a randomised code (second factor) that's delivered to your mobile phone. If your password is stolen, they still need your phone. If your phone is stolen, they still need your password. You should enable 2FA on all of your important online accounts, such as your email, or any account that holds your personal or financial details.
For instructions on how to enable 2FA on popular online services, visit https://www.telesign.com/turnon2fa.
For more simple tips on how to protect yourself online, visit http://www.cyberaware.gov.uk.
If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber-crime, report it to Action Fraud at actionfraud.police.uk
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can:
Email contactus@leicesteshire.pnn.police.uk
Visit our website https://www.leics.police.uk/
Call 101 (always call 999 in an emergency)
Call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111

Message Sent By
Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF 25/9
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had two reports of theft from a vehicle in Main St, Lyddington. Unknown persons have gained entry and taken property. These incidents occurred between 20/09/2019 22:30 & 22/09/2019 07:45.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Hambleton. Unknown persons have gained entry and taken property. This incident occurred between 21/09/2019 16:00 & 21/09/2019 17:00.
One report of criminal damage in Nightingale Way, Oakham. Unknown persons have damaged vehicle paintwork. This incident occurred between 09/03/2019 17:00 & 13/03/2019 17:00.
One report of a burglary residential to a secure dwelling in Main St, Thistleton. Unknown persons have gained entry by means of a ground floor window and have taken property. This incident occurred between 22/09/2019 22:30 & 23/09/2019 06:30.
Events
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 27th Sept between 10:00 & 11:00
Beat Surgery at Thistleton Church on 5th Oct between 10:30 & 11:30
Beat Surgery at Empingham Methodist Church on 7th Oct between 14:00 & 15:00
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 25th Oct between 10:00 & 11:00
Latest News
Special Constables - are volunteer police officers who play a pivotal role in helping police Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Becoming one gives you the chance to work alongside regular police officers, bring skills and experiences from your day job and give something back to your local community.
Special constable typically give up at least 16 hours of their spare time each month, some give much more.
As a special, the demands are ever changing, and the role is just as much about supporting victims, providing reassurance and building relationships as it is about flashing lights and handcuffs. You could make a valuable contribution to your community, while also developing your skills and learning to think on your feet.
Same uniform, same powers
Based across the Force area, specials wear the same uniform and carry the same powers and responsibilities as regular police officers. They're enjoying a variety of roles and carrying out duties such as:
policing local events
assisting at road traffic incidents
raising awareness of force initiatives and campaigns
liaising with local schools and colleges to promote crime prevention
and much more
For further information please see the link below:
https://www.leics.police.uk/police-forces/leicestershire-police/areas/leicestershire-force-content/careers/join-us/police-volunteer-roles/special-constable/overview/
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can:
Email
contactus@leicesteshire.pnn.police.uk
Visit our website and report online
Call 101 (always call 999 in an emergency)
Call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on
0800 555 111

Message Sent By
Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)

Cold Callers Offering Government Grants For New Boiler Beware 24/9

I have been asked by Trading Standards to send the 'below message' to make you all aware of a scam that has been reported in the Loughborough area just in case this issue starts going in other areas within Leicestershire.

Stay Safe – "If you see something….Say Something and Report it!"

PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station.

Did you know you can report crime and incidents using our online portal. Please visit https://www.leics.police.uk/ Click on "REPORT".
In an emergency dial 999

"Leicestershire Trading Standards Service" has received recent reports of cold callers operating in the Loughborough area offering government grants to put towards a new boiler if your existing boiler is old or if you receive credits for example pension credits. The callers state they are working with an energy company and Leicestershire County Council's Environment department.

They are not working with Leicestershire County Councils Environment department. Be vigilant when dealing with traders on the doorstep.

Message Sent By
Ali Haq (Leicestershire Police,PCSO,South Leicester)

Vehicle Crime Slight Rise Across Area 11/9

We have noticed that there has been a slight rise in vehicle crime of late. This has included the theft of catalytic converters. For those not in the know. This is the part of the car designed to remove those harmful gases and particals that cause polution. These have a quantity of precious metal that thieves will be looking for.
There are a few ways of reducing the risk of this happening to you. You can get marking kits, and if you go to your nearest station they may well be able to help you out on that. The other method is to purchace a cage which can be fitted around the converter making it significantly more difficult to remove. I am not going to suggest which is best for you as you will know that, but can I suggest to look to Google (other search engines are available) and look at what is available.
Secondly can we again remind people NOT to leave anything on view in your car. Someone far wiser than me once said "lead them not unto temptation." or similiar.

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Message Sent By
Steve Adams (Police,PCSO,Market Harborough Lutterworth 40 Beat)