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Latest Alerts - January - April 2018

Neighbourhood Panel Meeting Horbling  3/4/2018
The Neighbourhood Panel  that covers the Bourne and Billingborough Policing area will be meeting on 3rd  April 2018 at The Meeting Room, Spring Lane, Horbling, Lincs NG34 0PF (behind The Plough Inn). This is an opportunity for members of the public to attend and pass on their thoughts / concerns for possible inclusion within the Neighbourhood Priorities that will be set after the meeting by a closed panel of elected members.

If you cannot attend the meeting  and wish to bring a concern or observation  to the attention of the panel please let us know and we will have them raised for you. Please email Bourne.npt@lincs.pnn.police.uk

Thank you for continuing to support Lincolnshire Police.
(PLEASE NOTE this is a Neighbourhood Panel Meeting not to be confused with Neighbourhood Watch
Meeting)

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Friends Against Scams Awareness Session 22/03/2018

If you can spot a scam you can stop a scam
Get #scamaware by attending an awareness session.
Next Session is at the  Elsea Park Community Centre, 1 Sandown Drive Bourne PE10 0US on 16th April at 6.30pm,( approx. 2 hours)  refreshments will be provided.

Please book your place by visiting https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/session.php?xCmd=find or email Graeme.parrott@lincs.pnn.police.uk
 

Thanks Graeme

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Stolen Bicycles 28/01/2018
There have been 2 bicycles reported as stolen in Stamford in the last week.

1 grey/black Viper mountain bike from Torkington Road overnight on the 21/01/18
1 green Voodoo mountain bike from Jackson Way between 11pm and midnight on the 26/01/18.

If you have any information regarding these thefts please contact 101 or contact Crime Stoppers UK anonymously on 0800555111. If you need any information about how to secure your bicycle please contact Stamford Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Kind Regards, Stamford NPT.


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Land-Rover Theft  28/01/2018
Message from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team.

Between the 22nd and 26th of January 2018, a red Land-Rover Defender 90 was stolen from the village of Barholm.  Land-Rover Defenders are becoming high profile target vehicles since production finished in 2015 and I would advise owners of these vehicle to take extra care to ensure your vehicle is secure.    If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident 186 – 26/01/2018.

Kind regards Stamford Npt.


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Theft Of Gate Main Road Uffington 25/01/2018
Message from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of a large oak gate from a house on main Road, Uffington. Overnight on 22/01/18 and 23/01/18 January. Incident no 294 of 23/01/18 refers

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting the incident or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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Scam Prevention - Suspicious Telephone Call 24/01/2018
Message from Lincolnshire  Police Headquarters, Engagement Team, Wednesday 24 January 2018.

Scam Prevention
A report has been received of suspicious telephone calls being received
(i) from an 0800 number, the caller claiming to have been involved in a road accident.  Call disconnected when challenged.
(ii) Caller claiming to be from BT, wishing to speak about a recent telephone bill.  Call disconnected when questioned further.

If you receive a telephone call from an unknown caller, where an attempt is made to discuss money, obtain bank details DO NOT RESPOND. 
Always ignore any suspicious emails, letters, phone calls or SMS text messages.  Press delete or simply hang up the telephone.

If you receive a suspicious telephone call, email or text message report any details you may have to Action Fraud - Tel 0300 123 2040 or via www.actionfraud.police.uk .
Or contact Lincolnshire Police Tel 101. 
Further scam prevention information can be found on website www.oprepeat.co.uk .


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7 Day Burglary Report Across Peterborough 23/01/2018
There have been 11 Burglary offences reported across Peterborough in the last 7 days.

CF0027950118 – Midland Road, Peterborough. 15/01/2018 08:00 - 13:00.

An unknown offender has forced open a patio door into a utility area and stolen a mountain bike.

CF0028680118 – Swanspool, Ravensthorpe. 15/01/2018 18:00.

Known offenders have smashed the patio door to gain entry. Once inside there has been an untidy search. Electrical items and jewellery have been stolen.

CF0029780118 – Rangefield, Orton Brimbles - 16/01/2018

Unknown persons have entered property whilst occupant has been in hospital. Various items moved around and some small items stolen.

CF0030850118 – Barnstock, Bretton - 16/01/2018 15:00 - 16:50

Unknown offenders have smashed the patio door and entered the property stealing electrical items. Tidy search conducted.

CF0032800118 – Paynesholm, Paston - 17/01/2018 18:59

Unknown offenders have forced entry to victim's home by smashing a double glazed window on the rear door. Items have been left in the rear garden. A hammer has been left on the window sill of the rear window.

CF0033240118 – Manton, Bretton - 17/01/2018 16:00 – 21:00

Unknown offender/s have entered the property by breaking the window in the back door and entering through the back door and then taken several items from the house including photographic equipment, 43” TV, small electrical items and jewellery.

CF0033910118 – St Marks Street, PE1 - 17/01/2018 23:00 - 18/01/2018 12:44

Offender entered via an unlocked door and a cycle, laptop and handbag were stolen.

CF0036810118 – Gullymore, Bretton - 19/01/2018 17:50

Offenders have entered rear garden and attempted to gain entry via the kitchen door window. Alarm was activated. No entry gained.

CF0037190118 – Drayton, Bretton - 19/01/2018 11:30

Rear patio door smashed to gain entry. Various small electrical items stolen, laptop, mobile phone etc.

CF0037840118 – Andrews Crescent, Paston - 20/01/2018 03:30 - 20/01/2018 10:15

Unknown offender has entered the property through an insecure door and stolen wallet and cash items from within.

CF0037850118 – Benland, Bretton - 19/01/2018 23:00 - 20/01/2018 09:00

Unknown persons have attempted to gain entry to victim's home by smashing a small double glazed window pane at the rear of the house. Only one of the window panes were smashed leaving the secondary window pane intact. No entry gained and nothing taken.
 

Increase in Theft from Garages and Sheds across Peterborough
Since 1st Jan 2018 there have been 49 offences of thefts from Sheds/Garages reported to the Police. The majority of these have had power tools, cycles, fishing equipment and alcohol taken.
The main areas that have been targeted are Bretton – Manton, Essendkye, Kings Henry Chase, Eyrescroft, Kirkmeadow, Pyhill, Ringswood, Dunsbury, Gullymore and Benland. Westwood – Flore Close, Deane Court, Everdon, Dingle Court and Lowick Gardens. Netherton – Witton Drive, Lyme Walk, Denham Walk, Ledbury Road and Vine Walk.
Don't leave valuable property in a shed or garage that is either unlocked or so run-down that it's no obstacle to a thief. If you suspect it might not stand up to attack by a thief then don't leave valuable items inside, such as your lawnmower or bicycle.
Fit decent locks to your shed door. The fittings should be bolted through the shed door and reinforced at the back with a steel plate. Any hasp should have concealed screws.
Padlocks used externally should be no less than 6cm wide and made of hardened steel. A "closed shackle" type is best, as thieves cannot get the likes of a crowbar through the shackle to break it. The locks themselves should have no less than five pins.
For sheds that have exterior door hinges - replace existing screws with security screws. They are designed so that they cannot be unscrewed once they are screwed in. Or alternatively bolted through as with the door lock.
Chicken wire or welded metal grilles fixed to the inside of shed windows with wooden or steel batons will deter the burglar.
Don't be fooled into thinking your garage is any more secure than your shed. Many up-and-over style garage doors are easily overcome, but a padlock with a hasp and staple on the inside is an effective way of improving security.
Consider adding a mortice lock to double garage doors with a rim latch.
Another option to secure an up-and-over garage door is a garage defender lock. This is a heavy-duty metal arm, padlocked to a base plate that is bolted into the concrete outside the garage door and prevents the door from being opened.
Alternatively you can fix bolts to the runners of an up-and-over garage door that can be locked from the inside. This is a particularly good idea if you tend to enter your garage from inside your home, and not from the outside.
If your garage door is attached to the main house, ensure any connecting doors are made secure.
If your gardening equipment or tools are especially valuable, consider using special security devices inside your shed or garage. Items can be locked down using chains through eyebolts secured to the floor or walls. There are a number of specialist systems available for this purpose.
Considering fitting security cages inside sheds or garages and keep valuable equipment inside them. It's well worth locking down ladders and tools that could be used to break into your house. Best not to encourage an opportunistic thief.
Mark all your garden equipment and tools with your postcode and house number/name.

Finally, check with your household insurance company that your policy includes cover for items stored in garages, sheds and outbuildings and remember, if you fail to put your equipment away or lock-up, your insurance company probably won't pay up anyway.

Your garden, as well as your house, has valued possessions that thieves would love to steal. It also has equipment that could help them break into your house.

Most burglars are lazy. They look for easy ways of getting into a house or garden. By taking a few simple precautions you can reduce the risk of being burgled and make your house and garden more secure.


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Theft From Mobility Scooter Black Prince Ave Market Deeping 22/01/2018
Message from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of lights from a mobility scooter parked in the rear garden of a house on Black Prince Avenue, Market Deeping, sometime between 19/01/18 and 22/01/18. Incident no 139 of 22/01/18 refers

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting the incident or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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Attempted Break In 22/01/2018
Message from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to an incident on Halfleet, Market Deeping where an unknown offender has attempted to break into a transit van.

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 166 of 22/01/2018 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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Theft from vehicles 22/01/2018

Message from the Stamford neighbourhood Police team,

Over the last few weeks, we have seen a growing trend regarding theft from work vans.  The offenders are opening the vans without a key and taking power tools from within.  The vehicles typically being targeted are Ford Transit vans but other vans have been done too.  The advice from the team would be to ensure you empty your vehicle at the end of each working day to minimise the risk of becoming a victim.

Kind regards Stamford Npt

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Attempted Burglary 18/01/2018
Good afternoon from the Stamford neighbourhood policing team,
Last night an attempted burglary took place on Hambleton Road, Stamford, on a garage attached to a property.
If you have any information relating to this incident please call 101 quoting incident 442 of the 17/01/18.
Kind regards,
Stamford NPT.



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Thefts From Vehicles 17/01/2018
Good afternoon from the Bourne neighbourhood policing team,
a small series of thefts from vehicles has occurred over night between the hours of 2230 16/01/18 and 0700 17/01/18 from large white panel vans. The offenders have gained access through the side door and taken some of the valuable work tools inside.
If you have any information relating to these crimes please call 101 quoting incident 87 of the 17/01/18.
Kind regards,
Bourne NPT.


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Theft From Vehicle 17/01/2018
Good afternoon from the Market Deeping neighbourhood policing team,
a small series of thefts from vehicles has occurred over night between the hours of 2230 16/01/18 and 0700 17/01/18 from large white panel vans. The offenders have gained access through the side door and taken some of the valuable work tools inside.
If you have any information relating to these crimes please call 101 quoting incident 68 of the 17/01/18.
Kind regards,
Market Deeping NPT.


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Market Deeping Neighbourhood Panel Meeting 16/01/2018
Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District neighbourhood policing team

Our Neighbourhood Panel Meeting will be held at 19:00 hrs on Tuesday 23rd January at The Open Door Church, Deeping St James there will be a public Open Forum from 19:00 - 19:30.

This is an opportunity for members of the public to attend and pass on their thoughts / concerns for possible inclusion within the Neighbourhood Priorities that will be set after the meeting by a closed panel of elected members.

I hope you are able to attend the meeting and raise your thoughts/concerns. If you cannot attend the meeting please let me know and I will have them raised for you.

Neighbourhood Priorities and other details can be found on the Police.uk website.

Thank you for continuing to support Lincolnshire Police.

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7 Day Burglary Report For Peterborough 15/01/2018
There have been 7 Burglaries reported across Peterborough during the last 7 days.

CF0013860118 – Friday 5/1/18 – 1200—1220 – Hallfields Lane Gunthorpe

2 Offenders have knocked on the door, barging their way in once the door was opened. The offenders have stolen some perfume. Enquiries are still on-going.

CF0015140118 – Sunday 7/1/18 – 15.25.15.30hrs –  Eyrescroft Bretton

Unknown offenders have gained entry and stolen various household items. Occupant was at home at the time, but fled via the rear of the property.

CF0014830118 – Monday 8/1/18 09.00-10.30hrs –  Heather Avenue Dogsthorpe

A handbag was stolen from an insecure premises.
 
CF0018190118 – 8/1-10/1 –  Old Bailey Road, Hampton Vale

A known offender has gained entry and taken various small items from the property.

CF0017130118 – Tuesday 9/1/18 15.45-18.10hrs –  Brookfurlong Ravensthorpe

The burglary has taken place whilst premises was unoccupied. Entry gained via a rear window being smashed. A search of the premises has taken place, and small items have been stolen.

CF0023030118 – Friday 12/1 – 0730-0930 –  Beaumont Way Hampton Hargate

The burglary has taken place whilst premises was unoccupied as occupants at work. Entry gained via a rear patio door being smashed. An untidy search of the premises has taken place, and small electrical items have been stolen.

CF0023620118 – Saturday 13/1 04.25-0430 –  Park Road Peterborough

An object has been thrown through a window whilst occupant was asleep. The unknown offender has reached through the broken window and stolen a wallet.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting the relevant crime number or visit www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.


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Phone Payment Scam Alert 04/01/2018

Lincolnshire Police has been asked to alert members to a phone scam circulating in our region at this time.

Residents are asked to be aware of scam phone calls where the caller demands immediate payment or their phone line will be disconnected, which is easy to fake during the call.

Please don't be persuaded to give any personal or financial/card information to anyone who cold-calls you, as genuine companies would not contact you in this way.
 

If you are contacted by a cold caller over the telephone or on your doorstep, please consider these points:

Do I really need the work/equipment being offered, if I haven’t already asked for a quote?
Will the person provide a written contract/quote?
Have I obtained other quotes to ensure the price being quoted is reasonable?
Have I obtained any references for this company or checked them on companies house to see if they are a registered company?
Have I checked to see if they are qualified to carry out the work ie Gas Safe registered engineer?

 If you are unsure of the company/person do not enter into or sign any agreement.

If a person refuses to leave your property, this is an offence and you should ring Tel: 101 to ask for assistance.
 

Company Registrations

To check if a company is registered and legal visit the website:
www.companieshouse.gov.uk

Lincolnshire Safer Communities Trading Standards.
For advice please call 03454 04 05 06.

Trading Standards nationally has an agreement with Citizens Advice Consumer Service to help you report a problem or obtain free, confidential and impartial advice and guidance on consumer issues.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (excluding bank holidays and public holidays)

Visit the website: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

Gas Safe Register: www.gassaferegister.co.uk
 
Action Fraud: To report scams and Internet security issues.

Ring 0300 123 2040 or visit the website: www.actionfraud.police.uk


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National Fraud Survey - From The Neighbourhood Watch Network 04/01/2018
The Neighbourhood Watch Network is looking to learn more about people's experience of fraud and the support available to victims.

Can you spare us two minutes to take our national survey today?

All results are completely anonymous and will help us understand how Neighbourhood Watch can improve the support offered to victims of fraud.

Click on the link below to take the survey.
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FraudVictimSurvey 

Please note the survey will close on Wednesday 10th January 2018.

Thank you very much.

The Neighbourhood Watch Network team

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