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Alerts received December 2017 - September 2016

Residential Garage Burglary Horbling 20th-23rd Dec  24/12/2017
Dear Members,

Sometime between 5pm on Wednesday 20th and 9am on Saturday 23rd December a detached residential garage in Billingborough Road Horbling was broken into.

Unknown offender/s has stolen a Husqvarna petrol lawn mower and a quantity of hand tools.

If you can assist with our enquiries please call 101 and quote incident 254 23/12/17 or alternately call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sandra

Pcso Brommell

Bourne and Billingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team.

TEL 101 EXT 3726/7


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Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter - December Edition 22/12/2017

Here's our latest newsletter - read it here Our News!
Here's the link too!
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge/news-read-latest-e-newsletter/

Merry Christmas to all our Neighbourhood Watch members and supporters - have a very happy and neighbourly New Year!
 
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Theft From Vehicle Halfleet Market Deeping 14/12/2017

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to the theft from a yellow ford transit van on Halfleet, Market Deeping between 18:30 on 12/12/17 and 08:00 of 13/12/17. Various tools taken including a Bosch concrete breaker.  

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 48 13/12/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support

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Op Blackwater 2017 12/12/2017

Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Op Blackwater - driving under the influence

The ‘Think Don’t Drink’ campaign will start on Monday 18 December and run into the New Year.  The identities of people found to be driving under the influence of drugs will also be released.  The force hopes that this will make people think twice before getting behind the wheel.

Lincolnshire Police has made over 1,000 arrests for drink driving in the last year* and over 150 arrests for driving under the influence of drugs.  Nearly 70% of those people were charged*.

A recent study by the Press Association found that the force charges more offenders than anywhere else in the UK.

Inspector Ewan Gell from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, says:

“Drink-driving is still a problem in Lincolnshire but we are very good at catching offenders.  I sincerely hope we don’t have to name a single person over these two weeks.  Driving under the influence can be deadly, claims and ruins lives but is easily avoidable.

“Do not consume a drop if you are driving and be wary the morning after as you could still be over the limit.  If we pull you over the consequences could be a losing your licence, a criminal record or even a prison sentence.”

John Siddle from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership says:

“Drink drivers cannot turn back the clock however, almost all those arrested wish they could.  They stand to lose so much when they make that decision to get behind the wheel – their livelihood, life, other people's lives and possibly their liberty if they are sent to prison.

“The knock-on effects of that will be loss of job, possible loss of home (who pays the mortgage) car insurance increase, possibly a re-sit of the driving test.  Despite this some people still choose to drink or drug drive, so I welcome Lincolnshire police's decision to name those charged with driving whilst impaired, through drink or drugs, which adds to the list of deterrents already in place.”

If you suspect someone is about to drive under the influence please call 101 or 999 in an emergency.

For more information please click here.  Please follow #ThinkDontDrink for updates during the campaign.

*For the period December 2017 – November 2017 the force recorded 1,057 arrests.  During this same period 158 were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.  706 people were charged for drink driving and 51 for drug driving during this same period (67.8%).

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Criminal Damage Black Prince Ave Market Deeping 30/11/2017

Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good evening from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to an incident on Black Prince Ave, Market Deeping where an unknown offender has thrown a brick through a window on 30/11/17 at 01:50.

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 12 of 30/11/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support
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Suspicious Activity Campion Drive Deeping St James 29/11/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Please be aware we have had two males try a door handle and garden gate on Campion drive, Deeping St James at 10:25 on 28/11/17 

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 122 of 28/11/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support

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Police Officer Scam Alert 28/11/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Police Officer Scam Alert

Please be aware of a scam operating in Lincolnshire this time.

Scam details

A telephone call is made by a person stating they are a police officer based in the fraud dept.  They state that suspicious activity has been made on your bank account and they need you to either draw money from your account or transfer it to a safe bank account.

A genuine police officer or bank official will NEVER ask you to transfer or draw money from your bank account.  Police officers cannot gain access to your bank account without a court order being granted.

If you are contacted by ANY ONE stating to be an official ask a family member or friend to ring the organisation on a different phone to the one you have received the phone call on.  Do NOT ring any numbers that you are given by the caller.

You can report any such contact to Action Fraud on Tel: 0300 123 2040. Website www.action.fraud.co.uk

Private Hire Services Providers

Please can we also ask that taxi and mini cab drivers keep an eye out for any passengers that are collecting packages from residents in Lincolnshire and then travelling straight back out of the county.

Report any such incidents on Tel: 101 or if in progress ring 999.

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Burglary Stowe Road Langtoft 25/11/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

We are appealing for witnesses to a burglary on Stowe Road, Langtoft on 23/11/17 at approx 15:30, offender wearing blue anorak and trousers was disturbed and ran from the rear of the property.

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 296 of 23/11/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support

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Shopping Online Safely 24/11/2017
This is a message sent via Lincolnshire Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

How To Shop Online Safely

Check the web address

Always check you’re on the correct website. Criminals can set up fake websites that have a similar design and web address to the genuine site.
 

Is it a secure connection?

Web pages you enter personal or financial details into should display a locked padlock sign and have a web address that starts with https. This means your connection to the website is secure.
 
Phishing

Don't click on links or attachments within unsolicited emails. The number of online shopping related phishing emails increases significantly during the holiday period.
 
Bank transfers
65% of Action Fraud reports during the 2016 Christmas period were linked to online auction sites. Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.

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Earlier Issued Pay Pal Scam Alert 16/11/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

To our members who have received the earlier email regarding the Pay Pal scam alert.

Please DO NOT click on any of the links within the email attachment as this is a copy of the scam email and the links are shown as per the original email scam issued.

Once again - please do not click on the links within the attachment.

Regards

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Pay Pal Scam Email Alert 16/11/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Please find attached to this alert as copy of a Pay Pal scam circulating in Lincolnshire at this time.

Do not click on any links within the message and just delete it.

To view my attachment, please go to www.lincolnshirealert.co.uk and you can view the message on the section  Latest Lincolnshire Police Alerts

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HMRC Telephone Scam 16/11/2017
This is a message sent via Lincolnshire Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Message sent by Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)

For some time SCAMMERS have sent letters and e-mails claiming to be HM Revenue and Customs recently this has progressed to phone calls which contain an automated message as follows:-

 "This is Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs. We have been trying to reach you to let you know we are filing a law suit against you." The message is then said to provide a list of options, such as: "To speak to your case officer, press one".

The scammers will then claim that debts are due and payment can be made via a number of methods.  HM Customs and Revenue do not send automated messages.

Members of the public have been conned out of thousands of pounds by scammers using this scam. Please just put the telephone down if you receive a telephone call like this. Recently this telephone number has been used to make these calls 07537182087.

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Cyber Security Advice Installing The Latest Software Updates 14/11/2017
This is a message sent via Lincolnshire Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

Have you installed the latest software updates?

Install the latest software and app updates on all of your devices.  These updates often contain important security upgrades which help protect your device from viruses and hackers.

Do you want to know more?

CyberProtect now has pages on Facebook and Twitter.  Follow us now for more advice and support.

www.Facebook.com/cyberprotectuk 
www.twitter.com/cyberprotectuk

If you require printer friendly versions of our alerts please contact us.

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Employment Fraud Alert 13/11/2017
This is a message sent via Lincolnshire Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified a number of reports where job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them, or requesting money to secure accommodation.

 

Individuals registering with job seeking websites or searching for jobs on The Student Room website are being contacted by bogus recruitment companies/businesses asking them to complete application and interview forms which request personal details and banking details, as well as copies of identity documents.

In some instances the applicant is invited along for interview, either in person or over the phone, to make the process look as legitimate as possible. This is impacting on students and graduates looking for work both in the UK and overseas. Some job seekers, as well as divulging personal details, have paid money to the fraudsters in order to secure a bogus rental property alongside the job offer.

How to protect yourself:
 
    Check emails and documents from the recruiter for poor spelling and grammar – this is often a sign that fraudsters are at work.
    If visa fees are mentioned, ask the embassy representing the country where you believe you will be working how to obtain a visa and how much it costs. Check that the answers the potential employer or recruiter gave you are the same – if they’re not, it may be a sign of fraud.
    Carry out thorough research to confirm that the organisation offering you the job actually exists. If it does exist, contact the organisation directly using contact details obtained through your own research or their website to confirm the job offer is genuine.

What to do if you’re a victim:

    If you think your bank details have been compromised or if you believe you have been defrauded contact your bank immediately.
    Stop all communication with the ‘agency’ but make a note of their details and report it to Action Fraud.
    Warn the operators of the job website you used that their site is being used by fraudsters.
    If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.


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Theft Fron Garage And Vehicle Tattershall Drivemarket Deeping 06/11/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

We are appealing for witnesses to two crimes

Theft of a sat nav and phone from vehicle on Tattershall Drive, Market Deeping overnight between 8:30pm on 5/11 and 7am on 6/11. Incident 119 of 6/11/17 refers

Theft of bicycle from a garage on Cromwell Way, Market Deeping overnight between 11:30pm on 5/11 and 9:30am on 6/11. Incident 112 of 6/11/17 refers

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

 Thank you for your continued support

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Phantom Debt Collectors And Bailiffs Fraud Alert 06/11/2017
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Phantom Debt Collectors and Bailiffs Fraud Alert

Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by bogus bailiffs requesting payments for a “phantom” debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a bailiff working on behalf of a court, attempting to recover funds for a non-existent debt.

The caller will request payment by means of bank transfer and if this is refused, will threaten to visit the premises to recover the debt that is owed. A range of different businesses and individuals are being targeted.

Though this type of fraud can occur throughout the UK, Action Fraud has noted that a significant level of reports are being made from those in the Yorkshire area.

Tips for staying safe:

    Confirm what the debt is regarding; bailiffs are only used to recover certain debts such as council tax, child support and compensation orders. Bailiffs are not used to recover debts relating to private advertisement; these would be collected by debt collectors. Debt collectors do not have the same legal powers as bailiffs and will not have special court authorisation to act. For more details regarding this, please look at the Citizens Advice website.
    If you work for a business and receive a call or visit from bailiffs or debt collectors, be sure to speak with your manager or business owner first. Never pay the debts yourself on behalf of the business you work for; some fraudsters have suggested employees do this whilst talking with them, suggesting they can then be reimbursed by their employer, when in reality the debt is non-existent.
    Double check with the court or originating company to confirm whether the call is legitimate; if you use a landline make sure you hear the dialling tone prior to dialling as the caller could still be on the line and you could potentially speak to the fraudster(s) to confirm the non-existent debt. Also be sure to independently search for a telephone number to call and clarify; never use a number provided by the caller without carrying out your own research.
    Request details of the debt in writing to confirm its legitimacy.
    Do not feel rushed or intimidated to make a decision based on a phone call.
    You can report suspicious calls like these to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfaud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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Building Site Burglary 04/11/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

On the 2nd of November 2017, a residential building site on Empingham Road, Stamford was the subject of a burglary.  A large number of items have been stolen from the site including tools, kitchen appliances, radiators and diesel fuel.  A number of unfinished properties have been entered and much damage caused.  If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident 52 – 02/11/2017.

Thank you.  

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Please Leave A Light On  03/11/2017
Message sent by
Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

If you are attending a firework display over the weekend please remember to leave a light on at home.

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Wildlife Crimes  30/10/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Over the next few months, we will see an increase in the number of Hare coursing and Deer poaching related incidents reported.  If you suspect incidents of hare coursing or deer poaching are occurring, please report it to the police on 101.  Hare Coursing comes under Operation Galileo and Deer poaching under Operation Trust.  

Thank you for your continued support.

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Incidents In Stamford 30/10/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

A black Suzuki motorcycle was stolen at 01:20am on the 29th  October 2017 on Saint Georges Avenue, Stamford.  The number plate on the vehicle was M909-JOP.  If you have any information relating to the theft or know of the vehicles whereabouts, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident 52/29/10/2017.  

Another incident to note is an attempt burglary reported at the Blackstone’s Sport and Social club on Lincoln Road, Stamford.  The offenders tried to force the rear door open sometime between 00:00 and 10:50 on the 29th of October 2017.  One of the offenders was wearing a dark coloured hoodie top and the other a fur lined Parka with a woolly hat.  If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 179 29/10/2017.

Thanks you for your support

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Criminal Damage To Vehicles Duchess Drive Market Deeping 29/10/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

We are appealing for witnesses to criminal damages to wing mirrors on two vehicles on Duchess Drive, Market Deeping between 20:00 on 25/10/2017 and 08:00HRS on 26/10/2017

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident no 333 of 28/10/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support

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Criminal Damage Lark Rise Deeping St James  28/10/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to criminal damage on Lark Rise, Deeping St James. At approximately 20:45 hours on 25/10/17 four youths were seen to throw a ball into a residents garden and then throw something at the window causing it to break.  

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident no 450 of 25/10/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support

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Damage To Vehicle Linchfield Road Deeping St James 28/10/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to damage to white ford fiesta van on Linchfield Road, Deeping St James. At approximately 22:30 hours on 24/10/17 the wing mirror has been kicked off.

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident no 43 of 25/10/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support

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Neighbourhood Watch E-Newsletter October Edition 20/10/2017
This is a message sent via Lincolnshire Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch
(Please do not reply or forward this email directly; please use the Reply, Share buttons at the bottom of this message)
Message sent by Lisa Parker (NHWN, Register Administrator, England & Wales)

Dear NW supporter,
Here’s the latest October edition of our popular e-newsletter Our News.
Copy the link below.

http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge/news-read-latest-e-newsletter/


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Bourne District Neighbourhood Watch Agm 06/10/2017
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

THIS MEETING HAD TO BE CANCELLED.

THE AGM WILL BE RESCHEDULED ASAP AND THE SCAM PRESENTATION MADE LATER

The AGM of Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch Association will be held at The Bourne Fire Station, South Street  Bourne  on Monday 9th October 2017 at 7.00pm.   
All co ordinator ,deputy co ordinators  and members of the public  in the Bourne, Billingborough, Stamford Rural and Deepings & Uffington Neighbourhood Policing Teams area are welcome to attend.
Included in the meeting is a presentation regarding  scams
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Theft From Barns Stamford Road Market Deeping 08/09/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to the theft from two barns at a property on Stamford Road, Market Deeping sometime during the day on Wednesday 6th September.  Padlocks have been forced off  the barns, car wheels, 2 pedal cycles, 2 hand batteries and tools have been taken.

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident no 388 of 06/09/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Thank you for your continued support.


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Theft Of A 14 Ivor Williams Trailer Barholm Road Tallington 02/09/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of a 14 Ivor Williams trailer, 16 foot long, twin axle, no registration no, tipping body and a yellow hydraulics handle. Taken from a home on Barholm Road, Tallington between 17:00 on 01/09/17 and 07:50 on 02/09/17. 

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident no 99 of 02/09/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support


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Theft Of A Go Cart Clare Court  Baston 02/09/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of a Go-Cart; black ‘Gillard’ chassis, RM125 2 Stroke Suzuki Engine, Disk brakes, front nose panel is bright orange with the number 8 on the front and on the back. Taken from a home in Clare Court, Baston between 20:00 on 29/08/17 and 06:00 on 30/08/17.

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident no 79 of 30/08/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support


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Burglary  29/08/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,

On the 21st of August 2017, Grange Farm, North Witham had a farm building broken into and items removed from inside.  The offenders would have had a vehicle parked nearby, possible in a farm track.  If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 53 21/08/2017. 

Regards

Stamford Npt


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Shed Burglaries  29/08/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,

Between the 21st and the 22nd of August 2017, a large number of shed and garage burglaries have been reported in the areas of Moor lane, Templars Way and Wimberley Way in South Witham.   If you have any information relating to these crime, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident number 383 22/08/2017.

Regards

Stamford NPT.


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Illegal Waste Operators  22/08/2017
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Engagement Team, Tuesday 22nd August 2017.

FARMERS BEWARE
Don't become a victim, illegal waste operators may use your land to store waste and then abandon it, leaving you to pay to clear the waste. 

There is an information leaflet produced by the Environment Agency available.
Please check out their website: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/wastecrime

If you are approached to store waste for someone else, or suspect that this is going on in your area contact the Environment Agency incident hotline: 0800 80 70 60
or Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111


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Vehicle Crime Tallington  20/08/2017
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

We are appealing for any information regarding theft from a motor vehicle which was parked in the lay-by near the care home on the main road through Tallington between 7am and 4.30pm on Friday the 18th August. the vehicle involved was a blue Peugeot Please call us on 101 with any information 17000354174 refers ....Thanks Graeme

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Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter August Edition 18/08/2017
Message sent by Lisa Parker (NHWN, Register Administrator, England & Wales)

Here’s the latest edition of Neighbourhood Watch’s e-newsletter Our News.

Click here to read it and find out why Neighbourhood Watch is the largest grassroots crime prevention movement in England and Wales.
http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge/news-read-latest-e-newsletter/

Neighbourhood Watch is proud to be supported by the Co-op Insurance and ERA Home Security.

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Criminal Damage  18/08/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good afternoon from the Neighbourhood Police team,

On the 15th and 16th of August 2017, two separate reports of graffiti have been logged with the police off South Street, Bourne.  One offence took place near the Corn Mill, where the word Paedophile was written on a brick wall.  The second incident took place a short distance away, with the word Pedo written on the pavement.  If you have any information regarding these two crime, please contact the Police on 101 quoting incident 92 15/08/2017 or 141 – 16/08/2017 retrospectively.

Thank you for your support.


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Theft  18/08/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good afternoon from the Neighbourhood Police team,

On the 14th of August 2017, a theft was reported in the village of Deeping St James, between 1pm and 2:15pm.  The offender(s) have taken a rotovator and a large quantity of plums from an allotment off Linchfield Road.  If you have any information the relates to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 355 14/08/2017.

Thank you for your support.    


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Scam Alert Male Calls At Older Females Asking For Money Exeter Gardens Bourne Today  16/08/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Incident 286 16/08/17

Around 3pm today an unknown male has attended the address of an older female in Exeter Gardens, Bourne asking for 90.

This male claimed he’d just moved in and needs the money to pay a removal company!!

He is described as white, 6ft, slim build, early 30s with short brown hair, clothing unknown.

Please be aware of this SCAM and advise your older family members.



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Burglary Jubilee Drive Market Deeping 11/08/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to a burglary from a house on Jubilee Drive, Market Deeping. Offenders gained entry via the front window between 22:00 on 09/08/17 and 07:00 on 10/08/17.

Any information or to report suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident no 57 of 10/08/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support



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Cold Calling - Intruder Alarm System Sales  08/08/2017
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Crime Prevention & Partnerships on Tuesday, 8th August 2017.

We have been made aware by a concerned resident that an Alarm company are “cold calling” Lincolnshire residents, trying to sell them intruder alarm systems. 

If you do get a sales call please be mindful of the information that you pass to them.
When considering security systems for your home or business.
Don’t deal with cold callers or telesales enquiries, you should avoid doing doorstep or telephone business.

Many traders who call at your door are honest and genuine; however, some are not and can be extremely persuasive.  If you have serious doubts about the legality or sales techniques being employed by this type of Security Company, or if they are using hard selling tactics which include unduly raising the fear of crime, pressure selling, unclear contracts and overpriced security systems, contact Lincolnshire Trading Standards for advice, tel 03454 04 05 06.
 
Be aware that not all costs may be shown and ask yourself, How much is:

    Installation costs, what am I getting?
    Servicing – how much, how often?
    Have monitored – upfront or monthly payments?
    How long will I pay for it, minimum 3-5years?

Please be aware that all alarm companies that install systems in our county which promise a Police response to alarm activations must be registered with one of the two national inspectorate bodies which are the NSI and the SSAIB.
 
You can check if an alarm company is inspectorate approved by contacting the NSI on telephone number 01628 637 512 (website: www.nsi.org.uk) and the SSAIB on telephone number 0191 296 3242 (website: www.ssaib.org
 
For further information on intruder alarm advice for domestic properties please visit the following websites: www.securedbydesign.com
And www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/watch
 
Community Safety & Crime Reduction advice can be found on Lincolnshire Police force website: www.lincs.police.uk or by clicking on the following link: https://www.lincs.police.uk/reporting-advice/home-security/

 

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Not Sure - Do Not Open The Door  27/07/2017
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Engagement Team, Thursday, 27 July 2017.

NOT SURE - DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR
Lincolnshire Police have received an increased number of reports of rogue traders knocking at doors. One incident involved an uninvited trader calling at a resident's home and charging 200 for the sale of tea towels and other miscellaneous items.

ALWAYS BE AWARE of people who arrive at your door unannounced.  Most genuine callers will have pre-arranged an appointment. If you become suspicious or notice a suspicious vehicle contact Lincolnshire Police immediately, tel 101 or 999 in an emergency.

ALWAYS SAY 'NO' TO UNINVITED DOORSTEP CALLERS. 

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Vehicles Broken Into Bourne Woods & Edenham  27/07/2017
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Police are appealing for information in connection with thefts from two Motor vehicles in the Bourne area yesterday Wednesday 26th July

Incident 206 theft from motor vehicle Bourne Woods car park occurred between 12:30pm and 1:30pm offender broke window to remove items

Incident 248 Theft from Motor vehicle Dollan Lane Edenham. Occurred between 1:15pm and 2:45pm offender broke window to remove items

If you were in the area during the above times and can assist identify any suspicious persons / vehicles seen in the area or have any other information you believe could assist our investigation please call 101 quoting either incident 206 (Bourne Woods) or 248 (Dollan Lane Edenham)
Thank you

 
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Thefts Across Our Area 25/07/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

Our area has suffered numerous incidents of break ins to vehicles, sheds and garages for tools, loose change and bikes happening overnight. Please double check cars are locked garages and sheds are secured. Consider extra security measures.

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

Thank you for your continued support


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Burglary Linchfield Close Deeping St James 13/07/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to a burglary on Linchfield close, Deeping St James; between 07:30 and 12:00 on 12th July jewellery and iPads taken

Any information or suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 356 of 12/07/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support

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Have You Been A Victim Of Crime Recently 11/07/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

HAVE YOU BEEN A VICTIM OF CRIME?

As we know better than anyone does, crime happens every day across our region, even though it is one of the safest places to live.

One of the ways to deal with crime is through Restorative Justice.  This can help you to understand why a crime has been carried out against you and to find out the reasons why.

If you would like to know more, please contact the Restorative Justice Department at Lincolnshire Police headquarters.

We will keep recirculating the information so we can contact as many members as possible both old and new to alert you to this service.

restorativejustice@lincs.pnn.police.uk

Tel: 01522 947246 or 947247

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Burglary Bourne Road Langtoft  09/07/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses to a burglary on Bourne Road, Langtoft; Offenders have entered via the side double glazed door between 09:30 and 12:30 on 6th July and searched the home, cash and jewellery taken

Any information or suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 220 of 06/07/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support

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Bourne And District Neighbourhood Watch Meeting  07/07/2017
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

www.bournedistrictnw.co.uk

The July meeting of Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch Association will be held at The Bourne Town Council Offices  on Monday 10th  July starting at 7.30pm.
 
A member of the local policing team will  be available to answer  questions regarding local issues. 

All co ordinators, deputy co ordinators  and members of the public  are welcome to attend.
To obtain further information regarding this meeting please contact me Philip Knowles philipknowles@sky.com
or Tel: 01778 425438

Chairman Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Cold Callers Touting For Roofing Work In Bourne  05/07/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear Members,

Earlier today 2 males were door knocking in Bourne touting for roofing work. They used a white van with red livery wording similar to “THE FLAT ROOFING COMPANY. CO" this was deemed suspicious by the witness and incident 110 05/07/17 relates.

If you see the above vehicle please call 101 quoting the above incident number.

Thank you for your continued support.

 Sandra

 Pcso Brommell

 Bourne and Billingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Mobile 07939 887863
 
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Pet - Fraud Alert 04/07/2017
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed a rise in the reporting of pets, and in particular puppies and kittens, being advertised for sale via popular online auction websites. The fraudsters will place an advert of the pet for sale, often claiming that the pet is currently held somewhere less accessible or overseas. Upon agreement of a sale, the suspect will usually request an advance payment by money transfer or bank transfer. However, the pet does not materialise and the fraudster will subsequently ask for further advanced payments for courier charges, shipping fees and additional transportation costs. Even if further payments are made, the pet will still not materialise as it is likely to not exist.
 
Tips to staying safe when purchasing pets:
 
    Stay within auction guidelines.
    Be cautious if the seller initially requests payment via one method, but later claims that due to ‘issues with their account’ they will need to take the payment via an alternative method such as a bank transfer.
    Consider conducting research on other information provided by the seller, for example a mobile phone number or email address used by the seller could alert you to any negative information associated with the number/email address online.
    Request details of the courier company being used and consider researching it.
    Agree a suitable time to meet face-to-face to agree the purchase and to collect the pet. If the seller is reluctant to meet then it could be an indication that the pet does not exist.
    A genuine seller should be keen to ensure that the pet is going to a caring and loving new home. If the seller does not express any interest in you and the pet’s new home, be wary.
    If you think the purchase price is too good to be true then it probably is, especially if the pet is advertised as a pure-breed.
    Do not be afraid to request copies of the pet’s inoculation history, breed paperwork and certification prior to agreeing a sale. If the seller is reluctant or unable to provide this information it could be an indication that either the pet does not exist or the pet has been illegally bred e.g. it originates from a ‘puppy farm’. A ‘puppy farm’ is a commercial dog breeding enterprise where the sole aim is to maximise profit for the least investment. Commercial dog breeders must be registered with their local authority and undergo regular inspections to ensure that the puppies are bred responsibly and are in turn fit and healthy. Illegally farmed puppies will often be kept in inadequate conditions and are more likely to suffer from ailments and illnesses associated with irresponsible breeding.
    When thinking of buying a pet, consider buying them in person from rescue centres or from reputable breeders.
    If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting  www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

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Lincolnshire Firearms Surrender The Safer Hands Campaign 30/06/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Lincolnshire Firearms Surrender: The 'Safer Hands' Campaign

In a bid to promote safety, Lincolnshire Police are providing an opportunity for County residents to give up their guns.

Residents can surrender into 'safer hands' their unlicensed or unwanted firearms, ammunition, war memorabilia and imitation weapons between the 3 and 10 July 2017.

 The surrender period will serve as a reminder and an opportunity for people to relieve their homes and their consciences of unlicensed and unwanted weapons.

 Temporary Superintendent Phil Vickers said: “This is a chance for people to really think about whether they want to hold on to their weapons, and as a reminder to check that they still have the legal right to do so.

 One less firearm means one less opportunity for tragedy. The potential for the weapon to cause accidental injury, to fall into the wrong hands or be used in a suicide is removed."

 The last firearms surrender in 2014 proved successful with 132 weapons handed in. Officers found many of these to be shotguns for which a licence was not held, or had expired.

 “The vast majority of licence holders in our county treat this huge responsibility with the required importance.  However, there may be people who don’t want this responsibility anymore, whose licences have lapsed or, sadly, through the death of the licence holder, the weapons are no longer legally held.  We can take this worry away for you,” said Temporary Superintendent Phil Vickers.

 The surrender will also invite imitation and replica weapons.  Temporary Superintendent Phil Vickers explained: “The fear and intimidation they cause is real even if they are not.  Anything that looks like a firearm will be accepted as part of the surrender week.”     

 You should contact police immediately if you know that someone else has a firearm illegally or are concerned about someone in possession of any firearm, even if they have a licence.

 In an emergency dial 999, and if you don’t want to give your name you can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

Did you know?

    By keeping an air weapon and not taking reasonable steps to prevent access to it by someone under 18 years old you could be committing an offence?    [Section 24ZA Firearms Act 1968]

    By taking a firearm, air weapon or even an imitation firearm out in public you could be committing an imprisonable offence?     [Section 19 Firearms Act 1968]
 
    If you have ever been sentenced to a term in prison of three months or more, or even a suspended sentence of this length, you may commit an offence by possessing any firearm, even if it is an antique!  [Section 21 Firearms Act 1968]
 
How to hand in your weapon

 You can take your item to any police station providing it is packaged and bagged safely and appropriately. Check our website for opening times. There is no need to call ahead unless you have queries or concerns about your weapon or the process of handing it in.

 If you are elderly, infirm or without transport, police will attend your home. Please call 101.

 Do not attempt to bring items that might be unstable, e.g. a hand grenade. Call 101 for advice.

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Shed Burglary And Criminal Damage West End Langtoft 29/06/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,

We are appealing for witnesses for two incidents on West End, Langtoft  offenders have entered a rear garden via the field causing damage to a fence, they have then climbed the adjoining fence and broken in to the neighbours shed using a bolt cropper to cut the bolt loops and stolen

3 Nr flat bladed Stanley red handled screwdrivers.

3 Nr posi-drive Stanley blue handled screwdrivers.

1 Nr insulated electricians red handled screwdriver.

1 Nr posi-drive JCB yellow handled screwdriver.

1 Nr Stanley block plane, still in yellow box.

1 Pr blue handled bolt croppers.


Any information or suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 151 of 27/06/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your continued support

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Telephone Call Blocking Service Warning 20/06/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Telephone call blocking service warning

We are getting reports of members being contacted by a call blocking service offering to block unwanted calls free of charge.

During the telephone call the caller then asks for debit card details.

Please do not give out any personal details and simply end the phone call immediately.

One telephone number that has been recorded is 01698 253060.  (You can block this number if you already have a call blocking service.)

Your telephone line provider can arrange this service for you.

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Dogs Die In Hot Cars Alert  19/06/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Dogs die in hot cars alert

To avoid any confusion about the action you should take as a member of the public, please see the attached leaflet which will gives you clear and legal instructions on what to do should you come across a distressed dog or other pet in a car.

Please feel free to circulate as required.

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Criminal Damage  18/06/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good afternoon from the Stamford neighbourhood Policing team,

On the 18th of June 2017, St James church in Castle Bytham was the subject of criminal damage.  The offender has damaged the door handle, but has not gain entry to the church.  If you have any information that may be link to this crime, please report it to the police on 101, quoting incident  number  164 – 18/06/2016.

Kind regards

The Stamford Npt.


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Theft Of Solar Panels  05/05/2017
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

The farming community in the Bourne area are being warned to be extra vigilant after the theft overnight of a large number of solar panels from a farm north of Bourne. The theft occurred between 9.30pm on Wednesday 3rd May and 5.00am on Thursday 4th May. If you can assist with our investigation please contact us on tel 101 quoting incident 74 of 04/05/17 or alternatively you can call Crimestopper anonymously on 0800 555 111 .
Please also remember to report any suspicious activity to Police on tel 101 ....Thanks Graeme

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Scam Phone Calls From TPS 03/05/2017
Message sent by Jason Possnett (Police, PCSO, NC45)

Residents in the Bourne area have reported receiving scam phone calls from people claming to represent the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).
The Caller, who appears to phone from outside the UK, were trying to obtain personal details and would probably have asked for money to pay for 'TPS membership', had the calls not been terminated.
The TPS is a FREE service and their operators will NEVER make cold calls to a residents home.

Bourne & Billingborough neighbourhood Police.

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Stamford Town Panel Meeting 02/05/2017
Message sent by Christopher Clarke (Support, PCSO Stamford, Stamford Station)

Message from the Stamford Town & Rural Neighbourhood Policing team,

The panel meeting will be at New College Stamford, Drift Road, Stamford PE9 1XA. The meeting is being held on the 9th May 2017, starting at 1830hrs. The first 30 minutes of the meeting will be open to members of the public, with the second part being closed to the panel members. This gives you a chance to raise any local concerns affecting you or your community. Please come along and have your say on local policing priorities in Stamford.

Kind regards Stamford NPT

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White Vaux Combo Van Involved In Harecoursing Dunsby And Northorpe Fen Areas Today 01/05/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear Lincs Alert Member,
 
Earlier this afternoon males with dogs from a white 51 plate Vauxhall combo van have been involved in harecoursing incidents in Dunsby and Northorpe Fen areas.
Incidents 144 & 168  01/05/17 relate.
We have been unable to locate this vehicle therefore if seen please call 101 immediately.
 
As always thank you for your support.
Warm Regards
Sandra
 
PCSO BROMMELL
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727
Mobile 07939 88 78 63

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Cold Callers 28/04/2017
Message sent by Jason Possnett (Police, PCSO, NC45)

Good afternoon,

We have received reports of cold callers currently active in the Queens Road area of Bourne.

If you are targeted by these canvassers, please do not buy items from the door as items are often over priced and of low value.

Any information can be reported on Incident 249 & 250 28/04/17.

Many thanks from the Bourne & Billingborough Police.

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Dwelling Burglary 27/04/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
On the 26th of April 2017,  a house burglary was reported in the village of Lound.   The offender(s) gained entry after smashing a window at the rear of the property during the day.  A television and a number of mobile data devices seem to have been taken during the incident.  If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 288 26/04/2017.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay

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Commercial Burglary 26/04/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
Overnight between the 25th and 26th of April 2017, a burglary occurred at Pet Life International, Occupation Road, South Witham.  The offender(s) have force entry into the property via a window and caused damage to the property once inside.  If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 69 – 26/04/2017.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay

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Criminal Damage  22/04/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
On the 18th of April 2017, it was reported to the Police that the disable parking sign at Carlby Playing fields was ripped out of the ground and thrown about the lawn.  The offenders also broke a plant pot located nearby.  If you have any information that may be related to this crime, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident 294 18/04/2017.
 
Thank you for your support.

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Criminal Damage  22/04/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
Overnight on the 21st of April 2017, a black car was targeted by vandals on Collins Avenue, Stamford.  The offenders have punctured two of the vehicles tyre, rendering it unusable.   If you have any information that may be linked to this offence, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident number 104-22/04/2017.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay
 
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Criminal Damage  22/04/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
Overnight between Friday the 21st April  and Saturday 22nd, a park bin was destroyed on the Recreation ground in Stamford.  The offender has set fire to the bin, melting it to the ground.  If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101 and make a report.   Together, we can fight crime.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay 
 
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Work Van Break Ins Stamford 21/04/2017
Message sent by Christopher Clarke (Support, PCSO Stamford, Stamford Station)

Good morning from Stamford Town & Rural NPT
Over the last few days a number of work vans have been broken into with tools removed. The locations of the break in's have been close together including Highlands Way, Fife Close & Arran Road, Stamford. Please be aware of these breaks, report any suspicious behaviour or if you have any information please call us using the 101 number. Thank you.

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Stolen Dog Update 20/04/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Pleased to confirm BUGZY has been located safe and sound. Now returned to owners. Thank you to all that shared the message. This enabled the finders to return him.

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Business Burglary Red Lion Sq Stamford 19/04/2017
Message sent by Christopher Clarke (Support, PCSO Stamford, Stamford Station)

Hello from Stamford Town and Rural NPT.
A shop on Red Lion Square has been burgled and approx. 1000 stolen. The shop is believed to have been broken into between 1700hrs 16/04/17 and 0800hrs 17/04/17. If you can help us with this investigation please call on 101 quoting incident number 87 17/04/2017

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Canines On Patrol Alert Stolen Dog Alert 19/04/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

I have decided to alert our members to this stolen dog as it is near our border and the dog may now be located elsewhere.

Canines on Patrol Alert – Stolen dog
 
Name: BUGZY
Breed: COCKER SPANIEL
Colour: TRI COLOURED - BROWN BEIGE AND WHITE
Age: ADULT
Sex: MALE
Chipped: YES AND REGISTERED NOW AS STOLEN
Area lost: NEWARK/NOTTS BORDER NR KNEESALL VILLAGE
Marks & Scars: DOCKED TAIL
Other Info: WAS WEARING ID COLLAR
 
Alternatively, you can report all sightings and information to DogLost on Tel: 0844 800 3220
Or visit the DogLost website to see further details on:
http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog-blog.php?dogId=113821#.WPcf0FIzWig

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Burglary Osbourne Way Market Deeping 18/04/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to a burglary on Osbourne Way, Market Deeping, sometime between 14th April – 17th April. Entry gained by climbing the garden gate and smashing the rear patio doors.  
 
Any information or suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 296 of 17/04/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Theft Of Metal Waste Container From Industrial Units Ni Billingborough Over The Easter Holidays 18/04/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear Lincs Alert Members,
 
During the Easter holidays a grey metal waste container has been stolen from outside an industrial unit in Whiteleather Square, Billingborough.
This theft has occurred between 7pm Thursday 13th April and 7am this morning 18th April.
The container is approximately 30ft x 10ft in size and had the word Veolia on the side.
 
We are appealing for any witnesses to this theft, along with any persons who have CCTV which may assist in identifying the offenders to call us on 101 quoting incident 159 18/04/17 or alternately to call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
As always thank you for your support.
Warm Regards
Sandra
 
 
PCSO BROMMELL
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727
Mobile 07939 88 78 63
 
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2 Males Reported For Deer Poaching In Springwood Hanthorpe 16/04/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear Lincs Alert Members,
 
I would like to share the below with you in the hope of reassuring the rural community that we are out there and we won’t tolerate Poaching!!
 
During lone pro-active rural patrols at dusk last night I located an unattended vehicle parked on the track entrance to Springwood, Edenham Road, Hanthorpe. This I perceived to be suspicious for various reasons including it being alien to this county but mainly that gut feeling ‘it just wasn’t right!’
Numerous Police checks, actions were carried out which has resulted in two males being reported for offences under section 1 of the Deer Act 1991.
Enquiries are ongoing towards a successful prosecution.
 
Warm regards and a Happy Easter to you all.
Sandra
 
PCSO BROMMELL
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727
Mobile 07939 88 78 63

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Crime Catch Up For Bourne And Billingborough Areas 12/04/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear Lincs Alert Members,
 
Incident 141 08/04/17 An insecure shed in Greenfields Lane, Folkingham has been entered with a lawnmower and hedge trimmer being stolen this happened between 6th and 8th April.
 
Incident 384 10/04/17 an insecure car in Thurston Close Bourne has been entered with a Sat Nav and iPod stolen. This happened between 1pm yesterday and 8am today.
 
Incident 81 11/04/17 an attempt burglary has happened over the last few days in Viking Close, Bourne.
 
Incident 251 11/04/17 sheds at the rear of properties in Bedehouse Bank, Bourne have been entered and damage caused. It is unknown over what period of time this occurred.
 
Regards
Sandra PCSO BROMMELL
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727
 
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Attempt Burglary Linchfield Road  Deeping St James  12/04/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to an attempt burglary on Linchfield Road, Deeping St James overnight on 11-12th April. Entry attempted by trying to force open the rear patio doors.  
 
Any information or suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 78 of 12/04/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Theft Of Diesel From Quarry Stamford Road West Deeoing  12/04/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to a theft of diesel from the Quarry on Stamford Road, West Deeping overnight on 11-12th April
 
Any information or suspicious activity in the area, please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 58 of 12/04/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Illegal Raves 11/04/2017
Message sent by Patrick Welby-Everard (Support, PCSO NC36 Sleaford Rural South, Sleaford Station)

Please could everyone be vigilant and be aware of any locations that could be used by illegal ravers this bank holiday.
Should anyone see anything suspicious please contact Lincolnshire police on 101 or 999 if it is considered urgent.

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Criminal Damage - Carlby Village 11/04/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,

Overnight between the 7th and 8th of April 2017, damage has been caused to a road sign and a fire hydrant on Main Street, Carlby.  If you have any information that maybe linked to this offence, please contact the Police on 101 with any information you may have.  There is no current incident number for this offence.

kind regards

Jay

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Suspicious Circumstances Beaufort Drive Market Deeping  11/04/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to an incident on Beaufort Drive; Market Deeping on 7th April, where 3 males were cold calling stating residents roofs needed work doing.  Offenders were driving a small white van (similar to a Ford Connect). The males have over charged for the work they have done for a resident.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 412 of 07/04/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
Please remain vigilant, if you are aware of any similar activities happening, please contact 101. 
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Theft From Vehicle On Tattershall Drive  Market Deeping 11/04/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to a theft from a vehicle on Tattershall Drive, Market Deeping. Sat Nav and lose change stolen overnight on 8th – 9th April.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 245 of 09/04/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
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Operation Mastif Illegal Raves  11/04/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Operation Mastif – illegal raves
 
 
During the spring and summer months Lincolnshire suffers from a number of organised illegal rave gatherings.

Whilst raves are normally located in remote areas, they do have a negative impact on rural communities.  They damage land and the environment with waste products, litter, damage to crops and distress live stock in nearby locations.

Bank Holidays are key risk weekends for raves.

Lincolnshire Police would ask members of our communities to be observant.  Whilst out and about during normal business please check locations, particularly disused buildings such as barns and other large buildings, for signs of possible preplanning.
 
 

    This will sometimes consist of fences/gates being removed to allow access for cars.
    Padlocks and chains being cut or broken but then left in situ.
    Buildings being cleared to allow access for large numbers of ravers.
    Posts being issued on social media for awareness of up and coming locations.
    Sightings of large numbers of cars following each other or converging in a rural location.
    Road markings such as paint marks on the surface.
    Ribbons on gates and in hedges.

 
 
Please report any such information under Operation Mastif on Tel: 101 or alternatively you can report on line:
 
https://www.lincs.police.uk/report-online/
 
If a crime is in progress or there is a threat to life please ring: 999

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Criminal Damage Spalding Road Deeping St James 10/04/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good Afternoon from the Market Deeping and district neighbourhood Policing Team

We are appealing for information after a property was damaged on Spalding Road, Deeping St James.

Between the 1st and 3rd April 2017 unknown offender/s have thrown silver paint over the property and the vehicle parked on the driveway.

If you have any information that could assist our investigation, please call on 101 quoting crime number 17000148093 .

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Bale Storage Scam Farmers And Landowners 10/04/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police HQ)

Farm and Country Business Watch Alert

BALE STORAGE SCAM – FARMERS and LANDOWNERS

Farmers in Lincolnshire are currently being targeted to illegally store waste bales on their land in exchange for storage payment terms.

No official documentation is received in respect of the contract and two farmers have been found to have had hazardous waste left on their land for which they now face a bill of up to 3,000 and 300,000 to have removed.

Please ensure that any contact by these contractors is reported to the Environment Agency and Lincolnshire Police.

You should ensure that correct paperwork is in order i.e. Waste Carriers Registration; obtain the name of the carrier and registration details of the transporting vehicle.

The costs of legally removing these bales far out ways the cost of having them stored and you may be at risk of cross contamination.
               
Call Lincolnshire Police on Tel: 101

 Or report it on line
https://www.lincs.police.uk/report-online/
 
Environment Agency enquiries@environment-agency.gov.uk
Telephone: 03708 506 506
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Burglary Greatford 07/04/2017
Message sent by Christopher Clarke (Support, PCSO Stamford, Stamford Station)

Hello from Stamford Town and Rural NPT.
We've had a report of a burglary in Greatford where a barn was broken into and a number of power tools were taken. Its believed to have occurred 1700hrs 03/04/17 & 1020hrs 05/04/17. If you can help with this investigation please contact us on 101 quoting crime number 17000142490

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Theft From Vehicle Althorpe Close Market Deeping 07/04/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to a theft from a car on Althorpe Close, Market Deeping. Whilst the car was parked on the street an AMP speaker was taken sometime between 20:30 on 03/04/17 and 14:00 on 04/04/17.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 254 of 04/04/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
 
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Section 15A Sexual Offences Act 2003 Updated  06/04/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Section 15A Sexual Offences Act 2003 updated
 
 
Please see the following information in respect of the new sexual offences legislation:
 
Sexual Communication with a child SC15A SOA 2003
 
Section 67 of the Serious Crime Act 2015 inserts a new offence into the Sexual Offences Act 2003, at section 15A, criminalising sexual communication with a child.  The offence carries a maximum 2 year prison sentence.  This came into effect on 3rd April 2017 and will not be retrospective, and will apply in England and Wales.
 
These changes will mean that:
 
    A person aged 18 or over commits an offence if they intentionally communicate with a child under 16, who the adult does not reasonably believe to be 16 or over, if the communication is sexual or if it is intended to encourage the child to make a communication which is sexual.  The offence will be committed whether or not the child communicates with the adult.
    The offence will apply only where the defendant can be shown to have acted for the purposes of obtaining sexual gratification.

Is this an internet specific offence?
 
No.  The offence applies equally to online and offline communications and irrespective of the way the communication is made (for example it will apply to oral communications and written notes as well as to e-mails and text messages).
 
 
The offence has been tightly drawn to apply only where the defendant can be shown to have acted for the purposes of obtaining sexual gratification.  Ordinary discussions, for example within families or in an educational context, will not be caught by the offence.
 
 
To report a crime to Lincolnshire Police
 
Call Tel: 101
 
Alternatively, report on line
 
https://www.lincs.police.uk/report-online/      
 
For internet crime advice
 
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
 
Child Line confidential listening and advice service
 
https://www.childline.org.uk/
 

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Bourne And Billingborough Npt See An Increase In Fly-Tipping  05/04/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear Lincs Alert Members,
 
We have seen a significant increase in fly-tipping in our area consisting of mattresses, sofas along with office furniture.
Fly-tipping is a criminal offence, which could result in a fine of up to 50,000.
 
 
If you witness fly-tipping taking place please call 999 immediately. If you feel safe to do so please take the registration details of the vehicle.
 
This offence forms part of our rural crime, which not only affects the countryside and wildlife but the people who work and live within it.
 
The Neighbourhood Policing Team is working closely with SKDC Neighbourhoods Team who can be contacted on 0800 183 0279
 
The Environment Agency have a 24/7 free advice line 0800 80 70 60
 
Thank you for your continued support
 
Sandra
 
PCSO BROMMELL
 
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727
 
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Ransomware Advice 05/04/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Ransomware advice
 
Ransomware is a type of malware (like a computer virus) that invades a computer system and encrypts the files that it contains.  The contents of those files are then held to ransom by the attacker, who offers to decrypt the files for a price.  Ransomware often invades through email attachments that are clicked by unwise users, and it is often targeted at businesses, which are more likely to pay the ransom for files that are commercially valuable to them.
 
Ransomware is a serious acquisitive crime that has a significant impact on its victims.
 
 
For anyone affected by Ransomware, there is an online project between law enforcement and private industry that is combatting this type of crime by publically releasing keys when ransomware is cracked.  Find it at: https://www.nomoreransom.org/
 
 
Lincolnshire Police has a Cybercrime Unit and if you are affected by such demands, please report it on Tel: 101.  The Unit will advise and coordinate action to ensure the best possible chance of capturing the evidence and intelligence necessary to pursue offenders, even when they are in another country.
 
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New Online Report A Crime Service 04/04/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

NEW ONLINE REPORT A CRIME SERVICE

If you would like to report a non-urgent crime you can now do this online from our Lincolnshire Police website.

All details are sent over a secure internet connection and all information is treated confidentially.

Please do not use this service for -

Fraud and online crime – please contact

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud
 
Crime that happened on a train or railway station – please contact

http://www.btp.police.uk/contact_us.aspx
 
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Law Abiding Citizen Alert 03/04/2017
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses, pretending to come from various email addresses, which have been compromised.
 
The subject line contains the recipient’s name, and the main body of text is as below:
 
“Hi, [name]!
 
I am disturbing you for a very serious reason. Although we are not familiar, but I have significant amount of individual info concerning you. The thing is that, most likely mistakenly, the data of your account has been emailed to me.
 
For instance, your address is:
 
[real home address]
 
I am a law-abiding citizen, so I decided to personal data may have been hacked. I attached the file – [surname].dot that I received, that you could explore what info has become obtainable for scammers. File password is – 2811
 
Best Wishes,”
 
The emails include an attachment – a ‘.dot’ file usually titled with the recipient’s name.
 
 
This attachment is thought to contain the Banking Trojan Ursniff/Gozi, hidden within an image in the document. The Ursniff Banking Trojan attempts to obtain sensitive data from victims, such as banking credentials and passwords. The data is subsequently used by criminals for monetary gain.

Protect Yourself:
 
Having up-to-date virus protection is essential; however it will not always prevent your device(s) from becoming infected.
 
Please consider the following actions:
 

    Don’t click on links or open any attachments you receive in unsolicited emails or SMS messages: Remember that fraudsters can ‘spoof’ an email address to make it look like one used by someone you trust. If you are unsure, check the email header to identify the true source of communication (you can find out how by searching the internet for relevant advice for your email provider).
    Do not enable macros in downloads; enabling macros will allow Trojan/malware to be installed onto your device.
    Always install software updates as soon as they become available. Whether you are updating the operating system or an application, the update will often include fixes for critical security vulnerabilities.
    Create regular backups of your important files to an external hard drive, memory stick or online storage provider. It is important that the device you back up to is not connected to your computer as any malware infection could spread to that as well.
    If you think your bank details have been compromised, you should contact your bank immediately.

 
If you have been affected by this or any other fraud, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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Landrover Thefts And Rural Crime  03/04/2017
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Engagement Team, Monday, 3rd April 2017.

Between 21st and 28th March 2017, nine incidents of theft of vehicle parts (Land Rover), trailers and other metal tools/cabling have been reported.  The stolen items are being stored in disused rural outbuildings on farm estates for later collection, including on the Grange Farm Estate covering approximately 12,000 acres, stretching from Louth to Grange de Lings, Lincoln.

Please remain vigilant, especially around rural and farm locations. If you are the owner of a Landrover vehicle ensure it is kept secure and park it as discreetly as possible.

If you have any information or notice any suspicious person(s) or vehicle please contact Lincolnshire Police immediately Tel 101 or call Crimestoppes anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Criminal Damage Recreation Ground Stamford 02/04/2017
Message sent by Christopher Clarke (Support, PCSO Stamford, Stamford Station)

Good morning from Stamford Town & Rural NPT.
The web swing on the Recreation Ground has been damage by unknown person/s. One of the metal support rings has been cut through. It is believed to have occurred 30/03/2017 between 0800 & 1800hrs. If you have any information please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 174 31/03/17. Thank you

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Our News - Nhwn E-Newsletter Latest Edition 30/03/2017
Message sent by Lisa Parker (NHWN, Register Administrator, England & Wales)

Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporter,
 
Here’s the very latest edition of our NHWN e-newsletter Our News.
 
(Just click on the words Our News above and you’ll be taken to the e-newsletter on our website!)
 
Inside this edition you'll find:
 
               A chance to win one of three sets of ERA padlocks.
 
               How financial fraud is costing the UK 2 million every single day.
 
               Tales of DIY disasters from our sponsor the Co-op Insurance.
 
               How to Take Five minutes to protect yourself online.
 
               News from across our friendly network
 
And much more!
 
Don’t forget Our News is about you - our valued Neighbourhood Watch supporters.

If you’ve got something to share about Neighbourhood Watch in your area then email lisa.parker@ourwatch.org.uk and share your good news with Our News readers!

Do you need to update your details on Neighbourhood Alert? Don’t reply to this Alert!
If you need to update your details on Neighbourhood Alert please login to Neighbourhood Alert and change them.
If you have any queries regarding how to do this or need help with other technical Neighbourhood Alert queries contact support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk


Best wishes
Your NHWN team.
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Residential Garage Burglaries In Deeping St James 22/03/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to two residential garage burglaries in Deeping St James
 
First, A Cobra CB Radio has been taken from a garage on the Parslins, Deeping St James between 17:00 on 20/03/17 and 21:43 on 21/03/17. Incident 473 21/03/17 refers.
Secondly, a garage on Spalding Road, Deeping St James has been entered by smashing the window; nothing appears to have been taken occurred between 17:00 on 20/03/17 and 08:17 on 21/03/17. Incident 63 of 21/03/17 refers
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number referring  or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
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Recent Information Request 22/03/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team.
 
Sometime over the last few weeks, damage has been caused to the play area in Little Bytham, off Creeton Road.  The offender has caused damage to the playing equipment using a heavy cutting tool, possible a pair of bolt cutters.  If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 83 – 16/03/2017
 
Another crime I would like to bring to your attention is a shed burglary in the village of Little Bytham.  The offence occurred on the allotments off Creeton Road, where a number a hand tools and a tractor top linkage was stolen.  The offence occurred between Monday the 13th and Sunday the 19th of March 2017.  If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 204 – 20/03/2017.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay
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Police And Crime Commissioner Visit 05/03/2017
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough Station)


The March meeting of Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch will be held at The Bourne Methodist Church,  Abbey Road Bourne on Monday 6th  March starting at 6.30pm.
 
Guest speaker will be Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire  Mr Marc Jones  who will be available to answer questions on the counties policing policy.

Members of the Local Policing Team will also be available to answer  questions regarding local issues. 

All co ordinator ,deputy co ordinators  and members of the public  are welcome to attend.
To obtain further information regarding this meeting please contact me philipknowles@sky.com
or Tel: 01778 425438

Philip Knowles
Chairman Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Please Help Us Reach More People  03/03/2017
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Dear Lincs Alert Member,
 
We are currently trying to increase the number of people who receive messages from Lincolnshire Police, via Lincs Alert. Of course the best people to tell others about the schemes usefulness are you!
 
We need your help. Would you mind sending this message to as many friends family or neighbours that you can think of, and encourage them to sign up – or, if you would rather, we can send you some paper registration forms in the post – just reply and let us know.
 
If you are attending a community event soon maybe you could help by signing people up – or maybe just pop a form through your neighbours letter box! Again – let us know if you want some forms.
 
If you are a Facebook user you could also help by simply sharing the recent Lincolnshire Police post about Lincs Alert – this means that all your Facebook friends can also sign up.
 
Any help you can offer would be appreciated.
 
The link to sign up directly online is https://member-registration.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/54/Join
 
Thank you

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Hm Inspectors Of Constabulary Report  02/03/2017
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Engagement Team, Thursday 2nd March 2017.

Lincolnshire Police have been praised by HM Inspectors of Constabulary (HMIC) in its latest report on effectiveness.  For your information, please find attached a copy of the report.

Force Headquarters
Engagement Team     


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Burglary Castle Bytham 01/03/2017
Message sent by Christopher Clarke (Support, PCSO Stamford, Stamford Station)

Good morning, a burglary has been reported to us on Pinfold Road, Castle Bytham. It is believed to have occurred between 1430 & 1810hrs yesterday 28/02/2017. Entry has been gained via a window and appears the offender/s looking for cash or jewellery. If you have any information which can help our investigation please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 358 28/02/2017. Thank you for your support.


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Neighbourhood Watch Latest E-Newsletter 27/02/2017
Message sent by Lisa Parker (NHWN, Register Administrator, England & Wales)

Dear Neighbourhood Watch member,
 
Here’s the latest edition of our NHWN e-newsletter Our News.
 
(Just click on the words Our News above and you’ll be taken to the e-newsletter on our website!)
 
Inside this edition you'll find:
 
               A special feature on padlocks from our sponsor ERA Home Security.
               News of how our sponsor the Co-op Insurance is working hard to tackle loneliness.
               Shocking research showing almost half of householders are NOT locking their doors when they leave the house.
               How to stop nuisance phone calls.
              A new NW app in Rutland.

And much more!
 
Don’t forget Our News is about you - our valued Neighbourhood Watch members. If you’ve got something to share about Neighbourhood Watch in your area then email lisa.parker@ourwatch.org.uk and share your good news with Our News readers!

Need to update your details on the Neighbourhood Alert system? Don’t reply to this Alert!

If you need to update your details on Neighbourhood Alert please login to Neighbourhood Alert and change them.
If you have any queries regarding how to do this or need help with other technical Neighbourhood Alert queries contact support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk

Best wishes
Your NHWN team.
 

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Neighbourhood Watch Latest E-Newsletter 27/02/2017
Message sent by Lisa Parker (NHWN, Register Administrator, England & Wales)

Dear Neighbourhood Watch member,
 
Here’s the latest edition of our NHWN e-newsletter Our News.
http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge/news-e-newsletter-latest-edition-february-2017/
 
(Just click on the words Our News above and you’ll be taken to the e-newsletter on our website!)
 

Inside this edition you'll find:
 
               A special feature on padlocks from our sponsor ERA Home Security.
               News of how our sponsor the Co-op Insurance is working hard to tackle loneliness.
               Shocking research showing almost half of householders are NOT locking their doors when they leave the house.
               How to stop nuisance phone calls.
              A new NW app in Rutland.

And much more!
 
Don’t forget Our News is about you - our valued Neighbourhood Watch members. If you’ve got something to share about Neighbourhood Watch in your area then email lisa.parker@ourwatch.org.uk and share your good news with Our News readers!

Need to update your details on the Neighbourhood Alert system? Don’t reply to this Alert!

If you need to update your details on Neighbourhood Alert please login to Neighbourhood Alert and change them.
If you have any queries regarding how to do this or need help with other technical Neighbourhood Alert queries contact support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk

Best wishes
Your NHWN team.

 
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Computer Software Service Scams 24/02/2017
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Engagement Team, Friday, 24 February 2017.

A report has been received of an Alert member receiving a telephone call from 'BT Open Reach, calling customers experiencing low internet speeds.'  Receiver of the call became suspicious and ended the conversation immediately then reported details to Action Fraud.

Advice to avoid computer service scams

    Computer firms do not make unsolicited phone calls to help you fix your computer.
    Always treat unsolicited phone calls with suspicion, do not give out any personal information.
    If you are ever in doubt when receiving a security software update, don't open the email.


If you receive a fraudulent telephone call or email please report details to Action Fraud, (National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre):
Report online to actionfraud.police.uk (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
or Tel 0300 123 2040 to speak to an advisor.

 
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Theft Of Heating Oil 22/02/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
Between the 9th and 21st of February 2017, a theft of heating oil has been reported in Bytham Heights, Castle Bytham.  The offender(s) have taken approximately 500 litres of heating oil from an external fuel tank.  If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 188 – 21/02/2017.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay 

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Local Crimes  22/02/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
On Friday the 17th of February 2017, 2 males were seen walk along New Cross Road in Stamford.  Both males stopped half way down the street and  punched two holes in a fencing panel, before continuing on their journey.    This occurred at 07:15 pm in the evening, but very little is known about the suspects.  If you have any information that can assist our investigation, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident number 402 – 17/02/2017.
 
Between Thursday the 16/02/2017 and Saturday the 18/02/2017, a burglary was reported in Sterling Road, Stamford.  The offender has forced entry into the property via a rear window and closed all the curtains before conducting a search inside.   It’s not clear what the offender was looking for and the only stolen item missing is a dvd player.   If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 211 – 18/02/2017.
 
Thank you for your support.
 
Jay 

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7 Day Burglary Update - Peterborough 20/02/2017
Message sent by Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)

7 Day BURGLARY UPDATE – Peterborough
 
The following burglaries have occurred over the last 7 days in the Peterborough area.
 
 CF0088080217 - Redmile Walk, Welland, Peterborough, PE1 4TJ - 25/01/2017 18:00 - 06/02/2017 08:00
 
CF0079770217 - Williamson Avenue, West Town, Peterborough, PE3 6BA - 12/02/2017 21:00 - 13/02/2017 08:10
 
CF0079870217 - Palmerston Road, Woodston, Peterborough, PE2 9AJ -
12/02/2017 22:30 - 13/02/2017 06:00
 
CF0080140217 -  Eastfield Road, Eastfield, Peterborough, PE1 4AP -
03/02/2017 15:00 - 13/02/2017 09:30
 
CF0088400217 - Pennine Way, Gunthorpe, Peterborough, PE4 7TA -
17/02/2017 05:00 - 17/02/2017 06.45.
 
CF0090420217 - Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2PW -
17/02/2017 19:00 - 18/02/2017 02:00
 
 CF0091340217 - South Street, Eastgate, Peterborough, PE1 5AJ
18/02/2017 16:00 - 18/02/2017 19:50
 
CF0091940217 - Mendip Grove, Gunthorpe, Peterborough, PE4 7TX - 18/02/2017 12:30 - 19/02/2017 01:30
 
CF0087830217 - Balmoral Road, Walton, Peterborough, PE4 6AP - 03/02/2017 00:01 - 17/02/2017 10:00
 
If you have any information relating to any of the above, please contact 101 quoting Crime Number.
 
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Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch Meeting March 6th   19/02/2017
Message sent by Graham Parrott
The March meeting will be held at the Bourne Methodist Church, Abbey Rd, Bourne on Monday March 6th. at 6.30pm.
Guest speaker will be the Lincolnshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Mr Marc Jones who will be available to answer questions on the county's policing policy.
Members of the local Policing Team will also be available to answer questions regarding local issues.
All co-ordinators, deputy co-ordinators and members of the public are welcome to attend.
To obtain further information regarding this meeting please contact me philipknowles@sky.com or tel: 01778 425428
Philip Knowles, Chairman

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Suspicious Activity  16/02/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
Recently in our area, we have seen a rise in door to door selling activity.  These sellers normal sell low valued cleaning items at inflated prices.  If you see any door to door traders in your area, please report it to the police on 101.   We can check any selling activity and ensure the legitimate nature of their business and remove any illegal trade taking place.  Selling at the door is only legal with a hawkers certificate, signed by a Chief Constable from the resident force, to ensure minimum risk to the public.  Any traders selling without a hawkers certificate will be orders to cease trading and will be reported for the offence.   
 
Kind regards Jay
 
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Theft Of Vehicle  16/02/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
On the 15th of February 2017, a high value Audi S3 was stolen from a private driveway in the village of Castle Bytham.  The theft occurred approximately 1:55pm, on the High Street.   The offender(s) gain access to the property via an unsecured door while the owners were inside, before making off with the vehicle.   If you have any information that maybe linked to this theft, please report it to the police on 101, quoting incident 246 – 15/02/2017.
 
Thank  you for your support
 
Kind regards Jay     
 
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Road Safety 14/02/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Police team,
 
Over the last two days, there has been an alarming number of road traffic accidents reported on the local roads.  Please remember to drive to the current conditions, taking extra time to complete your journeys.  One thing to consider, if the outside temperature is 4 or lower,  you may likely come across black ice.   High winds will increases the chance of ice forming on country roads, that otherwise look dry.      
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Regards Jay

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Burglary  14/02/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC48 Stamford Town / Rural Area, Stamford Town / Rural )

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Police team,
 
Between 4pm on Saturday the 12th of February 2017 and 8am the following morning, a burglary was reported on the High Street, Stamford.  The shop targeted was Card Zone and the offenders gain entry by force, smashing the rear door to the premise, before entering.   If you have any information that may be linked to this offence, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident number 55-13/02/2017.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Regards Jay
 
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Email Scam - Tv Licence Refund 13/02/2017
Message sent by Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)

We are aware of an email scam that is currently circulating, stating you are due a refund on your TV Licence.
Avoid and report Internet scams and phishing - Report misleading websites, emails, phone numbers, phone calls or text messages you think may be suspicious to Action Fraud.

http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud

Don’t give out private information (such as bank details or passwords), reply to text messages, download attachments or click on any links in emails if you’re not sure they’re genuine.
Some websites, emails or phone numbers can look official, but if you look carefully you can see that they are not. If you are unsure, check out websites or telephone numbers for yourself, do not click on links or call numbers you are not sure of.
 
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7 Day Burglary Update - Peterborough 13/02/2017
Message sent by Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)

7 Day Burglary Review - Peterborough
 
Dwelling Burglaries have occurred in the following locations over the last 7 days.
 
CF0067190217 - Thorpe Park Road, Peterborough, PE3 6LG - 04/02/17 12.00 - 15.45
 
 
CF0066540217 - Acer Road, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, PE1 4JZ - 06/02/17 0415 - 0420hrs
 
CF0066560217 - Muswell Road, West Town, Peterborough, PE3 9EF - 05/02/17 23.00 - 06/02/17 02.00hrs
 
 
CF0067830217 - Helpston Road, Ailsworth, PE5 7AE - 06/02/2017 11:00 - 06/02/2017 16:00
 
CF0067050217 - Ayres Drive, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8JS - 06/02/2017 08:00 - 06/02/2017 13:10 (ATTEMPT)
 
 
CF0072710217 - Yarwell Road, Wansford, PE8 6JP - 08/02/17 18.00 - 09/02/17 10.30hrs
 
 
CF0072610217 - Cleatham, Bretton, Peterborough, PE3 9XG - 09/02/17 15.00
 
CF0076100217 - Scalford Drive, Welland, Peterborough, PE1 4XQ - 11/02/17 01.29hrs.
 
 
CF0076170217 - Cedar Grove, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, PE1 3SR - 10/02/2017 11:30 - 10/02/2017 21:00
 
CF0077310217 - Dogsthorpe Grove, Peterborough, PE1 3AX - 11/02/17 20.30 21.15hrs
 
If you have any information regarding any of the above, please ring 101 quoting the relevant Crime Number.

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System Admin Update: Phishing Email Claiming To Be From Alert 11/02/2017
Message sent by Mike Douglas (VISAV, Product Director, Global)

Dear Kenneth,
 
This is a System Administrator message to hopefully put your mind at rest if you have received a recent spam / phishing email that purported to be from the Neighbourhood Alert system this week. (If you have not received the email in question then this email can safely be disregarded and deleted.).  Neighbourhood Alert is the system that powers https://www.lincolnshirealert.co.uk.
Incident details:
Around the 7th February a NON Alert email was sent from email domain @lepmieseorthy.blowquest.com to an unknown number of recipients. The email looked like the inserted image and contained links to a phishing website.
 

This email was NOT sent on Alert but the sender included in the email name “on behalf of Neighborhood Alert” (Note: they did not spell Neighbourhood in correct English).

The email was not otherwise disguised as an Alert email and in no way touched our systems.
 
You probably did not receive this email as many email anti-virus systems blocked it anyway.
 
 
 
How did they get your email?
If you did receive this spam email then please be assured it was most probably sent to millions of email addresses, most of which can be “trawled” from social media sites and website listings.  Your email address certainly did NOT come from the Alert system.
 
If you are not convinced of this, please be aware that registration on most social media sites does mean that your data can be used, sold and shared.  If your data has ever existed on any website, this information is often “cached” and available in searched for years.

Various services available online demonstrate that your imprint on the internet and across social media is available at a price, for example: http://www.spokeo.com/email-search (Please view this site but we are not recommending that you pay for any results).
 
We are not trying to alarm you, it is simply important that you are aware of the risks when sharing your information and when you receive email from unknown sources or, as in this case, when they claim to be from a source you do trust.  Please be assured that your Neighbourhood Alert presence is fully encrypted and we can never sell or publicise your data including usage patterns, responses or email addresses.

Various follow up messages have been sent on Alert to warn people in some areas about the original scam but these have inadvertently caused some confusion.

Just to clarify:

    NO fraudulent, scam, phishing or any other sort of illegal email has EVER been sent out on the Neighbourhood Alert system.
    No one has ever managed to hack into Alert or exploit any of the user data.
    We do not and cannot sell or share your data and unlike systems like Facebook, Twitter, nextdoor, streetlife of any other commercial operations we are regulated by explicit police data sharing and processing contracts.


I am sorry for any concern or frustration caused by the follow up messages, please be assured that we take security, reputation, and safety very seriously. We have a fully contracted Senior CESG accredited consultant who overseas our procedures, systems and hardware, we are accredited to the Home Office recommended Cyber Essentials Plus standard and operate to all relevant good practice guides.
 
To summarise: no one has accessed Alert or any of the user data, the original email in question has been reported to Action Fraud and is nothing to do with Neighbourhood Alert.
If you received a warning on Alert about the scam email then this is perfectly safe, contains no dangerous links and you have nothing to worry about.
 
It would be helpful, if you did receive the original email (which looks like the image above), if you could report it (or any other spam or phising emails) to Action Fraud on https://reportlite.actionfraud.police.uk/ or by calling 0300 123 2040

Further advice
You will find links to advice about how to identify when an email is authentic and what to look out for on this page in our Help Centre:
 

Finally, Thank you for your ongoing participation, please remember that rating and forwarding these messages (using the buttons below) is vital for the continued success and improvement of the system.
 
Very best regards
Mike Douglas
Director: Neighbourhood Alert

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Attempt Burglary The Crescent Morton Bourne 10/02/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear Lincs Alert Members,
 
Sometime overnight Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February 2017 person/s have attempted to break into a property in The Crescent, Morton, Bourne.
A tool has been used, possibly a large flat headed screwdriver to prise open a rear upvc window.
Entry has not been gained and nothing stolen.
Incident 215 10/02/17 relates.
 
 
Sandra
PCSO BROMMELL
 
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727

 
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Free Cyber Crime Event For Businesses  10/02/2017
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

FREE CYBER CRIME EVENT FOR BUSINESSES
 
Fraud affects 1 in 4 small businesses every year. Last year fraud losses to SMEs were estimated at 18.9 billion.[Action Fraud]. It can happen to any type of business in many different ways and no business is too small to be targeted. This means that the revenue, reputation and long-term health of your business could be at risk unless you take action.
 
Cyber crime is not the future.  It is the present.  Although the investigation of cyber-dependent crime, or crime that takes place entirely in the digital world, at the level of local policing is in its infancy, there is an increasing recognition of the impact that this crime is having on the people and businesses of Lincolnshire. This presentation will introduce the growing capacity for the investigation of Cyber crime in Lincolnshire; explain how a local police force plays an integral role in the investigation of crimes that have no regard for international borders, and consider the value of reporting incidents and sharing information versus combating incidents in isolation."
 
Detective Sergeant Mark Booth - Lincolnshire Police
 
Join us at this free two hour workshop to cement your learning and gain a deeper understanding of the latest cyber security threats hitting our society. Hear from the Police and Industry Experts on how to harness the most up-to-date tools to mitigate your exposure and limit any damage from a cyber attack. 
 
To find out more, and book your free place, please visit; https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyber-security-breakfast-workshop-10209-280217-tickets-31899208391?aff=massmail

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Theft From A Garage On Bridge Street, Deeping St James  07/02/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to the theft from a garage on Bridge Street, Deeping St James overnight on 6th – 7th February. A lawn mower and electrical tools were taken.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 41 of 07/02/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Intruder On Roof Of The Five Bells Public House In Barholm  05/02/2017

Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to an intruder disturbed on the flat roof of the Five Bells public house in Barholm at approx 20:20 on 4th February. Offender left in a silver Mazda 5 door.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 358 of 04/02/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Rural North - Two Arrested Following Help From Ecops. 04/02/2017
Message sent by Graham Frisby (Police, Constable, Peterborough)

Two people were arrested this week following the help of an ECOPS subscriber to locate them. This week police placed a message out on ECOPS asking for help in locating a caravan in the north rural area of Peterborough. Following a quick reply from one subscriber police attended the location and arrested two persons on suspicion of theft related crimes. One suspect was charged with two counts of fraud and making off without payment and the other was charged with a theft of motor vehicle, four theft from motor vehicles and two driving offences.

The majority of the offences which the two suspects were charged with took place in the north rural area and the information we received from the local community shows the importance of ECOPS.

Thank you again to the subscriber who provided the information it was greatly received.

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Rural North- Police Are Looking For A Single Caravan Parked In The North Rural Area 01/02/2017
This information has been sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Message sent by Graham Frisby (Police, Constable, Peterborough)

Police are looking for the occupants of a single caravan located in the rural areas to assist them with enquiries into a theft in Peterborough. We believe that this caravan will be parked up in a quiet rural road near to the Lincolnshire border.

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Illegal Drug Cannabis Seized From Persons In Morton Nr Bourne 30/01/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Working together gets results!
 
On Saturday afternoon 28th January, 101 received a call reporting young person’s in the street smoking ‘cannabis’ in Morton nr Bourne.
Police attended where legal searchers of person’s took place. These searches resulted in the illegal drug ‘cannabis’ being found.
One person was issued with a 'cannabis' warning for possession of the class ‘B’ drug ‘cannabis’.
 This could have a detrimental effect on potential career opportunities, visits abroad and if caught again, how they are dealt with!
A big thank you to the person who called Police as your call resulted in drugs being taken off our streets! 
 
Sandra
PCSO BROMMELL
 
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727
 
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Power Tools Stolen From Farm Shed In Kirkby Underwood  30/01/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear lincs alert members,
 
Around noon on Wednesday 25th January 2017 a large industrial farm shed was broken into. This occurred in Aslackby Road, Kirkby Underwood, nr Bourne.
The offender/s stole a Husqvarna petrol chainsaw and a Stihl petrol strimmer.
Did you see anyone or any vehicle acting suspiciously around this time?
If so please call our non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 144 27/01/17.
Remember if you see a crime taking place please call 999 immediately.
 
Thank you for your continued support
 
Sandra
PCSO BROMMELL
 
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727

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Criminal Damage  28/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good morning from the Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
Overnight between the 27th of January 2017 and the morning of the 28th, a fence panel has been damaged on Roman Bank, Stamford.  The offender has approached the fence and kicked a large hole in the middle of one of the panels.  If you have any information relating to this crime, please contact the Police on 101.  This message relates to incident 87 – 28/01/2017.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay

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Deer Poaching Activity  28/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)
 
Overnight between 27th of January 2017 and the morning of the 28th,  deer poaching has occurred between Castle Bytham and South Witham.  The offenders have caused a great deal of damage to gates, fencing and crops.  If you witness any suspicious activity late at night, please report it to the Police on 101.   Together, we can tackle rural crime.  This message refers to incident 88 – 28/01/2017.
 
Kind regards
Jay

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Further Damage On The Meadows 27/01/2017
Message sent by Christopher Clarke (Support, PCSO Stamford, Stamford Station)

Hello from Stamford Town and Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team.
It has been reported that a further waste bin has been set alight on The Meadows, Bath Row, Stamford. It is believed to have occurred over night of Wednesday 25/01/2017. Any witnesses please contact Lincs Police on 101 or reply to this message. Many thanks
 
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Stamford Rural Panel Meeting Date Change 27/01/2017
Message sent by Christopher Clarke (Support, PCSO Stamford, Stamford Station)

Hello,

Due to unforeseen events the Stamford Rural panel meeting has had to be rearranged.

The  next meeting will be held on 8/2/2017 at the village hall, Castle  Bytham, Pinfold Road, Grantham, NG33 4RJ starting at 18:00hrs
Apologies for the change

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Nhwn Our News - E-Newsletter Latest Edition 27/01/2017

Here’s the latest edition of our monthly e-newsletter Our News.

Inside this edition you'll find:
 
               How to spot in seconds if your locks are up to scratch with great advice from ERA Home Security.
               News of how the Co-op Insurance is offering members 10% off home insurance policies and working hard to help victims of flooding.
               How to stay safe if you’re on-line dating this Valentine’s Day.
               News of how our Patron – best-selling author Peter James - is supporting police in Sussex.
And much more!
 
Don’t forget Our News is about you - our valued Neighbourhood Watch members. If you’ve got something to share about Neighbourhood Watch in your area then email lisa.parker@ourwatch.org.uk and share your good news with Our News readers!

Need to update your details on Neighbourhood Alert? Please don’t reply to this Alert!
If you need to update your details - email address etc. on Neighbourhood Alert please login to Neighbourhood Alert and change them.
If you have any queries regarding how to do this or need help with other technical Neighbourhood Alert queries contact support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk

Best wishes from your NHWN team.
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Theft From Vehicle  25/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,

Overnight between the 24th and 25th of January 2017,  a vehicle parked on Trinity Road, Stamford had one of its windscreen wipers stolen.  The vehicle was parked outside the owners address at the time of the offence.  If you have any information that may be linked to this offence, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident 42 – 25/01/2017.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Jay

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Police Warning Fake Fifty Pound Notes In Circluation 24/01/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Can all businesses and shops within the Lincolnshire Police region please be aware that we are getting numerous reports of fake 50.00 notes being offered over the counter in exchange for goods.

So far four separate locations across the County have reported instances to Lincolnshire Police over the last few days.

Please ensure all your staff are aware if being handed notes over the counter for payment.

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Lincolnshire Police Joins Force With Doglost Uk 24/01/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

LINCOLNSHIRE POLICE JOINS FORCE WITH DOGLOST UK
 
 
Lincolnshire Police has formally entered into a partnership agreement with the national organisation DogLost UK.  This will enable us to work together in the event of a lost/found or stolen dog in Lincolnshire.
 
Our force control room now has new procedures in place to advise owners what to do in the event that their dog has been lost or stolen.
 
Being separated from your pet can cause heartache for families who treat their dog as part of their family.  It is often a key to element in locating the dog to get information out by social media as widely as possible.  The LincsAlert messaging system will be a key part of this process with messages being issued to over 19,000 members across Lincolnshire in the event of a stolen dog.
DOGLOST UK was founded in 2003 with the sole aim of reuniting lost and stolen dogs with their owners.
 
The efforts of volunteers are channelled by area and regional coordinators, who work across a geographical region to direct activity.  These volunteers are supported by a central admin team, who maintain the website and keep the profiles of dogs up to date.
 
DOGLOST UK is proud of the partnerships it is building with police forces, dog wardens, rescue centres, and animal welfare organisations.

Dogs with no identification, which were stolen from home and dumped hundreds of miles away, were reunited with their delighted owners thanks to the efforts of those who checked on our website.

In turn, the organisation will work with police to share information on dog theft, crime patterns, offending hotspots, and intelligence on offenders.

To date they have reunited over 59,000 dogs.
 
Owners can preregister their dogs information on the DOGLOST UK website which will enable details to be circulated immediately should the dog become separated from its owner.  www.doglost.co.uk
 
All LincsAlert members will be notified of stolen dogs, but alerts will only be issued to COP (canines on patrol) and Horse Watch members in the event of a lost or found dog.  If members wish to receive these lost or found alerts please update your profile to add yourself to the COP group.
 
If you do not have your account log in details, please visit
 
www.lincolnshirealert.co.uk
 
Click on the sign in button, which will then give you a forgotton password option to click on.

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Neighbourhood Panel Meeting 24/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
The Neighbourhood Policing team will be hosting its next Panel meeting on Monday, the 30th January 2017, at 18:30 hrs.  The meeting will be held at Stamford College, Drift Road, Stamford PE9 1XA.
 
The first 30 minutes of the meeting will be open to members of the public to raise concerns regarding police matters.  Sergeant Crisp, Pc Wilson and Pcso Nielander will be available to answer your questions.  The second part of the meeting will be closed to the panel members.
 
Please make the best use of this opportunity to address matters affecting you and your community.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay 
 
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Six Points And 200 - Tough New Penalty For Mobile Use Behind The Wheel 24/01/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Six points and 200 - tough new penalty for mobile use behind the wheel

The four police forces of the East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) are supporting a national campaign to raise awareness about tough new penalties for driving while using a mobile phone.

From 1st March 2017, drivers will receive six points on their driving licence and receive a 200 fine.  These changes will have a significant impact on young drivers in particular as they risk having their driving licence revoked following a first offence and will require them to retake their test.  Motorists will no longer be offered the opportunity to go on a driver awareness course.

It is illegal to use a mobile phone, held in the hand, whilst driving or while stopped with the engine on, it has been illegal since December 2003 but there has been a worrying shift in attitudes to mobile phone use behind the wheel. The RAC surveyed 1,714 motorists and 31% of them said they used a handheld phone behind the wheel compared with 8% in 2014.

Police forces, including the four forces of EMopSS, are working with road safety partnerships and the government during a week long campaign (from Monday 23 January to Sunday 29 January) to increase awareness of the changes to the legislation – the focus of the campaign is mainly on education. A second campaign will run in March which will focus more heavily on enforcement.

Chief Inspector Mark Garthwaite is the lead for roads policing within EMOpSS said;

“We want to draw attention to the risks drivers are taking by using their mobile phone while driving.  What is concerning is that drivers aren’t just making a phone call they are texting and using the internet as well when they should be concentrating on the road.  This campaign is about increasing awareness of the tougher new penalties and we’ll be sending messages out on social media throughout the week but officers will also be ticketing motorists who are caught using their mobile phones throughout the EMOpSS region.”

You can follow the campaign on social media using the following hashtags:  #itcanwait and #dontriskit.
 

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Incidents Reports 24/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
Between Friday the 20th of January 2017 and Monday the 23rd, a dwelling burglary was reported on Castle Gate Lane, Castle Bytham.   The offender(s) has attempted to force open a double glazed window at the rear of the property, before smashing the glass to gain entry.  Once inside, the offender(s) has searched the bedrooms, with jewellery likely being the target of choice.  If you have any information that you believe may be linked to this offence, please report it to the Police on 101, quoting incident 236 – 23/01/2017.  Thank you
 
Another incident to note.
 
Overnight between the 22nd of January 2017 and the morning of the 23rd, a set of number plates were stolen from a vehicle, parked on a private driveway on Rectory Lane, North Witham.  If you have any information  that could possibly be linked to this offence, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident 63 – 23/01/2017.  Thank you
 
Reminder to all residence.
 
If you witnesses any suspicious activity in rural communities, please don’t hesitate to make a report to the Police on 101.  Reporting suspicious activity could help track down offenders and prevent further crimes occurring.   Together, we can fight crime.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay 
 
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Reminder: Payment Diversion Alert 23/01/2017
Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Payment diversion alert
Fraudsters are emailing members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs. The fraudsters will purport to be a tradesman who has recently completed work at the property and use a similar email address to that of the genuine tradesman. They will ask for funds to be transferred via bank transfer. Once payment is made the victims of the scam soon realise they have been deceived when the genuine tradesman requests payment for their services.

Protect yourself

    Always check the email address is exactly the same as previous correspondence with the genuine contact.
    For any request of payment via email verify the validity of the request with a phone call to the person who carried out the work.
    Check the email for spelling and grammar as these signs can indicate that the email is not genuine.
    Payments via bank transfer offer no financial protection; consider using alternative methods such as a credit card or PayPal which offer protection and an avenue for recompense.

If you believe that you have been a victim of fraud you can report it online http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or by telephone 0300 123 2040.
 
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Theft Of Vehicle  23/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team.
 
Overnight between the 22nd of January 2017 and Monday the 23rd, a  Mitsubishi 4x4 estate was stolen from Water Lane, South Witham.  The vehicle was parked in the street and the offenders had the time to hotwire the vehicle before making off.  The vehicle was taken between 9pm on the 22nd and 1am on the 23rd.   If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 18-23/01/2017.  Thank you for your support.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay
 
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Dog Dumped In Spalding After Being Stolen From Kennels In Bourne  21/01/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

 Dear lincs alert members,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to a burglary that occurred at Kennels on Spalding Road, Bourne. This happened between 6pm and 10pm on Friday 13th January 2017.
A Lurcher dog was stolen and later found abandoned on the Hawthorne Bank area in Spalding.
Did you travel in this area around these times?
Did you see any suspicious vehicles parked up near the extremely tall conifers, or near Barnes Drove junction on Spalding Road, Bourne?
If you can assist with our enquiries please call our-non emergency number 101 quoting incident 79 13/01/17 or alternatively you can call crimestoppers anonymously on Freephone 0800 555 111.
 
Kind Regards
Sandra
 
PCSO BROMMELL
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727
 
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BT Telephone Scam Alert  19/01/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

BT telephone scam Alert

Message received from one of our LincsAlert members - for your information.

‘A new telephone scam is doing the rounds. I received a telephone call today the 18.01.17 claiming to be BT, telling me that they were going to cut of my Broadband connection as there had been a serious number of attempts to hack into it. Following a discussion they then advised me to go to my computer and they would guide me through opening up certain folder to see if it had been hacked into.

This same scam was operated two years back saying they represented Micro Soft, what they attempt to do is get you to buy soft ware to clean your commuter of the so called hacked files this then gives them access to your bank account.

The flaw in there strategy is that I do not use BT, I am with a different company. So after a few expletive deletive's they hung up when I checking the number it was ex-directory.’
Terry

Please remember – no one knows what ‘condition’ your computer is in, unless you give them access, NEVER give passwords or sensitive information out over the telephone.


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Criminal Damage To Public Property 18/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team.

It has come to our attention that a number number of public owned items around Stamford have been the subject of criminal damage.  A bin was recently set on fire in the Meadows,  a shed on the Recreation grounds has been vandalised and a set of railings have been removed from the North Street car park.   If you have any information relating to these crimes, please reply to this message.

Kind regards

Jay

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Managing Your Digital Footprint 18/01/2017
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Managing your digital footprint
 
For any of our registered members that haven’t considered the impact that their digital footprint can make on their security and personal details, the attached brief guidance is really interesting and worth a quick read through.
 
Further in depth details can be found on their main website.
 
https://www.cpni.gov.uk/
 
 
 
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Theft From Motor Vehicle  18/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good morning from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team.

A theft was reported on the High Street, Castle Bytham at 5pm on the 17th of January 2017.  The offender used a brick found nearby and smash the vehicles window,  making off with a hand bag left on display.  No further details are known for the offender at this stage.   If you have witnessed this crime or have any information that may be linked, please contact the Police on 101, qouting incident 350 - 17/01/2017 with any information you may have. 

Kind regards

Jay  

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Burglary From A Garage On Church Street, Baston 16/01/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to a burglary from a garage on Church Street, Baston. Entry was gained via the main garage door sometime overnight between 23:00 on 10/01/17 and 07:00 on 11/01/17.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 398 of 13/01/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
 

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Flooding Information 12/01/2017
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters,  Engagement Team, Thursday 12 January 2017.

For the latest information on flooding, please visit the following website: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lincolnshire-prepared/

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Burglary Thetford Ave Baston 11/01/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to a burglary from a property on Thetford Avenue, Baston. Entry was gained via a rear door sometime overnight between 23:00 on 10/01/17 and 07:00 on 11/01/17
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 98 of 11/01/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Commercial Burglary High Street Market Deeping 11/01/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to a burglary from a Hairdressing premises on the High Street, Market Deeping. Entry was gained via a rear 1st floor window overnight on 10/01/17 and 11/01/17
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 81 of 11/01/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
 
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Theft Of Number Plates Tallington 11/01/2017
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of two sets of number plates on Herons close, Church Lane, Tallington sometime between 23:00 on 10/01/17 and 08:30 on 11/01/17
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 68 or 72 of 11/01/17 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
 
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Image Of Wall Clock Stolen From Christ Church Pointon  10/01/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear lincs alert members,
 
This is a follow up message from a ‘crime & suspicious circs catch up’ lincs alert that I sent out on 13 December 2016. I have sent this appeal to a larger group so apologies if you did not receive the previous message.
 
Further information for incident 375 11/12/16 which was a burglary at The Christ Church, Pinfold Lane, Pointon.
The attached image is of the actual brass wall clock that was stolen during the burglary. (plaque not stolen)
Have you been offered this clock in exchange for monies?
Could you have innocently received this clock as a present?
 
If you can help in the return of this clock to the Church then please call 101 with the above incident details, or anonymously call crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111
 
Kind Regards
Sandra
 
 
Thank you for your continued support
Sandra
PCSO BROMMELL
 
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727
 
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Neighbourhood Panel Meeting  10/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good afternoon from the Neighbourhood Policing team,

The next rural panel meeting will be held at the village hall in Castle Bytham, Pinfold Road, Grantham, NG33 4RJ.  The meeting starts at 18:00 hrs, with the first 30 minutes open to members of the public to raise matters of concern to the police.  The second part of the meeting will be closed to the panel.

This is a great opportunity to address matter affecting you and your community.  Present at the meeting will be the Community Beat Manager Claire Wilson and team member Jay Nielander.

Hope to see you all there.

Kind regards

Jay   

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Neighbourhood Panel Meeting  10/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood Policing team,
 
The Neighbourhood Panel Meeting arranged for Tuesday the 10th of January 2017 has been cancelled, due to unforeseen circumstances.  The meeting has been rearranged for the 30th January 2017, at 18:30 hrs.  The meeting will be held at the  Stamford College, Drift Road, Stamford PE9 1XA.
 
The first 30 minutes of the meeting will be open to members of the public to raise concerns regarding police matters.  Sergeant Crisp, Pc Wilson and Pcso Nielander will be available to answer your questions.  The second part of the meeting will be closed to the panel members.
 
Please make the best use of this opportunity to address matters affecting you and your community.
 
Kind regards
 
Jay 
 
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Residential Burglary 22nd Dec 2016 In Morton 09/01/2017
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear lincs alert members,
 
This message has been delayed due to operational procedures.
 
On Thursday 22nd December 2016 between 3:45pm and 5:30pm a residential property on Hanthorpe Road, Morton was burgled.  Unknown offenders have forced open a rear window with an unknown object.  Presents which were under the Christmas tree were stolen along with the occupants own Alba Tablet which was in a red case.
   If you have any information that can assist Police with locating the offenders please call our non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 178 22/12/2016 or anonymously crimestoppers.
If you have received a used Alba tablet and are concerned then please feel free to contact local Police with your Tablets serial number as this can easily be discounted.
 
Wishing you all a Happy New Year
Kind regards
Sandra
 
Thank you for your continued support
Sandra
PCSO BROMMELL
 
BOURNE AND BILLINGBOROUGH NPT TEL 101 EXT 3727
 
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Theft From Grave Market Deeping  09/01/2017
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

We are investigating the theft  of silk flowers from the cemetery, Church Street, Market Deeping, Between 06/01/2017 and 08/1/2017.someone has  stolen a large beautiful bouquet of flowers from the grave of a young girl.
If anyone knows who is responsible for this or witnessed anything please contact Police on 101 Crime ref 1700009810
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Cybercrime Conference Tuesday 24Th January 2017
Message sent by Charles Kitchin (Police, Director of Public Engagement and Communications, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Cambridgeshire)

Good afternoon

The Cambridge Community Safety Partnership are funding a Cybercrime Conference which will be taking place on Tuesday 24 January 2017 from 17:00-19:00.
This event is supported by Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner and Cambridge City Council.
 
The event is being held in a 400 person lecture theatre at Anglia Ruskin University so all welcome.
 
Places for the Cybercrime Conference can be booked through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cybercrime-conference-tickets-30291843720
 
The agenda can also be found using the above link.

Kind regards

Jason Ablewhite
Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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Vehicle Damaged  09/01/2017
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good afternoon from the Stamford Neighbourhood policing team,

Overnight between the 7th and 8th of January 2017, a vehicle was subjected to criminal damage on Trinity Road, Stamford.  The offender(s) have used tools to smash the glass out of the vehicle and kicked  in the body panels.  This has caused considerable damage, which will likely result in the loss of the vehicle.  If you have any information relating to this crime, please report it to the Police on 101, qouting incident number 213 - 08/01/2017.

kind regards

Jay
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Netherton Burglary - Good News 06/01/2017
Message sent by Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)

We have some good news for you this evening regarding the recent Burglaries in the Netherton area of the City. Police have today arrested two males in connection with these offences. The males have been released on bail whilst enquiries are continuing.

If you have any information regarding this burglary or any suspicious activity in your area please contact Cambridgeshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 and give information anonymously.
 
Also just a reminder to check your home security and to make sure doors, windows and rear gateways are locked when you are away from the property.
 
If you require any crime prevention advice please visit http://www.cambs.police.co.uk/ and follow the links to ‘Crime Prevention’.


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Fake Amazon Emails Claim You Have Placed An Order 05/01/2017
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “service@amazon.co.uk” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification. 
The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches.
 
The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information.
 
Amazon says that suspicious e-mails will often contain:

    Links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk, but aren't Amazon.co.uk.
    Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer.
    Typos or grammatical errors.
    Forged (or spoofed) e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from Amazon.co.uk.

 
Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.
You can read more about identifying suspicious emails claiming to be from Amazon by visiting https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489210
 
To report a fraud or cyber crime, call us on 0300 123 2040.
 

News from October - November - December 2016
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Mini Digger And Trailer Stolen On Boxing Day From Farm In Wansford 29/12/2016
Message sent by Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)

Please be aware that a 1 1/2  TON TAKEUCHI TB216 Mini Digger complete on its Ifor Williams trailer has been stolen overnight on Boxing Day from a farm in Wansford.

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Be Aware Of Scam Emails 29/12/2016
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Community Safety Department, Thursday, 29 December 2016.

A scam email has been received by a member of the public in Lincolnshire titled Notice of Intended (NIP) Information, concerning driver of a speeding vehicle in Stockport, sent by Greater Manchester Police.

The Police would not send such notice by email, a genuine notice would be posted, to be  delivered to an address by Royal Mail.

If you receive a scam email do not reply to the message.  Report details to Lincolnshire Police, Tel 101 (non emergency) or contact ACTION FRAUD, call 0300 123 2040, or via www.actionfraud.police.uk
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Good News - Court Results 21/12/2016
Message sent by Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)

On Friday (December 16) at Peterborough Crown Court Sean Whiting, 34 from Yaxley was found guilty of burglary and theft. He was sentenced to five years in prison for Distraction  Burglary offences against an elderly victim in her 80's from Alwalton in 2015.

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Burglary 21/12/2016
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Merry Christmas from Pcso Jay Nielander.

I would like to bring to your attention a recent burglary that occurred in the village of Braceborough, near Bourne on the 18/12/2016.  The offenders entered the property after smashing a window on the conservatory at the rear of the property and made a short search before leaving.  The offence occurred during daylight hours and we believe the intended target was a high value car parked outside the address.  Please remain vigilant over the Christmas period and report any suspicious activity to the Police on 101.   Together, we can fight crime.

This message relates to Incident 212 18/12/2016

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Phishing Scam - Greater Manchester Police 21/12/2016
Message sent by Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)

We have been sent a copy of an email that one of our members has received, purporting to be from Greater Manchester Police in relation to a Notice of Impending Prosecution (NIP) for a Speeding Fine. If you get one of these, please check its authenticity as this one does look official but is not from the Police and is a phishing email that falsely claims to be a legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information.

Please don't click on links in these e-mail and make sure your are happy that you know who has sent the email to you. Phishing emails may contain links to websites that are infected with malware.

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To All Rural Dog Owners/Walkers 20/12/2016
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

To all rural dog owners/walkers

As we are now in the mist of winter with poor weather conditions and low visibility on the roads, could I ask dog owners to consider whether they can be seen by motorists when walking along our country roads?

A LincsAlert member recently contacted me to highlight the issues in the Spilsby area where he uses country roads and only ‘sees dogs and their owners from some 20 feet away’.

The use of HI VIZ waistcoats on an owner or coats/flashing collars on your dogs could give a motorist more time to allow safe passage around the dog and owner.  Even if you use a torch this might only be seen from the direction in which you’re walking.
 
We have a limited supply of Hi Viz waistcoats at police headquarters if you wish to purchase one.

Please send a cheque payable to ‘PCC for Lincolnshire’ for 1.50 and state your name, address and size required and this can be posted out to you direct.

Size small (chest 40”)
Size large (chest 46”)

Send to:

Police Headquarters
FAO Gill Finn
PO Box 999
Lincoln
LN5 7PH
 

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Christmas Crime Prevention Advice 20/12/2016
Message sent by Amanda Large (Police, Crime Prevention Officer, Peterborough)

Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone, including the criminal. We know, however, that a high percentage of crime is opportunistic, and can be prevented by taking some simple precautions.
 
Don’t let the criminal enjoy Christmas at your expense.
 
Top tips for a crime free Christmas
 
Your car
 
    Don’t leave presents in full view on the back seat when out shopping. These can be tempting to thieves. Lock them away out of sight in the boot.
    Always lock your car and make sure windows are closed, even if you’re away from your vehicle for just a few minutes. Use a steering lock if possible.
    Never leave your keys in the ignition whilst your vehicle is unattended, even for a few minutes. Opportunistic thieves will often steal cars that have been left with the engine running to defrost the windows.
    Don’t leave any valuables in the glove compartment. Take bank cards, mobile phones and satellite navigation systems with you. These items are on a car thieves’ shopping list.
    Make sure you park in a well-lit area or in an attended car park. Look out for the Park Mark award logo for safer parking

 
Your home
 
    Keep doors and windows locked at all times, even when you are in the house.
    Keep presents out of sight. Large piles of gift wrapped goodies under the tree that are visible through a door or window are tempting to thieves.
    Don’t leave empty boxes on display outside. Discarded packaging advertises all the new goods you have indoors.
    Don’t leave car keys and handbags lying around on display.
    Make it look like someone is at home when you’re going out for the evening. Leave lights on and close the curtains. If you have a burglar alarm, set it.
    If you’re going on holiday over the festive period, ask a friend, relative or neighbour to keep an eye on your house.

 
Your property
 
    Make sure all valuable property is marked. You can either postcode mark your property with an ultra violet pen, or use a forensic marking solution such as Smartwater.
    Register bike frame numbers, mobile phone IMEI numbers and other identifying details on Immobilise, the free, national property registration scheme.
    The police recover hundreds of stolen items every year, and it’s much easier to prove that an item is stolen and return it to the rightful owner if it’s been registered with Immobilise or security marked.
    Don’t carry large amounts of cash on you when you go out. Be alert, and make sure your purse or wallet is secure and hidden from view.
    Don’t keep your chequebook and card together. Keep your PIN confidential and don’t write it down.
    Check that your home insurance adequately covers you for the value of goods in your home.

 
Passing stolen goods
 
    You can make it difficult for criminals to operate by not purchasing stolen property. If you are offered a quality product at a bargain price ensure that the source is genuine.


Have a wonderful Christmas with your Friends, Family and Loved ones. Have fun but keep safe and spare a thought for those on their own this Christmas. It can be very lonely for anyone on their own, so try to visit or make a telephone call to show you are thinking of them.

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Nhwn E-Newsletter December Edition 19/12/2016
Message sent by Lisa Parker (NHWN, Register Administrator, England & Wales)

Dear NHWN member,
 
Please see the December edition of our NHWN e-newsletter Our News.

Inside this edition you'll find:
 
               A Christmas message to all our valued members from our chair Lynn Farrar.
               A fantastic competition to win one of FIVE FakeTVs from our sponsor ERA Home Security.
               News of how our sponsor the Co-op Insurance is working with the British Red Cross to help prevent loneliness this winter.
               The importance of wearing reflective clothing for cyclists this winter.
               And much more!

Thank you for your support of Neighbourhood Watch in 2016 and best wishes for 2017.

Please note if you need to update your contact details on Neighbourhood Alert please login to Neighbourhood Alert and change them.
If you have any queries regarding how to do this or need help with other technical Neighbourhood Alert queries please contact support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk
 

Your NHWN team.
 
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Friends Against Scams 13/12/2016
Message sent by Gillian Fleet (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Lincolnshire)

National Trading Standards have launched a new scheme to raise awareness against scams and encourage people to take a stand against them.  Scams often target people in vulnerable situations – the Friends Against Scams campaign aims to protect and prevent these people from becoming victims by empowering communities to 'Take a Stand Against Scams'.

The Friends Against Scams campaign is open to anyone who wants to protect themselves, their neighbours or their loved ones against scams.  Free training and awareness sessions – available online and in person at local awareness sessions – are being rolled out, which will provide people with the confidence and skills they need to identify and prevent scams. Those who participate in the training will become a Friend Against Scams and will be encouraged to put their knowledge to use in their local communities.

The Friends Against Scams campaign aims to:

    Highlight the scale of the issue by encouraging communities and the nation to talk about scams
    Change the perceptions of why people become scam victims
    Prevent people from becoming or continuing to be a scam victim by providing better support
    Recruit individuals and communities to join the fight against scams to make this a scam-free nation

We are asking LincsAlert members, where possible, to complete the online training to become a Friend Against Scams.  Please reply to this message to let us know when you have done it.  If you are interested, but unable to complete the training online, please let us know as we will be arranging training sessions in the new year.

For anyone who is interested in going a step further and becoming a ScamChampion, please let us know and we will arrange training within Lincolnshire.  Becoming a ScamChampion enables you to deliver information sessions in your local community.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

The link to the website is: https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/
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Shed Burglary Alert 02/12/2016
Message sent by Emma Conkey (Police, PCSO, Stamford NPT)

Good Evening,

A shed has been broken into and a petrol hedge trimmer and Chainsaw have been stolen from a property in Greatford Gardens, Greatford.

This happened between 18/11/16 and 02/12/16. If you saw or heard anything please call 101 quoting incident 212 of 02/12/16.

Many Thanks, Stamford Town & Rural NPT
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Operation Cold Start 01/12/2016
Message sent by Jason Possnett (Police, PCSO, NC45)

From your local neighbourhood  Policing team.

OPERATION COLD START
A reminder to not leave your vehicle unattended on these cold winter mornings with its engine running.  We have started to get calls from victims of car thefts who whilst de-icing / warming their cars up, and leaving their car running, they pop back inside and then return to find that their car has been stolen.

Please be vigilant,

Thank you for your support.
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Christmas Lifelines  01/12/2016
Message sent by Gill Finn (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Police Headquarters)

Christmas Lifelines 2016

Christmas time for most is a sociable and family orientated time of the year, but for some people in our communities who live alone it can be lonely and depressing.
 
For those people it can also be a time of year when they may be more vulnerable to criminals and door step crime.
 
As a way of encouraging a more social way of life we have decided to promote the Christmas meals that are being held across Lincolnshire most aimed at all people in our communities not just the older residents.
 
If you or a family member can attend one of these events, you can open up a lifeline to advice and support services whilst also enjoying a festive meal.
 
The details of how to book a dinner place at the local venue is here:  Ring 01780 757439
It is on December 25th at 12pm. Stamford Methodist Church 11 Barn Hill. All Free

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Theft Of A Pandora Bracelet, The Deeping School 26/11/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of a Pandora bracelet taken from a school blazer on 25/11/16 during a PE Lesson at The Deeping School with the following charms and 3 rings.
1, CHARM WAS A DOG BONE
2, CHARM WAS A HEART PANDORA CHARM –
3,   BIRTHSTONE CHARM
4, CHARM WITH LETTER ‘A’ ON IT
RING 1 - BIRTHSTONE RING RUBY
RING 2 - A 'MY PRINCESS' RING - WITH A CROWN DESIGN
RING 3 - PLAIN SILVER BAND WITH HOLES IN IT ' ROMANTIC RING' WITH DIAMONDS
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 292 of 25/11/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Theft Of A Bike, The Deeping School 26/11/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of a bike from The Deeping School on 25/11/16 at 14.33. A male was seen to walk in to the bike shed which is located next to the reception area and take a Blue “DIAMOND BACK – SYNC 4.0” and has black racing handle bars and a black seat.
The male was wearing dark hoody possibly navy blue, with a dark grey one underneath with this hood up, Black jeans/trousers and bright blue Nike trainers with white ticks. He rode off out the school car park and then crossed and went down Linchfield Road.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 295 of 25/11/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Nhwn November Edition Of Our E-Newsletter Our News 24/11/2016
Message sent by Lisa Parker (NHWN, Register Administrator, England & Wales)

Dear valued NHWN member,
 
Please see the attached link to the November edition of our e-newsletter Our News
http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge/news-e-newsletter-november-2016-edition/

Inside this edition you'll find:
               Advice on how to shop safely on-line this Christmas.
               Interesting findings from a new report into neighbourliness from our partner the Co-op Insurance.
               Details of a fantastic competition to win three ERA Wireless Video Door Intercom Systems from our sponsor ERA Home Security
               News from our members across England and Wales
               And much more!

Thank you for your continued support of Neighbourhood Watch.

Please note if you need to update your contact details on Neighbourhood Alert please login to Neighbourhood Alert and change them. Or for technical Neighbourhood Alert support contact support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk

With very best wishes
Your NHWN team.
 
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Budget Consultation 2017  22/11/2016
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

A message from the Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones.
 
To ensure that the needs of the people of Lincolnshire continue to be met, to see improvements in service and crime reduction as well as to meet challenges of growing threats such as child sexual exploitation, cyber-crime and human trafficking, I need to budget carefully.

As part of the decision making process I feel it is important to obtain the views of the people of Lincolnshire.

Please follow the link below and rest assured that your views really do matter to me. At the end of the survey there is also the chance the provide any other feedback you would like to give me.
http://www.lincolnshire-pcc.gov.uk/Get-Involved/Budget-consultation-2017-18.aspx
 
Thank you for your time and input.
Marc Jones
Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire

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Burglary On The Pasture, Market Deeping 22/11/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to a sneak in burglary on The Pasture, Market Deeping on 16/11/16 in the early evening between 18:40 and 22:00. Offender/s have entered through the unlocked front door and taken items of jewellery whilst the victim was watching television.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 312 of 18/11/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
 
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Theft Of Lead From Church 22/11/2016
Message sent by Jason Possnett (Police, PCSO, NC45)

Hello from Bourne & Billingborough NPT,
 
There has been theft of lead from a church just outside of our area recently. Please can we all be vigilant and mindful of suspicious vehicles and persons that may be seen near to Churches in our area. If you believe you do see anything suspicious please contact us on 101.
 
Many thanks for your support.
 
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Lincolnshire Police Recruitment Campaign  17/11/2016
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)
Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters Community Safety Department, Thursday 17 November 2016.

Recruitment Campaign
On Monday 21 November 2016 at 9am, Lincolnshire Police will be opening a recruitment campaign for the role of police constable. If you are interested in a career with the Force in order to serve the public of Lincolnshire, further information about the eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found on the website at www.lincs.police.uk.

If you have any queries please call a Dedicated Team on 01522 558235 or email resourcing@lincs.pnn.police.uk.  Do not reply to Lincs Alert.

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Deer Poachers Stainfield, Bourne 16/11/2016
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear lincs alert members,
 
 Two vehicles were heard around 3am on the morning of Thursday 10th November riding around the STAINFIELD area.
The unknown occupants have used these vehicles to trespass onto farmland to carry out the illegal act of ‘deer poaching ’.
They have gained entry to farmer’s fields by cutting the chains to gates along the quiet back roads.
Newly sown wheat fields have been damaged as they drove over hundreds of acres of land in search of their prey!
These vehicles are said to have hidden in a field on Graby lay-by which is located A15 north of Rippingale, this would have been prior to 3am as they had carried out the same crime in areas west of FOLKINGHAM.
Incident 68 10/11/16 relates.
 
Did you see any suspicious 4x4 vehicles around this time or one which was parked up on its own?
 
 
If you have any information that can assist Police enquiries please call 101 quoting the above incident number.
 You may have that missing piece of the jigsaw that enables Police to trace the suspects.
 
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Damage To Properties Bourne Area  14/11/2016
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

A building at the cemetery South Road, Bourne and a home being renovated for an elderly male on Alexandra Terrace, Bourne have been broken into and trashed. This occurred  between 8pm Sunday and 7am today Monday 14th November.    Someone must  knows something. Call either Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Lincs Police on 101. Incidents 54 & 62 14/11/16 refer.
Thanks
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Vehicle Crime Bourne 07/11/2016
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Police are appealing for information in connection with theft from motor vehicle and vans in the following areas  of Bourne
If anybody has CCTV  fitted to their property and believes they may of captured images of the offenders please contact us on 101
Locations are:
Westwood Drive 30th to 31st Oct  inc 396
Akeman Close 2nd  to 3rd Nov  inc 164
Wisteria Way  3rd to 4th Nov inc 221
Fir Avenue  5th to 6th Nov  inc 94
Ostler Drive 6th to 7th Nov  inc 74
 
The majority of the vehicles were insecure
 
Please report any suspicious incident around vehicles on 101
Thanks 
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Theft from motor vehicle 6/11/2016
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

A theft from vehicle has occurred overnight in  Fir Avenue, Bourne, which relates to a number of power tools being stolen and a Nokia mobile phone from a works van.  The offence took place between 5pm on the 5th of November and 8am the following morning.  The offenders did not force entry into the vehicle, but found an insecurity and made use of the opportunity.  If you have any information that maybe linked to this offence, please contact the police on 101, quoting incident 94 06/11/2016. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Pcso Jay Nielander   

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Anti social behaviour 6/11/2016
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Over the last few weeks, we have seen a number of anti-social related incidents rise in the areas of Essex Road and Churchill Road in Stamford.  Youths have been seen targeting properties and throwing eggs at windows, causing alarm and distress to the occupants inside.  The local Police team are keen to put an end to this problem and encourage all residence to report matters relating to Anti-Social Behaviour to the police on 101.  Together, we can make a difference to our community.

Kind Regards

Pcso Jay Nielander  
 
 


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Community crime catch-up for Bourne & Billingborough Beat 3/11/2016
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

    A vehicle has been deliberately scratched while it was parked on the road near STUBBS CLOSE, DYKE. This occurred around 5.15pm on Friday 21st OCTOBER.

Incident 349 21/10/16
 

    A ground floor window has been smashed at a residential property in MIDDLE STREET, RIPPINGALE. This occurred between 14th and 21st OCTOBER. Police are treating this as an attempt burglary.

Incident 223 21/10/16
 

    Sometime during the hours of darkness of 25th/26th OCTOBER joy riders have driven on the playing field causing deep ruts in the grass, at The RECREATION GROUND, BILLINGBOROUGH.

Incident 309 26/10/16
 

    A blue four track DAIHATSU was found in a field off MAREHAM LANE, ASLACKBY near the gravel heaps on FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER. This vehicle had been stolen a few hours earlier from the Spalding area.

Incident 118 28/10/16
 

    An attempt to steal a MITSUBISHI PAJERO from BREWERY LANE, BILLINGBOROUGH around 3am on FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER was thwarted when a witness rang 999.

However both number plates from a smaller vehicle parked nearby were stolen.
Incident 37 28/10/16
 

    An orange l.e.d. flashing strobe light has been stolen from the roof of a 4x4 vehicle while parked in HARRINGTON STREET, BOURNE. Offender/s has used brute force as the light was bolted on. This occurred between 10pm on SUNDAY 30TH OCTOBER and 9.30pm on MONDAY 31ST OCTOBER.

Occurrence number 16000350107 relates
 

    If you see a horse box which appears out of place, parked up on a road or track around the Rippingale, Kirkby Underwood and Aslackby areas please call 101 quoting incident 385 13/10/18

 
If you can assist Police with enquiries please call 101 with any information no matter how small, as we may just need that missing piece of the jigsaw.

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Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch 29/10/2016

Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

The AGM of Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch Association will be held at The Bourne Town Council Public Meeting room at the Community Access Point  located in the Corn Exchange car park in Bourne PE109EF  on Monday 7th November 2016 at 7.30pm. 

All co ordinator ,deputy co ordinators  and members of the public  in the Bourne, Billingborough, Stamford Rural and Deepings & Uffington Neighbourhood Policing Teams area are welcome to attend.

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NHWN October Our News e-newsletter 21/10/2016
Message sent by Amanda Sadler (NHWN, National Administrator, UK)

Dear NHWN member,
Please click here http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/knowledge-base-category/organisational/
 to read the October edition of our e-newsletter Our News.

Inside you'll find:
 

    Our popular No Trick or Treaters sticker to use on Halloween.
    Details of a fantastic discount on the miGuard Wireless Alarm from our sponsor ERA Home Security.
    News from members across England and Wales.
    Details of the 11billion lost to cybercrime and fraud last year.
    And much more!

Thank you for your continued support of Neighbourhood Watch.

Please note if you need to update your contact details on Neighbourhood Alert please login to Neighbourhood Alert and change them. Or for technical Neighbourhood Alert support contact support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk

Best wishes from your NHWN team.
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Just Occured - Look out for van 21/10/2016
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

JUST OCCURED , Elderly female Scammed by 2 males in Blue van VRM FY----- who offered gardening services in Market Deeping area. Please call if van seen 1st male 40ish 2nd male 20ish Tel 101 inc 152 refers
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Shed break on West End, Langtoft 21/10/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

We are appealing for witnesses to a shed break on West End, Langtoft overnight on 18/19th October. Offenders have entered the garden via the field at the back of the house to gain to the entry to the shed.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 238 of 19/10/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
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Theft of a number plates, Somes Close, Uffington 21/10/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of number plates from a vehicle on Somes Close, Uffington overnight on 19/20th October.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 330 of 20/10/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
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Bogus Telephone Calls 20/10/2016
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Community Safety Department, Thursday 20 October 2016.
Over the last  several days Lincolnshire Police Force Control Room (FCR), has received seven calls from vulnerable members of the public reporting they have been telephoned by males impersonating police officers from different stations the the Metropolitan Police. They have attempted to discuss money and bank funds. Do not have any conversation with such caller, simply put the telephone receiver down.
Contact Lincolnshire Police immediately dial 101
or report details to Action Fraud call 0300 123 2040 or via www.actionfraud.police.uk
Lincolnshire Police crime prevention advice can be found on www.oprepeat.co.uk
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Doorstep Crime Prevention 20/10/2016
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Warning Over Doorstep Mattress Sales

Councils are warning people not to buy mattresses from door to door sellers.

The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales said, "Some scam traders were selling dirty mattresses that have been thrown away.

Others were importing them without the proper safety certificates.  The mattresses are then re-packaged, often in branded wrapping.

Some sellers pretend a local hotel is selling them after ordering too many."

Report It
If you have been a victim of doorstep crime, call 101 to report it.  If you are in immediate danger, call 999.

Crimestoppers - if you have any information about any person(s) who have committed such crimes or details of vehicles they use, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  Your call is free and is completely anonymous.

Operation Repeat
Crime  prevention advice available on www.oprepeat.co.uk 
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Theft of a vehicle, Bertie Lane, Uffington 20/10/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of a vehicle a Seat Leon Cupra 290 Special addition, bright blue, VRM - KU16 YWZ from Bertie Lane, Uffington between 00:30 and 05:30 on 20/10/16. Key to the vehicle was removed from the address, entry was gained through an office window.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 44 of 20/10/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
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FREE Security Equipment 20/10/2016
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

It has been brought to the attention of the The Neighbourhood Policing Team  that an individual / Company is approaching residents in the area stating they are supplying security devices free of charge  as part of a pre planned policing event . The Neighbourhood policing team are not aware of any such event and would appriciate that if members of the public are appraoched they contact 101  and report so that we can monitor how wide spread this Individual /Company is canvassing the area Inc 292 of 19th October refers.
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Stolen vehicles from Kirkby Underwood and Stainfield 19/10/2016
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

TONIGHT at 5.20pm an Ifor Williams flatbed twin axle trailer with the reg. X4DRL painted on has been stolen from a farmyard in Kirkby Underwood Rd, STAINFIELD, BOURNE.
Also stolen with the trailer was a green Yamaha quad bike reg. AE65CXL which had a stock slug pelleting machine bolted to the rear.
Incident 345 19/10/16 relates.
 
Stolen overnight 17TH October from a driveway in Stainfield Road, KIRKBY UNDERWOOD, BOURNE was a 2.5 diesel GREEN LAND ROVER reg. R371FFE
Incident 32 18/10/16 relates.
 
If you can assist in our enquiries please ring 101 with the relevant incident number.
If you see any of the above vehicles please call 999 immediately.
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Stamford Rural Panel, tonight South Witham Village Hall 1830hrs 19/10/2016
Message sent by Christopher Clarke (Support, PCSO Stamford, Stamford Station)

Good Afternoon from Stamford Town & Rural NPT,

Today, Wednesday 19th October will be the Stamford Rural Neighbourhood Panel meeting being held at the South Witham Village Hall, Water Lane, South Witham

There will be a public forum at 18:30hrs giving members of the public the opportunity to pass on their thoughts and concerns.

The Panel meeting will then commence at 19:00hrs. This is a closed meeting where any local priorities may be set.

We hope to see you there.
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Offensive graffiti sprayed on house in MORTON, BOURNE 18/10/2016
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Between the hours of 7:30pm Saturday 15th and 10am Sunday 16th October a residential property in BAKERS WAY, MORTON, has been targeted with red spray paint.
This has been used to spray graffiti of an offensive nature on the house and garden items.
We are appealing for any information to identify the suspect.
Please call our non-emergency number 101 and quote incident 138 16/10/16.
If you see a crime in progress please call 999.
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National Cyber Crime Survey 13/10/2016
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

The City of London Police, in partnership with Get Safe Online, has put together a National Cyber Crime Survey. Its purpose is to learn about people’s awareness of online safety and experiences of cybercrime, with a view to improve our knowledge and understanding and to help provide a better response to victims. The results will help police forces gain a better idea of the challenges they are facing. If you have a spare 15 minutes, we would be grateful if you could complete a short questionnaire. The link can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CybercrimeSurvey2016
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Thefts of number plates, Deeping St James 10/10/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

We are appealing for witnesses to two thefts of number plates overnight on 09/10/16 – 10/10/16. One was on Manor Way, Deeping St James, the other Spalding Road, Deeping St James.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 47 of 10/10/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Criminal Damage, Deeping St James 3/10/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

We are appealing for witnesses to numerous criminal damages to vehicles wing mirrors that have been kicked on Linchfield Road, The Lees, Knight close, Lady Margaret Ave and Byrony way between 01:00 and 02:00 on 02/10/16.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number of 37 of 02/10/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
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Police and Crime Commissioner - questionnaire 4/10/2016
Message sent by Charles Kitchin (Police, Director of Public Engagement and Communications, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Cambridgeshire)

One of my roles as Police and Crime Commissioner is to produce a Police and Crime Plan for the county. The Plan must set out the objectives which I expect the Chief Constable to deliver.
 
I have spent the last few weeks talking to as many people as possible to better understand your views and help shape the content of the Plan.
 
A draft framework of my Plan is now available for you to view on my website and I would be very grateful if you could take a moment to complete a short survey.
Your responses will help me understand what matters to you in terms of keeping our communities safe.
 
Click here to complete the survey  http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FKLCWJY

Thank you

Jason Ablewhite
Police and Crime Commissioner
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Residential Burglaries in Morton and Bourne 6/10/2016
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear Lincs alert members,
 
During the afternoon of Wednesday 5th October we have had 2 residential burglaries in our area.
The 1st of which was in NORTHFIELDS, Bourne, entry was gained by using an unknown implement to force open a lounge window. An untidy search was undertaken but nothing was stolen.
 
 The 2nd was in HACONBY LANE, Morton, with entry gained by unknown offenders by kicking in the bottom panel of the rear upvc door. Small items of value have been stolen.
 
We are appealing for anyone who saw any persons acting suspiciously or any suspicious vehicles around these areas that afternoon to come forward. Another way you can assist with our enquiries is if you have CCTV on these areas please check if anything suspicious was captured.
 
Please call Police on 101 quoting incidents 311 and 333 of the 5th October 2016.
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Stamford Town Panel Meeting 6/10/2016
Message sent by Emma Conkey (Police, PCSO, Stamford NPT)

We will be holding the first of our new Stamford Town Panel meetings on 11/10/2016. This will begin at 18:30 and will be held at Stamford Police Station.

This is open to everyone, and we encourage anyone who would like to be a member of the panel to come along. We also welcome anyone who would like to share a question, concern or suggestions with their local Police Team.

The panel  will also be setting new Town Priorities for the local Policing team to focus on.

Many Thanks, Stamford NPT
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Hate Crime awareness week 8/10/2016
Message sent by Neil Franklin (Police, Comms officer, Corp comms)

Dear subscriber,

This week we are supporting a national initiative to encourage people to report hate crime.

Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 8-15) aims to tackle offending, encourage reporting and raise public awareness of what constitutes a crime.

A hate crime is a criminal offence which is perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.

Throughout the week, Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite and his deputy Andy Coles will be holding street surgeries across the county and they would love to see you.

The surgeries, which will allow people to raise concerns and discuss issues surrounding hate crime, will be on:

Tuesday, 10am to 12pm, at Tesco, in March.
Thursday, 10am to 1.30pm, in Market Place, Ely.
Thursday, 10am to 12pm, Maple Centre, Huntingdon
Friday, 10am to 3pm, at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon.
Friday, 11am to 1pm, at Morrisons, in Cambourne.

You can report hate crime by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency, or via the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website, where there is more information, here http://ow.ly/DKGO304VgDK
 
Alternatively, if you would prefer not to go directly to the police, you can report incidents online via the third party reporting scheme True Vision.

This can be accessed via www.report-it.org.uk/
 
Kind regards

Detective Inspector Dean Wiffin
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