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Alerts received Sept - May 2016

Neighbourhood Panel Meeting Reminder 27/9/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Our Neighbourhood Panel Meeting will be held at 19:00 hrs on Monday 3rd October at The Open door Church, Spalding Road, Deeping St James, PE6 8NJ.

There will be a public Open Forum from 19:00 - 19:30. This is an opportunity for members of the public to attend and pass on their thoughts / concerns, for possible inclusion within the Neighbourhood Priorities that will be set after the meeting by a closed panel of elected members.
 
I hope you are able to attend the meeting and raise your thoughts/concerns. If you cannot attend the meeting please let us know and we will have them raised for you.
 
Neighbourhood Priorities and other details can be found on the Police.uk website.

Thank you for continued support
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Vehicle crimes, Market Deeping 22/9/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

We are appealing for witnesses to three vehicle crimes overnight on 20th -21st September in Market Deeping. One on Willoughby Avenue, one on Belton Close and one on The Avenue. Vehicles were left insecure and loose change, mints and aftershave taken. Please ensure you lock your vehicles and do not leave any valuables in sight
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 201 or 81 of 21/09/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
 
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Unexplained death at Morton, Bourne not suspicious
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough,
Bourne Station)

Dear Lincs alert members,
On the 20th September 2016 Police dealt with an unexplained death at Morton, Bourne.
Following a thorough investigation, this is not being treated as suspicious.
 
Thank you for your continued support
Sandra
PCSO Brommell
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Theft of catalytic converter 20/9/2016
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

A Honda accord was targeted while parked overnight on the highway in Hanthorpe Road, Morton, as someone has stolen the catalytic converter from it.
We are appealing for your help in tracing the suspect/s for this crime, if you saw or heard anything suspicious during the hours of darkness last night or early this morning please let us know by calling 101 quoting incident 94 19/09/16.
As the price of scrap metal is on the increase we do not wish to see a rise in theft of catalytic converters as we have done previously.
If you own a Honda accord please be mindful where you park your vehicle during the hours of darkness.

Kind Regards
Sandra
Pcso Brommell
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Burglary, Stowe Corner, Stowe Road, Langtoft 17/9/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

We are appealing for witnesses to burglary at Stowe corner, Stowe Road, Langtoft on 16/09/16 between 12:00 and 15:00
Offenders gained entry by smashing the rear patio door.  
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 207 of 16/09/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
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Attempted Burglary. Eastgate, Deeping St James. 16/9/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)
 
We are appealing for witnesses to an attempted burglary on Eastgate, Deeping St James on Thursday 15th September between 06:30 and 15:20 Offenders have attempted to gained entry by smashing the rear patio door. 
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 159 of 16/09/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
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Phishing Email Alert
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

There is a phishing email currently in circulation that claims to be from the City of London Police. The departments that it claims to represent include the ‘Fraud Intelligence Unit’ and the ‘National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’. The email is titled ‘compensation fund’ and has a letter attachment that claims to be offering financial compensation to victims of fraud. The letter uses the City of London Police logo.
 
The letter states that in order for compensation to be arranged, the receiver of the email should reply disclosing personal information. It states that HSBC and the South African Reserve Bank have been chosen to handle the compensation claims. All of these claims are false.
The email and letter are fraudulent and should not be replied to.
 
Protect Yourself

    Opening attachments or clicking links contained within emails from unknown sources could result in your device being infected with malware or a virus.
    The City of London Police and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau will never email you asking for you to disclose personal information.
    If you believe you have become a victim of this fraudulent email get your device checked by a professional and make a report to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre:  http://www.actionfraud.police.uk
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Doorstep Crime and Scam Awareness Training 5/9/2016
Message sent by Gillian Fleet (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Lincolnshire)

This message is being sent to all NHW Co-ordinators, on behalf of the Lincolnshire NHW Association.

On Saturday 17th September, 2016, The NHW Association have arranged training for co-ordinators regarding doorstep crime and scam awareness (Operation REPEAT).  This will be held at Lincolnshire Police HQ, in Nettleham, from 10:30 am until 1pm.  Light refreshments will be available.

Operation REPEAT is delivered as a structured programme of training sessions to Health & Social Care staff, which includes volunteers, support workers, carers and professionals who have individual contact on a regular basis with members of the local community who are susceptible to doorstep crime and scams. Lincolnshire NHW Association are pleased to now be able to offer this training to NHW Co-ordinators.

The project utilises the specific ‘one to one’ approach that is so valuable in delivering the key Doorstep Crime & Scam Awareness messages, standardising the message across all organisations.

The training package was developed with Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire Trading Standards, together with a retired Lincolnshire Police Officer who held the role of Crime Prevention Officer spending considerable time working on doorstep crime & scam offences.

Delivered by a small dedicated team, Operation REPEAT trainers are in a very unique position. Their personal work experience has allowed them to see the devastating effect these type of offences has on numerous victims, have also dealt with offenders themselves and come from crime prevention and training backgrounds This allows an in depth and personal delivery and response to questions without having to resort to information from books or other sources.

If you would like to attend this training, please let us know by using the reply button on your personal LincsAlert message to secure your place.  We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 17th September.

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Rental Fraud in Student Accommodation 1/9/2016
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Seasonal rental fraud is an emerging trend with students looking for suitable accommodation around August, before the start of the new term. Fraudsters use a variety of websites to advertise available properties to rent, often at attractive rates and convenient locations. Adverts will seem genuine, accompanied by a number of photos and contact information to discuss your interest.
Due to demand, students will often agree to pay upfront fees to secure the property quickly, without viewing the property, only to discover that the fraudster posing as the landlord does not have ownership of the property, or often there are already tenants living there.
 
Protect Yourself
 

    Only use reputable letting companies.
    Do some online research such as using Google maps to check the property does exist.
    Make an appointment to view the property in person.
    Always view the property prior to paying any advance fees.
    Look out for warning signs, such as landlords requesting a ‘holding deposit’ due to the property being in high demand.
    A landlord will usually conduct some due diligence on any successful applicant. Be wary of handing over cash without the landlord requesting employment or character references.


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

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Thank you for supporting our Think!Speed campaign 30/8/2016
Message sent by Emma Long (Police, Comms officer, Corp Comms)

Thank you for supporting our Think!Speed campaign throughout August.
 
Please take our survey titled "THINK speed campaign feedback".  Your feedback is very important to us and will have us reduce the number of deaths on our counties roads.
 
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FYZWW57
 
Although the campaign has ended, you can always find helpful information about our road safety campaigns on our website here: http://www.cambs-police.co.uk/roadsafety/
 
Best wishes
 
Traffic Sergeant Ian Manley
 
Motorists are also encouraged to take the following advice:
  Make sure you leave plenty of time for your journey, taking into account traffic
Watch out for changes in the speed limit
Drive to suit the conditions and the layout of the road
Don’t let peer pressure encourage you to break the law
Don't assume it's safe to break the speed limit because there is less traffic.
Don't be tempted to put your foot down because the road ahead appears clear.
 
 Top Tips from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)
Check your speedometer regularly
Know the limits - look for signs
Assume lamp posts mean 30mph
Speed limits are a maximum
20's plenty when kids are about
Slow down when entering villages
Give yourself time
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Rogue Traders Advice 26/8/2016
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Community Safety Department, Friday, 26 August 2016.

There has been an increased number of reported cases of rogue traders in the county.

Lincolnshire Police advise members of the public:
"Not to agree to any work being done on their home or garden on the doorstep, but speak with friends or family first."

"Not to open the door if they are not expecting someone or don't recognise them.  We also urge neighbours and family members to keep an eye on elderly or vulnerable neighbours."  

If you notice anything suspicious, a vehicle or person(s), contact Lincolnshire Police immediately, call 101 or  999 in an emergency.

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Scam - Pending Tax Refund 25/8/2016
Message sent by Sharon Horne (Police & NHWN, NHW Administrator, Lincolnshire)

Message from Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Community Safety Department, Thursday 25 August 2016.

A Tax Refund Scam is currently taking place where a Pending Tax Refund document marked from HM Revenue and Customs has been sent to members of the public.  (Please find copy of the form attached.)

THE NOTICE IS FALSE - DO NOT START A CLAIM

If you receive a similar refund form please contact Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre immediately. 

Tel 0300 123 2040 or visit website www.actionfraud.police.uk

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Theft of Tools Deeping Nature Reserve 23/8/2016
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 theft from two shipping containers at the Deeping Nature Reserve that store the all the volunteers equipment they were broken into overnight on 22/23 August, thieves stole a number of specialist fencing tools, a quantity of normal tools, 2 tool boxes containing numerous hand tools, a Honda Water Pump, 2 sprayers, and numerous screws and fixings. The majority of these are privately owned by our volunteers that keep the area beautiful.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number  incident 56 23/08/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support

 
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Advance Fee Fraud (Courier) 11/8/2016
This is a message sent via Lincolnshire Alert.

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This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud
(National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

People selling their items on online platforms are falling victim to a new type of advance fee fraud. This involves a fraudster, posing as a buyer, sending an email to the seller (victim), agreeing to the full asking price of the item. They state that they are unable to collect the item themselves and will arrange for a courier to pick it up instead.
 
The fraudster then sends a fake payment confirmation email from a different email address, one which falsely purports to be from a payment platform. In the course of the email exchange, the seller/victim is requested to pay the courier fee. Once the payment is made the contact is broken, the item is not picked up and the money paid for the ‘courier’ is gone.

 
An example of the most recent emails received by the victim/seller, from the ‘Buyer’, read:
 
“I want you to consider this a deal as i am willing to pay your full asking price! i actually want to buy it for a family member who is urgently in need of it, i have checked through your posting and i'm fully satisfied with it. Unfortunately, i would not be able to come personally to view/collect, i work offshore as an instructor on a oil rig so i dont have time at all, but like i said i am 100% OK with the advert”
 
Protect Yourself:

    Be wary when buyers wish to purchase items at the full asking price without viewing them.
    Check the validity of the payment receipt confirmation
    Avoid paying an advanced fee if you are a seller; should you choose to use a courier, arrange your own.
    Check feedback online by searching the associated phone numbers or email addresses of the seller/buyer. Feedback will give you useful information about recent transactions other buyers/sellers have made.
    If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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Theft from shed Folkingham. View footage of suspects for theft from insecure vehicles Bourne at www.facebook.com/bournenpt 9/8/2016
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear lincs alert members,
 
I would like to bring to your attention these recent crimes that have happened within our community.

 
FOLKINGHAM
Incident 113 08/08/16
An insecure garden shed in Walcott Lane, has been entered sometime between 26th July and 8TH August whereby powers tools and a lawn mower have been stolen. 
 
BOURNE
Incident 103 05/08/16
In the early hours of Friday 5th August numerous insecure vehicles have been entered and items stolen. This has happened in Beech Ave, Poplar Close, Ancaster Rd, Mill Drove, Kingsway and Exeter Street. If you would like to see footage of the suspects carrying out a crime, then please visit our Facebook site.
 
CRIME PREVENTION
Please remember to secure all outbuildings and vehicles.
It is advisable not to employ random callers to your door offering to carry out work.
 
Thank you for your continued support
Sandra
PCSO Brommell

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Criminal Damage 9/8/2016
Message sent by Bernard Nielander (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne and Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Overnight between the 2nd and 3rd of August 2016, 10 parked vehicles were damaged along Casterton Road, Stamford.  All the vehicles involved received deep scratching to paint work, which has led to a considerable amount of damage and cost to the owners.    We are appealing for any information from members of the public that may have witnessed this ridicules and thoughtless crime .  If you have any information relating to this incident, please contact the Police on 101, quoting incident 185 03/08/2016.  Thank you for your continued support.

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Vehicle Crime in Bourne 6/8/2016
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

APPEAL FOR CCTV. Vehicles in Exeter street, Mill Drove, Ancaster Road, Poplar Crescent, Beech Avenue and Kingsway targeted early hours of Friday morning , majority of vehicle insecure and items stolen from inside them, believed two males involved, if anybody has cctv in these areas and believes they may of captured images of these two persons please contact us on 101 stating incident 71 of 5th August

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Black Citroen c4 stolen from Hanthorpe.
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear member,
 
Around 2am on Saturday 30th July a vehicle was found burnt out in South Fen Rd, Bourne.
Evidence suggests that this was a case of deliberate ignition of a black Citroen C4 registration number KL56WXG which had been stolen without keys from Stainfield Road, Hanthorpe only a few hours earlier.
Police need your assistance and ask that if you recall seeing this vehicle or anything suspicious in the area from 10.30pm Friday 29th and 2am Saturday 30th July please call us on 101 and quote incident number 139 30/07/16.

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Theft of solar lights Rippingale.
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Incident 262 30/07/16 relates to theft of solar lights from a front garden in Middle Street, Rippingale.
This mindless theft happened sometime between 11pm on Friday 29th and 9am Saturday 30th July.
Again if you can assist Police in this crime then please call 101 and quoting incident 262 30/07/16. Alternatively please call crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 

Free advice on property marking
If you would like free advice on property marking your garden items for example: - garden furniture, tools, especially lawn mowers, strimmers etc  then please contact us, your local neighbourhood policing team, either reply to this message, call 101 extension 3727 or email the team at bourne.npt@lincs.pnn.police.uk
 
 
Thank you for your continued support
Kind Regards
Sandra
Pcso BROMMELL
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Stolen paxton trailer from Sempringham also stolen Honda motorbike from Morton 27/7/2016

Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Good Evening Dear Lincs Alert members,
 
Incident 344 22/07/16 relates to theft of a Paxton trailer from a paddock in Sempringham, near Billingborough in the early hours of Friday 22nd July.

It is described as single axle, 8’x5’, caged sides, led rear lights, non-standard hitch handle.

Incident 330 25/07/16 relates to theft of a Honda 125 yellow motorbike complete with top box from Victoria Grove, Morton

The motorbike displayed the registration FY65 ENO. It was stolen sometime between 8pm Monday 24th July and 4pm Tuesday 25th July from the front drive of a residential property.
 
Once again we need your help and are appealing for anyone with information relating to these thefts to come forward and call our non-emergency number 101 quoting the relevant incident number.

Alternatively please call crime stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 
 
Thank you for your continued support
Kind Regards
Sandra
Pcso BROMMELL

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Burglary And Thefts. Cedar Close, Market Deeping 19/07/2016
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 burglary on Cedar Close, Market Deeping on 19/07/16 around 05:00. Entry gained via a rear lean to, A TV and bank cards were taken, on the same evening and Street there was a theft of a red mountain bike with red wheels  from a shed and a theft from a vehicle.
 
Any information regarding these crimes please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 48 of 19/07/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Holiday Fraud (Amended) 19/7/2016
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

With summer holidays fast approaching, individuals are often more exposed to travel booking frauds when looking for last minute package deals / cheap flights. Whether paying upfront for a family holiday or simply booking a flight, payments are transferred only to discover that the holiday / airline ticket does not exist and was sold to you by a bogus travel company. Fraudsters will often lure in potential customers with low prices and ‘one time only’ offers that are simply too good to pass up, requesting payment by the preferred method of direct bank transfer.
 
Protect Yourself

    Avoid responding to unsolicited calls, texts or emails offering holidays at incredibly low prices.
    Whenever possible, pay for your holiday by credit card as it offers increased protection.
    Always remember to look for the ‘https’ and locked padlock icon in the address bar before entering your payment details.
    Never feel pressured to make a booking for fear that you will miss out on this ‘low price’ opportunity. If you have never used the company before, take your time to do some online research to ensure they are reputable.
    Should you make a flight or hotel booking through a travel company, feel free to separately check with the hotel / airline that your booking does indeed exist.


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

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Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Fraudsters are impersonating telephone service providers and contacting their clients offering a phone upgrade on a low monthly payment contract. The fraudsters will glean all your personal and financial details which will then be used to contact the genuine phone provider and order a new mobile phone handset. The fraudsters will either intercept the delivery before it reaches the victim’s address or order the handset to a different address.

Protect yourself

    Never provide your personal information to a third party from an unsolicited communication.
    Obtain the genuine number of the organisation being represented and verify the legitimacy of the communication.
    If the offer is too good to be true it probably is.
    If you have provided personal information and you are concerned that your identity may be compromised consider Cifas Protection Registration.

If you have been a victim of fraud report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

 

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Burglary, Peterborough Road, Langtoft 13/7/2016

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 burglary on Peterborough Road, Langtoft sometime between 04/07/16 -09/07/16 entry was gained via the rear patio door. Jewellery and cash were taken.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 173 of 09/07/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Share images to assist in purse theft Morton street fair

Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

This is a follow up lincs alert message in relation to theft of purse from Morton Street fair.
To assist with our enquiries we would appreciate it if you would share with us any images, or videos that you have taken between 1pm and 3pm in any area of Morton Street Fair, including the primary school, church rooms, village hall etc.
 
Please share them with us via this lincs alert message or PM us www.facebook.com/bournenpt
 
Thank you for your continued support
Sandra
PCSO Brommell

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Theft of purse from charity stall holder during Morton Street fair 9/7/2016

Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Dear Lincs Alert members,
 
As we are in the middle of summer, enjoying such delights as church fetes, village Street fares etc Bourne and Billingborough Neighbourhood Policing Team wish to make you aware that crime occurs there too.
At approximately 2.30pm today a purse was stolen from a charity stall, the stall was situated outside Morton village hall during the well-attended village street fair.
The stolen purse is small, red,  with a wallet compartment, has a gold motif, zip and press stud fastenings.
It contained an amount of cash and various bank/store cards.
It is usual for the offender to discard the purse, once having removed all the cash.
 
 May I please ask that if you see a purse as described above which has been discarded and dumped in an unusual place, please call our non-emergency number 101, quote incident 295  9th July 2016  to report such a finding.
 
If you are holding a stall at any fete or car boot please make sure your personal items and the cash takings are always secure.
 
Thank you for your continued support
Sandra
Pcso BROMMELL
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Neighbourhood Panel Meeting - message of 5/7/2016

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

Good afternoon,
 
Our Neighbourhood Panel Meeting will be held at 19:00 hrs on Monday 11th July  at The Open door Church, Spalding Road, Deeping St James, PE6 8NJ. There will be a public Open Forum from 19:00 - 19:30.

This is an opportunity for members of the public to attend and pass on their thoughts / concerns, for possible inclusion within the Neighbourhood Priorities that will be set after the meeting by a closed panel of elected members.
 
I hope you are able to attend the meeting and raise your thoughts/concerns. If you cannot attend the meeting please let us know and we will have them raised for you.
 
Neighbourhood Priorities and other details can be found on the Police.uk website.
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Assault, Thackers Way, Market Deeping  1/7/2016
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 serious assault that happened on the mini roundabout at Burchnall Close, Thackers Way opposite the Park, where a male has got out of a white transit van and assaulted the driver of another car with an unknown object. The incident happened at approximately 21.45 on the 30/06/16.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number  465 of 30/06/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support

Damage Abbey Lawn Bourne 29/6/2016
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Police are appealing for information in connection with damage to the cricket square covers at the Abbey Lawn, Abbey Road, Bourne.This occurred  between 4pm Monday  and 8.30amTuesday 28th June 
 
Incident 109 of 28/06/16 refers
 
 Please contact  Police on tel 101 if you can assist with information  regarding  this  incident

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Rio 2016 Olympics Ticket Fraud 28/6/2016
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin on 6th August 2016 and as of late June, you will be able to purchase tickets from the Rio 2016 ticket offices.  Purchasing from an unauthorised seller or a ticket tout could leave you out of pocket; not only are the tickets advertised at inflated prices, but there is also a risk that the tickets purchased are counterfeit or do not exist. Any individual with a counterfeit ticket will be refused entry.
 
To help protect yourself, the list of authorised sellers has been published on the official website and provides a list of trusted resellers; this can be found at www.rio2016.com. Equally, tickets purchased that are no longer needed can be sold through the Rio 2016 website for a 100% reimbursement of the amount paid if the tickets are resold.
 
Protect yourself

    When purchasing from another company or individual, ask questions; specifically when you will receive the ticket and what type of ticket you are purchasing.
    Pay for tickets by using a credit card or trusted payment service. Payments made by bank transfer may not be recoverable.
    Always check that the payment screen is secure by looking for the padlock symbol or making sure the website/url begins with “https”.
    If you have been affected by this, or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

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Burglary Concept North Street Bourne 27/6/2016
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Police are appealing for information in connection with a burglary that occurred at a shop called Concept that is located in North Street Bourne. This occurred between 5pm on Saturday 25th and 9am Monday 27th June
 
Incident 91 of 27/06/16  refers
 
Please contact  Police on tel 101 if you can assist with information  regarding  this  especially if you witnessed  any suspicious persons hanging around North Street or Burghley Street Bourne over the weekend

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Shed Burglary Rosemary Gardens Bourne 26/6/2016
Message sent by Graeme Parrott (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

Police are appealing for information in connection with a Shed Break that occurred in Rosemary Gardens Bourne between 9am and 4 pm on Tuesday 21st June
 
Incident 360 of 21/06/16 refers
 
 Please contact  Police on tel 101 if you can assist with information  regarding  this  incident Alternatively you can speak to crime Stoppers Anonymously on tel 0800 555 111

Thank you

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Theft of caravan, Stowgate, Deeping St James 26/6/2016
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 theft of a caravan from a driveway on Stowgate, Deeping St James, sometime overnight on 21/22 June. The caravan is an Eldis 6 berth, single axle, It has a for-sale sign in the window, a dint in the opposite side to the door and a crack to the rear reflector lens.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 132 of 22/06/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

 
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Be Aware of Spoof Emails Claiming ‘Buyer Protection’ 24/6/2016


Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Online shopping websites are being utilised by fraudsters to advertise vehicles for sale which do not exist. After agreeing to purchase the vehicle via email with the fraudsters, buyers then receive emails purporting to be from Amazon Payments and/or Amazon Flexible Payment Service stating that their money will be held in an ‘escrow account’ (a bank account held by a third party, used as a temporary holding account during a transaction between two parties- for a 7 day ‘cooling off’ period). Once happy with the purchase the email indicates the money will be released to the seller, therefore offering ‘buyer protection’. In reality these emails are fraudulent and do not come from Amazon. The bank accounts are controlled by fraudsters.
 
Protect yourself

    Remember that Amazon does not provide an escrow account to purchase items.
    Meet the seller ‘face to face’ and view the vehicle before parting with any money.
    Be vigilant of emails that purport to be from genuine companies and check the ‘domain’ name of the email address for any inconsistencies.
    Check feedback online by searching the associated phone numbers or email addresses of the seller.
    If the vehicle is below market value consider whether this is an opportunity too good to be true!
    If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.
 

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Criminal Damage George Street 20/6/2016
Message sent by Jason Possnett (Police, PCSO, NC45)

Good evening from the Bourne & Billingborough NPT,

I would like to bring to your attention an incident that has occurred between 23:00 19/06/2016 & 6:00 20/06/2016. A vehicle parked on George St has had both its wing mirrors damaged leaving them dangling from their electric connections. Three male youths were seen running from the area by a neighbour. If you can help with our investigations can you please call 101 quoting incident 37 - 20/6.

Many thanks,

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Beware of new phone Scams 16/6/2016
Message sent by Emma Conkey (Police, PCSO, Stamford NPT)

Good Evening,

Please be aware of scams taking place in our neighbouring counties. Vulnerable people are contacted by someone claiming to be a Police Officer from The Met. They will provide an officer's name and an incident number and tell you there is fraudulent activity on your bank account. They will then ask you to withdraw large sums of cash. Someone will then attend the address claiming to be a plain clothes police officer or a courier, and take the cash to keep it safe.

Sadly some people have lots thousands of pounds to this scam. Please make your friends and family aware.

Always ask for ID - The Police will never ask you to withdraw money
Visit your bank in person if you have any concerns regarding activity on your account
Always terminate the call and ring back on a different phone
 
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Theft from a shed. Kings Street, West Deeping 13/6/2016
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 a theft from a shed on Kings Street, West Deeping on 9th June between 08:30 and 21:45. A Black and Decker petrol strimmer has been stolen, entry gained via the fields at rear of garden.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number  341 of 09/06/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Phishing Campaign Targeting University Students 13/6/2016
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

A new phishing campaign which has hit students of UK universities claims that the student has been awarded an educational grant by the Department for Education. The email purports to have come from the finance department of the student’s university and tricks the recipient into clicking on a link contained in the message to provide personal and banking details.
 
One victim reported that after submitting their sensitive information (including name, address, date of birth, contact details, telephone provider, bank account details, student ID, National Insurance Number, driving licence number and mother’s maiden name), they were taken to a spoofed website which appeared like a genuine website of their bank, where they were asked to type in their online banking login credentials.

Protect Yourself:
 

    Do not click on any links or open attachments contained within unsolicited emails.
    Do not reply to scam emails or contact the senders in any way.
    If an email appears to have come from a person or organisation you know of but the message is unexpected or unusual, contact them directly via another method to confirm that they sent you the email.
    If you receive an email which asks you to login to an online account via a link provided in the email, instead of clicking on the link, open your browser and go directly to the company’s website yourself.
    If you have clicked on a link in the email, do not supply any information on the website that may open.


If you think you may have compromised the safety of your bank details and/or have lost money due to fraudulent misuse of your cards, you should immediately contact your bank, and report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

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Damage to vehicle, Hawthorne Close, Market Deeping 13/6/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good afternoon from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood hood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to damage to a vehicle on Hawthorne Close, Market Deeping  sometime overnight on 2/3th June 2016. 
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number  215 of 09/06/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
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Counterfeit Cheques 10/6/2016
Message sent by Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Businesses are being contacted for the sale of goods or services by fraudsters, who request to pay by cheque. The fraudster sends a cheque with a higher value than the amount expected, and then sends the business a request for the difference with instructions on how it should be paid back. This is usually by bank transfer or through a money transfer service, such as Western Union or PaySafe. Once the ‘refund’ has been provided, it is realised that the cheque provided was fraudulent and no funds are credited to the business’s account.
 
The NFIB has seen an increase of 84% in the number of counterfeit cheque frauds reported to Action Fraud since November 2015. Criminals are targeting a wide range of services including paintings or other artwork, photography and lessons, with various amounts requested to be refunded.  The average amount requested to be refunded is 1,818. The highest amount requested was over 80,000.
 
The suspects have used pressure tactics to persuade victims to refund the amounts immediately prior to the cheques clearing.
 
 
Crime Prevention Advice

    Be cautious of payments where the amount provided is higher than expected. Refuse to provide the service unless the correct balance is received or wait until the cheque has cleared before refunding the difference.
    Always contact banks on a trusted number found on their website or correspondence that is known to be authentic to confirm whether the cheque has cleared.
    Do not feel pressured to provide a refund before the cheque has cleared.

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


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Burglary West Road Bourne 9/6/2016
Message sent by Jason Possnett (Police, PCSO, NC45)

Good Evening,

I would like to bring to your attention incident 286 9/6/16. This incident is a burglary on West Road Bourne. The intruder has broken through the side gate and smashed the rear patio window. The alarm system has been be activated but only for a few minutes. This was at approx. 16:00. So far we know that an amount of jewellery has been taken. If you can help with our enquiries please can you call 101 and quote the incident number.

Regards,

Jason
Bourne & Billingborough Policing Team.
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Damage to vehicle. Meadow road, Deeping St James 8/6/2016
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 damage the of a BMW on Meadow road, Deeping St James sometime overnight on 27/28th  May 2016. Offenders have kicked the vehicle.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number  281 of 06/06/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support

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Damage to vehicle, Black Prince Ave, Market Deeping 7/6/2016
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

Good morning from the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood hood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to damage to a silver Golf whilst it was parked on Black Prince Ave, Market Deeping on 05/06/16 between 04:45 – 11:00. Offenders have slashed 2 tyres and tipped brake fluid over roof.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 178 of 05/06/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support
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18/05/16 Theft of tipper van, Linchfield Road, Deeping St James
Message sent by Michelle Laughton (Support, PCSO NC47 Market Deeping & Uffington, Market Deeping Station)

From the Market Deeping and District Neighbourhood hood Policing Team,
 
We are appealing for witnesses to the theft of a LDV convoy white tipper van from Linchfield Road, Deeping St James at 02:30 and was found on Eastgate, Deeping St James.
 
Any information regarding this crime please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 19 of 18/05/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
 
Thank you for your continued support


Stamford NHW AGM Thursday 19th May, 2016
Message sent by Gillian Fleet (Police & NHWN, Community Safety Officer, Lincolnshire)

This message is sent to you on behalf of the Stamford and District Neighbourhood Watch Association.

Please be aware that the Stamford NHW AGM will take place on Thursday 19th May, at the Trinity Methodist Church, Barn Hill, Stamford, commencing at 7.30pm.

All co-ordinators are welcome to attend.

A copy of the agenda is below:

1. Apologies
2. Resignation of Present Officers
3. Election of Officers
    a) Chairman
    b) Secretary
    c) Treasurer
    d) 4th Member
4. AOB
We look forward to seeing you there.


14/05/16 High value theft of compressor tools from workshop in Aslackby, Sleaford
Message sent by Sandra Brommell (Support, PCSO NC45 Bourne & Billingborough, Bourne Station)

We are currently investigating a high value theft of compressor tools, stolen from secure workshops located in an isolated yard in Aslackby, Sleaford, NG34 0HT.
This offence has happened during 8pm on Saturday 13th May to 6am on Sunday 14TH May 2016.
Items stolen include chop saws, nail guns, drills and a large quantity of screws and nails.
The offenders also stole the cctv recording equipment.
If you saw any suspicious vehicles or have any other relevant information that can assist Police with tracing the offenders please call our non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 63 14/05/16.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Sandra
PCSO BROMMELL

 

Royal Mail Fraud Emails

Message sent by
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

Fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom. The official looking scam emails claiming to be from Royal Mail contain a link to a document which will install malicious software on your computer designed to steal credentials like account names, email addresses and passwords.
 
An example email reads:
 
Title: Your parcel has been seized
Royal Mail is sorry to inform you that a package addressed to you was seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom.
A close inspection deemed your items as counterfeit and the manufacturers have been notified. If your items are declared genuine then they will be returned back to you with the appropriate custom charges.
You may have been a victim of counterfeit merchandise and the RM Group UK will notify you on how to get your money back. Please review the attached PDF document for more information.
Document (RM7002137GB).Zip
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
 
To help the spread of the virus, the email also says: “you will need to have access to a computer to download and open the Zip file”. If you receive one of these emails, do not click on any links or download any attachments and report it to Action Fraud.
 
Protect Yourself

    Royal Mail will never send an email asking for credit card numbers or other personal or confidential information.
    Royal Mail will never ask customers to enter information on a page that isn’t part of the Royal Mail website.
    Royal Mail will never include attachments unless the email was solicited by a customer e.g. customer has contacted Royal Mail with an enquiry or has signed up for updates from Royal Mail.
    Royal Mail have also stressed that they do not receive a person’s email address as part of any home shopping experience.

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

 

Exclusion Notice issued in Bourne

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

The New South Kesteven Pub Watch scheme has issued its first exclusion notice after  a serious alcohol related incident on Saturday 27 February 2016 in Bourne.

Pub Watch is administered by Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire County Council and local businesses. Real-time information is shared in an effort to reduce and deter criminal conduct in and around retail & licenced premises and in so doing, strives to develop a strong, safe and pleasant neighbourhood that can be enjoyed by all within its community or by those who choose to visit.
An adult male was arrested following the incident and has now been excluded from all member premises in Bourne for a period of 5 years.
For more information visit our BusinessWatch / PubWatch website pages. or to take part please email Marie.Pritchett@Lincs-Chamber.co.uk or ring 01522 523333.
A dedicated scheme Coordinator is based at Bourne Police Station and can be contacted in person or by telephoning 01778 394864

http://www.lincs-chamber.co.uk/pubwatch
http://www.lincs-chamber.co.uk/business-watch-2

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