This week there has been a spate of burglaries in Essendine and Little Casterton were outbuildings/sheds have been broken into.
A quad bike, ride on mower, and power tools have been stolen overnight.
If you have any information that you think could help, then please get in touch.
Meanwhile residents are reminded to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious calling 101 or if you suspect a crime is being committed call 999 immediately.
One of our beat responsibilities is to support victims of crime involved in Burglaries and PCSO Lauren will often assist investigations by completing tasking around house to house & CCTV. She will also seek visit victims of crime to provide crime prevention & target hardening advice.
We call the service “Cocooning” and vulnerable victims of crime will receive a pack of simple but effective crime prevention devices, such as timer switches, window alarms, shed locks etc.
Unfortunately not every crime can be prevented – but by taking a few simple “crime prevention steps”, you can make your home/property less desirable to the Criminals and they may just not take the risk!
PSCO Lauren and I will be looking to hold some Crime Prevention & Target hardening workshops in your area soon also bringing along our “Community Safety team” from the Rutland County Council.
Once these have been organised the location, date & time will be published on hear and social media (Facebook, Rutland Police).
So, If you’re interested in taking part and would like to meet your local Police Beat team, please get in touch.
However if you are not able to attend these workshops, but feel you and/or anyone else would still like some reassurance/advice then get in touch and we’ll come to you.
PC Ben Orton 425 & PCSO Lauren Lyall 6557.