Residential Crime Alerts and News For Warwickshire 24/09/2020 22:39:21 
Residential Crime Alerts and News For Warwickshire
Double Car Key Burglary – Kenilworth
Please be aware that between 2230hrs on Wednesday 23 September and 0730hrs on Thursday 24 September 2020 offenders have entered a property by its rear door at Woodland Road, Kenilworth and stolen keys for two motor vehicles that were parked outside. The vehicles, a black Mercedes saloon and a black Range Rover were then stolen. This is incident 46 of 24 September 2020
If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information about this incident then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 101
Attempt Entry to Property in Tanworth in Arden
At around 03.00 hrs this morning (24/9/20), 2 males attempted to enter a property on Bates Lane, Tanworth in Arden. Entry was not gained and nothing taken. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, including possible CCTV or Dash-cam footage, please contact us by either advising us online at www.warwickshire.police.uk, by email to [email protected] or by calling 101, referring to incident 85 of 24/9/20. For crime prevention advice, please go to our website at www.warwickshireruralwatch.co.uk and www.warwickshire.police.uk. Thank you for your assistance on this incident.
Theft of Sheep in Charlecote
Some time between 19.00 hrs on the 22/9/20 and 09.20 hrs yesterday (23/9/20), unknown offender(s) have entered a field in Charlecote and stole a pure white Texel ram with no horns. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, including possible CCTV or Dash-cam footage, please contact us by either advising us online at www.warwickshire.police.uk, by email to [email protected] or by calling 101, referring to incident 69 of 22/9/20. For crime prevention advice, please go to our website at www.warwickshireruralwatch.co.uk and www.warwickshire.police.uk. Thank you for your assistance on this incident.
Burglary in Fenny Compton
Sometime between 11.00 hrs on the 18/9/20 and 07.30 hrs on the 19/9/20 unknown offender(s) forced entry to a secure barn at Fenny Compton and stole a number of items. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, including possible CCTV or Dash-cam footage, please contact us by either advising us online at www.warwickshire.police.uk, by email to [email protected] or by calling 101, referring to incident 69 of 22/9/20. For crime prevention advice, please go to our website at www.warwickshireruralwatch.co.uk and www.warwickshire.police.uk. Thank you for your assistance on this incident.
Incidents Reported in Lea Marston
Inc 115 of 22/9/20 Some time between 18.45 hrs on the 21/9/20 and 10.30 hrs 22/9/20, unknown offender(s) gained entry to a rear garden at a property in Lea Marston and attempted to enter a secure shed. No entry was gained and nothing was taken, although damage was caused to the door. Inc 119 of 22/9/20 Unknown offender(s) have entered a property on School Lane, Lea Marston and stolen a number of items. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, including possible CCTV or Dash-cam footage, please contact us by either advising us online at www.warwickshire.police.uk, by email to [email protected] or by calling 101, referring to the incident number stated. For crime prevention advice, please go to our website at www.warwickshireruralwatch.co.uk and www.warwickshire.police.uk. Thank you for your assistance on this incident.
Some time between 16.00 hrs on the 13/9/20 and 18.00 hrs 14/9/20, unknown offender(s) forced entry to sheds at a rural property in Marston and stole 2 x quad bikes, ladders and tools. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, including possible CCTV or Dash-cam footage, please contact us by either advising us online at www.warwickshire.police.uk, by email to [email protected] or by calling 101, referring to incident 335 of 14/9/20.
Atherstone & Coleshill Police – Some good work by the Atherstone team
Following an incident reported into the police where a tracker had been activated on a stolen motorbike, Officers responded and worked with the tracker company to identify the location. Upon arriving at the property officers located a container where the tracker was showing was opened. As well as the stolen vehicle found inside were 6 further motorbikes, plus tools and other equipment. Some of the other items have already been confirmed as stolen from other force areas and the owners have been identified. Great team work and another example of the effectiveness of using trackers on vehicles and other property.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Police – Free bike coding event
Nuneaton West Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) will be carrying out a free bike coding event at Stockingford Community Centre, Haunchwood Road from 3.30pm – 5.30pm on Saturday 26th September. We will also have vehicle safety packs available. Social distancing and hand sanitiser will be in place. Please remember to bring your face masks. We’ll also be able to discuss any local issues that you may have. Come meet the team and get your bike coded! #communitypolicing
Warwickshire Police – Covid19
Covid19 regulations have changed but how officers will work to keep people safe remains the same. We will continue to engage, explain and encourage people to follow the new regulations. Enforcement • We will disperse groups of over six and issue fines to those who refuse to comply. • In most situations, police officers can resolve breaches without having to issue a fine. Where people just won’t listen, and are putting everyone at risk, we will take enforcement action. • We will ensure we pay particular attention to those who regularly flout the rules and those areas where we are seeing the greatest numbers of COVID-19 cases. https://bit.ly/35ZuPys
Man, 24, arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs following collision on the M6
Police arrested a man on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply after the car he was driving was involved in a collision on the M6 near Corley Services.
Officers from the Warwickshire Police Roads Policing Unit attending the two vehicle collision yesterday afternoon carried out a search of the car after they smelt cannabis. From the boot of the car they seized a quantity of cannabis, scales, around 6000 canisters of nitrous oxide and paraphernalia to inhale nitrous oxide, and arrested the 24 year old. He remains in police custody. A further warrant carried out a storage unit in Birmingham uncovered a further 15,000 canisters of nitrous oxide. Enquires are ongoing. Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident 310 of 22 September 2020. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Man jailed for his part in burglaries targeting expensive cars and jewellery
A man has been jailed after cars and jewellery were stolen in 12 burglaries across Warwickshire, Coventry and Leicestershire. David Lee Bradley, 29, was sentenced on Tuesday (22 September) after admitting conspiracy to burgle. Bradley, formerly of Wappenbury Road, Coventry was handed a nine year nine month jail sentence. Properties were targeted in Southam, Wolston, Long Lawford, Cawston, Nuneaton, Lutterworth, Warwick, Brandon, Hatton, Sharnford and Coventry. The offences occurred in December 2018 and January 2019. Warwick Crown Court heard how four Audis were stolen as part of the conspiracies and in one burglary jewellery of great sentimental value was stolen. The court heard a man’s car was taken after offenders broke into his home in Lutterworth and threatened him with a knife. The vehicle was used in a ram raid in Coventry a few days after and was later seized from a shipping container bound for the Middle East. In another offence, a homeowner in Brandon was punched to his face and body, and forced to hand over his car keys. Police enquiries managed to place Bradley at the scenes of all the offences and he was arrested at the end of January 2019. Police Staff Investigator Simon Hutton from Warwickshire Police Proactive CID said: “Bradley was part of a highly organised gang of criminals who terrorised homeowners across three counties. Where people got in their way they were threatened with violence. “The length of the sentence reflects the severity of the offences and the terror Bradley caused in our communities.” A 24-year-old man from Coventry was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for his role in some of the offences in May 2019. List of offences Bradley was linked to: 11 December 2018 – Attempted burglary at a petrol station in Kineton Road Industrial Estate, Southam. 11 December 2018 – Attempted robbery in Wolston 16 December 2018 – Attempted burglary at a house in Long Lawford. 17 December 2018 – Car stolen in robbery in Cawston 17 December 2018 – Car key burglary in Whitestone, Nuneaton 19 December 2018 – Aggravated car key burglary in Lutterworth 22 December 2018 – Car key burglary in Heathcote, Warwick 5 January 2019 – Car stolen in robbery in Brandon 7 January 2019 – Car and jewellery stolen in burglary in Hatton 8 January 2019 – Car, cash and jewellery stolen in burglary in Sharnford 8 January 2019 – Car and jewellery stolen in a robbery in Stivichall, Coventry 13 January 2019 – Car and jewellery stolen in a robbery in Brownsover, Rugby
Two arrested for drug offences – Rugby
Two men have been arrested and drugs seized in Rugby on Tuesday, 22 September as part of a wider proactive policing operation. Officers from Rugby’s Proactive CID team were on patrol on Leicester Road close to the junction of Consul Road in Brownsover when they stopped a vehicle that was suspected to have been involved in buying class A drugs in Birmingham. Officers searched the vehicle and found a quantity of crack cocaine and heroin. Two men, both from Rugby, aged 39 and 44 were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled class A drug with intent to supply. The 39-year-old was released on police bail ad the 44-year-old was released under investigation. If anyone has any concerns about the supply or distribution of illegal drugs in their community, please report these to us via our website or by calling 101. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 in an emergency.
Man and woman arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs
A 33-year-old woman from Bedworth and a 37-year-old man from Nuneaton have been arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with the intention of supplying them. The man and woman were arrested as part of ongoing efforts to tackle the supply and use of drugs in Warwickshire. At around 11.55am on Tuesday (22 September), officers from Warwickshire Police Proactive CID stopped a car in Heath Road, Bedworth. The officers searched the vehicle and seized what they believe to be class A drugs. Both suspects have been released under investigation while enquiries continue. Detective Constable Dan Lydster from Proactive CID said: “Drug suppliers seem to think they are safe to go about their business in Warwickshire while targeting some of the most vulnerable members of our community, supplying them with illegal drugs and exploiting their vulnerability. “We remain committed to coming down hard on criminals in our area, disrupting their activity and making it as hostile as possible for them to deal.” Anyone with information that can help police with their ongoing enquiries should call 101 quoting crime number 23/40733/20. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
County Lines Drug Dealers
Information from the public, no matter how small, might be the final piece in the jigsaw that means police can take action against #CountyLines drug dealers. Please report any concerns around drug dealing and vulnerable people being exploited to us. No matter how insignificant it may seem, it could be the missing piece of information that we need.
Wanted man with Rugby connections located
Following an earlier appeal to locate wanted Rugby man Anthony Jones, a 36-year-old has now been arrested. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal.
Criminals are experts at impersonating people, organisations and the police.
They spend hours researching you for their scams, hoping you’ll let your guard down for just a moment. If you get a call claiming to be from your bank or the police telling you that there have been ‘suspicious’ transactions on your account and that you need to transfer money to a safe account, or if they ask you to hand over your personal or financial details such as your PIN, full password or One Time Passcode #Stop – this is a scam. Confirm requests are genuine by hanging up the phone and waiting five minutes before contacting your bank or the organisation using a known email or phone number.
Missing Warwick man located
Thank you to everyone who shared an earlier appeal to locate missing Warwick man Carlos Miranda. We’re pleased to report the 38-year-old has been found safe this morning (Thursday).
Warwickshire officers recognised for courage with nomination for national award
Two officers from Warwickshire Police have been nominated for the National Police Bravery Awards. The Police Federation’s National Police Bravery Award honours officers who have performed incredible acts of bravery. PC James Fitzmaurice and PC Andrew Hoey were nominated after they tackled a samurai sword wielding man in Bedworth town centre last September. The officers were flagged down by passers by after the man started lashing out at people and making threats to kill. The officers managed to disarm and detain the man who was also found to be in possession of a switchblade, a small dagger, a ceremonial sword and hunting knife. The man was stopped just 50 meters from the busy town centre. PC Hoey said: “Several calls were being received from members of the public reporting a male who was stating he was going to kill his brother. I could see he was holding a black coloured Samurai sword which was three foot in length and unsheathed. We had to do something, so we made the decision to get out of the car and confront him.” PC Fitzmaurice said: “We had to do something, so both decided to tackle the armed man. He had the Samurai above his head. I also saw a secondary knife and believed he had multiple other weapons.” Warwickshire Police Chief Constable Martin Jelley said: “While most people’s instinct is to run from danger our officers are trained to confront it in order to protect our communities. “PC Hoey and PC Fitzmaurice thought nothing of putting themselves in harms way in order to protect the public. They are a credit to themselves and the force; I am immensely proud of them and all the officers in Warwickshire who every day go out and patrol not knowing what they will encounter. “Warwickshire Police has a proud history in this award with PC Andrew Dear winning the award in 2019. He was chosen following nominations from all 43 police forces.” Warwickshire Police Federation Chairman, Simon Payne, said: “The actions of the officers were nothing short of remarkable. “James and Andrew ran towards danger, knowing full well what they were facing. Their bravery and professionalism in protecting the public was at the forefront of their actions. “If this man had reached the busy town centre, with the weapons he was carrying that day, I really fear for what may have happened. “The fact this incident was brought to a peaceful conclusion is huge credit to this pair. They are a credit to policing and incredibly deserving nominees for The National Police Bravery Awards.” PC Fitzmaurice and PC Hoey will attend a prestigious daytime reception and evening awards ceremony in London in July 2021. The 2020 event – the 25th National Police Bravery Awards – had been scheduled to take place this past summer but had to be cancelled due to Coronavirus. John Apter, National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “We are incredibly proud of all the nominees from across England and Wales. The actions of these courageous officers provide a small snapshot of the amazing work our colleagues carry out day in and day out. “PC James Fitzmaurice and PC Andrew Hoey displayed brilliant police work and great instincts to get this situation under control. Like so many colleagues day in, day out, they ran towards the danger to protect the public. We are very proud of them. “As a Police Federation, we wanted to make sure these brave officers received the recognition they deserve in the year their actions were meant to be celebrated. And we look forward to seeing them all in person – and revealing regional and national winners – when the time is right in 2021.”
A 20-year-old man from London has been arrested and charged after the driver of a BMW allegedly failed to stop for officers from the North Warwickshire Vehicle Crime Team in Queen’s Road, Nuneaton last night. The car allegedly fled from police hitting 80mph in a 30mph zone. before colliding with a tree. The driver fled and a man was arrested in Tomkinson Road. He has been charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop and driving without a licence. He will appear at Coventry Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.
Image released following assault – Bedworth – Can you help (Witness appeals)
Do you recognise these individuals? We’d like to speak to them as we believe they may have information about an assault that took place in Bedworth town centre on Saturday 12 September.
An unknown man is reported to have approached the victim – a man in his 20s – outside Dominos on All Saints Square at around 9.45pm. He assaulted the victim causing him to suffer a broken jaw. It is understood the suspect may have had a verbal altercation with the group (pictured) prior to assaulting the victim. Enquiries are ongoing but we’re keen for any of the individuals pictured to come forward as we think they may be able to help with our investigation. We’re also appealing for anyone else who was in the area at the time to get in touch. Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 88 of 15 September.
Non-emergency road traffic incidents and collisions can now be reported online, due to a new feature on our website.
The following reports can now be submitted via the website: •Road traffic collisions •Allegations of bad driving •Intelligence •Completing a form for insurance purposes. Supt Emma Bastone, who oversees the force’s Operational Communications Centre (OCC), said: “When a road traffic collision or incident is reported online, users will fill out a statement with a digital signature. They will be asked simple and dynamic questions, and once submitted they will receive a confirmation page with a reference number and copy of the report. This will really assist motorists who need this information for an insurance claim. “Not only does online reporting help to keep our lines free for the most urgent calls, but for the public reporting online will also mean not having to wait to speak to someone on 101. The online forms are intuitive and straightforward, with specific short questions asked to help provide the answers we need.” Find out more here: bit.ly/3iYkPsP
Warwickshire Police’s Commercial Vehicle Unit takes HGV supercab on the road to support Project Edward
Warwickshire Police’s Commercial Vehicle Unit detected 211 offences in support of #ProjectEDWARD last week, the campaign for Every Day Without A Road Death. One HGV was seen driving on the hard shoulder at over 50mph where a family could potentially be stationary if broken down. Officers looked into his cab and he was on his mobile phone. https://bit.ly/3iZjIsU
Policing South Warwickshire
Patrol officers from Greys Mallory & Leamington Spa supported West Midlands Ambulance Service HQ with a man suffering from deteriorating mental health in Warwick. Weapons were seized from the home address for his safety & the safety of others. He is now getting the professional support he needs. #SouthWarksPatrol #WeAreWarwickshire
Nominate a neighbour that goes above and beyond for your community for the Neighbour of the Year Award 2020 run by Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch
For the third year running, we’re excited to launch the nationwide search in partnership with our friends at Co-op Insurance to find and celebrate some of the UK’s best neighbours.
Our members have told us that to be a great neighbour people share some clear qualities: a willingness to look out for others; being sociable and friendly; offering practical help; and being kind, caring and respectful.
In addition to our Neighbour of the Year Award, this year we have a brand-new category, Co-op’s Young Neighbour of the Year. This award will celebrate someone aged 18-24 who has gone above and beyond to help enhance their community and has brought people, young and old, together. Nominations are now open
If you’ve got someone who ticks all these boxes and more in either category, tell us all about them and how they go above and beyond.
Click here to be taken to our nomination form, where you can share your stories of great neighbourly activities and acts of kindness.
The deadline to nominate is 27th October.
Warwickshire Rural Crime Team– Hare coursing
Hare coursing is the illegal pursuit of hares using dogs to chase, catch and kill them. The dogs used are sighthounds (for example greyhounds or lurchers) and so pursue the hares by sight and not by scent. After the harvest has taken place is when we usually see a peak in incidents of coursing as the hares have no place to hide. Often this is a competitive activity and involves organised criminal groups and substantial sums of money placed on bets. We would like your help to tackle this issue, please be vigilant in rural areas and report any information or suspicious activity that you see or are aware of. If you see coursing taking place call 999 straight away, if it is after the event or you have information that may assist us ring 101 or report online at www.warwickshire.police.uk or on our reporting page at www.warwickshireruralwatch.co.uk, alternatively you can always report anonymously via crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. We encourage you to stay safe and not to engage with the individuals involved. PC MAY-Royle
Reminder of New Law Re All Horses Must be Microchipped By October 2020
From October 2020 it will be mandatory for all owners to microchip their horses, ponies and donkeys. The new Central Equine Database (www.equineregister.co.uk/home) will then allow local authorities and police to track down the owners of dumped horses and make sure they are punished and the animals are given the care they deserve. It will also mean lost or stolen horses will be reunited with their owners more easily. The Central Equine Database logs all domesticated horses, including those required to be microchipped by October 2020. This will offer a practical solution to the pressing animal welfare issues which arise when horses are abandoned, making it easier to rehome the animals more quickly and effectively and has been welcomed by charities such as the RSPCA. Defra state that they believe this extension of the current rules on compulsory microchipping will go some way to help find those irresponsible owners that abandon their horses as well as helping owners be reunited with their animals that have been stolen. If horse owners do not microchip their horses by October 2020 they could face sanctions from their local authority including a compliance notice and, as a last resort, a fine of up to £200. Jeanette Allen, Chair of The British Horse Council, said: This new legislation has the full support of the British Horse Council. We have been working closely with Defra and this achieves the important step of requiring all equine animals to have a microchip. This is a huge advance for the UK’s horses, ponies and donkeys. It will not only enable irresponsible owners to be held properly accountable for the treatment of their animal, it will also aid in reuniting owners with lost or stolen horses and significantly supports the UK’s efforts to protect our equines from disease outbreaks. To check if your horse is on the database go to https://www.equineregister.co.uk/home
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