Crime Reports – Monday 21st August 2017

August 21, 2017
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Some of you may already receive a copy of the Essex Watch Out magazine which is produced by a NhW member in Essex, but for those who don’t please look it up on www.whocanyoutrust.org.uk.

The latest NhW Observer newsletter is due in the next couple of weeks, so hopefully Coordinators will be able to distribute this very shortly. And just a reminder to include your name and contact details so that your members can contact you if necessary.

Over the coming Bank Holiday weekend, the Steering Group will be attending the Countess of Warwick show at Little Easton Church, Manor and Rectory, Park Road, Little Easton,
Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2JJ (off B184 Great Dunmow / Thaxted Road). The dates are 27th and 27th August and the show is open between 12 noon and 5pm on both days, so we’d love to see you there for a chat!

CRIME REPORTS (supplied by Essex Police)

Birchanger
42/118544/17
17/08/2017 00:10
Walson Way
FOLLOWING ALARM ACTIVATION, A DOOR OF THE BUILDING HAS BEEN FORCED OPEN UNKNOWN WHAT HAS BEEN TAKEN.

Birchanger
42/118618/17
17/08/2017 15:08
Birchanger Lane
A THIEF HAS CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE FRONT DOOR OF THE VICTIMS PROPERTY. THE VICTIM BELIEVES THAT SOMEONE HAS ATTEMPTED TO GAIN ENTRY WITHIN.

Stansted South
42/116797/17
14/08/2017 09:16
Bury Lodge Lane
A THIEF HAS DRILLED INTO THE FUEL TANK OF A WHITE FIAT DUCATO VAN AND REMOVED DIESEL FUEL FROM INSIDE

Stansted South
42/118147/17
16/08/2017 22:32
St Marys Drive
VANDALS HAVE CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY BY PUNCHING TWO INTERNAL DOORS

Stansted South
42/118215/17
17/08/2017 00:23
Cannons Mead
VANDALS HAVE CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE VICTIMS VEHICLES ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS. HAVING KEYED THE THE REAR NEARSIDE AREA TO THE VICTIMS BLACK HONDA CIVIC CAUSING A DEEP SCRATCH A METRE LONG AND THEN SMASHING THE WINDSCREEN AND ALL THE WING MIRRORS TO THE VICTIMS WHITE FORD TRANSIT CONNECT . THEY HAVE ALSO SLASHED THE TYRES TO THE VAN BY USING AN UNKNOWN IMPLEMENT.

Stansted South
42/118259/17
17/08/2017 08:52
Cannons Mead
THIEVES HAVE BROKEN INTO TO THE VICTIM’S SECURE BLUE SKODA OCTAVIA . ONCE INSIDE, A MESSY SEARCH HAS BEEN CONDUCTED AND ITEMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED. NO DAMAGE CAUSED.

Car Key Burglaries
In some cases, burglars are breaking into houses while you sleep with the intention of finding your car keys and stealing your car and any other small items they find on the way, what can I do?
Firstly, before you turn in for the night check that all doors, ground floor windows and easily accessible windows are closed and locked.
PVCu doors – don’t forget that the door is not fully locked until you have lifted the inside handle and turned the key or thumb-turn. When replacing a Europrofile lock cylinder ensure that you get a TS1007 three-star anti-snap, anti-bump lock cylinder.
If you have an intruder alarm and can do so activate the downstairs zone when you go to bed.
To stop the burglar getting to the vulnerable windows and doors to the rear ensure that side gates are closed and locked.
Please also ensure that you put your car keys somewhere safe and out of sight, when you return home. Put your car keys in a drawer (preferably one that is noisy to open) or some other secure place, but don’t take them up to the bedroom with you.
If you have cars of different values, please park the higher value car in your garage. If you can’t do this, please park the lower value car in front of the higher value car, as the thieves are more likely to target high value cars and will be deterred if they can’t easily drive such a car away from the scene.
With high value cars consider the fitting of a tracking system, word of caution you get what you pay for, look for a system that uses RF frequency, 3 or 4G phone networks SIM as well as satellite connection GPS. There are even systems where you can “Geo-fence” the vehicle location so that if it moves beyond this the tracking system is activated.
For further crime prevention advice contact your local Crime Prevention Officer using the police non-emergency number 101.

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