Crime & Police News Feb 2017

Here you will find police and Trading Standards messages relevant to Napton:

Here is the link to the latest National Neighbourhood Watch News:

Give burglary a W-I-D-E berth

W = Window locks – fit operated window locks to all downstairs windows, windows that can’t be seen from the street, and easily accessible upstairs windows. Locks should conform to BS7950 or EU equivalent.

I = Internal Lights – table/standard lamps can be placed on timer switches in different rooms around the house – this gives the impression the house is occupied.

D = Door locks & bolts – external doors should be fitted with good quality locks which comply with BS3621 or EU equivalent. Remember to use them!

E = External lights/sensors – external lights can be fitted with sensors. Dusk to dawn lights with low energy bulbs can be effective as a deterrent. Use at the front & rear of your home.

Beware of counterfeit £5 notes – some new five pound notes are being counterfeited. Here are five ways to make sure your £5 note is genuine ::-

1/ Check the see-through window and portrait of Queen Elizabeth

2/ Check that Big Ben is gold on the front of the note, and silver on the back

3/ Ensure that the foil patch at the base changes from ‘Five’ to ‘Pounds’ as you tilt it

4/ Check that the crown appears to be 3D when you wiggle the note

5/ Check that the green foil patch on the back contains the word ‘Blenheim’

Incident 54 of 27 February – Napton:  At some point before 9.30am on 27 February, offenders broke into a rural business premises in Brickyard Road, Napton through a ground floor window.  Once inside the building, the offenders opened two safe boxes and removed keys to the remainder of the building. 

The offenders then entered the internal part of the building and stole a camera and other items before causing damage by spray painting offensive words on doors with a dye.  The offenders then made off taking all keys and padlocks with them.

Theft of Trailer from Farm Yard, Napton Road, Stockton

  • Incident number: 326 of 21 February
  • Date: 21/02/2017

Please be aware that
beween the hours of 15:30 and 16:30 on 21 February, offenders entered the yard of a farm premises in Napton Road, Stockton and stole an  Ifor Williams trailer.

Vehicle crime, Glebe Close, Stockton

  • Incident number: 55 of 22 February
  • Date: 21/02/2017 – 22/02/2017

Please be aware that during the night of 21 into 22 February, offenders broke into a Nissan vehicle parked on the driveway of a home in Glebe Close, Stockton.  Damage was caused to the vehicle and a Makita drill and socket set were stolen from inside, along with a chest full of other tools.

Burglary at rural business premises in Station Road, Southam

Burglary, Station Road, Southam

  • Incident number: 90 of 7 February
  • Date: 03/02/2017 – 04/02/2017

Please be aware that during the night of 3 into 4 February, offenders entered the yard of a rural business premises in Station Road, Southam  and gained access to several barns and outbuildings.

The offenders entered an insecure barn and stole 3 fuel cans and a length of hose before walking to two vehicles in a nearby field and syphoning off a quantity of diesel.

The offenders then attacked another vehicle at the premises before making off.

Burglary at home in Scowcroft Drive, Bishops Itchington

Please be aware that at just before 7pm on 7 February, two offenders entered the rear garden of a home in Scowcroft Drive, Bishops Itchington and then forced open the rear UPVC door to the house with a flat bladed instrument.

Once inside the house, the offenders carried out a tidy search of two bedrooms before being disturbed by the resident of the house who told them to leave the property.

One offender replied that he wanted to go into the kitchen and was told to leave as the resident was calling Police.

Both offenders left on foot.  It was later discovered that a quantity of cash had been stolen.

Burglary at home in Leigh Crescent, Long Itchington

Please be aware that between 6.45 and 7.20pm on 7 February, neighbours at a home in Leigh Crescent, Long Itchington noticed movement around a neighbouring home.

The witnesses went to investigate and called Police whilst standing near to the property.

Three males then left the house through the front door and threatened the neighbours and chased one of them a short distance before making off in a vehicle which was parked nearby, possibly a dark Audi A3.

On investigation, it was discovered that the offenders had forced open the front door and carried out an untidy search of a bedroom before making off after being disturbed by the neighbours.  It is not clear if anything was stolen.