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Melton Rural North- May Priority Update

Alert message sent 06/06/2021 14:15:00

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Dear Residents

The Melton Rural North beat have gained a new Dedicated Neighbourhood Officer (DNO) PC Daniel Daley. Dan started his police career in 2017 as a PCSO in Melton working on the Town North Beat. He was successful in his application to become a Police Officer and started his training in June 2019. He has worked in the prisoner management team at Keyham Lane and has been a response officer in Melton for the last year. He is very much looking forward to working in the Vale and feels immensely proud to be policing the area he has grown up in.

This month has also seen the departure of 2 of our supervisors. Deputy Commander PS Lindsay Booth has taken up a new post following a promotion to Inspector, we wish her the best and hope that one day she will be able to return to Melton. Neighbourhood Sergeant Jamie Reeve has also taken up a new role at Head Quarters, we again wish him the best and thank him for his work and guidance at Melton. We are now in the process of a new era of transition with PS Dave Gott taking up post as Deputy Commander while PS Williams provides temporary cover as the Neighbourhood Sergeant while a permanent sergeant is waiting to take on the role.

Thank you for everyone’s contribution to completing our “Your Views Matter” surveys. These help set our priorities along with our incident and crime recording systems. Our Priorities are:

Priority 1 – Road Safety
Priority 2 – Rural Crime/ Farm Thefts
Priority 3 – Nuisance Off Roading

Priority 1
Following concerns raised by local residents we are in the process of organising patch walks in complaint locations including Croxton Kerrial and Harby. I am being supported by a colleague who is currently on restricted duties who is contacting partners and trying to organise a mutual date. Once a date is set I will communicate this to the areas concerned.

I have recorded the following activity for the month:
05/05 Harby weight restriction monitoring 17:00-17:30, one offence, travelled through weight restriction, Waltham Lane to Langer Trading Estate, no stopping in Harby. Advice given
10/05 Speed Monitoring Colston Lane 08:53-09:23, Harby, 3 speeding advisory letters
10/05 2 Weight Restriction advice letters sent for potential breach in Waltham
11/05 I was assisted by officers from the Neighbourhood Priority team(NPT) in enforcing the weight restriction around Waltham and Buckminster between 09:00 and 11:00. 2 agricultural vehicles stopped in Buckminster, advice given.
HGV stopped on Goadby Road and advice given.
1 tractor stopped in Scalford who was making a legitimate delivery in the weight restriction.

In the county of Leicestershire the majority of C and Unclassified roads have a maximum 7.5 Tonne weight restriction signified by a sign at each entrance to the zone. No vehicles above the weight restriction should enter the zone unless they are providing a service/delivery or have a premises in that zone. If an intended location is outside of the zone and there are other routes in, then the zone must not be entered. The only exemption is if the intended location is outside of the zone and there are no other routes in then you are permitted to enter the zone to get there. Please reply here if you have any queries, I have a copy of the Leicester County Council Order and will try to answer any questions.

Priority 2

In response to the rural crimes across the beat, Op Vitality has returned with officers dedicated to patrolling and visiting rural areas on this beat and the Rural South.

The following crimes have been reported for the month.
21*243479 – 03/05 – Theft of Horse Trailer, Barkestone Le Vale
21*243538 – 03/05 Criminal Damage in relation to above
21*243734 – 03/05 Burglary in relation to above
21*247176- 03/05 Criminal Damage to crops, Plungar
21*257554 – 11/05 Burglary, theft of ride on lawn mower, recovered in Nottinghamshire, still outstanding- Ifor Williams Trailer and John Deere Gator
21*25668- 11/05 Theft of Land Rover Discovery and Manitou, both recovered in Nottinghamshire with above. Ifor Williams trailer still outstanding.
Also recovered with the above was a tractor satellite navigation system stolen from Croxton Kerrial in April. There is an ongoing investigation.
21*259080 11/05 Theft of Horse Trailer, Muston
21*260924 10/05 – Damage to Crops, Plungar
21*262042 13/05 – Theft of yellow Dumper Truck and Road Roller from Bottesford
21*272477 17/05 19:00-21:50, Residential Burglary, car keys and vehicle stolen. Vehicle recovered, investigation ongoing.
21*275850 18/05 Theft of number plates, Harby
21*290554 25/05 Theft of 2 Hens, Plungar
21*294134 27/05 Theft of number plates, Croxton Kerrial

As well as the above crimes, the following have also been reported and lines of investigation followed:
Public Order – 6 Safeguarding – 14 Sexual Offence – 2 Assault ABH/Common – 7 Assault GBH/Serious – 1 Dog Causing Injury – 1 Criminal Damage – 3 Theft – 2 Stalking – 1 Harassment – 4 Malicious Communications – 1

The same month last year saw the following: Malicious Communications- 3, Public Order – 2 Missing person – 1, Action Fraud-1, Safeguarding -5, Stop Search – 8, Criminal Damage – 9, Harassment- 7, Sexual Offences – 5, Dog Causing Injury – 1, Burglary – 5, drugs Possession – 1, Assault ABH/Common 8, Theft – 5, Domestic – 5, Vehicle Crime – 4, Traffic Offences - 1, Hate Incident – 1, Wildlife Crime – 1.

I have also recorded the following activity:
04/05 Afternoon Patrols, Barkestone, Stathern, Eastwell, Bottesford, Scalford, Harby, Knipton, Belvoir, Redmile
Victim reassurance visit and CCTV enquiries
Evening patrols Bottesford, Barkestone, Plungar, Eastwell, Scalford
05/05 Afternoon patrols Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, Plungar, Barkestone,
Victim reassurance visit.
Burglary alert sent on NHL for Burglary in Barkestone
11/05 Morning patrols, Waltham, Saltby, Stonesby, Buckminster, Sproxton.
Facebook post for burglary appeal resulting in 3 items being recovered
12/05 Victim reassurance visit, afternoon patrols Brentingby area
Evening patrols Scalford, Eastwell, Harby, Muston, Redmile, Barkestone, Plungar
13/05 Victim reassurance visit, afternoon patrols, Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, Muston, Belvoir, Knipton, Croxton Kerrial,
NHL alert sent regarding recent burglaries
14/05 Afternoon patrols, Brentingby, Wyfordby, Stapleford.
Evening patrols Long Clawson, Hose, Harby, Plungar, Barkestone, Redmile, Bottesford, Normanton, Easthorpe, Muston, Belvoir, Knipton,Croxton Kerrial, Waltham On the Wolds, Thorpe Arnold
26/05 AM Patrols Bottesford, Easthorpe, Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, PM patrols Sewstern, Buckminster, Coston, Garthorpe, Saxby
27/05 AM patrols, Bottesford, Stathern, Eastwell,
PM patrols Scalford, Harby, Goadby Marwood
28/05 Victim reassurance visit
Patrols around Plungar, Stathern, Scalford.
NHL link message sent regarding Poultry Theft in Plungar

Priority 3
The NPT are again looking at further dates to carry out a further joint operation with Lincolnshire Police. The following activity has been recorded:
04/05 Afternoon patrols Redmile, 2 bikes seen leaving the byway, AIO, no ASB witnessed
12/05 Evening patrols Redmile
11/05 Morning patrols Buckminster water tower
13/05 Long Lane patrolled checking Byways around Redmile
26/05 Patrols around Sewstern, Buckminster Water Tower and Coston
29/05 Afternoon patrols between Croxton Kerrial, Saltby, Sproxton covering various parts of the SSSI on the Viking Way out towards Wyville.

It has been great seeing people out and about socialising this last month, lets hope the road map continues as set out. If you are unsure of the current guidance around Covid, please see the government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIi7rYg-aC8QIVGertCh368AcxEAAYASAAEgIeN_D_BwE

Kind Regards

PCSO Claire Gray 6541

Your current team are: PC Daniel Daley 4252 and PCSO Claire Gray 6541.
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Claire Gray (Police, PCSO, Melton and Rutland)

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