Melton Rural North - August Priority Update

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Dear Residents

Welcome to our August Priority update. It is starting to feel like a bit of normality is creeping back in. Our diaries are starting to get full with engagement activities and school visits.

Dates for your dairy:

Beat Surgeries:
There is a beat surgery this afternoon at 13:30 at Bottesford Skate Park.
There is a beat surgery tomorrow 13th at 11am at Dove Cottage Tea Rooms
Tuesday 12th October 17:30-18:30 The Sands, Long Clawson (please note this has been changed from Weds 13th as previously advertised)
Saturday 6th November 10:00-11:00 Waltham Village Hall Carpark.

Priority 1 – Road Safety
Priority 2 – Rural Crime and farm thefts
Priority 3 – Nuisance off Roading

For priority one the following activity has taken place:

The NPT (neighbourhood proactive team) have stopped a vehicle around 11pm on the 14th in Harby. Following a failed drugs wipe, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and possession of drugs.
Response and neighbourhood officers were involved in stopping a vehicle in the area of Holwell on the 25th around 3.30pm. The driver failed a roadside breath test and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The beat team have carried out speed enforcement in Croxton Kerrial. Only 5 minutes could be spent on the 19th between 18:40 and 18:45, it was barely time to get started, the maximum speed was 31. We returned on the 20th between 15:50 and 16:10. It was very busy with traffic, most were travelling within the speed limit with a few driving at 31/32. There was no stops.

The NPT carried out speed enforcement in Normanton on the 20th. 4 vehicles were stopped. One driver was issued a traffic offence report (TOR) for travelling at 46mph. 3 other drivers were given words of warning from a police officer, their speeds were between 35 and 39 mph.

There was a broken down vehicle on Long Lane which needed recovering when it became insecure, whilst waiting for recovery on the 20th, I took the opportunity to monitor the speed with the gun. This took place between 17:30-18:30, the majority of vehicles were travelling within the speed limit of 60mph. 3 drivers will be receiving speeding advice letters for 71,73 and 80.

On the 12th I carried out speed monitoring in Waltham on the Wolds with another PCSO colleague. This was on the main A607 by the junction of Moor Leys Lane between 18:00 and 18:25. During this time 11 vehicles were monitored travelling 10% or more above the speed limit. The maximum speed was 42mph. 10 drivers will be receiving speeding advice letters. 3 of these are local to the area. I also had the opportunity to spend 20 minutes monitoring the traffic in Harston at 17:00.

Contact has been made with a contractor to find out the reason for using the weight restriction zone between Sproxton and Waltham following a complaint they were in the area regularly. They had been collecting produce within the zone. In the County of Leicestershire the majority of C & Unclassified roads have a maximum 7.5 Tonne weight restriction, signified by a sign. These will be placed at either side of the restricted area, and only vehicles delivering / collecting in that area can enter the restriction. More work regarding weight restriction breaches is being planned.

Activities have started in Redmile this month with the speed gun.

Priority 2
The following crimes in relation to priority 2 have been recorded:
21*446876 – 08/08 – Theft of tools from Van in Saltby
21*450820 – 10/0817:30-18:00 – Theft of building materials from a site in Bottesford
21*463107 – 15-16/08 – Croxton Kerrial - Theft of Red Ford Fiesta EW19 LHM
21*467822- 15/08-16/08 – Croxton Kerrial – Theft of Motorbike, found nearby and returned to owner
21*467832 – 15/08-16/08 Croxton Kerrial – Attempt theft of discovery – linked to motorbike theft
21*464786 – 17/08 damage to lock on gateway to a field off the A52 near Easthorpe
21*468522 – 19th-20th- Residential Burglary – break to garage in Normanton
21*495400 – 25/08 18:55 – Theft of electric fence in Saltby
21*500219 – 27th 18:55 – Damage to a vehicle on Sewstern Road, Wymondham, bricks being thrown from a bridge by children. Still under investigation.

Other crime and incidents during the month includes:
Safeguarding – 6, Domestic Incident – 6, Theft – 1, Assault ABH/Common 8, Public Order – 9, Dog causing injury – 1, Damage – 2, Malicious Communication – 3, Sexual Offence -1, Drugs possession -2
For a comparison, the following crimes were reported in August 2020.
Theft – 7, Assault ABH/Common 13, Burglary Business& Commercial – 1, Sexual Offence – 2, Criminal damage – 7, Safeguarding – 10, Vehicle crime – 3, Stop Search – 5, Drugs possession – 2, Domestic – 1, Public order – 2, Action Fraud – 1, Burglary residential – 4, RTC- 4, Wildlife crime – 2, Assault GBH/serious – 1, Harassment – 3, Stalking – 2, Malicious communications -1

I have also recorded some of my patrol activity as follows:
09/08 AM Patrols, Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, Bottesford,
11/08 PM Patrols Waltham, Eastwell, Belvoir, Stathern, Bottesford, Chadwell, Wycomb, Scalford,
Evening patrols, Long Clawson, Harby, Hose, Scalford
12/08 PM Patrols Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, Bottesford, Muston, Belvoir, Knipton, Harston, Croxton Kerrial, Waltham on the Wolds, Thorpe Arnold.
Evening patrols Saxby, Garthorpe, Coston, Buckminster, Sewstern, Sproxton, Saltby, Croxton Kerrial, Waltham on the Wold, Stathern, Eastwell, and Scalford
19/08 Pm Patrols Waltham, Croxton area,
Evening patrols, Long Clawson, Hose, Harby, Plungar, Barkestone, Redmile, Belvoir, Knipton, Branston, Eaton, WOTW, Thorpe Arnold.
20/08 Pm patrols Thorpe Arnold,Waltham on the Wolds, Croxton Kerrial, Knipton, Belvoir, Bottesford, Normanton, Muston. Victim reassurance visit.
Evening patrols – Scalford, Harby, Waltham, Croxton, Saltby, Sproxton, Buckminster, Sewstern, Edmondthorpe, Wymondham
21/08 Pm patrols Scalford/Eastwell/Stathern/Harby. Victim reassurance visit
28/08 Saxby, Coston, Garthorpe, Buckminster, Sewstern, Sproxton, Wymondham, Brentingby.
29/08 PM patrols Long Clawson, Hose, Stapleford, Waltham.

Priority 3
With most of the patrols we carry out around the beat as above, these are in places where off-roading can take place, anything we come across we would make a dynamical risk assessment and respond accordingly. Throughout our patrols we have not come across any illegal or nuisance off-roading. As well as the patrols above we have specifically targeted Redmile and Buckmintser for this issue and recorded evening patrols taking place on the 19th in Redmile, and the 20th in Buckminster.
We have received a complaint about dangerous riding on Barkestone Lane with an off road motorbike. This will be included in our patrols to target this activity. We have recently communicated that we are looking to replace this priority. Patrols in the areas will still continue and will be recorded in the road safety priority.

Please encourage friends and neighbours to sign up to this service and complete the “Your Views Matters” survey. We use this along with our crime and incident recording systems to set our priorities.

If you see me out and about this month I will be tutoring PCSO Hussain, please stop and say hi to us. PCSO Hussain will be joining the neighbourhood team at Rutland where I plan to spend the odd shift for familiarisation and to make the transition easier for them.

Attached is also the stations August newsletter.

Kind Regards

PCSO Claire Gray 6541

Your beat team are: PS Simon Williams 1951, PC Dan Daley 4252, PC Adam Atkinson 4517 and PCSO Claire Gray 6541.
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