16 Arrests – Last weekend in Warwickshire

SIXTEEN people were arrested on suspicion of drink and drug driving offences over the weekend:

A 57-year-old man from Walsall was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a collision on the M42 in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was later released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A 53-year-old man from Kenilworth was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of cannabis after he was stopped for speeding on the A46 near Kenilworth in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was later released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A 37-year-old man from Nuneaton was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a single vehicle collision in St. David Way, Nuneaton on Saturday morning. He was later released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A 31-year-old man from Swindon was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of cannabis and driving without insurance after his car was stopped in Tuttle Hill, Nuneaton on Saturday afternoon.

A 21-year-old man from Rugby was arrested and suspected drugs seized following a collision in Church Street, Rugby on Saturday night. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs, possession of class A drugs, taking a motor vehicle without consent, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified. He was also arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after a police van was allegedly damaged. He was later charged with criminal damage, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance and detained for court in connection with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear at court. He appeared at Coventry Magistrates’ Court on Monday where he was remanded to appear at Warwick Crown Court on 4 October. He remains under investigation for the other offences.

A 22-year-old man from Nuneaton was arrested and charged with drink driving after being spotted driving erratically in Church Street, Nuneaton on Saturday night. He will appear at Coventry Magistrates’ Court on 21 September.

A 35-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after officers stopped his car in Emscote Road, Warwick in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 30-year-old man from Coventry was arrested and charged with drink driving after officers stopped his car for allegedly jumping a red light at Bermuda Roundabout on the A444 near Nuneaton in the early house of Sunday morning.

A 33-year-old man from Whitnash was arrested and charged with failing to provide a specimen and driving without a licence after patrol officers reported a car nearly collided with them in Leicester Lane, Lillington in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 34-year-old man from Rugby was arrested and charged with drink driving after officers reported seeing a car driving on the wrong side of the road in Russell Street, Leamington in the early hours of Saturday morning. He will appear at Coventry Magistrates’ Court on 24 September.

A 27-year-old woman from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of cannabis after a car collided with a cyclist in Stoneleigh Road, Stoneleigh on Sunday morning. She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A 35-year-old man from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of cocaine after officers stopped a car in Birmingham Road, Stratford after reporting seeing it a committing a moving traffic offence on Sunday afternoon. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Officers arrested a man on suspicion of drink driving, criminal damage and possession of class B drugs after they responded to a report of a disturbance in Shelley Lane, Leamington on Sunday afternoon. The man was arrested a short time later in The Crest. He has been bailed until next month while enquiries continue.

A 32-year-old woman from Napton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of cannabis following a two car collision on the A422 in Tysoe on Sunday evening. She was released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A 21-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested and charged with drink driving after officers responded to a report of a collision in Bodymoor Heath Lane in Bodymoor Heath on Sunday evening. He will appear at Coventry Magistrates’ court on 21 September.

A 23-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested and charged with drink driving after officers responded to a report of a single vehicle collision in which a car ended up on its roof in Kinwalsey Lane near Maxstoke on Sunday night. He will appear at Coventry Magistrates’ court on 21 September.

Vehicle Thefts – Kenilworth

TWO VEHICLES HAVE BEEN STOLEN IN THE LAST 36 HOURS FROM ADDRESSES IN KENILWORTH.

Between 12 midday and 12.15hrs on Wednesday 1 September 2021 offenders have stolen a Black Range Rover Sport motor vehicle that was parked on a private drive at Best Avenue, Kenilworth. The car was stolen without the keys indicating that this was potentially a “Keyless Entry” type theft. The stolen vehicle made off along Dalehouse Lane in the direction of Albion Street/Common Lane.

This is incident 235 of 1 September 2021

Between 22.30hrs on Wednesday 1 September and 0800hrs on Thursday 2 September 2021 offenders have stolen a Ford Transit motor vehicle that was parked on a private drive at Windy Arbour, Kenilworth. The vehicle was stolen without the keys indicating that this was potentially a “Keyless Entry” type theft.

This is incident 64 of 2 September 2021

These latest two incidents remind us that with more and more vehicles having keyless entry systems criminals are using technology to intercept the signal from keys inside a home and use the signal to fool the vehicle into unlocking itself and enabling criminals to start up and steal the vehicle.

We strongly advise owners of vehicles that have keyless car systems to follow the following two steps to significantly reduce the likelihood of having their car stolen:

Store your car keys in a faraday cage or pouch that prevents the key’s signal being intercepted. These are available online or at motorists stores.

We recommend this type of Faraday storage device:

Kolaura Signal Blocker – Car Key Signal Blocker Faraday Box with Car Security Key Pouch

Buy a visible and robust steering locking device – this acts as a real deterrent as the criminals just won’t bother because of the difficulty and time needed to try and force it off. Steering Locks are available online or at motorists stores.

We recommend this type of Steering Locking device:

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information about either of these incidents then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111

Burglary – Kenilworth

At approximately 03:20hrs on Sunday 15 August 2021 an unknown offender wearing a hooded top forced entry into a business premises on Leyes Lane, Kenilworth. The offender forced entry by throwing a planter through a window at the front of the property. Once inside an untidy search was conducted. Small change was stolen along with a number of charity boxes.

This is incident 91 of 15 August 2021

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 0800 555 1111

Spate of Vehicle Crime – Kenilworth & Warwick Rural East & West Areas

OWNERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES are being advised by Warwickshire Police to ensure their vehicles are secure and are not left unattended with valuable items inside. The advice comes after a spate of vehicle crimes have occurred over the past few days in the Kenilworth and Warwick Rural East & West areas.

Over the past few days, in one case a motor vehicle was stolen, while in others items were taken with damage done to the vehicles to enable offenders to gain entry to the contents inside the vehicles.

Warwickshire Police’s advice is simple; Do NOT leave items of any value in motor vehicles. In July and August to date there have been several incidents where items such as wallets, bank cards, mobile phones, iPads and tablet computers have been left in vehicles causing the vehicles to have windows smashed and/or doors forced to enable offenders to steal the items.

The latest events to have taken place in the wider area in addition to those already listed earlier on a previous Kenilworth Watch Crime Alert, are as follows;

Vehicle Crime – Honiley

Between 18:00hrs Wednesday 11 August 2021 and 08:00hrs Thursday 12 August 2021 unknown offender(s) stole a silver Land Rover Defender pick-up that was parked on the grounds of Honiley Court Hotel, Honiley. The vehicle had a metal cage and company details on the rear.

This is incident 60 of 12 August 2021

Vehicle Crime – Leek Wootton

Overnight Thursday 12 August 2021 into the morning of Friday 13 August 2021 unknown offender(s) forced entry into a blue Land Rover Defender that was parked on the grounds of The Warwickshire Golf and Country Club, Leek Wootton. Unknown offender(s) smashed the front windows and searched inside the vehicle. It is not known at present what was/if anything was stolen.

This is incident 47 of 13 August 2021

Vehicle Crime – Little Shrewley

Between 00:01hrs and 18:10hrs Thursday 12 August 2021 unknown offender(s) stole both front and rear vehicle registration plates from a red BMW 1 Series that was parked at the front of a residential property on Mill Lane, Little Shrewley.

This is incident 129 of 13 August 2021

Vehicle Crime – Stoneleigh

Between 17:45hrs and 18:35hrs Tuesday 10 August 2021 unknown offender(s)forced entry into a grey Peugeot 206sw that was parked in a layby on the B4115, Stoneleigh. Offender(s) forced entry into the vehicle via the front passenger door and stole an iPhone 6s.

This is incident 72 of 11 August 2021

Vehicle Crime – Baginton

Overnight Wednesday 11-AUG-2021 into the morning of Thursday 12-AUG-2021 unknown offender(s) forced entry into a Vauxhall Astra estate that was parked in the car park of The Oak, Coventry Road, Baginton. Offender(s) smashed a rear window to gain entry. A number of items were stolen from inside the vehicle.

This is incident 62 of 12 August 2021

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information about any of these incidents then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111

Burglary & Vehicle Crime – Kenilworth

Incident: 68 of 12-AUG-2021 – Burglary (Business) – Pipers Lane, Kenilworth

Between 16-JUN-2021 and 12-AUG-2021 unknown offender(s) stole a number of electronic items from Cherry Orchard Recycling Centre on Pipers Lane, Kenilworth. Items were stolen from outdoor storage facilities. Offender(s) also attempted to force entry into the main shop building on site but were unsuccessful. 

Incident: 422 of 13-AUG-2021 – Vehicle Crime – Borrowell Lane, Kenilworth

Between 08:00hrs and 17:00hrs Friday 13-AUG-2021 unknown offender(s) caused damage to a blue Toyota Aygo that was parked on Borrowell Lane, Kenilworth. It does not appear that offender(s) conducted a search inside the vehicle.

Incident: 127 of 14-AUG-2021 – Vehicle Crime – Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth

Between 08:30hrs and 09:30hrs Saturday 14-AUG-2021 unknown offender(s) forced entry into a black Volvo XC40 that was parked on Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth. Offender(s) smashed the front nearside window to gain entry and removed a wallet from a bag being kept in the footwell.

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information about any of these incidents then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111