Burglary – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between midnight and 0620hrs on Wednesday 15 January 2020 offenders have broken into a property at Clinton Lane, Kenilworth by forcing the locks on the rear doors of the property. Keys to two motor vehicles were stolen but no vehicles in the vicinity were stolen.

This is incident 321 of 15 January 2020

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 call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Kenilworth Camera Scheme hits over 25 in first week

KENILWORTH HOUSEHOLDERS are being praised for getting behind an innovative new scheme that aims to help residents and their local police prevent crime but also help detect crime more efficiently. In the first week of a new CCTV registration scheme over 25 Kenilworth householders who have CCTV have signed up.

The CCTV register works by using online mapping which enables Kenilworth Watch to review where any CCTV is situated in relation to the location of an incident.

“The CCTV register saves our police service hours and hours of trying to look and find out where any CCTV is located. The more residents that join the CCTV register the more we can help save hours of police time locating CCTV.” a Kenilworth Watch spokesperson said.

The system, which has been developed specifically for Kenilworth, is unique across Warwickshire. All householders data is secure, meets GDPR regulations and there is no direct access to householders CCTV involved.

“We are really pleased that in less than a week we already have over 25 households from all over parts of our town signed up to the register. What we’d like is to get all CCTV signed up so we can provide the best possible service to support our police teams and also send out a message to criminals that coming to Kenilworth is a bad idea because we are a united as a community when it comes to preventing and detecting crime.

We’d encourage anyone that has CCTV and who has only just heard of the scheme or who has yet to register to do so now.” a Kenilworth Watch spokesperson added.

More information for those that wish to register CCTV please click on this link:

How you can help deliver a step change in crime prevention and detection in Kenilworth

Attempted Burglary – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between midnight and 0900hrs on Tuesday 14 January 2020 offenders have forced off the lock on a front door of a property at Hodgetts Lane, Burton Green, Kenilworth. The door was damaged but no access was gained to the property.
This is incident 88 of 14 January 2020
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 call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Theft from Motor Vehicle – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between 1815hrs and 1945hrs on Friday 10 January 2020 offenders have stolen a laptop computer that was situated in the passenger side footwell of a motor vehicle parked at sports premises at Leyes Lane, Kenilworth. 

This is incident 46 of 13 January 2020

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 555 111

Attempted Burglary – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between 17.30hrs on Saturday 28 December 2019 and 14.00hrs on Thursday 2 January 2020 offenders have attempted to break in to a property at Windmill Close, Kenilworth by trying to force a rear door. The offenders were unsuccessful.

This is incident 215 of 9 January 2020.

If you think you may have seen or heard anything suspicious or have any information related to this incident then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Kenilworth Residents are praised for great start…

KENILWORTH residents are being praised for showing how important their community is to them. In just over 24 hours since Kenilworth Watch’s CCTV register was launched over 20 responses have already been received from householders wishing to join the community-based scheme.

The new CCTV register, which is already successfully operating in Finham, Coventry, will help Kenilworth Watch in their daily liaison with Warwickshire Police while also contributing towards preventing crime in the area.

The system doesn’t involve live access to people’s CCTV. The register enables a quick way to identify where CCTV is situated across the town, potentially saving hours of footwork by the police in the event of investigating an incident.

A spokesperson for Kenilworth Watch said “We are encouraged with the prompt response in the first 24 hours from residents across our town and community. However, we need to get the message out there because we believe there are many more properties with CCTV and we’d like them to consider joining and signing up to the register”.

“The system which nearby Finham Neighbourhood Watch has designed and given to Kenilworth has the potential to provide a community-wide facility that could be invaluable to our police in saving them time when investigating incidents.”

“The added benefit of getting householders signed up is it sends out a strong message that Kenilworth is not a good destination for those that are considering committing a crime such as a burglary, theft, car theft and criminal damage. The scheme has the potential to demonstrate the community is taking a unified and team approach to preventing crime and detecting offenders.”

The CCTV register is securely stored and managed and meets GDPR requirements. Any householder that has CCTV and would like to join the scheme can do so by emailing their name, address, email and ideally their telephone number to crownwatch@me.com

More details about the newly launched scheme can be accessed here:

https://kenilworthnwatch.com/2020/01/08/how-you-can-help-deliver-a-step-change-in-crime-prevention-and-detection-in-kenilworth/

How you can help deliver a step change in crime prevention and detection in Kenilworth

As 2020 starts, we are pleased and excited to be able to offer what we believe can be a step-change in helping protect our property and community of Kenilworth.

 

Kenilworth Watch has recently been working with Finham Neighbourhood Watch (Finham NHW) who have developed and operate a very impressive CCTV register that helps both detect and deter criminals. It costs nothing but is a significant element in raising the security of peoples homes specifically and the local community and its area generally.

 

Finham NHW has already had some MAJOR successes thanks to being able to provide their local Policing Team with good CCTV evidence from members cameras. We are really excited and very grateful to Finham Neighbourhood Watch who offered to build the same system for Kenilworth to enable us to have a CCTV register scheme that can be operated for our community. We are pleased to confirm that Kenilworth now has a CCTV register in place. If you are a resident that has CCTV we’d like you to consider joining the register.

 

How it Works

 

In the event of suspicious or criminal activity, we already regularly put out crime alerts. From now on, when something has happened we will be able to send a targeted email to residents who are on the CCTV register and who maybe nearby to the incident. The email will ask the householder to review their CCTV to see if it captures anything that might be related to the incident that has been described. For example, an incident report of a motorbike with a pillion passenger riding up and down specific streets trying doors of cars or properties. If the householder identifies images that they think might be useful, they email us the images back. We, with the householder’s permission, can then let our Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team know.

 

Why set up a CCTV Register System

A CCTV register and communications process can save countless hours of police time in trying to ascertain if and where any CCTV that might help is situated and also help identify any CCTV images that might be useful. It is a brilliant way for members of the community to help protect their own and the wider community’s property while at the same time helping our police service to detecting and preventing crime more efficiently.

 

Nearly 200 householders that have CCTV have already signed up with the Finham scheme and the register has already provided some great results in detecting offenders. There’s an added benefit too, deterrence. Word is getting around offenders that it’s best to avoid the area because there’s a much higher chance of offenders being caught because the community are working together.

 

Who can sign up

If you have CCTV all you have to do is let us know, there’s no charge, and your data remains private and confidential.

 

Does the scheme have the support of the police

Yes, Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (Warwickshire Police) supports the creation of a CCTV register by Kenilworth Watch. While Kenilworth Watch will be solely responsible for the operation, maintenance and data compliance of the CCTV register, Kenilworth’s SNT have a daily working relationship with Kenilworth Watch and can see how such a facility can help them detect crime but equally as important deter crime too while saving them time in identifying where CCTV may be situated and then contacting householders.

 

How do I sign up 

It’s simple, if you have CCTV at your house or premises, PLEASE let us know. WE DO NOT require access to your system. All we need is an email address (along with the address of the location of your cameras) so that we can contact you without delay should an incident occur in or around your area.

 

Data Protection

The email and personal address details are held securely, are not shared with ANY third parties. In the event of any images being useful to the police in an investigation, your permission is sought beforehand. The CCTV register meets the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations 2019 (GDPR). Consequently, you can request your personal details are removed and erased completely at any time.

 

When can I sign up

You can do it now by emailing us with your email address (along with the address of the location of your cameras) and ideally a telephone number. Send these details to crownwatch@me.com

 

Where we cover

 We cover all of Kenilworth including Red Lane and Burton Green.

We would point out that there are localised Neighbourhood Watch schemes that operate within parts of Kenilworth and we DO NOT replace those. If you have a local scheme, we’d encourage you to engage with it.

Kenilworth Watch seeks to keep the community as a whole up to date with police alerts and information via an immediate online system that anyone can sign up to that automatically and immediately sends out an email the minute an alert is issued.  The alerts are also sent out directly by Twitter too.

If you’d like to sign up for automatic alerts, then go our website www.kenilworthnwatch.com and enter your email in the subscribe box (it’s free and your email is secure and NOT shared with anyone). You can follow us on Twitter @kenilworthwatch

 

Who can I contact if I need or want more information

Just email us at crownwatch@me.com and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.