Please lock your vehicle appeal to Kenilworth residents

KENILWORTH RESIDENTS PLEASE LOCK YOUR VEHICLES….. Warwickshire Police are advising residents of Kenilworth to make sure that they always lock their motor vehicles. The appeal, which has been made by Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team, comes in the light a several incidents of parked vehicles on private drives being entered with items being stolen and/or untidy searches being made of these insecure motor vehicles.

Between Tuesday 17 January and Monday 23 January 2023 offenders have entered insecure (unlocked) motor vehicles parked at various addresses in Kenilworth including, Malthouse Lane, Barrowfield Lane, Hurst Way (off Westwood Heath Road), Southbank Road, Beehive Hill, Queens Drive, Regency Drive and Red Lane.

In all these incidents offenders were able to enter the motor vehicles as they were unlocked.

Police Community Support Officer Craig Ricardo of Kenilworth SNT said “We are appealing to all motor vehicle owners to make sure that they lock their motor vehicles wherever they are parked. We are also repeating our advice about the need to not leave any items inside parked motor vehicles which encourage offenders to break into vehicles.”

“This is a situation where vehicle owners need to help themselves as leaving a motor vehicle unlocked is providing an easy opportunity for thieves and as these recent events have shown offenders will take try their luck and take the opportunity”.

  • Please make sure that you lock your vehicle whenever you leave it unattended
  • Don’t leave items of any value in an unattended vehicle
  • Vehicles with keyless entry systems – owners please activate the sleep facility on your key or put the keys in a metal container inside your home so criminals cannot ‘talk’ to the key and start your vehicle remotely
  • Fit a robust steering lock to your vehicle, especially if it is a high value vehicle

Vehicle Stolen – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between 0100hrs and 0500hrs on Saturday 21 January 2023 offenders have stolen a silver coloured Ford Transit motor vehicle from the private driveway of a property at Parkfield Drive, Kenilworth. The vehicle was stolen without keys despite being properly secured.

This is crime reference 23/2949/23

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

Burglary – Kenilworth

Please be aware that between 0445hrs and 0500hrs on Monday 23 January 2023 two male offenders forced their way into automotive premises by using a crow bar to jemmy open the door to the premises which is situated at Clinton Lane, Kenilworth.


Once inside the offenders removed and stole the till and a small quantity of cash. The offenders made off in a silver coloured Peugeot motor vehicle.


This is incident 39 of 23 January 2023


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

Appeal to Kenilworth Parents

WARWICKSHIRE POLICE have appealed this afternoon to Kenilworth parents and parents in general whose children are visiting Abbey Fields.

PC Boughton and PC Ganley of Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team made the appeal on Sunday afternoon (22 January 2023).

“We’re very concerned about a number of children who have been walking on the ice at Abbey Fields Lake. Please advise your children of the dangers involved.

If you see anybody on the ice, please call us immediately on 999.”

The appeal to parents comes in the light of the current freezing temperatures and recent tragic events at Solihull where four children lost their lives falling into icy waters.

Arrests Made- Thefts from Motor Vehicles

In the early hours of Wednesday 18 January 2023 Police Dog Kasper and his Handler spotted a Citroën motor vehicle on the forecourt of the Shell Petrol station Birmingham Road Hatton. The vehicle was a clone on false plates and had been stolen from Coventry in a Burglary in October 2022. Additional Warwickshire Police units attended the petrol station and boxed the vehicle in preventing the potential for a dangerous pursuit.

The cloned and stolen Citroen motor vehicle which was noticed by a Police Dog Unit at Hatton, Warwick in the early hours of Wednesday 19 January 2023

The driver of the vehicle attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended and arrested. Police also arrested a male passenger from the Citroën motor vehicle.

The Citroen motor vehicle and arrested males are believed to be linked to six “Theft from motor vehicle” offences across Warwickhsire including Rugby, Kenilworth, Long Itchington and Cubbington since the 16th January 2023.

The driver was wanted by West Midlands Police for a Theft from motor vehicle offence and is also disqualified from driving. Upon arrest the driver was found him in possession of Class A Drugs. Police recovered the motor vehicle from the scene. Both suspects have now been charged with all the offences and have been remanded in custody to subsequently appear at Court.

The arrests have been welcomed by Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team, PC Boughton and PC Finch said “This is great work by colleague Police Officers and a dog unit. Two suspects who are suspected of commiting vehicle crime offences in Kenilworth recently have been detained with a remand application made to the court following charges”.