Reminder for the New Year – beware of Alloy Wheel thefts in Kenilworth

Kenilworth Watch

Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (Police) issued a warning on 28th December 2012 to owners of Ford Fiesta’s that have alloy wheels. The warning was issued as a result of four separate incidents in recent days on the “Knights Meadow” estate in the Kenilworth.

Knights Meadow is situated in eastern area of the town and the main roads through the estate are Dencer Drive, Rawnsley Drive and Leyes Lane. Police Community Support Officer, Craig Ricardo said ” We are appealing to all owners of Ford Fiesta’s fitted with alloy wheels to be aware and take sensible measures to protect their vehicles. Clearly the thieves are interested in alloy wheels for this particular model of vehicle. We want owners to be vigilant and if anyone is seen around vehicles, including private drives, that are suspicious please call it in on 999 immediately”.

The vehicles that have had their alloy wheels removed and…

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Warning for Ford Fiesta Owners in Kenilworth

Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (Police) issued a warning on 28th December 2012 to owners of Ford Fiesta’s that have alloy wheels. The warning was issued as a result of four separate incidents in recent days on the “Knights Meadow” estate in the Kenilworth.

Knights Meadow is situated in eastern area of the town and the main roads through the estate are Dencer Drive, Rawnsley Drive and Leyes Lane. Police Community Support Officer, Craig Ricardo said ” We are appealing to all owners of Ford Fiesta’s fitted with alloy wheels to be aware and take sensible measures to protect their vehicles. Clearly the thieves are interested in alloy wheels for this particular model of vehicle. We want owners to be vigilant and if anyone is seen around vehicles, including private drives, that are suspicious please call it in on 999 immediately”.

The vehicles that have had their alloy wheels removed and stolen have been left on bricks so the thieves work quietly and in the early hours. Here are some of the measures vehicle owners can take:

  • Park the vehicle as close to your home as possible
  • Keep a small window open so you can hear any sounds nearby that might indicate suspicious or criminal activity
  • If you have a double drive park vehicles as close together as possible making access to some of the wheels difficult to impossible (you might want to get someone to help with this by standing in front and guiding you so you don’t bump the other vehicle)
  • make sure that you have at least two locking wheel nuts on each wheel – it makes it more difficult
  • Obtain Smartwater and make sure its put on all of your alloy wheels

If Crown Watch gets any further updates we will publish them here on the website.

January 2013 edition of “new look” Kenilworth Update now published

Latest Kenilworth Update  (January 2013) (published by Crown Watch in support and with the assistance of Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team and endorsed by Kenilworth’s Community Forum)

Kenilworth Update January SNT 2013 FDP

Latest Kenilworth Update  (December) (published by Crown Watch in support and with the assistance of Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team and endorsed by Kenilworth’s Community Forum)

Click on the links below

Kenilworth Update Dec 2012 SNT FDP

Kenilworth Update Dec 2012 Pics FP

For all of out other previous updates please go the Kenilworth Update page. Note there were no Updates for August or November this year.

“Nottingham Knockers” Working the Area + Lookout for Chalked symbols – (Potential signs for a Planned Crime)

We need your help to locate Nottingham Knockers operating across Warwickshire.

We would like to warn everyone about rogue door-step callers or Pedlars. Warwickshire Police have gathered information regarding the individuals believed to be involved. There is also a very robust operation in place to deal with these pedlars when they appear in the county but we need your help to locate them.

The individuals calling themselves ‘Nottingham Knockers’ who are operating across the county are an organised travelling band of known criminals who have numerous offences and convictions between them.

They are targetting the homes of the elderly and the vulnerable across Warwickshire and neighbouring counties selling inferior household products such as cloths and dusters.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Any member of the public selling door to door needs a pedlars licence. These licences or certificates are issued by the Chief Constable of the pedlars home county, are valid for a 12 month period and allow the pedlars to operate anywhere in the country. If the caller on your doorstep does not produce a pedlars certificate then they should not be selling goods and are probably up to no good!

Some pedlars have produced an A4 laminated card with their picture on it and will tell you that the law requiring them to have a Chief Constable issued pedlars certificate has been repealed and they no longer need a licence/ certificate. THIS IS NOT TRUE.

The documents they produce may have Connexions or Probation Department on them and again, these are not the required document that they should be using.

We need you to call 101 or 01926 415000 to tell us where these pedlars are operating. We will then endeavour to send out Police Officers to question the pedlars and to examine certificates. If an offence is believed to have been committed the pedlars can be arrested or reported if necessary.

Once word goes around that Warwickshire is ‘hot’ on checking pedlars and their documentation, the pedlars will go elsewhere and leave the elderly and vulnerable residents of Warwickshire in peace. If you know of an elderly or vulnerable person at home please make them aware and keep a close eye on them to make sure they do not be come a victim.

 

Signs for Planned Crime – Chalked Symbols

Several suspicious incidents have been reported in Warwickshire, over recent days, where home owners have noticed symbols chalked onto the walls of their homes or onto surfaces nearby.

There is evidence that these chalked symbols are used by thieves as a means to identify a property ripe for burglary.
Please see the attached document which details some of the symbols used.
If you spot chalked symbols around your own or other homes please contact Police immediately on 101 and describe the symbols to the operator.  If possible please also take a photo of the symbol if you have a camera on your mobile phone.
Thankyou for your vigilance and your help.

Burglaries return to Kenilworth

Incident 268 of 7 September
Between 11am and 5.20pm on 7 September offenders broke into a home in Warwick Road, Kenilworth and stole various items of electrical equipment and a quantity of cash.
 
Incident 374 of 8 September

At some point before 9.40pm on 8 September offenders forced open the electric roller door of a garage at a home in Eden Croft, Kenilworth and then entered the premises.  Several items were stolen.
 
 
Incident 126 of 9 September
At some point between midnight and 3am on 9 September offenders forced a garage door off its springs at a home in Malthouse Lane, Kenilworth and then entered the building.
 
Please remain alert, on the lookout for suspicious persons, vehicles or activity around your own or neighbouring homes and please report anything of concern to Police on 101.  If you believe that you have information relating to these incidents please contact Police on 101 quoting the incident number given. 
 
If you see something suspicious taking place then dial 999 immediately and ask for POLICE
 
Thankyou.
 

CRIME ALERT – FURTHER BURGLARIES – Redthorne Grove & Lower Ladyes Hill Kenilworth

NHW WK Burglaries at homes in Redthorne Grove and Lower Ladyes Hills, Kenilworth on 15 August
You may already be aware that there has been a series of burglaries in Kenilworth between 6 August and today.  Many of these burglaries have been in the Park Hill area and may be the work of one offender.
In each of the burglaries the offender has smashed windows or patio doors and has stolen televisions and other items.  The burglaries are happening between 8am and 5.30pm and may be linked to a suspicious incident on 24 July when a white male in his 30’s was disturbed as he tried to enter a home also in the same area, via a kitchen window.  It is possible that the offender is using a small silver hatchback vehicle.
The latest two burglaries are as follows:
Incident 254 of 15 August
Between 8am and 4.30pm on 15 August offenders broke a ground floor window at a home in Redthorne Grove, Kenilworth and entered the premises.  Once inside, the offenders stole several items.
Incident 369 of 15 August

Between 9.30am and 6.30pm also yesterday, 15 August, offenders forced open the kitchen window of a home in Lower Ladyes Hills and then climbed into the house.  This activated the intruder alarm and the offender quickly made off.  Nothing was stolen.
We need your help to catch this offender.  Please could you be alert and actively on the lookout for suspicious persons or activity around your own or neighbouring homes, particularly if you live in the Park Hill area.  If you spot anything that you feel is odd or suspicious then it probably is as you will know the comings and goings around your immediate vicinity, therefore, please dial 101 and report what you have seen.  If you believe that a burglary is in progress then please dial 999.  Thankyou.

CRIME ALERT – Further Break Ins – Upper Spring Lane & Lower Ladyes Hill

Incident 154 of 15 August
Between 9am and 3pm yesterday, 14 August, offenders took tools from a garden shed and then attempted to force open a rear window at a cottage home in Upper SpringLane, Kenilworth.
The offenders failed to get into the house and nothing was stolen.
Incident 260 of 13 August

Between 2pm on 12 and 11am on 13 August offenders stole two Triumph motorcycles from outside a home in Lower Ladyes Hills, Kenilworth.
Please can we ask you to be actively on the lookout for suspicious or unusual activity around your own or you immediate area and to report anything that you feel is of concern, to Police, on 101.  Thankyou.
 Click Here to see Crime Alert issued yesterday and delivered to all homes in Crown Watch area. If this is useful to your area, please print off and deliver.