Police are urging people in Warwickshire to stay alert to potential criminal activity after two separate incidents where members of the public called the police after disturbing people acting suspiciously around homes and cars in Warwickshire in recent days.
At 01.45hrs on Sunday 12 February a quick thinking member of the public shouted at two males she believed were attempting to break in to a home in Trentham Close, Nuneaton after she heard a loud bang. The males shouted abuse back at her. Officers arrived to find the males had fled the scene and made an immediate search of the area in an attempt to locate them. Officers believe the males may have entered the gardens from Packwood after discovering a fence panel was removed in the garden.
At 02.20hrs on Tuesday 14 February 2012 a member of the public called the police after seeing a male in a reddish hooded top on his driveway in Beverley Road, Leamington Spa. The male seemed to be trying the door handle of his car. The householder shouted at him and he ran off towards Rugby Road. The car was not damaged.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the Old Milverton Lane in Blackdown near Leamington on Tuesday 14 February in which a man sustained fatal injuries. The collision took place at approximately 2.45pm and involved a blue Peugeot 406 and a red Alfa Romeo Barchetta which was being driven by the man who died.
He was declared dead at the scene. The female driver of the Peugeot 406 was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. She has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. Police investigating the collision would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision which took place on Old Milverton Lane near to the traffic island with the A452. They would also like to hear from anyone who saw either car prior to the collision. The blue Peugeot 406 was travelling towards the traffic island along Old Milverton Lane and the Alfa Romeo was travelling in the opposite direction towards Milverton. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Matt Morrall in the Major Investigation Unit, Road on 01926 415415.
The name of the deceased will not be released until formal identification procedures have been completed and close relatives have been informed.
From Met Office for; Warwickshire
Valid from – 04 Feb 2012, 11:45
Valid to – 04 Feb 2012, 23:59
A band of wet weather over western parts of the United Kingdom on Saturday morning will move slowly east and southeastwards across the United Kingdom during the day. As it does so it will readily turn to sleet and snow away from western and southwestern coastal areas giving accumulations of 2-5cm in places and 5-10cm widely across parts of central and eastern England. The public are advised to take extra care and that the ice and snow is likely to lead to travel disruption.The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html
Theft from Motor Vehicle – Laneham Place, Kenilworth (Incident 170 of 26 January 2012)
Please be aware that between Midnight and 0830hrs 26 January 2012 offenders entered a secure and unattended Landrover Defender parked in Laneham Place and stole a SatNav from the central compartment.
Please remain alert and vigilant in relation to protecting your property and remove those items of value from vehicles and from sight. Please report anything suspicious or of concern to the Police tel 101.
Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses after brazen thieves walked in through the unlocked front door of a home in Butler Close, Kenilworth and stole the car keys whilst the family was watching TV in another room. After stealing the keys, the thieves stole a grey Audi A3 saloon off the driveway outside.
The burglary occurred sometime between 6.15pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 14 January. Officers checked with neighbours to see if anyone had seen or heard the burglary and are continuing to appeal for any witnesses to please come forward.
This event highlights the need to keep doors secured even when you are in your home. Notwithstanding the loss of a vehicle, which is bad enough, criminals being able to walk into homes provides opportunities for a whole range of different crimes. So please make sure your home is secure whether you are at home or out and about.
Between the 19th Dec – 4th Jan , offenders have forced the padlock off the wooden door of an outbuilding at a home in Crackley Crescent.
Once inside the offenders stole two pedal cycles , One of which was a black FOCUS SUPERBUD team mountain bike.
Between 18.00 hrs on the 3rd of Jan & 08.00hrs on the 4th of Jan 2012, offenders have unscrewed the hinges off the door of a rear garden shed. Entry has been gained and search made , however nothing was stolen.
Kenilworth residents are warned about this ongoing activity and the need to ensure that outbuildings are kept secure. Please review your security arrangements with any outbuildings, as yourself “how easy would it be to get in here?” – If the answer you get suggests it would be easy then you need to consider what more you can do to make things difficult for offenders. If you need advice then contact Kenilworth’s Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) who will be pleased to advise you further. (Kenilworth SNT are on 01296 684404) or by emailing; email@example.com
Garden shed forced and items taken
At some point between 9pm on 3 and 8am on 4 January 2012, offenders climbed over the rear wall of a house in Tappinger Close, Kenilworth and into the garden. The offenders damaged the top bricks of the wall and then forced the lock off a shed in the garden.
Once inside the shed, the offenders stole a cordless drill along with around 30 miniature cars.
Vehicle Keys Fished from House and Vehicle Taken
Between midnight and 7.30am on 3 January, offenders entered a home in Stoneleigh Road, possibly through a catflap, and stole the keys to a Mazda vehicle. The keys were then used to steal the vehicle from the garage.
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.