Burbage policing update from PCSO Darren Stretton
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Concerns of suspicious vehicles and drug dealing
We continue to thank residents for any information they can supply us with relating to criminal activity. If you have concerns for criminal behaviour in your area please get in touch. We will do checks and add the information to our system. The information you give us may form part of a bigger picture.
Anti-social behaviour from residents
We have been working with partner agencies and have used the incremental approach to manage residents that are causing alarm, harassment or distress to residents.
Concerns raised around home security by several residents due to historic crime in area.
We have spoken to and visited residents and discussed crime reduction products such as window alarms and cactus spikes for fences. The crime figures for Burbage have been really good over recent months and we are working hard to keep them that way. Please take 10 minutes like many residents are doing to check your home security. Get in touch if I can be of any support.
This week in Burbage
We have suffered one residential burglary in the Nursery Gardens area of Burbage. This is believed to have happened during the day and no sign of forced entrance. Possibly an opportunistic break so please remember to always lock your windows and doors when you are not in (even during the hot weather).
We have also had a Ford Fiesta ST Turbo stolen from the Grove Road area on 28th August at around 00:15. If you saw anything suspicious in the area please get in touch. The crime number is 20*449453. There was no sign of damage to the vehicle so looks like a keyless break.
Please use signal blocker wallets if you have a keyless vehicle (available from me £2, get in touch if you would like any). Also check out https://www.leics.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-of-a-vehicle/
Crime Prevention and other useful information
In relation to the wide loads through Burbage. This route has been approved by partner agencies as a route to use. I was initially requested by the abnormal loads department to try and make residents aware of its journey through Burbage. I initially completed a few leaflet drops as and when I could. This was not sustainable nor did it reach many people. As a result, I have now put the message on Neighbourhood Link when it is due to come through Burbage. If am aware that there will be residents that do not have access to the internet. I try to put up a few posters around local businesses and I ask that you share this information with residents/friends and family.
Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:13 by Parish Council