Crime Alert

22nd April 2013 staplefordcommunitygroup Police Alerts, Update & Messages. Tags: , 0 Comments

This is a message from Nottinghamshire Alert Information sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police

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Message sent by
Andy Freeman (Police, PCSO 8043, Stapleford North, Stapleford South East, Stapleford South West, Trowell & Bramcote (Broxtowe South)

Dear Residents
Please be aware of the following crimes that have taken place in the past couple of days and make sure that you lock windows and doors to both your houses and vehicles also please place items of worth in secure buildings.

On 21/04/2013 Damage has been caused to a gate on Windsor Close at Trowell

21/04/2013 Theft of pushbikes and gardening items from 2 sheds over night at an address on Ilkeston Road Trowell.

22/04/2013 Burglary has taken place from an address on Garfield Close Stapleford between 0230 and 0645 hours. Persons have entered front door left open and taken the car keys and stolen a Grey Vauxhall Astra

22/04/2013 Theft from a motor vehicle over night on Grenville Drive Stapleford

Have a good alarm fitted and make sure you get it serviced once a year to prevention false activation
Fit mortise locks or bolts to all outside doors and locks to all downstairs or easily accessible windows.
Don’t leave valuables, like your TV, laptop or DVD player, where people can see them through the window.
Most burglars get in through a back door of window. Make it difficult for them by locking all side or back gates and adding trellis to the top of walls and fencing. Fit lights that come on at night to cover sides and back of your house.
Immobilise is a nationwide database used exclusively by the police to search for serial numbers of a whole range of goods. Web registration is free and allows residents to record all property that is identified by serial number. Visit and register as many of your personal possessions as possible.
Look to use DNA property marking systems such as smart water or ultra-violet pen on valuable items. It allows police to identify whereabouts the items have been stolen.
Smartwater can be obtained from FOX electrical at Beeston at a small cost.

Nottinghamshire Police are taking action to reduce vehicle crime even more, and you can help:

Don’t leave items on display, remove valuables and wipe away sat nav marks
Always lock your vehicle, and don’t forget the boot and windows
When you’re out and about, always try and park in a secure attended car park, or use one that’s been awarded the Park Mark® status by the British Car Park Association. Find out more at
·        When parking at home, use your garage if you have one and lock garden gates. If you park on the street, try to leave your car in a well-lit area or near a CCTV camera don’t leave you car unlocked just because it’s on your drive!
·        Fit an immobiliser or an alarm, and use a steering lock to deter criminals. Get more information about these devices by calling the Vehicle Security National Helpline on 0870 5502006 or the Sold Secure Helpline on 01327 264687
Consider buying anti-theft screws for your number plate and attach lockable wheel nuts to help prevent wheels from being stolen
Have your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etched on windows, windscreens and headlamps
Keep serial numbers for electrical items such as CD changers or sat navs, and mark them with your vehicle registration number. This will help the police return items to you if they’re stolen and later recovered.

If you would like further advice, call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or visit If a crime is in progress, dial 999. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you see anything suspicious please report it by calling the above telephone number.

For any information of products that you can use to mark your property please visit:

If there is anything that you would like to speak to your local beat team about please do not hesitate to contact myself either by ringing 07525 226 700 or finally by emailing me at
Other ways of contact us or looking to see what is happening in your area then please use the below links.

Message sent by
Andy Freeman (Police, PCSO 8043, Stapleford North, Stapleford South East, Stapleford South West, Trowell & Bramcote (Broxtowe South)

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