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Alert message sent 23/01/2012 17:36:00
Information sent on behalf of Nottinghamshire Police
Dear Residents
Please find below details of crime information for the week ending 22-01-2012 in the Stapleford South West Area
There have been 4 reported crimes
  • 2 Theft other
  • 1 Theft from Vehicle
  • 1 Criminal Damage
2 of the above crimes could have been avoided just by following some simple rules.
To discourage criminals from targeting your vehicle remove all items of value rather then put them in the glove box or boot if you can move them then move it in to the home where it will be safe. Where possible park in a well lit area with the glove box open and parcel shelve removed and fit an immobilizer or/and a steering lock to add more security.
One of the Theft others occurred when a resident had left some items in his front garden to be collected, this will only encourage people to the area including scrap men although a lot of the people in this trade are reputable there are still some undesirable people that will help themselves to items that have been left in the front garden.
I would also like to make you aware that over the weekend there were a number of Dwelling Burglaries in the Toton area 3 of which were while people were away on holiday. If your going away please follow the below advice to keep your property safe.
  • Make sure your home looks occupied. Ideally ask a trusted neighbour or friend to look after it (collect mail, water plants, feed pets etc). Let them have a spare key but don’t put your name or address on the keys.
  • Use automatic timer-switches to turn your lights on when it goes dark.
  • Cancel any regular deliveries such as newspapers or milk.
  • Avoid discussing holiday plans where strangers may hear details of your absence or using social networking media e.g. Facebook posting details of your holiday.
  • Uncollected mail is a sign that you are away if you can not get a friend or neighbour to visit then consider using The Royal Mail’s ‘Keepsafe’ service which will keep mail for up to two months.
  • Finally, don’t forget to lock all external doors and windows secure all out buildings and if you have an alarm, make sure you set it.
  • Fit mortise locks or bolts to all outside doors and locks to all downstairs or easily accessible windows.
  • Have an approved alarm system installed.
  • 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.

If there is anything that you would like to speak to your local beat team about or would like further crime prevention advice then please do not hesitate to contact myself, PCSO 7408 Dean Bardill or PC 2631 Chris Copley either by ringing 101 extension 855 5761 or
PCSO 4687 Craig Gealy 07545701863 email
PCSO 7408 Dean Bardill 07525226700 email
PC 2631 Chris Copley 07525 226433 email
PCSO 4687 Craig Gealy
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Craig Gealy (Police, PCSO 4687, Chilwell East & West (Broxtowe South)

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