Reports of crimes notified to the Parish Council.

Advise From West Midlands Police -WMNOW – Holiday Security Tips

Please see below the advise received from West Midlands Police

As many of you are planning to go on holiday over Easter please also remember to plan your security provisions whilst you are away too.

  • ​Set timers so that lights come on in your house.
  • Test and use your alarm and outside security lights.
  • Lock all doors, including porches and remove keys from the locks
  • Can a neighbour take in your post to avoid it being visible in a porch for days?
  • Ensure all valuables are safely stored away.
  • Register your valuables for free on www.immobilise.com
  • If you are travelling by car, could a neighbour leave a car on your drive to give the impression someone is home?
  • If you are leaving your car at home, install additional security such as steering wheel locks.
  • Avoid telling everyone on social media that you are going away.
  • Avoid posting holiday photos on social media whilst you are away.
  • Ensure all bushes at the front of your property are trimmed down. High front hedges are a criminals dream when committing burglaries as they cannot be seen from the road / pavement.
  • Ensure ladders, garden tables and furniture is secured / locked away, including your wheelie bins !! especially if you have single storey extensions / conservatories.
  • Ensure you do not leave garden tools around that could be used to break in. Lock them securely in a shed or garage.
  • If you have bicycles in a shed or garage make sure they are all locked together  with a quality assured lock.Also consider letting the tyres down whilst you are away to make them less attractive to take !
  • Ensure a neighbour or relative have your contact details of where you are going and ask them to keep an eye on your home whilst you are away.
  • Visit http://www.securedbydesign.com/crime-prevention-advice/secure-your-home/ for more tips and security advise.

West Midlands Police – WMNOW – Watches Recovered

Have you had a watch stolen in a burglary?
Can you help Solihull Police try and locate the rightful owner of the watches shown in the attached document, which were recently recovered from an offender.

If you have recently been burgled or know someone that was and had any watches stolen please take a look at the watches to see if you recognise any of them.

 

Please contact Solihull Police on 101 and ask to speak to the Solihull Investigation Team if you recognise any of them.

West Midlands Police also recommend that residents registers valuables (for free) on https://www.immobilise.com/ – They are able to interrogate all registered items to locate the owners, sadly in this case these watches do not seem to be registered.

13th October 2014 BURGLARY DWELLING

At a property on Tilehouse Lane. Unknown offender(s) entered rear garden and walked into an insecure extension that was in the process of being built. The extension has 4 walls and a roof but was awaiting arrival of doors. Offender(s) stole tools from the extension and made good their escape.

17th September 2014 BURGLARY DWELLING

At a property on Wood Lane, an unknown offender(s) appear to have gained entry to a secure rear garden by climbing on a flat roof at the rear of the property. Offender(s) smashed a 4ft x 2ft stained glass window to gain entry and once entry was gained conducted an untidy search of main bedroom and stole 2 jewellery boxes. Offender(s) were disturbed by the alarm and made good their escape.