Reports of crimes notified to the Parish Council.

Burglary On Norton Lane Earlswood 11/07/2019

Please see below the information received from Daniel Talbot PCSO, Shirley and Blythe Solihull Neighbourhood Police Unit – West Midlands Police

Dear resident

A burglary has been reported in your neighbourhood
If you saw or heard anything or have any information about the below incident please call our non emergency number 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Reference: 20SH/163883Z/19​.
Location:   Norton Lane, Earslwood.
Date and time: Between 02:00am and 03:47am on Thursday 11th July 2019.
Offence details:  Three offenders have gained entry into the garage at the front of the property using a metal pole to force open the garage door.  The offenders were then disturbed and rode away on pushbikes.

Where possible please make sure house alarms are set when the property is vacant and high quality lighting and CCTV cameras are set up at the front and rear of your property.

Please also ensure all out houses and garages are alarmed, secure and covered by the CCTV and lighting.

Make sure that lighting and CCTV equipment is installed high enough not to be tampered with.

Please also make sure all windows and doors, both upstairs and downstairs, are locked and that you have invested in high quality UPVC doors and windows. This will drastically reduce the chance of you becoming a victim of this type of crime.
For further crime prevention advice please click the following link: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/crime-prevention

Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting high visibility patrols of your area. Should you see anything that you deem to be suspicious then please either call 101 in a non emergency or report it via our online system at www.west-midlands.police.uk. In an emergency always call 999

Vehicle Broken In To On Lowbrook Lane – 5th July 2019

Please see below the information received from Daniel Talbot PCSO, Shirley and Blythe Solihull Neighbourhood Police Unit – West Midlands Police

Dear resident

A vehicle crime has been reported in your neighbourhood. The crime took place on the 5th July 2019 at 02:24 am

If you saw or heard anything or have any information about the below incident please call our non emergency number 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

Reference: 20SH/158568Q/19​.
Location:   Lowbrook Lane, Tidbury Green.
Date and time: At 02:24am on Friday 5th July 2019.
Offence details:   Three offenders smashed the drivers side front window to a White Range Rover Evoque that was parked on the driveway. One offender then stood by the front door of the property, one was stood on the road keeping lookout and the third then entered the vehicle. The offenders were then scared away by the car alarm, the owner of the vehicle and neighbours making themselves known.

 

If your vehicle has keyless entry and you are concerned regarding the security of this feature then investigate whether it is possible to switch your car key’s signal off. Check your manual to find out if your key has this function or ask your dealer if the system can be disabled.

Never leave your vehicle insecure or leave valuable items in your vehicle.

Installing a steering wheel lock, driveway parking post and/or a wheel clamp are great deterrents to car thieves. Please ensure that the keys to the steering wheel lock are kept separate to your car keys.

As an added protection against keyless theft you can also purchase a signal blocking pouch or tin and install a tracking device on your vehicle to aid in the recovery should your vehicle be stolen.

Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting high visibility patrols of your area. Should you see anything that you deem to be suspicious then please either call 101 in a non emergency or report it via our online system at www.west-midlands.police.uk. In an emergency always call 999

Visit our website for crime prevention advice www.west-midlands.police.
For further crime prevention advice please click the following link:  https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/crime-prevention

 

Also Tidbury Green Parish Council urge residents to stay safe! Call THE POLICE and do not open doors until support arrives, even if all looks safe outside.

Please Report Potential Suspicious Activity

Unfortunately we have heard of several burglaries and vehicle crimes within Tidbury Green and the local surrounding area. Please refer to the November 2017 and the August 2017 Parish Council Newsletters for tips on helping to secure your homes and helping to prevent vehicle crime.

Also if anyone calls at your home asking for someone that does not reside at your address, please get a clear description of the person and report it to police on 101.  It may be a totally legitimate mistake on the caller’s behalf, however there is a chance that this is part of the process to establish if anyone is at home, before committing a burglary.

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.