MANSFIELD AND DISTRICT – 7 DAYS TO THURSDAY 8th June 2017. (Sent on behalf of Mansfield District Commander Nick Butler).
Crimes reported over the past 7 days, 12:00 1st June - 12:00 8th June. Only those areas with reported crimes are listed.
Burglary dwelling: In the early hours of Thursday 1st CCTV captured images of an attempt to break into a house on Sapphire Street, entry was not gained.
In the early hours of Monday morning a house on The Rodery was broken into, possibly via an insecure front door. A purse containing cash and cards was stolen, and the keys to a Nissan Qashqai were taken, the car was then stolen from the driveway.
Theft of a motor vehicle: On Saturday evening a car was stolen on Scholars Way. Two offenders caused a driver to stop and when the driver exited the car an offender jumped in and stole the vehicle, which was later recovered.
Theft from a motor vehicle: A milkman was targeted on Litchfield Lane in the early hours of Monday morning when four youths driving a dark green Peugeot 206 followed his milk van and stole a crate of milk.
A car parked on Cobblestone Drive was entered by unknown means on Sunday night. An Ipad Nano and a pair of glasses were stolen.
Burglary dwelling: On Friday morning a male offender was witnessed going in and out of a house on Howard Road, two mobile phones were taken from the property.
Over the weekend a house on Saundby Avenue was broken into while the owner was in hospital. A flat screen TV and a mobility scooter were stolen.
Theft from a motor vehicle: In the early hours of Sunday morning a car parked on George Street was entered by unknown means, a search was made but nothing was stolen. On the same night a van parked on Titchfield Street was broken into after the driver’s side lock was forced, a Makita drill and drill bits were stolen.
Theft of a motor vehicle: At around midnight on Saturday a blue Ford Focus was stolen from a field on Peafield Lane. Theft from a motor vehicle: In the early hours of Wednesday morning four vehicles in the area were targeted. A male offender was witnessed breaking into a van parked on Netherfield Avenue, he left in a car when challenged. A van parked on Sycamore Street was broken into by smashing the rear windows and two nail guns were taken. The rear window of a car parked on Marston Avenue was smashed and two drills were stolen, along with three batteries. The rear window of a van parked on Hammerwater Drive was smashed and a number of Makita tools taken.
Criminal damage to a motor vehicle: Overnight on Saturday a tyre belonging to a vehicle parked on Newgate Lane was deliberately slashed.
Forest Town East
Theft from a motor vehicle: On Tuesday afternoon a named offender smashed the window of a car parked on Fourth Avenue.
Burglary dwelling: CCTV captured images of a male offender breaking into a shed on Sutton Road. A leaf blower was taken and the offender left on a bright green bike.
Burglary other: The shed of a house on Kirkland Avenue was entered within the past 10 days, exact date not known. No property was stolen.
Overnight on Friday the shed of a property on Cherry Grove was broken into and an electric drill stolen.
Burglary other: A BMX bike was stolen from the carport of an address on Tewkesbury Avenue on Monday night.
The garage of a house on Long Meadow was broken into in the early hours of Tuesday morning after the door hinges were unscrewed. A men’s dark grey Carrera mountain bike was taken, along with a grey and black helmet and an orange jacket.
Theft from a motor vehicle: Overnight on Monday a van parked on Peafield Lane was entered by unknown means, a number of tools were stolen from the vehicle.
Criminal damage to a motor vehicle: Three vehicles which were parked on a garage forecourt on Oak Tree Lane were deliberately scratched on Friday morning.
Theft from a motor vehicle: On Wednesday morning a red 10litre petrol can was taken from a van parked on Yeoman Park.
Criminal damage to a motor vehicle: On Saturday morning a male offender damaged a car with a hammer on Yorke Street.
Theft of a motor vehicle: A white Volkswagon Crafter panel van was stolen from a car park on Samuel Brunts Way, exact date unknown.
Theft from a motor vehicle: At some time on Thursday or Friday the taxi licence plate was taken from a car parked on Shaw Street.
Burglary dwelling: On Monday afternoon a white male wearing black clothing attempted to enter a house on Cedar Avenue. He opened the front door, however a chain on the door prevented entry.
On Tuesday an attempt was made to enter a house on Lawrence Avenue. A door was damaged but entry was not gained.
Burglary other: Overnight on Thursday 1st an attempt was made to break into a shed on Brechin Court, footprints were found around the house and the shed.
Criminal damage to a motor vehicle: On Thursday 1st a car parked in the Manor Sports Complex was deliberately scratched.
Criminal damage to a motor vehicle: At some time on Thursday afternoon or Friday morning a car parked on West Hill Drive was deliberately scratched along one side.
Burglary other: A fast food outlet on Stockwell Gate was broken into on the morning of Thursday 1st. Equipment was stolen from the property.
Criminal damage to a motor vehicle: In the early hours of Friday morning an offender broke the rear light of a taxi on Leeming Street after a dispute over the fare.
National Volunteers’ Week 2017, 1st to 7th June. In Nottinghamshire Police, there are more than 400 volunteers who regularly give up their time and energy in helping to make our county a safer place to live and work.
Chief Inspector Shaun Ostle, head of the Citizens in Policing Department, said: “I would like to express my profound gratitude and appreciation to all of our volunteers across the Force, who frequently give their time to help make Nottinghamshire a safer place. Special Constables could be out there right now attending the scene of a road traffic collision, conducting investigative enquiries or working to help tackle and reduce anti-social behaviour in their local community.
Our Police Support Volunteers may be planning their next move in helping to raise awareness of the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, carrying out speed checks to minimise collisions, or conducting research into policing to help the force come up with new and innovative ways of working.
Meanwhile, the future talent of policing is emerging in the form of young men and women who volunteer their time to participate in the Force’s Cadet Programme, with the support and guidance of inspirational volunteer Cadet Leaders.
Every day, of every week, the Force’s volunteers are out there, on the front-line, and in supporting roles, helping to improve public safety and make a positive impact on peoples’ lives.
Paddy Tipping, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, added: “Keeping people safe is everybody’s responsibility and this week gives us a chance to formally celebrate the really big contribution volunteers make to police and community safety every day. Volunteers are a valued member of our policing family and I’m constantly impressed by their commitment, as they give us their time and skills to help us improve the services provided to the public. I thank them all.”
The Force will highlight some of the work and roles fulfilled by volunteers on social media throughout Volunteers’ week via the national hash tag: #VolunteersWeek.
THANK YOU: Just a quick note to say thanks We've been inundated with messages of support over the last week or so and we wanted to let you know how much it means to us.
Our officers have been approached by members of the public continuously, whilst out on patrol, with thanks and praise. It's been a tough and emotional week and when someone comes to say they're grateful, it's a great feeling.
The UK threat level is currently set at severe. This means an attack remains highly likely and together we must remain vigilant. We can all have an impact in keeping Nottinghamshire and the UK safe and whilst we encourage you to continue with your daily business please continue to report anything you think could be linked to terrorism.
Thank you all for your support and we'll see you out and about soon.
Message ends. Inspector Nick Butler Mansfield District Commander