Local crime update: Spike in crime

Our local PC 472 John Hutchings sent through this recent update:

Burglary [of a] dwelling. Offenders disturbed in the property during mid-morning.

Burglary [of a] dwelling.

Overnight, 16 vans entered at business premises. Items stolen.

Aware of this via Neighbourhood Watch, I’ve not seen crimes recorded as yet, Vans entered and tools stolen.

VANS – TOOLS. Internal tool storage safes, Van Vault is one available, please consider installing, alarm internally and where possible, back up to something solid or next to something solid to prevent access to the load doors. If two vans, back to back can prevent access. Clearly mark tools so that they can be identified and returned!

Please be aware that over the last 48 hour period, theft from van, total of 20, some not reported yet, has taken place. Also theft from outbuildings and sheds for power tools and the usual items found.

Following a talk last night from Crime Prevention, the most important factor is to secure your perimeter as preventing access will then possibly deter a thief as they will always target the easier option.

Ensure all property you have is photographed, any identifiable numbers recorded and you can register them on a database that all police forces have access to: immobilise.com.

Burglary dwelling and this kind of theft is currently our priority on my beat and working with crime prevention, special constables, PCSOs and myself, we are being as pro active as we possibly can to deter and prevent these offences taking place, but we still need your help.

NHW co-ordinators, if you can assist, especially those who attended the meeting last night, can you pass on your knowledge around crime prevention and the items available to us / you. Overt marking of items is always a good deterrent.

Keep em peeled and PLEASE, report any suspicious behaviour straight away, if you feel there is a crime in progress, 999. Let us decide.

Local crime update: Van tool thefts

Andy Crisp, the Daventry District NHW Administrator, has sent through the following notice of a recent spate of van thefts:

The NHW Co-ordinator for Spratton has advised [23/11/17]:

In the early hours of yesterday morning there were two attempted van break-ins and one actual van break-in where items were stolen in the Gorse Road area of Spratton. All three incidents would seem to have taken place within a matter of minutes from about 2.15am and one resident, whose drive alarm was activated, actually saw two men running from their drive but they had absconded by the time the occupier went outside.

The following advice was attached to the email (PDF): Van Tools Security. (Most modern browsers ought to open PDF documents natively.)

Local crime update: Rural South-East

Our local PC John Hutchings sent through this crime update for the local area.

Day-time burglary [of a] dwelling. Ground floor window smashed and jewellery stolen.

Heating oil taken from house tank.

Car key burglary. Rear window forced, car keys taken, vehicle then driven off.

Red diesel stolen from plant machinery.

There were suspicious circumstances reported last night regarding persons going door to door offering numerous different reasons for them being there. The vehicle linked to them has been located and recovered. Out of all the properties visited, only one called it in to us last night. Please, the more calls we get, at the time, can often influence a response.

One for the farming community to note, there was a theft of sheep from Byfield where persons had entered the field and removed a quantity of sheep.

Local crime update: Citroen van linked to theft

PC 1368 Rob Stevens from Wellingborough has sent through this alert. I couldn’t find any mention of a Citroen van with make "Cadre", however.

Van linked to theft of £20K of catalytic converters seen acting suspiciously in Daventry area

October 12, 2017

Police have asked residents to be on the lookout for a silver Citroen Cadre van which has been linked to distraction burglaries in the Daventry area.

The vehicle, registration FP54 LRX, has ladders on its roof and was sighted acting suspiciously at a farm in the Kislingbury area shortly after 10:00 today (Thursday, October 12) where the driver was attempting to buy batteries.

It has previously been linked to the theft of £20,000 of catalytic converters in Northamptonshire.

Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Incident Number: #128 of 12/10/2017

Local crime update: Rural South-East, August 2017

Here are the entries for Moulton for anti-social behaviour (ASB) and crime for the past month, sent through by Mike Bailey, a police volunteer.

Anti-social behaviour

  • 05 Aug: Dowes Lane — report(s) of loud music from outdoor party. Officer attended
  • 11 Aug: Moorbridge Road — reports of shouting, breaking glass and fighting on recreational ground. Officers attended
  • 12 Aug: Parish Church — report of youths attempting enter church. Officers attended
  • 18 Aug: Church Hill — report of abandoned vehicle with syringe, etc. within
  • 25 Aug: Moorbridge Road — report of quad bike racing around field
  • 26 Aug: A43 Overstone Road — report of off road bikes on construction site, seen on CCTV


  • 03 Aug — 17 Aug: Co-op Store — items taken without payment being made (multiple occurrences)
  • 18 Aug: Co-op Store — items taken without payment being made. Offender stopped outside and items recovered
  • 19 Aug: Shell services — fuel taken with payment being made
  • 20-21 Aug: Pitsford Road — both sides of vehicle "keyed"
  • 23 Aug: Brunting Road — person verbally and physically assaulted in street
  • 26 Aug: Parade Bank — forced entry to vehicle: alarm sounds, items taken
  • 26 Aug: Northampton Lane North — forced entry made to vehicle, items taken
  • 28-29 Aug: The Avenue — forced entry to shipping container, items taken
  • 15-29 Aug: Boughton Road — damage caused to gate entrance
  • 29-30 Aug: Allotments — forced entry to three sheds, items taken