Although May was another relatively quiet month for crime in Ruddington, many of the incidents investigated by officers were again thefts from motor vehicles parked in residential areas of our village. These accounted for nearly half the offences reported.
Police are reminding people not to leave valuables in unattended cars and vans, particularly overnight. Inspector Craig Berry of Rushcliffe Police is also warning residents that shed and garage burglaries have started to increase across the area: “As the weather improves, and the nights become lighter, cycles, power tools and garden machinery have been stolen at various locations – including a number of our villages” he says.
Officers will be on the lookout for drink drivers, too, with another motorist from our village having been fined £500 for being over the limit on Loughborough Road last month. “On 2nd May 30 year-old Paul Haywood of Ruddington had 72 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath” reveals Inspector Berry. “After pleading guilty, he was banned from driving for 17 months, ordered to pay £50 towards victim services and costs of £85.”
However, only twelve Ruddington crimes were actually reported to Rushcliffe Police last month – which is down from twenty one in April. This included more vandalism near the Great Central Railway line.
The full list of May 2019 incidents is below:
2nd Theft from shop – Wilford Road
Theft of two bikes – stolen from garage – Kirk Lane
3rd Theft from Motor Vehicle – Marl Close
4th Theft of Vehicle by unknown means – High Street
5th Theft from shop – Wilford Road
6th Theft of fuel – Service Station – Loughborough Road
7th Theft from shop – Wilford Road
15th Theft from Motor Vehicle – Cooper Gardens
Theft from Motor Vehicle – Saint Peters Crescent
21st Theft from Motor Vehicle – Brookside Gardens
23rd Criminal damage to play area* – Vicarage Lane
28th Criminal damage – car window smashed – Marshall Drive
Ruddington mum Dawn Ellingham Martin comments: “My children were devastated that the see-saw thing was broken. It’s mindless, pointless vandalism.”
If you have information about any of these incidents, saw something suspicious, or may have captured CCTV footage that could help, you’re urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 – or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.