New Police Warning About Thefts from Vehicles

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.

Inspector Craig Berry

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:

*One of the children’s rides was ripped from its mounting and left dumped by 50 Steps Bridge {Photo courtesy of James Marshall}

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.

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