Over the last two weeks there has been an increase in crime and suspicious incidents across Ruddington. Incidents reported include house burglary, theft from person, vehicle crime and anti-social behaviour. Below are the identified hotspot locations:
ASB and theft near to Rushcliffe County Park
There have been a number of calls in relation to incidents of criminal damage at the Ruddington Youth Club building on The Green. The location is no longer in use and local youths have been seen climbing on the building, breaking in to the property and generally causing a nuisance.
PCSO Kathy Lucock will be available this Saturday morning, 14th April, at 10am at St Peter’s Rooms if you would like to discuss this or anything else.
There have also been thefts from young people close to the Rushcliffe Country Park during the early evenings. The good news is Nottinghamshire Police have made two arrests for these crimes. In addition Detectives made a further arrest of a teenage suspect on 12th April for similar offences in West Bridgford.
There have been eight reported autocrime offences over the last two weeks in the estates off both sides of Clifton Road – two on Camelot Street overnight 3rd April and two on Woodhouse Gardens overnight on 5th April.
One stolen vehicle was located on St Saviours Gardens Meadows. A Silver VW Golf 57 plate remains outstanding.
Vehicle crime is a shared problem with neighbouring areas and it is worthy of note that close by in West Bridgford there have been reports of new BMWs being stolen without keys/fobs. It is suspected that the criminals are using a ‘relay car theft’ device where the identity of the key inside the address is cloned from outside and the cloned device is then used a means for starting the vehicle. There are various solutions to this and we advise that you speak to your car dealer and check for aftermarket security devices and ensure your vehicle is fitted with a tracker.
In the next two weeks, Rushcliffe Police aim to increase our visibility in Ruddington, increase Stop and Search opportunities and vehicle stops, and to increase intelligence opportunities to identify suspects and reduce crime.
We need your support please
Be vigilant. Keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighbourhood. Speak to your neighbours and let them know to report suspicious people and vehicles (including registration numbers) to Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or 999 (if a crime is in progress).
You can find crime prevention advice and guides at the Nottinghamshire Police website.