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Police and

Neighbourhood Watch

 

 

Our PCSO is Kev Thompson who can be contacted by ringing 101 extension 77 8147 or mobile 0755 777 8147.
 
Information on the work of the Safer Community Team can be found on their website and, for less important matters, you can always contact them by email.
 

Anyone noticing suspicious or anti-social behaviour should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.  Please provide as much information as possible (e.g. registration number of vehicle, description and number of occupants etc). The sooner the police have the information, the quicker they can respond.  Alternatively, you can call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

 

Various recent thefts in the area

There have been recent reports of theft from vehicles overnight in Newnham, Kilsby and Flore. Remember not to leave valuables/tools in vehicles overnight.  Outbuildings have been targeted in Barby, Everdon and Long Buckby - remember to keep them secure.  As Christmas approaches, don't leave presents on view through the window.

 

Checking vehicle registration details

You can now find out if that car parked on a street near you for days on end is actually taxed and has a current M.O.T. certificate.  Click here to check as many cars as you want.  It will tell you when the vehicle is taxed to and when the M.O.T. expires.  If its tax has expired by two months or more you can contact ELVIS (End of Life Vehicle Impound Scheme) by phoning 101 - when it asks for the department say Elvis and it will connect you.  They’ll then arrange for it to be removed through the Council’s Environmental Protection team.

Vehicle security

The Police have previously issued advice to all residents in the Daventry area:

Please be aware that across Daventry, residents are continually suffering from opportunist offences where properties and vehicles have been left insecure.

Residents are reminded to secure all vehicles when not in use, even for the shortest periods of time. Please remove all valuables from your vehicles rather than hide them in the boot or glove box, activate alarm systems where fitted and use steering locks.  If you are able to remove the front display on stereo systems please do so when you leave your vehicle unattended.  Never leave your car running unattended; apart from possibly losing it, you may find the insurance company won't cover the loss.

There have been incidents in Whilton where houses have been broken into during the night and it would appear the specific purpose was looking for motor vehicle keys with the view to stealing vehicles parked out on driveways. It is known that people do leave their car keys in very accessible places, particularly overnight, which is not a good practice. It is strongly recommended that keys are taken to the bedroom overnight, whether it is ground floor or first floor, and if you have a burglar alarm, always set it when you go to bed at night

Keep your house secure

Please be extra vigilant over the summer holiday season.   Remember that most burglaries happen quickly and whilst the house is empty.   Here is a check list to protect your property:

  • Secure all doors and close all windows
  • Lock garages and sheds
  • Lighting - leave an automatic time switch to operate on one or two lights during the evening or arrange for someone to come in and close curtains.
  • Burglar alarm - always set before leaving home
  • Tell neighbours - ask someone to keep an eye on your property
  • Close front and side gates
  • Report anything suspicious

Finally, don't forget that when you're either working or relaxing in your garden, the house and the cars parked on the drive are just as vulnerable.   Please ensure maximum security is maintained at all times.

Whilst there has been no reported crime recently in the village, be aware that it is happening in neighbouring villages.