Shed break-ins Knapp Rise

Secure your shed or garage. Take a look at your shed and consider how you would break in. It’s worth having a good padlock on the door with no exposed screws. Pay attention to hinges, as these are sometimes easily removable. If you have windows then these could be vulnerable unless they’re secured with wire mesh or grills. And keep it locked at all times. Consider a battery-operated shed alarm. They look low key but they respond to movement or door contact with an extremely loud siren.

Don’t give burglars the opportunity or the tools to commit a crime. Lock everything away securely. Tools can be locked inside a locker or box or secured with a chain. Secure your bike to the ground or a lockable stand within a locked shed or garage. It’s always worth draping an old sheet or blanket over the top of mowers or bikes to keep them covered from view. Invest in a garage door stop. Although it might sound like stating the obvious, never leave your garage or shed door unlocked if you’re not around.

Latest Cambs Police News Release

Cambs Police, receive a 999 call every 4 mins & reports of a non-emergency every 90 secs. Think carefully whether the situation you are facing is a police matter, or can it be reported online. Information and videos to help victims of crime link:  https://www.cambs.police.uk/information-and-services/What-happens-next/What-happens-next
If you see something police should know about, please report it. You never know…it could be the missing piece of the jigsaw that they need in order to take action. Information can be passed to police via one of the three forms below:
Telephone call 101 Online at www.cambs.police.uk/report  Textphone 18001 101
For anonymous reporting please contact crime stoppers: Telephone 0800 555 111
Online at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information

Thank you for taking the time to read this. PCSO 7087 Martin South Cambs Safer Neighbourhood Team

Halloween

Police are urging trick-or-treaters to respect their neighbours. While many are happy to hand over sweets or other presents to ward off the evil spirits, it’s important to remember not everybody wants strangers knocking on their doors. For vulnerable or older residents Halloween can be a frightening and intimidating experience. Police have a downloadable poster you can display in your home asking trick-or-treaters NOT to call, as well as some tips for the trick-or-treaters to ensure everyone has a pleasant evening. To download copy of poster and see the tips visit https://www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Halloween. Copies also available for collection at police stations.