May’s monthly area crime update from borough police teams


Here’s the latest monthly crime update from police teams across the borough…


On June 4, police received calls about two males acting suspiciously on people’s driveways and entering gardens in the Ravenshead area. There have been a small number of burglaries in the area over the past few weeks. Police attended and detained one of the males – with help from a police dog. Officers also found equipment which could have possibly been used to gain entry into houses.

Police received numerous calls on May 29 about off-road bikes in the Newstead area. Some damage was caused to a police car. One male was stopped and his bike was seized using police powers. Appropriate action will now be taken against the rider.

Police are appealing for information about the individuals who own these bikes. Are you aware of addresses where such bikes are being stored? Do you know the registration numbers of any bikes being used in this anti-social manner? You can call police on 101


Once again, police are seeing a high number of motorbikes being stolen in the area. They are mainly 125cc bikes. Police are keen to remind people that leaving your bikes on show or insecure makes it easier for the opportunist and professionals to steal it.
Please ensure your bike is not visible where possible and in all cases use a toughened lock to secure it to a strong permanent structure. Consider having an alarm fitted if you don’t already have one or a tracking device.

During the first two weeks of May, local police officers reported that past a number of work vans, predominately Ford Transit vans, have been broken into overnight. A number of vans have been targeted in the Bestwood Ward area. No damage was caused to the vehicles but offenders are removing tools. Police are reminding people to remove tools and other valuables from work vans overnight.

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There were two burglaries on Nottingham Road, Burton Joyce on May 31. Offenders smashed glass to enter both properties. If you see anything suspicious or hear an alarm please contact police on 101.

At 01.30am on May 29 police received reports of someone trying to break into a take-away premises in Carlton Square. They didn’t manage to gain entry to the property, but damage was caused to the door.
Business owners in the area are reminded to remove any cash from the tills and ensure that all CCTV and alarm systems are up and running. If you have any information in relation to this attempt burglary, or you believe your CCTV may have caught the offender, please ring 101 quoting incident 82-29/05/2016.

A successful drugs warrant was executed on May 25 in the Porchester area.

On May 24 a successful drugs warrant was executed in the Netherfield area and a number of cannabis plants were seized..

In early May police received a number of reports from residents in the Standhill Road area of Carlton about arsons to wheelie bins, which have occurred during the evening/ night. Patrols are being stepped up in the area. Please be vigilant, and ring 999 if there is any suspicious activity in the area. If you have any information on who is committing this crime, please contact our beat team on 101 X 8116667 or crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Thank you.

Someone driving a white transit van stole a set of double yellow ladders from a resident’s driveway on Perlethorpe Close in Gedling at 5.30pm on May 16. If anyone has any information please ring 101 or Crimestoppers.

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