Tools stolen from van in Tamworth

We received a call just after 9.30am this morning (4 February) reporting a theft from vehicle in Tamworth.

Between 8.10am and 8.45am this morning (Thursday), offenders broke into a white Ford Transit van parked in Bonehill Road by forcing open the rear doors.

Items stolen include:

  • A selection of Dewalt tools
  • 18 volt and 14 volt drills
  • Milwarke drill
  • Hilty breaker
  • Makita DAB radio (which is very distinctive as it has Peppa pig stickers all over it).

Anyone with any information on the incidents, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, giving the incident number 142 of 4 February.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

 

Tools stolen fron vans in Cannock

We received two calls early this morning (Wednesday 27 January) reporting car break-ins in Cannock.

Between 9pm and 10pm last night (Tuesday) offenders gained entry to an insecure white Ford Transit van parked on a drive in Wimblebury Road and stole two orange coloured Stihl chainsaws.
(Incident number 35 of 27 January)

In a second incident, between 10.30pm last night (Tuesday) and 6am this morning, offenders gained entry to a white Ford Transit van parked in Meadowsweet Way and stole tools including:

  • Makita steel saw
  • Bosch drill and impact driver
  • Spirit levels
  • Makita DAB radio

(Incident number 74 of 27 January)

Anyone with any information on the above incidents, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, giving the relevant incident number quoted above.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

Tools and machinery stolen in Seisdon

We received a call just after 10am this morning (Thursday 21 January) reporting a burglary in Seisdon.

Between 2.30pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) and 9.30am this morning offenders have forced entry to the site on Tinkers Castle Road and broken into storage outbuildings, stealing tools and garden equipment.

Items stolen include:

  • 2 Honda petrol lawnmowers, red and black in colour
  • 1 Stihl FS76 petrol hedge strimmer, orange and black
  • 1 bucket of various machine mart spanners
  • Steering wheel lock

Anyone with any information on the incident, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 196 of 21 January.

You can also report crime by contactacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at

www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

 

Vehicles broken into in Lichfield area

We received two calls this morning (Thursday 21 January) reporting vehicles broken into in the Lichfield area.

Between 9pm last night (Wednesday) and 10.30am this morning a white Mercedes Sprinter van, which was securely parked in Hints Lane, was broken into by offenders cutting below the lock on the rear door and stealing a Stihl brick cutting saw. (Incident number 209 of 21 January refers).

A vehicle parked in Queen Street, Burntwood had a catalytic convertor stolen overnight. (Incident number 238 refers).

Anyone with any information on either of the above incidents is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting the relevant incident number.

 

Tools stolen from garden shed near Shenstone

We received a call just after 10.17am this morning (Thursday 7 December) reporting a shed break-in in Aldridge, on the outskirts of Shenstone.

Offenders have forced entry overnight to the shed, in the garden of a residential property in Aldridge Road, and stolen tools.

Items stolen include:

  • Chain saw
  • Petrol hedge trimmer
  • Drill
  • Storage box

Anyone with any information on the incident, or is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 172 of 7 January.

Alternatively, they can contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

Shed and Garage Break-Ins: Penkhull

Officers are warning residents to be vigilant following a spate of break-ins in the Penkhull area.

The incidents occurred between the 15 and 22 December when offender/s targeted sheds and garages in Wadham Street, Princes Road, West Avenue, Watson Street, Oxford Street, Honeywall and Elenora Street. Items stolen include bikes, tools, jewellery and a scooter.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Barry Joynson at Staffordshire Police on 101.

Alternatively they can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Residents are reminded of the below crime prevention advice:

Garden sheds:

  • make sure that your shed is in good condition – that the door, door frame and walls are solid
  • replace any damaged or rotten areas with new sections
  • if you are in the process of buying a shed, try to place the door facing your house and not too close to a perimeter wall or gate
  • consider storing valuable items in a strong lockable box or cage
  • fit two closed shackle padlocks on strong padlock hasps – one a third of the way up from the bottom of the door and one a third of the way down from the top of the door
  • secure padlock hasps and door hinges using threaded coach bolts with backing plates or large backing washers to prevent the bolt being pulled through the wood – not screws which are easily pulled or forced from wood
  • fit key-operated window locks on the corners of all windows that open. If you never open windows, you could screw them permanently shut from the inside
  • fit wire mesh or bars on the inside of your window frames
  • wrap a strong chain around and through the handles of garden tools, lawn mowers, cycles etc and secure the chain to the wall using a padlock or a ground anchor fixed to the base of the shed.

Garages:

  • doors should conform to British Standard PAS 24-1- basically a solid door and frame with as little glass as possible
  • use a five lever mortise lock conforming to British Standards 3621
  • fit mortise bolts at the top and bottom
  • up and over garage doors should be secured with locks fitted to the garage base or with garage mortise bolts fitted to each side
  • tools should be kept locked away.The use of a steel box fitted to the floor would deter any theft
  • if your car is in the garage it makes it harder for the thief to move around to find your property
  • ladders should be locked away or securely chained and padlocked to a strong post or wall.

Criminal Damage and Burglaries: Penkhull

Report of criminal damage received at 6.42am this morning (22 Dec) at an address in Wadham Street, Penkhull.

Offender/s had gained entry to an outhouse and damaged the door. No details of anything stolen at this time.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 83 of 22 December.

Further report of two burglaries received just before 8am and 8.50am this morning (22 Dec) at addresses in Wadham Street, Penkhull.

In one incident offender/s had gained entry to a shed and stole tools and other items. The second incident, no items were stolen.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 104 of 22 December.

Chief Inspector Neil Hulme, Commander for Stoke-on-Trent Central Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “It is essential that people keep their homes, vehicles, sheds and outbuildings as secure as possible at all times. Opportunist thieves can strike in seconds and we need to make it harder for them to commit crime.

“There are numerous security devices available to protect property and I would encourage people to register their valuables at www.immobilise.com

“If you see, or hear, anyone acting suspiciously in your community then please call us on 101.”

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

Garage and Shed Burglaries in Penkhull

Report of a burglary received at 2am this morning (22 Dec) at an address in Richmond Street, Penkhull.

Offender/s forced entry to a garage and stole two BMX bikes, one black and one blue, two mountain bikes and tools.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 31 of 22 December.

Further report of a burglary at 8.40am this morning (22 Dec) at an address in Richmond Street, Penkhull.

Offender/s had broke into a shed, nothing believed to have been stolen.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 128 of 22 December.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

 

Tools stolen from Rugeley quarry site

We received a call just before 7.30am on Monday morning (21 December) reporting a break-in at a business site in Rugeley.

Between 11.30pm on Friday night (19 December) and 7.25am Monday morning (21 December) offenders entered the quarry site in Stafford Brook Road. They forced padlocks off two metal workshop buildings and removed tools from both.

Using a wheelbarrow stolen from the site, offenders stole the following items:

• Aluminium telescopic 3.8m ladder
• Dewalt small impact driver cordless drill with 2 batteries and charger
• Dewalt large impact driver cordless drill with 2 batteries and charger
• Dewalt cordless tex gun drill with 2 batteries and charger
• Dewalt 4.5 inch grinder with batteries and charger
• A selection of spanners and adjustable spanners
• Stilson grip wrenches
• Four heavy duty padlocks.

Anyone with any information on the incident, or who is offered any such items for sale in suspicious circumstances, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 99 of 21 December.

Alternatively, they can contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at
http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

Theft from Van in Meir Park

Report of a theft from a motor vehicle received at 10am this monring (9 Dec) from an address in Canberra Crescent, Meir Park.

Offender/s gained entry to a van and stole tools, including two Dewalt beam lasers, two Dewalt lasers, a Hilti screw gun, a Milwaukee screw gun, a Dewalt radio and Pulsa 800 nail gun.

Chief Inspector Rob Taylor, Commander for Stoke-on-Trent South Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “Drivers can take a few simple measures to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of this sort of crime. Many criminals often just take advantage if an opportunity appears – if they go past a car and see a mobile phone on the seat or a Sat Nav in its cradle they’ll break in and take them. If the vehicle looks empty, they are far more likely to leave it alone. By keeping things out of sight, your vehicle may present less of an open invitation to them.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 187 of December 9.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.