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June 3, 2012

Your Local Police News - Summer 2012

With Spring in full swing and Summer (hopefully) around the corner we ask residents to be mindful of the importance of securing their home during this period.

Summer Crime Prevention Advice:

BURGLARY
The warmer weather provides some ideal opportunities for Burglars.

OPEN WINDOWS:
You may be in another room or out in the garden but that open window is an opportunity.
PLEASE CLOSE WINDOWS IF LEAVING THE ROOM FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME AND MAKE SURE EXTERIOR DOORS ARE LOCKED EVEN WHEN AT HOME.
Try to get into the habit of double checking doors and windows when going to bed or leaving the house for even a short time.

GARDEN TOOLS:
In the Spring and Summer months many people turn their hand to a bit of gardening. If you enjoy gardening don't let it spoil your year, garden tools are also perfect for breaking into your home,
(MAKE SURE ALL TOOLS ARE PROPERLY SECURED AWAY FROM THE HANDS OF POTENTIAL BURGLARS).
Lock garages and sheds with a good quality lock.

RECENT BURGLARIES
There has been a spate of burglaries around the area recently. Access has been gained in most cases by forcing rear doors and windows with mainly cash and jewellery taken. The burglaries have occurred mainly between 17.00hrs and midnight.
Please be vigilant, if you go out in the evening make sure your house looks occupied.
If you see anything suspicious, please call us with details on 101 immediately.

Police Surgery
Do you have any problems in your area? Not sure who to tell?
Why not speak to a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team?
The Neighbourhood Policing Team is holding a Police Surgery on Friday 25 May 2012 between 10am and Midday in Info Links High Street, Metheringham.

We are here to help - whether you have concerns regarding Anti-Social Behaviour, Criminal Damage, Speeding vehicles or just something you've spotted that is out of the ordinary and may be suspicious.

As a policing team we welcome information from the Public telling us what is happening within the community, however minor it may seem. Even if your problem doesn't appear to be a Policing matter, we can point you in the right direction and work with our partner agencies to try and find a solution please.