January Police Update

Happy New Year from your local Police! We hope that 2017 is a safe and prosperous year for all who read the Western Park Gazette.

We finished off 2016 with an excellent arrest of one of our most wanted individuals. The burglar, who broke into the house of a 91 year old, was located by PC 1115 Clarke and PS 1931 Hooper both from Hinckley Road Police Station, after he was found intoxicated on Fosse Road North next to The Rally. He was remanded in custody resulting in Leicester Crown Court locking him up for 28 months.

There was a spree of vehicle thefts in December on the Watkin Road estate off Upperton Road. Both high visibility and plain clothes patrols were conducted in the area. Consequently, five arrests were made throughout late December and early January. There has been a significant decrease in thefts in the area as a result, but please remember to embrace the mantra 'Leave It On Show, Expect It To Go' as a way to remind you not to leave valuables out on display for any opportunists.

We continue to rapidly respond to reports of motorcycles across Western Park and surrounding area. On 16th December we had a call to report youths riding a moped and causing a nuisance on Bloxham Road in New Parks. Arriving within a few minutes, we located a stolen moped and recovered it. Another great example of the community and Police working together.

We have been made aware of issues on the zig-zag areas of Sandhurst Road related to parking around Inglehurst Junior and Infant Schools. Cones and extra posters have been utilised by the school during drop off and pick up times to enforce the zig-zag lines. We are continuing to monitor the situation and conduct appropriate patrols.

On Friday 6th January, there was a police pursuit, which started on Kingswood Avenue after officers noticed a suspicious vehicle. When they put the blues on it accelerated away from them. It was then chased through the Western Park area by crossing through Letchworth Road, to Fosse Road North, up Stephensons Drive, onto the New Parks estate; and back around to Park Rise. At this point officers conducted a tactical contact with their police vehicles against the subject vehicle and brought this dangerous driving to an end. The driver was arrested and interviewed; where he currently awaits on bail.  

We are aware that parked cars belonging to members of the public have been damaged, therefore if you believe your vehicle has been damaged from this incident then please call 101 and quote LEP-050117-0318.                                              

Sgt Mike Hooper