Watch Outs are community messages issued by the police, crime prevention teams and Neighbourhood Watch to let us locals know about incidents and information relevant to us. Below are summary details of Watch Out messages which have recently been circulated to our subscribing members.

 


The Neighbourhood Team covering Towcester and surrounding villages can be contacted on the following email: SouthNorthants-TowcesterNeighbourhoodsTeam@northants.pnn.police.uk


2019 (note: reports are presented in order that they were issued, which may not match the chronological date)


Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information. 
There has been a  Burglary at new houses building site – Two whacker plates taken , entry gained via cutting the Harris fencing to building site
London road ,Towcetser, between 16:30 Thursday 17th
 January
 - 06:30 Friday 18th January 2019 - Ref 19000028254


Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?
 
If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 
 
You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
 
101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.
 
In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk
 
To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Towcester and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email:  
 
NeighbourhoodTeamSouthNorthants-Towcester@northants.police.uk
You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous.  These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 


2018 (note: reports are presented in order that they were issued, which may not match the chronological date)

Theft from yard, Towcester, 5th-6th July, and Criminal damage, 8th July 

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information on two incidents:

1) There has been a Theft from yard – Wheelbarrow, sprayer and a set of spanners stolen, entry gained by using ladder to climb over fencing, panel of gate has then been removed to exit site, Watling street near to Paynes Nursery, Towcester, between 16:30 Thursday 5th July -0900 on Friday 6th July 2018

2) There has been a Criminal Damage – Front door window smashed no entry gained, person (no description) seen running off from area Plessey Close, Towcester, between 02:10-02:15 Sunday 8th July 2018

Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. 

Theft from yard: Quoting REF  18000316938

Criminal damage: Quoting REF  18000317618

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.
In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Towcester and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email: 

NeighbourhoodTeamSouthNorthants-Towcester@northants.police.uk

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous.  These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Message Sent By

Charlotte Morris (Police, Community Support Officer, Daventry & South Northants)


Car damaged, Richmond Road car park, Towcester, 23rd May, Towcester 

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Criminal Damage to Vehicle, drivers window smashed, Richmond Road car park, Towcester  

 

This happened on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 between 3pm-5:30pm 


Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?


If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Quoting REF  18000239080

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.
In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Towcester and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email: 

NeighbourhoodTeamSouthNorthants-Towcester@northants.police.uk

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous.  These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Message Sent By
Tara Cooksammy (Police, Community Support Officer (C7012), Daventry & South Northants)


Burglary, Brackley Road, Towcester (Tuesday 8th May between 16:00-16:30) From Charlotte Morris (Police Community Support Officer, South Northamptonshire)

There has been a Burglary (Unknown what was stolen at this stage) - Brackley Road, Towcester, happened between 16:00-16:30 Tuesday 8th May 2018, entry gained by rear patio doors.

Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Quoting REF 18000216681

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.
In an emergency, when there is a crime in progress or a life at risk, always call 999.

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Towcester and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email: 

NeighbourhoodTeamSouthNorthants-Towcester@northants.police.uk

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous.  These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Burglary Watford Street, Towcester, 5th May, Towcester From Stephanie Bacon (Police, Community Support Officer, Daventry & South Northants)

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a burglary at a business on Watling Street, Towcester. Items stolen.

This happened between 5.30pm on Saturday 5th May and 8.30am on Sunday 6th May 2018.

Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting ref 18000207169.

To report a crime or incident, provide information or for advice, call 101 or visit www.northants.police.uk

To contact your Neighbourhood Team covering Towcester and surrounding villages they can be contacted on the following email:

NeighbourhoodTeamSouthNorthants-Towcester@northants.police.uk

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org




A43 Towcester area car crimes, Towcester, 6th and 8th March, Towcester From Pete Firth (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7018), South Northamptonshire) 

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding three thefts from vehicles in laybys' on the A43 in the M1 to Towcester direction

This happened on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th March 2018 overnight


Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

 

Call 101 and let us know what you saw


You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.

Visit us at :  www.northants.police.uk




Attempted burglary, Towcester, 1st Feb, Brackley Road, Towcester

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding an Attempted Burglary, 2 dogs were seen at the time, Brackley Road, Towcester

This happened on Thursday 1st February 2018 between 9:40pm-10pm


Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

 

Call 101 Ref: 18000052414


You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.

Visit us at :  www.northants.police.uk



Theft from motor vehicle, Towcester, 3rd Feb, Leisure centre, Towcester From Pete Firth (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7018), South Northamptonshire)

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Theft from Motor Vehicle tools taken, Leisure Centre, Towcester 

 

This happened on Saturday 3rd February 2018 between 4:20pm-4:30pm

 

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

 

Call 101 Ref: 18000054838


You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.

Visit us at :  www.northants.police.uk



Attempted theft from motor vehicle, Towcester, 27th Jan, Reffield Close, Towcester From Pete Firth (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7018), South Northamptonshire)

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding an attempted theft from a vehicle in Reffield Close, Towcester.

 

This happened approximatly 12:25 on the 27th January 2018.

 

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

 

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.


You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.

Visit us at :  www.northants.police.uk


Theft from motor vehicle, Towcester, 22nd - 23rd Jan, Travel lodge hotel, Towcester From Pete Firth (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7018), South Northamptonshire)

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding an attempted theft from a van at the Travelodge Hotel, Brackley Road, Towcester.

 

This happened between the hours of 6pm on the 22nd and 6.30am on the 23rd January 2018.

 

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

 

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.


You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.

Visit us at :  www.northants.police.uk


Theft from motor vehicle, Towcester, 19th Jan, Towcester leisure centre 

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Theft from Motor Vehicle- Towcester leisure centre - Milton way, Towcester

This happened between the hours of 18:00-18:40 19th Jan 2018

 

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

 

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, Ref 18000030207

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.


Burglary, Towcester, 18th Jan, Windsor close 


Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Burglary, Winsor close, Towcester, entry gained via rear door. 

This happened between the hours of 14:00-19:45 18th Jan 2018

 

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

 

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, Ref 18000029500

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.


Burglary, Towcester, 18th Jan, Clare Crescent 


Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Burglary - Clare Crescent Towcester, entry gained by forcing front door

This happened between the hours of 12:00-23:45 18th Jan 2018

 

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

 

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, Ref 18000029310

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.


Burglary, Towcester, 18th Jan, York Close  


Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Burglary - York Close Towcester, entry gained by the rear Garden, container entered and property stolen

This happened between the hours of 00:30-06:30 18th Jan 2018

 

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

 

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, Ref 18000027435

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.


2017 (note: reports are presented in order that they were issued, which may not match the chronological date)

December

Theft from motor vehicle, Towcester (Wednesday 20th December between 17:00-20:00) From Charlotte Morris (Police Community Support Officer, South Northamptonshire)


Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a Theft from motor vehicle. Van broken into and tools stolen, Swinneyford Road junction of Bickerstaffes road, Towcester


This happened on Wednesday 20th December 2017 between the hours of 17:00-20:00

 

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?


If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting 17000556202

 

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.

Visit us at :  www.northants.police.uk



Burglary from Bell Plantation, Towcester (Tuesday 19th December between 1:30am-2:30am) From Tara Cooksammy (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7012), South Northamptonshire)


Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding Burglaries, Bell Plantation, A5, Towcester

This happened on Tuesday 19th December 2017 between 01:30am-02:30am

 

Did you witness anything?

Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?

Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?


If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101

 

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 

101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.

Visit us at :  www.northants.police.uk



Burglary from out buildings, tools taken, Barn Close, Towcester (Thursday 14th December between 3am-3:40am) From Tara Cooksammy (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7012), South Northamptonshire)

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding Burglary from out Buildings, tools taken, Barn Close, Towcester

This happened on Thursday 14th December 2017 between 3am-3:40am


Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of

 

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting 17000544151 

 

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Vehicle interference, Haresmore Drive, Towcester (Thursday 7th December between 11:20pm and 11:35pm) From Tara Cooksammy (Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7012), South Northamptonshire)

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding Vehicle Interference, Haresmoor Drive,  Towcester  

This happened on Thursday 7th Dec ember between 11:20pm and 11:35pm 


Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of

 

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting 17000534440

 

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


101 is the number to use to report incidents and for general enquiries. In an emergency dial 999.


Theft from Skip, Old Greens Norton Road, Towcester  From Charlotte Morris (Police Community Support Officer, South Northamptonshire)

Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding Theft from a skip, Old Greens Norton Road, Towcester.


This happened  between the hours of  11:20pm  - 12 Midnight, Sunday 3rd December 2017


Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
Did you see any vehicle(s) that you were suspicious of?

If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.  REF 17000527323

You can also provide confidential information should you wish to remain anonymous. These calls can be made to the Independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111


 

Distraction Burglaries        From the Rural Crime Officer PO243

POLICE are reminding people never to open their doors to unexpected callers following distraction burglaries in Hartwell and Bugbrooke earlier today (Wednesday 5th). Distraction Burglaries        From the Rural Crime Officer PO243

POLICE are reminding people never to open their doors to unexpected callers following distraction burglaries in Hartwell and Bugbrooke earlier today (Wednesday 5th). 

Two men called at the victims’ homes offering to do some hedge cutting, before then asking for a drink. While the elderly home owners have gone to get a drink the men have entered the property and stolen items, including cash from within.

The offenders were two white men in a mauve coloured Transit van. 
Officers are appealing for information and are urging people never to open the door to anyone they are not expecting, whoever they say they are, and are asking people share the following advice with family and friends

  • Make sure you can see who is at the door before you answer it – and if you don’t know who it is, don’t answer it. 
  • Where possible fit a spy-hole to identify callers. Alternatively talk to them through an adjacent window. 
  • Don’t feel pressured into opening the door. Don’t feel you are being rude, genuine callers won’t mind. If you’re not sure, don’t open the door.
  • Set up passwords with your utility companies – genuine callers will need to recite this password to you.
  • Don’t use telephone numbers on ID cards – if the person isn’t genuine the ID and the telephone number won't be either. Obtain telephone numbers direct from the phone directory. Alternatively make a list of your important numbers and keep them near the phone.
  • If someone is knocking on the door saying they are the police, call 101 and check the identity with the police control room. In an emergency call 999. 
  • Look out for those who are vulnerable within your family or neighbourhood.


Anyone who has suspicions or concerns that distraction burglars are operating in their neighbourhood or targeting someone they know, should call 101 or the dedicated doorstep crime number on 0345 23 07 702. 

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 


Take Five                From Suzie Fletcher (Police/Crime Prevention)

Northamptonshire Police is supporting the launch of a major new campaign designed to tackle financial fraud. 

The campaign - Take Five - aims to put consumers and businesses back in control with straight-forward advice to help prevent financial fraud and encourage people to take a moment. It is designed to remind people that it pays to “stop and think”.

Take Five is the first national campaign to be backed by all the major banks and other financial service providers across the UK. 

Bryan Pye, from the Northamptonshire Police fraud investigation team, said,  

“Financial fraud can affect anyone and incidents are on the increase. That’s why the Take Five campaign is so important and we’re proud to support it. We urge everyone to take a moment and help take back control. If you get any calls, texts or emails out of the blue asking for your personal or financial details always stop and think.” 

Katy Worobec, Director of Financial Fraud Action UK who created the campaign, said:

“The industry is already taking action on fraud, last year our members stopped £7 in every £10 of fraud taking place. However, we know that criminals are getting increasingly sophisticated in their tactics and that’s why we are launching Take Five. We want everyone to take a moment to pause and think to help stop fraud.”

The campaign is asking everyone to help protect themselves from financial fraud by remembering some simple advice: 

1.    Never disclose security details, such as your PIN or full password - it’s never okay to reveal these details.
2.    Don’t assume an email request or caller is genuine - people aren’t always who they say they are.
3.    Don’t be rushed – a genuine bank or organisation won’t mind waiting to give you time to stop and think.
4.    Listen to your instincts – if something feels wrong then it is usually right to pause and question it.
5.    Stay in control – have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for information.