Neighbourhood Watch - Previous Messages

Village Hall Winteringham

UK Registered Charity Number 1171259

This page shows current mesages from the Safer Neighbourhoods Team

22 September 2020 - Keeping Your Cars Safe from Burglars

Following a number of recent burglaries across the force area where cars have been stolen, officers are encouraging people to protect their property and report anything suspicious to police.

Detective Inspector Andy Crawforth said: “Unfortunately we have had a number of reports recently where houses have been broken into and car keys have been stolen. These keys have then been used to steal vehicles from outside, with a number of high powered cars recently reported stolen.


“We appreciate the impact that these crimes can have on people’s lives and I want to offer my reassurance that we are doing everything we can to identify the people responsible and put them before the courts.

“Not only is burglary an incredibly intrusive offence that often causes distress for the victim, people often rely on their cars to go about their daily business, so waking up to find it has been taken can be both shocking and upsetting.

“Which is why we work hard using every tool available to us to take action against those people involved in this type of crime.

“Trained detectives, officers and staff work hard across a number of teams to gather every shred of evidence and piece together the puzzle to help us locate the stolen vehicles and put suspects before the courts.” 

Read more about the teams involved in investigating these types of crime and what steps you can take to help protect your vehicles at: 

Visit our website for crime prevention advice

6 September 2020 - A burglary has been reported in your neighbourhood

Dear Resident

Humberside Police are investigating a report of Burglary from Northlands Road, Winterton.

The incident occurred between 20:30 on the 04/09/2020 and 09:00 on the 05/09/2020. The offender(s) approached a side door and proceeded to smash the glass panel in order to gain entry to the property. Once inside an untidy search is conducted, suspects then leave.

If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time or have information on the whereabouts of the stolen property, or have any information about the offenders please contact the police on the new telephone number 101 quoting Investigation 16/93041/20.

Alternatively you could call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You don't have to leave your name and you may even receive a reward.

Remember to keep your own property secure to reduce the opportunity for thieves. Whenever possible lock your doors and windows in unoccupied rooms even if you are in the house.

Please be reminded to lock your doors and to keep any security gates closed and locked at all times

We also advise residents not to leave high value items on display as they may entice thieves.

To assist us in identifying stolen property please consider property marking high value items using Smartwater or UV pens.  You are also advised to register property at which is a free on-line property register used by police forces nationwide to reunite stolen goods to their owners. All you have to do is register on-line and then upload properties electrical items serial numbers.

Crime Prevention Advice

1. Keep all the doors and windows locked.

2. Make your property appear occupied, even when you are out. You could use timers to turn on lights and have blinds set to prevent seeing inside, which may confirm a house is unoccupied.

3. If an offender approaches your house, make sure nothing blocks the view of them, such as garden hedges or trees and make sure the area is well lit so they are easily noticed.

4. Keep valuables in the home out of general view from the opportunist burglar. They may look through windows when deciding if the home contains property they consider worth stealing. Use blinds, nets or other window coverings to prevent this.

5. Fit a burglar alarm with visible, deterrent bell boxes front and rear and keep the system maintained.

Key Activities

1. Mark your valuables and register them on 

2. Consider joining or forming a neighbourhood or business network/group. Offenders are less likely to cause crime in an area where people care.

3. Visit Humberside Police Crime Prevention advice for more information on how to keep yourself and your property safe. Click here to go to site.

4. If going on Holiday download the Secured by Design Holiday checklist

Make a difference in your community - help us to help you!

Humberside Police

Rural Safety & Crime Prevention Guide


A handy guide is available to read on line or download on the Crime Prevention Guides page


A copy of the Humber Resilience Forum's booklet Life is not always predictable - Let's Get Ready for the Unexpected is availble to download here.  Copies are also available at the village shop for anyone who does not have internet access. So, if you know of anyone who does not have internet access please let them know where they can get a copy or get one for them and pass it on.  Thank you for your co-operation with this.


Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million.

How you can protect yourself from Coronavirus-related scams:

There are some simple steps you can take that will protect you from the most common Coronavirus-related scams. Here’s what need to do:

1 - Watch out for scam messages
Your bank, or other official organisations, won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text. If you receive an email you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS):

2 - Shopping online
If you're making a purchase from a company or person you don't know and trust, carry out some research first, for example, by checking to see if others have used the site and what their experience was. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, other payment providers may not provide the same protection.

3 - Unsolicited calls and browser pop-ups offering tech support
Never install any software, or grant remote access to your computer, as a result of a cold call. Remember, legitimate organisations would never contact you out of the blue to ask for financial details such as your PIN or full banking password.