Criminals remain on the prowl in Kenilworth

Two incidents over the past couple of days highlight the fact that criminals are prowling around our neighbourhood and community looking for opportunities. The latest incidents have taken place in the eastern end of the town. Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant and to report anything that looks or seems unusual or that is suspicious.

The latest events are detailed as follows:

Clifden Grove (on Lulworth Park estate off Dalehouse Lane), Kenilworth 

Between 20.00hrs on 30th January 2018 and 21.00hrs on 31st January 2018, unknown offender/s have entered a rear door of a home in Clifden Grove, Kenilworth by removing the beading around the door. Once inside an untidy search took place and electrical household items were taken along with iPads. The offender/s made their escape through the front door of the property. This is Incident 0419/31/01/2018

Crewe Lane. Kenilworth 

Between 23.30hrs on 24 January 2018 and midday on 25 January 2018, offenders smashed the passenger side window on a vehicle parked in Crewe Lane, Kenilworth and stole a handbag and contents from inside the car.

If you have any information or may have seen or heard something about either of these crimes and events please contact Warwickshire Police on 101


Chimney Pots Stolen

The latest reported crime in Kenilworth relates to garden items.

Kenilworth Watch News is appealing once again to residents to keep a high level of vigilance and report anything that appears to be suspicious capturing as much detail and information as possible but that is safe to do so.

We are also appealing to Warwickshire Police to increase the patrolling of Kenilworth by Police Officers. We support our two great Police Community Support Officers who do so much for the town but we want to see them get much more support with more police officers in and around Kenilworth to provide the deterrent needed to support those residents who are doing as much as they can to protect their homes, property and vehicles.

De Montford Road, Kenilworth

Please be aware that during the night of 23 into 24 January 2018, offenders stole two 2.5ft tall clay decorative chimney pots from the front garden of a home in De Montfort Road, Kenilworth.  The pots were very heavy and a vehicle would have been required to move them.

This latest crime report comes as an unusual attempted theft, that was thwarted by the vigilance of local villagers, took place earlier this week in the Warwickshire village of Birdingbury. At around 6pm on 23 January, offenders in a lorry displaying false number plates attempted to steal the original GPO telephone box from Main Street, Birdingbury.

Quick thinking residents noticed what was happening and the offenders made off.


If you saw anything or have any information related to the incident at De Montford Road please contact Warwickshire Police on 101.



More Crime in Kenilworth

Criminals continue to be active around Kenilworth with three incidents reported overt the last couple of days. Residents are advised to remain vigilant at all times and report anything that appears suspicious immediately using 999

Rouncil Lane. Kenilworth

Incident 249 of 21 January – At some point before 4.20pm on 21 January, offenders entered the rear garden of a home in Rouncil Lane, Kenilworth and cut the padlocks off the door of the garden shed.  Once inside, the offenders stole a can of petrol before making off. Incident 249 of 21 January 2018

Cherry Way, Kenilworth

Between 7.30 and 7.45pm on 22 January, offenders stole a round 18inch wide maroon coloured plant pot with a Greek patterns around the top from the front garden of a home in Cheery Way, Kenilworth. Incident 99 of 1 January 2018

Frythe Close, Kenilworth

During the night of 22 into 23 January, offenders stole 2 ball shaped, artificial topiary trees in crockery pots and with solar lights from a home in Frythe Close, Kenilworth. Incident 99 of 1 January 2018

If you have any information  about any of these crimes or may have seen something that is relevant please call Warwickshire Police on 101

Antiques and Pick Up Stolen

CRIMINALS have struck again in Kenilworth, this time taking an number of Antique items and using the homeowners Pick Up truck by stealing it to make off with the stolen antiques. The incident happened at some point before 18.50hrs on 14 January 2018. Offenders broke into a home in Canterbury Close, Kenilworth and stole antique items along with the keys to a pick up truck.  The offenders then used the keys to steal the vehicle.

If you saw anything suspicious or have any information then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101

More Vehicles Targeted in Kenilworth

THE NEW YEAR of 2018 so far in Kenilworth has seen an increase in crime concerning vehicles. Two more incidents have been reported with one involving breaking and entering into a building before tampering and causing damage to a vehicle inside. A second incident involved the theft of a vehicle.

Kenilworth Watch News says this continued criminal activity only serves to reinforce the message about residents being vigilant and reporting anything they see suspicious and it renews its call for m ore Police Officer patrols to be undertaken across Kenilworth.

The details of the latest events are as follows:

Guy Road, Kenilworth

Between 5 and 8pm on 3 January, offenders broke into a garage at a home in Guy Road, Kenilworth after jemmying off the door lock.  Once inside, the offenders entered a van parked inside, causing damage to the vehicle.  It is not clear exactly what was stolen. This is Incident 403 of 3 January 2018

Manor Road, Kenilworth

Between 2pm on 2 January and 2pm on 4 January, offenders stole a black Ford Mondeo Titan vehicle from Manor Road, Kenilworth. This is Incident 255 of 4 January 2018

If you have seen anything suspicious or have any information on either of these crimes please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



Vehicle Thefts hit Kenilworth in New Year

A burglary over the Christmas period at Inchbrook Road, Kenilworth has been followed by two Ford vehicles both being stolen from addresses elsewhere in the town overnight between the 2 and 3 January 2018.

Kenilworth Watch News says that this just reinforces the need for local people to remain vigilant and take all the steps they can to ensure property is secure and deterrents are in place. Kenilworth Watch News also said they would like to see much more visibility of Police Officers on patrol in and around our town to support the town’s two Police Community Support Officers and local residents as there is a limit to what individual householders can do. Regular police patrols gather intelligence and provide a deterrent, without them criminals are more emboldened because the likelihood of being caught is low.

The details of the latest incidents are:

Inchbrook Road, Kenilworth

Between 22 and 27 December, offenders broke into a home under renovation in Inchbrook Road, Kenilworth through an insecure rear door.  Once inside, the offenders stole building materials. Incident 93 of 2 January 2018

Henry Street, Kenilworth

During the night of 2 into 3 January, offenders stole a Ford vehicle from outside a home in Henry Street, Kenilworth after smashing the glass in the door.  The owner of the vehicle is still in possession of the keys. Incident 104 of 3 January 

Redfern Avenue, Kenilworth

During the night of 2 into 3 January, offenders stole a Ford Transit van from outside a home in Redfern Avenue, Kenilworth.  The owner of the vehicle still has the keys. Incident 114 of 3 January 2018

If you saw anything suspicious or have any information on any of these incidents please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Doggone for hapless Burglars

Offenders got more than they bargained for when they attempted a burglary in Kenilworth. The family pet was having none of their criminal behaviour so bit one of the offenders as they tried to kick the door in through a cat flap! The offenders were doggone as result empty handed.

However residents of Kenilworth are being advised to remain vigilant as Burglaries continue around the town.

Guy Road, Kenilworth – Attempted Burglary

Between 2.45 and 4.45pm on 7 December, offenders attempted to kick in the rear door of a home in Guy Road, Kenilworth, via the catflap and was bitten by the family dog. The offender quickly made off. Incident 303 of 7 December

Inchbrook Road, Kenilworth – Burglary

Between 10am on 9 December and 12.30pm on 11 December, offenders broke into a home in Inchbrook Road, Kenilworth and carried out a search of the bedrooms before making off with a wrist watch and items of jewellery. Incident 323 of 11 December

Please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 if you have any information on either of these crimes.