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Warning: Attempted break in to occupied house in Shire Oak

A warning here for readers of the blog throughout the area, but particularly in the Shire Oak and Walsall Wood area, where on the early hours of Wednesday 1st November 2018 a resident of Shire Oak suffered an attempted break … Continue reading

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Local work-van and vehicle crime issues escalate: Be on your guard, folks

A warning to people with work vans and appeal to folk in Brownhills for information – there is certainly a real rash of vehicle break ins ongoing, with incidents reported across the area throughout the last week. Work vans seem … Continue reading

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Local cafe burgled overnight – did you see anything?

Images posted by Colliers Cafe on Facebook In the early hours of this morning (Sunday 24th June 2018) at 2:50am, Colliers Cafe on West Coppice Road, Brownhills was broken into – the proprietors have posted the above images on facebook. … Continue reading

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Home CCTV captures men brazenly testing if cars are locked

Video footage from Pelsall resident originally posted on Facebook. Following on from last weekend’s warning to people with work vans – that there’s currently a rash of vehicle break-ins in our area – the importance of the message is illustrated in … Continue reading

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The local work van break-ins continue: Beware, folks

A quick warning to people with work vans and appeal to folk in Brownhills for information – the rash of vehicle break ins continues with another incident on Sunday night/Monday morning 7-8th May 2018 in Lindon Drive Brownhills. Stu Thomas … Continue reading

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Van break-ins in Ogley Hay and Shire Oak: Beware, folks.

A quick warning to people with vans and appeal to folk in Brownhills for information – On Monday night into Tuesday Morning (15-16th April 2018), there were at least two break-in into vans in the town; one in the Ogley … Continue reading

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Paramedics cars broken into in Walsall Wood – can you help please?

This is an urgent appeal for help from the West Midlands Ambulance paramedic staff that currently operate out of the old Walsall Wood Library at the junction of High Street and Coppice Road – last night (Friday, 9th March 2018) their vehicles were broken into and medical supplies stolen.

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Great news! Dotty the pug now back home safe and well

Sorry for the late report here, work is holding my attention at the moment but it’s my pleasure to report that yesterday, Wednesday 28th Fberuary 2018 Dotty the pug, who went missing following a burglary at her owner’s home, is now back home safe and well.


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Dotty the pug is now safe and well back home!

This is an important appeal to find the cute wee dog above, Dotty, who’s been stolen in a burglary that happened yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 27th February 2018) in Brownhills West.

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Warning: Attempted break in to occupied house in High Heath

A warning here for readers of the blog throughout the area, but particularly in the Shelfield/High Heath area, where at 11:45pm last night (Tuesday 13th February 2018) a good friend of the blog suffered an attempted break in while they were at home.

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Vehicle break-in in Shire Oak: Beware, folks.

A note to people living around the Friezland Lane area of Shire Oak, particularly those around the Hillside Close/Simmonds Way/Hillside areas – yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 7th February 2018) at around 4pm a vehicle was broken into and a large quantity of items were stolen from it.

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Do you recognise these recovered items, believed stolen?

An interesting appeal in from Aldridge Neighbourhood Policing Team who have a number of items (pictured in the gallery above) which they think may have been stolen and are trying to trace the owners.

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Vehicle break-in at Walsall Wood – be on the lookout, please

Sad to report a vehicle break in at the Beech Tree Road car park in Walsall Wood yesterday evening (Thursday 28th December 2017).

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Tools stolen from van in Clayhanger overnight

News reaches me of yet more vehicle crime in Clayhanger and Pelsall overnight, with tools being stolen from a vehicle in Clayhanger and what was very probably the same crew of thieves escaping empty handed from a van break-in on Ryders Hayes.

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Warning: sudden rash of vehicle theft and burglary over the weekend

After a fairly quiet few months, there’s been a spate of vehicle thefts and break ins in the Brownhills and Clayhanger areas of late, with a car taken in Clayhanger in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 20th November 2017), and attempted theft beforehand and another attempted in Poplar Avenue, Brownhills at around the same time.

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Concern about local bike thefts and shed burglaries – lock your stuff, people!

I’ve been contacted by reader Amanda who’s concerned after witnessing a possible local bike theft in the past few days – she contacted the police and the incident was reposrted, but she’s concerned that this may be an ongoing issue together with shed burglaries and other opportunist thefts.

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Beware – garage and shed burglaries occurring locally again

It’s time, I’m very much afraid, to issue another warning – it seems local burglars are at it again – In the last few weeks there have been a number of break-ins to sheds and outbuildings in the Brownhills and Walsall Wood areas in particular, including last week’s astonishing raid on the garage in the Short Street area of Brownhills.

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Shocking burglary in Brownhills as thieves empty garage in several trips

A troubling burglary took place in The Short Street/Great Charles Street area of Brownhills this weekend, when on the evening of Saturday, 26th August 2017 thieves broke into a garage, returning several times to empty it of contents, even riding away on a Viking road bike taken from it.

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Be alert – power tools stolen in Brownhills van burglary

A reader living on the Watermead Estate in Brownhills (The new one between the Pelsall Road and Tesco) has been in touch with me asking to share with readers that her partner had his van broken into last night (Friday 18th August 2017).

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Car broken into in Shire Oak last night

There’s been a car break in in Shire Ride, Shire Oak, which took place on Wednesday 16th August 2017 between 3:30pm and 8am the following morning – a satnav iPod and loss change were stolen.

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Laptop and Xbox stolen in Brownhills burglary – please keep a lookout

Just a quick headsup to anyone offered a cheap Lenovo Laptop or X-Box locally: There’s every chance they’re stolen property, as these items were taken in a burglary from a flat in Brownhills High Street yesterday (Tuesday 18th July 2017).

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Update: Recent spate of burglaries in our area

Following my general warning about local burglaries a couple of days ago, there’s an update to the post from reader Sophie whose mum lives in New Road, Brownhills.

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Bogus workmen prey on another local victim – please warn the elderly

Yesterday, West Midlands Police issued an alert on WMNow about the distraction theft I reported on a few days ago in which an 83 year old resident of Castle close, Brownhills was victim of a distraction theft perpetrated by bogus workmen claiming to be utter cleaners.

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Recent spate of burglaries in our area – be vigilant, folks.

A general warning folks: there seems to be an increase in burglaries locally in the last week, either where stuff has been stolen or where raiders have been scared off.
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83 year old local lady burgled by bogus callers – please warn the elderly

A headsup, folks – a heartbreaking crime occurred yesterday in Castle Close Brownhills were an 83 year old lady amputee had her house burgled by callers posing as gutter cleaners.

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Intruders disturbed during attempted burglary in Shire Oak

There’s been an attempted house burglary at Shire Oak overnight, Saturday/Sunday 3-4th June 2017, in which intruders broke into a house in Shire Ridge – thankfully they were confronted and made their escape.

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Shocking walk-in burglary in Brownhills – take care, folks.

A troubling burglary took place in Ogley hay this weekend, when on the evening of Saturday, 27th May 2017 opportunist thieves walked into the house of an old friend of the blog and took a purse and a Dell laptop, while the lady who lives there was at home.
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Incidents of distraction crime and bogus callers increasing – a warning from West Midlands Police

A headsup, folks – seeing a significant number of reports relating to distraction theft and bogus callers operating in the area, and Aldridge Neighbourhood Team have, in the last few days, issued an important warning.

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Vehicle break-ins in Walsall Wood – be on the lookout, please

Sad to report a couple of vehicle break-ins in Walsall Wood on Sunday night/Monday Morning – this time at the Beech Tree Road car park in Walsall Wood.

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Bogus callers operating locally – appeal from West Midlands Police

A headsup, folks – seeing a significant number of reports relating to distraction theft and bogus callers operating in the area – elderly folk have been prey to a man in a white van who’s pressing victims to pay for non-existent fencing and gardening jobs.

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Bogus fencing contractors operating locally again – please be careful!

A headsup, folks – seeing a lot of reports of distraction theft and bogus callers operating in the area, particularly Aldridge in the last 48 hours (25th January 2017) – elderly folk have been prey to a man in a white van who’s pressing victims to pay for non-existent fencing jobs.

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Quad bikes and clothing amongst goods taken in Brownhills Business Park burglaries

It seems the local crimewave is not over yet: reports have reached me of break-ins to a number of units on the Brownhills Business Park off Lindon Road/Brownhills Road in Walsall Wood overnight between Wednesday 21st/Thursday 22nd December 2016.

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Another burglary this week in Brownhills – be on your guard

It seems the shed, garage and outbuilding burglars are still out and about in Brownhills and the wider area, so please take care – in the last few days, friend of the blog Jane Booth has written to me to tell me that her garage was broken into this week.
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Watling Street School burgled over half term – did you see anything?

It’s time, I’m very much afraid, to issue another warning – it seems local burglars are at is again – in this case they targeted Watling Street School up on the A5 twice over half term, with computer equipment being stolen on both occasions.

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89 Birds stolen in Brownhills aviary raid

Words fail me – last Friday, 30th September 2016, 90 cage birds were stolen from a disabled man’s aviary in CLayhanger Lane, Brownhills.
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Beware – garage and shed burglaries occurring again locally

It’s time, I’m very much afraid, to issue another warning – it seems local burglars are at is again – In the last few weeks there have been a number of break-ins to sheds and outbuildings in the Brownhills, Walsall Wood, Pelsall and High Heath areas in particular.
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Attempted burglary in Shire Oak – be on your guard folks

There’s been an attempted house burglary at Shire Oak in the last ten days – Debbie Etches from the Shire Oak group on Facebook has posted the following message from West Midlands Police Partnerships Officer Kevin Pitt on Monday, 1st August 2016:

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Car stolen from Clayhanger – keep an eye out folks

Please be on the lookout for this somewhat distinctive BMW 520d Estate car (registration C20COP) which was stolen from Wych Elm Road, Clayhanger last night (7-8th March 2016) following a house break-in.

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Suspicious activity in Shire Oak – be on the lookout, please

With the unfortunate rise in local break-ins and vehicle burglaries lately, this warning reaches me from Sarah Michelle Horton-Samra who posted it in the Shire Oak group on Facebook yesterday (Monday, 22nd February 2016).
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Van break-in at Lindon Close – please look out for stolen tools

Sadly, yet another vehicle break-in in Brownhills has occurred last night, in Lindon Close when a local tradesman had tools and equipment stolen from his fan between the hours of 7pm last night and 8am today, Saturday 23rd January 2016.

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Shocking CCTV footage of break in at Shire Oak Pub

A shocking clip of CCTV video has been shared on social media by the landlords of the Shire Oak Pub in Brownhills, of a break-in they experienced in the early hours of last Sunday – 17th January 2016.

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Be on your guard – local spate of shed burglaries

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Peculiar door-to-door caller operating in Brownhills: Be on your guard

A strange one reaches me via Facebook and friend of the blog Julie; it seems there’s an odd door-to-door scam operating in Brownhills at the moment – a lady calls at your door, and when you answer, doesn’t speak but points to a clipboard or paper with something printed on it.

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Van burglary in Norton Canes: be on your guard, people

My attention has been drawn to a spate of van break-ins in the Norton Canes area of late – friend of the blog Jamie Bailey contacted me this morning and asked me to run the following appeal by his friend, Leane Woolley:
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Bogus callers operating in Brownhills and across Walsall Borough: be on your guard

I have just had the following news release drawn to my attention by a good friend of the blog – it was posted to day by Police Partnerships Officer Kevin Pitt, and concerns bogus callers who are operating both in Brownhills and the wider area demanding payment for rat control or fence repairs.
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Beware – bogus Police Officers spotted in Shire Oak

I notice yet again issues locally with bogus callers and con merchants preying on the elderly and vulnerable – and now there have been reports that in the St. Marks Road area of Shire Oak in the last few days, people posing as police officers have been operating.
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Van break-in in Shire Oak – be on the lookout, please

Sad to report another vehicle break in in Shire Oak – this time at the Quantock Close end of Commonside, in which tools and a laptop were stolen from a van on the night of Friday 2nd/Saturday 3rd October 2015.

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Car break-ins in Shire Oak: Please be on your guard

Just a note to point out that Community Partnerships Officer Kevin Pitt from Walsall Police has warned there have been a couple of incidents of vehicle break-ins in Shire Oak during the early hours of Thursday, 24th September 2015.

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Local canal restoration project targeted by raiders – can you help?

Sad news from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust who have had some of their equipment stolen following a break-in to their compound last Friday night (14th August 2015).

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No longer up the creek – Millfield School’s canoe returned!

Earlier today, I had the sad task of requesting help in tracing the scumbags who nicked a canoe and other sporting kit from Millfield School in Catshill, Brownhills.

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