Reports of crimes notified to the Parish Council.

West Midland Police – Vehicle Crime Taskforce

Please see below information received from West Midlands Police:-

“We are working hard to combat vehicle crime within the Solihull Borough, with a new established team set up, the Vehicle Crime Taskforce!

We are based at Homer Road Police Station and are dedicated to investigating vehicle crime and identifying offenders. We have already made several arrests, charged for vehicle offences and have conducted warrants in thames valley!

We want to be more available to the public when it comes to reporting things suspicious within your area so that we can look into these things and hopefully prevent vehicle crime from happening, but for this we need you!

Have you seen any suspicious activity within your neighbourhood? Do you notice any cars being dumped on your road? Plates being changed? Car parts lying around? Have you purchased a car online and feel like something doesn’t add up?

Please contact us on our dedicated inbox where a member of the team will get back to you direct!

Please continue to report crime via appropriate channels.

We look forward to hearing from you :)”

Police & Crime Plan Consultation

The West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) has launched a consultation to inform his Police and Crime Plan which is currently being developed.  The link to the website below contains a link to the survey and additional information.

The PCC wants to hear what people’s priorities are, what crimes they are most concerned about and their views on the way the police is funded.

The consultation will run until 10am on 14th September 2021.

Burglary On Norton Lane Earlswood 11/07/2019

Please see below the information received from Daniel Talbot PCSO, Shirley and Blythe Solihull Neighbourhood Police Unit – West Midlands Police

Dear resident

A burglary has been reported in your neighbourhood
If you saw or heard anything or have any information about the below incident please call our non emergency number 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

Reference: 20SH/163883Z/19​.
Location:   Norton Lane, Earslwood.
Date and time: Between 02:00am and 03:47am on Thursday 11th July 2019.
Offence details:  Three offenders have gained entry into the garage at the front of the property using a metal pole to force open the garage door.  The offenders were then disturbed and rode away on pushbikes.

Where possible please make sure house alarms are set when the property is vacant and high quality lighting and CCTV cameras are set up at the front and rear of your property.

Please also ensure all out houses and garages are alarmed, secure and covered by the CCTV and lighting.

Make sure that lighting and CCTV equipment is installed high enough not to be tampered with.

Please also make sure all windows and doors, both upstairs and downstairs, are locked and that you have invested in high quality UPVC doors and windows. This will drastically reduce the chance of you becoming a victim of this type of crime.
For further crime prevention advice please click the following link:

Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting high visibility patrols of your area. Should you see anything that you deem to be suspicious then please either call 101 in a non emergency or report it via our online system at In an emergency always call 999