Police Report for May

This is the crime summary for the month of May 2013 for the parishes of: Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton.

Total Crimes reported -  17

House Burglary – 2

Criminal Damage – 3

Thefts from sheds and outbuildings -   3

Theft from Vehicles – 0

Theft of a vehicle -  1 (Taking Without Consent)

Other Theft -  3

Other Crime – 5

A series of incidents occurred in the Adbury area, early on Sunday the 26th May. This series accounts for various criminal offences in the above statistics. A number of units attended and a male was been located, arrested and charged.

28/05/13 – An attempt was made to break into a property in Penwood via a conservatory roof.

19/05/13 – A vehicle was sprayed with paint in Bishops Green whilst parked outside the flats adjacent to the shop.

05/05/13 – Oil was taken from a tank in Woolton Hill, in the area of Greenacres/Greenways.

PLEASE continue to report suspicious people/vehicles to us. We do follow them up and you never know when it might be someone up to no good! Thanks for all the hard work so far!

Remember… You can call crimes-toppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

The community Policing priorities for this area are:-

Prevent thefts from garages, sheds and outbuildings (including theft of metal)

Metal cables have been reported stolen from an electricity pylon in Woolton Hill

A container was broken into at Treasure Hill, Penwood. High value garden furniture was taken from a summer house in Newtown. 6 Teak chairs and 6 teak sun-loungers are missing. Ensure good quality locks are used on out buildings. Padlocks with alarms are available from the beat team at around £10. Contact Abbey if you are interested in purchasing these. Items in outbuildings can be marked and registered, contact Abbey for advice.

Reduce anti-social behaviour

There have been reports of antisocial behaviour in Bishops Green. Young people in the area near the woods have been obstructing traffic whilst riding scooters and skateboards, bad language and shouting have also been reported. Those responsible for antisocial behaviour will be dealt with and housing associations notified if relevant.

Reduce speeding across the beat

New 30mph limit in Penwood! It’s there for everyone’s safety; please keep your speed down! Speed enforcement has been carried out across the beat with some people being reported for speeding. Enforcement will continue where possible.

Patrol vehicles have been parked up in key spots to slow down drivers at busy times and speeding traffic monitored.

Other incidents of note

It’s that time of year again! Thieves target beauty spot car parks, if you park in any car park follow the advice below. Please ensure that all valuables are removed from vehicles when parked even for only a few minutes (including not leaving handbags under seats!) Glove boxes are not safe, ensure no valuables are left and leave them open to show thieves, there is nothing to take! We have “NO VALUABLES IN THIS VEHICLE” cards to be left on the dash of your vehicle.  Please let us know if you would like one.

Matt & Abbey


Hampshire Constabulary,

Whitchurch Police Station, Dances Lane,

Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7EG

External: 101  Internal: 624-472

Mobile: 07775541874

Twitter: @HighclerePolice



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