This is the crime summary for the month of DECEMBER 2014 for the parishes of:Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton.

Total Crimes reported – 15

House Burglary – 0

Criminal Damage – 2

Burglary other than a Dwelling – 1

Theft from Vehicles – 5

Theft of a Vehicle -1 (Attempted)

Other Theft – 1

Other Crime – 4

The community Policing priorities for this area are:-

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

We received no reports of thefts from sheds and garages this month. This is particularly good for December where we normally see a few at the start of the month. Offenders suspected of committing similar offences elsewhere in the rural area are currently being investigated.

We urge residents to continue doing their best to prevent these sorts of crimes by using suitable locks and alarms on their outbuildings. Ensure that all items of value are put away securely and are marked for easy identification.

Take note of serial numbers on garden machinery, these can be used to identify property if necessary and can help to secure convictions of offenders found to be in possession of them.

Reduce anti-social behaviour across the beat area

We have appealed to anyone in the area of Heathlands in Penwood who believes that they are experiencing anti-social behaviour to report it to police, also if neighbours have witnessed any incidents affecting other neighbours. This is in reference to an ongoing complaint which is largely about noise. At this time we have had no response from other parties other than the original informants.

Reduce speeding across the beat

Woolton Hill Community Speedwatch have now received their Speedwatch kit, we will begin training volunteers very soon and then the team can begin checking for speeders across the area.

Other incidents of note

01/12/14 – Offenders entered the grounds of a property in Featherbed lane, Sydmonton. It appears the offenders were attempting to steal a Quad bike but were unsuccessful.

02/12/14 – A vehicle parked outside of a property in Ecchinswell had its rear window smashed by unknown offenders.

07/12/14 – At 22:20, offenders forced entry to a business premises at Tothill Service area. The offenders attempted to remove a safe before being disturbed by an alarm. They have made off from the scene. It is likely that the offenders were using a vehicle and this may have been parked on disused land behind the service area, this would mean that the vehicle left the area on the Penwood Road, Treasure Hill. If anyone has any information relating to this offence please contact us via 101 quoting 44140437542.

7/12/14-8/12/14 – 5 vehicles were targeted overnight between East End and Highclere. Offenders stole a number of items including wellington boots and gift vouchers.

11/12/14 – 14/12/14 – Andover Road, Highclere – Offenders have entered a driveway and removed copper piping and lead.

31/12/14 – 01:10 – Vehicle window smashed by unknown offenders whilst parked on a private driveway, Broadlayings, Woolton Hill.


Throughout the month of December and into the 1st January the force held it’s annual anti drink driving campaign. Several officers from across the rural area took part in operations to target potential drink drivers throughout the month alongside Roads Policing officers working across the northern area.

At least 4 drivers have been stopped, arrested and charged since December the 1st in the Basingstoke Rural District. Many of the drivers stopped were reported by other members of the public due to the manner of their driving.

January 2015

This month I would urge residents to review their home security. Following Christmas there are often a number of new items within the household, either given as gifts or acquired in the January Sales.

Please ensure that discarded packaging is not on display for would be thieves. Break boxes down and put them straight into your waste or recycling bins.

If you have any information regarding any of the incidents detailed in this update please contact us either by email or calling 101

If you know someone who is involved in criminal activity, have information relating to crimes that have occurred, but you do not want to call police directly.. Then please visit or call 0800 555 111. This is a free and anonymous service.

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Please contact us if you have any questions

Richard & Abbey


Hampshire Constabulary,

Tadley Police Station, Mulfords Hill,

Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3HZ

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