Police Report

This is the crime summary for the month of September 2015 for the parishes of:

Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton and St Mary Bourne & Stoke.

Total Crimes reported – 25

House Burglary – 1

Criminal Damage – 2

Burglary other than a Dwelling – 7

Theft from Vehicles – 3

Theft of a Vehicle – 0

Other Theft – 4

Other Crime – 8

The current Neighbourhood Policing Priorities for the Basingstoke and Deane District are…

House Burglary

  • 16/09/15 – Penwood – We received a report that a property in Penwood was targeted by burglars who have carried out an untidy search of a property – This has also been a problem in the area of Tadley this month with properties being targeted during the day time.

Non Dwelling Burglaries

  • 06/09/15 – Oil Theft – Church Lane – Burghclere – Shed forced open and oil tank drained within.
  • 19/09/15 – Crux Easton – Garage entered, pressure washer and radio stolen.
  • 21/09/15 – Old Burghclere – A building site was entered by unknown offenders, they have attempted to force open a container on site.
  • 18/09/15 – 22/09/15 – Bishops Green - 4 x Non dwelling burglaries – Fishing equipment stolen, some of this has since been located near to the village hall in Bishops Green.

Traffic issues

Reports have been made about poor parking around school times in the area of Woolton Hill, we remind those transporting children to and from school to park with consideration of other residents and avoid using the car when possible.

Incidents of note

  • 19/09/2015 -  Adbury – Gun shots were heard by a resident in the area of Adbury – Initial enquiries confirm that this was not legitimate shooting on local estates. Enquiries are ongoing.
  • Poaching incidents are on the rise across the rural area and a number of hare coursing incidents are being reported regularly.
  • Suspicious incident reports have dropped off this month, we would like to hear from residents when they see things which are suspicious, ideally a call should be made immediately to the 101 number or 999 if you think a crime is in progress.

Reporting to police

Recently there has been some discussion about reporting incidents to police and the use of the 101 number. We do ask that all reports are made directly via the 101 number so the appropriate department is made aware of the incident and to ensure that it is allocated to the appropriate officers.

Please do not report directly to the local PCSO or PC via email or mobile phone. This can lead to a delay in the report being disseminated to other officers/departments if the officer is not on duty.

When a report is made via 101, it will still be visible to local Neighbourhood Policing as they carry out daily checks for reported incidents even if it being dealt with by another department. We will make contact and assist the other departments where necessary.

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