2017

Police Reports for…..

January

Please find below the latest news summary of some of the crime which has occurred in the above areas over the past month. In the month of January there have been 12 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (2)

We have had 2 dwelling burglary and 0 Non-Dwelling burglaries reported this month.

-       Highclere, premises have been entered by an open side window and large quanity of cash taken from the upstairs bedroom. Shed lock also damaged but nothing taken.

-       Ecchinswell, Property has had the back doors broken allowing access to the property. Unknown as yet if anything has been taken.

Criminal Damage (0)

None have been reported for January.

Theft (1)

-       Burghclere, Aggrieved has reported the theft of letters from their mailbox and information has been used to set up accounts in a bit to commit fraud.

Theft from Vehicle (8)

-       Watership Down Car Park, 3 vehicles have been broken into via smashed windows hand had items of clothing, baggage and IT equipment stolen that was left visible on backseats and footwells of vehicles.

-       Beacon Hill Car Park, 2 vehicles have had back windows smashed and items stolen from the back seat.

-       Newtown, rear nearside window smashed and jacket stolen from back seat.

-       Penwood Forestry Car Park, 2 Cars broken into while aggrieved were walking their dogs and had their handbags stolen from the backseats.

Assault (0)

None have been reported for January.

Public Order (1)

-       Ecchinswell, Aggrieved has reported an altercation with another driver who was tailgating them, when stopped they were verbally abusive.

Between 19/02/2017 at 11:00 and 20/02/2017 at 07:30 unknown person/s have gained entry into the victim’s garden shed and stolen a Honda generator with the approximate value of £80. This has occurred in Foxes Lane, Penwood, Highclere. If you have any information please contact 101 quoting reference: 44170066267.

Between 17/02/2017 at 17:00 and 20/02/2017 at 07:00 unknown person/s have attempted to gain access into 3 garages on the same plot of land however nothing was stolen. This has occurred in Woolton Hill, Newbury. If you have any information please contact 101 quoting reference: 44170065777.

Summary

Ok, so after a couple of quite months in the theft from vehicle department we have seen a sudden spike in this area this month. Unfortunately, all thefts have been victims due to them leaving items on display. These car parks are quite isolated and very vulnerable making it very easy pickings for would be thieves.

February

Please find below the latest news summary of some of the crime which has occurred in the above areas over the past month. In the month of February there have been 10 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (2)

We have had 0 dwelling burglary and 2 Non-Dwelling burglaries reported this month.

-       Penwood, Shed in the garden broken into and a petrol generator has been taken.

-       Ecchinswell, shed in the garden of the premises has been broken into and various gardening equipment stolen (leaf blower).

Criminal Damage (2)

-       Burghclere, offender(s) unknown have smashed the front windscreen of the aggrieved car while park on the driveway.

-       Burghclere, offender(s) unknown have entered the grounds of the local church and scratched the name of the Reverend off.

Theft (1)

-       Picket Piece, aggrieved has reported the theft of their caravan from storage

Theft from Vehicle (3)

-       Bishops Green, aggrieved van has been broken into and various tools have been taken.

-       Tot Hill Services, Lorry driver has reported theft of diesel from his lorry whilst he slept at night.

-       Tot Hill Services, Lorry driver has reported theft of diesel from his lorry whilst he slept at night

Assault (2)

-       Highclere, van driver has been threatened by a resident whilst going about his lawful business.

-       Burghclere, dispute between 2 residents being investigated by Police.

Summary

I have received a number of reports in relation to groups of people that have been congregating in various car parks in vehicles and being seen to take and possibly deal drugs. This will not be tolerated and will be dealt with firmly. Over the next month in the evenings, myself and my colleagues will be targeting various places where reports have been received to target these individuals.

March 

Please find below the latest news summary of some of the crime which has occurred in the above areas over the past month. In the month of March there have been 12 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (1)

We have had 0 dwelling burglary and 1 Non-Dwelling burglaries reported this month. Let’s ensure we keep our property well secured especially as the festive season is now upon us!

-       Ecchinswell, offenders unknown have forced entry into a garden shed and stolen electrical garden equipment and clothing

Criminal Damage (3)

-       Burghclere, informant has reported damage to 2 front windows of their property by persons unknown.

-       Penwood Car Park, whilst owner of the vehicle has been out running they have had the side window of their car smashed and car searched.

-       Bishops Green, Informant has reported that offender(s) unknown have keyed down the side of their vehicle.

Theft (2)

-       Penwood, aggrieved has reported the theft of a parcel delivered to another property, now resolved

-       St Mary Bourne, person(s) unknown have entered the front garden of the aggrieved property and removed the name plaque for the house without permission.

Theft from Vehicle (1)

-       Hare Warren, aggrieved vehicle has been broken into the lock vehicle and stolen clothing and used debit cards. Investigations ongoing

Assault (1)

-       Clere School, one pupil has been assaulted by another. School have dealt with this internally.

Suspicious Incidents (2)

-       Stoke, Aggrieved has reported that a chain leading onto their farm land has been cut. Nothing taken but possible access for poaching or searching of out barns at later date.

-       Penwood, Aggrieved has reported that an air rifle has discharged a pellet that has damaged the canvas on their child’s trampoline

Making off without Payment (2)

-       Tot Hill Services, vehicle made off without paying for £70 worth of fuel. Vehicle details captured and offender in the process of being dealt with.

-       Tot Hill Services, offender filled a jerry can with £11 worth of fuel before leaving making no attempt to pay. Vehicle details captured and offender being dealt with.

Summary

Is summer finally here…..we can but hope!

After last week’s report in regards to extra patrols to combat antisocial behaviour in beauty spot car parks I’m pleased to report that these patrols have been quite successful. Calls of this nature have been extremely low and offending individuals have been spoken to and dealt with accordingly. The patrols have been all about educating people and I think the message is getting across.

I’ve had a few calls this month in relation to door to door salespersons becoming aggressive when goods are not being purchased. We have clamped down hard on these people so please continue to call it in if you see or feel threatened by them. We have the power to confiscate there items and fine them heavily if they don’t possess the correct peddlers licence. Should you require a “No Items bought at the door” sticker please let me know and ill pop one through the letterbox.

April

Please find below the latest news summary of some of the crime which has occurred in the above areas over the past month. In the month of April there have been 14 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (3)

We have had 2 dwelling burglary and 1 Non-Dwelling burglaries reported this month.

-       Newtown, Offenders unknown have entered the property via a rear single glazed window. Once inside they have carried out an untidy search and stolen a large quantity of cash.

-       Ecchinswell. Vehicle left secure on driveway reported stolen the following day

-       Burghclere, 2 sheds on a National trust site have been forced open and have had gardening equipment stolen.

Criminal Damage (3)

-       Burghclere, 2 acts have been reported at the local church….investigations ongoing.

-       Burghclere, A marked Police Car had its windscreen smashed

-       Penwood,

Theft (2)

-       Highclere, a resident has reported the theft of Oil from an external storage tank

-       St Mary Bourne, Aggrieved has reported the theft of a pair of stainless steel candle lanterns from outside their property.

Theft from Vehicle (4)

-       Beacon Hill, Rear window smashed and IPad stolen from inside

-       Penwood Car park, driver’s side window has been smashed and wallet stolen

-       Tothill Services, Aggrieved has reported the theft of red diesel from his lorry whilst parked up overnight.

-       Beacon Hill car Park, Rear window smashed and handbag stolen from the boot

Public Order (2)

-       Penwood Car Park, A male has become abusive and aggressive towards another member of the public who had approached him in regards to his language.

-       Ecchinswell, 2 people have become involved in an argument after a road rage incident, investigation ongoing.

Please report any suspicious people, vehicles or activity to the Police via 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 May

No report received.

June

The Police are trying to publicise when you should call 999.

Hampshire Constabulary, along with other emergency services, face an unprecedented amount of calls into 999, but how many people know when they should call 999 and, in particular, the police rather than other organisations?

Recent information shows that not everyone does, with calls ranging from enquiries about flea infestations to “no credit on my phone”. In light of this, we are calling on you to help us keep our lines free for your emergencies only. The campaign will feature a range of examples of calls via our social media channels, all leading back to one, clear message: only call 999 during an emergency. Call 101 for any crimes that aren’t currently in progress or haven’t just happened.

Only call 999 if…
  • There is a danger to life
  • A crime is happening now (or has just happened)
  • You have immediate concerns for safety
  • There is a dangerous incident on the motorway
  • You see something suspicious that needs immediate attention.

Please find below the latest news summary of some of the crime which has occurred in the above areas over the past month. In the month of June, there have been 17 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (2)

We have had 1 dwelling burglary and 1 Non-Dwelling burglaries reported this month.

 

-       In Burghclere an attempt to access premises via the kitchen window was unsuccessful;

-       In Old Burghclere a derelict property awaiting demolishing had lead stolen from the roof.

Criminal Damage (5)

-       At the Church of Ascension Burghclere 2 reports of graffiti have been reported on both internal and external walls;

-       In Highclere a private field has had the fence cut to allow horses to fly graze;

-       In Bishops Green a property had the front window of their property smashed by unknown persons;

-       In Penwood 2 family members have argued resulting in the damage of one of the persons mobile phone.

Theft from Vehicle (7)

-       In St Mary Bourne the aggrieved left the window slightly down when going into the house quickly resulting in a handbag being snatched from the front seat;

-       In Burghclere a driver’s side window smashed and handbag and coat taken from the rear seat of the vehicle;

-       In Penwood Foxes Lane a driver’s side window smashed and wallet stolen. Driving licence later recovered and returned;

-       At Jonathan Hill car park a, rear window smashed and fishing equipment stolen;

-       In Penwood aggrieved had his work bag stolen from his vehicle parked out the front of his house whilst he had lunch;

-       In Old Burghclere driver’s side window smashed and clothing/house keys taken from inside;

-       On A34 at Burghclere a long distance lorry driver reported the theft of diesel from his vehicle while he slept in the cab.

Public Order (1)

-       At Tothill Services a cab driver was threatened with violence after passengers had underpaid their fare.

Assault (2)

-       At Tothill Services an allegation was made by 2 employees against each other for assault;

-       In Ecchinswell 2 people became involved in an altercation whereby one of them assaulted the other.

July

In the month of July, there have been 12 incidents, which have been classified as crimes by the home office.

Burglaries (3)

We had 1 dwelling burglary and 1 non-dwelling burglary reported this month.

-       In Penwood a house was broken into and items stolen from within. Suspect has been arrested;

-       In Penwood a garage was forced open and gardening equipment stolen (not linked to above incident);

-       In Penwood a shed was broken into and gardening equipment stolen.

Criminal Damage (1)

-       In Old Burgclere a Green Subaru Legacy containing 4/5 males seen hare coursing and driving at speed across a wheat field causing damage to the crop.

Theft from Vehicle (1)

-       At the A34 layby Tothill Services diesel siphoned out of aggrieved’s vehicle as he slept overnight in his vehicle.

Public Order (3)

-       In St Mary Bourne a drunken male was verbally abusive to a couple out walking. Suspect identified and spoken to;

-       In St Mary Bourne a man was verbally abusive towards a female in the local pub. Investigations ongoing;

-       Lady walking her dog in Penwood woods was threatened with violence towards her and her dog by a male.

Assault (2)

-       In Burghclere aggrieved reported being bitten by a dog while out running

-       In Penwood an argument between siblings resulted in a tablet being damaged

Theft of Vehicle (2)

-       In Bishops Green a vehicle was later recovered by Officers from another county;

-       In Highclere the theft of a Land Rover, which was later recovered and returned to owners.

Summary

This will be my last beat report. I will be leaving my position as your PCSO on 30th August to take up a role as Police Constable with another force. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who I have worked closely with and say what a fantastic beat it’s been to work on.

I wish you all the very best and as soon as I know who will be replacing me I will let you know and of course pass your details onto them so they can make contact to introduce themselves.

August

No report received, probably due to handover.

September

No report received, probably due to handover.

October

I have been asked to circulate the survey below, which will enable the PCC to identify individuals and groups within the community that they can work with directly to champion their needs.  They are particularly keen for this to reach as many as they can, so our assistance in disseminating this through our community contacts would be very valuable to them.  The survey is available until the end of December 2017.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CommunitiesSurvey2017

Please find below the latest news summary of some of the crime which has occurred in our area during October.

Our current local community policing priorities are:-

  • ·         Traffic related offences
  • ·         Anti-social behaviour (ASB)
  • ·         Non dwelling/dwelling burglaries

Reported incidents between 1st October to 31st October 2017

5 – Suspicious incidents – (from suspicious people to vehicles).

0- Assault – (not necessarily physical, between partners)

3 – Criminal damage incidents

7 – Road traffic incidents/driving complaints

2 - Anti-social behaviour incidents (environmental, between people known to each other, vehicle, groups of youths)

0 – Public order

5 – Non dwelling breaks

0 – Dwelling break

0 – Theft from vehicle

0 – Theft of vehicle

3 – Theft

1 – Drugs

Non dwelling/dwelling burglaries – 5 reported incidents of non-dwelling break.

 07/10/17 – 10/10/17, Winchester Road, Whitway, Burghclere – Unknown offender/s have entered grounds of an address, breaking into the garden shed by cutting off the padlock, no items reported stolen.

10/10/17 – 13/10/17, Penwood Heights, Highclere – Unknown offender/s have targeted 3 addresses in the area of Penwood Heights, breaking into sheds by cutting off the padlock. Entry has been gained but no items reported missing/stolen at this stage.

19/10/17 between 20.50 – 21.10 hrs, Dunley Road, Dunley – Unknown offender has targeted a large out building/shed by cutting off the padlock. The offender left empty handed due to setting off the alarm at the property. It was then reported that a male was seen getting into a Fiat Punto around the time of the incident.

Anti-social behaviour – 2 reported incidents of ASB (Anti-Social Behavior)

Over the 25 and 26/10/17, Hyde Lane, Ecchinswell – 2 reports of drones flying round the area of Hyde Lane.

Traffic Related Offences–

Between 1st October and the 31st October 5 drivers were arrested for drink drive offences in the rural area, also 5 vehicles were seized from the road side.

1 driver was issued with a prohibition notice for having a bald tyre.

1 vehicle seized due to the driver being wanted for burglary offences.

1 vehicle seized due to the driver being a disqualified driver.

1 vehicle seized due to having no insurance.

1 vehicle seized due to the delivery driver having no insurance.

1 vehicle stopped for speeding, vehicle seized due to no insurance, reported for excess speed and HORTI issued for production of driving licence.

Other Matters

If you if suspect an incident to be fraud related please contact the 101 number for Hampshire Police, also you can log onto Action Fraud online and report the incident via their site https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ – this could be in relation to cold callers reporting they are calling from your bank, pretending to be police officers etc.

One trick they tend to use is asking for the victim to call a number, this could be 161 for example. The victim then hangs up on the caller to dial this number, but the caller does not hang up on the victim so the line still stays connected. The victim is then passed to another caller thinking they are speaking to another department/person.

Over the last week or so police have been contacted by Action Fraud to complete home visits due to these sort of scams taking place.

 

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