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

Total Crimes reported – 16

House Burglary – 0

Thefts from sheds and outbuildings – 3

Theft from Vehicles – 2

Other Theft – 4

Other Crime – 7

The community Policing priorities for this area are :

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

Two petrol driven radio controlled cars were stolen from a shed in Woodlands, Penwood.

A BMX, a mountain bike and some camping equipment was stolen from a garage in Woodlands, Penwood.

A quad bike was stolen in an outbuilding in Hollington.

Reduce anti-social behaviour especially around Bishops Green

We have had very few reports of anti-social behaviour this month.

Local Police had no complaints of problems on Halloween Night. Local shops were asked not to sell eggs and flour to young persons during the week of Halloween

Officers were out patrolling the area and spoke to lots of ghost and ghouls.

We recently held a community weekend in Penwood and were very pleased that so many residents from the Heathlands and Woodlands areas came and discussed issues affecting their community.

Reduce speeding across the beat

As the weather becomes colder and the evenings draw in Hampshire Police are encouraging people to think about ways to keep themselves and others safe on the roads during the winter period.

Before setting off on any journey, make sure that mirrors, windows and lights are clear from snow, frost or condensation. It is very easy to jump in a car and drive off, but it is important that you have a good view of the road from the start. Give yourself the extra time at the start of the journey.

Check your vehicle. Tyres should be in good condition with plenty of tread. Top up your screen wash. Winter road spray often contains salt and can quickly reduce your visibility – particularly when the sun is low.

Beware of frost and ice. During snow or icy conditions it will take you a lot longer to bring your vehicle to a stop. Allow a greater stopping distance between you and the vehicle in front, at least 10 times the normal distance, and keep your speed appropriate to the conditions.The best advice for slippery conditions is to keep things smooth and avoid sudden turning, braking or acceleration. If in doubt, leave the car at home.

Be aware of variations in temperatures under trees, in shadow and on bridges where the road will remain colder than the rest of the road for longer.Winter brings about many more variations in conditions for driving; including weather, road conditions and lighting. It is important that all drivers adapt their driving to meet the conditions and anticipate that things may change quite significantly during a journey.

Other incidents of note

Some youths were seen throwing stones at cars from a bridge going over the A34. This is very dangerous and we ask that you report them if and when you see them.

An electric fence unit and the battery accompanying it was stolen from a paddock in Burghclere.

Three sets of Horse jump wings were stolen from a field in Ecchinswell.

Three distinctive, large bronze statues of geese were stolen from the grounds of a property in Highclere.

A handbag was stolen from a car parked in a forest car park close to Penwood.

Please contact us if you have any questions

Matt & Dan

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