Please find below the latest news summary of some of the crime which has occurred in the Whitchurch, Tufton, Cole Henley and Hurstbourne Priors area over the past month. In the month of February there have been 8 incidents which have been classified as crimes by the Home Office. This is 3 less than there were last month, and 25 less than there were in February 2016.
• There have been no reported burglaries this month.
Please ensure your out-buildings are locked and secured to prevent theft. Avoid keeping valuables in out-buildings where possible. Search “Immobilise” online to register your property so Police can identify anything found in future.
Please consider installing CCTV and alarms in order to protect your property. This also assists Police with investigations.
Do not leave your doors unlocked, even while you are in the property. Opportunist thieves have been known to operate in the area.
TRAFFIC RELATED INCIDENTS
• Vehicle seized by police on Ardglen Road as the driver did not have a valid drivers license or insurance for his vehicle.
• Road traffic collision on London Street resulting in damage to a house and parked car, and driver’s vehicle.
• Report of a vehicle colliding with a young girl on a push bike on London Street – no injuries.
• Report of a road traffic collision on the B3400 which resulted in minor injuries.
• Male arrested for sexual offences.
• Report of an assault at a premises on Bell Street.
• Report of a theft of tools from a van on The Knowlings.
Please report any suspicious people, vehicles or activity to the Police via 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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MESSAGE FROM LOCAL POLICE
This past month has seen several reports involving door-to-door sales persons. I advise all local residents to report these persons to the Police.
This month, we have received reports of persons claiming to have recently been released from prison who were trying to sell home cleaning supplies on the door. These people often do not have the correct permits to conduct their business, and have been known to be very aggressive salespeople which has caused distress to some residents.
Police have also received reports of what many people would refer to as “Rogue Traders”. Persons have been going door to door with the aim of carrying out unnecessary services (such as cutting down trees in gardens) with the ultimate aim of taking financial advantage of the more vulnerable members of our community. Again, please report this kind of activity to Police.
PCSO 15808 Piers Ambler.
Whitchurch Neighbourhood Policing Team
If you would like to get in touch with me, I can be contacted on the email address found below.
Please do not report crimes to me via email – my emails are not regularly monitored.