Crime Update from Hampshire Constabulary

Here is the weekly crime report dated 20/09/14 to 28/09/14 for the Romsey Rural area from Hampshire Constabulary:
TRAVELLERS ~ One caravan and two vehicles were reported to be acting in a suspicious manner, on Top Green in Lockerley. It now appears the same caravan is now on camped the grass verge A27 Sherfield English. No reports
BELBINS ~ Theft of vehicle – between the 22/09/14 and the 25/09/14 person/s unknown have stolen a silver Mitsubishi L200 truck index number **W724WGP** with off road tyres from a business premises. Police enquiries are on going, any sightings please call 101, reference number 44140347055
SHERFIELD ENGLISH ~ Theft 26/09/14 1715 hrs the aggrieved left two petrol cans beside his car on the grass verge whilst carrying out some general maintenance. On his return to the car near by, he noticed the petrol cans had disappeared, a witness saw a vehicle near by thought to be ablue 5 door saloon, part index number **XER** possibly a 54 plate.
 WEST TYTHERLEY ~ 24/09/14 a white ford transit van part index number **LJC** possibly a 09 plate, seen parked up on farm land; two males were seen with dogs in the area, possibly poachers.
 Buckholt – Theft from vehicle – 27/09/14 between 1440 hrs and 1640 hrs. The aggrieves car was parked in a country lane. On the owners return they discovered the rear window had been smashed and a hand bag stolen together with a number of personal items from with in.
This is a generic warning to all of Hampshire.
Hampshire Trading Standards have been made aware of telephone calls offering wall and loft insulation.   We would suggest that residents do not show interest to any offers to quote or agreement to works, following this type of contact.
To seek advice, please contact the National Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234.
Trading Standards would advise consumers not to agree to work that is instigated as a result of a cold call or via a leaflet drop. Consumers should obtain at least 3 written quotes from reputable businesses or traders who are either members of the Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Buy With Confidence Scheme or a recognised trade association.
Members of the Buy With Confidence scheme are fully audited to ensure their trading practices are legal, honest and fair.  All members have been checked for trustworthiness and compliance with consumer protection laws. Details can be obtained by telephoning 01962 833620, or via the website
Traders who agree work at the home of an individual or at a place other than their usual business premises are required by law to provide consumers with a Notice of Right to Cancel, which gives consumers a 14 day cooling off period.  Work should not commence until this period has ended, unless written agreement is obtained from that consumer beforehand.
If anyone has any information about traders who are cold calling or requires any advice on doorstep crime they can contact Hampshire County Council’s
                        Quick Response Team on 01962 833666
(Monday – Friday 0900hrs to 1700hrs)
 Specially trained officers are on hand to provide advice. 
If assistance is required outside of these hours please contact Hampshire Police on their non-urgent number 101 or dial 999 if you feel threatened or intimidated.
CAR CRIME ADVICE TO BE AWARE – We are still getting reports of theft from vehicles in beauty spot car parks, where owners have left their vehicles whilst enjoying the countryside. This is a reminder to all ……PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLE ITEMS IN VEHICLES   Please make contact with me either on email or 101 if you require Police Notice to be put in your vehicle stating that …………..ON THE ADVISE OF HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY NO VALUABLES HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THIS VEHICLE.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HEATING OIL TANKS ARE SECURE AND REGULARLY CHECKED – Now the winter months are coming this is the time when home owners re order heating oil, making your tank more of a target. Please do not hesitate to make contact with us if you require any crime prevention advice.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH – we are looking to set up Neighbourhood Watches in all areas of the rural. If you have some spare time and wish to help in assisting or setting up a Neighbourhood watch in your area please contact me.
Recently the rural have been targeted in a number of shed and garage breaks please make sure you sheds and equipment are secure.
Record serial numbers on tools and equipment, take photos or mark your property so it can be indentified, the police recover a large amount of stolen property and are not always able to return the property back to the rightful owner.
WARNINGHampshire County Council Trading Standards Service
Rogue Traders operate in all areas of Hampshire offering a number of services. Please beware and report any door to door callers/salesmen on ~ 01962 833620 or email
Property Security – Register your items for free at using this service will assist the police in returning property to the rightful owner.
This is a good time to address your home and business security by checking and fixing doors, windows and locks. Making sure fencing and gates are in good order and secure.
Suspicious Activity ~ please report to the police on 101 or if a crime is taking place call 999.
VEHICLES OF INTEREST ~ Report of a suspicious white Citroen white van part index number **WVZ** thought to be a 02 plate seen to be acting in a suspicious manner in the area. Any sighting please call 101
Suspicious black Vauxhall Vectra part index number **ZHR** thought to be an 05 plate has been seen acting in a suspicious manner in the rural. Any sightings please call 101
Kind regards
Jo, Vern and Dave
**NB: Please bear in mind that although the vehicle details given below have been reported by members of the public as being seen in suspicious circumstances, it may be that they are going about their lawful business and/or may not have been taken correctly by the person reporting the incident.**
Please remember to update us of any change to your contact details so we can keep our records up to date.
Jo Cole
PCSO 13289
Romsey Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team
Contact no ~ 101