The following is the weekly crime report from Romsey Rural Area from Hampshire Constabulary….
Weekly beat report from 04/10/2014 – 16/10/2014
Weekly update reported crime Romsey rural, we hope you find this week’s circulation useful. We have worked hard to ensure the information is current and accurate.
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ABBOTSWOOD ESTATE ~ ASB (anti-sociable behaviour) over night on the 04/10/14 person/s unknown have thrown a mixture of water and flour over two cars parked in Freementle Road.
Theft from motor vehicle – 15/10/14 between 0645 hrs and 0800 hrs person/s unknown have forced open the drivers door and stolen items from inside in Wyndham Drive. Police are appealing for any information please call 101
BRAISHFIELD ~ Nothing to report
BELBINS ~ stolen vehicle and trailer – Yokesford Hill – during the night on the 05/10/14 person/s unknown have cut the gate hinges possibly with a hacksaw, entered the site compound and smashed the window of a ground floor office stealing keys belonging to a white ford transit van index number **HD56EGJ** and a sliver Ifor Williams trailer with curtain sides. Romsey police are appealing for any further information please call 101
EAST DEAN ~ 03/10/14 1500 hrs report of a blue Ford Fusion index number **CA54XER** seen acting in a suspicious manner in the area, any sightings please call Romsey police on101 or if a crime is taking place call 999
GREATBRIDGE ROAD ~ Theft of Vehicle – over night on the 05/10/14 person/s unknown have forced open the gates to the compound at Romsey World of Water and stolen a Mitsubishi Folklift Truck, model number FD18N and a Mitsubishi pallet truck, model number FD18N total value of £10,500. Romsey police are appealing for any information please call 101 quoting reference number 44140361201
LOCKERLEY ~ Theft from vehicle – 11/10/14 between 1345 and 1525hrs, aggrieved reported her car was parked in a layby and on her return discovered the passenger side window had been smashed by person/s unknown and her handbag and purse was stolen from within. Police are appealing for any information, enquiries are on going. Please call 101, quoting reference number 44140367863
Dwelling break-in – Butlers Close – between 09/10/14 and the 12/10/14 person/s unknown have forced open the door of a ground floor flat by pushing open the front door, stealing a TV camera, laptop and GHD hair straighteners. Romsey police are appealing for any information please call 101 quoting reference number 44140368605
Vehicle parked on Butlers Close has been damaged by unknown person/s. It is thought the damaged was caused by an air or pellet gun fired at the window screen on the vehicle.
MICHELEMERSH and TIMSBURY ~ theft from vehicle – 05/10/14 dog walker parked their car near to Hill View Road, on their return discovered the window screen on the car had been smashed their hand bag and contents stolen from inside the boot. A passing witness saw a white male, approximately 30 – 40 years old, slim build, dark hair, wearing dark clothing get in to a van index similar to **AD03ZDF** **AJ03ZDF****AG03ZDF** heading in the direction of Romsey. Romsey Police are appealing for any witnesses or information please call 101 quoting reference number 44140361217
SHERFIELD ENGLISH ~ Over night on the 10/10/14 person/s unknown have stolen 3 chickens from the chicken run in the back garden.
Theft non dwelling break – Overnight on the 14/10/14 person/s unknown have forced open a secure garage by forcing open one of the garage doors and stolen a number of gardening tools from with in.
WEST WELLOW AND CANADA ~ Theft near to Goddard Close, between the 01/10/14 and the 08/01/14 person/s unknown have climbed over a 8ft fence and stolen a Makita cordless drill from with in.
15/10/14 report of a large white male seen driving around Wellow looking for scrap metal. Male was seen to be driving a grey ford mondeo index number **EF04YXX** any sightings please call Romsey police on 101 or if a crime is taking place please call 999.
GENERAL CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE – please read
MOBILE PHONE ENFORCEMENT things to know
- You’re four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile phone while driving
- Reaction times for drivers using a phone are around 50% slower than normal driving
- Even careful drivers can be distracted by a call or text – and a split-second lapse in concentration could result in a crash
- It’s illegal to ride a motorcycle or drive using hand-held phones or similar devices.
- The rules are the same if you’re stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic.
- It’s also illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device when supervising a learner driver or rider.
Penalties for using your phone while driving
You can get an automatic fixed penalty notice if you’re caught using a hand-held phone while driving or riding. You’ll get 3 penalty points on your licence and a fine of £100.
Your case could also go to court and you could be disqualified from driving or riding and get a maximum fine of £1,000. Drivers of buses or goods vehicles could get a maximum fine of £2,500.
Within Hampshire we run a Driver Diversion Course as an alternative to prosecution for using a mobile phone whilst driving. The cost of the course is £85 and run by AA DriveTech. A person is only entitled to complete one of these courses in a three year period. The course is available to drivers, regardless of whether they are learner drivers, new drivers or have previous endorsements on their licence.
You’ll lose your licence if you get 6 or more penalty points within 2 years of passing your test.
When you can use a phone in your vehicle
If you’re the driver, you can only use your phone in a vehicle if you:
- need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop
- are safely parked
Using hands-free devices when driving
You can use hands-free phones, sat navs and 2-way radios when you’re driving or riding. But if the police think you’re distracted and not in control of your vehicle you could still get stopped and penalised.
CAR CRIME ADVICE TO BE AWARE – We are still getting reports of theft from vehicles 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.
CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE ON HEATING OIL
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HEATING OIL TANKS ARE SECURE AND REGULARLY CHECKED – Now the winter months are coming 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.
SHED AND OUTBUILDING CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE – please read
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.
WARNING~ Hampshire 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
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.
Property Security – Register your items for free at www.immobilise.com 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 ~ grey ford mondeo index number **EF04YXX** possibly involved in crime.
Blue Ford Fusion index number **CA54XER** seen acting in a suspicious manner in the area.
PLEASE REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN YOUR AREA ON 101 (NON EMERGENCY NUMBER OR IF A CRIME IS TAKING PLACE THE 999
**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.**