Crime Update from Hampshire Constabulary

Weekly beat report from 15/09/2014 – 19/09/2014…

AMPFIELD ~ Calf reporting missing/stolen 15/09/14 A local Farmer in Hursley has reported one of his suckling calves has gone missing from a field, the calf is a approximately 7months old beige with a white face. Any sightings please call 101.

BRAISHFIELD ~ Road traffic incident a two car road traffic incident where a vehicle pulled out from Kin Lane and impacted with the front of a vehicle being driven along on the Braishfield Road, extensive damage to both vehicles, no injuries caused.

GENERAL CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE – please read

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ~ Hampshire Constabulary are looking to set up Neighbourhood Watch schemes in your area, if you can assist or interested in setting up such a scheme in your road/close please make contact with Jo Cole (Romsey Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team) on 101

GENERAL CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE – please read…

WARNING – Be aware of ‘courier fraud’ scam in Hampshire

Fraudsters have been using unsuspecting couriers and taxi drivers to steal thousands of pounds from elderly or vulnerable members of the public.
We need your help to prevent further crimes and to catch those responsible.
What is the scam?

  • The victim is called by someone claiming to either be from their bank or a police officer and told their bank card has been cloned or there has been suspicious activity
  • They are asked to withdraw a large amount of cash to assist with the investigation or tricked into giving their PIN number and then told to hand over their bank card
  • The fraudster will then arrange a courier private hire company/mini cab driver to attend the victim’s address to collect the card or cash.

What can you do? – Ensure you and your colleagues are aware of this scam and remain vigilant if you are asked to attend this type of fare
If you have the slightest suspicion about a fare of this nature, do not deliver the package
Contact police immediately by phoning 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.

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 ADVICE 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 – there has been an increase in heating oil thefts in the area. Please do not hesitate to make contact with us if you require any crime prevention advice.
SHED AND OUTBUILDING CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE – please read
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.

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  buy.with.confidence@hants.gov.uk

doorstep.crime@hants.gov.uk or via the website www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk
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.