Weekly Crime Update from Hampshire Constabulary – 18/03/2014 – 27/03/2015

Please see the following information from Hampshire Constabulary…
Dear All,
Weekly beat report from 18/03/2014 – 27/03/2015
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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A3090 ~ Nothing to report

ABBEY PARK PREMIER WAY ~ Nothing to report
ABBOTSWOOD ESTATE ~ Non-dwelling break-in during the night on the 19/03/15 person/s unknown have opened an insecure garage door and stolen a Makita drill and disc-cutter, mans mountain bike and a Taylor Made red and white golf bag with a name tag attached.
Anti-sociable behaviour – 22/03/15 member of the public reported two motorcycle bikes racing around in a field near to the Abbotswood Estate.
AMPFIELD ~ Nothing to report
ASHFIELD ~ Nothing to report
AWBRIDGE ~ Nothing to report
BRAISHFIELD ~ Nothing to report
BELBINS ~ Nothing to report
BROADLANDS PARK ~ Nothing to report
CARTERS CLAY ~ Nothing to report
CRAMPMOOR ~ Nothing to report
DUNBRIDGE Nothing to report
EAST DEAN ~ Nothing to report
EAST TYTHERLEY ~ Nothing to report
EAST WELLOW ~ Nothing to report
GREATBRIDGE ROAD ~ Nothing to report
HIGHWOOD ~ Nothing to report
KIMBRIDGE ~ Nothing to report
KINGS SOMBORNE ~ Nothing to report
LEE ~ Nothing to report
LOCKERLEY ~ Non dwelling break-in Chapel Lane – person/s unknown have entered an outbuilding and stolen a strimmer and a lawn mower from with-in.
Butlers Close Theft – 23/03/2015 during the day person/s unknown have stolen a parcel left outside the front door of a property in the communal hall of a block of flats.
MOTTISFONT ~ Theft from vehicle – 21/03/2015 report of person/s unknown have forced the lock off a vehicle parked in a car park and stolen £5.00 – £6.00 in loose change from the middle compartment in the vehicle. Please DO NOT leave valuables in your vehicle
MICHELEMERSH and TIMSBURY ~ Nothing to report
NEWTOWN –Dwelling break-in Newtown Road – 23/03/15 between 0750 hrs and 1815 hrs person/s unknown have forced entry to the rear of a property by using a garden spade to lever open the back door, entry gained and a number of rooms were searched by the offender, an Ipad and various items of jewellery were stolen from within. Romsey police are appealing for any information please quote 44150098833
OWER ~ Nothing to report
PAUNCEFOOT HILL ~ Nothing to report
PLAITFORD ~ Nothing to report
PREMIER WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE ~ Nothing to report
SHERFIELD ENGLISH ~ suspicious 23/03/15 report of a suspicious male in a white ford transit connect van door to door selling tarmac.
SHOOTASH ~ Nothing to report
STANBRIDGE ~ Nothing to report
WEST DEAN ~ Nothing to report
WEST TYTHERLEY ~ Nothing to report
WEST WELLOW AND CANADA ~ stolen vehicle 18/03/15 police attended to a suspicious vehicle that had been parked in Gurnays Mead, on further investigation it was discovered the vehicle was stolen from an address in Somerset with false number plates on the vehicle. The stolen number plates were stolen from vehicle at Nursling industrial estate a couple of days earlier.
GENERAL CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE – please read
Theft from Vehicles – Please be aware
 
Over night on the 16/03/2015 there have been a number of reports of catalytic converter thefts in the Andover area, thieves have mainly targeted Mercedes Benz Sprinter and Volkswagen Sprinter vans. Should you see any one acting in a suspicious manner or can provide any information please call Andover or Romsey police on 101 – thank you
SCAM PREVENTION ADVICE
 
EMAILS
Ensure your computer is protected by personal firewall and anti-virus software and keep them regularly update.
Report any abuse to your internet service provider (ISP)
Never reply or open an email you are unsure of.
Visit bank safe online to report all suspicious banking emails.
Report suspicious PayPal emails to spoof@paypal.co.uk
Report any suspicious ebay scams or emails to spoof@ebay.co.uk
Never give personal details over the phone.
Report any suspicious phone calls to your phone company.
Consider registering your number with telephone Preference Service (TPS Online) or 08450700707
Most telephone providers will block anonymous callers.
NEVER give your credit or bank cards PIN number out over the phone. This information is NEVER requested legitimately by your bank or the police.
If you feel unsure with any phone calls and something feels wrong – HANG up the phone.
POST
Many postal scams look genuine and are designed to trick you. NEVER respond by sending money or personal details to unsolicited mail.
If you are unsure about a piece of mail, ask a friend for their opinion or contact Consumer Direct on 0845 404 0506.
Beware of unwanted mail from outside this country or from a postbox (PO Box) address in this country.
Consider registering with Mail Preference Service either online or by calling 0845 703/4599
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 remain vigilant and if you see any suspicious person/s or vehicles in the area please report on 101
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.
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.

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
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.
Suspicious Activity ~ PLEASE REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN YOUR AREA ON 101 (NON EMERGENCY NUMBER OR IF A CRIME IS TAKING PLACE THE 999
Vehicles seized ~ Nil to report
Good news stories ~
VEHICLES OF INTEREST –
 RomseyPolice
PLEASE REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN YOUR AREA ON 101 (NON EMERGENCY NUMBER OR IF A CRIME IS TAKING PLACE THE999
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
 

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