Please see the following information from Hampshire Constabulary…
Weekly beat report from 24/12/2014 – 09/01/2015
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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TRAVELLERS ~ Nil to report
A3090 ~ Nothing to report
ABBEY PARK PREMIER WAY ~ Nothing to report
ABBOTSWOOD ESTATE ~ Theft – during the night on the 03/01/2015 person/s unknown have stolen items from inside a carport.
AMPFIELD ~ Non dwelling break-in, Straight Mile – Over night on the 27/12/14 person/s unknown have gained entry to a shed in the rear garden and stolen a number of gardening items, including a lawnmower, leaf blower, strimmer, chain saw.
ASHFIELD ~ Nothing to report
AWBRIDGE ~ Nothing to report.
BRAISHFIELD ~ Nothing to report
BELBINS ~Theft Romsey Self Storage Sandy Lane – Police are investigating a theft incident which occurred at the Romsey Self Storage Unit on Sandy Lane during the evening of Thursday 8th January. 3 persons are believed to have broken onto the site and forced entry to 2 storage units, making off with over £6000 of gardening machinery and tools. It is believed that the males would have had access to a vehicle parked on Sandy Lane and would have been present at the scene for nearly 3 hours between 1830 hrs and 2100 Romsey police are appealing for any information please call 101.
BROADLANDS PARK ~ Nothing to report
CARTERS CLAY ~ Newtown Road – Over night on the 02/01/15 person/s unknown have forced open a padlock on a stable door, entry gained nothing reported stolen
CRAMPMOOR ~ Nothing to report
DUNBRIDGE ~ Dunbridge Lane Suspicious incident – on the 0/01/15 the informant reports the garage doors were locked and secured, a few hours later the doors were discovered open, no signs of force entry or damage caused nothing reported stolen.
EAST DEAN ~ Nothing to report
EAST TYTHERLEY ~ Nothing to report
EAST WELLOW ~ Non-dwelling break Whinwhistle Road – between 02/01/15 and the 08/01/15 person/s unknown have smashed two singled glazed garage windows. No entry gained, nothing reported to be stolen.
GREATBRIDGE ROAD ~ Nothing to report
HIGHWOOD ~ Nothing to report
KIMBRIDGE ~ Nothing to report
KINGS SOMBORNE ~ Theft 23/12/14 report that person/s unknown have stolen a holly wreath from a family grave.
Theft Scott Close – 04/01/15 persons unknown have stolen a number of tools from a garden shed
Theft Scott Close – 04/01/15 person/s unknown have stolen a decorative item from the front of a property in Scotts Close.
LEE ~ Lee Lane theft from vehicle – overnight on the 03/01/15 person/s unknown have smashed the drivers side window, nothing reported to be stolen.
LOCKERLEY – Nothing to report
MOTTISFONT ~ Nothing to report
MICHELEMERSH and TIMSBURY ~ Nothing to report
OWER ~ Nothing to report
PAUNCEFOOT HILL ~ Nothing to report
PLAITFORD ~ 05/01/15 person/s unknown have dumped 4 bags of building materials possibly containing hazardous waste in the car park of Plaitford village hall.
PREMIER WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE ~ Nothing to report
SHERFIELD ENGLISH ~ Salisbury Road 04/01/15 police a currently investigating a report of a Husquavana Chainsaw and leaf blower being stolen from an outbuilding. Romsey police are appearing for any information please call 101
SHOOTASH ~ Nothing to report
STANBRIDGE ~ Nothing to report
WEST DEAN ~ Nothing to report
WEST TYTHERLEY ~ Nothing to report
WEST WELLOW AND CANADA ~ Theft from vehicle Canada Common – on the 23/12/14 person/s unknown have smashed a rear window of a vehicle parked up and stolen a number of Christmas presents from with in.
08/01/15 Gurnays Mead – report of vehicle on fire, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service attended, fire was extinguished.
GENERAL CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE – please read
SHED AND OUTBUILDING CRIME PREVENTION ADVISE – please read
There have been a number of shed and garage breaks in the area, please make sure your sheds and equipment are secure.
Many people take a great deal of trouble in securing their home and property while at the same time leaving valuable gardening tools and cycles in a shed that is either unlocked or not maintained.
Garden crime is now becoming more and more common. Tools such as lawn mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters, power tools and likes are expensive items to replace and may incur in extra insurance premiums. This can also open invitation for thieves to use garden implements to break into you house or car.
Crime prevention advice
Place all tools and gardening equipment in locked sheds and garages. Often an offender will use your tools to break into your property.
Secure more expensive items, e.g. mowers, bikes to an anchor point within the shed or garage.
Mark all items with post code and record serial numbers, e.g. UV pens or forensic marking kits, i.e. Smart water; even consider painting pink spots on equipment this will deter a possible offender. Register the details for free on www.immobilise.com
Take photographs of items such as statues and garden furniture if they are unusual, for easy identification at a later date. Often the police will recover items and this will make it more identifiable for you.
Fit a shed alarm or alarmed padlocks. If there is a problem with electric supply there are cost effective battery powered alarms on the market.
Keep the outbuilding structure in good repair. Reinforce your shed from the inside by fixing additional panels to the main internal structure.
Consider covering windows with curtains, Perspex or fix strong heavy wire mesh, even a net curtain can deter casual viewing to obscure the view of the content
Consider external PIR lighting.
Ensure the garden fence and hedging are in good repair between neighbouring properties and even put up a sign ‘BEWARE OF THE DOG’
Vehicle crime please read ~ 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
CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE ON HEATING OIL
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HEATING OIL TANKS ARE SECURE AND REGULARLY CHECKED –
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 –
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.
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
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.
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 – Nil to report
PLEASE REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN YOUR AREA ON 101 (NON EMERGENCY NUMBER OR IF A CRIME IS TAKING PLACE THE999
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.
Romsey Rural Safer Neighbourhood Team
Contact no ~ 101