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Neighbourhood Police Update - October 2019

on Mon, 14/10/2019 - 9:10pm

Here is the latest update from the Faringdon Neighbourhood Policing Team (Sparsholt & Westcot are covered by the Faringdon Team, rather than Wantage).


We have received reports of burglaries in the Shrivenham and Watchfield area. Crime prevention leaflets have been delivered to neighbouring properties and extra patrols will be carried out by the team. We are appealing for witnesses for three burglaries in this area:
Between Sunday 22nd of September and Wednesday 25th September unknown offenders broke into a property on Colton Road. Medals, cufflinks, rings and jewellery were stolen. A blue Volvo S60 was also stolen from the driveway. The three miniature medals are all on the same pin. One is a GSM with a Northern Ireland band. The ribbon is a purple centre and green either side. The middle medal was a jubilee medal, gold in colour, slightly smaller than the other two and on a white centre and blue either side ribbon, the 3rd medal is a long service and good conduct with bar, ribbon is maroon with white stripes on the edge. The wedding rings are engraved with initials and a wedding date of 31/12/1976. Occurrence reference: 43190298880.

Between Saturday 21st September and Saturday 28th September unknown offenders broke into a property on Cleycourt Road by smashing a rear dining room window. A messy search was carried out and jewellery was stolen. Occurrence reference: 43190300542.

Between 1.30pm on 24th September – 9am on 25th September. Unknown offenders gained access to a property in Squires Road, Watchfield by smashing rear French doors with tools. Once inside offenders stole items including jewellery and two Gucci watches. They also took the keys and stole a Ford Ranger which was parked outside. Occurrence reference: 43190296580.

If you live in the area and have CCTV please could you review if for the dates and times mentioned above. If you have any information about this incident please report it on the Thames Valley Police website or call 101, quoting the reference number.
By working together we can build community resilience to deter burglars from targeting homes within the area! For more tips to protect your home, download your free Home Security Guide from the Thames Valley Police website here
Rural crime

Extra patrols are also being carried out to tackle the recent spike in rural crime surrounding the Ridgeway which resulted in a 4x4 being seized due to road traffic offences being committed.

Officers issued a section 59 anti-social behaviour warning to the driver of a 4x4 who had been witnessed driving on the Ridgeway. The section 59 warning is issued against the driver and the vehicle meaning that if either are caught driving anti-socially again the vehicle can be seized.

A vehicle and lurchers were seized from poachers following good work by the rural community at Pusey.

Last week was National Rural Crime week and the team engaged with landowners giving them crime reduction advice. Please report all rural crime to us online or by calling 101. Always call 999 if a crime is occurring at that time.
What the neighbourhood team have been doing

We have completed several days of action in and around areas that have been subject to anti-social, burglaries and rural crime. This has enabled the Faringdon Neighbourhood Team to gain information from the public in order for the team target the major areas of concern.
In the future the team hope to carry out more days of action these will consist of have you says, crime prevention and high visibility patrols within the community.

We would like you to enjoy yourself this Halloween but we also want everyone to stay safe. Please only visit properties that welcome trick or treaters which will be lit up and decorated. If there is signage in the window that states that they do not want to be disturbed then please do not call on these properties.
If you would like a poster that says No Trick or Treat then please click here  Otherwise please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.
Staff news

PCSO Charles Brooker has left the Faringdon Neighbourhood team as he is joining TVP as a regular Police Officer and will be based in Wantage after his training. Charles will missed by his colleagues and the community.

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