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Neighbourhood Police Update (Faringdon) - December 2016

on Mon, 05/12/2016 - 10:00am

Here is the latest Faringdon neighbourhood update from PC Robert Maris.

‘You said we did’/ Priorities

We have received an increase in the number of reports of hare coursing and night time operations. The Faringdon neighbourhood team have continued to work with gamekeepers and land owners suggesting options for target hardening. We continue to conduct dedicated day and night time operations targeting rural crime and have arrested four suspects after working closely with local stakeholders in the vicinity of Seven Barrows, Lambourn. We also seized their dogs and vehicle.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB)

I am pleased to report there has been a decrease in reports of anti-social behaviour in the Faringdon neighbourhood area.

Offenders brought to justice

  • Four individuals have been arrested from Faringdon Business Park, Chowle Farm on suspicion of a number of offences including theft of skips and Burglary of Tesco, Park Road, Faringdon. Whilst enquiries are ongoing for these offences we continue to work with our partners at the Environment Agency to robustly police this area and enforce existing conditions on the site and its residents.
  • One individual has been charged to court for Harassment directed at a neighbour in Faringdon. Good work by WPC Cannon collecting dozens of statements to put the suspect before the courts.
  • Two suspects have been arrested from a motor vehicle in Hanney on suspicion of a number of thefts from motor vehicles at various beauty spots along The Ridgeway. The driver was jailed for driving whilst disqualified, intoxicated and making off from police. Both suspects remain on bail for the theft from motor vehicle.
  • Following an increase in alcohol related disorder in Faringdon town centre at weekends I am pleased to report that Faringdon Pubwatch held an emergency meeting which resulted in five more individuals being added to the banned list. A great example of community resilience.

Crime prevention advice

We continue to refresh posters and remind people not to leave items on show in their vehicles particularly at beauty spot locations. Unfortunately offending is continuing and we do know there are a number of groups committing these offences. We are also continuing our regular patrols of the area in order to deter and catch the offenders.

What the neighbourhood team have been doing

A premise closure order put in place to protect a member of the Faringdon community has been a great success in reducing a spike in serious assaults and drug related offences in the vicinity for the three months of its operation. We will continue to work with the community to protect vulnerable people and will be helping other neighbourhood teams implement premise closure orders.

A very well attended Faringdon East Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG2) discussed how the group can improve their knowledge on scams in order to support their community. Quite often a victim of a scam may be quite embarrassed and it is hoped that the group will identify a number of individuals to become a point of contact for their community.

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