Neighbourhood Policing Update January 2013
Welcome to the latest Wantage East neighbourhood update from Police Community Support Officer C9815 Tim Deane.
Members of the Neighbourhood team were involved in locating three men with three lurcher dogs in Ardington, hare coursing. The men were arrested for offences relating to the Hunting Act and their car was seized. All three men have now been charged and will appear in court shortly.
PCSO’s Jemima Kerr and Mike Clayden observed a vehicle driving with a damaged bumper and flat tyre. While carrying out checks the vehicle was found to have no insurance. The vehicle was seized and the driver was reported.
The Wantage East Neighbourhood officers were involved in Operation Massey, working with local landowners and gamekeepers targeting rural crime.
Two men from Oxfordshire have been charged with a number of offences including a robbery at Rowstock Garage in Harwell. Both men were remanded in custody to next appear in court in March.
There have been a number of burglaries to churches over the past few weeks in the Thames Valley Police area. The offender(s) have forced doors and windows to gain entry. Safes have been targeted.
Please be extra vigilant. If you see anyone acting suspiciously in or around churches or see any suspicious looking vehicles in the area please call the police on 101 as soon as possible or call 999 for a crime in progress. Try to obtain descriptions and vehicle details, including colour, make/model and registration number.
Thames Valley Alerts
We live in a world of mass communication, being fed information which is usually neither relevant to us nor wanted. With Thames Valley Alerts this couldn’t be further from the truth. Thames Valley Police not only promote a flow of localised information between the police and community; we actively encourage it.
That is why we want to build our Alerts system into something which is not only an integral part of living in the Thames Valley area but a functioning tool to keep our communities safe and informed. We are constantly trying to enhance and develop the messages we send to you.
With 62,000 members currently subscribed to our service we know there are more people who could benefit from receiving Thames Valley Alerts. Are your neighbours and friends signed up? Would a relative benefit from signing up?
Every member of our community will gain from the knowledge that our Alerts system provides. If you are one of the 2.2% of Thames Valley’s population who is already signed up please help spread the word and remember this service is available to everyone. If you would like to join this service please visit www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk
Forthcoming Have Your Say Meetings (HYS)
Please come along, this is your opportunity to speak with your Neighbourhood Officers to discuss any local issues of concern you may have.
- Saturday 9th February – 4pm – 5pm Steventon Village Hall Car Park
- Saturday 16th February – 4pm – 5pm Chilton Village Hall
- Sunday 17th February – 3pm – 4pm Upton Village Hall
- Wednesday 20th February – 7pm – 8pm East Hendred Snell’s Hall
- Sunday 24th February – 12pm – 1pm Harwell Village Hall
- Thursday 28th February – 11am – 12pm Blewbury Bus shelter, A417 Reading Road Blewbury. Between the Barley Mow and Garage
If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non emergency number 101 but if your call is an emergency then dial 999. You can also contact us via email WantageandGroveNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters. If you have information about crime or Anti Social Behaviour in your area but you do not want to speak to the police, please call the Crime stoppers charity on 0800 555111. You can also visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org for more information. To view information on your neighbourhood team you can visit the force website at: www.thamesvalley.police.uk
For help and advice on Crime Prevention contact Crime Prevention Advisor, Alison Smith on 101
If you wish to receive free local crime alerts and crime prevention advice you can sign up to Thames Valley Alert at: https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/