Some of you will be aware that PCSO Paula Boston has left Thames Valley Police after working in the district for 12 years. We wish her luck for the future.
Our first community forum was held at Wing library which was very kindly provide free of charge by the trust. We would like to see residents of other villages at these so please look out the date and location of the next one which will be released soon.
During the meeting it was agreed that our main priority will be:
“REDUCE BURGLARY DWELLINGS AND SERIOUS ACQUISITIVE CRIME”.
I attended the local area forum (LAF) and provided up to date states covering various crimes. Below are the current states August 2016-August 2017:
2016 2017 increase/decrease
Burglary Dwelling 69 48 -30%
Burglary Non Dwelling 87 74 -15%
Theft of Motor Vehicle 14 15 +7%
Theft from Motor Vehicle 80 75 -15%
Criminal Damage 70 87 +24%
Drug Offences 26 24 -8%
The biggest decrease has been Burglary Dwelling. We have been working hard to keep this number down working with both our partners and bordering forces. We are having regular meetings with Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire police to identify those involved and sharing intelligence.
In August we completed a joint operation with Bedfordshire the results of this are contained within the good work section.
I did ask members of the LAF to speak with members of the parish and ask them how they feel the team could be more visible to you. Whether it be through social media, attending events etc. Please approach you parish council so they can feed any ideas back to the team.
To help us reduce burglary even more please follow some of the below steps:
- When leaving your property ensure all windows and doors are locked.
- If you have a UPVC front door make sure it is deadlocked. Just lifting the handle doesn’t engage the locks you need to lift the handle and lock the door.
- Arm your burglar alarm. Your neighbours may not check when it’s going off but we will.
- Lock your back gate and remove any tools from the garden which could be used to force entry.
- Ask one of your neighbours to move your post if you are away for a period of time. If a burglar sees lots of post piling up by the front door they may come and have a look through your window.
- Put keys and electrical items such as ipads and laptops away and out of view.
Good new stories:
A total of 8 vehicles were seized for driving without insurance.
21 Intelligence reports were submitted.
18 TOR (traffic offence reports) were submitted for offences including no insurance and speeding offences.
1 person was dealt with for driving without due care.
1 person discovered without the required waste carriers licence and referred to the Local Authority.
Have Your Say’s
PCSO Jackie Dodson
Wednesday 6th September 2017 at Pitstone Youth Café from 7.00pm until 8.00pm.
Tuesday 12th September 2017 at Edlesborough coffee morning, Taskers Row from 10.30am until 11.30am.
Wednesday 13th September 2017 at Pitstone Youth Café from 7.00pm until 8.00pm.
Wednesday 20th September 2017 at Pitstone Yardley Lounge coffee morning from 10.00am until 11.00am.
Wednesday 4th October 2017 at Pitstone Youth Café from 7.00pm until 8.00pm.
Tuesday 10th October 2017 at Edlesborough coffee morning, Taskers Row form 10.30am until 11.30am.
Wednesday 11th October 2017 at Pitstone Youth Café from 7.00pm until 8.00pm.
Wednesday 18th October 2017 at Pitstone Yardley Lounge coffee morning from 10.00am until 11.00am.
Wednesday 1st November 2017 at Pitstone Youth Café from 7.00pm until 8.00pm.
Tuesday 7th November 2017 at Edlesborough coffee morning, Taskers Row from 10.30am until 11.30am.
Wednesday 8th November 2017 at Pitstone Youth Café from 7.00pm until 8.00pm.
Wednesday 15th November 2017 at Pitstone Yardley Lounge coffee morning from 10.00am until 11.00am.
Wednesday 29th November 2017 at Pitstone Youth Café from 7.00pm until 8.00pm.
PCSO Frank Callaghan
Tuesday 5th September at Nup End Café, Wingrave from 11.30am until 12.30pm
Offenders brought to justice:
A male from Stoke Hammond has been jailed for 2 years for being concerned in the supply of class B drugs.
Two people were arrested to suspicion of stealing a tractor from the Wing area. They are currently under investigation.
Two males issued with a Cannabis street caution in Stoke Hammond
One male issued with a Cannabis street caution in Slapton
Male charged with assault in Marsworth
If you see anything suspicious no matter how small of insignificant it may seem, if you think it’s not right or someone looks out of place please call us on 999 if it is a crime in progress or 101 if you have information. You can also email the team at greatbrickhillwingivinghoeNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
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