Pitstone crime information for February 2022

Please find below the latest crime information for Pitstone, supplied by Thames Valley Police.

Crime Figures

Between 20/01/2022 and 23/02/2022, there were 15 incidents reported to the police for Pitstone, 5 of which were of note and are as follows:

  1. Suspicious male seen on a bicycle in Rushendon Furlong. Enquiries made but we were unable to identify.
  2. ASB reported at the Pavillion – The team will continue to monitor the area and provide a presence.
  3. Reports of a group who set fire to some rubbish near to the play equipment at the Memorial Hall. This area is on our patrol plan and we will continue to monitor the area.
  4. Report of a suspicious van in Cheddington Road.
  5. A male offering to cut trees down at properties on Windsor Road – our caller believed that they were trying to take advantage of an elderly neighbour.

We would like to take this opportunity to offer some Crime Prevention Advice, as we are approaching the Spring months and this is where we see an increase in certain crimes.

Spring Time Burglaries – This is the time of year where we naturally start to open our windows and doors more often. Please ensure that you remember to secure them if you leave your property. We also start doing more activities in the garden, so please ensure that you secure any sheds or outbuildings after you have been in them.

  • Is your property well lit during the hours of darkness? Consider sensor security lights which come on when someone is on your property and alert you and any others overlooking your property.
  • Consider installing CCTV around your property. This acts as a great deterrent.
  • If you have an alarm, ensure it is set before you leave your home. An alarm box on your property is a visual deterrent for thieves and it will alert you and/or your neighbours if someone enters your property. 

Theft From Motor Vehicles – As the weather slightly improves, people naturally go out more. Please remember to remove all valuables from your vehicle, particularly if you are leaving it in a remote location. We always advise to leave any compartments open so if thieves look into your vehicle, they can see there is nothing in there. Always wipe Sat-Nav rings off the window and always ensure your vehicle is locked when left unattended.

If you note anything suspicious, please contact us on either 101 or 999 – whichever is more appropriate. If a crime is in progress you should always dial 999. If it is not an emergency, please contact us on our Non-Emergency number – 101.

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