Published: 16 Jul 19
Email from PCSO Bruce Hagger As promised please find attached the Crime Report. Most of the Report is for May & June and the figures at the end are from April through to June.
I have been as detailed as I can with the report. Due to data protection/people’s privacy I can’t put any more info in. I am sure you understand. Either way I hope the numbers offer some reassurance that South Wonston is still a very safe place to live. Interestingly I didn’t see any reports of shed breaks/ burglaries etc.
If you get any questions from the meetings, feel free to run them past me and I will answer as best I can. Any concerns with the report itself, let me know and I will get back to you when I am back to work on Monday,
South Wonston Crime Report (May & June)
Incidents of Note: 1) Theft from Vehicle (25/04/19) – Works van broken into and a large quantity of tools taken – Downs Road. 2) Theft from Vehicle (26/04/19) – Catalytic converter stolen from vehicle – Wrights Close 3) Drug Offences (10/05/19) – Driver stopped and further arrested for driving while under the influence of Cannabis. (West Hill Road North) 4) Shoplifting (15/06/19) – 5 unknown persons have entered store and stolen a quantity of items (Downs Road)
Other Incidents: 1) In the morning of the 22/06/19 at approx. 02:40 2 suspects have made of from Police along Orchard Road. The vehicle and persons are believed to be involved in a crime out of area and are not local to South Wonston. 2) A Blue Van has been sighted a number of times in recent months around South Wonston, I have been told this has circulated on Facebook and has been reported previously to Police. If sighted, call 101/999 situation depending.
Our Priorities 1) Currently we seeing a large increase in Theft from Motor Vehicle offences. There has been a large amount of Registration Plates stolen in the Micheldever area as well as vehicles being broken into and items stolen. Largely vehicles will be parked in beauty spot car parks and will have items on display. We believe there are two separate groups (not connected) that are committing these offences. Firstly an old style Silver BMW has been sighted a number of times always showing different Registration Plates (stolen vehicle and stolen plates). Secondly A Red VW Transporter Van, has been sighted around Micheldever Station to take Registration Plates from numerous vehicles. If either of these vehicles are sighted and you have reason to believe they are of Police interest then Please call 101/999.
2) Drug Offences – Over the last year we have proactively been developing a picture around drug use & drug dealing around the whole of the Winchester Rural area. Although very little has come to light in South Wonston we are still pursuing a number of different vehicles/persons that could be/are involved in dealing/using/drug driving. If people have suspicions of drug use taking place, again, can this be called in to 101/999 situation depending.
Lastly, I would like to emphasise the importance of calling the Police to make a formal report. We are a team of 5 that cover the Winchester Rural Area. This stretches of Alresford, up to Micheldever & Sutton Scotney and then down to Otterbourne and Hursley. There are probably 30+ Local Facebook groups in that area that are all active and talking about the goings on in their community. We cannot and do not monitor all of them. Simply talking about something on Facebook will not reach us and therefore we will not be able to take any action. We understand that 101 can be frustrating and take a long time to get through, but it is a case of us knowing or not knowing. There is also an online reporting system which can be used.
Crime Numbers: Vehicle Crime: 2 Criminal Damage/Arson: 0 Theft: 1 Other Theft: 1 Drug Offences: 1 Anti- Social Behaviour: 3 Fraud: 1
(This is for a 3 month period April – End of June.)