By Haddenham Webteam - 12th May 2015 6:00pm
Thames Valley Police has released its latest update, describing local priorities for policing as identified by the community and the police:
Theft from motor vehicles and burglary non dwellings — continue to make up the majority of the offences dealt with by the team. Haddenham and Long Crendon neighbourhood has suffered four non-dwelling burglaries over the same period, and one theft from motor vehicle.
The local policing team recently undertook a proactive operation targeting insecure vehicles in Haddenham, and of the 60+ cars checked, only 3 were found to be unlocked, a vast improvement on previous times.
The end of year statistics for the local policing area were encouraging. There were 42.07 crimes per 1,000 people in Aylesbury Vale in 2014/15, compared to 52.33 crimes per 1,000 people across the Thames Valley as a whole.
Crime prevention advice/news
If you don't want to lose it, make sure you remove it!
As we move towards the summer months Thames Valley Police is reminding residents to remove property from parked vehicle, overnight and when using rural / beauty spot car parks.
Every year we receive reports of thefts from vehicles, parked up whilst owners make the most of our countryside. In previous years reported thefts have risen as we go in to warmer weather conditions.
Make sure you lock and alarm your vehicle and remember to take all your property with you. Don't be tempted to 'hide' items in glove boxes, boots or other compartments in your car.
Opportunists will look in all these places and it only takes a moment to break the window and have a look. You will then have the inconvenience and expense of reporting it to your insurance company and replacing the items taken.
Also, make sure you are doing the same thing when parking your car outside your house. Lock it, alarm it and remove valuables as opportunists in the past have been known to try a row of car door handles and target any that are unlocked.
The stolen property has included laptops, wallets, iPods, mobile phones and handbags. The advice is simple — if you don't want to lose it, make sure you remove it.
Anti-social behaviour update
During April, we have received reports of anti-social behaviour taking place at the Cricket Pavilion at Long Crendon. We are only able to get an accurate picture of who is perpetrating this behaviour if it is reported to us at the time and we are able to attend and record their names and addresses.
You can find the Home Office website for crime statistics in the Haddenham area here.
The crime statistics on this site show only those crimes that have been reported to Thames Valley Police. The number of recorded crimes may change over time due to requirements under Home Office Counting Rules to make sure that each crime is recorded accurately.
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: WaddesdonNHPT@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 Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.
To view information on your neighbourhood team you can visit the force website at: www.thamesvalley.police.uk