Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter for Abingdon area- March 2020
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Priorities Anti-social behaviour (ASB): Anti-social behaviour remains a priority and the team continue to proactively patrol the ASB hotspots in the area. Please report any incidents of ASB by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.
A partial closure order was obtained by the neighbourhood team for a property on Wilsham Road, Abingdon following reports of anti-social behaviour at the address. The closure order only allows permitted named people to be there, anyone found to be in breach of the order will be arrested.
Burglary: There has been an increase in reports of residential burglaries in both the inner and outer areas of Abingdon over the last month, including in Botley and Kennington. On most occasions, entry has been gained via the rear of the properties and jewellery has been targeted.
We would like to remind residents to think about their home security and use our top 10 burglary prevention tips:
1. Look around as you leave your property. Are there any suspicious vehicles or people?
2. Lock all doors and windows.
3. Consider installing CCTV cameras or a camera enabled door bell.
4. Don’t advertise your whereabouts.
5. Change your routine where possible.
6. Don’t leave keys in windows and doors.
7. Leave a variety of lights on during the evening.
8. Target harden your back garden- is there anything in your garden that could be used to force a door or smash a window? Make sure your sheds are secure.
9. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for crime updates (details below)
10. Sign up for Thames Valley Alerts (www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk) to receive crime updates for your area.
Two garages were broken into on Kimmeridge Road, Cumnor in February. On both occasions bicycles were stolen.
Please report any suspicious behaviour by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency. If you would like any crime prevention advice, including a home security assessment, please contact the team by emailing AbingdonNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Offenders brought to justice
Three males have been arrested on suspicion of committing two robberies in Abingdon town centre that took place on Saturday 1st February in Waitrose car park and on Friday 7th February near to The Square, Abingdon. The males have been charged with the robbery at The Square whilst enquiries continue into the first incident.
A young male was arrested for five offences following a report from a member of public that cars were being damaged in Abbey Close, Abingdon. Whilst no damage was found to have been caused, the male was subsequently arrested for two public order offences, criminal damage whilst in custody and two assaults on police officers. Enquiries are ongoing and the male has been referred to the Youth Offending Service.
Neighbourhood team engagement
On Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th February, PCSO Jason Bauer gave Level 2 and 3 Public Service students from Abingdon and Witney College a tour of Abingdon police station, including the custody area.
PCSOs Ali Blood, Susie Morley and Maddie Highmoor gave a talk to the Abingdon Macular Group on Thursday 13th February about personal safety and home security. Members of the group were given purse bells, purse chains and personal attack alarms.
On Wednesday 4th March, PCSO Selene Moquet and PC Carl Bryant attended Rush Common Primary School to assist the children with their ‘Ambitions Day’. They spent time with the children talking about the role of the police and showed them the police van.
On the 11th March PCSOs Sue Haynes and Clare Atkins will be attending a talk about substance misuse with the students at Abingdon and Witney College. The talk is being given by a substance misuse worker employed by Oxfordshire County Council.
On Wednesday 18th March, PCSO Selene Moquet will be giving a presentation about drugs and alcohol to the young people at North Hinksey youth club.
PCSOs Sue Haynes and Clare Atkins and PC Carl Bryant will be attending the Apple Café in Kennington on Saturday 4th April between 9am-12.30pm. The team will be offering security advice and crime prevention tips at St Swithun’s Church Hall.
Have Your Say meetings
Please come along and speak to a PCSO about any local concerns:
• Monday 9th March 2020, 10am-12pm at the Monday Market, Market Place, Abingdon with PCSOs Ali Blood, Susie Morley & Maddie Highmoor who will be joined by NatWest Community Banker, Richard Anderson.
• Tuesday 10th March 2020, 3pm-3.30pm at Costcutters, Bradstocks Way, Sutton Courtenay.
• Wednesday 11th March 2020, 1pm-2.30pm at Nationwide, Abingdon with PCSOs Susie Morley & Ali Blood who will be offering fraud prevention advice along with staff from the building society.
• Saturday 14th March 2020, 10.30am- 11am at Peachcroft Christian Centre, Abingdon with PCSO Selene Moquet.
• Tuesday 17th March 2020, 3pm at Reynolds Way shops, Abingdon with PCSO Clare Atkins.
• Saturday 28th March 2020, 3pm at Fairacres Retail Park, Abingdon with PCSO Clare Atkins.
PCSO Lewis Quarterman left the team in February to begin his training after joining up to become a police officer. We welcome PCSO Shafiul Islam to the team, who has transferred to Abingdon from Marlow.
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