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Abingdon Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter May 2020

Alert message sent 07/05/2020 12:37:00

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Priorities

Anti-social behaviour (ASB): We have received reports of antisocial behaviour relating to one property in Caldecott Road and another in Preston Road, Abingdon. PCSO Clare Atkins has been patrolling the areas and has made contact with the residents to try and resolve the issues. She has also written letters to those living nearby, to try encourage them to report the behaviour so the problems can be tackled.

PCSOs Selene Moquet and Adi Wright have been making enquiries into reports of ASB in Spinneys Close, Radley and Hean Close, Abingdon. They have carried out a leaflet drop in both areas to try and gain an understanding of the issues.

Burglary: We are pleased to report that there has been a decrease in burglaries over the last month. However, we have received calls about door handles being tried and doors being opened in Bowler Gardens, Abingdon. Following these reports, PCSO Selene Moquet completed a leaflet drop in the area to make the residents aware. Please ensure you keep windows and doors locked, even when you are home, and especially if you have a rear garden you are using when the weather is fine. Also make sure that access points such as gates are also secure and shed and garages remain locked when not in use.

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

A male has been charged with theft after he was caught stealing diesel on 1st April 2020. The diesel was taken from vehicles which belonged to a business on Thrupp Lane, Radley. The male was initially stopped on Barton Lane, Abingdon by PCSOs from the neighbourhood team.

On Thursday 30th April, five people were arrested from an address on Vineyard, Abingdon following a report of several people being inside a property. The group were arrested for several offences including possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, possession of Cannabis, being found on a premises with intent to commit crime and COVID-19 breaches.

On Sunday 3rd May, two males were issued COVID-19 fixed penalty notices following reports of a group of people gathering in the nature reserve on North Hinksey Lane, Oxford. The males were spoken to by PCSOs Selene Moquet and Adi Wright and had previously been given a warning about their behaviour.

On Thursday 16th April PCSO Ali Blood and PCSO Sully Jawed responded to a report of a disturbance in The Market Place, Abingdon. Whilst there a man not involved in the original disturbance assaulted PCSO Blood. The man was promptly arrested by officers attending to assist and has subsequently been released under investigation.

Current crime trends

Between 19th and 23rd April, we received five reports of theft from vehicles in the Wootton area. Two of these occurred in Huxley Close, two occurred in The Old Pound and one on Fox Lane, Boars Hill. Please ensure you lock your vehicle when parked and remove all valuables including small change.

There have been seven bicycle thefts reported in recent weeks from across the area, this is an increase on previous months. Please lock your bike securely when leaving it and register it online to help reduce theft. 

Neighbourhood team engagement

PCSOs from the neighbourhood team have been responding to reports of COVID-19 breaches and checking our known hot spots across the area. We have been targeting our patrols in areas where we are getting the most reports of people breaching the social restrictions, these have included parks and open spaces.

PCSO Maddie Highmoor has spent a large proportion of her time patrolling Thrupp Lane and Radley Lakes following ongoing reports of people using the area during the lockdown.

The team have also been attending addresses and giving words of advice, reminding members of the public of the government guidelines and warning them of the consequences should they be breached.

Over the last few weeks, police officers from the team have been assisting our response colleagues with crimes and incidents from across the local police area.

Florence, who lives at Old Station House, Abingdon celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday 3rd May. PCSOs Ali Blood and Maddie Highmoor had the pleasure of dropping off a gift and card to be passed on to Florence. They gave her a wave and birthday cheer from Abbey Close.

Have Your Say meetings

Due to the current pandemic, face to face ‘Have Your Say’ meetings will no longer be held until it is safe to do so again. Please use the details below to contact the team about any concerns you have.

Please get in touch/follow us using the following:
E-mail: AbingdonNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Twitter: @tvpsouthandvale
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tvpsouthandvale
Phone: 101
Always phone 999 in an emergency
 
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Susannah Morley (Police, PCSO, Abingdon)

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