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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Burglaries in the area

On Friday (24/08) a property off Port Way (A4074) Ipsden, was burgled. The aggrieved heard a loud banging sound around 1.00am and went to investigate to find a dining room window had been forced open. It was later discovered that a jade Chinese goddess statue had been stolen.

Between Sunday (26/08) and Tuesday (28/08) a property in Greenfield Crescent Wallingford, was burgled. Entry was gained by smashing a back door window. An untidy search was carried out of the property before entering the garage then forcing open the door from the inside and stealing a blue BMW vehicle, two bikes and a laptop computer. The BMW has been found abandoned in Cowley Road, Oxford.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Garden Shed & Garage thefts

There has been a few shed breaks in the area over the last few days.

Please read the ideas/tips below which may help the security of your shed or garage.

Ensure that the buildings are in good condition and look to improve security by:-

Fixing a mesh or bars on the inside of windows.

Fitting good locks to the door. Padlocks should be at least 6cm/2" wide and made of hardened steel.

Fittings should be bolted through the door and reinforced at the back with a steel plate or washers. Hasps should have concealed screws.

Fit additional locks to up & over garage doors.

Consider an alarm, they can be bought cheaply from any DIY store.

Secure all items that could easily be removed.

Security mark property such as lawn mowers, strimmers, chain saws etc. Don't mess around with a UV pen, use a permanent marker pen or better still paint to put your post code or name on the items. The more it stands out the better.

Take photographs of any valuable garden ornaments. If they are stolen it will be easier to identify if found.

Ensure bikes are security marked and secured.

All of the above is easily done and may deter any thief.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Theft of metal water troughs

Over the last month there has been an increase in the theft of metal water troughs. These have been stolen from fields and paddocks, recent incidents have occurred in the Christmas Common and Northend areas, near Watlington.

Animals are being left without water, so please keep checking the welfare of your animals and report any further incidents or suspicious activity to the police.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Unlicensed music events - Raves

Thames Valley Police run operations with a dedicated response to unlicensed music events (raves). These operations will involve a proactive, highly visible preventative patrol.
Landowners are advised to take precautionary measures to ensure that ‘Ravers’ do not enter their land. The advice is to place physical barriers in entrance ways to vulnerable sites to prevent access to land, ensure buildings are secure and regularly check gates and padlocks are still in place and locked.
If you see any suspicious vehicles in or around your land please call the police on 101 and provide vehicle details including make, model and registration number as well as a description of any occupants if possible as they may be checking locations to hold a rave.
It is crucial that information in relation to suspicious activity or loud music is reported as soon as possible. If you hear any disturbances during the night or see an increase in traffic please call the police on the non emergency telephone number 101, the sooner they are informed the quicker they can react.