Henley Crime Report
This crime summary is a look at the crimes of public interest that occurred on the Henley, Snitterfield and Tanworth policing area over the last 14 days. We do not as normal practice include crimes of shoplifting, bilking, domestic violence or fraud.
Sometime before 21:11 hours on Sunday 30th October three unknown offender/s have forced the door of a premises on Broad Lane, Tanworth. The Three black males have assaulted the homeowners and stolen a handbag and set of car keys from within. The offender/s have then made off from the scene with the couples Jaguar S type motor vehicle.
Incident number 701 of 30th October refers
BURGLARY COMMERCIAL AND OTHER BUILDING
Between 02:00 hours and 03:15 hours on Friday 4th November unknown offender/s have gained entry to a premises in Snitterfield by jemmying the door lock. Once inside offender/s have attempted to steal a Plasma screen from within. No property has been stolen.
Incident number 60 of 4th November refers
Sometime before 10:00 hours on Sunday 6th November unknown offender/s have entered an outbuilding of a farm premises in Claverdon. Offender/s have stolen 100 fully grown turkeys from within. No other details are present at this time.
Incident number 234 of 6th November refers
Between midnight and 04:00 hours on Tuesday 8th November unknown offender/s have entered an out building at a farm premises in Wootton Wawen. It is not known at present what property has been stolen.
Incident number 115 of 8th November refers
Between 17:20 hours and 18:26 hours on Friday 28th October unknown offender/s have stolen a Ford Fiesta Motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Earlswood Common, Earlswood, by unknown means.
On discovering the theft the IP has called his mobile phone, which was left in the vehicle, the phone was answered by a male who stated they were going to “burn the vehicle out.”
The vehicle was later found burnt out in Northfield, Birmingham.
Incident number 570 of 28th October refers
Between 18:30 hours and 23:45 hours on Monday 1st November unknown offender/s have stolen a Taishan Scooter parked secure and unattended on a Public House car park in Earlswood.
Incident number 5 of 2nd October refers
Sometime before 08:30 hours on Tuesday 1st November unknown offender/s have stolen a Suzuki Supercarry van parked secure and unattended from a car park in Ullenhall by unknown means.
Incident number 114 of 1st November refers
Between 18:00 hours and 19:00 hours on Sunday 30th October unknown offender/s have gained entry to a Mercedes sprinter van parked secure and unattended on Alcester Road, Beoley by unknown means. Offender/s have stolen £21,500.00 worth of motorcycle equipment from within.
Incident number 265 of 1st November refers
Between 19:00 hours and 21:00 hours on Thursday 3rd November unknown offender/s have forced the door handle of a VW Passat parked secure and unattended in Claverdon. No property has been stolen from within.
Incident number 631 of 3rd November refers
Between 17:35 hours and 18:10 hours on Thursday 3rd November unknown offender/s have forced the drivers door lock on a Ford Mondeo motor vehicle parked secure and unattended in Henley. Once entry to the vehicle has been gained offender/s have managed to gain access to the boot area and a pair of sunglasses have been stolen.
Incident number 536 of 3rd November refers
Between 01:30 hours and 07:15 hours on Tuesday 8th November unknown offender/s have smashed the window of a Maxda motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Deans Green, Henley. Offender/s have stolen a laptop computer from within.
Incident number 77 of 8th November refers
Between 03:00 hours and 04:30 hours on Tuesday 8th November unknown offender/s have smashed the window of a Range Rover motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Danzey Green, Tanworth. Offender/s have stolen a satellite navigation system from within.
Incident number 239 of 8th November refers
Between 17:30 hours on Tuesday 8th November and 11:00 hours on Wednesday 9th November unknown offender/s have smashed a window of a Mercedes motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Church Road, Claverdon. It is not known at present if any property has been stolen from within.
Incident number 209 of 9th November
At approximately 00:10 hours on Saturday 29th October the IP confronted a group of youths who were smashing bottles in the High Street, Henley and asked them to stop. The offender/s have then threatened the IP with the broken bottle.
Incident number 013 of 29th October refers
At approximately 21:00 hours on Friday 28th October the IP was cycling along the High Street, Henley when a group of youths have pushed him from his bike and kicked him to his side.
Incident number 693 of 28th October refers
At approximately 18:30 hours on Sunday 30th October a known male offender has burst into a store on the High Street, Henley and threatened staff within with a handgun. The male has then left the store and threatened a group of males in the street.
The offender has now been arrested.
At approximately 21:05 hours on Monday 31st October unknown offender/s have smashed the front window of a property on School Road, Snitterfield by throwing eggs. This is the fourth offence at the property in six weeks. Local youths are suspected of the damage.
Incident number 772 of 31st October refers
On Monday 31st October (Halloween) 26 incidents were reported on the Alcester Sector of a ‘Rowdy’ nature, 14 of which were in Studley.
Warning over unusual crime
Warwickshire Police are warning the public to be vigilant against unusual crimes occurring across the county.
Increases in crimes like phising and documentation theft have been highlighted in a report by force analysts into criminal behaviour during the last financial year.
Phising, the process of using fake but credible emails and websites to deceive recipients into divulging personal data, has increased from 21 incidents in November 2003 to around 2,000 by July 2005.
Documentation theft is also increasingly being targeted during house burglaries with passport, driving licences, as well as bank and building society books being stolen.
ATM crime is believed to be the fastest growing type of card fraud, rising 85% nationally, with the majority of fraud occurring through fake cards, cards not present during transactions and the fraudulent use of lost or stolen cards.
Chief Inspector Mike Slater from the crime reduction unit said the report provides valuable indicators to help tackle crime.
“ Phising and identity theft are on the increase and the public should be wary of any unexpected and unusual telephone calls and emails. It is also advisable to follow basic crime prevention advice to avoid becoming a victim.”
Police have released a set of guidelines to prevent the public falling prey to these scams.
These include shredding or burning unnecessary documents, storing valuable documents with the bank and alerting the Royal Mail if you suspect your mail is being stolen.
Never respond to telephone calls asking for personal information or divulge information following requests made by email, and never release personal information or payment details on insecure websites that do not display the official padlock.
Cancel lost or stolen credit cards, passports and driving licences immediately and never carry them unnecessarily.
Warning letters, Anti Social Behaviour Orders and Acceptable Behaviour Contracts
In the last few months, in the Alcester sector, one warning letter have been issued in Henley in Arden, three in Bidford, two in Lower Quinton, nine in Studley and five in Alcester.
Acceptable Behaviour Contracts have been issued to three people in the Studley area, and one in the Bidford upon Avon area.
Anti Social Behaviour Orders have also been issued to one individual in the Studley Area.
What are Warning letters, Anti Social Behaviour Orders and Acceptable Behaviour Contracts all about?
Warwickshire police work within the crime and disorder reduction partnership, working with various agencies. Part of this strategy involves identifying anti social behaviour. Miss Kuldip Takhar works within the Warwick and Stratford district councils as an anti social behaviour officer for South Warwickshire.
Usually incidents of anti social behaviour are reported to the police but reports may also be received via environmental health, housing associations, landlords, schools or councilors.
In conjunction with Stratford district Council and Warwickshire police a letter will be sent to the individuals parents or the individual, if he/she is an adult, warning them of the consequences of their behaviour. Should the individual come to light again, with the district council, the police will negotiate an ABC (acceptable behaviour contract) with the individual and their parents, if a juvenile. Conditions are agreed as to appropriate standards of behaviour. There may also be a referral to other youth group organisations who will involve themselves with the individual.
Should the individuals behaviour not modify, further interaction will take place between agencies, for example consideration of an ASBO (anti social behaviour order) currently taken out jointly by police and the local authority, evidence having to be gathered to support the application.
A CRASBO (crime anti social behaviour order) is similar and can be obtained through the criminal courts after an individual has been convicted of an offence and there is evidence of previous convictions of offences anti social in nature.
For applications to be made evidence is required and we do rely on the support of the community to assist in these applications.
If you have any information or have witnessed the above incidents, please can you contact Alcester Police on 01789 762207.