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.
Between 21:50 hours and 21:59 hours on Monday 21st November unknown offender/s have cut the padlock of a metal security gate to a house on Glenhurst Road, Henley.
No entry to the premises has been gained.
Incident number 599 of 21st November refers
BURGLARY COMMERCIAL AND OTHER BUILDING
At approximately 11:35 on Saturday 12th November unknown offender/s have gained entry to an office in the Wootton Wawen area by unknown men. Once inside offender/s have entered a safe and stolen £1000,00 from with.
Incident number 267 of 12th November refers
Between 08:00 hours on Saturday 19th November and 08:00 hours on Monday 21st November unknown offender/s have cut padlocks on two gates surrounding a premises on the Snitterfield Road, Henley. Once inside offender/s have entered and insecure outbuilding tampered with a forklift within and used same to load a container, containing unknown items, onto the offender/s vehicle. Offender/s have then left the premises in an unknown direction.
Incident number 86 of 21st November refers
Between 20:50 hours and 20:55 hours on Friday 11th November unknown offender/s have smashed the window of a VW Bora motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on the car park of a public house in the Henley area.
Offender/s have stolen a suitcase and briefcase from within.
Incident number 665 of 11th November refers
Between 17:00 hours on Friday 11th November and 09:30 hours on Saturday 12th November unknown offender/s have forced the rear door lock of a motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Highfield Close, Snitterfield. Offender/s have stolen power tools from with.
Incident number 553 of 14th November refers
Between 22:00 hours and 22:30 hours on Tuesday 15th November unknown offender/s have entered a Subaru motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Oak Dene Close, Claverdon by smashing a window. Offender/s have stolen a laptop computer bag from within.
Incident number 657 of 15th November refers
Between 20:30 hours on Tuesday 15th November and 07:30 hours on Wednesday 16th November unknown offender/s have smashed the window of a VW Golf motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on Tanworth Lane, Henley. Offender/s have stolen a satellite navigation system from within.
Incident number 97 of 16th November refers
Between 19:30 hours on Tuesday 15th November and 08:00 hours on Wednesday 16th November unknown offender/s have smashed the window of a Ford Fiesta motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on the Hill, Snitterfield. No property has been stolen from within.
Incident number 96 of 16th November refers
Between 20:30 hours on Tuesday 15th November and 07:30 hours on Wednesday 16th November unknown offender/s have removed the rubber seal from the window of a VW van parked secure and unattended on Hales Close, Snitterfield, and gained entry. Once inside offender/s have stolen a mobile phone and satellite navigation system from within.
Incident number 93 of 16th November refers
Between 17:00 hours on Tuesday 15th November and 08:00 hours on Wednesday 16th November unknown offender/s have, by unknown means, removed the windscreen from a Toyota pick up parked secure and unattended on the Hill, Snitterfield. Once inside offender/s have removed property from the glove box. All property was later found discarded.
Incident number 91 of 16th November refers
At approximately 08:00 hours on Monday 21st November unknown offender/s have gained entry to a Red Lexus motor vehicle parked on Earlswood Common, Earlswood. The vehicle had been left to defrost and was therefore insecure.
Incident number 69 of 21st November refers
Between 19:00 hours on Wednesday 23rd November and 07:20 hours on Thursday 24th November unknown offender/s have attempted to force the door lock of a Ford Mondeo motor vehicle parked secure and unattended on the High Street, Henley. No entry to the vehicle has been gained.
Incident number 109 of 24th November refers
At approximately 15:25 hours on Wednesday 16th November a father and son have arrived at a school in the Henley in Arden area. The father has then encouraged his son to hit a fellow pupil, which he has done causing a black eye. The father has stated that the IP in this case has been bullying his son.
Incident number 462 of 16th November refers
SOMETHING TO SHOUT ABOUT
HOME OFFICE PRAISES STUDLEY PARTNERSHIP
Partnership working to tackle crime in South Warwickshire has been praised by the home office. The crime and disorder reduction partnership, being led by Stratford District Council, targets issues such as anti-social behaviour, drug abuse and the fear of crime at a community level.
A top Home Office Official has paid a visit to Studley on a fact-finding trip, which will lead to a government report highlighting the Stratford District as a good example of such Partnerships in action.
“ Its safe to say the community was thrilled and excited to have their hard work over the last 18 months or so recognised by the Home Office,” said Councillor Juliet Short.
“ Studley is one of our priority areas for community safety and is a credit to everyone involved – the Police, all the local councils and the local community groups, that our success in tackling crime will be used as an example of good practice by the government.”
Warwickshire Police would like to thank all the community groups involved in this process for their hard work in tackling anti social behaviour and to remind people that whilst this is an excellent in road into the problem there are still more issues that will continue to be tackled.
CRIME PREVENTION CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
PC Gary Knight from the South Warwickshire Community Safety Department offers the following Christmas shopping crime prevention advice:
|Keep your wallet or purse in a safe place, ideally in an inside pocket of your jacket or coat with the zip or button done up.
|Make sure you carry your chequebook and cheque guarantee card separately, don't keep them together in your handbag or wallet.
|Don't carry large amounts of cash. Use a payment or credit card if possible or if you are paying by cash only take out reasonable amounts of money from the cash point and return for more when you need it.
|If you are carrying a handbag, keep it fastened and tucked under your arm or with the strap across your body. Be particularly aware if the bag has a long strap, that it doesn't get pulled away from you in a crowd, enabling thieves to open it without your knowledge.
|Don't leave purses or bags unattended even for a second, whether on a supermarket trolley or on the shop counter, while you are paying for goods.
|At sales counters make sure you take a few seconds to put your money and cards safely away in handbags or inside pockets before moving from the counter. Do not feel pressurised, even if there is a queue. Don't just put your purse at the top of your handbag, tuck it well down inside the bag.
Members of the public should also remember that leaving valuable items on display in their car is an invitation for thieves.
|If you have a lot of shopping to do and need to take some back to the car before making more purchases make sure you leave someone with the car. Thieves go Christmas shopping too - but they go looking in people's cars for their gifts.
|Keep your car park ticket in a separate place to your keys. If your bag is stolen with the keys and the car park ticket inside it may help a thief to locate your car.
PC Knight adds: " Christmas is a busy time for everyone - including criminals. At this time of year criminals can have rich pickings. Don't make it easy for them. Take a few moments to ensure your money is safe and you do not make yourself an easy target".
WARNING OVER BLOCK PAVING AND DRIVEWAY RESURFACING SALESPEOPLE
Householders in the Kenilworth area have reported experiencing difficulties with trades offering block paving and driveway resurfacing services door to door. In the first incident a trader offering such a service increased his estimate of £1900 to £2400 and asked for money in advance, offering to drive the householder to a cash point to withdraw it.
In the second incident a trader approached a householder unexpectedly on the doorstep and tried to persuade her to have her drive done. The consumer did not agree to have her driveway paved but asked the trader to return after the weekend. However on the Saturday a group of men arrived and without warning, or permission, began to dig up her driveway. The Householder contacted the Police and reported the incident as criminal damage.
In the final case a trader was reported to have been using high-pressure sales to try and encourage householders to have their driveways resurfaced. A consumer reported that the trader had three vans in the street and three salesmen walking round knocking on people’s doors for an entire day. The consumer’s neighbour was reported to have been quite distressed as salesmen were knocking on her door every two hours, each time lowering the price they quoted.
One elderly lady in the street was reported to have been quoted £3,000 to top dress her drive and one gentleman paid £2,000 for a job that took two hours and involved stripping the top layer of his drive off and re-covering it with tarmac. Another lady at one point was reported to have had all three salesmen surrounding her on her doorstep trying to force her to have work done – they would not take no for an answer.
If you have any information or have witnessed the above incidents, please can you contact Alcester Police on 01789 762207.