Police – Monthly Update – September 2015

In the last month the following crimes have taken place within the Bicester rural policing area. Two push along scooters were stolen from outside a house in Caversfield and a bench was stolen from the green in Upper Heyford. Items have been stolen from vehicles in Ambrosden, Bucknell , Fewcott , and Chesterton , in all these cases the vehicles were left insecure and in some the owners was working nearby with the exception of Ambrosden where entry was forced. A set of number plates were stolen from a parked car in Blackthorn. Please ensure you lock your vehicles when leaving them even if only for a short while. A mobile phone was stolen from Chesterton Golf Club. There were 3 burglaries on the area , one in Caversfield , we are awaiting confirmation of what was stolen , another in Arncott where offenders forced their way in to a house and stole cash and jewellery and in Blackthorn a shed and business premises were broken into and cash , electrical items and garden tools were stolen. There were three reports of criminal damage, in Launton a first floor window of a house was broken, in Upper Heyford cigarette bins forced open and damaged and in Steeple Aston a car had tomato sauce placed on it. A cultivator was stolen from a rear garden in Wendlebury and a disc cutter from the roadside in Ambrosden and in Stratton Audley a dog and a petrol generator were stolen from a garden. Two large batteries were stolen from Little Chesterton and in Mixbury tools were stolen.
Upper Heyford speedwatch have been busy conducting checks during the month and recorded 12 vehicles speeding of which two were local. If you are interested in learning more about community speed watch then please contact the team.
Court results
Ryan Kilby of Steeple Aston pleaded guilty to assault, criminal damage and a public order offence and was fined a total of £250.
Out and about
The team were involved in policing Cropredy the annual music festival held in the village which attracts a large number of visitors. PCSO Kidd attended Blackthorn car show on Sunday 6th September.
If you have any events that you would like us to attend then please contact us with details and we will do our best to get an officer along.
Crime prevention advice
As the nights start to draw in and it gets darker earlier now is the ideal time to look at your home security. If you’re not at home during the hours of darkness, you may be at an increased risk of burglary.
If no light is on in your home, curtains are not drawn, and no car is in the drive, it’s an obvious sign to an opportunist burglar that nobody is at home. At this time of year it pays to secure your home. There are a number of simple and free ways to do this, all of which will help reduce the chance of your home becoming a target.
∙ Visit a local retailer to pick up a 24-hour segment timer for under £5. The timer can be used with a lamp, radio or TV to give the impression that someone’s home. Remember to use an energy efficient light bulb
∙ Register your valuables on www.immobilise.com it’s free and takes just a few minutes and if your valuables are stolen, will allow you to tell the police, your insurer, and the second-hand trade to assist in recovering your property and catch the thief
∙ Keep valuables out of sight
∙ Lock your doors and windows, if you have a UPVC door, make sure you have double locked it.
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