January Police Update
Monthly Local Policing Update - Downley & Disraeli
This month’s update is brought to you by PCSO Jennifer WEAVER.
Downley and Disraeli Neighbourhood Team would like to welcome you to 2015, in the new year we have had a new member join our team in the form of PCSO C9433 Ceri Sydney.
1. Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) – The hotspot locations for ASB are currently Wyatt Close/ Gibbs Close pathway where groups of males have been congregating and causing a nuisance. The Common is also being monitored for quad bikes and suspicious vehicles parking up. The Pastures Flats remains on our watch as groups of youths are still congregating at times and causing noise disturbances. If you are affected by any ASB issues please call 101.
2. Parking – This still remains a concern for Downley and Disraeli, especially during school times. The Downley School Park Awareness Week in December last year was a success and we will continue to support their efforts to reduce cars outside their school.
3. Speeding – Hughenden Avenue, Hithercroft Road, Coates Lane, The Pastures and Plomer Hill remain our roads of concern. A speeding operation will be put in place in the near future.
Anti Social Behaviour
Since December there have been a few incidents of anti-social behaviour. The quad bikes which have been causing nuisance in Tinkers Wood area have now started frequenting Naphill Common Woods. There have been reports of eggs being thrown at vehicles passing through School Close near the junction for the Community Centre. Also there is a group of youths that are beginning to congregate in the Wyatt Close car park which is causing a nuisance to residents. These locations have been added to our patrol plan and passing attention will be paid throughout our shifts.
During the months of December and January a front door to a block of flats on Garratts Way has been damaged in an attempt to gain access to an address inside. Also multiple cars have had windows smashed at a property on Hillfield Close. If anybody who we have not had the chance to speak with already has any knowledge of these incidents, please call 101.
Theft from Vehicles
There has been a slight rise in theft from vehicles recently. Residents must be aware of an increase in van thefts, especially Ford Transit Vans, where a device is being used to gain access to the drivers’ side door and disable the central locking, after which items of value are then being removed from the vans. Number plates have been taken from vehicles on Rennie Close and Telford Way. A white Toyota IQ has been broken into and a handbag removed from the passenger’s side seat from a property on Falcon Rise. Cars have also had windows smashed and searches of the contents have occurred at properties on Cotswold Way and Southfield Road. We are urging residents to remain vigilant of anybody acting suspiciously in the area and to remove any valuable items from display in your vehicles. If you know any information related to these incidents, please call 101.
Over the Christmas and New Year’s period we have seen a rise in burglaries. A property on Cumbrian Way was left insecure and a search of the house has been conducted by offenders. A back door has been left insecure at a property on Falcon Rise and technical items have been removed from the downstairs rooms. Two properties on Garratts Way have been targeted by using the back doors as entry, one had gained entry and a messy search conducted inside, however there was no entry at the other property.
A property on Southfield Road has had a shed broken into a 4 cycle bikes removed, point of access is believed to the back garden from the railway track that runs behind. If anyone has information of this incident or has come across any bikes, please call 101.
Have Your Say Meetings
Have Your Say Meetings are opportunities for you to speak with members of your Neighbourhood Policing Team. Each month we arrange a few dates where we will be available to speak for an allocated time at certain locations. Below are a few dates to consider if you wish to talk to us about any issues that are causing you concern.
Friday 13th February from 17:00-18:00 at the Community Centre
Monday 23rd February from 16:00- 17:00 at the Community Centre
PC Craig Duncan is also tweeting on behalf of the Neighbourhood team at @TVP_Wycombe, please follow us on Twitter.
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