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January 2019 Newsletter

Alert message sent 16/02/2019 19:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Resident(s),

Welcome to our monthly newsletter for the Hedge End and Botley area. Below is information on what your Neighbourhood Policing Team has been up to during January 2019!

Two charged with betting shop robberies across two counties
Some people may be wondering why a Police car was left parked outside the betting shops in Hedge End village Centre. This is because there was a series of betting shop robberies that occurred across Hampshire and Dorset.
James Frampton, 29, of Byron Road, Eastleigh and Michael Purkiss, 55, of Arthur Road, Eastleigh both face eight charges of robbery and eight charges of possessing a bladed article in relation to offences at:
Coral Racing in Bitterne Road, Southampton, between 8pm and 8.10pm on January 13.
Betfred in The Hundred, Romsey, between 8.10pm and 8.12pm on January 14.
Ladbrokes in Station Road, West Moors, Dorset, at around 8pm on January 16.
Ladbrokes in Long Lane, Holbury, between 5.10pm and 5.16pm on January 20.
Ladbrokes in Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, at around 6.30pm on January 21.
Betfred in Upper Northam Road, Hedge End, between 8.10pm and 8.15pm, on January 23.
Corals in Oakmount Road, Chandler’s Ford, between 9.39am and 9.40 am on January 27.
Betfred, Bitterne Road, Bitterne, between 8.50pm to 9pm on January 30.

Both men have been remanded to appear before Southampton Magistrates Court today, (Saturday 2nd Feb) .

Tollbar Way Vehicle Anti-Social Behavior
During January Police have had two great results dealing with the continued Vehicle Anti-Social Behavior at Tollbar Way.

Firstly a vehicle being seized following it being seen by Police doing a wheelie around a roundabout. The driver has also been Reported for Summons.

The second was a vehicle spotted by Police doing wheel spins and donuts in a car park in Tollbar Way. The driver of this vehicle has been given a Section 59 Warning and issued a Section 3 for careless driving.
Police will continue patrolling Tollbar Way and all incidents will be dealt with robustly and published in our monthly newsletter.

Theft from Motor Vehicles in Hedge End
There was a series of theft from motor vehicles in the Hedge End area ranging from the end of November 2018 to early January 2019, in roads such as Churchward Gardens, Simmons Close, Wellstead Way and Hedley Gardens amongst others. Police declared this a ‘series’ and began ‘Operation Catapult’ to try and identify the offender. We issued a CCTV image at the time of the offences, and would like to thank the public for their response to this which helped us identify the person responsible. The male and he has since received a ‘Conditional Caution’ for vehicle interference to engage with Project Gateway.

Gateway is a multi-agency initiative designed to respond to the specific needs of adult offenders between the ages of 18 and 24. The programme seeks to offer an alternative to formal prosecution and traditional conditional cautions by way of a Gateway conditional caution combined with an individually tailored contract put together by a case worker (Navigator) to ensure the offender engages with the partner agencies involved. The overall aim of Gateway is to reduce offending. Navigators will work closely with offenders, supporting them in areas of their lives identified as being vulnerable. By identifying and managing these problems with the offender and using multi-agency interventions, we hope that this will lead to a reduction in reoffending and an improvement in their life chances.”

Crime Prevention Advice to protect your vehicle/items
  • When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car.
  • Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked.  
  • Park your car in an attended car park.
  • Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
  • When parking at home, use your garage. If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area.
  • Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.
  • Take all your personal possessions with you.
  • Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
  • Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside.
  • Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.
  • Record the details of your property on the Immobilise website (see right).
  • Do not store your car's documents in the car.
  • Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts.
Beat Surgeries 2019
Crime Prevention – M&S – Hedge End.
11:00HRS – 13:00HRS
Saturday 9th March
Saturday 6th April
Crime Prevention- All Saints Church- Botley.
10:00hrs 1100hrs

Thursday 28th March
Thursday 25th April

As always feedback is welcome so please feel free to reply to this Hampshire Alert. Any information can help make this newsletter better.

Kind Regards,
Hedge End/Botley Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Message sent by
Chris Rutter (Police, PCSO, Eastleigh District)

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