The latest crime statistics can be found by visiting www.police.uk. This website provides you with helpful information about crime and policing in your area. Enter your postcode, town, village or street into the search box, and get instant access to street-level crime maps and data, as well as details of the neighbourhood police team and ‘Have Your Say Events’. The level of crime and anti-social behaviour in the area remains below average compared with the rest of England and Wales. Crime rates in your neighbourhood for the months of April 2012 to February 2013 as opposed to the same period in 2011/12 have remained the same; however burglaries to houses and thefts of vehicles are down over 55%.
The neighbourhood has three priorities; please look at the Thames Valley Police website for details. If you do have some concerns about crime or disorder in the Bucklebury & Downlands neighbourhood please email me at the address below or call me on the non emergency number for Thames Valley Police, 101.
A 59 year old female has received a caution following a theft in Chapel Row in February 2013. A 24 year old male received a caution for criminal damage following an incident in Chaddleworth during March 2013. A 20 year old male received a caution for possession of cannabis following a stop check by police on 27th March in Snelsmore Common. A 37 year old female received a caution for criminal damage following an incident in Aldermaston during March 2013. A 23 year old female received a caution for theft following an incident in Hermitage during March 2013. Erica Breakspear a 61 year old female from Hatt Close, Peasemore has been found guilty at court of owning a dog dangerously out of control causing injury to a person and fined in total £473 and the court issued a contingent dog destruction order. An 18 year old male from Upper Bucklebury has been charged with harassment following various incidents in the village between September and November 2012 and will be appearing at Reading Magistrates Court on 10th April.
The mobile police station is coming to a street near you and gives you the chance to meet your local police team and discuss any issues you may have. It will be out and about on the weekend of the 20th and 21st April. Check the Thames Valley Police website for times and locations.
Please make sure you report all crimes and any instances of anti social behaviour to Thames Valley Police so we can deal accordingly. Too often we are receiving calls from your parish councilors of incidents that should be reported to the police and too much time has passed by to be able to deal effectively.
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You can keep up to date with news from the Bucklebury & Downlands Neighbourhood Police Team and find out about forthcoming meetings, crime statistics and how to contact your neighbourhood officers by visiting the Thames Valley Police website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk and following the links for Neighbourhood Policing.