Local Crime Update 15/05/2024

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Local Crime Update 15/05/2024

Dear Residents

Over the last two weeks the crime rate’s been very low.  Particularly pleasing to see how low the theft from motor vehicle and burglary rates.  Regarding theft of motor vehicle offences, it doesn’t appear that any particular type of vehicle’s being particularly targeted at the moment.  Very positive to see that the majority of days over the last fortnight have been burglary and vehicle crime free.
On the community engagement side I had a very enjoyable visit to the youth club at St Mary’s Church on Sunday 12/05/24.  Our next Cuppa With A Copper session will be on Thursday 23/05/24 from 10am to 11am.  The venue will be Costa Coffee, Westmoreland Road. We also hope to attend the Community Café at St Mary’s Church on Wednesday 22/05/24.  An early heads up that the next Ward Panel meeting will be on Tuesday 04/06/24 at 7.30 pm in the Friends Room at St Mary’s Church.  Our next drop in surgery’s on Saturday 08/06/24 from 11am to midday at Shortlands Library, Shortlands Road.  Look forward to seeing some of you at these events.

Thanks as always for your help and support.

Kind regards


Adam CHARLES | PCSO 7572PY | Albemarle House SNT Base

Shortlands Dedicated Ward Officer


SHORTLANDS CRIME RECORD 01/05/2024 – 15/05/2024

Vehicle Interference:
  1. 03/05/24.  Overnight.  Farnaby Road.  Male seen walking down road trying car doors.  Witness called 999.  Suspect arrested.
  2. 03/05/24.  Overnight.  Ravensbourne Avenue.  Group of youths tried to open victim’s car door.   Unable to copy signal as keys were in a Faraday pouch.
Theft From Motor Vehicle:
  1. 03/05/24 Late afternoon-05/05/24 mid afternoon.  Spare wheel stolen from van.  Toyota Proace.
Theft of Motor Vehicle:
  1. 07/05/24.  Overnight.  Malmains Close.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.  BMW X5
  2. 08/05/24.  Overnight.  Westmoreland Road.  Suspects attempted to steal motorcycle from communal car park of block of flats. Victim heard them and ran out.  Suspects dropped bike on floor and fled.  Immobilser damaged.  Yamaha MT 07.
  3. 10/05/24.  Early evening.  Malmains Way.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.  Landrover Discovery.
  1. 12/05/24 Early afternoon.  Westmoreland Road.  Flat broken into through back door.  Watches stolen following an untidy search.
Criminal Damage:
  1. 14/04/24.  Afternoon.  Marina Close.  Small holes found in shed windows.  Informant heard loud noise sounding like an air rifle shortly before discovering the holes.