Local Crime Update 30/11/2021

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Local Crime Update 30/11/2021

Dear Residents

Please find below the crime record for the period from 15th Nov to 30th Nov 2021.

Pleasing to see a drop in theft of motor vehicles and no residential burglaries.  Disappointing to see two shop burglaries as we don’t usually see these on the Ward.  Also on a positive note we’ve had no theft from motor vehicle offences for just over a week.  Hopefully this general drop in crime continues into December.  Disappointing to see nasty behaviour from a group of youths in Wickham Way that would have been very frightening for the victims.  The victim did call 999 and a group of youths were stopped.  Unfortunately the victim was unable to identify the culprits.

On a happier note, all three Shortlands DWOs visited Highfield School last Thursday (25/11/21) as part of their road safety week.  We gave talks to all years, apart from reception, on road safety and, for the two oldest years (5 & 6), also included stranger danger and safe social media use.  The children seemed to enjoy it and showed great enthusiasm both answering questions we put to them & asking us questions.

The next drop in surgery is on Tuesday 14/12/21 from midday to 1pm at Shortlands Library, Shortlands Road.  Hope to see some of you there.

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 15/11/2021 – 30/11/2021

Theft from Motor Vehicle:

1. 16/11/21.  Late afternoon.  Wickham Way.  Van broken into using key copying device.  Sports bag stolen.
2. 22/11/21.  Late evening.  Whitecroft Way.  Catalytic convertor stolen.
3. 23/11/21.  Late evening.  Mays Hill Road.  Tools stolen from van.

Non Residential Burglary:

1. 21/11/21.  Early morning.  Westmoreland Road.  Glass in front door of shop smashed.  Stock stolen.
2. 22/11/21.  Mid morning.  South Hill Road.  Tools stolen from building site.
3. 23/11/21.  23/11/21 Early evening- 24/11/21 early morning.  Suspect(s) smashed open bottom of door and crawled into shop.  Cash stolen.

Criminal Damage:

1. 21/11/21.  Mid afternoon.  Wickham Way.  Front door kicked open by youths who ran off.  Police were called and stopped a group of youths but victim was unable to identify who had kicked her door.

Theft of Motor Vehicle:

1. 27/11/21- 28/11/21.  Overnight.  Elwill Way.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.