Local Crime Update 31/05/2021

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Local Crime Update 31/05/2021

Dear Residents

Please find below the crime record for the period from 15th May to 31st May.
The lowest it’s been for a long time.  Delighted to see no burglary or theft from motor vehicle.
Disappointing to see youths on bikes causing damage to people’s property.  Hopefully, this is a one off.
We’ve seen a big drop in theft of/from motor vehicle offences over the last couple of months.  Theft of motor vehicle has also dropped but we’ve seen a small rise in criminal damage.

Burglary still remains very low.

Now that the weather is improving, please be careful to make sure all your windows are shut before you leave home as, inevitably, we all end up opening more windows.

Also, people returning to work, think about precautions such as time switchers and having ring doorbells linked to your phones so you can answer your door when you’re at home.

Over the last two months we’ve carried out speed checks in Barnfield Wood Road, Wickham Way, Brabourne Rise & St Mary’s Avenue.  The majority of drivers were driving at safe speeds and very few had to be pulled over and given words of advice.

On a happier note, we’ve been able to resume community engagement activities to some extent as restrictions ease.  We’ve been able to visit schools at both the start & finish of the day & the church when working early turn on Sundays.   Hopefully if things keep going the right way & restrictions are further eased there could be the possibility of restarting resident’s drop-in sessions but that’s very much up in the air at the moment.

Hope to see some of you out and about when on patrol.

Thanks as always for your help & support.

Kind Regards


Adam CHARLES | PCSO 7572PY | Albemarle House SNT Base

Shortlands Dedicated Ward Officer

SHORTLANDS CRIME RECORD 16/05/2021 – 31/05-2021

Criminal Damage:  

  1. 16/05/21 Mid afternoon.  Elwill Way.  Youths pulled fence posts out of ground.
  2. 21/05/21 Mid morning to 22/05/21 Mid morning.  Durham Road.  Side of vehicle scratched.

Theft of Motor Vehicle:  

  1. 15/05/21- 22/05/21.  Valley Road.  Vehicle parked on road stolen.  Taken on either a lorry or towed away as battery had been taken out as part of an ongoing repair.