Local Crime Update 31/10/2021

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Local Crime Update 31/10/2021

Dear Residents

Please find below the crime record for the period from 16th Oct to 31st Oct.

Very pleased to see no burglary in the last fortnight. All the crime is motor vehicle crime.

Remember to try and keep your keys in a metal or foil container and bring valuable items indoors rather than leaving them in your vehicle overnight.

Pleased to report that all went well on Shortlands Ward yesterday on Halloween.  Bumped into many groups of children trick or treating but had no behavioural issues and most were well supervised by parents.

I also attended St Mary’s Church where I enjoyed a nice cup of tea with those who had attended the annual memorial service.

With schools resuming from half-term, I attended Highfield School at the end of the school day where I spoke to many parents and children.

Junior Volunteer Police Cadets resumes on Tuesday 02/11/21, after a two week half-term break.

Very much looking forward to continuing developing young people’s knowledge of policing.

Thanks as always for your help & support.

Kind Regards


Adam CHARLES | PCSO 7572PY | Albemarle House SNT Base

Shortlands Dedicated Ward Officer


SHORTLANDS CRIME RECORD 16/10/2021 – 31/10/2021

Theft from Motor Vehicle: 

  1. 19/10/21.  Early to mid afternoon.  Mays Hill Road.  Hole drilled inside door of van.  Several tools stolen.
  2. 25/10/21.  Mid evening.  Wickham Way.  Suspects came on to victim’s driveway and cut wires on security lights before stealing catalytic convertor.  Victim heard them on the driveway and went outside.  Suspects threatened him with violence if he didn’t go back inside. The victim did call 999 but the suspects had fled and the victim was unable to give a description.  An investigating officer was assigned but unfortunately the CCTV did not show any facial images of the suspects.
  3. 26/10/21.  Overnight.  Malmains Way.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.
  4. 26/10/21- 27/10/21.  Overnight.  Mays Hill Road.  Catalytic convertor stolen.
  5. 27/10/21 Early morning- 28/10/21 late evening.  Durham Road.  Steering wheel, coat & handbag stolen.

Theft of Motor Vehicle: 

  1. 23/10/21.  Overnight.  Elwill Way.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.
  2. 23/10/21- 24/10/21.  Overnight.  Wickham Way.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.  Recovered in Westgate Road after being located by tracker company.
  3. 26/10/21.  Overnight.  Malmains Way.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.
  4. 29/10/21.  Early morning.  Den Road.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.