We work with your community to find out what matters most where you live. We will work with you and partner agencies to agree the main priorities for the area and how we will work together to tackle them.
You said: Theft - Theft – There is an unacceptable level of retail theft in Petersfield Town so NPT will target, working with our partners & stakeholders to target harden retail premises. There has also been an increase in the number of reported theft of Pedal Cycles.
We did: 26/11/2016
To help tackle the issue of theft particularly in relation to theft of pedal bikes PCSO MORNING has gone to local bike shops in PETERSFIELD and given out immobilise leaflets. By logging on to www.immobilise.com you can register valuables such as bikes then if they are ever reported lost/stolen to the police we are more likely to recover this for the owner.
Sgt Stuart Tripp is responsible for the Safer Neighbourhood team for Liss
Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) officers working out of Longmoor Police office led by Sgt Stuart TRIPP have responsibility for being an active presence in your neighbourhood and for dealing effectively with local crime and anti-social behaviour. Officers hold regular beat surgeries and meet frequently with partner agencies and councillors to review local priorities ensuring that time and effort is focussed on the issues that matter most to those who live and/or work in the area.
You are able to influence this local priority setting. If you wish to do so or wish to discuss any issue with an officer from your local NPT please come to a beat surgery or call/email us.
The local NPT are supported by Response and Patrol teams (R&P) officers who work a 24-7 shift pattern working out of Alton Police station which is also the nearest station open to the public.
Thousands of people in the UK are likely to be falling victim to sextortion every year, according to the National Crime Agency and National Police Chiefs Council.
Sextortion is a form of blackmail where criminals use fake identities to befriend victims online and then persuade them to perform sexual acts in front of their webcam. These webcam images are recorded by the criminals who then threaten to share them with the victims’ friends and family unless they are paid. Sometimes there are escalating requests for further payment. At least four suicides in the UK have been linked to this form of blackmail.
The NCA’s Anti-Kidnap and Extortion Unit (AKEU) has been alerted by police forces to 864 cases of financially motivated webcam blackmail so far in 2016*, more than double the figure from the whole of the previous year (385). Officers believe there is likely to be significant under-reporting and that actual numbers are much higher.
Victims in the NCA cases are aged between 14 and 82, with the highest proportion being men aged between 21 and 30, and with a substantial proportion in the 11-20 age group.
In response to the increase, the NCA and NPCC have launched a new campaign to give advice to those who have been, or are likely to be, targeted.
The campaign includes a film aimed at the most vulnerable victims, helping them to recognise a potential criminal approach and providing online advice, including the importance of reporting the crime to their local police.
Advice for victims
• DON’T PANIC - The police will take your case seriously, will deal with it in confidence and will not judge you for being in this situation. You are not alone.
• DON’T PAY - Many victims who have paid have continued to get more demands for higher amounts of money. In some cases, even when the demands have been met the offenders will still go on to post the videos. If you have already paid, check to see if the money has been collected. If it has, and if you are able, then make a note of where it was collected from. If it hasn't, cancel the payment.
• DON’T COMMUNICATE further with the criminals. Take screen shots of all your communication. Suspend your Facebook account (but don’t delete it) and use the online reporting process to report the matter to Skype, YouTube etc. to have any video blocked and to set up an alert in case the video resurfaces. Deactivating the Facebook account temporarily rather than shutting it down will mean data is preserved and will help police to collect evidence.
• PRESERVE EVIDENCE - Make a note of all details provided by the offenders and DO NOT DELETE ANY CORRESPONDENCE.
And finally, remember, you are the victim of organised criminals, you are not alone and confidential support is available.
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James Pusey (Police, Corporate Communications, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight)
Officers in East Hampshire are reminding motorists of a simple message – ‘Lock It or Lose It!’
The warning comes as new figures show that 21 reports of tampering with or theft from a vehicle, have been made to the district’s Neighbourhood Policing Teams in the last fortnight.
Eight of these reports relate to Alton, five were reported in Bordon, and three in Clanfield
Chief Inspector Clare Jenkins said: “We do not believe that all of these reports are linked, but it sends a clear message to motorists across East Hampshire that you should always lock your vehicle, no matter how long it is unattended for, and don’t leave valuables on display.
“With the nights getting darker and winter drawing in, there is potential for this problem to get worse. Don't leave your vehicle unattended at any time if it is unlocked, some people may decide to start the ignition in advance of leaving on a cold morning, if you do then make sure you don't go back inside your home and provide an easy target for a thief.
"The current figures show that on average, at least one person is becoming a victim of this kind of crime each day in East Hampshire. We’re doing our best to address the issue, but in many cases theft can be prevented by observing simple crime prevention advice.
“We have been working to establish if patterns of vehicle tampering or theft have emerged and where ‘hot spots’ have been identified we’ve spoken to residents and increased patrols.
“Many of these incidents involve the theft of items like tools from a vehicle which can have a dramatic impact on the victim’s livelihood. Where possible don’t leave expensive equipment in vans overnight. Please take note of the crime prevention advice we’ve been issuing and call 101 if you can assist our enquiries”.
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you of the following crime prevention advice:
Thefts from vehicles
• Don't leave anything in your car - if it's not there, then it can't be stolen.
• Choose a stereo that can be removed and make sure you take it with you! You should also mark it with your registration number or postcode, in case it's stolen.
• Thieves aren't picky, so don't leave even low-value items in your car. Often thieves will smash and grab first and look later to see if what they've stolen is valuable.
• Don't hide it - if you hide items under the seat or in the glove box, chances are someone will have watched you. If you cannot avoid leaving something in your car, put it in your boot before you begin your journey.
• Don't leave valuables in your car even for a minute - it only takes a thief a few seconds to smash a window and get what they want, so don't take the chance.
• Your car isn't safe to be left unlocked on your driveway - nearly half of all incidents where items are stolen from cars happen when they are parked overnight, close to the owner's home.
• Don't leave your house keys or anything with your address on it in your vehicle - someone could steal your keys and then let themselves into your home.
• If it's portable, take the sat nav with you together with the support cradle and suction pads.
• Wipe away any marks left by the suction pads as thieves will look out for these.
• Don't leave your equipment in the glove compartment - thieves usually check here first.
• Always secure your car.
• Always lock your car and wind your windows up, even if you are just posting a letter or going into a petrol station.
• If you are stationary in traffic, keep your doors locked and don't wind your windows too far down - someone could reach in and try to grab something off your passenger seat.
• Use a steering wheel lock every time you leave your car - it makes life more difficult for the thief and therefore your car a less tempting target.
• Get a car alarm - they not only deter a thief from stealing the car, but also from stealing items from inside it. Have it fitted by a professional.
• Immobilisers stop the engine from starting if the car is being stolen and they are the best way to stop thieves. Having an immobiliser is a good idea if you have an expensive car, and it might help to reduce your insurance premiums.
Beauty Spot Vehicle Advice
• Try to park in sign-posted parking areas.
• Be cautious about parking your car in isolation. Thieves can be put off when other people are around.
• Do not leave anything in your vehicle. A jacket or coat left behind may be of very little value to you, but a thief may think it has been used to hide a laptop or handbag and will break into your vehicle to find out.
• Before you leave home, think about what you need and leave any unnecessary items of value at home.
• Whilst enjoying the sights make sure you keep your bag and possessions with you.
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Darryl Hook (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)
Overnight between 08/11/16 18.00 hrs – 09/11/16 19.40 hrs a Black Ford Focus was stolen from where it was parked in the Gammon Close, Petersfield. If you saw anything suspicious in this area between these times please call police on 101 quoting reference 44160422803.
Please note the following Crime Prevention Advice.
Use a steering wheel or gear lock.
Consider having an on-board diagnostics (OBD) lock fitted.
Keep your car keys safe.
Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked.
Don't leave your keys in a coat pocket.
Sports changing rooms can be targeted by thieves who look for car keys left in coat pockets.
Park your car in a garage or if you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit, open place.
Avoid parking in dark spots. Look for Park Mark safer parking award (see right).
Consider fitting security devices that are approved by either Thatcham or Sold Secure.
All security devices should be fitted by a professional.
Consider fitting a tracking devices.
Please continue to check your vehicles if not already done so, ensuring all personal belongings are still in place. Make sure that all valuable items are kept secure inside your property overnight and not in your car.
Look out for any suspicious activity and report it to police immediately. Please also look out for your vulnerable/elderly neighbours.
Crime prevention advice issued following thefts from outbuildings in East Hampshire.
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Message sent by James Pusey (Police, Corporate Communications, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight)
Officers across East Hampshire are reminding residents to keep their outbuildings secure.
In the last fortnight 31 non-dwelling burglaries have been reported across the district where outbuildings, which have sometimes been insecure, have been targeted by thieves. For example one incident on Standford Lane in the Bordon area saw two chainsaws taken from a stable building at some point between October 14 and 24.
As the nights are getting darker over the winter we'd like to take this opportunity to remind you of the following crime prevention advice:
General home and outbuilding security
• Keep the boundaries of your property well-maintained and secure to keep out unwanted visitors
• Ensure all doors and windows are shut and locked when not in use.
• Ensure windows and door frames are in good repair.
• Fit adequate locks to sheds, garages and outbuildings and consider fitting shutters or grilles to windows, or blocking them completely
• Fit good quality window locks
• Consider fitting a monitored home intruder alarm
• Check security equipment regularly to ensure it works properly.
• Install automatic security lights that come on at dusk and go off at dawn.
• Help make your property look occupied by fitting timer switches to lamps in different rooms and set them to come on at staggered times.
• Make sure the manufacturer's instructions are adhered to at all times when using electrical security devices.
CCTV and intruder alarms
• Consider installing CCTV to provide formal surveillance to the most vulnerable areas of the property.
• Consider installing an audible and monitored intruder alarm system.
• Leave vehicles out of sight when not in use.
• Vehicles and plant equipment should be locked when left outside and the keys kept in your possession or in a locked key safe.
• Consider the use of hitch locks, wheel clamps or ground anchors. You may require a combination of the above to meet insurance requirements.
• All property, including vehicles and tools, should be uniquely marked, photographed and details such as serial, chassis and model numbers recorded.
The purpose of marking property is:
• To reduce the payoff to the thief – traceable property may be more difficult to sell on
• To increase the likelihood of identifying property as stolen – thereby assisting prosecution
• To increase the likelihood of re-uniting property with the owner
There are a number of methods for marking property effectively.
• Covertly – for example through use of Forensic DNA marker as liquid, gel or grease; UV pen; tracking or tagging technology; micro-marking.
• Overtly – by engraving/chemical etching; labels; postcoding or use of bar codes.
Your local Longmoor Neighbourhood Policing Team needs your help in setting the Local Community Policing Priorities for your area for the next 3 months. In order to ensure that we are working effectively in the community, we need you to tell us what issues are affecting you the most. Our aim is to reduce Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and crime and increase confidence in the Police; as well as to make your neighbourhood a safer place to live and work. We will give you information that indicates where the demand for Police resources is located. All we ask is that you spare 5 minutes to complete this survey to give us a clear understanding of the issues that matter to you. We will use these results, along with Police and partner agency data, to set our priorities for the next 3 months.
Please click on the following link:
PCSO 13456 PAYNE.