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Woodstock and District Neighbourhood Upate

Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC Richard Conner reports that "June has seen a relatively quiet time crime-wise, possibly due to the terrible weather! We have seen a few incidents of stolen number plates in our area, so we bring this to our community's attention and remind them that security bolts can be purchased for added safety.
A few cold-callers have been about so if you are in any doubt about their legitimacy, please contact us via 0845 8 505 505, or if you wish to remain anonymous, ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Woodstock and Bladon
"We have had reports of an eastern European woman about 5ft 5ins, long dark hair tied back in a ponytail, black skirt, black top, who is selling gold jewellery in public houses. There has also been a theft of an antique clock from a shop so please be aware of anyone acting suspiciously.

"Youths have been reported as causing a nuisance not only at Rosamund Drive play area, but also New Road play area. Officers arrived to find underage youths drinking alcohol. This was confiscated and letters were sent to parents.

"There have been a few alarms going off in our area, falsely, possibly caused by the weather, but we treat all reports seriously.

"In Bladon we have had a lot of traffic-related incidents. There has also been a report from the primary school of criminal damage caused by youths, please can we ask residents to be vigilant and report anyone trespassing illegally on school premises.

Freeland and Hanborough
"Again we have had a report of a stolen vehicle number plate in Hanborough.

"Youths have been causing a nuisance outside Queen Eleanorís Court and Wasties Orchard, so extra patrols will be put on. Parents please try to be aware of where your children are.

"One report received of a mini-motorbike around the pavilion, please call in immediately if it causes you any distress.

"Freeland have had a few cold-callers offering their services to gravel driveways etc. Again call us immediately if you have your suspicions.

Stonesfield and Combe
"There have been doorstep callers in the village collecting on behalf of Helen Douglas Hospices, they were found to be all in order.

"Again, front and rear vehicle number plates have been stolen. In Combe there has been criminal damage caused to the telephone kiosk, the church and a shed on the school premises, all in and around the same time.

Tackley and Rousham
"In this area we have been called out to a neighbourhood dispute, two abandoned vehicles, burglary to a non-dwelling (nothing was taken) and again another alarm that had been falsely activated.

"We have also had reported to us, a persistent out of date tax disc on a vehicle, evidence is being gathered and action will be taken.

Kiddington, Glympton and Wootton
"Underage youths drinking alcohol and causing criminal damage and nuisance have been reported on two separate occasions. Names have been taken and follow-up action will be pursued.

"Fear for welfare of a resident was reported to us, all was in order when we arrived. We have also been called out to a public order incident where a contractor was shouting obscenities to a resident, this will not be tolerated and action was taken.

Other Neighbourhood News
"The Neighbourhood Action Group undertook engagement days throughout the area and with the mobile police station we visited Long Hanborough and Freeland on the 13 June, Stonesfield by the shops, Combe, Tackley by the village hall and Bladon on the 18 June.

"On 16 June we took the mobile police station to Woodstock Carnival and spent the day there. During these visits we undertook a public survey to identify the three main priorities the community believes are important to them and what the Neighbourhood Action Group should be tackling. The results will be evaluated and the priorities for the coming year will be actioned. A newsletter of the group's work-to-date was handed out at all the locations visited."

Posted : 02/07/2007 21:28:58

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