Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update –

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Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update –

Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver brings this month's update:

Chipping Norton

“There have been a number of high profile incidents that have occurred in the town centre over recent weeks that have concerned residents. We wish to reassure local people we are actively investigating these and taking positive action.

“A local 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with racially aggravated criminal damage at the Thai Shire Restaurant, together with two further counts of criminal damage in New Street Car Park and William Bliss Avenue, all of which occurred on 5tg November. He is currently on bail awaiting court.

“Enquiries are continuing into one further incident of criminal damage at the Thai Shire restaurant.

“Another local 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the arsons at the theatre in Spring Street and wheelie bins in Albion Street and is awaiting a charging decision by the Youth Panel.

“And a third 17-year-old has also been arrested for the arson that occurred at the flats in West Street on 8 September.

“There was a bag snatch at Somerfield on 5 November. As the result of enquiries, one local youth has been arrested and enquiries are continuing.

“A local 15-year-old was arrested and charged for criminal damage to a window at Threshers off licence in West Street on 27 August, and also for an assault on another male in Foxfield on 13 October.

“John Youngson, aged 18, of Rowell Way, Chipping Norton was arrested and charged with a burglary at the Co-Op supermarket, Chipping Norton on 13 October when several cases of beer were taken through a broken window.

“There has been a lot of confusion with regard to the outcome of the ram raid at Corbetts earlier this year. A man admitted this offence when we was standing trial for several other offences across the county and beyond. He is currently serving a sentence in prison.

“No incidents were reported on Fireworks Night. Three incidents were reported on Halloween, only one of which was in Chipping Norton and involved door knocking.

“Finally, as a result of a public order incident which occurred in West Street, Chipping Norton on Saturday 24 November, several people have been 'pub-watched'. This prevents them from entering member licensed premises in Chipping Norton for a nominated period.”

Charlbury update from PCSO Lucy McDonagh/PCSO Stephanie Blake
(including Finstock, Spelsbury, Fawler)

“We are continuing to raise police visibility around Charlbury with two if not three PCSOs who enjoy walking the beat! At a recent town council meeting it was pleasing to hear that the residents of Charlbury have actually noticed a difference. There is still work to do but we appear to be winning the battle.

“Charlbury Football Club was recently broken into and a burglary occurred at a residence in Stonesfield Lane.”

The Wychwoods update from PCSO Wes Smith/PCSO Stephanie Blake
(including Ascot, Shipton and Milton under Wychwood, Lyneham, Chadlington, Fifield, Chilson, Sarsden, Kingham, Churchill, Salford, The Rollrights)

“Beaconsfield Hall in Shipton-under-Wychwood is still suffering from youths gathering at the rear of the building. Regular patrols are being made to discourage this activity.

“Chilson was the scene of a death earlier this month and the residents would have seen more police officers than usual. If anyone has any concerns please contact us on 0845 8 505 505.”

The Bartons update from PCSO Kirstyn Tyrer
(including Middle Barton, Sandford St Martin, Ledwell, Over Worton, Nether Worton, Great Tew, Little Tew, Swerford and Enstone)

“PCSO Chris Jones is quickly becoming a well-known figure around The Bartons and surrounding areas, and is holding his first surgery for meeting the public on Monday 17 December between 2pm and 4pm.

The surgery will be held, with kind permission of the owners, in the tea rooms at the Middle Barton Stores, Worton Road, Middle Barton. If you have a concern or wish to report something, please go along and have a chat with Chris.”

Neighbourhood News update from PCSO Chris Jones

“We have unfortunately found that while we have been vigorously investigating crimes around our Neighbourhood, people are reluctant or simply refuse to provide statements on information they possess. Your statement could mean the difference between arrest and prosecution of the offender, or the offender 'getting away with it' because we cannot prove our case without you.

“We would also ask people to report crimes. You may think that you are wasting either your time or ours, but we need that information. It may be that we cannot do anything about your particular crime; but it could also be that the crime you report can be tied in with other crimes that can ultimately lead to the arrest and conviction of an offender.

“Have you thought of becoming a Special Constable? By volunteering your services to become a fully trained police officer, you would become an integral part of the growing police service incorporating police officers and PCSOs, and more importantly you would be providing a valuable service to the community. If you are interested, please contact Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505.

“If you wish to contact the Neighbourhood Team and get the facts straight from the neighbourhood mouth, or you wish to report a crime/incident please contact us on 0845 8 505 505 or email: In an emergency call 999.

“If you have any information regarding any of the items we have written about please contact us on 0845 8 505 505 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Posted : 03/12/2007 15:33:48

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