Shipston SNT Newsletter
01 May 2010

Theft from Motor Vehicle
Between 11:30pm on the 19th April 2010 and 07:45am on the 20th April 2010, unknown offender/s have gained entry to a vehicle forcing the lock to the rear doors. The offender/s have stolen a box containing decorating tools and a large black plastic toolbox on the Banbury Road, Ettington.
If you have seen anything of a suspicious nature in this area during the relevant times, please contact your local SNT on 01789 444670 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number S/10/4025.

Burglary
Between 11:30pm on the 20th April 2010 and 08:30am on the 21st April 2010, unknown offender/s have smashed the vehicles window stealing a Tom Tom Sat Nav from Upperbrailes.
If you have seen anything of a suspicious nature in this area during the relevant times, please contact your local SNT on 01789 444670 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number S/10/4088.

Smartwater your personal belongings
Property marking helps police reunite you with any stolen property and is also a real deterrent to thieves.
If an item is marked a thief will probably not steal it because it will be much harder to sell. After all, when there is lots of unmarked property around it's easier to steal that instead.

Mark your property
SmartWater is a chemically based forensic dye likened in concept to DNA profiling and unique to the registered owner. It is colourless, odourless and once applied to valuables such as computers, Hi Fi equipment, cameras, DVD or Video players, it is virtually impossible to remove.

If an offending burglar gets SmartWater on them, it is almost impossible to get off and immediately shows up if that person is examined with ultra violet light in a custody suite. A mark just the size of a pinhead is enough for that person to be linked to a crime scene.
SmartWater can be purchased direct from www.smartwater.co.uk, or from the Crime Prevention Officers at Stratford Police Station on 01789 414111.

Because each application of SmartWater has its own DNA code, it means that any criminals who are later arrested can be linked forensically to the crime scenes.

Good news
On 21/04/2010, a suspect male approach an off duty special constable at his home address selling cleaning equipment. The special constable called the local Safer Neighborhood Officer who arrived within 9 minutes of the call being made and located the suspect male.

New Team Member
New Team Member Police Community Support Officer 6234 Hayley Ditchburn
Hayley has moved from Wellesbourne Police Station and joined the team. Hayley comes from an administrator background for three years. Hayley studied at Brighton University a BA (Hons) in Criminology and Sociology. Hayley quoted "I am looking forward to getting out onto my beat and working with my community. I enjoy getting to know new people and can not wait to get involved with community issues."

YOUR TEAM'S CURRENT PRIORITIES

Drug Use / Supply
We will build on information and act accordingly through directed patrols, targeting vehicles suspected of transporting drugs and working with the Magistrates Court to obtain warrants to search properties.
Actions to be taken: Shipston Police Safer Neighbourhood Team will be posting regular updates about incidents, arrests and court results in our Policing area on the Shipston Town Council Facebook page. Please visit the page and click ‘like’ to see these updates in the future. You will also be able to interact and share your opinion on our work. <p> www.facebook.com/shipston.council <p/> We also email information via our ‘Rural Watch’ newsletter. To be added to our newsletter email list please send a request to, <p> shipston.rural.watch@warwickshire.police.uk <p/> You can also follow us on Twitter - @shipstoncops

Burglary / Theft Patrols
We will provide regular patrols to combat criminals who visit our area for the purpose of committing theft and burglary offences. Special Constables would be utilised to provide increased presence at key times
Actions to be taken: Shipston Police Safer Neighbourhood Team will be posting regular updates about incidents, arrests and court results in our Policing area on the Shipston Town Council Facebook page. Please visit the page and click ‘like’ to see these updates in the future. You will also be able to interact and share your opinion on our work. <p> www.facebook.com/shipston.council <p/> We also email information via our ‘Rural Watch’ newsletter. To be added to our newsletter email list please send a request to, <p> shipston.rural.watch@warwickshire.police.uk <p/> You can also follow us on Twitter - @shipstoncops

Vehicle Construction / Use / Speed
We will be working to locate and seize any offending vehicles where possible and dedicate more time to speed enforcement in problem areas.
Actions to be taken: Shipston Police Safer Neighbourhood Team will be posting regular updates about incidents, arrests and court results in our Policing area on the Shipston Town Council Facebook page. Please visit the page and click ‘like’ to see these updates in the future. You will also be able to interact and share your opinion on our work. <p> www.facebook.com/shipston.council <p/> We also email information via our ‘Rural Watch’ newsletter. To be added to our newsletter email list please send a request to, <p> shipston.rural.watch@warwickshire.police.uk <p/> You can also follow us on Twitter - @shipstoncops

CONTACT YOUR TEAM
Shipston Safer Neighbourhood Team

Main telephone number: 01789 444 670

Main team location: Shipston on Stour Police Post
New Clark House
West Street
Shipston on Stour
Warwickshire
CV36 4HD

There is no front office facility in Shipston. Your nearest police station is Stratford on Avon, 08:00 to 20:00 every day.




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