Crime Update June

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Hillcrest School,  Houghton Regis, was broken into between the 21st and 24th June. An offender has climbed a perimeter fencing; one shed was forced open, the other was left unlocked. A number of childrens bikes and play equipment were taken. Crime Reference J D / 2 2 1 9 1 / 2013.
In Rosedale, Houghton Regis, overnight on Monday 24th June, offender(s) forced entry on UPVC window of a property  in Rosedale; Electrical items were taken. Crime Reference JD / 22413 / 2013.
In Fensome Drive, Houghton Regis, overnight on Saturday 22nd June, a van's lock was forced and a tool box and a jack were taken. Two male suspects were detained and arrested in connection with the offence, and property recovered. Crime Reference J D / 2 2 0 2 8 / 2013.


Figures

At the meeting of Houghton Regis Town Council on Monday 24th June, a police report was given. 
  • In the past month 6 house burglary offences were recorded. 
  • On the 15th a burglar was apprehended by the householder in Kensington Close. 
  • 12 'burglarly other' including 4 attempts. 
  • 1 robbery on the 6th May when a mobile phone was stolen in Houghton Road. 
  • 3 thefts of motor vehicles. 
  • 9 thefts from motor vehicles. 
  • A moped was stolen on 3rd June.
  • 3 warnings have been issued to users of motor cycles.
  • 1 scooter was recovered.
  • 162 reported incidents of personal nuisance, and an environmental nature. 60% of these were to do with motor bikes.



Crime Reduction Advice


  • Keep Doors and Windows locked at all times.  Remove all keys from the locks and keep them in a safe place out of view.
  • Keep garden tools locked away to avoid them being used to force a door, or window.
  • Dont leave out anything that can be used as a climbing aid, either to reach a window or into a neighbours garden.
  • Keep hallways clear of valuables like keys, handbags and laptop where they may be seen.
  • If your house will be empty after dark leave a light on or set a timer.



Reporting

If you have information about any crime or suspicious activity please call the Control Room on 1 0 1

Text your message to 07786 200011

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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