RecentHillcrest 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.
FiguresAt 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.
ReportingIf 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.