Crime Update June


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.


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.


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
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.


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