Crime and Police, Houghton Regis

A garage burglary took place in Chelsea Gardens, Houghton Regis between the 6th and 7th January. The offender had cut away the metal in the front door to the garage, and removed two high value mountain bikes. Crime Reference: J D / 7 0 2 / 2014.

A garage burglary took place in Fenwick Road, Houghton Regis between the 2nd and 3rd January. The handle was broken from a door to the garage. Two pedal cycles were taken. Crime Reference: J D / 6 4 1 / 2014.

A burglary took place in Trident Drive, Houghton Regis on 5th January, between 1:30 and 10:00 p.m. A UPVC back door was forced open, a messy search took place, and two plasma TVs, a laptop, jewellery and some money were taken. Crime Reference: J D / 5 8 0 / 2014.

A garage burglary took place in Dolphin Drive, Houghton Regis between the 6th and 7th January. A lock on the door to the garage was forced and a black suzuki motorbike was taken. Crime Reference: J D / 7 1 4 / 2014.

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A garage in Enfield Close, Houghton Regis was forced on 9th January, between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m.The offender has forced open the door to the garage. It is not known of any property has been taken. Crime Reference: J D / 1 0 2 4 / 2014.

999 Will Not Re-charge Your Batteries!

Bedfordshire Police would like to warn mobile phone users not to phone 999 to charge their mobiles.

It is known that a rumour or urban myth suggesting that calling 999 and disconnecting immediately will boost the battery life of a phone has been circulating for some time throughout the country.

Bedfordshire Police wants people to use their phones responsibly and to remember that the 999 emergency number should only be used in an actual emergency where police, fire or ambulance attendance is required immediately.

For all non-emergency policing matters callers should dial 101.

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Witnesses Sought To Trident Drive Burglary


Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward after jewellery, computer equipment and televisions were stolen from a home in Trident Drive on Sunday afternoon, sometime between 5pm and 5.30pm

Two televisions, a laptop, an iPad 2, a Windows mobile phone, cash and jewellery including a gold ring with the initials ‘PC’ engraved, a Timex watch and charm bracelet were taken during the robbery.

DC Helen Toms, who is investigating the incident, is keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area prior to the burglary or from anyone who may have seen the offenders fleeing the area soon afterwards.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact DC Toms, in confidence, on 01582 394091, the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Distinctive Bike Stolen 



Bedfordshire Police are asking members of the public to get in touch if they have been offered a distinctive BMX bike which was stolen from outside a Dunstable bowling alley.

The theft took place sometime between 8.30 and 9pm on Sunday December 29 after the victim had left the bike locked up outside Go Bowling in Court Drive, Dunstable.

The bike – a grey framed WeThePeople BMX – had a number of additional parts including blue wheel rims, red handle bar grips, chrome handle bars and BSD engraved wheel hubs making it worth around £1000.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact Wendy Moffatt in the Crime Service Team, in confidence on the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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