Following the Community feedback from the survey sent out and crime reports to police the following will remain priorities for the Horndean area.
Theft from Motor Vehicle will be our new priority for this period as we have seen an increase in the number of incidents reported. These incidents are not specific to one area but across various locations in Horndean. Please continue to call police with all incidents so we can continue to monitor and provide HVP and crime prevention in areas affected. The neighbourhood policing team continue to send a Hampshire Alert to keep you alerted to the type of crime that is happening in your area via https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk register any items of unique personal property onto a national data base with Immobilise at https://www.immobilise.com Another informative website for you to visit is https://www.police.uk/hampshire this will show you all the crime happening in your area.
ASB in open spaces such as Five Heads Road, Jubilee Park and Merchistoun Road will remain as a priority due a number of reports of ASB on our system over the last 90 days. Many of the reports were in relation to mopeds being used inappropriately by individuals and groups of youths.
Here are some simple tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can also call 101 and speak to a neighbourhood officer, or visit the www.hampshire.police.uk for more information on crime prevention tactics and vehicle security.
Vehicle crime prevention tips:
- Where possible, secure your car overnight in a garage.
- If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area.
- Close all windows and lock your car.
- Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.
- Empty the vehicle of tools and equipment.
- Take all your personal possessions with you.
- Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
- Leave the glove box open to show there is nothing inside.
- Park vehicles in a way which prevents doors being opened e.g. alongside a wall.
Often it is reported to Police by victims of theft from vehicles that they left their vehicle locked and secured and entry was gained by unknown means. Some modern cars use a keyless entry system/Keyless ignition:
A keyless entry system is an electronic lock that controls access to a vehicle without using a traditional mechanical key. The term remote keyless system (RKS), also called keyless entry or remote central locking, refers to a lock that uses an electronic remote control as a key which is activated by a handheld device or automatically by proximity. RKS performs the functions of a standard car key without physical contact. When within a few yards of the car, pressing a button on the remote can lock or unlock the doors, and may perform other functions. A remote keyless system can include both a remote keyless entry system (RKE), which unlocks the doors, and a remote keyless ignition system (RKI), which starts the engine.
There have been reported cases where it is suspected that criminals managed to open cars by using signal boosters to trick vehicles into thinking that their keyless entry fobs were close by even when they were far away.
Consider Faraday Bags (Key Shield (KS1) Faraday Bag – RF Shielding for Car Keys) – Designed for security conscious car owners, who want to ensure that their keys are not scanned or cloned and for mechanics to enable them to determine whether or not the key or car has a problem. For further information visit: http://faradaybag.com
ASB crime prevention tips:
- Avoid confrontation
- Record dates, times and details of the incidents and report to the appropriate authority.
- If you live in rented accommodation inform the property owner, they may be able to offer additional support and advice.
Hampshire Alerts (www.hampshirealert.co.uk)
The communities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight play a key role in helping us to prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour. Improving the flow of information between the community and the police is vital to achieving our aim to work together to deter criminals and keep communities safe.
This site provides an invitation for you to participate in the exchange of information with Hampshire Constabulary and Neighbourhood Watch. You do not need to join a specific watch scheme but you may find that there are like minded residents or businesses in your area who would welcome your support.
If you live or work in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, you are invited to register now to become a recipient of messages of information, crime alerts and witness appeals local to the area in which you live or work in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle by email, text or telephone. Just click on the REGISTER button at the top of this page to sign up.
As a registered recipient you will not only benefit from two way messaging but may also hear about positive police action in your community, help identify suspected or wanted criminals or learn about community groups, events or meetings in your area.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS NOT FOR REPORTING CRIMES OR INCIDENTS - TO REPORT THESE PLEASE CONTACT HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY ON 101.
If you want any advice or would like to contact the Neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non-emergency number 101 but if your call is an emergency then dial 999.
If you have information about crime or anti-social behaviour in your area but you do not want to speak to the police, please call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.
To view information on your neighbourhood team you can visit the force website at: www.hampshire.police.uk