Here is the latest update from the Thame Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Burglary is still a priority for the South and Vale. If you would like to read how to keep your home secure please visit www.thamesvalley.police.uk and scroll down to a link to download our Security Guide leaflet. There is also a link to information about Thames Valley Alerts which is a messaging system the police use to give you more information about crimes in your area. Please also follow us on social media which is updated daily (details at the bottom of the page).
Crime prevention advice
The Christmas and New Year period is a time when Thames Valley Police, and other forces around the country, experience an increase in residential burglary.
If you are celebrating at home over Christmas or at New Year, you can help to protect your property by taking a few simple steps:
• Don’t leave presents on view under the Christmas tree.
• Cut up packaging for any expensive items so that it will fit inside your refuse bin, never leave boxes next to the bin where they can be seen.
• Remember to mark your valuables using a UV pen and register them on the national property register at www.immobilise.com.
If you are going away, you can deter burglars by making your home appear occupied:
• Double check that you have locked your windows and doors before leaving.
• Light up your living room using timer switch. A TV simulator can also be used to make give the appearance of a TV screen being used.
• Invite a neighbour to park on your drive while you are away.
Witness appeal – traffic collision
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision in Chinnor which caused damage to a house. At around 1am on Sunday (15/12), the car, a black Lexus left Lower Road in Chinnor and collided with a house, causing significant damage.
The driver of the vehicle, a 31-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital for treatment. She has since been discharged. If you witnessed the collision or may have dash-cam or CCTV footage please review it and contact us on 101(or report online) quoting reference number 43190390771.
Witness appeal – theft from motor vehicle
We are also appealing for witnesses following a theft from vehicle at the Welcome Break Services, Junction 8 on the M40 in Waterstock. Between 6.30pm – 7.30pm on the 11th December a suitcase containing an iPhone, iPad and Diamond ring was stolen from a vehicle at the services. At that time a White Kia Sportage (registration plate M***YGT) was seen driving around the services car park approaching vehicles as their occupants were leaving them. It is suspected the occupants of the Kia have stolen the items.
Three people were seen in the Kia. The driver was described as a white man, bold and very large build.
If you were at, or near the services last Wednesday (11th December) please could you check your dashcam footage to see if you can see the white Kia Sportage. If you have any information on this please report online here or call 101 quoting reference 43190387036.
We would like to welcome Sergeant Mark Davis to the Thame Neighbourhood Policing Team. Mark has years of experience with TVP and Neighbourhood Policing and will be an asset to our team.
We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year!
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