Police updates: Borough's officers bust burglars and violent attacks
December 06, 2012
Assaults, drugs and burglaries were dealt with by Bracknell’s police during the last couple of months.
Reporter BECKY BARNES takes a closer look at what the police teams have been up to.
In the Northern Parishes there were nine cases dealt with by the team across Binfield, Cranbourne, Farley Wood, North Ascot, Winkfield and Warfield.
A 23-year-old man from Northampton was charged with shoplifting and a 29-year-old man, of Newtown Road in Sandhurst, was charged with burglary.
A 22-year-old woman received an adult restorative resolution for theft and a 63-year-old man, of Addiscombe Road, Crowthorne, was dealt with in the same way for harassment.
A 26-year-old man, of Hillberry in Birch Hill, was charged with harassment, while a 69-year-old man, of Belgrave Road in Slough, was charged with assault leading to actual bodily harm.
Two men – a 24-year-old, of Rainforest Walk in Easthampstead and a 19-year-old from North Street in Winkfield – were cautioned for having drugs.
And a 17-year-old boy, of Broadlands Court in Priestwood, had a drug offence taken into consideration at court.
The team have warned residents to be vigilant about securing their homes as hours of darkness have increased. Police offer free appointments to come and assess the security of your home.
In the run-up to Christmas, thefts from vehicles can increase, so people are reminded to not leave items on display or unattended.
In Bracknell Central North, jeans, a wallet and a holdall were stolen from a ground floor flat in Mount Lane, Bullbrook.
The tenant slept through the burglary on Friday, October 5, and no damage was caused.
A locked garage was forced open in Perry Oaks at some point in October, but nothing was taken.
No vehicles were stolen during the month, although number plates were taken off a car in an office car park and a builder’s van was broken into in a car park.
Three bikes were stolen in Bullbrook, including a child’s white bike from a communal stairwell in Perry Oaks.
Seven assaults were reported in the area, two of which were reports to social services of suspected injury to children by parents. Police say investigations found nothing extreme happened. Two others were classed as domestic incidents, one of which led to a charge of assault.
Two men, aged 56 and 65, were involved in a confrontation in Larges Lane and a 22-year-old man was charged with assaulting a 55-year-old man.
A man received facial injuries in an assault in Church Road on Sunday, October 7, while a 26-year-old man was jailed for shoplifting and a 52-year-old man was charged with assaulting a woman in Lily Hill Road.
A mum, 32, who assaulted her child but caused no injury, received a restorative disposal for domestic assault on Monday, October 15, and a 32-year-old man, of Mainprize Road, was charged with possession of a long-bladed knife the same day. He is due in court on Friday, January 4.
A stop search near the BP Garage, in London Road, resulted in a caution for possessing heroin
for a 25-year-old man on Friday, October 19.
Two men, aged 34 and 41, were charged on Monday, November 5, with shoplifting from the BP Garage on Wednesday, October 24.
In Priestwood and Garth the team is still carrying out extra patrols around garage blocks to reduce break-ins, while burglary is the main problem in Crown Wood and Forest Park with four incidents in Hythe Close.
Garages, sheds and homes have all been targeted and the team has asked people to secure all doors and windows.
Drivers are warned to keep an eye out for petrol theft from their vehicles as this was a problem in October.
IN Bracknell town centre the team dealt with 13 cases relating to men and women aged 24 to 58.
There were seven cases of shoplifting, one assault without injury, one case of criminal damage, a theft by employee and cannabis possession.
A public order offence causing alarm or distress and a possession of a knife were also dealt with by the team.
Police can ask people to stop drinking in the town centre and cycling is forbidden.
Wing mirrors on cars have been kicked in Crowthorne, causing criminal damage.
Two people admitted one offence, but police are looking for more information.
Cycling on the pavement is causing elderly people to panic and get disorientated and the team has received several complaints.
They want to remind people you must not cycle on the pavement.
The Sandhurst neighbourhood team covering Sandhurst, Little Sandhurst, College Town and Owlsmoor have been working hard to tackle anti-social behaviour.
Garage and shed break-ins are on the increase, with tools and bikes being stolen.
A woman was fined £80 for shoplifting at M&S in The Meadows, and a man was charged with possessing drugs in Yorktown Road.
A girl was given a youth restorative disposal following a public order offence in Owlsmoor, and a man was charged for assault without injury and having a bladed weapon at Tesco, in The Meadows.
A man was also charged with an attempted burglary in Sandhurst.
No updates from Bracknell Central South were available at the time of going to press.