Police Updates: Cops fight thieves and anti-social behaviourBy Jennie Slevin
January 16, 2013
Throughout December police from across Bracknell Forest have dealt with thefts, assaults and cases of anti-social behaviour.
Reporter JENNIE SLEVIN had a look at what the police teams have been up to.
In the Northern parishes, the team dealt with nine cases across Warfield, Binfield, Cranbourne, North Ascot and Winkfield.
In Bullbrook, a 30-year-old man from Barn Close was charged with a breach of a non-molestation order while a 39-year-old woman, of Bullbrook Drive, was charged with shoplifting.
A 30-year-old man from Limerick Close, Priestwood, and a 33-year-old man, from Threshfields, Wildridings, were both charged with criminal damage to a dwelling.
A 27-year-old from Manor Park, Slough, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and a man, aged 62, from Twyford Road, Binfield, was charged with the same offence.
A 42-year-old woman, from Wilstrode Avenue, was charged with criminal damage and a 30-year-old woman from French Wells, Woking, was charged with criminal damage to vehicles.
A 25-year-old man, of no fixed address, was charged with assault without injury.
Police are also warning drivers to remove laptops from cars as, even when switched off, they can give out a signal which thieves can use devices to detect.
In Bracknell Central North one man was given a fixed penalty notice for shoplifting, while another man and two women were charged with shoplifting.
Five men and one woman were charged for crimes involving vehicles, including criminal damage to a vehicle and theft.
A man had a youth reprimand issued for theft while another had an adult restorative resolution for the same offence.
There were three cases of drug possession, with two involving cannabis.
There were also three assaults, with one man being given a caution for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Two men were charged for breaching non-molestation orders.
A man was given an adult restorative resolution for making off without payment and a woman received the same action for public order offences.
One woman received a youth reprimand for public order offences.
A man was charged for possession of an article with blade or point and another was charged for criminal damage to buildings.
In the town centre there were 11 offences – eight thefts, two public order offences and one case of criminal damage.
Police are asking anybody who lives in the town centre, having issues with anti-social behaviour to contact them anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.
In Bracknell Central South, which now includes Birch Hill, Hanworth, Easthampstead, Wildridings, Great Hollands and Jennet’s Park, a fraudster has been asking people for money.
Several reports have been made of a man who has been telling passers-by around the Great Hollands and Birch Hill shops, that he has just come out of hospital where he left his wallet.
Police say they know this man and where he lives and that he should not be offered any money.
A number of incidents of stones being thrown by groups of youngsters at buses and cars along the bus route between Wildridings Road and Southern Industrial Estate were reported at the end of October.
Following one bus route being stopped and several repairs to vehicle windows, police spoke to a number of youths in the area, and no further incidents have been reported.
Police in Crowthorne are still looking for a man (e-fit above left) who robbed an elderly woman in her 80s on Wednesday, October 24 at 1pm in St Francis Close.
He is described as white, late thirties or early forties, 5ft 8in to 5ft 9in, and of a broad build, wearing a black hat.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A shop in Crowthorne High Street had designer baby clothes stolen after thieves came in through the front door.
Another burglary from a business unit in Wellington Business Park was also reported when computer equipment was taken.
In Sandhurst there has been an increase in car licence plate thefts and police have also been hearing reports of vehicle owners having their fuel pipes cut and petrol or diesel stolen.