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New Forest and Other Car Parks

With the recent opening of the New Forest car parks New MiltonCops are experiencing car break in's. So please bear in mind this crime prevention advice.

Do not leave valuables in your cars and do not hide them either.

If you have a work van remove tools and leave appropriate signage stating that all tools are removed at night.

As pictured above we do have yellow cards and non-adhesive stickers that go on a window. Please contact the New Forest West mailbox with your details if you would like one/both, we can either send them in the post or drop them off.
new.forest.west.sector@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

Burglary Crime Prevention in the Warmer Weather

As we are moving into warmer weather and residents are more likely to have windows open,  I would like to offer you all some some crime prevention advice and steps that you can take to make you less likely to become the victim of a burglary.

Crime Prevention
 
Most burglaries are committed by opportunists. The criminal picks a house that looks unoccupied, has little or no obvious security or is in a location where they think they won't be seen.
 
Often these are spur-of-the-moment decisions, made when they see an easy target such as an open window, valuables left on view or lapses in security. By locking at your current level of security you can identify areas for improvement and reduce the risk of becoming the victim of a burglary. Walk around your property - if you were locked out, where would you try to get in? Chances are that would also be where a burglar would try.
 
A checklist of things you can do to improve your security:  For more information on home security visit www.securedbydesign.com
 
Unable to assess or rectify your own security? The Bobby Scheme may be able to help
 
Operated by the Blue Lamp Trust in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, businesses and the communities of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The bobby scheme’s trained and vetted fitter can carry out a fill crime prevention survey fitting as appropriate:  To make further enquiries or to see if someone may meet the referral criteria, please contact via email to bobby@bluelamptrust.org.uk or by phoning 0300 777 0157.  More information can be found at www.bluelamptrust.org.uk/Bobby_Scheme

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Statement from Hampshire Constabulary regarding the easing of restrictions during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Assistant Chief Constable Scott Chilton said: "The efforts of the public over the past few weeks have meant police officers have not had to widely enforce the Government regulations – thank you. I am confident the vast majority will continue to do their bit and follow the guidance in this next stage.

"As many of us are now able to spend much more time outdoors and travel to work, each of us need to take responsibility for doing that within the restrictions set out by the Government.

"As a police force, we are no different to anyone else, in that our priority, and the public’s, is to reduce the spread of this infection and protect the NHS.

"Personal responsibility is now key - think carefully about where you are going and how you will be able to keep your distance from others. Keep in mind the purpose of the regulations and the national effort to protect the NHS and save lives.

"Our overall aim is to continue to encourage and support our communities to comply fully with the restrictions.

"Officers will be focusing on those activities that remain prohibited including unlawful gatherings, travelling to visit others in their homes. We will use common sense and discretion to determine what’s reasonable. We can now issue fines for £100 in the first instance to those not adhering to Government guidelines. However, officers will continue to engage, explain, encourage and, only as a last resort, enforce.

"Ultimately, we are all in this together so it’s important that the public listen to the advice as this is about all of us continuing to limit the spread of the virus.”

"Officers are also working hard to keep us all safe from the full range of crimes in what remain challenging circumstances so we would ask everyone to work with us and remember that if you need our help we are here for you."

For guidance on what you can and can’t do, please seek advice released by the Government:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

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Message from New Milton Cops  (11.5.20)

We are holding a beat surgery in New Milton to reach out to those who may not have the chance to engage with us. It will take place in Tesco, Caird Avenue within Costa on 13/5/20 between 13:00-14:00.

As usual a 2 metre distance will be adhered to.

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Message from New Milton Cops  (9.5.20)

Officers have had a busy Saturday night in New Milton, with officers out on foot, bike and vehicles.

A suspicious male was seen early on in the evening by officers on foot patrol. After a negative person search, a person check revealed the male was wanted for failing to appear at Court back in December 2019. He was arrested and is awaiting Court on Monday morning.

On the way back from custody, officers spotted a suspicious-looking vehicle, which was stopped and a variety of offences were uncovered. Funnily enough, the vehicle didn't have a valid MoT Test Certificate, which it was unlikely to have received had it been put in for an MoT Test, due to a slight fault with one of the tyres. The vehicle was seized for No Insurance and the driver reported for several offences.

And after various patrolling of the estates in New Milton, another suspicious car was spotted by officers, which eventually stopped in Ashley. The male driver failed a Drug Wipe test and was arrested for driving whilst over the specified limit of controlled drugs.

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Message from New Milton Cops  (29.4.20)

A woman from Lymington has been jailed for five months after two burglaries and an attempted burglary at businesses in New Milton in February.  Victoria Tracey Peters, 30, was arrested by officers after we received a call reporting she had smashed a window at Artaze Hair in Gore Road, New Milton, on February 23, just after 5.30am.

Peters had also broken into nearby LJ’s Snack Shack in Old Milton Road, taking money from the till.

And, hours earlier, at 1.11am, she had also broken into Milford Supplies DIY store in the same road and stolen power tools from inside.

When officers arrived in Gore Road just after 5.30am, they discovered Peters hiding behind a car around 300 metres away from Artaze Hair.

Peters, of Lower Buckland Road, Lymington, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and one of attempted burglary and was sentenced yesterday at Southampton Magistrates’ Court to five months in jail.

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Message from New Milton Cops  (29.4.20)

On the afternoon of Saturday 25th April 2020, after carrying out patrols of Hordle Recreation Ground, A/PS 22223 Wood spotted two suspicious teenagers cycling through Hordle. Suspecting that they may have illegal drugs on them, A/PS Wood turned around and started to cycle after them, much to their surprise. A mile long cycle chase then ensued along Ashley Lane onto Silver Street, with the teens rapidly being closed in on by A/PS Wood.

A kind member of the public helped slow the teens down with their vehicle, before one teen decided to dart off down Agars Lane, clearly not knowing where he was going. After hitting the ford, he rapidly lost his speed, enabling A/PS Wood to remove the teen from his bike and detain him for a drugs search. A small amount of Cannabis was located but also several hundred Pounds in cash, both of which were seized.

The other teenager was located not long after by New Milton Response officers. He was searched, with similar items being found on them. Both teens were arrested on suspicion of Possession with Intent to Supply a Class B drug. The teen arrested by the Response officers had evidence of drug dealing at his home address, with this being seized to assist the investigation into the offence.

The teen arrested by A/PS Wood had his home address searched by officers and a large amount of evidence concerning Cannabis dealing was located. In total, nearly £2600 worth of cash was seized from the teen, which officers will look to process under POCA powers. An investigation into the pair is ongoing.

A/PS Wood would like to extend his thanks to the unknown member of the public who helped slow the teenagers down, enabling him to catch up. If you were the driver, please get in contact as your help was invaluable and we would like to recognise that.

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Message from New Milton Cops (27.4.20)

Hello Everybody

My message to you today comes as no surprise in that after what seems to be a very long period in that the majority of us not doing the things that we would love to do but the minority doing what they think that they can do.

Both Phil and I have spent the morning and early and late afternoon speaking to people travelling by car to the area from outside of the forest boundary and also those travelling to some of the beauty spots within the forest.

Please before you shout "WELL l HAVE READ OR HEARD ON THIS THAT AND THE OTHER" I on behalf of Her Majesty's Government and the World Health Organisation would like to remind the minority of you the expectations under the new Act that was passed through our Parliament as a direct result of this pandemic which still at this time is claiming the lives of both those that sadly we have lost those that are in care and those of you that if you do not adhere to the rules will to yourselves fall victim to this indiscriminate killer.

The following is the current law stated in this act and this is your general guide for at this time day to day life however it is not an exhaustive list and if in doubt please check the here for the full list.

Obtain basic necessities, food for you and your pet/s, medical supplies for you or others in the same household as you.

On behalf of vulnerable person/s essential for their up keep maintenance and or functioning of their household.

Take exercise once a day either alone or with other members of the household.

There have been no deviations from this law so please do not think that when stopped and spoken to that this is your law and that I or my colleagues have been tucked under a toadstool in the dark for the last 5 weeks.

We are in this with you we know we are living it with you so please do the right thing Stay at Home!! #13310 Al # 17676 Phil.# Stay Safe# Stay at Home# Save Lives.

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Covid-19 Survey for The Police and Crime Commissioner

Last week we asked you to provide feedback on how you think we are responding locally and nationally to the COVID-19 pandemic. We had a fantastic response, so thank you to everyone who took the time to let us know your views.

Every week we’d like to know how you think we are doing. Whether you’ve filled it in before or not, we want to hear from you. It only takes 3 minutes

Take the Survey

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Message from our New Milton Cops (21.4.20)

Good morning everybody. I have been viewing some of the comments posted recently and I have to say that on the whole they have been very supportive in the gallant efforts by the NHS not only to save the lives of people who are seriously ill with the potential to lose their lives but also to one another giving the very thing that is needed right now and that is the support and reassurance needed for us all to return to everydayness.

There is however a small minority of you out there that well don't think before you post and continue to criticize those doing small things to show their appreciation to others making the ultimate sacrifice. As time goes on the do's and don'ts issued by Her Majesty's Government is constantly reviewed and like you both I and my colleagues are guided by this and we will endeavour to interpret this as best we can when out and about. If we get this wrong then please do not take this as an injustice we like you are trying to protect lives this is what we always do and people make mistakes.

Your Safer Neighbourhood Team have been busy this week continuing to visit all of those places you have and continue to identify as hotspots for those possibly breaching the current guidelines and we will continue to do this I am sure for a little while yet.

It is no secret that the Neighbourhood Team are based within the Town council offices in the heart of the town which was well publicised and that there is a yellow emergency phone on the front of the building for emergency calls when needed.

Take care and Stay Safe # 13310 Al # New Milton Neighbourhood Team.

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Coronavirus : We have your Fishing Gear.

Evening everyone

A late posting tonight as I have to say all is well in the New Milton area. A special shout goes out to the unknown fisherman in the Ballard Lake area who got on his toes and ran into the night upon seeing both PC Evans and PCSO Lawrence even though PCSO Phil hollered POLICE STOP!!.To this person I would like to say that your fishing gear is here at New Milton Police Office and that PC Evans will gladly give it back to you if you come knocking for him in person. #13310 Al # 27843 Chris # 17676 Phil # Stay Safe.

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Hampshire Police - Contacting us during the Covid-19 Pandemic

We are working hard to keep our communities safe in these challenging times.  Our priority is the safety and welfare of our communities, and we will play our part in reducing the spread of infection and keeping our NHS functioning.

Members of the public should continue to call 999 in an emergency where a crime is in progress or there is a threat to life.

If your call is not urgent and can be reported through our website, we ask you to do so. The link is here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/

If you do need to call us, we will ask you some additional questions about your health to assess how we can best respond.  This may mean that we ask you to report online or that we deal with your matter over the phone in situations where we may have previously sent an officer to see you.  This is to help us keep you and our officers and staff safe and limit the spread of infection.

Our teams remain out and about to speak to people as safely as possible, and we will continue to update you on social media.

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