Beat Report March 2017

Bramley and Sherfield (BL02)


Burglaries are a Local Beat Priority across the whole of Basingstoke. 1 reported burglary reported over this month. This incident was relating to an attempted burglary where a female returned home and discovered that her front door lock had been tampered with. No entry was gained. 

Please mark your valuables in some way with your post code or take a picture of them and any distinguishing marks just in case they are recovered by Police, then we will be able to return them to you. 


Anti Social Behaviour:

There have been 5 reports of ASB this month. Considering the weather is getting warmer and evenings stay lighter for longer, 5 reports for the entire month isn’t a bad start to spring! 

If you suffer from ASB and you are a tenant of social housing then you will need to report these incidents to your housing officer before you contact Police. If the offender is also in social housing accommodation then your housing association will have more powers to tackle it than we do. If your housing officer believes Police intervention will help then they will contact us. 

I would like to encourage all residents to report any incidents of anti social behaviour to us on 101, or if you are a resident of social housing and your issues are with a neighbour also living in social housing accommodation, please report any incidents to your local housing officer, if the problem then persists then your Housing Officer will contact me. Please do report ASB because if it doesn’t get reported then I will not know that it’s happening and therefore I will not be able to focus my patrol time efficiently.

Suspicious Incidents:

There have also been 11 suspicious vehicle/ person reports. Nothing of these reports indicate anything to be concerned over. None of these reports have any links to other crimes that have been reported.

Just because something gets reported as suspicious it doesn’t mean anything bad is actually happening or likely to happen, it’s just something that seems odd for the area, we would rather receive the call and it turn out to be nothing to worry about than not receive a call and it turn out to be something serious.

If you see anything you consider being suspicious please call us on 101 to report it. If there are any units free at the time of the call, they will attend. I am impressed of the detail people giving to us. The majority of the suspicious vehicles that have been called in to us have been with a full registration! It helps us out a lot when we have this line of enquiry as we can normally locate the owner and ask them what they were doing.


I have decided to include a “job of the year award” in this beat report as it is time for me to complete my annual report for the parish council, this involves me looking through all incidents over the year. Understandably some of the calls we receive are quite funny and I like to include some humour into as much of my work as possible (where appropriate) and I think it good to share some of this with you.

This incident I found particularly amusing mainly due to the write up from the officer who attended. I would like to make it clear that the person who called this in was completely justified in calling us as it appeared that this was an ongoing domestic incident and we only discovered full the circumstances after a lot of time spent at the address by the attending officer.

Police were called to a report of a possible domestic, two females were shouting and an alarm was going off. On arrival, all was calm and the door was answered by an older female who spoke no English whatsoever, it was not even possible to ascertain what language she was speaking. We spoke to a younger female who also didn’t speak very good English but we managed to identify that she was the daughter. We managed to ascertain that daughter was cooking dinner and then decided to take the dog out for a walk (this was established after mother picked up the small dog and started waving it about in the hallway.) When daughter returned home she heard the fire alarm going off so started banging on the door. This woke mother up who let daughter in who then resolved the situation. Officers were shown the large pile of smouldering broccoli on the cooker which corroborated the dog waving explanation. Not a domestic, not a crime, the only offence was the burning of a boil-able food item. 

Disclaimer: No animals were harmed during this report.


Monthly Crime Stats

ASB – 5

Assault – 2

Burglary Dwelling – 1

Burglary non-Dwelling – 0

Concern for Welfare – 2

Criminal Damage – 4

Driving Complaint – 0

Drink Driving – 1

Drug offences – 0

Missing Person – 0

Public Order offences – 2

Road Traffic Collision – 2

Suspicious Incidents – 1

Theft – 5

Theft from Vehicle – 0

Theft of Vehicle – 0

Theft of Pedal Cycle - 1



As always, please can I ask all residents to report any suspicious persons, vehicles or incidents using the 101 telephone number; please only ring 999 if it is a genuine emergency. An easy guide on which number to use is this:

Is the incident in progress and is there a risk of injury or damage to property? – 999

Has the incident already happened and there is no longer any risk? – 101

Anything else we need to know about? – 101

Many thanks,

PCSO Nathan Johnson

Bookings Diary

Clift Meadow

Village Hall

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