Horndean is usually very low in crime, but in the last few months there has been an increase in breakins. Is it time to put a padlock on the gate, replace the bulb in the security light, or make sure your garden tools are locked and secure (one of the break ins below looks like it was carried out with the house owners garden tools).
14 Aug Petrol theft from filling station
15 Aug Shop theft Catherington Lane
15 Aug Rock thrown through a window Knighton Corner
16 Aug Theft Wagtail Road
16 Aug Criminal Damage Lovedean Lane
16 Aug Cannabis Factory discovered Lovedean Lane. 28 plants seized
16 Aug Illegal electricity supply bypassing meter (Cannabis Factory)
18 Aug Serious assault Portsmouth Road
18 Aug Theft of 2 mobile phones from a handbag Possibly Victory Ave
18 Aug Break in to a property Catherington Lane
19 Aug Theft of items from front garden Godwin Crescent
19 Aug Break in to a property North Road
20 Aug lead theft from a roof Blendworth Lane
There are also a further 8 reports of antisocial behaviour and disputes.
If anyone can help with information on these then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There has also been a spate of thefts from cars. Please check you do not leave valuables unattended.