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03/07/22-Bull Lane, Riseley.  Report of Hare coursing in the field adjacent to the above location. A neighbouring force has called this in as it was misrouted and by the time TVP have arrived no persons/vehicles/dogs have been located. Report states that a Gator type vehicle was involved.


On 04/07/22, Farm, Swindon.  A farm building has been broken into by snapping the padlock. The building is full of furniture and antiques.  The offenders were perhaps put off by this, as nothing appears to have been stolen. They have moved an old safe towards the entrance, but it has been left there without any damage.

05/07/22 and 06/07/22 Newton Road, Clifton Reynes.  A barn has been broken into and items including red diesel and a quad bike have been stolen. The Quad is a red Honda Sprayer KX ** BVM.

06/07/22 3 a.m. and 5:50 a.m.  Farm Hardmead Road, Newton Blossomville.   Offenders have smashed two padlocks from to barn doors, unclear whether searched or not and nothing appears to have been stolen but the farmer had parked a vehicle in front, blocking the barn doors.

5/07/22 4 p.m. / 06/07/22 8:30 a.m.  Farm, Hardmead Road, Newton Blossomville Offenders have gained entry over a wall and forced open roller shutter doors. They have stolen a Merlo Tractor AE15CWG worth £50,000.

01/07/22, Farm, Sutton Lane, Sutton.  Offenders x3 have accessed the farm and have opened a locked door using a key that had been left in situ. Various Stihl and gardening tools stolen.

Linked to the last item.  Eynsham Road, Sutton. Timeframe is less accurate and has occurred at some point between 30/06/22 and 03/07/22 (3 balaclava wearing males- Cladding removed to view vintage vehicles inside a barn)

01/0722, Sutton Lane, Sutton.  offenders have broken into a unit used by Oxford.

07/07/22 Arncourt Road, Oxon. The aggrieved visited his field and saw a white man making his way towards it with tools. The car he was in was a white Honda Civic, with no number plate on the front. As the male drove away, he had no rear number plate either. On arrival at the field aggrieved found that battery drills, a disc cutter, cables and caravan equipment ,had been stolen, as well as damage to the caravan to gain entry

06/07  Waste Recycling centre, Alkerton.  CCTV shows a car driving in to the site at 6:20 p.m. for a look around. At 10:50 p.m., the offenders returned and at 11:30 p.m. they can be seen carrying tv’s out. They have also stolen a hedge cutter, strimmer and loose tools. There are 2/3 offenders of unknown gender wearing dark clothing, no vehicle details. The location is a repeat victim with this being the 8th theft/burglary offence that they have reported this year.

17/7  . The same offenders have broken in over the fence. CCTV is available but it is very low quality.

05/07 6:p.m. / 06/07 10:40 a.m.  The office at the above location has been broken into and the keys stolen to a leased BLUE MITSUBISHI L200. A stolen marker has been added, ANPR conducted, but it does not appear to have hit since being stolen

10/07/2022, Estate, Church Road, Swallowfield.  The property has been broken into in the past and horse-riding equipment has been stolen. Recently they have noticed that the generators have been removed from the electric fence the lock on the gate.  The aggrieved, has then been out this evening collecting and has decided to take a detour home past the field, to confirm it was in order and has seen approximately 4 torch lights in the field.  She then parked her vehicle across the gate, to prevent any vehicles from leaving. This has spooked the people in the field, and they made off in an unknown direction. The sheds were had all been opened, but nothing removed. The field contains loose horses, as well as horseboxes.

08/07/2022 and 09/07/2022, Street from Wigginton to Hook Norton, Wigginton.  Offenders have cut the padlock on a shed and stolen approximately 50m of phase 3 armoured unground cable.  Approximate value of this is £1000.00. They have then pulled back some metal panelling on another barn and gained entry, however, nothing was stolen.

12/07/2022 10 p.m.,  Farm, Harvest Hill Road, Maidenhead.  A green horse trailer with index: E 2 CNR and a bright green quad bike was stolen. The aggrieved went to the location at around midday the next day and found the farm gate open and looked like it had been unscrewed. The trailer was seen on ANPR at 10:30 p.m. travelling towards Burnham. This is the second time they have been a victim previously a truck was stolen.


3/07/22, A silver Toyota Hiace, was seen on ANPR towing a stolen trailer.  £10,000 worth of tools and materials, were also stolen from the driveway. This same vehicle has also been linked to the theft of a horsebox.  This vehicle has been stopped by police as a result of the marker and two arrests made.

4/7 between 21:35 and 21:54 Stables, Penn.  A flatbed truck was seen with 2 occupants. Later it was discovered a horse exercise pen, approx. 35 feet across (£3,500) and a mower had been stolen. The mower needs to be towed when in use.

07/07/22  Eynsham Allotments, Wharf Road, Eynsham.  Overnight, Offenders have entered the allotments by cutting through a deer proof perimeter fence. They have broken into 13 sheds and have caused damage to gates, fences as well as doors and locks. They have stolen petrol, petrol containers and petrol driven allotment equipment. A full itinerary has not yet been taken.


30/6 - 03/7, Eynsham Road, Sutton.  Offenders have accessed the location via the North East corner by cutting through the barbed wire. They have then removed cladding from a shed facing towards a field. The aggrieved has a number of high value vintage vehicles of high value, stored at the locations. The area is covered with lights and alarms but the offender(s) has known where to make the hole to avoid detection. Nothing stolen at this time- believed to be a scoping incident.  Possibly linked to a series of offences in Sutton

Farm, Nash Road, Whaddon.  A white Renault Traffic van, containing four white men, pulled up at the location at around 2 a.m.. They went to a barn where a mini digger was stored. They were disturbed by a worker living at the farm and made off at speed towards Steventon.  No entry gained and nothing stolen

09/7  Farm, Nash Road, Whaddon.  offenders have cut down fence and travelled across field to steal a quad bike. Then have then exited the way they have entered.

10/7 and 11/7.  Golf Club, Oxford Road, Abingdon.  5 timber gates were removed from posts and stolen.


17/7 Overnight.  Farm, A415, Abingdon.  3 GPS domes have been stolen from John Deere tractors at the above location. The aggrieved is actively trying to locate serial numbers for these items. They have also noticed that overnight on the 18th into the 19th July that a GPS screen has now been stolen too. This was not taken in the original overnight theft the previous day as the aggrieved had used it since.  Northants have had 2 GPS stolen and this is being linked to a white Ford Transit on a 57 plate.

The Downs, Standlake.  2 GPS domes at a value of £3,000 each have been stolen. The Aggrieved does not want police attendance but has provided both serial numbers and these have been logged on PNC and with the manufacturer as stolen by RCT. CSI were flagged but have screened the job out.

20/7-21/7 Farm, Boars Hill, Oxon.  GPS dome stolen from John Deere tractor. The aggrieved is awaiting serial number from the supplier.


18/07/22  Farm, Little Linford, Haversham.  The aggrieved has reported that the barbed wire and fencing posts they have installed has been damaged. The wire is being cut by individuals who are going into the river. Owing to the hot weather this has caused a significant number of incidents as the aggrieved is reporting that this is the 5th time that this has happened, since May. They are concerned about the damage to the riverbank, as it is falling away and they erected the fencing to try to preserve it.


16/7 – 18/7  St. Mary’s Church, Wharf Street, Newbury.  A repeat victim with 2 lead thefts in May 2022. There has been a further theft of lead from the roof.

25/7 – 26/7  The Museum, Wharf Street, Newbury.  Aggrieved states that that this is the fourth incident of criminal damage since New Year’s Eve. The location is Grade One listed and it appears that someone has punched the glass, damaging the lead. They are unable to replace the window with something stronger, as they have to use single paned heritage glass.


9/7 5:45 P.M. JCT A418 / Aylesbury Road, Wingrave.  A blue Ford Transit BU 18 *** was seen to fly tip black bin bags in lay-by.


4/7 Farm, Bucknell Offenders have stolen 10,000 litres of fuel to the value of around £14,000. Several items have been left behind.

There is a national problem with fuel theft. It is likely that thefts are often occurring where the delivery has been followed and therefore before the anti-syphoning alarm has been set- please bear this in mind.

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