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Chichester District - Weekly Bulletin - 5th to 11th August 2019

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Weekly Bulletin – Chichester District
Monday 5th to 11th August 2019

News and appeals
Numerous arrests were made during the week.  Offences include:  Domestic violence assault, excess alcohol, Possession of a Knife, Disqualified Driving, Actual Bodily Harm, Possession with Intent to Supply Class A Drugs, Drug Driving, Possession of Class B drugs, Threats to Kill, Outraging Public Decency, Shoplifting, Fraud, Stalking, Common Assault, Criminal Damage, Grievous Bodily Harm, Affray, Drunk and Disorderly, Assaulting a Police Officer, Failing to Stop, Wanted on Warrant, Breach of Bail, Attempted Kidnap, Prison Recall, Breach of the Peace and Breach of a Non Molestation Order.   
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Police Warning – rise in ‘rogue trader’ offences across Sussex
An elderly Chichester resident has been one of the latest victims of a spate of doorstep thefts including rogue traders, a crime which doubled across Sussex during July.
The 76 year old man was approached during July by a visitor suggesting that work was needed on his house.  He left a ‘flyer’ leaflet offering tree and hedge trimming and any interior and exterior work, but with just a mobile number and email, and no landline number or actual address.
The resident handed over a total of £45,000 for work which began but was never continued and the man who started the work and who said that a further £25,000 would be needed, cannot currently be contacted.
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Neighbourhood Crime Summary (Burglary, Vehicle Crime, Criminal Damage)
Chichester (WC1)
Fishbourne Road West, Chichester – On Monday 5 August a vehicle was broken into.  Serial 0421 5/8
Prior Place, Chichester – Overnight into 6 August an attempt theft of a vehicle was reported.  Serial 0670 06/08
Broke Lane, Upwaltham, Petworth – On Tuesday 6 August we received a report of a residential burglary.  It is believed the incident occurred between 3 August and 6 August.  A ride on lawnmower was stolen from the property.  Serial 1118 06/08
Parklands Road, Chichester – Between 3 August and 7th August a vehicle was stolen from the location.  Serial 0357 7/8
West Stoke Car Park, Downs Road – On Friday 9th August a vehicle was broken into and bike equipment stolen.  Serial 1174 9/8
Sandringham Road, Chichester – On Sunday 11 August a residential property was broken into.  Entry was via the rear kitchen door, an untidy search was undertaken and electrical equipment stolen.  Serial 0945 11/8
Selsey, The Witterings and surrounding area (WC2)
Mill Lane, Runcton – On Saturday 10 August we received a report of a residential burglary.  Banking details and jewellery was stolen from the property.  Serial 0896 10/8
Midhurst, Petworth and surrounding area (WC3)
Putmans Lane, West Harting – On Wednesday 7 August we received a report of a vehicle break where personal possession were stolen from the vehicle.  Serial 0560 07/08
Woolbeding, Midhurst – On Saturday 10 August a vehicle was broken into whilst parked in a car park.  Windows were smashed and a bag was stolen from the vehicle.  Serial 0917 10/8
Bepton Road, Midhurst – On Sunday 11 August a vehicle was broken into.  Windows were smashed and personal possessions stolen from the vehicle.  Serial 0491 11/8
Bignor Park Road, Bignor – On Sunday 11 August we received a report of a vehicle break where a purse was stolen.  Serial 1086 11/8
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