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Weekly Bulletin - Arun District

Alert message sent 18/12/2019 14:20:00

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Monday 9 December - Sunday 5 December

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A number of arrests were made during this week.  Offences include:- burglary dwelling, actual bodily harm, excess alcohol, driving with no insurance or MOT, drunk and disorderly, actual bodily harm, possession with intent to supply a Class B drug, domestic assault, malicious communications, shoplifting, going equipped, breach of bail, grievous bodily harm, shop lifting, stalking, excess alcohol, affray and drug driving.   
Sheds check urged n search for missing John Montgomery in Bognor Regis

A man who is missing from his home in Bognor Regis has not been seen since Friday 13 December.
John Montgomery, 68, was last seen by a caller to him home in the Aldwick area of the town at 7pm. Police were alerted when he did not answer his door on Saturday morning. Indications are that he may have left the property Friday evening and did not return.
John is white, 5’9”, of medium build with grey hair. He is frail and may appear drunk. Given the weekend's inclement weather, police believe that he may have sought shelter somewhere and have appealed to people in the area to check sheds, garages or other outbuildings. Anyone who sees him or who knows of his whereabouts is asked to dial 999 immediately quoting serial 501 of 14/12. 
Man sentenced to 56 months in prison after seriously injuring two police officers

A man has been sentenced after he drove into and seriously injured two on-duty police officers and a member of the public in Littlehampton.
Jack Robson, 20, of Holly Drive, in Littlehampton, appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Thursday (12 December) following an earlier guilty plea to three counts of causing serious injury by driving dangerously.
Robson was convicted of three counts of causing serious injury by driving dangerously, burglary, driving with no insurance, driving not in accordance with his provisional licence, aggravated vehicle taking, going equipped for burglary and driving with uncorrected vision. Judge Roger Hetherington sentenced him to a total of four-years and eight months and disqualified him for driving for five years…. To read the full report please visit Sussex police website 
Police set to launch Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers

Jingle bells, here’s our cells, open every day; if you drive with drink or drugs, you’ll soon be on your way.This is the message being issued as Surrey Police and Sussex Police prepare to launch their 2019 Christmas crackdown on drink and drug-drivers.
Increased patrols and stop checks will be carried out throughout this month, when there tends to be more social occasions which could result in motorists driving under the influence.
If you know someone is driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, call 999.
Alternatively, people in Sussex can text officers on 65999 with the details of people they suspect of drink or drug-driving, or visit the Operation Crackdown website. 
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online. 
The campaign is being run in conjunction with the Sussex Safer Roads Partnership and DriveSmart in Surrey. 
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Crime summary

High Street, Hotham - at around 04:30pm on Sunday 15 December two males have been seen trying to break into address. No access gained, nothing taken.   Serial 0992 15/12
Sudley Terrace, Hotham- between Tuesday 10 December and Sunday 15 December a property has been entered and a mobile phone, bank cards and TV has been taken and the property has been searched.   Serial 1012 15/12

Bookers Close, Bognor Regis- between 05:30 on Monday 9 December and Wednesday 11 December a vehicle has been entered and bank statements, expired passport, cash and a broach and earrings taken.   Serial 0633 12/12

Frobisher Road, Pagham- between 08:30pm on Thursday 12 December and 07:45am on Friday 13 December a vehicle has been entered and a Sat Nav and small amount of cash stolen.   Serial 0274 13/12

Elys Gardens, Aldwick- at 11:15pm on Thursday 12 December a males has been seen trying the door handles of a van. No entry gained, nothing taken.   Serial 0477 13/12
Ley Road, Felpham- between 08:00pm on Wednesday 4 December and 05:45am on Thursday 5 December a vehicle has been entered and Sat Nav, iPod and two sets of headphones taken.   Serial 1677 13/12

Silver Birch Drive, Middleton- on Monday 9 December it was discovered that a windscreen of a vehicle has been smashed when the cover has been removed. No exact time of incident. Vehicle not entered.   Serial 0077 10/12
Roundle Square, Felpham- two teenagers have been throwing stones at a house.   Serial 0873 15/12

Littlehampton, Arundel and Surround
Downs Way, Angmering- between 07:00pm on Wednesday 11 December and 06:00am on Thursday 12 December a garage has been broken into and two electric bikes have been taken.   Serial 0242 14/12
Yapton Road, Barnham- between 09:00pm on Tuesday 10 December and 06:00am on Wednesday 11 December a shed has been entered and a drill has been taken.   Serial 0160 12/12
Chalet Road, Ferring- between 05:00pn on Wednesday 4 December and 04:30am on Thursday 5 December a vehicle has been entered and a drivers licence, passport, boxing equipment and set of tools have been taken.   Serial 0360 10/12
Willowhayne Crescent, East Preston- between 01:00am and 11:00am on Tuesday 10 December a motorcycle has been stolen.   Serial 0641 10/12

Arundel Road, Ham- between 11:30pm on Tuesday 10 December and 10:00am on Wednesday 11 December two mopeds have been stolen.   Serial 0367 11/12
New Road, River- overnight and into the early hours of Wednesday 11 December a vehicle has been stolen. The vehicle was recovered in the early hours of the morning after being involved in an RTC.   Serial 0383 11/12

Toddington Lane, Wick- at 10:45pm on Wednesday 11 December a transit tipper has been stolen.   Serial 0587 12/12
Mill Road, Walberton- between 10:00pm on Tuesday 3 December and 05:00am on Wednesday 4 December a catalytic converter has been stolen from a vehicle.   Serial 0480 11/12

Terminus Place, River- at around 08:00pm on Wednesday 11 December a group of males have walked down the road smashing wing mirrors.   Serial 1239 11/12
Queen Street, River- between 10:00pm on Wednesday 11 December and 09:00am on Thursday 12 December a vehicle has had a significant amount of cat litter and cat faeces and eggs thrown at it.   Serial 0335 12/12

South Terrace, River- at around 08:00pm on Friday 13 December the glass to a PVC door has been smashed.   Serial 1471 13/12
Yapton Road, Barnham- between 09:00pm on Tuesday 10 December and 09:30am on Wednesday 11 December a shed door has been damaged. Entry not gained.   Serial 0372 11/12

Anti-Social Behaviour
Queensway, Marine- at 01:30am on Monday 09/12 a lot of music could be heard and a party happening in the carpark.   Serial 0054 09/12
Meaden Way, Felpham- at 05:30pm on Friday 13 December a group of youths were trying to get into the community hall and tapping on doors and windows.   Serial 1153 13/12
Brooks Lane, Hothan- two males are reportedly camping/ living in the wooded area near to the cricket pavilion.   Serial 1236 13/12

Rosemead play area, River- at 03:00pm on Saturday 14 December an off road motorbike has been seen riding around the playing field. This has been happening for past two weeks.   Serial 1152 14/12

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If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at


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