Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter 12/09/2019

Here is the latest update from the Abingdon Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Burglary: On 2nd August there was a burglary on Netherton Road where a tablet computer and coins were stolen. PCSO Moquet made house-to-house enquiries, gave crime-prevention advice and SmartWater (property marking kit) to the residents of Netherton Road. If you have any information on this burglary please report it online at (or call 101) and quote reference 43190237683
The Abingdon neighbourhood team will be out and about in Marcham on Saturday the 14th September. The team will visit properties to sign them up to our Thames Valley Alerts system which allows the user to receive messages from the Police about their local area, security advice, meetings etc. If you would like to join Thames Valley Alerts and receive information by email please go to and click ‘join’.

On Saturday 28th September PC Carl Bryant and PCSOs Sue Haynes and Rich Osborn will be visiting the residents of Hurst Lane in Cumnor to talk to them about property marking and signing the residents up to alerts system.

By working together we can build community resilience to deter burglars from targeting homes within the area! For more tips to protect your home, download your free Home Security Guide from the Thames Valley Police website here:

Anti-social behaviour (ASB): A man who was being anti-social in the town centre and was spoken to about his behaviour by local officers was subsequently arrested for two ‘assaults on emergency workers’ after the PCSOs were spat at. The male was further arrested for public order.

Violent Crime: A 26-year-old man from Radley has been arrested on suspicion of assault. The man was arrested for punching two women in the face at 2.25am on Saturday 24th August in front of Sami’s Kebab van in Market Place, Abingdon. He has been released under investigation.

In the early hours of Tuesday 27th August, an assault occurred on the Vineyard, Abingdon. A male and female were arrested after a male was assaulted with a weapon. Both have been released under investigation whilst officers continue their investigations.

Toby Smith of Saxton Road, Abingdon was arrested, charged and remanded on the 21st August for Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) for an assault that took place on the same date.

Offenders brought to justice
On Monday 12th August, a male was arrested in Abingdon town centre for possession with intent to supply both crack cocaine and heroin. The male has been charged with possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and was remanded in custody.

A man who was spotted driving dangerously on the Marcham Road by PCSO Ali Blood and PCSO Jason Bauer was arrested and found to be considerably over the drink drive limit. He was subsequently charged with drink driving offences and bailed to court.

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police a man has been jailed for 30 months for defrauding two vulnerable women. One from Abingdon. Adam Boon, aged 46, of Allaway Avenue, Portsmouth, was convicted by unanimous jury of three counts of fraud by false representation following a trial which concluded on Thursday (8/8). He was sentenced at the same court to a total of 30 months’ imprisonment.Boon defrauded two women by entering into relationships with them. Knowing they were vulnerable he manipulated both of the women into giving him money, which came to a total of almost £7000 between the two victims.

Robert Zasada, aged 28, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to two years and six months’ imprisonment at Oxford Crown Court. He was also banned from driving for two years. Zasada pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, one count of aggravated vehicle taking, one count of driving without insurance, one count of driving without licence, one count of failing to provide a specimen of breath and one count of assault by beating of an emergency worker.

Operation Sceptre
The neighbourhood team are working towards a week of action (commencing 16th September) to combat knife crime as part of a national initiative Op Sceptre. On the run up to this week the team conducted a test purchase operation in partnership with Trading Standards. Three police cadets went out with the team and attempted to buy knives under age from seven retailers in the Abingdon area. You need to be 18 years old to buy a bladed article. Some of these retailers failed and were given guidance on the Challenge 25 Rule, which means anyone who looks under the age of 25 needs to be asked for ID to purchase. The team will be following up with these retailers to make sure they are keeping to the laws regarding knife sales.

Partnership working
Abingdon PCSOs attended a training session with the Abingdon Fire Service on 27th August. It was a practical session on road traffic accidents and the roof of a vehicle had to be cut off as part of the training. This day was great for building relationships and will enable us to work alongside the fire service more efficiently.

Have Your Say meetings:
Please come along and speak to a PCSO about any local concerns:

• PCSO Sue Haynes (Sutton Courtenay/Drayton) on Tuesday 24th September, 3pm – 3.30pm outside Drayton Village Hall and Thursday 26th September, 3pm – 3.30pm outside outside Sutton Courtenay Costcutters.
• PCSO Lewis (South Abingdon) on Friday 13th September 3pm – 3.30pm outside Thameside School and Monday 23rd September 3pm – 3.30pm at Caldecott Primary school
• PCSO Ali Blood and PCSO Susie Morley (Abingdon Town) on Monday 23rd September, 10am – 12pm at the Monday Market, The Market Place.
• PCSO Selene Moquet (Peachcroft) on Saturday 21st September, 10.30am – 11am at the Peachcroft Christian Centre

Sad news
It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Ed Evans, Ed was the pastor for Abingdon Community Church. He was the driving force in setting up Abingdon Street Pastors & worked closely with members of the neighbourhood team on this. As well as being a welcoming face at The Monday Market where he would make a cuppa for the officers out on foot patrol.  PCSO Ali Blood represented the neighbourhood team at a memorial service for Ed.

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