News 1 April 2009

Sat Nav theft posterAppeal to sat nav owners

Police are appealing to owners of satellite navigation systems to take security measures and not make it easy for thieves.
Three thefts of systems were reported over the weekend in the Whitstable area. A Tom Tom system was taken from a car in Acton Road between 5am and 7.30am last Friday (27 March). On Friday night (27 March) a system was taken from a car parked in a private car park in Belmont Road and on Saturday night a system was taken from a car in Douglas Road. Last weekend a system was taken from a car in Saddleton Road.
Det Sgt Neil Buchanan said: “Satellite navigation systems should always be removed from a car. Leaving a system in full view or evidence that one is in use makes it very easy for a thief.”
He urged that car owners do the following:
Remove all valuables including sat nav systems when leaving your vehicle, even if you will only be away for a few minutes.
Clean the suction marks from the windscreen if you have a portable sat nav.
Don’t hide valuables in your vehicle - the boot or glove compartment are the first places a thief will look.
Has someone tried to sell you a second-hand sat nav system in unusual circumstances? If so, contact 01227 762055  and report what has happened. You can also call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
You can also visit the Kent Police website for more crime prevention information and details of your local police station.

Click on the poster to download a copy you can print off.

Driver charged

A 42-year-old man has been charged with  driving over the alcohol limit and possessing cannabis after a van overturned in Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay, at 11pm on Monday (30 March 2009).
Mark Sanderson of Foxdene Road, Seasalter, is due to appear before magistrates in Canterbury on 15 April 2009.

Village dates for mobile police station

East Kent’s mobile police station will be visiting the following locations. Drop in a discuss any police issues with your local officer.

  • Monday 27 April    1-3 pm at Barham  Village Hall  car park
  • Friday 1 May    2 -4 pm  at  Adisham  Village Hall  car park
  • Thursday  7 May 12 -2 pm at Bekesbourne Village Hall car park
  • Thursday 7  May  2-4 pm  at  Bridge  Recreation Ground next to doctors’ surgery.

Teen club night in Herne Bay

As part of the work with young people in Herne Bay Kent Police is among agencies supporting a club night for teenagers at the Talk of the Town.
Teen Fusion is held on the first Friday of every month between 7pm and 10pm.