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Coronavirus (COVID-19): the policing response and what you need to know

Van Breaks Peasedown St John

A number of vans have been broken into in the Peasedown St John area.

Patrols will be increasing during the hours of darkness.

 Please be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the Police.


  • Thursday 26th August, 2021

    We have not had any reports of van breaks in the Peasedown and Paulton area during the last month. As the nights are staring to draw in, we are advising the public to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the Police.

  • Thursday 29th July, 2021

    Although we have not had, any recent reports of Van Breaks we are still asking the public to remain vigilant. Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team still have a number of tool marking kits for any trade personnel based in the Peasedown Area. Please contact PCSO Tony McIntosh or PCSO Louise Jones if you want one of the tool marking kits.

  • Tuesday 29th June, 2021

    Unfortunately, three van breaks have been reported over the weekend 26th and 27th June in the Paulton area. From viewing CCTV images, it is likely that the thieves have a remote unlocking device. Stolen items include tools and a Wolf Professional Generator. Please mark any tools with your poste code and house name or number. Tool marking kits are available from your Neighbourhood Policing Team, we also suggest that you photograph valuable items and make note of any serial numbers, this will help in any recovery or prosecution.

  • Wednesday 3rd March, 2021

    Synthetic DNA tool marking kits have been distributed to previous victims of van breaks.

    It is hoped that as the current COVID restriction are lifted will be able to offer kits to the wider trade community. Later in the year we plan to hold a tool marking event when it is safe to do so.

  • Thursday 21st January, 2021

    Distribution of the synthetic DNA tool marking kits has begun. Previous victims of van breaks have been contacted directly with the offer of a tool marking kit. If you would like more information follow the link below to contact your Neighbourhood policing team. We do have a few kits left for local trade personnel.

  • Sunday 13th December, 2020

    Over the past few months the Peasedown St John community has suffered with vehicle attacks where vans have been broken into and valuable tools have been stolen.

    In the New Year the beat team will be offering a free tool marking service with a synthetic DNA product to those victims.   There will also be a number of free kits (worth £60) that will be available to the wider trade community in Peasedown. The kits will mark up to 50 items with a unique code that will be stored on an independent database.

    If you would like the opportunity to get your hands on one of these free kits or would like further information then please contact us by following the link below & scroll down to the CONTACT THE TEAM section and we will get in touch in the New Year.

    Be quick

  • Thursday 19th November, 2020

    Patrols have increased but we are still seeing vans being broken into, specifically to steal tools from within. Please, where possible, remove tools from vehicles at night.

    We will be holding free tool marking sessions very soon, Please refer back here for updates

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