Vehicle Crime

Alert message sent 06/05/2022 08:31:00

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There has been a spate of vehicle crime in this area, namely Columbia Road, Beswick Avenue and Barnes Crescent, where cars have been scratched/keyed. Also in Howeth Road a vehicle's rear window was smashed and a catalytic converter was stolen from a car in Priestley Road. (Honda's are particularly susceptible to thefts of converters). Please be vigilant and we remind you not to leave valuables in the vehicles – thieves know all of the hiding places. We would also advise car owners to park their vehicles in a garage or on a driveway if at all possible. 

Follow this link for crime prevention advice on keeping your vehicle safe from thieves

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call Freephone 0800 555 111.

Please do not use Dorset Alert to report a crime or something else that requires urgent police attention as we are unable to log details via this system.

You should call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.
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Susan Elliot (Police, PCSO 5188, Bournemouth East, North South)

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