Budleigh Salterton’s monthly crime report

FIFTEEN crimes took place in Budleigh Salterton within a five week period.

FIFTEEN crimes took place in Budleigh Salterton within a five week period.

The incidents, recorded between May 23 and June 27, included a man being arrested after he was found asleep under a car.

He was described by police as having been unable to stand and was arrested for his own safety.

In a separate incident, a small amount of money was taken from a house in Moormead. Entry was gained to the property through an insecure door.

A shed located in Moormead was broken into during the period. An untidy search was made, but no property was stolen.

A vehicle parked in Bedlands Lane was also damaged. The owner of the car, which had been left secure, found a scratch running along its offside. Enquiries are continuing.

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PC Simon Evans, of Budleigh Salterton police, said there had also been further vehicle crimes.

“All of the crimes relate to an insecure vehicle or valuable items being left on display in a vehicle,” he said.

PC Evans reminded people to secure their vehicles and avoid leaving valuable items on display.

There were a total of 64 incidents reported to the police call centre between May 23 and June 27 relating to Budleigh Salterton.

They included eleven welfare concerns, six suspicious circumstances, one animal related, two domestic incidents, eight crimes, 13 road related and two alarms.

In East Budleigh, there were six recorded crimes between the same period.

A motorist’s car, which was parked on Budleigh Hill, was scratched on its offside door.

In separate incidents: A domestic assault took place sometime during the five week timeframe. Police enquiries are continuing.

Items were taken from the rear yard of a property in Frogmore Road; property was stolen from the boot of a vehicle in Dalditch Lane and the fog light of a car left in Budleigh Hill was broken.