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Man jailed for Fareham burglary and vehicle thefts

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced that a man has been officially ‘sentenced’ to the total of twenty seven months imprisonment after pleading guilty to two separate incidents across the Fareham area in June and October last year; which saw a variety of burglary related and motor vehicle theft offences committed at 2 addresses in the borough.

Twenty-one year old Max Plaister admitted the single count of burglary and a count of motor vehicle theft relating to the 1st incident, which occured at an address based in Beaumont Rise on June 7, 2023. This saw a house broken into and a Vauxhall Mokka stolen from the drive-way; the vehicle being found and recovered in Thatcher’s Copse two days later.

Forensic enquires linked Plaister to this vehicle and he was subsequently charged by officers, appearing at Portsmouth Crown Court on November 13 (Monday) where he pleaded guilty. This youngster, of no fixed abode, further admitted to a count of attempted burglary and theft from a motor vehicle relating to another “incident” down Bye Road in Swanwick.

It is reported that these two offences were carried out on October 9, 2023 and saw Plaister access a ‘stationary’ vehicle before stealing the key from inside. He soon tried to gain access to a nearby house using this key but he was ultimately unsuccessful on this occasion; local officers arresting and further charging him shortly afterwards following all enquires.

Another eight offences were brought into consideration when Plaister appeared in front of Portsmouth Crown Court last Thursday (January 18) for his latest hearing where he was sentenced to 27 months by a judge. Readers can read a full comment from PC Kevin Parker, from the Eastern Area Crime Team, by clicking on the ‘press release’ via their website.

Officers are encouraging any future or past victims of burglary and motor vehicle thefts to continue reporting the crimes to the police; which can be done using different methods. They can firstly submit details using the online reporting tools that are available on the Hampshire Police website, with official support and further guidance available on the link here.

Alternatively, readers can contact the “independent charity” Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 for absolutely free; or via their anonymous online forms which can be found through their website:

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