25 January 2012
can I put out a witness appeal:
Yesterday there was an assault at the Thames Hotel in Ray Park Road. The
aggrieved was chased from Blackamoor Park to the hotel, where he was
assaulted in reception this is currently being investigated as a GBH
with Intent. We have been told that the group assaulting him was made up
of 8-10 people. This occurred between 12:00 12:30 today (Tuesday 24th
Can you put a message out to the Maidenhead riverside area asking if
anyone saw any of this and encouraging them to come forward? The group
went from Blackamoor Lane all the way down Ray Park Road. Following the
assault, they either went towards Boulters Lock or towards the Texaco
Garage on the A4, so there are lots of opportunities for people to have
If they did see anything, they should call 101 and quote URN 580 24/01/12
or ask to leave a message for DS Wall.
Second we are sending
a PCSO up to a property this morning, because we had a call from an
elderly resident that some builders have persuaded him to have his gutters
removed and they will be back today, for payment. Dodgy builders are a
very tricky problem for us to deal with, as it is generally a civil matter
it is a contract, not crime. If you have elderly or vulnerable
neighbours, please keep an eye out on their behalf. If someone turns up
and says they have a problem with their roof / guttering etc, there is no
way they can verify this and will believe the person is being helpful and
let them do the work. If one of your neighbours, who is elderly or
vulnerable, really needs this kind of work done, please come through to me
and I will put them in touch with Repair
With Care who can assist. We will always send a PCSO round
to have a discrete word with builders if you are suspicious. Better safe,
than an empty bank balance.
/ Community Messaging was upgraded over the weekend and new servers
installed to speed it up. They also used the opportunity to update a lot
of the operating software, bringing it more up to date without
mentioning that to us ! So since Friday nothing has
worked at all ! We are keeping our fingers crossed !
A really good result yesterday thanks
to an Tracker system on an IPAD. You will see it mentioned
below. The IPAD was stolen, but the owner had activated the free Tracker
system. It showed that the IPAD was by then in Windsor. The police went to
the street indicated and encountered a young man. The minute he saw the
police officers, he threw the IPAD and ran. He was caught and arrested
in his pocket were some of the connection cables ! The Tracker system was
brilliant and the whole thing cleared up so quickly. It pinpointed the
street very accurately, because presumably we have lots of phone masts in
the area to triangulate from. You know our message, if you have a
Smart phone / IPAD, investigate Tracker systems asap please.
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
24/1 Tuesday 3.20 a.m. Pub on the Bath Road. Pub window
forced to access the fruit machine. They smashed it open and stole the
cash box. They were tracked and left the property via the countryside
towards Westacott Way.
23/1 24/1 Monday 6 p.m. / Tuesday 7 a.m. Shurlock Row. Shed
break being renovated therefore left unlocked. Hedge trimmer, strimmer
and garden tools stolen.
22/1 23/1 Sunday 7 p.m. Monday 9 a.m. Heywood Gardens.
3 fence panels stolen.
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
25/1 Wednesday 11.20 a.m. Audley Drive. A car battery
left on a driveway stolen. A witness saw a grey Ford escort driving away.
23/1 24/1 Monday 7 p.m. / Tuesday 8.30 a.m. Hotel, Castle
Hill. Locked van door forced meters and tools stolen.
23/1 24/1 Monday / Tuesday Grenfell Road. Petrol cap
on a car damaged possibly in an attempt to steal the fuel.
7/1 23/1 Thurlby Way. A thief possibly climbed over a
garden fence into the rear garden where they broke into a shed removing
ladders which they pushed up against the house. They climbed up and forced
a bathroom window. The alarm sounded and the thief made off immediately.
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
24/1 Tuesday 5.10 p.m. Norfolk Road. Car passenger window
smashed handbag and contents stolen from the boot.
23/1 Monday 10 p.m. Raymond Road. The owner heard noises
outside and looked out. There was a man outside who had opened all their
car doors including the boot The owner shouted and the man immediately
made off on a bike, having stolen a SAT NAV. The police attended with the
dog team, but the scent was too confused with other dog walkers.
23/1 Monday 2.20 a.m. Marlow Road. An accelerant was
poured over the front of an office and set alight.
crime to report
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
First a request from your PCSO Matt
Wingrove We have received calls about bogus meter readers in Holyport.
Can everyone be on their guard ? If you have a meter inside you home, find
your last bill and phone the service provider asap. Ask to set a
password, they all offer this service that should end this problem, at
24/1 Tuesday 7.30 p.m. / 9 p.m. Hotel, High Street, Bray.
Car rear window smashed laptop bag stolen.
23/1 Monday 2.30 a.m. 4.30 a.m. Forest Green Road.
Food delivered to a house stolen.
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
24/1 Tuesday 10.25 p.m. Oaken Grove. Car entered BY
UNKOWN MEANS Mobile and IPAD stolen. The owner
turned on the tracker. The signal pinpointed road in Windsor. Windsor
police attended and found a young lad standing exactly where the Tracker
indicated ! He made off throwing the IPAD away, but was arrested. The
owner got their IPAD back intact we got the thief. Perfection
Hi Jeff, I have just received this email, can you warn others ? It
was obviously a Scam to me, because I do not bank with Santander:
Please note that we are introducing a new payment
authentication procedure in order to protect the private information of
all our online banking users.
You are required to confirm your details with us as you will not be able
have access to your accounts until this has been done.
As you are already registered for online banking all you need to do is to
your account details.
Confirm your details
Once you have completed this you will be able to manage your money
whenever you and wherever want,
giving you utmost control of your finances.
Santander Security Team
AND ANOTHER ONE FROM NORTHERN ROCK
Northern Rock online services
Update your online details to allow your next payment be
met on the appropriate date assigned to your payment by
Clicking the link
Next a note about scam direct debits
I don't know if you can give some advice. I am chairman of my local
gardening group and we have just been on line checking our bank account. I
noticed there were five direct debits, which no one in the gardening group
had set up.
I contacted a couple of the companies being paid (they were all publishing
companies). It seems someone called XXX XXXX living in London, had taken
out one of the direct debits. This was then confirmed by the publisher,
who I had just phoned and they said, another direct debit had been set up
yesterday, to make six direct debits in all. We have informed the bank,
who have now cancelled them all and said they would give us our money
They told our Treasurer that this is happening a lot. It seems amazing
that if you wrote me a cheque, I could just take the sort code and account
number, apply on line for a product direct debit and it is accepted,
although the name and address are different.
Our direct debits were applied for on line, according to the two companies
I contacted, so I suppose there is no check at the bank end, or from the
companies point of view, on name or address.
If you have a trade bank account, or a residents association etc, please
keep an eye on your accounts.