10 February 2012
re metal thefts has been prepared by Anne Chalmers our Crime Reduction
Advisor and is attached at the bottom of this message - the blue link !
Some advice just sent out to Windsor:
9/2 Thursday 9 p.m. / 10 p.m. Dedworth Road. Burglary via forced window.
The thieves tried to tamper with the alarm sensors, but the alarm sounded
immediately and they made off grabbing a laptop. Thieves
will never stay if an alarm sounds. If you have been inside a house when a
modern alarm sounds you will know why. 99% of the time, opportunist
thieves will know nothing about alarms and avoid them, choosing more
simple targets unless - there is a chance the owner has not set the
alarm ! The usual reason for this is pets ! So if there is any evidence of
a pet visible from outside the house, they will break a window. If the
alarm sounds they make off if not !!!!!
9/2 Thursday 11 p.m. School, Eton Road, Datchet. Entry via window
alarm sounded and the offender immediately made off through the front
door. This should not happen ! If the
external doors had all been double locked using a mortise lock, he would
not have been able to get out that way, causing them to panic. They would
have to exit as they entered, increasing the chances of them leaving
forensic evidence behind !!!
9/2 Thursday 3.40 p.m. / 7.35 p.m. York Road. Burglary via forced rear
conservatory and window. Coins, laptop, jewellery box and contents,
camcorder & camera stolen. Please
make sure valuable and sentimental jewellery is hidden in a place that
would take an opportunist thief more than 5 minutes to find. It should
never be left in a jewellery box on a dressing table nor the bedside
cabinets the first place a thief looks. You know your house best. Hide
it where you can easily get at it and will remember !
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
9/2 Thursday 11.20 a.m. Scout Camp, Quarrywood Road. 3
men were seen loading scrap metal onto a flatbed. When disturbed, they
immediately made off.
8/2 9/2 Wednesday / Thursday Farm, Marlow Road. Farm
unit broken into padlocks removed searched but nothing stolen.
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
7/2 8/2 Tuesday 8 p.m. / Wednesday 6.30 a.m. Heywood Avenue
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
3/2 9/2 Business, Denmark Street. Compound accessed
via hole in the fence fuel stolen.
9/2 Thursday 6 p.m. Ray Park Avenue. The owner came home,
unlocked her front door and walked into her sitting room. She put down her
handbag and turned round to see a man that had followed her in. he picked
up her handbag and ran out. She followed him as he ran up to a garage
block climbing over a fence. As he did this, he dropped her phone. YOU
MUST LOCK YOUR FRONT DOOR BEHIND YOU !
9/2 Thursday 2 p.m. / 3.45 p.m. Laggan Road. Burglary via
rear garden fence onto Woodstock Close. Rear window forced gold
jewellery & cash stolen.
6/2 8/2 Monday 9 a.m. / Wednesday 7 p.m. Ray Mill Road West.
Burglary via INSECURE side door laptop stolen from living room.
crime to report
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
10/2 Friday 0.15 a.m. / 0.30 a.m. Green Lane. The owners
heard noises and went to investigate. They saw a man in the front garden
and a car reversing out of their drive IPAD, keys and sports bag
8/2 Wednesday 8 p.m. The Causeway, Bray. Car rear windscreen
smashed laptops X 2 stolen.
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
3/2 8/2 Garage, Furze Platt Road. Property accessed
window copper pipes and tanks ripped out extensive water damage.
10/2 Friday 2 a.m. / 8 a.m. Osney Road. Burglary via
unknown means IPOD, games consoles X 2, laptop, computer, jewellery
plus handbag & contents stolen.
9/2 Thursday 8.45 p.m. / 9.50 p.m. Radcot Close. Bike
stolen from a rear garden.
First from Yvonne:
Hi Jeff, How about this one:
REF: INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE
I AM Mrs Esther Williams ,I WRITING WITH MY PERSONAL RESPECT IN REGARDS TO
MY FAMILY VENTURE IN YOUR COUNTRY, I AM RESEARCHING FOR GOOD FIRM AS A
RELIABLE, TRUSTWORTHY AND GOD FEARING. I GOT YOUR CONTACT THROUGH THE HELP
OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN ABIJAN THE CAPITAL OF COTE DIVOIRE. IN DEED I AM
THE WIFE OF LATE MR KOVO WILLIAMS FROM SIERRA LEONE.
I AND MY TWO CHILDREN ARE PRESENTLY STAYING IN BURKINA AS REFUGEES; MY
HUSBAND WAS ONE OF THE MINISTERS OF JOHNNY PAUL KORAMAHS REGIMES IN SEARRA
LEONE.DURING THE INTERVENTION OF THE ECOLOGY SOIDIERS TO RESTORE THE
PRESIDENCY OF ALHAJI TEJAN KABBAH FROM JOHNNY KOROMAHS, MY HUSBAND WAS
AMONG THE 23EXECUTED MINISTERS. AS OUR BREADWINNER IS DEAD (MY HUSBAND)
AND OUR STAYS IN SIERRA LEONE ARE NO MORE SAVE, I AND MY TWO CHILDREN
DECIDED TO MOVE TO BURKINA FASO A NEIHBORING AFRICA COUNTRY FOR SAFETY.
DUE TO OUR STATUS IN BURKINA FASO AS REFUGEES I WAS FORCED TO LODGE OUR
(.15 MILLION .US .DOLLAR.) IN FINANCE HOUSE
Everyone knows that these are scams now wherever they come from !
Just another E-Mail 'SCAM' to put on your community message, I dont have a
Santander account and never have !!
Begin forwarded message:
From: Santander Services
Subject: Account Identification
Dear Santander valued customer,
You received this email as a notice for the database update for this
month. This update is designed by our IT engineers to provide higher
security to our customers online accounts, prevent unauthorized account
access and other types of online fraud.
You are required to update your online profile by clicking on the
Click here to access your online profile
We now all know, not to open the attachment online profile !!
I dont really know why the wider community out there dont know about
websites like Snopes, or Hoax-Slayer for example. Fortunately Ive
worked in businesses where the IT jockeys have not only made me
embarrassed, when I have crashed the system by mistake, but also shown me
what to do if I am unsure and something has got passed the firewall,
especially at home.
You can easily access these websites and type in the duff e-mail subject
and usually find out its a scam. Quick, easy and free. Both sites have
FedEx etc and Hoax-Slayer has TalkTalk. So if you arent sure about your
e-mail you can check with a couple of service providers before deleting
the offending e-mail. Simples!
You can also just Google some of the
wording (copy and paste it into the search bar) from a suspected hoax
email and you will get all the details always the first line of
I've just read about the phone scams that people are getting.
You may like to let people know that they can subscribe free to the
telephone preference service. It is a
government owned site. The free opt out service enabling you to record
your preference on the official register and not receive unsolicited sales
or marketing calls.
It just takes a few mins to register and after just 28 days people should
start noticing a gradual decline of nuisance and marketing calls. I
registered about 12 years ago and it still works.
You can also stop the silent marketing calls. If you want to reduce these
types of calls there is a separate service called Silent CallGard. You can
register with them by calling 0844
3722325. This is an automated service but it did stop my
silent nuisance marketing calls. This one though you do need to renew
If any marketing calls do come through people just need to let the caller
know that they are on the telephone preference list and that is is illegal
for them to be calling them and they need to remove you from their calling
list. They quickly apologise.
Do spread the word. If there are elderly people their family and
neighbours could help them by registering for them on line.