2 October 2013
Residents of Maidenhead,
You are invited to an event on Saturday
05/10/13 from 10am until 4pm. on Town Moor at the back of the Fire
Station, access via Blackamoor Lane, Maidenhead
The event is an Emergency Services
and Community Partnership Event. This has been organised
by myself so that you all have a chance to come and find out who is out
there ready to help with various issues.
There will also be activities for the children and a chance for residents
to learn Basic Self Defence.
It would be great to meet as many of you as possible.
Police Community Support Officer
C9249 Michelle Turner |
Maidenhead West Team
Telephone Non Emergency 101
Address Thames Valley Police, Bridge Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6
I get quite a few emails from people
saying that I refer to their ‘Local Neighbourhood Team’ – but who
are they ? – and – how do you contact them ?
The Royal Borough, has been broken down into ‘Clusters’, for
Neighbourhood Policing purposes. The old Police ‘Neighbourhoods’
have now been combined, to reduce the administration.
In my messages, I still list crime under the old ‘Police Neighbourhoods’
as you may not be familiar with the ‘Clusters’ and it seems to make
sense that way. I list each ‘Neighbourhood’ under a generic
heading – which is in fact, the ‘Cluster’. Each ‘Police
Cluster’ has a group email address – you will see that ‘NHPT’
forms part of the email address, which can be accessed by every officer /
PCSO, who is part of that team. The email addresses, for old
individual ‘Police Neighbourhoods’, have been discontinued.
Under each cluster heading, is a long ‘Link’ in blue. Clicking
this, will take you to the appropriate page on the TVP website, for your
‘Cluster’. You will find pictures and names of each officer /
PCSO who works in your area, plus monthly updates of all the work
undertaken, good results, patrols etc. along with any meeting dates, times
& locations. Please have a look. The photos took a lot of
organising. If you see those officers out and about, please go up
and introduce yourself. They are your Neighbourhood Team,
geographically responsible and should know everything about crime in your
area. They will need your help – as much as you need and rely on
THIS HAS JUST BEEN SENT OVER FROM THE
The Drugs, Alcohol and Action Team:
ALERT – SMALL BLUE PILL
We are aware of a small blue pill having been
used by young people in the Borough, (slightly squared off in shape from
the limited information we have). One young person has been
hospitalised as a result of taking this pill with cannabis, two others are
known to have become highly aggressive towards others after using it.
Currently we are unable to identify what
substances this pill is made of, however from the information we have
pieced together we do know that when taken the user can appear very
energised, alert and awake followed quickly by agitation, paranoia,
confusion and aggressive behaviour towards themselves or others.
Please share this information with your
students and colleagues.
If you have any further information
please try me in the first instance on the number below or contact a
member of the DAAT Team on the 01628 796362.
We will send out a further update if we
receive any additional information or confirmation of the substance.
Just to be aware, we have also had
information about a muscle relaxant and Pacman Pills being used locally
which we would be interested to find out more about.
Young People’s Substance Misuse
DAAT Office, Reform Road,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8BY
New Scrap Metal Dealers Act comes into
From 1/10, a new act to regulate scrap metal dealers comes into force
across the Thames Valley and country-wide.
Under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013, all currently licensed scrap metal
dealers, motor salvage operators, and vehicle dismantler’s are required
to have a licence to trade and must apply for one, from their local
authority by the deadline of 15 October.
If they have not obtained a licence by 1 December 2013, they face
prosecution under the new Act and face a fine of up to £1,000, or
conditions including restrictions to trading hours, or a Closure Order.
If they have applied by the deadline, they will be deemed to have a
temporary licence, until the issue. If currently registered dealers, have
not applied for a licence by 15 October, then they will not be able to
trade until a licence is received. Mobile collectors, must apply for
a licence, in every authority area where they intend to collect scrap
Anyone not registered under the 1964 Act, will be liable to prosecution,
if they trade and have not been issued with a licence, under the 2013 Act.
scrap metal dealer is able to buy scrap metal with cash.
As of 1 October 2013, this also applies to mobile collectors who
previously had exemptions to this rule.
Under the Act, all dealers are required to keep a record of all scrap
metal they receive, process, or dispatch; including a description and
weight of the metal, the date and time they received it, the name and
address of the seller and any subsequent buyer, and the value of the
metal. This information must be kept for three years and be
available to the local authority and police, on request.
NEXT – A WARNING
Hi Jeff –
I wonder if you could mention a job I attended recently in your community
It was an attempted distraction theft of a bank card, which occurred at a
Dedworth ATM on 18.09.13.
The aggrieved was an elderly man, withdrawing cash from the ATM in broad
daylight, when a man came up beside him and asked him – just as his card
and cash were being dispensed from the machine – if the £20 note on the
floor was his ? Luckily, he was sensible enough to put his cash
straight into his inner jacket pocket – but as he was distracted and the
man had an opportunity and did snatch the bank debit card out of his hand
and made off.
Can you warn the readers ?
PC 7469 O'BRIEN
Windsor Team 4
CAN I ADD:
We have had a report today from one of
the banks in the High Street, Eton, that they detected a skimming device
on their ATM on Monday, 30th September at 9 p.m.. They
added that a skimming device has also been detected on the 12th,
13th and 27th September. We were not informed
! If you used an ATM in Eton High Street at any of those times,
please make contact with your bank. If you use an ATM anywhere, can
you give it a once over, before inserting your card – or to solve the
problem entirely, get ‘cash back’ from a supermarket !
We have also had pickpockets in Windsor
Town Centre – 3 cases in recent days. Can everyone be on their
We had 2 cases on Monday at about 3
p.m. of someone going into shops in Sunninghill High Street and trying to
confuse shop keepers. Can you let any small shops you use know ?
30/9 Monday 3.15 p.m. Stationers, High Street.
Attempted scam at the till. A man handed over a £10 note for a pack
of cigarettes, then a £20 note and finally a £50 note asking each time
for his money back / change, in order to confuse the counter staff.
They were not confused – and he left the shop. He is described as
white, early 30s, thinning hair, black base ball cap, dark eyes, large
round face, obese body, off white dirty polo shirt. He spoke very
quickly with an Irish accent.
30/9 Monday 3.10 p.m. Grocers, High Street.
Same scam. This
time it was 2 men and it worked. They walked away with £55 !!!
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL (Cluster name):
2/10 Wednesday 4 a.m. Shop, Queen Street.
The police were attending another incident when they looked around the
rear of the property. They found the rear door open and jemmy marks
on the frame. No-one was inside and it is not known at this time if
anything was stolen
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
2/10 Wednesday midnight / 5 a.m. Pub, Gringer Hill.
Offenders broke in through an upstairs bathroom window. They then
searched the premises, forcing the door to the office. Nintendo
Wii’s X 2, Laptop, poker set and cash stolen.
1/10 Tuesday 6 p.m. Cookham Road. Car
left INSECURE. A witness saw a man open the car and search the
inside. Unknown if anything stolen.
1/10 Tuesday 2.40 a.m. Ray Mead Road.
Attempted Burglary. The owner heard noses and his dog barked.
He looked outside and saw that the security lights were on and a man in
the garden who immediately made off, when he saw the owner at the window.
The owner ran to the front of the house, where he saw 3 men running away.
No entry had been gained but there were marks around the downstairs rear
MAIDENHEAD WEST (Cluster name):
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN &
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH (Cluster name)
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
30/9 Monday 5.50 p.m. / 6 p.m. Harvest Hill Road.
Car passenger window smashed – cream bomber jacket, Iphone 4 and Ted
Baker ‘man bag’ and contents stolen.
26/9 – 1/10 Thursday 2 p.m. / Tuesday 10.30 a.m. Buisness
Centre, Monkey Island Lane. 2 padlocks cut from exterior
doors with bolt croppers. Tidy search of unit. 2 bottles of
J2O and 2 candelabras stolen.
30/9 Monday 8.15 p.m. / 9 p.m. Restaurant, Windsor
Road. Car rear windscreen smashed – Antler leather bag
and contents, including theatre tickets, a laptop, an Ipad etc stolen.
CCTV shows a lone male wandering around the car park looking into cars
with a torch. He left and then returned at 8.37 p.m., smashed the
rear windscreen, reaches in and then runs off to a waiting car.
28/9 - 30/9 Saturday 1 p.m. / Monday 7.30 a.m. Unit,
Business Park, Priors Way, Holyport. The shutters had been
forced open and damaged – no entry gained.
Gillian has sent me a letter she has
received from International Powerball Online lottery:
Apparently she has won £900,000 !!! All she has to do to collect
this money, is complete the attached form, giving all her and her bank
details !!! They even want full details of her next of kin !
The attached Lottery Processing Form, is headed up Heritage Financial
Consultants with an address in Churchill Place, London E. 14. If you
would like the money transferred directly into your account, please
complete full details !
We know people do fall for this – otherwise they would not go to the
expense of printing and sending these letters – please do not let it be
you – or anyone you know.
JUST BIN THEM UNREAD !
IN CONNECTION WITH SCAMS:
My young Volunteer Tom has been in today, to show me a
brilliant talk on the TED website. For those who are not initiated, TED.COM
is one of the best and most informative websites, on the internet.
Every year a conference is held in Los Angeles and the top people in every
conceivable field, Law / Arts / Science / Design attend and give 15 minute
talks about their latest advances. There are thousands stored from
previous conferences that you can sit and watch. There is a list of
topics you can tick which pulls up a list of named presenters and their
field of research. Usually, the presenters try and make their field
understandable to the lay attendee, sometimes that is simply not possible
and within a minute or so of the presentation starting, they are in the
stratosphere (I have watched several presentations on the Higgs Boson
particle and can only follow it for about 2 minutes). The one Tom
drew to my attention, was on CYBERCRIME.
It lasts 15 minutes, is in perfectly understandable English - to the non
tecchy - and is absolutely shocking – but – he does explain how we can
each lessen the chances of being a victim of viruses. He takes a few
seconds to explain that every photo taken on a smart phone, encodes the
GPS data, of where it was taken. That is something we all need to
remember if we post them anywhere; for example, if you upload / circulate
photos taken at home, of a child’s birthday party. As the
presenter shows, innocent photos of an office party, or a photo uploaded
by a friend, which includes you, gives away personal information about you
and where you work ! They only have to enter the GPS co-ordinates
from the photo into Google Maps, to get the address. With Google
Street View, they can even look at the building ! While my son and I
were in Universal Studios last week, he took a photo of the boats arriving
at the bottom of the drop in the Jurassic Park water ride. Within a
second a note appeared over the photo stating exactly where the photo had
been taken and what it was of, asking him if he wished to tag it. We
need to advise our children and grandchildren and friends, to watch this
Hope your latest excursion went well and you have returned in one piece.
Received a phone call today from a financial loan company.
unfortunately I did not get the name, claiming that they had been advised
I was in need of financial help. They obviously had done their
research, to address me by name.
There was a well rehearsed spiel from the little I heard, suggesting that
they had the ideal answer for every response I might give.
May be worth putting the word about to warn others that this is yet
Could even be something one of your professionals could follow up