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Crime: 9 October 2013  


A little moral tale for you:
Theresa, who works on our reception desk’s son, parks his bike every morning in the Bike rack, outside the railway station, in Ascot.  Yesterday, when he got back, the bike was gone and he could see the chain, securing it to the bike rack, had been bolt cropped.
He reported it as stolen and though it was not new, it was an expensive and treasured bike and he had taken the trouble, to keep a full description – and – the FRAME NUMBER.
As it so happened, during the day, a station official had seen 2 lads acting suspiciously around the bikes outside.  As they wheeled a bike away, he stopped and questioned them.  Though he had no proof the bike was stolen and in fact, no bikes had been reported stolen, he knew something was up, so he took possession of the bike, while he made further enquiries.  If everything was Ok, they could re-claim the bike.
Anyway, at the end of the day, Theresa’s son reported the bike stolen – with the frame number !  This had two brilliant consequences !  One, the recovered bike was identified through BTPs computers – and - he could prove it was his bike, so he got it back.  Two, it provided evidence that the bike was stolen – so the 2 lads will now be charged with theft of a pedal cycle.  Win, win.  NO FRAME NUMBER and none of this could have happened...........OVER TO YOU.

‘Santas’ take to their bikes in support of Broom Farm Toy Run

Bikers are being encouraged to don a Santa suit and do their bit, for the fourth annual Broom Farm Toy Run which takes place on:
Sunday 24 November, starting from Legoland Windsor at 12noon.
The toy run, will be led by the Mayor, Cllr Andrew Jenner, whose car will lead the hundreds of bikers on the route from Legoland Windsor, through Windsor Town Centre, ending at Broom Farm, Windsor. The bikers deliver toys to the children at Broom Farm and there are fundraising activities on the day.
Now in its fourth year, organiser RBWM Community Warden Stuart Hookway, is hoping this year’s event will be bigger and better and he is keen for local businesses, to donate toys for the children. All proceeds will go to The Royal British Legion Riders charity.
Cllr Jenner said that he was very happy to support the day and lead the bikers. He added: “I have seen coverage of previous toy runs and it makes a great sight. With more than 150 bikers expected to rev up for charity, I am thrilled to be leading this year’s toy run. As a keen biker and previous member of the Harley Davidson Riders Club, I am particularly keen to lead the way.
“I would encourage businesses to dig deep and help this worthy cause that brings a lot of happiness to the children at Broom Farm, especially to those who have a parent in active service.
“I would like to thank Legoland Windsor for once again providing their facilities for the start of the Toy Run.”
Cllr Carwyn Cox, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Community Safety, said: “Once again a community warden has taken the initiative and organised a really worthwhile event that benefits residents.
“We have a thriving military community and it is fitting that we hold this event that not only helps local military families but also the larger military family. I do hope this year builds on the success of previous years. Last year’s Toy Run raised over £600 and I am confident we can beat that.”
Bikers interested in joining the Toy Run and businesses wishing to make a donation should call Stuart Hookway on 01628 685636 or email
Find out more at the Broom Farm Toy Run Facebook!/groups/257433604292470/
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7/10 – 9/10  Monday 6.30 a.m. / Wednesday 1 p.m.  Fotherby Court.  Garage break.  Heavy padlock removed.  Metal garden furniture and parasol stolen.  The wires were cut from a lawn mower and strimmer, but they were left behind.
7/10 – 8/10  Monday 6 p.m. / Tuesday 9.45 a.m.  Penyston Road.  Car ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS – SAT NAV stolen.
8/10  Tuesday 1.25 a.m.  Courthouse Road.  Car rear windscreen smashed.  5 people caught on CCTV approaching the drive.  2 go up and smash the rear windscreen.
4/10 – 7/10  Friday 6.30 p.m. / Monday 6.30 a.m.  Alexandra Road.  Van broken into on a driveway, tools stolen.
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9/10  Wednesday 2 a.m. / 6 a.m.  Edinburgh Road.  Milk stolen from doorstep.  3rd offence in a week !
8/10  Tuesday noon / 3.45 p.m.  Gardner Road.  House window broken.
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8/10  Tuesday 10.45 a.m.  Maple Close.  A witness saw a white van in front of a garage.  The door was open and the men were walking inside.  As soon as they realised they had been seen, they closed the garage door, climbed back into the van and drove off.  The padlock had been cut from the garage and the lock forced.  Not yet known if anything stolen.  This is why it is so important that you let us know about any flatbeds vans driving slowly around your areas.  The witness has provided us with an index for this van, but it comes back from PNC (the Police national Computer) as ‘no trace’, so possibly on fake plates.  If we had other reports from you about suspicious vans, we might be able to tie it into other shed / garage breaks, even if – as is often the case – nothing happens in your road where it was seen – because they know they have been seen !!!  It is in your and your neighbours’ interests that you phone these through to us on the 101 number.  If you can, take discrete photos of them on your mobile and email them to me.  I immediately forward them to Insp. Stuart Bosley in the Local CID team, our Intelligence teams, the Neighbourhood Teams and the RBWM Community Wardens so that they can keep an eye out.
7/10  Monday midnight / 8.30 a.m.  Boyn Valley Road.  Van ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS – Cordless drills X 2 and a Charles hoover.
7/10 – 8/10  Monday 9 p.m. / Tuesday 7.30 a.m.  DIY Store, Stafferton Way.  Attempt to cut a section of wire perimeter fence cut.  This might have been an attempt to break in.  The fence withstood the attempt.

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