30 October 2013
A REMINDER ABOUT HALLOWEEN TOMORROW NIGHT. IF YOU SEE GROUPS OF
YOUTHS GATHERING IN A SUSPICIOUS MANNER, THROWING FIREWORKS IN THE STREET,
PLEASE LET US KNOW ON THE 101 NUMBER.
We have arranged additional police patrols in areas which have
traditionally been a problem. Calls from you, will fine tune that
Further to the recent brilliant talk at the Open Meeting by our Economic
Crime Unit, they have produced a new poster for Courier
Fraud. I have attached it, in case you want to print a copy out, to
place on local notice boards, where it could be useful and act as a
Mrs. Chalmers, the
force Crime Reduction Advisor,
is organising a Winter Burglary campaign now that the clocks have gone
back and it is now dark shortly after 5 p.m. - when most of us are still
at work and our houses will be in darkness – unless we have left
sidelights on timers ??.
One of the items she is recommending, is a ‘Fake TV’
! This is a small box containing 3 LEDs, which light up and flicker.
It looks as if a TV is on in a room. She wanted to know how it works
and if it was effective, so she put it in an upstairs room and turned it
on – it has to go in an upstairs front room – so that an offender
cannot look through the window and see that the huge flat screen TV on the
wall, is not on ! Her husband came home and immediately asked, who
was upstairs watching TV ? A result ! These can easily
be purchased online from companies such as Amazon and cost between £9.99
- £25. Used in conjunction with a timer are brilliant and a huge
deterrent !!! The more expensive ones, have a built in dusk sensor
and will come on automatically and can be set to turn off after 4 – 7
Sgt Rob Dalton from
the Dedworth Neighbourhood Team
has also come up with another GOOD
IDEA ! When purchasing Christmas presents for
grandparents or friends and you cannot think of an appropriate gift –
think about a security product ! Do they have a nice bike ?
What about a toolbox of tools in the garage ? Think about the
alarmed padlock ! What about a garage alarm ? These are not
the sort of things you buy yourself, but would be happy to use if you
received them as a gift ! The shed product leaflet is attached.
EXTERIOR HEATING OIL TANKS:
It is the time of year people think about filling up their central heating
oil tanks. Some advice is attached – think about a non invasive ‘Tank
Commander’ ! Google it if you have an external tank !
30/10 Wednesday 9.15 a.m. Shop, Queen’s Street.
Bike stolen from outside the back door. A lad was seen riding it
away. He is described as black / mixed race, about 16, dark hair,
wearing a blue hoody with dark trousers. He cycled to Brock Lane and
onto Queen Street. A ladies, Dutch style old fashioned red ladies
bike, with wicker basket on the front.
29/10 Tuesday 1.30 p.m. / 2.30 p.m. Supermarket,
Moorbridge Road. Bike locked in a bike rack stolen. A
bright green gents TBC bike.
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
30/10 Wednesday 2.35 a.m. Pub, Gringer Hill.
Pub entered via forced rear door – untidy search and tills damaged.
28/10 Monday 11 p.m. Gringer Hill. The
owner heard a loud bang, but thought nothing it. In the morning they
found the house had been egged and 2 windows broken.
28/10 – 30/10 Monday / Wednesday Cordwallis Road.
Graffiti sprayed on a garden wall. This is apparently happeneing
frequently. Please report any graffiti immediately. The
RBWM Community Wardens and ourselves photograph the graffiti and keep a
graffiti database, so that if anyone is caught – all their crimes will
be put to them. Graffiti is a crime – it is Criminal Damage, so
must be reported to the PEC on the 101 number.
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN &
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
29/10 – 30/10 Tuesday 11.45 p.m. / Wednesday 7.30 a.m. St
Margaret’s Road. Van ENTERED BY
UNKNOWN MEANS – Cordless drill, Electric saw, Husqvana
vacuum cleaner and a angle grinder stolen.
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
28/10 Midnight / 2.30 p.m. Harvest Hill Road.
Shed break. Door removed. Unknown if anything taken.
Nuisance calls are now averaging four a day ! Purporting to be from
London based solicitors, county courts, car accident claims, PPI - mostly,
and all with very poor spoken English.
My caller display shows that they are virtually all, from
I have been given to understand that TPS can do nothing and that B.T. say,
they are not allowed to block telephone calls from outside the UK.
No doubt that is why these scam calls are routed outside Britain.
Thanks Bob, anyone got any
suggestions re blocking these international calls ??
NEXT – POST LEFT STICKING OUT OF
Further to your report re items of post going missing.....I live in,
Sunningdale and on three recent occasions a relief post person, has left
mail for several residents poking out of their letterboxes, so they could
easily be taken by anyone passing by.
I complained to the local sorting office in Sunninghill a few weeks ago
about this, but on 25/10 and 26/10 they again, did not deliver the mail
I actually spoke to the relief post person, on 26/10, to ask them to push
the mail fully through the letterboxes. I feel your input, may
result in some action being taken.
I went to my neighbour’s house and pushed their mail through their
letterbox, as they are on holiday. Mail sticking out of a letterbox
is an advert to any burglars, particularly, if someone is away and
doesn’t remove it quickly. If it was still there at the end of the
day, the house is obviously unoccupied !
Amongst the items left sticking out of my letterbox, was my electoral
registration form and a gas bill, items with which someone could have
stolen my identify. My regular postman Martin is brilliant, so if
you do contact Sunninghill Sorting Office please make it clear that it
I have passed this onto the RBWM
Community Wardens and the local Policing team to make contact with the
sorting office. This is – as Jo points out – a serious matter
and freebie newspapers have the same problem. If this happens in
your road, it may be an imposition and time consuming, but by pushing mail
/ newspapers through letterboxes, you are protecting them – and –
yourself, as it will act as a crime attractor !