4 November 2013
seems to have gone off really well and all in all – not a bad weekend.
1/11 Friday 12.30 p.m. / 2 p.m. King George VI Club,
York Road. Walk in theft. A thief has walked in the
rear door, searched coats and stolen the keys to a van outside. They
then searched the van stealing two handbags from the footwell
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN &
2/11 – 3/11 Saturday midnight / Monday noon. Lyndhurst
Avenue, Cookham Rise. Car driver’s door lock damaged.
2/11 Saturday 4 p.m. / 8 p.m. Windmill Road, Cookham
Rise. Burglary. Entry via forced ground floor window.
Untidy search of the majority of the house. 40’’ flat screen TV
stolen along with house keys.
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
1/11 – 2/11 Friday 11 p.m. / Saturday 9.30 a.m. Highfield
Lane. Cox Green. Car parked on driveway. Both
wing mirrors sheared off leaving them dangling. Other cars targeted,
but not yet reported to us.
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
2/11 Saturday 4 p.m. / 9 p.m. Courtlands.
Communal shed break 2 bikes stolen. A red & black Apollo Phase
and a White and blue Apollo Twilight.
1/11 Friday 2 p.m. / 3 p.m. Fishery Road.
Garage break – bike stolen. A red & white gents Trek bike – WITH
FRAME NUMBER !
2/11 Saturday 6.30 p.m. midnight. Tithe Bar Drive.
Car rear windscreen smashed – parcel shelf removed and a laptop bag
containing a projector stolen.
How can your domestic CCTV systems
help the police.
I have had this in from Peter – We have a volunteer IT Guru – Paul
hay, Peter offers his services as a volunteer to offer his valuable CCTV
expertise – you are a generous and helpful bunch of people out there –
CCTV is a tricky and daunting subject for someone to contemplate !
My brother lives in a cul-de-sac in the Cox Green area of Maidenhead, next
door but one, to me. He was alerted by TVP officers recently during
House to House enquires that there had been an attempted burglary nearby;
so we started to look through his CCTV footage, to see if he too, had been
Bingo! There was a man on screen. The footage shows him
jumping over my brother’s rear garden fence, activating the two motion
sensor floodlights, seemingly to escape the attempted burglary (at about
He then ducks into the shed area, to hide for a moment and then, calmly
crept along the pathway towards the (locked) full height side gate that
leads to the front garden between the garage and the house. This
route is protected using an infra-red CCTV camera, looking along it –
capturing video of anyone walking towards it. The idiot creeper, looked
straight at the camera, giving us a lovely black and white facial image
from about 5 feet away. This mug shot, is almost certainly going to
get him some time in prison, once local officers recognise him!
Now, I installed this system with my brother about 3 years ago. This
is the third time we have had evidence from it. CCTV works really
well in a home setting, only if it is installed correctly and is used
alongside other home security measures (like lighting) and is very much a
“fit and forget” system.
I’d like to volunteer my services to advise your members with CCTV
matters, which is a very technical and complicated business, to try to
improve their home security (and to increase the chances of video evidence
I am a CCTV Centre manager, working very closely with TVP, I am Chairman
of the Thames Valley CCTV Managers forum and also Honorary Chairman of the
UK wide CCTV User Group. I have almost 10 years of experience here and
have installed my own 5 camera system together with systems for my friends
Let me know if you think I can be of some assistance.
This is a reminder to everyone.
If you see a crime reported in your area, though you may not have been
affected, your CCTV may have caught a glimpse of an offender – perhaps
You may not point your domestic
cameras onto public areas / neighbours’ land. If though, to cover
your car on your driveway / your front door / back door, a portion of the
road / pavement / public space is also captured,by way of ‘leakage’
– that is fine. I have attached a handout covering domestic CCTV.
What do you think ? I have Paul Hay our Volunteer IT Guru.
Paul, has been invaluable over the years producing IT advice handouts that
we still use and circulate. He also advises on any particular
matters that are of concern to members. I cannot endorse Peter, all
I can say is – if you do have CCTV questions – and would feel happy
asking him a question – let me have it and see where we go from here.
A Volunteer CCTV Guru !