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General Category => General Cookham Discussions => Topic started by: Thames Valley Police on October 06, 2017, 05:29:32 PM



Title: Crime Update
Post by: Thames Valley Police on October 06, 2017, 05:29:32 PM
I have just been asked by Inspector Mike Darrah, to put out a message with regard to the football match this weekend between Maidenhead and Aldershot.  The crowd size is expected to exceed 3,000 !  Mike wanted to reassure everyone that there will be an increased police presence, including the horses before, during and after the event.    All the local hostelries are working with us.  We do not anticipate any issues.
 
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
6/10  Friday 2 a.m. / 7 a.m.  Sheephouse Road.  Burglary.  ENTRY VIA BACK DOOR WHICH HAD BEEN LEFT UNLOCKED - handbag and contents stolen.  Our Opportunist Thieves are out and about 24 - 7.  They walk along rows of parked cars trying car door handles and if a car is left unlocked, open the door and search the car for loose change, sunglasses - anything worth stealing.  While walking around, if they see a house window left open, they will climb in and take whatever is to hand.  These types of burglaries are never ‘targeted’, the victims have not been singled out, watched, or chosen for some reason, it is purely random, because a thief saw an opportunity.  THESE TYPES OF CRIMES ARE COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE, IT NEEDLESSLY CREATES VICTIMS OF CRIME, WHO ARE OFTEN TRAUMATISED FOR MONTHS, BY WHAT HAS HAPPENED.
 
DON’T LET IT BE YOU
 
Report anyone suspicious, walking around in the early hours particularly, to the police on the 101 number - you will never be wasting our time.  It may be entirely above board and a quick word with a police officer may in fact help them.  It may be someone up to no good and you could prevent someone being traumatised as a victim of a car break-in, or worse a burglary.
 
DON’T THINK ABOUT IT - DO IT !
 
1/10 - 4/10  South Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - GOLF CLUBS STOLEN FROM THE BOOT.
6/10  Friday 4.30 a.m.  Vicarage Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - untidy search, nothing appears to have been stolen.
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST
maidenheadwestnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
5/10 - 6/10  Thursday 10.30 p.m. / Friday 8 a.m.  Church Hill, White Waltham.  Someone has thrown a rock or brick at a house window causing it to smash.
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
30/9 - 5/10  Allenby Road.  Car front and rear index plates stolen
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
 
OLDFIELD & BRAY:
4/10 - 5/10  Wednesday 10.30 p.m. / Thursday 6.15 a.m.  Larchfield Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - car searched and hairdressing trolley with dryers and products stolen.  The owner was awoken at 5 a.m. by their dog barking and looked out to see someone cycling away carrying something which looked like her trolley, but they did not discover the theft until the morning.
5/10 - 6/10  Thursday 6.30 p.m. / Friday 7.45 a.m.  Hotel Car Park, Manor Lane.  Car rear window smashed - LAPTOP STOLEN.
14/9 - 5/10  Fishery, Drift Road.  Car being renovated, registered as SORN,  stolen.  From the track marks, the owner believes it was put on the back of a pick up truck and towed away.  A blue Vauxhall Corsa index KD ** FGX.
 

 
‘You can play your part in helping to tackle the terrorist threat facing the UK’.
 
‘Everyone, from law enforcement, to businesses, to the general public, has a role to play in keeping the UK safe from terrorism and to effectively combat the threat.  Everyone needs to work together.  Our aim, is to encourage people to be more vigilant – ‘if you suspect it, report it’ – please report all suspicious activity to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321’.
 
‘For more information follow this link: https://act.campaign.gov.uk/
 
 
FIRST a warning from Nicholas:
 
Hi
 
Something which I think people should know.
 
Last night at about 4.50 pm I had a phone call from BT.  They asked to speak to the account holder, in reference to charges.
 
Once I engaged in conversation with this gentleman for about 10 mins and him going through ALL of my personal details, from my BT account.
 
He then announced that he was from a company called ‘TRUE TELECOM’.  
He then said that ALL BT billing, was being transferred to them as BT had now split into 2 companies.
 
He then went on about how much he could save me half line rental, half internet and half costs of phone calls.
 
He wanted then to fill out a mandate and ask for my Bank Sort Code and Account number.  At this point I refused to go further.  He was then very persistent that without this NON SENSITIVE information he couldn't offer me any offers.
 
I IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED the call !!!!!!!!!!
 
My main concern was that this gentleman, knew EVERY DETAIL of my BT account, my BT account number, address, mobile number, my house number  and my wife's business .
 
I have spoken to BT --who know nothing about this company taking over their accounts, OFFCOM and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO.org.uk ) and have left complaints with both of them.
 
Those gentleman seem very good at their job and as usual it’s just a con to gain your confidence and hand over your bank details.
 
CAN YOU WARN EVERYONE PLEASE
 
Nicholas
 
As I have reported in the past, the TalkTalk database has been hacked several times and scammers therefore hold full personal details of all their customers and can appear much more legitimate.  If someone cold calls and asks for a payment from your account, very few people will hand over bank details.  If they say your router is malfunctioning, they want to send you a new one and ----put compensation cash into your account - people will hand over the details !
 
BE ON YOUR GUARD FROM THESE CALLS.  ALWAYS SAY YOU WILL CALL THEM BACK TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION AND THEN GET THE NUMBER YOURSELF - NEVER USE A PHONE NUMBER THEY GIVE YOU !