This message is dated Monday 21st September 2020 - Maidenhead
Alert message sent 21/09/2020 15:20:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
SOME BASIC COMMON SENSE AS THE EVENINGS START TO DRAW IN:
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONE’S OWN HARD EARNED PROPERTY, MAKES SENSE.
LEAVE NOTHING ON DISPLAY. SOMETHING LAID OVER THE BACK SEAT, MAY BE THERE TO HIDE SOMETHING.
THE MOST COMMON PLACE TO HIDE LAPTOPS AND HANDBAGS - IS UNDER THE PASSENGER SEAT ! THE OPPORTUNIST THIEVES KNOW THIS.
SECURE HOUSES PROPERLY.
LOCK ALL EXTERNAL DOORS AND WINDOWS - UNLESS YOU ARE IN THAT ROOM.
IF YOU ARE GOING IN AND OUT TO THE GARDEN - YOU MUST ALWAYS LOCK THE DOOR BEHIND YOU. OPPORTUNISTS CAN SOMETIMES HEAR IF YOU ARE WORKING IN THE GARDEN AND WILL JUST TRY THE BACK DOOR - IN CASE IT HAS BEEN LEFT UNLOCKED.
THINK ABOUT A VIDEO DOORBELL - WE HAVE THREE NHW VOLUNTEER GURUS, WHO CAN ASSIST WITH ADVICE RE WHICH PRODUCTS BEST SUIT YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS. HOW TO FIT THEM AND TIE THEM IN WITH YOUR LAPTOP, COMPUTER, TABLET, TV AND MOBILE PHONES - MOST VIDEO DOORBELLS HAVE THE ADDED ADVANTAGE OF BEING ABLE TO ADD ADDITIONAL CAMERAS, OUTSIDE, AS WELL AS INSIDE, YOUR HOME !
SECURE GARDEN SHEDS / GARAGES. OPPORTUNIST THIEVES CANNOT CARRY ‘BURGLARY EQUIPMENT’. IF THEY ARE ‘STOP CHECKED’ AND FOUND IN POSSESSION OF ANYTHING THAT COULD BE USED TO BREAK INTO YOUR HOME, THEY CAN BE ARRESTED FOR ‘GOING EQUIPPED’, SO MANY LOOK FOR TOOLS IN SHEDS AND GARAGES, WHEN THEY SELECT A TARGET.
SECURE GARDEN ORNAMENTS - CONCRETE DOWN BIRDBATHS / GARDEN STATUES AND MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO LOOSE ROCKS / BRICKS, WHICH COULD BE USED TO SMASH REAR PATIO DOORS.
ALWAYS SET YOUR ALARM FOR THE GROUND FLOOR WHEN GOING TO BED. FULLY SET THE ALARM, EVERY TIME YOU LEAVE THE BUILDING
Just using your common sense can keep you ‘crime free’.
I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.
I have added a new email address below. The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team. The second is to our investigation team. Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
SR.firstname.lastname@example.org NO CRIME TO REPORT.
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
SR.email@example.com BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
19/9 Saturday 10 a.m. Showroom, Long Lane, Cookham. The majority of the vehicles on the lot have been damaged - possibly with a baseball bat. Ref. No: 43200294512. If anyone has any Video doorbell / CCTV footage, which might assist the police, please forward it to the SR email above, quoting the ref. No.
27/8 - 18/9 Terry’s Lane, Cookham. Wing mirror on a car damaged. Ref. No: 43200294817
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
19/9 Saturday 3.a.m. Queensway West. 3 youths witnesses ripping the rear windscreen wiper from a car. Ref. No: 43200295578. If anyone has any Video doorbell / CCTV footage, which might assist the police, please forward it to the SR email above, quoting the ref. No.
18/9 - 19/9 Friday 10 p.m. / Saturday 8.15 a.m. Highway Road. Car passenger window smashed - purse containing bank cards and cash stolen. The owner believes the purse may have fallen out of a bag onto the front seat. Ref. No: 43200294522
SR.firstname.lastname@example.org BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
12/9 - 18/9 Suffolk Road. Burglary The owner HAD LEFT THE FRONT DOOR OPEN - to allow her cat to go in and out. Someone had walked in and gone upstairs to search the bedrooms. A handbag had been searched and a large amount of cash had been stolen. Ref. No: 43200293604 If anyone has any Video doorbell / CCTV footage, which might assist the police, please forward it to the SR email above, quoting the ref. No.
19/9 - 20/9 Saturday 2 p.m. / Sunday 10.45 a.m. Rutland Road. A green Land Rover TD5 double cab with covered pickup index YBO ** FTU stolen from the drive. Ref. No: 43200296386. If anyone has any Video doorbell / CCTV footage showing this car being driven past your house after being stolen, it would show the route taken and will assist the police, please forward it to the SR email above, quoting the ref. No.
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
Please consider using our online reporting system but please note this reporting tool is not for use where a crime happening right now, the suspect is still at the scene, or anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger.
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NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH June 2020
The Maidenhead Police Area NHW Association continues to flourish and is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the town and its surrounding areas. Many new schemes have been established over the past year and, thanks to a number of new active Coordinators and despite lockdown, Neighbourhood Watch in Maidenhead has continued to be active during these past months and a number of new schemes have been started and others expanded. Areas which may not have been fully covered in the past but now are, or are much improved, include:- Calders Close, Grosvenor Drive, Ray Park Avenue, Somerford Close, Brampton Ct, In the Ray, Leighton Gardens, Camperdown, Addison Ct, Ray Mill Road East, The Pagoda, Grant Lane, Clappers Meadow, Boulters Ct, Boulters Lane, Boulters Gardens, Lower Cookham Road (A4094) (Between boulters lock and boulters carpark), Boulters Island, Horton Close, Waltham St Lawrence Parish, The Paddock, St Margaret’s Road, Lees Close, Auckland Close, Juniper Drive and others.
Residents within these scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
To search for your nearest NHW scheme, or to set up a new scheme, visit www.ourwatch.org.uk and enter your postcode.
If you have any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Maidenhead Multi-Scheme Administrator, John Diack at email@example.com.