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Crime Update Friday 30th June 2017 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 30/06/2017 11:58:00

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This message is dated Friday 30th June 2017 for Maidenhead.


We have ‘People from outside the Area’ in two locations at the moment.  An unsuccessful attempt was made at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday 28th June in Fifield Road, Bray to force open the gates into a field, using bolt cropppers, which did cause damage.  If you have land / property vulnerable to incursion, can you take extra precautions to protect access at this time.


NEXT: a common sense note from Andrew, re backing up your computer to an external hard drive – but I agree – it does need saying –




Hi Jeff,


If you back up your PC to an external hard disk, you need to disconnect the disk when not in use otherwise the Ransomware will encrypt that too !


Thanks for your fine newsletter by the way




NEXT: A really good point from Nicola:


Hi Jeff


Could I ask you to consider a topic for a future email ?


What would be your guidance on storing paperwork, passports, etc?  Whilst many organisations offer paperless statements, there are still many personal details accessible via our filing cabinets.


Any recommendations to offer?






This is a tricky one !


You could scan most of the stuff into a computer and then email it to yourself and keep it in a file, in your inbox - I do this with my passport, travel insurance holiday schedule – hotel names etc. card security departments . in case I ever lose it all abroad.


Most bank / building society paperwork, is all now online as Nicola points out.  Pension / mortgage paperwork etc., must be kept, so you need to find somewhere in your home to hide it - where it would take a thief more than 5 minutes to find.  A concertina cardboard folder . small filing cabinet would be an immediate draw for a thief !  Think about a loose floorboard where the gap would hold a fair sized box - or behind a loose kickboard in the kitchen ?  You know your house best and the hiding places available to you.


Often paperwork is more valuable to a thief than possessions !


Not very helpful as this is a really tricky question.


NEXT – I put this out to Ascot, but it is useful for everyone:


28/6 – 29/6  Wednesday 10.30 p.m. / Thursday 7.30 a.m.  Spring Gardens.  Shed break.  Lock forced on a shed and bike stolen. A light blue, Capra mountain bike.  Anyone who has a shed, should have a wireless, battery, PIR heat / motion sensor, alarm !!!  So simple to operate and install.  Just hang at the back of the shed opposite the door.  You just fob in on and off as you enter or leave the shed !  If anyone opens the door – the heat / motion sensor sets off the alarm at 110 db !  At 2 a.m. – that is deafening !  It is the same alarm we recommend for the back of vans / garages !  On Amazon – 2 for £10.99



There is no excuse !!!

23/6 – 28/6  Oliver Road.  Shed break to steal a bike.  They were unable to steal the bike as it was locked to the sed.  They did remove and steal the rear wheel, but abandoned it nearby as the wheel had an alarm attached !!!

If you have a valuable bike stored in a vulnerable shed, there are added protective measures you can take alongside the shed alarm !  How about a padlock alarm ??  These have large rings which can go through wheels, and the bars of a bike !  they are very simple to operate and work on a trembler principle.  Once activated, any movement stets it off !  About £10.50 each



There is no excuse !!!



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29/6  Thursday midnight / 5.30 p.m.  St. Cloud Way.  Front door to 5th floor flat forced.  Jewellery and two distinctive Gucci and Hugo Boss watches stolen.

8/6 – 29/6  Courtlands.  Garage in garage block forced open and searched.  Nothing appears to have been stolen.

28/6  Wednesday 8.35 a.m. / 8 p.m.  Bridge Road.  Car keyed.






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27/6 – 28/6  Tuesday 6 p.m. / Wednesday 3.30 p.m.  Maidenhead Road, Cookham.  Windsurfer board stolen from a trailer outside a house.





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Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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