This message is dated Thursday 18th April 2019 - Maidenhead
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This message is dated Thursday 18th April 2019 for Maidenhead.
FIRST - have a really good Bank Holiday weekend and break - but keep safe. These weekends, are a prime time for crime, as so many people go away.
REMEMBER OUR NHW MOTTOS: I DO NOT BUY GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR AND NO-ONE COMES INTO YOUR HOME, UNLESS YOU KNOW THEM, OR THEY HAVE MADE AN APPOINTMENT. NEXT - Keyless cars.
I have had this in from Jeff:
Hi Jeff Just something worthy of note on cars with Keyless entry. Most BMWs and Alfa Romeos, can have the keyless entry element coded out by a main dealer disabling keyless entry completely. I believe other makes can also be coded out but from experience I know those two makes can. For me it's a deal breaker if a car cannot have this function disabled. I can't see the benefit of doors unlocking automatically and dramatically increasing the chance of theft as opposed to the effort required to push a button on a key fob. Worried owners of keyless entry cars may not know its possible to get it disabled but they should speak to their dealership. Usually requires a conversation with the service manager as sales staff generally don't know its possible. Given you are losing the keyless functionality by keeping the key in a pouch removing the feature altogether safeguards the one time you don't have the key safely protected. Regards Jeff
This sounds really useful !
I was watching the doorbell video footage yesterday, from one of the attempts, supplied by the householders targeted. The footage is brilliant and the quality excellent – it was so clear !
I have asked Local CID, if I can share it with everyone. The house has a large parking area, directly onto the road and the video shows two young lads, just walking onto the driveway – even though the security lights are on. One walks to the side of the Mercedes, holding a mobile phone sized receiver. The other lad, has a large oval piece of wire aerial, which he holds over his head, arms outstretched. He walks around the front of the house from side to side, under the direction of the lad with the receiver, trying to intercept the signal. They don’t manage to get one, so at a signal from the lad with the receiver, they both just walk off – as we know now, to their second and third targets !
It is absolutely blatant and in full view of the road and houses opposite !
The information from Jeff may help others. I have asked him, if the keyless is disabled, are the car owners issued with a normal fob to open the car, or must they use the key ? With fob entry cars, if you use the key, it usually doesn’t set the immobiliser and alarm.
If you have keyless - this is a reminder - that fobs must not be kept near front doors - at least 30 feet from the road / front door and must be kept in a metal container, made for the purpose ! If you have a performance car, these lads are out there stealing them to order !
NEXT - I presented to Men’s Matters yesterday - a brilliant group for retired gentlemen. There are dozens of groups for women, but very few for men. I have received this from Paul Samuels, who runs the group:
Thank you SO much for coming along to Men's Matters Maidenhead this afternoon. It was a wonderful chat and very much appreciated by everyone. Your style and delivery is perfect!
Thanks for agreeing to add something about Men's Matters on social media.
Men's Matters: Men's Matters, supports older men to 'live longer and live better'. We organise trips, lunches, community events, learning opportunities and guest speakers. Men's Matters runs weekly social gatherings from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Windsor on Monday's, in Langley on Tuesday's and Maidenhead on Wednesday's. Full details can be found on our website: www.mensmatters.org or by calling Paul Samuels on 07923 494744.
Have a wonderful Easter break!
Another group to think about - for both retired men and women is the U3A - University of the Third Age. Follow this link to see the sub groups they organise - they are amazing !!! CRIME MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL: firstname.lastname@example.org
17/4 - 18/4 Wednesday 11 p.m. / Thursday 5 a.m. Keble Road. Witnesses in Slough saw a car driving erratically finally crashing. A man was seen to run off carrying bags. The police attended immediately and traced the registered owner of the car and visited them at home. When they arrived at the property, the person there thought the car was on the drive. On examination it was gone and they established the property had been burgled.. Entry via rear patio door, which had been left unlocked. They checked a box of keys kept by the front door and found the car keys missing, along with the car ! There had also been an untidy search of the ground floor.
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH email@example.com BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
17/4 - 18/4 Wednesday 4.30 p.m. / Thursday 8 a.m. Rutland Road, house being renovated. Burglary. Glass panel smashed in a front door used to reach in and undo the latch, to gain entry to the property. Living room and one bedroom searched. Not yet known if anything stolen.
OLDFIELD & BRAY: NO CRIME TO REPORT.
I have had this in from Lindsey:
Re: email scams.
My daughter received an email from the TV Licensing people, saying that she has overpaid by £300. If she would like to claim her refund, to click the link below...
She was delighted to find out about this - only thing is ……. she lives with me and I PAY for the TV license !
Luckily she thought it odd and checked with me before clicking on the Link.
Site looked VERY genuine so please everyone - be careful. Lindsey Thanks Lindsey - that’s why we added …..’and brain’ to the bottom of these messages.
The 101 number is still functioning properly, but I am afraid it may be slow to answer at the moment - if you are experiencing delays, you can always make contact with us using the online reporting system: