This message is dated Thursday 4th July 2019 - Ascot
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This message is dated Thursday 4th July 2019 for Ascot.
FIRST: An Action Fraud to report:
It happened in Maidenhead, but is relevant for everyone:
Very little information at the moment – The victim was called by someone who said they were from BT. They were put under tremendous pressure to hand over their bank details, card and Pin numbers. They also wanted full details from her Driving License. She transferred 3200 as requested.
IF YOU GET A CALL LIKE THIS – JUST PUT DOWN THE PHONE !
NEXT: We are trying to map, where all the NHW signs are across the Borough, so that we can see gaps. The Alert system has a piece of software that can do this ! Colin Meads our NHW MSA - Multi Scheme Administrator - for Windsor & Ascot, is doing this and would like your help. Can you email him please and let him know, where all your NHW signs are. Just send him the name of the road and an approximate postcode, or mark the signs on a map and scan it to him
The Alert system, also has a ‘scheme mapping’ facility, so that we can map the extent of all schemes in RBWM and we are encouraging all our members, to go onto www.ourwatch.co.uk to do this. Apparently it is a very simple process. Again, this will show us where the gaps are, so that we can work on covering the whole Borough.
Colin, is more than willing to assist anyone with this process – it has become a pet project for him. Can you either try to do this yourself, or email Colin for assistance !
I have also received this from him. He would like to thank you all for co-operating with him, to support NHW schemes.
350 NHW letters were delivered last Saturday around the York Road Area – in readiness for setting up NHW schemes there. I am grateful to Paul, for stepping up to organise the new schemes.
Several new schemes have been set up in Ascot, Wraysbury and Windsor, with over sixty new NHW members, joining in the last month.
Can you please encourage anyone else with an interest in NHW or setting up a scheme to make contact with me ?
This happened in Eton & Wraysbury, but contains useful advice:
ETON & ETON WICK:
2/7 Tuesday 9.05 p.m. Eton. The owner was at home, when she heard a noise downstairs. A neighbour then called at the house to say he had just seen 2 men Two offenders are seen on CCTV climbing over a garden fence and walking into the house via a back door which was open. They appear to have picked up a handbag from the kitchen and exited via the front door. One of the bank cards was then used. This is what our Summer Burglary Campaign is all about –ventilation during the hot weather. If you are doing any gardening, I am sorry, but you must lock any side / back doors every time you go in and out. It is a pain, but we get opportunist offenders out there who know we do this. They walk down side accesses and try door handles – particularly if they hear the sound of mowers / hedge trimmers in a rear garden. They simply then walk in and look for anything left around – usually women’s handbags / keys / cash on countertops in kitchens. If you walk back in, they are already prepared. You will say – ‘What are you doing in my kitchen’ ! Their prepared response – ‘I am looking for Jack / John / Mike’ – whatever. You will be confused – ‘Who’ ! They respond – ‘Doesn’t Jack / John / Mike’ – whatever – live here’ ? You again respond – ‘Who’ !!! They are by then on their way to the door – with your handbag / keys / cash – ‘Sorry, wrong house’ !
You stand there for a few minutes, totally confused, by what has just happened. Then you gradually come to and start to look around and notice items missing. That is when the truth kicks in and you feel such a fool – it was obvious, you have just caught a burglar !
Much, much worse, if your children are in the house !! The real consequences of what could have happened, dawn. It is never worth the inconvenience of a few seconds to lock and unlock that door several times. It is the same for windows, during this hot spell. You can only have windows open, if you are in that room ! If you are at the back in your kitchen, you cannot leave front windows open. Buy a fan !
We have had cases of people in bungalows leaving ground floor windows of children’s bedrooms open at night. ! DON’T DO IT !
1/7 Monday 3 a.m. Wraysbury. CCTV has captured a man walking on the drive and trying the passenger side door. They then walked around the car to the driver’s door. They crouch down, then open the door. Car searched – Sat Nav and a bottle of Joop aftershave, and loose change. He then made off trying to climb over a neighbour’s wall, then decided against it, climbs down and walks off. The advice for everyone – please 1. lock your car. 2. Leave nothing on display or inside visible at night with a torch. 3. Get a doorbell video camera to protect the property– the footage is brilliant and goes directly to you mobile phone.
This happened in Datchet – it may give you a little giggle !
3/7 Wednesday 11.25 a.m. Datchet. House being renovated – An unusual case. The owner visited the property and could see someone had broken in, so called the police. The police attended immediately and searched the house ……… finding the burglar fast asleep on a bed upstairs !!! A man was arrested upon suspicion of burglary dwelling.
2/7 Tuesday 8 p.m. / School, Dry Arch Road. Three young people walked through fields into the school grounds. They interacted with pupils, who reported them to a teacher. The teacher disturbed them and they made off, stealing a bike. A red bike.
2/7 Tuesday 1.30 a.m. / 2 a.m. Queen’s Hill Rise. Brand new car delivered the day before parked on a driveway behind gates – UNLOCKED. Car searched. CCTV shows a man entering and sitting inside the car for half an hour carrying out a complete search. Key to gates stolen.
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
2/7 Tuesday midnight / 8 a.m. Brockenhurst Road. Used cooking oil stolen from behind a premises.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
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:
Eyes and Ears..........and Brain.
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Over the last few months, NHW in Windsor, Ascot and Sunningdale, has seen a resurgence in interest and activity. New schemes have been set up with over 100 new members joining. We welcome the residents of Cedar Drive, Heather Close, Shrubbs Hill Lane, Dale Lodge Road, Woodend Drive, St Mary’s Hill, Clarence Road, York Road, York Avenue, Bexley Street, Russel Street, Green Lane, Springfield Close, who have joined the Association and are helping make a difference to the community, as a safer place to live.
Go to https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/wsi/watch-schemes-initiatives/neighbourhood-watch/
and enter your postcode, to find your nearest scheme and join. Or start one yourself in your street. If one is in existence, but not mapped, it will not show.
If that is the case, please log in and map your area, or contact the Scheme Administrator for Windsor, Colin Meads. Pc180f@gmail.com