This message is dated Wednesday 27th November 2019 - Windsor
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This message is dated Wednesday 27th November 2019 for Windsor.
AS WE ARE NOW IN OUR WINTER BURGLARY CAMPAIGN - I HAVE ATTACHED ONCE AGAIN, MY HANDOUT WITH A LOT OF CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE, TO PREVENT YOU BEING TARGETED.
The number one defence - a burglar alarm (or while you wait to have one fitted or think about it - a dummy box) We only have ‘opportunist thieves’, who know nothing about security systems and therefore avoid them.
Security lights - think about replacing one with a Guard Cam - a security light, containing a high resolution camera. These are brilliant at night, as they record when the beam is broken and the floodlight goes on ! Normal CCTV turns over to grainy black and white, when it is dark. Like video doorbells, the footage can be sent directly, to your mobile phone.
Video doorbells - there are versions that do not require WiFi, but they do need hard wiring to a TV / monitor
Fake TV - available from online shopping stores
Timers on lights and a talk radio station, in case your house is in darkness, before you get home from work, or are out.
Good perimeter security
Two shiny well maintained locks on the front door and any side access. One rim-latch (Yale / Chubb type lock) at shoulder height and a 5 lever mortice lock (the one you lock with a key) at hip / waist height. This prevents your door from being forced.
Think about setting up or joining a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. See contact details at the bottom of this email. They will be really helpful. NHW Stickers and street signs, are a real deterrent. Our Opportunist offenders, don’t like NH Watch schemes, as their members are usually observant and likely to call the police, if they see anyone in their road acting suspiciously - together, we are stronger - and it really helps to bind communities, if we watch out for eachother.
There is lot’s more advice, in the attached handout. Pass it onto friends, neighbours, family and work colleagues.
email@example.com NO CRIME TO REPORT
ETON & ETON WICK:
25/11 Monday 2 p.m. / 4.20 p.m. Atherton Court, Meadow Lane. Car rear windscreen smashed. Bag stolen containing an iPad. The bag was later recovered in a field near Swan lifeline - minus the iPad.
25/11 - 26/11 Monday 6 p.m. / Tuesday 1 p.m. Stockdales Road, Eton Wick. Car index plates stolen.
firstname.lastname@example.org CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
26/11 Tuesday 6.10 a.m. Princess Avenue. CCTV shows a car drive past the property without lights on. It then drives back and parks down the road. A man got out and places two bricks on the floor and walked away, as someone walks past. He then came back and smashed the rear windscreens of two cars on the drive. He then ran back to the car and drove off. Were you the person who walked past ? Did you see or hear anything ? If so please make contact with us quoting Occurrence reference number: 43190369511
26/11 Tuesday 6 p.m. / 7 p.m. Stuart Way. Fence damaged for the second time this week.
25/11 - 26/11 Monday 4 a.m. / Tuesday 10 a.m. Loring Road. Car index plates stolen from a car.
26/11 Tuesday midnight / 11 15 p.m. Green Lane. A witness reported two boys wearing face masks had broken into a neighbour’s car and made off. No further details at this time.
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
26/11 - 27/11 Tuesday 11.25 p.m. / Wednesday 4.45 a.m. Upcroft. CCTV from a video doorbell, shows 2 offenders, both wearing face masks and gloves using a crow bar to force the doors on a van so badly, they now cannot be opened. Not believed anything stolen.
26/11 Tuesday midnight / 11 p.m. Clewer Avenue. VAN ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - the owner was sure it was locked - CCTV shows two men in masks and overalls removing a drill and grinder and making off. This a repeat victim from 3 weeks ago.
email@example.com DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
27/11 Wednesday midnight / 8 a.m. Old ferry Drive, Wraysbury. CAR ENTERED BY UNKNONW MEANS - the owner was sure it was locked - searched, but nothing stolen.
14/11 - 27/11 St Luke’s Road. Burglary. Entry through forced rear door. Untidy search of the whole house. Freestanding safe containing paperwork, and two sets of car keys stolen.
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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Eyes, ears.....and Brain
On 23rd September 2019 the new Windsor & Ascot Neighbourhood Watch Association was formed and inaugurated, with Valerie Pike as Chair and seven Committee members consisting of NHW Coordinators, Thames Valley NHW Multi-Scheme Administrators, local Councillors and longstanding residents.
The aim of the Association is to encourage participation in NHW in the Windsor & Ascot parish areas, with a particular focus on increasing safety for residents, preventing cybercrime and assisting our elderly and vulnerable neighbours.
The areas covered by the Association are: Windsor Inner, Eton & Eton Wick, The Clewers, Dedworth, Oakley Green, Old Windsor, Datchet, Horton, Wraysbury, Ascot, Cheapside, Sunningdale and Sunninghill. The Association has a Facebook page: fb.me/WindsorAscotNHW.
Residents of these areas are encouraged to join the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association by signing up on www.ourwatch.org.uk, using their postcodes to find the most appropriate NHW scheme to apply to become a member of.
For more information please contact the Vice Chair and Scheme Administrator for Windsor & Ascot NHW, Colin Meads, at firstname.lastname@example.org”.