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This message is dated Wednesday 5th February 2020 - Windsor

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This message is dated Wednesday 5th February 2020 for Windsor.
I have had some emails in to say the email link for the FREE Home security Surveys was not working.
Try this:
The caps may make a difference ?

NEXT: in from Joyce, who had her catalytic converter stolen:
Dear Jeff
Having been one of the victims of stolen Catalytic converters at the weekend.
Can you notify people that the thieves do not just go to the back of the vehicle.  My car was jacked up from the side causing damage to the bodywork as well.
They must be selling these to scrap yards, so would it not be possible to identify these from local scrap yards and also put restrictions on the scrap yards.
Many thanks
Many thanks Joyce.  We are indeed checking local scrap yards.  After the issues with stolen copper and lead, scrap yards came under a great deal of scrutiny.  They now have to keep immaculate books about all the metal they receive.  We take the books and do spot checks around the yards to make sure everything is recorded properly.
I have looked on Ebay and replacement units are available quite cheaply, compared with a dealership.  If they are stealing and then selling them on Ebay, they are making very little money, compared with the risks involved.
If something draws your attention, it is because it is out of the ordinary - suspicious.  Our instincts are always right and there to protect us, ignoring the usual.  If your attention is drawn - always let us know - that intelligence is vital for us - and your community.

1/2 - 3/2  Saturday 4 p.m. / Monday 9 a.m.  Willowbrook.  Burglary.  Access via forced rear kitchen widow.  House searched Omega watch and gold half sovereign stolen.
2/2 - 3/2  Sunday midday / Monday 6.15 p.m.  Common Road, Eton Wick.  Front grill and emblem stolen from a Vauxhall Corsa.
3/2 - 4/2  Monday 11 p.m. / Tuesday 8.30 a.m.  Sheepcote Road, Eton Wick.  Van break - rear door forced and tools stolen.
3/2 - 4/2  Monday 11 p.m. / Tuesday 6.30 a.m.  Common Road, Eton Wick.  Van break - loose change stolen.
Hi Jeff,

Can you circulate for me please ?
I will be holding a Crime & ASB Engagement Event, on Thursday 13th Feb 18:30-20:30 at Manor Youth Centre, Hanover Way, for local residents.
The aim of the event is to deep dive into previous comments, views and issues that were raised on surveys, sent out in summer 2019.
I would be more than happy to incorporate any of other objectives too, i.e. NHW information, as this would support the local issues and promote the services of the RBWM Community Wardens the community can be involved in.  I was thinking that a world café type focus event would be good.
If anyone has any suggestions or input for the session they would be gratefully received.
I would also like to use ‘’ which is an interactive app, where everyone can get involved with surveys, whether they are present or not. I haven’t worked on the questions as yet, so any that anyone would like included - as long as it doesn’t end up too long - can be discussed.
Many Thanks
Danielle Lane
Community Development Officer
Parkside House- 33 - 39 Sheet street, Windsor SL4 1BY
Tel: 01753 777 421

NEXT from PCSO Isabel Santacruz-Machin I will be at Tesco, Dedworth Road, between 10a.m. - 12 noon - tomorrow - Thursday holding a Burglary Roadshow.  Please come up and have a chat, I may have some interesting Crime Prevention items to show you, which help to prevent burglaries.

1/2 - 3/2  Saturday midday / Monday 4 p.m.  Maidenhead Road.  Sewage pipe from a boat has had holes drilled in it.
4/2  Tuesday 3.30 p.m. / 4 p.m.  Swinley Road.  Car passenger window smashed and pain damaged.  3 cars were searched.
3/2  Monday 4.10 p.m. / 4.25 p.m.  Mill Lane.  A witness reported that a man cycled up, smashed the window of a neighbour’s car, reached in and stole bag, then drove off. - Handbag and contents stolen.
3/2  Monday 1 p.m. / 3.30 p.m.  Firfield Avenue, Datchet.  Upper house window smashed with a ball bearing.
4/2  Tuesday 12.30 p.m.  Eton Road, Datchet.  The owner returned to dind a car parked on their drive, behind their car.  The rear of their car was jacked up and two men wearing masks and hoods were attempting to steal her catalytic converter.  She shouted and the two men sauntered off threatening her, climbed into a waiting car, which drove off.  The aggrieved took down the index on a dark blue, Ford Mondeo, but when checked, the car was on fake plates.

In from Veronica:
Hi Jeff,

I have received an email, asking me to set up Direct Debit for my TV Licence again.
I am over 75 and have not been paying, so at first, just for a moment, I thought it might be genuine. 
I then looked it up on line and we don’t start paying till end of May, so I wonder if this is another con !!
I hope if it is nobody gets caught.
Best wishes Veronica
NEXT; from Steve;
Hi Jeff,

From a neighbour:
This morning, my husband received a phone call from somebody claiming to be from the Telephone Preference Service. The person appeared to have some personal details, but these were just the phone number, name and address, which could all have been found in the telephone directory. The number of the person calling was supposedly a Manchester number, though I understand they can display a false number now.
When we looked up the number online, we discovered that several people had received calls which came up with this number and some of them had been supposedly from the telephone preference service.
When we tried to call the number back from another phone, we discovered that the number, was not a genuine telephone number.
The person who called, became quite aggressive, when she was questioned on what she actually wanted. She did at one point, try to find out which credit or debit card had been used to set up the TPS originally !
Please re-iterate that the TPS service is FREE.“
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

“The Windsor & Ascot Neighbourhood Watch Association‘s aim is to encourage participation in NHW in the Windsor & Ascot parish areas, with a particular focus on increasing safety for residents, preventing scams, fraud and cybercrime, and assisting our elderly and vulnerable neighbours.  
The Neighbourhood Policing Team areas covered by the W&A NHW Association are: Windsor Central (Windsor Inner, Eton & Eton Wick), Windsor West (The Clewers, Dedworth, Oakley Green), Windsor East (Old Windsor, Datchet, Horton, Wraysbury) and Ascot (Ascot, Sunningdale and Sunninghill).
The Association also has a Facebook page: which you can Like and Follow to keep track of local NHW news.
Residents of these areas are encouraged to join the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association by signing up on, using their postcodes to find the most appropriate NHW scheme to become a member of. 
For more information please contact the Multi-Scheme Administrator for Windsor & Ascot
NHW, Paul Ghent at”
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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