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This message is dated Monday 13th July 2020 - Windsor

Alert message sent 13/07/2020 14:26:00

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This message is dated Monday 13th July 2020 for Windsor.
Last week I asked if we had any volunteers out there, who could assist and advise people, who wanted to purchase and fit a video doorbell, but were not too confident of their IT skills to install and connect one.  Two volunteers have come forward !  They are happy to assist and advise anyone who wants to purchase one of the many systems on the market and take them through the connection process !!!
This will form part of the RBWM NHW ‘Anti Burglary’ and ‘Community Safety’ Campaign and the advice will be available through John Diack for Maidenhead and Valerie Pike for Windsor & Ascot - the two Chairs of the local NHW Associations.  Their contact details are at the bottom of this message.

Our grateful thanks to those 2 volunteers, willing to do their bit to protect the community, I hope everyone finds them a useful source of advice and reassurance.
I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.
I have added a new email address below.  The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team.  The second is to our investigation team.  Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email -
12/7  Sunday 5.30 p.m.  Alma Road.. House egged.  Ref. No:  43200211303
12/7  Sunday 5.20 p.m.  Baths Island.  A group of youths were on the island throwing things at passing boats.  Ref. No:  43200211216
10/7  Friday 4 p.m. / 5 p.m.  Clarence Road.  A locked up bike stolen from the side of a house.. A very valuable, black Specialized bike.  Ref. No:  43200210237
11/7  Saturday 1 p.m. / 2 p.m.  Thames Street.  Bike locked in a bike rack outside hotel near Eton Bridge stolen.  It was locked to another bike left behind.  A black & orange electric Carrera bike.  Ref. No:  43200210211
12/7  Sunday 3.20 p.m.  High Street, Eton.  RBWM CCTV caught footage of 2 youths removing and stealing, the 2 wheels from a locked up bike.  Nothing reported by the owner to the police yet.  Ref. No:  43200210788
11/7  Saturday 11.20 p.m. / 11.30 p.m.  Pub, High Street, Eton.  A group of unruly youths walked through Eton.  As they walked by they punched out a door and window on their way to Eton Bridge.  The main offender appeared to be in his 50s !  Ref. No:  43200210636
10/7  Friday 11.15 p.m.  Rycroft.  The owners were at home, when the saw a van park up suspiciously near their motorbike parked outside.  They went oput to investigate and the van immediately drove off at speed, with 2 men running after it.  They didn’t think much of it, but went to investigate the bike.  They found the locking mechanism had been smashed and the wheel lock sheered off.  They then saw on the local Facebook page the incident below and contacted the police.  Ref. No:  432002102230  Was anyone else, who had a motorbike parked in the road, noticed anything suspicious recently.  These bikes appeared to have been targeted.  Can you check any video doorbell / CCTV footage to make sure and if it contains anything suspicious, please forward it to the SR email above quoting the reference number.
10/7  Friday 11.30 p.m.  Springfield Road.  Witnesses saw a van pull up opposite and 3 men ran out, picked up a motorbike from the road and place it in the rear of the van.  They then climbed into another car and drove off at speed.  The Police were called immediately and placed details of the van on the police computers.  A police officer out on patrol in Horton spotted the van and a pursuit followed as the van failed to stop and was driving erratically and dangerously.  They drove up onto the motorway in the wrong direction speeding and eventually abandoned the van and starburst.  The dog teams were called and tracked two men hiding under cars near Richings Golf Course.  A third man later handed himself into police custody.  All three were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle.  The motorbike was recovered from the rear of the van.  This case covered a lot of ground.  If you have any video doorbell CCTV footage that could assist the police with additional evidence, please forward it to the SR team quoting ref. No:  43200209683
11/7  Saturday 12.30 p.m. / 3 p.m.  Maidenhead Road.  Burglary.  Entry via forced front door.  Untidy search of the bedrooms - jewellery stolen.  Ref. No:  43200110300
11/7  Saturday 12.15 p.m.  Testwood Road.. 2 bikes stolen from a rear garden.  They would have been difficult to see and access would only have been over a garden fence.  1.  A black Apollo mountain bike.  2.  A gold Apollo mountain bike.  Ref. No:  43200210078
12/7  Sunday 7.30 p.m.  Mill Lane.  Bike left propped up outside a house foe a short time, stolen.  A Chris Boardman, mountain bike.  Witnesses say they saw tow youths acting suspiciously near the bike and then one rode it off towards Parsonage Lane.  Ref. No:  43200211384
11/7  Saturday 6.15 a.m.  Horton Road, Datchet.  Burglary.  One member of the household went out early to buy a paper.  The other at home heard noises and thought it was them returning.  They then found two aggressive men inside the house.  They demanded money and searched the bedroom taking jewellery, a watch and other items before making off through the rear door.  They are described as 1.  White, mid 30s, possible Eastern European accent of some kind, well built, dark blue jacket, blue base ball cap.  2.  White, mid 30s, slim, dressed similarly, sounding the same.  Ref. No:  43200209876.  If you have any doorbell footage / CCTV or anything suspicious in the area in the previous few days, please forward it to the SR email, quoting the ref. No.
13/7  Monday 5.20 a.m.  Castle Farm Caravan Site.  Shed break.  The owner heard a noise on the gravel outside and looked out.  They saw a man in their unlocked shed, who immediately made off, throwing something over the fence, followed by himself.  Not yet known if anything stolen.  Ref. No:  43200211608
10/7  Friday 8.40 p.m.  Montrose Avenue.  The owner saw a group of about 6 youths walking along the road behaving badly.  One of them kicked the front door.  The owner went to investigate and looked out.  A few minutes later something was thrown at the house window causing it to break.  Ref. No:  43200109567

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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The lockdown has resulted in many neighbourhoods drawing closer together in supporting local residents with needs, and in neighbours spending a lot more time talking to each other over fences or across the road. This has improved community spirit to no end, and a great way to keep this spirit alive is for residents to join their local Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or start up a new scheme if there is not already one covering their respective street.

Neighbourhood Watch is not just about looking out the window and being alert for any crime in the neighbourhood, it is much more than that. It serves as a valuable resource for crime prevention, in supporting the Police with things such as local home security surveys, installing crime prevention aids in homes for the vulnerable and elderly especially, helping those vulnerable and elderly residents with any other needs, and in drawing residents together in supporting one another.
The Windsor & Ascot NHW Association is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the various parishes of Windsor & Ascot. Its Facebook page (@WindsorAscotNHW) is receiving multiple enquiries from interested residents and serves as a means to highlight local issues relating to crime and residents in need. New NHW schemes are continuously being set up with active Coordinators, and residents within those scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
To search for your nearest NHW scheme, or to set up a new scheme, visit and enter your postcode. 

For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association at

Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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