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This message is dated Wednesday 2nd September 2020 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 02/09/2020 15:25:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


CRIME
 
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 - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 
 
MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

2/5  Wednesday 5.55 a.m.  Florence Avenue.  The owner was awoken and disturbed by someone inside their house.  They shouted and the man said that people were after him and he wanted to use the phone.  The owner dialled 999 and the police attended immediately, arresting the man, who was still on the drive on suspicion of burglary.  While arresting the man, neighbours came out to say that their outbuildings had also been broken into and they had video footage of the man leaving their property jumping over the fence to next door.  Ref. No:  43200272949
 
RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
MAIDENHEAD WEST

maidenheadwestgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
31/8 & 1/9  Monday midday / 12.30 p.m.  Farm, Burchetts Green.  Offenders have cut through metal panelling to enter the side of a barn Chainsaws X 2 and a drill stolen.  Ref. No:  43200272078/  AND again on the 1/9 they returned and smashed through a concrete panel to get inside.  More items stolen. But not yet known what - there are tyre tracks of a heavy loaded wheel barrow, from the site.  Ref. No:  43200274147
2/9  Wednesday 8.50 a.m.  Burchetts Green Lane, Burchetts Green.  Burglary of house being renovated.  Windows damaged and tools and bikes stolen from the garage.  Ref. No:  43200273992.  Any video footage from the area showing anything suspicious would be useful.  Please send it to the SR email above, quoting the ref. No.
31/8  Monday 7 p.m.  Hungerford Lane, Shurlock Row.  The owners had a scarecrow in their front garden, dressed as a policeman.  It was part of a village competition.  A white pickup, drove up and stole it !  Ref. No:  43200272534
 
PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
MAIDENHEAD SOUTH

maidenheadsouthgeographical@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
SR.windsor&maidenhead@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT
 
 
MEMBERS’ COMMENTS:

 
Hi Jeff
 
I’ve had a couple of suspicious phone calls recently; the last from someone offering loft insulation under “the Government’s Loft Insulation scheme”.
I was suspicious, because there was a long gap between my picking up the phone and any voice from the other end.  I just put the phone down and dialled 1471 - unsurprisingly, the number does not exist.
 
Best wishes
 
G
As always - if you did not generate the call, it is not rude - but the best thing to do - just replace the receiver - even if they are speaking !

 
NEXT: THE ELECTRICAL CABLES UNDER THE GARDEN SCAM - IT APPEARS TO BE VERY COMMON !
 
Hello Jeffrey
My neighbour has just received a paper letter about electric cables underneath his property which I have told him, is a scam.
The letter suggests that he would ,get £150 rental !
They are clearly after bank information.  I showed him your recent report about such letters and I hope he will shred the letter.
‘C’
 
Excellent advice - pass this onto everyone who might fall victim to it !
 
NEXT:
Another DVLA Scam
 
‘A’ has received an email from the DVLA apparently.  It says that their information is not up to date and contains some ‘irregularities in her profile’ and they would like her to update her full details by clicking on the LINK.
 
If she doesn’t - there is always a threat to make you panic - her driving licence will be suspended !!
 
So she was to click on the link and fill out all her current and correct personal details !!!
 
Thanks ‘A’
 
DON’T DO IT - DON’T LET IT BE YOU !!!!

 
NEXT:  Some techy assistance
 
If you get a suspect email containing a Link.  I have suggested you simply place your cursor over the Link - don’t click it - and the real address, hidden behind the Hyperlink, will show.
 
I have received this from ‘A’
 
Hi Jeff

 
I’m reluctant to click on the link in this email - just in case.   Could be I’ve been in touch previously whilst checking family history, but I don’t think, it is legit!
 
You’ve mentioned before about hovering the mouse over an email address but this doesn’t seem to work on an iPad.
 
‘A’
 
I don’t have an iPad - can someone let us know if that is true ???  In this case, I can see where the link goes - to a marketing company !
 
NEXT: Another one from ‘A’, being publicized on her Next door website
 
Hi Jeff.
 
 Are you aware of another scam call going around and using a local 01344 number ?
 
It is supposedly to do with insulation, and they’re being a real nuisance.   There are a lot of comments on our local ‘Nextdoor’ site.
 
Regards ‘A’
 
NEXT:
A reminder about fake £50 notes:
 
Hello Jeff,
 
Just a reminder for people - especially shop keepers - to keep an eye out for fake £50.00 notes, which are circulating the area.
 
They are very good copies and would easily pass as genuine, without thorough checking.
 
Regards ‘R’
 
 
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.
 
https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/
 
follow us on Facebook:
 
https://www.facebook.com/TVPWindsorandMaidenhead
 
Eyes, ears.....and Brain
 
Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

 
NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH   June 2020

The Maidenhead Police Area NHW Association continues to flourish and is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the town and its surrounding areas. Many new schemes have been established over the past year and, thanks to a number of new active Coordinators and despite lockdown,  Neighbourhood Watch in Maidenhead has continued to be active during these past months and a number of new schemes have been started and others expanded.  Areas which may not have been fully covered in the past but now are, or are much improved, include:-   Calders Close, Grosvenor Drive, Ray Park Avenue, Somerford Close, Brampton Ct, In the Ray, Leighton Gardens, Camperdown, Addison Ct, Ray Mill Road East, The Pagoda, Grant Lane, Clappers Meadow, Boulters Ct, Boulters Lane, Boulters Gardens, Lower Cookham Road (A4094) (Between boulters lock and boulters carpark), Boulters Island, Horton Close, Waltham St Lawrence Parish, The Paddock, St Margaret’s Road, Lees Close,  and others.
Residents within these 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 www.ourwatch.org.uk and enter your postcode.
 
If you have any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Maidenhead Multi-Scheme Administrator, John Diack at johndiack@hotmail.com.

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

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