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This message is dated Wednesday 17th February 2021 - Windsor

Alert message sent 17/02/2021 13:43:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


We are having a spate of Catalytic Converters stolen from underneath cars – particularly Honda Jazz’ and Toyota Pius’, but other makes and models are also targeted.  We are working on various property marking initiatives.

 Supplying details of marking kits to local garages and MOT centres and asking if they can purchase these and offer to attach them, while they are carrying out a service / MOT on one of the above vehicles.. They are an inexpensive metal traceable marking sticker, which attaches to the exhaust, It would be an additional service, they could offer their customers.
You can also go online and search from ‘Catalytic Converter Marking Kits’  There are several major online retail outlets, which sell the kits – which you could ask the garage to fit during a service / MOT and the car is jacked up
The online retailers also sell warning stickers to place in the windows of your car, saying the converter is marked and traceable and these are very reasonably priced and – you can fit them yourself.


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 -

16/2  Tuesday Barry Avenue, Railway Arches.  A Canada goose was found to have been shot with a ball bearing.  Ref. No:  43210066389


17/2  Wednesday 1 a.m. / 6 a.m. Mill Lane.  Burglary.  Entry via front window – few details at this time – laptop stolen from the dining room table.  The charger was left behind.  Ref. No:  43210066686
6/2  Westmead.  Parcel delivered is missing.  The delivery company sent a photo of the parcel on the doorstep, but it was obviously the wrong house.  Ref. No:  43210064325


16/2  Tuesday 7.30 p.m. / 8 p.m.  London Road, Datchet.  The owner was taking out their rubbish, when they heard rustling from under their car.  They went to investigate and a man got up and ran off.  Wires had been pulled out and cut under the car.  Possible attempt to steal the catalytic converter.  Ref. No:  43210066427


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 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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