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This message is dated Friday 18th February 2022 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 18/02/2022 13:43:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


FIRST A POSSIBLE COURIER FRAUD:

We have received a report transferred from the Met. Pol. That they have received a call from an elderly resident in Windsor, that she may have been the victim of a Courier Fraud, but the details received from the victim are very confused.  Apparently, she received a call from ‘DCI Thompson’ a Fraud Officer from the Met. Pol. Based in Wembley.  He informed her that there had been fraud on her bank account and they needed her assistant to develop evidence.  Later they have tried to call her back, but the line has been continually engaged.  We will make a welfare visit to establish what exactly happened.  At the moment we do not known if any personal details were given to ‘DCI Thompson’.

These are still happening on a daily basis, but few are reported to us – either the potential victim recognises the scam and just puts the phone down, or the victim is reeled in and loses a lot of money and is afraid, or embarrassed to tell anyone.

If you receive one of these calls we need to know, to establish how widespread they are and the type of person being targeted.  This will help us to establish how they choose their victims – or where / how they get their details.  A success rate of 1% - that is one successful call in 100, generates a huge amount of money – and leaves a terrible trail of devastation behind them.

If you have been a victim, rest assured we will deal with you with great sympathy, discretion and support.  You have nothing to fear reporting it to us.


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.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org


MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

MAIDENHEAD WEST

maidenheadwestgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
17/2 – 18/2  Thursday 5 p.m. Friday 7 a.m.  High Street, Cookham.  Burglary.  Entry via forced rear door.  Large amount of tools, possibly items from wardrobes and boxes stolen.  Ref. No:  43220074904

PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

MAIDENHEAD SOUTH

maidenheadsouthgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET – MONDAY 21ST FEBRUARY, MEMORIAL HALL, HOLYPORT 7 P.M. / 9 P.M. THE CRIME PREVENTION ROADSHOW.
  • Me – Crime Prevention / scams & frauds
  • PCSO Jan Cleaver – the work of TVP PCSOs in the community
  • RBWM Community Warden – Clive Dent – the work of the wardens in the community
  • James Cooper, Chair of the Maidenhead NHW Association and Deputy Chair of the Thames Valley NHW Association - What NHW has to offer and why you should join a scheme / set one up in your road
  • Roger Aisladie – Lead of the Community Safety Team volunteers.  He will explain their work and seek more volunteers.
11/2  Bray Lake, Monkey Island Lane.  Boat broken into, but only reported yesterday.  Expensive Garmin navigation equipment and a Yamaha Head unit stolen.  Ref. No:  43220073685.  17/2  Thursday overnight.  Marina, Maidenhead Road, Windsor.  Forced break in to a boat – Garmin navigation equipment stolen.  Ref. No:  43220074225
16/2  Wednesday 43.30 a.m.  Amber Place, Oldfield Road.  Locked up bike stolen.  Lock forced.  Ref. N0:  43220071376
14/2 – 16/2  Monday 5.45 p.m. / Wednesday 6.15 p.m.  Oldfield Road.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS – untidy search, walking boots and loose change stolen.  Ref. No:  43220074633

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

Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.police.uk


FROM THE MAIDENHEAD NHW ASSOCIATION:

Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association is growing fast, and with more members joining every day, we need to ask for volunteers to join us on the association to help keep the association going and keep Maidenhead safe!  
 
Here is a shortlist of the positions we have available: 
Multi-Scheme Administrator (MSA) 
Secretary of the Association 
Board members of the Association 
Vice-Chairman of the Association  
 
Please visit our website: MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk and from there you will be able to see all the different ways you can get involved to help support your local community. There is no time commitment or dedicated hours, but we do ask if you can attend the association meetings (One 60 Minute meeting every 2 months) 
 
If you have any question about any of the positions available, please feel free to contact us at contact@MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk 
 
I look forward to speaking with you soon. 
 
Kind regards, 
 
James Cooper HNDip, MBCS 
Chairman – Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association & Vice-Chair for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association  

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

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