Police NW update 22/11/13

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Here is the latest Neighbourhood Watch Crime Bulletin. Surrey Police recently changed systems and so you may see that some Crime References no longer have the WK/13 prefix. In future, crime references will be numbers only.

 

Friday the 15thThursday the 21st of November 2013

 

In Your Area

 

I have to report that in the last week the following crimes occurred in or near to your area:

 

BURGLARY

 

Crime Reference WK/13/6775 – Between 21:00 on Friday the 15th and 01:30 on Saturday the 16th of November 2013 an out building at a property in FORESTERS CLOSE, KNAPHILL was broken into. The offenders used a metal spade to force a door off its hinges and stole power tools, fishing tackle and golf equipment.

 

The majority of burglaries that are committed occur at the rear of properties. For this reason it is important to deter access into your back gardens. Gates should be closed and locked at all times when not in direct use. Deter the scaling of gates and fences by adding trellis to the tops of them. If you have any accessible ladders please ensure that they are secured.

 

Please make sure all doors and windows are closed and locked when not in direct use. Please don’t think that because you are only popping out for a moment that it won’t happen to you!

 

If you are going to be out for the evening or away for a period of time consider ways to make it look less likely that your property is unoccupied. Lights left on in selected rooms can have the desired effect during the hours of darkness although plug-in timers can be more effective, and less of a drain on power, if you are planning to be away for a longer period.

 

Consider the installation of an intruder alarm in your home. Any alarm installed should conform to standard BS EN 50131 and should be fitted by a company that is NSI (National Security Inspectorate) or SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) approved. Details of such companies can be found at www.nsi.org.uk or www.ssaib.co.uk

 

Outbuildings should be locked at all times. Large valuable items should be placed out of view and chained up to other items or a secure anchor point within the outbuilding. Items could also be property marked via engraving or painting your house number and postcode onto them. A record of their serial number should also be kept and registered onto a national property database, visit www.immobilise.com for further information.

 

 

THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE

 

Crime Reference WK/13/6731 – Between 20:30 on Thursday the 14th and 05:30 on Friday the 15th of November 2013 a vehicle parked in GREENACRE, KNAPHILL had a window smashed and a purse stolen.

 

Crime Reference WK/13/6762 – Between 20:30 on Friday the 15th and 08:30 on Saturday the 16th of November 2013 a vehicle parked in the car park of the Crown in HIGH STREET, KNAPHILL had a window smashed and an iPod and tools stolen.

 

Crime Reference WK/13/6770 – Between 20:00 on Friday the 15th and 07:15 on Saturday the 16th of November 2013 a vehicle parked in BINGHAM DRIVE, KNAPHILL had all four hubcaps stolen.

 

Crime Reference WK/13/6792 – Between 01:30 and 09:30 on Sunday the 17th of November 2013 a vehicle parked in LOWER GUILDFORD ROAD, KNAPHILL had a window smashed and perfume stolen.

 

Crime Reference Number 45130000325 – Between 17:00 on Wednesday the 20th and 06:00 on Thursday the 21st of November 2013 a van parked in VICTORIA ROAD, KNAPHILL was broken into and a wallet and sat nav were stolen.

 

Crime Reference Number 45130000372 – Between 11:00 on Wednesday the 20th and 11:00 on Thursday the 21st of November 2013 an unlocked van parked in SOYER COURT, KNAPHILL was broken into and heating components and power drills were stolen.

 

Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle and always lock it, even if you are only leaving it unattended for a few minutes. It only takes a few seconds for an offender to seize an opportunity.

 

 

 

CRIMINAL DAMAGE

 

Crime Reference WK/13/6742 – Between 17:00 on Tuesday the 12th and 07:00 on Friday the 15th of November 2013 a van parked in BEECHWOOD ROAD, KNAPHILL had a window smashed but nothing taken.

 

Crime Reference Number 45130000034 – Sometime between 21:00 on Tuesday the 19th and 08:45 on Wednesday the 20th of November 2013 a vehicle parked in QUEENS ROAD, KNAPHILL had the front passenger window smashed.

 

Crime Reference Number 45130000594 – Sometime between Saturday the 9th and 11:30 on Thursday the 21st of November 2013 a vehicle parked in ASHWINDHAM COURT, KNAPHILL had front and rear tyres punctured.

 

 

If you feel that you have witnessed any incident that may relate to the above crimes please call 101 quoting the relevant crime number.

 

 

Crime Prevention Day

 

In response to an ongoing spate of burglaries in the area Surrey Police are holding a crime prevention day on Saturday the 23rd November between 11:00-16:00 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Coldharbour Road, Pyrford.

 

The day will focus on keeping you property safe over the Christmas period and will include talks from our Crime Prevention Officer, advice from local security companies and discussions with neighbourhood watch.

 

Officers will also be there to answer any questions you may have about crime and security. Please come along and learn about how to make sure you don’t become a victim of crime this Christmas!

 

 

If you have any queries please feel free to email me. As I’m only in the office on Wednesday and Friday mornings I may not be able to respond immediately, however, I’ll be sure to reply as soon as I can.

 

It is also possible to email the Woking Borough Safer Neighbourhood Policing Teams on woking@surrey.police.uk. This e-mail box is regularly monitored from 07:00hrs – 15:00hrs from Monday to Friday.

 

For non-urgent notification of a crime or something suspicious that you have seen, please contact 101 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). If you are unable to use the 101 service you can dial 01483 571212.

 

If you have a serious crime, accident or another emergency to report, always dial 999.

 

If you are hard of hearing or speech impaired, textphone on 08001 101 (non-emergency) or 08000 101 (emergency) or text us on 07786 204020 or 999 (register at www.emergencysms.org.uk) or you can also use the online crime reporting facility available at https://my.surrey.police.uk/reportonline/ReportIt/

 

For local news, dates of local surgeries or your next Police Public panel meeting please visit www.surrey.police.uk and go to ‘My Neighbourhood’

http://www.surrey.police.uk/my-neighbourhood

 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

 

Arthur Brown

Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer

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Andy is a business systems and operations consultant for The Business Delicatessen and has helped the KRA over several years. He is former editor of the magazine and also runs Fat Crow Design.

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