This message is dated Wednesday 19th September 2018 for Ascot.
As residents in Windsor know, we police the ‘Changing of the Guard’ at Windsor Castle every day, during the summer and Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, at this time of year. A family posted this lovely Tweet today:
This is PC Pete Bullett, from our Windsor Town Centre Neighbourhood Geographic Team. Ascot residents may remember him, as he was the Area Beat Officer for Ascot, since the Flood ! He is an example for us all, he always has time for the community and residents.
Last week, I reported a large number of cars suffered criminal damage, in Carrol Crescent and Bouldish Farm Road. We are taking this very seriously and it is still under investigation, as a result of the amount of damage carried out. We are asking for witnesses - did you see, or hear anything ? Do you have any CCTV, which might not show the offences taking place, but which might show the group of lads walking along the road around that time. The offences took place on the 12th September, at around 9.20 p.m. If you do have anything that could assist us, as thousands of pounds worth of damage was done, let along the time and inconvenience to owners, to have the repairs carried out and increased insurance costs - please let me know at my police email below. I will then forward it to the team involved in the investigation, who will make contact with you.
17/9 Monday 5 a.m. London Road. Curtain thrown over a speed camera and set on fire.
17/9 Monday 6 p.m. Station Road. Burglary. The owner returned to find the front door locked, but closed. On examination the rear door was found to be ajar. Nothing appeared to have been touched inside. Later the owner wanted to go out, but could not find the car keys. They then looked out and the blue, Mini Cooper S, index WN ** BNO had been stolen from the driveway.
17/9 Monday 11 a.m. / 3.30 p.m. Heath Drive. Garage break. Electronic up and over door damaged. A small tool box and valuable bike stolen. A Trek Fuel Ex, heavily modified mountain bike, stolen.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:
18/9 Tuesday 3.30 p.m. / 4.45 p.m. Silwood Road. Burglary. The aggrieved returned from shopping and found a mess in her bedroom. An offender had climbed onto a balcony and forced the bedroom window. Untidy search of the bedroom only. Black Chanel bag, a Prada bag, a Dior bag, Gucci loafers, a Cartier Santos wristwatch, a Rolex wristwatch, a Jaeger Le Couture wristwatch, a ladies diamond bracelet and a Tods ladies bag.
NO CRIME TO REPORT.
I am afraid the PEC are slow to answer at the moment - hence my recommendation that you let us know using the online reporting system:
We have had Nottingham Knockers right across the Borough - the young unemployed lads and now girls, going door to door, selling household products. When they call, can everyone please respond, using the same words:
‘I AM SORRY, I DO NOT BUY GOODS AND SERVICES AT THE DOOR’
Then firmly, but politely, close and lock the door.
Please do not feel sorry for them. If they say they have just come out of prison and are making their way back into society, you will know instantly they do not have the required permit to sell door to door - A ‘Pedlars Certificate’. The only items that can be sold door to door, without a Pedlars Certificate are books and food.
Pedlars Certificates are only issued to those of ‘Good Character’ and a police check is carried out before one is issued. If someone has been to prison, they will never be issued a Certificate. It looks like this and you should ask to see it, if that makes you more comfortable to reject them:
As they cannot obtain one of these, they usually produce a ‘Hawkers Identification’. There is no such thing and they simply produce something, to fool you:
We do not recommend any conversation with the Knockers as they are trained to obtain information from you.
If they say they tried the house next door but there was no reply - you are NOT to respond to be helpful - ‘Oh no, they are away on holiday in the Caribbean for the next month’ !
We have been trained to be helpful and answer questions when asked.
DON’T DO IT
Eyes and Ears..........and Brain.
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