This message is dated Monday 21st September 2020 - Windsor
Alert message sent 21/09/2020 15:06:00
Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police
SOME BASIC COMMON SENSE AS THE EVENINGS START TO DRAW IN:
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONE’S OWN HARD EARNED PROPERTY, MAKES SENSE.
LOCK CARS AND LEAVE NOTHING ON DISPLAY. SOMETHING LAID OVER THE BACK SEAT, MAY BE THERE TO HIDE SOMETHING
THE MOST COMMON PLACE TO HIDE LAPTOPS AND HANDBAGS - IS UNDER THE PASSENGER SEAT ! THE OPPORTUNIST THIEVES KNOW THIS.
SECURE HOUSES PROPERLY.
LOCK ALL EXTERNAL DOORS AND WINDOWS - UNLESS YOU ARE IN THAT ROOM.
IF YOU ARE GOING IN AND OUT TO THE GARDEN - YOU MUST ALWAYS LOCK THE DOOR BEHIND YOU. OPPORTUNISTS CAN SOMETIMES HEAR IF YOU ARE WORKING IN THE GARDEN AND WILL JUST TRY THE BACK DOOR - IN CASE IT HAS BEEN LEFT UNLOCKED.
THINK ABOUT A VIDEO DOORBELL - WE HAVE THREE NHW VOLUNTEER GURUS, WHO CAN ASSIST WITH ADVICE RE WHICH PRODUCTS BEST SUIT YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS. HOW TO FIT THEM AND TIE THEM IN WITH YOUR LAPTOP, COMPUTER, TABLET, TV AND MOBILE PHONES - MOST VIDEO DOORBELLS HAVE THE ADDED ADVANTAGE OF BEING ABLE TO ADD ADDITIONAL CAMERAS, OUTSIDE, AS WELL AS INSIDE, YOUR HOME !
SECURE GARDEN SHEDS / GARAGES. OPPORTUNIST THIEVES CANNOT CARRY ‘BURGLARY EQUIPMENT’. IF THEY ARE ‘STOP CHECKED’ AND FOUND IN POSSESSION OF ANYTHING THAT COULD BE USED TO BREAK INTO YOUR HOME, THEY CAN BE ARRESTED FOR ‘GOING EQUIPPED’, SO MANY LOOK FOR TOOLS IN SHEDS AND GARAGES, WHEN THEY SELECT A TARGET.
SECURE GARDEN ORNAMENTS - CONCRETE DOWN BIRDBATHS / GARDEN STATUES AND MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO LOOSE ROCKS / BRICKS, WHICH COULD BE USED TO SMASH REAR PATIO DOORS.
ALWAYS SET YOUR ALARM FOR THE GROUND FLOOR WHEN GOING TO BED. FULLY SET THE ALARM, EVERY TIME YOU LEAVE THE BUILDING
Just using your common sense can keep you ‘crime free’.
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
SR.firstname.lastname@example.org NO CRIME TO REPORT.
ETON & ETON WICK:
19/9 Saturday 12.05 p.m. / 2.15 p.m. High Street, Eton. CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - LAPTOP AND BAG stolen. Ref. No: 43200294733
SR.email@example.com CLEWER, DEDWORTH & OAKLEY GREEN:
18/9 Friday 6 p.m. / Saturday 11 a.m. Westmead. Shed break. Bike stolen. A grey Carrera Vengeance, mountain bike. Ref No: 43200295314
CLEWER EAST & PARK:
20/9 Sunday 10 a.m. / 7 p.m. Large Car Park, Winkfield Road X 2. Catalytic converters stolen. 1 from a Toyota Auris Ref. No: 432002395750 & 2. A Prius Plus Ref. No: 43200296253
SR.firstname.lastname@example.org DATCHET, HORTON & WRAYSBURY:
20/9 Sunday 5 a.m. Slouogh Roaasd, Datchet. Shedbreak. Bike and tools stolen. A Specialized Crosstrail, hybrid bike. Ref. No: 43200295987
20/9 Sunday 7.55 a.m. Albany Road. Burglary. The owners were at home when they heard a noise and went to investigate. The back door had been left open and someone had walked in and picked up a basket containing handbags from just inside the door. The offender must have been disturbed as they made off leaving the basket outside. Ref. No: 43200295795
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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NEWS UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
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 to 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 www.ourwatch.org.uk and enter your postcode.
For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association at email@example.com