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Crime Update Monday 12th June 2017 - Windsor

Alert message sent 12/06/2017 15:44:00

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This message is dated Monday 12th June 2017 for Windsor.
FIRST:  People from outside the area have arrived and are parked up in the Alexandra Gardens Car Park.
A piece of recent brilliant work by our policing teams:
On Saturday 10th June 2017, Windsor & Maidenhead Neighbourhood Problem Solving Team applied to Reading Magistrates Court for a full Closure Order relating to an address in Shenston Court, James Street, Windsor. This application was successful and as a result any person without reasonable excuse is unable to remain or enter the premise in contravention of Section 86 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime &  Policing Act 2014.
This Closure Order was applied for following the arrest of x6 persons from the flat, suspected of possessing, with intent to supply Class A drugs. Whilst this offence remains under investigation, the Neighbourhood Problem Solving Team have sought to safeguard existing residents and limit any further nuisance or disorder associated to the location.
It is becoming increasingly popular for drug dealers to target vulnerable people, take over their homes and “set up shop” using their home as a drugs den. This tactic is known as “cuckooing”, after the bird that invades nests, and victims are often left with little choice but to cooperate. Your Neighbourhood Team are committed to safeguarding the vulnerable and disrupting offending. If you feel that you or any of your neighbours may be criminally exploited then please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 or report it anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.
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7/6 – 10/6  Wednesday 4 p.m. / Saturday 11.30 a.m.  Thames Side.  Cash box stolen from a boat.  Padlocks cut off.
10/6 – 11/6  Saturday 3 p.m. / Sunday 2.30 p.m.  Royal Free Court, Bachelors Acre. Locked up bike stolen from a communal bike storage area.  A valuable, dark blue, Giant Avail, racing bike.
11/6  Saturday  Windsor Baptist Church, Victoria Street.  Staff returned and found a rear fire door open with the glass smashed.  Nothing had been stolen.
9/6 – 10/6  Friday 7 p.m. / Saturday midnight  Windsor Leisure Pool Car Park.  Valuable, blue, mobility scooter, stolen from the car park.
9/6  Friday 7.30 p.m. / 10 p.m.  Thames Street opposite the Theatre.  Locked up bike stolen from a bike rack.  A red & white, Speciallized mountain bike.
11/6  Sunday midnight / Sunday 8.30 a.m.  Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick.  Thieves have jumped over a rear garden gate onto drive.  They have then forced the lock on a garage, entered and searched it, forcing the lock off of a metal cabinet.  Nothing stolen.  Repeat victim for the 4th time.
8/6 – 9/6  Thursday 8 p.m. / Friday 6 a.m.  Turks Head Court, Eton Court, Eton.  Four hanging baskets stolen from outside the property.
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10/6  Saturday 7 p.m. / 8 p.m.  St. Leonards Road.  Bike left unlocked, laid in the front garden stolen.  A green & black, Apollo, man’s mountain bike.
9/6 – 10/6  Friday 7 p.m. / Saturday 8.30 a.m.  Illingworth.  Unlocked bike stolen from the side of the house.  A red, Trek FX7200, hybrid, unisex bike.
8/6 – 9/6  Thursday 8 p.m. / Friday 6 a.m.  Illingworth.  Four hanging baskets stolen from outside a house.
9/6 – 10/6  Friday 10 p.m. / Saturday 10.30 a.m.  Illingworth.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS – iPod, mobile charger and a pair off Rayban sunglasses stolen.
Just to add a set of clothing has been reported dumped on a driveway in Illingworth, which is now being collected by our PCSO’s.  A red & white Puma jacket, burgundy cardigan and navy blue jeans.  Are they suspicious or taken from someone’s car / property ?
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Good morning Jeff,
I was wondering if you had any other reports of the following situation:
Over the course of yesterday and today, my landline and mobile phone have both rung simultaneously on 3 occasions. In all cases the caller was "withheld" or "international" (on the landline) and "unknown" or "withheld" on my mobile.
The third time (just now), I have picked up out of curiosity. It was the usual 'someone is trying to hack into your computer mam...' scam, so I hung up.
What concerns me more, is that someone has made a link between the two numbers, (though I am not sure what the benefit is of calling both numbers at the same time).
This suggests the scammer has access to a database, which contains both numbers. I am quite careful about giving out my mobile number, so that probably limits it to credit cards and possibly an appliance repair company and possibly car insurance.
This is not exactly reassuring ! In situations where I have given my mobile number e.g. on line ordering, I would not be giving my home number as well.
Do you have any insight or experience of this.?  Up till now I have rarely had such nuisance calls on my mobile.
Any info gratefully received !
I have never heard this before.  Has anyone else has had this !
As far as I am aware, there is no directory of mobile numbers, even online.  The only place they could have obtained both numbers, is an organisation, or some paperwork, where both have been supplied and this data has then been sold on !
Hi Jeff,
I have the 101 number saved in my phone’s memory.  Likewise all other emergency numbers, as it saves having to try looking them up when desperate !!
I list as Police, power cuts, floodline, gas leaks, council in & out (of hours), plumber, doctor, dentist etc. so they are all easy to find.
Excellent advice.
Hi Jeff,
While we all know 101 is easy to remember, it's very similar to 111 the NHS number. I've eventually managed to teach myself that 101 has an O in like pOlice (and 111 is all verticals a bit like NHs ) but I think I'd still get flustered if I was pushed for which is which. It's a shame they are so similar !
Could someone design a cartoon where maybe the numbers 101 depict a policeman and 111 depicts a doctors surgery?
Something visual to help those of us, who are easily confused (and who don't dial either number very often)
Over to you please !  There must be someone out there, who could draw an appropriate Cartoon we can circulate as a NHW handout ???
I have to say …………………….. I don’t have a problem remembering 101 !!!!
NEXT some good advice re wallets:
Hi jeff,
Along the lines of what not to have in your cell phone my question is what you advise on carrying / not carrying in my wallet ?
Apart from cash and cards, I carry my driving licence, bus, rail passes, medical emergency information. All highly useful for a thief!
Maybe I'm not alone in this ?
I do use a wallet though that has a security chain which secures to my (leather) belt.
Thought today's alert very useful - Thanks.
The other thing to consider is that new Driving licenses and bus passes also have our photos on them as a means of ID !!!
A SCAM Email from Western Union:
Hi Jeff,
Another email Scam that you may be interested in.
It says it is from Western Union – all liveried up. – says that ‘Dear Email Beneficiary’ – you are one of 7 people chosen to share $1,500,000.00.  Your funds have been deposited with them……Can you please supply then with your name, address, contact details and bank account numbers to proceed with the payment….
NEXT: An imponderable problem
I have been in touch with you before about this. My front door is exposed to the road, no porch just a path and 2 steps to the front door.
I have a note on my door, which is easily readable which says - "Please do not leave parcels on my doorstep". But, it is amazing how many delivery people can't be bothered to see a neighbour, or take the item back - they leave it on the door step, in full view of the road - this gives passers-by, 2 bits of information 1. This item might be valuable and more importantly 2. There is no one at home !
Earlier this week, I was away for 3 days and when I got back, my neighbour told me there was a parcel left on my doorstep, which they had taken in. It was obviously delivered on Monday after I had left, for it was sopping wet with all the rain that fell that day. When I ordered this item - I thought it would be delivered the previous week, when I was at home, but no !  Luckily, the item inside was Ok, but the packaging fell apart, as it was so wet.
I have a feeling it was delivered by Royal Mail, but I cannot be sure.
On one occasion, a delivery person rang my doorbell - I was upstairs so it took me time to get down to open the door and there I found a parcel on my doorstep. The van was turning round, so I stopped him and told him he should not have left it on the doorstep. He did not speak English, so obviously could not have understood my note.
How do I win this battle?  I try to only order things for delivery when I know, I am at home, but sometimes that does not work, as this week shows.  I go to great lengths to secure my home with lights and radio playing and yet tradesmen, undo all the good I do.
Keep up the good work.
This is a real problem, for the 2 issues you mention.  Whenever I purchase anything on Amazon, I specify if the parcel can be left and if so where.  I have a secure area, where they can leave parcels as they always just dump them anywhere, whether I specify it was Ok or not.  Parcels come by dozens of different delivery companies now and the drivers have little interest in the packages.  I suggest you buy a suitably sized metal / waterproof bin and have it somewhere on the property, where the parcel could be left secure – and dry.
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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