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Crime Update Wednesday 26th July 2017 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 26/07/2017 16:07:00

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This message is dated Wednesday 26th July 2017 for Maidenhead.


FIRST - I attended a meeting of the Maidenhead Rotary Club on Monday evening.  An excellent dinner provided at the Holiday Inn !  I would like to thank them for being a brilliant, receptive and supportive audience.  As always, even delivering quite a tough crime prevention message, we did have quite a few laughs, which makes the bitter pill go down much easier.  All my meetings have to be interactive and involve everyone sharing experiences to make it fully effective.  Everyone joined in, which made the time pass really quickly and anyone who knows me and has been to one of my presentations knows………… we did overrun, for which I apologise, but it does tend to happen.  I don’t want anyone to leave without having all their questions and worries answered.


I am grateful for you making my job a pleasure - thank you Rotary Club of Maidenhead.




Hi Jeff,


I discovered today that my spare wheel has been stolen from under my vehicle.  The thieves cut the spring that lowers the spare wheel to the ground.


I have no idea when this may have happened and it is not a crime that needs urgent attendance, but, in my opinion, these crimes do need to be reported, to ensure that crime figures are accurate.


I had the rear brakes replaced about 2 weeks ago, but the technician who effected the repair does not remember whether there was a spare wheel under the car or not.  Therefore, I cannot be sure when this may have happened.


Has anything similar happened in this locality recently?  If so, do you have any suspects ?  My wife's car was broken into, on our drive about three months ago, so it may have happened at that time.


Kind regards 




I am sorry, but there does appear to be a problem at the moment and the PEC is taking longer than usual, to respond.  All crime must be reported as without that information, we cannot establish patterns, routes and then identify possible offenders.


We do have periods, when spare wheels are stolen from under cars.  If we do, I always put out a message, asking owners of cars with spares underneath, to check them regularly and to always park rear end in, against a wall / barrier, to prevent the thieves having easy access.  At the moment, I am not aware of a series happening at this time.


NEXT - We have received calls from residents in Sunningdale about cold callers ringing doorbells offering to clean gutters etc. over the last week.  Please remember the NHW Mantra….






24/7  Monday 1.45 p.m. / 4.15 p.m.  Queen Street.  Locked up bike in a bike rack stolen.  A black & green, GT bicycles, mountain bike.

24/7  Monday  8.30 a.m. / 10 p.m.  King Street.  Bike chained to railings stolen.  A black Carerra Cross Fire, ladies, hybrid, bike.



25/7  Tuesday 12.15 p.m.  Ray Mill Road West.  The aggrieved had a parcel stolen from her doorstep.  They have CCTV.  It shows a leaflet deliverer coming up to the front door and putting a leaflet through the door.  He picked up the parcel, as he left,




25/7  Tuesday 12 noon   Bisham Road, Marlow.  The aggrieved was working nearby, when a white transit drove slowly down the road picked up a Stihl leaf blower from the back of his van and drove off.



Hi Jeff,


I live near Alwyn Road. A car inspection yesterday revealed that the Hyundai i30 aerial had been unscrewed and stolen. It could have happened locally but I don't know.


Have you heard of this before?  They are over £60 to replace.



I have asked Jacqueline to report it to the police, if she has not already done so.  Did anyone else have anything stolen in that area, they have not bothered to report to the police ?  Every theft must be reported, as it fills in the jigsaw.  A series of several thefts may suggest a route and therefore an offender.  Please remember the jigsaw - we all may have pieces of the whole puzzle, but be completely unaware of where it fits in - if it is part of that jigsaw !

24/7 - 26/7  Sunday 7.50 p.m. / Wednesday 11 a.m.  School, Farm Road.  Picnic bench damaged and broken into pieces.  A group of lads have been entering the school regularly and casing damage.  This time, they entered the school and gym, unpacked sports equipment and left it all over the floor caused damage to boxes of electrical equipment.

25/7  Tuesday 10 a.m.  Oaken Grove Park.  A group of youths climbed up a ‘willow’ arch. Trying to pull out the sticks and causing damage.

24/7  Tuesday 3.15 p.m.  Marlborough Close X 2.  2 cars have had their front index plates unscrewed and stolen.

23/7 - 24/7  Sunday 8 a.m. - 3.15 p.m.  Marlborough Road.  Front and rear index plates unscrewed and stolen.




24/7  Monday 12.25 p.m.  Powis Close.  Burglary.  The owner went out to the shops for a few minutes.  When they returned they found the front door open.  Nothing taken.

24/7  Monday 11.30 a.m. / 2.45 p.m.  Boyn Valley Road.  Burglary.  Thieves entered the rear garden beside a marquee, erected for a family wedding and forced rear living room doors.  The alarm sounded, but they made for the master bedroom and another bedroom, which were locked, because they contained wedding gifts and family jewellery.  Gold family jewellery has been taken, but costume jewellery ignored.

22/7 - 24/7  Saturday 10 p.m. / Tuesday 8.45 a.m.  Norden RoadCAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - searched - wallet & contents and Oakley sunglasses stolen.

25/7 - 26/7  Tuesday 9 a.m. / Wednesday 9 a.m.  Walker Road.  Items stolen from a car - sunglasses and loose change.

24/7 - 25/7  Monday 7 p.m. /Tuesday 9 a.m.  Old Forge Close.  Thieves have walked around the rear of the property and stolen a bike from under a tarp.  A grey, Carrera Sulcato, man’s mountain bike.



4/7 - 25/7  Farm, Stroud Farm Road, Holyport.  A white transit has for the past 3 weeks been driving onto farmland dumping tyres.  Quite a large pile has accumulated.


Eyes and ears.....................and brain




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SCAM emails:


Hi Jeff,


I have received this offer of Free groceries !!!


It is addressed to Malcolm, with his last name added minus a space.  It says that he has been chosen as a potential winner and offered £500 worth of free groceries.  All he has to do is send them his full details !!!





Dear Jeffrey,


I often receive emails from my co-ordinator, but today I have received one, but the address is very subtly different and many people may not notice.


Please can you warn all your 'Alert' contacts to look for an e-mail address that is almost correct, but not quite?


Thank you,




This was the message Gill received, with a single letter difference in the email address.:



How are things with you lately ? I hope everything is fine .I need your help for something very urgent so please get back to me once you get this message. I traveled out of the country for an urgent reason and i can't make use of my mobile phone. I wait your urgent response.





This was a completely SCAM email.  The senders computer has been infected with a Trojan.  This sends this email to everyone in their personal address book.  It is a slight variation of the …’I am crying as I write this email.  I am on holiday in XYZ and have been robbed, losing my passport and credit cards……etc.


NEXT from Karen.


Another form Apple !


Dear customer.  Changes have been made to your account relating to your credit card and billing address.  If you did not make the changes, click here and follow the steps.






Hi Jeff


I answered my landline this morning - which I do not do very often - and a lady who spoke with an accent (sounded like Chinese to me).  She said she was Jane Smith calling from Microsoft, about my computer.  I just said in a loud voice - Oh yes, I've been waiting to hear from you - the first thing that came into my head - and she put the phone straight down !


Best regards




There are hundreds of these calls being made every day.  We must circulate the warnings as far and wide as we can, to protect more vulnerable residents.


Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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