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Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

Alert message sent 26/03/2020 16:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Member,

Please be alert to COVID – 19 related scams as sadly unscrupulous criminals have been seeking to take advantage of the situation. The website is Get Safe Online which provides some useful information to help you stay safe. In addition be aware of people who attend your address and offering help. Whilst some offers are genuine and show real community spirit, sadly some will not be so genuine.

May I take the opportunity to thank all members of the community who have observed the Government guidance and who are doing their bit to help tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic.

In addition to undertaking their normal patrols and tasks, my officers will be out and about in the coming weeks reminding people to act responsibly.

Karen Hughes

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector

During the Coronavirus Pandemic we will endeavour to continue circulating the Newsletter but there may be slight delays in sending it out and it may contain less detail in relation to some of the reported incidents. Please bear with us.

If your area is not referred to below it is because we have not been informed of the crime or it has not been affected by reported crime in the categories below. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most appropriate circulation of information.


Our Area Patrol Team and Safer Neighbourhood Team deal with a variety of incidents. Here are a few they dealt with over the last two weeks.
Arrests for driving over the prescribed limit were made on March 20th in Godstone and March 22nd in Chaldon.

Following a call to a domestic incident in Warlingham on March 22nd officers discovered a cannabis factory.

Lingfield, Dormansland, Newchapel and Copthorne

Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Godstone Road, Lingfield. Around 13.59 March 14th a barn was broken into and item stolen (ref 45200029272).

Effingham Road, Copthorne. Between 08.09 and 09.30 March 15th nuts and bolts on a gate were undone to gain access but when seen the suspect left the location in a van


Stubpond, Newchapel. Between March 21st and 23rd a small 5 tonne digger and a 9 tonne dumper truck were stolen (ref 45200032035).

Criminal Damage

High Street, Lingfield. Between 01.00 and 02.00 March 18th a shop front was smashed by unknown means (ref 45200030419).

Vehicle Crime

Station Road, Vicarage Road, Crowhurst Road and High Street, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Overnight March 17th – 18th the rear windscreen of a vehicle was damaged causing it to cave in (ref 45200030331) and the window of three others were smashed by a catapult (ref 45200030404/30454/30455/30754). Another vehicle was heavily damaged and pushed forward several feet (ref 45200030473).

Newchapel Road, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Overnight March 17th to 18th a car window was smashed with a rock and others damaged (ref 45200030440/30458/30428/30505/30500).

High Street, Plough Road and Farthingdales, Dormansland – Criminal Damage. Overnight March 17th to 18th the rear offside window of a vehicle parked on a driveway was smashed (ref 45200030333) and damage caused to other vehicles (ref 45200030377/30456/30470).

Godstone, South Nutfield, Smallfield, Outwood and Bletchingley

Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

High Street, Bletchingley. Overnight on March 13th a garage was broken into (ref 45200028676).

Lindley Road, Godstone. Overnight March 23rd to 24th a house was entered through the front but it is not known what was stolen (ref 45200032327).

Burglary Business and the Community

Ivy Mill Lane, Godstone. Between March 13th and 15th the padlocks on a lock up garage were cut. The windows of a van parked inside were smashed and a Sat Nav together with random keys stolen (ref 4520030097). Around 14.00 March 14than insecure shed was entered and a strimmer and heat lamp stolen (ref 45200030543). Overnight March 24th to 25th a tool was used to gain entry to a plant building and copper pipe work and fittings were stolen (ref 45200032640).

Vehicle Crime

Eastbourne Road, Godstone – Criminal Damage. Overnight March 13th – 14th the door of a van was bent after an unsuccessful attempt was made to break into it (ref 4520029126). Overnight March 17th to 18th the windows of a vehicle were smashed by a stone/ball bearing (ref 45200030345) and the windscreen of another by a rock (ref 45200030402).

Ockleys Mead, Godstone – Criminal Damage. Overnight March 17th – 18th the windscreens of two vehicles were smashed (ref 45200030463/30758)).

Scotts Hill and Outwood Lane, Outwood – Criminal Damage. Overnight March 17th – 18th stones/ball bearings were used to smash the windows of two vehicles (ref 45200030355/30365).

Crab Hill Lane, South Nutfield – Criminal Damage. Around 20.38 March 22nd whilst the occupants of a van were carrying out works, bricks and rocks were thrown smashing the windows of the van (ref 45200032012).

Hayes Walk, Smallfield – Criminal Damage. Between March 23rd and 25th both windscreen wipers on a car were broken off and one left lying on the ground (ref 45200032638).

Oxted, Limpsfield, Limpsfield Chart and Hurst Green


Eastlands Way, Hurst Green. Around 17.30 March 19th a woman was robbed of a bag whilst walking along the road by a male who got out of silver Ford Focus. He was described as of large build, in his 40’s, approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall with light coloured hair (ref 45200031017).

Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Ballards Lane, Limpsfield Chart. Between 19.39 and 21.30 March 18th a house was broken into through the rear ground floor window (ref 45200030657).

Burglary Business and the Community

Bluehouse Lane, Oxted. Between 13.10 March 22nd and 14.10 March 23rd two suspects made entry onto school grounds, forced entry into stores, stole crow bars and threw paint around. The previous evening spray paint was used to cause graffiti damage at the property (ref 45200032070/32463).

Criminal Damage

Pollards Oak Road, Hurst Green. Around 09.15 March 15th a suspect threw a brick through the front window of a house (ref45200029608).

Wolfs Row and High Street, Limpsfield – Criminal Damage. Overnight March 17th to 18th a number of car windows were smashed (ref 45200030339/30340/30338/30343/30410).

Vehicle Crime

Oakshaw, Oxted – Criminal Damage. Overnight March 14th to 15th both rear tyres of a vehicle were slashed (ref 45200029362) and a van was broken into. A credit card with PIN number attached was stolen from the glovebox and used fraudulently to access money from the victim’s bank account and also used at a local shop (ref 45200029402).

Bluehouse Lane, Oxted – Criminal Damage. Overnight March 17th – 18th the window of a vehicle was damaged by unknown means (ref 45200030486).

Tally Road, Oxted. Overnight March 24th to 25th a car was stolen from a driveway (ref 45200032629).

Mill Lane, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. Between 02.00 and 04.00 March 25th the rear windscreen of a car was smashed (ref 45200032651).

Caterham, Caterham on the Hill and Whyteleafe

Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Stafford Road, Caterham. Overnight March 16th to 17th a shed was entered, items moved around but nothing stolen (ref 45200029980) and two other sheds were broken into but nothing stolen (ref 452100029986/30005).

Weald Way, Caterham. Between March 21st and 23rdan outhouse was broken into (ref 45200032142).

Dome Hill, Caterham. Between 01.00 March 21st and 06.00 March 22nd a shed door bolt was forced open but nothing stolen (ref 45200032512).

Maple Road, Whyteleafe. Around 05.15 March 19th there was a report of a burglary (ref 45200031077).

Burglary Business and the Community

Croydon Road, Caterham. Overnight March 16th to 17th several garages in a block were broken into (ref 45200029978).

Vehicle Crime

Stafford Road, Caterham – Criminal Damage. Around 21.30 March 13th the wing mirror of a car was smashed (ref 4520029096) and the rear windscreen wiper blade of another was pulled off (ref 45200029323). Overnight March 20th – 21st the windscreen and three tyres of a car were slashed (ref 45200031564).

Church Walk, Caterham – Theft. Between 17.00 and 19.00 March 20th a black London taxi cab was stolen (ref 45200031481).

Westway, Caterham on the Hill – Theft. Between 07.20 and 07.40 both index plates of a vehicle were stolen (ref 45200029981).

Milton Road, Caterham on the Hill – Theft. Around 03.30 March 17th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45200030033).

Church Road, Whyteleafe – Theft. Around 16.45 March 19th the window of a car was smashed and an item stolen (ref 45200030989).

Warlingham and Tatsfield

Criminal Damage

The Green, Warlingham. Overnight March 19th – 20th a shop window was broken by an unknown implement (ref 45200031311)’

Vehicle Crime

Limpsfield Road, Warlingham- Criminal Damage. Around 04.32 March 13th an unknown object was thrown out of the window of a vehicle causing a windscreen to be smashed in a parked vehicle (ref 45200028627). Overnight March 17th -18th a van window was smashed (ref 45200030372) and the window of a vehicle shattered (ref 45200030447)

Parkwood Road, Tatsfield. Overnight March 15th to 15th a vehicle was broken into and the spare wheel stolen (ref 45200029929).

The Green, Warlingham – Criminal Damage. Around 21.51 March 13th a parked vehicle was damaged (ref 45200028920).

Westhall Road, Warlingham – Theft. Overnight March 18th – 19th the index plates of a car were stolen (ref 45200030888).

There was a reckless chap from Tandridge,
To our Governments advice, took umbrage,
The rules were 'for others' it would seem,
But got the Corona virus, a.k.a Covid-19,
And, that won’t be cured with a bandage.

Throughout Tandridge and beyond,
From our caring, let’s not abscond,
Look out for one another,
Grandfather and Grandmother,
And all those of whom you are fond.

AML 15000

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