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Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

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Bulletin 22   October 14th – October 27th 2021

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

Last week officers arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of deceiving an elderly victim, entering his home and stealing his property. The victim is now receiving support from the relevant agencies and the investigation is ongoing.

It is a good opportunity to remind people that it’s always important to check and verify the identification of anyone who comes to your house. If in doubt, contact the company they work for, a friend or relative to assist you or call the police if you think a crime is in progress. If you care for a family member or friend who may live alone, then I would encourage you to have this conversation with them.

We want to alert you to potential scammers. Please take some action to protect yourself and your loved one from becoming a victim of fraud.

Your bank or the police will never call you to ask you to verify your personal details or PIN by phone.
If you need to call your bank back to check, wait five minutes; fraudsters may stay on the line after you hang up. Alternatively, use a different line altogether to call your bank.
Never share your PIN number, sort code or account number, or enter any of them onto a telephone keypad.
A genuine police officer will not be offended if you ask them to confirm their identity.
Your debit or credit card is yours – don’t let a stranger take it off you. You should only ever have to hand it over at your bank. If it’s cancelled, you should destroy it yourself.
Never transfer funds into a new account on the instruction of an unexpected caller – even if they tell you the account is in your name.

Please pass this prevention advice to your loved ones, especially those who are elderly or vulnerable.

If you or someone you know is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud please call:
Surrey Police on 101 or visit http://www.surrey.police.uk/

Karen Hughes

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector

Our Area Patrol Team and Safer Neighbourhood Team deal with a variety of incidents. Here are a few they dealt with since the last Bulletin and some Court results.

Robert Chapman, 52 of Meadowside Park Lingfield has been sentenced to 14 months in prison after pleading guilty to causing death by careless driving after failing to stop at the scene of a collision. He was also disqualified from driving for 25 months, and ordered to do an extended retest when his ban is over. Chapman was at the wheel of his Toyota Hilux on Lingfield Common Road on Sunday, 24 February 2019 when he collided with cyclist Simon Purcell, 68, from Lingfield.  Mr Purcell was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, despite the efforts of medics and members of the public. Chapman drove away from the collision, but officers were able to locate and arrest him the next morning. 

Thomas Packham, 27, of Churchill Road, Horley  has been sentenced to 19 months’ imprisonment (suspended for 18 months), after pleading guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving following a collision in Lingfield in November 2019.He was also disqualified from driving for two years followed by an extended retest, ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, given a tagged curfew for four months and ordered to pay costs and a victim surcharge when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on  October 14th.

In South Godstone on October 22nd a female was arrested after a road traffic collision when she provided a positive specimen of breath. She was further arrested for failing to report an accident and for assaulting a witness who tried to help her after the accident.

Finally a great result by D rota and thank you to the member of the public who followed a dangerous driver in Caterham on October 22nd. You may have seen some of the action in Caterham on The Hill where the man decamped from a vehicle and made PC Chris run. It seems even the Taser and pava spray was not going to stop him. He was arrested for Failing to stop, Fail to provide specimen of breath, Possession of class A drugs, Assault on an Emergency Worker, Dangerous Driving, Taking Without Consent and Driving without insurance. He would not even tell us his name

 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.


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Tandridge Lane, Lingfield. Overnight October 18th to 19th Honda 350 Quad bike was stolen from a shed after the lock was broken (ref 45210110335).

New Place Gardens, Lingfield. Around 04.50 October 28th a male was seen the leaving a house after attempting to break the door down in order to gain entry (ref 45210113779).

Chestnut Walk, Felcourt.  Between 12.00 and 12.20 October 25th after reaching over a side gate to unlock it and entering a house through an unlocked patio door a search of a house was undertaken. Jewellery, foreign cash and two bicycles were stolen. Bike 1 was a Ridley Damocles black carbon with shimano ultegra gears and bike 2 a silver BMC Road Racer A witness described the suspect as age 30’s,slim build, medium height  beard, dark hair wearing dark clothing and driving a silver VW (ref 45210112823).

Village Road, Crowhurst. Overnight October 21st to 22nd a wood chipper was stolen after a garage was broken into and an angle grinder was used to cut through a security cable (ref 45210

Criminal Damage

Vicarage Road, Lingfield. Around 19.00 October 15th a ball bearing was fired at a house causing damage to a window (ref 45210109136).

Vehicle Crime

Plaistow Street, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Sometime between October 15th and 16th a small hole of around 2” was made in the windscreen of a car (ref 45210109359).

Church Road, Lingfield – Theft. Between 17.00 and 18.00 October 18th a blue Ford Transit index HN12HBF was stolen from a driveway (ref 45210110815).

Station Road, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Between October 22nd and 26th the windscreen of a vehicle was smashed (ref 45210

Crawley Down Road, Felbridge – Theft. Around 17.00 October 16th a black Suzuki Jimny index MF13ZRD was stolen from a driveway and no keys were taken (ref 45210109630).

New Road, Smallfield – Theft. Around 20.05 October 25th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car by males driving in a dark coloured hatchback (ref 45210112957).


Burglary Business and The Community

Church Lane, Bletchingley. Around 03.04 October 28th a suspect has cut off two padlocks securing a wooden outbuilding, prised open the locked wooden doors and attempted to gain entry to the till but took nothing (ref 45210113761).

Criminal Damage

Bakers Mead, Godstone. Around 01.00 October 20thth a large brick was thrown through the front window of a house by someone who rode off on a bicycle (ref 45210110716).

Vehicle Crime

Easter Way, South Godstone – Theft. Overnight October 17th to 18th index plates GF68HTJ were stolen from a car (ref 45210110176).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Red Lane, Oxted. Overnight October 26th to 27th after breaking into an office a jacket was stolen. Cash was also stolen from a car parked close by (ref 45210111384).


Westerham Road, Limpsfield Chart. Overnight October 17th to 18th a portable toilet was stolen from a public car park (ref 45210109960).

Memorial Close, Oxted. Between 04.00 and 05.45 October 28th after gaining entry to a van through the side door electrical testing equipment was stolen (ref 45210113802).

Vehicle Crime

Bramble Close, Hurst Green. Between 17.00 and 19.00 October 15th a car was damaged by a catapult (ref 45210109120).

High Street, Oxted – Criminal Damage. Around 00.50 October 16th a glass was thrown at a parked car causing damage (ref 45210109425).

Bluehouse Lane, Oxted – Theft. Overnight October 26th to 27th a school bus was stolen and driven through the gates of a school (ref 45210113380).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Buxton Lane, Caterham on the Hill. On October 15th whilst the victim was absent from the property it was entered via an insecure utility room door before the window of the kitchen door was smashed to gain entry. An untidy search was carried out but it is not known whether anything was stolen (ref 45210108965).

Town End, Caterham on The Hill. Around midnight October 17th unknown persons kicked a door of a property in an attempt to gain entry but were scared off and left (ref 45210110106).

St Lawrence Way, Caterham on The Hill. Around 00.30 October 19th the occupant of a property was awoken by a loud noise and saw four or five people trying to kick down the front door. They may have been using a red mini as a getaway vehicle (ref 45210110262).

Furrows Place, Caterham on The Hill – Theft .Around 19.00 October 18th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car. The victim was threatened by a male with a baseball bat when he went to investigate (ref 45210110172).

Heath Road, Caterham on the Hill – Theft. Around 19.04 October 18th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car. This incident is linked to the other incident and a number in the Reigate and Banstead area (ref 45210110179).

Banstead Road, Caterham on The Hill. Between 16.00 and 20.00 October 25th after entering a house by forcing open a side window, jewellery and cash were stolen (ref 45210113094).

Vehicle Crime

Westway, Caterham on The Hill – Criminal Damage. Overnight October 13th and 14th the brake lines of a vehicle were damaged (ref 45210108604).

Birch Avenue, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Around 18.54 October 16th four people arrived in a vehicle that parked down the road and then returned to their vehicle 2 minutes later. The victim later found a catalytic converter had been stolen from his car. Another car was also jacked up and the catalytic converter stolen (ref 45210109706/109745).

Woodview Way, Caterham on The Hill – Criminal Damage. Between 07.15 and 10.00 October 16th the tyres on a car were damaged (ref 45210112898).

Macaulay Road, Caterham on the Hill – Theft. Overnight October 17th to 18th index plates LC10WLA were stolen from a vehicle (ref 45210109910). Overnight on October 23rd a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45210112403).

Chaldon Road, Caterham on The Hill – Criminal Damage. Overnight October 21st to 22nd a car was keyed on both sides causing damage to the vehicle (ref 45210111570).

Longmead Close, Caterham on The Hill – Theft .Between 11.00 and 12.00 October 23rd catalytic converters were stolen from two cars (ref 45210112100/1112432).

Whyteleafe Road, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Around 19.45 October 23rd a catalytic converter was stolen from a car. The offenders were driving a BMW (ref 45210112346).

Fenmore Road, Kenley – Theft. Overnight October 15th to 16th a grey Jaguar XE index GN16MYJ was stolen without the victim’s keys being used (ref 45210109316).

Edgeworth Close, Whyteleafe – Theft. Around 19.33 October 23rd four males driving a black BMW Series 3 stole a catalytic converter from a car (ref 45210112191).

Godstone Road, Whyteleafe – Criminal Damage. Overnight October 23rd to 24th the tyre on a van was slashed (ref 45210112357).

Chaldon Common Road, Chaldon – Theft. Around 20.00 October 23rd a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45210112338).


Vehicle Crime

Limpsfield Road, Warlingham – Theft. Overnight October 13th and 14th index plates LG63UJT were stolen from a car (ref 45210108421).

Gladeside Court, Warlingham – Theft. Around 11.00 October 14th three males got out of a silver Jaguar and stole index plate PJ13PYD before being  interrupted by a member of the public (ref 45210108572).

Ridley Road, Warlingham – Theft. Around 05.40 October 16th one young looking white male (teens to early 20’s) height 5’8” wearing a black hoodie and thick black bottoms and one male with an olive complexion aged late 20’s/early 30’s height 6’ wearing an Adidas Tracksuit top black chest, white body, grey arms/black bottoms were captured on CCTV stealing a grey Range Rover Vogue SE index GJ15UEG (ref 45210109272).

Eden Way, Warlingham – Theft. Around 09.40 October 19th a Ford Transit minibus index LC67JXY was stolen along with some workers bags and a site laser level amongst other tools (ref 45210110357).

Alexandra Road, Warlingham- Criminal Damage. Around 9.45 October 19th a van door was damaged after it was broken into by three white males driving in a silver Jaguar on false index plates (ref 45210110487).

Crowborough Drive, Warlingham – Theft. Overnight October 21st to 22nd front index plate GY19OCN was snapped off a car and stolen (ref 45210111644).

Church Road, Woldingham – Theft. Between 08.15 and 18.05 October 14th index plates ML15BUJ were stolen from a car. A Jaguar was seen driving at speed out of the road (ref 45210108709).

Bug Hill, Woldingham – Theft. During the night of October 24th a tipper truck was stolen and tracked to a location in East Sussex. A male has been arrested on suspicion of theft and enquiries continue (ref 45210112638).

The Area Patrol Response Team (APT) operates 24/7 but below are updated details of our TANDRIDGE SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM

Borough Commander

Inspector 40205 Karen Hughes


Police Sergeant  3124 Guy Horner
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC 40495 Tom Warwick
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC 41542 Christian Mansfield
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC 40708 Dan Parsons

Caterham Hill, Caterham Valley
Chaldon, Whyteleafe & Portley
Warlingham, Woldingham, Tatsfield, Titsey

PCSO 13690 Amy Ord PCSO, PCSO 11455 Vicky Seymour, PCSO 17350 Danusia Maltby

Police Sergeant 3955 Hayley Poulton
PC 40300 Kev Stimson
PC 41532 Lauren Elllis

Oxted, Hurst Green, Holland, Tandridge, Limpsfield, Crowhurst
PCSO 17556 Zeinab Hosseinkhani, PCSO 17372 Lisa Cobby
Godstone, South Godstone, Blindley Heath, Nutfield, South Nutfield and Bletchingley
PCSO 13539 Stuart Wren, PCSO 13853 Lorraine Wells


Acting Police Sergeant 40957 Josh Brooker
PC 40292 Lee Newman
PC 41533 Rowan Futter

Outwood, Horne, Burstow and Smallfield, Dormansland, Lingfield and Felbridge
PCSO 12437 Conrad Cheeseman, PCSO 17568 Harry Young,

PCSO 13917 Kerrie Furlong

Youth Engagement Officer
PC 1812 Sarah Adams, PC 1910 Leesa Crouch

Crime Reduction Advisor 17631 Simon Evans

Office Manager 15645 Moira Cocks

If you have to contact us about a non-urgent matter or to provide information on non-urgent suspicious matters or unusual behaviour you have observed which may be useful intelligence for us at a future date please email Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team:  tandridge@surrey.pnn.police.uk 
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