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This message is dated Monday 4th April 2022 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 04/04/2022 15:01:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


ONLY ONE CRIME TO REPORT IN ASCOT OVER THE WEEKEND, A THEFT OF A LAND ROVER SPORT FROM A DRIVEWAY - KEYLESS FOB ENTRY.

IF YOU HAVE A VALUABLE CAR – KEYLESS ENTRY – OF THE TYPE
REGULARLY STOLEN – you must keep the fob in a Faraday pouch. 


Keyless fobs, emit a signal continuously – hence you can walk up to your car, it will open and start.  That signal is no longer copied by thieves.  The thieves use a ‘Relay Booster’ device that boosts the signal from anywhere in the house to the car – which then opens and starts, to be driven away.  It only takes seconds.

The tracker system built into the car, is wired to the small aileron on the roof at the rear.  The thieves slice through the upholstery in the roof and cut the wire, making the car disappear from tracking systems.  If we do recover the car, the interior is severely damaged.

NEXT:  A nearly new project called STREETSAFE for you to use:

StreetSafe is a service for anyone, to anonymously tell us about public places where they have felt, or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, e.g. street lighting, abandoned buildings, or vandalism and / or because of some behaviours, e.g. being followed or verbally abused:

https://streetsafetool.com/

Please note:'StreetSafe' is not, for reporting crime or incidents. If something has happened to you or someone you know (including in public spaces online) – you do that using the 101 number or online at:

www.https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/

It is anonymous and is always de-personalised, but assists us to gather the views of the public about how they feel about where they live.  It feeds into our intelligence and patrol plans.

IT IS THERE FOR YOU TO USE – PLEASE USE IT.

FINALLY:  YET ANOTHER SEXTORTION !


A man in his 30s was on a dating website, when he was contacted by an attractive young woman.  After talking for a while, she suggested they perform various intimate acts.  As soon this was done, the victim started to receive demands for 1,500 Euros, or they would send the footage to everyone in his personal address book.  He has now blocked all contact with that site and his email accounts.

IT SEEMS WE ARE NOT SPREADING THIS MESSAGE AS FAR AND WIDE AS NECESSARY

Please do not say, do write, text, photograph or video anything online or on a mobile phone that you would not be happy for your family, relatives, friends, neighbours, work colleagues or employers to see and watch.

Spread the message – this happens so frequently !

FROM RBWM:

New resident parking discount scheme goes live

Discounted parking has arrived for residents in the Royal Borough as the council’s exciting new scheme goes live from today (Monday 4 April) in six popular car parks. If you’re not already in the scheme, you can still apply now, completely free of charge, and join the thousands already set to save on parking.

You can apply online for your free, virtual permits, offering one hour’s free parking at Alma Road and Alexandra Gardens in Windsor, Grove Road and West Street in Maidenhead, Horton Road in Datchet, and Meadow Lane in Eton. Since the scheme opened for applications on 14 February, the council has received and approved more than 4,600 applications from residents gearing up to drive down their parking costs.
 
If you’ve already joined the scheme, from today you can start using your discounted sessions in your selected car parks, which can be activated either through the RingGo app or via landline or mobile phone using the automated voice service. Simply follow the instructions on the side of the car parking machines.

For more information and how to apply, visit www.RBWM.gov.uk/parking-discount You do not need to have a smart phone to apply for permits or to use the discounts.


CRIME

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.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org


MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
2/4 – 3/4   Saturday 8 p.m. / Sunday 9 a.m.  Belmont Drive.  Black Lexus RXL 450H index WP ** OXL stolen from outside a property.  Ref. No:  43220143182
1/4   Friday 3.15 p.m. / 4 p.m.  Station Approach.  Locked up bike stolen.  A light grey bike.  Ref. No:  43200142198

RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.

MAIDENHEAD WEST

maidenheadwestgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
1/4  Friday 2.40 a.m.  Waltham Road, White Waltham.  An alarm company contacted the police to say there had been an activation.  Police attended immediately.  No-one was home, but when the checked the property a rear window had been smashed and the house accessed.  The master bedroom was searched, but it is not yet known if anything was stolen.  Ref. No:  43220141100
2/4  Saturday midnight / 12 noon.  Green Lane, Littlewick Green.  Petrol driven hollow tine aerator stolen from the garden.  Ref. No:  43220142223

PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
1/4  - 4/4  Friday / Monday  Hambleden Walk.  Burglary.  Rear patio doors forced – Laptop stolen.

MAIDENHEAD SOUTH
maidenheadsouthgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
4/4 Monday 0.50 a.m.  St. Chads Road.  Burglary.  The owners were at home, when their dog started to bark.  Someone had been into the back, and the kitchen and was outside.  They checked the CCTV.  The camera at the front of the house showed two figures in black approach the property and disappear down the side. This provides access to the side gate to the rear garden, which was only secured by a latch.  The offenders then made off though the garden.  When the CCTV was further checked the offenders can be seen attempting to fit false number plates to the car – a high performance BMW X3 - on the drive in the hope of stealing it.  The car was not stolen.  The owners keep the key fob in a Faraday Pouch, so the key fob could not be copied, so they possibly broke it to find the fob.  Ref. No:  43220144184
1/4 - 2/4  Friday 7 p.m. / Saturday 11 a.m.  Furrow Way.  Car badly keyed.  Ref. No:  43220142696
2/4  Saturday 9 p.m. / 9.30 p.m.  Clare Road.  The owner has video footage of a man walking along and trying their car door handles.  Ref. No:  43220142922
3/4 Sunday 3.25 a.m.  Wallingford Way.  The owner has video footage of a man walking along and trying their car door handles.  Ref. No:  43220143022
4/4  Monday 11.15 a.m.  The Thicket, Cannon lane.  We have received a report of a Wildlife Crime – a report of 2 Red Kits found poisoned in this location previously and another today.  Ref. No:  43220144666

OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT.


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.

https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/

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Eyes, ears.....and Brain

Jeff
Jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.police.uk


FROM THE MAIDENHEAD NHW ASSOCIATION:

Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association is growing fast, and with more members joining every day, we need to ask for volunteers to join us on the association to help keep the association going and keep Maidenhead safe!  
 
Here is a shortlist of the positions we have available: 
Multi-Scheme Administrator (MSA) 
Secretary of the Association 
Board members of the Association 
Vice-Chairman of the Association  
 
Please visit our website: MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk and from there you will be able to see all the different ways you can get involved to help support your local community. There is no time commitment or dedicated hours, but we do ask if you can attend the association meetings (One 60 Minute meeting every 2 months) 
 
If you have any question about any of the positions available, please feel free to contact us at contact@MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk 
 
I look forward to speaking with you soon. 
 
Kind regards, 
 
James Cooper HNDip, MBCS 
Chairman – Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association & Vice-Chair for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association
 
 
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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