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Crime Update Friday 6th October 2017 - Windsor

Alert message sent 06/10/2017 15:00:00

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This message is dated Friday 6th October 2017 for Windsor.



 I have just been visited by RBWM Community Warden Tia Stephens, with 4 bicycle wheels, she found in the Town Centre.  There are two sets of front and back, fast release wheels.  One set is red and black Citec, the other set is silver Mavic.  our PCSO bike guru Liz Davidson, thinks they are probably from racing bikes, as they are very thin.  If these belong to you, please contact us on the 101 number leaving a message for the Central Windsor Neighbourhood Team.


This went out to Maidenhead today, but contains some useful advice:


6/10  Friday 2 a.m. / 7 a.m.  Sheephouse Road.  Burglary.  ENTRY VIA BACK DOOR WHICH HAD BEEN LEFT UNLOCKED - handbag and contents stolen.  Our Opportunist Thieves are out and about 24 - 7.  They walk along rows of parked cars trying car door handles and if a car is left unlocked, open the door and search the car for loose change, sunglasses - anything worth stealing.  While walking around, if they see a house window left open, they will climb in and take whatever is to hand.  These types of burglaries are never ‘targeted’, the victims have not been singled out, watched, or chosen for some reason, it is purely random, because a thief saw an opportunity.  THESE TYPES OF CRIMES ARE COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE, IT NEEDLESSLY CREATES VICITMS OF CRIME, WHO ARE OFTEN TRAUMATISED FOR MONTHS, BY WHAT HAS HAPPENED.




Report anyone suspicious, walking around in the early hours particularly, to the police on the 101 number - you will never be wasting our time.  It may be entirely above board and a quick word with a police officer may in fact help them.  It may be someone up to no good and you could prevent someone being traumatised as a victim of a car break-in, or worse a burglary.




There was also a car entered by unknown means in Maidenhead and valuable golf clubs stolen from the boot - it is still happening !!!



Some dates for your diary - a list of public events being carried out by PCSO Les Bradfield, some of them with his ‘Fun Food Station’.


Hi Jeff,

Can you publicised these dates for me please ?


Events booked up to Christmas .


26 October – Dedworth School Event.  (Fun Food station) 10.00 12.00 Pumpkin carving.

1st November –Wraysbury Baptist Church Community Event (Crime Prevention Advice ) 18.00- 20.00

20th November - Wraysbury Cubs event (Fun Food Station ) event

2nd December - Datchet Christmas Lights

9th  December - Wraysbury Christmas Fayre 16.00-19.00 in the High Street (Crime Prevention Advice)

10th December – Old Windsor Christmas street festival event (Fun Food Station - Pancakes !) 16.00 – 18.00

13th December – Wraysbury Baptist Church Candle Lit Carol Service - 19.30hrs


Thank you


PCSO Les Bradfield

Police Community Support officer

Windsor East Engagement & Geographic Team

Windsor Police Station, Alma Road

Windsor Berkshire,SL4 3ES





4/10  Wednesday 7 p.m.  Alma Road.  Bike left outside a shop for a few minutes UNLOCKED.  When they came out is was gone.  A silver bike.

5/10  Thursday 7.25 p.m.  King Edward Court.  The owner of a bike was making a delivery to a restaurant and left their bike outside - UNLOCKED - when they came out, it was gone.  A black, mountain bike.



A date for your diary - Wednesday 11th October 7.30 p.m. Eton Wick Village Hall, meeting of the Parish Council.  Sgt Emma Pendry Engagement and Geographic Sergeant for Windsor Town Centre and Eton - and - ME - to give a Crime Prevention talk !  Hope to see as many of you there as possible.  If there is anything specific you want me to cover, let me know, by emailing me on my police email at the bottom of this message.

3/10 - 4/10  Tuesday 5 p.m. / Wednesday 9.30 a.m.  Bell Lane, Eton Wick.  Theft of water pump from a field.




5/10  Thursday 9 a.m. / 9.50 a.m.  Dedworth Road.  Burglary.  Thieves pushed a wheelie bin against the house, TO CLIMB INTO A DOWNSTAIRS WINDOW, LEFT OPEN.  Mud found on the window sill and sofa.  Medication stolen from the kitchen.

4/10  Wednesday 10.20 a.m.  Hanover Way.  The owner saw a van pull up outside his house, reverse down a side road, then pull up back outside the house.  A passenger got out and went to the owners van, outside the house.  He opened the side door and removed two drill boxes.  The owner called out and challenged him.  He responded with an expletive, got back in the van and was driven off.  He is described as white, chubby build, navy blue bucket hat, long knee length parka, dark blue jeans, blue Nike trainers.  The owner reported the van index, but it is believed to be on fake plates.

14/8 - 5/10  Cavalry Crescent.  A white, Toyota Corolla index J 8** RDV stolen from a car park, behind his house.

5/10 Thursday 5 p.m. / 5.30 p.m.  Testwood Road.  Car lock has been tampered with in an attempt to break in.  No entry gained.







As well as the date above for Eton Wick, Kate Fitzgerald will be holding a Village NHW meeting on Thursday 12th October 7.30 p.m. in the Scout Hut, Green Lane and all are welcome - the more the better please !  I will be there, along with PC Graham Slater, your Engagement and Geographic PC for Windsor East, which covers, Datchet, Horton, Wraysbury and Old Windsor.  Graham may not be able to stay for the whole meeting, as he will be operational and will have patrols to carry out.  If you have anything you want him to cover, email him at the Neighbourhood email above this message.  If there is anything you want me to cover specifically, let me know at my police email, at the bottom of this message.  Hope to see as many of you as possible.  Kate has put in an enormous amount of work, trying to resurrect NHW in the village, please do not let her work be in vain.

4/10 - 5/10  Wednesday 5 p.m. / Thursday 8 a.m.  The Avenue, Datchet.  Attempted van break.  Someone has damaged the van door lock in an attempt to break in.  No entry gained.




4/10  Wednesday  11.30 p.m..  Queen’s Close.  Attempted van break.  Someone has damaged the side van door lock in an attempt to break in.  No entry gained.



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FIRST a warning from Nicholas:


Hi Jeff,


Something which I think people should know.


Last night at about 4.50 pm I had a phone call from BT.  They asked to speak to the account holder, in reference to charges.


Once I engaged in conversation with this gentleman for about 10 mins and him going through ALL of my personal details, from my BT account.


He then announced that he was from a company called ‘TRUE TELECOM’.  

He then said that ALL BT billing, was being transferred to them as BT had now split into 2 companies.


He then went on about how much he could save me half line rental, half internet and half costs of phone calls.


He wanted then to fill out a mandate and ask for my Bank Sort Code and Account number.  At this point I refused to go further.  He was then very persistent that without this NON SENSITIVE information he couldn't offer me any offers.


I IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED the call !!!!!!!!!!


My main concern was that this gentleman, knew EVERY DETAIL of my BT account, my BT account number, address, mobile number, my house number  and my wife's business .


I have spoken to BT --who know nothing about this company taking over their accounts, OFFCOM and the Information Commissioners Office ( ) and have left complaints with both of them.


Those gentleman seem very good at their job and as usual it’s just a con to gain your confidence and hand over your bank details.






As I have reported in the past, the TalkTalk database has been hacked several times and scammers therefore hold full personal details of all their customers and can appear much more legitimate.  If someone cold calls and asks for a payment from your account, very few people will hand over bank details.  If they say your router is malfunctioning, they want to send you a new one and ----put compensation cash into your account - people will hand over the details !



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

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