|SURREY HEATH nEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE TEAM COMMUNIQUE
February 2018/ Issue 35
Press Release - Two men charged on suspicion of burglary
Press Release - Surrey supports national anti-knife campaign
Your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team – personalities, priorities, crime statistics, stop & search statistics
How to help your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team – reporting crime etc
Sharing this advice
How to join In The Know
12th February – A Domestic Violence Protection Order was granted at Guildford Magistrate’s Court for a Mytchett man which means that he is now prevented from attending the address until 13/03/2018.
13th February – Chobham male Richard Murray was located at an address where his Criminal Behaviour Order prevents him from being. He was arrested at the scene in breach of his CBO and he has been charged with the offence. He is due before magistrates on 27th February 2018 to answer the charges.
14th February –A Camberley male has received a police caution after being stopped in his vehicle where a quantity of cannabis was located. The male attended the police station for an interview where he made admissions to possessing the illegal substance.
14th February – A Camberley male has been issued with a cannabis warning after cannabis was found within a vehicle at the Sainsbury’s car park, Blackwater Valley Route, Camberley. A drugs search of the vehicle by officers uncovered a small quantity of herbal cannabis which was seized and will be destroyed.
15th February –A drunken male in Camberley town has been issued with a fixed penalty notice after being seen by police to be verbally abusive whilst urinating against a shop window on the High Street. The male cleaned the window before being given his ticket and was ordered away from the area.
15th February – Two men believed to be responsible for 17 burglaries in Surrey including some in Camberley, Chobham and West End from last year have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to steal. (See Press Release for more detail)
Update following racially aggravated assault in Camberley town in October 2017 -The Crown Prosecution Service have authorised the charge of a Camberley male for a racially aggravated public order offence whereby a male sustained ABH injuries back in October 2017. The offence took place outside a busy night club in Camberley town centre and was an unprovoked attack by a male who was under the influence of alcohol. Court files are being prepared and the male in question will be appearing before court in the near future to answer the charges.
09th February – 2300pm and 10 February – 0130pm – Camberley drug drivers. Two separate stops by police on 9th and 10th February 2018 resulted in two separate arrests for drug driving (signs of cannabis in their systems). The first took place on York Road, Camberley shortly followed by the second on Upper Charles Street, Camberley. Both males have been released under investigation, pending forensic analysis of blood tests.
Your Surrey Heath team based at the police station in Camberley have been able to donate £425, raised from sales in the in house tuck shop, to the RSPCA
Two men charged on suspicion of burglary. Issue Date: 15 February 2018.
Two men believed to be responsible for 37 burglaries across 11 counties have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to steal. Patrick Connors, 23 from Goldcrest Court, Northampton and Miles Connors, 18 from Celeborn Place, Northampton are believed to have been involved in 17 burglaries in Surrey including some in Camberley, Chobham and West End from last year. Others took place in Hampshire, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Middlesex, London, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire. After appearing at Staines Magistrates Court on 15 February, both Patrick and Miles have been remanded into custody and are next due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 15 March.
Surrey supports national anti-knife campaign. Issue Date:13 February 2018
This week saw the start of a national campaign to tackle knife crime and highlight the risks of carrying a knife. Op Sceptre is a countrywide operation, led by the Metropolitan Police, and aims to reduce the number of people, especially young people, who carry a weapon.
Knife crime in Surrey is low, however carrying a blade is still a reality for some people, many of who are unaware of the repercussions. Get caught with a knife and you could face a prison sentence of up to five years - that's just for possessing a knife in a public place. If you hurt someone there will be other charges to answer and you could go to prison for longer.
Encouraging you to #BintheBlade, amnesty bins will be located in Reigate, Guildford, Woking and Staines police station, where you can dispose of any bladed weapons safely and without fear of prosecution. We will also be carrying out hotspot patrols and arresting outstanding offenders. Social media will also be used to share hard hitting facts around knife crime, follow #KnivesCostsLives and #OpSceptre.
Temporary Chief Inspector Michael Hodder said: “Knife crime can have devastating consequences. Carrying knives or other weapons does not keep you safe. By carrying a knife you are putting yourself and others in much greater danger, and are more likely to become involved in a violent situation. It’s never acceptable for a person to carry a knife or other weapon. The police often caution first time offenders for other types of offences but if anyone is involved in an incident where they’re carrying a knife and fear is caused or there is a degree of danger, the premeditated possession of a knife means they are much more likely to be charged. It’s just not worth the risk. Taking part in Op Sceptre is part of our ongoing commitment to disrupt criminal activity and take as many knives off our streets as possible.”
Anyone with information on knife crime should call 101 or report online. In an emergency always dial 999.
YOUR SURREY HEATH NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
In the year ending September 2017, the average crime rate in Surrey Heath was lower than the average crime rate across similar areas. Click on the link to view the evidence: https://www.police.uk/surrey/SHSV/performance/compare-your-area/
Police in Surrey Heath continue to work to cut crime, but they cannot fight crime alone. They need your support. Your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team is there to listen to your concerns and act upon the issues that matter to you most in order to help you feel more confident in your community. Details of the Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team can be found here: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/ . This link also provides you with the latest news from the police in Surrey Heath.
For more detail on your local neighbourhood team including the local PCSOs, their local priorities, the local crime statistics map and a stop and search map please follow the links below:
Camberley Town and St Pauls: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/camberley-town-and-st-pauls/
Old Dean, St Michael’s and Watchetts: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/old-dean-st-michaels-watchetts/
Frimley, Heatherside and Parkside: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/frimley-heatherside-parkside/
Mytchett, Deepcut and Frimley Green: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/mytchett-deepcut-frimley-green/
The Six Villages: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/the-six-villages/
If you have any information to give to the police on crimes in your area or wish to discuss issues that relate to crime in your area, the Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team can be contacted as follows:
Police Station Surrey Heath Borough Council, Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Surrey Heath, Surrey GU15 3HD
HOW YOU CAN HELP SURREY POLICE AND YOUR SURREY HEATH NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Reporting a crime. Find out how you can report a crime, including theft and burglary, criminal damage, hate crime, and fraud. Click on the link to https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-a-crime/
Reporting anti-social behaviour and driving. Report anti-social driving on the DriveSMART website. Click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-anti-social-behaviour-and-driving/
Reporting lost and found property. Find out how you can report lost property. Click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-lost-and-found-property/
Reporting neighbour disputes. Disputes between neighbours can be caused by a variety of reasons. If it involves an assault or threat of violence, a breach of the peace or criminal damage it is a police matter. Call 101, report online or call 999 in an emergency. For further details on how to report neighbour disputes click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-neighbour-disputes/
Reporting road traffic collisions. If you are the driver of a vehicle involved in a road traffic collision and owner / insurance / vehicle details were not exchanged at the scene OR you sustained an injury, you must report the incident in person at a police station as soon as possible and within 24 hours. You are legally obliged to do this. For further details on reporting non-urgent traffic accidents click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-road-traffic-collisions/
Reporting a sounding alarm. If an alarm sounds and there is evidence of criminal activity underway or you see something suspicious call 999. Don't be tempted to put yourself in danger by making checks yourself. Unless there is suspicious activity the police will not attend. If an alarm persistently sounds and it becomes a nuisance you should contact your local council who may send an Environmental Health Officer. For further information click on the link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-a-sounding-alarm/
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SHARING THIS ADVICE
These weekly communiques replace the quarterly newsletter distributed by hand to each household in Surrey Heath until 2010 when the police were no longer able to continue to do this following cuts in the Safer Neighbourhood Team. Although distributed to 1000+ addresses and with the potential to be forwarded to a further 9000+ Neighbourhood Watch members by the 300+ Watch Co-ordinators, they still do not necessarily reach those without an email address. Hopefully, those who appreciate these communiques and feel that they are able to will forward to their friends and family who might benefit from the advice. Ideally, you should use the “Share” link at the foot of the communique. This will enable you to set up a group of email addresses that you wish to share these messages with. Once the group has been set up, the sharing of subsequent messages will be quick and easy. It will also be impossible to send out a duplicate message as the group you set up will not be able to include those who already receive the messages directly having already registered on In The Know.
JOIN THE “IN THE KNOW” COMMUNITY
If you are receiving this information from the Police having been forwarded by a member of In the Know, why not join yourself. You can keep in touch with what's happening in your local area by signing up for information from https://intheknow.community/. From the Police you will receive witness appeals, crime updates and prevention advice, and news about what is going on in the parts of Surrey that interest you.
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Available information providers
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Angling Trust. The Angling Trust is the representative body for game, coarse and sea anglers in England. Their members support the campaigns and legal action they carry out to protect fish stocks and our programmes to increase the number of anglers fishing for fun and in competitions.
British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS). BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, is an independent, not-for-profit trade association that campaigns to reduce crime on Britain’s service station forecourts. They work in partnership with the police, fuel retailers and a range of other key crime-fighting agencies.
Crimestoppers. When you pass anonymous information to Crimestoppers you are making a real difference in your community. Register to receive targeted information requests, news and information.
Fire & Rescue Service. The Fire & Rescue Service contributes towards creating a safe and secure community within your county. The organisation strives, with their partners, to inform the people and help prevent fire and road related deaths and injuries. Fire & Rescue Service is defined on this system as: Authorised and trained employees of your local Fire and Rescue service and a limited number of trained personnel from Fire and or Rescue service organisations in other areas in the UK. All of which have agreed to abide by the Neighbourhood Alert Rules and Conventions and limited to organisations that are bound under the terms of a current Neighbourhood Alert Licence
Local Authority. Messages may include a range of subjects including resilience, scam alerts and emergency warnings. Local Authority is defined on this system as: Trained, authorised employees of your local, district, city council or unitary authority who have signed a Data Protection Act compliant Access Agreement, a Neighbourhood Alert Licence and agree to conform to Neighbourhood Alert Rules and Conventions.
Neighbourhood Watch. Neighbourhood Watch is defined on this system as: “Authorised and trained employees, democratically elected representatives and trained volunteers on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland (Scotland) and the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (England & Wales) who have signed a Neighbourhood Alert Information Provider licence and have agreed to abide by the Neighbourhood Alert Rules and Conventions.) The authorised administrators of Neighbourhood and Home Watch, including authorised representatives in your area, will see your data if this option is selected.
Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner. PCCs need to make sure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, bringing communities closer to the police, building confidence in the system and restoring trust. They give the public a voice at the highest level, and to make sure their police will answer for their actions and decisions. PCC is defined on this system as: Your current, local, elected Police and Crime Commissioner and authorised and trained employees of your Police and Crime Commissioners office where applicable, who have signed a Data Protection Act compliant Access Agreement and agree to conform to Neighbourhood Alert rules and conventions.
SGN (Gas Emergency Service). They are the gas emergency service, and they use Alert to provide real time information to their customers in emergencies. The messages SGN will be sending out on Alert will be purely advisory and be extremely useful to Alert users who choose to receive them.
The Police. The Police is defined on this system as: Authorised and trained employees of your local Police force and a limited number of trained personnel from the other Police Forces or Constabularies in the UK. All of which have agreed to abide by the Neighbourhood Alert Rules and Conventions and limited to Forces and Constabularies who are bound under the terms of a current Neighbourhood Alert Licence
Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau). Action Fraud Alert is provided by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau which is run by the City of London Police who manage Fraud nationally.