| SURREY HEATH nEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE TEAM COMMUNIQUE
February 2018/ Issue 36
Press Release - Ram raid at Co-Op in Camberley - Can you help our investigation?
Property registration (Immobilise) and marking
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 (32 new registrations this week)
16/02/2018 – Whilst on patrol Officers located a vehicle parked in a secluded car park. Officers smelt cannabis emanating from within. A search was conducted under the Misuse of Drugs act and a small quantity of cannabis drugs were located. Checks of Police systems were conducted and in the absence of previous drugs involvement a Cannabis warning was issued and a record retained on Surrey Police databases.
18/02/2018 – Police have responded to reports of threats to kill being made to a victim. An investigation has commenced and a suspect quickly identified and subsequently arrested. Following interview the suspect was charged with threats to kill and bailed with conditions to help safeguard the victim.
18/02/2018 – Whilst on patrol in Camberley Town Centre Police Officers have located a female urinating in the street. The female has been identified and removed by Police from the area. The female suspect’s public order offence was dealt with by way of a fixed penalty notice fine of £90 following checks that she was eligible for this disposal method.
21/02/2018 – Police have responded to a breach of a Non-molestation Order. The suspect in this case has been arrested for the breach of the court order. The suspect was charged and remanded for further offences of driving whilst over the prescribed limit, assaulting two attending Police officers and a public order offence. The breach of court order remains under investigation.
23/02/2018 – Police have been investigating an offence of DRUG driving in relation to Cannabis and possession of the same drug. The result of the forensic testing of the blood samples obtained from the driver have now been received. The forensic scientists have found levels which are in excess of the prescribed limit for Cannabis in the male’s system. The male will now be summonsed and appear before a court for drug driving and possession of Class B drugs.
Ram raid at Co-Op in Camberley - Can you help our investigation? Issue Date: 17 February 2018
We are appealing for witnesses following a ram raid at the Co-Op on Frimley Road, Camberley. Police were called just after midnight on Saturday 17 February after a vehicle was used to remove and discard the ATM machine. It is not believed that any money was stolen.
A dark blue Landrover Discovery has been recovered by police. A white Volkswagen car is still outstanding.
Officers investigating would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or any drivers who have dashcam footage in the area prior to or after the incident.
We are specifically looking to hear from anyone who saw the vehicles on Frimley Road, the A30, the Meadows roundabout or by the Tesco and M&S at the Meadows.
Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting PR/ 45180017700. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
PROPERTY REGISTRATION (IMMOBILISE) AND MARKING
IMMOBILISE - BENEFITS OF REGISTRATION
- Immobilise helps Police identify the owners of recovered property thousands of times every day.
- Property updates you make are immediately available to the Police nationally.
- Combat the sale of stolen gadgets & valuables; alert the second-hand trade & publicly checkable stolen goods database CheckMEND if an item goes missing.
- Simplify insurance claims and Police reports with certificates of ownership.
- Great member offers from Immobilise’s numerous supporters, often helping support the FREE provision of Immobilise.
If you need to obtain a Loss Report Number for insurance purposes please visit Report My Loss. Read more about Immobilise here.
POLICE ADVICE ON PROPERTY MARKING
- The main Crime Prevention purpose of marking your property is to make it less attractive to potential thieves as they know that if they are caught in possession of a marked item by the Police, they can quickly establish it is stolen property.
- Also, the traceable property may be more difficult for them to "cash in" with their fence or to a willing purchaser of the item.
- Of course it also greatly enhances the chance of you being re-united with the item which may have sentimental value to you. Some things like jewellery and gifts can never be replaced no matter how much insurance money you receive, so it is far better to deter a theft or burglary happening in the first place.
- Although etching/punching your Postcode and house number or name/company name on property can be very effective it is not always the most practical option so other quicker and easier methods have been developed including forensic coding.
ELECTRONIC MARKING. If you have a bicycle you should register your Frame number at www.bikeregister.com. Warning stickers are available as well as stencils to permanently and visibly mark your bicycle.
POLICE PREFFERED MARKING PRODUCTS. The Association of Chief Police Officers recommends via its Secured by Design scheme Property Marking Companies which satisfy their criteria. Go to www.securedbydesign.com , click on Licensed Companies then Property Identification for further information. It may be worth checking with your local police Crime Prevention Officer to see if there are any ongoing initiatives which would enable you to avoid paying.
UV PEN MARKING. UV pen marking still has a role to play in Crime Prevention however, only after the above methods have been considered. The principle here is that you mark your postcode followed by the house number or name on property with an UV pen which is invisible to the naked eye. Again you display stickers usually supplied with the pen to illustrate that you have done this. Police have access to UV lights which show up postcodes etc when shone on your UV mark of your postcode. Pens are cheap but the life of the mark is relatively short term and the above property marking methods should be used in preference.
PHOTOGRAPHY. Taking photographs of property as detailed as possible is recommended for reconciliation/prosecution of offender purposes, particularly if it is not property marked.
CRIME PREVENTION OFFICERS. Your local Police Crime Prevention Officers (Stephen Cake and Mike Jones) or Community Safety Partnership can advise as necessary regarding Property Marking. They may be able to obtain funding to set up large scale marking schemes with the aim of reducing burglaries especially in crime hot spots.
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/
YOUR FEEDBACK VALUED
Surrey Heath police continue to appreciate your feedback on the information that they are sending out via the regular Crime Reports and these weekly Communiques. Your suggestions on how we can improve them or give you more information that is relevant to you are very much appreciated? The responses so far have been mostly positive, but we would appreciate more. If you have not yet responded please do so. It will help ensure that these communiques continue if the response is positive or will change if the response is negative. You can send us your comments by clicking on the "Reply" or “Rate” buttons below.
SHARING THIS ADVICE
These weekly communiques have replaced 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
Only licenced Information Providers are able to send messages and you control if they are able to see your details or not. Below are the currently available information providers for you to receive information from. You will only receive information from the information providers you select on registration.
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.