SURREY HEATH nEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE TEAM COMMUNIQUE
March 2018/ Issue 37
Press Release - Did you see a black Nissan L200 or convertible Audi RS5 vehicle in Frimley?
Weekly Crime Report
Drugs Paraphernalia and Nitrous Oxide
Crime Prevention Advice
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
24th February. Two males were arrested in separate incidents for drug driving in Camberley. One male has been bailed pending blood results and the other male was released with no further action.
25th February. A Camberley male was arrested following a road traffic incident in Camberley. The male ran from the scene but was tracked down shortly after by officers where he was arrested for numerous driving offences including failing a road side drink breath test. The male has been released under investigation.
27th February. A Camberley male was arrested after failing to stop for police and for drink driving following a police pursuit. The male has been charged and is due to appears before Magistrates in a few weeks’ time.
28th February. A Camberley male was arrested for drug driving after being stopped by police. The male has been released under investigation pending forensic results – he faces the prospect of a court appearance and being disqualified from driving and a fine.
28th February. Surrey Heath neighbourhood team have returned to Guildford Magistrates Court in relation to the Closure of 3 Park Road, Camberley under ASB legislation. The Magistrates Court has extended the partial closure until 05/03/2018 when the case will be heard again and a decision will be made with regards to whether the closure will remain for a further 3 months. This most recent closure builds on the good work achieved within the Surrey Heath borough combating incidents of antisocial behaviour affecting the local community.
01st March. Surrey Heath Police officers responded to reports of an extremely vulnerable person who had left Frimley Park Hospital. A High Risk Missing Person Investigation was commenced which involved cross border enquiries with adjoining Police forces and partner agencies. The missing person was located safely out of the Force area by Officers and was helped to access the relevant Mental Health support services.
Did you see a black Nissan L200 or convertible Audi RS5 vehicle in Frimley? 23 Feb, 2018
We are appealing for witnesses following the attempted theft of an ATM at Waitrose in Frimley on Thursday 22 February around 3.30 am. Officers are keen to speak to the drivers of the Nissan L200 and convertible Audi RS5 who may have information to support the investigation.
Anyone with information or dashcam footage from that time is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting PR/ 45180019586.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT
With the adverse weather conditions anticipated on Friday, Surrey Police has introduced contingencies plans to allow for Officers to attend work and this includes attending local Police stations/council offices/police posts. The resulting influx of Officers to Camberley Police Station on Thursday and Friday this week has meant that the demand for the computers there exceeds those available. As a result, access to the police computer will not be available to produce the weekly Crime Report on Friday as priority has been given to these extra officers. The Crime Report for 9 March will therefore cover two weeks. This communique can still be produced as access to a police computer is not required.
With a few exceptions, enforcement of the parking regulations is the responsibility of your Borough / District Council, acting on behalf of Surrey County Council. Penalty Charge Notices are issued by Civil Enforcement Officers employed by the Borough/ District Council. Surrey Heath Borough Council – 01276 707152 www.surreyheath.gov.uk
By parking correctly you can reduce accidents, improve the flow of traffic and limit the damage to the environment caused by congestion. Now YOU can help to improve the situation by parking SMART in Surrey.
Drive SMART is a partnership between Surrey Police and Surrey County Council (including Surrey Fire and Rescue Service), with the aim of reducing road casualties, tackling anti-social driving and making the county's roads safer and less stressful for everyone.
https://www.drivesmartsurrey.org.uk/. This website describes the road safety services Drive Smart provide for Surrey's residents and road users. You can find out how to get training for you or your family, or how to let them know of any road safety problems on Surrey's roads. There is also information on what to do if you have been issued with a penalty for a motoring offence.
DRUGS PARAPHENALIA AND NITROUS OXIDE
Do you know what your child is up to? Drugs come in all forms, including some forms that on the face of it seem like harmless items used for other means.
Nitrous Oxide canisters are used in engines to increase power output, whipped cream canisters and to numb pain during medical procedures. They are also used recreationally and are nicknamed 'Laughing gas'. The risks attached to recreational use include a lack of oxygen to the body which could result in death. They will also act as stimulants, depressants and users may hallucinate. THEY ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
In Surrey Heath we are receiving increased reports of canisters being discarded in car parks and children’s play parks. Most recently SOUTHCOTE PARK, CAMBERLEY has seen a batch of discarded, used canisters. They are both hazardous and dangerous.
If you are aware of any locations where canisters are being used or routinely discarded please contact the local authority and the local policing team.
Further advice on drugs misuse can be found on the Surrey Police website: https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/protect-yourself-and-others/drugs-misuse/
CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE
The Surrey Police website has a great deal of advice on many topics covering crimes highlighted in the weekly Crime Report including the following:
Vehicle Crime. https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/vehicle-crime/
Bicycle Theft. https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/bicycle-theft/
Doorstep Crime. https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/protect-yourself-and-others/doorstep-crime/
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.
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