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Mole Valley Beat Bulletin Friday 21st Dec 2018

Alert message sent 21/12/2018 09:33:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police


Six arrests made as part of investigation into ATM thefts.
Early this morning, we made six arrests as part of a proactive investigation into ATM thefts across Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. Surrey and Sussex Serious Organised Crime Unit conducted a coordinated operation with the assistance of Hampshire Constabulary. 70 officers across the three forces carried out the arrests and subsequent searches at a host of properties in West Surrey and North East Hampshire.
In the meantime, we would continue to encourage the public to report to us straightaway any suspicious vehicles or anyone seen acting suspiciously, as well as anyone with any information relating to any of the specific incidents that have taken place recently. If you have any information which could assist, please call us on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
https://news.surrey.police.uk/news/six-arrests-made-as-part-of-investigation-into-atm-thefts-342503
 
Under the Influence Calculator.
 
Important information
The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership take the view that there is no safe limit of alcohol when driving.
The drink drive limit allows for 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. (In Scotland the legal limit is lower.)
If you are drinking any amount of alcohol on a night out - even one drink - you should leave the car at home and make alternative arrangements – such as getting a bus, taxi, designated driver or get someone to pick you up.
Our calculator is not intended to help you work out how much you can drink on a night out before driving home and won’t help you if you are arrested for drink driving.
What it will do is enable you to calculate roughly when it will be safe for you to drive the morning after drinking alcohol, and it can help you calculate when to stop drinking alcohol if you have to drive the following morning.
 
https://www.sussexsaferroads.gov.uk/info/safer-for-drivers/safer-for-drivers/under-the-influence-calculator?fbclid=IwAR3vmFBVeDdWQkAQwxp7E6-gfqUtUCN-39sqVQZOvmi4g3tbUBEVaAMGsjY
 
Don’t get caught out by the Christmas rush!
  • If something seems too much of a bargain, it’s probably poor quality, fake or doesn’t exist.
  • Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.
  • Make sure you’ve installed the latest software & app updates. Criminals use weaknesses in software to attack your devices and steal information, such as your payment details.
  • Use a strong, separate password and 2FA to protect your email account. Criminals can use your email to access other online accounts, such as those you use for online shopping.
  • Don’t click on a link in an unexpected email or text. The volume of online shopping related phishing emails increases during the holiday period. Remember, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Every Report Matters – if you have been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud online or by calling 0300 123 2040.
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/new-campaign-launched-to-fight-festive-fraud?fbclid=IwAR1irPJWsy0FXZ4h1wcRJU-kkFBgkCUt5L-pc_AzbLrVdesWg0-17VnFfqM
 
Dealing with an adult mental health crisis?
In times of pressure people respond in different ways – what may be a crisis to one person may not be to another, however talking to someone can provide reassurance and comfort. If you need or want to talk to someone about how you are feeling immediately, then there are a few options.
Surrey out of hours mental health crisis helpline
  • Availability: 5pm to 9am, Monday to Friday, 24 hours weekends and bank holidays
  • Telephone: 0300 456 83 42
  • SMS: 07717 989024
  • Textphone: 18001 0300 456 83 42 (for people who are deaf or hard of hearing via Text Relay Service)
    More info - https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/your-health/mental-wellbeing/adults/crisis?fbclid=IwAR3tT4ibP0P3zv-TKhlSYuePo4o8JdOsfu4NJ72T5g7knQab__ZwW31VtG8
     
     
     
    Are you, or someone you know, inundated with scam mail?
    Are you, or someone you know, inundated with scam mail? Are you tempted to respond to it? Do you want to help track down the criminals behind scams and help put a stop to their activities?
    If you answered yes to any of the above then why not become a Scam Marshal for National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team
    https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/arti…/…/scam_marshals
     
    Rural crime is on the rise and it is a serious issue for farmers, businesses and those who live in the countryside.

    Whether it is large-scale, industrial fly-tipping, hare coursing, livestock theft or machinery theft, rural crime has a devastating effect on farms and other rural businesses. 

    Those responsible for this blight on our countryside are suspected of having links to
    organised crime. It is vital that we bring them to justice. 

    That’s where you can help. 

    You can either call the dedicated Crimestoppers number on 0800 783 0137 or complete the online form to give information anonymously about one of these four crimes:
  • Large-scale, industrial fly-tipping
  • Hare coursing
  • Livestock theft
  • Machinery theft
https://crimestoppers-uk.org/campaigns-media/campaigns/stamp-out-rural-crime
 
Traditional crimes such as burglary and car theft are now much less prevalent than they once were.  But new types of criminal activity have sprung up to replace them, and these new crimes require new solutions if they are to be tackled effectively.
Prevention is key, and strong communities where people know and look out for their neighbours is an excellent route to crime prevention.
In fact, tackling loneliness and vulnerability is now a priority for the government as a way of reducing crime and building safer neighbourhoods. In 2017 the government even created a Minister for Loneliness.
All of the issues above are specific problems that need to be addressed in order to make our communities safer.
https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/crimes/
Click on the links above to find out more about each issue and what you can do to help protect your neighbourhood.
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Andy Reid (Surrey Police, InTheKnow.Community Administrator, Mole Valley)

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