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Topic: Neighbourhood Watch
Posted By: watsy
Subject: Neighbourhood Watch
Date Posted: 12 January 2018 at 12:29pm
Our road has recently signed up for Neighbourhood Watch and we now receive regular bulletins and updates on local initiatives.  I also went to a very informative meeting and can recommend being involved.  There is an excellent coordinator in the village who would like to get all roads signed up and active to help prevent crime.  I don't wish to publicly put their email out there, so PM me if you want their details to sign your road up.  They don't do social media though!!





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Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 January 2018 at 9:11pm
Burglary Alert

There have been a number of burglaries in The Chalfonts between the 8th January and 10th January 2018.  These have occurred in Layters Green Lane, Hillside Close, Monument Lane and Lower Road in Chalfont St Peter, Stable Lane in Seer Green and Fleetwood Close in Chalfont St Giles.

The burglaries have occurred during the daytime and early evening, with entry to the properties from the rear.  A vehicle was also taken from the burglary in Monument Lane, Chalfont St Peter.

Crime prevention advice includes, leaving a light on during the early evening if you are out, or use a timer switch.  With the properties being targeted from the rear consider using outside lighting and lock side gates to prevent easy access to the rear.

Consider installing an alarm at your property with a visible alarm box.  Chiltern District Council have a list of approved alarm companies which you can access via their website.

Keep all valuables and keys out of sight and out of reach of doors and windows.

Do not give the opportunist the opportunity!

Admin Note : The vehicle stolen I see on social media was a Ford RS Focus - very distinctive if you see it around.



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 January 2018 at 9:12pm
Between Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 9 pm and Friday 12th January 2018 at 6 pm a burglary occurred at The Vale, Chalfont St Peter. The offenders gained access by forcing a rear patio door and stole items.
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of The Vale please contact DC 5815 Stuart Cook, Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43180012449.
 
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org" rel="nofollow - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
 
Please consider a few simple prevention steps to your property:-
 
1.    Keep windows and doors shut, locked and in good condition 
 
2.    Property mark your valuables with a UV pen or forensic property marking kit,   then register on http://www.immobilise.com" rel="nofollow - www.immobilise.com . Make a note of all model numbers and serial numbers of all electrical items.
 
3.    Use a timer switches to make your home look occupied in the evenings
 
4.    Ensure car keys are safely stored away from the front door 
 
5.    Keep tools and ladders locked away out of sight. 
 
For more Crime Reduction tips and information please visit our website http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk" rel="nofollow - www.thamesvalley.police.uk and click on the 'crime prevention' tab.
 
Alternatively contact Thames Valley Police on: 101 



Posted By: big baggles
Date Posted: 20 January 2018 at 7:46pm
cant believe it, we had a document through the postbox from TVP, doing an external theft risk assessment at our property....supposedly done at 16.20 hrs

they had a pop saying we had no lights on at that time, ( should have gone to specsavers)- we were in..

they apparently checked the cars on the driveway were locked too...

i am surprised that someone decided this was a good use of TVP resources...

they were not in uniform either....never saw them check the cars though... just thought it was someone sticking a leaflet through the door offering a window cleaning service or something....


the document however did also enclose some crime prevention advice leaflets.....but seems like a waste of resources to me....


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Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 25 January 2018 at 9:09pm

On Tuesday 23rd January 2018 between 10.30 pm and 11 pm a burglary occurred at 44 Orchehill Avenue, Chalfont St Peter. The offenders gained access by forcing a rear window.

If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Orchehill Avenue please contact Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43180024309.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/" rel="nofollow - www.crimestoppers-uk.org

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Please consider a few simple prevention steps to your property:-
 
1.    Keep windows and doors shut, locked and in good condition
 
2.    Property mark your valuables with a UV pen or forensic property marking kit,   then register on http://www.immobilise.com/" rel="nofollow - www.immobilise.com . Make a note of all model numbers and serial numbers of all electrical items.
 
3.    Use a timer switches to make your home look occupied in the evenings
 
4.    Ensure car keys are safely stored away from the front door
&nb



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 29 January 2018 at 9:30am
Burglaries 27th January

Between 1300 hours and midnight on 27th January 2018 there were a number of burglaries in Chalfont St Peter (Goldhill West, Tumners End, Leachcroft, Austenwood Close and Nortoft Road) and one in Gerrards Cross (Bull Lane).  Entry has been gained at the rear of the properties and various items have been stolen including electrical items and jewellery.  

If you have any information that may assist the Police in their investigations please contact the Amersham Investigation Hub on 101 and quote reference number 43180028331.  Patrols are being conducted in the area, please report any suspicious activity immediately to the Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency (ie a crime is taking place)  


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 31 January 2018 at 12:53pm
Virtual Community Forum - 7th February 2018

Bucks District Council’s Joint Community Safety Team, Bucks County Council and Thames Valley Police will be present. This is an opportunity where the public can log on, ask questions and share their views on local policing priorities.

Further details of the event are on http://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/Attachment/842894/206445/34414/34414_South_Bucks_Community_Forum_7_2_18_PDF.pdf" rel="nofollow - this poster.




Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 01 February 2018 at 9:08am
Phantom Debt Fraud Alert - January 2018

Action Fraud has recently experienced an increase in the number of calls to members of the public by fraudsters requesting payments for a “phantom” debt. The fraud involves being cold-called by someone purporting to be a debt collector, bailiff or other type of enforcement agent. The fraudster may claim to be working under instruction of a court, business or other body and suggest they are recovering funds for a non-existent debt. 
 
The fraudsters are requesting payment, sometimes by bank transfer and if refused, they threaten to visit homes or workplaces in order to recover the supposed debt that is owed. In some cases, the victim is also threatened with arrest. From the reports Action Fraud has received, this type of fraud is presently occurring throughout the UK. 
 
It is important to recognise that there are key differences between the various entities who seek to settle debts or outstanding fees in England and Wales. These differences range from the type of debt they will enforce to the legal powers they possess. To learn more, please take a look at some of the helpful information and links on the Step Change Debt Charity website; https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/debt-collection/bailiffs-and-debt-collectors-differences.aspx " rel="nofollow - https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/debt-collection/bailiffs-and-debt-collectors-differences.aspx  ;  
 
Protect Yourself 
Make vigorous checks if you ever get a cold call. Bailiffs for example, should always be able to provide you with a case number and warrant number, along with their name and the court they are calling from; make a note of all details provided to you. 
If you receive a visit from a bailiff, they must always identify themselves as a Court Bailiff at the earliest possible opportunity. Ask to see their identity card which they must carry to prove who they are, this card shows their photograph and identity number. They will also carry the physical warrant showing the debt and endorsed with a court seal. 
If you work for a business and receive a call or visit, be sure to speak with your manager or business owner first. Never pay the debts yourself on behalf of the business you work for; some fraudsters have suggested employees make payment suggesting they can then be reimbursed by their employer when in reality the debt is non-existent. 
Exercise caution believing someone is genuine because you’ve found something on the internet; fraudsters could easily create fake online profiles to make you believe them. 
Double check with the court, company or public body they claim to work for to confirm whether the call is legitimate; if you use a landline make sure you hear the dialling tone prior to dialling as the caller could still be on the line and you could potentially speak to the fraudster(s) to confirm the non-existent debt. Also be sure to independently search for a telephone number to call; never use a number provided by the caller without carrying out your own research. 
Do not feel rushed or intimidated to make a decision based on a phone call. Take five and listen to your instincts. 
If you know you have a debt, keep in regular contact with your creditor and be sure to establish the debt type at the earliest opportunity if you are not aware. This will help you to understand who might be in contact with you regarding any repayments or arrears. 

You can report suspicious calls like these to Action Fraud by visiting http://www.actionfaud.police.uk" rel="nofollow - www.actionfaud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. 



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 05 February 2018 at 8:24am
Some more burglaries:

On Friday 26th January 2018 between 7.45 pm and 8.45 pm a burglary occurred at Oakington Avenue, Little Chalfont. The offenders gained access by smashing a window.

On Saturday 27th January 2018 between 3.30 pm and 6.50 pm a burglary occurred at Leachcroft, Chalfont St Peter. The offenders gained access by smashing patio doors and stole items.

On Saturday 27th January 2018 between 2 pm and 10.45 pm a burglary occurred at Tunmers End, Chalfont St Peter. The offenders gained access by smashing a back door and stole various items.

Between Saturday 27th January 2018 at 1 pm and Sunday 28th January 2018 at 12.20 am a burglary occurred at Gold Hill West, Chalfont St Peter. The offenders gained access by smashing rear patio doors and stole items.


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 23 February 2018 at 12:27pm
"Your local PCSO's will be at Costa Coffee in Chalfont St Peter tomorrow (Saturday) from 1200-1300 hours.  This is an opportunity to ask your local Neighbourhood Police Team any crime prevention advice or discuss any issues in the area.  We look forward to seeing you there."


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 28 February 2018 at 9:59pm
Attempted Burglary

On Tuesday 27th February 2018 at 8.10 pm an attempted burglary occurred at Ninnings Way, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders tried to gain access to the house via a rear kitchen window.
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Ninnings Way please contact PC 2164 Will Blackburn, Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43180062543.



Posted By: dickybird
Date Posted: 01 March 2018 at 7:53am
Latest news I have from our local police says 19 burglaries in CSP this year already - that sounds like a lot for our village Disapprove


Posted By: EmmaO
Date Posted: 01 March 2018 at 10:41am
It really does! But I can't remember the last time I saw a PCSO or a policeman actually walking or driving around the village and of course we have no police office now, wonder if thats significant? We're easy picking's here maybe? No chance of getting a police response swiftly and an easy get away because of A413, M40?

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Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 01 March 2018 at 2:03pm
Not CSP but operating in the area:

Distraction burglary at William Shakman House Chalfont St Giles

Between 18.00 and 18.30 hours on Wednesday 28th February 2018, 2 offenders committed a burglary against a 96 year old female living on her own. The two males told her that the upstairs neighbour had a water leak and they wanted to check her pipes to make sure they were all working correctly. Whilst one of the males checking the pipes in the house, it’s believed that the other male entered her bedroom and searched through her belongings looking for items to steal. Both males were wearing fluorescent jackets and gloves.
 
If anyone saw any persons or vehicle acting in a suspicious manner at this time, please contact DC 5815 Stuart Cook reference 43180062938.

If you would like contact information to find out more about your street signing up for Neighbourhood Watch, DM me.


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 07 March 2018 at 9:29am
Latest Chalfonts Neighbourhood policing newsletter is here :

http://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/Attachment/842894/210663/35208/35208_Chalfonts_March_2018.pdf" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 04 April 2018 at 8:13am
Crime must have stopped in the village, but here is a notice of the Neighbourhood Watch AGM.  The email address said it was personal so PM me if you want it.

The Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association are holding their AGM on Saturday 12th May from 10.30 - 12.30pm at The Beech Hill Memorial Hall, Wood Lane, Beech Hill, Reading RG7 2BE.The doors will be open from 10.00 am, when you will be able to have some refreshments and look around the various stands on display and obtain free information. 

We have stands from Trading Standards, Serious Crime & Organised Crime, Neighbourhood Watch,  Fire & Rescue, and 101 Locksmiths( Locks and Bolts).

Our main speaker this year will be Detective Chief Inspector Darran Hill, Specialist Operations speaking on " Tackling Serious and Organised Crime, leaving legacies within our communities".

Superintendent Rebecca Mears, Local Policing ( topic to be arranged).

Sam Mortimore, Community Safety Officer West Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be speaking on "Home Fire Safety Checks".

This year after our AGM and under A.O.B. we are putting aside 10 minutes for any Co-ordinator who wishes to speak about their scheme or group or needs some advice to come and speak to one of our committee who represents their Local Policing Area over by the NHW stand.

If you are unable to attend, please send your deputy or a member so that he/she can keep you informed. 

If you would like to attend please fill in the slip below to our Secretary Naomi Arnold MBE, stating your name, scheme name, e-mail address and whether you will be attending or not, to Naomi's personal e-mail address: 


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 23 April 2018 at 8:44am
On Friday 20th April 2018 between 10.20 am and 4 pm a burglary occurred at Cherry Acre, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry by forcing a side door and stolen jewellery and other items.
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Cherry Acre please contact Case Investigator C8368 Jon Brewer, Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43180118848.

Watched a nasty bottling on Thursday night whilst trying to enjoy a quiet pint, I wonder if that will appear on these? Not impressed with the fly tipping on Rickmansworth Lane either, sheer brazenness.


Posted By: big baggles
Date Posted: 24 April 2018 at 6:15pm
crime has'nt stopped in the village, - i also think some dont bother reporting petty crime now-  vandlism, criminal damage .... police are n't that interested either.....

burglary-   yes  it gets reported as you need a crime number.... 

but i agree with emma o  you rarely see pc plod in the village now....


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Posted By: Jay
Date Posted: 28 April 2018 at 4:07pm
Burglary on Joiners Lane last few days.  Offenders gained entry by parking a white van infront of front door and then forced the door open.  House alarm was then quickly disabled once they had gained entry.  

I dont have the exact date or times as yet but will post once I do. 


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 29 September 2018 at 11:58am

Between Monday 17th September 2018 at 5 pm and Thursday 20th September 2018 at 4.40 pm a burglary occurred at Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders gained entry by forcing open a rear kitchen window and stole various items.



Posted By: dickybird
Date Posted: 30 September 2018 at 6:28pm
Not trying to hijack Watsy's post, but needing some help, please: 😕
Trying to get an accurate picture of the number of break-ins (home, cars or businesses) we have had in the village this year as very little seems to be coming through on Thames Valley alert. All I need is the street name, please, and the month in which it occurred. (Please message me privately if you would prefer) Thank you. Karen


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 October 2018 at 9:39am

Between Thursday 11th October 2018 and Saturday 13th October 2018 at 8.50 am a burglary occurred at Lansdown Road, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry by smashing a rear patio door and stolen jewellery.


If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Lansdown Road please contact Amersham Stronghold Team via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43180313036.



Posted By: Jojo
Date Posted: 15 October 2018 at 9:52am
What's the point of reporting anything?... The Police will do absolutely nothing and put it down to the usual shortage of staff etc. 


Posted By: FayR
Date Posted: 15 October 2018 at 12:04pm
Because if you don’t report it then there’s no accurate picture of the actual crime figures so government will think there has been a decrease in crime and that police can cope with the demand so police numbers will never change! 
It’s not the fault of the police, they are under huge demand and do what they can with the people they do have! 
It’s disappointing when nothing is done when you report something but my advice would be to never stop reporting it! 


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 October 2018 at 7:57pm
Between Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 3.30 pm and Wednesday 10th October 2018 at 7 am a burglary occurred at The Drive, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained access via a rear door where glass has been smashed.


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 18 October 2018 at 8:45am
Between Friday 12th October 2018 at 12.30 pm and Saturday 13th October 2018 at 12.30 pm a burglary occurred at Denham Walk, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry via rear patio doors and stolen items. 


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 18 October 2018 at 8:47am
Latest neighbourhood watch newsletter here :  http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NWN-Our-News-Oct-2018.pdf" rel="nofollow - https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NWN-Our-News-Oct-2018.pdf  


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 24 October 2018 at 10:22am
On Wednesday 17th October 2018 between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm a burglary occurred at Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry by forcing a window and stolen jewellery. 
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Chesham Lane please contact Amersham I Hub Team via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43180317857. 


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 06 November 2018 at 7:21pm
On Thursday 1st November 2018 between 7.30 am 8 pm a burglary occurred at Hill Farm Road, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry by smashing a rear window and stolen items. 
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Hill Farm Road please contact Amersham I Hub Team via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43180334263. 



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 09 November 2018 at 1:37pm
Following recent burglaries in the area, we are reminding residents to check their home security. You can reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary by taking a few simple steps:

  • When going out, remember to light up your home using timer switches or a TV simulator.
  • Don’t leave valuables or cash on display and store your house and car keys away from your letterbox.
  • Move bins away from any side gates to prevent easy access into your property.
  • Lock any tools away to prevent them being used to break into your home.
  • Consider fitting a motion activated external light or installing a CCTV system.
  • Finally, mark your valuables using a UV pen and register them on the national property register at http://www.immobilise.com" rel="nofollow - www.immobilise.com .

If you see a burglary in progress, or a burglary has occurred very recently, you should always report it by calling 999.

For more burglary prevention advice, please visit our website at http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/burglary" rel="nofollow - www.thamesvalley.police.uk/burglary



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 09 January 2019 at 7:45pm
We have identified a new modus operandi where offenders are targeting metal type storage/shipping containers and breaking into them and stealing goods.  
 
An incident on Burtons Lane, Chalfont St Giles in the early hours of the 7th January resulted in such containers being opened by the sites digger.  Please can owners of such containers look at their current security measures and consider increasing locks on them and ensuring that expensive items stored inside are crime marked or identifiable.
 
Please contact your local TVP neighbourhood team for further crime advice.



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 10 January 2019 at 9:14am
Burglaries - Crime Prevention Advice

There have been a number of burglaries in the area over the last month, particular in Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles and Little Chalfont.  The Neighbourhood team is working with residents to target harden their properties. In line with this please find below crime prevention advice to help reduce the chances of your property being targetted.

During the winter months there will normally be an increase in the amount of burglaries.  This is mainly due to the burglar using the cover of darkness and being able to identify and target empty properties.  Here are some tips on how to make your property less appealing to criminals. 
  • Keep house and car keys out of reach and sight of doors and windows and do not leave valuables on display.
  • Don’t leave packaging next to your bin.
  • If you are going away ask someone you trust to keep an eye on your house.
  • Do not advertise on social media sites that you are away.
  • Use a timer switch, and ensure lights come on when it is getting dark.
  • Consider a video doorbell.
  • Are you a member of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme?if not please let us know and we can inform Chiltern District Council.  These schemes are very productive in reducing crime and we are keen to promote the use of them.
  • Please ensure all doors and windows are locked when leaving your property, windows left slightly open are an attraction to burglars. The same advice applies if you are in your garden.
  • Lock away ladders, garden tools and other items that burglars could use to gain access to your home.
Please report any suspicious activity immediately to Police, registration numbers of any vehicles and descriptions of persons acting suspiciously. 
 
We had a couple of distraction burglaries where the criminals have posed as workmen (water board, electricity board etc.) and have talked their ways into properties, usually elderly residents.  If you have not booked an appointment for a service and have any concerns that the person at the door may not be legitimate, ask them for their identity card and call your usual company to confirm their identity.  Legitimate workmen will understand your precautions and will be patient; the criminal may walk away. 
 
If you would like a member of the neighbourhood team to visit your property and discuss your security please email the appropriate neighbourhood.

AmershamNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

ChalfontsNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

MissendensNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 January 2019 at 3:44pm
Chiltern Community Forum setting objectives for local policing:

http://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/Attachment/842894/252745/43280/43280_Communtiy_Forum___Weds_20_Feb.pdf" rel="nofollow - http://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/Attachment/842894/252745/43280/43280_Communtiy_Forum___Weds_20_Feb.pdf

Wednesday 20th February 6pm to 8pm at the CSP parish council offices.


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 January 2019 at 3:45pm
Amersham neighbourhood policing team update - seems to cover CSP now:

http://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/Attachment/842894/252766/43283/43283_Amersham_Dec18.pdf" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 31 January 2019 at 12:43pm
The Chiltern Community Forum is due to meet on 20th February, 6-30pm at Chalfont St Peter Parish Council Offices. All are welcome. To help us decide on what the policing priorities should be for the next three months, I invite you complete the attached survey before 14th February. 

http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/chilternFeb2019/" rel="nofollow - http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/chilternFeb2019/



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 06 February 2019 at 1:39pm
On Tuesday 5th February 2019 between 3.15 pm and 6.15 pm a burglary occurred at Lovel Road, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry by forcing open rear sliding patio doors and stolen items. 
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Lovel Road please contact Amersham I Hub Team via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43190038112. 
Alternatively you can report this online at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/" rel="nofollow - https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ quoting reference number 43190038112.
 
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org" rel="nofollow - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 11 February 2019 at 11:43am
Rural crime flyer to download  http://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/Attachment/842894/256908/43979/43979_Rural_Crime_1.pdf" rel="nofollow -


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 12 February 2019 at 11:02am
Noticed forensics in CSG this morning. Anyway, this is the latest one (of many as per other social media)

On Wednesday 6th February 2019 between 6.30 pm and 7.15 pm an attempted burglary occurred at Aspen House, Churchfield Road, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have entered the communal area and tried to force open a front door to one of the flats.
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Aspen House, Churchfield Road please contact Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43190039258.



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 15 February 2019 at 8:57pm
On Tuesday 12th February 2019 between 1.30 pm and 7.30 pm a burglary occurred at Grove Lane, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry by smashing a rear kitchen window and stolen jewellery and cash. 
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Grove Lane please contact Amersham I Hub Team via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43190045872. 



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 13 March 2019 at 10:11pm
Odd that only a percentage (not 100%) of the crimes come through, here's the latest:

On Monday 11th March 2019 between 3.15 pm and 10.15 pm a burglary occurred at Amersham Road, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry via by smashing a rear patio door and stolen items.
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Amersham Road please contact Amersham Police Station via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43190075656.
 
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/" rel="nofollow - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Alternatively you can report this online at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/" rel="nofollow - https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ quoting reference number 43190075656.



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 01 April 2019 at 10:11am
Please come along and meet your local officers. In light of the recent spate of burglaries, they will be able to discuss any questions you may have and offer crime prevention advice.  

Chalfont St Peter Church Lane Car Park Pop Up Police Station Friday 5th April 2019 5-30pm - 7pm



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 23 April 2019 at 9:41am
On Wednesday 27th March 2019 between 11.15 am and 1.30 pm a burglary occurred at Latchmoor Way, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry by smashing a side window and stolen jewellery. 
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Latchmoor Way please contact Amersham Police Station via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43190093230. 

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On Thursday 28th March 2019 at 1.10 pm two burglaries occurred at Hill Farm Road, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry to one of the houses by forcing a rear window and the other house by forcing a side door, items have been stolen from both houses. 
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Hill Farm Road please contact Area CID, Amersham Police Station via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43190094294 & 43190094715. 



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 03 June 2019 at 8:54am
On Tuesday 28th May 2019 between 3 am and 4 am a burglary occurred at Grange Road, Chalfont St Peter. Unknown offenders have gained entry and stolen items.
 
If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Grange Road please contact Area CID, Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43190159596.
 
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org" rel="nofollow - www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Alternatively you can report this online at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/" rel="nofollow - https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ quoting reference number 43190159596.


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 08 June 2019 at 3:30pm
Reports of a couple of distraction burglaries this afternoon - see this TVP Twitter post

https://twitter.com/TVP_ChiltSBucks/status/1137360896701939713" rel="nofollow - https://twitter.com/TVP_ChiltSBucks/status/1137360896701939713

Anyone seen anything - check elderly neighbours etc


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 24 September 2019 at 10:45am
Noticed on social media that this has happened in Chalfont St Peter too. Not sure hiding the keys upstairs is ideal if they are desperate for the car:

Thames Valley Police is issuing advice to owners of high powered vehicles following a series of burglaries.

Over the last three months, over 30 burglaries have been committed across the south east of the Thames Valley area. These are being investigated as linked.

Houses with high powered vehicles parked outside are being targeted in this series of crimes. Offenders are breaking into these houses, searching downstairs for the car keys and then using them to steal the vehicle parked outside.

The burglaries have taken place predominantly across Wycombe, Chiltern & South Buckinghamshire, Windsor & Maidenhead and Slough.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Gill Fox, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “This burglary series is understandably concerning for the local community and my team are conducting a thorough investigation to identify those responsible.

“While falling victim to a burglary is fortunately rare, I would like to encourage the owners of high powered vehicles to consider the following steps to help reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime.

“If you have a garage, park your vehicle inside when it’s not in use so that it is not visible from the road. If you park your car on a driveway, consider blocking any high powered vehicles that are more desirable to thieves with other vehicles or equipment.

“Wheel clamps and steering wheel locks can be purchased, putting a barrier in place for thieves who intend to steal the car. Finally, don’t store your keys away from the front door or somewhere that they are easily seen, keep them somewhere that you wouldn’t expect to find them and if you can, consider placing them upstairs.”



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 08 October 2019 at 1:42pm
From 6 – 13 October 2019, Thames Valley Police are supporting the National Operational Rural Crime Week. We will be increasing the spotlight on operations to prevent and disrupt crime in rural communities.

Fly tipping is the common term used to describe waste that has been illegally deposited causing damage to the environment, costing businesses, landowners and tax payers millions every year.

Householder’s responsibility:

Householders are required by law to check that anyone removing waste from their property are authorised to do so.

Check waste carriers are a genuine and hold a waste carriers licence To check your waste carrier is holds a legitimate waste carriers licence contact Environment Agency on: 03708 506506 or on line at http://epr.environment-agency.gov.uk/ePRInternet/SearchRegisters.aspx" rel="nofollow - http://epr.environment-agency.gov.uk/ePRInternet/SearchRegisters.aspx

Most large skip companies will display their waste carrier licence number in the windscreen of their vehicle. If they are not registered, residents should refuse their service. If they claim to be registered but do not have any paperwork, residents can telephone the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 and request an instant Waste Carrier Validation
Record the registration number of any vehicle removing waste from your home Pay by cheque as payments can be traced if the waste is fly tipped. If they insist on cash refuse their service and request a receipt for their service.

Reporting Fly tipping:

Where house hold waste has been dumped (fly tipped) on adopted highway: Residents should contact their local authority / Borough Council who will arrange for its removal.
Where house hold waste has been dumped (fly tipped) private land: The land owner would be responsible for its removal by a licensed waste carrier.

Council’s can fine householders that hire a company to take materials away from their house that end up fly tipped

To find out more about waste crime visit: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/wastecrime" rel="nofollow - www.environment-agency.gov.uk/wastecrime
#TVPRural  



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 14 October 2019 at 10:36am
Well done to local TVP Officers :

Officers on patrol in an unmarked car on Friday (11th Oct) saw 3 males run from an address in Little Chalfont to a vehicle. A discreet follow until all the right tactics were in place and 3 males were detained with the stolen property.

Following the arrest of 3 males, they were charged with burglary and remanded to the Magistrates Court today (Monday 14th Oct) 



Posted By: big baggles
Date Posted: 16 October 2019 at 10:22pm
TVP also picked up a stolen ferrari seen driving in chesham,  the car was stolen from its owner in europe..



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need a stella and i need one now !


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 17 October 2019 at 2:16pm
I notice on social media that cars have been stolen in a burglary in Foxdell this week.


Posted By: cspfan
Date Posted: 17 October 2019 at 6:40pm
I saw it there too and I live on FW but no communication to us as to number and apart from cars (details not known) what else may have been taken. Police have been around (hearsay) but even our neighbourhood watch guy has not been informed. Big communication break down....


Posted By: AlpinaB5
Date Posted: 17 October 2019 at 10:11pm
Can I just post one of the rules of this site:

 “Do not dig up old threads. If you want to continue an old discussion (older than 1 month), create a new thread and reference the old one in your post.”

If anybody wants to do a new report on an offence, please start a new thread otherwise this one will end up being 40 pages long soon, and it is tedious. It’s also better for each offence report to have a current heading.


Posted By: AlpinaB5
Date Posted: 17 October 2019 at 10:16pm
For instance, this type of heading:

Neighbourhood Watch: [date or area]

Simple


Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 21 October 2019 at 3:02pm
This isn't an old thread, it is a current one. Simple to go to the end of a thread.  Maybe start a new one for 2020 if it is that annoying for users.  Here's a new email anyway:

We have been alerted to a scam in another part of the country involving parking meters. 

The scam happens when you are approached by someone who pleads with you to help them with a parking meter that won’t accept their foreign card.

They ask you to use your card to make their car park payment, and they will give you the cash.
Once you have entered your card and PIN number, your card will not come out of the machine. They have used a device to capture it. They ring who they say is the meter company who tells you they will send an engineer to fix the machine and will contact you later to return your card. 

Once you have left, they retrieve your card and use it.


Protect Your Money

If you enter your card into any form of payment machine and are unable to retrieve it for any reason, you should immediately contact your bank to stop the card.

Whenever you enter your PIN number, ensure that nobody can see the number – use your other hand to block the view of any onlookers.

If you are approached by someone in the manner described above, please decline their request and report the suspicious behaviour to police.



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 25 November 2019 at 1:19pm
With the dark nights and mornings upon us, we expect the number of burglaries to increase during the autumn and winter seasons. Recent events show that criminals from around the south of England have been targeting properties in the Chiltern & South Bucks areas. To tackle these criminals it is important that we work together in trying to prevent and reduce crime.

You may ask “What are the local police doing about this?” and we would advise that CID officers are investigating burglaries and reviewing investigative, CCTV and forensic leads. Uniform officers are conducting tasked patrols and working with other police forces in combined Operations to tackle these criminals.

The impact of having your house burgled is immense both financially and mentally. Yet it is common for us to delay doing things until a close friend or yourself has been subjected to such an attack. Having the time or money to buy security measures can also be a reason. 

If I was to inform you that there was a way, free of charge, that you could reduce the chance of being a victim by 25% which was free of charge would you be interested? 

This is where I need you and your family’s help to achieve this.

One of the best ways you can help is to join or establish a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area. Neighbourhood Watch schemes are owned and operated by their members, supported by the Police with crime information and advice. If you are interested then please contact the Chiltern & South Bucks Council Community Safety Team on 01494 586528 or email communitysafety@chilternandsouthbucks.gov.uk

I am proud to update that Chiltern & South Bucks will be the first area to pilot a scheme where Thames Valley Police will be using the NHW on a Police Operation. Members of NHW and people who are signed up to Thames Valley Alerts will be briefed with relevant intelligence of issues that are happening in our area with a dedicated response team to deal with your calls on dedicated days. To sign up to Neighbourhood Alerts go to http://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk" rel="nofollow - www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk .

You know your neighbourhood better than anyone else. If something is not sitting right with you, act on this and do not be afraid to call the police. If you think it could be a burglary or crime in progress then call 999.

I have made some recommendations about things you can do to improve your security below. Please take a minute to go through the list and see if there is anything that you could do to protect your possessions, your neighbours and your family.

How many Top Tips do you tick with your security?

1; Make it appear that someone is at home.
Leave a light and the radio on when the nights draw in. Use a fake TV light device. 
Use timer switches.
Do you have an internet assistant e.g. Alexa? Some have a new security App so try it out.
Make sure your doors and windows are properly closed and have British Standard locks.

2; Improve your security
Camera Doorbell as most burglars will knock first. This is about the cheapest way to get CCTV. 
Install an SSAIB or NSI alarm or at least have a fake box installed.
Get motion sensors inside your house so you can see if something is wrong whilst you are away from the address. 
Install CCTV or consider CCTV signs depending on your budget.
Improve your locks and get window film to stop windows easily being smashed.
Advertise your property is security marked. Use SMARt**tER /Selecta DNA window stickers.

3; Do not display your wealth
Performance cars will often be targeted if you have a top end car lock it in the garage.
Do not have your keys on display on the sideboard. Keys can be fished through letter boxes.
Get a letterbox guard or cage.
Just who are you updating with the Facebook Posts when you are away on holiday.
Asian gold will be targeted. What identifies your house as a place likely to have such gold? 
Do not keep large amounts of cash at home.
As Christmas is approaching try to make sure that presents are not visible to anyone outside. 

4; Consider the garden
Consider a ‘beware of the dog’ sign or dog bowl will make the burglar think twice.
Padlock the gate and close the front gates.
Secure your fences. Trellis is a great obstacle for burglars due to it most likely collapsing, consider cheap spikey fence options like pr*ckly strip (make sure you put the signs up) This is a real cheap option and can result in us getting suspects DNA.
Plant pr*ckly plants at tactical places around the garden boundary.
Burglars can use large ornaments or rocks or garden tools to break in, so look to remove opportunities and make sure you securely lock away any tools after use. 

5; Look out for your neighbours
Join NHW.
Set up a no door step selling zone. Eliminate a reason for burglars to knock on your door. 
Speak to your neighbours and tell them if workmen are coming or you are going away.
Be a good neighbour and conduct checks if neighbours are going away.
And finally if you see something suspicious call it in to the police. You know your area best!

To beat the burglar we need to work, with the most important partner in tackling crime, You the public. I hope that you will take the first step in helping us to help you create a safer, more resilient and friendly neighbourhood for you all to live in.

Yours sincerely
Darren Walsh

Police Sergeant Darren Walsh
Amersham Neighbourhood Policing team



Posted By: watsy
Date Posted: 10 December 2019 at 9:56am
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Chalfont St Giles.

Between 2pm and 7-30pm on Sunday 8th December a house was broken into in Highfield, Chalfont St Giles. Entry was gained to the property through the front door. 

Property, including jewellery and a white Husqvarna motorbike index HX07CFV were stolen.

Did you see anything suspicious or do you have any information? Do you have any CCTV, dash cam footage or Ring doorbell footage that could help us identify the offender? 

If you have any information then please call 101 or online quoting reference number 43190383461 for the information of Investigating Officer Pei Harper based at Amersham Police Station. 

If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the
independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.




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