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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
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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. 



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