Historic Neighbourhood Watch Reports
Break In: Overnight Thurs/Fri an attempt was made to break into Woldingham rail station ticket office.
Update: CCTV shows a commuter waiting for a Taxi and breaking in?? British Transport Police will be dealing with this incident.
Suspicious Activity: A white Dormobile with trailer seen with six males in High Visibilty jackets in Southfields rd at 1:00pm Wednesday. Thanks to those who reported seeing this van to the Police, unfortunatly it was gone by the time they attended. (There were there within about 10 minutes and spent time searching).
Please if you see anything suspicious going on call the Police on 08451252222, this will be put out on the police radio and if Clive is in the village he will attend if not the nearest unit will respond.
during the day.
Number Plate Theft: There have been many cases of this in the
area recently - not just in Wokingham. Now that number plates are not
readily available they are stolen for three main reasons:-
Have a safe week and keep your eyes open for potential problems
Crime: Their have been a number of number plate
thefts throughout Tandridge this week. Two sets of plates were stolen
from cars parked on Church Rd last weekend
Van suspect of use in crime seen in the village. - White Transit registration P381GMM gardening work/fly tipping
Good News: A man was detained on the drive of an unoccupied property near The Ridge, suspected of fly tipping. Justice:- to recover his van two days later he was forced to unload it, remove his van from the steep drive and then carry all his rubbish up the steep drive and re-load his van.
The following is the crime report from PCSO Clive and covers
the past two weeks:-
Collection of money for sponsored walks Warlingham school: Some kids have been claiming to be collecting money for a sponsored walk for Warlingham school, this is a scam pupils at the school have been told not to go knocking at doors trying to raise sponsorship. On Monday evening in Warlingham an 18 year old male was arrested in connection with obtaining sponsorship money by false representation. A resident contacted police after a male fitting the description of similar recent incidents called at their address telling them that they had sponsored him and demanding money. Police conducted an area search and spotted the male who was searched and arrested. Neighbourhood Specialist Officer, PC Jo Essen is asking for any Warlingham residents who have recently handed money to an unknown young male to report this to Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222.
Sentenced: Persons responsible for stealing a car from Clare Court that was subsequently used in a burglary received an 18month sentence.
Theft from vehicles is very rife in Tandridge and the police are again
reminding everyone NOT to leave anything on show in your car. Builders
vans are also being targeted.
REPORT 17 SEPTEMBER
Friday 14 Sept - a car was broken into in Station Raod and a radio stolen; Saturday 15 Sept: 3 cars were broken into early hours of the morning:- 2 in Park View Rd and one in the Crescent.
There have been more thefts of lead in the area so we are asked to keep our eyes open for any suspicious activity and report it to the police.
Also, there has been a slight shuffle of police personnel in the area and PC Gina Reed is now seconded to Woldingham and Tatsfield.
REPORT 6 SEPTEMBER
Again there is little to report this week..
Hoax Virus Email: An email has been circulating claiming to be a virus warning with the subject title either Invitation, Olympic Torch or Virtual Card for you. This is just a hoax and should be ignored and deleted.
REPORT 31 AUGUST
We are glad to say that there is no crime to report this week. However:- A white Nissan Cab Star registration N461XRB was seen in the village with the occupants trying to steal from skips. If you see this vehicle please call the police at once. The Tuesday (4th) surgery will be between 2pm and 3 pm. Do pop in if you have anything to discuss or ask Clive.
Take great care is driving up Slines Oak Road towards the Warlingham Road. The verge is very deep and breaking up in places.
REPORT 25 AUGUST
Crime: A red ford fiesta had all its windows smashed and a CD player
stolen in Church Rd between 2pm on Tuesday and 7.00am on Wednesday.
News: A new NSO (Neighbourhood Specialist Officer) Jo Essen has started at Warlingham assisting PC Gina Reed with the Warlingham, Woldingham,Tatsfield areas, she has replaced PC Steve Cochran
REPORT 11 AUGUST
Crime: Between Sunday 5th and Wednesday 8th - Marden Park - theft of
garden equipment from shed. On Monday 6th - Woldingham - Criminal damage
- front drivers window shattered. On Tuesday 8th Halliloo Valley Road
- fatal accident between motorcyclist and car. On Saturday 11th - Butlers
Dene Road - Theft from motor vehicle.
REPORT 4 AUGUST
Crime: On Tuesday a handbag was stolen from a property on the Ridge. It is believed that they gained entry through an unsecured back door. A bag was stolen from a builders in Southfields Rd at approx 1:00pm on Thursday. The van window was left half open. Very close to this time a builders van in High Drive had its side door screwdrivered but no entry was gained. Did anyone see any suspicious vans/cars on Thursday please let the police know
Helicopter: The helicopter was over Woldingham in the early hours of Monday (30th) morning looking for a vulnerable missing person
REPORT 28 JULY
Crime: On Monday eve/night lead was stolen from the Church roof again,
they then returned on Tuesday eve/night and stole what they had not taken
on Monday.Did anyone notice anything, I suspect this crime happened in
the evening while it was still light. If you saw or heard anything no
matter how trivial please let me or the Police know quoting crime ref
Good News: Two plead guilty, A person has pleaded guilty for the theft of a digger from Station Rd earlier this year. A person has also pleaded guilty for the theft of a motor vehicle from Woldingham in April this year, and also pleaded guilty to other crimes some of which this car was used in.
REPORT 21 JULY
Good News this week. - Again, no real crime in the village!
Crime: Last Saturday evening an insecure Carrera Banshi mountain bike
was stolen from a garden in Slines Oak Rd. The bike is Red and Silver
with BANSHEE written on the frame
REPORT 14 JULY
No Crime this week.
Other: Results of the PAD (Partnership Action Day) 29th June: One car was towed FROM Woldingham by TDC. The chief constable was also taken round Woldingham. A spot check in Warlingham siezed several cars and a drunk driver
REPORT 7 JULY
Crime: Sat 30th at about 3.00pm a set of club were taken from Northdowns
golf club; Sun 1st at about 2.00pm a set of golf clubs were taken from
Woldingham golf club
Terrorism: There is no specific threat to Surrey. Surrey Police is conducting additional patrols, including armed officers, and increasing section 44 searches in busy Public Places. The recent terrorist activity has not been linked to any particular community group. Surrey Police will take action against anyone who victimises any community group or individual. We need the support of the whole community to defeat terrorism. Suspicious activity can be reported confidentially to the Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321. Call Surrey Police on 999 if you have serious concerns about something currently taking place.
Other: Reporting untaxed vehicles to the DVLA can be done on-line see
web-site link below. You will need Registration, Make, Model, Colour,
Location and postcode (if poss) & Time Seen
Some weeks ago there was a warning about a firm called "County Surfacing" who want to do your drive. One NHW member has reported to me that they are back and having used them a few years ago recommends you do NOT use them. These and other cold callers should not be used.
REPORT 30 JUNE
Cold Calling: This week we have had antique dealer in Park View Road
and Compost selling in Butlers Dene Road. Also, N-Power cold selling -
I had many calls on this. It turns out they are legitimate, but N-Power
sub-contract out the cold calling to another company. I have submitted
a complaint to N-Power
REPORT 22 JUNE
A fairly peaceful week except:-
REPORT 15 JUNE
Crime: During the day a builders van was broken into in Park View Rd
(Southdown rd end). Approx £10.00 stolen. During Wednesday day/eve
a car parked in Church Rd had its quarter light broken, nothing stolen.
Additional messages: There have been a number of incidents of pick pocketing in the local supermarkets. Particular targets are ladies handbags hanging on or left in trolleys whilst shopping. Ladies BE WARNED!
There is still a lot of crime, in the area, from motor vehicles. Particularly items of value (sat nav, phones and bags) left in view in parked cars. Garden machinery and tools are being targeted - so please make sure your sheds are locked and secure.
Has your dog been micro-chipped - if not please look at www.doglost.co.uk
Police Helicopter - this is now operational 24 hours a day so now can be used between 2am and 8am. If you want to know more please go to the Surrey Police web site and click on "Helicopter over my House".
Stolen off road bike - Suzuki RM5 in yellow. This has been seen in the area - if you spot it please call the police.
An orange coloured pick up E226 VWT has been seen in suspicious circumstances - if you see it please call the police.
REPORT 8 JUNE
Crime: NONE (at time of writing)
Cold Calling: "Nottingham Knockers" - a van load of door to door sellers was dropped of in Tandridge on Thursday morning, Two found in Woldingham I have again received calls from people being offered to have drives re-surfaced by a van with "Motorway Maintenance" written on it. Antique dealers have been in the village two males in a blue car. Surrey Police do not recommend buying from anyone who just turns up at your door.
Other: Off road motorcycles have been seen in the woods near Gangers Hill top car park. Should you see any motorcycles being ridden off road please call the Police on 0845-1252222 then if there is a unit in the area it will try to stop them.
Wed late eve a youths drove a van through Woldingham throwing bottles out of the windows
REPORT 1 JUNE
Crime: A vehicle was broken into on Thursday 31 May at Woldingham railway
station and the stereo taken. A reminder to where possible make sure all
valuables are locked away when vehicles are parked.
REPORT 25 MAY
Crime: Sunday (13th) the height barrier at the view point car park (The
Ridge) was stolen. This may connected with the lead stolen from the Church
roof extension on the same day.
Cold Calling: A yellow van "County Surfacing" has been cold calling to resurface drives. Some residents have accepted his offer. Surrey Police would not recommend dealing with anyone one who COLD CALLS
In addition to this I must report that the travellers are on the move towards our area - there will certainly be more activity with "cold calling" and request to repair roofs and drives etc (See above). PLEASE dont use people who cold call. Make a note of the reg no of the van and call the police.
REPORT 18 MAY
On Sunday afternoon the lead on the flat portion of the new Church Room was lifted and stolen - If any one saw anything please will you call the police as soon as possible.
A Blue Ford Focus reg T309 JUK has been reported acting suspiciously and entering people's drives. If you do see this vehicle please call the police and mention incident number P3287543 as soon as possible.
I have been informed from the Countryside Alliance that the travellers are on the move - 12 caravans have arrived at Clacket's Lane. It is not known where they are heading but they will be looking for a field that is not securely locked. They may also be looking for work - drives, roofs etc. Please be on the lookout and report any suspicious sightings to the police
REPORT 11 MAY
Crime report :- 09.05 Attempted burglary at a house in Northdown Road;
05/06.05 Damage to and theft from a car in Church Road; 07.05 Theft from
caravan in High Drive; 08.05 8-10 youths causing trouble in the car park
of Knights Garden Centre.
REPORT 4 MAY
MK03XMS Dark Blue Ford Mondeo with yellow light on top, two males in yellow jackets offering FREE rides!!! One of the males has black curly hair. If you see this vehicle please call the police immediately quoting ref P3276636. This vehicle has been seen by several people in the village and made off at speed when it saw Clive!
REPORT 28 APRIL
Fly Tipping:The View point car park was used again for fly tipping
REPORT 14 APRIL
There have been no further sightings of the large cat. Some people have been receiving phone calls urging you to call back to collect a prize. DONT call back this is a scam to make you call on a premium rate number which will cost you a fortune!
If you do call the police for any reason please ask and insist on an incident number. this ensures that the call is listed on the computer and will be picked up.
Crime: Two cars were stolen from Park View Rd at approx midnight on the 11th. Unfortunately the owners had had their bags, keys and sat nav stolen earlier in Kingston. (So the thiefs had the keys and sat nav home function). Don't have your house as your Sat Nav home function.
Suspicious Activity: A report of persons in the back gardens between Lunghurst Rd and High Drive over the Easter weekend
Good News: The transit clamped in Church Rd has been removed by the DVLA
MID WEEK REPORT 12 APRIL
This is to report that on Sunday afternoon a large animal was sighted in gardens at the village end of Slines Oak Road. Although no positive identification was made it appeared to be a large brown cat the size of a leopard or puma. The police attended with 4 squad cars and a helicopter but no further sightings were made. A thorough check has been made of all zoos and licensed keepers in the area and there are NO reports of any missing animals. If you should see it please call the police without fail.
REPORT 7 APRIL
Crime: A mini digger was stolen from the workmen in Slines Oak Rd last
weekend, it was left insecure by the side of the road for the weekend
Good News: A fixed penalty notice of £60.00 and 3 points was issued to a man driving whilst on the phone in Station Road.
REPORT 30 MARCH
Crime: Mobile phones have been stolen from The Tennis Club and an attempt
was made to break into a car parked at the club.
Good News: A handbag found by a resident that contained baby scans and photos were linked to a set of credit cards I had found. Meaning the photos could be re-united with their owner (one very happy lady) This was from a crime committed in Kent. Also a wallet lost by one of the council workers was re-united with its owner
This latest scam has just been reoprted from the CSN : WATER SCAM MAY
LEAD TO DISTRACTION BURGLARY
COLD CALLERS : It is the time of the year when cold callers are particularly active and they are operating in our village and the surrounding area. They are asking to do repairs to drives and house - roofs etc. Remember no reputable workman would call! They are asking to buy antiques, jewellery, paintings furniture etc This could lead to you getting low prices and/or a distraction burglary. Remember if you don't know the person a the door do NOT let them in your house.
REPORT 16 MARCH
Crime: Last Friday at Approx 2pm tools were stolen from a garage from a property on The Ridge (we have a suspect); 3 cars have been broken into in Church Road between last Friday and Sunday
Good News: 3 arrested for theft of a Digger for Station Road, on Wednesday
a call from a member of the public alerted Surrey Police, the vehicle
was spotted going past Knights Garden centre a quick call on the radio
and the vehicle was stopped near Caterham.
News: The clamped white van in Church Road was clamped by the DVLA they have promised to move it several times
REPORT 2 MARCH
Theft: Last Friday a Yellow Digger on hire from Jewsons was stolen from
a drive in the Garden Village. Wednesday overnight a Dumper truck belonging
to pipeway was stolen from the roadside in Southfields Road outside Cranfield.
On Monday tools were stolen from builders van in Park View Road (despite
them being warned not to leave tools in vehicles).
REPORT 24 FEBRUARY
Crime : On last Friday evening 16th) a group of youths tried to gate crash a party, during this evening Knights Garden centre had some windows broken, Two cars were attacked at the station and Two childrens scooters were stolen from a garden.
Incidents: On Monday a semi-naked man was seen near the top of Gangers Hill (he has been questioned by Police)
REPORT 17 FEBRUARY
Crime: The Burglary that took place on Wednesday 14th in Southfield Road where a BMW was stolen - Thanks to NHW we now know the time it was stolen ( between 12:00 and 12:45) and the fact that it was followed by what has been described to m e as a small white van possibly an Astra van should anyone have any more information however small please let me know.
A car window was broken and a hidden Sat Nav was stolen from a car in the overflow car park at Woldingham station on Tuesday, unfortunately the car had its mounting left on view this is why the car was broken into. Surrey Police advise DO NOT LEAVE SAT NAVS OR MOUNTINGS ON DISPLAY AND EVEN ADVISE TO CLEAN OFF ANY SUCKER MARKS WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR CAR.
Fly Tipping: Over last weekend their was again fly tipping at the view point car park on The Ridge. The council have now removed the rubbish and the height barrier has been replaced.
REPORT 10 FEBRUARY
Crime: Last Saturday a bag was stolen from an unlocked van in High Drive. The bag was found in Upper Court Road. From the same location in High Drive on Thursday at 3.15pm a car window was smashed and a handbag stolen. Please look out for a black handbag with a big G on the buckle, and a grey wallet as I suspect these will have been dumped locally.
In addition one of Clive's cones was taken from outside Woodlea School on Wednesday afternoon - please could he have it back!
REPORT 3 FEBRUARY
Crime: Last weekend an unlocked horse box had a bag stolen from it. (From
the bottom of Slines Oak Rd)
REPORT 27 JANUARY
Crime: Tree surgeons working in The Wold had 3 wallets, Driving Licences
and Passports stolen from their van.(one bag was found in Butlers Dene
Rd). Also, a sat nav was stolen from a residents vehicle parked outside
their house in Butlers Dene Rd. Both of these incidents happened on Monday
between 10:00am and 11:00am
REPORT 20 JANUARY
Crime: A builder's trailer was stolen from the front garden of a premises
in Northdowns Road over the weekend - time unknown.
REPORT 14 JANUARY
Not much this week except a lot of high winds which seem to have kept
the baddies inside!
REPORT 6 JANUARY 2007
After a very quite run up to Christmas it seems its business as usual
for the villains.
REPORT 8 DECEMBER 2006
There have been two small incidents this past week:
Bogus Water Board officials - Once again there seem to be a spate of bogus water board officials targeting elderly or vulnerable residents throughout the area. Please remind your parents/grandparents and elderly neighbours not to open their doors to callers without seeing I.D first. If they have any doubt they should ask the caller to wait outside, shut the door and ring the Water Board - Sutton & East Surrey Water - 01737 772000. If you see anyone knocking door-to-door or acting suspicious please contact the police.
Other "Officials" - There have been reports in other areas
of Tandridge of "officials" calling and purporting to be from
utility companies and also neighbourhood watch! Neighbourhood watch do
not have officials and do not call on household and do not carry any identity.
It has been a quiet week in the village except for:-
More Scams: A recorded message is played either when you answer your phone or left on your answer phone asking you to call a phone number. These are of course premium rate numbers - DON'T CALL BACK!! .
REPORT 23 NOVEMBER
Crime: Another vehicle was attacked in Church Rd, near the station, radio
and CD's stolen
REPORT 11 NOVEMBER
We're glad to say that it has been another quiet week in the Village
with just two incidents to report:-
REPORT 28 OCTOBER
There have been two incidents reported this week:
REPORT 21 OCTOBER
A red Renault Safrane Reg no R543TCR has been seen in the village. This
vehicle has been used in connection with distraction/antique burglaries,
Offenders gain access to elderly peoples homes and then offer them a few
pounds for valuable items. Beware.
FRONT GATES STOLEN LAST NIGHT : The following is an extract of a message received from a resident in Station Road. "I have just reported to Surrey Police that our substantial pair of front gates were stolen during the evening/night (Saturday). Each gate was five foot six inches wide and approximately 7 foot high. They may have been stolen "to order" rather than on speculation.
This is not the first pair to have been taken in the village - hinges must be made secure. Any competent fitter should be able to do this with little trouble.
REPORT 14 OCTOBER
Last Monday at 11.00 a white Mercedes van was taken in the top part of
Lunghurst Road - the keys had been left in whilst making deliveries!!
Identity Theft : A number of dustbins have been stolen in the Woldingham area - it is assumed that his could be in connection with people trying to obtain information for identity theft. Please take great care when disposing of confidential information such as bank and credit card statements, credit cards receipts etc. All of these should be shredded! If you receive junk mail asking you to apply for a credit card these should also be shredded as they could contain personal information. Take great care!
REPORT 6 OCTOBER
Theft: The cash box at the chicken farm was attacked eve/overnight on
the 29th/30th a small amount of money was stolen
Other: Thank-you for a call which led to 3 illegal immigrants who were wandering around the Ridge to be apprehended.
Good News: Village shop update 4 people were arrested in connection with the theft from the village shop and another offence committed the same night
REPORT 23 SEPTEMBER
Saturday 16th, 3 dustbins were stolen from a property in Station Road.
This is the third theft of bins this year.
If you heard a loud explosion on Monday 11th a WW2 grenade was set off by the bomb disposal squad in Marden Park.
Just one thing to add:- There have been a number of distraction attempts in the Godstone area by men claiming to be form the water board. Take care.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 2 SEPTEMBER
A rear window of a house in Station Road (Crescent end) was broken sometime
last week - this is being treated as an attempted break in.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 26 AUGUST
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 12 AUGUST
3rd August Bogus callers using fake ID cards in Park View Road
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 29 JULY
PCSO Clive reports:-
On Tuesday 25th between 6pm and 8.30pm 900 bales of hay were destroyed
by fire at Flint Hall Farm in Flower Lane. The cause is not yet known
and is being investigated by the arson squad.
We have also arranged for two dumped cars to be removed from behind the
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 22 JULY
A quiet week but a naked man has been reported running around the fields in Marden Park!! If anyone has information or sees him again please call the police at once
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 15 JULY
It has been a fairly quiet week in the village. But: 3 black sacks of
rubbish were dumped in Uplands Road.
If you have any information on either of these crimes please ring the police on 0845 125 2222
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 8 JULY
Four incidents to report this week:-
Monday 3rd - the copper lightening strip was stolen from the radio mast
on the Ridge
PCSO Clive says "Please do not leave valuables in cars and tell any workmen, the easier it is the more they will come back - lock the van!"
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 1 JULY: Good News - No reported incidents this week.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 24 JUNE:
Fly tipping has occurred in Chalk Pit Lane, Gangers Hill and Church Road overflow car park by the church. If you see any fly tipping please report it to Richard Coles at the council 01883-732853
Friday 23rd two cars were broken into and radios stolen - one in Church Road and the other by the Green.
Lost cat: A large white cat with grey markings and a yellow collar has been lost from Nethern Court Road. If you find it please call Alan or Clare on 01883-653296.
Action being taken:- The camera will be replaced asap in Church Road and large signs have been posted to this effect. The police will be patrolling more often around the station and any car seen with items left on display and unattended will be contacted by the police. This is considered an unnecessary risk and results in avoidable police time. Please make sure your items are not left in the car.
Action for us:-
If you see anything you think may be suspicious please don't hesitate to call the police on 0845 125 2222 - Please only leave a message on Clive's phone if the messaage is specifically for him as if he is off duty no action will be taken until he returns.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 17 JUNE
The past week has been a quiet one in Woldingham with only one incident:- A car was broken into in Church Road and a stereo stolen.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 10 JUNE
- A BBQ was stolen from the garden centre Thursday (8th) late afternoon.
If anyone comes to the door selling do not accept until they have really proved their identy. Under no circumastance let them in the house. If you are at all suspicious don't heistate to call the police.
If anyone had a mountain bike stolen/lost one has been recovered in the
village and is currently at Oxted Police station.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 26 MAY
Good news! The car stolen last week from the station has been recovered in Nottingham and There are no reported incidents this week!
There have been reports of motor cyclists in Marden Park - if you see one please call the police on 0845 125 2222
There is a knife amnesty until the end of June - this is good opportunity to safely dispose of any old kitchen or carving knives! Just take them to the police station and deposit them in the red bin provided.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 21 MAY
The following incidents have been reported for the past week:-
10th - theft of tools from a van in Park View Road.
SPECIAL ALERT 18 MAY 2006
Last night (17th) there was a serious arson attack on a house in Park View Road. If you saw or heard anything at all that could be classed as suspicious please call the police on 0845 555 111 and quote crime number B/06/10937 as soon as possible.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 14 MAY
A small Kabuto digger was stolen from Southfield Road between 24th and 30 th April. It was probably taken away on a trailer.
Two females and two males have been going from door to door selling paintings. When asked if they had a street traders licence they claimed they were not selling - just seeking opinions for an exhibition!
If any one calls at your door selling goods please ask to see their licence and ID. If they have none call the police on 0845 125 2222 or if you feel threatened 999.
Have you committed a traffic offence? If you receive a Notice of Intended Prosecution from the Metropolitan Police suggesting you have committed a traffic offence check it is genuine as the Met Police are warning people that fraudsters are attempting to commit identity theft by using fraudulent forms. The main difference between the genuine forms and the false forms is that the false forms ask you to fill in your details and fax back the form together with a copy of identity documents. The genuine form will NOT ask you to provide any identity documents and you will be asked to return it by post to Traffic Criminal Justice Unit, PO Box 510, London. SW1V 2LP.
The following is a report from Clive:-
On Saturday (5th) morning at about 01:00am Woldingham station was badly damaged by graffiti and two cars parked in Church Road were attacked windows being smashed and one being rolled down the road into another.
Good News: Two people have been fined for tipping waste in Ganger Hill many thanks to TDC's Waste Enforcement Officer"
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 28 APRIL
Yesterday evening (Thursday27th) between 6pm and 10pm a minibus parked
at Woldingham golf club was broken into and sets of golf clubs were stolen
A small red car called at a house on The Ridge Tuesday night a smart
looking couple called at a house in a remote location claiming to be looking
for someone. Should anyone have had a similar incident or can solve the
mystery please let me know.
The only reported incident this week is that, on Tuesday, a pair of number plates were stolen from a car parked in Church Road by the station. If anyone has any information please contact PCSO Clive
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 24 MARCH
1. Friday 17 March afternoon/evening - Burglary in Station Road near the railway station.
2. Attempt Burglary Southfields Road - At approx 10:00pm Monday night an attempt was made to break into a house in Southfields Road an alarm was set off and Police attended. To put peoples minds at rest a dog team searched the area that night.
If anyone saw anything suspicious on either of these, please let Clive know.
Also: A portaloo was stolen from the roadworks at the junction of Slines Oak and Limpsfield Road Wed/Thur
Some good news: Dog that was in a car when the car was stolen in Oxted from a Woldingham resident, several people have asked about the dog he has been found and is fine. Also a person has been arrested for theft from a car at Woldingham Golf club
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 17 MARCH
There has been an outbreak of Graffiti in and around the Garden Village. XXX in red has been painted on garage doors, road signs, footpath signs in the Garden Village and Halliloo Valley golf club gates. The sign posts at Butlers Dene Road and High Lane have also had graffiti.
This happened on Sunday/Monday and again on Wednesday evening. I believe this is related to the movie called Triple X starring Van Diesel. I also believe this is the work of young teenagers, could all parents be aware are your children into the movie, have they decorated their school books with XXX, do they have paint on their hands or clothing, are they in possession of red markers or paint samples.
Please check and contact me in confidence so we can nip this problem in the bud before it becomes a serious matter. I have asked the County Council to clear the Graffiti ref number from the council is 63701752 should you have any questions, but they cannot clean up private property.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 10 MARCH
1. A Woldingham resident's car was stolen when left in Oxted with the keys in it. Always lock your car and never leave any valuables on display.
2. Fly tipping in Church Road on Wed eve between 7.00 and 8.00 pm - this
was a load of rubbish which blocked the road half way up the hill the
vehicle must have driven up Church Road towards North Downs golf course,
did anyone see anything suspicious.
4. Six cars were broken into in Clare Court on Wednesday night, has anyone see anything suspicious?
Poacher Problems on the Titsy Estate (Oxted and Woldingham Area) - The poachers are still causing problems in this area,offences occurring late evenings,patrols have been increased... but please keep an eye out.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 3 MARCH
There have three incidents to report this week as follows:-
PCSO Clive would like to thank all these vigilant people who have reported the camper van parked in Church Road. It is now under police surveillance.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 24 FEBRUARY
There have been two vehicle incidents to report this week:-
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 17 FEBRUARY
PCSO Clive has been on half term holiday so we have been looked after
by PC Paul Crawshaw and he reports as follows:-
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 10 FEBRUARY
Only one incident this week, - a set of number plates were stolen from a car parked in Southfields Road.
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 3 FEBRUARY
30 Jan - An ornamental cast iron stove stolen from the front of a house
in Park View Road (station road end), between the hour of 17:00 and 17:30.
This was a heavy object that would take two people to lift DID ANYONE
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 28 JANUARY
A VW Golf parked in Gangers Wood on 21/6 was broken into and goods stolen.If anyone has any information please call PCSO Clive.
SAS Fire and Security Ltd: Following the number of calls received by many of us over the past few weeks I have received the following two notifications. For those who have received calls please may I ask you to see the second point and to contact the Surrey Trading Standards Office
From the local police:- They have received a number of complaints from people receiving calls in the whole of this area (not just Woldingham). The National Security Inspectorate - who regulate the whole alarm industry - have no knowledge of this firm. The police warn - that although appearing to be doing nothing illegal - BEWARE!
From the Trading Standards Office:
WEEKLY CRIME REPORT 20 JANUARY
There have been no reported incidents this past week. However PCSO Clive
is seeking information on two vehicle incidents:-
12 JANUARY SPECIAL ALERT:
There are currently offenders active in the area targeting older and lone residents knocking on their doors and gaining entry by claiming to be from 'Age Concern'. Once inside, the offenders demand money or help themselves to cash, bank cards or bags. Various 'distraction techniques' have been used, but most recently the claim has been Age Concern. Offenders are usually three persons or more, most recently in Caterham it was two males and a female, described as of 'dark European' appearance.
Usual advice stands:
For information:- There was a report in the Evening Standard on Friday
about a lady having her Range Rover hi-jacked in Morrisons car park. She
was sprayed with CS gas and has been treated in hospital.
28 December 2005:
The only incident over the Christmas Holiday has been an attempted break-in today (28th). This occurred between midnight and midday today at the building site at the bottom of Upper Court Road. If any one saw anything that coud be helpful please contact PCSO Clive ASAP.
Last week's crimes: A Nissan cab star vehicle was abandoned and set lite to near the top of Gangers Hill. Any information on this incident would be appreciated.
Other: SAS security are a bona-fide company that have been calling Woldingham residents selling security systems they have been spoken in regard to varying from their script and the possibilty of making false claims, they have promised to amend their procedures.
And good news - due to a DNA test a person has been charged with the major burglary, last August, in Park View Road.
Please see the following from PCSO Clive: A "SANTA" has been collecting for Marie Curie?? (This has been reported to the police). Don't open your door unless you know who it is and please call the police if you see anything suspicious.
Also between 09:30am and 13:45 hours on the morning of Wed 14th there was some fly tipping in Church Road approx 300metres from the Station.
The following are extracts from the Tandridge Rural Affairs Officer (Pc
Buy with Confidence Scheme -
The good news is that there have been no reported incidents this past week in the village. The reported "lost" horse has been found safe and well.
Please note the following scams that are currently doing the rounds.
BOGUS COURIER WARNING- from the County Trading Standards Officer
County Trading Standards Officer, Peter Denard, said: "This company could potentially make a substantial amount of money out of people via this premium rate scam. Our advice to residents, if they receive unexpected mail of this kind, is to be cautious and always check the small print."
BLUE TOOTH from an NHW member. Blue tooth enabled phones allow the user
to communicate with other Blue Tooth devises including Laptops,PDA's.
It scans the area and as long as the
The police reply is as follows:- "The Surry police advise that valuables
such as laptops, phones etc should NEVER be left in cars". "The
blue tooth question mainly relates to laptops being stoplen from boots
MOBILE PHONES from another NHW member. If a person rings saying he is an engineer checking the line and asking to press 90 - DON'T If you do so it will access your sim card and let a virus in.
CAR JACKING from an NHW Member If you see a piece of paper like a parking ticket on the back car window do not get out of your car whilst in the car park.Thieves have put it there and wait for you to get in the car, start the engine, see the ticket, get out to remove it - when you get out they jump in and drive off. Just drive off and remove it later. Remember they have your keys and therefore your insurance is no longer valid!
The speed watch is now fully operational so please keep to the speed limit through the village.
Tools have been stolen from the back of an unlocked van from a vehicle in Park View Road, there have been 3 incidents of tool theft from vans today in the Tandridge area.
Before letting ANYONE in to your house please check their identity.
In the early hours of this morning 4 October, a car was deliberately set alight outside a house in Clare Court. If any one has any information please contact the police ASAP.
Also please let the police know if anyone has any information or concerns with reference to the following:
also AT ABOUT 0100 HRS ON SUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2005 AN OFFENCE OF ARSON HAS TAKEN PLACE TO AN ADDRESS IN CLARE COURT IT IS SUSPECTED THAT AN ACCELERANT HAS BEEN PUT THROUGH THE LETTER BOX OF THE FRONT DOOR AND A FIRE STARTED DELIBERATELY
02/09/05 Bug Hill 6pm Attempted Burglary Garage door locks broken entry
Also, beware there are some foreign guys driving around selling cutlery
& saucepans door to door. This is a brand, Solingen, which has been
the subject of a scam in other countries - you can get information on
the web. They are not dreadful but are not as robust as you might think
particularly the price of approx. £100 a set. The lids knobs fall
off after a while. Despite what is said about a 10 year guarantee, this
will not exist as you can't trace the manufacturers or distributers after
24 August 2005
16 August 2005
Subject: BURGLARY PARK VIEW ROAD
4 August 2005
Fly Tipping on Dukes Hill - There was a large amount of rubbish tipped on Dukes Hill blocking access (this has now been cleared) if anyone has seen or heard anything please let me know. I have been trying to trace the source from the addresses left in the rubbish.
Subject: Gravel Scam
28 July 2005: Last week has not been good:-
Lawn mower stolen from locked shed in The Ridge.
Some "door callers" have been reported to the police who have traced them and found all was well however keep alert and please call 0845 125 2222 if you see any thing suspicious
16 July 2005
9 July 2005
A few other crimes have occurred recently:
At 14:20 on Wed 29th June, a works van was interfered with on Park View Road, nothing was stolen although the suspect did enter the front of the vehicle through an unlocked door, and then was seen going into the back. He was then seen getting into a white Ford Escort estate, with a blue stripe, and a noisy exhaust.
A white male aged between aged between 18 to 26, 5ft 7" slim build, wearing a white baseball cap. If anyone has any info please ring the police on 0845 125 2222 or to Kia direct.
Stable Burglary: Overnight 28th/29th June. Entry gained to a secure Tack and feed room in a stable yard off Trevereux Hill, Oxted. The only item that seems to have been stolen is an old dirty towel.
Sat 4 June : Burglar Alert From: Smith, Kevin David 987
He left in a black VW Golf HD03GXS this vehicle is suspected to be involved in burglaries in the Tandridge area. Please look out for this vehicle and call Police immediately if you see it.
Suspicious activity: On Thursday 26th May a male knocked on a door near
The Crescent on Station Road asking where he was and where the nearest
train station was, after receiving directions he got on the car and drove
off in a new style black volkswagon golf or polo. He was described as
IC1(white British) /MOUSEY HAIR/WEARING NAVY BLUE TRACKIE BOTTOMS/LIGHT
Countryside Alert :- STOLEN QUAD BIKE
Countryside Alert : Ford Transit R515GHJ
It appears as though there has been a series of car thefts from drives. Please make sure that your cars are locked at all times and that nothing valuable is left on show.
On 11/05/05 at 17:45 a report of a suspicious male on Slines Oak Road
knocking at the front door and asking if they wanted their drive tarmacing.
The resident took down the number plate a the vehicle a light blue Ford
Focus. This read: NC03YVN. The male was white 5ft6" tall, dark curly
hair, aged 40, Irish accent, wearing a flourescent yellow waistcoat.
On 12/05/05 at 14:50 a male was seen coming out of the side gate which leads to the back of a garden on Butlers Dene Road. He was seen by a the window cleaner that works at the house. The male said he had just cut the grass and said he was the gardener. This house does not have a gardener. The male was white, 6ft average build, aged 30-35yrs old, short brown hair in a trendy style using gel, clean shaven. He spoke with a Liverpool accent in a high voice. He was wearing a khaki green bomber jacket and wearing a light coloured ruck sack over his shoulders and he used a mountain bike to cycle off in the direction towards Halliloo Valley Road.
On sat 14/05/05 between 01:00 and 03:30 a car was stolen off of a drive on Slines Oak Road, this has now been recovered.
The NHW brought up some good information on the crimes on Butlers Dene Road at the beginning of the month. A car number plate was taken down by a resident after thinking that something was suspicious. The car that is believed to be involved in the theft of the motor vehicle (which has now been recovered) was a green rover 200, registration: T636 AGT. If you see this vehicle in the area please ring the non emergency number straight away.
A vehicle was broken into on Church Road on Fri 06/05/05 during the daylight hours. Please help prevent crime by not displaying anything of value in the car, take the face off radios (if possible), get a car alarm. I have leaflets that give a clear message to car owners and passers by.
I will be dropping into the Scout Hut, in The Crescent if anybody wants advice, leaflets etc. on Tues 11-12 and thurs 12-1. If I am not there I apologise but please feel free to leave me a voice mail on 01483 482111 + 10582.
Subject: Countryside Alert - Red Subaru H988GPF
Some of these are only just over the border any sightings in Surrey to
For up-to-date news see our website at: www.surrey.police.uk
Message from Kia:
Finally please look out for people throwing things off bridges over main roads, if you do see this happening please report this straight away, it may have very serious consequences.
Press release from:-
Police warning on bogus Water Board officials: Distraction burglars posing as bogus Water Board officials are still tricking their way into elderly people's homes despite numerous warnings from Surrey Police to keep them out. Police are reminding residents to be on the lookout for these and other bogus callers following two recent incidents in East Surrey.
In the most recent on Monday 18 April a man entered the rear door of a house on Crowhurst Lane in Lingfield at around 3.30 in the afternoon. He told the 86 year old victim that he was there to turn off her water before running up stairs. He removed cash, a wallet, and jewellery and then left the premises. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 22 years old, around 5'3" tall and was of a thin build. He had short dark hair, a short pointed dark beard and was wearing dark coloured smart clothing.
In another similar incident at around 6pm on Wednesday 6 April a man tricked his way into the home of an 87 year old woman and a 71 year old man on North Road in the South Park area of Reigate. He told the victims that there was a problem with the water mains and that he needed them to fill as many pots and pans with water as possible. While they were distracted he removed cash from a handbag and a money box before leaving the property. He was described as a white male around 35 to 40 years old, approximately 6' tall and was of a plump build. He had black brushed back hair, was clean shaven and was wearing a navy suit with a dark coloured shirt.
If anyone has any information about either of these crimes they should contact the East Surrey Burglary Team at Reigate Police Station by calling 0845 125 22 22 or else leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Sutton and East Surrey Water offer a £5,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for distraction burglaries.
Crime Reduction Officer PC John Lee said: "Pretending to be from a utility like 'the Water Board' or 'the Gas Company' is the most common technique that these callous thieves use to trick their way into peoples homes and accounted for around 39% of the distraction burglaries in East Surrey last year. We really need to get the message home to people, particularly the elderly who are the most likely targets, that they should never let anyone into their homes without being shown the correct identification. By following a few simple steps this despicable crime could so easily be avoided. I would also ask people to keep an eye out for elderly or vulnerable neighbours and if you see anything suspicious or if you have had a dubious caller at your door, please report it to the police immediately. Call Surrey Police on 0845 125 22 22 or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. We need your help to ensure these criminals are brought to justice."
Surrey Police advice includes:
· Before opening your door, check who's calling. Use a spy-hole
or door chain.
· Ask for identification, which should include a photo.
· If you are worried don't be afraid to say NO. If you believe the caller is bogus, call Surrey Police.
On Monday 21st March 2 cars were broken into. One at Knights Garden Centre
and one in Church Road by the station. Unfortunately these were not reported
very quickly and we did not get a chance to retrieve the CCTV at the station.
The CCTV at Knights was not very clear, but showed a red car that is more
than likely a BMW 3 series. These crimes have not been linked although
I believe they are related. They happened at roughly 15:15.
Weekly crime report dated 26 Feb:
" A report of 2 youths (late teens, early 20's) on Mon 21/02/05 at 21:30 hrs on Park View Road near the green hanging around. Descriptions: both wearing blue jeans, both about 5ft9. One stocky, wearing blue hooded top with triangle logo on back by neck (I think this may be umbro) and the other skinny wearing red hooded top. These could be connected to the white J reg Sierra as these people had similar clothing descriptions."
This message was sent Tuesday 22nd February:
"Kia writes (19 Feb) ":-
" Distraction Burglary for information. Thursday 10th February at approximately 1010hours a male called at the door of a disabled person in Ockleys Mead, Godstone. Stated that he needed to check the water for contamination. No ID offered. Male was let into house with front door left open. Second male appeared in house. Both left a short time after. Home owner discovered large amount of cash taken. Desc: - (1) male white 29 years, medium build, wearing old trousers and jumper both splattered with paint. (2) Male, white, stocky build, wearing blue clothing. Believed made off in vehicle, but no details known. If anyone has any information regarding this please contact 0845 1252222 and quote ICAD P236
" Thursday 10/02/05 At 12:00 on the building site opposite church on station road, a male was seen helping himself to the back of one of the vans, could have been looking for tools. He got into an old grey Mercedes. Male in 20's wearing blue jacket with red and white on forearms and blue trousers, dark short hair. Please can you send this info out to see if anyone saw anything. Also if any residents have any building being done please can you tell them to tell their workers to keep tools locked up securely. Call the police on 0845 125 2222
" There has been a Burglary - Lunghurst Rd on Fri 04/02/05 stole
silverware jewellery computer equipment; Theft of golf clubs - Northdown
Rd on Sat 05/02/05 while left unattended; Burglary - Northdown Rd on Mon
07/02/05 stole CD's DVD's
" There have been a number of car thefts in Whyteleafe and other
"petty" incidents in Caterham
Message received 02/02/05
This message was sent by Paul Crawshaw 2238 Surrey Police on Monday 17
At 1145hrs Sunday 16 January 2005 a male called at an elderly females
address in Westview Avenue, Whyteleafe, purporting to be a police officer
and making enquiries regarding a burglary. He entered the house and unlocked
the back door. When female went to phone her daughter he made off. Nothing
Distraction burglary - Tatsfield 12/01/05
Distraction Burglary:- Caterham 06/01/05
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