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Thames Valley Police – scam warning

The police have had a number of reports from residents receiving telephone calls which they believe are part of a scam.

The caller has introduced themselves as The Police and they are investigating reports of a scam.  On one occasion the caller asked the resident to write a cheque out to themselves for a large amount of money and take it to the bank to be cashed.  Another report was received where the caller again has said they were from the Police and had arrested two people who had identified the resident as being related.

On both occasions the residents have questioned what they were being told and terminated the calls.

Please be vigilant, they have had this problem before in the area and vulnerable residents have fallen for these scams, losing thousands of pounds in the meantime.

Please remember Police will NEVER ask you to withdraw money from your bank account.  If you have any doubts regarding the legitimacy of the call please disconnect your telephone at the wall, plug the phone back in and call 101.

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Thames Valley Police – Rural Crime

Reports of rural crime in the Thames Valley have increased by five percent between October 2016 and September 2017.

I would like to reassure members of our rural communities of my commitment to investigating reports of rural crime. We rely on information from our local communities and take such reports very seriously. Incidents are robustly investigated by our local policing teams who have dedicated Rural Crime and Wildlife Officers based across the Thames Valley.

We are continuing to work with local residents, businesses and partners to raise awareness of crime prevention techniques while developing problem solving solutions to tackle rural crime. Continue reading Thames Valley Police – Rural Crime

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Thames Valley Police information

TONIGHT, Wednesday (6/12), there will be  a live webchat with Thames Valley Police detectives to offer advice on how you can keep your homes safe this Christmas.

There is often an increase in burglaries at this time of year and they want residents to think about what security they have in place.

In recent months there has been a national increase in burglaries and break-ins and there has been a 25 per cent rise in burglaries across the Thames Valley in the last six months.

Alongside their neighbourhood policing teams who are offering advice to residents, TVP have dedicated resources in place to disrupt and investigate burglaries in order to bring offenders to justice.

To find out more about how TVP is tackling burglary across your area, join us tomorrow between 6.30pm and 8pm.

Take part in the webchat

Thinking of joining the discussion? Let us know by ‘joining’ the event on our Facebook page.

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Thames Valley Police Report

You said – we did

You said – youths were being anti-social on The Common in Prestwood and Holmer Green areas.
We did – we increased patrols in the Prestwood and identified and engaged with the youths involved. Parents of the culprits were visited at their homes and made aware their children’s had received “Yellow” cards reference their anti – social behaviour. Over the last few weeks there has been a significant reduction in calls to the police.

Continue reading Thames Valley Police Report

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Prestwood burglary

On Friday 17th November 2017 between 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm a burglary occurred at Gryms Dyke, Prestwood. The offenders gained access by forcing a back door open.

If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Gryms Dyke please contact Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43170343204.

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 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 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 www.thamesvalley.police.uk and click on the ‘crime prevention’ tab.

Alternatively contact Thames Valley Police on: 101

Attempted burglary

On Monday 20th November 2017 at 5.30 pm an attempted burglary occurred at Copners Drive, Holmer Green. The offenders tried to gain access to the house by forcing a window.

 

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A chance to have your say about local policing

Your local neighbourhood policing teams are currently reviewing those policing issues which are of most concern to you.


They ask that you take a few moments to consider those policing issues which are current in your neighbourhood that you would like your local policing team to resolve over the course of the next few months and then complete the following survey
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/chilternneighbourhoodpriorities/

 

They will collate responses and publish their priorities on the neighbourhood page of the Thames Valley Police external website and the Police.uk website.

If you would like to have your say please complete the survey no later than Monday 20th November 2017.

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NHW Card Defenders available

From Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association

With the considerable increase in the number and variety of cons and scams, thieves are adapting their methods to come up with new ways to share your personal data and other information.  On most new credit or debit cards, you will see a wireless symbol which informs you that your card uses Radio Frequency identification – RFID technology.  This allows you to simply tap your card on card-readers to make payments up to £30.

However, this comes with security risk, as criminals can create an RFID reader with minimal effort and steal your details.  They can also download an app onto their Smartphones to achieve the same results.  They only need to brush past your pocket or bag with their device to do this.  You might not even notice it happening. Continue reading NHW Card Defenders available

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On-line Community Forum – Wednesday 22 November 7-9pm

Message from PS 5323 Paul Cossey, Neighbourhood Sergeant – Amersham, Missenden & Chalfonts, Chiltern & South Bucks LPA

“Please can I make you aware of the Online Community Forum taking place on Wednesday 22 November 2017  7-9pm.

 

“The on-line virtual forum provides members of the community with an opportunity to ask questions to both the police and local council regarding matters that may be of concern.

 

 

 

 

“The link to the forum is http://thamesvp.coverpage.coveritlive.com/index2.php/option=com_altcaster/task=viewaltcast

“Please feel free to take part and forward this on to those who you feel may be interested in taking part or monitoring the event.”

Contact number:  315 6615 / 07974973957   Non Emergency Number 101   Email paul.cossey@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

Address: King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5AL

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Halloween posters

Halloween is a night of innocent fun for many youngsters, but for elderly or vulnerable residents, it can be distressing and frightening.

To help make the 31 October trick or treat celebration enjoyable for everyone, Thames Valley Police is working with Chiltern District Council Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows to indicate whether or not they welcome Halloween callers.  Continue reading Halloween posters

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Late for work? Think twice before speeding…..

An interesting article has recently been published by Warranty Direct with a strict new set of rules in force as from 24 April 2017, splitting speeding penalties into ‘bands’ which could see fines for those caught dramatically increase.  For simplicity, these bands have been dubbed A, B and C.  Full article  –  http://blog.warrantydirect.co.uk/2017/06/18/the-rules-of-the-road-are-changing-are-you-at-risk-of-being-caught-out/#.WXdQsemQzIU

“Band A speeding fine category would be appropriate if you are caught speeding between 31-40 in a 30mph zone, with a fine equivalent to 50% of your weekly income and 3 penalty points on your driving licence.

“For those doing between 41-50mph in 30mph zone, Band B category speeding fine means potentially facing a fine equivalent to 100% of your weekly income, and 4 penalty points on your driving licence, or disqualification from driving for up to 28 days.

“The Band C speeding fine category comes into place to anyone speeding at 51mph or above in a 30mph limit (for example) and they could face a fine equivalent to 150% of their weekly income and 6 penalty points on their driving licence. They could also face disqualification from driving for up to 56 days.”

What is currently being done locally to  help increase your awareness and remind you to stick to the speed limit?
Continue reading Late for work? Think twice before speeding…..

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Could you spot the signs? Open your eyes to abuse

Three modern slavery crimes are recorded every week across Thames Valley*.

Yesterday, (2/10) we launched our Hidden Harm campaign, raising awareness of abuse in the heart of our communities.  Over the next 18 months we will be bringing a number of different abuse-related crimes, which often go undetected or unreported, into the spotlight. The first focus is modern slavery.

The message at the centre of this campaign is simple – Open your eyes to abuse.  It could be happening in your community, so if you suspect it, report it.

What is Modern Slavery?
Modern slavery is the illegal exploitation of people for personal or commercial gain.  Victims of modern slavery can be any age, gender, nationality or ethnicity. They are tricked or threatened into work and may feel unable to leave through fear or intimidation.   Continue reading Could you spot the signs? Open your eyes to abuse

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Keep your home safe in the dark

From Chiltern District Council

Bright ideas to keep your home safe in the dark evenings

This time of the year when the clocks have gone back means homes are in darkness early in the afternoon – a gift for opportunist burglars.

To avoid becoming a victim of burglary, Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council’s Joint Community Safety team is encouraging householders to take some simple steps to protect their home:

• Use a timer switch to turn on lights and a radio to give the impression someone is home
• Keep valuables, and other electronic equipment such as iPads out of sight
• Security mark valuables with a UV pen and register them with www.immobilise.com
• Double lock UPVC doors or use dead locks on solid doors. Keep all spare keys, including car keys, away from the front door out of sight to avoid them being ‘fished’ through the letter box
• Keep windows locked with the key and keep it out of sight
• Don’t leave packaging of expensive items purchased on view as an advertisement to thieves
• If you intend to go away over the holiday period, ask a neighbour to park on your drive to make your home look occupied and do the same for others. Continue reading Keep your home safe in the dark

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Appeal for witnesses

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Prestwood

The incident took place on Monday (4/9) at about 9.05pm in the High Street between the Methodist Church and the Co-Op.

The victim, an 83-year-old woman, was walking along the High Street when she was approached by a man who attempted to grab her handbag and take it from her.

She managed to hold onto the handbag but fell to the ground, sustaining cuts and bruises. The offender then ran away.

He was wearing dark clothing and had his hood up.

Continue reading Appeal for witnesses

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Thames Valley Police Alert – Burglary Nags Head Lane

From Thames Valley Police

Case officer Debbie Parker-Boyes, Police, Taplow.

On Saturday 9 September 2017 between midnight and 6.30am a burglary occurred at Nags Head Lane, Great Missenden.  The offenders gained access by smashing a rear window.

If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Nags Head Lane please contact Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43170267758.

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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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

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Street Robbery

From Thames Valley Police

Appeal for witnesses and information

On Monday 4 Sepember at approximately 9.00pm outside the Prestwood Methodist Church High Street,  a person unknown wearing a dark hoodie approached an elderly resident and attempted to snatch their handbag.  The resident, whilst holding onto the handbag, fell and received facial & wrist injuries.  If anyone has any information please ring 101 and quote reference – Occurrence 43170263025

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Keep your property safe

Message from Chris Ging,  Thames Valley Police.

With the winter months approaching and the evenings getting darker please ensure your property does not become a target for burglars.

Simple rules

  1. Use timer switches or leave a light on (ensure property is not in darkness)
  2. Check outside lights are working
  3. Ensure all windows and doors are shut and locked
  4. Don’t leave valuables lying around
  5. Take pictures of expensive items / jewellery
  6. Ensure house alarms if fitted are in use
  7. Do not leave tools lying around rear gardens (burglars will use them to gain entry to properties)
  8. Ensure no valuables on display in vehicles
  9. Ensure vehicles are locked
  10. Ensure outbuildings (sheds and garages) are locked and secure
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Have a fright-free Halloween

Stay safe this Halloween

Hannah Tomlin, Community Safety Officer, sent us this article:

Halloween is a night of innocent fun for many youngsters, but for elderly or vulnerable residents, it can be distressing and frightening.

To help make the 31 October trick or treat celebration enjoyable for everyone, Thames Valley Police is working with Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council’s Joint Community Safety Team to encourage residents to display posters in their front windows indicating whether or not they welcome Halloween callers. Continue reading Have a fright-free Halloween

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Missendens Neighbourhood Policing Update

Missendens Neighbourhood TVP September Newsletter

Catch up with the local news   31149_Missendens_September_2017

Do you know when to ring 999 and when to ring 101?

Thames Valley Police has devised a short survey for all ages across Thames Valley, to better understand how you use these services.   Please take this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/101or999

Next Have Your Say Event in Prestwood
Wednesday 6th  September 2017 11am–12noon – Chequers Parade, Prestwood
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Burglary in Perks Lane

Between Thursday 10 August  at 5.30 pm and Friday 11 August  at 10.00 am a burglary occurred at Perks Lane, Prestwood.  The offenders gained access by smashing glass in the back door and stole items.

If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Perks Lane please contact PC 3687 Ian Torbet, Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43170238005.

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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Continue reading Burglary in Perks Lane

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Prestwood burglary

The police are appealing for information following a burglary in Prestwood.

Between 8pm on Sunday (4/6) and 8am on Monday (5/6) a lock up was broken into on Wren Davis Farm in Prestwood.

An ‘IFOR WILLIAMS’ trailer, that’s approximately 12 feet long with the registration number beginning RV04  was stolen. A Kabota U10/3 Micro Digger, a Kabota KX36/3 Digger, two petrol chainsaws, a Makita Breaker (drill breaker) and an angle grinder were also stolen.

Investigating officer, Police Constable Helen Rankine from Amersham Police Station, said: “If anyone has any information which could assist with the investigation, or who may have witnessed this incident, please call our 24-hour enquiry centre on 101, quoting reference number 43170162347 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.”

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