Thankfully we live in a county with a very low crime rate. However, OWRA encourages you to be vigilant and report to the Police and OWRA any incidents or suspicious activities that you see on the Estate.
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a burglary or other crime please report it immediately to the Police, and take the time to inform OWRA - Committee members.
ADVICE NOTES FROM SURREY POLICE - SEPTEMBER 2011
Jewellery Distraction Thefts
Women approaching people out shopping, forcibly placing gold chains around their necks and rings on their fingers asking if they would like to purchase them but at the same time take the person's own jewellery off and steal it. Suspects are described as white women in their late 20s of Eastern European origin and of slim build..
Crime Protection Survey scam
Phone calls allegedly to conduct a crime protection survey, perhaps offering a free alarm system, asking for personal details and maybe implying this is with the approval and/or knowledge of the police. The Police do not endorse any such company. They are suspected of at the least really selling an expensive monitoring service or at the worst identity theft.
Bank Card Scam
Phone calls to the victim allegedly from their bank to ‘check’ card details, including the pin number, then informing them that they need a new bank card. The victim is advised that someone will be visiting them shortly to collect their old card. A person, dressed to look like a courier, then arrives at the door to take the card.
BURGLARY IN MIZEN WAY - SEPTEMBER 2010
There was a burglary in Mizen Way on Friday 24th September at about 8:30pm, whilst he owners were out. Fortunately the burglar alarm went off and this caused the perpetrator to flee. A witness saw a youg male on a bicycle leaving the area.
If anyone has further information, please contact Surrey Police on 0845 122 2222.
WHEELIE BIN 'STEAM CLEAN' SCAM - SEPTEMBER 2010
Reports came in from residents who were approached by a male who offered to clean and sanitise their dustbins at a minimal annual charge. I contacted the Surrey Police today (15 September 2010) who confirmed the reports and furthermore informed me that the male had been arrested and is currently on police bail. The CID were contacted, who in turn liaised with Trading Standards who were aware of this person and are currently conducting their own investigation into his activities. The Surrey Police has asked me to pass the following message onto all residents of the estate: “We would continue to remind local residents to be vigilant and aware of these types of scams involving rogue traders and bogus callers”.
The Surrey Police have sent a five page document about Bogus Callers and how to handle them.
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH - SUMMER 2009
GRAFITTI INCIDENT - BROAD HIGHWAY - JULY 2009
There was a 'grafitti' incident at 28 Broad Highway in July 2009.
If you have any information please contact the Police at Esher or the Residents Association.
RECENT INCIDENT - HAREBELL HILL - JUNE 2009
On 26th June 2009, between 3.25pm and 3.30pm two male youths attempted to steel a petrol strimmer and petrol can from a property on Harebell Hill. They were unsuccessful as the owner became aware and shouted for them to stop and then alerted the police. No arrest was made.
The youths are described as :-
White male 17/18yrs, 5ft 8 inches, short brown hair, thin and pale, clean shaven.
Asian/mixed race, 17/18yrs, 5ft11inches,short dark hair, medium build, clean shaven.
If you have any information please contact the Police at Esher.
Advice Notes from Surrey Police - June 2013
Over the last few days 3 cars have been had valuable contents stolen from them in the Oxshott area. Please make sure your vehicles are locked and preferably locked in a garage.
Request from Surrey Police Support Programme - August 2011
From Surrey Police
We are looking for a volunteer to support the Force Watch Advisor at Runnymede Civic Centre. The role involves data entry and maintaining records of Community Speedwatch schemes across the county, for about 8 hours a week during office hours.
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Jan Langley(phone: 0845 125 2222; email: Langley11152@surrey.pnn.police.uk).
Neighbourhood Watch - November 2010
From Mark Howells PC 4198
Following a number of concerned calls to me I would like to inform you all of a security company working in this area again. The Safe and Secure or SAS security company have been reported to have made several approaches by telephone to residents in Elmbridge. This company is a registered security company but has been subjected to a number of Trading Standard actions.
I would strongly advise against entering into any form of contract whatsoever with this company until you have spoken with Surrey Trading Standards.
SURREY - CAST IRON DRAIN COVERS - JUNE 2010
There was a report on the local television news this week about the theft of hundreds of cast iron drain covers in Surrey, which cost a great deal of money to replace. We are concerned in case the Estate might be targeted as well, as the cost of replacement would have to be met from Estate funds. Please would residents be vigilant on the Estate, and if they notice anything suspicious, make a note of vehicle registration numbers and report it to the police and to the committee as soon as possible - Many thanks.
ELMBRIDGE - BICYCLE THEFT ON THE INCREASE - FEBRUARY 2010
In a 12-month period, Elmbridge has seen an increase of over 60% in reported bicycle thefts, rising from 279 incidents to 455.
VAN BREAK-IN - MIZEN WAY - 2ND NOVEMBER 2009
On the 2nd November at around midday a locked van was broken in to and tools were stolen. Possibly related is that a beige car was later seen in the area driving away at speed. (Thebeige car had no hub caps and the number plate included 376.)
If you have any information please contact the local Police or the Residents Association.
IF YOU SEE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY ON THE ESTATE
The Police advise us that it is very unusual to see people loitering on a private estate such us ours. If you do see someone or something suspicious the Police advise that it is important to call 999 and if possible provide the following information:
- The type of person, e.g. white, black and age group.
- The registration number, type and colour of any vehicles involved.
LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS
PC Lee Fabry:
Lee is the Cobham and Oxshott Neighbourhood Specialist Officer. He can be contacted by email:Fabry3430@surrey.pnn.police.uk, by telephone: 0845 125 2222 Extn. 4386 or mobile: 07967 986526.
PCSO Eugene Terblanche
Eugene can be contacted by email: Terblanche10547@surrey.pnn.police.uk or by telephone: 0845 125 2222
PCSO Sandra Treadgold
Sandra can be contacted by email:Treadgold12872@surrey.pnn.police.uk or by telephone: 07967 987684
SURREY POLICE WEBSITE
You can access the Surrey Police website at www.surrey.police.uk
For genuine emergencies requiring police attendance:
For non-emergency policing matters:
Call 0845 125 2222 or write to North Surrey Division, Staines Police Station, 22 Kingston Road, Staines, Surrey TW18 4LQ.
If you have information about crime and don't want to leave your name:
Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
For abandoned vehicles or noise problems:
Call Elmbridge Council.
- Main Switchboard: 01372 474474
- Out of Hours Emergency: 01372 466114
For information on the Surrey Police budget, the three year strategy or the annual policing plan or to express your views on policing in our area:
Call 01483 482 151; write to Surrey Police Authority, PO Box 412, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1BR; or e-mail through the website www.surreypa.gov.uk