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This message is dated Wednesday 16th February 2022 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 16/02/2022 16:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


A VERY GOOD 48 HOURS !

NO BURGLARIES TO REPORT

AND

NO CARS BROKEN INTO

IN FACT NO CRIME IN MAIDENHEAD TO REPORT !


FIRST:  Two Keyless Land Rover Discovery’s stolen in Ascot. Over the last few days
14/2 – 15/2  Monday 11 p.m. / Tuesday 8 a.m.  Red wood Drive.  White keyless Land Rover Discovery index LM ** MAY stolen from outside a house.  All the video doorbells in the are appear to have been disabled during the theft ????  Ref. No:  43220069805
15/2  Tuesday 6p.m.  Furlong Drive.  Black Land Rover Discovery index RO ** DVY stolen.  The tracker was activated which showed a reading in Sheepcote Lane, Maidenhead, where some items from the car and index plates were found, but not the car.  Ref. No:  43220071690

After speaking to a techy, they recommended that anyone with one of these makes / models of car, continually being stolen, that they add additional security to the car, in the form of a 3rd party tracking system – to ‘Low Jack’ the car !  The professional thieves know where the manufacturer’s tracking systems are in the car and remove or disable them.  They would not anticipate a 3rd party additional system !

A simple inexpensive temporary back up precaution – and this goes for anyone needing to track anything discretely, is to buy an Apple Airtag.  These were designed to put on our keyrings, to find your car keys !  They do though have a multitude of other uses.  Sewn into a jacket of someone with dementia, would track them if they left the house.  People put them in parcels they are sending – the tracking is brilliant !

They are small and can of course be hidden inside a car, as a supplemental tracking system, the thieves may not anticipate to look for.  These work on a very clever principle.  The Airtag sends out a signal, which will be picked up by anyone’s iPhone, who is nearby.  That iPhone, sends a signal, to the owner’s iPhone and I believe android phones now  as well.  The advantage, is that these Airtags, work anywhere in the world, if anyone standing nearby, has an iPhone !  If the car is stolen and placed in a container, the signal will of course be lost, but as soon as the car emerges, anywhere in the world and an iPhone is nearby, the tracker will activate and send the location to the car’s owner.

There is though always a remedy !  Anyone, can in fact, download an App which scans for Airtags in the vicinity.  There has been press coverage of incidents where Airtags have been dropped into handbags, to track people – hence the development of the App.

A simple inexpensive back up system, may reassure owners of these targeted cars.

If you have a keyless entry car - please remember to keep the fob away from the front door - AND - in a faraday cage pouch / tin !!!

NEXT:  SORRY TO SAY – YET ANOTHER SEXTORTION !


A young man in his 20s, was on a dating site and met an attractive, what appeared to be a woman from the Philippines.  They then moved onto WhatsApp, for various video conversations.  Intimate acts then took place.  Immediately, the young man received demands for money.  The demands were accompanied by footage, showing the ‘woman’ sending the videos to family and friends.  So far, none of them have said they have received anything.  The scammer demanded £300, but after conversation, reduced that to £120.  The young man sent £127 by mobile phone.

Everyone in his family is now really concerned.

You know the message Do not say …………………………………..which you would not be happy for everyone in your contact list to see.

You know it makes sense and you can only imagine the worry and concern these cases cause !  Remember – very few of these cases are ever reported to us !!


NEXT:  FROM RBWM:

Survey to support South Asian unpaid carers

Healthwatch Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead has launched the #MindtheGap survey to find out the views and experiences of South Asian unpaid carers across the Royal Borough, and how services could be improved.

It wants to hear what it’s like for carers, what support is currently on offer, and if and how things need changing.

If you’re a South Asian unpaid carer, you can complete the survey online #Mindthegap survey for South Asian Unpaid Carers | Healthwatch Wam

https://healthwatchwam.co.uk/news/2022-01-27/surveye

or call the Healthwatch Hub on 0300 120184 to do it over the phone.  The survey is available in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and Bengali. 

For more details visit Are you South Asian and do you look after and care for older, disabled or ill loved ones and relatives? Then we would like to hear from you. | Healthwatch Wam

https://healthwatchwam.co.uk/news/2022-01-27/mindthegap-english

CRIME

I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email - www.crimestoppers-uk.org

MAIDENHEAD CENTRAL:
maidenheadcentralgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
NO CRIME TO REPORT

RIVERSIDE & BELMONT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT

MAIDENHEAD WEST

maidenheadwestgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BISHAM, COOKHAM, HURLEY, THE WALTHAMS, LITTLEWICK GREEN & KNOWL HILL:
NO CRIME TO REPORT

PINKNEYS GREEN & FURZE PLATT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT

MAIDENHEAD SOUTH

maidenheadsouthgeographical@thamesvalley.police.uk
BOYN HILL, COX GREEN & WOODLANDS PARK
NO CRIME TO REPORT

OLDFIELD, BRAY & HOLYPORT:
NO CRIME TO REPORT



Please consider using our online reporting system but please note this reporting tool is not for use where a crime happening right now, the suspect is still at the scene, or anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger.

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Jeff
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FROM THE MAIDENHEAD NHW ASSOCIATION:

Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association is growing fast, and with more members joining every day, we need to ask for volunteers to join us on the association to help keep the association going and keep Maidenhead safe!  
 
Here is a shortlist of the positions we have available: 
Multi-Scheme Administrator (MSA) 
Secretary of the Association 
Board members of the Association 
Vice-Chairman of the Association  
 
Please visit our website: MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk and from there you will be able to see all the different ways you can get involved to help support your local community. There is no time commitment or dedicated hours, but we do ask if you can attend the association meetings (One 60 Minute meeting every 2 months) 
 
If you have any question about any of the positions available, please feel free to contact us at contact@MaidenheadNHWA.org.uk 
 
I look forward to speaking with you soon. 
 
Kind regards, 
 
James Cooper HNDip, MBCS 
Chairman – Maidenhead Neighbourhood Watch Association & Vice-Chair for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association  

 
Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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