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Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter
9 April 13th- April
Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members
I wish to raise awareness with
you all, of a significant trend of catapult attacks on vehicles and
houses in the South Nutfield and Lingfield areas. The former location is
also experiencing incidents of scratches to cars.
We have greatly increased
patrols and are working with partner agencies to combat this.
Meanwhile, if you see anything
suspicious including the actions of any individuals and / or their
vehicles, please report it to us as soon as possible.
Nothing is too petty to report
to us, and the more help we have with residents proactively uniting
together with us over this issue, the better the outcome.
pp Dan Gutierrez
Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector
CRIME REPORTS IN
Residential including sheds and garages, Burglary Business and Community
and Vehicle Crimes
April 13th Ė April
This and future
bulletins now include the new National classification headings of crimes
.If your area is not referred to below it is because we have not been
informed of the crime or it has not been affected by reported crime in
the categories above. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most
appropriate circulation of information.
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is worth taking a look at. If you wish you can also sign up to their
Twitter Link, which is shown on the web site, in order to receive
information that they will be circulating. There is a page containing the
Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch Bulletins that we circulate in case you
have missed any and require further bedtime reading!
Edenbridge, Outwood and Smallfield
Three boys were
seen hanging around on bicycles close to where a house was broken into in
Racecourse Road, Lingfield at 18.55 April 20th. A rear door
had been smashed and jewellery, a Nikon camera, a Rose Gold Michael Kors
watch and a silver chain necklace were amongst the items stolen (ref
April 13th and 13.30 April 21st the lock of a
garage door in Redehall Road, Smallfield was completely removed but after
an untidy search nothing was stolen (ref 45170041083).
April 21st and 20.00 April 25th a bronze gorilla
was stolen from the front garden of a property in Troy Lane, Edenbridge
April 11th and 08.00 April 13th a padlock and chain
were removed from a gate in Hathersham Lane, Smallfield. The locks of the
cabinets on three mobile phone masts were ground down and batteries
removed (ref 45170037875).
A battery was
stolen from a container and two further batteries stolen from two
scrapped vehicles at Lingfield Fire Station in Saxbyís Lane around 14.35
April 12th. A Toyota Corolla with the registration number LN02
UHU was at the scene at the time and the occupants are believed to have
been involved (ref 45170039279).
office in Copthorne Road, Felbridge was broken into between 16.30 April
21st and 09.30 April 22nd after a fence panel was
removed. A cutter was stolen after an untidy search (ref 45170041234).
A catapult was
used to fire ball bearings at a window of a property in Chapel Road,
Smallfield between 12.00 and 19.00 April 25th causing two
holes to the glass (ref 45170042262).
After a failed attempt to
hotwire a minibus parked in Racecourse Road, Lingfield the two rear
wheels were removed and stolen. The offence occurred between 16.00 April
13th and 18.00 April 14th
Around 19.30 April 22nd
a car was stolen from Church Lane, Lingfield
Two cars driving along Millers
Lane, Outwood at 16.25 April 20th were hit and damaged by
several ball bearings fired from a catapult
Between 21.30 April 25th
and 09.30 April 26th a van was broken into in London Road,
Felbridge and tools were stolen (ref 45170042791).
Nutfield and South Nutfield
April 12th and 08.00 April 13th the padlock on a
gate was cut in Godstone Road, Bletchingley and a shed was broken into. A
sit on mower was then stolen (ref 45170037897).
A building site
in Outwood Lane, Bletchingley was entered between 21.00 April 20th and
01.00 April 21st. Two new drills valued at £300, a skill saw
valued at £200 and a nail gun valued at £1,000 was stolen
There were a series of
incidents in Mid Street, South Nutfield in the afternoon/early evening on
April 13th. A pebble was thrown at a window of a house causing
the outer pane of a double glazed window to be smashed. The windows of
three cars were smashed by projectiles fired from a catapult. The door
panels of two cars were scratched by a sharp implement. Two white males
in a blue Transit van were seen at the time of some of the offences
Between 13.00 and 17.00 April
23rd two further cars were keyed in Mid Street (ref
Between 16.00 April 17th
and 05.40 April 19th a front windscreen of a car parked in
Clay Lane, South Nutfield was damaged by a projectile believed to have
been fired from a catapult (ref 45170039880).
There were further 7 incidents
of cars being scratched and damaged in Mid Street on April 23rd
Between 17.00 April 14th
and 11.00 April 15th the passenger side window of a car parked
in Hextalls Lane, Bletchingley was smashed and pair of reading glasses
were stolen (ref 45170039929).
Between 13.15 and 14.30 April
24th the window of a van parked in Coopers Hill Road, Nutfield
was smashed and an Ipad and wallet were stolen but found by a member of
the public in Copthorne
Green, Crowhurst, South Godstone and Godstone
April 12th and 12.25 April 14th a jemmy was used to
try and obtain entry to a house in Ivy Mill Lane, Godstone via a rear
conservatory door, and there was also a failed attempt to enter the shed
of an adjoining property (ref 45170038296/38298).
Five car wheels,
a pair of jeans and a pouch of tobacco were stolen from a rear garden in
Rockfield Road, Oxted between 18.00 April 18th and 09.00 April
19th (ref 45170040104).
Nukeproof Mega TR 2014 model bicycle with Rockshox suspension was stolen
from a property in Coltsfoot Lane, Hurst Green between 18.00 April 14th
and 09.00 April 15th (ref 45170040286).
April 19th and 10.00 April 20th a magnolia tree was
ripped out of the ground and stolen from the garden of a house in The
Greenway, Hurst Green (ref 45170040447).
April 14th and 17.13 April 21st an attempt was made
to gain entry to a house in Hurst Green Road, Hurst Green. The door
handle of the lounge door at the rear of the property had been broken off
(ref 45170041070). This incident may be linked to two incidents in the
same road between 15.40 and 18.20 April 21st. A hammer is
believed to have been used to cause damage to both back windows of the
houses but no entry was gained. A suspect has been described as a white
male, approximately 6 foot 3 inches tall, athletic build, aged early
20ís. He was wearing a white hoody with stripes over the body, tracksuit
bottoms and green socks (ref 45170041070/41132).
April 21st and 11.30 April 22nd entry was made via
an unsecured rear window to a house under renovation in Mill Lane, Hurst
Green. An attempt was made to rip a boiler off the wall and then a Dyson
hand held hoover was stolen (ref 45170041371).
April 24th and 14.00 April 25th a lawn mower was
stolen from a summerhouse in the garden of a house in Orchard Way, Hurst
Green (ref 45170042716).
and 19.50 April 20th a three foot metal crowbar, which was
later found at the scene, was used to enter a house in Crowhurst Lane,
Crowhurst. After an untidy search an Omega watch and a quantity of cash
were stolen (ref 45170040709).
At around 09.45
April 24th three males got out of a silver coloured
Peugeot Estate and went to the rear of a property in Rockfield Road ,
Oxted. They prised open a window with a tool but after an untidy search
left empty handed. A neighbour described ones a being a white male aged 26/27,
six foot tall, medium build, clean shaven, short dark wavy hair and
wearing a blue tracksuit. CCTV images show a male wearing a
tracksuit top with a white band across the shoulder (ref 45170041985).
April 22nd and 16.30 April 24th six mobile phone
cabins were broken into in Tandridge Hill Lane, Godstone and 4 locks were
damaged but nothing was stolen (ref 45170042128).
and 22.00 April 24th a PR sensor was stolen from the entrance
to the caves in Quarry Road, Godstone. Three or four males are believed
to be responsible from images recorded on CCTV (ref 45170042281).
April 24th and 08.00 April 25th at Paddock Way,
Hurst Green a building site was broken into by breaking off the
lock on a key box. A house was entered and a Dewalt First Fix Nail gun, a
power drill box with a power drill inside and a hammer drill were stolen
A CCTV camera
was moved and damage was cause to a shed in Lagham Road, South Godstone
at around 01.45 April 22nd (ref 45170043009).
April 13th damage was caused to both the doors and wing
mirrors of a car parked in Church Lane, Oxted (ref 45170038853).
All the windows
of an excavator in Chalkpit Lane, Oxted were smashed on April 16th
around 17.15. A witness described the two white male offenders as being
approximately 15 years of age .The first was short, had fair hair and was
wearing dark trousers. The second had dark short hair and was wearing a
light blue puffy jacket (ref 45170039469).
A car parked in
a private car park in Station Road East, Oxted was keyed around 17.00
April 26th (ref 45170042964).
Yet another car
was targeted in Staffhurst Wood Road, Hurst Green at 13.00 April 13th
when the victim left the car for a short period of time with the rear
window open. An offender nevertheless found time to open the car door and
remove a handbag and IPhone (ref 45170037999).
passenger window of a vehicle parked in Mill Lane, Hurst Green was
smashed and a satnav stolen from the glove box between 19.00 April 16th
and 12.00 April 17th (ref 45170039195).
passenger window of a car was also smashed in Greenwood Gardens, Hurst
Green at 05.40 April 22nd (ref 45170041223). In Warren Lane a
passenger window as also smashed and after an untidy search nothing was
stolen (ref 45170041248).
Pollards Oak Road the side window to a vehicle was smashed
April 25th and 00.01 April 26th both tyres on the
driverís side of a car parked in Coldshott, Hurst Green were slashed
Caterham, Caterham on the Hill
The door was
smashed to a military style bunker in Tupwood Lane, Caterham between 17.20
April 7th and 17.22 April 14th and DJ equipment was
stolen (ref 45170038376).
The ground floor
bedroom window of a property in Godstone Road, Caterham was forced open
between 12.30 and 20.15 April 14th and cash and jewellery was
stolen (ref 45170038577).
Following a break in to a
house at Tupwood Lane, Caterham on Tuesday 18th April at 11.00 all three
males involved were located, arrested, charged, stolen property
recovered and offenders remanded in custody in connection with this
offence and one in Tunbridge Wells!! This involved quite a few local
officers at the scene as well as the NPAS Redhill helicopter, and a police dog unit.
But not least, the neighbours
who sat on one of them until we arrived, the delivery driver who alerted
officers to 2 males running, the postman who alerted officers to the
suspicious actions of 2 males following the burglary, the local tradesman
who spotted one of the males reappearing from a park having changed his
clothes and the driver who spotted the third male walking along the
Caterham By Pass!! (ref 45170039597).
Between 02.00 and 06.00 April
19th suspects entered a house via the front door in Campbell
Road, Caterham on the Hill. After an untidy search of the living room a
handbag was stolen. Neighbours have reported seeing two people with
hoodies getting into a blue BMW and driving off with a light coloured
motorhome following them (ref 45170039922).
Between 09.00 April 20th
and 18.00 April 22nd the living room window of a house in
Everard Lane, Caterham was smashed but although entry was made nothing
was stolen (ref 45170041400).
The front window
of a shop in Coulsdon Road, Caterham on the Hill was smashed between
22.00 April 16th and 10.30 April 18th
Between 22.30 April 14th
and 08.00 April 15th a Ford Transit courier van was stolen
from Chatfield Court, Caterham on the Hill
A moped was stolen from Guards
Avenue, Caterham on the Hill at around 03.00 April 17th and a
woman was seen putting a moped in the back of a car , the make and
registration number are unknown
A parked car was keyed in
Milton Road, Caterham on the Hill between 11.00 and 20.00 April 23rd
Around 17.00 April 17th
the driverís door window of a car parked in Stanstead Road, Caterham was
smashed with a stick (ref 45170039282).
Warlingham, Tatsfield and
Between 08.00 and 18.30 April
19th a house in Park View Road, Woldingham was broken into. A
glass ornament on a garden table was used to smash a glazed garden patio
door but after an untidy search of the house nothing was stolen (ref 45170040362).
12.00 and 12.30 on the same day in what is believed to be a linked crime
a silver coloured BMW was seen close to a house in Station Road that was
also broken into. The bottom panel of a stable style side door was broken
off its hinges in order to gain access and after an untidy search
jewellery was stolen (ref 45170040430).
An air rifle was
fired at a greenhouse in Lusted Hall Lane, Tatsfield between 12.00 and
14.00 April 24th causing damage to the window
April 14th three masked men got out of a silver Vauxhall Astra
van in Leas Road, Warlingham and set fire to a car on the driveway of a
house. The Astra van was found burnt out and abandoned in the Croydon
area. Two suspects have been arrested and released pending further
investigations. Appeals for further information have been circulated in
the press and social media but if you
have any information that could assist Police enquiries please contact us
Vehicle crime in Church Road,
Woldingham continues. Between 14.00 April 14th and 08.00 April
15th all four windows of a car parked in the road were smashed
but after an untidy search nothing was stolen
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