|SURREY HEATH nEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE TEAM COMMUNIQUE
January 2018/ Issue 31
News Release – CBO issued to protect the Surrey Heath community
News Release – Disappointing numbers of people still driving under the influence
News Release – Witnesses needed for an assault outside the Surrey Arms pub in Camberley?
News Release - Witnesses needed to a fight near St Peters Church on Frimley Green Road that left 14-year-old with fractured eye socked
News Release - Woman tackles burglar at neighbour’s house
The Herbert Protocol
Your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team – personalities, priorities, crime statistics, stop & search statistics
How to help your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team – reporting crime etc
Sharing this advice
How to join In The Know
Bagshot man, James Latham, given 3 year Criminal Behaviour Order. James Latham of 70A Bagshot Green was handed a 3 year criminal behaviour order on 16 01 2018 by Guildford Magistrates Court. Mr Latham was found guilty of numerous theft offences locally in Surrey Heath and in doing so had caused significant alarm to store workers and members of the public at the time of his offending. See the press release below for his conditions which are in place to safeguard stores locally and the wider Surrey Heath community.
Camberley male jailed for 4 and a half years. Camberley male, Billy Barclay, has been jailed following a robbery offence in Bournemouth in July 2017.
Female found in possession cannabis. Following a vehicle stop on Wilton Road, Camberley a female was positively dealt with for possessing the illegal drug cannabis.
Local officers join Housing provider Accent Peerless for joint patrols. PC Natalie Pattison joined Accent Peerless housing officer Paul Hills on Tuesday 16th January where visits were carried out to over 15 properties within the Surrey Heath borough. The addresses visited were offered advice about ASB and their general behaviour and served various warning letters. Joint visits have been in place for around 12 months and have proved highly successful in both boosting joint partnership working and reinforcing the message to Accent tenants that ASB will not be tolerated.
Criminal Behaviour Order issued to protect Surrey Heath community. Issue Date:19 January 2018
James Latham, 47 from Camberley has been given a three year Criminal Behaviour Order to prevent him from stealing from stores in Surrey Heath and making threats to shop staff and the public. Latham appeared at Guildford Magistrates Court on 16 January where he was issued with the order which bans him from entering a number of premises without written permission from the managers.
As part of the order he is also prevented from behaving in a manner either verbally or physically that would cause alarm harassment or distress to anyone in Surrey Heath. If he leaves shops without paying he will be in breach of this order.
Surrey Heath Sergeant Knight said: “We’ve taken this action to tackle Latham’s history of anti-social behaviour. Despite receiving banning letters, he continues to steal and threaten shop staff. We hope that as a result of this order we will reduce the distress and harassment he causes in the Surrey Heath community”
As a result of his ongoing anti-social behaviour and drug use, Latham was also issued with a partial closure on his property when he appeared at Magistrates Court on 8 January. 70A Bagshot Green, Bagsho will remain partially closed until 12 May 2018 with only two tenants lawfully being allowed on the premise. Anyone found breaching the order will be arrested and prosecuted.
Please report any breaches to Surrey Police on 999 in an emergency (breach happening now), or dialling 101. Any information you give will be treated confidentially.
Disappointing numbers of people still driving under the influence. Issue Date:05 January 2018
Surrey Police targeted drivers over the festive period (1 December – 2 January) and arrested 154 and charged 61 with offences regarding driving under the influence of drink and drugs. Under current legislation, an individual can receive up to 14 years in prison if they cause death by careless driving while under the influence of intoxicating substances – however under new government proposals, motorists face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
Of those charged, a further 17 have now been though court proceedings and convicted.
Superintendent Chris Moon of the Surrey Police and Sussex Police Road Policing Units said, “We’re extremely disappointed that so many people still decide to drive under the influence of drink or drugs, putting themselves and others at significant risk of being killed or seriously injured, despite our repeated warnings. While we drew specific attention to this issue during the festive period, don’t think the end of our dedicated campaign means motorists are off the hook. There is no place for driving under the influence on Surrey’s roads and we’ll still proactively and reactively respond to reports of drink and drug-drivers throughout the year, and those caught will be dealt with robustly. We’d like to thank everyone for their support, in particular those who have reported incidents to us. If you are out with friends or work colleagues and someone is intending to drive while under the influence – our message is, “Be brave!” try and talk them out of it or suggest other ways of getting home. However if you know someone is currently driving while over the limit or after taking drugs, please call 999.”
Alternatively, you can visit the independent charity, Crimestoppers, via their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org or contact them anonymously on 0800 555 111 – they never ask your name or trace your call.
Did you see assault outside Camberley pub? Issue Date: 13 January 2018
We are appealing for witnesses following an assault outside a pub in Camberley which has left a man with serious head injuries. The incident happened at 11.20pm on Jan 12 outside the Surrey Arms, in High Street. The man was assaulted and taken to hospital.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Emma Erangey said: “This was a serious assault which took place at a busy time of night and we are sure there would have been witnesses to what happened. If you were in the area at the time please get in touch by calling 101 and quoting PR/45180004630(C) if you have any information whatsoever about what happened. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
A man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and has been released while remaining under investigation.
Witnesses needed to Camberley fight that left 14-year-old with fractured eye socked. Issue Date: 14 January 2018.
We are appealing for help from the public with any information about a fight involving a large group of teenagers which left one boy with a fractured eye socket. The incident happened between 8pm and 9pm January 13 near St Peter’s Church on Frimley Green Road.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Tom Emery said: “This was a nasty incident which involved a group of around 15 teenagers, believed to be wearing face masks, who we suspect deliberately set upon three other teenagers, two of which were injured. One of the victims, a 14-year-old sustained a fractured eye socket and we are asking for any witnesses to this incident, or anyone who might have since heard about what happened to get in touch with us. We understand this incident will cause concern among the community, but we do not believe this to be a random attack and we are hoping that with some help from the public we can find out further information to support our investigation and ultimately make Camberley as safe as it can be. “Anyone who has any information should contact Surrey Police by calling 101 and quote the reference number PR/45180004999(C).”
Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, one remains in custody while the second has been released under investigation.
CCTV: Woman tackles burglar at neighbour’s house. Issue Date: 17 January 2018
Officers have praised a woman seen on CCTV interrupting a burglary in progress at a property in Claygate. The woman was in her front garden, just before 4pm on 10 January, when she heard an alarm going off at a house nearby. She went over, looked through the windows and saw two men dressed in black at the back of the house, and the back door had been smashed. As the men left the house, the woman tried to confront one of them as he ran to a car. The woman noted the car number plate and contacted police on 999. Officers searched the area, but were unable to find the car, however later that day Metropolitan Police colleagues stopped the vehicle in Brixton and arrested a man on suspicion of burglary. He was interviewed in custody and has been released under investigation.
Inspector Dee Fielding, from North Surrey CID, said: "This woman's brave actions, and prompt call to us, led to the arrest of a man suspected of burglary, and we are grateful to her for investigating when she heard the alarm sounding. It was a pleasure to meet her earlier this week, and thank her personally for her actions. I’d always urge the public to make sure they are safe before deciding to get involved, and if you suspect a burglary is in progress call us immediately on 999.”
We are also appealing to Surrey residents to think seriously about their home security. Please don’t be complacent and think it will never happen to you. If you only do the bare minimum please follow these tips:
Lock doors and windows when you go out
Leave lights on or on a timer so it looks like someone’s at home
Register your property (laptop, phones, bikes etc) with a company such as Immobilise (www.immobilise.com) – this will increase your chances of getting it back if it’s stolen. The online service is totally free and is quick and easy to use. Items marked as being registered with Immobilise are less likely to be stolen, and households displaying Immobilise stickers are less likely to be targeted by burglars.
It’s a good idea to photograph any expensive or unusual items such as jewellery and place stickers in your windows to let people know your property is marked.
Invest in a safe if you have very expensive jewellery in the house and store jewellery in there when you’re not wearing it.
Advice on how to keep your home safe can be obtained from your local Crime Reduction Advisor on 101 or by visiting the Surrey Police website: https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/protect-your-home-and-belongings/burglary/
Surrey Police is part of the national Herbert Protocol initiative - a risk reduction tool for people living with dementia who may go missing. The initiative is named after George Herbert, a Second World War veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia and repeatedly went missing from his care home whilst trying to return home.
The Herbert Protocol encourages carers to compile and maintain useful information which can be easily accessed and shared in the event that a vulnerable person goes missing. Carers, family members and friends are encouraged to download the form (https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/herbert-protocol-missing-person-form/) from the Surrey Police website and complete this with relevant and up-to-date information. The form captures vital information such as medication required, mobile numbers, places previously located, a photograph, usual routines, etc. The completed form should be kept safely by carers, family or friends, where it can be found quickly in the unfortunate event of the person going missing.
This form is designed to be completed before a vulnerable person goes missing and to help police locate the person as quickly as possible. It avoids putting families through the stress of having to answer questions from police at an incredibly distressing and worrying time. The police will only ever ask for the form if the person is reported missing.
If a loved one has gone missing please report it immediately via 999.
YOUR SURREY HEATH NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
In the year ending June 2017, the average crime rate in Surrey Heath was lower than the average crime rate across similar areas. Click on the link to view the evidence: https://www.police.uk/surrey/SHSV/performance/compare-your-area/
Police in Surrey Heath continue to work to cut crime, but they cannot fight crime alone. They need your support. Your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team is there to listen to your concerns and act upon the issues that matter to you most in order to help you feel more confident in your community. Details of the Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team can be found here: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/ . This link also provides you with the latest news from the police in Surrey Heath.
For more detail on your local neighbourhood team including the local PCSOs, their local priorities, the local crime statistics map and a stop and search map please follow the links below:
Camberley Town and St Pauls: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/camberley-town-and-st-pauls/
Old Dean, St Michael’s and Watchetts: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/old-dean-st-michaels-watchetts/
Frimley, Heatherside and Parkside: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/frimley-heatherside-parkside/
Mytchett, Deepcut and Frimley Green: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/mytchett-deepcut-frimley-green/
The Six Villages: https://surrey.police.uk/surrey-heath/the-six-villages/
If you have any information to give to the police on crimes in your area or wish to discuss issues that relate to crime in your area, the Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team can be contacted as follows:
Police Station Surrey Heath Borough Council, Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Surrey Heath, Surrey GU15 3HD
HOW YOU CAN HELP SURREY POLICE AND YOUR SURREY HEATH NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
Reporting a crime. Find out how you can report a crime, including theft and burglary, criminal damage, hate crime, and fraud. Click on the link to https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-a-crime/
Reporting anti-social behaviour and driving. Report anti-social driving on the DriveSMART website. Click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-anti-social-behaviour-and-driving/
Reporting lost and found property. Find out how you can report lost property. Click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-lost-and-found-property/
Reporting neighbour disputes. Disputes between neighbours can be caused by a variety of reasons. If it involves an assault or threat of violence, a breach of the peace or criminal damage it is a police matter. Call 101, report online or call 999 in an emergency. For further details on how to report neighbour disputes click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-neighbour-disputes/
Reporting road traffic collisions. If you are the driver of a vehicle involved in a road traffic collision and owner / insurance / vehicle details were not exchanged at the scene OR you sustained an injury, you must report the incident in person at a police station as soon as possible and within 24 hours. You are legally obliged to do this. For further details on reporting non-urgent traffic accidents click on this link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-road-traffic-collisions/
Reporting a sounding alarm. If an alarm sounds and there is evidence of criminal activity underway or you see something suspicious call 999. Don't be tempted to put yourself in danger by making checks yourself. Unless there is suspicious activity the police will not attend. If an alarm persistently sounds and it becomes a nuisance you should contact your local council who may send an Environmental Health Officer. For further information click on the link: https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/report-a-sounding-alarm/
YOUR FEEDBACK VALUED
Surrey Heath police continue to appreciate your feedback on the information that they are sending out via the regular Crime Reports and these weekly Communiques. Your suggestions on how we can improve them or give you more information that is relevant to you are very much appreciated? The responses so far have been mostly positive, but we would appreciate more. If you have not yet responded please do so. It will help ensure that these communiques continue if the response is positive or will change if the response is negative. You can send us your comments by clicking on the "Reply" (if you would like a response) or “Rate” (if you do not require a response) buttons below.
SHARING THIS ADVICE
These weekly communiques replace the quarterly newsletter distributed by hand to each household in Surrey Heath until 2010 when the police were no longer able to continue to do this following cuts in the Safer Neighbourhood Team. Although distributed to 950+ addresses and with the potential to be forwarded to a further 9000+ Neighbourhood Watch members by the 300+ Watch Co-ordinators, they still do not necessarily reach those without an email address. Hopefully, those who appreciate these communiques and feel that they are able to will forward to their friends and family who might benefit from the advice.
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