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                                                       January 2018/ Issue 32


Good news

Appeal – Family of Barry Jones

Press Release – Man fined for assaulting police officers

Take Five to Stop Fraud Week

Police front counter closure at Camberley

Your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team – personalities, priorities, crime statistics, stop & search statistics

How to help your Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Team – reporting crime etc


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How to join In The Know


Friday 19th January.  A male has been identified for carrying out a meat-theft at the Sainsburys, Heather Ridge Arcade, Heatherside, Camberley.  The matter is under investigation and the male will be spoken to about the matter with a view to prosecution.

Saturday 20th January.  Three Camberley males were arrested on suspicion of drug supplying offences following a proactive police stop on persons acting suspiciously on Victoria Avenue in Camberley.  One male still remains outstanding and those arrested have been released under investigation.  A quantity of drugs and cash have been seized by police.

Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th January saw Surrey, Hampshire and Thames Valley Police join forces in a joint operation to tackle and disrupt cross border criminal activity.  The operation resulted in a number of arrests for drugs possession offences and drug driving.  A number of searches of persons and vehicles were carried out during the operation, a number of vehicles were seized for driving without insurance and local intelligence has been shared and developed.  The operation was extremely positive and shows a desire by all forces to work together in helping each other.

Tuesday 23rd January.  A Camberley male has been arrested for drug driving.  He has been released under investigation pending forensic results from blood tests.  Two persons within the same vehicle were subject to drug searches and intelligence was gathered.

Wednesday 24th January.  A male in Mytchett has been issued with a Domestic Violence Protection Order following a domestic incident at his home address.  The order now prevents him from returning to the address for 28 days.  If he does return he will be arrested.



We need you to get your thinking caps on.  We’re hoping to get in touch with the family of a man called Barry Jones who, we believe, passed away in Malaga, Spain in 2005.  We believe that the family may live in or near the Surrey Heath area, so please share this with your friends in the area.  If you know the family please could you ask them to get in touch with Surrey Police by calling 101 and quoting reference 45170124951.



Man fined for assaulting police officers.  Issue Date: 23 January 2018. 

A Woking man has been fined more than £2000 for assaulting two police officers.  The incident happened in 2016 on Thursday 29, September when officers attended an address in West End following concerns for safety.  They found a drunk Michael Ford behaving in a disruptive manner. Ford then punched the two officers when they attempted to restrain him.

He was found guilty of assault and fined £1,500 when he appeared at Staines Magistrates Court on Wednesday 21, June 2017.  He was ordered to pay £720 in costs and £250 in compensation.  The 49 year old from West End appeared at Staines Magistrates Court on 18 Jan to get his conviction overturned.  A judge refused his appeal against two counts of assault.

Surrey Heath Inspector Bob Darkens said: “Our officers come to work every day to protect the public and ensure they are safe from harm.  They are dedicated to their jobs in what are often challenging circumstances and should not have to face the prospect of violence like this.  It is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated, especially in situations where they are responding to make sure that someone is safe from harm.”



Take Five To Stop Fraud Week is part of the national campaign from Financial Fraud Action UK and the Government, backed by the banking industry coming together to tackle fraud.  The advice being issued this week is really simple but it can stop you becoming a victim of fraud. 


A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account.  Only give out your personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to, that you trust and that you are expecting to be contacted by.


Don’t be tricked into giving a fraudster access to your personal or financial details.  Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.


Always question uninvited approaches in case it is a scam.  Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.


To read more about the campaign and to access all the resources go to


On 31 March, the police front counter at the Surrey Heath Borough Council offices will close.  The yellow phone outside the council offices will remain, and the police can be contacted via 101 or In an emergency please always dial 999.  The nearest front counters to Camberley will now be at Woking or Guildford Police Stations and will be open from 8am to 10 pm.

In emergency situations please always ensure that 999 is dialled.



Steph Edwards, the Community Engagement Volunteer responsible for producing the Crime Updates on Mondays and Wednesdays, will not be back at her desk until April 2018.  Until she is able to return, a crime update will continue to be published every Friday covering the previous week.



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:

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: .  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:

Old Dean, St Michael’s and Watchetts:

Frimley, Heatherside and Parkside:

Mytchett, Deepcut and Frimley Green:

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

Phone 101






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

Reporting anti-social behaviour and driving.  Report anti-social driving on the DriveSMART website.  Click on this link:

Reporting lost and found property.  Find out how you can report lost property.  Click on this link:

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:

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:

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:


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.


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.


If you are receiving this information having been forwarded by a member of In the Know, why not join yourself.  You can keep in touch with what's happening in your local area by signing up for information from  From the Police you will receive witness appeals, crime updates and prevention advice, and news about what is going on in the parts of Surrey that interest you. 

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British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS)BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, is an independent, not-for-profit trade association that campaigns to reduce crime on Britain’s service station forecourts.  They work in partnership with the police, fuel retailers and a range of other key crime-fighting agencies.

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SGN (Gas Emergency Service)They are the gas emergency service, and they use Alert to provide real time information to their customers in emergencies.  The messages SGN will be sending out on Alert will be purely advisory and be extremely useful to Alert users who choose to receive them.

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