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Bulletin 8   April 1st – April 14th 2021

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

When locking your car via your remote control stop and look. Did all the door locks actually go down? Wireless doorbells and other wireless technology have increased over the years and have been known to interfere with car remote locking so whilst you may have pressed the lock button, the locks may not have gone down. Visually check and verify - don't just assume it locked because you pressed the button.

If you use a keyless car entry system we strongly recommend that you purchase a Faraday bag to keep the key in especially at night.

Each year cars are stolen after no key has been used. At the end of this Bulletin click on the attachment to view a slide illustrating how car thieves are able to do this.

Karen Hughes

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector


Our Area Patrol Team and Safer Neighbourhood Team deal with a variety of incidents. Here is one they dealt with since the last Bulletin.

On April 6th in Outwood officers stopped a car that was seen to be damaged and the male driver was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drink/drug driving.

 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 below. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most appropriate circulation of information.


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

West Park Road, Newchapel. Between April 3rd and 5th an unoccupied house was broken into and items in the garden together with parts of the interior of the property were damaged (ref 45210034793).

Criminal Damage

Dowlands Lane, Smallfield. Between 11.00 and 12.00 April 8th a garden shed, garden equipment and surrounding hedges were damaged after being deliberately set on fire (ref 45210036029).

Lake View Road, Dormans Park. Around 23.20 April 13th suspects were seen setting fires in the grounds of a derelict house causing damage (ref 45210037989).


Saxbys Lane, Lingfield. Around 23.32 April 1st solid iron manhole grates were stolen from a yard (ref 45210034026).

Hollow Lane, Dormansland. Around 11.00 April 3rd lead was stolen from a driveway (ref 45210034179).

Criminal Damage

Saxbys Lane, Lingfield. Between 12.00 and 15.00 April 13th a projectile caused a hole in a window of a house (ref 45210037928).

Vehicle Crime

Keepers Corner, Burstow. Between 07.20 and 20.00 April 6th index plates LO14AVF were stolen from a car (ref 45210035365).

Lingfield Common Road, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Overnight April 9th to 10th a foam fire extinguisher was used to spray foam over a parked vehicle before being discarded in nearby bushes (ref 45210036386).

Grove Road, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Overnight April 0th to 10th paint was poured over the rear window and boot of a car (ref 45210036682).


Criminal Damage

Nutfield Park, South Nutfield. Overnight March 31st to April 1st heavy plant and dumper diggers were damaged (ref 45210033537).

Selborne Square, Godstone. Between 08.00 and 14.00 April 5th an attempt was made to enter a lower rear window and a pane of glass damaged (ref 45210035109).

Vehicle Crime

Pendell Road, Bletchingley – Theft. Overnight April 6th to 7th a Ford Transit index GF61UFD was stolen from outside a house (ref 45210035462).

Ockleys Mead, Godstone – Theft. Between 12.00 and 18.00 April 7th index plates HY61ULG were stolen from a vehicle (ref 45210035768)/


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

High Street, Limpsfield. Around 03.21 April 5th suspects entered a house via an open front door but fled the scene after an alarm activated (ref 45210034704).
Criminal Damage

Pollards Oak Road, Hurst Green. Overnight April 5th to 6th a brick was thrown at the window of a house causing the outer pane to smash (ref 45210035193).

Vehicle Crime

East Hill, Oxted – Criminal Damage. Overnight March 31st to April 1st rocks taken from a railway line in the vicinity were thrown onto a car causing damage to the paintwork and smashing the window (ref 45210033394).

Station Approach, Oxted. Around 12.50 April 8th a member of the public disturbed two males trying to jemmy open the rear door of a van with a crowbar and they fled the scene (ref 45210036403).

Tandridge Lane, Tandridge – Theft. Around 12.55 April 8th multiple tools were stolen from a van (ref 45210036151).

Hurst Green Road, Hurst – Criminal Damage. Overnight April 9th to 10th the front offside window of a car was smashed (ref 45210036845).

Ridlands Lane, Limpsfield – Criminal Damage. Overnight April 9th to 10th the tyre of a vehicle was slashed (ref 45210037506) and scratches were made to the bodywork of another (ref 45210037512).



On April 1st around 15.00 after receiving reports of an attempted robbery in Queens Park, Caterham officers including a firearms unit attended.  Six boys were detained nearby and returned home to their parents. No one was hurt, no property taken, and the knife that had been alleged to have been seen was not found. Enquiries are ongoing (ref 45210033549).

Criminal Damage

Stanstead Road, Caterham. Between April 3rd and 5th two panels of glass on a greenhouse were smashed (ref 45210034851).

Vehicle Crime

Chaldon Road, Caterham on the Hill – Theft. Between 21.30 and 21.45 April 2nd a stereo was stolen from a car after the front nearside window had been smashed (ref 45210034327).

Harestone Valley Road, Caterham – Theft, Between 23.55 April 8th and 00.465 April 9th the cradles and six spare wheels were stolen from mini buses parked at a school (ref 45210036363).

Church Hill, Caterham – Criminal Damage. Overnight April 9th to 10th the wing mirror of a car was damaged (ref 45210036798).


Criminal Damage

Tatsfield Approach Road, Tatsfield. Between 18.30 and 18.45 April 8th wood on a club house was smashed and damaged (ref 45210036131).

Vehicle Crime

Southfields Road, Woldingham – Theft. Between 08.00 and 12.00 April 7th the window of a van was smashed and a Makita DAB radio stolen (ref 45210035731).

Church Road, Woldingham – Theft. Between 08.45 and 19.00 April 8th index plates LV14KFU were stolen from a vehicle (ref 45210036221).

Limpsfield Road, Warlingham – Theft. Around 23.15 April 12th a pair of Ray-ban Sunglasses were stolen from an unlocked car (ref 45210037719) and earlier two males were spotted trying car door handles in Meadway (ref 45210037661). Around 14.07 April 14th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45210038251).
If you have to contact us about a non-urgent matter or to provide information on non-urgent suspicious matters or unusual behaviour you have observed which may be useful intelligence for us at a future date please email Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team: 
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Neil Barnes (Surrey Police, Office Manager, Tandridge)
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