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Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

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Bulletin 11   May 13th – May 26th 2021

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

So, as you leave home for long-overdue catch ups with friends and family, take a moment to check your home security first and take some time to check your home security measures.

We recommend fitting new or stronger locks on gates, windows and doors, especially to garages and sheds. Outbuildings often contain valuable items such as power tools, bikes and golf clubs, but aren't well secured and are easy for burglars to break into.

Video doorbells have become increasingly popular and can help you manage your home security remotely, as well as acting as a visual deterrent to burglars.

Installing motion sensor lighting at the front and rear of your property can also be an effective deterrent to stop anyone prowling around your home in the dead of night.

Our suggestions include:
Replacing old door and window locks
Keeping garden gates locked and bolted
Moving bins out of sight so they can't be used to climb over fences or walls or through windows
Planting spiky shrubs under garden walls and windows to burglar-proof the outside of your home
Adding alarms and strong locks to sheds and garages to keep power tools, bikes and golf clubs safe
Installing video doorbells and other CCTV around the outside of your property

Finally at the end of this Bulletin you will find an updated list of the Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Karen Hughes

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector

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

We would like to thank everyone that helped to share our appeal on May 12th following the shed that was set on fire in Dormansland. We have now identified the two people pictured and would request that the images are not shared any further. A 13-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy, both from Lingfield, have been arrested on suspicion of arson and on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal, and have since been bailed pending further enquiries.

On Thursday 13th May  Officers from Surrey’s Divisional Support unit (DSU) and Metropolitan Police, Roads Transport Policing Command (RTPC) deployed to main roads, including the A22 in Whyteleafe, in Tandridge Borough as well as in Reigate and Banstead Borough. Checks were conducted on private hire vehicles looking to ensure licence compliance and that they were not being used for criminality.

During the day officers recovered class A and class B drugs, reported 4 drivers for no insurance and 1 for no licence. Shockingly, out of all the private hire vehicles stopped, 10% were not complying with the relevant legislation including a number of vehicle defects. They will be dealt with by Transport for London (TFL)
A new East Surrey Proactive Team has recently been set up. Additional officers will tackle things   most harming communities. They have only just started, but have already executed 12 warrants and recovered over £25,000 in criminal cash, large amounts of class A & B drugs and a firearm
Daniel Tillyard, 26, of Victoria Park Square, Tower Hamlets, London, and Shamil Amin, 32, from Copse Hill, Purley, London, have been charged with 19 drug-related offences following a complex investigation into pharmaceutical misconduct, and the supply and sale of Class A, B and C drugs including cannabis edibles, in the South East. The charges relate to a number of warrants which were carried out, including one in Caterham. Tillyard and Amin have been remanded in custody and are due to appear at Guildford Crown Court on June 24th.
On May 15th following a vehicle stop in Hurst Green a quantity of cannabis was found behind the driver’s seat and following a drug swipe the driver was arrested after testing positive. In Outwood another driver was also arrested after providing a positive cannabis sample.

On May 20th four cars stolen from the Met Police Area were recovered at a property in the Lingfield area, several arrests made and enquiries are continuing.

On May 22nd following a single vehicle road traffic collision the male driver was arrested after failing a breath test.

In Whyteleafe on May 25th a car was observed weaving heavily, speeding up and then braking heavily. The female driver subsequently failed a roadside breath test and was arrested for this and also for driving without 3rd party insurance.

 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

Lingfield Common Road, Lingfield. Overnight May 18th to 19th after climbing through a hole in a fence into a rear garden a barn was entered and a bouncy castle and two blowers were stolen (ref 45210051748).

Domewood, Copthorne. Around 13.30 May 21st the rear patio door of a house was smashed with a rock but the two males fled when confronted by the victim after they had entered the property. This incident has been linked to a similar incident in Limpsfield on May 20th (ref 45210052789).

Blackberry Lane, Felcourt. Overnight May 25th items including an Orange Stihl chain saw MS181 and 2x Driver clubs were stolen from an unlocked shed (ref 45210054406).
Burglary Business and Community

Moor Lane, Marsh Green. Between May 12th and 13th three males in a white Ford Transit with caged sides entered a property over a locked gate and after spending some time walking around departed without stealing anything (ref 45210051125).

Vehicle Crime

High Street, Dormansland – Criminal Damage. Between April 30th and May 16th damage was caused to a vehicle parked in the street on several occasions (ref 45210050460).

St Piers Lane, Lingfield – Theft. Between May 14th and 17th the speedo and rev counter were stolen from a Ford Transit van leaving the vehicle damaged (ref 45210050863).

Grove Road, Lingfield Criminal Damage. Around 04.00 May 20th an attempt was made to steal a motorbike and the throttle was smashed and removed together with the disc lock (ref 45210052150).

Tandridge Lane, Lingfield – Theft. Overnight May 20th to 21st a red quad bike was stolen from outside the property (ref 45210052597).


Burglary Business and Community

Nutfield Road, Nutfield. Around 07.45 May 25th kitchen racking was stolen from a compound at a commercial property by a male seen driving away in a white van (ref 45210053975).

Lagham Park, South Godstone. Overnight May 13th to 14th a Fantic motorbike index SK19KWE and a Yamaha motorbike index X900GTX were stolen (ref 45210050039).

Vehicle Crime

Tilburstow Hill Road, Godstone – Theft. Overnight May 17th to 18th the rear door lock of a van was removed and a large quantity of tools were stolen (ref 45210051365).

Bakers Mead, Godstone – Theft. Between 12.45 and 13.25 May 21st index plates BG66ZFW were stolen from a car (ref 452100527112).

Harcourt Way, South Godstone – Theft. Between 18.00 May 13th and 18.00 May 14th a white Ford Transit index BF13HTC was stolen (ref 45210050394).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Hurst Green Close, Hurst Green. Around 02.00 May 14th a suspect was scared off after attempting to enter a house through conservatory doors. The middle door was damaged (45210050577).

Hurst Green Road, Hurst Green. Overnight May 24th to 25th after entering a property undergoing renovation through the rear doors which were not locked various metal and power tools were stolen (ref 45210054077).

Westerham Road, Limpsfield. Around 13.37 May 20th a person entered a house after throwing a rock through a window whilst the victims were out and a valuable ring was stolen. The offender is described as a white male aged around 25 to 35, tall, slim, short black hair wearing blue jeans, blue hoodie with zip/trainers, black baseball cap and black Covid mask (ref 45210052399).

Hoskins Road, Oxted. Between 09.00 May 24th and 12.00 May 25th an unused commercial building was broken into through boarded up windows but nothing was stolen (ref 45210054077).

Criminal Damage

Hoskins Road, Oxted. Sometime between May 20th and 24th a fire exit door was spray painted and two windows smashed on retail premises (ref 45210053619).

Vehicle Crime

Hazelwood Road, Hurst Green. Around 18.00 May 25th a car was scratched and scraped (ref 45210054296).

Court Farm Lane, Oxted – Criminal Damage. Around 17.43 May 26th the windscreen of a police vehicle was smashed whilst officers were attending an incident (ref 45210054644).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Banstead Road, Caterham. Between 14.00 and 16.00 May 18th after breaking a pane of glass in the back door, the property was entered and a number of items stolen (ref 45210051572).

Burglary Business and Community

Chaldon Road, Caterham on the Hill. Around 02.15 May 24th two males attempted to force open the door of a retail unit but failed to gain entry (ref 45210054190).


Rook Lane, Chaldon. Between 22.00 and 22.25 May 24th two gas bottles were stolen from an external cupboard and a pipe cut that provided gas to a caravan. The two offenders left when a dog on the premises started barking (ref 45210054084).

Vehicle Crime

Whytleafe Road, Caterham – Theft. Around 11.45 May 17th tools were stolen from a van parked outside a construction site by males who drove off in another vehicle (ref 45210050972).

Beechwood Gardens, Caterham – Theft. Between 23.00 May 22nd and 12.00 May 23rd a Gucci bag containing £500 and a black trench coat were stolen from a car that appears to have been left unlocked (ref 45210053370).

Coulsdon Road, Caterham on the Hill – Criminal Damage. Overnight May 24th to 25th the rear brake line on a van was cut and the ABS sensor on a car was cut (ref 45210054238).

The Grove, Caterham on The Hill – Criminal Damage. Around 19.45 May 26th six or seven teenage boys were seen by a witness to punch the wing mirror off a parked car as they walked past (ref 45210054690).


Burglary Business and Community

Harrow Road, Warlingham . Between 18.20 and 18.45 May 22nd the padlocks to the entrance gates of a property were cut and a large quantity of tools were stolen (ref 45210053567).

Vehicle Crime

Marston Drive, Warlingham – Theft. Around 11.10 May 17th garden equipment being used by a contractor in the front garden of a house was removed by suspects wearing black and white face masks. They left the scene in a silver coloured people carrier with cloned index plates (ref 45210050916).

Oakley Road, Warlingham – Theft.  Sometime between May 16th and 17th index plates LV18YGN were stolen from a car (ref 45210051048).

Farleigh Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 10.00 and 12.00 May 17th a power tool cat jenny was stolen from the rear of an insecure van (ref 45210052216).

Tithepitshaw Lane, Warlingham – Criminal Damage. Overnight May 18th to 19th the bodywork of a van was scratched (ref 45210052328).

Hillbury Road, Warlingham – Criminal Damage. Between 16.20 May 22nd and 13.00 May 23rd a scratch was made down one side of a parked car (ref 45210053369).

Harrow Road, Warlingham – Theft, Between May 21st and 24th index plates EF11KVO were stolen from a van (ref 45210053562).

Westview Road, Warlingham – Criminal Damage. Around 11.10 May 25th two males attempted to gain access to a van using a crowbar causing damage to a door. They made off in a bronze/silver coloured Volvo after being seen being driven by a third male (ref 45210054085).

The Area Patrol Response Team (APT) operates 24/7 but below are updated details of our TANDRIDGE SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM

Borough Commander

Inspector 40205 Karen Hughes


Police Sergeant  3124 Guy Horner
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC 40495 Tom Warwick
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC 41542 Christian Mansfield
Youth Engagement Officer PC 1910 Leessa Crouch

Caterham Hill, Caterham Valley
Chaldon, Whyteleafe & Portley

PCSO 13690 Amy Ord PCSO, PCSO 11455 Vicky Seymour ,PCSO 17350 Danusia Maltby
Warlingham, Woldingham , Tatsfield, Titsey

PCSO 12599 Rupert Kelley, PCSO 13991 Rachel Gridley


Police Sergeant 3955 Hayley Poulton
PC 40300 Kev Stimson
PC 41532 Lauren Elllis

Oxted, Hurst Green, Limpsfield, Crowhurst

PCSO 17556 Zeinab Hosseinkhani, PCSO 17372 Lisa Cobby

Godstone, South Godstone, Blindley Heath, Nutfield, South Nutfield and Bletchingley

PCSO 13539 Stuart Wren, PCSO 13853 Lorraine Wells


Police Sergeant 2210 Fiona (Fee) Mead
PC 40292 Lee Newman
PC 41533 Rowan Futter
Youth Engagement Officer PC 1812 Sarah Adams

Outwood, Horne, Burstow and Smallfield, Dormansland, Lingfield and Felbridge

PCSO 12437 Conrad Cheeseman, PCSO 17568 Harry Young, PCSO 13917 Kerrie Furlong
 PCSO 12857 Hermione (Henry) Pilbrow


PCSO 14276 Terry Pearson

Crime Reduction Advisor 17631 Simon Evans
Office Manager 15645 Moira Cocks

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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