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Mole Valley Beat Bulletin Thurs 12th August 2021

Alert message sent 12/08/2021 10:59:00

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Burglary Alert: Attempted burglary to garage Limeway Terrace Dorking 08 - 11 August padlock broken and attempt to force door. An opportunistic burglar will try a shed or garage first because they can find the tools they need to break into the main house.
Have you seen wanted man Jamie McDonald?
We're appealing for the public's help to find 23-year-old Jamie McDonald from Croydon who is wanted in connection with an ongoing theft investigation.
Today out on foot patrol I encountered a 12 year old boy on an e scooter in Godalming. We stopped and had a well-mannered conversation and upon inspection the E Scooter was essentially just a scooter. The starter switch was broken and there was no way to power it.
A bit of good old fashioned discretionary decision making was employed to allow him to keep the scooter but prior to our meeting he was completely unaware - as were his parents of the restrictions around the use of E scooters.
E scooters are legally classified as motor vehicles and as such are subject to the same stringent regulations and safety measures to be used in public places including the requirement to hold a driving licence and valid insurance.
Failure to meet these requirements carries the same penalties as for any other motor vehicle, fines, endorsements and possible disqualification from driving.
At the risk of sounding like a bit of a kill joy the law serves a legitimate purpose - these scooters have been involved in numerous collisions resulting in serious injury and tragic fatality across the UK, they are silent, can travel at considerable speed, they tend not to have lights, are often used in areas where pedestrians aren't expecting hazards from fast moving traffic, and are not easily visible to other road users.
E-Scooters can be used on private land with the land owner's permission or as part of a number of local authority operated rental schemes across the UK where the scooters are carefully restricted and regulated for safety - but that's about it.
You can’t use them to go to the shops, to commute to work, in the local park or on any public footpaths or roads.
So please bear all of this in mind when considering buying an E-Scooter.
Thanks for reading PC Chris Skillicorn-Aston
Roads Policing Unit (RPU) - Surrey Police - UK
We love animals but please, when driving at speed, don’t try to swerve and avoid animals that run into the carriageway.
This was the result of a driver trying to avoid a fox on the A3.
Thankfully the driver escaped with scratches and bruising but it could have been a lot worse!
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Action Fraud has received over 700 reports from members of the public about fake emails purporting to be from the NHS.
The emails claim to be able to provide people with a “digital passport” that “proves you have been vaccinated against COVID-19”.
These emails are FAKE, and the links within them lead to genuine-looking websites that steal your personal and financial information.
In the UK, coronavirus vaccines are only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine.
The vaccine is free of charge. At NO point will you be asked to pay.
Adding a letterbox guard (letter plate) can help prevent letterbox fishing where criminals try to remove your house keys through your letterbox.
Today (11/08/21) a member of the public has handed in a pair of Ford car keys. Attached to these keys is a red Mazda hot wheels car and a fossil key ring. The car keys were found behind Sainsbury in Marlborough car park.
If anyone has lost there keys or know who has please contact the police on:
New Animal Warden.
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This is Leilah, who has been working as an Animal Warden for the Shared Environmental Health & Licensing Partnership between Mole Valley and Tandridge for the past year. Leilah has predominantly been working within Tandridge but is very much looking forward to working across both Mole Valley and Tandridge, alongside other agencies in relation to animal welfare and ownership issues/concerns.
Lost or stray dogs can be reported to us during office hours by calling 01306 885001. Our out of hours number is 0300 1237718.
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Further contact details are available on our website:
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Andy Reid (Surrey Police, InTheKnow.Community Administrator, Mole Valley)
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