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Bulletin 18   August 19th – September 1st 2021

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

You will have read in our Bulletins of the arrests we have been making for drug dealing in both our area and the whole of Surrey.
What are the signs of potential drug dealing?
Lots of visitors, who don't stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night
People waiting in cars outside particular properties exchanging small packets or cash
Lots of visitors bringing items such as TV's or bikes but leaving empty handed
Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of young men living at their address
What we want to know:
Time, date and place
Vehicle registrations and the make, model and colour
Descriptions of people and details of what they were doing

You can contact us on 101 or webchat on our website

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 and some Court results.

On August 23rd in Burstow a male driver was arrested after failing a breath test , possession of a class B drug ,having no insurance and driving otherwise  in accordance with a licence.
On August 24th in Caterham after spotting a vehicle being driven at speed it was pursued and subsequently crashed nearby. The vehicle had been stolen a short time beforehand and the male driver was arrested a short time afterwards. He will be charged with numerous offences after further enquiries have been undertaken.

On August 27th following a road traffic collision in Warlingham a female was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.

On August 29th after being seen in Whyteleafe driving erratically a female was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.
In Crowhurst on August 29th a female was arrested after a road traffic collision and subsequently failing a roadside breath test. She was further arrested for driving with no MOT, failing to wear a seat belt and using a mobile phone.

An address in Whyteleafe which has been at the centre of ongoing anti-social behaviour and drug use over the last 6+ months has been closed after an order was granted at Guildford Magistrates Court.  Working in partnership with our colleagues at Tandridge District Council, the evidence put forward was so compelling that a full closure was put in place lasting for a period of 3 months. We are aware of how life changing ASB can be to your way of life and we are here to help you. Continue to report these issues to us.

Thomas Crux, 28, of Nethern Court Road in Caterham, was arrested on Carlton Road in South Godstone on 13 June, and was charged with driving with 95mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in his system. At Guildford Magistrates’ Court on 13 June, he was disqualified from driving for two years, given a community order, ordered to complete 50 hours of unpaid work, and ordered to pay £85 in costs and £95 in victim surcharge.

Jade Robson, 30, of Nevill Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells, was arrested on Westhall Road in Warlingham on 20 June, and was charged with driving with 80mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath in her system. At Guildford Magistrates’ Court on 6 July, she was disqualified from driving for 42 months, fined £120 and ordered to pay £85 in costs and £34 in victim surcharge.

Finally a court result that may raise a few eyebrows. Some of you may remember Tom Jones who last year broke into a number of vehicles in Bletchingley (1 theft from motor vehicle, 3 vehicle interferences and 1 common assault)

He has been sentenced at court to:
-costs of £200
-compensation to victim of the theft £8
-Community order for 12 months
-Rehabilitation activity requirement

 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

Normans Road, Smallfield. Around 13.245 August 19th three suspects wearing mask and gloves entered a house, undertook an untidy search and dragged a large iron safe from under the stairs into a hallway where they were disturbed. They made off in a cream van partial index J5992 (ref 45210087951).

Brickhouse Lane, Newchapel. Around 02.42 August 30th six suspects entered premises through a side gate, unlocked a garage and removed items as well as breaking windows on the property. A Honda CRF250 off road bike and golf clubs were stolen (ref 45210091513).

Criminal Damage

Plough Road, Smallfield. At 02.28 August 30th an alarm on a disused building was activated and on police arrival a first floor window was found to be smashed and CCTV revealed that unknown persons had been in the grounds (ref 45210091502).


Crowhurst Village Road, Crowhurst. Overnight August 24th to 25th after cutting through the security chain of a gate a wood chipper was stolen (ref 45210090115).

Millers Lane, Outwood. Between 02.00 and 05.00 August 29th after cutting the chain to a gate a quadbike was stolen (ref 45210091388).

Vehicle Crime

Toronto Drive, Smallfield – Criminal Damage. Around 17.45 August 23rd four males approached a car and kicked it causing damage to the bumper (ref 45210089438).

Lingfield Common Road, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Overnight August 25th to 26th a car was keyed on all four panels (ref 45210090425).

Godstone Road, Lingfield – Theft. Around 11.25 August 31st whilst the victim was paying in petrol filing station the car door was opened and a purse stolen containing a credit card which was used immediately to obtain cash (ref 45210092051).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Rabies Heath Road, Bletchingley. Around 01.00 August 22nd four males forced their way into a garage, stole high value tools and drove off in a white flatbed Ford Ranger (ref 45210088908). Between 22.30 August 28th and 09.00 August 29th a garage was broken into and a Dewalt electric jigsaw and a Makita electric drill were stolen (ref 45210091285).

Criminal Damage

North Park Lane, Bletchingley. Around 15.33 August 20th youths set fire to hay bales in a field. One was aged around 10 to 11 and had ginger hair; the girl aged around 13 had long mousy hair and was possible wearing a grey tracksuit (ref 45210088339).

Vehicle Crime

White Hill Lane, Bletchingley. Overnight August 25th to 26th   an unlocked  silver Land Rover Discovery index V6NOM  together with a handbag and bank cards and a blue Fiat Fullback Pick Up index CV17BZE were stolen after electric gates were jammed open (ref 45210090286).

Bakers Mead, Godstone – Theft. Sometime during the day on August 31st a VW Fox was stolen and later abandoned in Caterham after crashing into two cars in quick succession. Two suspects were seen to run from the car and escaped across fields (ref 45210092061).

Tiburstow Hill Road, Godstone – Theft. Between 01.00 and 02.00 September 1st a car was entered and several items stolen (ref 45210092301).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Tandridge Lane, Tandridge. Between 13.59 August 19th and 13.59 August 20th a workshop was broken into and a leaf blower plus two chainsaws were stolen (ref 45210088252).

Barrow Green Road, Oxted. Around 13.30 August 21st three persons forced a gate bolt to a yard before breaking into an outbuilding and looking in other unsecured buildings. Nothing was stolen (ref 45210088690).

West Hill, Oxted. Between 15.15 and 17.30 August 25th a ground floor flat was broken into after the offender broke a small window to climb in and put the chain on the front door. Jewellery was stolen and the offender left by the same window (ref 45210090136).

Oast Road, Hurst Green. Between August 20th to 23rd a crowbar was used to open a garage door and a shed window was smashed   (ref 45210089321).

Vehicle Crime

Woodhurst Lane, Oxted – Theft. Overnight August 20th to 21st a grey Mercedes GLE index LG16JVZ was stolen from a driveway (ref 45210088588).

High Street, Oxted – Theft. Overnight August 21st to 22nd front index plate GD58FPY was stolen from a car (ref 45210089862).

Oast Road, Hurst Green – Theft. Overnight August 20th to 21st a white BMW M3 index PE20YKG was stolen (ref 45210088566).

Coldshott, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. Overnight August 29th to 30th holes were made in three tyres of car causing them to deflate (ref 45210091676).

Roseacre, Hurst Green – Theft. Between August 27th and 30th the bodywork around the rear door of a van was cut away and power  tools were stolen including a black and white anniversary edition of Makita Drills –a multi Tool, reciprocating saw ,Impact Driver and Combi Drill (ref 45210091796).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Campbell Road, Caterham on The Hill. Between 13.00 and 18.00 August 28th a crowbar was used to force open a rear conservatory door and after an untidy search Asian gold was stolen (ref 45210091256).

Burglary Business and Community

Tupwood Lane, Caterham. Between midnight August 18th and 19th a business unit was broken into and a petrol strimmer stolen (ref 45210087968).

Vehicle Crime

Underwood Road, Caterham – Theft. Overnight August 22nd to 23rd the rear windscreen of a car was smashed and golfing equipment stolen (ref 45210089633).

Dome Hill, Caterham – Theft. Overnight August 25th to 26th a set of golf clubs were stolen from a car (ref 45210090941).

Court Road, Caterham on The hill – Theft. Overnight August 25th to 26th clothing was stolen from the boot of a car (ref 45210090475).

Eldon Road, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Around 10.30 August 27th whilst the victim had left a van door open as he was unloading a wheelbarrow, four males in a white Peugeot pulled up and various electrical items were stolen from the rear of the van (ref 4521090683).

Money Road, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Between 21.00 August 26th and 11.00 August 27th index plates GV58HDX were stolen from a car. The index plates were then used on a white Peugeot Estate by suspects who stole tools from a van in Bradmore Way, Old Coulsdon (ref 45210090710).

Coulsdon Road, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Between August 28th and 30th after pulling the lock on a car a brown wallet was stolen contain a driving licence and debit card (ref 45210091763).

Whyteleafe Road, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Around 09.30 August 31st whilst a van was being unloaded and left unlocked  a male, who drove away in a white Vauxhall Astra  partial index 11PNK, was seen to open the rear door of the van and steal tool boxes containing Makita power tools, chargers and batteries (ref 45210091863).

Hornchurch Hill, Whyteleafe – Criminal Damage. Around 09.00 August 31st a suspect was seen cutting a hole in the door of a van but nothing is believed to have been stolen (ref 45210092098).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Northdown Road, Woldingham. Between 06.45 and 14.30 August 26th a rear patio door was smashed and after an untidy search of the house jewellery and a Rolex watch were stolen (ref 45210090424).

Criminal Damage

Farleigh Road, Warlingham .Around 19.00 August 19th a catapult was used to fire a missile at a bedroom window of a house which was smashed (ref 45210088050). The suspects were in a white Transit van with ladders on the top. The window of van was also smashed nearby (ref 45210088087) and a member of the public was shot at by a catapult fired from the same van in Ledgers Road (ref 45210088099).

East Parkside, Warlingham. Between August 23rd and 25th the rear window of a house was smashed by an unknown object (ref 45210090121).

Tydcombe Road, Warlingham – Theft. Around 09.34 August 31st two males walked up a driveway and whilst one kept watch at the gate the other picked up a strimmer and leaf blower before they drove off in a red Honda Jazz index L11PNK. This cloned plate was used shortly beforehand on a white Vauxhall Astra in Whyteleafe Road (ref 45210091955).

Lunghurst Road, Woldingham. Around 01.15 August 25th intruders cut through a wooden fence but ran off once they saw security cameras and drove off at speed. The two males were young and one wore a hoodie, the other had a head torch and had a beard (ref 45210090235).

Vehicle Crime

Martin Close, Warlingham – Theft. Around 20.55 August 24th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car. Three young males were seen running from the vehicle, one carry a drill in his hand. All were wearing black and balaclavas (ref 45210089873).

Tandridge Road, Warlingham – Theft.  Between 10.00 and 10.30 August 27th the window of a van parked on a driveway was smashed and a leaf blower stolen. The suspects left in a white car probably the Peugeot involved in the incident in Eldon Road, Caterham on the Hill (ref 45210090698).

Church Road, Woldingham – Theft. Around 05.50 August 25th index plates PK64XTJ were stolen from a car (ref 45210090161).

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