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Bulletin 19   September 2nd – September 14th 2021

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

We continue to receive regular reports of car registration plates being stolen from vehicles. Not only can this be inconvenient to the victim, but can lead to a number of fines being sent to the victim when they have in fact not done anything wrong. If the criminals fix the number plate to another car and commit offences, the fines for these offences will be sent to the registered keepers address.

 It can also lead to cases of mistaken identity. If a criminal has used stolen number plates on a car that they have then used to commit a crime then the original owner of the plates could unwittingly be stopped by police who may believe the victim is in fact the person who committed the crime!

 This problem can be easily rectified by fixing the number plate to the car using “Anti-theft Number Plate Bolts " These can be purchased from a number of outlets, including companies such as Halfords.

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 a Court result.

On September 10th in Dormans Park after a van was seen driving erratically a male driver was arrested and charged with driving over the prescribed limit.

On September 13th after protesters from the Insulate Britain Campaign stopped traffic on the exit slip roads of The M25 at Junction 6 in Godstone eighteen protesters were arrested for obstructing the highway and have since been released under investigation.

On September 13th in Oxted a male was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and for assaulting a police officer in lawful execution of his duty.

Martin Conlon, 60, of Whyteleafe Road in Caterham, was sentenced at Guildford Magistrates Court yesterday after pleading guilty to a malicious communications offence. Conlon’s intimidating behaviour towards residents was investigated by the local Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team who worked with those affected to gather evidence.Conlon has been released on conditional discharge, meaning the offence will be registered on his criminal record for 12 months. He has also been ordered to pay £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a £24 victim surcharge.

Sergeant Horner said “Conlon’s behaviour was abusive and had a disproportionate impact on the community. The Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team will not tolerate anti-social behaviour in the borough, including using language which causes harassment or distress. We work jointly with victims and partner agencies to protect the vulnerable and ensure our communities feel safe.”

Local officers PC Mansfield and PC Parsons are continuing to work with local residents affected by Conlon’s behaviour and as a borough we’re looking at other anti-social behaviour enforcement options to help reduce future offending and safeguard our communities.

 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. Around 18.00 September 4th a large anvil was stolen from a shed by two men and a child who drove off in silver coloured Seat Leon (ref 45210094207).

Vehicle Crime

Newache, Dormansland - Criminal Damage. Between 09.30 and 13.20 September 8th a car door was damaged by a 10” long wiggle scratch (ref 45210095211).

High Street, Dormansland – Theft .Around 10.30 September 14th index plate LG13VJX was stolen from a car

Racecourse Road, Lingfield – Theft. Overnight September 10th to 11th the bike rack on a car was damaged in order to steal 45210096144). two bikes. They were a Orbea Orba orange, bronze and black with Hunts Wheels , an electric DS2 gear system (no battery) serial no SNADK 12KOB0760 and a celeste colour Bianchi Intenso  with Hunts wheels serial no TA23509421-WBK08958 (ref 45210096144)


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Coopers Hill Road, Nutfield. Around 15.20 September 2nd three young males were spotted throwing bricks at a derelict bungalow causing damage to the windows (ref 45210093245).

Easter Way, South Godstone. In the early hours of September 6th three young males entered a brick built shed and removed a Ducati motorcycle and a Cube electric push bike matt olive green in colour with orange pedals and handlebar grips. The motorcycle that was fitted with a Tracker was recovered in Edenbridge (ref 45210094031).

Rockshaw Road, Merstham. Between 12.00 and 17.00 September 7th the rear patio door of a house was forced open and the house was entered but it is not thought any items were stolen (ref 45210094789).


Little Common Lane, Bletchingley.Around 22.30 September 5th after pulling down an electric fence an off road quad bike was stolen and overnight September 5th to 7th damage caused to a storage lock at the same location (ref 45210094744/94746).

Criminal Damage

Harcourt Way, South Godstone. Between 09.30 and 13.20 September 8th the glass in a rear patio door was smashed (ref 45210095180).

Vehicle Crime

Clerks Croft, Bletchingley – Theft. Overnight September 4th to 5th rear index plate YK20WSV was stolen from a car (ref 45210093978).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Hurst Green Road, Hurst Green. In the early hours of September 5th three young males attempted to force a garage door open which activated an alarm. On being confronted by the victim who went to investigate they threatened him before leaving on a motorbike (ref 45210093987).

Pollards Oak Road, Hurst Green. Overnight September 13th to 14th the front door of a house was forced open and after stealing a purse with bank cards together with car keys lying on a table, a white Skoda Citigo index MW63REU was also stolen (ref 45210097251).

Wolfs Row, Limpsfield. Sometime between September 3rd and 6th and a hammer used to gain access to a number of garages but nothing was stolen (ref 45210094048).

Granville Road, Limpsfield. Around 10.20September 7th a house was entered and after an untidy search several items were stolen including cash from a safe that had been opened (ref 45210094724).

Church Lane, Oxted. Around 01.35 September 7th the doors of a garage were rammed and two electric bikes stolen. The bikes were subsequently recovered in Edenbridge after the offenders escaped from police (ref 45210094342).

Gibbs Brook Lane, Oxted. Overnight September 12th to 13th a garage was broken into and a long nose hedge Makita trimmer and a Stihl chainsaw were stolen (ref 45210096867).

Vehicle Crime

Ridlands Rise, Limpsfield Chart – Criminal Damage. Sometime between September 6th and 9th the tyre of a car was slashed (ref 45210095510).

Church Lane, Oxted – Criminal Damage. Around 18.50 September 14th a pole was used to hit a van causing damage (ref 45210097365).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Court Road, Caterham. Between August 27th and September 1st a house was broken into via a rear window and jewellery and cash stolen (ref 45210092865).

Clareville Road, Caterham. Between 13.00 and 15.00 August 5th after entering a house via an unlocked back door a Fujitsu lap top computer was stolen (ref 45210095002).

Greenhill Avenue, Caterham. Around 20.30 September 15th a garage was entered and an E Scooter, go-kart and fishing equipment were stolen but later recovered nearby (ref 45210097805).

Burglary Business and Community

Croydon Road, Caterham. Overnight September 10th to 11th the glass door of a shop was smashed and petty cash stolen from a till (ref 45210096182).
Criminal Damage

Stafford Road, Caterham. Around 15.40 September 5th three males threw bricks at the window of a property and were subsequently detained. Enquiries are ongoing (ref 45210093845).
Vehicle Crime

Mount Pleasant Road, Caterham – Criminal Damage. Around 22.25 September 4th the front, side and boot of a car was keyed (ref 45210093748).

Clifton Close, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Around 20.15 September 10th the victim was alerted by the noise of a saw as three males were in the process of stealing a catalytic converter from his car. They drove off with the item in what was believed to be a dark coloured VW Golf (ref 45210095898).

Town End Close, Caterham on the Hill – Theft. Around 19.45 |September 14th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car. A member of the public who went to investigate a grinding noise was threatened by a male holding an iron bar (ref 45210097446).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Park Ley Road, Woldingham. Between 10.30 and 18.00 September 7th the rear window of a house was forced open, an untidy search undertaken and high value jewellery and watches stolen (ref 45210094869).

Vehicle Crime

Crewes Lane, Warlingham – Theft. Sometime between September 9th and 10th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45210097641).

Farleigh Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 20.00 September 10th and 12.00 September 11th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car parked in a driveway (ref 45210096907).

Mayes Close, Warlingham – Theft. Sometime between 12.30 and 05.30 September 14th a white Mercedes GLE Estate index LJ18LNX was stolen from a driveway in what appears to have been a keyless theft (ref 45210097087).

Oakley Road, Warlingham – Theft. Overnight September 13th to 14th a white Mercedes 230D Convertible index H3TSY was stolen and classified as a keyless theft (ref 45210097261).

Limpsfield Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between September 10th and 13th a catalytic converter and an exhaust were stolen from a car (ref 45210097396).

Butlers Dene Road, Woldingham. Overnight September 15th to 16th a black BMW X5 index N21NJK was stolen from a driveway in what appears to be a keyless theft (ref 45210097861).

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