Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: August 2017, 1st Update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Steph Edwards, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath,

  • Crime No. 45170085276: Between 04/08/2017 from 19:00 to 05/08/2017 at 08:00, at London Road, Camberley. Wing mirror on Car has been smashed.
  • Crime No.45170083281: On 05/08/2017 between 10:00 and 11:06, at Laundry Lane, Camberley. Damage has been done to Vehicle.
    Crime No.45170085802: On 06/08/2017 between 12:00 and 14.35, at London Road, Camberley. Damage caused on the outside of building to the fire hose. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170085443: Between 25/07/2017 from 08:00 to 05/08/2017 at 18:19, at Grasmere Road, Lightwater. Males have gained access to owner’s garden during night time, they moved and broken some garden ornaments, scared owner by banging on bathroom window.
  • Crime No.45170086119: Between 06/08/2017 from 15:00 to 07/08/17 at 14:00, at Station Road, Bagshot. A Vehicle has had there rear windscreen smashed.
  • Crime No.45170086835: Between 08/08/2017 from 22:00 to 09/08/2017 at 07:00, at Burr Hill Lane, Chobham. Vehicle has had the back windscreen smashed. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170087501: Between 09/08/2017 from 20:00 to 10/08/2017 at 11:30, at James Rd, Camberley. Back window of a red Citroen C2 has been smashed (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45170086916: Between 08/08/2017 from 19:00 to 09/08/2017 at 09:00, at The Absolute Building, Lyon Way Frimley. Entry to the commercial building gained by removing glass to fire exit door at rear of the building. Metal staircase handrails have been stolen from within.
  • Crime No.45170086894: Between 08/08/2017 from18:00 to 09/08/2017 at 08:20, at Fosters Grove, Windlesham. Whilst parked on the road overnight part of the front body panel, including Index plate, has been removed and stolen from a black Vauxhall Corsa.
  • Crime No.45170087074: Between 30/07/2017 from 06:00 to 07/08/2017 at 23:00, at Grasmere Rd, Lightwater. Black VW Golf has again received a nail through the centre of the nearside rear tyre, this is the third time this has happened to this vehicle on the same tyre (hidden from pavement view) over the last year. (Under investigation)

Police News: Arrest in connection with burglaries in Lightwater

Good work by Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Police team, as this message says,

Message from David Howie (Surrey Police, Community Engagement Volunteer, Surrey Heath)

Today (04/08/2017) a male has been arrested in connection with a recent burglary series which has recently been seen in the Lightwater area of Surrey Heath.

The male is currently under investigation and we will look to pass you more information as and when we can.

Reading the Police Crime Bulletin for August – the previous article – it was concerning about the number of burglaries in Lightwater, a relatively crime free village. It’s pleasing that the likely offender has been apprehended, about whom we’re to learn more.

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: August 2017

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Steph Edwards, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath,

  • Crime No.45170081488:  On 26/07/2017 from 12:15 to 16:30 at Amberwood Drive, Camberley. Residential burglary in quiet street taking jewellery (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45170081583: Between 26/07/2017 from 19:30 to 27/07/2017 to 07:00, at Alexandra Avenue, Camberley. Theft of vehicle – red Ford Transit van JC59SHC
  • Crime No.45170081576:  On 27/07/2017 04:00 Location: Unit 4 Albany Park, Frimley Criminal activity: Offenders attempted to get into van to steal food produce from Krispy Kreme.
  • Crime No.45170081471:  On 26/07/2017 from 12:00 to 15:00 Lightwater Meadow, Lightwater. Criminal activity: Report from victim that his house has been broken into through the day and his wife’s jewellery stolen (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45170081496: On 26/07/2017 22:40 at The Avenue, Lightwater. Brick thrown at first floor flat causing glass to smash
  • Crime No.45170082712: On 29/07/2017 from 20:00 to 20:30 at Ferniehurst, St Pauls, Camberley. Gained entry through French Doors, window smashed to bedroom, Jewellery taken. Under investigation
  • Crime No.4510082300:  date: 21/07/2017 – 12:00 to 28/07/18:45, at Waverley Drive, Bagshot. A rear window has been forced open to gain entry to the property, Jewellery has been taken from master bedroom, there has been an unknown liquid poured over chair, cupboard door and silver case containing antique silver spoons
  • Crime No. 45170082489: Between 28/07/2017 from 17:00 to 29/07/2017 to 09:40, at Guildford Road, Bagshot. A Harness and two horse collars stolen from stables.
  • Crime No.45170082707: On 29/07/2017 from 13:00 to 17:00, at Broadway Road, Lightwater. Entry had been gained via rear Patio Door, A hole had been punched through the French window, and keys were in the rear of the door, tidy search made. Front door had key placed in lock to prevent entry. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170082708: On 29/07/2017 from 14:30 to 17:00, at Macdonald Road, Lightwater. Entry had been gained by via rear Patio Door, A hole has been punched through the French window. Keys placed in the front door to prevent entry.  Tidy search made. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170083165: Between 30/07/2017 from 20:00 to 31/07/2017 to 08:00, at Mincing Lane, Chobham. Incident: Vehicle was unlocked and had been accessed overnight, items stolen within.
  • Crime No.45170083202: On 31/07/2017 from 02:23 to 02.23, at The Avenue, Chobham. A male had approached the vehicle that was parked on the driveway, he was wearing gloves, and he was caught on CCTV unlocking the car door, and have taken items from inside of the vehicle.Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170083162: Between 30/07/2017 from 08:00 to 31/07/2017 to 07:30, at Ambleside Road. Lightwater. Offenders have gain entry to the property, via garden from the driveway, gone around rear forced patio door lock a pointed instrument was used. Entered house have conducted tidy search, removed Jewellery.
  • Crime No.45170083281: On 31/07/2017 at 13:39, at Brentmoor Road, West End. Entry was gained to property by smashing rear patio window, conducted untidy search. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170084832:  Between 03/08/2017 from 19:00 to 04/08/2017 to 07:30, at Well Close, Camberley. Multiple vehicles down one road have had their tyres slashed

Michael Gove seeks to discover Tesco’s intentions for its Lightwater vacant land site

I wrote HERE on July 4th 2013 that the planning inspectorate had approved Tesco’s plans for a Tesco Express in Lightwater. Some building materials were delivered to the site in June 2015. Since then, nothing. [photo taken in June 2015, no change since]

Lightwater is a vibrant village centre, all we’re missing is an eatery and a bank. Oh, sorry, we did have a bank and an Indian restaurant, or was it Chinese. That’s so long ago now, I forget.

I said I’d planned to write to Tesco about their intentions. However, a comment from Speedicus Triplicatum, on THIS article, suggested I speak with our estimable postmaster, Surinder Gandhum.

That I did today. Surinder tells me that he spoke recently with Michael Gove about the situation with Tesco Express, and that he has a copy of the letter that Michael has written to Tesco.

Good on Surinder for his tenacity, and Michael for taking on the issue. Guess we’ll continue to have to wait on Tesco.

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: July 2017: 3rd Update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Steph Edwards, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath,

  • Crime No.45170078897 – On 20/07/2017 at 15:40 in Kings Ride, Camberley. Three males have attempted to gain entry to second floor window of residential, detached premises.
  • Crime No.45170077386 – On 17/07/2017  from 12:24 to 12:30 at Crabtree Road, Camberley. Male has kicked over wheelie bins and kicked panel to vehicle causing 3 dents. (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45170077474 –  On 17/07/2017 at 18:00 in  Southern Road, Camberley. Victim has noticed dents in vehicle.
  • Crime No.45170078001 – Between 18/06/2017 from 19:30 to 18/07/2017 at 19:30 in Cheylesmore Drive, Frimley. During an unknown period of time, unknown offenders have gained access to a four bedroom detached house situated in a residential housing estate. Have conducted an untidy search in all rooms of the house. (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45170078063 – On 19/07/2017 at 02:25 at Krispy Kreme, Albany Court, Albany Park, Frimley. Youths have come into the warehouse and taken 18 boxes of doughnuts. Youths have then got in a vehicle and driven off.
  • Crime No.45170077347 – Between 03/07/2017 from 00:00 to 17/07/2017 at 10:00 in Streets Heath, West End. Theft of headphones from windowsill of property – window was left open.
  • Crime No.45170077631 – On 18/07/2017 from 01:55 to 02:02 in Guildford Road, Lightwater. During early morning hours have entered Co-op store by smashing a glass window at the front using sledgehammer. Have grabbed items including cigarettes. Have exited through hole in glass window driving off in a dark BMW towards M3. (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45170077838 – On 18/07/2017 from 07:00 to 12:45 in Hodges Close, Bagshot. Victim’s garden fence has been damaged.
  • Crime No.45170078498 – On 19/07/2017 from 19:05 to 19:30 in The Orchard, Lightwater. Theft of motor vehicle (grey Honda Jazz, RV14TZS) (Under investigation)

Can’t resist checking on the quality of Virgin Media trenching

My ‘nerdish’ activity used to be monitoring potholes. My latest similar activity is monitoring the trenching work of Virgin Media’s contractors installing fibre optic cables.

Apart from the residents of Ullswater Close who suffered from shockingly poor work of the initial contractors before they were sacked by Virgin Media, the work has generally been to a reasonable standard. Road and pavement works cause dislocation, and that inevitably affects some people more than others.

I’m not sure why that some of the trenching is laudably narrow, and other times not. As we’re in a block paved cul-de-sac I’m always been concerned that utility contractors re-lay the block paving carefully, and that’s been the case with electricity, gas and water companies. [See extent of electricity works below]

Learning from a commenter on this blog of concerns on trenching through block paving I went on a circular tour to check on the work. In Blackthorn Drive trenching through block paving was replaced well. In Briar Avenue the trenching is neat and narrow and in Burdock Close I had to look hard to find where the block paving had been uplifted and relaid.

However, I also visited Alsford Close and found tarmac laid in place of block paving. I image it’s a temporary fix, well, I hope it is. Uplifting such a large area of block paving looks as though it might present a problem to re-lay. Perhaps not, but I think I’ll be a busybody and contact Virgin Media’s Community Liaison Officer –, to ensure that they use experienced paviours to re-lay the blocks.

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: July 2017: 1st Update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Steph Edwards, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath,

  • Crime No.45170072907– Between 06/07/2017 from 22:00 to 07/07/2017 at 07:00, at Caroline Way, Frimley. An Attempt had been made to try and force window open.
  • Crime No.45170073518 – On 06/07/2017 between 20:00 and 20:35, at Sturt Road, Frimley Green. Youths had damaged a picnic bench in the park area by setting it on fire. Under investigation
  • Crime No.4510073333 – On 07/07/2017 at 19:00, at The Close, Lightwater. Two males have attended the address, they claimed that they were from the water board, they entered property. Jewellery had been taken. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170074059 – Between 09/07/2017 from 17:00 to 10/07/2017 at 07:18, at Lucas Green, West End. Window of door has been smashed to gain entry to Cabin, nothing was stolen untidy search done. Under investigation
  • Crime No.451700773872– Between 08/07/2017 from 15:e 00 to 09/07/2017- 18:50, at Upper Chobham Road, Frimley. Suspects have broken into partially built house, causing an estimated damage of £15,000 and have removed scaffolding equipment. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170074455 – On 10/07/2017 between 18:00 and 21:40 at Grove Cross Road, Frimley. From the Car Park a Vehicle Vauxhall Astra have had both of the index plates removed from front/back – index number DE09 OFC
  • Crime No.45170074691 – Between 01/06/2017 from 04:30 to 11/07/2017 at Frimley Green Recreation Ground. There have been a number of youths found in the Pavilion, they gained access by removing roof tiles and braking through the Ceiling, they have caused a lot of damage to the inside of the building. Under investigation
  • Crime No.4510074055 (5 linked crimes) – On 10/07/2017 between 02:00 and 03:20 at Lucas Green Yard, West End. There have been a series of burglary’s relating to these premises, they have made off with high value tools, pressure washer and Belle compactor plate. Plus a Vehicle Blue Toyota Hilux, index RX14 YVO. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170075136 – Between 11/07/2017 from 18:00 to 12/07/2017 at 07:00 at Toulouse Close, Camberley. A Vehicle has been stolen from the driveway overnight, the keys have not been taken BLACK BMW 318 index number LV62 LCM. Under investigation