Surrey Police and Crime Panel raise their element of Council Tax by 1.99%

Here’s the Council Tax update from David Munro, Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner, provided by Jay Butcher (Surrey Police, InTheKnow.Community Administrator, Corp Comms). [Click on image to link to the site]

surrey-pcc-council-tax-updateIn November last year, I asked for the views of Surrey residents to help me decide on the policing element of the council tax for the next financial year.

Over 2,100 of you responded to our survey, voicing your views on a proposed increase which resulted in 65% supporting the increase and 28% disagreeing.

Your feedback proved extremely valuable and helped inform my proposal of a 1.99% rise which was approved by the Police and Crime Panel, at a meeting held on February 6.

This means, the policing element of the council tax for the next financial year (2017/18) has now been set at £224.57 for a Band D property, amounting to an extra £4.38 on last year’s figure, or 8p a week. This is due to come into effect from April.

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Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: February 2017

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

  • Surrey PoliceCrime No.45170010868 – Between 28/01/2017 from 00:01 to 29/01/2017 to 23:59, at Church Road, Windlesham. Outbuilding has been broken into nothing stolen. (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45170011550 – between 02/02/2017 from 22:30 to 03/02/2017 to 05:00, at High Street, Bagshot. Garage broken into overnight, garage door has damage, a Mountain bike has been stolen from within. Side garage door left insecure.
  • Crime No.45170011011 – Between 01/02/2017 from 10:00 to 01/02/2017 to 13:15, at Windsor Road. Chobham. Car has been stolen Index KX60 NVE (Under investigation)

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: January 2017: Update

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

  • Surrey PoliceCrime No.45170007337 – Between 18/01/2017 from 16:00 hrs to 22/01/2017 16:00 hrs at  Wood Road, Camberley. Untidy search in Bedrooms and Lounge. They entered property through rear bedroom window and Exited the same way.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45170007375 – On 23/01/2017 at 01:55 hrs at Portsmouth Road, Camberley. Have gained entry to premises by smashing the front window, have targeted the fruit machine, removed cash boxes. (Under investigation)

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: January 2017

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Heather Kennard reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin,

  • Surrey PoliceCrime No.45170005200 – On 16/12/2016 from 18:00 to 21:00, at Middlemoor Road, Camberley. Attempt burglary dwelling. Access was attempted by kicking in front door then fled seen (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45170005337 – Between 16:30 hrs on 16/01/2017 to 08:30 hrs on 17/01/2017, at Half Moon House, Windlesham. A new build attached to the Half Moon, has had damage caused to the upper story window of the property.
  • Crime No.45170006382 – Between 23/11/2016 20:37 hrs and 30/11/2016 20:38 hrs, at Cranmore Road, Camberley. Have had possession stolen from Garden Shed. (Under investigation)
  • Crime No.45170006453 – Between 19/01/2017 12:00 hrs and 20/01/2017 00:05 hrs, at Frimley Road, Camberley. Burglary of detached house situated on main road. Untidy search of property, items removed, cash and jewellery. (Under investigation)

If anyone has any information please contact Surrey Police with Crime Number to 101.

Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and Internet Crime

A message from Steph Edwards (Surrey Police, InTheKnow, Community Volunteer, Surrey Heath) provides the contents of the Action Fraud leaflet,

Action Fraud lists a handy A-Z of different fraud types and top tips to protect yourself from fraud at actionfraud.police.uk

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Police Alert: Watch out for fake Amazon email

This is a message sent via In The Know – Surrey and Sussex. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

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Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “service@amazon.co.uk” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification.The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches.The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information.

Amazon says that suspicious e-mails will often contain:

  • Links to websites that look like Amazon.co.uk, but aren’t Amazon.co.uk.
  • Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer.
  • Typos or grammatical errors.
  • Forged (or spoofed) e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from Amazon.co.uk.

Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.
You can read more about identifying suspicious emails claiming to be from Amazon by visiting https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201489210To report a fraud or cyber crime, call us on 0300 123 2040.