Surrey Police: Mole Valley Beat Bulletin Monday 8th June 2015

Can you please circulate the details of the crime to the members of your Watch / Others if you think it will be of value.

Any suspicious incidents should be reported to the police on 101 quoting the Crime reference number as appropriate.

Ref: 45150047568
Location: Highbury Drive, Leatherhead
Date and Time: 04/06/2015 18:00 – 05/06/2015 12:45
Bike lock has been broken and bike stolen from behind block of flats.
Ref: 45150047734
Location: Woodfield Rd Ashtead
Date and Time: 06/06/2015 04:40
Car crashed into wall. Man arrested and bailed for further enquiries.
Ref: 45150047784
Location: Grove Corner Bookham
Date and Time: 05/06/2015 19:00-06/06/2015 06:00
Wing mirror smashed off the side of car.
Ref: 45150047891
Location: Polesden Lacy Bookham
Date and Time: 06/06/2015 13:15
Car set alight. Eastern CID are investigating.
Ref: 45150047958
Location: South St Dorking
Date and Time: 06/06/2015 18:45-06/06/2015 19:15
Neighbourhood Sgt 378 John Pearson is investigating the alleged theft of a black terrier  on Saturday evening. Any info please call him via 101.
Ref: P15144749
Location: GOLF COURSE IN OCKLEY
Date and Time: 06/06/2015 07:50
White Audi found in woodland near golf course has been recovered. Enquiries continue.
Ref: P15144447
Location: THE GARSTONS LITTLE_BOOKHAM
Date and Time: 05/06/2015 21:43
Suspicious man strolling up and down road on moped with “L” plates on back wearing sleeveless fleece and black helmet. Officers searched location but did not find any trace find the man.
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Planning ensures another success at the Investec Derby Festival
Months of planning and preparation have paid off after another Investec Derby Festival is hailed a success. Around 125,000 race-goers enjoyed a safe and secure two-day festival after Surrey Police and partner agencies assisted Epsom Downs Racecourse Limited with the prestigious event. The weekend began on Ladies Day (Friday, 5 June) and concluded with today’s Investec Derby Day which is attended each year by thousands of spectators and viewed by millions throughout the world, making it one of the most important dates in the sporting calendar. Police officers and police staff provided support to the large number of professional stewards and private security staff to ensure the event passed without major incident. By 6.10pm five arrests had been made – a very small number given the size of the crowd. The arrests were for two drugs offences, two public order offences and one arrest for an offence un-related to the event (wanted by another police force). Plans put in place, included traffic which involved officers from roads policing working in conjunction with Highways Agency, council parking enforcement and support from contractors to tow away any obstructing vehicles. Superintendent Jon Savell, said: “The Investec Derby Festival is a huge event which requires extensive planning every year, with this year being no different. “The weather stayed dry throughout the event which helped ensure race-goers were treated to two very enjoyable days of racing. “Officers will continue to have an increased presence in the Epsom area this evening to ensure people get home safely and any disruption to local residents is kept to a minimum. “I must commend the race organisers for their continued commitment to safety throughout the day and the thorough planning that goes into the festival. I would also like to thank all police officers and staff for their significant efforts, not only today but during the months of preparation prior to the event.” – See more at: http://www.surrey.police.uk/News/News-Stories/Full-news-story/Article/11376/Planning-ensures-another-success-at-the-Investec-Derby-Festival#sthash.MpBsRYrY.dpuf
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Are you planning ahead for Saturday 1 August and Sunday 2 August 2015?
Prudential RideLondon: an annual two-day festival of cycling:
A true legacy of the 2012 Games
Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies, Prudential RideLondon is a world-class festival of cycling. The third edition will take place over the weekend of Saturday 1 August and Sunday 2 August 2015.
While the Mayor and his agencies are the custodians of Prudential RideLondon, the event is managed by the London & Surrey Cycling Partnership (LSCP), a partnership between London Marathon Events Limited (owners and operators of the London Marathon since 1981) and SweetSpot Group Limited (operators of the Tour of Britain).
With LSCP, Transport for London (TfL) and London & Partners (the Mayor’s official promotional organisation) coordinate the significant technical requirements for the event and work in partnership with London Boroughs, Surrey County Council, The Royal Parks, London Legacy Development Corporation and British Cycling, who are each integral to the delivery of the event.
This flagship event is part of the Mayor and TfL’s cycling programme. This includes a cycle-hire scheme and network of cycle superhighways across London, providing easy and secure cycle parking and wayfinding and investment in cycling in outer London via the Biking Boroughs programme, as well as working with London Boroughs to deliver child and adult cycling training courses.
Prudential RideLondon provides a fantastic platform to help fulfil The Mayor and TfL’s goal of encouraging more people to cycle more safely, more often. TfL anticipates tens of thousands of spectators and participants every year will take up regular cycling after each event. This will be achieved by creating massive engagement with participants, spectators and media alike.
There is no other closed-road event like it that combines the fun and accessible element of a free family ride in central London with the excitement of watching the world’s best professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic and Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix.
Taking a cue from the London Marathon, amateur cyclists also participate in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 – a 100-mile challenge on the same closed roads as the professionals, with the added incentive of raising money for good causes. To capture it all, the best action is broadcast live on TV in the UK and internationally, to be seen by an audience of millions.
Prudential RideLondon also generates sustainable, long-term economic benefit to London and the UK alongside the money raised for good causes; as participants and spectators alike come to London both from the UK and overseas to spend their time and money in the capital.
After the inaugural event in 2013, the vision for Prudential RideLondon – to be one of the world’s leading cycling events and a lasting legacy of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games – has become reality.

Surrey Police: FRIDAY 1st MAY MOLE VALLEY BEAT UPDATE BULLETIN.

Any suspicious incidents should be reported to the police on 101 quoting the Crime reference number as appropriate.

Ref: 45150035090
Location: Bentsbrook Close North Holmwood
Date and Time: 28/04/2015 18:30 – 29/04/2015 08:00
Theft of Lead and Tiles From Front Entrance Roof Area.
Ref: 45150035106
Location: Mole Road Fetcham
Date and Time: 27/04/2015 13:00 – 29/04/2015 12:30
Chain link fence has been damaged this is a field with the fence surrounding it.
Ref: 45150035246
Location: Oxshott Road Leatherhead
Date and Time: 29/04/2015 11:00 – 29/04/2015 15:00
House  burgled and various items stolen . Under investigation by CID officers.
Ref: P15108671
Location: Rusper Rd Newdigate
Date and Time: 29/04/2015 13:43
Suspicious Activity. White Man with what looked like a flag / union jack tattoo on his neck knocked at door asking about van parked in garden. He was in a green land Rover Defender K401DSX with an older looking lady in the front and a load of tree cuttings in the back.
Ref: P15108636
Location: The Street Capel
Date and Time: 29/04/2015 13:06
Cold Caller. Man and woman found on driveway who said they were delivering leaflet’s advertising landscape gardening. They were driving a white transit with and orange light on the roof but with no sign writing. Reg’ not seen.
Ref: 45150035118
Location: Guildford Road Wotton
Date and Time: 28/04/2015 20:00- 29/04/2015 10:44
Sheep in field have been attacked causing death to one ewe and potentially three lambs. Under investigation by rural affairs PC Mark Trezise.
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Man charged in connection with death of cyclist on A24 at Beare Green.
A man has been charged in connection with the death of a cyclist on the A24 in Beare Green.
Robert Worrall, aged 30, from Beare Green, died when he was involved in a collision with a vehicle on the A24 in the early hours of Sunday 9 November 2014.
Amir Hussain, 61, of Horsham Road, Dorking has been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident and failing to report an accident. He has been bailed to appear at Redhill Magistrates Court on May 15.


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Please remain vigilant in Mole Valley as there’s been another nasty scam near- by!
Appeal for information following Outwood fraud
East Surrey CID is appealing for information following a fraud offence in Outwood where a woman in her 80s was conned out of cash and jewellery.

The victim received a telephone call at around 7pm on Thursday, 23 April from a man claiming to be police officer from a London station. The caller claimed that a man was in custody suspected of using the victim’s credit cards and urged her to collect all her cash, bank cards and valuables before putting them in a bag for a courier to collect.

Later that evening a man arrived at the property in a taxi and collected the bagged items before leaving the scene on foot. Officers believe the taxi driver who bought the man to the victim’s property may not have realised what was happening and are appealing for him to come forward. If he would like to provide information anonymously this can be done through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The suspect is described as black, in his late teens and of slim build.
PC Jen Bilton, said: “Crimes of this nature where offenders target elderly or vulnerable people are simply inexcusable and I would like to take this opportunity to remind people to help us spread the message about these offences.

“Unfortunately, fraudsters often purport to be police officers and are therefore extremely convincing to their victims. They often feel ashamed or embarrassed about falling for these scams and they shouldn’t.

“I ask all victims to report such offences to Surrey Police as we need to catch these criminals.”

Officers are releasing images of a number of items of jewellery which were taken during the offence and they would like to hear from anyone who has seen or been offered these items for sale. Enquiries are being carried out at pawn brokers and other second hand shops where jewellery is bought/sold as part of the investigation.

More information about keeping yourself and others safe can be found by visiting


Anyone who can assist officers with their investigation is urged to contact Surrey Police quoting reference 45150033641. Information can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Reporting crime or suspicious activity.
Report as soon as possible with as much detail as you can provide. Tell us if suspects are alone or in a group; if they are trespassing and whether they have equipment, dogs or firearms with them. Tell us where you think they may be heading and where they may have been. What do they look like? Have they any vehicles? Can you safely note the model and registration number(s)? Can you safely photograph the suspect(s)? Always consider personal safety before approaching any individuals. Call 101 to report crime, or dial 999 in an emergency or if a crime is in progress.
Unsure about security? Contact Surrey Police on 101 and ask to speak to your local Crime Reduction Advisor

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Open Committee Meeting Monday, 5th December Leatherhead Institute 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Agenda (7.30 pm – approx. 8.15 pm)

1. Apologies for absence.

2. Minutes of the 7th November.

3. Matters arising from Minutes (not covered later in the agenda)

4. Correspondence (None received so far)

5. To receive and consider reports from:

6. Any Other Business (None received so far)

The formal meeting will be followed by an informal session with mulled wine or soft drink, mince pies and other seasonal nibbles.
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(The South Leatherhead Police Panel will be held in the same room earlier in the evening from 6.45 pm to 7.15 pm;
there is no North Leatherhead Police Panel this month)

Surrey Police: Crime Prevention Advice – DNA Property Marking

THEFT from residential properties in three areas of Surrey has dropped dramatically following the use of forensic property marking solution SelectaDNA by householders.

Burglaries from homes in Guildford, Elmbridge, and Epsom and Ewell, fell on average by 66% in the six months following the launch of the project and 58% when compared to the same time period the previous year.
Following the success of the initiative, part of Surrey Police’s Beat the Burglar campaign, all residents in the county are now being offered the chance to buy a SelectaDNA home property marking kit at a reduced price. 
SelectaDNA is a uniquely coded, non-toxic liquid enabling homeowners to ‘forensically mark’ valuable posessions such as laptops, games consoles, jewellery, electrical items and tools.  It can also be used to mark property stored outside the home, including garden equipment, pedal cycles etc.  Barely visible to the naked eye and almost impossible to remove, the solution glows under ultraviolet (UV) light making it easy for police to detect and return property to the rightful owner,  if stolen.
Mole Valley Crime Reduction Advisor, PC Mike Bessent, has been involved in working in our community and demonstrating the benefits of using this product and would recommends its to residents and businesses.
Householders can buy the SelectaDNA home property marking kit at 40% discount until the end of April 2011. Call 01689 860757 or visit www.selectadna.co.uk/surrey-police.html
Surrey Police
Tel: 0845 125 2222

Agenda for Meetings on Monday, 6th September, at 7.30 in the Letherhead Institute

Special General Meeting:

To amend Clause 7 of the Constitution so that it reads:
"The Executive Committee of the Association, referred to above and hereinafter as “the Committee,” to whom the general management of the Association’s affairs shall be entrusted, shall consist of the Officers and not less than FIVE other members of the Association"

(This is explained in the Summer Newsletter; please make an effort to attend as we need to be quorate in order to pass this motion.)

Open General Meeting
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Minutes of meeting on 2nd August
3. Matters Arising from the Minutes which will not be dealt with on the agenda
4. Special Guests: PC Fran Davey & PS Simon Cox of Surrey Police

  • Recent Crime Statistics
  • Safety Tips
  • Open Question Time
  • Selection of Topic for Special Police Attention

5. Reports from sub Groups:

  • a). Membership
  • b). Planning
  • c). Highway

6. Any Other Business

Open Meeting – Monday, 1st March, in the Letherhead Institute at 7.00 pm

Agenda

1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of meeting on 1st February

3. Matters Arising from the Minutes

4. PC Fran Davey and Neighbourhood Watch Leader, Alan Berridge:
Police update (with questions & answers) and introduction of No Cold Calling to Leatherhead.

5. Reports from sub Groups:
    a) Membership

    b) Planning

     c) Highways

6. Notice of the AGM on May 10th.

7. Any Other Business

Surrey community petitions Prime Minister to back Surrey Police over cap

Surrey community petitions Prime Minister to back Surrey Police over capping

Community leaders in Surrey turned out in force today to back calls for the Prime Minister to reverse Hazel Blears’ decision to cut the Surrey Police’s budget.

Around 50 local people – including the local MP Jeremy Hunt, councillors and community-leaders joined forces at a meeting in Farnham to throw their weight behind the Surrey Police Authority’s (SPA) fight to challenge cuts that would result in the loss of 50 frontline operational posts.

They agreed to petition the Prime Minister to reverse the capping order, which would cost £1.2m in rebilling to cut the Surrey Police budget by £1.6m.

The audience, at The Old Court House, Farnham was addressed by Chief Constable Mark Rowley and the Authority chairman Peter Williams who explained the implications of the capping decision on the resilience of the Force and Authority, and the severe operational impact it will have, unless the Government decision is reversed.

A letter from Sir Ray Tindle, who runs the Tindle Newspapers Group, will nowbe sent on behalf of all those present at the meeting to Prime Minister Gordon Brown – who yesterday vowed to protect front-line policing from cuts – urging him to personally intervene in the matter. The Authority has also written to the new Communities Secretary, John Denham, and the new Home
Secretary, Alan Johnson requesting urgent meetings.

It was confirmed last month that the then Communities Secretary Hazel Blears intended to force Surrey Police Authority to reduce its precept level of Council Tax in 2009/10 and re-bill Surrey residents. This is despite Surrey being one of the most efficient and best-performing forces in the country.

Shahid Malik MP, Minister for Local Government, pledged his commitment to continue with the capping measures during a debate with Surrey MPs in Westminster Hall earlier this week, despite hearing how Surrey Police Authority already has the lowest expenditure per Band D property of any Police Authority in the country – being described by the Audit Commission as ‘providing excellent value for money to the taxpayer’.

This capping and rebilling process will cost £1.2m to carry out to return £1.6m to the taxpayer. This budget reduction is forcing the Chief Constable to cut 35 operational police officer and 15 operational staff posts in addition to the 144 staff posts already lost under an extremely tough budget for 2009/10 – a total of 194.

As part of the fight to get the Government to reverse its decision to cap the Authority, an application for a Judicial Review has now been lodged with the High Court. The Police Authority is awaiting confirmation of a date for this to be heard.

This week, ten Surrey MPs took part in a debate at Westminster, called by Sir Paul Beresford the MP for Mole Valley, during which they were outspoken in their criticism of the plan to inflict the budget cut.

Police Authority Chair Peter Williams said: “It is a sad situation that we have been forced to apply for a Judicial Review but as the Government has repeatedly refused to meet with us to try and resolve the situation in a sensible way that serves the best interests of Surrey, we have been left with no other choice. This decision defies financial logic – it will return less than a penny a day to the average Band D Surrey household, but will result in significant and permanent cuts to the number of police officers protecting their communities. We cannot allow this madness to go unchallenged.

“The Government refuses to explain how capping decisions are made and they refuse to confirm exactly what the capping criteria for the year are until after budgets are set and Council Tax bills sent out. This is not how public services should be run, and this is why we have been forced into this kind of time consuming and costly action.”

Chief Constable Mark Rowley said: “I am immensely grateful to the people who gave up their free time to attend this meeting and support Surrey Police and Surrey Police Authority because they value and have confidence in their local policing and do not want it to deteriorate.

“I am also grateful to Sir Ray Tindle for organising the meeting, which is so important in allowing local people a voice to express their support.

“My duty as Chief Constable is, first and foremost, to keep the public safe and maintain their confidence and trust. A reduction in our budget will erode the service we can deliver to local people, and capping is leading me to cut 50 key operational posts to balance the budget. This is not a step I want to take, and I am relieved that the Authority, and local people, are
fighting these cuts.”

MP Jeremy Hunt said: “People in my constituency have been delighted with the improvements in policing in recent years, particularly neighbourhood policing, which has made a real difference in some of the most challenging areas. It will be an unspeakable tragedy if Surrey Police was rewarded for this success by having to cut back on frontline policing.”

Sir Ray Tindle, who organised the event, said: “We are 100 percent behind the Police Authority and the Chief Constable of Surrey in this fight.”

There has been an overwhelming response to Surrey Police’s plight so far from partner agencies, businesses and the county’s residents. Both the Force and the Authority have received requests from individuals and groups across the county asking what help they can give in support of our challenge.

In addition, a petition on Surrey Police Authority’s website protesting against the Government’s decision to cap the budget has attracted more than 6,000 signatures in the space of two weeks.

http://www.surreypa.gov.uk/

Not sure why the petition is not on the Number 10 site.