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Information Source:- Community Contact Wealden

APPEALS, MESSAGES AND NEWS

BODLE STREET GREEN, HERSTMONCEUX, WARTLING AND HELLINGLY

Please remember that if you are a victim or witness to a crime please contact Police on either 999 or the non emergency number 0845 6070999 as I can not record crimes or take immediate action.

 

 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 10 June to Tuesday 17 June 2008

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Messages

Anti Fraud Hotline in Forest Row – from Inspector Richard Allum

Fraudulent activity in Forest Row can now be reported to a confidential hotline thanks to a new Wealden District Council initiative. The Anti Fraud Hotline is available 24 hours a day and all types of fraud excluding benefit fraud can be discussed. Cllr Pam Doodes, leader of the district council, said the council needed to be "as vigilant as possible. Although I'm confident that fraud is extremely rare at Wealden, I am firmly behind our initiatives to root out any fraud that does exist" she said. "The new hotline will make it easier for the public and council employees to report fraud in confidence and I encourage anyone who comes across illegal practices to use it."

The free number was established following a recent review of the council's anti-fraud and anti-corruption framework, which is available at www.wealden.gov.uk

Anyone who wishes to report any suspected fraudulent activity will be asked to provide as much information as possible and email reports can also be made

To report any suspected activity call 0800 0853278 or email reportafraud@wealden.gov.uk

CRIME REPORT

Nothing to report.

Vehicle Crime

Nothing to report.

 

 
 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 3 June to Tuesday 10 June 2008

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Press Release

Advice on Cycle Security – if you love to ride your bicycle read on…

How safe is your bike ? Please consider where you are leaving it .

Some things you may wish to consider whilst using you bicycle: 

  • Do not leave your bicycle in isolated places
  • Park it safely and considerately, where it does not cause danger or obstruction to others.
  • Always lock your bicycle when you leave it , even if you are only popping into your local shop.
  • Lock your bike through the frame ,and lock wheels and detachable parts .

There are numerous products on the market but advice from the Crime Prevention Officer on Wealden Policing District, Phillip Edwards is to use locks that state resisted to attack for at least 3 minutes or longer. D shackles and Flexible cables are examples of items that can be purchased.

Owners should take the frame numbers of their cycles and photograph the bicycle. Cycle marking labels and advice leaflets are available free of charge at your local police Stations.

Make sure it is you riding off on your bicycle NOT somebody else.

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Traditional Neighbourhood Watch Press Release

North Wealden police are currently looking for people to become Neighbourhood Watch Area Co-Coordinators in the Uckfield and Crowborough areas.

The job will involve liaising with street co-ordinators, and assisting with the smooth flow of information to and from Wealden Police and the Public.

North Wealden Sergeant Dave Price said, “We are looking to raise the profile of Neighbourhood Watch within the North Wealden area. Neighbourhood Watch is an excellent scheme, with a well proven track record, and I am hoping to build on this. At present I am short of a number of area co-ordinators for a number of areas within Uckfield and Crowborough towns, and would welcome volunteers for the role. It will not be a huge task. Initially the co-ordinators will be the conduit between Wealden Police and the street co-ordinators.

If anyone is interested in becoming involved in this exciting new era for Neighbourhood Watch, I would very much like to hear from them. Alternatively, if they would like more information, I am happy to speak to them about it. I am available on 0845 6070999, ext 33226, or alternatively, my email address is david.price@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Wheelie bins

Police are advising that owners of shop premises should consider where the property’s, wheelie/ refuse bin is placed. A number of bins have been set alight in the last few weeks having been placed next to premises which has caused concern.

The advice being given is that the bins should be chained to a secure point not next to a building and that the lids should be locked so that entry can not be gained to them once the premises is closed. This will reduce the risk of fires spreading to buildings that in turn could not only endanger stock but more importantly lives, if they are lit.

Use of body worn video cameras being extended in Sussex

Police officer with body worn video camera. The use of body worn video cameras is being extended with a trial introducing 80 new cameras to Sussex Police.

The trial, funded by the Home Office, will help officers store vital evidence when called to situations involving all crimes with particular focus on domestic abuse and antisocial behaviour, as well as for stop searches and licensing enforcement.

Officers at Brighton and Hove, Worthing, Crawley and Eastbourne will be taking part in the trial, which forms part of a Home Office trial being conducted by a number of Forces.

http://www.sussex.police.uk/news_feed/index.asp?id=23800

CRIME REPORT

  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

CHIDDINGLY

Between Mon 02/06/08 and Wed 04/06/08

Burglary

Swansbrook Lane

A business property was broken into, a number of windows were removed, unsure if any items were taken as a result

391 of 04/06/08

STONE CROSS

Reported at 4:40pm Mon 09/06/08

Attempted burglary

Dittons Road

An attempt was made to break into a shed containing stored toys belonging to a play group.

1474 of 09/06/08

Vehicle Crime

Nothing to report.

 

 
 

 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 27 May to Tuesday 03 June 2008

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Messages

Dealing with Doorstep Callers

Fortunately, the vast majority of callers at your door will be genuine. It is the small minority that we need to be aware of and need to be on our guards against. 

How do we know if the caller at our door is genuine? Well, opening comments such as:

  • “I’m from the Water Board, there’s a leak next door / up the road and we need to check your water”
  • “I’m working on next door’s fence, give me £200, and I’ll fix yours”
  • “Do you have any gardening work I can do?” 

These should all ring warning bells.

Beating the bogus caller can be quite simple. Remember to: 

  • “STOP”   Is anyone expected? Make sure the back door is locked.
  • “CHAIN”  Put the door chain on  Before opening the door.
  • “CHECK” Ask for identification, if they have none, do not let them in.

Remember also that many of these callers will target more elderly folk who they hope they will be able to trick more easily.

For somebody who is partially sighted or blind, and could not check an identity card, try to have a neighbour that you could call on to help.

It is your home and you should not let anybody into your home unless you are satisfied you know who they are.

A door chain can be relatively cheap to fit and could save a lot of inconvenience.

Doorstep Caller cards are available from your local police station. Placed at the front door, the card can act as a deterrent to unwanted callers, but can also help remind you to use the door chain.

For more information about distraction burglaries and advice see http://www.sussex.police.uk/operations/op_inroad.asp from the Sussex Police Website

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/crime-victims/how-you-can-prevent-crime/bogus-callers/ from the Home Office website

Spanish Lottery win notification

For your information really. The Spanish Lottery has reared its ugly head once again. Many of you have emailed in to say that you have received a notification stating that you have won a gargantuan sum of money and that you need to provide your bank details, yes that’s right your bank details (I hope that alarm bells are ringing)  in order for payment to be made. The only payments going anywhere will be FROM your bank account into theirs not the other way around.

Bin these and forget about it. Avarice is a vice worth ignoring as it will lead you into trouble and financial loss. Remember HOW CAN YOU BE A WINNER IF YOU’VE NEVER PURCHASED A TICKET????????!

CRIME REPORT

  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

WARTLING

Between 5:30pm Fri 23/05/08 and 7:00am Tues 27/05/08

Burglary

Boreham Street, A22

A commercial site was broken into and a generator floor saw was stolen

339 of 27/05/08

Vehicle Crime

Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

LAUGHTON

Between 11:45am and 12:50pm Wed 28/05/08

Theft

King Row

 A spot welder that was left in the front cab of a Toyota Hylux truck was stolen

961 of 28/05/08

 

 
 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 20 May to Tuesday 27 May 2008

APPEALS, MESSAGES AND NEWS

Press Releases

Burglary – Stone Cross

Sometime between 11pm on Monday 19th May and 7am on Tuesday 20th May a farm premises in Rattle Road, Stone Cross was broken into. The person(s) responsible stole a Abbey Spectrum 535 2004 Caravan. The caravan is white in colour with green and silver writing down the side. The registration is Y609 HPF.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident or the caravan they are asked to contact PC Rachel Lawrence at Hailsham Police station on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial number 259 of 20/05/08 or Crimestoppers  anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Forest Row - Alcohol Test Purchase Operation

Plain clothes officers from Sussex Police, together with two volunteers, aged under eighteen years, were on the streets of Forest Row during the evening of May 15th 2008, conducting an alcohol test purchase operation. During the evening, the young people attempted to purchase alcohol at a total of six Licensed Premises in Forest Row.

All six premises refused to sell alcohol to the young people.

North Wealden Inspector Richard Allum said, "These results make pleasing reading, and I am glad that our Licensees are taking their responsibilities seriously. There are proven links between drunken youths and antisocial behaviour, and my officers are working hard to reduce this. We will continue to monitor the situation, and also actively target people who purchase alcohol for under eighteens. The increased activity in Forest Row will continue, following the recent street meetings."

Advice for the Summer

Sussex Police are asking that people consider the security of their garden sheds and garages during the warmer Summer months.

Crime Prevention Officer Phill Edwards suggests that you should check the following areas to improve your security.

  • Ensure Doors are padlocked
  • And that the Hasp & Staple is secured by Coach Bolts
  • That Door hinges are fitted with Security Screws
  • That windows are fitted with grills or batons .
  • That items such as Lawnmowers, garden tools are marked with paint or etching
  • That solar light fittings should be considered.  

CRIME REPORT

  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

BUXTED

Approx 7:40pm Fri 23/05/08

Damage

Station Road

A number of allotments had tools damaged such as forks and spades.

1501 of 23/05/08

HELLINGLY

Between 7:00pm and 10:00pm Thurs 22/05/08

Burglary

The Croft, Lower Dicker

Jewellery was stolen from a private property that was broken into

1912 of 22/05/08

HERSTMONCEUX

Between 7:00am Sat 17/05/08 and 11:00pm Sun 18/05/08

Damage

Herstmonceux

Damage was caused to the tin roof of the cricket pavilion, no entry was gained. This is the second incident of damage to this location in recent weeks.

353 of 22/05/08

PEVENSEY

Approx 11:00pm Wed 21/05/08

Damage

Eastbourne Road

A caravan at a local site had damage caused to the satellite on the outside of the caravan

1880 of 21/05/08

PEVENSEY

Between 11:00pm Sat 24/05/08 and 9:30am Sun 25/05/08

Damage

Coast Road

A stone was thrown through the front room window of a private property causing it to break

536 of 25/05/08

STONE CROSS

Between 11:00pm Mon 19/05/08 and 7:00am Tues 20/05/08

Damage

Rattle Road

Damage was caused to the door of a caravan, nothing was stolen

1215 of 22/05/08

Vehicle Crime

Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

CHIDDINGLY

Between 9:30pm Sun 25/05/08 and  1:00am Mon 26/05/08

Theft

Six Bells Public House

Red Porsche 911 registration number KDX 209K was stolen

100 of 26/05/08

HELLINGLY

Between Fri 23/05/08 and Mon 26/05/08

Theft

North Street

Two trucks had diesel siphoned from their tanks

1003 of 26/05/08

HERSTMONCEUX

Between 5:00pm Thurs 22/05/08 and 7:00am Fri 23/05/08

Theft

Hailsham Road

Silver Mazda MX5, registration number GD02 AVN had the front number plate stolen

1061 of 23/05/08

   
 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 13 May and Tuesday 20 May 2008

APPEALS, MESSAGES AND NEWS

Press Releases

Thefts of man hole covers

Sometime between Tuesday 22nd April and Wednesday 23rd April in various locations across East Sussex in the excess of 120 manhole covers and gully grates were removed and stolen from  the public roads.

A white Ford van, registration number R486 ERT, was seen in the area at the time of the thefts with 2-3 white males, one of them was wearing a fluorescent jacket.

Two males have already been arrested for these incidents and the police are looking for information from anyone who may have seen the males with any manhole covers or gully grates. The removal of these items is dangerous to all those who use the roads and could cause a serious accident. In addition to this they are extremely costly to replace and the cost of replacing them is close to £50 000.   

If anyone has any information regarding this incident they are asked to contact PC Sarah Harman at Hailsham  Police Station on 0845 60 70 999 quoting ser 717 of the 22nd April  2008, or alternatively Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

Herstmonceux Ward Neighbourhood Watch

Sussex Police are currently looking to set up local neighbourhood panels and are looking for members of the community who can attend two meetings a year to become members of these panels.

The aim of the neighbourhood panel is to decide on the main Community Priorities and to work together to resolve them.

Herstmonceux Ward / Bodle Street Green incorporating Wartling part ward, PCSO Liz McDonagh is contactable on 0845 60 70 99 extension number 20549 please leave message on answer phone if interested in becoming a member or email me on elizabeth.mcdonagh@sussex.pnn.police.uk

 CRIME REPORT

  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

HERSTMONCEUX

Reported at 12:55am Sun 18/05/08

Damage

Watling Road

A ‘bunch’ of lads were seen in two dark coloured cars at the castle site, they damaged speed signs and were causing a general nuisance in the area.

119 of 18/05/08

PEVENSEY

Overnight Fri 09/05/08 and Sat 10/05/08

Attempted burglary

Marine Road

Damage was found to a door handle at a private property, no access was gained. The potential burglar may have been frightened off by the owners dogs barking

1338 of 10/05/08

Vehicle Crime

Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

ARLINGTON

Approx 3:15pm Fri 16/05/08

Theft

Upper Dicker, outside a school

Red Citroen Xantia was broken into and a grey handbag and contents were stolen

1051 of 16/05/08

HELLINGLY

Between 7:00am and 2:30pm Tues 13/05/08

Theft

North Street

Honda Civic was parked in a car park, it was broken into and the stereo was stolen. If you have a removable front on your stereo take it with you, they are deliberately of slim line design so that they are easily portable

1031 of 13/05/08

STONE CROSS

Between 8:00pm Fri 09/05/08 and 10:00am Sat 10/05/08

Theft

Tamar Close

Jaguar S Type was broken into, a Road Angel was left on display on the dash board and was stolen

722 of 10/05/08

STONE CROSS

Between 6:00pm Thurs 15/05/08 and 6:00pm Fri 16/05/08

Damage

The Crossway

Austin Metro had the aerial wilfully broken

1364 of 16/05/08

STONE CROSS

Between 3:00pm Sat 17/05/08 and 2:00pm Sun 18/05/08

Damage

The Crossways

Ford Transit camper van was ‘tagged’ with a marker pen with a word similar to ‘we’ or ‘w@’

903 of 18/05/08

WESTHAM

Between 3:45pm and 4:00pm Sat 10/05/08

Damage

Peelings Lane

Silver Ford Smax had the body work keyed

1350 of 10/05/08

 

 
 

 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 6 May to Tuesday 13 May 2008

 

APPEALS, MESSAGES AND NEWS

Good News

Cheque Presentation

A cheque for the Sum of £500 was presented by PCSO Liz McDonagh to Shirley Price, who received the money on behalf of The Tuesday Club. The club is an organisation for the blind, and the money will be going towards transport costs for trips out . The money was donated from the Police Property Fund.

 

Cheque Presentation

A cheque for the Sum of £500 was presented by PCSO Paula Mackie to Gillian Temple, who received the money on behalf of The Waldron Jubilee Challenge. The money will be used to provide materials to decorate the new pavilion . The money was donated from the Police Property Fund.

 

Press Release

Appeal for help

Stolen number plates have been being used on a Silver Mercedes Coupe  and a Red Volvo  to obtain petrol at Garages without payment.

 

There has been numerous incidents over the last 6 months with in the Wealden Area, were the vehicles have been displaying the stolen plate HK 02 DZV and obtained petrol, the last incident being on the 21st April 2008 at South Road, Hailsham.

 

If anyone has any information regarding the driver or the vehicles they are asked to contact PNSO Nigel Barling at Crowborough Police Station , on 0845 60 70 999 quoting Crime number EW1/444/08  or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

 

Neighbourhood Watch Press Release 

North Wealden police are currently looking for people to become Neighbourhood Watch Area Co-Coordinators in the Uckfield and Crowborough areas.

 

The job will involve liaising with street co-ordinators, and assisting with the smooth flow of information to and from Wealden Police and the Public.

 

North Wealden Sergeant Dave Price said, “We are looking to raise the profile of Neighbourhood Watch within the North Wealden area. Neighbourhood Watch is an excellent scheme, with a well proven track record, and I am hoping to build on this. At present I am short of a number of area co-ordinators for a number of areas within Uckfield and Crowborough towns, and would welcome volunteers for the role. It will not be a huge task. Initially the co-ordinators will be the conduit between Wealden Police and the street co-ordinators.”

 

“If anyone is interested in becoming involved in this exciting new era for Neighbourhood Watch, I would very much like to hear from them. Alternatively, if they would like more information, I am happy to speak to them about it. I am available on 0845 6070999, ext 33226, or alternatively, my email address is david.price@sussex.pnn.police.uk  ”

 

Vehicle Crime – Wealden

There has been a recent spate of catalytic converters  being stolen from vans in the Wealden Area.

 

Police are asking van owners to consider where they are parking their vehicles overnight.

 

The  advice is that they should be parked in a well illumined area, which is visible to the public. Fleet vehicles where possible should be parked in a secure compound, which  has CCTV  targeting the vehicles and good lighting.    

 

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Advice from Sussex Police in the warmer weather

To assist in reducing Burglaries within Wealden District please can people consider the following advice .

 

At this time of year people often leave doors or windows open because of the heat. Even if you are working in the back garden this provides an opportunity for a burglar to enter and steal from your home. Don’t give them the chance!

 

Trust your instincts,  if you think something is suspicious let us know, encourage your neighbours to do the same. Immediate reports of suspicious incidents has resulted in arrests.  Members of the public have told us about the unfamiliar vehicle cruising a road, the aggressive door-step trader or a stranger approaching the rear of a neighbour’s property.    Many of these incidents have brought results.  Don’t forget that a vehicle number will give us a head start in locating persons of interest to us.  Dial 999 in an emergency, the non emergency number is 0845 60 70 999.

 

Looks count so make your home appear occupied at all times.  An unoccupied home is more likely to be targeted by the burglar. A thoughtful neighbour removing a parcel from the step or letters from the hall will help a home appear occupied.  

 

Reaching the parts of your house that cannot be viewed by neighbours leaves a weak spot.  Tall, lockable gates and prickly plants will deter the intruder reaching the rear and sides of the property.

 

Use what you have got to secure your home.  Secure the windows paying particular attention to those on the ground floor and above flat roof areas.  Use those locks and bolts and make sure the keys are out of sight. 

 

You may need to add to your security.  If you would like further information please call our Crime Prevention Unit on 0845 60 70 999,  

 

Lights and Locks before you Leave

 

CRIME REPORT

Nothing to report J

  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

Vehicle Crime

Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

HELLINGLY

Between 10:15am and midday Thurs 08/05/8

Theft

Station Road

Gold Renault Laguna registration number S188 NFG was stolen

777 of 08/05/08

 

 
 

 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 22 April to Monday 28 April 2008

 

APPEALS, MESSAGES AND NEWS

 

Messages

Calling all local businesses and organisations – from Trading Standards

You are invited to be part of an exciting opportunity to promote your business!

Organised by East Sussex Trading Standards and based on the Ideal Home Show, the Local Life Show will be running for its second year.  In its first year the show attracted over 2500 consumers.

 

The show provides the perfect place for you to meet consumers, so they can sample the local produce, meet your sales staff and see what services you can provide.

Local Life 2008 will take place on Saturday 4th October at the Winter Garden, Eastbourne. 

We are now asking businesses and organisations to register their interest.  The exhibition pack and price list is being put together as we speak.

 

The event will be complemented again by a series of demonstrations as well as the opportunity to try and buy local produce. We want visitors to enjoy the event and to return year after year.

 

Promotion

Publicity for the local Life Show will be via the East Sussex County Council website, local radio and other consumer organisation websites. We are pleased to have the support of the Friday-Ad again in promoting the event.

 

How do I register my interest?

Please email Consumer.Advice@eastsussex.gov.uk or call 01323 418228 to be added to our mailing list.  We will be sending out exhibition packs to registered parties in the next couple of weeks.  The pack will contain all the price and booking information you will need to secure a place at this exciting event.

 

CRIME REPORT

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  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 
 

 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 15 April and Tuesday 22 April 2008

 

 

APPEALS, MESSAGES AND NEWS

Messages

Male asking for petrol money

One of the Community Contact members has emailed to make everyone aware of a suspicious male. This male was reported to be beckoning cars to stop in a lay by south of Five Chimneys. Once a car stopped the male asked for money to buy petrol with, on seeing that the motorist had a mobile phone, the male made an offer to buy the mobile phone. The motorist said no got back into his car and drove off. There is no mention made of the male being threatening, the whole incident was portrayed as suspicious. However I would like to remind anyone who may see this male not to give him any money, if can offer money to buy a mobile phone, then surely he can pay for his own petrol. Think about it.

 

Vehicle Crime – Wealden

There have been a recent spate of fuel thefts in the Wealden area, however , overall figures for fuel thefts are average for the year. Since January 2008 in the Wealden area there have been -

26 thefts from vehicle tanks - mainly diesel from Lorries and Tractors

9 thefts from heating oil tanks of which 6 are commercial premises and 3 are domestic tanks in gardens -

Wealden CPO Phil Edwards has this advice ;

Fit lockable devices where practicable
Keep area illuminated
Ensure Location is visible from vantage points free from vegetation if possible
Where possible install CCTV to cover targeted location
Install Driveway Monitor or similar to indicate movement within specified location to indoor receiver to raise alarm

CCTV and Drive way monitors can be researched utilising the internet.

 

CRIME REPORT

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  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

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Vehicle Crime

Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

WARTLING

Between 6:00pm Sun 20/04/08 and 9:00am Mon 21/04/08

Theft

Windmill Hill

Green Diahatsu 4T registration number Q574 MVX and an attached Ifor Williams trailer were both stolen

739 of 21/04/08

 

 
 

Community Contact Wealden Monday 24 March to Tuesday 01 April 2008

APPEALS, MESSAGES AND NEWS

CRIME REPORT

  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

HELLINGLY

Between midnight Mon 24/03/08 and 9:00am Fri 28/03/08

Damage

North Street

A telegraph pole was found damaged

375 of 28/03/08

HELLINGLY

Approx 8:35am Mon 31/03/08

Attempted Theft

Church Road

A male described as a young chap, wearing a grey and blue hooded top was seen attempting to steal lead from a roof

238 of 31/03/08

WARTLING

Between 6:00pm Sat 22/03/08 and 10:0am Sun 23/03/08

Damage

Wartling Road

A number of silage bales were tampered with ruining the process

572 of 23/03/08

Vehicle Crime

Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

HELLINGLY

Between 7:30pm Tues 25/03/08 and 4:00am Wed 26/03/08

Theft

North Street

Blue Scania 124 lorry had a quantity of fuel siphoned from it. Another two lorries in the same location had fuel stolen also.

957 of 26/03/08

 
 
 

 

Community Contact Wealden Wednesday 19 March to Sunday 23 March 2008

 

APPEALS, MESSAGES AND NEWS

 

Message

 

Scam

You will find attached to the top of this message a notification of yet another scam. Essentially it details that you, yes you, have been selected to receive a proportion of a one hundred million dollars fortune, sounds all very Austin Powers, and all you need to do is to supply all your personal details in order to receive it. I wonder, what makes me so special? Nothing. If you receive anything like this in your inbox, do not give it the time if day, delete immediately. If you do give into temptation you’ll get your fingers burnt – it’s not worth it.

CRIME REPORT

  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

HERSTMONCEUX

Between Fri 15/03/08 and Sat 16/03/08

Damage

Hailsham Road

Public toilets had damage caused to some of the inside locks and flushing devices.

285 of 20/03/08

                             

 
 

 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 11 March to Tuesday 18 March 2008

 

APPEALS, MESSAGES AND NEWS

 

Good News

Challenge Damage

At the end of last year, the Safer Wealden Partnership introduced a poster competition to the secondary schools in our area. The competition ‘Challenge Damage’ focused on challenging young people to help prevent Vandalism, Graffiti and Arson in the community.

 

We received hundreds of entries which where judged at Heathfield Community College by members of the SWP. After a lot of consideration, 6 winners where identified and a number of other entries were to receive commendation certificates for their efforts.

 

The creators of the winning designs (listed below) received a £50 gift token and certificates which where presented to them at their school assembly by Chief Inspector Neil Honnor (Wealden District Commander).

 

Winners:

Alys HITCHIN (Hailsham Community College)

Macauley OBAY (Hailsham Community College)

Beth SINDEN (Hailsham Community College)

Josh ABBOTT (Heathfield Community College)

Hannah JOY (Heathfield Community College)

Tim SHARPE (Heathfield Community College) 

 

Property Act – Wartling

£500 from the police property fund was presented to first Wartling Brownies by PCSO Liz Mcdonagh. The money will be used for craft equipment and a bowling trip. The leader is Karolyn Nash, should anyone between the ages of 7 and 10yrs  wish join the Brownies they meet on a Wednesday at  5.15pm until 7.15pm at the Reid Hall, Boreham Street, Wartling.

  

Press Release

 

Fuel Thefts - Wealden Police Warns people to be Vigilant

Wealden police have noted a small but significant increase in the number of thefts of fuel reported in recent weeks. The thefts consist mainly of either diesel fuel from vehicles, or heating oil, (red diesel) from heating oil tanks. Some of these thefts may be attributed to the recent fuel price increases. The thefts have occurred throughout the Wealden area, with North Wealden having suffered slightly more.

 

Wealden police advise members of the public who have heating oil tanks to review their security. They should check that the outlet and filler are secured with  substantial padlocks. Consider fitting a cage around the oil tank. Consider additional security lights to cover the area of the tank. A simple CCTV system is relatively inexpensive and consideration should be given to CCTV monitoring.

 

A number of vehicles have also been targeted. These are mainly commercial or agricultural vehicles, and a number of these have had their fuel siphoned from the tanks.

 

Wealden police advise motorists to review where they park their vehicles overnight. If at all possible, they should be parked in a well lit area, in public view. If this is not possible, consider fitting anti-siphoning devices to fuel tanks. 

 

Quote from PC Jackie Baldwin-Charles, "I would encourage people to regularly monitor fuel levels to check for sudden losses. Financial losses due to the tanks being emptied can be substantial. I would ask that people are vigilant, and report any suspicious activities to the police." 

 

Criminal damage - Herstmonceux

Sometime between Saturday 1st March and Sunday 2nd March damage was caused to the newly tarmaced surface of the Recreation Ground at Herstmonceux . The person responsible dug into the new surface which resulted in the play area having to be closed.  Also various area of Herstmonceux have suffered graffiti damage over the last 2 weekends.

 

If anyone has any information regarding this incident they are asked to contact PCSO Liz Mcdonagh  at Hailsham Police Station on 0845 60 70 9999 quoting ser 1108 of 03/03/08 or anonymously Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

 

CRIME REPORT

  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

WARTLING

Between 4:45pm Mon 10/03/08 and 7:00am Tues 11/03/08

Burglary

Boreham Street

A compound was broken into, a storage container was broken into and a Bomag waker foot and a Fairport plate compactor were stolen

198 of 11/03/08

HERSTMONCEUX

Between 9:00pm Tues 11/03/08 and 8:00am Wed 12/03/08

Damage

A271

Bus stop was vandalised, tiles were torn from the roof and found broken in the road. It not thought that the weather was responsible

259 of 12/03/08

 

 
 

 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 4 March to Tuesday 11 March 2008

 

Vehicle Crime- Herstmonceux

 

Sometime between 5.30pm on Monday 3rd March and 7am on Tuesday 4th March a site in Chilsham Lane, Herstmonceux  was entered and two vehicles had fuel siphoned from  them.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident please can they contact PC Rachel Lawrence at Hailsham Police Station on 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 162 of the 4th March 2008 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

 

CRIME REPORT

  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

BODLE STREET GREEN

Between 8:30am and 4:00pm Thurs 06/03/08

Theft

Bodle Street Green

Red and silver Emmelle gents bicycle was stolen from a garage that was broken into

1199 of 06/03/08

HERSTMONCEUX

Between 2:00pm Sun 02/03/08 and 4:45pm Mon 03/03/08

Graffiti

Chesnut Close

Lewd pictures were sprayed onto a garage door

1108 of 03/03/08

HERSTMONCEUX

Approx 11:20pm Sun 09/03/08

Burglary

Cowbeech

Security alarm was sounding and it was discovered that an orange coloured leaf blower was stolen

1391 of 09/03/08

VEHICLE CRIMES

Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

WARTLING

Between 8:30pm and 10:10pm Wed 05/03/08

Theft

Tilley Lane

Green Kawasaki 400cc quad bike was stolen from an unlocked garage

222 of 06/03/

 

 
 

 

Community Contact Wealden Tuesday 26 February to Monday 03 March 2008

No reports recorded

 

 
 

 

Community Contact Wealden Friday 22 February and Tuesday 26 February 2008

 

APPEALS, MESSAGES AND NEWS

 

Messages

Wealden Police Warns of Thefts from Cars at local Beauty Spots

The recent spell of warm spring-like weather has brought with it an unfortunate spate of thefts from cars whilst they are parked at local beauty spots. To date, a small number of unattended cars have been targeted, with wallets, handbags, and electronic items being taken.

 

In some instances, boots of cars have been forced open and property taken.

 

Quote from PC Baldwin - Charles, "It would appear that the people responsible were watching the motorists park their cars, and place property into their boots before leaving their cars. This is bad practice. If property has to be left in the boot, it should be stored there prior to parking at beauty spots. Better still, do not leave any valuables anywhere in the car."

 

"Motorists are advised to be vigilant to people acting suspiciously in car parks of beauty spots. If anyone suspicious is seen, Wealden police should be informed on 0845 6070999. If an actual crime is witnessed, 999 should be used."

 

CRIME REPORT

  Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

HERSTMONCEUX

Between 5:45pm Fri 22/02/08 and 8:00am Sat 23/02/08

Damage

Cowbeech

Rear toilet window was broken, no access was gained

441 of 23/02/08

HERSTMONCEUX

Between 11:00pm Sat 23/02/08 and 3:00pm Sun 24/02/08

Burglary

Carters Corner

There was an attempted break in at a garage, the CCTV camera was tampered with

1067 of 24/02/08

                              

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Vehicle Crime

Nothing to report J

Parish

Time and Date

Offence

Address

Details

Serial No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

In an emergency dial 999
For less urgent matters call the Sussex Police Call Handling Centre on 0845 60 70 999 (open 24 x 7).

E-mail Sussex Police to report crime, click on http://www.sussex.police.uk/contact_us.asp

Please quote the relevant serial number and date if you are responding to a reported crime, if not, ask to report a crime and request the serial number.

Information about any type of crime can be given anonymously by calling    CRIMESTOPPERS (open 24x7) 0800 555111 or click on http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

To find out who your local Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers are and how to contact them go to http://www.sussex.police.uk type in your post code and you’ll now find the names of all your local neighbourhood officers. Click on their pictures and you’ll see their personal profiles and contact details.

 

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Fire Safety advice available at http://www.esfrs.org/

 

 


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