During this warm weather period, Thames Valley Police is urging people to protect themselves from burglars by reviewing and improving their garden and shed security to ensure their property is secure and less attractive to thieves.
Local “eyes and ears” at Thames Valley Police, Jeffrey Pick, has provided three useful handouts for local residents.
Information has been received concerning a website purporting to be Neighbourhood Watch. The marketing of the site is pitched to Neighbourhood and Home Watch members to register their scheme and obtain membership resources.
Spring is fast approaching and, the clocks go forward this month, which means the warmer weather and lighter evenings are approaching and the temptation to leave windows open is greater than ever. However, burglars will see an open window and seize their opportunity – an open window is an open invitation.
There has been an increase in the number arrests for drink driving over the Christmas period. Between Thursday 1 December to Tuesday 27 December, 258 people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving, with the number of women arrested increasing by 55 per cent on 2010.
There are countless scams on the Internet but if you are cautious and know what to look out for, you’ll always be one step ahead of the criminals. The majority of email providers and financial institutions offer a way for you to report any scams that you receive. If you receive a suspicious email, forward it to the relevant company or organisation using the details below
This time of year tends to be a time of reflection on things that we have done (or haven’t got around to doing!) during the past 12 months. The New Year often spurs us into making New Year’s Resolutions, starting something we’ve been meaning to get around to for a long time..joining the gym, decorating the house, giving up smoking etc. Here are a few alternative New Year Resolutions that you may wish to consider for 2012:
Slough’s new “top cop”, Superintendent Richard Humphrey, introduces himself and reports major crime reductions year on year for “serious acquisitive crime” in the Slough area.
A reminder that on 1 December, Thames Valley Police launched its Christmas anti-drink and drug drive campaign, which will run until Sunday 1 January 2012.
Between Monday 1 December to Thursday 15 December, 141 people were arrested on suspicion of drink driving in the Thames Valley Police area.
Due to the continued rising value of precious metals including gold we have seen a large number of burglaries here in Slough where the theft of Asian jewellery has featured in many of the incidents.
As a result of the ongoing amount of advice given out via this messaging system, it’s very rare we see one of our “members” being a victim of burglary and therefore we would very much like to introduce new people to the data base.