Police update for Coulsdon East
01/04/2015 22:56:00......Posted by Margaret Bird
Nothing further to note for COULSDON EAST. Please consider researching Window Security Films. Burglaries in COULSDON EAST are mainly by smashing windows at the rear of properties.
A number of reports have been made to us regarding items being thrown from the cliffs adjacent to RUTHERWICK RISE down onto the new WAITROSE DISTRIBUTION CENTRE, ULLSWATER CRESCENT. Two (2) arrests have been made.
Reports of a vehicle driving dangerously on CHALDON WAY. Section 59 Warning to follow. Once issued, further abuse and vehicle will be seized.
Vehicles to be aware of
Flat bed NISSAN van displaying a VRM of WJ15 XMK. The occupants of this vehicle have been knocking on resident’s doors in the SHIRLEY area asking if they need any decorating being carried out. There is an increase in burglaries in this area. Please be aware that there is a large trend at the moment for houses to be canvassed prior to committing a burglary. The most common way of this is being done is by people posing as workmen, knocking on the door and delivering leaflets. Please be re-assured that CROYDON POLICE are proactively targeting this. Before calling 999 or 101 please ensure you get as must detail as possible!!!! The make of the vehicle, colour, displayed registration plate, any distinctive features, details of the occupants etc. A white male driving a white van is not enough. We can only act on the quality of the information we receive.
1. Extra patrols have been carried out COULSDON MANOR GOLF CLUB to curb any future thefts of golf buggies.
2. Extra patrols in the ULLSWATER CRESCENT. Two (2) drug searches carried out.
3. Extra patrols in the TOLLERS ESTATE. One (1) drugs search carried out.
These have taken up the vast majority of my time and PSCO BALCOMBE’s time. I deal with these matters robustly and look to get other agencies involved at an early stage to resolve the problem.
Please refer to my previous e-mail around reporting bad parking, tax etc. These matters are do not fall under police’s remit and any problems should be referred to the council on the number provided on my last e-mail.
Amendments to the news letter
Police surgery is at 1430 - 1530hours on WEDNESDAY 8th APRIL.
Street briefing 1830-1900hours REDDOWN ROAD junction with FAIRDENE ROAD on MONDAY 27th APRIL
My colleagues on the COULSDON EAST team are extremely busy too. Many are on reporting cars attending your home addresses to report crimes. They are also carrying their own crime reports which they have to investigate, develop, arrest, interview and put suspects before the Crown Prosecution Service. These is extremely time consuming and complicated but has to be done correctly first time, everytime!!! I am currently carrying three (3) complicated crime reports for myself involving a viscous dog attack, theft and serious damage to two (2) golf buggies and a making off without payment. I will keep you updated if they have any direct knock on effects to you and the community.
Regards,PC 349 Swan Coulsdon East Safer Neighbourhood Team