Archive for July, 2010

Cold Calling Security Firm

July 28, 2010
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Please be aware that there is yet another cold-calling security firm targeting the elderly in Uttlesford, by offering deals on fire and intruder alarm systems. These deals include ‘free’ alarms. However the associated monitoring and maintenance costs are huge. There is also a hefty cancellation fee should the ‘victim’ change their mind. The firm...
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DUNMOW: car key burglary; Lukins Drive; 25-26/07/2010

July 27, 2010
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Between around 8:30pm on July 25 and 7:20am on July 26, 2010, unknown suspects gained entry to a property in Lukins Drive, Dunmow, by forcing a door with an unknown implement, causing an estimated £200 of damage, and stole various items and a set of car keys. The unknown suspects then used the keys...
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Current Burglary Trend in Rural Villages

July 27, 2010
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Please be aware that we have identified a burglary trend targeting detached dwellings in and around your area and I would be grateful if you would circulate this message to your scheme members. Currently we are experiencing only one or two of these offences per month, so although the risk to you and your...
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Police Incident Report

July 26, 2010
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Audley End 21/07/2010 Over night Suspects unknown gained entry to porta cabin within grounds of premises by forcing the catch on the window by bending it, keys removed. Suspects unknown then caused damage to two golf buggies by using a hammer to dent front panels of vehicle and smashed front head lights. Suspects unknown...
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House Burglary; Water Lane; 19/07/2010

July 22, 2010
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Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a daytime house burglary in Stansted, on July 19, 2010. Between around 11am and 12:50pm on July 19, unknown suspects gained entry to a property in Water Lane, Stansted, by forcing a window, causing an estimated £50 of damage. The unknown suspects then stole jewellery, a...
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Incident Reports

July 20, 2010
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Criminal Damage – Saturday 17th July, Stansted A car parked at Sunnyside, Stansted was damaged between 10.30pm and 11pm when its windscreen was shattered, leaving a large hole.  It is possible that this damage was caused by a bottle and the owner reported that he heard noises outside at around this time.  If you...
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Current scams to be aware of

July 20, 2010
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Police warning concerning a ‘you have won a prize’ Scam An elderly couple from Leigh received a series of unsolicited telephone calls during the course of the day from a person advising that they had won a prize of £400,000 on the basis that they had paid their bills on time! The caller added...
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BT Telephone scam still being reported

July 15, 2010
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Can I please remind you of the scam described to you last autumn, since this scam appears to still be running. Details are as follow: A professional sounding adult male phones the victim stating that he is calling from BT Collection Service because money is owed to BT.  The caller states that the victim’s...
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Neighbourhood Watch Support scam

July 13, 2010
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A resident in South London has reported a possible scam taking place in his locality. A man claiming to represent ‘Neighbourhood Watch Support’ telephoned to say that a Neighbourhood Watch brochure was going out to all the local residents. The caller was encouraging local businesses to advertise in this brochure. The resident agreed to...
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Stansted and Elsenham Incident reports

July 8, 2010
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Criminal damage – Fullers End, Elsenham Wednesday 30th June A white and blue DAFF lorry had five tyres slashed at some point between 6-11pm on Wednesday 30th June and a radio taken from inside the cab.  The vehicle was parked in the owners’ yard at the time. Index plate theft – Castle Walk, Stansted...
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