the place to be
Thursday December 13th 2018

Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter


Bulletin 1 2018

Tandridge Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter:-

December 21st 2017– January 2nd 2018

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

Happy New Year from your Local Policing team. I hope everyone enjoyed a happy Christmas with friends and family.

If you are still pondering about the subject of resolutions for the New Year; why not make ‘Crime Prevention’ one of your Resolutions in 2018?

‘Crime Prevention’ is everyone’s business and involves taking some simple but effective steps to prevent crimes such as Burglary taking place.

So allow me to re state that which I raised about Crime Prevention recently as it is vital.

Don’t make it easy for the burglar; ensure windows and doors are locked in order to prevent opportunities.

Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:

  • Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you’re just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock PVCU doors (lift handle and turn key).
  • Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox).
  • Install a visual burglar alarm.
  • Install good outside lighting.
  • Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property.
  • Leave radios or lights in your house on a timer to make the property appear occupied.
  • Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition.
  • Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage.
  • Keep ladders and tools stored away; don’t leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home.
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
  • Ensure rear fencing is in good repair.
  • Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e trim high hedges.
  • Mark your property with postcode and house number and register your property for free with Immobilise (opens in a new window).
  • Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme (opens in a new window).
  • Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows.
  • Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.
    We would rather investigate a suspected burglar there and then, than be called when it’s too late, so if you see something suspicious in action on your property or land, or your neighbours; call us and let us know.
    Please know that we want you to call us at the very moment of your being suspicious, rather than later when it’s too late. We will always support you in this.
    Looking out for each other and working together, to keep you safe.Thank you for supporting your local policing team over the past year

Kind Regards

Dan Gutierrez

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector

If your area is not referred to below it is because we have not been informed of the crime or it has not been affected by reported crime in the categories below. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most appropriate circulation of information.



South Godstone and South Nutfield

Vehicle Crime

Manor Close, South Godstone – Theft. Between 01.00 and 06.50 January 3rd a van was broken into. A Stihl trench rammer, a cat and genny and a jack hammer were stolen (ref 45180000867).

Holmesdale Road, South Nutfield – Theft. Between 04.59 January 1st and 04.59 January 3rd the front number plate of a vehicle was stolen (ref 45180001217).

Oxted, Hurst Green, Godstone, Limpsfield Chart, Limpsfield and Bletchingley

Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

High Street, Godstone. Between 13.30 December 28th and 19.30 January 1st an offender climbed over the rear fence to a garden, smashed a patio door but after an untidy search nothing was discovered stolen (ref 45180000457).

Bell Meadow, Godstone. Between December 31st and January 1st the back and front doors of a house were smashed and an untidy search was undertaken in the property. Cash and a silver pocket watch in a sovereign case with the initials WW or WT were scratched on the inside of the case (ref 45180000692). Over the same period another property was entered after a rear French door was smashed. After an untidy search jewellery and a Bluetooth black and orange JLB speaker was stolen. The offender exited through the French door which had a key in the inside lock (ref 45180000880).

Burglary Business and Community

Holland Road, Hurst Green. Around 02.45 December 24th offenders used builder’s tools to chisel and hammer at the exterior wall of a shop. They had covered the sensors of security lights and the rear CCTV camera. However they fled the scene when neighbours were disturbed (ref 45170142742).

Wolfs Row, Limpsfield. A petrol strimmer was stolen from a garden shed between 00.01 December 25th and 16.00 December 29th (ref 45170144442).

Station Road East. Oxted. Around 22.30 the wires of an alarm were cut and after making a hole in the ceiling offenders entered a shop and stole a quantity of jewellery (ref 4518000003).

Vehicle Crime

Chestnut Copse, Hurst Green Theft. Between 21.00 December 20th and 09.00 December 21st the rear number plates of a car were stolen and the front number plate of another (ref 45170142001/142354).

Station Road East, Oxted – Criminal Damage. Between 07.35 December 21st and 08.05 December 22nd multiple scratches were made to the passenger door of a parked vehicle (ref 45170142328).

Silkham Road, Oxted – Theft. Between 14.45 December 21st and 06.45 December 22nd the passenger side vehicle of a car was smashed and a phone holder, in car charger and a purse containing cash was stolen (ref 45170142475).

Church Lane, Oxted – Theft. Between 21.00 December 21st and 09.30 December 22nd the front number plate was removed from a vehicle (ref 45170142475).

Dumville Drive, Godstone – Criminal Damage. Between 18.00 December 22nd and 10.00 December 23rd the rear windscreen of a vehicle was smashed (ref 45170142677).

Ivy Mill Lane, Godstone – Criminal Damage. Between 12.00 December 24th and 06.20 December 27th all the windows of a 360 Excavator were smashed (ref 45170143542)

Tandridge Hill Lane, Godstone – Theft. The front index plate of a car was stolen between 20.45 December 27th and 15.10 December 28th but found later in Crowhurst (ref 45170144127).

Salisbury Road, Godstone – Theft. Between 16.00 December 27th and 12.30 December 29th the doors of a van were forced open and £1,000 worth of tools stolen (ref 45170144375).

Church Lane, Bletchingley – Criminal Damage. Between 14.00 December 26th and 06.20 December 27th the windscreen of a car was damaged (ref 45170143612).

High Street, Bletchingley – Criminal Damage. The window of a vehicle was smashed between 16.00 December 30th and 15.00 December 31st (ref 45170145031).

Stoneleigh Road, Limpsfield Chart – Theft. Between 23.30 December 26th and 00.30 December 27th the window of a vehicle was smashed and a drill a torch were stolen (ref 45170143481).

Kent Hatch Road, Limpsfield Chart – Theft. Around 12.40 to 13.00 December 28th a woodland car park was targeted yet again when the nearside front passenger window was smashed and a bag containing a gold ring and credit cards was stolen, although the credit card was found nearby by a member of the public later that day (ref 45170144079)

Caterham, Caterham on the Hill and Whyteleafe

Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Banstead Road, Caterham on the Hill. Between 15.00 and 20.15 December 21st an offender climbed over the rear fence or side gate of a house. They then smashed a pane of glass to a conservatory door before smashing the inner glass door to the conservatory and turning the key that was on the inside lock to gain entry. After an untidy search they left having stolen nothing (ref 45170141946).

Buxton Lane, Caterham on the Hill. Between 14.45 and 17.40 December 23rd the side gate adjoining a house was forced, a garden tool at the side of the house was then used to smash the glass of large rear patio door. After an untidy search a pair of stud earrings and cash was stolen. A subsequent statement by a near neighbour revealed that a male riding a black moped had been seen knocking at the door of a property nearby around 15.30 (ref 45170142608). Another house in the road was entered around the same time when the offender smashed a key safe and used the key to gain entry. After an untidy search cash was removed. On this occasion a witness recalled seeing a silver/blue moped in the vicinity (ref 45170142943).

Ninehams Road, Caterham on the Hill. Between 07.20 and 20.30 December 23rd the front door of a house was smashed and after an untidy search nothing was stolen (ref 45170142655).

Greenwood Gardens, Caterham – Theft. Between December 19th and 27th December tools were stolen from an unlocked garage (ref 45170143931).

Edgeworth Close, Whyteleafe – Criminal Damage. Three deep scratches were made to a vehicle between 23.30 December 28th and 08.00 December 29th (ref 45170144402).

Burglary Business and Community

Burntwood Lane, Caterham – Criminal Damage. Between December 24th and December 31st the windows of a minibus were smashed and the window to a building close by (ref 45170144992).

Vehicle Crime

Stafford Road, Caterham – Criminal Damage. Between 15.00 December 31st and 10.45 January 1st the window of a vehicle was smashed (ref 45180000190).

If you have to contact us about a non-urgent matter or to provide information on non-urgent suspicious matters or unusual behaviour you have observed which may be useful intelligence for us at a future date please email Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team:

The information you provide will be read and treated in confidence when the staff are next on duty.

Tandridge Beat Facebook Page

Are you following our Tandridge Beat Facebook page? Find news and updates from the Safer Neighbourhood Team. We have a growing audience and would love you to join us.

Spread the word and share Tandridge Beat Facebook page

Don’t forget you can also tweet us Twitter: @TandridgeBeat
Just a gentle reminder that our Safer Neighbourhood Team mail box, Facebook and Twitter account are not monitored 24/7. To report incidents please call 101 or in an emergency 999.

If you wish to report a NON URGENT crime visit :
If crime prevention advice is required you can contact our Crime Prevention Advisor Mr Mark Howells at: Email:
Tel: 101