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To also report a crime, anti social behaviour, traffic accident (and lost and stolen vehicles), fraud, lost and found property, missing person, civil dispute etc, go to ‘Report’ on the Metropolitan Police Website; met.police.uk
POLICE STATION CONTACT POINTS IN CROYDON BOROUGH
Croydon Police Station, 71 Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1BP. Open 24/7 -
Berin Underwood House, 90 Windmill Road, Croydon, CR0 2XR. Open Monday-
Not sure which SNT Ward you are now located in? Then look at the list of streets in the RRA area (scroll down below the map).
(most of the roads in the RRA area to the west of St Edmund’s Church, and including Lower Barn Rd; Mitchley Ave (west of St Edmund’s), Buttermere Gdns, Derwent Drive, Honister Hts etc, Riddlesdown Collegiate, Brancaster Lane, Riddlesdown Rd & Ave etc).
PO&R CONTACT DETAILS
Telephone; 07584 186578 -
Website: Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown
WEEKLY CRIME UPDATES
Update 17/8/19 -
See this link for more information and Police advice on motor vehicle theft of catalytic converters
Update 1/8/19 -
Update 1/8/19 -
Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police Newsletter March 2019 Updated 7/4/19
Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police Newsletter January 2019 Updated 6/2/19
Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown Police Newsletter December 2018 Updated 31/12/18
The Little Booklet of Phone Scams -
"Dear Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown and Sanderstead Ward members,
Thank you for the information that you are giving us recently relating to suspicious vehicles, people knocking on doors (rogue traders) and crimes that are happening in the area. This is very much appreciated and helps us help you.
In relation to the information you are providing us, if we could ask for a little bit more, for example, any descriptions of the people involved, when these people leave, the direction they go off in and if they go towards any vehicles. If they do, definitely try and get the registration of the vehicles which will hopefully give us something to go on.
Please do not put yourself at risk when getting this information and only get it if at all possible. We do understand that sometime the registration marks may be false but this does help us as a service build a picture of what is happening and where. If there is no registration then please state this as well so we know that it has been considered. I know that there is many different forms of CCTV available now as well whether it be house CCTV, car Dashcams etc. We would also like to view these as well as it will assist us with suspect linking and identification.
To assist with this and so we can make it easier to get to see all of your available footage. We are hoping to create a new “box” folder. This folder is an online account (similar to dropbox for those who know what that is but is our own version) where you can upload your footage so we can look at it directly. We would still need you to keep the original (for legal reasons). Once we have the details we will share it with you all.
Thank you again for all of your help and support and if you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact us.
PCSO David Eaton -
PC Robert Brett -
PC Rebecca Gabauskas
PCSO Sam Brooks"
(most of the roads in the RRA area to the east of St Edmund’s Church and including Copthorne Rise, Westfield Ave, Rectory Park, Hyde Rd, Mitchley Ave (east of St Edmund’s), Mitchley Hill, Tandridge Gardens, Holmwood Ave etc).
SANDERSTEAD CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: 020 8721 2470 -
Website: Sanderstead SNT
Sanderstead Police Newsletter July 2019
Sanderstead Police Newsletter June 2019 Updated 16/7/19
Sanderstead Police Newsletter May 2019 Updated 5/6/19
Croydon Council Neighbourhood Safety Officers details
Burglary update 14/3/19
The team will be hosting a number of contact points across the ward. These meetings are face to face sessions that members of the public can attend and discuss any concerns they may have. Please see dates, times and locations below:
Priscilla’s Tea Room 52 Limpsfield Road, on Saturday 17 August 11am-
Sanderstead Library, Farm Fields,CR2 0HL on Saturday 24 August 3.30pm-
Waitrose, 87 Limpsfield Road, on Thursday 29 August 4pm-
Ward Public Panel Meeting
The next Ward Panel Public Meeting at Riddlesdown Collegiate, downstairs conference room on Monday 21 October 2019 at 6.30pm.
PURLEY & WOODCOTE SNT
(in the RRA area, these roads are only; the top end of Downs Court Rd (from the bend at Mitchley Ave) and Cranford Close).
PURLEY & WOODCOTE CONTACT DETAILS
Tel: 07920 233892 -
Website link: Purley & Woodcote SNT
Purley & Woodcote Police Summer 2019 Newsletter -
Purley & Woodcote Police Newsletter January 2019 -
The Little book of Cyber scams -
Information received from Sanderstead SNT on 15 May 2019
"Please see the following on behalf of Supt Carswell:
On Thursday 9th May 2019 police officers and partner agencies including GAIN (Government Intelligence Network), led by Supt Carswell and CI Knight from South BCU, conducted a search warrant at a light industrial site in Thames Road, Dartford.
This successful search warrant was undertaken to directly disrupt organised criminal activity that is believed responsible for residential burglaries as well as a large number of thefts of high value cars and the theft of tools from work vans that has recently occurred across the boroughs of Bromley, Croydon and Sutton, as well as other London boroughs. These crimes have caused a great deal of public concern and anxiety.
This was a complex policing operation with a large search area. The initial policing and partner presence on site was necessary to ensure evidence was not lost in the early stages of the operation and was quickly reduced once the area was safely secured. Normal policing activity was not interrupted in any way in any part of London during this operation.
Five people have been arrested to date.
Police have recovered 8 stolen vehicles, firearms, ammunition, cash and a large quantity of other stolen property worth tens of thousands of pounds.
We have recovered large amounts of drugs and removed a cannabis factory from the location.
We have disrupted a criminal network that has been handling stolen vehicles and stripping these for parts or selling them on with new vehicle identities.
In addition to the multiple seizures of stolen goods, the information drawn from this police and partner operation will significantly assist in the disruption of criminal gangs across London in the future.
Chief Inspector Knight From South area BCU said:
“I am immensely proud of the work of officers and partner agencies in this operation. We have disrupted criminal activity across London and have recovered stolen property, drugs and vehicles. I am delighted to be able to inform the victims of these offences that there property has been recovered and people arrested in connection with these offences. Working alongside The Government Intelligence Network and other partners we have also opened new lines of inquiry which I have no doubt will lead to further police and partner intervention. I will continue to work with the new lines of inquiry to target criminals across London and further search warrants and enforcement should be anticipated in coming months”
A Government Agency Intelligence Network (London) spokesperson said:-
Advice from Met Police about the use of drones
Crimes in your area -
Anti Social Behaviour -
For Police Advice on Home Protection click on this Link
For advice on Car & Bicycle Protection, click on this Link
Need help? 112 is your life-
112 is the European emergency phone number, available everywhere in the EU, free of charge.
It is possible to call 112 from fixed and mobile phones to contact any emergency service: an ambulance, the fire brigade or the police.
When a person dials 112, a specially trained operator will answer the call. Depending on the national organisation of emergency services, the operator will either deal with the request directly or transfer the call to the most appropriate emergency service.
Operators in many countries can answer the calls not only in their national language, but also in English or French. If the caller does not know where he is, the operator will identify where the person making the call is physically located and will pass it to the emergency authorities so that these can help immediately.
112 operators do not provide traffic and weather reports, general information or answers to queries. Calling 112 as a joke or calling and then hanging up is considered a hoax call. Hoax calls not only waste the time and money of the emergency operators, but can also be dangerous. If 112 lines or call operators are busy with hoax calls, someone with a real emergency may not be able to get the help needed. In most countries, it is a criminal offence to make hoax 112 calls and a person can be judged for that.
112 does not replace the existing (UK 999) national emergency number. In most countries, it operates alongside them. However, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Malta and Romania have opted for 112 as their main national emergency number.
Office usually covered Monday to Friday 10.00hrs to 14.00hrs Tel: 020 8555 1200 Extension 37637. Please do not report any crimes on this number, as there is no Police staff to process crime reports at this address.
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Some useful contact details.
Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111
Age UK Croydon 020 8683 7100
Croydon Trading Standards 020 8407 1311
Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 Website
The RRA have been made aware of an increase locally of thefts of catalytic converters (part of the exhaust system) on vehicles. The latest incident happened in Riddlesdown Ave and was to a Toyota Prius, which was parked on the road and seems to be one of the main types of vehicles targeted. Toyota Auris as well as some Honda Accord’s are also targetted. It only takes a short time to remove the catalytic converters. It also appears the thefts of catalytic converters are not triggering the factory fitted car alarms.
The RRA contacted the PO&R SNT and this was the response back:
"I believe it is on the rise in the borough at present and I know Sanderstead ward had two reported last week and that Toyota is the current target due to the gold that is in the part which they then sell on. I called Toyota today to ask if they have any prevention advice and they said from their side the best option is a cat lock but that ranges from £200-
This is the advice from the PO&R SNT
Recently we have seen the Theft From Motor Vehicles figures increasing on one particular issue, Catalytic Converters.
Catalytic Converters are being stolen from specific cars, Hondas’ and Prius’ and larger vehicles where access to the converter is easier.
It doesn’t take very long for the thieves to do this so we have found a very helpful page from Volante on prevention tips. The page talks about what a Catalytic Converter is and how best to park your vehicle, it talks about alarms that you can fit to your vehicle too.
We would like any information relating to the thieves behind these thefts. Full vehicles details as best as you can, along with any descriptions of the suspects. CCTV and smart phones can really help with our enquiries, however please don’t put yourselves at risk. Please – if you believe that the crime is taking place there and then you should dial 999 to report it.
From videos available to view on line, the thieves use a trolley jack to lift the front of the vehicle and then cut off the exhaust with a battery operated saw.
Information from a Toyota blog:
We are told replacement catalytic converterss for a Toyota have about a one month delay (or possibly longer) in obtaining a new one!
The RRA have received a number of enquiries about a very recent Royal Mail postal drop purporting to be from an individual in Selcroft Rd (a street outside of the RRA area) inviting you to join the local 'Nextdoor' Purley/Ridldesdown group. The access code to join is only valid for 7 days but there is no indication on the letter when the start date was. The letter is not very convincing and has no address for ‘Nextdoor’, or telephone number, or e-
'Nextdoor' is a recognised UK website and the RRA do know a number of people who are members of this particular group. We understand you have to enter your full address to join and give other information. We don't believe this letter is a scam but residents are warned to be careful about the link printed on the letter, as it could be to a fake website. We would suggest you type in ‘Nextdoor’ into a website search engine to go direct to ‘Nextdoor’. The RRA are advised that new 'Nextdoor' members can letter drop up to 30 houses free of charge.
There is now a discussion taking place on the RRA Facebook page about ‘Nextdoor’ (if you are on Facebook). They appear to want to know a number of details about you, so only join if you feel happy disclosing this information.
As some of our residents have pointed out to us, they are registered with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) to stop postal 'junk mail'. Nexdoor have by-
If you have any enquiries about this letter, please direct you questions to ‘Nextdoor’, although they do not appear to have a ‘contact us’ or ‘telephone number’, or e-
There are reviews available to read on Trustpilot about ‘Nextdoor’. There is an address and e-