News and appeals Bogus Callers We are warning residents to be alert to a man knocking on doors in Wealden claiming to be from the waterboard. He has been very pushy and on a couple of occasions forced himself inside peoples homes. The male appears to be targeting elderly people and is described as being white, about 50, clean shaven with a northern accent. If you have elderly friends or relatives, please encourage them to check identification of anyone who calls at their door and verify with the company they are purporting to be from. Any genuine caller will be happy to wait outside while the checks are made.
Project EDWARD We will be supporting Project EDWARD tomorrow European Day Without A Road Death which aims to raise awareness of road safety and casualty reduction. Officers and volunteers from Wealden Police will be assigned to the project on Thursday 21 September, conducting static speed checks, mobile vehicle checks and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) checks across the district. We will also be supporting our colleagues from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and Community Speed Watch volunteers. You can sign the pledge to be a safe driver here: http://projectedward.eu/pledge/
Operation Blitz We’re trying to get more residents to sign-up to our Operation Blitz scheme in Wealden. We currently have just over 700 members who receive a weekly email notifying them of extra police patrols in their area which are targeting antisocial behaviour (normally on a Friday and Saturday evening). The message includes a mobile number of one of the officers on patrol, so the team can be contacted directly. So, if you are getting fed up with rowdy behaviour, underage drinking or intimidating groups consider joining Operation Blitz. If you’d like to join, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll sign you up!
Crime summary Between 11 and 12 September, a garage in The Drive, Maresfield was broken into and a Hayter lawnmower, Orange chainsaw, Stihl strimmer and a Stihl leaf blower were stolen. (Ref: 0801:14/09/17)
Overnight on Thursday 14 September a vehicle in Wallsend Road, Pevensey had all its tyres slashed. (Ref: 0243:15/09/17)
On Friday 15 September between 8:30pm and 9:30pm a vehicle parked outside Freedom Leisure Centre in Crowborough had its windscreen smashed and aerial ripped off. (Ref: 0431:16/09/17)
Between 11am and 2:30pm on Saturday 16 September, a house in Whitegates Lane, Wadhurst was burgled. Jewellery and computer goods were stolen. (Ref: 0712:16/09/17)
On Sunday 17 September, cash and Oakley sunglasses were stolen from an insecure vehicle parked on a driveway in Boniface Close, Stone Cross. (1396:17/09/17)
Between 13 and 15 September, an Orange Husqvuarna petrol mower was stolen from an outbuilding in Fowley Lane, High Hurstwood. (Ref: 0297:18/09/17)
Between 10am and 5pm on Monday 18 September, bank cards and a camera were stolen from a house in Sheepcote Lane, Chalvington. (Ref: 1146:19/09/17)
Between 18 and 19 September, there was an overnight burglary to a business in Framfield Road, Uckfield where £2500 of meat was stolen. (0224:19/09/17)
Between 18 and 19 September, there was an overnight break to a shed in Framfield Road, Uckfield where gardening equipment was stolen. A Hayter Lawnmower, Echo hedge cutter, Hitachi drill, Hitachi nail gun and an Echo chainsaw were amongst the items stolen. (Ref: 0345:19/09/17)
Operation Blitz notification of this weekend’s phone number
Dear Members, This weekend’s phone number is: 07912 893355
Please use the above number to contact the team direct to report anti-social behaviour between the hours of 6pm and midnight on Friday and Saturday.
This phone number should not be used to report any other crime or incident. To report crime and incidents please contact us online, email us at email@example.com or call 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.
Help us keep Sussex safe If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101, quoting the reference number provided. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org