Neighbourhood Police weekly bulletin 20 May 2019

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Dear Resident

Good Afternoon.

Thankyou for those of you who attended the Park Hill & Whitgift Ward Panel Meeting at St Matthew’s Church last Thursday, apologies for not being able to make it myself.

Last Wednesday (15/05/2019), Tom & Ricky, along with others from Broad Green SNT, Selhurst SNT, and Croydon Tasking Team 3 executed a Section 23 Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 warrant, at a house on Selhurst Ward, which was a Cannabis Farm. The person looking after the house, which contained over 100 plants, jumped from the first floor back window to get away from Police.

Congratulations to Ricky though, who was able to capture the escaping suspect, and a member of the Tasking Team arrested him.

WARNING Please DO NOT leave tools in your vehicles, particularly work vehicles overnight, as you can see from this week’s edition, there was 1 Theft From Motor Vehicle involving a work van, and also 2 Attempted Theft From Motor Vehicles involving work vans.

Please DO NOT leave anything on show in your vehicles and that they are locked, as in this week’s edition, you can see 2 Theft From Motor Vehicles involving items that were on display in the centre console, and also items stolen as a result of a motor vehicle not being locked and left securely.


Classification Location Date Time
Criminal Damage to a Motor Vehicle – On 2 occasions, the victim has parked their vehicle at the location. Upon returning and driving away, the tyre has deflated, as a screw has been found in the centre of the tyre. The roadside engineer, who attended stated it should be counted as suspected Criminal Damage because of the position the screws were in. Coombe Road 03/05/2019 0630-1700
Theft From Motor Vehicle – Suspect went onto victim’s drive, tried the door handle of Mercedes, and then tried the handle of the Landrover. Suspect entered the Landrover, and stole a charging cable, some money, and a torch. Stanhope Road 09/05/2019 0505-0510
Attempted Theft From Motor Vehicle – Suspect was seen by the victim, smashing the back window of his VW Caddy van. Radcliffe Road 15/05/2019 1015-1020
Attempted Theft From Motor Vehicle – Suspects have attempted to break into the victim’s hire van. One of the suspects knelt down on the grass, pretending to do his shoes up. The victim heard the suspects trying to pop the side door of the van open, by putting the screwdriver in the handle, and tore away part of the bodywork. They were caught doing so by the victim, and made off in a Ford S-Max, towards Addiscombe Road. Upfield 16/05/2019 1255-1301
Theft From Motor Vehicle – Victim’s van was locked and secured outside their home address. Overnight, the suspect has drilled out the rear door lock, entered the van, and stolen 4 items of equipment, totalling approx. £937.99. Paul Gardens 14/05/2019-15/05/2019 1730-0630
Theft From Motor Vehicle – Car broken into, by smashing the passenger window. Victim’s wallet was stolen from the centre console, the wallet contained £300 cash, bank cards, & ID cards. Mapledale Avenue 19/05/2019 0030-0330


Hope to see you when we are out and about. We hope you have a good week.


Oliver White PCSO 7248SN

Park Hill & Whitgift SNT

3rd Floor, Croydon Police Station, 71 Park Lane, Croydon CR9 1BP

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