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Bulletin 10   April 25th – May 12th 2022

Dear Residents

If the weather forecast is correct we should all experience further sunshine and some warmer temperatures for the rest of the month. However a

 word of warning if you decide to venture out for a walk a little further from home and to visit some of the woodland areas around Tandridge.


 Every year we have many instances of parked vehicles, in woodland areas in particular, being broken into and handbags or other items that are visible inside the vehicle being stolen. Please secrete such items before leaving the vehicle. Check before you place items in the boot that other people are not hanging around in the vicinity or sitting in a car close by as they may be watching to see what is being placed in the boot .


The boots of many cars can be accessed from inside the car if entry is gained that way and therefore it is worth considering whether you should be leaving valuable items in the boot at all whilst leaving your vehicle unattended in car parks that are in an isolated area.


In the past car parks on Limpsfield Chart, Titsey Hill and Staffhurst Wood have been targeted.

Karen Hughes

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector



Our Area Patrol Team and Safer Neighbourhood Team deal with a variety of incidents. Here are a few they dealt with since the last Bulletin.

After a two vehicle road traffic collision in Lingfield on April 26th one of the drivers failed a roadside breath test and was arrested.

On May 2nd at Caterham on The Hill after a young male was robbed of a bag two 15 year old boys were arrested and have been released on police bail whilst enquiries continue.

On May 6th after a male motorcyclist fell off his bike he failed a roadside breath test, was arrested and will be charged for driving whilst over the prescribed limit for alcohol.

On May 8th in Godstone after a male motorcyclist was stopped for excess speed he failed a drug swipe and was arrested.

On May 11th a van was stopped in Godstone and the driver subsequently arrested after it was found to be being driven on forged index plates, no insurance, MOT or Tax and the driver was driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence. He was further arrested for failing to appear in Court on another offence.

 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. 


Burglary Residential including Sheds and garages

Weatherill Road, Smallfield. Between 00.00 April 25th and 10.0 April 26th the rear window of a vacant property was smashed and offensive graffiti words and symbol marks were applied to the interior walls (ref 45220043891).

Cogmans Lane, Smallfield. Between 09.30 and 14.30 May 8th entry was made to a house via a small ground floor window that was unlocked and a thorough but tidy search made of the property. A number of items of jewellery and some cash were stolen before the suspects left via rear French doors (ref 45220948764).

Burglary Business and Community

Newchapel Road, Lingfield. Between 09.00 April 29th and 14.20 May 1st a cash tray was removed from an industrial washing machine causing significant damage to the machine (ref 45220046079).


Racecourse Road, Lingfield. Around 12.50 May 5th a white Ford Transit van was used by white male suspect who drove into a service yard and stole a scaffolding tower (ref 45220048858).

Vehicle Crime

Heather Walk, Smallfield – Theft. Around 21.20 April 23rd a catalytic converter was stolen from a BMW 1 18i series car parked on a driveway (ref 45220043728).

Moons Lane, Dormansland – Theft. Overnight April 25th to 26th the entrance gates to a stables was smashed and a red Motoguzzi quadbike stolen (ref 45220044248).

Saxbys, Lingfield – Theft. Overnight April 28th to 29th index plates GJ11ABO were stolen from a car (ref 45220045377).



Place Farm Road, Bletchingley. Overnight May 9th to 10th an attempt was made to cut a chain securing a ride on lawn mower and a set of wire clippers were abandoned at the scene (ref 45220049231). A greenhouse was entered at an adjoining property and a banana tree and clippers stolen (ref 45220049551).

Vehicle Crime

Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath – Theft. Overnight May 8th to 9th a trial bike was stolen from the rear of a van (ref 45220048812).


Burglary Residential including Sheds and garages

Wheeler Avenue, Oxted. Around 02.40 May 2nd suspects broke the lock on the back gate of a property and broke the lock on a shed but ran off when the alarm sounded (ref 45220046211).

Burglary Business and Community

Westerham Road, Limpsfield. Overnight May 1st to 2nd items were stolen from various sheds at an allotment (ref 45220046346).


Brook Lane, Oxted. Overnight April 27th to 28th diesel was stolen from an excavator (ref 45220044742).

Vehicle Crime

Gordons Way, Oxted – Theft. Around 11.15 April 2th the window of a van was smashed and a bag of tools stolen (ref 45220044031).

East Hill, Oxted. Around 11.15 April 26th two males were disturbed when looking inside an unsecured van and they then drove off in a silver vehicle (ref 45220044042).

East Hill, Oxted – Keyless Theft. Overnight April 28th to 29th a car was stolen but later recovered damaged in Lingfield (ref 45220045970).

Westerham Road, Oxted – Theft. Between April 29th and May 1st a car was stolen from a lay by and later found badly damaged in Chalkpit Lane, Woldingham (ref 45220046118).

Detillens Lane, Limpsfield – Theft. Between 09.45 and 14.30 April 26th index plates FV14YLA stolen earlier   in Warlingham were dumped and index plates GK17VEM stolen (ref 45220044140). Immediately prior to this the doors and locks of a van were damaged by the suspects who drove off when the victim came out to challenge them (ref 45220044017).

Pollards Oak Crescent, Hurst Green – Keyless Theft. Around 92.00 April 29th a motorbike was stolen from a driveway but later recovered nearby stripped and with the petrol tank emptied (ref 45220045410).



Newstead Rise, Caterham. Between 23.00 May 25th and 00.33 May 25th two males walked up the road carrying a bag and after smashing the window of a car set alight to the interior  with petrol from a petrol can that was found close by (ref 45220043829).

Vehicle Crime

Harestone Valley Road, Caterham. Around 02.35 May 1st two males approached a car, opened the door by reaching through the window and tried to start the vehicle which would not start as it was fitted with an additional alarm (ref 45220045938).

Croydon Road, Caterham – Theft. Overnight May 2nd to 3rd a black Honda motorbike index LW19FAJ was stolen . The victim had unwittingly left the keys in the bike (ref 45220047320).

Brigade Place, Caterham on The Hill – Criminal Damage. Around 17.15 May 2nd a male described as white wearing a red hoodie and red jogging bottoms jumped onto the bonnet and roof of a car causing dents (ref 45220046410).

Banstead Road, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Overnight May 3rd to 4th index plates MX59PKJ were stolen from a car (ref 45220047036).

Coulsdon Road, Caterham on The Hill – Criminal Damage. Around 9.52 May 7th a member of the public saw four males attempting to break into a van and the door was found to be damaged. The suspects drove off in a silver VW Touran (ref 45220048197).Between 11.10 and 11.30 May 11th a van was broken into and a jet washer stolen (ref 45220049856).

Chaldon Road, Caterham on The Hill – Criminal Damage. Between 12.00 and 19.43 May 11th a car was keyed down the passenger side (ref 45220050006).

Whyteleafe Hill, Whyteleafe – Theft. Around11.20 May 11th a male wearing a mask opened the door of an unlocked vehicle and stole a power saw and drill before driving off with them (ref 45220049954).


Vehicle Crime

Marks Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 08.20 and 12.40 April 26th index plates FV14YLA were stolen from a car (ref 45220043966). A silver VW Touran was then used by suspects who entered a building site in Lunghurst Road, Woldingham and threw a brick at a male before getting back into the vehicle and driving off (ref 45220043977).

Chapel Road, Warlingham – Criminal Damage. Around 10.54 April 26th the door of a van was opened and the locking system damaged before the alarm went off and the suspects drove off in a VW Touran (ref 45220044040). Around 11.00 May 11th two males pulled up at a van and tried to break into the door but ended up pulling the handle off (ref 45220049928).

Bond Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 11.00 and 11.15 May 9th index plates LH64AZZ were stolen from a car (ref 45220048868).

Tydcombe Road, Warlingham – Theft. Around 11.17 May 9th a delivery driver left the keys in the ignition of his van whilst delivering a parcel. The van was driven off by a suspect and accompanied by a silver car with index plates stolen from a car in Bond road a few minutes earlier 9ref 45220048923). Around 10.52 May 11th a Dewalt drill and other bits were stolen from the back of an unlocked van and the suspects drove off in a white Nissan NV van on cloned index plates (ref 45220049928).

Northdown Road, Woldingham – Criminal Damage. Around 14.22 April 26th the passenger window of a van was smashed in a failed attempt to break into it and steal tools. The offenders drove off when spotted and were driving a silver people carrier with red tow bar or strap on cloned index plates (ref 45220043995).

Rag Hill Close, Tatsfield – Theft. Between 11.30 and 12.0 April 26th the silver VW Touran was involved in the theft of a Makita drill from a van (ref 45220043987).

Ship Hill, Tatsfield – Criminal Damage. Overnight May 7th to 8th the wing mirror of a vehicle was ripped off twice and another vehicle was entered and sunglasses stolen (ref 45220048558/48576).


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