Friday 21st August 2020

Issue 1793

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Checked : Friday 21st August. Updated : Wednesday 19th August

  • Appeal following damage to cars in Wye
  • Witnesses sought to exposure incident in Minster
  • Serious assault on footpath in Maidstone
  • Witnesses sought to Gravesend assault and criminal damage
  • Witness appeal follows fatal collision on the A2 Gravesend

Checked : Friday 21st August. Updated : Thursday 20th August

Checked : Friday 21st August. Updated : Thursday 20th August

  • Two suspected burglars charged after incidents near Canterbury
  • Drug driver jailed after serious collision in Sevenoaks
  • Fifth suspect charged after cocaine worth £1 million seized
  • Three charges after Kent Police officers assaulted in Dartford
  • Two arrested as part of roads policing initiative targeting dangerous drivers
  • Four charged with defrauding elderly Tonbridge woman
  • Whitstable woman charged with shoplifting offences
  • Tunbridge Wells drug dealer jailed following proactive stop check
  • Tunbridge Wells dealer who boasted about earnings jailed
  • Closure orders for Thanet properties linked to drug dealing

Checked : Friday 21st August. Updated : Thursday 20th August

  • Shed fire in Teston
  • Fire at commercial premises in Tonbridge
  • Man rescued from water at Chatham Dockside
  • Out of control bonfire in Ramsgate
  • Utility room fire near Ashford
  • Notification

Checked : Friday 21st August. Updated : Thursday 20th August

  • Congratulations to pupils receiving results today

Checked : Friday 21st August. Updated : Wednesday 19th August

  • Over £44,000 lost to a PayPal scam that uses hacked Facebook accounts to lure victims

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Car Insurance Fraud: Are Scammers Taking You For A Ride

There has been a sharp rise in the sale of fake policies — and criminals could be using your personal details to help them dupe fellow drivers

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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Scam Watch: Mystery ‘social Score’ Payment

We were contacted when a member of the public spotted unauthorised transactions on their card. But what are these mystery ‘social score’ payments?

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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How To Get Your Money Back After A Scam

If you want to recover your money this guide will take you through what you need to do. Your next steps will depend on how you were parted from your cash.

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.

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Doorstep Insurance Scam

A Folkestone resident was cold-called by bogus insurance men

Click HERE for full details on the KCC Public Protection website.


Road Works

Sevenoaks and Swanley

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Ash and New Ash Green
Bazes Shaw
in Ash-cum-ridley
On Saturday 15th of August between 12:00pm and 10:35pm. Somebody attempted to break into a residential property causing extensive damage to the doors.
Fawkham and West Kingsdown
Hever Wood Road
in West Kingsdown
On Tuesday 18th of August around 9:04pm. Somebody broke into a residential property.
Hever Wood Road
in West Kingsdown
On Tuesday 18th of August around 9:04pm. Somebody broke into a residential property.
Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway
Meadow Bank
in Leigh
On Tuesday 11th of August between 6:00pm and 11:59pm. Parts have been removed from a motor vehicle.
Chiddingstone Causeway
in Chiddingstone
On Wednesday 19th of August around 11:49am. Somebody broke into a residential property.
Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone
Fordcombe Road
in Penshurst
On Monday 10th of August around 2:05pm. 20 people were seen trespassing on private land, they have smashed up the fences to gain access.
Swanley St. Mary's
Southern Place
in Swanley
Between 6:30pm on Sunday 16th of August and 10:30am on Monday 17th of August. A chained up silver Honda LD17*** parked on the drive was stolen.
Westerham and Crockham Hill
Madan Road
in Westerham
Between 6:00pm on Saturday 15th of August and 6:00am on Sunday 16th of August. Items have been stolen from the back of a vehicle.


Road Works

Tonbridge and Malling

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Downs and Mereworth
Bull Road
in Birling
On Monday 17th of August between 2:45pm and 5:50pm. Items were thrown from a bridge causing damage to vehicles driving underneath.
Kings Hill
Mitchell Road
in Kings Hill
On Sunday 16th of August between 12:01am and 12:00pm. Somebody stole the rear number plate from a vehicle parked in the road.
Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted
Goodworth Road
in Wrotham
Between 5:00pm on Saturday 15th of August and 1:00pm on Sunday 16th of August. Somebody spray painted a vehicle parked in the road.


Road Works

Tunbridge Wells

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Brenchley and Horsmonden
Oakfield Road
in Brenchley
On Monday 17th of August between 12:01am and 3:50pm. Somebody broke into a residential property and various items have been stolen.
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst
Wellington Cottages
in Hawkhurst
Between 8:00pm on Saturday 15th of August and 8:00am on Sunday 16th of August. Somebody broke into a residential property. They carried out a messy search. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Pantiles and St. Mark's
Linden Park Road
On Friday 14th of August around 8:55pm. Somebody stole the rear wheel of a pedal cycle whilst it was left in the bike rack.
Southborough North
Birchwood Avenue
in Southborough
Between 12:01am on Friday 14th of August and 1:00pm on Monday 17th of August. Somebody attempted to break into a vehicle parked in the road causing extensive damage to the door. They were interrupted by an alarm being activated.


Road Works

Maidstone

Checked : Friday 21st August. Updated : Wednesday 19th August

  • Air quality in Maidstone
  • Self-employed encouraged to apply for Income Support Scheme
  • A Community Focussed Plan for the County Town of Kent

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Allington
Poplar Grove
On Tuesday 18th of August between 1:30am and 1:45am. Person/s attempted to gain access to a residential garage no access was gained.
Barming
Southwood
in Barming
Between 9:30pm on Friday 14th of August and 10:20am on Saturday 15th of August. Somebody broke into the garden of a residential property and stole paving slabs. This is a repeat crime.
Boxley
Boxley Road
in Boxley
Between 10:00am on Sunday 16th of August and 5:30pm on Monday 17th of August. A rear number plate has been removed from a vehicle while parked in the road.
Olivine Close
in Boxley
On Tuesday 18th of August around 12:37am. Person/s were seen attempting to access vehicles.
Olivine Close
in Boxley
On Tuesday 18th of August around 12:37am. Person/s were seen attempting to access vehicles in the street.
Bridge
St. Peters Street
Between 5:00pm on Thursday 6th of August and 2:00am on Sunday 9th of August. A group of people were seen on a private river jetty, they removed the the river buoys and life rings to give their children to play on. It was later discovered the signage on the jetty had been destroyed, a boat and life rings were taken and left in the river and ropes and throw lines had been destroyed.
Detling and Thurnham
Sittingbourne Road
in Detling
Between 12:01am on Thursday 23rd of July and 1:08am on Sunday 9th of August. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road.
Pilgrims Way
in Detling
On Sunday 16th of August around 6:21am. Somebody broke into a residential property. They were interrupted by an alarm being activated. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Headcorn
Lenham Road
in Headcorn
On Saturday 15th of August around 12:00am. Multiple windows have been smashed on a caravan.
The Hardwicks
in Headcorn
On Monday 17th of August around 1:02am. Somebody attempted to break into a vehicle parked in the road. They were interrupted by an alarm being activated.
High Street
Mote Road
Between 3:30pm on Saturday 15th of August and 9:45am on Sunday 16th of August. A vehicle parked in the road was damaged, the wing mirror was knocked off.
Pudding Lane
Between 10:00pm on Thursday 13th of August and 4:33pm on Friday 14th of August. Somebody broke into an insecure residential property. The Police are waiting for a list of stolen items, if any.
North
Hope Street
On Sunday 2nd of August around 12:00am. Somebody scratched a vehicle parked in the road.
Perryfield Street
Between 6:00pm on Monday 17th of August and 8:00am on Tuesday 18th of August. Somebody broke into a vehicle parked in the road.
Albert Street
On Wednesday 19th of August around 11:45am. Someone smashed a near side window of a vehicle and then looked through the vehicle. Currently no items have been reported stolen.
Shepway North
Marion Crescent
Between 12:01am on Sunday 9th of August and 1:15pm on Sunday 16th of August. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Shepway South
Andover Walk
Between 4:00pm on Saturday 15th of August and 6:26am on Sunday 16th of August. A black Audi A5 GL09*** parked in the road was stolen.
Fontwell Close
On Sunday 16th of August around 12:00pm. Somebody broke into a vehicle parked in the road. £8 was taken.
Cambridge Way
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 12th of August and 4:01pm on Thursday 13th of August. Somebody keyed a vehicle parked in the road.