Tomorrow the 20th December 2022 there is a police bike marking/crime prevention meeting at St. Anne’s and St. Andrew’s in the hall between 1300 – 1500 hours.
Janis Denselow and Richard Gentry, our representatives on the Queen’s Park Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel, have recently updated the QPARA website with the latest information on the work of the Ward Panel, details of the Safer Neighbourhood Team and how to contact them, how to access the crime map which records where crimes have been committed in the Queen’s Park area and the various ways you can report a crime.
The Police Action Group is one of a number of Groups run by QPARA volunteers. You can find more details on the Group menu of the website. Please contact us if you would like to get involved or find out more.
Dear Ward Member,
Protect your vehicle from catalytic converter thieves
We are working to apprehend them. You can help us by following this advice to protect your vehicle.
Consider installing a Thatcham approved alarm to your vehicle. Ones that activate if your vehicle is lifted or tilted are particularly effective.
Use a catalytic converter protection device or marking system.
Fit protective coverings on catalytic converters, these can make it much more difficult for thieves.
Have your catalytic converter etched or forensically marked and put stickers in the windscreen to say this has been done.
Where possible park a vehicle against a kerb, with the catalytic converter being closest to the kerb.
Once an unmarked converter has been removed from a vehicle it’s quite difficult to match it to that vehicle as there aren’t any distinguishing marks.
Catalytic converters control and convert exhaust emissions from your vehicle into less toxic substances. If yours is stolen, you will know because your vehicle’s engine will sound different.
If you suspect your catalytic converter has been stolen, report it to us immediately by calling 101.
Thieves simply cut the catalytic converter from the exhaust pipe of a parked car and sell them on to scrap metal dealers.
Look out for people working under cars, if in doubt, call Police on 999 straight away, keeping yourself safe and give as much description as possible including any vehicle registration of vehicles they may be using.
Explain to the operator you have reason to believe someone may be trying to take a catalytic convertor.
Queens Park SNT
Apparently Toyota Prius’ and Honda Jazz’s are the cars that are targeted. This video from Twitter shows them at work on a Toyota Prius.
BRITISH GAS UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN STOLEN
If you are visited at your home address by someone reporting to be from British Gas without an appointment, please call British Gas to check on 0333 202 9802.
Do NOT let them in, keep your door securely shut, if in doubt call 999