Friday 5th March 2021

Issue 1849

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Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Thursday 4th March

  • Body of man found in Dartford
  • West Kent shoppers reminded to be alert for purse thieves
  • Bus windscreen smashed in Canterbury
  • Indecent exposure in front of children at Leybourne park
  • Appeal following attempted robbery in Ashford
  • Appeal for information following serious collision in Wingham

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Thursday 4th March

  • Suspected criminals targeted at the Dartford River Crossing
  • Nuisance motorists to be targeted with Greenhithe dispersal order
  • Thanet PCSO organises knitting campaign to help homeless
  • Special constables tackle road safety in Sittingbourne
  • Special operation to disrupt drug activity in Thanet
  • Eleven arrests made in operation targeting sale of illegal cigarettes in Medway
  • Canterbury burglar jailed for six years
  • Livestock attacks prompts warning to dog owners
  • Suspect in court after drugs seized in Ramsgate
  • Nuisance motorcyclists targeted in west Kent and Medway

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Thursday 4th March

  • Covid-19 vaccine update 04 Mar 2021
  • Don't assume a cough is Covid - it could be lung cancer too

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Tuesday 2nd March

  • Money back for Kent Police, following Christmas border closures.

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Thursday 4th March

  • Meet the team striving to protect you and your home
  • KFRS achieves record scores in UK customer satisfaction survey

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Wednesday 3rd March

  • Industrial waste fire in Rochester

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Wednesday 3rd March

  • Libraries’ route back to the new ‘normal’
  • Pothole Blitz work starts across Kent
  • National Secondary Offer Day 2021
  • Kent road resurfacing work continues

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Tuesday 2nd March

  • ALERT! Royal Life Insurance Scam

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Tuesday 2nd March

  • Fraudster jailed for duping women out of thousands via dating sites

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Tuesday 2nd March

  • Bora Bora Vacation Facebook Prize Scam

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Thursday 4th March

  • Recall: Co-op - Irresistible Carrot Cake / Irresistible Coffee and Walnut Cake
  • Recall: SFC - Chicken Poppets and Take Home Boneless Bucket (update)
  • Recall: Unbranded LED Beauty Mask
  • Recall: Audio Technica - Charging Case for ATH-CK3TW Wireless Earbuds

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Thursday 4th March

  • Lidl GB recalls Crownfield Wholegrain Wheat Bixies 36 because they may contain pieces of plastic
  • Co-op recalls British 12 Beef Meatballs because they may contain pieces of plastic
  • Co-op recalls Irresistible Carrot Cake and Irresistible Coffee and Walnut Cake because they may contain pieces of glass

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Scam Alert: Phishing Emails Exploiting Google Forms

Scammers are sending emails with links to Google Forms, posing as major brands, charities and government agencies to steal sensitive data. Here's how it works.

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

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Staying Safe Online: Seven Ways To Spot A Scam Website

We explore how you can effectively guard your money and keep your personal data away from prying eyes while browsing the web

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

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Download The Latest Rural Task Force Report

Here is a snapshot of the work carried out by the Rural Task Force over the last eight weeks.

Click HERE for full details on the Kent Police website.

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Kent Residents Targeted By Royal Life Insurance Scam

A resident in Kent received a call from someone claiming to be from Royal Life Insurance.

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

Click the district to see its crime list.

West Kent North Kent & Medway


Road Works

Dartford

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Bean & Village Park
Darenth Wood Road
in Darenth
On Thursday 11th of February around 8:00am. Somebody damaged a Mercedes parked in the road.
Brent
Darenth Road
Between 6:00pm on Friday 26th of February and 6:30am on Monday 1st of March. Somebody broke into a building site and vandalised heavy plant and excavators. They sprayed them with graffiti cut hydraulic lines and drained the diesel from one. They also stole some tools and equipment.
Bridge
Joyce Green Lane
On Saturday 27th of February around 6:00pm. Somebody damaged the gate to a business property while trying to gain access to the open space beyond. This may be linked to other similar incidents.
Burnham
Priory Road
On Friday 29th of January between 9:00am and 9:00pm. Somebody entered a hostel room and stole a phone, cards and documents.
Joyden's Wood
Birchwood Road
in Wilmington
On Wednesday 3rd of March between 4:00pm and 4:13pm. Somebody stole a vehicle after it was pulled over by a BMW with blue flashing lights.
Princes
Heath Lane
On Monday 1st of March between 12:00pm and 12:15pm. Somebody stole the keys to a business property which had been left in the door lock.
Stone Castle
Anchor Boulevard
in Stone
Between 8:00am on Wednesday 24th of February and 9:00am on Monday 1st of March. Somebody tried to break into a company Ford Transit parked in the road. They damaged the door locks. They do not appear to have taken anything.
Skylark Avenue
in Stone
Between 9:30pm on Monday 1st of March and 6:15am on Tuesday 2nd of March. Somebody stole an unsecured bicycle from a first floor balcony.
Sandpiper Close
in Stone
On Wednesday 3rd of February between 2:00am and 4:00am. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road.
Temple Hill
Littlebrook Manorway
Between 12:01am on Friday 1st of January and 2:21pm on Tuesday 2nd of March. Somebody stole the lead from the roof of a building causing subsequent water damage.


Road Works

Gravesham

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Higham
Church Street
in Higham
Between 12:01am on Saturday 27th of February and 12:26pm on Monday 1st of March. Somebody stole 23 chickens from a property.
Northfleet North
College Road
On Sunday 28th of February between 6:00pm and 6:14pm. Somebody smashed a window of a residential property.
Northfleet South
Waterdales
On Tuesday 2nd of March around 2:24am. Somebody smashed a window of a residential property.
Painters Ash
Henley Deane
Between 10:00pm on Tuesday 2nd of March and 4:00am on Wednesday 3rd of March. Somebody broke into a vehicle parked in the road and stole various tools.
Pelham
Wrotham Road
On Sunday 28th of February between 12:01am and 11:00am. Somebody stole a recently delivered parcel from a doorstep.
Thames Way
On Tuesday 2nd of March around 10:50am. Somebody damaged a BMW 320D stopped in the road.
Riverside
Saltun Close
On Thursday 25th of February around 12:02pm. A Young person kicked the rear light of a vehicle parked in the road.
Dering Way
On Sunday 28th of February around 6:02pm. Young people threw stones and damaged a car parked in the road.
Singlewell
Christianfields Avenue
On Sunday 28th of February around 5:07pm. Somebody threw stones and smashed the rear window of a Peugeot 208 parked in the road.
Christianfields Avenue
On Saturday 27th of February around 4:02pm. A young person on an electric scooter scratched a Nissan driving on the road.
Cedar Avenue
On Monday 1st of March around 3:45pm. Somebody smashed a window of a Volkswagen Caddy driving along the road by throwing stones at it. Another vehicle was dented in the same way.
Westcourt
Thong Lane
Between 2:30am on Saturday 27th of February and 3:50pm on Monday 1st of March. Somebody painted graffiti on the garage door of a residential property. There have been other similar incidents in the area.
Whitehill
Lamorna Avenue
On Tuesday 2nd of March around 7:10pm. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle driving along the road.


Road Works

Swale

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Abbey
Preston Street
in Faversham
On Tuesday 2nd of March around 7:27am. Somebody stole cash from a dropped wallet before leaving it on the owners doorstep.
Boughton and Courtenay
Thanet Way
in Hernhill
On Monday 1st of March around 1:49am. Four men wearing balaclavas used a digger to steal the ATM from a fuel station. They were seen in a blue Mitsubishi Shogun. The police have the registration and are continuing their enquiries.
Highstreet Road
in Hernhill
On Monday 1st of March around 12:00am. Somebody drove into a wall at a residential property.
Brickfield Lane
in Boughton Under Blean
On Wednesday 17th of February between 2:00pm and 9:00pm. Somebody stole a dog from a farm.
Hartlip, Newington and Upchurch
Meresborough Lane
in Hartlip
On Sunday 28th of February around 5:30pm. Somebody stole chickens from a farm.
Queenborough and Halfway
Minster Road
Between 3:00pm on Thursday 28th of January and 11:30am on Tuesday 2nd of March. Somebody stole a bank card from a residential property. The police are continuing their enquiries.
Roman
Swanstree Avenue
Between 12:01am on Monday 1st of March and 1:00pm on Tuesday 2nd of March. Somebody broke into a residential property. Items taken include clothes, a hard drive and art work. The police are continuing their enquiries.
Sheerness
Russell Street
in Sheerness
Between 5:00pm on Tuesday 2nd of March and 8:57am on Wednesday 3rd of March. Somebody damaged bollards and fresh cement footings of a construction at a residential property.
Sheppey Central
Minster Road
in Minster-on-Sea
On Thursday 25th of February between 2:30pm and 3:00pm. Somebody stole copper metal from a residential garden. The police are continuing their enquiries.
The Meads
Emerald Crescent
Between 9:00am on Saturday 27th of February and 8:33am on Monday 1st of March. Somebody smashed the left side wing mirror of a company van parked in the road.
Watling
St. Nicholas Road
in Faversham
On Friday 26th of February between 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Somebody damaged the windows at a residential property using catapults and stones.
West Downs
Swanton Street
in Bredgar
Between 4:30pm on Tuesday 2nd of March and 4:30am on Wednesday 3rd of March. Somebody broke into a business property.
Fruiterers Close
in Rodmersham
Between 8:00pm on Monday 1st of March and 10:14am on Tuesday 2nd of March. Somebody tried to break into a residential property. They damaged the door.


Road Works

Medway

Checked : Friday 5th March. Updated : Thursday 4th March

  • Medway’s Severe Weather Emergency Protocol is in place
  • Hoo Peninsula consultation deadline extended
  • Medway Rapture Gaming and Creative Festival
  • Medway’s symptom-free testing hits 100,000 milestone
  • Stub out the habit this No Smoking Day
  • New political map for Medway

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Chatham Central
Haig Avenue
On Sunday 28th of February around 6:01pm. Young people have thrown eggs at a residential property but they caused no damage.
Silver Hill
Between 8:00pm on Sunday 28th of February and 5:30am on Monday 1st of March. Somebody broke into a company Mercedes Sprinter parked in the road and stole a tablet computer. Somebody smashed a window to get in.
Westmount Avenue
Between 6:00pm on Tuesday 2nd of March and 8:21am on Wednesday 3rd of March. Somebody broke into a residential property and items were taken. They smashed a window to get inside. The police are continuing their enquiries.
Westmount Avenue
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 1st of January and 11:59pm on Wednesday 23rd of December. Somebody tried to break into a residential property. They did not get inside as they were interrupted by someone.
Gillingham North
Buttermere Close
On Wednesday 3rd of March between 3:30am and 3:54am. Somebody broke into a residential property. They took a Samsung mobile and an iPad among other items. They were interrupted by someone. The police are continuing their enquiries.
Lordswood and Capstone
Lords Wood Lane
Between 12:01am on Thursday 1st of October and 6:56pm on Thursday 25th of February. Somebody damaged a residential property by throwing objects at it. This has happened before.
Luton and Wayfield
Clarence Road
On Monday 1st of March around 7:07pm. Somebody damaged the front door panel of a residential property with a thrown object.
Clarence Road
On Monday 1st of March around 7:07pm. Somebody damaged the door of a residential property by throwing an object at it. Other properties in the road were also damaged in the same way.
Rainham South
Sunderland Drive
On Sunday 28th of February between 1:00pm and 6:23pm. Somebody stole a Husky dog from a pen in a residential garden. It was later found tied to a lamp post.
Regency Close
Between 10:00pm on Sunday 28th of February and 4:10am on Monday 1st of March. Somebody stole a phone and 2 bank cards from a residential property.
River
The Brook
On Sunday 28th of February around 5:57pm. Young people threw stones at a bus and smashed a window.
Fort Pitt Hill
Between 12:01am on Friday 26th of February and 11:00am on Monday 1st of March. Somebody damaged the entrance to dangerous sealed tunnels. This is a repeat crime.
Holborn Lane
Between 12:01am on Friday 26th of February and 11:59pm on Sunday 28th of February. Somebody tried to break into a residential property. They damaged the door locks.
High Street
On Thursday 11th of February around 1:46pm. Somebody lost a bank card that was subsequently used to withdraw cash. The police are continuing their enquiries.
Rochester East
Roffen Road
On Tuesday 23rd of February between 2:00am and 1:49pm. Somebody tried to damage a residential property.
Rochester South and Horsted
Maidstone Road
On Sunday 28th of February between 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Somebody broke into a hotel room and stole various items.
Rochester West
Wouldham Road
On Sunday 28th of February between 6:00pm and 6:30pm. Somebody damaged crops at a farm by driving a motorbike through a field. The rider also scattered mud over nearby cars and people by deliberately spinning the bike's wheel.
Strood North
North Street
Between 12:01am on Monday 22nd of February and 7:00am on Monday 1st of March. Somebody stole four wheels from a company Ford Transit parked in the road.
Strood Rural
Wainscott Road
in Frindsbury Extra
Between 9:00pm on Sunday 28th of February and 6:00am on Monday 1st of March. Somebody stole the drivers side wheels from a vehicle parked in the road.
Strood South
Knight Road
Between 5:00pm on Saturday 27th of February and 1:00pm on Monday 1st of March. Somebody stole both number plates from a Ford Fiesta parked in the road.
Walderslade
Gorse Avenue
Between 9:00pm on Saturday 27th of February and 4:15pm on Sunday 28th of February. Somebody smashed the back window of a vehicle parked in the road.
Watling
Will Adams Way
Between 12:01am on Saturday 27th of February and 11:59pm on Sunday 28th of February. Somebody damaged the fence of a business property and gained access to the outside areas. Nothing appears to have been taken.