Park Langley Residents' Association

To promote and protect the interests of the residents of Park Langley

Neighbourhood Watch has become a sub committee of the Residents' Association, providing input to the committee at its monthly meetings. It also meets on its own to discuss matters and initiatives relating to the Park Langley area. 

From DWO PCSO Adam Charles:

Dear Residents

Please find below the crime record for the period to 14 March 2019. 

Fortunately there’s been no burglaries although there has been two attempted burglaries.   

Unfortunately Shortlands and surrounding areas have seen a spate of thefts from motor vehicles recently.  If you see any suspicious vehicles and/or persons acting suspiciously around vehicles, then please call 999 if you believe they are in the process of committing a crime. 

If you think later that something you saw didn’t appear right then please call either 101, the team number shown below or email us. 

On a few occasions, people have stopped people from entering their vehicles and no damage has been caused.  If this does happen please call 999 as this is a good opportunity to catch suspects.  By going to your vehicle and attempting to enter it they’ve committed a crime.  If they’re on your driveway and run off as a result of being disturbed before attempting entry then also call 999 as even though they haven’t committed an offence at that point the chances are they will try somewhere else nearby. 

If officers can stop and search them they may be able to arrest them for going equipped to steal; if they don’t find anything, hopefully knowing that police are in the area will deter them. 

If any of you have any gardeners, builders or other workmen please let them know about our tool marking scheme and we’ll be very happy to come round and mark their tools.


Shortlands Crime Record 24/02/19- 14/03/19 

Theft of Motor Vehicle-:
03/03/19- 04/03/19.  Overnight Whitecroft Way.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.  No sign of damage.
Theft from Motor Vehicle-:
05/03/19.  Mid morning.  Brabourne Rise.  Suspect opened front door of van stealing bank card, cash, driving licence and child seat.  Unsure whether vehicle was locked

07/03/19.  Early afternoon.  Hayes Way.  Smashed rear window of pickup truck cab.  Several tools stolen.

08/03/19 late evening- 10/03/19 late evening.  Kingswood Avenue.  Load cover, snow shovel & cash stolen from vehicle parked on driveway.  No sign of forced entry.

09/03/19 late evening- 10/03/19 late morning.  Hayes Way.  Rear lights, headrest TVs & sunglasses stolen from vehicle on driveway.

09/03/19 Mid afternoon- 11/03/19 late morning.  Tootswood Road.  Vehicle broken into.  Sunglasses, owner’s manual & wheel nut lock stolen.

Attempted Burglary

05/03/19- 06/03/19.  Overnight.  Green Close.  Rear window smashed.  Entry not gained.

08/03/19.  Late evening.  Suspects rang front door bell but ran off before getting in car when occupant showed herself at downstairs window.

07/03/19.  Den Close.  Fuse box stolen from in the street.
27/02/19 Mid evening- 28/02/19 late morning.  Newly delivered hob stolen from outside front door in communal area in block of flats.
Criminal Damage-:27/02/19- 06/03/19.  Mays Hill Road & Valley Road.  Vehicle scratched with key on two separate occasions.

The Safer Neighbourhood Police team is in place to provide community policing.


PC Russell Edwards

PCSO Adam Charles


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All non emergency police calls, dial 101


Of course if it is serious, you still dial 999.