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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
August 2006
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

 

MOBILE PHONES. DON'T GIVE THEM AWAY.

I have owned a mobile phone from the beginning. Well, not quite the beginning. I didn't own one of those which required a sturdy rucksack to carry the batteries in and was always carried by someone called Clive wearing one of several cherished anoraks. My first phone, however, did resemble a house brick but was much heavier and a lot more versatile. Now, about 10 phones down the line I have a very nice one that takes pictures, plays music and pleasantly throbs in my pocket when someone rings me. It's very shiny and I take it nearly everywhere with me. Maybe it's because I'm a Policeman and write about your tales of woe every month that makes me more security conscious, maybe not. I think it's just that I like my stuff and I wouldn't like someone else to have it unless I decided that giving it away was the best way of getting a new one that was more shiny or had more buttons. I have never lost or left in a place of peril my mobile phone. So it always fills me with incredulity when I see reports that people have had their mobile phones stolen having left them in their car (2 cases overleaf). It irks me somewhat when I hear about phones being stolen from public places. I have ceased to allow myself to react in any way whatsoever to stories of phones that have been lost as they are daily occurrences. All I can say is that it is not that difficult to keep tabs on a mobile phone. So much so that please do not be surprised or offended if you see me glaze over and drift away to my shiny and fluffy 'other place' if you have to make such a report to me in person. I just can't help it.

 

I WANT YOU TO EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY AND SAVE PAPER.

You might like to know that this bulletin is now sent to well over 300 e-mail recipients. It is also published in various local and parish publications, notably the Tisbury 'FOCUS' magazine (a mighty interesting read I might add). You may also be aware that the way this area is policed will have changed by the end of the year. I am unable to give (because I don't know) the precise details of this change but I do know that the number of Community Beat Officers will be reduced from the current 6 to 2.
These two 'Community Beat Managers' will be supported by 2 Police Community Support Officers. Emergency and out of hours calls will be dealt with by officers responding from somewhere else. I am very keen to continue the production of this bulletin as most of you seem to like it.
However, we currently hand deliver over 1000 bulletins across the policing area which together with compiling it and arranging the printing of the bulletin is quite time consuming. Therefore I would like to make an appeal at this early stage for your help. If you are able to receive the bulletin via e-mail and don't please give me your e-mail address so that I can add you to the list. If you have one hand delivered but are able to read it in the Parish magazine etc please let me know. The less bulletins we have to deliver by hand means that we will have more time to concentrate on dealing with problems that you want us to be dealing with. mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk Receive this bulletin by e-mail.

 

ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS JULY 2006.

Minor injuries only.
5th 1720hrs B3092 just north of Maiden Bradley. 2 cars collided. / 9th 1900hrs B3089 Fonthill Bishop. Car left the road. / 12th 1745 A30 Ansty. Van versus a motorcycle. / 19th 2323hrs B3092 I mile south of Maiden Bradley. Car left the road. / 21st 1518hrs A303 Zeals junction. Van spun off carriageway. / 23rd 1834hrs A30 between Fovant and Compton Chamberlayne. 2 cars collided.

No injuries reported.
7th 0727hrs B3089 Willoughby Hedge. 2 cars collided at junction. / 11th 1303hrs Tisbury High Street. Car struck parked car. / 14th 1440hrs A303 Willoughby Hedge. 2 cars collided. / 23rd 1635hrs Ansty Coombe. Car overturned. / 24th 1110hrs Chicksgrove. Car took out some posts and drove off. / 27th 0710hrs A303 Chicklade. Car left the road.

 

REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN JULY 2006

TISBURY BEAT
(TISBURY, WEST TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, EAST HATCH, WEST HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Steele mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk

Overnight 4th/5th Station Road, Tisbury. Malicious damage caused to a gate.

TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Littlewood mark.littlewood@wiltshire.police.uk

1During the afternoon of the 10th a thief stole a hedge cutter from a shed in Hindon.
12th Mobile phone stolen from a jacket pocket left hanging in a pub near Tisbury.
17th Thieves broke into a shed at Chicklade and stole a Ford transit from within.
24th Male arrested following an assault in an office at Chilmark.
24th Male arrested in the process of stealing property from premises on the A30 at Sutton Mandeville. His vehicle was also seized and found to contain red diesel. Customs and Excise impounded it. Tee Hee!

TISBURY SOUTH BEAT
(ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL):
Beat Officer: PC Andy Lee andy.lee@wiltshire.police.uk

1st Local youngsters sprayed graffiti on 3 houses in Donhead St Andrew. One 9yr old and an 11yr old responsible.
8th Thieves entered porch of a house in Donhead St Andrew and stole magazines from inside.
17th Four young thieves entered the Post Office Stores in Ludwell and stole produce. All arrested and interviewed.

MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PC Pete Robins pete.robins@wiltshire.police.uk
Overnight 4th/5th Thieves stole tools from a farm near Mere. Drunk male arrested in The Yews, Mere. He was alleged to have badly beaten his partner.
Between 16th June and 7th July thieves stole 2 quad bikes from barn near Mere.
12th Car stolen from outside The George Inn, Mere. Between the 14th/17th thieves stole a ford Transit from Quarryfields Industrial estate, possibly by towing it away.
Overnight 20th/21st car parked in Mere had its paintwork deliberately scratched by someone using a sharp object.

MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
Beat Officer PC Bob Salter bob.salter@wiltshire.police.uk

Overnight 11th/12th thieves broke into an industrial unit in Semley and stole computers.
Between the 15th/16th Thief stole a handbag which had been left in an unlocked car in East Knoyle.

MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS)
Beat Officer: PC Gary Treherne gary.treherne@wiltshire.police.uk

21st Overnight two cars parked in Maiden Bradley were broken into. In both cases an expensive mobile phone was stolen. Why oh why oh why????
24th Thieves were disturbed stealing property from a house in Maiden Bradley. They fled the scene leaving the loot behind. (power tools etc)

 

Wiltshire Police 0845 408 7000 24 hour number

 

TISBURY POLICE STATION - OPENING TIMES. (01747-870203)
Monday, Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- 9.00am to 1.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am to 5.00pm.

MERE POLICE STATION – OPENING TIMES. (01747-860268)
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 0930hrs until 1230hrs. Friday from 1600hrs until 1900hrs.
Saturday from 0800hrs until 1100hrs.Thursday and Sunday – CLOSED.

24 HOUR NUMBER 01380-735735. CRIMESTOPPERS 0800-555-111.

 

If anyone has any information about any of the above listed crimes please give us a ring at Tisbury or Mere. Your help could lead to the apprehension of offenders or the recovery of property. If you would prefer to pass information anonymously (rewards are available) ring CRIMESTOPPERS.

CONTROL ROOM 01722-411444
CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

 

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