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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
(TISBURY, WEST TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, EAST HATCH, WEST HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Steele email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
17th Four young thieves entered the Post Office Stores
in Ludwell and stole produce. All arrested and interviewed.
MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Officers: PC Pete Robins email@example.com
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
MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
Beat Officer PC Bob Salter firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
21st Overnight two cars parked in Maiden Bradley were broken into.
In both cases an expensive mobile phone was stolen. 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
TISBURY POLICE STATION - OPENING TIMES. (01747-870203)
Monday, Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- 9.00am to 1.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am
MERE POLICE STATION – OPENING
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from 1600hrs until 1900hrs.
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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