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Community Bulletin
April 2007
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.


Tisbury Neighbourhood Policing Team (Covering the following Parishes)

PC Mark Steele Ansty, Berwick St Leonard, Berwick St John, Chicklade, Chilmark, Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary, Fonthill Bishop, Fonthill Gifford, Fovant, Hindon, Swallowcliffe, Sutton Mandeville, Tisbury, Tollard Royal, and West Tisbury

Mere Neighbourhood Policing Team (Covering the following Parishes)

PC Richard Salter East Knoyle, Kilmington, Maiden Bradley, Mere, Stourton & Gasper, Sedgehill & Semley, West Knoyle, and Zeals



I would like to give each and every one of you a new car. Not just any old car I would like to give you all a shiny sleek convertible. You can have any car you like as long as it is a convertible. How about a gorgeous red Ferrari 430 spider? Or a Porsche? Yes, yes what about a Porsche, a silver one or a sleek British racing green Jaguar or a Lamborghini, how about a yellow Lamborghini? I think I’ll have a Lamborghini.

You can have any car you like as after all this is all imaginary. No I haven’t won the Spanish / Canadian /Mexican lottery. No, you have to imagine that I have given you a new car and it must be a convertible and the roof must be down. Yes the roof is down you are driving around in a supercar. You must all imagine that your car is a supercar with the top down. How cool is that? Now before you make a quick phone call and summon the men in white coats to come and drag me kicking and screaming into the back of a van bear with me. There is a reason I have been so generous (imaginatively speaking).

Yes as usual when Steele goes off on one there is a crime prevention tip buried deep within. Imagine you are in your convertible with the roof down and you go shopping or take the dog for a drive to a nice wood or pop to the shops to get some sausages or drive to a field to photograph wild flowers. Are you with me? You park your sleek convertible with the roof down at your destination and get on with whatever it is you are there for.

Before you leave you convertible you look around to see if there is anything left in the car that an opportunist thief may steal. You take everything with you, handbag, wallet, camera, mobile phone, coat, laptop and of course the dog. You couldn’t possibly leave anything in your open top sports car could you? It would get nicked wouldn’t it?

To a thief every car is a convertible with the roof down. You leave something in it and he will nick it. Don’t. Just don’t do it.



2nd 1523hrs A303 Chicklade. Lorry in collision with a car. Both occupants of the car were killed. The driver of the lorry was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
2nd 1740hrs A303/B3089. Car v motorcycle. Rider suffered injuries.
2nd 1937hrs A303 Chicklade. Single vehicle no injuries.
2nd 2008hrs A350/A303. Two car shunt no injuries.
3rd 1159hrs A303 Zeals. Single car minor injuries to driver.
4th 0924hrs B3089 Fonthill Bishop. Single car no injuries.
4th 1102hrs B3089 Berwick St Leonard. Single car no injuries.
4th 1212hrs B3081 Tollard Royal. Two cars no injuries.
4th 1618hrs B3081 Win Green. Single car no injuries.
4th 1935hrs A3030 Willoughby Hedge. Two cars no injuries.
7th 1824hrs B3092 Mere. Single car no injuries.
25th 2123hrs A30 Donhead St Andrew. Two cars one drove away from scene, no injuries.
18th 2206hrs Tollard Green. Single vehicle minor injuries.
22nd 1723hrs A350 Hart Hill. Single vehicle minor injuries.
27th 1507hrs A303 Charnage Hill. Two cars minor injuries.
29th 1023hrs A350 Hart Hill. Two cars minor injuries.
31st 1033hrs B3092 Mere. Two cars minor injuries.



Community Beat Manager: PC Mark Steele

1st Scrap metal stolen overnight from a yard on the A30 at Swallowcliffe.
2nd Drugs warrant executed at an address in Hindon. Male cautioned for possession of cannabis.
5th Persons broke into a recently repossessed house in Swallowcliffe and took property from within.
5th Car broken into at Win Green, briefcase stolen.
5th Quantity of sawn logs stolen from a farm in Chilmark.
6th Property stolen from a farmyard in Chilmark.
12th Property stolen from staff quarters at a pub in Hindon.
18th Lawnmower stolen from a stable block in Fovant.
20th Scrap metal stolen overnight from a yard on the A30 at Swallowcliffe.
22nd Quantity of domestic heating oil stolen from a house in Sutton Mandeville.
24th Several vehicles tampered with in Tisbury, power tools stolen.
25th 20 newly planted Laurel trees stolen from an estate near Berwick St John

Community Beat Manager: PC Richard Salter

4th House in Zeals burgled whilst occupant was away. Property stolen.
5th Business premises broken into in Maiden Bradley, computer and power tools stolen.
10th Ornate window smashed at Mere Library.
11th Car broken into in Mere. Speakers and music centre stolen.
13th Cambridge roller stolen from a farmer’s field at Charnage.
13th Car paintwork maliciously scratched in Maiden Bradley.
15th A case of shoplifting at the Co-op in Mere.
16th Power tools stolen from a farm at Zeals.
16th Handbag stolen from a car parked in Stourton.
17th Make arrested in Mere to prevent a breach of the peace.
19th Thief walked into unlocked house in West Knoyle and stole purse from handbag.
20th Overnight a burglary occurred at an Industrial estate in Semley. A safe and power tools were stolen.
22nd Someone removed the door of an excavator at a farm in Semley.
23rd Copper tape stolen from the mobile phone mast at Charnage.
24th Two sheds, a garage and a car broken into in Mere. Large quantity of power tools stolen.
24th Two vans broken into in Mere, tools stolen.
26th Cash stolen from behind the till at a shop in Zeals.
26th Men in balaclavas forced their way into a house in Sedgehill looking for someone. When they couldn’t find him they left having caused damage to property inside and to the front door.
27th Unsuccessful attempt made to break into a van in Mere.
28th Car broken into at White Sheet Hill, two handbags stolen from the boot


How do you contact us?

E-mail is best – mark.steele@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk or Richard.salter@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk. However I appreciate that lots of people don’t have access to e-mail. You could drop a note in at Tisbury or Mere Police Station using the old fashioned pen and paper method or you could try phoning us on 0845 408 7000 extension 746815 (Tisbury) or 749817 (Mere). The only problem with phoning is that we do not sit in the Police Station perched on the edge of our seats waiting for the phone to ring so it could be that the phone will just ring. If you do ring 0845 408 7000 you could also ask the person answering to send us an e-mail asking that we contact you. It’s your choice. Remember, if you don’t tell us what the problems are we have no chance of solving them.


Wiltshire Police 0845 408 7000 24 hour number


Monday, Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- 9.00am to 1.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am to 5.00pm.

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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