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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
APRIL 2004
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

CHANGE OF SECTION COMMANDER AT TISBURY

PS Dave Cullop has now left Tisbury for pastures new in Corsham where he is taking on the role of Sector Inspector. He has asked me to include the following message in the bulletin. I hope you will all join us in wishing him well.

"I am extremely pleased to be able to report that during the last 12-months reported crime levels have seen a significant 20% reduction in the Tisbury & Mere Police Area. In total 335 offences have been investigated and currently 27.76% have been detected. There have been very welcome decreases in the offence categories of Violent Crime, down by 50%; Burglary to outbuildings, down by 39% and Criminal Damage, down by 30%. Long may it continue!"
" After serving you for more than five enjoyable years I am moving-on to a new post in Corsham & Calne. My replacement will be PS Andy Noble. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the tremendous support you have given me and my team of dedicated officers. I am convinced that one of reasons our community remains such a safe place to live, work and play is due to the ongoing commitment and support of a locally delivered police service."

THE HISTORY OF THE WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY

Many of you may not know but the Wiltshire Constabulary was the first county force to be created in the country. To celebrate this fact a book has been published. ‘The Oldest and The Best’ catalogues the history of the Wiltshire Constabulary. The Book is available at the tiny price of £4. All of this money will go to Wiltshire Police charities including the Air Ambulance and the Bobby Scheme.
I haven’t seen the book yet but am assured that it is well worth the meagre price of £4.00. If you would like a copy please let me know and I will order some in.

LEAFLET CUPBOARD READY TO EXPLODE!

We have a large cupboard at Tisbury which is absolutely chock a block with leaflets. We have leaflets offering advice on Home Security, Car Security, Bicycle Security and Horse Security, in fact if you own it we have probably got a leaflet which offers advice about making it more secure. We have leaflets offering advice on Alcohol Abuse, Drug abuse and Domestic Violence. We have leaflets on driving, buying a car, seat belt law, motorcycles, firearms………..I think you probably get the picture, we have a lot of leaflets. They are not helping anyone sitting in a cupboard, if you want advice on anything I have mentioned come to Tisbury Police Station and take some away with you. If you can’t get to Tisbury give us a ring and someone will bring the relevant publication to you. So come on – release the leaflets!

REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN MARCH 2004

TISBURY BEAT
(TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, E HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officers: PCs Mark Littlewood and Mark Steele

2nd Male arrested for being Drunk and Incapable in Tisbury High Street. (WPC Ange Carpenter)
15th At 6pm a male was assaulted outside Alldays in Tisbury. (PC Mark Steele)
20th Business premises were burgled overnight at Station Yard, Tisbury. Computers stolen. (PC Mark Littlewood)
29th Between midday and 5.00pm a blue transit van was stolen from the car park in The Avenue, Tisbury. The vehicle was stopped later that day in Salisbury and after a short chase the driver was arrested. (PC Mark Steele)
30th A young female took a taxi from Salisbury to Hindon Lane, Tisbury and then refused to pay for the trip. She was subsequently arrested and interviewed.(WPC Ange Carpenter)

TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: WPC Angela Carpenter

15th Overnight an articulated lorry parked in a lay-by on the A303 near Fonthill Bishop was broken into. 7 pallets of desktop globes were stolen. (That’s a lot of globes!) (WPC Ange Carpenter)
20th Late in the evening two people were assaulted by a male in The Black Dog at Chilmark. Offender arrested and interviewed. (WPC Ange Carpenter)
25th Between 9.45am and 12.30pm someone damaged the door of a car parked in the car park of The Pembroke Arms, Fovant. (WPC Ange Carpenter)

TISBURY SOUTH BEAT
(ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL) Beat Officer PC Graham Briant.

6th At 11.30pm thieves stole 3 boxes of eggs from farmyard in Berwick St. John. They were swiftly arrested and the eggs were recovered. (PC Graham Briant)
10th At 1.45pm a car was broken into in Donhead St. Mary, handbag and contents stolen. (PC Graham Briant)

MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PCs Gary Treherne & Pete Robins.

10th At 8pm 2 males driving a Ford Fiesta Van drove into the Council Yard at Mere, hitched up a caravan and attempted to steal it. However, they misjudged their getaway and the caravan became wedged between some diesel pumps, it detached itself and they made off without it! Obviously real professionals!! (PC Gary Treherne)
13th Overnight someone scratched a car parked in Steep Street with a sharp implement. (PC Gary Treherne)
18th Between 5.30 and 6.30pm a brick was thrown through a house window in Mill Lane. (PC Martin Faulkner)
21st Male from Essex arrested for driving whilst disqualified on the A303. (PC Martin Faulkner)

MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
Beat Officer PC Jerry Wilkins.

6th Male from Donhead St.Mary arrested for drink driving in Semley. Charged, twice the limit. (PC JerryWilkins)
7th Overnight unknown persons caused damage to a picket fence in Sedgehill. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
23rd Between 12.55pm and 1.00pm a thief smashed the window of a car outside Semley School and stole a handbag from inside. (PC Jerry Wilkins)

MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS) Beat Officers: PC Steve Porter & PC Martin Faulkner

9th Male arrested for theft in Zeals. (PC Steve Porter)
12th Between 6.30pm and 8.10pm someone set fire to a silver Citroen parked in Alfred’s Tower Car Park completely destroying it. (PC Steve Porter)

MERE : 01747-860268

Mon, Weds and Saturday from 9.30am until 12.30pm.Tuesday from 5.00pm until 8.00pm Friday from 4.00pm until 7.00pm.

TISBURY : 01747-870203

Monday to Friday from 9.00am until 1.00pm

 

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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