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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
DECEMBER 2001
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
   

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - PRIZES FROM CANADA.

It has been brought to our attention that people in the area have been receiving letters from a company in Canada stating that the recipients have wonderful cash prizes of several thousand pounds simply waiting to be collected. All you need to do is send in a small cheque to cover administration fees. Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? It is, of course it is, people do not give away large sums of money for nothing. If you want to risk it and send the 'administration' fee then go ahead. Please don't tell me about it though, as I will question your intelligence and sanity in no uncertain terms. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING.

Just a quick note to thank everyone who turned up to the Neighbourhood Watch meeting on the 14th. It was a good turn out and apart from being great to meet everyone again or for the first time it was a useful meeting for us all. Communication is the key to working together in the community. Thanks once again for coming.

SAFE DRIVING TIPS FOR WINTER.

1. On frosty mornings do not set off until all windows are free from ice and condensation.
2. If your car is frosty there is a very good chance that the roads are icy. Do not assume they have been gritted. Remember that shady areas will take longer to thaw than areas in the sun. Stopping distances in snow or ice can be ten times greater than on dry roads.
3. On icy roads try to brake gently and only when on a straight bit of road, plan ahead for bends and junctions. Brake, steer and accelerate smoothly, avoid sudden movements or you might skid.
4. Drive only at a speed, which allows you to stop within the distance you can see to be clear. Leave a greater distance between yourself and the car in front, if they braked suddenly could you stop?
5. At this time of the year the sun is very low in the sky early in the morning and late in the afternoon. Make sure your windscreen is clean inside and out so as not to be dazzled by the sun. Use your sun visor and/or sunglasses.
6. Allow yourself more time to travel if the weather is bad. Do not rush anywhere.
7. SLOW DOWN AND THINK ABOUT YOUR DRIVING.
8. Finally - Please remember that Police Officers will be working as usual every day over the Christmas and

New Year period. Do not risk drinking and driving. If you do crash we will be on hand to sort out the mess together with our friends in the Fire and Ambulance services but we will also be there to make sure that you lose your driving licence until next Christmas.

If you know of someone who drives whilst under the influence of alcohol you must tell us. They must be stopped. Drunk drivers travel on the same roads as you, your wife your husband and your friends. They also drive along the same roads as your mother, your father, your brother and your sister. Drunk drivers use the same roads as your son or daughter. Drunk drivers are a menace to society. Help us to stop them. If you know someone who is drink driving on a regular basis and want to report them anonymously use the CRIMESTOPPERS number - 0800 555 111.

DRINKING AND DRIVING DOES WRECK LIVES.

A MESSAGE FROM THE OLD BILL.

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of all the officers stationed at Tisbury and Mere to wish you all a splendid Christmas and a happy New Year. Throughout this year you have reported things promptly and accurately leading to the arrest of offenders. Please keep it up we need your help.
Remember IF IN DOUBT GET US OUT and DON'T DELAY OR THEY'LL GET AWAY.

REPORTED CRIME
TISBURY & MERE SECTION - NOVEMBER 2001

DONHEAD ST MARY 6th ~ Car at Win Green forced and property stolen (PC Madams)
17th ~ Car entered at Wingreen, bag stolen from footwell (PC Madams)
EAST KNOYLE 13th ~ Attempted theft from telephone kiosk (PC Bispham) 30th ~ Male wanted by Devon & Cornwall Police arrested on warrant (PC Wilkins)
LUDWELL 25th ~ Wheel trims stolen from car parked in Village Hall car park (Crime Desk) 26th ~ damage caused to premises by air rifle, weapon subsequently seized (PC Madams)
MAIDEN BRADLEY 24th ~ Following an on going investigation, female from Shaftesbury arrested for thefts of Staddlestones (PC Madams)
MERE 6th ~ Window of house smashed (PC Wilson) 8th ~ Attempt made to break into house, offender disturbed (PC Wilson) 8th ~ Tyre slashed on parked car in Mill Lane overnight (PC Mills) 9th ~ Insecure garage entered and mountain bike and equipment stolen (PC Wilson) 12th ~ Pub broken into and cash forced from machines (PC Wilson) 23rd ~ Male arrested for threats to kill following a domestic disturbance (PC Littlewood) 25th ~ Male interviewed for assault (PC Briant) 26th ~ Handbag stolen from bar area of pub (PC Mills) 27th ~ Tyre slashed on car (PC Mills)
SEMLEY 10th ~ Attempt to force entry to premises but damage only caused (PC Clark)
STOURTON 17th ~ Property stolen from inside St.Peter's church (PC Briant)
TEFFONT 1st ~ Car boot forced and property stolen (PC Steele)
TISBURY 3rd ~ Car damaged at Tuckingmill (PC Littlewood) 4th ~ Male interviewed for assault outside pub (PC Madams) 11th ~ Female arrested following domestic assault (PC Bispham) 26th ~ Drunken male arrested to prevent a Breach of the Peace (PC Briant) 28th ~ Drunken female arrested to prevent a breach of the peace (PC Wilkins)
TOLLARD ROYAL 8th ~ Shed forced and garden equipment stolen (PC Madams)
9th ~ Unattended secure car forced and property stolen (PC Madams) 19th ~ Leaf blower stolen from public gardens (PC Madams) 21st ~ Power tools stolen from garage (PC Madams)
WARDOUR 14th ~ Name sign stolen from front of premises (PC Bispham)
WEST KNOYLE 5th ~ Male indecently assaulted at layby on A303 (PC Wilkins) 9th & 13th ~ Cars made off, the drivers having failed to pay for fuel at Willoughby Hedge services (PC Wilkins)
ZEALS 1st ~ Car locks tampered with overnight at Westfields (PC Briant)
5th ~ Mail order deception - female interviewed (PC Briant) 10th ~ Name badge pulled from car overnight at Westfields (PC Briant) 17th ~ Fuel cap tampered with on car overnight at Westfields (PC Briant) 19th ~ Privately owned old style telephone box pushed over and damaged (PC Briant) 19th ~ Cashbox stolen from BT kiosk in New Road (PC Briant) 23rd ~ Boxed speakers stolen from unlocked vehicle overnight at Westfields (PC Briant) 24th ~ Drunken male from Wincanton arrested for damaging road sign (PC Mills) 29th ~ During execution of a warrant a male was arrested for possession of a controlled drug (PC Bispham).
(Reported crime compiled by PCs Briant & Wilkins)

According to statistics 39% of the population have access to the Internet. So far 150 of you have kindly given me your e-mail addresses. According to someone in the know the population of the Tisbury and Mere Section is about 12,500. By my reckoning 39% of 12,500 is 4,875 and 150 is only 1.2%. Which all means that there could be as many as 4,725 of you out there who don't want to play. Got a headache yet, I certainly have!
As I said earlier in the bulletin, communication is the key and e-mail, like it or not, is an extremely effective way of communicating. If nothing else it saves paper. I know that many of you will be receiving computers from the big guy with a beard in the red suit so when you are up and running drop me a line, it's easy:

mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk

Tisbury 01747-870203 / Mere 01747-860268 (General Enquiries)
Police Control Room 01722-411444 (To report incidents)
CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111 (Anonymous reporting)
EMERGENCIES '999' (Crime in progress, persons in danger etc.)

 

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