TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - PRIZES FROM
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
TEFFONT 1st ~ Car boot forced and property stolen (PC
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
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
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
ZEALS 1st ~ Car locks tampered with overnight at Westfields
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:
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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