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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
JANUARY 2003
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

THESE MEN MUST BE CAUGHT.

  1. At 2.15pm on Thursday the 7th of November three men walked uninvited into a house in Vicarage Road, Tisbury. After speaking briefly to the elderly male occupant, who is in his eighties, they overpowered him and forced him into a chair. They then stole his wallet from his pocket. One of the men searched the house taking jewellery as he did so. The householder was left with minor injuries but was severely shocked by the incident. The men are described as all being white, about 5'8" tall, wearing dark clothing in their 20's or 30's. One man is described as having a strange way of moving as if disabled in some way. One man was wearing a black jumper with white horizontal stripes. It is possible that these men had followed the householder from Shaftesbury having seen him come out of a bank. It is also possible that they were using a dark blue, 'C' reg 4-wheel drive vehicle. The spare wheel cover had the word 'SHOGUN' on it.
  2. 2. At 2.30pm on Monday the 23rd of December two men walked uninvited into a house in Station Road, Tisbury. They asked the occupant, an 86 year old man, for some water 'for their van'. Once he had filled up a bowl for them they overpowered him causing him to fall to the ground. They then forcibly stole a large quantity of cash from him. The man suffered minor injuries but was shocked, embarrassed and very angry. The men are described as being white in their 20's dressed in dark clothing including dark hats. One is described as being well built about 5'10" tall the other medium build and much shorter.

The two attacked men are both decent men who have spent a lifetime contributing to society. They were both preyed upon because they are elderly and not as strong or quick as they used to be. This sort of thing fills me with a burning anger and I am unable to write what I really think of the perpetrators of these crimes. The people (and I use the term lightly) who carried out these despicable acts do not contribute anything to society, they just take, again and again. If anyone can give us any information whatsoever please give us a ring. Think back to those days, do you remember anyone who fits the descriptions in Tisbury on those or any other days. Someone knows them. They probably don't live in Tisbury but they have been here several times I'm sure. Keep looking around, strangers tend to stand out, be suspicious and tell us about your suspicions. In particular keep an eye on elderly neighbours, We will always respond to your calls. Help us catch these people.

Who got a computer for Christmas? There must be lots of you out there.
Receive this bulletin by e-mail: mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk

WEBSITES / BULLETINS

This bulletin and previous month's bulletins can also be viewed at the following websites.
www.tisbury.co.uk, www.swallowcliffe.com, and www.nadderfocus.com.

NHW MAILBOX

As part of the 'corporate ' image of the Constabulary each station now has a specific Neighbourhood Watch E-mail address box. Ours is NHWCO.tisbury@wiltshire.police.uk. This can be used by anyone to communicate with the officers here at Tisbury, but as it's new we don't know how well it's going to work, I have my doubts. If you would prefer to continue with the personal touch and e-mail me or any other officer please do so. We check our e-mails every working day and will always respond. The 'old fashioned' methods of communicating i.e. using the telephone or actually speaking to your local Policeman 'face to face' are still of course to be encouraged.

REPORTED CRIME DECEMBER 2002

TISBURY BEAT (TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, EAST HATCH & NEWTOWN.)
Beat Officer PC Mark Littlewood.

4th Thief stole a wallet from an office at Tisbury Sports Centre. (PC Steve Porter)
9th Thieves stole power tools from building site in East Hatch. (PC Steve Porter)
11th Money stolen from handbag in house at Kipling Close, Tisbury. (PC Steve Porter)
12th Keys stolen, having been left hanging outside in front door lock of a house in Tisbury. (PC Steve Porter)
18th Thieves stole tools from secure container at Mekanag, Tisbury. (PC Mark Littlewood)
18th Burglars broke into house in Tisbury Row. (PC Mark Littlewood)
22nd Burglars entered unit at Station works Tisbury and set fire to it. (PC Steve Porter)
22nd Car damaged by vandals in Wardour. (PC Steve Porter)
23rd Two men entered house in Station Road Tisbury asking for water for a broken down van, once inside they overpowered the elderly occupant and stole a large sum of cash from him. (PC Mark Littlewood)

TISBURY NORTH BEAT (BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE SWALLOWCLIFFE & TEFFONT) Beat Officer PC Mark Steele
5th Thieves broke into the public phone box in Swallowcliffe and stole cash. (PC Mark Steele)
10th Burglar broke into house in Salisbury Road Fonthill Bishop and stole cash and a watch. (PC Mark Steele)
10th Burglar broke into house in Sutton Mandeville, house searched but nothing stolen. (PC Mark Steele)
19th Diesel stolen from tank at isolated location on the edge of Chilmark overnight. (PC Mark Steele)
20th Tools stolen from building site in Fonthill Gifford overnight. (PC Mark Steele)
22nd Staddle stone top stolen overnight from outside house in Teffont. (PC Mark Steele)

TISBURY SOUTH BEAT (ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL.) Beat Officer PC Paul Wilson.
No reported crime in December

MERE BEAT (including BURTON) Beat Officers PCs Graham Briant & Pete Robins.
3rd Coat and mobile phone stolen from The Old Ship, Mere. (PC Pete Robins)
6th Male stole his mother's car and crashed it into a wall as he tried to evade Police. When arrested in Shaftesbury Road Mere he assaulted both officers by spitting and kicking. (PCs Graham Briant & Mark Steele)
7th Male arrested for not complying with a rehabilitation order. (PC Pete Robins)
11th Burglar broke into a house whilst owner was in hospital and stole property. (PC Pete Robins)
9th Thieves stole property from the boot of unlocked car in Old Hollow, Mere. (PC Pete Robins)
13th Someone deliberately damaged two parked cars in North Road and cut cable leading to Sky dish. Two days later the phone line was also cut. Ex-husband of owner arrested and interviewed. (PC Graham Briant)
16th Thieves stole tools from building site overnight. (PC Pete Robins)

MERE SOUTH BEAT (EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE) Beat Officer PC Jerry Wilkins.
12th Two illegal immigrants (Afghans) arrested on the A303 having jumped from a lorry. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
17th 14 year old boy assaulted by male on two occasions outside his house in East Knoyle. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
19th Thieves attempted to break into a lorry parked in the layby west of Willoughby Hedge on the A303 using
oxy-acetylene cutting equipment but were disturbed by the driver and made off. (PC Jerry Wilkins/CID)

MERE NORTH BEAT (GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS) Beat Officer PC Steve Porter.
2nd Burglars broke into a house in Church Road Kilmington. House searched but nothing stolen. (PC Dave Mills)
11th 2 Staddle stone tops stolen from garden of house in Zeals. (PC Dave Mills)
23rd German man arrested on suspicion of careless driving after traffic accident in Maiden Bradley. (PC Dave Mills)
24th Burglars entered office at a tyre yard in Zeals, stole property and caused damage. (PC Steve Porter)

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.


TISBURY 01747-870203 / MERE 01747-860268
CONTROL ROOM 01722-411444
CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

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