Crime – Your help required.
8th December 2006 in a village near
Two men knocked on the door of a property occupied by
a 78 year old lady. The men stated they were from the council and
forced their way in. They searched the house despite the protests
of the elderly lady. It transpired that £20,000 in cash was
stolen from the house.
22nd of December 2006 in Harnham,
A man knocked at the door of a property occupied by
an 81 year old lady who has Parkinsons disease. He stated that
he was from the waterboard and wandered around the house. The lady
later discovers her purse has been opened and £60 stolen.
4th January 2007
Three men call at the home of a 78 year old disabled
couple. They state they are from the waterboard and need to do
some work in the house. They left having stolen £2,000 in
5th of January 2007 near Alderbury.
A man called at the address of an 84 year gent asking to use the
toilet. Fortunately the elderly man kept an eye on him and he eventually
left empty handed. There is no doubting his intentions though.
13th of January 2007 in Mere.
claiming to be from the waterboard called at the address of an
89 year old lady. He stated he needed to sort out a leak. Once
again he was followed by the lady and left empty handed.
I am unable
to commit my thoughts to paper about the people committing these
crimes. Suffice it to say that this cowardly, parasitic behaviour
is about as low as a thief can go. The people who commit these
crimes have no respect for their fellow man, no compassion, no
conscience, they are utterly selfish. All the victims are decent
law abiding people, some of whom fought for this country during
the war. They do not deserve this plague upon them. They deserve
respect and our protection. Unfortunately there aren’t enough
coppers to have one guarding every vulnerable household so this
is where you come in. All the offences recorded above happened
in broad daylight. Undoubtedly the offenders were seen by neighbours
or passers by. Why didn’t anyone ring the Police? I’ll
tell you why, we are too trusting, we are not suspicious enough,
and we are all too willing to find a reason for someone being somewhere
rather than question their presence. I implore you to become suspicious
and if you suspect someone contact the POLICE immediately. If your
suspicions are misplaced it doesn’t matter, we would rather
you report it than not. If you think something is suspicious then
that is good enough for us. Only prompt action will have results.
We all have elderly relatives, how
would you feel if it happened to yours?
Handbags ladies! Handbags!.
You can see from the list of reported
crime below that during December five handbags were stolen from
cars. As far as I am aware on all five occasions the owner of the
handbag parked the car and went for a walk leaving the handbag
in the car. Please do not leave your handbag in your car. Unless
that is, your handbag is fitted with a mercury switch and when
activated it will sound ear-splitting alarms and vent huge plumes
of purple smoke at the same time as rendering a paralysing electric
shock to the hapless weasel trying to filch it. If that is the
case then you can leave it. At all other times take it with
ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS December
15th at 2017hrs. A four vehicle collision occurred on the
A303 near Willoughby Hedge. One person was killed and three others
were seriously injured.
22nd at 1238hrs. A303 at Willoughby
Hedge. A car and lorry collided resulting in an elderly male receiving serious
Not so serious.
19th at 1643hrs. A303 Mere bypass. Car left the road minor
injuries to driver.
3rd 2128hrs. Semley. Car hit fallen tree.
at 2218hrs. A303 Chicklade. Car left road.
10th at 1620hrs. A350
East Knoyle. Two cars.
10th at 1938hrs. A303. Car hit central barrier.
11th at 1953hrs. A303 Willoughby Hedge. Car hit bollards.
at 0903hrs. Tisbury Row. Car hit fuel tanker.
15th at 1850hrs. Fonthill Gifford. Car left road.
19th at 1146hrs. A303 Zeals. Two
19th at 1235hrs. Castle Street, Mere. Car crashed
into a parked car.
20th at 1717hrs. A30 Fovant. Car clipped bus
and failed to stop.
22nd at 1413hrs. A303 Woodbine Hill. Two cars
23rd at 1940hrs. A350 Semley. Car overturned.
1158hrs. B3092 at Maiden Bradley. Car left road. Driver arrested
for drink driving.
24th at 1228hrs. A303 Chilmark Down. Two cars
26th at 1617hrs. A 303 Mere bypass. Car had blow-out.
Whilst waiting for help two cars crashed into its rear.
1228hrs. Maiden Bradley to Kingston Deverill Road. Two cars crashed.
28th at 1902hrs. A303 Mere. Single car crashed.
REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN December
Beat Officers: PC Mark Steele & PC Mark Littlewood
1st Car tyre slashed in Chicksgrove overnight..
12th Vandal smashed
wing mirrors on car parked in Tisbury High street.
at the Co-op in Tisbury. CCTV footage is being enhanced.
broken into at Tollard Royal, handbag stolen from under the seat.
24th Toilets vandalised in Tisbury. Suspect known.
24th Male arrested
having made off from a Police Officer on a stolen motorcycle near
31st Hole cut in a window at Pandora’s Box in Tisbury.
Beat Officers: PC Pete Robins & PC Paul Scudds
5th Car left on side of A350 at Semley after an accident was set
on fire by a thoughtful soul.
7th Car broken into at Stourton,
8th House burgled in East Knoyle.
9th Car broken
into at Stourhead, handbag stolen.
12th Car broken into and handbag
stolen at Stourhead.
15th Trailer stolen from farm at Zeals.
Car broken into at Mere Down, handbag stolen.
28th Car stolen from
outside a house in East Knoyle. Found abandoned 2 miles away 15
29th Unoccupied house window in Mere smashed with
30th House nameplate ‘Hawthorns’ stolen in
30th Attempt made to break into house in Maiden Bradley.
No entry gained.
Two bits of advice. First – darkness.
A plea to all horse riders, dog walkers
or just simply people out after dark. If you must walk along a
road please ensure that you are wearing something light and reflective
so that people can see you. Carry a torch if you can. It’s dark out there and if
you are wearing dark clothing you make it very difficult for motorists
to see you.
Secondly a word on scams.
I am passed
details of scams on a daily basis and new ones come out every day.
The general rule is that you don’t get something for nothing. If you have
never entered the Canadian/Spanish/Mexican/Norwegian lottery you
can’t win it. If you have to send money to receive a prize
you are being ripped off. It’s a scam. So come on people
wise up out there. There are people out there who will gladly take
your money and they will prey on your gullibility and greed to
get it. Don’t let it happen to you.
Wiltshire Police 0845
408 7000 24
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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.
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