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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
July 2007
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

 

Tisbury Neighbourhood Policing Team (Covering the following Parishes)

PCs Mark Steele & Mark Littlewood and PCSO Kim Thick Ansty, Berwick St Leonard, Berwick St John, Chicklade, Chilmark, Donhead St Andrew, Donhead St Mary, Fonthill Bishop, Fonthill Gifford, Fovant, Hindon, Swallowcliffe, Sutton Mandeville, Tisbury, Tollard Royal, and West Tisbury

Mere Neighbourhood Policing Team (Covering the following Parishes)

PC Richard Salter and PCSO Mike Tryhorn East Knoyle, Kilmington, Maiden Bradley, Mere, Stourton & Gasper, Sedgehill & Semley, West Knoyle, and Zeals

 

PCSOs ARRIVING IN JULY

I am very pleased to announce that the Police Community Support Officers that we have been promised are to arrive in July. In fact by the time you read this Kim Thick will have taken up her post in Tisbury working alongside PC Mark Littlewood and myself and Mike Tryhorn will have touched down in Mere to work with PC Richard Salter. This increase in a uniformed presence down here is very good news. Kim and Mike will be working alongside us initially to get to know the people and places before being released to do good. Excellent news! I hope that you will welcome Mike and Kim into our community and give them all the help and encouragement that they deserve.

 

SO WHAT IS A PCSO?

PCSOs are civilian members of police staff who are employed, managed and tasked by the Police, to support operational policing. They help to address the fear of crime in a number of ways, predominantly by high visibility, reassurance patrols but also in a number of other ways designed to improve the quality of life for local residents. Examples include reporting and dealing with anti-social behaviour, graffiti, vandalism, dealing with abandoned vehicles and other issues which local people identify as priorities.

 

GET INVOLVED – YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU

Reminder - the next meeting of the Tisbury Community Safety Partnership is at 4pm on Tuesday the 11th September 2007 in The Elizabeth Hall, Park Road, Tisbury.

 

AND FINALLY – HOPPING TO AVOID SPEEDING TICKETS

Truck drivers who are caught speeding in the Indian state of Bihar are being made to hop like frogs. Police in Bihar dish out the humiliating punishments instead of taking offenders to court. For the most popular punishment, leapfrog, speeding truck drivers have to sit on their haunches, hold their ears and hop for almost half a kilometre. The drivers are made to chant the name of the political leader they like most while they are being punished. One policeman was quoted as saying: "If they remember their leader when they are being punished, it's like they are insulting them. If they have any sense, they won't do the offence again."

Would you prefer to hop instead of the fine and points on your licence? Easier to slow down, think about your driving and avoid both!

 

 

ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS JUNE 2007

6th 1932hrs Semley. Two cars involved, minor injuries.
8th 1728hrs Junction of the A350 and the B3089. Two cars, no injuries.
13th 0759hrs Mere. Car drove into a wall, the wall won.
13th 1036hrs between Frome and Maiden Bradley on the B3092. A motorcyclist was in collision with a lorry. The motorcyclist, a man from Buckinghamshire was killed instantly.
20th 1434hrs B3092 Mere. Lorry drove into a hedge.
21st 0910hrs B3092 Maiden Bradley. Van drove into a field.
21st 1002hrs junction of the A350/A303. Car v lorry, no injuries.
22nd 1715hrs A303 Chicklade. Two cars collided, no injuries.
23rd 1143hrs B3081 Tollard Royal. Car v lorry, minor injuries.
23rd 1415hrs A303 Mere. Two cars collided, no injuries.
24th 1206hrs A350/B3089. Single car left the carriageway.
27th 1728hrs A303 Chicklade. Two cars involved, no injuries.

 

REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN JUNE 2007

TISBURY BEAT
Community Beat Manager: PC Mark Steele
Community Beat Officer: PC Mark Littlewood
5th and 9th Thieves stole scrap metal from a yard at Swallowcliffe overnight.
6th Barn broken into on a farm in Donhead St Mary, power tools stolen.
14th Thieves broke into a bungalow on the edge of Fovant. Nothing believed stolen.
16th Domestic dispute in Tisbury. Male arrested for causing damage to a door.
16th Diesel stolen from an Equestrian Centre at Tollard Royal.
19th Fence damaged in Tisbury.
20th Public phone box raided in Tisbury. Money stolen, damage caused.
25th Domestic related incident in Tisbury. Male arrested for causing damage to door.
26th Two chainsaws stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Tisbury.

MERE BEAT
Community Beat Manager: PC Richard Salter

2nd Shoplifter at the Co-op in Mere assaulted a member of staff on the way out.
3rd Red diesel stolen from a farm near Mere.
6th Damage caused to plants and pots in a garden in Zeals.
11th Male arrested in Semley following a domestic related assault.
13th Males attempted to con their way into an elderly persons flat in Mere.
19th Diesel stolen and damage caused at a farm near Mere.
19th Male stole charity boxes from a shop in Mere.
20th Damage caused to plants and pots in garden in Mere.
26th Two cars broken into at Alfred’s Tower, nothing stolen.
26th Five men arrested on the A303 on suspicion of being illegal immigrants.
29th House broken into in Zeals. Jewellery stolen.
29th Two men conned their way into an elderly person’s house in Maiden Bradley. They were rumbled and left empty handed.

 

IF IN DOUBT SMILE. IT CAN DO NO HARM. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE.

 

How do you contact us?

E-mail is best – mark.steele@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk or Richard.salter@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk. However I appreciate that lots of people don’t have access to e-mail. You could drop a note in at Tisbury or Mere Police Station using the old fashioned pen and paper method or you could try phoning us on 0845 408 7000 extension 746815 (Tisbury) or 749817 (Mere). The only problem with phoning is that we do not sit in the Police Station perched on the edge of our seats waiting for the phone to ring so it could be that the phone will just ring. If you do ring 0845 408 7000 you could also ask the person answering to send us an e-mail asking that we contact you. It’s your choice. Remember, if you don’t tell us what the problems are we have no chance of solving them.

 

Wiltshire Police 0845 408 7000 24 hour number

 

TISBURY POLICE STATION - OPENING TIMES. (01747-870203)
Monday, Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- 9.00am to 1.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am to 5.00pm.

MERE POLICE STATION – OPENING TIMES. (01747-860268)
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 0930hrs until 1230hrs. Friday from 1600hrs until 1900hrs.
Saturday from 0800hrs until 1100hrs.Thursday and Sunday – CLOSED.

24 HOUR NUMBER 01380-735735. CRIMESTOPPERS 0800-555-111.

 

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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