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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
July 2005
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

 

MORE CHANGES ON THE CARDS AT TISBURY

Sgt Andy Noble who has been the Section Commander of the Tisbury and Mere Policing area for the past 15 months is leaving us in July. Now, now, come on hold yourselves together, stiff upper lip and all that. Sgt Noble has been selected to head a specialist unit in Salisbury and he will be missed by us all here at Tisbury. Despite being about as cockney as you can get (we had trouble understanding him at first!) and having not long left the Metropolitan Police he was very quick to settle into the ways of the country and I know he has enjoyed his time on the Section. We hope you will join us in wishing him well. Replacing him will be Sgt Kevin Osborne who is currently a Detective Sergeant in Salisbury. He will arrive soon and I’m sure you will join me in welcoming him to the best policing area in the county

 

KNOCK KNOCK! WHO’S THERE?

We have received information of what we call “Antique knockers” being in the area. Basically they are individuals who carry out their business of ‘antique dealing’ by calling door to door. They seem to particularly like calling on elderly people who live alone. Funny that. They may or may not have a business card and will ask if you have anything that you may wish to sell. We have had reports of some men walking past elderly occupants and looking around without invitation. We have also had occasions in the past when items have been purchased by these people for cash at a grossly undervalued price. This is no way to do business and we would ask that if anyone encounters this sort of caller that they notify us immediately with as much descriptive detail of any callers and any vehicles that they may have. Keep an eye out for elderly or vulnerable neighbours. If in doubt get us out. Straight away!

 

BEWARE WHAT YOU RECYCLE.

There have been a couple of incidents recently whereby paper left out for collection has turned up in odd locations. We should all be keen to recycle as much as possible and we are able to leave out paper, glass, plastic etc for collection by the relevant people. However it has become apparent that some of the waste paper left out is being collected by people with criminal intent. It is being picked up before the official collection and searched prior to being dumped at the roadside. In view of this please be careful about what you leave out for recycling. Anything with any details of banks, credit cards etc should be disposed off by an alternative method or should be shredded before leaving out. If your bank details etc fall into the wrong hands someone else could be running up bills on your behalf.

 

THINGS ARE NOT ALWAYS AS THEY SEEM.

A Police officer was driving along windy country lane when he saw a motorist travelling in the opposite direction furiously winding down his window. As he passed our brave officer he shouted ‘PIG’ at the top of his voice. The Police officer was not going to stand for that and not recognising the driver looked in his rear view mirror to get the offensive member of public’s registration number. He only got as far as reading the first three digits as that is when he collided with the large Gloucestershire Old Spot trotting along the road towards him. Come on a smile at the very least!

 

 

REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN JUNE 2005

TISBURY BEAT
(TISBURY, WEST TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, EAST HATCH, WEST HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officers: PCs Mark Littlewood and Mark Steele

During the first week of June someone painted over a road sign at Wardour. (PC Mark Steele)
14th Tisbury male arrested, wanted by Avon and Somerset Police for traffic offences. (PC Darren Jennings)
20th Male in a light blue car exposed himself indecently to a 12 year old girl in Tisbury High Street. (PC Mark Steele)
22nd Male arrested in Tisbury High Street for being drunk and disorderly. (PC Mark Steele)

TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: PC Darren Jennings.

Between the 4th and the 6th thieves stole a cast iron bench from Manor Farm, Chilmark. (WPC Charlotte Chambers)

TISBURY SOUTH BEAT
(ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL): Beat Officer

9th Handbag stolen from hallway of house (front door unlocked) in Donhead St Andrew. (PC Russell Griffin)
24th – 26th Vandals fired some sort of pellets at a caravan in Charlton causing damage. (PC Russell Griffin)
Between Jan and June two sets of bail handlers were stolen from a Farm at Donhead St Andrew. (PC Russell Griffin)

MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PCs Gary Treherne & Pete Robins.

11th Male arrested in Taunton on suspicion of Burglary at Mere School in November last year. (PC Gary Treherne)
15th Male arrested for drink driving in Mere. (PC Darren Jennings)
24th Male exposed himself indecently to an 83 year old woman in Dark Lane, Mere. (PC Charlotte Chambers)
27th Male arrested in Mere for causing criminal damage. (PC Darren Jennings)
28th Overnight thieves removed a wrought iron flower manger from Angel corner, Mere. (PC Andy Lee)

MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
Beat Officer WPC Charlotte Chambers.

4th Thief in a dark blue saloon car stole £40 of petrol from Willoughby Hedge Services. (PC Charlotte Chambers)
11th Female arrested for drunk driving after a car accident near West Knoyle. (PC Pete Robins)
18th Thieves in a white transit van stole £115 of petrol from Willoughby Hedge services. (PC Charlotte Chambers)

MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS) Beat Officer: PC Martin Faulkner

14thThieves entered St Peters Church at Stourhead and stole the cash from the offertory boxes. (PC Mark Littlewood)

 

 

I have had requests for details of Road traffic collisions in the area. The grim reality for June is detailed below. Please drive carefully.

DOUBLE FATAL.
At 1555hrs on Saturday the 11th of June a three vehicle collision occurred on the A303 at Chicklade Bottom. A car travelling west on a single carriageway section of the A303 swerved to avoid a pheasant and collided with two vehicles travelling eastbound. The driver of the vehicle travelling west and the driver of the second vehicle travelling east were killed. Nobody involved was local to this area.

FATAL.
At 0854hrs on Tuesday the 14th of June a three vehicle collision occurred on the A303 at Keysley Down near West Knoyle. A car travelling west along a single carriageway section of the A303 swerved into the path of a car travelling east. This vehicle went out of control and collided with a vehicle travelling west. The driver of this westbound car was killed in the collision. Again nobody involved was local to our area.

OTHER COLLISIONS.
1140hrs on 10th June at the junction of the A303/A350 a 2 car collision occurred. One person was taken to hospital.
1433hrs on 18th June. A non-injury collision occurred between a car and a motorcycle between Tisbury and Hindon.
0755hrs on 22nd June a two car collision occurred outside St Mary’s School on the A30. Minor injuries only.
1705hrs on 30th of June a single vehicle non-injury collision occurred on the B3092 north of Maiden Bradley.

 

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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