National knife amnesty? Do we need a knife amnesty
in Tisbury, Mere, Berwick St John, Chilmark? No probably not, but
as with a lot of things these days someone somewhere has decided
that there will be a National Knife Amnesty. I know it’s
aimed at big cities where mad knifemen run amok but look at it
this way: Have you got some old knives that you want to get rid
of but didn’t know how? Well here’s your chance. The
National knife amnesty will run from 24th May (oops that was yesterday)
to the 30th of June. So if you want to get rid of some knives (there
will be no forms to fill in and we don’t need to know who
you are) you can bring them in to the Police Station here at Tisbury
or at Salisbury. Please wrap them up or put them in a box or people
will ring with mad knifeman stories. Incidentally, if you miss
the amnesty your local friendly community Police Officers are always
happy to take knives, guns ammunition etc and dispose of them for
you so nothing has changed really.
NATIONAL SAUSAGE WEEK
Ever been a bit annoyed by the way someone somewhere
suddenly (or not so suddenly) decides that it’s national
sausage week or national barbecue week or national no smoking week
or national stand on your head and whistle Moon River week? No?
Well it annoys me. Who do they (whoever ‘they’ may
be) think they are telling us that it’s this week or that
week? I’ll eat a pork pie when I want one not just when it’s
national pork pie week and when it is national pork pie week I
won’t up my pork pie consumption because of it. So there,
if you are out there ‘they’ stick that in your pipe
and smoke it…….although wait until national pipe
smoking week if you please! Anyway what was all that about I hear
you thinking, not very Policey is it, just a bit of a ramble by
that old berk Steele I hear you mutter. Well if ‘they’ can
do it so can I. This week and every other week after it I have
declared will be ‘NATIONAL DON’T
LEAVE ANYTHING VALUABLE IN YOUR CAR WEEK’
NO-ONE LEFT BUT US ROOSTERS!
Once again there have been changes here at the Tisbury
and Mere Police Section. Charlotte Chambers who was our sole female
representative in uniform and the beat officer for the Mere South
beat and then the Mere North beat has moved on to pastures new.
Well counties new actually as she has transferred to Surrey Police.
At the time of writing she has not been replaced and as such the
beat responsibilities of the Mere North beat are being shared by
the rest of us. We wish Charlotte well in her new job.
ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE.
Between the 9th and the 11th of May this year something
or someone destroyed the nest of a pair of Mute swans on a pond
on the edge of Tisbury. The three eggs were smashed and the nest
was completely destroyed. If this damage was caused by a human
they should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. I would like to
appeal to anyone who has any knowledge of how this nest came to
be destroyed to contact me as soon as possible. Any information
will of course be treated in the strictest confidence. If you would
like to pass any information about this matter anonymously please
ring CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.
TRAFFIC COLLISIONS IN MAY 2006
1st 2040hrs B3081 Tollard Royal. Single
vehicle no injuries.
16th 2350hrs A350 East Knoyle. Motorcyclist
came off his bike, arrested for drink driving.
17th 0825hrs A303
Zeals. Single vehicle, no injuries.
17th 1122hrs A350/B3089. 2
cars, no injuries.
23rd 1114hrs A303 Mere. Single car, minor injury
26th 0755hrs A303 Zeals. Single car, no injuries.
A350 Semley. Single vehicle, no injuries.
30th 1204hrs B3089 Fonthill
Bishop. Car versus motorcycle, minor injuries.
REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN MAY
(TISBURY, WEST TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, EAST HATCH, WEST HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Steele firstname.lastname@example.org
Overnight 3rd/4th a quantity of roof tiles were
stolen from a garden in Tisbury.
Overnight 6th/7th thieves broke
into Old Wardour Castle and stole a wheelbarrow.
a car was damaged in Cuffs Lane, Tisbury.
TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL
BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Littlewood email@example.com
Overnight 3rd/4th burglars broke into the Chicklade filling station
and stole cigarettes.
7th during the morning someone stole a Barbour
jacket from a fishing hut at Fovant.
Overnight 6th/7th idiots put
traffic cones on the roof of a car in Hindon causing damage.
1455hrs a man entered a pub in Hindon and attempted to steal a
television. He was disturbed and ran off.
20th 1920hrs several
males broke into a compound near Chilmark and attempted to steal
stuff. They were chased off by security.
Between 23rd/24th a house
in Fovant was broken into. Electrical items and jewellery stolen.
TISBURY SOUTH BEAT
(ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE
DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL):
Beat Officer: PC Andy
Between 1st/5th thieves broke into St Andrew’s church, Donhead
St Andrew and stole altar wine.
MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Officers: PC Gary Treherne firstname.lastname@example.org and
PC Pete Robins email@example.com
Overnight 21st/22nd four solar lights were stolen from a garden
Overnight 21st/22nd Industrial unit burgled in Mere.
1230hrs A male knocked on the rear window of a house in Mere then
entered saying he needed to check the water pipes. He was joined
by another male. After the two men had left the elderly resident
discovered that a large quantity of cash had been stolen.
MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
Beat Officer PC Bob Salter firstname.lastname@example.org
1st at about 0900hrs a blue Land Rover defender was stolen from
a field at East Knoyle.
MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS)
Beat Officer: Currently no beat officer
3rd 1420hrs a man put petrol into his motorcycle at Zeals garage
and rode off without paying. He was stopped and arrested at Amesbury
and was cautioned after he said he was sorry etc.
burglar broke into a house in Maiden Bradley, jewellery stolen.
Overnight 25th/26th thief broke into a car in Maiden Bradley and
stole the radio.
Wiltshire Police 0845
408 7000 24
TISBURY POLICE STATION - OPENING TIMES. (01747-870203)
Monday, Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- 9.00am to 1.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am
MERE POLICE STATION – OPENING
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