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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
June 2006
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

 

NATIONAL KNIFE AMNESTY

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.

 

REPORTED ROAD 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 only.
26th 0755hrs A303 Zeals. Single car, no injuries.
26th 1454hrs A350 Semley. Single vehicle, no injuries.
30th 1204hrs B3089 Fonthill Bishop. Car versus motorcycle, minor injuries.

 

REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN MAY 2006

TISBURY BEAT
(TISBURY, WEST TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, EAST HATCH, WEST HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Steele mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk

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.
Overnight 6th/7th 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 mark.littlewood@wiltshire.police.uk

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.
17th 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 Lee andy.lee@wiltshire.police.uk

Between 1st/5th thieves broke into St Andrew’s church, Donhead St Andrew and stole altar wine.

MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PC Gary Treherne gary.treherne@wiltshire.police.uk and PC Pete Robins pete.robins@wiltshire.police.uk
Overnight 21st/22nd four solar lights were stolen from a garden in Mere.
Overnight 21st/22nd Industrial unit burgled in Mere.
26th 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 bob.salter@wiltshire.police.uk

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.
Between 19th/21st 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 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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