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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
MARCH 2003
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

E-MAILS - PLEASE DON'T GET CARRIED AWAY.

The Internet and the widespread availability of e-mail are wonderful things. Messages can be constructed carefully and thoughtfully prior to being sent. Large documents can be passed quickly to hundreds of recipients instantly at the touch of a button and if you need to communicate with someone that you don't wish to speak to you can e-mail instead. It is used in all aspects of life, you may even be reading this bulletin having received it from me, via e-mail.
However, there are occasions where e-mail is not to be encouraged. In the past two months I have received several e-mails from individuals who are trying to help. They have seen something that they thought was suspicious and have taken the time to construct a comprehensive message, which they have then sent to me by e-mail.
I have been very grateful for the information that I have received and have investigated their suspicions as best I am able. However, I do not sit in front of the computer screen waiting for e-mail messages, just the same as we don't sit round the phone waiting for a call. Some of those messages sat idly in the computer for two weeks as I was on leave.
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING THAT YOU THINK IS SUSPICIOUS PLEASE RING THE POLICE CONTROL ROOM IMMEDIATELY ON 01722-411444 (IT IS STAFFED 24HRS A DAY, EVERY DAY). YOUR CALL WILL BE ANSWERED BY A TRAINED OPERATOR WHO CAN TASK A POLICE OFFICER TO INVESTIGATE ACTIVITY STRAIGHT AWAY. Don't delay --- they'll get away

SCAMS - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

I frequently warn about various scams. We've had e-mails from African Princes pleading for help to off-load millions, letters promising valuable prizes such as cars, televisions, holidays blah blah blah. We've had Dutch clairvoyants who can see money in your future, Canadians offering holidays, you name it we've had it. Well I've had enough, I can not warn you about every single one so take the following piece of advice to cover them all
PEOPLE DO NOT GIVE AWAY THINGS FOR NOTHING THERE IS ALWAYS A CATCH. THEY ARE PLAYING UPON THE 'GREED' GENE TO CON MONEY FROM YOU. PLEASE BE CAREFUL, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

WEBSITES / BULLETINS

This bulletin and previous month's bulletins can also be viewed on the following websites.
www.tisbury.co.uk, www.swallowcliffe.com, and www.nadderfocus.com
Receive this bulletin by e-mail: mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE?

There have been a number of incidents recently involving groups of children using foul and abusive language towards children who are considerably younger than themselves and towards the adults who intervene. Some of these children are visiting from outside of this area but some of them are local. Do you know what your children are up to during school holidays? Swearing in a public place can be an offence under the Public Order Act and we will take action if necessary. Anybody over the age of 10 can commit an offence and this sort of antisocial behaviour has a negative impact on the community.
We can all make a stand against this sort of behaviour so please make sure that your children are fully aware that swearing in public is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

REPORTED CRIME FEBRUARY 2003

TISBURY BEAT
(TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, E HATCH & NEWTOWN) Beat Officer: PC Mark Littlewood

1st Male arrested for drink driving in Tisbury High Street, twice the legal limit. (PC Graham Briant)
2nd Female threw paint over garden wall in Weaveland Road, Tisbury in 'revenge attack' (PC Mark Littlewood)
2nd Window of the chemist in the High Street smashed during the night. (PC Mark Littlewood)
10th Female arrested on warrant for failing to appear at court. (PC Mark Steele)
Between 8th and 14th thief stole fishing tackle from store at side of house in Churchill Estate. (PC Mark Littlewood)

TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE SWALLOWCLIFFE & TEFFONT) Beat Officer: PC Mark Steele
12th Woman threatened by man in a white van after driving altercation. (PC Mark Steele)
12th Man headbutted his wife after argument. Man arrested. (PC Paul Wilson)
Between 15th and 21st insecure trailer stolen from farmyard in Sutton Mandeville. (WPC Angela Carpenter)

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

31st Jan - Thief stole a discutter from a building site at St. Mary's School. (PC Paul Wilson)
13th Ifor Williams 'Trucktop' stolen from rear of Subaru pick up in a yard at Ansty. (PC Paul Wilson)
20th Two males tricked their way into elderly lady's bungalow in Donhead St.Mary posing as council workers. They distracted the lady and stole her cash. (PC Paul Wilson)
22nd During an altercation in Berwick St. John a car was damaged and a person was assaulted. (PC Paul Wilson)

MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PC Graham Briant & Pete Robins
3rd Female arrested in Mill Lane for assault. (PC Pete Robins & PC Steve Porter)
9th Man pushed his wife during domestic argument. (PC Paul Wilson)
9th Male arrested in Mere for being drunk and disorderly. (PC Paul Wilson)
11th Female arrested for being drunk and disorderly in Mere. (PC Pete Robins)
13th 30 music CDs stolen from a car parked in Bramley Hill after smashing a window. (PC Pete Robins)
22nd Overnight a rock was thrown at a van parked behind The Ship Inn causing damage. (WPC Angela Carpenter)
25th Unoccupied flat in Mere broken into and property stolen. (PC Graham Briant)

MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
Beat Officer: PC Jerry Wilkins

Holiday cottage in Gutch Common broken into during the past two months, garden tools stolen. (PC Jerry Wilkins)

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

1st - Two men posing as gas workers tricked their way into a bungalow in Maiden Bradley and stole cash. (PC Steve Porter)
Between 9th and 13th an attempt was made to force two windows on a house in Westfields, Zeals. (PC Steve Porter)
16th Handbag stolen from a car parked at Gasper woods. (PC Steve Porter)
11th Male arrested in Zeals on warrant for failing to appear at court. (PC Steve Porter)
13th Garage broken into in Maiden Bradley, off-road motorcycle, a mountain bike and other items stolen. (PC Steve Porter)
18th Bus driver was headbutted by a man at a bus stop in Maiden Bradley. Assailant known. (PC Steve Porter)
22nd Ifor Williams trailer stolen overnight from outside house in Maiden Bradley. (PC Steve Porter)
22nd Overnight thieves entered farmyard in Maiden Bradley and moved tractor and trailer to gain access to a quad bike. The quad was chained to a wall and the thieves left empty handed. (PC Steve Porter)
9th Power tools stolen from insecure garage in Maiden Bradley. (PC Steve Porter)
16th Burglar entered insecure house in Westfields, Zeals and stole handbag and mobile phone from within. (PC Steve Porter)

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.


TISBURY 01747-870203 / MERE 01747-860268
CONTROL ROOM 01722-411444
CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

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