QUAD BIKE OWNERS.
A few months ago I included a small piece about Quad
bikes and the benefits of getting them registered. For those of
you who read the article and didn't do anything about it (most of
you I fear!) please read the following. If a quad (or trials bike
for that matter) is used exclusively off-road there is no legal
compulsion to register it. So why bother I hear you sigh, well three
reasons. If you register your quad you will be given a registration
number, a free tax disc and a registration document proving your
ownership of the machine. Secondly, if your quad is stolen it gives
us a much better chance of recovering it as we can circulate its
identity to all Police Forces via the Police National Computer.
Thirdly if we stop a lorry with a quad in the back we can run a
check on it and if necessary contact the owner to make sure it hasn't
just been stolen. Now here's the really good news!
I WILL BRING THE APPLICATION FORM TO YOU, FILL IT IN WITH YOU
AND POST IT TO DVLA FOR YOU! IT WILL COST YOU ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
Ring me at Tisbury (leave a message if I'm not there) or e-mail
me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can't make it any easier!
LEAVE IT A DAY
AND THEY'VE GOT AWAY
I invite you to try and picture the following slightly
over-dramatised scenario in your mind's eye.
A group of highly trained, fit, agile, raring to go, armed to the
teeth Police Officers are sitting around a table at the Police Station.
On the table is a telephone labelled 'Hotline from our Public'.
All eyes are trained on the phone, which has a red light on the
top of it. After several tense, silent hours the light flashes and
a loud bell rings. The quickest moving officer, with the reflexes
of a hungry cat, snatches the receiver from it's cradle and answers
the call from a member of the public. He repeats what he is told
by the caller for everyone's benefit as he asks probing questions.
"A very suspicious man
wearing a black woolly hat
and a bright yellow coat with a blue horizontal stripe
he had what looked like a gun with him
into the bank in the High Street
..he ran out with a
brown bag under his arm and got into a red car
. which drove off towards Salisbury at high
speed". Now if I can pause there because by this time all the
Police Officers present have leapt into action and are preparing
to start combing the area in an attempt to 'feel the collar' of
our potential bank robber. However, they all froze then slowly slumped
back into their chairs when they heard the next few words uttered
by 'the cat' "AND ALL THIS HAPPENED YESTERDAY MORNING DID
IT MRS MIGGINS?"
Moral of the story: OLD INFORMATION
ISN'T HALF AS EXCITING AS NEW INFORMATION.
IF YOU DELAY THEY WILL GET AWAY - GIVE US A FIGHTING CHANCE
THIEVES ARE ABOUT
AND THEY DON'T ADVERTISE!
The myth of yesteryear that all burglars wore striped
shirts and carried swag bags is obviously untrue. So how can you
tell when someone is a thief just by looking at them? Unfortunately
you can't. Criminals come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and styles.
What you need to consider is their appearance together with their
actions and the circumstances in which they appear to you. Once
you have considered all these factors you may feel that their appearance
in those circumstances is suspicious.
If so my advice is to ring the Police straight away. Don't think
long and hard about it to try and explain their actions or their
presence. If you have the slightest suspicion please give us a ring.
Go on, I invite you, trust your
instincts, you will probably be right!
TISBURY & MERE SECTION - APRIL 2002
ALVEDISTON - 10th Car parked on the Ox drove
broken into, handbag, jacket and other property worth over £1,000
stolen. (PC Steve Madams)
BERWICK ST.JOHN - 12th Stihl disc cutter stolen from roadworks
in village. (PC Paul Wilson)
EAST KNOYLE - 8th Three males attempted to steal Quad bike
from farmyard. Owner disturbed them as they tried to get through
security chains and they made off empty handed. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
FONTHILL GIFFORD - 27th During the day someone smashed 4
panes of glass and a stained glass window at the parish church with
an air gun. (PC Mark Steele)
GASPER - 16th Two scrambler motorbikes stolen from porch
of large house. (PC Graham Briant)
KILMINGTON - 5th Window of car parked at Alfred's Tower smashed,
handbag stolen. (PC Graham Briant) 26th Diesel stolen from
yard. (PC Graham Briant)
MERE - 1st Male arrested for drink driving. (PC Graham
Briant) 2nd Car tyre slashed in Mill Lane (PC Pete Robins)
4th Man reported for using abusive language. (PC Pete Robins)
8th Thieves broke into unit on Industrial Estate overnight and stole
a red Honda Generator. (PC Dave Mills) 14th Man arrested
for assaulting his wife and causing damage to property. (PC Pete
Robins) 18th Thieves stole signs advertising event from side
of A303. (PC Dave Mills) 22nd Overnight a white transit van
was stolen from Castle Hill Crescent. It was later found abandoned
badly damaged in Langport, Somerset. (PC Dave Mills) 29th
Garage in Angel Lane broken into, damage caused to garage and the
car inside. (PC Pete Robins)
SEMLEY - 10th Mitsubishi Pajero stolen from Kingsettle Estate
overnight. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
STOURTON - 11th House being renovated in Top Lane broken
into overnight builder's power tools stolen. (PC Graham Briant)
24th A thief stole two collection boxes from St. Peters Church.
(PC Graham Briant) 26th Thieves entered stable block at Stourhead
in broad daylight and started stealing saddles, however they were
seen and challenged. They then left rather quickly. (PC Graham
TISBURY - 13th Two boys seen to climb onto roof of Nadder
Middle School and kick ventilation caps causing damage. (PC Mark
TOLLARD ROYAL - 23rd Four males disturbed driving around
a farmyard. When seen they fled. One of the males later arrested
on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage. (PC Steve Madams)
WEST TISBURY - 30th Male arrested for drink driving, having
crashed his car into a tree.(PC Steve Madams)
ZEALS - Thieves broke into egg storage area of battery chicken
unit and stole 1100 eggs. (PC Graham Briant) 12th Break in
at The Bell & Crown Public House overnight, fruit machine stolen.
(PC Graham Briant) 22nd Caravan stolen overnight from Bells
Lane. (PC Pete Robins)
ALL REPORTED CRIMES ARE INVESTIGATED
BY YOUR LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS. ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY HAVE THAT
MAY ASSIST WITH THESE INVESTIGATIONS WILL BE LOOKED INTO AND IS
PLEASE DON'T WAIT TO BE ASKED, GIVE US A RING.
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