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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
MAY 2002
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

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 mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk. 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………he went into the bank in the High Street……..he ran out with a brown bag under his arm and got into a red car…….. registration ABC 123X……. 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!

REPORTED CRIME
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 Briant)
TISBURY - 13th Two boys seen to climb onto roof of Nadder Middle School and kick ventilation caps causing damage. (PC Mark Littlewood)
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 GREATLY APPRECIATED.
PLEASE DON'T WAIT TO BE ASKED, GIVE US A RING.

YOU CAN JOIN THE GROWING NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE THIS BULLETIN BY E-MAIL EVERY MONTH, CONTACT ME AT TISBURY mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk

You can also access the bulletin including previous copies and a wealth of local information on the following websites:
www.tisbury.co.uk, www.swallowcliffe.com, and www.nadderfocus.com.

Tisbury 01747-870203 / Mere 01747-860268 (General Enquiries)
Police Control Room 01722-411444 (To report incidents)
CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111 (Anonymous reporting)
EMERGENCIES '999' (Crime in progress, persons in danger etc.)

 

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