THEM GET AWAY WITH IT
What would happen if you had your mobile phone stolen?
Let me tell you what could happen. Your car or house is broken
into; amongst other things your mobile phone is stolen. It’s
irritating, to put it mildly. You decide to ring your newly stolen
mobile phone and someone answers. After a brief exchange of views
you get a volley of abuse and he hangs up on you - USING
Sure he’ll change the SIM card (the brains of the phone)
and hence the number but he’ll still be using your phone.
More than likely he’ll sell it on and someone else will put
a new SIM card in it. However, your service provider, that is Vodafone,
Orange or whoever can block the phone from being used. But to do
this they will need the phones unique number, or IMEI number. They
will not have this number but if you take the following simple
steps you will and you will be able to give it to them.
Type the following into your phone * # 0 6 #. A long number will
appear on your phones screen. Write this number down and keep it
somewhere at home. DO IT NOW. GO ON YOU’LL FORGET IF YOU
‘Remember – if you
think something is suspicious that’s good enough for
CASH POINT MACHINES - PLEASE BEWARE
Thefts of cash directly from cash point machines
appear to be on the increase. This is not a new crime but methods
are becoming more and more sophisticated. If and when you use a
cash point machine beware of the following. Is there anyone
watching you? For the theft to work someone needs to watch you put in your
PIN. If someone is watching you don’t key in your PIN. If
you think someone is watching you or behaving suspiciously near
the machine ring us immediately. Is there anything that
looks out of place on or near the machine? Some thieves are now using small
covert cameras to watch PIN inputting.
If it doesn’t look right don’t use the machine and
inform the bank or shop immediately.
In a nutshell please be careful, be suspicious don’t think
it can’t happen out here.
'Don’t delay or they’ll get
FROM THE WEST TO YOUR GUTTER
Our colleagues in Devon & Cornwall Police have
recently warned us about a group of conmen from their area who
are suspected of travelling far and wide. They ‘cold
people, usually the elderly and vulnerable and ‘specialise’ in
replacing and fixing guttering and fascias. I don’t know
whether they do a good job but I doubt it. They also specialise
in charging extortionate amounts for their work but are obviously
a kind bunch as they have been known to take elderly people to
the bank so that they can withdraw large amounts of cash! Please
be aware and keep an eye on elderly friends and neighbours. If
you see someone tending to guttering or fascia boarding and you
are concerned please ring us immediately so that we can have the
opportunity of checking them out. Don’t leave it
too late; we need to catch them in the act, before any money is
REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN APRIL
(TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, E HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officers: PCs Mark Littlewood and Mark Steele
During the 1st week in April thieves stole power tools from the
building site in Church Street. (PC Mark Steele)
11th Male arrested on suspicion of assault. (PC Mark Steele)
21st Overnight thieves broke into a barn at Wardour and stole a
quantity of power tools. (PC Mark Steele)
25th Overnight a thief broke into a car parked in Tuckingmill and
stole amplifier and speakers. (PC Mark Steele)
TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL
BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: WPC Angela Carpenter
12th Damage caused to two padlocks at Fonthill Cricket Club Ground.
(PC Jerry Wilkins)
23rd Overnight a small ISEKI tractor was stolen from a farm in
Chilmark. (WPC Ange Carpenter)
24th A chair was stolen during the evening from The Beckford Arms.
(WPC Ange Carpenter)
29th During the morning thieves forced open a garage door at a
house in Chicklade and stole a Mountfield lawnmower from within.
(WPC Ange Carpenter)
TISBURY SOUTH BEAT
(ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE
DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL)
Beat Officer PC Graham
1st Burglars broke into a house in Tollard Royal during the afternoon
whilst the owners were out and stole a quantity of jewellery and
silverware. (PC Graham Briant)
During first week of April a mobile phone was lost on Ashcombe
estate. It was subsequently found by someone who assumed ownership
and sold it to someone else. (PC Graham Briant)
20th Damage was caused to a shed door in an attempted burglary
in Donhead St Andrew. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
25th Male arrested in Shaftesbury for drink driving having left
a pub in Donhead St Mary. (PC Graham Briant)
MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PCs Gary Treherne & Pete Robins.
4th Male arrested for drink driving in Mere. (SPC Nathan Ricketts & PC
9th Bricks were thrown onto a garage roof in Fennel Road, Mere smashing several
slates. (PC Martin Faulkner)
14th Following an accident on Charnage Hill a male was arrested for drink driving.
(PC Graham Briant)
21st Female arrested for assault which occurred in The Butt of Sherry on the
16th. (PC Martin Faulkner)
MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
Beat Officer PC Jerry Wilkins.
10th Male struck car windscreen with a walking stick causing it
to smash as car drove past him in East Knoyle. Local man arrested.
(PC Jerry Wilkins)
14th Overnight thieves broke into the Wessex Water site on Hart
Hill, Semley and stole wheels and lighting bar from a trailer.
(PC Jerry Wilkins)
MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS)
Beat Officers: PC Steve Porter & PC Martin Faulkner
3rd A cast iron street lamp was stolen over the weekend from a
garden in Maiden Bradley. (PC Steve Porter)
12th Porcelain statue stolen from display at Stourhead House. (PC
21st Overnight thieves stole items from a crane left in a lay-by
on the B3092 at Kilmington. (PC Martin Faulkner)
21st Male arrested having become violent when Police attended in
response to a ‘999’ call from his wife who was fearful
for her safety and for the safety of her children. (PC Graham Briant & PC
30th Male arrested on suspicion of possessing cannabis. (SPC Nathan
Ricketts & PC Graham Briant)
MERE : 01747-860268
and Saturday from 9.30am until 12.30pm.Tuesday from 5.00pm
until 8.00pm Friday
from 4.00pm until 7.00pm.
TISBURY : 01747-870203
Monday to Friday from 9.00am
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