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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
NOVEMBER 2001
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
   

GOOD WORK IN TEFFONT - BURGLARS ARRESTED.

At lunchtime on Friday the 5th of October two burglars from Somerset arrived in Teffont intent on relieving some local residents of various articles of property. However they did not allow for the keen eyes and quick thinking of one local resident. To spare his blushes I will call him Mr S. When he arrived home he saw a strange man coming out of his neighbour's front garden. Upon investigating he found that the house had been burgled. He immediately rang 999 and reported the matter including a full description to the Police Control Room. The Control Room called us up on the radio and we all instantly converged on the village at a rate of knots. In the mean time our valiant Mr S followed the male and took the registration number of his getaway car which he also passed on to the Police Control Room. Minutes later PS Dave Cullop saw the vehicle at RAF Chilmark and stopped it. A few seconds later PC Paul Wilson and myself arrived and the extremely disappointed and bemused thieves, now surrounded, were arrested. Mr S (you know who you are) - GREAT WORK!

POSTCODING YOUR PROPERTY - WHY BOTHER?

A while back a strimmer was stolen from a shed behind an isolated cottage near Kilmington. Some time later our colleagues in Avon & Somerset Police stopped a well known villain in a car in Bristol. In the car was a strimmer. The man was at a loss to explain why he had the strimmer (He was known to be a thief but not a gardener!). The strimmer was examined and a postcode linking it to the Kilmington address was found marked on it. Our friend was arrested and the strimmer was seized. It will be returned to its owner in due course. Without a postcode marked on it none of this would have been possible.
But wait; halt your polite applause for the story continues. The strimmer's owner subsequently had shed alarms fitted to both his sheds. Last week someone broke into one of the sheds, the alarm activated, the thief, hopefully scared witless made off empty handed. The thief in both cases did not have a very good day and no stolen property is outstanding. And now we can have the full round of applause accompanied with much whooping and hollering!

VILLAGE HALL VANDAL NABBED IN SWALLOWCLIFFE

In the early evening of Wednesday the 3rd of October a 16 year old youth from Shaftesbury made the mistake of smashing a window in the village hall at Swallowcliffe. Little did he know that this sort of behaviour would not go unnoticed. Within minutes the damage was discovered and a full description of the miscreant was given to PC Jerry Wilkins. Because of the prompt and accurate reporting by Swallowcliffe residents Jerry was able to swoop on the offender and arrest him. He had to explain his behaviour to the youth court a few days later. EXCELLENT WORK TO THOSE CONCERNED.

ZEALS ROAD SIGN THIEVES CAUGHT.

On the 4th of October two young men stole a road sign from Zeals. However, a sharp-eyed resident spotted them and a description of the males, their vehicle and their direction of travel was passed to the Wiltshire Police Control Room. We were able to pass the description to Dorset Police who stopped and arrested the offenders a short time later. They were charged with theft and the sign was returned. ONCE AGAIN - EXCELLENT WORK!

ZEALS BURGLARY - UPDATE.

In March this year a house in Zeals was burgled and amongst the property stolen were some cheque books. Although cancelled immediately with the bank they were used in several locations in Somerset. After extensive enquiries in conjunction with CID and Avon and Somerset Police PC John Bispham arrested a male and a woman (both from Somerset) on suspicion of the burglary. As a result the woman was charged with 17 offences of theft and deception.

THE ABOVE STORIES HIGHLIGHT THE EXCELLENT WORK THAT YOU ARE DOING.
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE LIFE DIFFICULT FOR
ACTIVE CRIMINALS. TOGETHER WE CAN REALLY SPOIL THEIR DAY!
REMEMBER- IF IN DOUBT, GET US OUT & DON'T DELAY OR THEY'LL GET AWAY!

REMINDER - NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING 14TH OF
NOVEMBER IN THE OLD MAGISTRATES COURT NEXT TO
TISBURY POLICE STATION 7.30PM - EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
SPEED CHECKS BECOMING MORE FREQUENT.

There are now 4 officers working on the section who are trained in the use of the speed detection equipment. Nearly every Parish complains of speeding motorists driving through their village. Speed checks will therefore likely to be more frequent. Please remember that we are not doing it to annoy everyone we are doing it to make the roads as safe as possible. You have been warned, please pay attention to the speed limits, they are there for a reason.
Recent speed check points have been at the following locations: Hindon Lane Tisbury, Castle Road Mere, B3089 at Teffont, A30 at Ludwell and High Street Zeals. You have been warned!

REPORTED CRIME
TISBURY & MERE SECTION - OCTOBER 2001

ALVEDISTON 24th ~ Cashbox and contents stolen from payphone (PC Madams)
ANSTY 12th ~ Tack & garden equipment stolen from farm (PC Clark)
DONHEAD St MARY 16th ~ Birdbath and Garden ornaments stolen from two gardens in Horsehill Place18th ~ Garages forced, items stolen 20th ~ Fencing stolen from outside house 20th ~ Tools stolen from garden 26th ~ House burgled, silverware stolen 28th ~ Vehicle damaged (All PC Madams)
EAST KNOYLE 5th ~ Wallet stolen from unlocked car in woods (PC Wilkins) 8th ~ Rucksack stolen from unlocked car in woods (PC Wilkins) 11th ~ Female arrested in possession of a knife having damaged parked cars (PC Briant)
FONTHILL GIFFORD 15th ~ Damage caused to telephone kiosk in Stop Street (PC Steele) 28th ~ Car broken into by Fonthill lakes and bag stolen (PC Steele)
KILMINGTON 15th ~ Camera & first aid kit stolen from car at Alfred's Tower car park 19th ~ Trailer stolen from outside house 30th ~ Bag taken from car at Alfred's Tower car park 28th ~ Minor domestic related assault (All PC Briant)
LUDWELL 28th ~ Car window smashed (PC Madams)
MAIDEN BRADLEY 4th ~ Staddlestone stolen (PC Madams) 6th ~ Burglary at village shop (PC Briant)
MERE 3rd ~ Item stolen from barn (PC Wilson) 3rd ~ Insecure house entered and cash and jewellery stolen (PC Wilson) 6th ~ Car window smashed overnight in Salisbury St (PC Wilson) 7th ~ Male arrested for damaging window (PC Briant) 7th ~ Male arrested & charged with theft from retail premises (PC Briant) 7th ~ Female cautioned for possession of drugs (PC Briant) 8th ~ Handbag stolen from car in the Square (PC Mills) 8th ~ Attempted break in to garage in Salisbury St (PC Mills) 11th ~ Handbag stolen from unlocked car at Charnage (PC Mills) 12th ~ Criminal damage to fence at Southbrook (PC Wilson) 14th ~ Insecure house in North St entered & handbag stolen (PC Wilson) 16th ~ Bungalow broken into, video & cash stolen (PC Wilson) 16th ~ Tax disc stolen from Scooter (PC Wilson) 18th ~ Car stolen from Bishops Close (PC Wilson) 20th ~ Car broken into, items stolen (PC Wilson) 23rd ~ House burgled, tools stolen (PC Wilson) 24th ~ Vending machines forced at Public house (PC Wilson) 25th ~ Vehicle stolen from The Square, male arrested & car recovered intact (PC Briant)
SEMLEY 1st ~ Tools stolen from building site (PC Clark) 2nd ~ Cash stolen from telephone kiosk (PC Mansell-HQ)
18th ~ Female arrested following drug search (PC Bispham) 24th ~ House burgled and silverware stolen (PC Clark)
29th ~ House burgled near Gutch Common (PC Clark)
SUTTON MANDEVILLE 15th ~ Superglue used to damage padlocks on three gates (PC Steele)
SWALLOWCLIFFE 3rd ~ Window smashed at Village Hall, youth from Shaftesbury arrested (PC Wilkins)
TEFFONT 5th ~ House burgled offenders arrested nearby (PC Steele)
TISBURY 2nd ~ Item stolen from parked car in High St (PC Littlewood) 5th ~ Gas bottles stolen from secure cage (PC Littlewood) 22nd ~ Male assaulted in flat (PC Littlewood) 22nd ~ Common assault outside Pub (PC Littlewood) 24th ~ Male arrested for two assaults (PC Bispham) Same male later rearrested for GBH (PC Littlewood) 29th ~ Newsagents 'ram-raided'. Offenders arrested in Dorset (Salisbury CID) 29th ~ Drunken male arrested at railway station (PC Littlewood)
30th ~ Table stolen from licensed premises (PC Littlewood)
TOLLARD ROYAL 4th ~ Staddlestone stolen from Church Hill (PC Madams) 11th ~ Keys & Mobile Telephone stolen from unlocked car (PC Clark) 25th ~ Stable at Sandroyd School broken into, 28th ~ Garage forced-nothing stolen (PC Madams)
WARDOUR 14th ~ Car damaged at car park (PC Clark) 14th ~ Telephone kiosk damaged (PC Clark)
24th ~ Handbag stolen from unattended car (PC Clark)
WEST KNOYLE 15th ~ Petrol stolen by male driving a stolen car (PC Wilkins) 25th ~ Armed Robbery at Petrol Station - 3 males arrested (Salisbury CID) 26th ~ Motorist threatened with a hammer (PC Madams)
ZEALS 4th ~ Road sign stolen, two males arrested in Dorset (PC Briant) 21st ~ Two cars broken into outside Village Hall (PC Briant) 25th ~ Trailer stolen from Wolverton (PC Briant)

CRIME STATISTICS PREPARED BY PC Jerry WILKINS

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