ANOTHER SCAM TO
BE AWARE OF.
A resident of Semley recently received an unsolicited
letter from a so-called 'clairvoyant' living in Holland. Luckily
for the recipient the 'clairvoyant' had seen a vision or something
in which the good resident of Semley was going to receive a large
amount of money. Furthermore the 'clairvoyant' was predicting that
someone was going to come round and cause trouble for our friend
in Semley and that she knew how this could be avoided. What a stroke
of luck! I know that if I had received this news I would have immediately
sent my money off to Madame Wotsername in Holland for the full details
of my good fortune. What's that, send money
yes, the dear old thing just requires a bit of cash to cover administration
costs or something. Fair enough, quick where's my cheque book? Yippee
I'm going to be rich, ha ha! Wait a minute; have I gone barking
mad? Actually no, I haven't (not yet anyway). It is of course just
another money making scam. Someone who can not or will not go out
and get a real job, preferring instead to con money out of people
like you and me. A similar scam was recently highlighted on the
BBC 'Watchdog' programme so it's obviously nationwide. You have
CRIME PREVENTION EQUIPMENT.
The following items are now on sale at Tisbury Police
Station. They can be purchased from Francesca our Enquiry Office
person (Monday to Friday 0900hrs to 1300hrs).
If those days/times are inconvenient please contact me and we will
sort something out.
|SHED ALARMS (Can also be used as a personal
|MULTI-FUNCTION ALARM (Can be used on sheds,
trailers, vehicles etc)
|WINDOW ALARMS (Easily fitted to most windows)
|SAFECANS ( A good place for cash and valuables,
ideal for the elderly or vulnerable)
|ULTRA VIOLET PENS (For security marking
|NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH GATEPOST SIGNS (NHW
|TAMPERPROOF CAR TAX DISC HOLDERS
The above are all
easy to use crime prevention items. They don't dilute the fact that
the most effective method of protecting your home and its contents
is with a professionally installed burglar alarm.
Burglars do not like burglar alarms.
It's as simple as that.
CHANGE OF PERSONNEL.
WPC Lucy DEAKIN has left temporarily to go on the
traffic department for 6 months. She has been replaced on the Tisbury
beat by PC Steve PORTER who has recently joined the Constabulary
from the Metropolitan Police.
TISBURY & MERE SECTION - SEPTEMBER 2002
CHICKLADE - 25th Red Sierra drove from garage
having failed to pay for petrol. (PC Mark STEELE)
CHILMARK - 9th Stable door forced overnight, horse tack stolen.
(PC Mark STEELE)
DONHEAD ST ANDREW - 7th No parking sign broken and lock filled
with glue. (PC Paul WILSON)
DONHEAD ST MARY - Thieves attempted to disarm burglar alarm
at petrol station overnight by smashing it off the wall. Alarm activated
and they left empty-handed. (PC Paul WILSON)
16th Petrol syphoned overnight from parked insecure car. (PC
KILMINGTON - 1st Isolated, unalarmed house burgled, antique
clocks stolen. (PC Dave MILLS)
MERE - 4th Windscreen on parked car damaged by thrown ketchup
bottle. (PC Graham BRIANT)
8th Washing machine stolen from storage area at holiday home site.
(PC Pete ROBINS)
9th Insecure motor cycle removed from White Road. Later found burned
on Recreation ground. (PC Pete ROBINS) 19th Stone outbuilding
forcibly entered and power tools stolen. (PC Graham BRIANT)
16th Thief entered detached garage in Homefield and stole motorcycle
helmets and leathers. (PC Pete ROBINS) 23rd Paintwork scratched
on parked Audi with unknown implement. (PC Graham BRIANT)
SEDGEHILL - 23rd Building site store broken into, power tools
stolen. (PC Jerry WILKINS)
SEMLEY - 19th During disco at the village hall several purses
were stolen. (PC Jerry WILKINS)
STOURTON - 3rd Garage broken into at isolated cottage (burglar
alarm off) power tools stolen. Thieves returned on the 9th this
time the alarm was switched on and they left empty handed. (PC
TEFFONT - 15th Car window broken on drove, handbag stolen
from under seat. (PC Mark STEELE)
TISBURY - 1st Pathway and gate damaged by paint. Person interviewed.
(PC Mark LITTLEWOOD) 1st Cash stolen from house by visitor.
Suspect interviewed. (PC Mark LITTLEWOOD)
2nd Female assaulted by estranged husband during dispute over daughter.
(PC Mark LITTLEWOOD) 8th St.Johns Close, concrete block thrown
at window damaging windowsill. (PC Steve PORTER)
12th Old Council Yard broken into, tools and paint stolen. (PC
Mark LITTLEWOOD) 16th Drunk male entered public house and was
abusive and threatening towards staff. Male interviewed. (PC
Mark LITTLEWOOD) 22nd Female arrested for drink driving. 3 times
the limit. (PC Mark STEELE)
WARDOUR - Farm worker stole three cheques from employer,
made them out to himself and cashed them. (PC Steve PORTER)
18th Industrial drill stolen from building site. (PC Steve PORTER)
WILLOUGHBY HEDGE - White Volvo estate drove onto garage forecourt
and left having failed to pay for petrol. (PC Jerry WILKINS)
ZEALS - Thieves entered tyre reclamation yard and syphoned
diesel from 3 lorries. (PC Dave MILLS)
If anyone has any information about
any of the above listed crimes please give us a ring. Your help
could lead to the apprehension of offenders or the recovery of property.
If you would prefer to pass information anonymously ring CRIMESTOPPERS
- 0800 555 111.
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200 were delivered to a lucky man in Stourton. The prize for number
300 will be just as exciting, so send me an e-mail and get on the
list. I know there are more of you out there.
TISBURY 01747-870203 / MERE 01747-860268
CONTROL ROOM 01722-411444 (24 hours)
CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111