OF BURGLARIES ACROSS SOUTH WILTSHIRE
There have been a number of houses broken into over
the last 4 months, mostly in Tisbury and Mere but some in the surrounding
villages. Good quality houses have been attacked and the monetary
value of the property stolen (usually small items of value) is
mounting up. The sentimental value of property stolen is incalculable.
The burglar (or burglars) has always entered by forcing a rear
window or door and all the burglaries have happened during daylight
hours. It is difficult to narrow it down further as the owners
of the house are always either away or at work. A vehicle has been
seen in the vicinity of at least one of these burglaries and we
are very keen to speak to the occupants.
The vehicle is described as follows;
A SMALL WHITE VAN, NOT NEW BUT CLEAN CONDITION. NOT SIGN WRITTEN.
REAR DOORS MAY BE BLANKED OUT (I.E. NO REAR WINDOW).
THE REAR BOX IS SQUARE AND HIGHER THAN THE CAB WHICH IS OF NORMAL
CAR SIZE. SIMILAR TO A CITROEN C15, RENAULT EXTRA, OR VW CADDY.
If you see a van as described above in a residential area during
the day please take the registration number and ring us immediately
on 01380-735735. If you are unsuccessful on that number to avoid
any delay please ring '999'.
THESE BURGLARS MUST BE CAUGHT AND IT IS OUR INTENTION TO DO JUST
THAT BUT WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO DO IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
LADIES, YOUR JEWELLERY – WEAR
IT OR HIDE IT!
Following on from the above burglary warning I can
say that these burglars are particularly interested in stealing
jewellery. They seem to know what they are after as they usually
steal the ‘good stuff’ and leave the inexpensive jewellery
behind. I am willing to bet that most ladies reading this bulletin
keep their jewellery in a box on their dressing table. I am right,
am I not? If you are going to leave jewellery at home please take
the trouble to hide it from a burglar. Not in a drawer, they look
in all drawers.
Not in cupboard they check those too. Use your imagination, beat
STEADY WITH THOSE FOR SALE SIGNS!
Following on from the two burglary related articles
I feel that before you all start putting your houses up for sale
I ought to put things into perspective. If you are a regular reader
of this bulletin you will see from the crime reported page that
crime in this area is very low. It still is very low and the burglaries
in the Tisbury and Mere Police area are in single figures even
over a five month period. We believe that they may all be linked
and as such are very keen to catch the thief. All I ask is that
you are a little more vigilant than usual. To coin a phrase from
a TV programme of yesteryear “Trust nobody, suspect everyone”.
REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN OCTOBER
(TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, E HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officers: PCs Mark Littlewood and Mark Steele
1st – 10th House in Snows Hill, Tisbury
broken into, property stolen. (PC Mark Steele)
31st Overnight some idiot (presumably drunk) removed a garden bench
from the front garden of a house in Station Road and put it in
the middle of the road. A car then crashed into it completely destroying
it; luckily no-one was hurt. (PC Mark Steele)
22nd /23rd Overnight a car parked on a driveway in Cuffs Lane,
Tisbury had two tyres slashed. (Crime Desk)
TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL
BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: PC Simon Davies.
1st 1615hrs Male driving a black Audi 100 filled
up with petrol at Chicklade Services and left without paying
for over £50
worth of fuel (that’s almost a gallon isn’t it?). (PC
2nd Male from Berwick St. John arrested on warrant having failed
to appear in court. (PC Darren Jennings)
14th /19th Male caused damage to door lock and frame of accommodation
in Clays Orchard, Fovant. Subsequently arrested. (PC Darren Jennings)
25th 1350/1600hrs Burglar broke into a house in Swallowcliffe and
stole property from within. (PC Mark Steele)
28th Male from Fovant arrested in Sutton Mandeville on suspicion
of drink driving. (PC Darren Jennings)
TISBURY SOUTH BEAT
(ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE
DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL): Beat Officer PC Darren
1st 1230-1345hrs ½ ton ballast weight from a tractor was
stolen from the roadside between Ansty & Tisbury.
(PC Simon Davies)
13th / 14th Thief stole two dog collars left hanging outside a house in Donhead
St. Mary (Crime Desk)
MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PCs Gary Treherne & Pete Robins.
2nd 0500/0530hrs Thieves broke into a car in Salisbury Street,
Mere and stole car stereo, speakers and CDs.
(PC Pete Robins)
11th / 12th Overnight burglars broke into Duchy Manor School, Mere. Laptop
computer and cash stolen.
(PC Gary Treherne)
12th Male arrested in Mere on suspicion of drink driving. (PC Jerry Wilkins)
23rd Male arrested for being drunk and disorderly whilst wandering along the
A303 at Charnage Hill.
(PC Darren Jennings)
27th Unknown person damaged metal hasp on a garden gate in Church Street, Mere.
MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
Beat Officer PC Jerry Wilkins.
1st Male arrested on suspicion of theft by deception. (PC Jerry
26th / 27th Overnight some kind soul threw a kerbstone through
the windscreen of a Land Rover parked in Station Road, Semley.
(PC Jerry Wilkins)
MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS)
Beat Officer: PC Martin Faulkner
9th Someone kicked a front door in Kilmington causing damage.
10th / 17th Thieves stole a lamp from the church in Maiden Bradley.
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