WARNING MAIL, TEXT, PHONE SCAMS.
I receive reports of scams almost on a daily basis
and to mention them all would be impracticable as well as being
boring to type and read. Suffice it to say that there will always
be someone out there who will be as crafty and as plausible as
they can be in order to try and part you from your hard earned
cash. They will prey on instincts such as greed and trust to lure
you into their sordid little schemes. The only piece of advice
I can give you is one that I have repeated numerous times in this
bulletin – PEOPLE DON’T JUST GIVE STUFF AWAY
IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE ………………………………………….wait
for it………………………………………. ……………………………………….………………………………
Oh and by the way if you are told that you have won
the Canadian/Dutch/Spanish /Mexican/Tisbury Lottery please consider
the following. Before you start ripping off your clothes, or march
into your bosses office and cast doubts about his parentage, or
run out and put a deposit on an Aston Martin or do anything else
which may seem a little rash just try and remember if you actually
bought a lottery ticket in the first place. Chances are that you
didn’t. Guaranteed that you haven’t won a thing.
MOBILE PHONES AND DRIVING – REMINDER.
Did you know that on the 1st
of December 2003 a law
was passed (now, now, whether you agree with it or not is by the
by) forbidding the use of hand held mobile phones whilst driving.
This means making or receiving calls or sending
text messages and
includes using the phone whilst stationary in traffic, at traffic
lights for instance.
The penalty is a £30 fixed penalty ticket
or a fine upon conviction at court of up to £1000.
I go people are complaining that motorists are flouting this law.
So come on be sensible, is the phone call that important? Can’t
it wait? Can you pull over safely to take the call?
If you are
involved in an accident, your fault or not, if you are on a mobile
phone everyone is going to blame you.
If you are found at fault
and end up in court the judge or magistrate will throw a very large
book at you!
BURGLAR CAPTURED BUT LADIES,
JEWELLERY – WEAR IT OR HIDE IT!
Earlier this year from July
to September there was
a series of house burglaries in the Salisbury and surrounding area.
Following hard work by CID and uniform officers a man was arrested and charged. He admitted committing 59 house burglaries and has
been sentenced to serve 6 years behind bars, how long he will serve
is another matter, but he is in prison now so a big WHOOPPIEE
DOOO!!!!! Most of what he stole was ladies
jewellery. He trousered, as a
result of these burglaries, £131,000. He was, and probably
still is a drug addict with a very expensive habit. Some of the
stolen jewellery has been recovered but some is lost
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 a cupboard they check those too. No,
not in a shoe box or
on top of the wardrobe, too easy. Under
the bed? Come on, hopeless!
They will open every drawer, cupboard, box, bag, suitcase, and
case in your bedroom and any others bedrooms.
SO COME ON LADIES
USE YOUR IMAGINATION.
If you need expert advice please let me know
and I will come and help you.
ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS October
Minor injuries only.
4th 1326hrs B3092 Stourton. Single car.
5th 1742hrs West
Knoyle. Moped skidded on slurry on the road and rider came off.
7th 1202hrs Swallowcliffe. Car v Fire Engine. (Fire Engine won).
14th 1205hrs A303 Fonthill Bishop. 2 cars.
17th 1133hrs B3092 Norton
Ferris. 2 cars.
21st 1307hrs A303 West Knoyle. 2 cars.
B3089 Hindon. Car hit floodwater.
22nd 1650hrs A303 West Knoyle.
22nd 0905hrs A30 Fovant. 3 cars.
No injuries reported.
1st 1532hrs A303/A350. 2 cars.
11th 2116hrs B3092 Maiden
Bradley. Single vehicle.
12th 1153hrs High Street, Tisbury. Car
19th A303 Chicklade. 3 lorry shunt.
23rd 1029hrs A303 Chilmark.
3 car shunt.
26th 0530 A303 Chicklade. Single car.
REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN OCTOBER
(TISBURY, WEST TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, EAST HATCH, WEST HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Steele firstname.lastname@example.org
11th Two mini-digger buckets stolen from Tisbury
TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL
BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Littlewood email@example.com
4th Number plate stolen from a car in Sutton Mandeville.
of copper wire stolen from NTL site at Sutton Row.
26th Car broken
into in Fonthill Bishop .
TISBURY SOUTH BEAT
(ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE
DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL):
Beat Officer: PC Andy
MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Officers: PC Pete Robins firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Jaguar car and trailer with jet ski on stolen from Woodlands
3rd Two separate instances of violence in domestic
situations. Both resolved without prosecution.
4th Van in Mere
broken into, tools stolen.
6th House broken into in Mere, property
14th Man caught removing property from a skip outside
The Spar. When challenged the offending creature spat at the
member of staff.
16th Car stolen from outside premises in Woodlands
18th Wing mirror kicked off parked car by drunken
25th Public telephone drilled. Money taken. Mere.
MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
2nd Parked car damaged at Hugglers Hole.
3rd Car broken into at
7th New wood burner stolen from farmyard.
House burgled in East Knoyle.
MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS)
PC Paul Scudds email@example.com
3rd Mobile phone stolen from The Spread Eagle Pub.
5th Door damaged
in Kilmington following neighbour dispute.
7th Swimming pool cover
stolen from garden Mysteriously returned the next day.
Road warning signs stolen on two occasions from outside Priory
Farm Maiden Bradley.
13th Car broken into outside The Spread Eagle
21st Car stolen from Maiden Bradley.
And finally a true story from
Two officers attended a report of
a break-in at a big posh house in Southport. They walked up the
long drive to the front door of the house, on the door step was
a tatty looking Alsatian dog, but it didn't bother them and they
knocked on the door. An old, very well spoken gent answered the
door and invited the officers in, and the dog followed them. The
gent's wife brought the officers tea and cakes whilst they examined
the damaged window and took details of the property that had been
stolen. Whilst this was going on the dog had fallen asleep in front
of the fire. As the officers were about to leave (the cake was
very nice and it was a cold day so they did a proper job) the dog
woke up, walked to the middle of a very plush looking rug and proceeded
to do a HUGE turd on the rug. The two officers looked on in shock,
but neither the old gent nor his wife batted an eyelid! Their work
done, the now speechless officers said goodbye and took their leave.
As they started down the drive the old gent shouted after them, "excuse
me officers, you seem to have forgotten your police dog..."
Wiltshire Police 0845
408 7000 24
TISBURY POLICE STATION - OPENING TIMES. (01747-870203)
Monday, Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- 9.00am to 1.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am
MERE POLICE STATION – OPENING
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 0930hrs until 1230hrs. Friday
from 1600hrs until 1900hrs.
Saturday from 0800hrs until 1100hrs.Thursday and Sunday – CLOSED.
24 HOUR NUMBER 01380-735735. CRIMESTOPPERS 0800-555-111.
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