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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
November 2006
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

 

GENERAL 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 FOR NOTHING………….. IF IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE ………………………………………….wait for it………………………………………. ……………………………………….………………………………
IT PROBABLY IS!
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.
Everywhere 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,
YOUR 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 forever. 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 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 2006.

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.
21st 2238hrs. B3089 Hindon. Car hit floodwater.
22nd 1650hrs A303 West Knoyle. 2 cars.
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 v van.
19th A303 Chicklade. 3 lorry shunt.
23rd 1029hrs A303 Chilmark. 3 car shunt.
26th 0530 A303 Chicklade. Single car.

 

REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN OCTOBER 2006

TISBURY BEAT
(TISBURY, WEST TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, EAST HATCH, WEST HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Steele mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk

11th Two mini-digger buckets stolen from Tisbury Row.

TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Littlewood mark.littlewood@wiltshire.police.uk

4th Number plate stolen from a car in Sutton Mandeville.
24th Quantity 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 Lee andy.lee@wiltshire.police.uk

Nothing reported.

MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PC Pete Robins pete.robins@wiltshire.police.uk
2nd Jaguar car and trailer with jet ski on stolen from Woodlands Road, Mere.
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 stolen.
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 Road, Mere.
18th Wing mirror kicked off parked car by drunken yob.
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 Willoughby Hedge.
7th New wood burner stolen from farmyard.
14th House burgled in East Knoyle.

MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS)
PC Paul Scudds paul.scudds@wiltshire.police.uk

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.
2nd/11th Road warning signs stolen on two occasions from outside Priory Farm Maiden Bradley.
13th Car broken into outside The Spread Eagle Pub.
21st Car stolen from Maiden Bradley.

 

And finally a true story from up north.

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 hour number

 

TISBURY POLICE STATION - OPENING TIMES. (01747-870203)
Monday, Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- 9.00am to 1.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am to 5.00pm.

MERE POLICE STATION – OPENING TIMES. (01747-860268)
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

 

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